I realize I risk being kicked out of the Nations I belong for compiling this list. I also realize I could be blocked in Nations where I'm not a member. Even worse, albeit the chances are virtually zero, I could be banned from Newsvine.
But what the hell. If I can't have fun on Newsvine, why be here anyway. And without any further ado, here are my top Five Nations:
1. SiN. No surprise this Nation sits at number one with me. It's where I feel most comfortable cussing and discussing. Serious debate is often surrounded by satire which is usually both informative and entertaining in this "open-minded" Nation.
2. Progressive State of Mind. The name of this Nation says it all. It has one of the largest memberships on the vine. But that's not why it ranks number two on my list. It's because this Nation's admins have IQs which are among the highest on the vine.
No peddling "snake oil" in this Nation. No one's buying. Besides "snake oil" peddlers seem to avoid this Nation for some reason.
3. ButtHeads. This Nation is number one in my heart. Its because of its female admins. It's hard for me to get down on the female admins here ... because they're the ones who are always willing to get down with it.
Getting down in ButtHeads never fail to get me up. Just the thought of this Nation makes me want to butt my head against something pleasing.
4. NoDeletesorBlocks. I respect the hell out of this Nation to the high heavens. It really means what it says, "We don't censor." The admins here, to their credit, will put up a target and stand in front of it. And allow anyone to shoot at that target.
They will even sometimes supply the ammunition. What could be better than that? Especially when it's so easy to hit the target. This is the reason this nation is number four on my list.
5. Whores and Sluts. My kind of people. In a perfect world, this Nation would be the undisputed number one on my list.
But for some reason, as far as I can see, the debauchery and SiNfullness of this Nation's comments haven't been contagious enough to give enough viners "the claps." But this doesn't stop me from trying to catch what I need from this Nation.
Muffins! This Nation very slightly missed my top five. Perhaps some day it will. Whenever I think of this Nation, licking and eating muffins always enter my thoughts.
Muffins giving me the pleasure of licking and eating them ... me giving muffins the pleasure of licking and eating them. After all, the motto of this Nation's admin is: "Bump, bump, sugar lump rump!" I like it. I like it a lot.
I must disclose I'm not a fan of Nations. But there are some very good things about Nations. To argue otherwise would be foolish.
It's all about being positive and not negative. What do you think? What are your top five or top ten favorite Nations on the vine?
Have no fear. Disagreeing with me will not turn my smile upside down. Your opinion may even be very helpful to me and others. It may also allow us to be better able to view Nations from your perspective ... a perspective which we are currently unable to see.
For the record, I didn't shoehorn the other 13 Nations where I have membership between numbers 2 and 3. That would have completely destroyed my creditability for being an objective and nonbiased SiNful Saint.