Jamie over at Intoxination made a prediction just over year ago that is very eerie. Go read it here, if you haven’t seen it yet. Thanks to the Awesome Bob Cesca for bringing it to my attention. Here are some excerpts from Jamie’s prediction.
“This will be the first year that we have a Democrat in the White House in the modern blogging age, and with that I do have a rather dire prediction. As the year progresses and we start seeing exactly how soon to be President Obama governs, some of the groups and organizations we all cherished for their work these past several years will quickly turn into something we can’t understand, maybe even bordering on entering the wingnut-o-sphere.
I predict this will start when/if Obama decides to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan. People quickly forget the key points of campaigns, and bloggers are no exception. We will hear a big out cry from some bloggers screaming that Obama is breaking campaign promises on Afghanistan, when in fact he will be doing exactly what he said…
…If you suddenly find yourself on opposing views of one of your favorite blogs or political action committees, the best thing to do is walk away. Giving them attention, even if it is as simple as disagreement, is the equivalent of giving a beer to an alcoholic. I also suggest the other bloggers out there simply stop linking them and even remove them from your blogrolls. If these individuals don’t get the attention they crave then eventually they will realize that their lust for fame has deeply clouded their love for blogging, and hopefully they will wake up and realize that commons sense is the best part of any blog…”
I, for one, have taken his advice and walked away from a few blogs that used to be among my favorites. And it’s not because I disagree with them, it’s because they seem to have become exactly like Jamie predicted, driven by clicks, money, sensationalism and fame.
Having been pissed off so much by Jane Hamsher and her thugs at FireDogLake, I went to Google and typed in her name. Woe, in about 5 minutes I learned an awful lot about her that now makes other things clearer to me. She was one of the producers of Oliver Stone’s film “Natural Born Killers” and even wrote a book about her experience on that film. It was financed by Time Warner, hmmmm, is that a corporation? I thought Jane was against those big corporations, but apparently not when they are paying her. Now that was a movie I would never go see, I hate violence in all forms and I think Hollywood has been sensationalizing it and making it cool by presenting it in a hip, fast paced way that appeals to impressionable “yutes.” Check out this link that talks about how the film was directly related to at leat 8 murders.
My fishing around on Google also turned up another link, here it is, that talks about other lovely things she’s done over the years, including the race-baiting photo of Clinton with Joe Lieberman during the primaries in Connecticut. Now I am no fan of Lieberman’s by any means, but this event does show the type of person she truly is. Hmmmmm, I’ll have to click a few more links on google and let you know what else I find about this person who seems to be showing up on my Teevee way too much.