The Logic Lifeline

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Congratulations to LASunsett

Yesterday while recovering from being sick, I was listening to Michael Savage talking about the Port issue. Somebody on his research team had scoured the blogosphere and given Savage a few examples of what people were saying. The third was a post from our friend LASunsett from the Political Yen/Yang blog. Savage named the blog and read about half of the post on national radio! Now that is exciting. LA had quoted me in that post, but Michael did not get that far. :(

I note that there are 4 items in that post that would appeal to Savage:
1) It talked about Michael Savage
2) It emphasized the independent nature of Savage
3) It named his 3 best sellers.
4) It named his 3 prong ongoing theme: borders, language and culture.

I am very happy for LA, who tells me he missed the reference. :( If any of you heard it on the radio, I would appreciate your confirmation. I'm sure he believes me, but it would be nice to hear from somebody else. It was in the first hour of the show.



  • At 8:19 PM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    Thank you sir. Like you said earlier, he flubbed the name, but honestly, I am satisfied at just the content being broadcast. If he had said the name correctly, freakazoids from all over could have and most likely would have infiltrated MY sleepy little blog. Not only that, it could have crashed the server with a high volume.

    I have never been as caught up in quantity as much as I have quality. The content is important, as are the readers that read it.

    As you may notice, I do not even have a counter. I may put one on at some point, but for now I have resisted. I have not done it, because I don't want to be discouraged when traffic is slow, and I don't want to get a big head when it is busy. To me it changes the way I must look at blogging It is fun for me, but I do not want the pressure that some put on themselves, by being so competitive.

    Anyway, thanks for the plug. Thanks for letting me know about the mention on the show. And most of all, thanks for reading PYY.

  • At 8:29 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    You're welcome.

    As for the counter, I added mine in the days when the only one I knew for sure that was reading it was me and my wife when I shoved my latest post under her nose :)

    Occasionally my Mom would read, though now I think she reads more regularly. It was always nice to simply see the counter moving when nobody would leave a comment.

    When comments are flowing here, I rarely look at the counter.

    PYY is definitely quality and always one of the first blogs I go to each day.

  • At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Bill_of_Rights said…

    "They ought to listen to what I have to say about this," [Bush] said. "They'll look at the facts and understand the consequences of what they're going to do. But if they pass a law, I'll deal with it with a veto."

    Not only is this handing our national security over six major US ports to a country intimately involved with 9/11 and smuggling of nuclear components to Iran and North Korea, this is stripping jobs away from Americans, and Bush is threatening any law against this transfer with a veto. His first veto ever in office.

    Mission accomplished.

  • At 3:59 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    this is stripping jobs away from Americans

    Not true.

    Bush is threatening any law against this transfer with a veto.

    Vetos can be overridden.

  • At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Bill_of_Rights said…

    Simply saying it won't strip away American jobs doesn't make it so, and is really quite naive. As a foreign company owner, who are you going to hire first and most often in positions that matter, your countrymen or the country-folk in which you do business? Be honest.

    And yes, vetoes can be overridden, and if you ask me, this is where I'm putting my money.

    I say this is straight out of the Karl Rove handbook.

    The Republican-controlled Congress passes a law banning the port transfers, citing national security concerns. Bush steamrolls members of his own party to push through a wildly reckless idea and issues his first veto ever. A veto that every American rightfully thinks could threaten national security. The Republican-controlled Congress responds with a veto-override and VOILA, they head strong into the mid-term elections claiming the banner of national security champions again (despite their original disdain for the countless Democrat-sponsored measures, including the Office of Homeland Security). They tout this in the run-up and through the midterm campaigns and on into 2008. Bush could care less because he's outta there in 2008 anyways, and it'll be his gift to the Party.

    An absolutely craven and disgusting power play. And so very typical of these louts. John McCain could tell you about the lengths they're willing to go to to win if he had any courage.

    Otherwise, would one of you please explain to me what the hell Bush is thinking or what his motives could possibly be in threatening a veto on this?

  • At 8:17 PM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    " Simply saying it won't strip away American jobs doesn't make it so, and is really quite naive."

    Bill, when they buy the company, they buy the existing contracts. The dockworkers union is a pretty powerful union, as far as unions go, these days. They will have the same agreements with labor.

    Honestly, the only case that needs to be made is that it doesn't make sense for security reasons. You are already on the right side of the issue with that, and that alone. Bringing in labor issues isn't a relevant component of the issue.


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