Fame for Crunchy

October 20, 2011

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As you know, I’m not an exclusive Soapboxers writer. Kosmo doesn’t pay me enough…or at all (insert donation button here, Kosmo). But, hey, we’ve known each other for a long time (I first met him when I was in HIGH SCHOOL), besides, he has given me a great place to voice my opinion, whether he agrees with me or not.

However, I was recently approached (or as they say “targeted” but I try to avoid aggressive rhetoric) with Yahoo! News to write a “blog sounding” article about Iowa politics. Yeah, that was right up my alley. So I wrote this. Just a story about me being an undecided voter in Iowa. It’s dangerous. Especially with phone calls at bed time. I almost said the candidate that doesn’t wake the kids gets my vote. But that’s not entirely true. So I didn’t write it. But almost…so I submitted the article, crossed my fingers and went about chasing a toddler who needed a diaper change.

And it got published. Color me surprised. So I was asked to write another blog post about a “timely news event”. What’s better than the Occupy Wall Street drama?? The other night I was staying up (way way) too late and got sucked into twitter. I suggested the Occupy Iowa people get a job. Apparently I hit a nerve. Someone I don’t know, who ISN’T an in-law created the twitter hashtag #antisarahbowman (when I’m not Crunchy Conservative, I go by that name). And that got me to thinking…wow. Either these people have nothing better to do than cyber bully and protest something they really don’t understand or….well, sleep outside on the lawn of the statehouse. But thank you, anti-Sarah Bowman people, for giving me a topic to write about. So I wrote this.

Again, I crossed my fingers and went to bed. Imagine my surprise this morning when I woke up and thought “Eh, I’ll see if Yahoo! News has posted my article yet?” And then I find 5 tweets, 54 Facebook recommends and 51 comments! Woah. I hit a liberal nerve. I have told my mom NOT to read the comments, because, no mom likes it when someone calls her kid a “F**king moron”.

So yes, twitter IS worth something…whether my husband believes it or not. If you want to know how I feel about the Iowa caucuses or the Occupy Wall Street “people” view the links. And comment…and re-tweet. And link back to this article. But not while you’re on the clock…and if you’re not on the clock and actually “occupying” somewhere? Get a job.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Crunchy
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 16:14:32

    LOL…as most writers know, the editors and publishers pick the title….I would never say “Fame” because it makes me think of the song we were forced to sing in show choir. 🙂


  2. Angry Squirrel
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 16:42:09

    Why I 99.999% of the time disagree with everything you write here, and sometimes post my thoughts on your posts, I wouldn’t call you a f’n moron. Just having the wrong view most of the time 🙂 Also your post reminds me I need to come up with something myself for next week. As far as the comments I don’t sweat the idiots with nothing constructive to offer, but it is often quite amusing to mess with them with a back and forth banter. I probably should actually use my twitter more myself as I actually doubled my following when I was posting about the values voters summit. Possibly could break double digits soon if i tried. Lol.


  3. Angry Squirrel
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 17:01:07

    Just a few comments on your yahoo article I figure I would post here. I don’t like the student crowd at OWS demanding forgiving their student loans either but that part of the crowd is likely equal to the part of the Tea Party that was actually rallying against taxes and goverment in general, meaning very small in terms of eveyone out there. Also a large portion of those at Occupy events across the country surprisingly do have jobs, some multiple, just like the majority of those Tea Partiers at all their countless rallies as well. Good article though, only agree with one point,but nothing really there to merit half the comments there.


  4. Squeaky
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 07:13:13

    Great articles Crunchy. I really enjoyed both but liked the OWS article more. Of course I had to comment. Hang in there! Like squirrel said, don’t listen to the few people that decide to name call and carry on. There are morons like that on both side of the aisle and fortunately most of us don’t have to deal with them on a daily basis.



  5. kosmo
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 16:58:20

    In general, if you need to drop a bunch of f-bombs to validate the point you’re making … you probably don’t have a great argument. If you did, you’d simply state your argument.

    When I launched the political segment of the site, I was worried that sniping might get out of hand. I’m glad that it hasn’t.


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