Courting isn’t an issue centered or political blog. However there is an important election in less than two weeks. We don’t debate at Courting. We do delete comments.
Trying to link to our favorite Wombat/bartender/actor who does do a BL recap. There were many great lines including “mad penis,” and we loved how Alan Shore (James Spader) is the girl in a relationship We did figure that out too quickly though. In case nobody knows this we heart James Spader. And read the Wombat when bad Blogger behaves for a real recap.
Keep forgetting that MizB has a video with loverboy. Don’t forget, just forget to link. We, like so many people, can’t help but love her.
As we were “a mistake” though never to ourselves, our family, friends, and now we hope our many good blogging friends, we have spent much time debating–me, Toto the Imaginary Dog, our lap top Savannah Falls and our old PC Savannah Falls Too–our new Imac doesn’t get a say, and to us, a zygote is a zygote until it marchs that long road down to being a fetus.
Our mother, who is the subject of the post below used to wonder why she so strongly believed in abortion being a woman’s absolute right, since I so easily could have been one. Our Dad, who had become a staunch NeoCon in the real sense of the word didn’t wonder, he just thought it a woman’s right. There is a difference between Neo Con’s and Libertarians, but I’m not in the mood to even look it up or define the descriptions.
We do believe that abortion is a woman’s right, and not something that the government should have any say in. We have noticed that the radical right doesn’t talk about moral/values anymore. Could it be because there are too many of us blogging now?
Courting began just before the RNC in New York. We named the original URL freenynyfrombushtoday.blogspot.com
and did live to regret it though we feel the same sentiments today. At the time Blogger didn’t allow a person to have more than one URL and as we barely knew what a URL was…
On that note, it was just a blow job that didn’t begin but crystalized the hate-centered Republicans. We don’t include all Republicans in that category. As we are only a registered Democrat because until recently whoever won the Democratic primary won the election here. Now we are a registered Dem as another small protest.
Small protests are good things. While we never expected Bush to be impeached it was the principle that let us become among the first bloggers to call for him impeachment. His sins are much bigger than a blow job.
We have felt shame in being an American for the first time in our lives. As a New York Jew we were shocked by the Impeachment as we were shocked by the blogging trolls who loved to make our lives miserable with their absurd hate for us in particular.
Honestly, we had thought these people to be characters on talk radio, not real people. We couldn’t believe that The First Amendment was so misunderstood. While this country might be 83% Christian, it is not now a legally Christian country nor has it ever been. We have explained all five parts of The First Amendment somewhere.
At first we were shocked by the hateful comments we got. We couldn’t believe it when we were asked what mental disorders we suffer from as somebody had a theory that certain mental disorders went along with far left thinking. If we’re far left what is Lynne Stewart?
About a year ago we were told that we lacked a moral compass and a higher purpose in life. When we asked the person what his higher purpose was we were told that he didn’t have to have one as he’s a husband and father.
So all married people with children are exempt from having moral/values, and we should probably find a Nunnery. We did learn a lot from those experiences.
They didn’t drive us out of the blogosphere but did help us understand that a blog such as Courting which discusses the life and times of somebody who hasn’t been living our lives their way was needed.
The ironic thing was that it wasn’t people on the Left who usually came to our rescue on the rare times we needed rescuing but true Conservatives. For the last time, when books are reviewed, the writers morals aren’t usually reviewed also. Women, who would be judged to have far “worse” morals, have had books reviewed with nary a mention of their penchant for sleeping with married men, doing drugs, whatever. So get over “you have to get used to having your morals judged.” Not in our America.
Now, people like us have begun to rule. Bloggers who came after us, haven’t usually been exposed to gross hate filled comments, and we are proud that we had something to do with that.
Courting has come a long way. In the grand tradition of shameless self-promotion, we are proud that Courting is an under 2,000 Technorati ranked blog. Barely, but we were proud when we hit 11,000 then 5,000. We have spent all week, being us and being embarrassed by this feat. We are too aware that tomorrow our ranking might go up which means down in Technorati land.
I call it the big T in the sky as I believe that my parents have something to do with this. I also have a neon blue Technorati scoreboard on the wall most people would have a flat screen TV on. We thank Bone for buying this for us 🙂 Virtually.
We thank everybody who has had something to do with this and who has linked to us. Courting is my proudest achievement. It is something that I created out of nothing. I really knew nobody. Sometime in November, it will be two years since I followed StephK, the only blogger I knew personally and just slightly, into BE.
My life changed that day. I can’t say that I have ever had a boring day since then. The interaction is something that every writer dreams of.
I am evolving, and have significantly less time to spend on Courting. I need to spend most of my time on things that bring in money rather than cost money. I don’t accept ads on Courting for a few reasons, and don’t have a “donation,” button. I understand why people do have them and should probably have one myself, but can’t go there. For me, personally, it seems wrong. However I always reserve the right to change my mind.
No more long dental surgeries or office visits. I’m probably the only dental patient in history to not just be late for oral surgery–blogging took precedence–but to be prescribed for pain relief “fight with the rad right,” as I refused to take the pain relievers until I couldn’t take the pain anymore.
Pain begets anger and anger begets many things. I’m not an angry person so I won’t fight anymore I do delete comments that are rude, crude or in any way malicious., and am proud to live in an area where all the political commercials are anti-Bush ones. That said, I barely watch TV let alone commercials but the three that I have seen…..
a blogger we have grown to know well–otherwise would be wishing him a permanent Happy Halloween has great fiction exercises on Wednesdays that we will of course do on Friday. We are excited for Bone that Laura is coming back to General Hospital. We do like Luke since he got rid of the yellow dye job and bad perm, and uh got rid of Laura who was TV’s longest lasting hippie-dippie until overnight she became a business executive.
We saw Demi Moore, who began her career on GH, on some show last night. She used to be a rabid Republican who in the early 90’s thought that making $200,000 a year was “small change.” We really found that nasty. However the times have changed and she seems to have changed with them. We actually liked her.