Monday, November 12, 2007

Open Thread

Okay, we're going to try something new. Some of you (I hesitate to say 'several' since that term encompasses 90% of my readership) have been advocating for comments. So I'm going to borrow a page from Little Green Footballs and have an open thread, where you can comment to your heart's content.

So yak it up. I disavow any knowledge or control of what gets said in the comments. I will modify and delete them at will. I promise nothing.

Have a ball, but remember: if nobody comments, vengeance shall be mine.


steveegg said...

I've tried that more than once, and it got nowheres fast.

Hopefully, you'll have better luck than me.

Plebian said...

I'm similarly dubious, but at least I got two comments. I think you have to have a certain number of readers before comments become a draw. If I know that number, I'd be a consultant instead of a blogger...

Wait, does my comment count, or not?

Steve Burri said...


The pressure is just too great for me to think of anything intelligent to talk about. Come to think of it, anything intelligent would be inappropriate for this site, so I'm off the hook.

Are moonbats of all stripes more common and even nuttier than in the past or do they just have a wider platform of expression? The oldsters like Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker have been outdone by the likes of Dawkins and Hitchens. Dawkins is calling for atheists to take on the attitude of the homosexual movement by calling themselves 'brights' to upwardly define themselves.

The anti-war/anti-establishment crowd these days seem striving to make folks like Cindy Sheehan look bourgeois. The KKK and the Weathermen of the SDS seem tame. I was of age during the protests of the '60's and it appears very different today. It is almost as though there was some fun and frivolity back in the day that is totally lacking in the modern moonbat movement. (I like using the word 'movement'. In my line of work this word is always associated with the adjective 'bowel'; it seems so fitting.)

The instances of modern moonbattery are, by any measure, well beyond the boundaries of classic sanity. They are nearly impossible to comment on as they are their own best commentaries.

I would tend to think that this is the function of a selective rejection of modernist materialism while taking a leap of faith up toward a noumenal 'vision' of reality with no particular logic to undergird their claims. It can now be claimed that 2+2=5 with a straight face, especially if one yells loudly with passion and has it written on a protest sign.