People like cheap thrills. On television and YouTube, they want to see forests blazing; hurricane waters floating cars away; cars crashing into patrolmen, pedestrians, and restaurants; baseball games with five, six, seven homeruns; defensive backs cutting pass receivers in half; husbands or wives learning of spousal infidelity or the end of a marriage on the Jerry Springer Show; etc. etc.
Q: What’s that got to do with this blog?
A: I don’t want to feature cheap thrills here. Meaning, I want to be part of an adult, responsible discussion of issues that matter. The cheap-thrills approach would mean we just sling silly insults back and forth. Right-siders will call every left-sider a socialist, a Dummercrat, and a fool; Left-siders will call every right-sider a heartless, self-centered Scrooge. If that’s what you do for fun, you can find plenty of blogsites to accommodate you. But how about stopping in here, too, every once in a while, and digging in a little deeper? Being serious can be loads of fun.