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Speaking of the Brady Blog

They’re gonna have some changes. One of those is, apparently, to shut off comments. I’m guessing that’s because there is no better source for pro-gun information than the Brady Blog itself. And, of course, the pro-gun comments outnumber the anti-gun comments by a ginormous margin. And the trackbacks usually make them look like idiots.

Update: In comments, DMeadows notes he predicted it a bit back:

I guess we’ll see what the BC actually does with the blog, but I speculated back on July 1st, in “Reasoned Discourse? – Part II” on the BC blog:

“I wonder if this “Reasoned Discourse” series is actually a strategy to build a pretext for closing the blog to comments or shutting the blog down itself.

“Think about it. This blog could be perceived by the BC as a failed and embarrassing experiment. Gun rights folks far outnumber gun control proponents. The presenting of facts and attempts at rational argument of POV is done far more by pro-rights people. Most of Paul’s blog posts are either about political/legal setbacks or some other negativity for gun control, and few are about successes or big wins for gun control.”

We’ll see.

9 Responses to “Speaking of the Brady Blog”

  1. BobG Says:

    If they turn off comments, what is “Kelli” going to do in her spare time? LOL

  2. Matt Says:

    They will probably be “moderated” comments so only the BC supporters will be able to crow in glowing terms about the BC and its wonderful works and success. With lots of sockpuppets to make it seem like there are hundreds of BC commenters that support them that have only been frightened away by th evil, scary, racist, bigoted, ignorance, children hating and eating, atheist gun nuts.

    It’s no fun talking to an empty room or a bunch of Yes-man, kiss ass sycophants otherwise.

    I’ll still bounce in there once in a while just to keep tabs on the (stupid and ignorant) enemy.

  3. Lyle Says:

    “One of those is, apparently, to shut off comments.”

    This is the web version of sticking their fingers in their ears and shouting, “La la la la la. I can’t hear you. La la la la.”

  4. DMeadows Says:

    I guess we’ll see what the BC actually does with the blog, but I speculated back on July 1st, in “Reasoned Discourse? – Part II” on the BC blog:

    “I wonder if this “Reasoned Discourse” series is actually a strategy to build a pretext for closing the blog to comments or shutting the blog down itself.

    “Think about it. This blog could be perceived by the BC as a failed and embarrassing experiment. Gun rights folks far outnumber gun control proponents. The presenting of facts and attempts at rational argument of POV is done far more by pro-rights people. Most of Paul’s blog posts are either about political/legal setbacks or some other negativity for gun control, and few are about successes or big wins for gun control.”

  5. straightarrow Says:

    Did anyone really expect anything different? Truth is toxic to them.

  6. Cactus Jack Says:

    “And the trackbacks usually make them look like idiots”

    Aint no “usually” about it, it does. Though it’s not like they need help in that regard.

  7. John Hardin Says:

    Grab a copy of the posts and comments! That way they can’t conveniently disappear into the ether.

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