WELCOME

 

 

 

This is my first blog post. In future blogs, I’ll be giving my opinions on things like politics and policy, sports, television, movies, whatever.  My main focus will be on politics, and in that area what I’d like to do is rebut many of the Facebook memes that have become all too influential in how people wind up voting.

 

To be honest and upfront, I am now, always have been, and always will be a liberal Democrat. If that doesn’t describe you, that’s fine.  Just be civil in your comments and feel free to try to make the case that I’m wrong.  I will try to be as fact based as possible and try not to offend those who may disagree. 

 

As you read my posts, you notice that I do not spell out the name of the current occupant of the White House nor do I refer to his title. He will simply be T***p, hopefully that will not be too confusing for folks.  I still have never referred to Obama’s predecessor as (title plus last name), but I will refer to him either as W or Bush (when I mean the elder and more worthy Bush I will make that clear).  Similarly, I will never refer to Reagan as (title plus last name).  Just a few little quirks but that’s my way of refusing to give respect to those that do not deserve it.

 

I hope to enlighten a few and change a few minds or if not give you something to think about. With that, I’ll be writing some posts as soon as time permits.

Cheers and Regards,

Bob

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Comment by Rodney Roe on January 3, 2018 at 3:55am

Welcome, Bob.  Expressing liberal ideas here - with a few exceptions - is like preaching to the choir.  I don't think that is a problem, though, because it helps us sort out, as Amy points out, just what that means.

As far as convincing any conservatives here of the errors in their thoughts, that's probably an exercise in futility.

As Lou Holtz said, when asked to move a player to another position by an alumnus; "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It will just frustrate you and make the pig angry."

One other thing about communicating with other members here.  If you send someone a message it is not private, it shows up on their page.  To speak confidentially you need to go through the steps "kosh" outlined.

Welcome!

Rodney

Comment by Steel Breeze on January 3, 2018 at 8:13am

how ya doin......from the 'square peg' here......independant,can't sing,dance,draw,play music,etc....but,they let me stay anyway....they're not bad folks...

Comment by koshersalaami on January 4, 2018 at 7:20am

Robert,

I don’t know what kind of response you expected out of the box but you got a very good one given the size of the site - a lot of the active population showed up to comment. 

I realize I’ve been hitting you with a lot of advice, but I’ve got one further point for you:

This place doesn’t function like a newspaper, it functions like a community. Interaction is how you keep an audience. 

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