Monday, February 26, 2007

Getting around to it

I've been asked to spread the word. Actually, several different different words have qeued up, waiting patiently to be spread...

1) If you or someone you know has experienced the effects of the No Child Left Behind Act, and have suggestions or concerns regarding the Act, you can tell them to someone in a position to do something. Progress Ohio is collecting commentary on NCLB, and will present the collected stories to your new Senator, Sherrod Brown, who sits on the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. This is what representative government is all about.

2) I got "tagged" for the first time this weekend. I'm supposed to post about a particular topic and name 20 of my blogger friends to do the same. The second part is amusing, as I don't have 20 blogger friends, and if I did manage to cobble together something close to 20, most would have appeared on the same tag list I was on. The first part is less problematic, but only somewhat so. The topic is an open letter to the internet porn industry asking them to please put their "free tours" behind passwords. It's true that promo porn makes a complete mockery of the age restrictions placed on pornographic material, and it is also true that those restrictions are appropriate and reasonable. I actually think that porn is not a simple issue, but asking for volunteers on this can't hurt.

3) I was tagged for a second time, with a more typical example. Give five reasons why I blog and name 5 other bloggers that I'd like to see do the same. So here goes:

1 - Because it's a productive-feeling way to waste time.
2 - Because I've only got a little cash and one vote.
3 - Because I want *somebody* to blog about my candidates, officials, and community.
4 - Because I tend to think in something like hypertext anyway.
5 - Because the rants I compose in my head tend to start smelling funny if they aren't released out into the wild.

So now I tag 5 people. Hmmm. Paul, Brian, Jeff, Anthony, and Sarah.

I have links up to the first 4, and a link to the 5th is one of the last tweaks to be done to the new site design. If you like it, don't like it, like it okay except for X, which bugs the heck out of you, let me know. If you think I'm missing a relevant link, suggest it. I'm sticking with 3 columns no matter what you say, because I think having all that stuff in a single sidebar makes some of it inacessible. Otherwise I'm done. I hope you enjoy it. Which is probably reason #6 - I like to believe somone actually might.


Jill said...

Thank you, dear. You're so obliging. I need to remember that.

bonobo said...

You're very welcome. And you're very kind to overlook the atrocious typos plaguing this post. Ack.