Dipnote
September 26, 2007 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Dipnote. Official weblog of the U.S. State Department.

"Dipnote" means "diplomatic note." Their first entry.
posted by brownpau (24 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
WRITTEN FOR, BY AND ABOUT DIPSHITS.
posted by quonsar at 11:47 AM on September 26, 2007 [5 favorites]


chronologically speaking, it's a bit confused.
posted by quonsar at 11:51 AM on September 26, 2007


Dipnote? Lord. They should get the Gawker guys on it, get a good name: Bureaucratist. Destater.
posted by chasing at 11:51 AM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


'Cam's gonna be upset...
posted by SweetJesus at 11:54 AM on September 26, 2007


Tha's a strange choice of picture on the front page. The lights on the computer under the desk looks like a weird little gremlin face.
posted by ourobouros at 12:01 PM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


Why all the hating? I applaud any department of the government that tries to be more transparent and inclusive. They even take comments, for crying out loud?
posted by DU at 12:06 PM on September 26, 2007


Yeah, try and get something critical posted.
posted by ahimsakid at 12:19 PM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


And their comments even utilize CAPTCHA.
It will be interesting to see the special interest groups start herding people to comment on issues (as well as the unherded). I have the feeling that blog comments may be another way that the govt. determines how much the public is actually INTERESTED in certain topics. "No comments on Blackwater? Then we can safely sweep that one under the rug!"
posted by spock at 12:21 PM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's a strange AN AWESOME choice of picture on the front page.

Desk gremlin: Gnee hee hee!
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:23 PM on September 26, 2007


I think "Dipnote" is kinda charming, in an unintentionally self-mocking way.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:26 PM on September 26, 2007


Tha's a strange choice of picture on the front page. The lights on the computer under the desk looks like a weird little gremlin face.

that's not computer lights, that's a decorative brass drawer pull, you moron!
posted by quonsar at 12:46 PM on September 26, 2007


Aw, and I thought "zomg-i-can-put-anything-here-lol-hurrah-for-basename-wildcards" was the title of the first post.
posted by ALongDecember at 1:09 PM on September 26, 2007


PS - We're new at this. It looks like we broke our own rule and used State jargon in our blog title. "Dipnote" refers to a diplomatic note. it is one of the many way in which governments formally communicate with each other.

A grammatical error in the first entry. They've already got the hang of blogging!
posted by brundlefly at 1:23 PM on September 26, 2007


I wonder if USAID is going to offer tips for picking up hookers?
posted by Pollomacho at 1:33 PM on September 26, 2007


that's not computer lights, that's a decorative brass drawer pull, you moron!

So tactful, so...Diplomatic!
posted by smcniven at 1:33 PM on September 26, 2007


Dipnotes are the Midstate Office Supply rivals of Dipset.
posted by basicchannel at 1:33 PM on September 26, 2007


Crap. SweetJesus beat me to the punchline.
posted by basicchannel at 1:35 PM on September 26, 2007


Only time will tell, but this looks like a step in the right direction to me.
posted by IronLizard at 2:22 PM on September 26, 2007


Krist, because you totally want to know ya hey who Brianna in Wisconsin dere thinks should be allowed to possess nuclear technology n’ crap.
Meh, it’s better than the brown note.
It’s good to raise the issue and get people thinking about it. Bit short on background, although it shouldn’t be too much to ask folks google the NPT.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:40 PM on September 26, 2007


(issues/them)
posted by Smedleyman at 3:40 PM on September 26, 2007


This is pathetic--and we have no functioning diplomacy anymore anyway, unless it's to twist arms to support our wars and occupations.

I won't hold my breath to see explanations of infantile shit like this: State Dep't Classifies Publicly-Available Corruption Document--... yesterday, Rep. Henry Waxman wrote to Condoleezza Rice to complain, among other things, that her department promptly classified internal assessments of corruption in the Iraqi government when it learned that his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sought them out. Among those documents: an 80-page U.S. Embassy-Baghdad report on pervasive Iraqi corruption leaked to The Nation's David Corn. ...
posted by amberglow at 5:03 PM on September 26, 2007


and this: ... Along with protecting the fledgling Maliki government, State also is keeping information on Blackwater out of the public eye. The private contractor has been forbidden from sharing documents related to its mission in Baghdad, where Blackwater guards protect American officials and diplomats.

A State Department contracting officer told Blackwater not to hand over documents related to its Iraq contract "unless such disclosure has been authorized in writing." ...

posted by amberglow at 6:50 PM on September 26, 2007


that's not computer lights, that's a decorative brass drawer pull, you moron!

So tactful, so...Diplomatic!
posted by smcniven at 4:33 PM


qnote.
posted by quonsar at 4:12 AM on September 27, 2007


f-nord
posted by Pollomacho at 5:11 AM on September 27, 2007


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