Dear Readers: Yesterday at Mass the Deacon at our church mentioned Janus, the two-faced god of the Romans who heralded the start of their year. With that inspiration, I wanted to prepare a with the 2011 highlights from the San-Diego Local Order of Bloggers (SLOBs). I also wanted to get their input about the “dream title” of their most popular post in 2012, if they could get their wish.
For example, my most popular post was: ENGLISHMEN AND I NEED THE LONGBOW.. I would like to thank Blog-Father Instapundit for the success of that rant.
Lipstick Underground (aka Sarah Bond, the co-founder of SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition) posted a great summary list that was my personal favorite from her site: A BETTER LIST OF SEXIEST MEN – 2011. This list comes from a conservative woman’s perspective. The list of men features many who are sexy because they mix whup-a$$ with justice. She ends with a mention of my favorite eye-candy, Hell on Wheels’ lead character, Cullen Bohannon:
Sarah’s 2012 dream post: VA Gov. McDonnell makes surprise last minute entry into the 2012 Presidential election and crushes RINO’s and Obama in historic landslide.
B-Daddy of the Liberator Today notes that his post, Local GOP Turpitude, was the most commented on. His most read from last year: Expanding Deficit – Revenue or Spending Problem? UPDATED Since he didn’t mention it, I would imagine one of his dream titles for 2012 would be CARL DEMAIO WINS MAYOR’S RACE.
W.C. Varones offers this post has his best-read of 2011 with the most original content: LA Times copy editor Kathy Gosnell Seiler buys house with little down, does cash-out ARM refi at peak of bubble, loses house, learns nothing. He offers this 2012 dream title: Bernanke, Paulson indicted; Congress re-instates Glass-Steagall. I am going note that his second-place selection might be this one: ALAN GREENSPAN INDICTED ON MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES.
KT Cat of the Scratching Post offers this as his most commented on article: A Little More On Consciousness. Since KT is new to the SLOBs, I can’t really project what he would have as a 2012 dream title. However, I am sure it would include an LOL Catz (here is a little something for New Years):
(UPDATE: KT’s 2012 Dream Post title – “So if we really wanted to help the poor …”)
Dueling Barstools, another SLOBs Newbie, offers this as his best 2011 post: Is Your 2012 Choice as Honest as This Man? And is there Really Someone Else You’d Prefer?His 2012 dream title is: NATION ELECTS GARY JOHNSON, STATISTS EVERYWHERE SHIT THEMSELVES. I sense that many of are SLOBs aren’t down with the candidate the GOP is likely to nominate.
I would like to note that in the preparation of this post, I learned a wonderful new term I wanted to share: CONTRANYM. A contranym is a word that has seemingly contradictory meanings. Because of their two-faced nature, they are also sometimes referred to as “Janus words” after the two-faced Roman god. In a nutshell1, we’re talking about a word that is its own antonym. For example, the two meanings of oversight: 1) That was an oversight on my part; and, 2) This program is under strict Congressional oversight. I would now like to use it in a sentence:
My prediction for 2012: The name Obama is going evolve unto an unsavory verb form.
The other SLOB’s have not offered their comments, so please stop by for updates. In the meantime, here are my 2011 favorites from their blogs:
* Beers with Demos: MAXED OUT: Oktoberfest. Because I like October and Pumpkin Ale.
UPDATE from BwD: Most popular “Got Tebow”. Dream headline 2012: “Despite winning election, Obama declines serving a 2nd term citing overall frustration with constitutional republics”.
(They’re like, hard)
* Shane Atwell: San Diego Blackout, Deregulate Electricity. The night the lights went out in San Diego will truly be a memorable 2011 moment.
* DooDoo Economics: Charles Caesar weighs in with his 2011 compendium – The Rise of Progressive Fascism.
Finally, I would like to thank Legal Insurrection, The Other McCain,Hot Air, and The Anchoress for their kind links and/or support of last year. I would also like to Thank Tammy Bruce for her kind mentions — and tell everyone to join the TAMs.
My goal for 2012? I met one of my 2011 goals of being “Tweet of the Day” at Legal Insurrection:
Now, I just have to get a solid shot of a great 2012 bumper sticker!