Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Lazy Blogger! Lazy Blogger!

I should have finished a fourth blog on my Lions' draft history, but apparently when it comes to putting on a four-part essay, I turn this thing into work, and it becomes boring and less rewarding.

I also went through and deleted a ton of old posts. Apparently after reading them, I had to cringe. Did I actually write that? I came very close to hitting the 100-post mark, though.

And the more I think about it, the more I realize this is turning into a Lions' blog and less of any other type of blog. Didn't plan on that. But I have a disorganized brain, which helps to explain why I do poorly in job interviews.

Lucky for me, there are some things that I have to get off my chest.

The first is Barack Obama. I didn't vote for him. I'm proud to say I voted for McCain. The more people pile on Obama, the more I like him, though. I think he'll be re-elected. Since Mitt Romney is the likely nominee (I'm calling it now) for the GOP, I'll probably end up voting for Obama. I don't apologize for supporting McCain. But I really never had a party. The Libertarian Party, which I'm most aligned with is filled with fruitcakes and bizarre people. Perhaps I should label myself a "small 'l' libertarian."

I want nothing to do with the "Tea Party" by the way.

I don't want anything to do with the Republican Party. (At least right now)

I'm no Democrat.

Hating both Republicans and Democrats has become very passe. It's easy.

Most people shouldn't vote. They hate parties and politicians. Except for the ones they know. This has been a collective SOP for most voters since the beginning of democracies. The rest are liars and crooks in their view. This is an example of being intellectually lazy because one simply cannot paint all pols with the same brush.

The media is biased towards populism. I had a well-thought out explanation to this a day ago. But it's left me now. It'll come back. I probably won't be anywhere near a computer to type it in, though. And then it'll go away. After writing two sentences in the following paragraph, I think one of the reasons involves the way in which media outlets allow for everyone to voice their opinions on message boards. And then thoughts of Rick Sanchez and Don Lemon from CNN popped into my head. More on this in a later blog.

I can't win arguments because I live in a day and age where everyone is held captive to 30-second soundbites. Sometimes arguing effectively requires you to take a little more than a minute to explain something. Bill O'Reilly once wrote that his father said if you couldn't argue your point in under a minute, you had lost him.

I'll let your imagination run wild with that one.

If you hate O'Reilly and love Keith Olbermann, you're unfit to vote.

MSNBC tried being the anti-Fox. As it turns out, they're Fox's mirror image.

The Stanley Cup Finals are over. The NBA Finals are underway. You know what that means, right? The NFL Preseason's just around the corner!


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