BBB: Boy Blog King returns to the desert.:: Updated, Whupdated and a PSA Whupdate. 25 June 2006Posted by marisacat in Big Box Blogs, Blonde Sense, DC Politics, Democrats.
Newsweek. Seems Boy King will roll up the orb and septre – choosing (well that is the story) to go dark for a few months.
Intense meditation (yoga anyone?), work on political races is cited as the agenda. Dark thoughts about Hillary and Joe.
Not as dark as the thoughts that Warner is having. And Sherrod.
People love to center on Hackett, well we are a militaristic culture… but I wonder if Hackett and Cegelis feel they were barely pumped, but surely dumped.
I promise you one thing, this will whiz right by most Kos-sacks. They have not caught the meaning of much the past couple of years. But Kos and Thugs gamed for keeping the duller butterknives around. And those who loved the hype. It was like being at a make-up counter. Car salesroom.
Or listening to a stock tout. They got sold. And then they kept selling each other: Incestuous amplification. Same thing that sold the war, if you read Jane's Defence Weekly.
One of the hard realities, you cannot read just the people who presume to tell you they agree with you. It is important to read widely. Many Kos-sacks did not. They came to Kos for "the truth".
Stock bubbles. Tulipmania. And finally just bubbles…
Look on the bright side, Newsweek left out the Jerome the Astrologer stuff. But Blogs have a purpose. And RedState and others are not done.
Whiz bangs in the desert. Maybe they make an annual trek to the place of broken dreams. Yes, I can see them doing that. The last bright neon at the place that Kos built.
Shed a tear.
UPDATE. 7:14 am, PT
Or read Capitol Hill Blue. Several extracts.
WHUPDATE, 7:55 am, PT:
Or as Dkos waddles onward, sans Boy King for a bit (you know they never leave), another site is hyping their ''community'' – and their ''family values''. And that they are "progressives". And building a ''movement''. Truly a Barnum moment. One born every minute.
Have a Kool Aid canape:
This has been a banner week for progressive family values on display here at FDL, the subject of our Late Nite column last Saturday. We’re building a progressive community here unlike any I’ve seen anywhere on the web.
And yet, we’re just part of a more broad cultural movement. Any sustainable political movement derives its power from a more basic cultural movement. Some other time, I may write in more depth of what I think may be happening culturally, but tonight, you can offer your own ideas here in the discussion thread. Read the rest of this entry »
UPDATE, 8:30 am, PT
Julian Borger in The Guardian, from the 22nd, so a bit of swift reprise. The last graf is simple truth.
If the only lesson politicians draw from the Dean experience is that the web is a good place to raise money, Ms Teachout argues, they will fail to break through the apathy and cynicism of the electorate. But she has left politics and is teaching at the University of Vermont.
The top "Deaniacs" who stayed in politics are mostly working as fundraising consultants for Democrats in Washington. It is far from clear at this stage who has coopted whom – the blogosphere or the political establishment.
PSA and a WHUPDATE, 11:00 am, PT
Jerome is heard from – that's the PSA – and BowersSpeak (I guess it is one corner of a large mouth?).. OOOPS it was StollerSpeak! wonders why the likes of Brooks are obsessed with Boys Who Blog (and do other things, too: swing on a star!).
I think these insiders and Republicans are just obsessed with us.
Oh, it is just that endlessly reflecting mirror of Boy Bloggers' own obsession with their various selves.
Italics and emphasis are mine:
Update [2006-6-25 8:44:56 by Jerome Armstrong]: Let me just state for the record that any payola allegations or some quid pro quo deal involving Markos and myself are complete fabrications. Perhaps they are obsessed because they represent a party that has shown it's complete inability to govern in this country, and they recognize that a people-powered movement is happening in this country that is going to oust them into the bin of history.
No one person is the leader of this movement, but as it grows, the fight from the opposition that resists the change that must happen in this nation will arise. Let them fight, we will still win.
"We will still win"…?…?
Well, that would be novel. Looking at the record. Does Warner still want the Boys' Blogging Home Almanac Way to Win? Sherrod? uh, Sherrod??
When you read the boyos, from any of the various mouths, remember… Democrats are paying for that scheisse consulting. In DC and in spots across the nation.
Meanwhile that sort, the tired touts and the rest of the litter – and all the other assembled Democratic <cough> consultants and operatives, go up against the hard spade work the Republicans have done for decades.
Have a contortion.
UPDATE, 3:20 pm, PT
Or watch as a once True Believer come to his senses. It took seeing his wife attacked in her diary at Kos. Jesse Kornbluth at HuffPo… had aemd not posted it to a thread I would have stopped reading in the early grafs. Slobber wobber dobber for KosWorld. Keep reading….
And it seems there are more irrational believers [billmon] than one ever knew. Pity. Kos cannot save the nation, save a Democrat, save the political process, nor I suspect in the long run save his own ass. Frankly I am unsure why people ever believed that…
Voluntary contortionists. Good luck to all True Believers.