NEW LOOK, Same 'Ol Red
You Can Call Me "Red" or You can Call Me...
Out of respect for other bloggers who were using the name "Red Stater" like The Red Stater and similar redstater blogs before I came along, I will clarify and distinguish myself so there is no confusion about who is writing what-when and where.
First, a brief history...
I originally used the "login name" Red Stater (before I had a weblog) to post a comment over at Air America alfranken blogs a couple years ago (see my Kevlar Underwear Post)...where I was promptly banned and changed my login name to "red's tater" when I went to their sister blog Air America Place... where I was promptly banned.
I never cursed or called them any names (not even moonbat) while they spewed the most vile hatred possible, so I was the one banned... it turns out that conservative views are considered "hate speech". (they need a disclaimer)
Their one-sided restriction on ideas and views at a place (blog comment board) where ideas and views are the only thing relevant was insulting and motivating.
So, I decided to have my own blog where I knew the chances of me getting banned for standing up for what I believe was "significantly less".
"Red Stater" was born and even though I had done searches for the name "red stater" in an effort to not copy something 100 other bloggers were doing, I later found that The Red Stater and a few others had been around for a while.
I have had no conversation with any of the other "red stater" bloggers about this, but this is something I've been thinking about for a while.
If Madonna (Marge or whatever) and The artist formerly known as "Prince" can do it...
You can call me Red or you can call me Red S or you can call me redstater or you can call me Red's Tater or you can just call me Tater...but ya' doesn't have to call me Red Stater, unless ya' want to.
Hope this clears things up.
-tater, red s