When I heard that Damozel and The Crux were setting up a blog together,
I of course immediately offered them my writing services. While both
ladies are fairly bright, and can understand the nuances of a political
issue if someone points them out, I think women should really stick to
blogging about their children or their cats, as they tend to get
emotional about political issues, even if they seem on the surface to
be perfectly objective, logical, and reasonable. Unfortunately,
Damozel and Crux don't have any children (though Damozel does have
cats) and each has a high opinion of her own detachment and analytical
I at first volunteered my services as editor, as I have a lot of time on my hands just at the moment and it would be something to do. While I don't want to toot my own horn, I'm pretty much an expert when it comes to dissecting the logic of an argument, having read all the works of Ayn Rand and taken a course in Logic in college in which I earned a final grade of B+. But they said they didn't need an editor.
Then when they began to add contributing authors, I of course expected to hear from them every day, but they were too busy blogging, I guess, because they didn't call or email me. So then I sent them two or three offers. At first I didn't hear back, but finally---after the fourth email---the Crux wrote back to me and said they'd give it a try and see how it worked if I really wanted to blog at BN-Politics. (The Crux and I go way back----way back.)
Reading between the lines, I could see that she just didn't want to seem too eager. All women play hard to get any time you give them a chance; it's like exercising. Also they worry about rejection. She didn't have anything to worry about in this case as I'd made up my mind that blogging at BN-Politics would be my next hobby but of course she didn't know that.
As a guest author, I bring to the table a pragmatic, conservative, Christian approach based on the writings of Jon Swift (hero and role model), The National Review Online, Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, and Rush Limbaugh. As such, I can bring a perspective to the blog that is currently lacking, as---I am surprised to see---Crux and Damozel have inexplicably fallen for the propaganda of the liberal media against these well-informed and reliable sources.
Damozel suggested that I include in my bio some "fun facts" about myself, but at first I couldn't think of any. But then I thought I'd just mention that people often remark on my resemblance to an older Sean Hannity, which I'm told is remarkable, if Sean Hannity were fatter and sometimes .wore glasses. Eventually I may post a photograph, but I am nervous about the internet, and about maybe being stalked by some besotted female fan who would email me incessantly, unmask my identity (I've also been told I look a bit like Clark Kent), move to my town to pursue me, and finally kill herself out of desperation, which would be very embarrassing. Apparently this happens quite often on the internet.
ARTICLES BY MR. J.Q. PUBLIC