|Riot squad (Photo credit: daveblume)|
It's November now. Days are darker and colder in my part of the world and perhaps yours. Holidays are coming, jobless figures are probably not true, and no one knows for certain about tomorrow or even today.
I'm not going to make any predictions because I don't know anything. And I'll keep this post relatively short since I'm not going to say much of anything.
In the past I might have been able to say, "All I know is what I read in the papers." That's what humorist Will Rogers once famously said. These days I don't know what the papers, television, or radio are really telling me. Some of it might be true, but what they call news and commentary is so confuddled with the additions of lies, half-truths, and diversions that I could probably read comic books and watch superhero movies and be just as informed.
Social media experts often suggest that a way to increase blog traffic is to post a list. So I'm just going to toss out some names. I'll leave it up to you to do the research if you want to. Odds are you won't want to. Research takes time and who's got time to look at what someone like me says. I'm just Blogman. And besides, most of this list seems pretty random. Or not.
Who are these people and why are they on this list?
Vernon Jarrett --Read his 1979 foreign affairs piece in The St Petersburg Independent (page 14 of 30 or 19-A)
Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour (what was he up to in the 1970's?)
Valerie Bowman Jarrett
Toni Townes-Whitley (A search of the web will turn up several articles about her)
Tony Stark/Iron Man
A well-known powerful married couple (I leave it to you to figure out who they are)
The answers are blowing in the wind and the wind is starting to pick up a bit. I think it's time to rake up the leaves that are still in the yard. Are you one of the leaves?
Anybody been knocking at your door since the trick-or-treaters left? Seen or heard about any strange activity lately? Do you have any idea what this post is about? Do you care? Do you find that using a list on a blog post increases your traffic?