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Archive for April 1st, 2005
In an email, Sgt Franz points out that one should never underestimate the power of one’s blogging.
…since Steven Den Beste shuffled off the bloglists to grumble quietly about anime I’ve tried to thank the bloggers I enjoy, when I can. So here’s a little story about how you both indirectly and directly saved two votes from the abyss of Kerry. It starts in 2002, when I was Googling for evidence of Palestinian passive resistance of some sort, and tumbled to your Blogspot site. I read a few things, chuckled a few times, and then read your New Perfect Manhood series, which led to fits of suppressed laughter.
Sainted Wife would no doubt agree that the only suitable response to my sense of humor would be to suppress one’s laughter.*
I should add that at this point the blogosphere was a complete unknown to me. So I clicked a few links to other sites and started finding interesting things to read, and came back to revisit your site on a regular basis. A few months later I was deployed to Pakistan for six very, very long months and suddenly had a lot more time for web surfing. (Such is the nature of radio maintenance, as long as nothing is broken.)
Systems administration is much the same. If you happen to be wondering how busy I am today, consider that the only post so far consists of cuts and pastes from an email–which I was damn happy to get, I should point out, as i’ve had little else that fits into the smallish timespace I’ve managed to pry out of the day.
I used a lot of it to keep current with the blogs, especially yours, EjectEjectEject, and USS Clueless.
Stephen DenBeste, Bill Whittle, and me. There’s a power-packed Trinity for you, one akin to The Father, Son, and……Curly.
It was Den Beste’s explanation of our war aims that saved me from voting Democrat for the first time in my life. Okay, one vote saved. In the meantime, both out there and when we returned to Germany, I would sometimes e-mail links to your funnier stuff to a friend who was hoping to vote for Tommy Franks. He started reading your site, which led to other blogs, which led to still other blogs, and by last July his vote had done a complete 180.
Well done, I say. And thanks.
* What does the SW consider humorous, considering that it’s not me? Well, she enjoyed this a great deal.