As I said in our top 10 post, blogs posts are like record albums, you don’t know which ones are going to be popular and what is not and in 2017 we had our share of very good posts, some which really deserved more attention, that you just weren’t interested in. Here is a smattering of them
Like last year let’s start with the post whose that I really wished got more attention than it did so please check it out award.
I covered Fr. Imbarrato of Priest’s for life trip to Massachusetts extensively, the protest and Eucharistic processions in front of Planned Parenthood in Boston and Fitchburg. This was the final day including his blessing of the city of Boston:
There is one interesting footnote, both Mary Ann Harold and Fr. Imbarrato got a sense during the prayers that it was the desire of Our Lord and Lady to restore the Shrine. At the time it was built Boston was a faithful Catholic City and Massachusetts was a State known for it’s faith, as the Shrine has fallen into disrepair so has the faith of the city and the abominations that have come out of the state to affect the entire country and the world are too numerous to mention here.
So while I as always hope you might kick in a few buck to DaTipJar to make up for the cost of days of work missed and my time perhaps it might be a better use of your funds to raise the funds necessary to make this shrine what it once was, and perhaps help make Boston the city of faith it once was too.
Alas this post and my plea for the shrine didn’t catch anyone’s eye. Let’s hope this update does a tad better for it.
The “I can watch it on TV instead” award:
I did a whole bunch of posts from CPAC and one was covering President Trump’s speech. I put up a post adding lines I thought key, but everybody who wanted to see the speech could do so. Although there was one line that was significant.
[Would you believe a guy from TBS asked me if I had solitaire on my computer and asked me to bring it up so he could get a shot of someone playing solitaire during Trump’s speech. HOW DARE HE! HOW DARE HE EXPECT ME TO SET UP A PHONY SHOT FOR A PHONY MEME! That’s so dishonorable!]
This was the 2nd least surprising slow post of the year
The Great Question that isn’t as great as I thought award
Two of my 10 top posts concerned the NFL protests, but not all of them
Pizza Hut has bragged that their sales are up , Digiorno’s frozen pizza has been trolling them and plenty of people on twitter have followed suit, but if you look at all the tweets and the words you’ll not there is one thing that they have NOT done.
They have not taken a position on the NFL Protests
They have not moved to become an official sponsor of the NFL
Now if their premise is correct and that Papa John’s stock/sales slump is just about the pizza and not about their association with the NFL, and if all those who insist that the NFL, with it’s still high rating compared to everyone but their own past ratings, are a great deal than if Papa John’s decides to drop the NFL as this article suggests they might;
Pizza Hut / Digiorno / etc all don’t want those questions asked or answered and they will be pleased to know that nobody was interested in those questions.
The big news that really isn’t award
Trump’s moving of the US embassy was a big story but this story didn’t go very far at all.
Russia Trump’s Trump in Jerusalem April 9th
The significance of this can’t be overstated, by doing what they’ve done Russia not only embarasses Donald Trump by getting to Jerusalem before he does so to speak, but it also throws a gauntlet down to every islamic power, every arab oil exporter and to ISIS itself, literally daring them to do something.
This sure sounded like news to me but nobody else thought so
the I didn’t expect much from this one award:
As you might guess while I had little in common politically with Ms. Flanagan it’s worth noting that Flanagan never shrunk away from those who opposed her politically. She was happy to appear at Tea Party forums to engage and make her case to political opponents at a time when Democrats and media Nationwide were demonizing the Tea Party.
It’s a reflection on an ex pol who is local so for some reason a national following isn’t all that interested so of all the posts that didn’t get attention this one didn’t shock me.
And now the big award of the day the The 2017 I thought Turkeys Could fly award:
This goes to the post that I really thought would generate a ton of hits and maybe fill DaTipJar but didn’t:
This post had everything a major star in a major scandal, red meat for the GOP base
Ask yourselves why during the Obama years none of those folks who knew about Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacy backed her up or choose that moment to speak out?
it even had an update that was trouble for the MSM
Apparently the MSM hss decided that one high profile A list democrat friend of the Clintons in Hollywood being exposed as an abuser is enough:
Media Downplays Kevin Spacey Child Molestation Allegation, Focus On Sexuality in Headlines
Why on earth would reuters, People, the New York Daily News and ABC choose to lead with Spacey’s orientation and not the accusations against him,
Alas the one thing this story didn’t have was anyone interested in my take on it.
So those were my Lemons of 2017. Lucky for me for most of the year you turned those into Lemonade.