Thursday, June 30, 2005

Bitsam and Piecesam

Did you ever notice how anything political gets mondo comments and the other stuff gets maybe 2 or 3? I checked over at Pa've's page and it is the same way. I guess you could say it is because these issues are more important than others, but there are plenty of important issues we've written about like crises in the Sudan, family and pet crises, non-hot button political issues, and so forth that receive very few comments. I have no conclusions, just the observation. Maybe we are like crappy parents that jump up and run every time our offspring pushes our buttons...maybe not.

I added two new weblogs to the Snabby Friends registry: Pandabonium and Pus Boy. They've both contributed to the comments enough times to get the nod. Go check them out if you get a mind to.

It appears that summer time has slowly backed into the Pacific Northwest, now that Rose Festival is over. Enjoy the relative dryness and warm weather. It is better than being in Neosho, Kansas (tornado vortexes on the radar) this fine evening.

That is all. Have fun.

12 comments:

The Moody Minstrel said...

Still lots of wet here. Warm, torrential rains. Hot fog. Occasional thunderstorms. General sog and humidity everywhere while the temperature remains in the high 80s and 90s.

Yep, it's summer here.

The Moody Minstrel said...

It's me again, dang it.

I think the reason the political postings get more comments than other, probably more important issues has a lot to do with the contents of our minds and spirits in this day and age.

When we see a non-political post, even if it's a very significant issue, we tend to feel it goes without saying. We say, "Yeah, right," to ourselves and move on.

When we see a political posting, though, we remember all the frustration, all the bile, and all the divisiveness that the current political environment has brought. That sends us immediately into a cathartic spit-fit. We're less tolerant of "the other view" because, no matter which side we're on, we tend to want to blame everything on the other one.

It's sad, but that's 21st century America.

Pandabonium said...

Hot and wet, like the tropics. My kind of weather. :^)

I find I get worked up rather easily on political issues as much as I try not to, and usually manage to insert one or both feet in my mouth in the process. For me it has to do with my frustration at the #@()&*&^*
stupid %(*$, and #*&)!.

Oh, sorry, there I go again.

You bring up a good point Snabulus and something to seriously think about.

Thanks for adding my weblog!

Pa've said...

No doubt we all care about poolitics deeply because of the enormous effect it has on our freedoms and our pocket book. This is why I get so irate when the supreme court rules in favor of land snatching. On the other hand, its a matter of perspective, like abortion, one opponent argues in favor of freedom for the mother, the other argues in favor of freedom for the child.

DewKid said...

No comment.

Hannibal said...

Hey, is it time for an abortion debate? My perspective is I like them with ketchup, but I get in vicious arguments with people who swear by mustard.

On the other hand, maybe I am missing the point of the post...

Don Snabulus said...

EEEEEeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww!

Seymour said...

I only post when the "Stars are Right". It has nothing to do with politics or any interest on my part. So there is a small window,like now when Ben Afflek marries Jennifer Gardner, in which I can post. Curse the Stars! Damn you Tom Cruise!! Damn you to Hell!!

Pandabonium said...

The comments to this post seem to be devolving like the plot in 'Lord of the Flies', or 'Bambi Meets Godzilla'.

By the way, in Japanese, "Godzilla" is "Gojira" - I still love the American version with Raymond Burr. But I digress, as have these comments....

Look at the original post - the gist of which seemed to me to be things like the Rose Festival, warm weather, and focusing more on postitive things rather than the the political things that get us upset.

Snabulus' last two words are "have fun". Are we having fun yet? Man, we all have a BIG button to push when it comes to politics, don't we?

To quote from 'Godzilla, King of the Monsters':

Ogata: "You have your fear, which might become reality; and you have Godzilla, which IS reality."

i.e. - let's choose what we get excited about carefully.

Gack!!!!!!! said...

Hey, Hannibal, what do you think of post-natal pizza (afterbirth on toast)?

Don Snabulus said...

I am backing away very slowly...

the Gnome said...

Of course, while (slowly) backing away, Snabby doesn't see the banana peel I cleverly placed right behind his left foot...