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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Political Football FAQ

Because Life is a Political Football


What is Political Football?

Political Football is not just another political blog. How so? From what we see in the ethosphere there are fanatics galore on the left and right, but there is little or no voice for what we would classify as the normal majority.

Most of these other political blogs are so entrenched in their partisan views that they are little more than propaganda machines.

Unfortunately the fanatics on the fringe are getting most of the attention because they roam in packs and scream the loudest. So we asked why should the wackos have all the fun?

Sure, we like to read the extremist blogs too. Besides their entertainment value they can also provide us with lots of inspiration for articles. But trying to find a sensible perspective is another matter.

That's where Political Football steps in. We like to think of ourselves as sensible bloggers who also have something to say.

We believe that the majority of readers are of a like mind, and are looking for a forum to read and be heard above the rest of the shrills out there. Hence, Political Football was born.

Around here we do our darndest to be nonpartisan. So what does that mean? Well, sometimes no matter how hard we try we may still find ourselves leaning to the left or the right on an issue. But we pick and choose our spots based on common sense and realistic objectives - not blindly following some extremist idealogue.

We also like to give all those know-it-all talking-head pundits out there a little kick in the pants now and then. Hence, the punting imagery of our logo and the name Political Football.

So if you like to write, why not consider joining us and be a contributing writer, or just continue perusing the site and enjoy the articles. And while your at it, leave us a comment or two. We would love to hear from you. (It reminds us that we're not always talking to ourselves).

Background:

Ever since the Rathergate debacle, the phenomena known as the blogosphere exploded thanks to all of the attention that it received from mainstream media. That means any pin-head with a computer can now become an instant publishing machine.

The blogosphere smugly prides itself as the policeman of the media, but who is keeping the bloggers in line? That's where we step in. Hence, "Political Football" was born. But it's not just the bloggers we're after. Around here we don't discriminate and everything is pretty much open season.

What this site is Not about:

You will not find long strings of expletives or hate mongering at this site. We are of the opinion that a little tongue-in-cheek humour goes a long way.

Our Slogans are:

"Making light of the seemingly incomprehensible";

"Where reason and common sense collide ";

"Explaining the inexplicable";

"Blogging is all about empowerment". The future of journalism has arrived and it's called the Blogosphere" (also our mission statement);

"Commenting on the Commentators";

"Never in the history of mankind and Johann Gutenberg's invention of the printing press has a technology empowered so many", OR "Not since the invention of the Gutenberg printing press has so much been given to so many", or any such derivatives thereof;

So don't bother try to steal them because they're ours and are all copyrighted.

Our Other Blogs are:

Blog Bloke: A Blogging Resource, Online Communications and Technology

the Daily Fisk: A tongue-in-cheek look at the news and opinion makers of our day

News Blog: News Headlines

Yes it's a heck of a lot of work but at least it keeps us off the streets.

Need anything else? Contact Me.

Or you can view the Bloke's profile here.

Copyright:

All original content of the Political Football is copyrighted by its owner/operators and is not to be used without permission except as provided herein.

Permission is granted to read, quote, cite, link to, print out or otherwise use Political Football content, so long as you comply with the terms.

Quotations from Political Football must include credit to this site with a hyperlink (Political Football).

Disclaimer:

By using Political Football you recognize that this site is only a guide to web content for entertainment purposes. All content on this site is provided on an as-is basis and no statement should be relied upon as fact without independent investigation on your part to sufficiently satisfy yourself it is true.

By accessing Political Football content you hereby agree not to sue Political Football for its content, whether original or linked to or quoted from another source, in any court or by any legal procedure, on any grounds in law or equity whatsoever.

Comments are open and unmoderated, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Political Football. Obscene, abusive or annoying remarks may be deleted, but the fact that particular comments remain on the site in no way constitutes an endorsement of their views by Political Football.

Before posting please remember the blogger's mantra:

Lord, grant me the serenity to ignore the trolls,
the courage to debate with honest opponents,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

These terms of use are subject to change and should be reviewed regularly.

Need more? Contact us.

Political Football™ is a Trademark.

Ok, let's have some fun shall we?

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