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Nine Moons » Blog Archive : “The Bloggernacle” Open Thread » “The Bloggernacle” Open Thread

“The Bloggernacle” Open Thread

Rusty - April 30, 2007

Since everyone else has an open thread, I want Nine Moons to have one too. Post your thoughts, observations, criticisms and blather about the bloggernacle here. (And please make sure to write your thoughts as events are unfolding, not waiting until you have time to make sense and/or come to any sensible conclusions.)


  1. HA! FMHLisa forgot to watch “The Mormons” tonight. That sucks.

    Comment by Rusty — April 30, 2007 @ 10:24 pm

  2. so I’m in limbo between Apostasy and being a social Mormon.

    Comment by Josh X. Kim — April 30, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

  3. If the bloggernacle were a tree, Rusty is the peach.

    Comment by fMhLisa — May 1, 2007 @ 12:45 am

  4. Who’s the monkey?

    Comment by meems — May 1, 2007 @ 1:22 am

  5. I don’t know about monkeys but I am the walrus

    Comment by Josh X. Kim — May 1, 2007 @ 1:28 am

  6. Rusty,
    She didn’t miss much.

    Comment by Bret — May 1, 2007 @ 1:39 am

  7. Rusty, how come no one ever mails me money for all the comments I post? I think my brilliance deserves financial compensation, and I’m just not getting it in the bloggernacle. How come people always threaten not to comment anymore on threads, then keep going anyway? THat drives me nuts! How come there aren’t any tennis court cultural halls instead of basketball courts? If Disney made a movie about Joseph Smith, would he not die in the end, or would he be the “Mufasa” character?

    Comment by Aladin — May 1, 2007 @ 5:44 am

  8. “Post your thoughts, observations, criticisms…”

    I’m probably violating somebody’s rules by what I’m about to say but a criticism of this blog is that it often gets highjacked by some personal exchange between two or three people about a subject foreign to the original post. Maybe I’m just an old fogey (I’m definitely an old fogey) but I wish people would be more thoughtful and focused in what they say and that we could continue on in dialogue for more than just a 8-10 comments. So now, boys and girls, let’s try to stay on task and write some seriuous comments.

    Comment by Lamonte — May 1, 2007 @ 6:35 am

  9. Your son and daughter-in-law and granddaughter are in Rusty’s ward.

    Is that serious enough for you, Lamonte? :-)

    Comment by Mark B. — May 1, 2007 @ 6:53 am

  10. Hey Mark, so is your wife and daughter! (what are YOU doing on Sundays?)

    Comment by Rusty — May 1, 2007 @ 7:05 am

  11. MarkB – I know they’re in Rusty’s ward. I see his smiling face on the dais whever I visit Brooklyn and Brooklynn. But I’m not sure he notices me because I try to stay quiet.

    And by the way there are now two granddaughters in my son’s family. You must have been absent recently if you missed that! ;-)

    Comment by Lamonte — May 1, 2007 @ 8:11 am

  12. OK, now I’m following my own complaint about highjacking the thread with a personal comment between two of us. I guess it can’t behelped.

    Comment by Lamonte — May 1, 2007 @ 8:13 am

  13. Geez, I don’t know what to say. Talk about putting me on the spot.

    Can you send me Jaque Torres chocolate and some Mac eyeshadow?

    Comment by kristen j — May 1, 2007 @ 8:48 am

  14. I agree.

    Comment by KyleM — May 1, 2007 @ 9:04 am

  15. I would like to talk about the PBS special “The Mormons” (maybe you’ve heard of it?) but there doesn’t seem to be anywhere to do it. Ideas?

    Comment by Jacob J — May 1, 2007 @ 9:26 am

  16. Hey Lamonte! Please send an e-mail to I have an idea regarding DC voting that I want to run by you.

    Comment by John Mansfield — May 1, 2007 @ 9:34 am

  17. Jacob – There’s a specific thread just to talk about “the Mormons” at “Times and Seasons” blog. But why not start up a conversation here? What did you think about it?

    Comment by Lamonte — May 1, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

  18. Lamonte,
    I think you’re missing Rusty’s dry sarcasm. Go back and read the post with this in mind.

    Comment by cj douglass — May 1, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

  19. If one didn’t watch “The Mormons”, what does it mean?

    Comment by Cheryl — May 1, 2007 @ 1:17 pm

  20. CJ – you’re right as always. I’ve always been a little slow, as you know. But then again I guess my comment was indicative of my true feelings as compared to Rusty’s “dry humor”. I wish I could find the scripture (I’ve looked but can’t find it) where the Savior says we should only say that which needs to be said. Any other speech is a waste of our efforts. So what does that say about bloggers?

    Comment by lamonte — May 1, 2007 @ 2:32 pm

  21. Actually Lamonte, I think you were just pointing out the same thing Rusty was – in a little more serious manner. And its a good topic of conversation – whether or not we would say the same things to someone face to face that we say to them in a blog. But I have to say that if I wasn’t able to call someone out or denounce them as an apostate on the bloggernacle then it would certainly ruin the fun of being here in the first place.

    Comment by cj douglass — May 1, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

  22. No one ever talks about Mephistopholes (aka Satan, Lucifer, the Father of All Lies, Beelzebub, the Accuser of the Bretheren, Asmodeus, Old Scratch, Old Nick, Belial, the Tempter, the Dragon, El Diablo and the Prince of Darkness) in the bloggernacle.


    Comment by Thomas Parkin — May 1, 2007 @ 11:17 pm

  23. “The Mormons” saved my marriage.

    Comment by Seth R. — May 2, 2007 @ 4:33 am

  24. OOH! Seth, how?

    Comment by Cheryl — May 2, 2007 @ 7:28 am

  25. Oh, and Seth, my husband says “hello”

    Comment by Cheryl — May 2, 2007 @ 7:30 am

  26. Hello husband.

    They also helped me lose 15 lbs.

    Comment by Seth R. — May 2, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

  27. Seth-
    Do you know who my husband is?

    Comment by Cheryl — May 3, 2007 @ 9:09 am

  28. Well, I don’t know that many Cheryls…


    Comment by Seth R. — May 3, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

  29. Just making sure. :)

    Comment by Cheryl — May 4, 2007 @ 7:58 am

  30. hmmm, so, what did everyone think about the Republican debate?

    Comment by Josh X. Kim — May 4, 2007 @ 9:24 am

  31. I think Mitt Romney kicked butt, imho…Did anyone see him on Leno?

    Comment by Cheryl — May 4, 2007 @ 9:42 am

  32. I think Romney avoided alot of questions. His “evolving” answer to abortion and stem cell issues were a joke, I think. He treats every reversal on an issue like it was a revelation.

    Comment by Josh X. Kim — May 5, 2007 @ 1:28 am

  33. I guess. But he and Giuliani (to me) were the clear “winners”…

    Comment by Cheryl — May 6, 2007 @ 8:51 am

  34. Cheryl – I saw Romney on Leno and thought he did a great job until….he espoused the standard Republican support for the ongoing war in Iraq. That totally turned me off. I wish he could have at least expressed concern for our presense there.

    Earlier in the week a friend asked me if I had to choose between Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney, would I choose Mitt? At that moment I said “if I knew there would be a Democratic Congress elected at the same time I would vote for Mitt (because I don’t have a high opinion of Hillary despite my Democratic pedigree). But then I saw the Leno show. And now my answer is different.

    Comment by lamonte — May 6, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

  35. That’s cool.

    The debate, however, was between Republican candidates. I was comparing Romney with the other Republicans…

    To be honest, I really am annoyed with questions of how one would vote in an election that technically hasn’t even begun yet. And perhaps, during the course of the election, my favorite would lose my favor (like yours did, Lamonte). But how could I make a decision like that now? It doesn’t make sense to me.

    Comment by Cheryl — May 7, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

  36. Cheryl, the debate may have been between Republican candidates but do you think that only Republicans were watching?

    Get a life. This is their debate before all of the American people.

    Oh and by the way, Romney is trailing Obama by 20 percent. Apparently, the American people are not buying his flip-flops, ie

    Comment by Josh Kim — May 7, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

  37. Just saw a poll that said Romney is trailing Giuliani by 50 (count ‘em) points and McCain by 45. Unless there are major changes, Mitt will not be the Republican nominee. I find that sad, because I actually think he is the brightest and most capable of the Republicans, religion be damned (so to speak).

    Comment by MCQ — May 7, 2007 @ 7:36 pm

  38. Rusty,
    Looks like you’ve created a great public space in the ‘nacle. “Do you know so and so?”, Who you got in the fight?”, “What about the election?”. Just show up, and talk about whatever you want – perma bloggers be damned (so to speak)

    Comment by cj douglass — May 7, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

  39. CJ,
    Hey man, it’s an open thread, rationality be damned (so to speak).

    Comment by Rusty — May 7, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

  40. “Get a life.”

    Kind of harsh, eh? I didn’t realize we were in middle school and that my likeness to Romney would be so upsetting to a person I’ve never even met. Oh, well. Even bloggers take things personally.

    Comment by Cheryl — May 8, 2007 @ 8:23 am

  41. No Cheryl, I don’t think it’s harsh at all. According to Josh Kim’s ironclad logic, the way you approach political issues disqualifies your entire life altogether, which frankly, makes a lot of sense. So stop being so sensitive to such rational, thoughtful and useful discourse.

    Comment by Rusty — May 8, 2007 @ 8:40 am

  42. Haha ha…ha…ha…~sigh~

    Comment by Cheryl — May 8, 2007 @ 4:41 pm