My Monday argument for Dave

DMZ · November 17, 2008 at 8:00 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Vote Dave Cameron


60 Responses to “My Monday argument for Dave”

  1. ooter on November 17th, 2008 8:23 pm

    Is anyone else getting


    You don’t have permission to access /blog/2008/11/06/vote-for-the-winner-of-the-2008-blogging-scholarship/ on this server.”

    on the voting page?

  2. Sports on a Schtick on November 17th, 2008 8:27 pm

    Yea, it’s officially the forbidden zone now.

  3. ooter on November 17th, 2008 8:30 pm

    Hmm. Maybe I should not have reloaded the page five times a minute checking the vote totals…

    Speaking of which, does anyone have the latest totals before it went down?

  4. beef on November 17th, 2008 8:40 pm

    i think sports were beating politics by a few 100 the last time it loaded.

  5. Colm on November 17th, 2008 9:03 pm

    Yup, I’m now locked out too – which is a shame cuz I’m here on a third computer trying to squeeze in another vote for Dave.

  6. bedir on November 17th, 2008 9:04 pm

    I tried to get Dave a tiny bit of help from my own blog, since the Kossacks are slamming Mauro (who is a damn fine blogger by the way).

  7. msb on November 17th, 2008 9:26 pm

    Hi Ruby,

    if you stop by again, please know that:

    1. no one was attacking you. We have been frustrated and baffled by some of your remarks over the last week, especially as we know that Dave has only posted here, on his own blog, and has not been going out and asking other sites to vote for him, or to spread the word. Dave really does have a lot or readers, including those at the Times and other national publications. They have posted on their own.

    2. not everyone who has posted on the baseball sites and dKos is male and/or conservative. This is Seattle, after all.

    3. If you read the thread above, you will see that any remarks about inciting “right-wing websites” to vote was made in jest.

    4. if you read the comments at Lookout Landing, you can see that the entire thread is full of black humor and dry (and bad) jokes, including those about Dave Cameron.

    5. half-way down the long Lookout Landing page is a big green, asterisked comment by Dave Cameron. It was his only post to LL about the scholarship, and it will explain more about him than any snide remarks made by arc14, who (if you check) signed up with dKos just to write hatefully about Dave C., and who himself admitted in one of your diaries that he does not actually know Dave, but just does not like his website.

  8. vj on November 18th, 2008 2:46 am

    I just spent a few minutes going through the comment threads. Entertaining drama.

  9. Osfan on November 18th, 2008 7:40 am

    I voted for Dave – just once. It’s a poorly thought out scholarship offer. I’m sure the people who set up the contest didn’t want it to turn into something like this. All this is going to prove is that more people care about politics than Baseball. I love baseball, but more people should care about politics. Dave is a much better writer and puts out much more thoughtful and original content than that political guy. I think nearly every clear thinking person would agree with this, regardless of what they think of baseball. The vote is unfair. Donate a couple of bucks instead of stooping to the level of the KOS people by stuffing the ballot box.

  10. Colm on November 19th, 2008 7:42 pm

    801 vote spread, in favor or Mauro, as of my latest check.

    Voting seems to have stalled somewhat.

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