Stephen Taylor would like to point out how he's an important person and you're not:
Canadian Networking Conference and Exhibition
Blogging has been light recently as the Manning Centre for Building Democracy (where I am a Fellow) held its annual Canadian Networking Conference and Exhibition in Ottawa this weekend. Here's how the Hill Times reported on it this morning,
... Conservative blogger Stephen Taylor made a presentation on social networking ...
... A quick poll that I took during my Saturday talk indicated that Blogging Tories was known to almost all of the attendees of the conference but many were surprised as to the depth and utility of the website; I took the opportunity to launch new features of the website from the stage including aggregated columnists, the aggregated conservative movement and the new version of Blogging Tories television. I'm also planning on launching a new feature on the website today so watch for it.
And, curiously, what appears to be missing from that impressive list of Blogging Tory "new features?" Think about it ... it'll come to you. Why, yes, that's it -- bloggers who aren't mentally deranged, whiny little turds of batshit crazy fundamentalism and screeching lunacy.
I'm sure that Stephen once had a dream, and that dream included collecting a stable of thoughtful, literate conservatives -- the creme de la creme of the Canadian blogosphere, deep thinkers and writers, members of the Canadian Right who would make a difference, whose literary output would provoke the rest of us to think long and hard about the important issues of our day.
Instead, what did we get? Racist Nazis like Kate McMillan; total retards like Dr. Roy; whining, scientifically illiterate children like the bloggers at The Politic; pompous, self-absorbed windbags like Gerry Nicholls; pathologically-obsessed fetus fetishists like Suzie All-Caps and Joanne (True Blue); dishonest crackpots like Brian Lemon and his intellectually-diseased, homophobic co-blogger MaryT; absolutely deranged, hate-filled psychotics like "Neo Conservative;" and the rest of the assorted whackjobs, wingnuts, airheads and Bible-whomping retards that pad out the rest of that blogroll, with not a readable person in the lot.
A word of friendly advice, Stephen -- you can add as many shiny bells, whistles and trinkets as you want to your aggregator, but all the lipstick in the world won't turn a pig into anything but a slightly prettier pig. One would have hoped you'd have figured that out by now.