Where my blogs at?

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while and now seems like a good time, in light of commenter ellaesther/Emily Hauser’s recent triumphs….do you have a blog? I’d like to add all the Balloon-Juice readers’ blogs to my RSS reader, I have about a dozen so far.

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    i didn’t mean to submit this twice but it didn’t show up the first time…

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    I am a Balloon Juice reader, and I have a blog. It’s at anticontrarian.blogspot.com.

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    Menzies says:

    I haven’t been posting lately, but mine’s always linked through my post titles.

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    MattR says:

    I have no blog, but I will use this opportunity to pimp a benefit tomorrow afternoon/evening in the subruban NYC area to raise money for a scholarship in the name of a friend of mine from HS who died of brain cancer a couple years ago. I believe that Dwight Gooden, David Cone, Mickey Rivers and possibly Carl Everett will be there and/or are auctioning off items.

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    Martin says:

    I did have a blog, but all I did was bitch about how I couldn’t make ends meet on my ginormous salary. People said true mean things so I’ve gone Galt. My withdrawn productivity is your loss. Suck it hobos!

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    cleek says:

    i have a blog.
    i am a blog.
    me blog.
    ah well ah
    blog is the wahd
    everybody knows
    about the blog
    my blog

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    I do – http://www.gristle-man.blogspot.com – but this reminds me I’ve gotten lazy about posting. Need to take some new pictures of my ham. . .

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Martin: Hi, Todd. How’s it hangin’?

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    eemom says:

    I’d like to add all the Balloon-Juice readers’ blogs

    um…..ALL of them?

    I officially take back all the mean things I said. Yer a brave man.

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    Peter says:

    I’m moving it soon, but the rss will continue to work if I don’t fuck it up:
    Thanks for asking.

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    TK says:

    I don’t have a blog anymore (nor, I confess, do I comment often), but I read religiously. That said, I write for Pajiba.

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    John says:

    Yes, indeed, sir. http://vegacura.blogspot.com/

    As Fafnir or Giblets would say, “It is a good blog.”

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    Ailuridae says:


    Snark aside, if you actually had a blog i would read it.

    I hope this thread gets some legs as their was a poster whose blog I read all of in a single sitting it was so good and I have no memory who it was.

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    I guess I’m so lurky my comments disappeared!

    I haz a blog and I won a black people part of the internet award and everything.

    Angry Black Lady Chronicles

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    Kristine says:


    Tho lately, it’s consisted of Twitter feeds and the odd food post. Life is hectic at the moment.

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    Martin says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Hangin’ well. I have to pay this Nicaraguan woman to follow me around and make sure my huge one doesn’t bind up too much by providing a needed nudge and tuck now and then. You can see how if Obama raises my taxes I’d be forced to sell one of my children.

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    Crashman says:

    Fiancee has a great TV review blog at http://www.raked.wordpress.com.

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    nevsky42 says:

    Well, if you insist…

    2 + 2 = 5

    Ill-informed ranting and blogging about sweet, sweet videogames…

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    Politics, karaoke, movies, sports, and random crap. Not necessarily in that order.

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    PaulW says:

    I have two blogs.

    I have a writers/librarian-themed blog Wittylibrarian and The Book With the Blue Cover at http://wittylibrarian.blogspot.com

    I have a political blog Amendments We Need, which started off as a place to toss out ideas for reforming government – meaning the need for new Amendments to the Constitution – but has evolved into a “OMFG STOP VOTING REPUBLICAN” blog. It’s at http://reformamendment.blogspot.com

    I post more to the Amendments We Need than the Wittylibrarian, although with NaNoWriMo coming up I may be posting there a lot.

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    Backstage with Supak


    Not backstage anymore–disability…

    I read balloon juice first everyday. You guys have the best attitudes.

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    Barb (formerly Gex) says:


    I only have some of my drawings on there, but I am trying to focus my rage over gay issues into something you know, productive, so I may start adding topical blog entries.

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    Martin says:

    @Ailuridae: Thank you for saying that. I’ve considered it a few times. My dad and friends have suggested it as well.

    I have two big hangups about it:

    1) I really, really am not into putting my persona out there. I don’t facebook, etc. I’d need to work through that to a certain degree.
    2) I’m a tech snob when it comes to this kind of stuff, so I need to find the right hosting. My tolerance for FYWP issues on my stuff is below zero.

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    MaximusNYC says:

    My blog is temporarily down due to WordPress woes (sound familiar?).

    But I tweet at http://twitter.com/bookofsand.

    My alter ego (a satirically authoritarian electronic musician) tweets at http://twitter.com/maxxklaxon.

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    PeakVT says:

    I haz a blawg, though I almost never post.

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    Scamp Dog says:

    I do have a blog, but it’s mostly (OK, entirely) about programming on OS X and iPhone/iPad devices. Probably too far afield for general reading, although now that I’m working on OpenGL (3-d graphics), I have some pretty pictures to look at!

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    BDeevDad says:

    I don’t, but my wife does.

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    Thanks Doug


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    I lurk regularly and comment occasionally.

    I blog at Phronesisaical, where I learned about Balloon Juice from one of my blog partners.

    And I tweet as @cherylrofer.

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    Snarla says:

    Mine’s about how Arabs and Muslims are portrayed in the media. Also stuff about language translation. And cute animals. snarla.wordpress.com

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    cleek says:

    actually, it’s “OK, cleeeeek!”

    as in: Cartman’s response when the Costa Rican prostitutes tell him “Why don chu take a peekture.” it helps to say it while making a squinty camera face while holding an imaginary camera.

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    Keifus says:

    Hardly seems fair, as I generally lack the fortitude to brave your comments section, but what’s wrong with a little pimping? (Oh right, the dignity.)

    Keifus writes!

    It was originally a writing experiment, but evolved into a blog of book reviews and an otherwise not-very-eclectic selection of items of interest. You get what you pay for.

    (I have also cross-posted the books at BTC news, but I’ve been really miserable about that lately.)

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    I say, why start your own blog when you can just make a nuisance of yourself yelling at people on someone else’s?

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    I read this blog – really, I do (though rarely if ever comment, having long ago given up being a meaningful blog commentator at another lefty blog that is not always loved at this place).


    Having given up being a meaningful or even un-meaningful blog commentator, the blog is all about the life of my dog Che and his struggles as a Socialista Revolucionario Romántico against las fuerzas diabólicas del Capitalismo – WITH CUTE PICTURES!.

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    Sherean says:

    Two blogs to represent some of my multiple personalities. Here’s one on marketing and small business: http://newthoughtmarketing.com/ntmblog/ and here’s one on being a mom, a business owner, and other random stuff: http://www.RandomNeuralFirings.net.

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    Punchy says:

    I heard Andrew Sullivan has a blog. Maybe DougJ could look into that for us…..

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    Scott says:

    I have a blog, but it’s not a political blog, and I wouldn’t necessarily recommend blogrolling it. I’m getting ready to start dialing my blogging back anyway, ’cause I’m tired of going home to work on blogging when I should be writing the next Great American Unpublished Novel…

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    Cliff says:

    Technically, it’s Mollys blog, but I type it up for her ..

    So, pics of doggies in nice scenery .. (fall is here, gonna get some nice pics hopefully)

    Molly Mae’s Den

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    peach flavored shampoo says:

    Is Les Claypool a god, or just god-like?

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    mrami says:

    http://ohjustgreat.com/,but I got swamped by a bunch of work projects and haven’t had the proper amount of time to devote to it in a long time. Since I mostly lurk here, take it FWIW. It’s got a pretty cute bread-making post, though.

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    […] TNC gives her some blog love, as well as Nick Kristof (of the NY effing Times, no less!) and DougJ over at Balloon Juice. Congrats, Emily you are taking all the blog love in your usual gracious manner.  If anyone […]

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    Doug says:

    Masson’s Blog: A Citizen’s Guide to Indiana: http://blog.masson.us

    It’s about Indiana. Right there in the title. Hoosiers are practical like that.

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    DougJ is the business and economics editor for Balloon Juice. says:


    Let me know if you ever start blogging anywhere. Your comments are excellent.

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    John Cole says:

    Just like to point out that someone gave Emily a shoutout BEFORE all the cool kids were doing it.

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    Mine is linked in my pseudonym. Oh, and I will probably not be pontificating writing about politics much these days. I am more interested in writing about my adventures in bicycle touring, backpacking, fishing, etc. More on that soon.

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    LT says:

    I write short, shallow posts that are nothing but shameful attempts to get people to buy my music. Here’s one.

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    DougJ is the business and economics editor for Balloon Juice. says:


    You know, I actually stopped reading/linking to Sullivan for a while, but then I decided if you were going to accuse all the FPers here of fixating on him, then I might as well start reading him again.

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    I de-lurk for blog-whoring.

    It’s a lazy and awkwardly-written collection of political gripes.

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    I haz blog. Is linked to my name. Is also on the damn blogroll. Is http://www.minnahong.com (which means I should probably change my user handle sometime soon). Is about kittehs and chocolate and fluffy things like that. Yeah.

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    ruemara says:

    I do, but it’s all about me and activism. which is boring because progressives love thems some circular firing instead.

    @Angry Black Lady:

    You lie! There is no black peoples on the internets! I like btw.

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    @John Cole: You’re the one who’s given her her biggest bump, too!

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    Kered (formerly Derek) says:

    I and another BJ reader have this blog:


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    LT says:

    @Sean Carroll: I’ve blolled you, Sean. Super cool looking blog.

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    xian says:

    my blog is at Mediajunkie.com but I rarely talk politics there anymore.

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    WereBear says:

    I blog about cats.

    The Way of Cats

    Click now and see some massively cute kitty pics!

    Available through my signature, also. Too.

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    martha says:

    I’m writing a nonfiction book about a not-so-fun subject, Alzheimers disease and how families can better cope with the realities of it all, and because I’m a nobody book agents told me I had to start a blog. So I did. But this summer has gotten away from me and so the blog and the book have both suffered. But I suppose that’s what long Wisconsin winters are for: catching up.


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    Punchy says:

    if you were going to accuse all the FPers here of fixating on him

    Nothing like the strong stench of straw late on a Friday afternoon. Hyperbolize much?

    @peach flavored shampoo: Yes, the man’s got a way with wood and wire.

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    MattR says:


    @John Cole: You’re the one who’s given her her biggest bump, too!

    Hey now. I am pretty sure she’s married.

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    KG says:

    I’m blogging again, though, it’s very niche and not at a very high frequency just yet.

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    jnfr says:

    Fierce Planet I don’t post too often, but it also has my Twitter Feed and Delicious feed where I actually post more frequently.

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    freelancer says:

    @Sean Carroll:

    You read BJ? That’s awesome!

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    eemom says:

    @Evil Parallel Universe:

    Ah, the famous EPU — he whose name has given voice to the silent suffering of untold thousands of hapless commenters who show up late to the thread. Who among us has not invoked you?

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    Josh James says:

    I have a blog, and I’m a devoted Balloon Juice reader.

    My blog is the Daily Dojo


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    Chadwig says:

    Hello, Thanks for the great read. My blog is http://www.nadirtimes.com mostly politics, some humor and general interest, and an occasional rant.

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    MattR says:

    @martha: I just took a quick glance at your blog and had to relay a story. About 10-12 years ago when I was living in Manhattan, my roommate’s granmother had Alzheimer’s or dementia of some sort. At the time I think she still recognized her husband but it had been a long time since she recognized the rest of her family. It was either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur and the family all went to the grandparents house. For whatever reason, the grandmother woke up clear in the head. She recognized everyone and remembered all sorts of things from the past. Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, it didn’t last and she quickly reverted to her previous state over the next couple days but it is an amazing story both for the experience my roommate’s family got to share and for what it says about the human brain and what it is capable of.

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    Chimpanzee Tea Party is the name, and while it started in the heat of the 2008 election as a fairly weak political blog, it has morphed over the last couple years into a fairly weak food blog. I’ve posted some of my food pictures in open threads here and there, and the perspective is kind of an engineer semi-foodie who is learning to cook and trying to do the local foods thing.

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    Tom Hilton says:

    Haven’t been too active with the political blog lately, but a couple friends and I have a photoblog that I’m fairly proud of (mostly because the other guys are much better photographers than I am).

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    Sideshow Bill says:

    Home Idea Lab random musings that I decided I wouldn’t flood my Facebook friends with.

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    Carol says:

    http://www.aquariusmoon.info/townsquare/ or

    Built the damn thing, and got brain freeze. If you have any suggestions, please reply to my only post. Astrology, but open to some other topics as well.

    It’s also a group blog, in that people can actually have a blog of their own here as well.

    I’ve had previous blogs at blogspot, wordpress.com, but I never could get what I wanted at either place, so when I got some real webspace, I installed my own blog on my site.

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    Redshirt says:

    Sorry if this is a double post – I don’t see my previous.

    Sci Fi fans! Astronomy fans! Fans of funny teabag signs! Check in here: Redshirt’s Lament

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    bloodstar says:

    Yep, I can has blog: http://blog.bloodstar.org

    (if this shows up twice, then I blame WordPress.

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    geg6 says:

    I don’t blog any more (I post on BJ instead!).

    But I will give a hearty recommendation to the wonderful blog of Ms. Emily Hauser. Her blog is the shiznit.

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    martha says:

    @MattR: Thanks and yes, that’s what’s so interesting and hard at the same time! My father in law will “wake up” and tell a joke like he did 15 years ago, or suddenly laugh at one my husband is telling. It’s all about the “good days” and “bad days”…

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    Ellen of the Tenth.

    In case it’s not obvious, I’m the contributor who isn’t Ellen.

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    Kilgore Trout says:

    I just started (as in just this week) blogging about music that I’m enjoying: http://the-fusion-blog.blogspot.com/

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    There are people who don’t read Balloon Juice?

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    Airmon says:

    My wife ( Jeanette ) and I ( Eric ) write http://www.jenericramblings.com which is mostly posts from travels ( because I hate posting them to facebook ) and geeky stuff.

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    addie says:

    http://domiciliate.blogspot.com/ is my blog… it’s about my kid, my cats, my garden, etc. You know, fascinating and momentus stuff.

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    Kevin says:

    I read, but don’t comment very often. The blog is here:


    As an aside, it has been fascinating to watch Balloon Juice go from reasonable rightwing to moderate dem over the last few years. John gets a ton of credit for openly and honestly dealing with his political change and acting on that change.

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    Skepticat says:

    What the heck would I need a blog for when we have Balloon Juice?

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    J. says:

    Because I don’t pimp my blog, J-TWO-O, enough on this site… http://jtwoo.blogspot.com. Like the box at the top says, it’s “a blog about life, sports, cats and dogs, politics, sex, the joys and frustrations of working at home, and whatever else I feel like writing about.” (Note: I am a semi-rabid Jets and Giants fan. You’ve been warned.)

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    ColeDBiers says:

    Whats a blog?

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    twiffer says:

    click my name….IF YOU DARE!

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    MattR says:

    @martha: I know what you mean though it was kinda different with my father . He had a stroke that knocked out his speech as the dementia was kicking in so it was hard to tell exactly what was going on in his head towards the end. But there were still days where you could tell he was following along with what was going on and at least understood what we were talking about (even if he might be fuzzy about who the people in the stories were) and there were other days when you had no idea where he was.

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    Woodrowfan says:

    College Misery (but I am, literally, 1 in 100)


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    La Caterina says:

    My fiance, who comments here as Johannes, has Anglocat on the Prowl. He was also Sully’s dissent of the day today, posted around 12:05 am.


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    Catsy says:

    I don’t really maintain my LJ anymore, and my blog went offline years ago. My primary outlet right now is my Flickr photostream:


    From time to time I treat it as a blog, posting a photo and venting my thoughts in the description. But for the most part it is where I post photographs of my Lego hobby.

    Which seems like a good opportunity to plug: Northwest Brickcon 2010! Taking place at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall the weekend of October 1st. I will be exhibiting a number of my works there, and there are public hours from 11am-3pm Saturday and Sunday where you can come and see some of the most incredible Lego creations in the country–some of which you may even have seen blogged elsewhere.

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    Zeke says:

    I haven’t updated it in forever, but if I do go back to writing things on my blog, you can read them here:

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    FredW says:


    Not very active, but a European beer trip coming up next month wil create some activity.

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    TK-421 says:

    I use to comment under the “cfaller96” handle, but I am attempting an internet name change so behold my new ID.

    Anyhoo, I belong to a sports fan blog dedicated to breaking John Cole’s and every other West Virginia fan’s heart University of Michigan football and basketball. We also like to extol the virtues of one Mr. Richard J. Jonathan Rodriguez, head football corch at MIIIICH.

    We generally post about once or twice a week during football season.

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    Violet says:

    I do not have a blog. I don’t think anyone but me would care if I did.

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    Korea Beat says:

    I rarely comment here, and my blog isn’t related to America at all, but….


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    goblue72 says:


    It’s not a political blog but it does involve an activity political junkies enjoy: drinking. Lots and lots of drinking.

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    I don’t blog nearly as often as I should, but here’s mine.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Now it can be told:

    I used to be Fat Charlie the Archangel, the Friday night relief-blogger at iamtrex. Loved doing it, but it’s really tough when you worship at the Church of the Almighty Billable Hour. I have enormous respect for people who can blog on a substantially full-time basis.

    P.S. to DougJ and mister mix: Union is kicking Rochester’s ass tomorrow. Go Garnet!

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    Strandedvandal says:

    I am in moderation hell.

    My blog, a non political piece of detritus about an ex-fat guy learning to bike race.


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    Cris says:

    @cleek: Seriously? I’ve wondered about the etymology of your alias for years. And I assumed you weren’t a big golfer, so the internet was little help.

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    Dave S. says:

    For your consideration: Potpourri for $500. Like the subtitle says, “Stale, dry stuff, crushed out of all recognition.”

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    suzanne says:

    I don’t have a blog, but I started a Facebook group y’all could join. S’called “Get The Governor’s Signature Off My Diploma”. I can’t paste a link, ’cause I’m using a proxy server that hates links, but look it up and join, plz!

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    monkeyboy says:

    ellaesther/Emily Hauser may be a decent writer with a decent blog, but I mostly remember my interaction with her as a intriguing party girl. See this comment thread for more details.

    Should we get a room? I have a crowbar and maybe you can bring the Vaseline. From the way ellaesther has been talking I think she wants to join us – not because she approves of finding work arounds but just because she seems to be a party girl with intriguing ideas.

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    Thank you so much, again and again!

    I’m so glad you did this (and not just for the glory it reflects on me…! I swear!) (But thank you so much for that, too! Front-paged on my two favorite blogs in one day — I think my head might just explode! Or my cheeks crack from the ginning!)

    I do have a small B-J blog roll and I’d like it to be bigger. I’ll check these out!

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    burnspbesq says:


    It’s not all that difficult to build a fictional persona to blog under. Fat Charlie had a B.A. in Accounting from St. John’s and an MBA from NYU. He lived in Brooklyn and did asset management for people he didn’t talk about. He was divorced with a son who, coincidentally, is the same age as my kid.

    I blogged under an assumed name because I wanted to be able to say things that my clients wouldn’t like.

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    @geg6: I don’t believe that anything I have ever done in the past has ever been described as “the shiznit”…!

    This is day is the best! Thank you!

    @monkeyboy: I remember you writing that, and I remember thinking, wow, that is a man with a plan and too much imagination! But I can’t remember what I wrote. And yet I somehow feel certain that it had nothing to do with crowbars. Or Vaseline! Very certain. Very, very certain.

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    Steve says:

    I don’t have a blog, but I’ve been known to post a diary or two at Motley Moose, a group blog comprised largely of former MyDDers who can’t believe how much that site sucks nowadays. It’s not as active as I’d like but the writing is very high-quality.

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    eemom says:


    As an expat New Yawkah, Charlie was totally my kind of guy.

    I miss him. Including those shady underworld connections he occasionally hinted at.

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    Skippy-san says:


    Commentary on politics, women, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

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    jacy says:

    The WordPress, it mocks me.

    My blog, such as it is, is at


    And I add my congrats to ellaesther on a fine job.

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    Norwegian Shooter. “Shooter” has nothing whatsoever to do with guns. Trust me.

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    Ruckus says:

    I have a blog Left Leaning Brain that I haven’t posted to in a while. I like to post when I’m fired up but lately it seems like the pile of shit I’m sitting under is getting deeper and the fire is going out. I did figure out that the only way to get fired back up is for me to shovel faster so I trying to get on with that.

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    burnspbesq says:



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    Moses2317 says:

    Here’s my blog http://www.winningprogressive.org/

    It’s focused on firing up our base and getting the progressive blogosphere to help inform the American public about what the Democrats have done to improve the economy, begin fixing our broken health care system, reform Wall Street, the credit card industry, and the student loan industry, save the auto industry, and end the war in Iraq.

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    mem from somerville says:

    I haz a science blog. Of little interest probably. But it makes me one of very few women who blog science.


    And my biz partner has asked me to keep my politics chatter and and my biz chatter separate. So I try to.

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    No, really, I did! http://www.balloon-juice.com/2.....ge-done-3/

    You’re cooler than all the cool kids combined, John Cole. And if you’re not careful, I’ll thank you again. And we know how you feel about that.

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    Johannes says:

    I have, God help me, two:


    And, for the less political side of life:


    By the way, is it Stockholm Syndrome if I feel pleased about being Sullivan’s Dissent of the Day today?


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    Martin says:

    @Emily L. Hauser/ellaesther: Cole is black? Huh. Didn’t see that coming.

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    RSA says:

    I drop a pearl of… something or other on this blog every week or two.

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    Athenae says:


    Going strong since 2003.

    Christ, I’m old.


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    jeffreyw says:

    I have a Tumblr blog, nothing but slideshows, usually food, but also kittehs, and hummingbirds, and bugs, and pics from the shelter where the Missus works.
    And then there is the What’s 4 Dinner place TaMara runs. I unlock the doors in the morning, sweep out the joint.

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    Ailuridae says:

    @DougJ is the business and economics editor for Balloon Juice.:

    I was actually thinking about doing something super dorky and esoteric that involves writing about following my two woeful NBA franchises (the Nets and Wolves) from a APBR perspective while also grousing about work but that would have a likely readership that would be quite small.

    Regardless thanks for the compliment/encouragement

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    burnspbesq says:


    Andwew dudn’t wike you vewwy much, do he?

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    No politics, mostly music.

    Bless you, a wise soul.

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    Almost PhD says:

    I’m just launching on California’s Central Coast: tweaking the finer points before writing.



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    @Snarla: I checked it out. Cool blog!

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    Regardless thanks for the compliment/encouragement

    Yea, me too, yer essays on Israeli Tribalists are stunning.

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    Ailuridae says:

    @General Stuck:

    Not as stunning as your bigotry. Now go fuck yourself.

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    Johannes says:

    @burnspbesq: I took the liberty of replying: http://anglocatontheprowl.blog.....unity.html

    (I swear I *will* learn to make linkies properly here! One day!)

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    blogbytom says:

    My blog:


    Mostly it’s essays. Some of them are good.

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    tessl. says:

    This Day in Athens.

    I do it for work, but it’s entirely my project, and I like to think it doesn’t suck, since I love doing the research to write it. (Though I do feel bad for the 2 or so people per month from Greece who end up on the page and are likely very disappointed in what they find.)

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    @MattR: Ha! That’s funny. I laughed.

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    Now go fuck yourself.

    Not very liberal/progressive tradition like, but touche, my kind of talk nonetheless.

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    First comment ever and— since you asked— yes I do have a blog.

    I think this is called blog whoring…


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    Ruckus says:

    Second Linda F on your blog.

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    What an intelligent and creative group of people!

    I have checked out some of these and will get to more. Loved them.

    Amazing, just simply amazing!

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    Ailuridae says:

    @General Stuck:

    I wonder if you get sauced enough today if you can top the height of Stuck idiocy of “Chinese own us/I think inflation is a legitimate concern”. Sometimes I think you must be a spoof because nobody could accidentally misunderstand so many different things and then insist on demonstrating they have no idea in a public forum.

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    Not as stunning as your bigotry

    Now those who don’t hate Israeli jewish state are the bigots, interesting. ass backwards, but interesting.

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    Sisyphus says:

    I’m a busy body on a multi-author blog in the great state of Idaho. As a result, my handle should be self explanatory. I blurk here often and am grateful for all your hard work which I shamelessly lift for my own purposes. With attribution of course. ;-)

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    I think it is rich calling me a bigot after calling me as an Israeli Tribalist, whatever the fuck that is, is further evidence you are really a complete whackjob, that just talks pretty. But DougJ thinks your comments are great though, so you will always have that.

    And please cite where I said “China owns us” . Or be forever known as liar.

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    Alex says:

    My blog has almost no overlap with the political rantings of BJ, save TimF’s periodic forays into nature photography.

    But, I do have bug photos:


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    @eemom: Hi. One of the proudest accomplishments of my life. Or not. ;-)

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    @General Stuck:

    And please cite where I said “China owns us” . Or be forever known as liar.

    Upon consideration, I may full well have in snark said “China owns us”, along with thousands of others who have expressed such half serious thoughts.

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    jeffreyw says:

    @Alex: Yay! Bugs! The let’s make a deal bug is cool, but my fave mantis species is the Elmer Gantry bug.

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    Ailuridae says:

    @General Stuck:

    The problem is that you don’t have a basic grasp of English or an understanding of how words are used. My use of Israeli Tribalism isn’t new. You could have just googled it. I’m always amazed by people who when confronted with their rather stunning ignorance throw their hands up rather than spending two minutes to learn something.

    Your comments here are embarrassing – they don’t show any breadth or depth of knowledge about anything. I just managed to read your last half dozen blog entries and, amazingly, your blog is even worse than your comments here.

    If you want to link your initially, plainly ignorant post on China financing US debt go ahead. People can make their own conclusions (and also enjoy the thorough fucking beat I gave you). I think you’ve already done enough to ruin ÿet another perfectly fine thread and don’t think it makes any sense to feed you any more.

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    A bit of this, a bit of that, whatever caught my attention to…
    oooo, shiny.

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    @Ailuridae: Guess you won’t be adding my blog to your reader then. I love to pull your string dude, few here can provide such articulate, albeit dubious fact wise, and entertaining righteous indignation delivered with primo Banty Rooster aplomb. Well done. I will return this fine thread to the civilized personnel on BJ.

    And I suppose your use of Israeli Tribalist earlier, and today an accusation of bigotry are completely unrelated. That’s a relief.

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    Jill says:

    Brilliant at Breakfast

    “The best bleacher bum since Pete Axthelm” — Randy K.
    “For straight up monster-stomping goodness, nothing makes smoke shoot out my ears like Brilliant@Breakfast”Tata

    Politics, sports, pop culture, movies, TV, and other rantings of a curmudgeonly old broad.

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    Patrix says:

    Nerve Endings Firing Away

    Mostly personal musings and the occasional link-and-comment posts a la Kottke-style.

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    folkbum says:

    I blog too.

    Are you sure you want all these blogs to read?

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    b-psycho says:


    I have a bet going with a friend that you won’t add mine.

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    Mr Sketchy says:

    I ramble at http://www.mrsketchy.com.au from time to time and post the odd drawing…

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    LT says:

    My wife found a frog this morning. I just wanted to tell someone.

    Want more? Okay. We’re having a garage sale, as we’re moving to another hemisphere soon, and in the front yard is, among many other things, a round wooden table with one center leg with a bunch of worthless crap on it. And on that table the wife found a frog about half-an-inch long. Cutest little thing you ever saw. Brownish-green, with a stripe on either side of its head. How the hell did it get up on the table? It’s got one leg! I think I loved that frog.

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    LT says:

    @Athenae: I added your blog to by b-roll. Can’t believe it wasn’t there. (And if that’s your moniker at DKos – you’re always so dang nice to me! Thanks.)

    A few others of you, too, got blolled. And more soon.

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    Nick Istre says:

    (And no, not the other Nick. I think he’s up in NY. I’m in the deep south…)

    Well, I haven’t been too good about updating (like haven’t updated in around a year and a half), but my name should be linked to it and when I start blogging about tech or political stuff again, it’ll go there.

    I also have an anime blog that’s been a bit more active if you’re into that kind of thing.

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    Doctor Comics hath a blog:


    Thanks for asking! It’s cool to see interest in the community.


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    DCPlod says:

    Thanks for reminding me that I’ve been a right lazy bugger re. posting the last couple of weeks.

    Mine’s at dcplod.wordpress.com

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    Annie says:


    I just managed to read your last half dozen blog entries and, amazingly, your blog is even worse than your comments here.

    Since I blog with the General, thanks for your words of encouragement…….And, by the way, I considered it an honor when he asked me to join him.

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    Kathi says:

    I finally set mine up where,to comment or read anything but the front page, you’ve got to register. The Goth vampire porn that kept showing up uninvited was, uh, interesting but freaked out some of the regulars.

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    Cooking, art, and maybe a cat or two. Not politics. Not very active.

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    Batocchio says:

    Okay, here:


    But I’m way behind on my blogging atm.

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    birthmarker says:

    @General Stuck: Not to interject into you two’s kerfuffle, but on Alternet now there’s an interesting post called “The China Superpower Hoax.” The writer summarizes nicely several things about China I’ve seen here and there. Never forget, they are NOT a transparent society.

    DougJ-I am really enjoying looking at some of the BJer’s blogs. I bookmarked a few. Maybe this can be a semi regular feature like John’s artist post.

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    Redshirt says:

    I hate it when we fight. :(

    But then, I think many more people like it. So, ratings and all…

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    Mike in Oly says:

    I read here daily and have for years, but never comment (but I rarely comment anywhere). I love the smart political commentary and the pet pics. I have two blogs. One about our garden, baking and cats at: http://1bigtree.blogspot.com/ and another of collected vintage photos of cats and hot guys at: http://enotaipes.blogspot.com/ (the title ‘Sepiatone’ was already taken when I started). Lots of great pics on both, if I do say so myself.

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    I blog here. (Let’s see if this one posts)

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    I had a blog but I eated it.

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    StacyMN says:

    I usually only comment on dog-training posts and all things Minnesotan (but I have to admit, the Bachman crazy train has kind of burned me out on even that), and usually get caught up in moderation. But I do have a blog! And I’m enjoying reading other’s blogs as well, so thanks for this thread.

    I’m kind of embarassed to post my blog, because pretty much every link roundup I do has at least one “Via Balloon Juice” hit on it. I rip off a lot of shit from you guys (but always credit you!). But if you’d like to read a blog that always starts out with some innocent snarky joke and ends in “OMG WE’RE ALL DOOMED” as the drink count piles up, here ya go: Do What Now?

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    Ash Can says:

    Wow. And we knew Emily when. The notoriety doesn’t surprise me, though; she’s outstanding.

    As for me, I had a blog once upon a time, but I came to the conclusion that my posts were boring me to tears, and I could only imagine what kind of effect they were having on my audience (both of them). So that was that.

    @Catsy: My son loves Brickworld, and the husband and I get a bang out of it too. Do you ever make the trip to the Chicago area for it?

    Oh, and @wufnik: “Bazzfazz” is one of the greatest expletives ever. Pogo FTW.

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    @schrodinger’s cat:

    I had a blog but I eated it.

    this too shall pass

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    Christine says:

    I have a blog, but I don’t know if anyone here would be interested, it is about teaching and living in South Korea


    and I usually only read (I’m afraid I don’t quite have the witty repartee down for this crowd)

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    J Doe says:

    Those Emergency Blues

    Emergency department nurse in Toronto. I write about nursing, health care, emergency department craziness and very occasionally about politics.

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    junebug says:

    No one wonders why DougJ asks the obvious?

    Blog whores all!!!!!

    I used to mock wingnuts for doing the same thing. Remember when you all posted on wingnut blogs and how they all linked to each other for no other reason than to create a stir? Remember when people commented on blogs with a link to their blog just to get noticed in the right circles?

    New school means not whoring at all.

    It doesn’t make for many hits, but you stay righteous :)

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    gg says:

    If you haven’t filled up your reader yet, I’m at:


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    @Annie: I’ve read your work and the generals and don’t find it of poor quality. A personal, (mutually ad hominem?) disagreement seems to be driving the conversation. Ailuridae is shrill and inaccurate concerning your blog.

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    All this and I only added 3 blogs to my reader. Reminds me of cleaning up tar balls on the beach.

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    Mine own blog: http://jscottg.wordpress.com

    I also cobag, I mean coblog at Rumproast, which is on the right there.

    Sidebar that is.

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    mtraven says:

    Here’s my blog: Omniorthogonal. If you can figure out what it’s about, let me know.

    I’m a regular reader here, occasional commenter.

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    Adam Lang says:

    Um… seriously? All of them? Who has that kind of free time?

    Well, if the political ones get too depressing you can always come to mine and look at pictures of dogs: http://dogsofsf.com

    Some of them don’t suck.

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    Tata says:

    Poor Impulse Control is my blog and I am also fortunate enough to play for team Brilliant @ Breakfast.

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    @Larry Signor: The blog has only become respectable since Annie started posting. And now there are at least some posts with good grammar and writing.

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    aarrgghh says:

    do i have a blog?

    well, i’m glad you asked

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    DougJ is the business and economics editor for Balloon Juice. says:

    Okay, I think I added just about everyone!

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    Steeplejack says:


    [. . .] why start your own blog when you can just make a nuisance of yourself yelling at people on someone else’s?

    Word. That’s why I have attached myself like a remora fish here at Balloon Juice.

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    Just checking in. I have a “blog”, more like a (lack of) success-diary that keeps me coming back to it once a month or so since early 2008. Not a committed political blogger – I don’t have that kind of stamina – but a committed musician who sometimes talks about the process, but mostly it’s all about personal stuff.

    Anyway thanks for asking about us, I do not comment very often here, except in short forgettable bursts, or anywhere else, but I’ve been reading this blog and several others for years now.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Ah, good times. Good times. I think that was the last time I was actually productive on the Internet.

    Don’t see you around here much, but I always give you a hat tip when I throw out the blockquote work-around template for the newbs.

    Emily L. Hauser/Ellaesther may be a big-shot mainstream blogger now, but we will always have fond memories of her as the Balloon Juice ampersand-hyphen-and-crowbar party girl. You can’t buy memories like that.

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    burnspbesq says:


    @General Stuck:

    Get a room, you two.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Emily L. Hauser/ellaesther:

    But I can’t remember what I wrote. And yet I somehow feel certain that it had nothing to do with crowbars. Or Vaseline! Very certain. Very, very certain.

    The smoking gun:

    I maybe better should get some Vaseline and a crowbar . . . I mean, really, your semicolon might get a wee bit stuck in your ampersand!

    Busted, sister. The Internet never forgets.

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    Steeplejack says:


    No linky. You fix.

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    Steeplejack says:


    I was actually thinking about doing something super dorky and esoteric that involves writing about following my two woeful NBA franchises (the Nets and Wolves) from a APBR perspective while also grousing about work but that would have a likely readership that would be quite small.

    Go with it. You can’t predict where it’s going to lead, and you shouldn’t try to. Who’da thunk that some guy’s cartoons about a big yellow sponge would be such a mega-hit (SpongeBob SquarePants)? That’s my favorite example of serendipity and following your dream, even if it’s a dorky dream.

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    Patrick says:


    I generally blog on family history (Eagan, Hanley, Maloney, Clarke) and some history of Rochester, NY.

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    You get a room. Without an internet connection.

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    Well, my blogging has slowed of late, what with a relocation and a new job… but here it is:


    Politics is almost a soul-sucking proposition of late, so I hope to bump up the photography, music and miscellany. We’ll see. Watching the first three seasons of Lost on DVD hasn’t helped my production either…

    My wife has surpassed me with a more frequent, far more popular and and much better journalesque blog on life: http://mrs-furious.blogspot.com/. Bonus for haters: she exposes me frequently for the buffoon I am in real life…

    Nice to see Brilliant at Breakfast and South of Heaven in the house. Both blogs from a long-lost bookmark list for me.

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    I’ve been blogging for a while — it will be seven years in November — at http://www.barkbarkwoofwoof.com.

    I’m also a contributor/co-editor at The Reaction and Shakesville.

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    Chris says:

    Are you serious? Dude, you’re going to have one crazy RSS reader. Here’s mine:



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    Jeremy B says:


    We cover the nexus of environment and politics, and we’re looking for more writers who are pro-environment from a center, right, and libertarian perspective….

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    I haven’t posted much, but I will one day. One day….

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    Jason says:

    Yes I have a blog. It is boring, it is new, it is rarely updated, and you won’t want to read it. blog.jasonstuart.info The money will roll right in.

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    otmar says:

    Mine is at lend.priv.at.

    Most content is in English, but there may be a few German ones in between.

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    @ruemara: we’re in the back of the internets. waaaaaay back!!

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    @ruemara: we’re in the back of the internets. waaaaaay back!!@Larry Signor: thank you, kindly! it’s fun to rant out loud.

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