I love the Blackfive readership in a huge way. You people are amazing and you have enabled us to do so much good that I am honored to have been part of it. The blog was formed for specific reasons that come directly from supporting the troops, and that is obviously the raison d'etre of the site.
But I am going to ask you to do me a favor and quit the complaints if a post that doesn't fit the exact criteria of the site's mission. Good gravy, have we not given enough free ice cream to ask for a little indulgence? All of us have interests other than the military and if those aren't your interests then you have the option of skipping the post. At most off-topic posts make up a tiny proportion of the content we put out here. I would like to think we have earned the right to indulge ourselves (or myself) once in a while. Obviously it should not impinge on the important coverage we do, but the idea that it somehow compromises the site is hardly fair in my mind. Think of them as palate cleansers to prep you for the next wicked beatdown. That is what they are for me, mental floss to refresh me for the next round.
I am not trolling for "We love you UJ" comments. This is important to me because I don't want to alienate anyone from our audience, but none the less I don't think these "transgressions" ought to cause problems.
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