Gut Rumbles
 

August 14, 2005

Quote of the day

I've argued with sanctimonious bloggers who say they "write only for themselves." I call bullshit on that. If they were writing only for themselves, they wouldn't post it on the internet. They'd keep a diary and stuff it under the bed every night.

Here's an honest blogger:

This is an ego-driven blog, I write for me and you!
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Anybody who says they DON'T do that is lying to you.

You know the person who was most adamant about telling me that he wrote only for HIMSELF and nobody else? It was JB, back in the early days. If that's true, why does he troll MY blog today? JB, if you write only for yourself, why do you feel such an urge to share your idiot wind in MY comments?

I make no bones about it. I've been an entertainer for most of my adult life and I LIKE an audience. I write because I have the urge, but I want to entertain YOU, too--- my beloved readers. This blog would be worthless if nobody read it.

It's taken me a while, but I've managed to do okay with GUT RUMBLES. A LOT of people drop by every day. I'm proud of that fact. That's what I wanted to do when I started out.

I NEVER lied about "writing only for myself."

Comments

Yeah, A-man, I'm one of those folks who come by pretty much 'ever day , just don't say much. Keep on keepin' on, but try to take better care of yourself, man. I'd hate to see you vapor lock or somethin' , you ain't that much older than me. Sides that, you got a load of cool links, and we'd hate to lose those....
Mike

Posted by: Mike on August 14, 2005 11:14 AM

I come for the entertainment. You've slaughtered all my sacred cows, and fed them to me with hot sauce, but I come back because I have a sense of humor. Fuck anyone who doesn't.

Posted by: og on August 14, 2005 11:19 AM

"Idiot wind", eh? Somebody's been listening to old records.

Posted by: Rapier Witt on August 14, 2005 11:25 AM

I write because I like to write. A lot of what I have posted Iwrote years ago and some just kind pops in my hear. But, I do agree that I wouldn't put it on a blog if I didn't want somebody to read it. I have no doubt that others are just like me and keep and eye on the blog meter. And yes, I enjoy the comments pro or con because that tells me someone not only read my shit but they cared enough about it one way or the other to tell me so. Suspect that we all blog for the same reasons, to stroke our ego.

Posted by: GUYK on August 14, 2005 11:43 AM

I come by because you are an excellent writer, and most of us aren't.

I like how you shoot from the hip with a good aim, then take us on a roller-coaster ride with a good story. Never know what you're gunna get...and I think you have fun too.

Posted by: Bonita on August 14, 2005 11:48 AM

I knew you loved me! It'a all about me! I love you too! LOL

Posted by: livey on August 14, 2005 01:01 PM

I'm a first- time reader... found your link on someone else's blog. Good stuff, Acidman.

BTW, is that 'acid' like the fun kind?

Posted by: jenE on August 14, 2005 01:32 PM

He'll drip it on your clit, girl...be careful, or you'll be taking a road trip.

Posted by: Bane on August 14, 2005 01:46 PM

If I wrote for myself, no one would visit our fishwrapper.

I'd write about fishing and the outdoors rather than idiot moonbats. When I do writ about the things I enjoy I find nobody gives a shit.

I'm here for the interreaction not the introspection.

Posted by: gordon the magnificent on August 14, 2005 01:58 PM

You keep writing, we readers who think you're full of shit will comment. If it weren't for the comments, often the most clever thing about this blog, we would no longer come by.

Oh, btw,

Like Japanese soldier marooned on an island for years after V-J Day, President Bush may be the last person in the country to learn that for Americans, if not Iraqis, the war in Iraq is over

"We will stay the course," he insistently tells us from his Texas ranch. What do you mean we, white man?

Posted by: Frank on August 14, 2005 02:04 PM

This is George Bush's accountability moment. That's why I'm here in Crawford.

The mainstream media aren't holding him accountable. Neither is Congress.

So I'm not leaving Crawford until he's held accountable.

t's ironic, given the attacks leveled at me recently, how some in the media are so quick to scrutinize -- and distort -- the words and actions of a grieving mother but not the words and actions of the president of the United States.

But now it's time for him to level with me and with the American people. It's too late to bring back the people who are already dead, but there are tens of thousands of people still in harm's way.

Posted by: Cindy on August 14, 2005 02:09 PM

It's the direct opposite with my blog. The writing there is not for me at all - it's all for everyone else. Just a show.

Posted by: Trite R. on August 14, 2005 02:19 PM

Cindy Sheehan is my hero.

She is the hero of all Americans who make up the 62% of us who oppose this war. As an American exercising her right to free speech, she is a brave, passionate, living example of democracy, and she has the undeniable force and the moral authority of a grieving mother.

Being a mother of three, I can't even imagine the depths of the grief she must feel having lost her son in this horrific war.

But I can imagine that her grief and rage -- her demand for justice and action -- is a force that is unstoppable.

No wonder Bush is intimidated. No wonder he can't even walk down his driveway. He is scared shitless.

Whether he acknowledges it or not -- whether his aides try to insulate him from the truth or not -- his hands are covered in the blood of Cindy Sheehan's son.

Posted by: Christine on August 14, 2005 02:38 PM

Cindy Sheehan's a filthy cunt.

Posted by: gordon the magnificent on August 14, 2005 03:09 PM

If that's the real Cindy, I am honored that she visited my blog to tell me what a shitass I am.

But I suspect it's just another troll.

Posted by: Acidman on August 14, 2005 03:29 PM

Amen, Gordon.

Posted by: Bane on August 14, 2005 05:51 PM

Mmm. Idiot Wind. I love that. {{runs off to goddady.com to see if idiotwind.com is available.}}

Posted by: Joni on August 14, 2005 06:07 PM

If you don't know your Bob Dylan, you should be dragged off and shot.

Posted by: Acidman on August 14, 2005 07:51 PM

Gut--

Been away for a few days, but to answer your query:

1. I have fun watching the reactions

2. I am amused at the varied and sundry directions in which the comments go after I comment--staying on subject is not a regular pattern here, but that makes it even more interesting

3. It doesn't hurt your traffic numbers, to be sure

4. Occasionally, I even get legitimate criticism and corrections

5. I admire the ability of various wordsmiths as they try to concocted new and original names to call me and thus, reduce their dependence upon Tums. Perhaps in that light I serve a medicinal purpose? hehe

5. But I like # 1 most. :-)

Posted by: jb on August 15, 2005 12:02 PM

P.S.

I know context is always a relative thing here, but Bobby's "IW" would best be aimed at the BC, ya think?

:-)

Posted by: jb on August 15, 2005 12:19 PM

JB-- You are known as a complete asshole around here. Are you telling me that you enjoy THAT reputation?

If so, you need serious help.

Posted by: Acidman on August 15, 2005 09:16 PM

Cindy Sheehan is dishonoring her son Casey in several ways. One way she dishonors him is by omitting what his own views on the Iraq war was and synthesizing her own personal views with his. I find it strange that she says her son was against the war in Iraq, but yet Casey Sheehen reenlisted in the army of his own volition, that just doesn’t comport with Cindy Sheehan’s statements. This is a 100 % volunteer military, there is no conscription and that begs the question as to why Casey Sheehan reenlisted in a war he opposed, if that is even true. If perhaps Casey Sheehan disagreed with certain aspects of the war in Iraq e.g..he felt maybe we needed more troops in Iraq, or more armor on humvee’s or better food for the troops etc., then that should be explained by Cindy Sheehan without the partisan hyperbole. A person can complain about particular conditions in Iraq without opposing the entire war in Iraq you know. During another interview on national television Cindy Sheehan stated that her son was killed by friendly fire, when she was pressed about that statement she then said ” well I have speculative evidence that he was killed by friendly fire.” It’s amazing that anyone could use the words speculative and evidence in the same sentence side by side and keep a straight face. Evidence substantiates an allegation, speculation is just the opposite it requires no evidence at all,to use “speculative evidence” together is a perfect example of an oxymoron. The real truth of Casey Sheehan’s death is he was killed by hostile fire in Sadr City, this was the consistent report of his death since day one, medical reports and the reports from fellow soldiers who were present at his death confirm the same fact. Casey Sheehan was a real hero of the first order, when a convoy of soldiers from his unit was attacked in Sadr City he volunteered to join a rescue force to get them out, even after his commanding Sergeant told him he didn’t have to go because he was a mechanic and not an infantryman. Casey was reported telling his officer ” I go where my chief goes.” Thats not a man who didn’t believe in his cause or his duty, thats a hero. Casey Sheehan’s family has released this statement and I quote ” We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son’s good name and reputation.”

Posted by: William Leatherwood on August 22, 2005 10:05 PM
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