December 5th, 2012

Slow news day today

When there’s a slow news day these days I think “good.”

Republicans and conservatives (not always the same thing) have been feeling pretty low since the election. Elements of cynicism, anger, depression, resignation, and bleak humor swirl around the blogosphere. Some people have even stopped reading and withdrawn into their non-political shells.

I can’t say I blame them. Sometimes I’m tempted to join them, but I have no plans for that. First of all, I have too much to say! Second of all, blogging is a habit that’s hard to break. Third of all—you guys.

15 Responses to “Slow news day today”

  1. Tesh Says:

    I don’t believe for a moment that “slow news” means “government taking it easy”. If anything, given the media, it means “government doing awesome stuff we agree with”.

  2. davisbr Says:

    And sadness.

    …you missed sadness.

  3. neo-neocon Says:

    davisbr: I thought that was included under “depression.”

    But you are correct—they are not exactly the same.

  4. KLSmith Says:

    Thank-you for your blog, Neo. It’s very much appreciated.

  5. holmes Says:

    Yes, this blog is a comfort in the aftermath of the recent electoral/national disaster.

  6. J.J. formerly Jimmy J. Says:

    neo says, “Third of all—you guys.”

    Thanks, neo. I kind of use your blog as my daily dose of group therapy. It guides me to look at issues from different perspectives, allows me to unload some of my angst on you and the group, and has remained here for me. (When other bloggers have burned out or died.) Whether it’s apparent to you, you are helping many to keep on keeping on. No mean feat, that

  7. M J R Says:

    neo says, “Third of all—you guys.”

    Everything J.J.f.J.J. wrote, plus my own appreciation –

    -1- for neo herself, and her daily contributions;
    -2- for the commenters here; comments ^easily^ a major cut above (if not more) compared with the typical political blog comments on the internet;
    and lastly but not leastly,
    -3- for neo’s willingness to engage a few of us in commenting dialogue from time to time.

  8. Sam L. Says:

    And thank YOU for being here!

  9. davisbr Says:

    No, neo, they’re not the same at all.

    I’m not really depressed. Sad? – Yes. Depressed? Not at all.

    I don’t roll that way. Well, usually.

    I plan.

    …sometime I just wish I didn’t have to plan.

    So This Whole Thing has just made me …sad …is all.

    I feel like that guy I’m sure that stood off on the edges of the crowd of people screaming for the golden calf …who wondered why the hell people didn’t seem to recall that they’d been so recently rescued from the bondage and servitude and the hardship of centuries. That they’d seen miracles, and the hand of G_d.

    …the guy who had a foreboding that this idiocy wasn’t going to end well.

    But who finally just shook his head in dismay, and figured that regardless of the crowd’s sheer weight of numbers …him and G_d? – They made a majority of two.

    …as he made his way farther off, to the outlying edges, away from the …madness, let’s call it.

    It’s sad to see, is all.

  10. NeoConScum Says:

    davisbr: Me too. Very sad. Grieving and flat. So, I’ll ‘Lean into it’, lick my wounds, thank a very Large God for this country and many great, stand-up people. But, right now, I am terribly sad.

  11. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Slow news day.
    Scares me.
    Calm before the storm.
    What’s going on under the surface they’re hiding well?

  12. southpaw Says:

    Ok somebody at Townhall is messing with my adolescent sense of humor. Headline: ” House Committee Purge Continues as Boehner Tightens Grip”.
    Somehow I cannot resist the urge to ask whose trying to get a grip on Boehner.
    Slow news days and scotch are a lethal combination for a nitwits. If only Anthony Weiner was still hanging around.

    http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2012/12/05/house_committee_purge_may_continue_as_boehner_tightens_grip

  13. mizpants Says:

    J.J. Formerly Jimmy J. puts it well. Thank you, Neo! I don’t post every day, but when I do, it’s always here. I come here every day to read the posts and feel I’m part of a community. Recently I’ve been worried that you’ll decide to move on. Don’t! You’re needed more now than ever.

  14. armchair pessimist Says:

    davisbr is on to something. We need to make our way farther off.

    Long term, literally; by emigrating en mass to the red states and leaving the blue states to sink in their hell. Short term, financially; wherever possible boycott them. Stop giving, or least practice giving less, money to their media, to their Hollywood, to their entertainment industry, to their Silicon Valley, to their galleries and their restaurants.

    This won’t be easy because the blue tumor is so entwined in our lives, but we should try if only for the sake of our morale.

  15. NeoConScum Says:

    N-Neocon..”Some people have even stopped reading and withdrawn into their non-political shells.”

    I admit that–for the first time in years–my post election issues of Weekly Standard, National Review and Commentary are mostly unread. The WStand. cover with Edvard Munch’s, “The Scream” was a pretty vivid summation. I do a quickie pass at Drudge twice a day and come here and Dr.Jacobson’s site daily…But, I’m basically in Time Out mode and winded, wounded and tired from the Lashing. And, the Horseshit in congress isn’t making me hurry to ‘get back’.

    Melanie’s,”The World Turned Upside Down”, which I’m giving to many friends for Christmas, is in Hyper-Color, Sensurround and High Def to the Max in this neocon’s head and soul,’Yo.

    I’ll ‘be baaaaack’…But not in 2012.

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