Archive for June 14, 2011

Blog update:

I’m still on self imposed blog-cation until such time as my cranial circuitry is upgraded to increase multi-tasking capabilities. This is to say, I’m still on extended leave from blogging due to a day job and spending excessive time in the studio which results in a lack of paying more than remote attention to any news of political or social context and therefore the lack of thought given to proper posting. (Ha! As if that ever stopped me before, right?) I do miss dishing out the robo-snark, but I’m also happy to be immersed in the musical world for another project. Recording is a welcome break even though I am constantly reminded of how out of practice I’ve become, both in drumming and working with the production software.

Thanks to those of you who continue to stop in and check on me. Rest assured I’m fine and haven’t been abducted by aliens (illegal or otherwise) nor have I been ‘bot-napped by agents provocateur in black helicopters.

Commies, Commies Everywhere

On the semi-political/personal front, I’ve had it with any individual that can still support Obummer and the democrats/progressives/communists/socialists/rinos. Anyone who can say with a straight face that they support these anti-American types is no friend of mine or of America for that matter. I’ve come to this decision over the last couple of years and it continues to be reinforced by their statements, accusations and actions. Concerning the state of civil discourse in America today, my experience for the most part is as “they” aptly but wrongly say, “It keeps getting worser and worser.”

Case in point:

As some of you may know by my recent Comment Policy, I’ve recently decided to disengage in debate with liberals, Kristen being one lone exception. They refuse to play by any standard rules or look honestly at the policies and politicians they support. I say this because I’ve recently banned a supposed friend from my personal Facebook page. (My personal FB page and the blog’s FB are not the same.)

The rules of Facebook should be no different than any other social situation. I expect the same treatment on Facebook that I would in my living room. Say someone posts something on my wall with the simple demand “Read this.” I read it, then point out the article’s falsehoods and twisted logic and offer refuting evidence. If said person commences with derogatory remarks, I reserve the right to kick said trouble-maker out of my house, or off my friend list. The way I see it, something posted on your own wall is open for debate. Heck, something posted on my wall is open for debate, but when the conversation declines into name calling, I draw the line at my door, or FB profile.

This scenario happened to me lately as a communist-in-denial attempted to engage in a little bait-the-robot-into-an-argument-in-his-own-living-room ploy, which in turn resulted in a de-friended and blocked ex-friend. Those that saw the short exchange might have wondered that I was a bit quick in my judgment, but I can assure them that after many such arguments over the last couple of years via email, it was the prudent choice. I will not be goaded Alynski style in my own venue. So Adeu. Ciao, Hasta la vista. Arrivederci. Au revoir. Auf widersehen. Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya, “friend.”

C’est la vie.

Fortunately, that is the first person I’ve had to make an example of.

Just out of curiosity, anyone else have similar experiences? What did you do?

Now, I’m off to do some more recording. We’ll be doing pedal steel tonight. Should be lots of fun with an old friend I haven’t seen in years. Good times ahead.

You guys hold down the fort until I get back and remember we’ve got to take a break every now and then to get charged up for 2012. At least I do.

Cheers! ~ bot

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