1) Some issue gets me all legitimately cranked off
2) I forge a remarkably cogent defense of my position on said issue
3) I write a blog entry about it
4) I realize that I'm probably going to piss a bunch of people off
5) I amend my opinions with a bunch of waffling and qualifications to make myself appear less of a prick
6) The blog entry effectively becomes worthless because it no longer has an opinion, but a bunch of sentences with only slight variations to the conventional wisdom
So I'm going to be the guy that's running around saying things like "I think high taxes are bad!" and "Boy, our politicians should be doing something about crime!" I'd rather bang my head off the wall than listen to some milquetoast talking head making more money than me in my lifetime spout off prepared statements composing of nothing but the blatantly obvious, so I certainly don't expect my readers to put up with that. I expect you to put up with me talking about the hockey playoffs and obscure candy.
The new C2R mascot
So, in honor of election day here in the grand state of Pennsylvania, I'll make this, the Crank Crank Revolution Pledge, to you: I'll only write something if it pisses you off. Viva America!