30 January 2007

The Kinsella Seal of Approval

I'm not sure how I managed to scoop E-Talk on this breaking story... but it seems that "Special K" has graciously agreed to the request of Liberal Catnip, to be the Supreme Arbiter of the "Ten Smartest Female Canadian Bloggers" extant.

Mr. Kinsella was chosen, in no small part, because of his endearing tendency to constantly refer to himself on his own webpage in the third person... a personality quirk traditionally reserved for British Royalty.

Headlining her own humility in an email to WK, Catnip gushes...

As Michelle points out [link] there certainly are many "smart female [Canadian] bloggers" out here and yes, I will toot my own horn and consider myself among them.
And so my friends... the game is afoot... with one small Libnippian proviso.
I will tell you this, however (and here's where I disagree with one of Michelle's choices), 'smart' does not include bloggers like Kate who defame politicians by supplying fake, libelous quotes just to create hysteria.

That decision is not open to debate. Period. Anyone who attempts to dispute that decision will have their comment removed since I'm not interested in wasting my time reading any defences of her behaviour.
So, to recap... Libnip and Kinsella, the self anointed judges of all that is good, smart and female in the Canadian Blogosphere, will soon grace us with their decision about the very smartest Canadian womyn bloggers.

As long as it isn't that unspeakable Kate at Small Dead Animals... you know... the hands down winner of the Best Canadian (male, female, gay and I daresay transgendered) Blog at the 2006 Weblog Awards.

And please don't try to email Ms. Libnip... because she has made her final decision on this... so that's that.

She really means it.

Really and truly.


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UPDATE: Kateland, aka TZH saw this one coming... last year
I have never met the other Kate (of Small Dead Animals) or Lisa (of The London Fog) or Canadianna, but I have met Kathy Shaidle and Girl on the Right but there is not a penis in the lot.

But there are far more quality conservative female voices out there churning out punditry everyday then you allow for in the narrow confides of your liberal belief system.

And here’s a tip – we are all punching far beyond our weight, which is more than I can say for more than a few liberal girlie-man bloggers.
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2ND LAST WORD: Who cares what Evil Kate says anyway?

Oh... them.

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KINSELLA SPEAKS: It is... because he says it is.
This being the blogosphere, some folks are of course being deliberately obtuse, and suggesting I wanted to be arbiter of the resulting discussion.

That's crap, of course.
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But Sire... I referred to you as "Supreme Arbiter"... surely that counts for something.

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17 comments:

Alberta Girl said...

Pretty interesting how these "liberal" bloggers refuse to have the "winner" of the Best Blog on their list - hmmmmmmmm.

Perhaps we could ask Stephane Dion to look over a list of female bloggers and appoint 3 (33%) female blogs to the list.

Kateland, aka TZH said...

I like the proviso "bloggers like Kate" as it effectively shuts out all right leaning Canadian political bloggers like say, Lisa @ the London Fog, Wendy @ Girl on the Right, Kathy from Relapsed Catholic, Alice the Camel, Glenda at Just for Girls or Canadianna who ( dare I say it?) have a large readership on an off day than than most of the libertines – male or female. But then again, pretending conservative libertarian women bloggers don't exist is nothing new for liberals or progressives. And people wondered why I wrote a post a year ago called “Not only am I alive and well, but I don’t have a penis.” I probably should post it again.

http://thelastamazon.blogspot.com/2006/01/gee-i-am-not-only-alive-and-well-but-i.html

Rattfuc said...

Typical Libs.Exclude and ignore those that have opposing political philosophies.

catnip said...

I like the proviso "bloggers like Kate" as it effectively shuts out all right leaning Canadian political bloggers...

No, in fact it doesn't.

This is what I wrote in my post:

Since Kinsella's list extends beyond lefty bloggers, suggestions from every party in the political spectrum are welcome.

If you have nominations, post them at my place. Thank you.

One more thing: I'm a non-partisan, small "l" liberal who knows that being "smart" is not relative to one's political persuasion.

Neo Conservative said...

"catnip said... I like the proviso "bloggers like Kate" as it effectively shuts out all right leaning Canadian political bloggers..."

"No, in fact it doesn't,"
rebuts Libnip.

hmmm, let's hear a libnip encore...

"I will tell you this, however (and here's where I disagree with one of Michelle's choices), 'smart' does not include bloggers like Kate who defame politicians by supplying fake, libelous quotes just to create hysteria. That decision is not open to debate. Period. Anyone who attempts to dispute that decision will have their comment removed since I'm not interested in wasting my time reading any defences of her behaviour. As far as I'm concerned, she should have been sued. Please resist any discussion about that blog and its owner/commenters."

You see, Libnip... here in the free world, we don't do the stalin thing, you know like disappearing anything we don't agree with.

Your little rant sounds like a two year-old putting her hands over her ears and screaming nonsense.

how's that workin' for ya?


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Neo Conservative said...

liberal catnip left a comment elsewhere on the blog last week, which was, to say the least, a glowing endorsement of naivety.

when i visited her site, i found it was chock full of touchy-feely emotional flourishes and outright propaganda that would have made mr rogers blush.

her hubris here, in, first... thinking she and warren "i am so hip it hurts" kinsella were qualified to be judges of such a thing, and second... including herself on said "short list"... just boggles my mind.

the fact that she then goes on to absolutely forbid any mention of someone she is idealogically opposed to and more to the point, extremely intimidated by... speaks to another much vaunted liberal value... censoring, for our own good only of course, free speech.

the fact that kinsella could be drawn into such a dubious enterprise by some piece of libthink fluff speaks volumes about his supposed intellectual integrity.

ag... your suggestion to have steffi appoint 3 (33%) female blogs to the list captures the essence of the lib absurdities.

oh, oh, kateland... you said penis... now little giggling, eye-batting, censorious libnip is gonna put you on her list. you are banished from happyland... just like evil kate.

ratt bores in here on a core liberal value... speak only the party line... and censor those who don't agree.

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vicki said...

It all sounds like sour grapes on their part...I can't speak for either kate but I wouldn't be thrilled about an 'endorsement' from them.The numbers tell, and I don't need His WK lordsip to tell me who are the best blogs.
BTW that little accusation about 'fake and libelous quotes' should not be ignored.I hope Kate doesn't let them get away with it.

Neo Conservative said...

vicki... libnip is, literally, but a flea on a "small dead animal's" ass. i don't know that kate usually responds to such meagre provocation.

nor do i as a matter of course, but here was this big fluffy softball just floating in over home plate... sometimes you've just gotta swing.

and as for poor benighted libnip... she's probably running back to her hero for some more "vitamin k"...

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catnip said...

Can you possibly blow this any more out of proportion? Wow.

Pissed off? Make your own list. It's that simple.

Kateland, aka TZH said...

Catnip, in the 40 nominations listed at your blog, maybe one (two at the most) is a conservative/libertarian female blogger. What does that tell you?

I suggest there are some perfectly valid reasons why conservative/libertarian bloggers have stayed away enmass from your blog or the list.

If you really want an exercise in inclusion; go check out the numerous hot linked high quality and/or traffic female bloggers who are most definitely conservative/libertarian at my blog. Take your pick.

But here’s the real point. No top ten list of Cdn Female politician bloggers which deliberately excludes Kate at SDA is any list I want to join or be associated with. I don’t always agree with Kate, but she is a damn fine blogger and probably one of the most successful bloggers in Canada. I have no idea if you are a small L or a big L liberal, but I do know that only a liberal would attempt to argue that success is meaningless.

Neo Conservative said...

"libnip said... Can you possibly blow this any more out of proportion?"
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geez... which part are you talking about?

the part where you and kinsella are going to be the final judges in this little self-congratulatory smoozefest... the part where you shortlist yourself... or the unseemly tantrum where you dictate who cannot be nominated... "That decision is not open to debate. Period. Anyone who attempts to dispute that decision will have their comment removed since I'm not interested in wasting my time reading any defences of her behaviour."

instead of spending all your time reading "anything by the dalai lama..." may i suggest a little history as well?

you could try a biography of stalin, josef... maybe start with the chapter "free speech, lack of..."

or just stick with channeling "mr. did little... blustering that's not fair..." cos' he's an intellectual... just like you and vitamin k.

sorry libnip... like the fiberals 13 years of abysmal environmental neglect... you've got to wear this one.

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catnip said...

kateland,

Thanks for your invitation to take a look at your blogroll. I'll do that. I should mention that I've also received a lot of suggestions via e-mail - so much so that it's going to take me a few days to get through them all. They cover the political spectrum.

But here’s the real point. No top ten list of Cdn Female politician bloggers which deliberately excludes Kate at SDA is any list I want to join or be associated with. I don’t always agree with Kate, but she is a damn fine blogger and probably one of the most successful bloggers in Canada.

No problem. As I just wrote over at my place, I'll explain my definition of "smart" when I post my list and how it relates to the choices I'll make.

I'm a non-partisan, small "l" liberal, btw.

only a liberal would attempt to argue that success is meaningless.

I didn't make that argument.

And I'll just leave you to your rants about me, neo conservative. Knock yourself out.

catnip said...

I also submitted a comment on your blog, kateland, which I hope you'll allow.

Neo Conservative said...

"libnip said... And I'll just leave you to your rants about me, neo conservative. Knock yourself out."

thank you, oh beneficent kitty... i was a little worried you weren't gonna give me your permission... you know... to speak up.

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Anonymous said...

That contest is so quintessentially liberal - create a neat little playground by eliminating those who aren't "real" women and who don't subscribe to liberal orthodoxy. Afterall, if you can't shut out the competition (aka "reality"), how can one generate an empowering belief in one's self?
And you will not argue!

Neo Conservative said...

" Anonymous said... That contest is so quintessentially liberal - create a neat little playground by eliminating those who aren't "real" women and who don't subscribe to liberal orthodoxy.
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hmmm... rig the process, so that only "your friends" can come out winners...

that sounds so, so familiar alphonso...

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Anonymous said...

Oh those poor little Liberal girls.... lol, lol, lol...