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Complete Insignificance of This Blog Now Confirmed by Recognized Expert
UPDATE: Necessary Correction

Posted on | December 14, 2011 | 48 Comments

Once you’re deemed “Not Good Enough for BlogCon,” it’s just a matter of time before people decide you’re Not Good for Anything Else.

Hat-tip to A Blog That Matters.

UPDATE: I’m told that the fine print on the “Best Blogs” list explains that contributors to Right Wing News (of which I am one) were not eligible for inclusion on the list, so therefore:

  1. I’m OK with John Hawkiins;
  2. I’m too stupid to read  the fine print; and
  3. I’m still “Not Good Enough for BlogCon.”

Don’t mind the bleeding, Doc. Just give me something for the pain.

UPDATE II: By the way, “Deep Fried Manatees” is an awesome name for a blog, no matter what PETA tries to tell you.


48 Responses to “Complete Insignificance of This Blog Now Confirmed by Recognized Expert
UPDATE: Necessary Correction”

  1. Jimmie
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Check the comments. You write at RWN, so you’re not eligible for the list. 🙂

  2. Lisa Graas
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    I think it’s funny that you seem to have found out only because you read Ace of Spades. 

  3. Lisa Graas
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    Insert thing I shouldn’t say here.

  4. Lisa Graas
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    That ‘splains it. See? There ya go.

  5. Anonymous
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    While I’m happy to agree with you when you label yourself a “conservative,” perhaps others aren’t so broad in their interpretation of the term as to include gonzo Dixiecrat peckerwood populism under that umbrella.

  6. Lisa Graas
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:06 pm


  7. Anonymous
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    You write for RWN. You’re not eligible.

  8. Joe
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    Protein Wisdom got dissed but that is because Roger Simon got mentally bludgeoned too many times by Jeff Goldstein. 

  9. Joe
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    Glad Stacy did not get dissed.  He is still smarting from Tabatha Hale shunning. 

    Why no Protein Wisdom? 

  10. Dianna Deeley
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    “Gonzo” I will accept; “populism” with reservations and caveats. However, if RSM is a “Dixiecrat” and a “peckerwood”, I would not be reading him, so I must wave a card of objection.

    Unless, that is, RSM decides that this description suits him right down to his toenails, in which case I shall delete this remark.

  11. Zilla of the Resistance
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    Well Lisa & Mr. Hawkins have already explained why you’re not on the list, and it has nothing to do with your awesomeness, but also, keep in mind that while of course it is an honor for people to be names as important bloggers, Mr. Hawkins says right in the intro that it’s based solely on his opinion, so it is subjective.
    Stacy, you could do a Top 40 list too and leave out whomever you chose, for that matter, so could I (of course I don’t have the legions of fans that you do so it wouldn’t really matter to anyone but my own readers), or any other blogger –  if it is based on one person’s opinion only, then all it shows is that the person who assembled the list likes those blogs, it doesn’t really reflect on the quality of the blogs listed or not or lack thereof.
    Maybe I will make up a list this year, and only include my own favorites, it might not have all the fanfare of a RWN list, but it would certainly have The Other McCain in a place of high honor on it! 
    But what to call it? The First Annual _____ Awards. I’ll have to work on it, titles have never been my strong suit, other than the ones that include telling various totalitarians to shove things.

  12. TR
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    Stacy, lay back and enjoy from Johnny Cash.

    (we are all part of the multitudes…)

  13. Anonymous
    December 14th, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    The pain. Just give me something for the pain.

  14. CCR
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    I didn’t make the list either, but I’m pretty sure John Hawkins doesn’t know I’m alive.

    That, and I’ve probably made one too many comments about being less than enthused about political blogs that use girlie pics to attract viewers (no offense, Stacy).

  15. smitty
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    @CatholicLisa:disqus *gasp!*

  16. CCR
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    But seriously… no Protein Wisdom? That’s absurd.

  17. smitty
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    The good Knappster is quoting various Stacy self-stylings as arguments that he’s too unorthodox for consideration, and therefore Stacy shouldn’t be surprised to “fall in the mud and get kicked… in the head… with an iron boot“.

  18. smitty
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    You neglected to mention his halitosis and poor taste in co-bloggers.

  19. Anonymous
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    “Peckerwood populism” is a neologism of my own coinage (see here and here).

    I guess the Dixiecrat part is gratuitous insofar as peckerwood populism encompasses the remnants of Dixiecratism.

    Stacy, due to his hailing Bob Barr as the reincarnation of George Wallace, is the prototype peckerwood populist.

  20. 25 Blogs I Read « Catholic Bandita
    December 14th, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    […] I’m a recognized expert, albeit not recognized at some places…here are 25 blogs I read….lately. This list changes on a daily basis. […]

  21. Dianna Deeley
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    Ah! Linkage!

    I sit, or recline. or something, corrected!

    BTW, what?! I read that, and I must be even more tired than I thought.

  22. Dianna Deeley
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    You neglected to mention the Nose. I have no idea of its significance, but (as a person of Irish descent) I must note its existence.

  23. Lisa Graas
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    Stacy? Unorthodox? Ya don’t say!

  24. TWB
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    How about The First Annual Zilla Awards? Own it.

  25. Lisa Graas
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    John Hawkins knows I’m alive and I didn’t make the list. But…I still love him.

  26. Anonymous
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    Not nearly as tired as writing it made me 😉

  27. JeffS
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    It wasn’t all his self-portraits while wearing a speedo?

  28. Joe
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    I would recommend the cherries soaked in moonshine, but you have to live in New York to get them mail order. 

  29. Joe
    December 15th, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    UPDATE II: By the way, “Deep Fried Manatees” is an awesome name for a blog, no matter what PETA tries to tell you.

    Don’t laugh, I know a friend of mine who actually ate mantee (well they were in the Pacific so they were dugongs) while in the Peace Corps. What does manatee/dugong taste like? Prime rib like you would get in the best steak house. There is a reason sailors called them “Sea Cows.”

  30. Adjoran
    December 15th, 2011 @ 1:23 am

    Why would you ruin a man’s Pity Party? 

  31. Adjoran
    December 15th, 2011 @ 1:26 am

    I was thinking “Hurt,” that will certainly do.

  32. Joe
    December 15th, 2011 @ 2:29 am

    I bet your dog loves you.

  33. Pragmatic
    December 15th, 2011 @ 5:13 am

    Protein Wisdom has been cast out the fold since they refused to drink the “pragmatism” Kool Aid.

  34. Zilla of the Resistance
    December 15th, 2011 @ 6:51 am

    I added Deep Fried Manatees to my blogroll, thanks for letting me know about it! You know what? That would also be a fabulous name for an Indonesian Punk Rock Band. And now that I am aware that the sharia tyrants over there hate them some punk rock kids, I loves me some Indonesian Punk Rock!

    Thank you for putting me in the FMJRA award spot, Stacy, it is indeed a high honor! 

  35. Zilla of the Resistance
    December 15th, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    OK then, I WILL!  The POH Diaries has, of course, just earned a good spot in it!

  36. Zilla of the Resistance
    December 15th, 2011 @ 6:57 am

    His response to criticism over his assertions that the right blogosphere was gonna die a “slow, painful death”, was to refer to critics as “buzzsaws”. I wonder if this had anything to do with that?
    Needless to say, I ain’t on his faves list. LOL

  37. Mandy
    December 15th, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    Thanks for the link!

    Too bad about PETA.  Did you know that manatee hides make fanastic shoes and purses?

  38. Rich Vail
    December 15th, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    Stacy, I’d just be happy to have as many readers as you do…

  39. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    He’s heterodox in more ways than one – IYKWIMAITYD.

  40. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    Jump in your car or hop a plane to New York already, Joe!

  41. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Any list of that sort that does not include Jeff and the gang is suspect.

  42. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    Me too.  I’d kill to have a third of his traffic.

    Guess I’ll just have to contend myself with being the man behind the man behind the man with the master plan, bwah-ha-ha-ha.

  43. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    Stacy: Screw ’em all.  Any club that wouldn’t have you as a member is not worth joining.

  44. richard mcenroe
    December 15th, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    The good news is Stacy reminds me of Henry V.  The bad news is, he’s Captain McMorris….

  45. richard mcenroe
    December 15th, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    Anybody who’s anybody links to Protein Wisdom.

    Anybody who wants to be everybody else doesn’t.

  46. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Now you’re just showing off [but I like it].

  47. Chris Wysocki
    December 15th, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Yeah, and at least he gets a RWN blogroll link. Some of us weekend wretches don’t even rate *that*.

  48. Bob Belvedere
    December 15th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Bet you, $10,ooo.