Been making a few cosmetic changes to the blog. Nothing dramatic. If you see anything you just hate, let me know and I'll probably change it...'cause I'm a whore that way.
I upgraded to the new Blogger a few weeks ago. Here are my thoughts.
I like it. It was mostly painless.
Commenting on other blogs is kind of a pain. I created a new ID and password for my upgraded blogger account (my choice for my own reasons...I didn't have to). But now I have to remember/know which ID to use on which site.
If it is a blog that has already upgraded to beta.blogger.com like I have, I have to use the new ID.
If it is an older blog that hasn't upgraded from blogger.com, I have to use my old ID.
But if I logon using my old ID, it takes me away from the blog I was commenting on, wipes out my typically verbose rant, and takes me to my own blog home page. So on those blogs I have to remember to copy and save my carefully crafted masterpiece so that I can paste it back after I've been authenticated.
Switched around some of the right hand column stuff, fixed the hit counter at the bottom, stole some stuff from other blogs, will probably do some more stuff like that. Again, let me know what you think. You are the ones who actually view this page and read it.
Lately it seems I've been spending more time commenting on other blogs than I have posting at my own. Lots of them have been conservative republican blogs which was interesting...venturing into The Belly Of The Beast. Sometimes I've been responding to comments left by conservative bloggers left on friend's sites.
It's fun, for a while. Thinking you are taking on The Enemy. Fighting The Good Fight. Trying to change hearts and minds via earnest, open and intellectually honest dialogue. Mano a Mano. Your Idea vs. My Idea.
Nah. It actually gets pretty boring after a while.
It's like trying to teach a pig to sing. All it really does is waste your time and annoy the pig.
It's basically one big republican circle-jerk. They all make each other happy by reinforcing what they believe to be true while collectively shooting down any invaders from the outside who might sway the weak.
These right-wing. neo-con, religious, conservative, dubya-zombies are so mentally fortified against actual facts that is mostly a waste of time to even talk to them. Instead of responding with any real thoughts, they just hit the PLAY button on their FOX DVR and spew whatever rhetoric they have been programmed to respond with.
It's all Record and Repeat. Record and Repeat.
The paucity of critical thinking, intellectual analysis, skepticism, scientific methodology and just plain common sense exibited on some of these sites scares the Holy Hell out of me.
They don't question. They don't doubt. They don't even WANT to. They truly want to believe everything they are told. It's so much easier and reassuring than actually THINKING.
Their idiocy appalls me, but I provide links to them anyway. Everyone should have access to all information and make up their own minds.
I don't have a monopoly on The Truth.
Neither does anyone else.