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December 15, 2007

Go Vote!

For our favourite five foot fury.

Posted by Kate at December 15, 2007 9:59 AM
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Done!

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2007 10:30 AM

Done! Kathy is a treat.

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at December 15, 2007 10:44 AM

I am waiting on the Ron Paul supporters to be heard from in the comments ;)

Posted by: Jim at December 15, 2007 10:51 AM

Sorry, but I won't vote for someone who won't allow comments on her blog.

Posted by: dmorris at December 15, 2007 12:37 PM

Gee dmorris,

maybe you don't realize that I've been blogging before you knew what blogs were, and before comments were invented.

I don't blog because I give a damn about what _you_ have to say. Who do you think you are? If you have an opinion, just get your own blog and post it there.

But I see you like to post anonymous comments too which is even worse. Millions of cowards now act like parasites, cluttering up other people's blogs with their inane opinions. Why is that supposed to be a good thing?

Have you noticed how many fine blogs, like the Corner or Instapundit don't allow comments either? Comments are not a prerequisite for blogging.

Your ego is showing and it ain't pretty.

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle at December 15, 2007 2:06 PM

I'd vote for Canadian Sentinel but inexplicably she's not on the list. What gives?

Posted by: manny at December 15, 2007 2:22 PM

"But I see you like to post anonymous comments too which is even worse."

What's anonymous about my posts? And come on over to DMB anytime, my full name, and picture are right there.

You spout some of the most hate ridden posts I've ever seen on the 'net, then allow no one rebuttal, except on someone else's blog, like this one.

Your post a few months back that drew Raskolnikov back into the fray at DMB is a good example of what I'm talking about.

"Millions of cowards now act like parasites, cluttering up other people's blogs with their inane opinions."

Including your, Kathy, right here, now.

Posted by: dmorris at December 15, 2007 4:17 PM

Kathy Shaidle has an excellent point regarding comments on blogs.
Connie and Mark Fournier at Free Domibion can attest to the problems commenters can cause to blog websites.
Staying anonymous and posting hate filled or libelous remarks on someone elses site are fodder for bottom feeders and the HRC's in Canada.

Posted by: Joe Molnar at December 15, 2007 4:49 PM

No rebuttal? ever heard of email or are you too cowardly to use it? Of course I don't allow rebuttals. I talk ,you listen. That's how my site works. Don't like it, don't read it.

If it took me to get Rask to jump in with an angry little mysoginist missive, I guess that IS something to apologize for... Another anonymous man happy to say anything as long as his real name isn't used.

So tedious.

It's not 'hateful' my dear. It is called 'style'. Sorry you don't appreciate it. Hate is a feeling, not a crime. Like so many Canadian "conservatives" you've actually bought into political correctness and you don't even know it.

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle at December 15, 2007 5:56 PM

Good luck Kathy!

dmorris needs to learn that he doesn't have the right to moderate everything. Sometime ya just gotta shut up and listen.

Posted by: Larry Pope at December 15, 2007 6:02 PM

"ever heard of email or are you too cowardly to use it?"

Use of E-mail is brave? Would you rather I hand deliver your Christmas card this year?

You may call it "style", I would call it vitriolic ranting. Mansur's and Coren's columns,posted here, have "style".

"Another anonymous man happy to say anything as "long as his real name isn't used."
The anonymity thing again. I use my real name,as you know very well from Facebook, and at DMB, use my full name, and display my real picture, nothing anonymous about it.

"maybe you don't realize that I've been blogging before you knew what blogs were, and before comments were invented."

Oh, I see, like the fundamentalist Islamics in the thread above, you have "tradition" as your fallback position. As I've only been blogging for about 2 or 3 years, I should not criticize your Holiness. Forgive me, Imam, I'm just a novice.

"you've actually bought into political correctness and you don't even know it."

That would be funny, if you had a clue about who I am and where I come from, politically.

My point, Ms. Shaidle, is that you, a highly opinionated person who has a blog, do NOT allow comments on your site, constantly refer to others comments, on others sites, as "inane", but feel free to carry on with your own inanities on others sites.

I rarely "read" your site, just the posts you link to here, and I don't engage in childish name calling with total strangers, as you do whenever anyone dares to say anything you disagree with in the slightest.

Five feet of Fury? Rename it "Five feet of Old Fashioned Top Down Editorializing Just Like the MSM", it would be more accurate.

Posted by: dmorris at December 15, 2007 7:56 PM

Although I realize that Five Feet really doesn't give a rat's patootie about what anyone says, I tend to agree with dmorris that the most common description of "blog" is a site that invites comments or at least some reader input.

This reason is why she got my vote for Diva ;-)

Posted by: Texas Canuck at December 15, 2007 8:47 PM

The choice was pleasantly difficult, but I did vote for Kathy Shaidle. She beats the others in sheer ferocity!

Posted by: John Lewis at December 15, 2007 11:35 PM

Sheer ferocity? Ever read Atlas Shrugs?

Posted by: Boots at December 16, 2007 1:00 AM

Sheesh, give a guy a warning when linking to an oxymoron.

Posted by: ol hoss at December 16, 2007 9:06 AM
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