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The Dangers of Blogging, and an Editorial Policy

Posted by Mark on October 10, 2005

Comment Policy

I’m pretty open about who comments here. Left, right, center. Anglican, Catholic, Baptist, agnostic, atheist. Only trolls are booted, and that’s only happened once in the past 5 years, though some have come close. (You know who you are) But I’ve been thinking about what I want for LJiC, and who I want to read it.

So, in light of the article in the link, and my own preferences, here’s Da Rules.

1. Attack ideas, not people. You want to go after another commenter personally, do it on your own site. You hurt yourself, and your argument by going after a person. Don’t.
2. You’re a guest in my bar..er…blog. Behave that way.
3. This is a PG Blog. You seldom see profanity on LJiC. My Daddy always said that the only people who cuss are those who aren’t intelligent enough to use other words to support their point. He was right.

Follow those rules, and all is well. If you find you can’t, don’t comment. If you do comment, and fail to follow DA RULES, I’ll delete you. If you do it again, I will decide you’re a troll, and ban you. I could care less if you’re a conservative, a liberal, or a grey with plans to abduct me later. I’ll boot you from LJiC quicker than your little fingers can type your next profanity. Kapische?

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Bunnies Rule, and Get Eaten

Posted by Mark on October 10, 2005

The Exorcist, Jaws, and my favorite The War of the Worlds, all in 30 seconds, and performed by Bunnies. Gotta love it!

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John McWhorter on Bill Bennet: Everybody Calm Down

Posted by Mark on October 10, 2005

Caught this guy on CNN last week. Very reasoned, very much able to blow the Al Sharpton wannabe out of the water:

Many people are worried about what kinds of thoughts Mr. Bennett’s comment might put into white people’s heads. I am, too. For black Americans to take an innocent and well-meant sentence out of context and hold it up as a David Duke screensaver makes it look like black Americans are incapable of understanding context. It makes it look like we are incapable of close reasoning.

Policing for racial sensitivity does not do a thing for black people who need help. There are thousands of black people languishing in shelters and ships after a horrific natural catastrophe – and we’re giving someone grief because something he said in passing didn’t have a nice ring to it?

Maybe we should redirect our sensitivity. Mr. Bennett, actually, was rejecting a possible defense of his own pro-life position. He was demonstrating thoughtful nuance. I assume that the rest of us, black and white, can too.

My favorite part of the CNN interview was the obvious perplexity on the Sharpton wannabe’s face when McWhorter stated the above. It was very apparent the wannabe had no earthly clue what close reasoning was. Guess it’s not something he learned at Rainbow/Push headquarters.

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Another Week, Another Catastrophe: The Kashimir Earthquake

Posted by Mark on October 10, 2005

Getting burned out on the all the natural disasters? I find I am. But it’s nice to see the American military isn’t getting burned out, and are up to the job. These kinds of airlifts do alot to promote American ideals and values. Certainly more than the anti-Military protests in Washington ever thought about doing.

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Bunnies Rule, and Get Eaten

Posted by Mark on October 10, 2005

The Exorcist, Jaws, and my favorite The War of the Worlds, all in 30 seconds, and performed by Bunnies. Gotta love it!

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John McWhorter on Bill Bennet: Everybody Calm Down

Posted by Mark on October 10, 2005

Caught this guy on CNN last week. Very reasoned, very much able to blow the Al Sharpton wannabe out of the water:

Many people are worried about what kinds of thoughts Mr. Bennett’s comment might put into white people’s heads. I am, too. For black Americans to take an innocent and well-meant sentence out of context and hold it up as a David Duke screensaver makes it look like black Americans are incapable of understanding context. It makes it look like we are incapable of close reasoning.

Policing for racial sensitivity does not do a thing for black people who need help. There are thousands of black people languishing in shelters and ships after a horrific natural catastrophe � and we’re giving someone grief because something he said in passing didn’t have a nice ring to it?

Maybe we should redirect our sensitivity. Mr. Bennett, actually, was rejecting a possible defense of his own pro-life position. He was demonstrating thoughtful nuance. I assume that the rest of us, black and white, can too.

My favorite part of the CNN interview was the obvious perplexity on the Sharpton wannabe’s face when McWhorter stated the above. It was very apparent the wannabe had no earthly clue what close reasoning was. Guess it’s not something he learned at Rainbow/Push headquarters.

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Another Week, Another Catastrophe: The Kashimir Earthquake

Posted by Mark on October 10, 2005

Getting burned out on the all the natural disasters? I find I am. But it’s nice to see the American military isn’t getting burned out, and are up to the job. These kinds of airlifts do alot to promote American ideals and values. Certainly more than the anti-Military protests in Washington ever thought about doing.

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Sounds Like A Broken Record…

Posted by zaphriel on October 10, 2005

Wow, things really do get stuck in a hurry. I have been surfing a bit this morning to get some inspiration for a post. I have the day off, being a federal employee, and I thought I would get a jump on the week. Sure… The one thing I did observe is that even the big guys get stuck too, so they post what is expected of them. Maybe it’s my fault for being reasonable, but I think once I have said what I want on a subject I generally try to move on. The Harriette Miers subject, in my book, is old news. The President nominated her, there’s no big problems with her, and yet (seemingly because it’s a slow news day unless you live in Kashmir) people still keep TRYING to find something wrong with her. Sometimes, people, things are exactly as they appear. She is a good moderate candidate, who will serve the Constitution and the United States well. Nuff said, let it go, it’s over, get her confirmed and lets move on. (Geez, sometimes this blog stuff is just down right irritating.)

I really hate trying to find things to write about, but sometimes you stuck with what everybody else is talking about. Some even try to revive even older news. Maybe that’s just the nature of Political Punditry in the Blogosphere. Slow news days, make for repetitive news days.

To my regular reader (all 5 of you) you may have noticed I have been markedly less political lately, if you wonder why, well there are three reasons. (1) Slow news as bitched about above. (2) It’s football season people, the world stops for football, doesn’t it? (3) Wookie is due home in about 2.5 weeks, and this house looks like a Man and a 6 year old have been living in it for 6 months without Mommy (which is wholly the case). So I have to get it into a more Mommy friendly condition.

Well enough moping, I got work to do.

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