Check out this extensive interview with Mitch Berg [Shot in the Dark] on a blog that's new to me, Bogus Gold. Another Gemini blogger from Friendly Fridley. Someday I may post my Fridley High School graduation picture. I'm sporting both a mullet and a perm - totally sweet.

I posted an excerpt below where he talks about New Patriot, some of whom he finds "interesting" and others "whackos." Yessir, that's us!

Thanks for the heads-up from Gisleson. Take his quiz.

Then I try to sort through some of the new blogs. I’ve been reading more opposition blogs lately. Um… there’s a group of lefty bloggers who’ve tried to form sort of an instant association. I guess I’ve heard through the grapevine that they’re trying this as sort of a leftwing answer to the Northern Alliance… called the New Patriots. They have a website. It’s a group of ten local lefty bloggers, with a variety of writing skill levels. And I find myself reading them. Not that I ... probably because I enjoy some of them. Some of them are interesting writers. Some of them are… um… are whackos. And, um… I’ll let the discerning reader tell who’s who. And I read them. And I’ll find myself going out on some of the lefty blogs… with the… to get ideas to write about. And some of them are interesting… some of them are… I went through a process, probably a month, month and a half ago. Trying to... as one of my posts said... trying to find a good lefty blog. And I found a few. I mean there’s a few left blogs that I enjoy reading around here now. I enjoy... uh... rphaedrus, Jason’s blog, who... I think you met Jason at one of the blogger get togethers here [I did. – ed.]. Great guy. Worked with him… He and I and “Plain Layne” used to work together. Let’s see... um... Chuck Olson. He’s just a personable guy, and he writes a presentable blog that I enjoy reading from time to time. I do read his blog. I do it fairly regularly. And all the other lefty blogs less so. There’s kind of just… this bitterness to a lot of the local lefty blogs … and I find it just sort of unbecoming. It’s kind of just off-putting.

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I wonder if I made the list of wackos...

Posted by: Luke Francl at Sep 21, 2004 7:49:00 PM

I'll have to request a breakdown from Mitch.
I mean, we KNOW Jason is our most beloved/most wanted whacko. Lori's been giggling on his site for the last 10 minutes. But who else?

In any case, I'd consider it a badge on honour.

Posted by: Chuck at Sep 21, 2004 8:31:24 PM

Presentable! You're presentable, Chuck!!!

I only got quotation marks. Sigh.

Posted by: Layne at Sep 21, 2004 10:35:36 PM

Hey, I would kill for quotation marks.

One day I shall reveal my life to be an elaborate hoax, and on that day I will earn my quotes.

Posted by: Chuck at Sep 21, 2004 11:22:20 PM

It's not my fault the Right has no sense of humor. And the last thing I'd want is to be respected by any of those dudes. What fun would that be??

So Chuck, can I have permission to end all my NP posts with, "respectfully, eat a dick, Fraters"?

Pretty please?

Posted by: JasonC at Sep 22, 2004 5:14:01 AM

Chuck: I only present the "whacko" label very sparingly. Keep working.

Layne: They're *dry* quotes.

Lori: Giggling? Well, that's better than my mom does. But it's OK - I get a few yuks from y'all, too. Hey, we can do that, right?

JasonC: I respect you! I respect you! Deal with it!

Posted by: mitch at Sep 22, 2004 7:29:15 AM

See... there you go again! Takin' me all serious and shit. Come over to our side, Mitch. You seem like a nice enough dude. I'll even set you up an account on my site. We would make a good team.

Posted by: JasonC at Sep 22, 2004 7:55:23 AM

Conservative blogger squatting on a liberal blog - sounds like a whole new genre of movie.

Posted by: mitch at Sep 22, 2004 8:09:25 AM

Umm... just for the record, I don't respect Jason. Not after he "had his way" with me and dumped me for that cheap two-bit blog.

Posted by: Chuck at Sep 22, 2004 2:07:31 PM