… The day after Christmas.
I’ve made a call on the immediate future of High Plains Blogger. I can do that, because it’s my blog.
I had pondered whether to maintain the “no-politics zone” policy on the blog through the entire holiday season. I stated it publicly here. My hope initially was to keep presidential political commentary out of this blog through Christmas and through the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
I no longer can maintain my silence in this forum for that long.
We’ve only got 15 more days until Christmas. I believe I have the intestinal fortitude to keep presidential political commentary out of High Plains Blogger through Christmas.
After that? No can do.
There’s too much material out there. Too much low-hanging fruit. Too many fish in that barrel. Too many targets of opportunity. The environment is just too damn target-rich.
I won’t name names. You know who I’m talking about.
For now, I’ll leave it at that.
I’ll keep offering brief commentary via Twitter, which feeds to my Facebook news feed.
High Plains Blogger, though, will remain a no-politics zone.
For now …
I feel compelled to make an admission.
The self-imposed moratorium I have placed on High Plains Blogger is providing a stern test of internal fortitude.
I have vowed to steer away from presidential politics commentary at least through Christmas. So far I’ve been quite faithful, although I’ve strayed dangerously close to the line; some might accuse me of crossing it prematurely.
With all the chatter going on out there about, oh, Donald Trump’s assertion about cheering on 9/11, Chris Christie’s endorsement by the New Hampshire Union-Leader, Ted Cruz’s rise in public opinion polling, Ben Carson’s visit to the refugee camps in Jordan … why, I am having trouble keeping my fingers from typing something to say about any and all of it.
I’ll keep plugging away, though, at other topics. The world, I’m learning, is full of interesting developments that are occurring every hour of every day.
Yes, I might sway and swerve close to that line as we go plow ahead toward Christmas. But my intent is to retain High Plains Blogger’s status — with apologies to Bill O’Reilly — as a no-politics zone.
Wish me luck. Some good karma also would be appreciated.