The Rules (there’s rules?!)


After almost 4 years of keeping a personal blog which covered every topic under the sun, I’ve decided to pull out the politics and media part of my life and put it in it’s own home. Mostly because I’ve found my political opinions to be spilling over into Facebook and creating a few too many battles there…and then also because I noticed I was censoring myself on TFB but then ideas would bottleneck. Clearly there are certain political times when I just cannot keep quiet!

Go to my personal site to find out those kinds of details about me. Stay here and see that I really am a very pragmatic progressive. I’m respectful, I try very hard to be civil and not spread unfounded rumors about either side and I do my very best to understand both sides of an issue.  I voted for Obama largely because I felt HE is also a pragmatic progressive. My biggest beef with him will probably be that he isn’t progressive ENOUGH and that he may not step away from the pragmatism often enough to transition from Yes We Can to – DO THIS! As Bill Maher stated it, sometimes we need more Audacity and less Hope :->

In keeping with my commitment to respect and civility – I WILL delete nasty comments. I’ll steal a rule I saw on a site long ago “Don’t be an asshole.” So for the 3-5 people who might actually read this:

No name calling.

No unfounded rumors.

Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em – hey, The Gambler was quite wise – sometimes you need to simply step away the keyboard :->



  1. Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any way you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  2. Just want to say ever since I discovered your page I find it a constant reminder of my own values and I appreciate the up to the minute postings on events I want to know about. Can I offer a little feedback on your emphasis on ” civility”? One of the reasons I like your page is its high quality conversation; I. e, its civil tone. Maybe that’s why when you do use “douche bag” as a pejorative term, it’s a little unpleasant. Not necessary. You have a great vocabulary. Same goes for f….word. Leave that for those who can’t access a more inspiring synonym. Just sayin. You have a great thing going and I recommend it to others. Sue

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