Jul 202013
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OK folks…I’ll admit it.  Today I’m taking the easy way out on this week’s post of mine.  If Ralph could do that little Twitter tweet style post the other day then I can be brief as well.  This post will  be a substantial improvement over Ralph’s though, in two ways:

  • First, while brief, it will follow Google’s rules about a post’s length.  You see, Google, in its wisdom, has decided that if you don’t write at least 300 words on whatever topic you are writing about, what you wrote has no value.  None.  Nada.Image representing Google as depicted in Crunc... Zip.  Zero.  Zilch.  You will notice I am working hard to meet Google’s totally arbitrary standard by finding unnecessary, extraneous, unneeded words just to hit that magic 300 word mark.  If there is anything I don’t want it is to piss Google off at The Coots, and at me, for writing something useless, which a post of under 300 words might very well do and our site’s search rankings don’t need a Google slap…Google Panda and Google Penguin already did that well enough.  (If you don’t know what a Google slap, Panda, Penguin, or otherwise is…Google it)
  • Second, and actually the best way this post will be an improvement over Ralph’s tweet-style post is the fact that it is giving you some valuable information.  It is a nugget of indispensable truth that not nearly enough people know, and given that we try to be actually informative here at Cantankerous Old Coots and tell you stuff, you need to know the truth about what we…or any other website…tells you.

This information comes direct from a friend of mine, an icon in talk radio, and the single biggest reason I have moved from being a staunch Republican to an almost libertarian…Neal Boortz, RIP.

English: Neal Boortz at a FairTax Rally

English: Neal Boortz at a FairTax Rally (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No, Neal didn’t die.  That’s Retire In Peace.

Neal retired last month after being on the air non-stop since 1969, a span of  forty-four years.  One of my favorite things he has said…regularly and with great enjoyment…is “I am an equal opportunity offender>”  He was…is…no shrinking violet and absolutely despises political correctness who will say whatever needs saying, and say it to anyone who needs a good telling off…and he doesn’t sugar coat a bit of what he has to say.

Anyway, Neal gave his listeners one piece of advice regarding what all political commentators, including himself, tell you:

Don’t believe anything you read on this web page, or, for that matter, anything you hear on The Neal Boortz Show, unless it is consistent with what you already know to be true, or unless you have taken the time to research the matter to prove its accuracy to your satisfaction. This is known as ‘doing your homework.

We don’t try to mislead folks here at The Coots, on politics or anything else, but we aren’t perfect and we do make mistakes (well, Justin and Ralph do…I don’t  🙂 ) so whatever you read here…maybe even especially what you read here…apply Neal’s advice AND Ronald Reagan’s advice as well…trust but verify.

Google should love this post.  Over 300 words, an appropriate number of links, and some pictures (which Google loves for some reason).  I hope you folks like it as well.

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Bob@HayleStorm Interactive

Bob comes to us with a skeptical attitude and a full cup of Cantankerousness. He also writes about homesteading and yurts over at JuicyMaters.com and rants about politics at Common-Sense-Conversation.com Most of the time, though, you'll find him at HayleStorm.net, cranking out great websites for clients OR writing tutorials teaching them to build their own sites.

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  6 Responses to “Today…the easy way out”

  1. Thanks for the link Bob. Hopefully Neal will get his opportunity with a face to face meet with Obama. Like you, Neal has shown me the way to leaning Libertarian.

    • John, wouldn’t you just love to see Neal and Obama mano a mano, no spinners in the room, no teleprompters, and a moderator whose only job it was to say, “Factual arguments only, guys. No hyperbole, no rabbit trailing, no changing the topic or arguing based on emotion. Like Sgt Joe Friday said, ‘Only the facts, m’am, only the facts.”

      Folks would pay $10K to see that.

  2. Bob,
    You hurt my feelings. Of course my short post contained valuable information- my conclusion that Twitter is worthless. And it didn’t take any 300 words (or the thousand you just let loose) to do it. I guess I gave you the wrong label. You aren’t a Facebook Fool. You are a Google Groupie.

    • Bob, you are correct – Twitter is worthless. I’ve had several of my smart ass remarks retweeted by our friend Boortz and have gotten a grand total of 9 followers and maybe 20 blog followers in return. Google groupie…I hope like hell I never get that title. Damn Bob, how does one react to a comment like that?!

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