Another interesting weekend in the blogosphere. After still having my posts show up on Leftyblogs (following my March 25th post about not wanting to be associated with them), I finally contacted Kari Chisolm personally on Saturday, telling him to cut me loose. As you'll see below, this post should not show up on Leftyblogs unless Kari's lying. I also heard from Hart Williams, author of the hate speech directed at people with developmental disabilities. I'll blog about that later.
> > first: David
> > last: McDonald
> > comments: I really don't want to fight (but will) with you.
> Remove me from Leftyblogs.
> > David
In a message dated 4/5/2009 12:07:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> kari writes:
> David --
> I'm not sure what you think we have to fight about. Just visited
> your site and found a whole lot of angry comments about LeftyBlogs. I
> wasn't able to figure out what originally made you upset - but this
> email, which was sent yesterday morning, is the first I've heard of
> any concerns. (Sorry, I've been offline for about 48 hours.)
> On the one hand, you say you want to be removed from LeftyBlogs. On
> the other, it looks like you want your posts up. (For the record, I
> don't personally review every post before it goes up. LeftyBlogs
> aggregates some 3000-4000 posts a day. I certainly don't have time
> for that much reading.)
> So, if you'd like to be removed from the LeftyBlogs.com feed, I will
> do that. Please note that LeftyBlogs runs the "Oregon BlogWire" which
> is how your posts get linked automatically on BlueOregon's sidebar (as
> well as several other blogs.)
> Let me know. Thanks.
> Kari Chisholm
> Mandate Media
> Portland, Oregon
> DAWGOregon@aol.com wrote:
> please remove me
Subject: Re: Cease and Desist
Date: 4/6/2009 1:34:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time
OK, I've removed your feed. It should disappear during the next
update - over the next few hours.