October 5, 2005
Sorry for being so silent. Sure I've been busy, but I have a confession to make. I'm tired of politics, and tired of feeling guilty about not blogging whenever something happens (Yes, I do feel guilty). Of course, I still have my political views and opinions, and I still read various news sites as though the secret of life were found therein, but I'm not really interested in keeping up this blog. I've decided arguing politics is a good way to raise peoples' blood pressure without accomplishing much. I associate frequently with some liberals and have decided they believe what they want to, and I as well. No use making a big deal out of it.However, I don't want to ditch my website. I am interested in keeping an online log/journal, but with a big "but," which is that I don't necessarily want it public, because I might put some personal things up. Kind of a problem I'd say. Maybe I'll just start a new blog anyway and let people stumble upon it.So I don't know. Any suggestions for me? Shall I simply take my bow and exit the blogosphere?
Posted by charr at 2:19 PM
I'd be tired of defending that jackass in the white house too -- never before has this country seen such a colossal failure of leadership and integrity. Bush makes me tired too -- tired of trying to figure out why allegedly smart guys like you continue to support him and that pack of liars who surround him, seemingly hell-bent on destroying this country and every good thing it stands for (or at least once stood for).
Anon, you'd be one of the reasons I tire of talking politics. Instead of level-headed discussion, you resort to emotial bias against anything related to Bush and name-calling. That makes it impossible to have a worthwhile discussion.Do you think, perhaps, that since the majority of this country voted to re-elect Bush, your views aren't shared be many? You are entitled to your views of course, but I do not like how you try to condescendingly push them on others with name calling and belittling.
I'm as level-headed as they come; your head however appears to be still stuck in the sand. (And by the way, 51% doesn't constitute a big majority with a mandate). You seem to be the one with the problem of level-headed discussion. Your posts show a great deal of lacking in objectivity. I suppose it must give you a great deal of shame to admit that your boy George is the worst president to ever come along, especially since you voted twice for him. Must be tough living with all that shame.But let's face the truth here, YOU are the clear minority nowadays:http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20051006/cm_thenation/127274;_ylt=AnnYGX5rlOG2iMKbnRq8zkr9wxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUlA clear, wide majority have finally caught on. And Jackass isn't just name-calling, it's so darn appropriate!Here's another good perspective that I'm sure you missed along the way:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ucgg/20050924/cm_ucgg/realismnotrelativismmustbeusedtogaugesuccess;_ylt=AqS0BJ2FvfjVP_iKul7razQAgMIF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUlGo ahead, risk a little, and enlarge your perspective! I know it's not in your nature to admit mistakes (just like it isn't in Georgie-boy's nature, great example he is to all you devoted fans). But it's not too late; there are 12-step programs available to help you. It starts with a confession:"My name is Cameron, and I'm a Bushaholic"Am I emotional? Hell yes. Completely fed up. Tired of seeing this once great nation bankrupted, lied to, manipulated, and trampled on. Cheny, Rove, Delay, etc. etc.; how many scandalous scandals can you pack into one administration? It staggers the imagination.Why pick on you? Because you apparently just want to glibly believe all is well in Zion (covering up your shame and guilt perhaps?), while the wolf is busy fleecing the flock. Someone has to tell the truth.
Indeed, apparently anon does not get it. Dude, anon, get a grip. You haven't even got the spine to admit who you are, yet you insist that Cameron take you seriously. Go rant on your own blog.My opinion is that you ought to continue blogging, but not about politics. Perhaps switch to blogging software that allows private posting for entries you consider sensitive.Oh, and feel free to delete comments from people you don't like. You're under no obligation to provide a forum for their opinions.
Thanks Levi. I have an idea of what I want to do, but I need to decide on html (which I'm not great at) and blogging software. I like Moveable Type, but am wondering what Wordpress would get me.
Oh, and I've often wondered about whether or not I should delete comments I don't like. I'm a fan of free speech as long as it's appropriate, but on the other hand, this blog is my property and I get to control what's allowed. If I do go to a more personal space, I wouldn't expect anything offensive, but would be more likely to delete comments I don't think belong.
Just put something above the comment entry box to the effect of "I reserve the right to delete any comment which I find offensive or off-topic" and go for it.I haven't kept track of blogging software too much lately, but I do know WordPress has a feature to password-protect specific entries.
I think you should delete away regardless of whether you warn people you will do so. You are the ruler of your own blog; you shouldn't have to answer to anyone else for your decisions regarding it. I blithely deleted several comments recently on a post of mine. It felt good. You should try it. It's very liberating.And I completely understand being fed up with politics. Same here - thus the lack of posts on my blog, too. And yeah, the non-posting guilt is enormous.
I have a new blog in beta form right now. Pretty much everything works, but I want to refine it and I'm trying to teach myself crude CSS, so it's slow going.Anyway, I just googled the name, and there is a name of someone's blog in Spain with almost the exact same name, so I don't know if I'll need to change it or not. Hmm.