As some longtime readers may recall, I began this blog almost 9 years ago (come January), with over 2,500 posts written with break staken for vacations, the death of my mother, and numerous surgeries (at least five knee surgeries and one back surgery). That doesn’t include posts by my partner in crime, KenoshaMarge, and a few other guest posts over the years. Other than that, here I have been, writing away.
And longtime readers may recall that I began this blog because, at the time, I was a Yellow-Dog left-leaning Democrat who was an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, seeing her as the most experienced candidate in 2008. I still think she was the most experienced at that time, and we likely would not be where we are today – with a President-Elect Trump – waiting in the wings had the DNC not orchestrated Barack Obama’s getting the nomination.
At the time Clinton conceded to Obama, no doubt strong-armed into it with the promise of the DNC standing behind her down the road and the carrot of the Secretary State position, one I never thought she should take, I might add, I had a feeling that decision would come back to haunt her. So it has. Well, that and all that came down as a result of her time as Secretary of State along with Obama’s policies hanging around her neck like a cinder block. I thought then she should have turned him down for precisely that reason – having to embrace and promote Obama’s policies. Add to that Benghazi, the whole email thing, and the Clinton Foundation, which has now been sullied with tales of quid pro quo dealings from her time at State, and she is a damaged politician. This recent Election highlights just how much that a con-man, charlatan, sexual predator, narcissist, bully, ego-maniac with no clue how to run a country is now the President-Elect. Though hey – she did win the popular vote – just like she did back in 2008. Heckuva lot of good THAT did her.
So, yeah – back in the day, that was why I began this blog. As of May, 2008, when the Rules and By-Laws Committee literally took away lawfully cast votes from one candidate (Clinton) to give to another (Obama), I left the DNC, the only Party to which I had ever belonged. I became an Independent, leaving my left-leanings along the way to become more moderate/conservative, especially in terms of fiscal issues. My eyes were opened to all kinds of shenanigans to which I had turned a blind eye, even when red flags went up, recognizing the Democratic Party is nowhere near as great for women and other groups as they CLAIM to be to get votes. Yeah, no, turned out they were just as misogynistic and sexist as they claimed the Republicans were. Just ask Hillary Clinton back in 2008, and Sarah Palin. They can tell you what it is like to have the full force of misogynistic, vulgar Democrats come down on them.
I have written primarily about Politics ever since then, hoping in 2012 that the USA would elect a good, decent man in Mitt Romney. But no. Obama got yet another term, so I kept writing about all the damage he and the DNC did to this country beginning with Obamacare to his numerous Executive Orders, especially on Immigration, to Obama’s thousands and thousands of regulations.
And now one more Election is over with President-Elect Donald Trump of all people in this country waiting in the wings.
I still love writing and reading what is on everyone’s minds as this country and world keep turning ’round. At this point, though, I think it is time to take a bit of a step back. Not that I am shutting down the blog altogether, but I know I just cannot write about a President Trump every day and what insane, assholic thing he has said or done now, what promise he has already rescinded, and what liberal policy he has embraced (though he might do some good things here and there – a girl can hope). There will be some of those, for sure – I mean, really – how could there NOT be, know what I mean? But I just do not want to have to write about Trump every day. After eight years of Obama and the major issues his policies have wrought, even thinking about the next four years with a Trump Presidency gives me a headache.
That is all to say, there will still posts up by either KenoshaMarge or me, but they might not be every day, and they will likely not always be about Politics. They might be about any thing or nothing at all. KenoshaMarge has come up with a good idea for a Wednesday Open Thread, and there will still be Weekend Open Threads, but we might not write something new every day. I am sure you all can deal with that.
This seems like a good time for making this change not just because of a President-Elect Trump, but because next Wednesday, I am heading down to Grand Cayman for ten days (thank GOD), and then the Holidays will be fully upon us. It is usually a slower time at the ol’ blog then anyway because of the Holidays and everyone being so busy, myself included. Add to that our house being built now and moving into having to pack in earnest in December/early January, and I will be a lot busier than usual.
So that’s the big change – fewer posts beginning next week with two set Open Threads on Wednesdays and the Weekends. Topics will likely range a bit wider afield from Politics just because, dear Lord, we need a break from all the craziness.
I want to thank all of the loyal readers over the years, and the loyal group of folks who share your opinions, thoughts, and links to interesting articles. It would be a mighty lonely place without you and I consider you my friends. I’d like to thank all those good folks who opted to have daily posts show up in your email box. It does a heart good knowing you care about what I, KenoshaMarge, and other guest writers, think about things. Thank you so much, and I hope you stick around.
So yeah, it’s time for a bit of a change, and I hope it does us all good bringing a little more joy and happiness into our day rather than focusing on Politics so much. I feel a bit lighter already!
Your turn now. This is an Open Thread.