Personalized plate? That's a defaming

Posted by Ryan Jerz on Wednesday April 16, 2008.

It’s another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series that makes useless comments about things you may or may not care one lick about. You are encouraged implored to take part by commenting, sending us tips, and spreading the word.

Holy MisguidedStupid: not just what it says, but the entire concept.You totally have to read Fark regularly to get the headline. I’m just glad to keep posting these days. One of my favorite topics is covered first. I actually used to have a sidebar where I took photos of the dumbest personalized license plates I saw and posted them with comments. It was a fun time and I even got a few from readers at the time to post. Awesome. Also covered are The Scobles, polygamists who shot not have messed with Texas, and Bob Beers. While I tend to agree with a lot of Beers’ politics, I don’t agree with all of it. I do, however, think he kicks ass as a blogger and wish all of his colleagues had the courage to, you know, talk to the public like he does.

  • Ooh, personalized plates! I want to be the first to say I can’t wait to see the story that comes out of this. I’ll defame the holy hell out of anyone willing to come forward for that story. You know, in a joking, opinionated way. (RGJ)
  • Bloggers have lost control! Over their comments and whatever. What’s always funny is when people join everything everywhere and then complain that there are features they want better control over. It’s so traditional it’s almost passé again. Also, Scoble. (Scoble)
  • Texas and polygamy. I’m not sure what to think of this story, which goes against the very fabric of the Reactionary Hurl. Are we simply reinforcing the image that Texas is badass and they don’t put up with none of that crap like polygamists? Or are we supposed to take away that Utah and Arizona are basically enabling the polygamists with not only their non-action, but their justification of the non-action? And what to make of the fact that, according to this article, they haven’t even found the girl who supposedly called the cops? Hmm. (LA Times)
  • The beauty of an actual blogging politician. Bob Beers isn’t “blogging,” he’s blogging. It’s not a staffer speaking on his behalf, it’s him. And he takes a very solid blogging position by dismantling Jon Ralston’s idea for why Nevada should increase taxes. It’s the classic example of traditional media guy making a claim which, due to arrogance or space, isn’t actually vetted out properly for readers to make a decision, and blogging guy coming right at him with evidence. I love that, anyway, but it’s better when the politician is the guy backing his claims up. It’s tough to summarily dismiss a guy like Beers, who, agree or not, is out there defending his stuff in the public forums the internet offers. Remind me why they aren’t all blogging. (Bob Beers)

And just to be clear, please read the initial Reactionary Hurl so you can understand the context.

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