Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Pissant Award

Jim Martin at The Impolitic tagged me with this I'm almost unsure if it's a compliment or not. I'm going to just steal his definition of the "award":

1. The award recipients are pissants – i.e., they're not the biggest bloggers in the 'sphere, they're not Kos or Hewitt or Sullivan, but they make up in attitude what they lack in size/readership.

2. They are provocateurs – i.e., they provoke other people into thinking about and responding to subjects they might not otherwise think about and respond to.

3. By virtue of the first two traits, they advance the intrinsic value of a government that is closely, evenly divided between partisans, so no one party has outright control of the outcomes, recognizing that (a) divided government honors the check-and-balance intent of the founding fathers; and (b) divided government tends to work better; reference the Reagan and Clinton years versus the Carter and Bush #43 years."

This is where this came from http://westanddivided.blogspot.com/2007/08/announcing-partisan-reflections-on.html

So, in the true spirit of pissantness and in recognition of Pissantitude par excellance we recognize:

1-5) Divided We Stand, United We Fall which should help his pyramid scheme right alonggggg


Jim Martin said...

Just to keep it straight, the definition quoted was done by Pete Abel at Central Sanity.
Is this award a compliment? After much thought, I think so. As I stated, I don't think of myself as a pissant, I think of myself as most others do, an asshole.

mw said...

That is just great Chuck. Look, I am not ungrateful for the recognition of my "Pissantitudeness Par Excellance" - yadda yadda yadda. But, you are taking this meme in a dangerous new direction. As a consequence, I have been forced to update the over-long award post YET AGAIN, specifically to add the Chuck Bucher Rule. It is fixed now, but let's not have any more screw-ups. You have a job to do. Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

Chuck Butcher said...

I'm always glad to help out a pissant, or asshole that being a condition I can at least identify with.