by Chris Bowers, Mon Aug 08, 2005 at 10:29:03 PM EDT
by Chris Bowers, Mon Aug 08, 2005 at 10:29:03 PM EDT
Chris, you introduced Rosenberg's corporate lobbying firm that vows to renounce ideologies... where is the "die diligence". Just because some one floats millions of dollars for corporations in front of "librul" noses... sounds like the time to make sure that these people are who they say they are.
I would like to see the same "diligence" given "DA" as was given to the Politus group.
Why is Rosenberg so important to you?
It is finally clear to everyone the enormous damage the DLC "policies" has wrech havoc on the Democratic party. One of which has been the NDN who funded candidates that would bow down to Al From and his cronies. Yes, they are not as bad as the Blue dogs but they are not good either.
What I find most dishonest about Rosenberg is the way he operates. He is basically a pimp that pimps Democratic politicians to corporate johns. Now he is taking the same MO and plans on pimping democratic organizations to corporate john aka Rich Liberals.
Even more dispicable is that he is pimping Al Froms "ideology-less" ideology which is a load of crap. And the fact that they are willing to enslave women just so that they can keep eating from the same trough as the fascist fundies is beyond the pale.
Because in the end Rosenberg and From do have a clear ideology which so far does not differ very much from the Republican ideology of corporate greed and christo-facsism.
This new out crop of NDN applications is just the DLC shedding it's reptilian skin...
Who does Rosenberg think is going to help with the GOTV, phonebanking and fundraising if he so willingly screws over the unions in favor of a dew pieces of silver...
I also like that this blog is so much more focused than dailykos. Over at kos,things get much more "newsy," and a lot of the energy seemsto come from outrage at the latest travesty from the administration.
Here at MyDD, I like the strategic focus and the focus on local initiatives. It feels much more productive over here.
Oh, Howard Dean --- that is, the FORMER Howard Dean--- Where are you, now that we need you so desperately?
Here is a little update on the "Gold Star Mom for Peace" via .... and you know I think the President misread this one ... he truly thinks everyday people are unimportant ... that they are just "Workers and Staff" and that have no say in the world .... this is a man of privilege who has never had to interface with regular working people with out a filter of staff to keep them at bay....and he just can not understand why she would be so upset with him ...
Steve Cobble: Casey's Mom at the Bat
On that note, (and in a fit of shameless self promotion), please check out my diary on this weekend's IndyVoter conference ifyou haven't yet. Despite their reputation, it was extremely productive and I think they are onto something.
At the very least they're about 10 steps ahead of the Young Democrats of America.
Go to Google and type in "religious left". You will notice that the first thing that comes up after the sponsored site is a site with the address religiousleft dot blogspot dot com. The description of the site startes out "Detailing the misadventures of the religious left ... His insights come from years of experience observing the religious left up close. .." If you were to actually click on that link, you would find a blog that only went up at the end of July. Now go to the Wayback Machine. If you type in that url I spelled out above, here is what you find. The archives you find there go back to 2003, and what you find there is a very different sort of blog than the one this thieving johnny-come-lately says he is creating. MY blog. That url used to point to my Religious Left blog. It was also my blog that Deidre Pike wrote about in the Reno News and Review in August of 2003. To find out why that is no longer the url of my blog, see my diary here.
The more people I can get to do that, the sooner I can take away S.B.'s unearned Google ranking with a url that was mine for two years.
Actually, it is entirely possible that the person who registered the URL didn't even know your blog existed. If they searched the list of registered URLs they would have found that "yours" was available and they grabbed it. Don't know if that's what happened, but it's certainly possible.
Even if they did know of your blog's existence, there was still nothing wrong or illegal with what they did, so don't waste your time complaining to Google or sending your story to legal blogs, as some Kos readers suggested. There is really nothing you can do. You could always try to steal it back when their registration runs out in a year, but they probably have it set up to auto re-register, so that most likely won't help.
Registering your URL is about the only thing you can do to prevent this from happening again. Blame Al Gore - after all, he invented this whole Internet thingy, right?
The potential misdeed here is that somebody may have hacked her account and deleted her blogs, but at the very least Blogger (Google) had some kind of major f@ck-up that has cost her a URL she's used since 2003, and the top Google rating that attached to it.
"Blame Al Gore - after all, he invented this whole Internet thingy, right?"
And as long as you Reeps are clinging to fabrications like that invented Al Gore quote, why shouldn't we assume that events like this like malicious?
All I was trying to point out is that if you don't own a domain, you really have no control over what happens to it. The BlogSpot terms of service agreement specifically states that they can "remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason" (emphasis mine) and that they "may immediately deactivate or delete your BlogSpot Site and all related information and files in your BlogSpot Site and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service". Now I know no one actually reads these things, but it is in there for a reason.
I agree that it is lame that they don't respond to Renee's queries on what happened, but it doesn't have to mean there is a conspiracy involved. It could have happened due to any number of reasons, including someone just simply screwing something up.
BTW, my "Blame Al Gore" line was a poor attempt at humor! I am sorry that was lost on you. I don't actually believe he claimed he created the Internet. He obviously misspoke, phrased it poorly, whatever. But hey, when W. does something like that, everyone jumps all over him, so why not a bit of turnabout? Sure George butchers the English language a lot more than Al ever did, but come on, have a little fun with it. Sheesh!
No, it doesn't have to be a conspiracy, but if Blogger is in the habit of deleting blogs without notifying the owners, well, that's something we should know about.
If Blogger accidentally fried every one of her blogs somehow, that's something we should know about.
If their logs indicate that the commands to delete all her blogs came from somebody logged into her account, that's something she should to know about, and take action over.
And, regardless of what happened, she's perfectly entitled to let everybody who's posted links to her old URL know that that URL now points to something else entirely. Which is what she was doing.
So: What's your point?
Since Renee did not own the domain she was using, things like this can and do happen, and there is nothing she can really do about it now that it has happened (in terms of getting back the domain; I don't mean she shouldn't be trying to find out what happened; perhaps that's where we had a disconnect???).
I agree that it is suspicious; I agree it sucks that this happened. If this was a hacking attack, then yes, that should be exposed. I agree Renee should be told what happened and why, but the fact that that has not occurred can be blamed on crappy customer service. And, I don't think I ever said anything in my previous posts to the contrary.
And yes, I absolutely agree that she should be informing everyone of her new link (did I ever say she shouldn't?) - that's exactly what she should do; resurrect whatever you can find and move on to another domain. Oh, that and register a domain this time around to prevent such things from happening again, which of course, is and has been my point from the beginning.
If your advice in the first place had been something like "next time register a .com or .org URL" I'd be more inclined to believe you were following the plot, but this is gibberish. So I think you were missing the point. (Then you turned around and tried to argue that Blogger's ToS mean we shouldn't be surprised if all our blogs simply vanish without explanation, thus muddying the waters further.)
Anyway, take care.
Either you're just dense, I am stupid, or you're just trying to string me along to see what reaction you can get next. Whatever the reason, I don't much care any longer, as this thread is growing quite tiresome.
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