Sean Gleeson has created an important seal for use on your blog. If you’re a charter member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, your blog is almost certainly banned at the Department of the Interior, so you’re entitled to post this DOI seal of disapproval.
The image is available in a variety of sizes; you can find one to fit any post or sidebar. I recommend going over to take a look.
I’ve been getting a lot of email and comments about this Department of the Interior caper. A major investigation of the affair is in process, and I will post on it in due course.
But in the meantime: I hear all of you saying, “You’re getting your knickers in a twist over nothing. This is an example of government stupidity, incompetence, imperfect software, etc., etc.”
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To save any more responses to all the emails:
- I am not getting my knickers in a twist. Some of my commenters probably are. I posted the email, just as I received it, and am now investigating it. I will report the results when I’m done.
- The list of blocked/unblocked blogs cannot be due to any automatic selection process, nor to incompetence or misuse of the software. That would strain the bounds of probability. There are only two possibilities:
1. Someone deliberately selected the liberal blogs to be exempt from the block; or 2. My sources are lying.
The DOI, of course, is certain that #2 is the case.
Eventually I will report, and you will decide.