Bon Blogiversaire à Moi!
Here's my first post, "Casual Soapbox is now open!":
Hi, and welcome to Casual Soapbox! With what is definitely the first of either many or few posts, I think I should explain what Casual Soapbox is and is not.
Casual Soapbox is not a website about soapboxes, soapbox derbies, soap, or soap-oriented paraphernalia. Casual Soapbox is not a regularly updating site. I may or may not update at any given time. No promises. I'm a busy man. Or at least I want you to think that. While I plan to try to be accurate about facts I may bandy about, I'm a human being who makes mistakes and has no editor. Take everything I say with a grain of salt. Or maybe two.
Casual Soapbox is a blog, the purpose of which is to provide me with a venue to expound upon politics, popular culture, religion, humor, and any other topic that boils my blood. I'd love to say I have big plans for this site, but I don't, except to bloviate pompously, deprecate myself and others, practice my verbal skills, and pathetically imitate popular people I admire. So, if any of that appeals to you, this blog's for you!
With that nasty business out of the way...
Casual Soapbox is now open!
Boy I sure was a lot snarkier back then, wasn't I? And for some reason, I actually signed every post I made back then, even though blogger tells you who did the posting at the end of every post. And my use of capitalization in titles has changed as well.
And one final note I would make is that I appear to have been less than successful at making you all think I have a busy life. I've been pretty non-casual about updating. Sure I've occasionally missed a day or two here and three or four there. But for the most part, I've been a good blogger and kept the posts coming.
The topic that appears to have grabbed most of my attention early on was the "nuclear option" debate in the Senate from last May, as I had posts here here here here here and here. There may have been others as well, but I grow tired of searching.
Then there's this amusingly wrongheaded post of mine called, "I think we know who's next...":
First of all, we're right there. Second of all, "If you're not with us, you're against us". Third of all, we can't take Iran. Fourth, Bush's approval rating has dropped to 46% according to Gallup.
Of course, a 46% approval rating both motivates and restrains the President. And our army has missed its recruiting targets lately. And we're having a rather deadly month in Iraq at the moment.
I'm not a military analyst. But Syria is causing problems for Bush and might be considered low-hanging fruit. And Bush wields an agressive foreign policy like a scythe.
Little did I know that the fact that we can't take Iran is irrelevant to the Bush administration. And boy, remember when Bush dropping to 46% was big news?
Anyway, I'm spending my blogiversary sick at home. But a spoonful of Casual Soapbox makes the medicine go down!