That would be Brad Neese:
When I started this particular incarnation of my personal blog, my intention was not to have politics take up as much of my blogging space as it has in the last month or so. It was to be more of a light-hearted, observational type blog more along the lines of my blogging idols Dustbury or Okiedoke. And for the most part, I stuck with that formula until last month.
As the presidential campaign hit high gear in its final stretch before the election, my attention turned increasingly toward the political insanity that has ensued. Especially after having some conversations with friends and family who may not understand why I feel the way I do, I wanted to share some of the thoughts and concerns I had. I also shared the perspective of others far more knowledgeable on the subject.
My intent all along has been to go back to my original formula of blogging once the election ended. But, these circumstances have prompted me to scrap that plan and abandon the political discussion altogether. It’s just not worth the trouble.
I don’t blame him for backing away from it. Myself, I’m not so concerned about the reaction of friends and family: as Teddy Pendergrass once noted, “If you don’t know me by now, you will never, ever know me.” But I’ve tried to keep political references fairly light, mostly because I’ve become persuaded that not giving a damn is not only a valid position, but the only one I can defend in this age of Politics as Comic Opera. (Your mileage may vary.) Example: I still haven’t looked to see what damage may have befallen my 401(k), which fact caused one of the Office Babes (this one, in fact) to look at me as though I were Nero trying to drown out the fire alarm with pizzicato.
This is not to say that I’ll have no political content for the next few weeks; in fact, I’ve already weighed in on this year’s batch of State Questions, and I have a few very few endorsements coming up. But I refuse to let this stuff be the be-all and end-all of my online existence. Besides, I never was any good at any aspect of idolatry, incoming or outgoing.