Wed
Aug 16 2006
08:08 am
By: R. Neal  shortURL

Everybody else is campaigning, so I will too. Go vote for KnoxViews (listed as R. Neal, but we'll let that slide for this purpose) in A.C. Kleinheider's poll. Or vote for someone else, but at least vote.

(And while you're over there, maybe you should lobby Kleinheider to include KnoxViews in his Tennessee blog roundup. After all, he included KnoxViews in his political bloggers poll after saying he doesn't include KnoxViews in his blogroll because it isn't a political blog. Make up your mind, A.C.!)

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Andy Axel's picture

Choices

Brittney Gilbert is "political?"

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"winkin' at my peers," quotin' Thurston.

R. Neal's picture

She links to Bill Hobbs a

She links to Bill Hobbs a lot. Maybe that counts?

Andy Axel's picture

Well, there is that post

Well, there is that post about the Crunchy Defense Forces battling the insurgent warfare of the Creamy Jihad.

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"winkin' at my peers," quotin' Thurston.

brittney's picture

Cut And Paste Queen

Kleinheider's explanation of my inclusion:

"It may be deceptive, but it's there. Because she posts so much content it only seems like she's not, but a good amount of her posts are explicitly political and many more tangentially so.

Plus, many, many folks come to NIT to comment on those political posts.

NiT advances the political discussion in Nashvile. Brittney Gilbert is thus a political blogger."

Andy Axel's picture

And you say?

Can you put a defense of that in your own words? Are you a "political blogger?"

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"winkin' at my peers," quotin' Thurston.

Brittney's picture

There's a word for what is happening in here...

Can you put a defense of that in your own words? Are you a "political blogger?"

I could, but I won't.

Andy Axel's picture

Just curious

There's a word for what is happening in here...

Defensive, defensive.

If you're thinking that word is "ambush," think again. I'm just curious is all.

I mean, y'all are both paid by WKRN to create content for them. I simply thought that as co-workers, perhaps AC was privy to some information that we weren't.

Personally, I always thought of NIT as more of an aggregated gossip column. That's not a slam, really. It is what it is. I just don't get "political" is all.

I could, but I won't.

In such case, I'd think that it hardly merits commenting here at all, but whatever.

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"winkin' at my peers," quotin' Thurston.

Kleinheider's picture

Legalism

I stated the reasons why I had unilaterally decided not to include KnoxViews on another thread at this site.

However, on the VV about page there are directions to how to get your blog aggregated if you believe it should be included.

As of this date, I have not received a request via the proper channels

Thank you and have a blessed day :)

metulj's picture

Our courier alpaca has spit

Our courier alpaca has spit the bit. Can we just write the request in the road grime on the side of a I-40 Westbound Semi?

 

True happiness is knowing you are a hypocrite. -- Ivor Cutler

Factchecker's picture

have a blessed day

have a blessed day

Does anybody else wonder WTF that's ever supposed to mean?  Other than the code word aspect, that is.

SayUncle's picture

'Other than the code word

'Other than the code word aspect, that is'

Please, enlighten me. I guess it's better than telling you to 'have a damned day'

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Factchecker's picture

Well,

Please, enlighten me.

Well, just the "Hey, I'm a sleeve-wearing Christian, doncha know, and howbout you?" kinda thing.  Gives me the creeps and puts me on alert to watch out for other B.S.  If I try and lighten up and think about the meaning, it just makes less and less sense.   Then again, maybe in some cases it's not meant to have any real meaning at all--just a response, like "godblessyou" after a sneeze.

I guess it's better than telling you to 'have a damned day'

That's one way to look on the positive side of it!

bizgrrl's picture

Unless it is a nun or rabbi

Unless it is a nun or rabbi or some such, I don't need someone gratuitously wishing me a "blessed day". They're just being Christianist arrogant.

Eleanor A's picture

I love you people

Well, most of you, anyway.

OK, off to vote for Mr. Neal...

SayUncle's picture

Well, just the "Hey, I'm a

Well, just the "Hey, I'm a sleeve-wearing Christian, doncha know, and howbout you?" kinda thing

Well, code sort of implies secret. I don't think that phrase is an attempt to be secretive.

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SayUncle
Can't we all just get a long gun?

Factchecker's picture

I don't think that phrase is

I don't think that phrase is an attempt to be secretive.

But it may be an attempt to identify one's self and evoke a response, with or agin.  Or it might be a cheap way to feel self-rightous.

SayUncle's picture

'But it may be an attempt to

'But it may be an attempt to identify one's self and evoke a response'

Well, if it was, it worked.

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SayUncle
Can't we all just get a long gun?

metulj's picture

True, but it is meant as a

True, but it is meant as a tool to put you off his ass and handing it to him. It's like a +10 Cloak Of Niceness. "Oh, shoot. I can't call this guy a disingenuous, two-faced goat lover, because, shucks, he wished me a blessed day." I think that's more the issue.

True happiness is knowing you are a hypocrite. -- Ivor Cutler

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