(John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence")"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
(Preamble to the Declaration of Independence)
Based upon recent developments, it would seem that it's time for a new
declaration of independence...independence from the biased, Leftist "mainstream" media, that is.
A majority of Americans are now convinced of that bias, and they are not
happy about it. Some of us have been onto this for quite some time, but now
we are in the majority, unlike in previous years.
I happened to pick up a copy of the local "fish wrap" the other day, which someone had left in the break area at my place of employment in the military-industrial complex; as usual, it was chock full of the usual partisan tripe, masquerading
as objective journalism.
To be fair, there are still a lot of excellent journalists out there, and much of their work is chronicled at the following websites:Human EventsJewish World ReviewPatriot PostTown Hall
Of course, what with the advent of the "blogosphere", we are no longer limited to getting our news pre-digested for us by a "mainstream" media with an agenda of its own.
A few years ago a former co-worker (who died recently) introduced me to ScrappleFace
, which opened up a whole new world for me, that being the aforementioned "blogosphere".
From there, I eventually started this little blog of mine, wherein I am free to write about whatever strikes my fancy.
I am not by any means the first or only person to start blogging after being exposed to the "blogosphere".
Another most excellent blog is Villainous Company
; it was an early spin-off from the comments section at ScrappleFace
I've had the pleasure of meeting the authors of both blogs. Besides the fact that they are both wonderful human beings, they are also good enough at what they write that they should be being paid (handsomely!) for so doing.
I have also met a number of other bloggers, and their respective blogs are all in my "blogroll", in the left hand column.
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At any rate, it's great to be able to dialogue amongst ourselves about the events of the day, rather than being dependent upon the "mainstream" media.
Also, it is terrific to have so many