I know what you are thinking….WTF? While I do not necessarily agree with conservative thought….I do find some interesting articles in the American Conservative…….of course it is a conservative site….so they will take every opportunity to embarrass the Left as much as possible…..please take that into consideration…….
This article is a pretty interesting read……check it out and let me know what you think…..
The Left’s Ignorant Islam Critics | The American Conservative.
Today we enter into a new year……it will most likely be filled with lots of crap and I do mean CRAP about the 2016 elections……should present people like me with a wealth of subjects on which to mock and to laugh…..and inform.
I started this blog in 2006 while recovering from an injury I got while working in an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina….an injury that left me unable to work and this blog became my outlet. Originally it was for me to cut and paste stuff that I enjoyed reading to expand my knowledge….but shortly I went back to writing my thoughts on stuff that I found interesting…..and as they say “the rest is history”.
Since the beginning I have 1030 followers which is not ground breaking but it is good for a blog that has done nothing to promote itself other than finding people with like mind or those that take exception to my views. This blog has 19,021 comments……people expressing their views on a wide array of subjects…….and during this time IST has gotten 187,00 hits….again not ground breaking but those that chose to come and read my stuff and for that I am very grateful. During this time I have blocked 1.3 million unwanted comments. Finally in those years I have written 7637 post and that comes to about 2.7 million words for the average post contains 350 words….short? Yes…..my grandfather said “why write a novel when a paragraph will do?”
As we begin a new year I want to express my gratitude to all my followers and regular readers and commenters….writing a blog everyday is a daunting task but my followers make it a labor of love….THANK YOU.
I will stop now and wish everyone a Happy New Year….now go enjoy your day filled with family, fun, food and football. We will be back at it in full force tomorrow.
THANX AGAIN AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Turn The Page!
Today is the last day of the year and I will start doing a year end assessment of In Saner Thought…….
This ends my 8th year as an opinionated SOB of a blogger…and hopefully my readers would have it NO other way.
This year I went over the 1000 follower mark……which to me is just wonderful…I could have more followers if only I would pay for the PR to get people here….but these people chose to follow my blog on their own and that means more to me than anything. Thank you….Thank you…..
This year I also posted my 7500th post…..now I know why my fingers bleed and are arthritic….LOL I do so much reading that I need an outlet and this blog is a fantastic outlet.
Comments! You guys have helped me get over the 19,000 comment goal….Most of them were insightful and well done…I will admit that I did have a couple trolls appear but they soon went by the wayside…..I will tolerate a lot but not some insulting twat that just wants to try an exercise what little intelligence they my possess…..they are quickly smash like the invertebrate they are…..if not by me then one of my regular readers….thank you guys.
All in all been a great year for IST and I sincerely hope that I have helped my readers understand some of the more baffling issues of the day.
Please have a great New Year’s and may the coming year bring all the happiness you can stand…….Have fun….Be safe!
On ward and Upward to 2015!
One of the big questions of 2014…..would be….How has Assad managed to stay in power with all that is happening in Syria?
Juan Cole: How Bashar al-Assad’s Regime Came Back in the Syrian Civil War in 2014 – Juan Cole – Truthdig.
Holding true to form the American public has once again illustrated just how easy they can be manipulated.
Yes, I am talking about a second rate comedy, “The Interview”.
After Sony’s U-turn on releasing The Interview, the controversial movie played in 331 independent cinemas across America on Christmas Day, often to sellout crowds. Many moviegoers made it clear they were there to take a political stand, with one ticket seller in California dressed as “Uncle Sam-ty Claus,” the New York Times reports. “We are taking a stand for freedom,” the manager of the Cinema Village East in Manhattan tells the AP. “We want to show the world that Americans will not be told what we can or cannot watch. Personally, I am not afraid.” Security was light at most theaters, though some had police officers standing by.
Co-directors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen made a surprise appearance at a screening in Los Angeles, where they thanked moviegoers for their support, reports Reuters. A North Korean diplomat, meanwhile, called the release an “unpardonable mockery” of the “dignity of our supreme leader,” but said there would probably be no “physical reaction” from Pyongyang. In a first for a major studio, the movie had a simultaneous release online. The groundbreaking release strategy is being closely watched by the industry, although Sony says it won’t release any immediate data on the number of sales or rentals, CNN reports.
A pathetic display of blind consumerism……Americans allowed the media to frame the idea that it was somehow “patriotic” to defy North Korea and buy an overpriced ticket to watch second class actors do a very bad movie.
Their moronic action shows two things….1–the American public is gullible and 2–they are more than willing to throw their money at a corporation that does not need it. All in the name of some misplaced loyalty.
The people did not disappoint me at all…….I said it was all an act just to boost profits for a bad movie…..
Have you noticed that since SONY got the PR they needed to guarantee a big opening for this movie….it seems to be NO story. But never fear we have a new air crash to dangle in front of the people.
I wish to thank the American people prove my point for me……..and a Happy Year to you….Sony is laughing all the way to the bank.
Well it is that time of year……for me it is a season that I would prefer to live without…..but it is a time of happiness and joy for most….as it should be.
This will be my only post of the day….I much prefer spending time with my granddaughter….she is my joy and my confidant…..
I want to wish all my followers and commenters a very special day filled with fun, food, family and for most football. Me? I will eat and most likely argue anthropology with my daughter…..good times and wonderful family……
May you all have all the joy and happiness this season can bring……we will be back to work tomorrow…..and I will return to my normally cynical self….that we all know and love, right? LOL
Merry Christmas to all….and to all a very special THANK YOU!
This arrived via Twitter today and I had to post it…….are you no of these people?