Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Interview with Small Dead Animals

We're proud to present interview number two in our new interview series. This time we're interviewing Kate, the editor of the site Small Dead Animals. Make sure to check them out and subscribe!

1. When and why did you start Small Dead Animals? came into being in February of 2004. As it says on my main page, I'm the type that tends to "yell at the radio". Now, with the blog, the "radio" can hear me.

2. Has President Obama been better or worse than you expected or feared?

I expected very little of him. His lack of career involvement in the private sector - much less personal achievement - spoke for itself. What has surprised me was the reluctance of rank and file Democrats to speak up and curb the worst excesses.

3. What's the best thing about running your site?

The reader feedback. We have a lively comments section that has attracted a regular readership who represent a lot of knowledge and experience - from air traffic controllers, to physicians, farmers, computer geeks, and for some reason - a lot of engineers.

4.Any favorites for 2012 yet?

Nope. One of my main complaints with mainstream news today is that they deliver very little news at all - that the typical newscast is "1/3 opinion, 1/3 prediction, and 1/3 weather". I try not to make the same mistake.

5. Would you support (even though you can't vote for) a "RINO" against Obama?

Well, I'm Canadian, so can only help bring down your governments from afar. But in Canada I have been guilty of the CINO vote. Here where party members are "whipped", it doesn't much matter what your local Member of Parliament's position is.  They'll vote the wishes of the PM, or be ejected from caucus.

6. What is the dumbest/worst thing Obama has done so far?

It's a long list, but apologizing to the despotic governments of the Middle East is probably tied with setting deadlines for withdrawel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

7. Anything else you would like to add?

As a Canadian living in a resource rich, exporting province (Saskatchewan), I'm deeply concerned with what I see going on in the US right now. The utter destruction being wreaked on private sector confidence, the staggering debt, the explosion of the nanny state, and the inexplicable efforts of legislators at all levels to force even the smallest wealth creator out of existence in the name of "the environment" has me frightened for our own long range economic health.

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  1. Best blog on the 'net. I read it religiously.

  2. Kate's got it goin ON!
    SDA's a must read.

  3. SDA is a favorite stop of mine. It's very smart and very informed...perfect for a time crunched stay at home mom to almost 5.

  4. SDA is our favourite Canadian website, not only for Kate's wit, but for the comments from her regulars. We can rely on SDA reporting what the journalibs opt to bury. Kudos to Pundit Press for recognizing Kate and her crew.

  5. SDA is my reason for getting up early each morning. Kate is the best.

  6. Kate's Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwt

  7. I've been a long-time reader of SDA. And yes, it's the comments, commentators, and Kate that keep me coming back for more. Well done Kate!

  8. SDA is always worth a visit whether it be for the headlines or the comments.

  9. I've been reading SDA for about 3 years now and I always come back for more! Kate and her loyal readers never fail to impress me with their intellect. Way to go Kate! We love you here in Ontario!