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Like some of you, I troll around WordPress to see what other people write. I go from Freshly Pressed just to see how the rest of the world blogs. I see various blogs that are different from what I do but on the other hand I want to see how to do it better.

Today, I hit on the blog called Taxpayers Rights.  He was talking about Obama’s speech and I thought I would make the effort to listen to a view differing from mine.  It is good exercise so that when you hear a Limbaugh or Beck type of hater you know how to walk away without getting arrested for beating up a stupid slug.

Most of the time, I try to make a pertinent remark and move on. I go back some days to see what other remarks came about. I will do this especially on political sites because I love this kind of debate.

But here is what I noticed about Dr. Tim of Taxpayers Rights.

There were no comments moderated by 5 pm CDT. And most of his entries have no comments. Well, that happens. I know people peek their heads in here and never leave a comment. LinkedIn articles state I should leave comments so others will follow suit but that seems strange to comment on a blog I wrote.

I checked late this afternoon and then after the kids were in bed. Finally, whatever the rest of us said was posted. I was going to blast him for not allowing comments but then I realized “he must have a real job and can’t get to the computer during the day.”

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He made a comment about expecting more vehement wording but people who disagreed did not get into name-calling. Hate it when you cannot dismiss an entire group of people who disagree with you because they do it in a fairly polite fashion.

Now, another political blog, the ACG Blog, ran in Freshly Pressed today that also went over Obama’s speech. I got the sense that this person is not an Obama supporter. However, he took the time to analyze what the president said without hyperbole, without fight-starting opining.

It was a good post that was interesting, explaining the whys and hows of what Obama was saying with historical perspective. When people talk reasonably I get all gushy and full of love.

Let me ask another question or two. Is it wrong to love a president who doesn’t sound like a buffoon when he talks? Is it wrong to love a president who talks about working hard and sacrificing like the greatest generation – our grandparents and great-grandparents who did it during WWII – knowing there are rough times but we can

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get through them?

Or would you rather have Bush who gave us our tax refunds early and said “Now go shopping like a good American” while figuratively patting our heads?