How this blog got here, and a word to the wise

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
Charles A. Dana, 1819-1897

There are blogs that people turn to for breaking news, expert analysis, well-researched reporting, or just to engage in a rousing round of cyber-abuse. The blog you are currently viewing is none of those.

So what can you expect from this blog?

My opinions, basically.  Also lots about wingnuts, both right and left.  Actually a lot more about the right, because they’re dumber, funnier, and usually much louder.

That said, I hasten to point out that all I do here is offer off-the-cuff opinions.  My word is not law.  I do not claim to represent The Right or The Left (I am actually among the vast numbers wandering in-between). In short,

there is nothing here to get your knickers in a knot about.

Why am I telling you this?  Read on and find out how this blog got here.

My encounter with a cyber-stalking wingnut

Just before I moved to WordPress, I got a comment on one of my Ann Coulter rants that started with the line, “boy are you dishonest,” and ended about 25 long paragraphs later with, “the Left is so cruel,” or some crap like that (imagine little ol’ “left-wing” meanie me being horrible to that poor, misunderstood, darling pretty lady Ann Coulter who is just as sweet as sugar to everybody!).

The writer sighed almost audibly and dared me to “go ahead and delete this” like the damn ungodly fact-eating liberal than I am.  Oh that poor put-upon wingnut cyber-stalker to have to put up with ME, the writer of a blog almost no one reads, actually having the temerity to state an opinion that his cherished one is neither a nice little…girl, nor a journalist of any particular note.

To make a long story short, that wasn’t the only thing that happened; this would-be Lancelot turned up in some other internet haunts, apparently searching for me.  Realizing I was probably the dragon he must slay to save the damsel in distress, and also since I’m not into cyber-stalkers and my former blog-host did not offer any way to delete the comment, which would have obviously disappointed this poor dear to no end (and besides, blog space is not unlimited) I moved here.

Certainly the incident reminded me of the potential weirdness of the Web.  In an attempt to limit “weird,” (and I’m not saying you are, just that some people are),

here’s a word to the wise:

on the rare occasions when I accept comments, personal attacks (on anyone who is not a public figure specifically mentioned in a blog post on this site), making an assumption about me and my politics based on having read just one post (which you will realize, after reading several of them, isn’t wise), and wingnut rants (including wingnuts on both the right and left — my call) will never get much attention from me; they will definitely not see the light of  my readers’ screens.  And I cannot allow anyone to take up more space commenting on my commentary than I used writing the commentary to begin with.  It’s irritating, and it sucks up too much of my ranting room.

In spite of all the bellowing and carrying on,

I invite you to read — and very rarely, I may even welcome comments (except for any comment at all that contains a link or is from a business site).

Really!  So relax, put your feet up, have a cup of coffee or tea, pick a post or two, and read on (the archive of posts is on your left on this page).  I hope you have fun, and look forward to conversing with you once in a great while.

Love ya dearly,

P.S. 2017 update: As of right now I like what The Rude Pundit has to say on the subject of feedback and comments: “I don’t give a shit what you have to say.”  Exactly.  You got something to say?  Get your own blog.

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