Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Joys of Jonah - Blogging by Numbers Time!!

Well hey there! Are you smart, ridiculously wealthy and physically fit? Do you have dashing super model good looks, the wit of Evelyn Waugh, the charm of Hugh Laurie, and the style of Grace Kelly? When you walk down the street do people sigh and whisper; "I wish I had me some of that!" If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you may have a drinking problem - er, I mean you must be a reader of The Straight Hype!

You see, readers of the Straight Hype are the life of every party, and yes, even the very glue that holds society together. But did you know that there's even more to the Straight Hype? Now, I know what you're thinking - "There can't be. Stop with all this nonsense. How could there be more to something that's already perfect?" I am happy to tell you it's all true!! If you look at the upper right hand corner of the page, you'll notice an archive section where you can peruse through past blog posts, read timeless opinion pieces, and have that feeling that makes you say "Gee isn't this just Jim Dandy?" But hey! It's blogging by numbers time!!!

1 - Is there anyone out there better than the invaluable Jonah Goldberg? Not only did he write last year's no#1 political best seller, he's just about the savviest conservative-libertoid groove-meister out there. He is to my generation what Buckley was to the last - the smartest conservative voice in the political wilderness. May he continue to inform and entertain us for years to come.

2 - Lately I've received many comments from some newer readers who seem to think this blog is some kind of news organization, and are expressing their indignation at the lack of "neutrality". I don't know how these people can be so clueless. Perhaps it happens after you've consumed too many items off the floors of public washrooms.

James Bowman said that "the obsession with bias has led to the corruption of our political culture" and has even made political discourse almost silly. This is a conservative site with libertarian leanings. I am not a mouth piece for the GOP or any political party. We support conservative issues and ideals, and will continue to do so.

3 - Korea's equivalent of a drunken midget running with scissors continues to test the will of the international community, and President Obama is responding with a whimper. While the red glare of North Korea's missile test still blinds the eyes of the free world, President Obama is making subliminal apologies for Hiroshima in Prague. The President needs to speak with a clear and unwavering voice about the inherent dangers of the actions of Pyongyang. There is a time and a place to speak about non-proliferation, and that time and place is from a position of strength, not a weak-kneed U.S. foreign policy that seeks to appease rather than protect.

4 - Claire and I have chosen the florist. Do you hear the sound of a giant check mark clicking off another item on an endless list?

5 - Getting back to some of those new readers....I don't post comments that insult people of faith. Faith is something we've discussed maybe twice on this blog, and it's not the centrifuge that drives this site. I don't have patience for hateful anti-Semitic or anti-Christian diatribes. Disagreement is fine - vile ranting is not. I don't care if you don't like it.

6 - Have a good week, and instead of our usual video-pick of the week, here's Mr. Jonah "the G-man" Goldberg at his best!




Anonymous said...

Excellent, Gojoe! And kudos on being mentioned in the National Review. You're on your way!


Robert J. Moeller said...

I do agree that Jonah is A (or The) Master, and although I'm young, I plan on challenging him for that title of "voice in the wilderness".

Love the blog. Keep up the good word.