Blogs Are Stupid

Doesn't anyone believe in Dear Diary anymore? What happened to the joy of putting actual pen to paper? And why does every ordinary Jane and John think they can write well enough to burden the world with their scribblings? It’s a mystery that badly needs solving. My first entry contains my thoughts about blogging and will set your expectations. The rest will probably be stream of consciousness garbage, much like you’ll find on any other blog. Perhaps we will both come away enlightened.

Monday, February 13, 2006


So....what do we suppose is the topic du jour in blogland today. Any guesses? I'll give you two hints: It involves testosterone and buckshot.

Yes, there is such a dearth of newsworthy topics and issues that Dick Cheney accidentally capping someone in the kisser has got tongues wagging all over blogland. The Liberals have pounced on the incident like a dog on a bone, and are drooling copiously over all the details, gnawing and worrying it with the kind of canine diligence that only Liberals can muster.

On one blog it was even suggested that Cheney shot his companion on purpose. Yes, that's just the kind of scenario a high-profile leader and public servant who has all manner of personnel and resources at his disposal would employ to off an elderly adversary. Crazy like a fox, that one. Yes, this is the same man some would have us believe is so wily, so devious, and so unprincipled as to be wholly untrustworthy and dangerous to a criminal degree. And yet...he managed to not only screw up a simple whack job, but to draw national media attention to himself with his blunder. Huh.

Now, don't get me wrong...I'm not thrilled about canned hunts so in that respect, I certainly do not condone his actions. But Dick Cheney isn't the first or the only outdoorsman to participate in such. And he isn't the first or only outdoorsman to accidentally shoot some idiot who stepped into his line of sight. It was simple stupidity, not attempted homicide.

This is not news. This is not a conspiracy of any kind. This is not a matter of national security. If we're going to wax paranoid, can we at least find something plausible to affect an imaginary national crisis?


ADDENDUM: I have been informed, via a rather curt email, that I misapprehended the statement about the shooting being intentional. Apparently, the blogger in question meant to imply that Cheney shot his pal to divert attention from Bush, who is surely up to no good. Hokay. Marginally more plausible than cold blooded murder, but equally stupid. Nevertheless, I appreciate the clarification. I like to make sure I am basing my contempt upon the applicable paranoid leftist bloviation.


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