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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

More on the CBA's

I'm going to follow up my lovely co-blogger and make a plug for the Catholic Blog Awards. Go look at the Best Social Commentary category. Mark Shea is whalloping everybody. Now, don't get me wrong, I like Shea's articles, I tend to like his blog, and I think he's a pretty smart, insightful man of faith.

But his social commentary is absurd. It's simplistic (cute labels bug me), oftentimes visceral, and all to often goes ranging into things about which Mr. Shea hasn't any clue (id est, the law). Furthermore, it consists largely of mere links attached to said cute labels.

Now, compare this to Southern Appeal. For starters, these guys have a way better-looking blog (Bugs Bunny is great, but come on -- a cartoon rabbit versus Robert E. Lee?). Also, perhaps most importantly, they know what they're talking about. They leave interior decorating and all that stuff guys don't know about to other folks, and stick to law, politics, religion, and sports. Nothing is more comendable than a person (especially a blogger) who doesn't talk about stuff he doesn't understand. Not only that, but they actually comment -- they discuss, they analyze, they critique from a variety of learned perspectives. After all, it's "best social commentary."

So, go over to the Catholic Blog Awards and vote for Southern Appeal. Do it now.

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Blogger Elena said...

Paul regarding your assessment of Mark Shea... I totally agree!

5:07 PM  

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