My first title for this was “Jumping the Sharkington Post” but after considering how Arianna’s selling out has exposed her and HP for what they really are to so many, I thought writing another negative parody of their name would be kind of inconsiderate. I mean, this could be the first genuine thing she’s done to empower the Progressive community so wouldn’t slamming her be a bit unkind?
Instead, I thought about all the fantastic people that this has brought to other legit Progressive sites such as ours and the process it takes to change what one calls home for their blogging.
It’s almost like ending a romantic relationship. Except with less restraining orders.
So, with Valentine’s Day coming up, that theme brought to mind the old Paul Simon song and I considered…there must be 50 ways to leave your blogger…
You just slip off the screen, Jean
Make a new click, Rick
Don’t need to be a mod, Rod
Just get yourself free
Hop on the web, Jeb
You don’t need to fanned, Jan
Just drop off the troll, Joel
And get yourself free
On the other hand, being committed to a blog can be more like a marriage…and in this case I think bloggers should sue Arianna Huffington for alimony.
After all, they bent over a hot laptop all day, slaving to put fresh content on her site day after day and what did they get for it? Nothing but pictures of half-naked Kardashians!
So, as the cause of this divorce, I think she should first be sued for alimony under a charge of infidelity. I mean, consider the gall of her repeatedly expressing her fidelity to Progressive values while all the time being in bed with Corporate America.
And being that corporations are regarded as being people, we should sue AOL for AOA (Alienation of Affections). I say we go for it all including custody of the blogs. Let’s face it, Huffington Post would be far better off with its caring family instead of an unprincipled mother who exploits it for her own personal greed.
She can have weekend visitation at the site and be with it on every other holiday.
And don’t get me started on compensation for mental anguish from all the trolls, deceptive headlines and heavy handed moderation! We should be compensated for all the spa time and margaritas our doctors prescribe for us to recover from such emotional cruelty.
I’m making a call now to the law firm of Bleed & Soakem, I’ll let you know how it goes but always remember, there are always more blogs in the intertubes.
Here are links that you can share over at HP with your friends to spread the word about The Planet:
Referral site: http://viasite.wordpress.com/
YouTube video promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fueDHuMb1vU