The SLOBS (San Diego Local Order of Bloggers) had their semi-quarterly confab up at Sarah B.'s new place. Over tostadas and chilled adult beverages, a wide variety of topics were discussed and a great time was had by all. But why we were getting together elicited the following from B-Daddy:
Looking around at the folks gathered at the Beer Summit today at Sarah's place, I thought that the founding fathers would have been both appalled by and proud of our situation. I saw a small group of ordinary Americans, Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians, just one of a countless number of such groups, roused to action by a federal government that had over reached its bounds. The Tea Partiers in the room were not tools of corporate interests, not interested in political office, and motivated only by a desire to change the direction of their country. The founders would have been appalled because the constitutional republic they had bequeathed posterity had been so violated by the rapacious over reach of a political class that had lost all regard for their vision of limited government. And they would have been proud that ordinary citizens had risen up to restore that government to its proper limits.
We started off as a sports blog if you can believe it. And just as recently as 3 years ago, our morning routine consisted of going first for the sports page and then the subsequent sections. Now, the sports page bats third in the lineup on most days. How can this be? There needs to be some sort of freedom index whereby a nation's freedom can be gaged to how long in minutes it takes the male populace to get around to the sports page.
You know something is amiss when we are writing about politics as much as we are and to the exclusion of writing about how this Dodger team is the most listless and disappointing team in memory or handicapping the Heisman trophy race.
We need to make things right in this country again so we can return to obsessing over truly insignificant matters.