I’m sad…

A really great post I wrote yesterday was completely ignored… It was the first time I looked at our health care debate and traced the money behind it… Steve has been doing that for a while, and I always glanced over his work on this topic without really reading deeply..

Then I wrote a fluff piece. It started simply because of the alliteration between the words “off-day” and “day-off”.. I looked around for someone who had had an off day, and low and behold, right in my comment section that day, was Mr. Dave Burris. So guess what: Burris and Bueller were so similar, I ran with it.

Here’s how you do it. You tab Ferris Bueller’s day off, and you work off that page. Sometimes one struggles to find a connection, and other times, it is so obvious it jumps..

Now we all know Dave gets bent out of shape…. usually for a few days, and then offers an apology. Because of the disappearance of FSP, Down With Absolutes, and changes at Delaware Liberal, it is hard to post the links of this repetitive behavior. So I will indulge on the memories of those who have, through arguing vociferously with me over several years, become closer than my dearest friends… (They just don’t know what I look like.) They can reminisce over all the times Dave has jumped the gun, then… humbly and lovably, offered up an apology….

Some may think this crass.. To praise a man who is attacking you.. or then, perhaps, crass is not the right word, maybe stupid is…and if so, and if it is right, then I’ll be stupid for a moment. Despite his foibles, I believe in Dave. I think Dave Burris is a good man… Dave is something different. I was just a partial blogger dallying about, pinging smart ass comments over silly things, until I read his greatest post and said “DAMN”. (The post has been deleted, but here is proof it was there which shares my sentiments.) In a way, I’m sorry to have to bring that post up, because I made a deal last November to real voters, that if they supported their previous representative of the 19th district in his attempt to retake that office (I supported his opponent)… then he fully represented his district. As an American, if you fully represent your district… you are alright by me…

We forget that sometimes, and blame that representative for their failure to take our almighty side of positions, especially when he/she is actually doing their job…..which is to do the will of those people who elect him. If they don’t do what their constituents want, and instead choose the opposite tack, then that electorate was cheated out of their fair representation… Democracy is not about right or left… It is about what’s right or wrong…

And that is where we bloggers come in.. We are the bacterial scum of the oceans…or let me borrow a quote that better phrases it:

We are pond scum. Well, lower actually. We’re like the fungus that feeds on pond scum. Lower? The pus that infects the mucus that cruds up the fungus that feeds on the pond scum.

Ok, that’s extreme. I’m sure my friends on either side the extremes of right and left would object to such a definition of themselves… They have pride…( Me? Pride is something that gets in my way, so I do my best to ignore it) …. But there is an interesting fact about the bacterial scum surviving off the oceans…

From 3.5 billion years ago until about 1.5 billion years ago, bacteria (prokaryotes) were
the only life forms on Earth.

Today, we breathe..their 2 billion years of ancient waste product. Oxygen.

Completing my metaphor… we, the bloggers, are where all ideas seem to come from… Why? Because we are not bought out….. yet… That is another post coming… (about supporting Freedom of the Internet)…

Before I move on, blogging is where it is at! For where else can one argue back? Television? Radio? The News Journal? And that’s what sets blogging apart. America was formed in taverns across each of the thirteen colonies. Without the passion of spirits, we might be sounding like Pirates right now… But, … we argued back.

So that is what we do. We take a position and sound it out… Now as astute professional studiers of Delaware’s blogs have pointed out, I came to the CRI debate late… But we’ve been befooseled so many times before by think tanks who, as one example told us that “deficits do not matter”, only to find they weren’t think tanks at all… They were propaganda mouthpieces who had no grasp of facts;… paid in full by those who stood to collect the interest such a deficit would bring them.

But because there was no counter balancing force to say “hey, wait a minute,” we went pell mell into meltdown. Or we came damn close…

This blogger will not let it happen again. Even with all the press at Delaware Liberal, there wasn’t enough oomph out there showing that CRI was heavily connected to the party of failed ideas… Obviously, if forewarned, our collective reading public, (who if I may brag, includes any and everyone out there who IS influential), might this time evaluate their policies appropriately… Does CRI do some good? Some say. Will they do more good under public scrutiny? You had better believe it…

And that’s where I come in… I’m not really left… but that is is the direction to where we need to steer, to counteract the policies we passed over the last 8 years…. Were this the year eighty eight, it would be much more difficult to ping me as leaning left… I choose to lean towards what I think is best for the country at a specific point in time… Knowing me, that will switch with each switch of the pudendum…

Right now, I’ll admit it.. I sound left-ish…. and right now, that’s a good thing….

(And as some who are extremely wordy can see, I intend to keep my humor…) lol

So now, there is an attempt to silence me… That’s fine… It’s been anticipated for years. As a result of one Dave Burris screaming at me for connecting CRI to the party of failed ideas, two of my posts about him have jumped off the charts…. forever immortalizing my former hero, Mr. Burris who alas, chose not give Markel the fight he deserved (a contest of brilliant ideas bouncing off each other),… with words like these:

Go step in front of a train. I could go on, but it’s safe to say that like you, this entire post is a pile of shit. You are a vile, lowlife piece of garbage and you deserve whatever comes to you as a result of this post. Kilroy switched back, douchebag. “It is the lying. And kavips may have proven himself a bigger liar than you guys are. And that’s saying something.”

Now I realize there may be some out there who think such talk IS gubernatorial… and those kind of people tend to keep low profiles on the other side… But if I… were to choose a governor? I would want one who maintained eloquence and provided stability in times of turmoil.. You see? Something like these words would be what I’d expect from someone I once thought as gubernatorial…

Sorry. I find nothing offensive in what you say and therefore cannot muster any madness, insanity, or malice in return…As anyone who actually lived through last year knows, I’ve stated true facts. You’ve offered a rebuttal, a weak one, albeit, but still it’s a rebuttal. Done. let the people judge….

And most of you have.. Most of you have remained silent or have been supportive.. It’s the handful of gleeful few, who tied up all my comments with innuendos and references that make no sense to me yet… Something about a face book page, a past election, PSC, and something called beer pong… And that is fine. It actually works for me.

For with each threat, and ghetto-like blustering, they prove my point to be dead on… We cannot afford to have these types of people leading us.. We cannot afford to be intimidated into accepting their weird grasp of reality… We cannot afford our whistle blowers to be killed off prematurely to prevent truth from becoming known.

So, publish who you think I am… Can’t say you were forewarned that you have a case that is not even based on coincidence… I just hope you talk to whoever it is before you subject them to whatever it is you think you are bringing down on me…

If he (I’m guessing) reads me like you say he does, then I hope he can make sense out of the comments being thrown my way, and can prepare himself for the onslaught….

Like the rest of you in the dark… I’m waiting to see what happens next…

On the other hand, thank you for loving me that much, that way. It’s pretty flattering. Except it makes me fungus.

But this post I now write, may be exciting because it’s personal, but really…. is nothing but self-righteous ramblings… The one post you should be reading this week,.. which thanks to Dave Burris received only 1% of my hits yesterday, is this one…

Unlike this post, that one actually makes a difference to the world we share.