Blogs are a familiar feature on the internet - where users post content in an accumulating manner, with comments, and search options, etc. They facilitate expression and exploration, and via attached comments, also debate and synthesis.
Reading and Navigating Blogs
Our blogs are quite powerful. Each writer can post, as is typically the case. Sustainers who have the option can also post, however. All Blogs appear in the blog system, and sometimes also in content boxes the top page of ZNet - and always via the left menu of the top page - and can be found via searches, etc.
Commenting on blogs follows the blogs, attached at the bottom, and blog comments, like all others, are also visible in many places that show comments including in the forum system. In addition, the entire blog system gathers content for everyone - but one can look at the accumulating content in many ways.
For example one can look at one writer's efforts - so one is seeing what is effectively a blog system for that one writer, or Sustainer.
One can also look at the content by topic, seeing blogs that are tagged as being about a certain topic - or place, as well. Thus, when doing that, it is a blog system about a topic, or a place, with many contributors.
One can look at only writer blogs, or only sustainer blogs, as well.
One can look at blogs for particular Groups, too.
All this is easily done using the left menu. Searches allow even more variables and refinements.
Creating Blog Posts
If you are a Sustainer with permission, and are logged in, you will see a link in the left menu for you to post a blog - and you can use that to post one, and then tag it various ways (such as with a topic or place, or a group tag), and once you do, it is in the system with you as the author.
You can also use the console button to the left to post a blog - anytime and from anywhere in the site, as long as you are logged in.
Meanwhile, enjoy the blogs - and, by the way, if you are a Free Member or a Sustainer with a ZSpace page, of course you can put one or more content boxes on it, pulling blog links of any sort you may want to filter for, for example, by you or by your friends or by others - and by topic, about places, for groups, etc.
(If you’re not familiar with the “Kill List,” see here.)
Sure, ask Paul Ryan, too, but we know the answer he’ll give. It’s the answer we expect. On the other hand, this question instantly and dramatically reveals that you’re never going to get from the Democrats what you are led to expect.
What can Biden (and Democratic supporters of Obama) say? It’s a done deal. Mitt has a kill list, because Obama handed it to him. He can put anybody he wants on it, and kill them at any time, and the Democrats can have nothing to say in objection. This is what Obama has wrought.
This is also why I reacted somewhat negatively to this smart and funny cartoon a friend sent me the other day:
It’s easy to mock Republican absurdity, and Romney certainly deserves our ridicule, just as Big Bird deserves our support. But it becomes a lot less funny when we have to acknowledge that it’s the liberal Democratic Obama-Clinton team who actually are sitting around watching (or, because it's so banal, not even bothering to watch, while nonetheless presiding over) the assassination of real 16-year-old American kids, who (along with fundamental constitutional rights) deserve our support even more. Thinking for a second about this cartoon, and watching the sputtering Democrats in the video above, it would seem that we should not be so selective with the mockery, and anger.
As Glenn Greenwald summarizes the Obama campaign’s argument: “it’s absolutely vital that we know all about the GOP nominee’s tax shelters and financial transactions over the last decade … but we need not bother ourselves with how the Democratic nominee is deciding which Americans should die, his claimed legal authority for ordering those hits, the alleged evidence for believing the target deserves to be executed, or the criteria used to target them.” That’s not a parody.
In fact, is this cartoon not a picture of the future, where, thanks to Obama, the Romney (or some other reactionary Republican) team will be presiding over the assassination of whomever they want, with liberal Democrats having nothing they can say to object? Ha. Ha.
The Obama campaign is based entirely on scaring you about the possibly worse Republican ogre while ignoring and obfuscating the precedent-setting crimes of the actual Democratic Emperor. The possible future Lord High Executioner cannot be worse than the present one, who is also responsible for creating the position.