I just gave redwhiteandMGOBLUE a minus-1 for posting a form topic as a diary. I'm gonna do the same for this one.
I'd be happy to discuss Veeckism and Disco Dem night on the boards, but I don't see how this fits the criteria of the diaries.
I have a lot of respect for you as a poster (and for being stalwart blue in the red state) so please don't take this personally. My intent is to discourage future posters from abusing the Diaries and their prime position with lower-level content.
If we in the MGoBoard community can't do a better job of deciding which posts are Diary-worthy and which are forum fodder, Brian's most likely going to step in and put some limits on who can post diaries. This would suck -- some of the best diaries I've read were from longtime lurkers and first-time posters looking to make a grand entrance with a grand, thoughtful, or groundbreaking piece.