Bull Moose Magazine - My Progressive Little Bully Pulpit with a Sense of Humor
I first started seriously publishing Bull Moose Magazine back in the 2000 Presidential Election...you know, during the Democratic primary featuring Al Gore and Bill Bradley. That was the only real election that year, since the general "election" turned out to be the greatest theft in the history of American politics. Now that you know where I'm coming from, I want to explain something. I love politics, but even I can recognize that discussion of politics can leave a lot of people really cold. So my approach to writing about politics is to try to find the humor in the situation.
I felt it was necessary to clarify this point after I published a hub that you can visit by clicking HERE. At this point, less than an hour after publishing it, I have had 9 hits, which may not be a lot in the grand scheme of things, but since I did say that this is my humble LITTLE bully pulpit, that's not a bad number. The subject of that hub features two news items of great significance from today's headlines. The first news item is that the California Supreme Court has ruled that Gay Marriage is permissible under the constitution. The second seemingly unrelated item comes from the stiff upper lips in England. I saw an opportunity for some humor by combining these two issues.
In retrospect, I can see where some people could be offended by the comments I made. Let me say very plainly that I did not mean to belittle the struggle that gays and lesbians have had to face these many years. It's an attrocity to me that these people have had to wait until the 21st century to gain recognition, and this is a great day for them.
So far, none of the nine folks who have visited that page have sent me hate mail, so it's possible that the humorous tone I used has come through as I intended.
Now, if you're a neocon, I hope you were offended! After all, what are neocons for but a good laugh?