Blogging Holiday a load of Cr*p

Filed as General on August 2, 2003 8:57 pm

by Duncan

Diversity of thought is a wonderful thing, and that is what makes the Blogosphere so wonderful, but every now and then something appears that deservers condemnation; in this case the ridiculous proposal for a 2 week Blogging holiday!

Discovered by The Blog Herald through Burningbird, the “Global Blogging Vacation” starts today, August 2 and lasts to August 17.

Promoted by the far left wing Journal of the Hyperlinked Organization Shakespeare’s MacBeth is paraphrased in promotion the concept.
“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day. To the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty blogs.”

The Blog Herald says what a load of Cr*p!

For bloggers who talk about issues of democracy and free speech, the suggestion that there be a blogging holiday not only reeks of hypocrisy, but is absurd in the greatest.

With some reports suggesting over 3 million bloggers, the chances of a 2 week holiday being widely supported are extremely slight.

But to suggest that there is something wrong with bloggers, that somehow bloggers are removed from the real world, and therefore need a break, in a blog, is even more bizarre.

Every blogger is entitled to a holiday, but to suggest that we all need a holiday due to some lost sense of a real world, when bloggers blog about the real world, is deserving of our condemnation.

Some of the supporters of the call include the Switch Off campaign, which parody bloggers, and even non blogging computer users as anti-social misfits with a top 5 reasons to switch off being
- Your complexion will improve.
(the implication being that all bloggers are spotted geeks)
- Your wife is leaving you.
(at least they suggest that bloggers may have wives, but the implication here is that we all ignore our partners to blog)
- You are developing sores from constant sitting.
(just plain stupid)
- Your house is on fire.
(that bloggers are so obsessed as to not notice a house fire)
- Your neighbours think you are dead
(again the anti-social element, bloggers do have friends!)

This absurd concept will not take hold, and The Blog Herald invites others to condemn the condemnable.

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  1. Radio Free BlogistanAugust 4, 2003 at 6:17 am
  2. By Fred Evans posted on December 8, 2005 at 7:15 pm
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    “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790″

    AMERICA AND THE FREE WORLD IS AT WAR.

    It does not matter how many peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no protection from the terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are fanatically bent on doing — by their own pronouncements — killing all of us “infidels.” the peaceful Muslims are afraid to lend a hand. What would you do if the choice was shut up or die? In countries without freedom you will be killed.
    So who are we at war with? There is no way we can honestly respond that it is anyone other than the Muslim terrorists. Trying to be politically correct and avoid verbalizing this conclusion can well be fatal. There is no way to win if you don’t clearly recognize and articulate who you are fighting. We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound, the major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not fathom the answer
    to the second question: What does losing mean? It would appear that a great many of us think that losing the war means hanging our heads, bringing the troops home and going on about our business, like post Vietnam. This is as far from the truth as one can get. What losing really means is: We would no longer be the premier country in the world. The attacks will not subside, but rather will steadily increase. Remember, they want us dead, not just quiet. If they had just wanted us quiet, they would not have produced an increasing series of attacks against us over the past 18 years. The plan is clearly for terrorists to attack us, until we are neutered and submissive to them, If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life will all vanish as we know it. The Muslims fully know what is riding on this war, and therefore are completely committed to winning, at any cost. We’d better know it too, and be likewise committed to winning at any cost!!