Saturday, March 18, 2006

FITS & The Queen: What the Cool Kids Read ...

The FITS' gals are famous ... again.

No, we're not talking about alt-rockers "Death Cab for Cutie" including us in their song lyrics (truth be told, we made that up), nor are we talking about our "Mayor of Importantville" or "Chairman Egg-tooth" nicknames all but appearing in the House Journal, nor are we talking about the unexpected 17-minute visit the U.S. Department of Justice paid to our website the other day (oops) ... we're referring this time to Washington Post political blogger extraordinaire Chris Cilliza hookin' us up with some national love on former MSNBC producer Howard Mortman's "Blogs The Famous Media Read."

Along with the Queen of the S.C. Blogosphere, Laurin P. Manning (above), FITS was described as giving "a great sense of what political people in the states are talking about." And while we probably don't deserve to be included in the same sentence (or even sentence fragment) as our illustrious and ubiquitous queen, we here at Stiletto Mafia Headquarters are honored nonetheless ... or nonetheless honored ... take your pick.

In all seriousness, this is the most tickled we've been since the politically-dyslexic folks over at www.leftyblogs.com added us to their list of "liberal" websites, along with resident S.C. Sanford-hater Ross Shealy. Oh well, one out of two is pretty good for a bunch of Marxist-Leninists.

Anyway, in case you haven't checked out Chris Cilliza's blog "The Fix," we strongly recommend it. "The Fix" is a great source for insider info on political races from all over the country, and Cilliza is consistently spitting out some of the best 2008 Presidential Primary analysis available anywhere. It's a must-read for political junkies who look at polling breakdowns the way the rest of us look at the Life & Arts section, unless of course you're a bunch of crazy political gals like us!!!!

Oh well, Happy St. Pattie's Day!!!!!

-Kisses, Laurie D., Deb. N., Maureen, Diane S. & Sic Willie.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will, the only thing you got right there is that you most definitely do not belong in the same sentence as Laurin Manning.

You see, Will, she is someone who is on the way up. You are a has been with no friends.

7:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

so where did rebecca dulin's name go from this article? and who is this maureen? fitsy, fitsy, you got some 'splaining to do.

10:48 AM

Blogger faithinsound said...

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11:45 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will, you pretending to be a pack of 20-something girls is just plain weird. Multiple Personalities Disorder? If all these different people are writing on the site, then why do all the articles sound the same?

12:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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3:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you people have no soul.

6:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you people obviously spend too much time watching Laguna Beach, Elimidate, Judge Joe Brown, Days of Our Lives and The Shop. Let's be more like Nell Carter and Gimme a Break.

2:46 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:37 PM

Blogger faithinsound said...

Look Anon-

You're coming perilously close to crossing the line and libeling a young woman who is by no means a public figure. Obviously you have some issues with the individuals involved here, but we'd respectfully ask that you take them somewhere else.

Because we're a free and open forum, we'll keep printing your moronisitudes (unfortunately) unless you actually do cross that line and libel somebody, but just know that nobody here particularly cares about your personal grudges.


3:03 PM

Anonymous Rebecca Dulin said...

My name is Rebecca Dulin. I am a private citizen. I am someone's granddaughter, someone's sister, and someone's friend.

I am sincerely disappointed that the administrator of this site has allowed his communication medium to evolve into a vehicle for malicious personal attacks. This has caused me to question the integrity of anything posted on this site, as it should many other readers.

Harkening back to the original "What the Cool Kids Read..." post, I am ashamed on behalf of all South Carolina political junkies that this string of comments might reflect what WaPo Blogger Chris Cillizza describes as "a great sense of what political people in the states are talking about."

4:05 PM

Blogger faithinsound said...

Miss Dulin-

As unfortunate as these comments are, no one has libeled you. We've had two lawyers (whom we now owe several hundred dollars, incidentally) look at the comments and they both agree that you would have absolutely no case in the event you chose to proceed with an actionable libel claim against us. Of course, you are welcome to pursue such a claim if you choose.

We regret that you are upset at the administrators here at FITS. Our effort from the beginning of this whole process was to come to your defense as we all know you to be a woman of high moral character and professional competence. We also agree with you that comments like these detract from the real debates all of us should be having on substantive issues of policy and politics in the state of South Carolina.

Sadly, you have apparently raised the unmitigated ire of some disgruntled and venomous individual, to which we can only say welcome to the club. We sympathize with your plight more than you can possibly comprehend. It sucks to have people say bad things about us, and it sucks for other people to have to read them.

Yet, until this individual crosses the line of the "common law five" and libels you per se, then we will continue to post her comments as they are submitted because that's what the marketplace of ideas dictates that we do.

Finally, as for our anonymous friends out there, let's not abuse this freedom. As we stated yesterday, if you libel someone or deliberately hijack someone else's identity, your posts will be removed.


6:08 PM

Blogger Jay W. Ragley said...

Marketplace of ideas???

Sorry FITS, but there is more junk in this post than at the Jockey Lot in Anderson.

Dulin, you've got my support bud.

8:32 PM

Blogger faithinsound said...

Chokecherry Sapling (Ragley),

Thanks for weighing in, buddy. It's still doubtful you'll ever get laid.


12:25 PM

Anonymous A Friend said...

Miss Dulin,

Don't let the crazy comments on this site get to you. Everyone who knows you, knows that you are a smart and beautiful young lady. Glad you stood up for yourself. Those who know you and truly value your friendship will stand up for you too.

2:43 PM


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