Life as a blackballed blogger

Oh, come on. It’s a little quiet around here, don’t you think?

I’m being punished. My endorsement of Republican primary candidate Mark Neumann was not playing to the party line, and so I’m being left alone. No more comments, no more links. Not even a witty rebuttal.

I’ll live.

I must say I’ve always considered the integrity with which one plays the game to be equal to the outcome.

Let’s hope Scott Walker wins in a few weeks or I’ll be blamed for that, too. πŸ˜‰


  1. Maybe your whining and insulting anyone who disagreed with you had something to do with it?

    I for one felt unwelcome.

    You know where to find me.

  2. It certainly didn’t keep you from showing up on a regular basis. πŸ˜‰

    You’re right. Maybe it’s better this way.

  3. Randy in Richmond says:

    Gee Fred, ever been involved in an election before ? And you felt unwelcomed. Do you suppose telling Cindy “you are out of your mind” had anything to do with that ? And who’s whining now ? Did you also take your ball and go home as a kid ?

  4. Wilson828 says:

    omg… you’re not serious about Scott Walker winning are you? Scott Walker isn’t about good govt .. Scott Walker is about Scott Walker.

    There’s a serious difference.


    every voters know that a big city mayor has an impossible task. but how does the county exec not know about the medical complex disaster, the pension payouts and the other county problems ? both candidates are slow to show they are in tune with the people. grand avenue mall for one. the only forgiving thing is that finally milwaukee will rule over madison.

  6. Cindy, keep up the good work!

  7. Cindy,

    I think your website isn’t getting the attention it did previously because Neumann is gone, not so much because you opposed Walker.

    When Walker won the primary, your liberal friends lost the one commonality they had with you and your conservative opponents lost the one reason they read your material.

    And I may be biased here, but I think it has more to do with the way you opposed Walker than just plain opposing him.

  8. Hmmm. So Aaron, you mentioned I “opposed” Walker how many times?

    Like I said…

  9. Just giving my opinion on it.

    I bet if you continued to oppose Walker until November 2nd, you would regain the volume you lost. Just a thought.

  10. Who said I lost “volume?” Funny thing is, hits are still good. So what’s up with that?

    Neumann was by far the better conservative, but it’s not like I want Wisconsin to stay in bed with the unions. Walker’s the only option now.

  11. Cindy,

    By the way you opposed Walker, it’s hard to believe anyone could be worse.

    And I’m not so sure that Neumann was the better or stronger conservative. He had some liberal tendencies on things green, which scared a few conservatives still concerned about getting us out of a sluggish economy.

    And by the way, you and I both know you lost volume, and by volume I mean hits.

  12. He did not. Belling made all that up to satisfy his audience.

    Aaron, sweetheart, your counter is not as accurate as you’d like to believe. Are hits down from election day? Of course. Are hits down from August? No. If you are going to rely upon something so dearly to make your argument, I’d advise you to verify the accuracy first.

  13. Oh snap! There’s nothing geekier than an argument about whose blog got more hits.

  14. He started it! πŸ˜‰ And it’s not even who got more. He wants the world to know I’ve been punished for opposing his guy.

    I think that’s kind of what I said in the first place.

  15. Cindy…I’m coming back…but you’re not writing much anymore. May I suggest you write something on the recent stories about Walker?? I know he’s on your side but you seem to be a no nonsense type of person who calls it the way it is. All the OT at the MHC while all those horrible things were happening…the county on the verge of bankruptcy…surely you could give us your take on those stories?? I really have been waiting…. πŸ™‚

  16. I’ll confess I did kind of take a couple of weeks of to head to Spain.

    I’m working on a head to head comparison between Walker and Barrett, but it’s probably a little early to post that one.

    If I criticize Walker they will crucify me. Is it worth it when the other candidate isn’t exactly a go getter either?

  17. Head to head? Interesting, so am I.

    Btw, It’s best to get it out as soon as possible so it has time to percolate on the web.

  18. Oh, Aaron. I can only hope to be as smart as you are some day. πŸ™‚

  19. As you know I read this site but don’t comment much here. Just have to say that Wilson828 is spot on with his comment about Mr. Walker.

  20. I know, Pat. I know.

    I had an acquaintance tell me an hour ago that she was going to write my name in because she wasn’t impressed with either candidate. I must say, that’s a very tempting way to handle it.

    I really like Tom Barrett, but don’t think he has what it takes to stand up to the unions and fix the budget mess. I can’t stand Scott Walker, and I have never seen him once actually lead. All he does is whine about how it’s someone else’s fault he didn’t get the job done.

    Crummy, crummy options. Crummy.

  21. Yup – crummy is an understatement. Tom Barrett is a good man and yet I agree that the unions and budget are not one of his strengths. Scotty is all about Scotty – ugh. I like your friend’s write in strategy though! πŸ™‚

  22. Dan (not Vegas or H) says:

    ” I can’t stand Scott Walker”

    Well, if that line doesn’t put you back in favor with the Republican Party, nothing will . πŸ˜‰

  23. I know Dan (not Vegas or H). But it is what it is.

  24. the blogs are a tribute to the 1st amendment——only in the USA

  25. Can’t wait to see how Wanker drives the Badger bus into the ditch the same way he has the county. Ahh yes conservative. Just go for a bike ride on a county road sometime…

  26. i just blogged the state senator candidates and remarked that they have never contacted me which is their problem. the answer. MONEY TALKS.