One of the more interesting parts of being a blogger is enjoying the spectrum of intelligent comments. Top-notch bloggers, such as Tom Barnett, Catholicgauze, Chet Richards, Curtis of Dreaming 5GW, Joshua of One Free Korea, Mark of ZenPundit, Purpleslog, MyDD, and Razib of gnxp are just some of the top notch thinkers out there. Agree or disagree with these choices — who range form atheist to theological, Republican to Democrat, you are smarter for having read such well thought out commentaries on the world.
Then, of course, you have comic relief. The writings of Amendment IX, Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, and John Robb have long sinse settled into predictable cliche. A combination of “our policy sucks,” a bizarre conspiracy theory, and an angry repitition of mantras
So is one group better to read than another? I don’t think so. It’s similar to ABC’s Wednesday night schedule, LOST and Daybreak. One is an original spectactular which deeply involves the viewer as a participant. The other is a rehash of nearly every cop and time-travel show ever made. But both are enjoyable. Both are pleasurable. We are lucky that both are on the air.
Or the aether of the blogosphere, as the case may be.