That’s right, the State Department is now blogging:

Dipnote (

By my calculations, this means there are now just 11 people left in the world without a blog.


Category: Taxes and Policy, Weblogs

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8 Responses to “Blog Watch: The State Department”

  1. SINGER says:

    make that 10…the Sufi mystic who spent the last thirty years in a cave spinning around had a wonderful vision of Allah and has now upon his emergence opened a Blogger account to tell his story…

    We can really bump the numbers IF we begin counting those currently in cryogenic freeze among those still blogless….

  2. Pool Shark says:

    make that 9… Elvis is blogging from the back of a donut shop in Brisbane, Australia.

    Word is, D.B Cooper is his travel consultant

  3. martin kenney says:

    Yes except the US is Japan…it was Japan that got hit the hardest in the 1989 downturn.

  4. donna says:

    Dipnote? Who picked that name?

    Is it Condi’s blog?

  5. a guy called john says:

    and it’s down already…maybe coming up w/ a better name?

  6. David says:


    “We go to gain a little patch of ground
    That hath in it no profit but the name.”
    Hamlet- William Shakespeare

    Iran beware! Oil beware! that it should come to this!

    “Angels and ministers of grace, defend us!

  7. Kevin says:

    As a State Department Foreign Service Officer (who reads Big Picture religiously), I want to say thank you for the shout-out.

    Check out this link from the “Dipnote” blog:

    This video is what visitors will see when they come into our Consular Section waiting rooms to get tourist, student, and business/investor visas.

    FYI, a “dipnote” (“diplomatic note”) is the formal communication between our Embassies and a host country’s government.

  8. donna says:

    “FYI, a “dipnote” (“diplomatic note”) is the formal communication between our Embassies and a host country’s government.”

    Well, in Dubya’s case that would be an appropriate name, I guess…..

    So sorry you have to work for idiots, Kevin!