It was an honor when Hillbilly asked me to join him on hillbillyreport.com. Jim is one hell of a Kentucky Progressive, and I consider him one of the finest video bloggers in the nation. After I left Bluegrassroots, it was a thrill to get to work with Hillbilly, because he is the one Kentucky Progressive in the blogosphere I felt I had most in common with.
Here at Hillbillyreport.org, you will find that we are not afraid to tell it like it is. We are serious Progressives with the goal of turning rural red areas in our country blue once again. We will not mince words or sugar-coat the truth as we see it.
We are hoping to have a great membership of folks who can feel free to post their own thoughts in diaries. We hope to attract other talent and use this blog to make a real difference for rural Democrats, or any other Democrat facing a tough race.
As Administrators I think you will find that neither myself, or Hillbilly are looking to censor or delete anyone’s views even if we don’t agree with them. This is an open forum for rural Democrats, and we fully realize that even among Progressives we don’t always agree.
All I ask as an Administrator of this blog is that when we do disagree, we can do so in a respectable manner. Name-calling, and labeling folks that may disagree with you on certain issues is not only childish, but counter-productive to the greater cause of electing Democratic candidates in areas where they are needed most.
So please, lets all work for what we believe in, a Progressive agenda for rural America, and all of America for that matter. For the most part here, the only rules are lets get Democrats elected, and be nice to each other in the process.
I hope you will enjoy our blog and help us build it into a community that will make a difference.
So to everyone who comes in the next few days, welcome to Hillbillyreport.org, and feel free to post diaries. We can’t wait to hear from you!!!