Saturday, August 25, 2007

Porky's, Rep. Waki and some good new blogs

I went to Porky's last night, which I have to admit is becoming my favorite bar. They have some pretty good mojitos, my favorite drink, I've gotten into Chicken Kelaguen and I like it there, and Bruce Bateman draws a bunch of hypercritical malcontents, and also normal people don't get scared away, that I can relate to.

Last night there was a group of island commentators such as Ron Hodges, Doc Murdoch, Bruce Bateman, Randy Steele, myself and others having an informal chat with Rep. Absalom Waki, who had a lot to say and virtually all of it I was in agreement with. Waki was very forthright about the problems with our government such as too many bills being introduced, too much good old boy network goings on, and not enough serious work being put in by a lot of people up there. There is going to be a candidate a week for these meet ups each Friday at Porky's, and I won't be there for all of them I'm sure, but last night was fun.
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Angelo's Master List of CNMI blogs is up to 112 -- quite a few blogs. One of the best recent entrants is Steele on Saipan, which comes from Randy Steele. Randy gives his own take on things said by others, or provides his own original thoughts. He has something to say, which always helps to make a blog of broad interest. Richard Sikkel has a new blog as well that describes many of the dives in Saipan, Tinian and Rota. Richard is a real pro as a dive instructor, and he is the person I dove with when I visited Saipan as a tourist many moons ago. I have links to them both, which brings me to the topic of my links. There are so many blogs that I can't link to them all, so I'm going with the blogs that I read most regularly or that have something in common with mine. If those blogs don't get updated somewhat regularly, I'm going to remove the link. If you have one post every two weeks or less, you'll never draw any interest in your blog. If I took yours down, it is for one of those two reasons, and that includes my own relatives, it isn't anything personal.

11 comments:

SteeleOnSaipan said...

Thanks for the pitch Jeff, I had a good time at Porky's as well. I'm hoping that we'll draw some more indigenous attendees w/ future stops on the Let's Get Waki happy hour tour, they're certainly not intended to be haole sound-off sessions. We'll also end up back at Porky's for their Friday night Any Candidate theme at times as well. I'll keep you updated on future hook-ups via my blog.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I've been thinking about cutting back on the links, too.

I've got every one linked on The Master List, anyways.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I keep linkss up for the blogs I read so I don't have to go to favorites to get an url.

Also if they are linking to me it is nice to reciprocate. I think you are right about the ones that don't update. I don't know what happened to Ken Phillips but he has not updated since May so it's probably time to bid his link goodbye, too bad.

Thanks for the kind words about Porky's Meet the Candidates Fridays. Hope to see you all there. This Friday it is Fred P. Deleon Guerrero(5) and Joe Camacho (4)plus Waki and anyone else who wants to drop by.
BB

saipanmiddleroad said...

how come were not on that list, you racist you!

Jeff said...

you're not new. why not break your deep throat status and go to the blogger meet up on wednesday.

Jeff said...

Yeah, that was too bad about Ken. His was good.

saipanmiddleroad said...

lol. Ü ur too cute jeff

saipan middle road said...

can't believe we are not on your weblinks and brad is...

Jeff said...

You are and always have been: undercover journalists. Sharpen up those peepers over there.

rev said...

;-)

bradinthesand said...

i'm just an undercover lover