The Krystal Ball story has generated so much national attention that the availability of this server has been terribly compromised. While it’s nice to get attention from far and wide, BVBL isn’t done for a national audience. There are plenty of other places where items of national interest can be found, and the vast majority of those are done by folks who are better writers, have redundant server infrastructure that can weather a good slashdotting, and pay full-time attention to what’s going on on their site and with their servers. I just can’t handle the management effort and all this traffic (sometimes reaching over 200,000 hits a day) so I reluctantly have to take down the Krystal Ball story.
That by no means should imply that story isn’t worthy of attention or for any reason should be kept from the public. Krystal Ball’s consistent behavior and publicly stated positions clearly put her at odds with the values and convictions of a vast majority of residents in the 1st Congressional District of Virginia. That one of the clearest examples of these convictions and patterns of behavior is revealed from pictures taken six years ago where dresses up some guy with a dildo strapped to his nose and thinks it’s cute to fellate the thing on camera is happenstance. Anyone attending her puppet show fundraiser in New York City earlier this election cycle generally witnessed the same behavior. Anyone perusing her public record quickly discovers her approval for all sorts of perversions as a public policy matter. The pictures demonstrate a pattern of behavior, and a pattern that definitely is inconsistent with the kind of Congressional representation the 1st District deserves.
So it’s been fun to get all sorts of traffic from people who won’t likely ever come back to read BVBL, I have to let others run with this story and take down the Krystal Ball post. The pictures aren’t available here anymore since I can’t possibly host ten photos demonstrating Krystal Ball’s personal convictions about posing for pictures with sex toys, and photobucket banned my account after I uploaded the photos there and linked to them. I probably could manage to fight through the issue and find hosting for them, but that still leaves me with gobs of incoming web traffic I just can’t handle.
I’ll be back to discuss Krystal Ball, without enticing readers with pictures of Krystal Ball acting like someone from “Girls Gone Wild” however. If photos like that happen to show up again, I’ll make sure they find a place to be, somewhere that can handle the web traffic and be a more reliable host for getting the story out. I just can’t do that, but I can continue to shine the light on this horrible candidate, hopefully for an audience that is eligible to cast a ballot in that race.
UPDATE: Now that Krystal Ball has embarked on a new career as a television pundit claiming to be a “democratic strategist” and given that the firestorm has died down, it seems appropriate to re-enable the post. People should know about her qualifications in this role.
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