WordPress Spam

Now This One Is Rich

Hello Boys & girls, we are so grateful you stopped by our humble abode for another episode of “I will never get Freshed Pressed in this lifetime or the next.”  Here is but one more nail in that WordPress.com coffin for all you other wanna be’s and over-achievers, out there in the Blog-O-Spere or Cleveland Ohio.

For approximately three years (give or take a few) I have been coming in here and hammering out one or two of these per day.  Much like an old logger, I just keep chopping away, watching where the chips fall, and doing my thang.  Nothing noteworthy has ever come of it, about the best I can expect is a positive comment every now and then, and that is about it.  No awards, no best of show, not even a close second on most days.  But I continue, because I like it, it is good therapy for me, and as my wife would be quick to tell you …. “It keeps him out of the honky tonks and juke joints.

Recently the folks at WordPress.com decided (that it was I suppose, in their best interest) to send me this.  Did any of you also receive the email?  Here it is in its entirety.


We’ve had our eye on your WordPress.com blog and think it may be a good fit for our WordAds program.

As background, in October we announced our partnership with Federated Media (FM) and here is our blog post announcing WordAds. If you are interested please just complete the application form.

Please also let me know what questions you might have. Thanks for publishing with us!


All of this of course gave me a good chuckle.  They have been watching me?  They have had their eye on this blog of some 1,150 posts and over 1 million viewers over the past three years, and now all of a sudden, they find our little watering hole interesting and a good fit.

This I found kind of doubtful.

Anywho I went over there to the link (s) provided “to sign up” and it piqued my curosity somewhat, but I think I will take a pass until I can find out some more.  One of the links went on to say this:  “If the above is something you’d be interested in, fill out this form to let us know a bit about yourself..”  Well. my next logical question would be:

“If you nimrods have had your eyes on this blog for quite sometime as you imply, and had been …. Oh let say …. READING IT … You would not have to ask for me to tell you something about myself.”  It is all here, a little glimpse into our often off kilter quirky world written inside the pages and in ABOUT US in case you are interested.

In other words … Give Me A Break.  I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night.

Taking all of this one step further, as I am often prone to do.  I would venture to say that a whole lot of people would be eager to sign up for this with a half-hearted promise of income.  If that rows your boat, then I say go for it.  I take a lot of pride in what it is that I do here, and I certainly do not want to trash it up with a lot of unnecessary ad’s and half-truths.  (Now get up off the floor, clean up the coffee mess you just created when you spewed it here and there, we are almost done)  Personally I am somewhat skeptical, 730+ bloggers said they thought it was super-neat and keeno.  This could very well be a robot generated WordPress.com Spam Mail for all I know.  I am not all that sure.

Who needs ad’s … I don’t need any ad’s.  We all get enough of that already on television every night of the week.

Once again, I am gonna weigh in on this pressing hot button topic and throw this out on the porch and see if the cat will lick it up?  That are just who I is … A proud member of a species with opposing thumbs,  just another dumb Okie in the Heartland, who I believe is gonna pass.

Like Grandma used to say …. “Be ye not the first to try the latest nor the last to cast the old aside.”

That works for me.


Food For Thought

Controversy has erupted among Christian fans of the Denver Broncos over a jersey some fans are wearing to honor devout quarterback Tom,Tebow.  Over Tebow’s number (15) the jersey has the name “Jesus.”  Fan Traci Yown calls the jersey blasphemous, saying “Sports is one thing, and Jesus is another.”  But the Rev. Marcus Buckley says objecting to displays of faith “just show a cultural bias against Christ and Christianity.”

First they came…” is a famous statement attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The text of the quotation is usually presented roughly as follows:

First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak out because I was Protestant.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

All that is necessary for evil to prevail in this country (or any other country for that matter) is to sit back and do nothing.  With each passing day in this country, the ice we are standing on, gets a little thinner … The polar bears are not the only species in danger any more … We are at serious risk right here at home.

See you on Monday.


Thanks to Chopper Scott in NB for the idea.