Jacob Payne, a local Kentucky blogger has taken it upon himself to attack me. I don't know what his motive is and don't really care.
As a blogger, I give Jacob his props but I'm not into degrading Democratic Candidates for any reason. Electing a Democratic senator here in Kentucky is my goal and I realize that attacking the character, reputation, speaking ill of, or defaming a Democratic candidate in a primary is not wise and may very well hurt them in the general election and I have to question the motives and maturity of those that do. Surely we can express our views, by discussing the issues and facts as adults and put away childish tendencies to play silly games and I have the utmost confidence that Kentucky Democrats have the ability to do that and separate the wheat from the chaff.
As a blogger I would rather be out with protesters capturing them with video and photos or attending an event like the Louisville AIDS Walk, Stand Up Fight Back, I Love Mountain Day, Ruby Laffoon , Owensboro International Bar-B-Q Festival or Fancy Farm (I could go on forever) talking with regular folks, shaking their hands, exchanging hugs, listening to what they have to say, and exchanging ideas. That's what I love to do, but here I am doing what I like least and do worst, writing as best I can to express how I feel about the current Democratic Senatorial Primary here in Kentucky.
This primary is going to be long and the candidates will have ample time to present their case and I will do my very best to cover them as objectively as possible so the readers here can make up their own minds. Will I make mistakes? Yes. Have I made mistakes in the past? Yes. Will I continue to make mistakes? Yes. I've never claimed to be perfect, just dedicated.
Rural Kentucky will be the key to winning in the general election. Will progressives like me get the candidate we really want? Will we get a candidate like Chuck Shumer? Maybe maybe not. That remains to be seen.
I don't believe that Jacob Payne is, as a commenter on one of my videos said is "Some guy who wants Louisville to secede from Kentucky." However, that's how some progressive Democrats in rural Kentucky feel and that may very well hurt our chance in the general election.
OK, I've said all of that to say this:
We've started a new blog that will allow for diaries. This is a progressive Democratic blog and will allow Democrats express themselves and debate the issues.
- Our goal here is to turn rural America from "Red" to "Blue". We understand there will be differences of opinion as to how that can be accomplished. It's in that spirit we welcome all points of view, with the exceptions listed below:
- We realize that politics can become heated and in the heat of those moments we sometimes say, write and do things we wish we could take back. It's in that spirit we ask that comments be related to the post and and be made only after careful consideration.
- Comments are expected to be concise and not lengthy excerpts from news articles or your own work use blockquote and links for this and respect "fair use".
- Comments that are: ethnic insults, classist, demeaning, racist, sexist or homophobic, simply will not be tolerated and will be deleted without notice.
- Any diary or comment that seems to be posted with the sole aim of attacking the character, reputation, speaking ill of or defaming a Democratic candidate simply won't be tolerated here and such post or comments may be deleted without notice. Repeated violators may be banned, at the sole discretion of Hillbilly Report.
- We understand that typing comments on a keyboard about a person we can't see, hear or touch is different than communicating with each other in person and how that can lower our inhibition to act different in cyber space than we do in person, but that's no excuse for name calling or attacking others that participate here.
- We will encourage new bloggers to join our community knowing full well that some will be more experienced than others and there may even be some that have never blogged before. It will be our policy to encourage and help the new and inexperienced reach their full potential and give the experienced community members more responsibility and leeway.
Ok these are the guidelines and they will be revised from time to time. Now let's get to work and take rural America back.
I will continue to blog here at this site and post my usual edgy stuff.