I’ve Gone Theme Crazy

I apologize to all of you who drop by and may wonder what is going on.  I’m gradually getting back to blogging more, but for now I’m trying out new themes at WordPress and not finishing what I have started.  Seems one often must redo widgets, backgrounds, uploads etc.

I’ve found that changing to some themes suddenly places an old post up front for no known reason.  Probably is a reason that I am just unawares of, but the automatic pilot is not me?

Anyways

Here are some photo’s for Mothers Day.  My mother may have died some 47 years ago, but I know there are many fine other mothers who can take these photo’s as just for them.

Day before Mothers Day photo’s

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Blogging for naught? Use some Tags and Categories!

I don’t mean to be critical. But I have noticed an important thing missing in some blog post; Tags and Categories.

I occasionally come across a wonderful post, then see; Uncategorized. That is it! That is all!

I have made a mistake at times, posted something while being tired or busy, completely spacing on the tags and cats. That has not happened in many months. Uncategorized might be the largest reservoir of post, but it is not the most specific.

I have gone to some of these blogs with only one tag or cat, noticing all their post have just this one. Maybe some bloggers post just to get things out. Fine. Who am I to suggest differently?

But if you wish the rest of humankind on the WEB to have a chance, a good chance at finding you, put at least a few clues out there. Please! Or you might be missed.

Don’t go overboard like I used to do, putting a dozen of each to suggest any connection. They say that huge amounts of tags make your post look a bit like spam. I have found that a handful of each, or at least a few, seem to get seen without any problem.

Note to self; check back at this post later to make sure you said things correctly. I do have that problem at times. Might edit and forget to do spell check or read it over.

Oh. Yeah self; And try not to put a bunch of tags in here like; tags used, used tags, using tags and stuff, category stuff, stuff and stuff, mistletoe as a tag, and clog up the whole thing. And try not to put one in there about note’s to self OK?

IT IS NOT BEHAVIOR, BUT POLICY THAT MATTERS

I am sorry to see the WordPress.com page come up with slanted post.  I am not surprised that those who have not been through the great social movements can be so superficial and naive about politics.

OK.  If they are not naive, they are taking part in the great deception of our times, this comparing of politicians by how they act, and not what they and their parties policies actually do.  One can be any age to play this ad-hominem connection game.  Oh, a candidate did that!  Oooh, did you see what he did not do!?  Blah, blah, blah.  Whether consciously or not, this he said she said politics is all about diverting attention from deep policy patterns that do matter to all of us and the world. Classic bait and switch.

Today’s post on WordPress I am referring to, said Obama did not go to see injured vets in Germany or something to that effect.  While everyone should know that the Dems. have been consistently lobbying for more help for vets, while the right wing talk’s support the troops from one side of its tongue, while it cuts benefits compared to Dems. from the other.

Indeed, it even suggest that someone, let’s say “hot headed” such as McCain, or forgetful as same, would be scary in these modern times of WMD.

Wait.  That one actually made sense.

SO THAT IS THE PROBLEM

I read up on the WordPress Post Revisions Post. Now I know what is up on certain blog themes.

I have had some 300+ post on this blog, and never did I have to go back to the way it was before an editing. In all of those I have not had an occasion of accidental editing that I needed to restore. But when editing a post on some themes, I would click of the post edit button, only to have it say there is a more current edition of the post.

What do you mean? How could there be? I am editing the post after all. That is my most current copy. I did not know there were copies, who would have created the so called more recent copy? Who has taken my post and altered it? Why is the actual published post not the post that is there when one clicks edit? I am editing the post right in front of me, not some so called less recent edition. There should not be extra more primitive ones. What you see is what you got until now. No. We have fixed that for you. Now you must go and determine which copy this not current one is that was right on the post edit. Wonderful.

Boy oh boy, I love complaining about this silly tech stuff fixing things for the good of us all. Ever notice when spell checking, how you may have to keep returning to the spell checker over and over, since that save feature seems to happen about every 60 seconds and turns off the spell checking? What do you mean it does not take you that long to spell check? OK I am a very bad spelleer, and some keys appear to never get hit or the letters run over themselves like htis.

Fantastic! A new complication and more things to push or decide. Why was not straight forward good enough? I stopped using some themes just because they imposed this multiple post disorder on me.

I get what I paid for? What is that supposed to mean?

HER SUPPORTERS ARE VENTING

This post is for the angry Hillary people. I read their angst filled lines and wonder; where do they think I was these last few years? They talk of Hillary’s superior coalition, her special interest groups and broad coalition that were so formidable, until everyone rolled over for the speech maker.

I know this was the narrative the Hillary folks both sold and convinced themselves of, but for some of us out here like me, who would have gladly voted for Hillary Clinton once upon a time, her war record spoke to us more than anything else. That she enabled the farce of rationalizations so long after most were exposed, (some on day one to the critically thinking endowed), was a shock to the cause of this nation. Her political positioning by poll assumption was the last straw. War is the most serious and consequential of happenings, and she was acting on preemptive political cunning rather than principle. Obfuscation, death and destruction ensued, but she has that lame excuse.

Some may well think that cunning and a list of promises, and a reference to being tough are what a leader requires. That is not all to many of us. Leadership requites being willing to take a stand when others are bending over backwards in fear. It is true that Barack Obama has not been vetted to the degree those out in the public view for much longer have. But he has shown a passion to succeed when all assume it is impossible. Instead of the same old plan most politicians seem unable to waver from, he at least shows a willingness to seek an answer. I would more easily trust his team than the same old’s who were hovering around Hilary Clinton’s campaign. She showed an eager desire to wade into the mud in desperation, pretty much he did not.

All the women I happen to know are for Obama, but it seems some people (usually women) assume most women were for Hillary (poll data said a majority, not all), so since it was cast into an us or them thing, it’s all a misogyny thing. I trust this is just the stupidity of assumption, for if we vote for those candidates just because they are like us in sex, race or other appearances, we are complete fools. ( As a man, I personally wish most politicians were women. They (women) are generally more likely to be more rational in a collective sense, simply because they are not as much testosterone impaired, and tend to a more wholesome view. Sorry men.)

But I do not have much sympathy for the disgruntled Hilary Supporters. They were, via their candidate, willing to side with another Jekyll & Hyde of a “conservative” pandering to doublespeak, over one of their own philosophy! Do they really think John McCain stands for much of anything except all they are against?

This does not speak well of the view of some vocal Hillary folks out there still fuming about their fair and square defeat, although they were lead along on that Russian Roulette of rationalizations she kept spinning. My. How they would have been disappointed once she got in and low and behold, the same old corporate state kept taking over. We have to keep at anyone of these characters once they get in there. I think Obama will likely have an outstanding Cabinet, especially compared to this last disaster. The Democrats have actually intelligent people interested in the common good to draw from. And do not be surprised if he reaches across the aisle here and there for the best and to overcome the Rovian divisiveness of the right wing divide and conquer cult of fear.

At least there is an opportunity with Obama to serve more of the people than those reshaping the country and world into their own dynasties. If the conservative Republican-lite Democrats are going to sit this out or change sides to the oligarchs, stay there please. But if you want actual government accountability and at least a premise of citizen input, dust off your shoes and get to work for progress and opportunity. For unlike the conservative divide and conquer party, rational people know we are all in this together even when we are not under dirrect attack, or hypothetical ones.

And for the pro McCain guy saying Barack was in school while McCain was living; My word! You need more than Faux News like ad-hominem reasoning to convince all but fellow cult members. It is a false dichotomy, based on a false premise leading to a false assumption with no context as applied to actually qualities of being a president. Unless the most familiar with the corrupt machinery of the power structure are believed to be your best rulers. Don’t nail too many of those planks together for your perch!

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THAT BITTER WHITE THING

What a dance through absurdity as I go through the political spectrum on my wordpress tags!

Obama’s wonderful, his wife/friend is truly proud of him. Obama and McCain are twins! Hillary conceding means women have been oppressed again!

Then there are the ones who say any vote is a waste, since they (candidates) are all identical. Or, I’m voting for the opposite party cause my favorite lost. What about some reality checking!

Do you really think that the first woman or black is of no importance? One is OK but not the other? I’m switching parties based on race or sex or age? Those “conservatives” of yesterday knew how to trade off favors and vote for many to their disliking, over common contempt for the liberals. The party of elite interest ran over the country with their demolition tractor some 25+ years now.  We have had an unprecedented administration that served the Republican party, and not the Republic.  Though some are surely deluded into believing the two area actually the same.

Now that some people who thought the conservative party was always superior have seen how utterly contemptuous the “conservatives” they have let in have been, this season, some might even vote for the Democrat, as long as it is not Hillary. Since she has been “branded” by those manipulative types way back when presumably. Some taggings never leave.

WHEN IDEOLOGY MEETS REALITY

Some come to their senses over being used, while others may have never really had them? Certain liberals don’t like somebody, so they vote for their known opposite? It is apparent that Obama and Hillary are, as of now, very close on the issues claimed this election season.

Do you alleged switchers really intend to vote for the opposite of your candidates philosophical identity because you “feel” a loss is some kind of betrayal? It is as if we live in a nation (some segment anyway) who see democracy as a game, that they will then take their ball away if all the rules produce some end they do not like. What a bunch of babies.  We are faced with the corruption of the American commons by a self serving bunch of predatory opportunist seeking to fashion their own totalitarian state, and you are contemplating voting for their next stooge?  Children.  Get over your tantrum!

Now I know the forces at work in the culture seek overall stability, and some of that is currently to the detriment of many hardworking people. Some things will not change a whole lot, some will improve surprisingly so, yet it is always about steps that can be taken without falling and breaking the nations neck. Can we at least acknowledge the issues at hand, and where we can do some creative work for the betterment of all?  Unlike the bunch in their now driving the nations interest to ruin. No! Not if I don’t get everything I want! It’s all or nothing? I don’t like her voice so I’m voting for a guy?

While I would never think of voting for heart deprived conservatives living in fear of every insecurity card placed into the mailbox of their lives (at elections!), it has been astounding to see both old and young allegedly Democrats ready to profess to bolt from the electorate if they don’t get their way.

We may need a Cabinet post for the distribution of baby blankets.

NEWS BULLETIN: Breaking Bitter White People

It seems the bitter white people are still bitter about Obama’s pegging of their angst over being screwed by the very conservatism that seduces them as “good”. Bitterness remains, as it often does, when someone outside your group identifies certain pacifiers that hold your head in some ways under watter. When reactive emotions are used to distort the contextual meaning of a statement, that statement takes on the values of those using it for demolition purposes. Oddly, such statements can hold more reality than ever acknowledged by those reacting to the tagged version.

You (anyone) may see your attachment as a moral, virtuous and an honest necessity for your cosmological view.  We claim grand intentions for our self identity. While someone outside the group can see how your values are leveraged and wedged to get you to support a cause nearly opposite of those interest–the propagandist have you hooked on the pandered line of your own historical context. You, unable to see outside the box.  Instead of reacting like a child, adults can grow by examining the concerns others have of us.  An unexamined life has been called one not worth having.

The stresses of life, then, are projected onto scapegoats, just watch the “conservative” whipping-boy targets rolled out to seduce good folks to shoot themselves in their lives, coming to an election near you.  And if you vote, why not vote for someone who actually believes in the stability and change you honestly feel this nation should represent.

Here is a cartoon to lighten things up.  But Clinton supporters may not approve of it.

Note; a brief image of a profane F word, so rated R

Bateman: Hillary concedes nothing

That was scary!

For a while today, i could not get into my site. It said I did not exist. It also said my secret code was incorrect when it is remembered on the computer! After many shut downs, nothing changed. Then now it just accepted me as always.

It is confuusing when you are told you have no blog. My weblog here at wordpress was said to not exist, do I want to register it! No! What would happen then!

I’m just letting you all know, since it happened to me. I’m on a new MAC.