Before Jim Quigley announced he was running for County Comptroller, actually before anyone announced for the position, I was invited to Jim Quigley's house for lunch. We had a talk about my blog among other things. One of the things we also discussed was the fact that my blog was upsetting a lot of the GOP and he had been asked to finance a GOP blog to counter mine.
I am not sure which blog (s) are officially backed by the county GOP but it seems a new Republican blog pops up every week to counter my blog. I have never witnessed this amount of blogs focusing on such a small local community.
They are all attack blogs and try unsuccessfully to discredit Hein, Auerbach, myself and Democrats in general.
None of these blogs even come close to having any real effect on my blogs popularity and that makes a lot of the people that invest their time and energy into these things very nasty and bitter. I am usually the brunt of their attacks, as the only real Democratic blog in Ulster County.
The success of my blog is nothing special, the people of Ulster County just reject the practices and beliefs of the Republican party and don't want to hear about them. So whether it's one blog or 15, they will all fail. And, Quigley's millions won't change that.
However, because this blog is fair and Balanced, and because I feel sorry for these people that have been turned into electioneer puppets, I will give them a free plug on the blog.
Here is the complete list:
It's interesting to point out that the overwhelming majority of these blogs are anonymous. They say whatever they want and take no responsibility for it's content.
The nastiest of them all. This vile blog chooses to attack myself and Democrats in general. Very poorly written and out of touch with reality.
Ulster County Conservative
A local blog written by a Kingston Republican. I disagree with it's content but it's not half bad.
Another hit blog that is as nasty as the day is long. Just another bitter blogger upset with Democratic success.
Cahill on Kingston
My Poughkeepsie Journal counterpart. At least this blog has been around for a while and is consistent. Cahill on Politics = I hate Sottile.
Ulster County Politics
Another GOP blog dedicated to Len Bernardo and Jim Quigley.
Right Time Radio
A blog hosted by Ed Gaddy and Imre Berk, again, like UC Conservative, they are true to what they believe in.
Clark Richter's blog
Lenny and Squigley's newest employee, uses blog to hit Dems and praises Bernardo and Quigley if they tie their shoes correctly.
There are also some other blogs that deal with Ulster County Issues that I recommend:
This is an overall fair and accurate blog. The down side it is anonymous but it's for the most part fair and I enjoy reading it.
This blog done by Alderman Madsen, deals with relevant issues on all levels of government, a worthy read.