Monday, July 12, 2004

Conservative blogging

As a devout Liberal ;-p, I found the following article most concerning:
Blogging Conservatives!


Uncle Buck said...

But what does it MEAN? I think a main part of the problem is a small but influential minority (media, whatever) seems to be influencing thinks out of proportion to their numbers. How does a bunch of rednecks (self included) on BLOG-GLOB or talk radio make a difference? Why is this not the same as pointless bar talk? Who’s listening?

Frater Bovious said...

Ah, useless bar talk. But is it? How much of your current world view has been tested in the crucible of bar talk? Even if you are among friends, there are differences of opinion, and your friends won't let you slide with bullshit explanations, or will hound you mercilessly if you propound a position you are unable to support.

And then, if you do wax eloquent, you can and do sway the opinions of those in ear shot. They take away what they can remember between beer jokes and looking at some hot chick, and next Sunday dinner with the family find themselves spouting off what was discussed at the bar! People reevaluate their thoughts and go to the polls and vote like responsible thinking human beings. (Ok, I guess that was a stretch.)

Anyway, this blogging may have some of those very same attributes, minus alcohol and hot chicks in eyesight.

Anonymous said...

I add this gem to the mix:

I like to do my principal research in bars, where people are more likely to tell the truth or, at least, lie less convincingly than they do in briefings and books.
O'Rourke, P.J. (1989), Holidays in hell. London (Picador), 212