Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Canadian Blog Awards: Let's all take a deep breath, shall we?


OK, I think this is getting a little out of hand and, while I'm still a bit miffed about how this has been handled, I don't think SaskBoy deserves the beating he's been getting lately. And as one of the prime culprits, I'll accept that he clearly meant well and just as clearly wanted to do the right thing to keep everyone happy, but he just wasn't prepared for the meat grinder that he walked into.

In short, he graciously volunteered to help out, but made one really, really unwise decision, and it just snowballed from there. And, not to let him off the hook too easily, he certainly hasn't helped his cause by so obstinately digging in his heels about it, but I think everyone's made their points so we can move on. So if anyone has some constructive ideas as to how (or if) this can be salvaged, feel free to pipe up.

P.S. And Blogging Tory and fetus-fetishist SUZANNE Fortin is still a stupid, whiny cunt who should put a fucking sock in it. But I'm sure you didn't need me to point that out.

15 comments:

pretty shaved ape said...

well since saskboy is holding us in an equal light with the elegant and charming ms fortin, as the villains in this piece, my constructive advice is that saskboy remove all traces of canadiancynic from the cba nomination pages. my further constructive advice is that the cba is now so uttelry tainted that it be taken out in the yard, mercifully shot and buried deep enough that the vermin won't drag its stanking carcass out and offend anyone else.

i have to disagree about whether saskboy deserves this beating. it was not one decision, it was one decision and a long pattern of subsequent decisions, excuses, whines and whinges. saskboy and nbcdipstick screwed this thing into a twisted sham. they have squandered my good will and the good will of a great many other people of good faith. in thread after thread around the progressive side of the net, saskboy has behaved like a defensive priss and rightly angered people who would normally be on his side.

i was looking forward to the awards as a fun thing to look in on. i was hoping to discover some new writers to read and i was eager to vote for the galloping beaver (the best fucking blog in canada by my reckoning). when berlynn first posed the innocent observation that hey, there's no best feminist blog category, my reaction was, yup, no brainer. an obvious oversight but simple to correct. sakboy, nbcdipstick and the other ops (including the mysteriously quiet stephen taylor) not only dropped the ball, they piddled on it. if saskboy is getting walloped, there's no sympathy coming from me.

if he is still lurking and wondering why he hasn't won anyone over with the 'activist' category it can only be because he has refused to learn, has blamed the wrong bunch, let suzie and the fem-haters slide and has trashed the franchise of the cba. so sask since we're already the boogiemen in your scenario, take your insincere christmas wishes and stick 'em up your arse. and in pre-emptive response to your 'get stuffed', go fuck yourself...some more.

Cherniak_WTF said...

Wahhhh why does nobody respect my awards... wahhh wahhh wahhh....
You should all really participade because they are important wahhh wahhh wahhh.... I'm only doing this for you...

Ti-Guy said...

let suzie and the fem-haters slide and has trashed the franchise of the cba.

SUZANNE!!! isn't just a fem-hater; her hatred is multi-dimensional, and extends to gays and the poor as well (I wish I had the energy to dig up the assertion from Catholic SUZANNE!!! highlighted a while back at Stageleft by which she implied that poor people were pretty much getting what they deserve).

For me, it's really just people like her who taint everything with their association and who I believe sensible people should shun.

Sheena said...

Sniff sniff. The magic Christmas angel has visited the Canadian rantosphere and sprinkled his enchanted pixie dust.

God Bless Us, Every One!

Sheena said...

LOL x 1million billion trillion

Ti-Guy said...

What? No more drama? Great. Now what the fuck am I going to do today?

fergusrush said...

"I think we're done here."

Or not.

Frank Frink said...

Sheena at 11:23am.

Yep. Poor fucker is just simply incapable of putting down that shovel.

Sadly, I fear he has learned nothing from this.

Saskboy said...

CC, thank you, sincerely, for your attempt at apologizing.

==

"The magic Christmas angel has visited the Canadian rantosphere and sprinkled his enchanted pixie dust."

His? Are you implying that women angels are incapable of performing the same complicated pixie dust sprinkling? I'm boycotting your blog for now and forever, or at least until a bigger controversy comes along...

Sheena said...

Bite Me Farm Boy!

Saskboy said...

"Farm"boy? My word, not only is there nothing offensive about coming from a farm (I haven't), you didn't know that my province changed its government symbol from a sheaf to an exclamation mark months ago? A more apt insult would be "punctuation boy".

Ti-Guy said...

Ya gotta admit, Sheena...SB did nail you on your appalling phallocentrism.

Sheena said...

What can I say. I've worked in sausage factories most of my life.

KEvron said...

"I've worked in sausage factories most of my life."

must.... resist.... urge....

KEvron

Sheena said...

What?