It’s axiomatic that some posts are going to be a lot more popular than others. People have different priorities and the customer base has things that interest them and things that don’t.
For example with one exception none of my Doctor Who posts generally generate many hits although as a Doctor Who fan those are my indulgences (I’m still disappointed that my Benghazi Dr. Who post which I thought was brilliant satire from Sept 2012 didn’t go viral).
No blogger writes an essay or a post with the intention of it not being seen or being popular and that some posts just don’t attract traffic is a fact of life and it’s foolish to worry about it but awards not withstanding nothing brings you to reality like having a post you think is absolutely great, or very important, incredibly newsworthy hilariously funny that nobody has the least bit of interest in.
Thus we have the other half of the coin the “even less viewership than MSNBC awards” for the five post you ignored (that were worth your time anyway).
To qualify a post has to have as of today drawn less that 100 cumulative hits for the year. It has to be a post that I liked a lot that apparently nobody else did. One honorable mention will be named from December since they haven’t had as much time to be seen.
Those posts are the proverbial trees falling in the forest, the voice crying out in the wilderness or as you would call it in television terms practically the entire MSNBC lineup.
So here are the five (well six) posts that you pretty much ignored that unlike MSNBC after 9 AM EST deserve your attention:
This is the ultimate useful idiot tale
If you believe that aren’t you upset that after bravely managing to put it this trauma behind her, becoming a LPN, a worthwhile, honorable and difficult job, and supporting a daughter with it that she is still on the hook while the big names are not.
Aren’t you outraged that every week hours of her labor is going to a settlement that she will be paying for the rest of her life while Al Sharpton’s judgement was paid by high rollers and admirers like OJ Simpson?
Where are the celebrates rushing forward to allow Ms. Brawley to devote her funds to her daughter’s future? Where are the online campaigns to retire that debt? Why isn’t Sharpton himself whose promos are played daily all over a major cable network (well MSNBC) doing something about it? Why isn’t he talking to Spike Lee, to Rachel Maddow, and all their friends on MSNBC to convince them to hold a fund raiser to retire this debt?
How it this not a priority for the progressive community for the black community?
At least Brawley could claim the idiocy of youth, the others not so much.
#4 Feb 22nd The Language and Propaganda of the Left
The playing with Language is how the left justifies a lot,
Sometimes words are not so much re-defined as given a twist. Let’s demonstrate
It is stigmatizing to shoppers who fail to pay for their items as “shop-lifters”. After all the people going into the store are no different that everybody else people going to the store to get the food, clothes and devices that everyone naturally wants. In fact the word “shoplifter” is patently racist and discriminates against the poor since such people are usually from the poorest classes and often of color.
In order to avoid the racism and class discrimination we should avoid the term “shoplifter” and replace it with “unremitting shopper”
And that is the logic used to turn “illegal immigrants” into “undocumented immigrants”.
It’s all marketing, it’s all about selling people a reality different than, well reality.
I thought the “unremitting shopper” was hilarious & the meme would really resonate, maybe next year.
#3 January 27th The Common Thread of the Left: The Ultimate Target
The start of the year was the end of a long batch of post on what the left was up to in this post I spelled it out the target of the left has always been one thing above all: Christianity
I ask you to look at the last 40 years. Look at where the culture and the media has gone and ask your self, why? Ask why children three generations removed from the cultural influences of Christianity find themselves killing themselves and others in numbers not seen before? Ask why schools, particularly those controlled in places the left is strongest are places not of safety or education but of danger and mediocrity. Ask why you have the most medicated culture in history, the most litigious culture in history and a generation that has physical and material advantages that their grandparents and great grandparents could only dream of, can’t cope with life and despair of their future.
None of this is a bug, it’s all a feature. Is this what you want for your children and grandchildren?
You can’t destroy America as it is without destroying the Christian culture that created it.
#2 Aug 6th No Liberal Angels for Tina Brown
Well Tina has found a buyer and their public statements sound like a liberal angel and if nothing else the NYT, while not being a financial angel for Ms. Brown (they’ll need that 79 mill to cover pension stuff you know) did have a big piece celebrating Tina Brown for taking on Newsweek in the first place and defending her from the critique of its failure:
“It’s the cost to print, declining revenue, switch to a digital environment. The fact that Tina struggled so valiantly and took so many risks, that is to her credit. It just exposes a total lack of understanding of the media environment.”
That’s David Frum making the case, ex post facto.
The whole Tina Brown story is a real guilty pleasure for me:
Two coincidences when IBT bought Newsweek they didn’t buy Tina’s Daily Beast with it, and while the cost of print was pointed to in Ms. Brown’s failure that cost isn’t stopping IBT from bringing the mag back to newsstands in 2014.
And the post from 2013 that most deserved your attention that didn’t get it…
#1 July 31st 2013 Barbara Morgan & Burying the lead: The Huma Abedin Fan Club
Huma Abadin is 37 years old (born in 1976) From age 2 till age 18 she lived in Saudi Arabia that takes us to 1994 when she entered George Washington University, within two years while still in college she was hired as an intern by Hillary Clinton.
Run that through your head
In 1996 Bill Clinton was president and people were already talking about a political future for Hillary. Working with her must have been on of the most coveted positions for a young woman in the democrat party. Certainly there must have been plenty of sons and daughters of pols, campaign workers and democrat fundraisers who would have died for the chance to be in that position.
Yet Huma Abadin a young lady still in college who has spent a lifetime in Saudi Arabia not only gets the job, but has stayed with Hillary Clinton her entire life since.
If there is one thing about Mrs. Clinton that you don’t know that you should, this is it.
Honorable Mention: There were two posts in December that I thought of using. The first one is less than a week old so I gave the call to this one instead:
December 11th The real question: South Africa under the ANC
So under ANC rule South Africa has a quarter of its work force idle. More than a quarter of schoolgirls HIV positive and Life expectancy down a full 1/6.
And we haven’t even talked the murder rate at 31.3 per 100,000 (by comparison even with the Cartel violence Mexico’s murder rate is 22 per 100,000)
It’s saying unfortunate facts like this aloud than can get you in trouble quick.
So before the year ends give these posts a second look, I think you’ll find they’re worth it.