It has been way too long since Progressive Alaska updated the items that stream down the right-hand side of this blog. As you can see, the Progressive Alaskan Blogs list has been revamped. I've removed all blogs inactive in 2011. I'll try to add some, and could use suggestions.
I've removed the dead link to my music site that was pulled down a year ago. I'm working on a new one.
I've added a new category - Tacky Progressive Alaskan Blogs. It contains only three: The Immoral Minority, The Mudflats, and Politicalgates.
Both The Immoral Minority and Politicalgates have tried to keep readership up by covering the marriage of one of Sarah Palin's kids to the daughter of a longtime friend of mine in ways that I find disgusting. Though both blogs pretended to only publish stuff like what they put up today as "newsworthy," the comment streams accompanying the articles could have only brought heartbreak to the family of the young woman whose picture they published. The blog administrators should have known that before they put up the posts. In the case of The Immoral Minority, last week Jesse compared the town that was most instrumental in defeating the coal bed methane scam in the Valley seven years ago to a sexually transmitted disease.
If that isn't tacky, I don't know what is. Sutton is a real town, with an intensely interesting history. He lives in a subdivision where every fucking house could be mistaken for the one next to it, like in Las Vegas or Phoenix.
In the case of The Mudflats, a blog whose articles are sometimes groundbreaking in their progressive content, what forced me to place it in the new tacky category was the meretricious way Jeanne covered Vic Kohring's attorney's request for a new venue in the upcoming retrial of his Federal corruption case. Not only did she seem to accuse Vic of bailing out on Alaska by going with his attorney's sound advice, her article in this matter was somewhat of a pile-on after she had intentionally created a false meme about Kohring's introduction and sponsorship of Alaska HB 300 back in the 2006 legislative session. If that doesn't qualify as tacky, I'm not sure what does. And I'll pile on: Devon's column could easily find itself in Kohring's attorney's brief as evidence as to why the venue needs to be changed.
More housekeeping coming up.