So I reverted back to my old ways this weekend and did a political post, hoping for a link from one of the big, conservative bloggers and a couple hundred hits. I got nothing. Instead, if you compare the comment response to my little electromagnet experiment and the video of our Maximum Leader stretching and laying down to the political post, you'll see which was more popular.
There's a post about the nature of my readers somewhere in a deeper analysis of those three.
Thanks to everyone who puts up with my soapbox blathering and still comes back to see what else is going on.