If perchance you come across this blog with Google, please be aware that I seldom post here anymore. I have a new, more active blog:
While this blogger.com "Rider Rant" area has interesting posts from much of 2009, all my new stuff goes to the new blog.
Two reasons for the switch (including the "leftie" factor):
1. Arcane formatting differences.
2. Open Salon is a big leftie blogging area. I don't allow comments on my blog items (HUGE waste of my time). I'm driving 'em CRAZY, since I don't give them the "COMMENT" forum to post their pathetic rebuttals. Their frustration comes through to me as a few enraged progressives frantically search me out via Google and vent their collectivist spleens. Life is good.
BTW, if you haven't looked into using "RSS feeds" to read the ever-updating news and blogs -- you must do so now. Much more efficient way to educate yourself, and to waste your time more productively. As an intro, I recommend an informative if slightly gonzo 3 minute YouTube video:
For my "RSS reader," I use www.igoogle.com as my browser home page. This Google option offers many, many other neat services as well (all on the same page) -- stock and commodity quotes, weather for multiple locations, calculator, daily cartoons, etc.