Thursday morning. I saw this in Texas City on the way into Baytown. Yes, I cranked up and saturated the original.
Everything changes, and anything as dynamic and shapeless as the blogosphere can only be expected to change and adapt. The blogosphere was once a network of excitement, where ideas and thoughts were unconstrained. Brilliant thoughts spread virally with links and services like Technorati and Bloglines measured the impact of our words. The Rathergate exposé led by Powerline and Little Green Footballs, was the blogging community’s finest hour, when they exposed a corrupt 60 minutes 2 as corrupt and biased. The blogs by exposing CBS’s and Dan Rathers fraud had stopped the MSM from stealing the election.
It was fun being a part of all of this, blogs had earned a certain respectability. During the Hurricane Ike mass evacuation, Blogs became the go to means to find out was happening. The MSM didn’t have the means to get to the evacuation points to find out how people were doing, and where the problems were. The MSM were coming to us to find out what was happening. Even this humble blog was referred to by the MSM.
So what has happened? Why have blogs moved out from such prominence? I think it’s a number of factors, Many blogs have moved on. Little Green Footballs is now a host for guest bloggers, who are now a collection of leftist. Other bloggers have simply gone away. Other Blogs have gone comercial. individual bloggers compete for readership with conglomerate blog sites such as the Huffington Post.
What does it all mean? I don’t know. I’ll continue to post on a regular basis, but today its not about the blogosphere. Its about the reader who stops by and happens to read an article or perhaps leave a comment.
Thank you dear reader for stopping by, I hope you find something interesting, entertaining, or pause for thought.
Doug Suttles says he would eat Gulf Coast seafood. I’m not sure that his appetite will be enough to restore the Gulf Coast fishing industry to its former self.
When asked by a reporter whether he’d eat the Gulf’s bounty, Suttles didn’t flinch.
“I absolutely would,” he told reporters after joining a flight over the Gulf to track the oil, which he insisted has dissipated dramatically.
“There’s been a tremendous amount of testing done by NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the state agencies and the FDA and others. They’re not going to open these waters to either sport fishing or commercial fishing if it’s not safe to eat the fish,” he said.
“I have a lot of confidence in those agencies and I trust their recommendations and I would eat their food — the seafood out of the Gulf, and I would feed it to my family,” he said
Maybe he was asked the wrong question, Should he have been asked,” Would you serve Gulf coast Seafood to your pregnant wife or small children?” While we haven’t seen much oil here in Texas, and I have no qualms about eating our delicious shrimp and other seafood, I will ask where the oysters are from before I devour platefuls of Half shelled oysters, or offer Redfish to my young nieces.