Tuesday, May 03, 2011

With Trepidation No More


Day after tomorrow it will be five years since I began what Chez would call "my little experiment."  My header initially read, "With just a bit of trepidation, a sixtyish wife, mother, grandmother, Lutheran, thinker and quilter enters cyberspace."  The trepidation is long gone, and the rest has stayed pretty much the same.

I started my blog for me, not for anyone else.  And I still maintain it for me, not for anyone else.  Of course I love it that I have "followers," and that I have regular and irregular readers who drop in to see what's going on, and most of the time I love it that they take the time to comment.

In the past few days, though, I've received some comments via email rather than directly on the blog from some [apparently Republican] people who just don't like it that I wholeheartedly support President Obama; who somehow can't seem to bear the fact that President Obama (yup, there's that name again!) was able to carry out what George Bush couldn't.  I hear you, my [apparently Republican] friends, followers, and relatives.  I hear you.  But, it just feels so darned good, so refreshing, to have a President I am proud of, a President I feel good about (even though I, like nearly everyone else would rather have had Bin Laden taken alive and brought to trial), that I need to post about it from time to time.  During the eight seemingly endless years of the reign of George W. Bush, I refrained from heckling you and pointing out what a miserable failure he was. If you don't like my infrequent posts that are political in nature, do what my own daughter does when I write about quilts, skip over them!  And if you really feel strongly, get yourself a blog and write your side of it there!

It's my blog, and its content reflects who I am: wife, mother, grandmother, Lutheran, thinker, quilter and -- reflected in my profile now as of today -- liberal Democrat.

And COW*.





*Cranky Old Woman, feeling extra cranky today

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog -- expecially when you show your pride in an intelligent, EFFECTIVE president. Sorry for anonymous status but I haven't bothered to set up an account -- I just HAD to respond NOW !!!

Anya said...

Amen!

OT Quilter said...

I'm shouting a resounding, "Yes!" and giving you a virtual high five!

Anonymous said...

Count me on the being a liberal Democrat and COW. And for those who don't like it, start your own blog. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Ms. Jan said...

You got that right! If they don't like the content, hit the delete key. Keep Quilting and Carry On!

Yuki said...

I don't understand why all these republicans keep forgetting that Obama is the commander & chief of the military. If you follow the chain of command as military folks do, shouldn't he get the credit? My other question is what took so long? I am guessing that it wasn't a priority under Bush. I'm glad we have freedom of speech and if folks don't like what you have to say, they can skip over it.

LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

ttfn :) Yuki

Helen (Mimi) said...

Hugs

bethtropf said...

I love your blog - it's always well-written and thoughtful whether it's about quilts or politics!

Lori said...

It is your blog- yours not mine. It is my choice to read it or not. I'm on the opposite side as you, but it really doesn't matter what you write because it is YOUR BLOG;)
Personally I'm very glad he is dead!
(I couldn't resist)

Natasha said...

When I am feeling extra cranky I warn my hubby that I am moving from cranky into crusty. Being crusty is must worse then being cranky.

Suzan said...

I love you blog...

From one quilty liberal woman of a certain age to another!!

Char said...

Very well said! I like your blog.

piecemealquilts said...

Preach it, sister! (Sound familiar?)

Gretchen said...

You go woman! Keep standing up and being proud!

Anonymous said...

I say, too, Preach it sistah!
Kathy B

Gari said...

I believe that some people, the more vocal ones, feel that free speech is only for the ones that agree with them.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Move over in the barn stall, 2nd COW movin' in, you wonderful person YOU! My mother taught me, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all!"

I happen to live on the same side of the fence as you do, but I know how to pass on the things others say that I don't agree with!

Judi said...

Although I read all your posts, I haven't before responded to a "political" post because it didn't seem appropriate and I'm too distant to appreciate all the nuances.

However, this one isn't really political - it's about YOUR blog and YOUR right to post whatever you want. No-one is obliged to read it, or to agree with it, and as you rightly point out, if others have an opposing view they should start their own blogs and sing out if they feel motivated.

Go Nancy, go Nancy, go Nancy....

Anonymous said...

Your political views, interspersed with your quilting views (& shows) are what keep me interested in reading your blog. Keep doing what you are doing - and THANK YOU.
Sallee in nh

wordmama said...

Okay, I'm another fan of your blog. I like the fact that you do challenge people to think, and you are true to yourself and your beliefs.

I'm so disappointed by those who delight in publicly picking apart our President for everything he does and not giving him credit for anything good that happens. May I say that President Obama inherited an economic MESS from the previous administration? He also completed the mission to stop bin Laden that was started almost 10 years ago.

I don't like the negativity in politics.

Thanks for stating your opinions.

Kris

Patty Nordahl said...

Most definitely keep on keeping on. I, as someone before me said, live on the same side of the political fence that you do. However I do think it is better he not be captured alive and tried. First in these economic times we do not need to house and feed him. Plus he would have given his followers someone and someplace to gather around. The danger caused by attempts to release him would have been horrible. IMHO.

Laurie said...

Way to come out, Nancy! ;-)

KimQuiltz said...

Amen, COWGirl.

I watched the Obamas on Oprah the other day. I didn't know how much I would love that Michele. That woman could kick Oprah's ass across the street and back, she's so smart and tough and strong...and that's nothing against Oprah, but that's just saying something about how strong SHE is. I'm proud to be an American (and a LiberalCOW)

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

I like the variety in your blog. I first found you through some kind of search that linked Lutheran and Philly, where my daughter was attending Dem at the time. Then add in our mutual quilting interest plus the same political leanings and I became a regular reader. I've had to read blogs on my phone lots of the last 3 months so it it hard to comment, but I'd just like to say, Keep on Mooing. About all these subjects . And Cooing as well!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Agree with the others above--it’s your blog; I like the content; keep creating and sharing. Happy Mother’s Day, Nancy, many happy returns of the day wished for you and all my friends and moms.