The Springboard Answers
I am going to share something with you that you may well find to be a shocking statement. Springboard has his opinions on things. What? Me? Really? I'm, of course, being rather facetious. In that particular action I can be, at times, both passionate and...now what's that word? Someone once called me a...ah, that's it. Yes. A windbag. It's a rather charming moniker if I do say so myself. If it's any consolation to anyone who has chosen to call me that word, I have chosen to do a little name calling myself on certain occassions where I felt it was absolutely necessary, despite my general feeling that name calling is unfair, and usually occurs once one loses any possibility of a continued, legitimate argument. There are indeed times when a little name calling is all that's left, and quite honestly, it usually happens when I've made the personal decision that even the most intelligent analysis will never make its way into the rock hard cranium of an idiot.
Why challenge the impossible? There are so many easier, and more productive things to do in life, aren't there?
I'm here today to announce the launch of my new blog over on Blogspot. I've spent a little time playing on a site called WebAnswers, and decided that picking a question or two, and answering them in a blog might be a fun, and interesting way to put my opinions out to the masses and have them digested and discussed. I'd love to see my HubPages fans there to play along. The joy is that the blogs are short and sweet (which is saying something from one who has been called a windbag) and to the point. Easy to read, easy to digest, and yes...easy to dissect as well.
Ah. Debates. I love them.
The new blog is simply called, "The Springboard Answers." Right now I'm simply answering questions that interest me on the WebAnswers site. In future, however, I think it would be interesting to be able to have a few questions posed directly on the blog by the readers—that would be you. Well, hopefully that will be you. That is, if you decide to go there. In some form or another I'll be able to periodically expand an answer here.
Besides needing a new blog, I've been away from this HubPages thing since my new gig started (see my Hub, "Where Has Springboard Gone?") and it's really irking me. This is an opportunity to rekindle the flames, and get the blood boiling again on those topics of interest that really manage to get under my skin and force me to write something about it. Being here to write stuff, I have no other choice but to quell my curiosities and get back to reading and commenting on other's hubs as well.
In any event, do check out "The Springboard Answers" should you have a minute or two to spare. Share your thoughts and ideas with me. Tell me it stinks. Call me a windbag. Or tell me it's the greatest thing since peanut butter and jelly. Whatever you do, please enjoy whatever feeling the blog conjures up in you. I'm thinking I may even allow the occassional guest post. That might be a bit of fun as well. He who shares his opinions often shares his space with others who also have opinions...
That's just a nice version of that old saying, "Opinions are like..." You get the idea.
Springboard's Answers So Far
- The Springboard Answers: Why does a democracy need a system of checks and balances?
A democracy needs to have a system of checks and balances because power is very addictive. Like so often money has a way of changing people, so does power. Having too much power can simply overwhelm a person, and can ultimately make them corrupt.
- The Springboard Answers: What are your thoughts on being labeled "conservative" or "liberal?"
So long as someone opens their mouth and speaks, someone will try and attach some "label" to that speech. That said, people have leanings, and those leanings can generally be easily described in a word.
- The Springboard Answers: Should Americans protest in the streets and demand jobs like some other cou
In so many ways, the American condition when it comes to the kinds of jobs we have, the quality of the jobs we have, and how many we have, is of our own design. Every dollar we spend casts a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.