A worthless little text file of a blog

Generally, whenever a post includes a phrase such as “I dunno, go kill a few Muslims somewhere,” you know that it’s channeling Kos.

As with the most incoherent of the comments I’ve received on Georgia’s invasion of Georgia (MLK’s rambling “The above post is just absolute warmongering garbage.) it criticizes a domestic political opponent of the writer by mixing accurate statements and paranoid garbage in a way that destroys meaning and makes a coherent reply impossible.

5 thoughts on “A worthless little text file of a blog”

  1. Robert Farley of LGF is one of the better bloggers out there when it comes to military history (especially from the naval sector) and is a pretty decent writer (2) (his article about abolishing the Air Force and returning some of it to the Army was bold if not somewhat wrong-headed). There was even an excellent subsequent blogger roundtable about it with David Axe, Michael Goldfarb and others. (3)
    Granted, LGF is a liberal group blog which suffers from mediocrity and absurdity like many group blogs tend to over time.

    1 http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/search/label/battleships
    2 http://www.prospect.org/cs/author?id=1447
    3 http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=whats_the_air_force_for

  2. “you know that it’s channeling Kos.” (Dan)

    You also know “its channeling Kos” when they compare President Bush to Saddam Hussein.

  3. Ya, I really respect Robert, that guy is legit thinker and he is why I link that blog, but the political angles of the other posters tends to make me dumber.

    Keep up the good work Dan.

  4. It does show a danger of group blogs. Unless you have a group that really clicks — Coming Anarchy [1,2] is a great example of that — you can get one or two good authors drowned out by the Kossack horde.

    Relatedly, I see Daily Kos [3] finally got onboard with the anybody-but-the-west meme. And Russiablog’s conclusion [4]

    The truth is that the U.S. mainstream media is no better at covering Russia than it is at covering the war in Iraq, Israel-Palestine, President George W. Bush, or faked Texas Air National Guard memos. The same lazy imitation of existing memes operates here too, and Mr. Johnson should know better from his experience than to fall for them.

    Is priceless. (H/t to Tom [5].)

    [1] http://cominganarchy.com/
    [2] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/06/05/coming-anarchy-1-introduction.html
    [3] http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/8/11/20387/3494/45/566442
    [4] http://www.russiablog.org/2008/08/war_in_georgia_mis-reading_ossetia.php
    [5] http://www.thomaspmbarnett.com/weblog/2008/08/i_learned_it_from_watching_you.html

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