Someone at The Western Star is not happy. First they call this site a “pathetic blog” and later a “joke of a web site.” What a difference of opinion, when Bubba at The Western Tribune called me master of the blogosphere or some such title just a week or so ago.
Readers…time to vote! Joke or Master? Or somewhat in between.
Jester or master I will continue to write about progressive issues, using science and fact and truth to back me up, and will not be intimidated by threats from Fox hounds or any other right wingnuts that want to curtail scientific advancement and deny humankind’s responsibility in taking care of our enviroment. That includes the president (White House eviscerates Gerberding's testimony ) and it includes newspaper editors.
And when I read an opinion or a news story in that or any other newspaper that is obviously plagiarized I will report it as such. Acceptance of plagiarism in a local paper brings the image of Bessemer down and we don’t need any help. I would hope higher standards would be observed. For those who do not think plagiarism is serious, and you know I am talking about you, read this from 2003 .
Now on to the issue of the day.
The other night I was watching Real Time with Bill Maher and Andrew Sullivan was a guest. One of the things that I really liked was that Bill pointed out two questions on Andrew’s blog that Andrew would like to ask the republican presidential candidates. Now for those of you who don’t know, Andrew Sullivan in a conservative blogger who happens to be gay. He admits he voted for Bush…once. He is often on as a panelist on the Chris Matthews show. His blog site is Daily Dish .
I could not find the questions on the blog…they are in the archives somewhere, but they are worth repeating here.
Question number 1. "If you could go back in time, would you abort the fetus that would become Osama Bin Laden"?
He especially was interested in how flip flopping Mitt Romney would wrap himself around that one.
Question number 2. Remember how at one of the debates all the republican candidates were trying to out macho the other by saying how they would prevent terrorism and had that “torture first ask questions later” mentality. Well, Andrew wonders…"if you as president could prevent an act of terrorism by having sex with a man, would you do it"?
Great questions for the republican youtube debate coming up soon.
Meanwhile, the democrats debate tonight. I look for Hillary Clinton to again look strong against the other candidates. If you think I am leaning more toward Clinton, you are right. More on that later.