Why my own political blog? Well, it’s a little tricky writing about politics as an ensemble, as I’ve tried to do for four years with my good friends at the Same Rowdy Crowd (SRC). Politics obviously is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, so my plan is to scratch my political itch here, in a private second home built for one, while continuing to post about communications issues at SRC.
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, while working 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 and wonk-a-thons will probably also break out.
So we’re 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.
- Joe Loveland