There is a “Gresham’s Law” in economics that says that good money forces out bad. When paper currency hits the market as legal tender, for instance, silver dollars flee. There’s also, in TV radio and movies, the rule of LCD – or lowest common denominator. Dumb people decide on content for all of us for the simple fact that there are so many of them and they are highly susceptible to ads. They are gold! They decide our programming choices! They are the reason we have Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones and Grey’s Anatomy, and why the following …
… I know exactly what happened at 4&20. William Skink wrote the following:
In a few flurries of tweets between myself and former Blackbird blogger, Jay Stevens, I’ve witnessed the ease in which progressives are manipulated.
That probably was the last straw. No doubt the hive has been buzzing about Skink for months, just as they did when Dave Sirota actually had an interesting radio show here in Denver.One morning I turned on the radio, and found that he had been replaced by a very dumb Democrat. THEY DO NOT LIKE BEING CRITICIZED!
Stevens, who fancies himself some kind of political wonk, must have taken umbrage at the notion that he is easily manipulated (which he is), so now Skink is being replaced by Stevens, and lordy knows the j-girl, ever on top of matters D, will reappear. I expect the numbers to rise there as there are many, many dumb Democrats, and they do NOT tolerate we who find them shallow and boring. Right Pogie? (I am already banned, I am sure.) They feed on each other. They love to talk their talk. Why, it will be the Norma and Rob show! Pete will feel free to write there again, as I won’t be around to frighten him. (Petey: BOO!)
Sample of the future: Says Stevens:
Jon Tester is a US Senator. We’re no longer in Iraq. We have a Democratic president. And there are still plenty of issues that should energize us, unite us.
Yessirree, Tester picked up the Burns agenda, Iraq kicked Obama out against his wishes, Obama became Bush III, and Stevens, true to form is oblivious and thinks it’s all cool because these are Democrats, and oh yeah, he’ll be supporting Hillary, the psychopathic Neocon, once Bernie turns his support over to her on the first day of the convention.
How do I know this? It’s not calculus. I just know things. I do not say that Democrats are predictable. They are, but let’s be fair here: they are also uninformed. Maybe they are lacking in self-awareness, but let’s be fair. They are also authoritarian, censorious, and mean. But let’s be fair here: They do not go deeper than election day. It’s all they can muster, intellectually speaking.
That’s the nicest thing I can say.
Anyway, I have never promoted my blog, as I have been saying for years that I simply need this outlet, that I like to read, write and argue. Some 230 people follow me, some even read the posts I imagine, but I don’t know what that 230 number means. Getting those numbers is maybe like a teenager having 764 friends on Facebook – it’s pretend circulation.
(I was deeply shaken when I found Piece of Mind shut down early last week. I need this. Please don’t take it away from me Jay! Please. I know you want to! I know you’ll take it off your blogroll. I know you Jay! You’re thin-skinned, shallow, and like having power.)
I would imagine that those 230 plus the hundred or so that hit this place daily would not mind a different voice now and then. So I welcome any of the more thoughtful people of 4&20 here to write and comment. Honestly, I don’t anticipate any takers, as people are afraid of my issues, but nonetheless, the welcome mat is out to William, Swede, Steve, Steve and JC to write here, to comment here without my interference. I am not the overlord, I do not censor, and I do not appeal to dumb people. Norma Duffy has never visited here, never will. Rob Kailey claims he doesn’t. There’s always that.
I’ve had fun with all of you. I like that all don’t get along. I hope we never do. That is a sign of intelligence.