I was thinking of taking the AdSense off, anyway - I had it on in hopes that I could actually make a little bit of money by blogging, and at the insistence of my guy, who's pretty deseprate for us to get some kind of income from our creative work - no matter how much I tell him I'm just not popular and it just ain't happening...
I went to the blog to fetch something today to link to someone and lo and behold, what do I see on my lovely little blog? A POLITICAL AD. It wasn't an ad for a candidate, it was an abortion-related ad and, frankly, I feel so ambigious about the whole thing I don't want people to think I'm on one side or the other. This crap does NOT belong on a blog where I am trying to showcase experimental short story writing. I do rant on political/religious-faith related things and other contentious issues sometimes - and also videogames - but I don't need people advertising their adgendas on here! At least not unless your agenda is to actually sell a physical something to someone.
Sell soap on my site? Yeah, fine. Cut me in if anyone clicks. Advertising a writer's conference? I might even be annoyed that I'm not allowed to click my own ads because I'd be interetsted. Sell a political agenda? Bye-bye ads.
I asked my guy "If I put adware on my site, I won't be getting porn ads or anything, right?" and he said no - just product stuff. Well, political ads are just as offensive to me as porn. I won't peddle!