The “Us” in “About Us” is only me, Joe Loveland. For about thirty years, I’ve worked in politics, government, PR firms, corporations and as a solo consultant. I think politics is important, meaningful, noble, grotesque, humorous and terrific fodder for a conversation. So, I use this space to temporarily escape work and life for political conversations.
Why “Wry?” “Wry” has several definitions. Dry humor. Twisted expressions of displeasure. Abnormally bent to one side. Perverse.
I plead guilty on all counts, so “Wry Wing Politics” it is.
What’s the mission? Elvis Costello crooned, “I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.” That’s the mission statement here — try to see the amusing side of the world as it is, while languidly trying to change it.
I’m a liberal in Minnesota with, as polite Minnesotans say, a “different” sense of humor. So, there will be a steady diet of liberal politics, Minnesota issues, and quirky humor. But please bear with me when I stray off-topic, and off-mission. Remember, Elvis’s Mission Statement only promises to “try,” so humorless rants, barbaric yawps and wonk-a-thons also sometimes are in the mix.
But overall, I’m just trying to save the world while having some fun. If you know anyone with similar interests – ranter or ponderer, conservative or liberal, gal or guy — invite them over for some politics on wry.