No kidding. This is the first real time I’ve spent on one of those and the blog roll is pathetic. Also, the frequency of their posts is atrocious.
Now go look over at my right sidebar with my RSS Blogroll. Note those are not ALL the blogs I read. I didn’t put Say Uncle in there because of how he posts it would quickly flood out most of the other bloggers, and I think I’m justified that everybody knows about Chance and his awesome blog and they either read him or they don’t.
A few other bloggers, for reasons unknown don’t have RSS feeds that play well with my software, so you have to check them manually. But overall they are bloggers who blog about individual liberty and about gun rights and gun ownership, and the shooting sports. There are ten slots and they’re updated every time the page refreshes. Depending on how people post it flips over 4-5x per day, maybe more, I don’t know how to gather stats on that. All I know is it isn’t often when there isn’t a new post at the top of that list.
Now 45er was talking about Baldr Odinson, a worker for one of the many ephemeral Joyce Foundation AstroTurf groups. Now first note that Baldr posts MAYBE once a week (I ascribe to the “Post at least once a day” rule of blogging. Thanks to the daily syndication of the “Gun Death?” Files, it generally runs about 2-4 per day, if you include many of my silly interludes), but he also has the blogger equivalent of my RSS blogroll. I thought I’d just run down it just to expand on 45er’s observation. Below will have the blog’s title, and the time period of the post as of my typing. I’ll keep links out, as well as post titles because I’m not here to rebroadcast their propiganda.:
Mikeb302000: 3 hours ago. Mikey the troll is probably the best content generator, I believe for taking a page out of his compatriot Robert Farago’s playbook by taking on as many authors who are willing to ruin their reputation. By my count he has 4 Authors, one the most disgusting Jadegold, as well as some other repugnant anti-freedom types. So yeah 4 authors he better keep up with most of the single-handed blogs out there.
Ohh Shoot: 1 day ago. I’m not sure who “Ohh Shoot” is, but s/he is a Joyce foundation aggregater.
Common Gunsense: 2 days ago: We known Joan, professional victim, as well as somebody who holds multiple positions with the Brady Campaign and the Joyce foundation
Brady Campaign Blog : 2 days ago: We also know the Brady Campaign. Also they have a ton of bloggers on staff, but they have a rough time generating content.
A Law Abiding Citizen?: 1 week ago: Ohh Shoot again. So more Joyce blogging, also this one has a comment section, and Bob drops some good questions that “Ohh Shoot” feels no interest in answering. Their beliefs aren’t worth defending…that says a lot!
Guns Are Soooo Great!: 1 week ago: And Anti-rights nut from Alaska. No affiliations with either the Joyce Foundation, or Brady Campaign, also no deep thoughts
Ordinary People: 3 weeks ago: A CSGV Post, that doesn’t appear to be a blog
Bullet Counter Points: 1 Month Ago: Same as above. No idea why these are considered separate blogs, or blogs at all.
National Gun Victims Action Council blog: 2 months ago: Not sure who this group is. A quick google search shows me some tentative ties to the Joyce Foundation, maybe somebody can enlighten me.
Gun Guys: 5 months ago: Go click that link. “Gun Guys” was the premier AstroTurf Joyce Foundation blog. They didn’t blog much, but when the Joyce checks dried up they really didn’t do much more blogging. Now as you can see with the link the page has been dark for several months. May they have several more. All posts listed on the blogroll also show a blank page, Baldr either doesn’t know this, or doesn’t know how to take the blog down from his roll. There are several other “Progressive” blogs that still have this dead link flying. Oh how they cling to the past!
Mondays With Mike: 8 months ago: Yet another CSGV blog post somehow listed as a separate blog.
Abusing the Privilege: Crimes Committed by CCW’s: 1 year ago: there is no author information, also not a single citation in this news aggregate. It is a Joyce Foundation hobby-horse, and it has as many ethics and bias as one could expect. But I can only speculate who this blogger is…or was given that the blog has been dark for over a year.
New England Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence: 1 year ago: Another Joyce Foundation AstroTurf group.
So that’s it. That’s all. The whole blogroll, and the last entry is almost a year-and-a-half old. Almost all of them have direct ties with the Brady Campaign and the Joyce Foundation (So technically its only 4 Separate Entities if you count the two unaffiliated bloggers as entities). Several of the entities are the widely spaced CSGV blog entities listed as separate “Blogs” for reasons I can’t determine.
So as I’ve said before there is no grass-roots support for gun control, most work for the Brady Campaign or the Joyce Foundation, and given some of the shady characters that work for those groups that isn’t a mark of pride, and there is zero content out there.
Meanwhile just look at the Gun Blog Black List, there are some defunct blogs and redundant links in there, but overall its VOLUMES of fresh content and discussion about Gun Rights and Freedom. Furthermore most of them have open comment sections where we can debate and discuss the issues (ALL of the Anti-Rights blogs either don’t allow comments, or heavily moderate them, and there is NO discussion ever…I don’t blame them, they can only lose if they debate).
You can easily read ALL the anti-rights blogs inside of an hour, and keep up with new content by adding 10-15 mins every week, tops if you’re a slow reader. Meanwhile Gun Blogs you simply have to play favorites, because there is too much for any one person.
Can you see from here who’s on the wrong side of the issues? Yeahhhh