Political junkie that I am, the notion of having a purely political blog has rattled around in my old-man mind for a while.
When the name Salem Political Snark joined the rattling mental clutter, I thought DAMN, GOT TO DO IT!
So, I have.
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Facebook page: Salem Political Snark ("Like" it, please, please, please)
Twitter feed: @SnarkySalem
Spread the word about Salem Political Snark.
I'm not doing this just because it is election season. Local politicians and public officials are always doing sleazy stuff, so I'm not worrying about running out of blog post material.
Head to the Why This Blog page to learn why I started the Salem Political Snark blog. This is my favorite reason:
(3) Satire and Sarcasm is Freaking Fun. My wife and I are longtime lovers of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah, Bill Maher, and others who poke fun at political shenanigans. This blog ain't them. But they inspire Salem Political Snark. And you can read this blog for free. With no ads!
My first Snarky post is "Chuck Bennett's shameful role in U.S. Bank tree killings."
Because Bennett is running for Mayor, and I want voters to know the role he played in the shady backroom deal-making that led to five beautiful trees being cut down for no good reason. I'll never forget this 2013 debacle, which has lessons for Salem citizens in 2016.
Next up... a Snark about a City Council member running for re-election.
Wait a minute, this isn't a local politics blog? Or at least a 97.43% local politics blog?
Posted by: Not Even Wrong | March 28, 2016 at 06:23 PM
Not Even Wrong, good point. Recently I have indeed been blogging mostly about "politics," using that word in a general sense. But for most of HinesSight history I was quite a bit more personal.
For example, my post about stopping robins pecking on window glass still gets quite a few hits in the spring, when robins do this irritating thing. And my post about saving my iPhone after dropping it in the toilet regularly gets comments of "thank you, thank you, you saved my life!" from people in a similar situation.
My hope is that I can get back to making HInesSight more personal and philosophical, especially since I'm not posting as much on my third Church of the Churchless blog, and keep local political stuff on the Salem Political Snark blog.
Posted by: Brian Hines | March 28, 2016 at 06:46 PM
Got it. Maybe when I get a little older I'll spend more time here to talk about problematic birds and my personal foibles with modern technology. In the meantime, I suppose I'll take my eyeballs over to the new, "different" site.
Posted by: Not Even Wrong | March 28, 2016 at 08:42 PM