Mr. TF has been telling locals about my blog, and some of them have apparently read it.
I’m not ashamed of my positions, and I’ll happily back them up, but it kind of weirded me out for the simple reason that I *know* a lot of these people in the flesh. I don’t make it a point to broadcast my views publicly because I know many of our associates are extremely conservative ala Glenn Beck, and because frankly some of them don’t have the best critical thinking skills. And even the ones who are relatively moderate may be aghast that I appear liberal in many areas yet do not toe the liberal party line on many essential issues to the liberal platform. I’m in a zone that is neither liberal nor conservative really, and I don’t know what you would call it. I personally call it the common sense party. Prolly not gonna fly as a national party though, entirely too reality based….
I guess I’ve impressed at least one or two though, at least according to Mr. TF. I spent tonight re-reading many old posts. I have to say that I thought I made some good points, and wrote in a semi-compelling fashion. Some were interesting to read merely because I wrote them so long ago it was like reading someone else’s writing. Some, of course, were silly and I would not write about that now.
Mr. TF insists my best writing is about political/social stuff. The interesting thing about those posts is that I stew about stuff for days or weeks, and when I finally sit down to write it usually comes out in a 3 or 4 hour burst. They are that long only because I need to research my facts in order to link before I post. I personally HATE reading blogs where authors make all kinds of assertions that, without links to back it up, are nothing but opinion. Give me your sources, I can make up my own mind, thank you! Occasionally my own posts have come from reading a blog which is patently trying to leave out critical facts in order to bolster their own shaky case.
I still need to post more on the libertarian issue, but there is SO MUCH HISTORY to the topic that it is frankly overwhelming until I get past the challenges I am currently facing.
I miss my kids and grandkids. I feel in need of grand baby hugs right now. Just sayin’.