BlueOregon gets more notice...

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Welcome to Blue OregonAfter the initial messages of welcome from around the blogosphere, now comes the inevitable backlash - along with some more supportive commentary.

EyelineMatch wonders how blueblogger Wendy R-W could possibly care about clean air and schools in an age of terrorism.

Olivia Rabanal, from OregonLive, is off and running on a child care cooperative - on which blueblogger Leslie Carlson was most eloquent.

John Hays at SleazeReport.com gives us his own Dean Scream: "Oh no!!!!! - not more deep, meaningful discussions on the new blog in town. Aaaarrrgggghhhh!!!!"

OregonLive's Sarah Gilbert also says howdy: "BlueOregon is the hottest thing in political/news blogs. All the biggest names (and, even, some that don't suck) are making an appearance." Thanks, glad we don't suck.

And, last but not least, Oregonian-in-exile Chuck Currie gives us a shout-out: "This should be one of the first places you visit for Oregon news."

UPDATE: And, as b!X points out, we shouldn't leave out the dead-tree media. Willamette Week scooped our own press announcement. I'm not sure what a Blogistani warlord is, though. [One correction: While b!X is a huge inspiration for us, his involvement so far is limited to being our very first visitor - and our most prolific commenter.]

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    And don't forget the mention in today's Willamette Week which wrongly listed me as involved here. Heh.

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    Yes, yes, of course. I'll post an update. Thx!

  • Isaac Laquedem (unverified)
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    I don't know what a Blogistani warlord is, either, but as Willamette Week thinks that I am one, I would like my government allotment of black Chevrolet Suburbans, sunglassed bodyguards with assault rifles, and cash in suitcases.

  • badpenny (unverified)
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    because this post is primarily about the site, I thought it might be ok for me to ask what exactly the blue part of blue oregon is in reference to, if anything?

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    Sure, from the press announcement:

    What's so "blue" about Oregon? In recent years, it's become fashionable in political circles to refer to a "Blue America" that votes Democratic and a "Red America" that votes Republican. While that political analysis is overly simplistic - America is really just shades of purple, right? - we think "Blue Oregon" reflects our collective vision of the Oregon we want to live in. It's a place where Oregonians believe in each other and work together through shared sacrifice to make Oregon a better place.

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    It's not the color of the bruises we're going to suffer in the comment threads?

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    I'm sure there are a few disappointed octogenarians out there who remember the term "blue movies" and thought they were going to get some home-grown Oregon porn. Sorry, guys.

  • Rob Salzman (unverified)
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    I wonder when/why the democrats became blue? For the longest time, red was associated with communism, socialism & the democrats. I'm 44 now, and it just seems plain weird that the Democrats are now blue, and the Republicans are the color of the revolution...

  • Isaac Laquedem (unverified)
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    From Red Square to square "reds": oh, how a mighty color has fallen.

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    we should all go down to the Red and Black Cafe and discuss it...

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