Post details: Don't hate me 'cuz I'm cleanin' up...

12/28/07

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Don't hate me 'cuz I'm cleanin' up...

TIME IS RUNNING SHORT FOR ONE OLD RED BUS! Sure, we're still holding a family dream about our own One Old Green Bus, but we're very concerned over the fate of Barton Transport #512. It's not far from Chicago and $2,200.00 and some love will save it from being scrapped. Please consider saving this wonderful bus. Click here for details...

I can hear the knives sharpening from some quarters... 'cuz yes, I'm cleaning up my linky love on the old sidebar from heck.

It has come to my attention... oh, that's a bit of a lie... it has ALWAYS been an issue I've been aware of, but indeed, it WAS brought to my attention by a recent viewer that MANY of my links on the sidebar are to long neglected blogs... and it's time to do sumthin' about that.

Basically, I'm going to visit EACH and EVERY blog and roll through it with a fine-tooth comb. If there's been NO updates within the last 90 days, I'm nuking the link.

This is NOT a "shot at" these blogs or bloggers... or even some form of disrespect... it's basically to ensure that readers here who DO use the links will find active blogs with newer content for their online time... It's also going to kill some links I "reciprocated" with that were obviously more interested in an attempt to improve Google page ranks and the lot with zero effort.

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Also, I have dropped a few links already to some blogs that ARE still active... this is because I've decided that if your blog is either blatantly racist, homophobic, or nothing but cynical name-calling on a level of a poor man's schoolyard bully... I really don't want to give you any traffic.

Masking racism, sexism, or any type of intolerance as a "political philosophy" OR stating that you have the right to "hate" with little discrimination lest you be labeled "Politically Correct" is dumb, stupid, vapid, and ignorant. You can have strong views... and I often agree to disagree with people... but if you pushed the envelope in my eyes, I nuked you. I cannot "promote" people who genuinely seem to be only able to hate.

If you recognise yourself in the above statements, chances are you've mistaken "Political Correctness" for "Common Courtesy and Understanding" in my eyes and yup, somewhere in your blog, you crossed a line and I had enough.

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Realistically, however, the amount of links probably won't change THAT dramatically... and MOST will be deleted because of the lack of new material...

...should that change, LET ME KNOW and I'll be glad to restore your link.

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This blog was started in April of 2006... during a very bad time for me and my family when money was very tight and life was very hard.

We maintained a happier outlook on life by fantasizing... talking about what we would do when times were better... and as Sue and myself are Anglophiles, England factored greatly into our "plans".

During these bad times, while looking at news items which, at the time included items about London removing their venerable old Routemasters, I came across one photo of an old green bus... and somehow, my whole family adopted it. It became very much "our bus". (Details about "our bus" are available by clicking here.)

Like most of you, I'd heard about the fellow who'd made a million dollars selling tiny ads online... and the fellow who did trades and turned a paper clip into a house... so I thought, since we couldn't make our bus actually into "our bus" (well beyond our means,) I'd try an "online" appeal... to make the focused item of our hopes into a tangible thing in our lives...

More specifically, in a burst of adult/juvenile optimism, I had hoped to show the youngest member of the family, who at the time was still very youthful and impressionable, that dreams really could become reality if you hope and, more importantly, try.

Well, I'm pretty sure you figured it out... we had limited succes in this venture... and the youngest has now reached an age where she is more traditionally "teenaged" cynical than much else about the world, which isn't a dreadful thing... but there's a "good news" portion to this... our personal situation with money is better, life has improved, and some people really liked my rambling here... so, I decided to keep things going... Yes, I will "give up" on asking for help on a bus... and have to give up on even trying as hard to get the bus through online means... and yes, be far more realistic... but I don't mind this "turn" of things as I actually enjoy venting, trying my hand at humour, and generally keeping on online presence outside my usual things.

Thanks to those who were/are "Busly Dream" enthusiasts... I suppose that our buses for now will be single-deck with the letters "TTC" emblazoned on them... but this blog will live as does our dream! (It's just a little quieter on that latter bit...)

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