Tina’s movin’ on up…

Anyone looking for The Other Cheek can find Tina at her new fancy URL: www.othercheek.net… lookin’ good, sis! 🙂

I just finished the last two panels of “The Super Dudes” (no, I didn’t forget… just no time with all this War Coverage I’m doing.)

God Bless the troops
I learned something new in the newspaper biz lately. You would think something monumental like a war would be good for us, right?

Wrong.
While circulation goes up, advertisers pull their ads faster than you can say “Saddam Sucks”. Within hours before the deadline for Saddam to go INTO exile, advertisers were calling in to pull their ads. Customers see advertisers as ghouls at times like these, trying to cash in on a tragedy. (They get angry letters like “How dare you sell cars/cell phones/houses while people are dying???” )

Why do you think September 11th coverage went commercial-free after a while? Public service FROM the tv stations, or all the advertisers pulled their ads? You tell me.

Most of our revenue comes FROM ads. Newspaper sales is really just pocket expenses.

I plucked this great quote FROM Robyn:
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
– President Theodore Roosevelt –

The Warbloggers and their “agree with us or you’re stupid/a traitor/blind/[insert degrading remark here]” has pissed me off for the longest time now. It makes me not even want to read blogs anymore. Whether it’s the same narrow-minded arrogance, or the responses of the people they’re alienating on their blogs.

Not agreeing with going to war does not make me any less of an American or a patriot than anyone else. It doesn’t mean I don’t have the utmost respect for the men and women of our armed forces.

For protestors to destroy 9/11 memorials or berate people who have family in the service is just as deplorable.

I can sit here for hours, trying to come up with something nice to say about Saddam Hussein.

The best I’ve come up with is “disgusting”, “vile”, and “despot” so far. The world is better off without him (So there’s the “bright side” in all of this). Maybe then we’ll get back to silly mundane things like, oh, our ailing economy, hunting down Osama bin Laden, crushing Al-Qaeda once and for all? This Orange alert stuff is REALLY getting on my nerves.

I’ve stated my thoughts on this war many times. I see no reason to repeat it over and over like the warbloggers do. I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re trying to convince *themselves* of their bullshit more than anyone.

It’s been a strange couple of weeks.

I just pray for a swift end to this madness, and our troops can come safely home.

22 replies on “Tina’s movin’ on up…”

  1. I’m,for one,not going to talk that much about the war or have I got into the topic on other peoples blog.Everyone has their own opinion about the war and I’m not about to get into some heated argument about what I think and what they think.

    Just the same as you,I just hope it ends soon and that they come home in one piece.

  2. I totally agree with you on the Warblogger thing! You wont see much of that on my blog. I too though, really hope this all ends VERY soon!

  3. can’t find one thing to disagree with on this post.

    just because I don’t necessarily agree with going to war, doesn’t mean I can’t support the men and women over there fighting for what they believe in, and for the freedoms our country believes should belong, by right, to everyone…

    but anyway…I seriously doubt that I’ll be posting anything about the war on my blog anytime in the near future…
    can’t wait till you’re back ‘full time’ guy! *s*

  4. I stated my opinion on all of this once and I said on my blog that that was it. I’d rather talk about other things in my own space. If I want war coverage, I’ll watch TV.

    What the “warbloggers” seem to forget is that this freedom they say we’re fighting for also extends to the right to disagree.

    I, too, just want this to end so the troops can come home.

  5. Nice to see you back, e, I’ve missed you.

    I’m right there with you on every point, too, being a fellow journalist and all. 🙂

    Sorry I couldn’t make it to your do earlier this month, but I’ll be in Philly next week and I’ll wave as I drive down 495 …

  6. I’ll be looking for you too, Dawn.

    This will be all I’m writing about the war…
    Just wanted to make it clear I support the troops, in fact we’re getting things together for a local drive for them. To stop the war at this point would be disastrous. we’re at the point of no return. I’m just going to be entertainment from here on in.

    Blogshares??? Heh… sounds fun! :0)

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