"Two days ago on his radio show, Glenn Beck called Mike Huckabee a “progressive,” a word which, in certain circles, carries the same stigma as “serial killer,” “rapist,” and “zombie Dracula” all combined in one."
Temporary Blog Home Is Here
My only New Year’s Resolution was to start hosting my WordPress blog on BlueHost and to learn how to run a self-hosted blog. As with any learn-as-you-go endeavor, I’ve encountered a few roadblocks; the latest one has prevented me from posting anything new (though it’s still visible and functional to visitors).
For the time being, my Tumblog will serve as home.
I’ll have a full rundown of what I did wrong, and how other newbs can avoid my mistake, once I’m back up and running.
In the meantime: please don’t crash, Tumblr.
#don't pull your punches
If you’re going to state something that warrants putting in out there online, own it. Stand on your own two feet. Be prepared to discuss, debate, defend, and listen.
Tagging your statement with “in my opinion” doesn’t soften the blow if you’re being offensive. It doesn’t absolve you of responsibility if your thoughts are controversial, accusatory, or if you’re asserting a position that could incite debate. And if you have something strong and important to say, it simply dilutes your words with a meek little disclaimer that basically says people don’t have to give your thoughts any credence whatsoever. […]
The world is full of ambivalence, of risk mitigation, of qualified statements and milquetoasts and deliberate middle ground. And while I don’t think you need to kick up dirt just for the sake of it, we’d all do well to demonstrate that if we believe our thoughts worthy of public air, we have the courage to take ownership of them, too.