sluggabohn in a nutshell
I am American, but I live and work overseas. I am a news junkie and I follow world news almost religiously. Many of my views are not very popular, but I have no opinion that I cannot back-up with history and intelligence. I may not agree with you, but if you can intelligently defend your views, I can respect you.
I have a strong dislike of pop culture, and I loathe celebrity worshippers. To be more accurate, I loathe people who worship celebrities because of their fame. To love a celebrity because of their philanthropy, i.e. Angelina Jolie or Dr. Mohammad Yunus, is a completely different matter.