February 01, 2007
Heading Out To The Pasture...
And so it ends. Two years to the day (and to the minute) from when it began
For those who didn't get the memo about the conclusion of the Ex-Donkey Blog, I refer you here.
In the first post I ever wrote, I said, "I plan on keeping it simple. Only two topics: Politics and everything else that I like." The politics angle was interesting enough. I had a lot to say. And I think I've pretty much said most of what I care to on that particular topic. Two years ago, in the wake of the 2004 Presidential election, politics in this country was in an ugly state. I had hoped we had hit the high-water mark of the ugliness. But to my dismay it's gotten even more distasteful and toxic. And it couldn't be happening at a worse time in our nation's history. I've gotten weary of it. At this point I'd much rather focus on the "everything else I like" sort of stuff - while still having some occasional fun at the expense of the moonbat brigade.
So the Ex-Donkey is off to join the Llamas, where I can have that fun on a more flexible schedule. Because of other personal commitments I probably won't be posting as often as I did here, but there are plenty of other excellent "tasty bits" to mix it up with over there. Anyone still interested in reading what I have to contribute can follow me to the "pasture" (a/k/a Orgle Manor). Even if you're not, I still encourage you to visit.
As I have already mentioned, the comment function will be shut down soon (if it hasn't been already) as a firewall against comment spam. A warm thanks to all who frequented the place and helped keep it humming. I plan on keeping the site up for as long as the administrator at MuNu will let me.
One other housekeeping note: the current poll about the lefty blogs will stay active for the foreseeable future so feel free to vote as often as it will allow.
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I've removed you from my bookmarks but you'll be missed. Vaya con Dios.
Posted by: AZVicki at February 02, 2007 08:54 AM (Cz66I)
I am sorry to see you go; but I can understand. You've been an important part of my blogging experience.
I remember in 2004 or 2005, listening to Hugh Hewitt; which eventually led me to his blog; which eventually led me to spotting a post of his about blogging, and I think among the blog hosts he mentioned, was blogspot. From there, I was curious and intrigued, but didn't think I could seriously blog about politics. My opinions, however, needed an outlet to express itself and somehow I stumbled upon your blog by accident. I read your background on how you started out as a Democrat, and your evolution sounded similar to my thinking. I liked your Cartman/Gandalf avatar. I also dug your humor.
I lost your blog and racked my brain in trying to find it again. Now I don't even remember how I managed to rediscover it.
Anyway, I wish I could go back to those pre-9/11 days when politics didn't occupy my every waking moment. I devoted my time to the finer, inane things in life. Maybe one day, I'll join you in the poliblogger retirement home. For now, there are moonbats to be skewered and a President I still support. Things do look dark these days, but never hopeless.
Thanks again for allowing me the honor of guest-blogging. You will forever be my blogfather.
Posted by: wordsmith at February 04, 2007 03:34 AM (WpT+h)
Gary, I'm sorry to see you go. I didn't like Melissa Theuriau, but Diane Lane was awful. Apart from that, thanks for being on the same side of the fence. Bye!
Posted by: Outlaw Mike at February 04, 2007 05:26 PM (l5ruY)
All of the right wiong blogs die.
The American people live !
Posted by: jOHN RYAN at February 06, 2007 12:47 PM (TcoRJ)
Gee, I hadn't realized this blog was killing people. Boy am I relieved that I stopped it.
Thanks for clearing that up, Pez-head.
Posted by: Gary at February 06, 2007 03:10 PM (PLHs9)
It is always darkest before the dawn...
I'm gonna miss you buddy! I hope someday you will be back - rebuilt and better than ever.
I won't say goodbye, but farewell - till we meet again.
Posted by: Skye at February 06, 2007 07:01 PM (M460E)
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