Brandon – I wouldn’t put this on my blog if I could comment on your latest post. I don’t expect you (or anyone) to read my blog or any blog for that matter. However, when you berate and excoriate bloggers by asking ‘Did a single Nashville blogger do a damn thing about this?”, I have to respond, by saying you might want to read the blogs before you fling the shit (I did read your caveat that you didn’t have time to read blogs 24/7). Also, some of us don’t actually blog about EVERYTHING we do or eat (it just seems that way).
I not only attended council meetings on this topic, I wrote city council persons I perceived to be ‘on the fence’ on this issue, and I even phoned a few. I discussed this issue with David Briley at the bloggers Christmas party and asked him what else needed to be done to stop this bill. I wrote about the issue as it was coming up, when it came up for first reading and I wrote about attending the council meeting. Once again, I’m not expecting you to go back to read all that or that you should have read it to begin with. I’m not the only blogger who has opined or pined on this issue from the beginning. My neighbor and friend, S-townMike has been ‘there’ the entire time.
My point is not entirely solipsitic here. You say,
As far as I can see, no one did anything except write about this great injustice AFTER THE FACT. That is why I refer to the group collectively as “typical heavy breathing, loud mouth, blow hards”.
My point is a great majority of America is pissed off at one thing or another, but when it comes down to making an effort they are just too damn lazy to act.
My real point is..you might want to look a little further. And to the other bloggers posting after the fact…welcome to the party.
One of the main principles of blog-land is that everyone can say whatever they want to on their own blog. You can insult me or anyone else all you want to and then sweeten the insult by claiming respect for your fellow man, but when all is said and done, it’s pretty hard to see the true issue when dodging the insult bullets. Disagreement doesn’t have to mean disrespect.
Like I said earlier, I would have posted this on your blog, but you decided to not allow commentary on the post in question.
I hope this can be heard over my loud-mouthed, heavy breathing.
PS. If I really thought there was a clamor in any non-English speaking community to read my blog, I’d be happy to translate the thing, but puhleeze…