Believe it or not, I’m back to this blog.
I state this publicly as insurance that I will follow through….
I needed some time away. I focused on my other blog for a while….
But it’s time to come back where I started.
Thank you for your patience.
I originally started this blog to ironically address things that where lost as we moved to the 21st Century. Then I realized, I was at risk of becoming a grumpy old man screaming at children to get off my lawn. I never wanted to be that….
A lot has happened over the last couple of years to make me re-evaluate a lot of things. I’ve changed jobs and careers. I’ve lost some important people in my life. I’ve rethought how best to address our political differences….
But I’m fundamentally the same.
How will this blog be going forward? I’m not sure….
I want to be kinder and gentler. More open to dialogue about politics and less judgmental. I mean well…It doesn’t do anyone any good to sit at home and scream at their TV- or vent on their blogs. We need to talk to each other civilly and with an open mind and heart.
We need to listen to each other….
But if that fails, screw it. I’ve never been shy about my opinions.
There is just too much insanity in Politics in North Carolina, Virginia and the U.S.A for me to keep my mouth shut. This is what is making me come back. I can’t just sit on the sidelines…
Circumstances pulled me back in…..
I’m trying to be less political on Facebook, so expect more political posts here instead. But I realize there are other blogs that do politics much better than I ever could. This will just be what catches my interests and makes me want to share or comment. I don’t promise in-depth analysis, but I do promise lots of opinion.
Culturally, I plan to be just as judgmental as ever. I’ll post about what I like and what I don’t…..
And I hope we can pick up the dialogue we suspended when I stepped away….
Again, thanks for our patience….
A Note from the Past: My 2010 Election Post
This is a revised post from 2010. So much of it is still relevant, but a lot has changed since then. And not for the better. I’ll repost it more or less as is and use it as a starting point for my current political thoughts as we get closer to the election….
I’ve thought a lot about this over the last few days as we head to the 2010 election. For Progressive’s like me, it’s forecast to be a rough one who’s results may lead us backward as opposed to foreward.
And, once again, the South will lead us there. We’ve always been good at looking fondly backward in the South–whether the facts support it or not. That makes for fertile ground for the Republicans. I’ve always said: “Republicans look backwards with Fear while Democrats look forward with Hope.
That got me thinking. Why is it the South is such a stronghold for the Republicans? Here are my thoughts:
What can Democrats do to change all this and win the South?
Those are my thoughts for now.
All I have left to say is:
If you are a Democrat, get off your butt and vote. There are no excuses.
If you are a Republican-why don’t you just book a spa day for Tuesday and let the election go? That would really be best for all of us….
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