Some odds and ends for the Labor Day weekend.
Time and money. A reporter inquired this week about who's paying me to blog six-plus hours a day. The answer, of course, is no one. BlueNC is a labor of love, pure and simple. Just to be clear, I do have a real job where I work half-time as a business writer. I telecommute, naturally.
Heart and soul. A different person asked me yesterday why I hate people whom I disagree with politically. I'm sorry it seems that way, because the truth is, I don't hate anyone except George Bush. I hate what some people are trying to do, but I have no malice toward them as individuals whatsoever. I simply want to stop them from destroying government institutions that have an important role in fostering the common good.
Ranting and raving. So why all the hard-edged blogging and ridicule of opponents? Because it works. When you're fighting against an agenda funded by the ruling corporate elite (and your budget is less than $50 a month) playing by their rules doesn't accomplish anything. If you adopt a strategy of "nice and patient," the media and the policy-makers will ignore you completely. Just ask the NO-OLF grannies.
Thanks and more thanks. It's been an interesting week at BlueNC. All heck is breaking loose in the Crazy World of Pat McHenry, and Drama Queen should be commended for doing hard work that the media did once upon a time. Beyond that, Women on Wednesdays is back after a summer hiatus, and in great form. Linda Cloud has graciously agreed to help keep BlueNC fresh and focused by joining our front-page team. And scores of other regulars, guests and visitors have kept the conversations going with great commentary, solid expertise, and pointed, respectful questions.
Thanks to each of you for all you do.