Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year's disclaimer for all my blogs


A blog, I think, is a place where the blogger can stand up on his soapbox and give his opinion, right or wrong. The post doesn’t have to be true or false, right or wrong. It doesn’t have to solve any problems. A blog is only a pulpit. If the content is interesting, a crowd may gather.

And the “comments” section of a blog is the place where listeners get to give their feedback, their own opinions - cheers of agreement or rotten tomatoes of rebuttal.

It’s called “Free Speech” and it is one item on a very short list of things upon which both liberals and conservatives agree is a good thing to have.

I hope nothing on this blog serves to attack you PERSONALLY. I don’t care whether you are a liberal or a conservative or anything else in between. I don’t care about your education, rightness or wrongness or religious or political beliefs. And I don’t really give a damn what color your skin is.

In almost all cases, I am not trying to convert you: I am only putting forth my own opinions. I DO feel that the more information we have at our disposal, the more opinions we have for our consideration, the better and more informed will be our eventual choices that form and mold our personal value systems.

I hope you visit this blog as frequently as you can, and I hope you come prepared to comment. Those who come to clap and cheer and shout out their agreement are welcome, and so are the ones who think I live on another planet. I love to argue. But I am swayed most often by logic and truth and reality, so please bring a few facts along with the rotten tomatoes. Thank you.

12 comments:

  1. I will continue to comment as long as the tomatoes in the salad I just picked up from here, weren't the ones that were photographed above!! :)

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  2. It's a tradition for the audience to throw rotten vegetables at speakers or performers they don't like. It is more effective than boos and hisses to get them off stage. :)

    You are so young. You have much to learn in the performer-abuse department. Rotten eggs are ace, too. :)

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  3. @Chica- Ummmmm... I probably wouldn't advise it at the symphony or the ballet, even if you don't really like the music or dancing. And if you are at a George Bush speech, proper etiquette calls for shoes instead of vegetables. :)

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  4. how about rotten cabbage can I throw that at you? How about some bass?

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  5. Eggs. Eggs are quite effective. :)

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  6. gee, I guess with all this veggie talk, throwing the key to my hotel room is not proper then?

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  7. This particular post is right direct to the heart and mind of your readers, I like the way you say it of not caring about others will have to say, and you got my attention right at this moment.

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  8. @Caroline - What have I done to you to deserve this? I have always been civil with you. :)

    Just don't throw marmite.

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  9. @Sheila - an egg thrower, eh? People who live in mailboxes shouldn't throw eggs. A word to the wise. :)

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  10. @Debbie - I have never heard of making a salad with room keys. You are so strange. :)

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  11. @MySirAylon - I really do care what my readers think - I was only trying to be funny. But I guess I also have a mind of my own. Thank you for stopping by!

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