Tuesday, February 13, 2007


I caught yesterday’s episode of KCUR’s Up To Date on the way in to work today (the podcast version of course. Radio? C’mon, who listens to the radio these days. This is the future people, get with the times!).

Anyway, I just wanted to say a sincere congratulations to local blog boss Cara (from …Just Cara) for being the smartest person in the room. The discussion focused around the role of blogs in political discussion

Also in on the conversation were some pointy-headed professor from KU and Tony B. of Tony’s Kansas City (what hack). But it was Cara who put the whole thing in perspective when she noted that the majority of bloggers are basically just putting their perspective out there because the traditional media doesn’t provide an open forum for discussion.

Her analogy of a personal blog to a bar room conversation is very apt (especially given the bar room vernacular most bloggers use, something you damn-sure wouldn’t find in your local newspaper).

My personal view is that so-called political blogs are pretty useless in the grand scheme of things. Don’t get me wrong, they server a purpose for the author to vent, and even to test their views. But the vast majority of people posting and consuming political thought are doing so for reinforcement. They want to see that other people think the same way they do.

It’s basically a big circle jerk (to employ the aforementioned bar room vernacular).

And don't even get me started on the idiot Joan McCarter, who stated on the air that she knows the truth and always tells the truth. This just proves my point that the biggest Liberal bloggers are not only arrogant and pretentious, but hypocritical as well.

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  1. It's funny, Emaw. I don't care for political blogs. That's one reason I write about rainbows and unicorns. Yet in real life, I'd never talk about gnomes and fairies. I'm a close observer of politics, and that's what I enjoy discussing with others.

  2. Aw dude, thanks for the kind words. I thought that McJoan woman was a piece of work too. And I really didn't appreciate that she turned her part of the interview into an indictment on the current management of the Iraq war - the topic was on political blogging, not her motherfreaking personal opinion a/k/a "truth." And maybe I'm old school, but I don't think that people who "blog" and get paid for it are real bloggers.


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