Thursday, October 19, 2006
Accck... my brother is a ...
I’ve lived to see everything now. My “baby” brother is hosting (posting?) his own political blog.
We’ve had a hard and fast rule at my house for many years now — no politics! No political discussions! No ranting and raving and fistfights — which when my two brothers and my husband become involved in political discussions is always a possibility!
My youngest brother is a staunch, die-hard, to-the-bone Republican — right or wrong, do or die, whatever — he’s conservative, hard core Republican.
My older brother is exactly the opposite. He’s so opposite he’s not even a Democrat. That’s not liberal enough for him. He calls himself a Libertarian (although he’s really more a “humanitarian” than anything).
Add my husband to the mix — He’s always pro or con to whatever stance either brother has taken. Doesn’t matter what either. He just likes to “discuss.” He and my oldest brother enjoy it — they have a really good time “discussing.”
My younger brother is a completely different story. He takes it all personally! A joke or snide comment about Bush or Cheney and he’s ready to do battle for them. At this point, I usually jump up and re-state my rule — no politics! No politics! No politics!
Now, my younger brother has found a way to converse with others of his own persuasion and to argue with those who disagree with him.
He’s blogging. I’m so in shock. Not that he’s blogging — the fact that he’s been able to figure it out all on his own and go after it. Apparently, it’s quite a job and time consuming.
He’s already made a lot of “friends” on his blog. He’s linked to some of what he thinks are the best political blogs and even has steady commentators.
I go read his blog regularly and have even commented a time or two. I keep my comments family related though. No way I’m going to break the “no political discussion” rule in our family. I will admit to being the only “liberal” who posts on his blog. (I don’t consider myself a Democrat — I like to think I vote for the person and their qualifications, not their political affiliations.)
And I also like to think I add a bit of “difference” to his blog...
• On a different note, but still my younger brother — after a very bitter and nasty divorce around 10 or so years ago, his ex-wife took his stepson completely away from him (and all of us).
She moved to California and we thought we’d never see or hear from Daniel again.
We are delighted to be wrong — this past weekend she emailed my brother a couple of photos of Daniel. A handsome young man now. I was so happy to see him.
But it made me miss him all over again...
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