It was two years ago today that I transformed my old initiative campaign website into a political blog… and 1624 posts later I’m still not exactly sure where I’m going.
Re-reading my first blog entry, “Comedy is easy, politics is hard,” I’m a bit embarrassed by my naivete, yet proud of how firmly I’ve clung to my original vision. It is also clear that I underestimated the willingness of my friends in the media and the political establishment to see through my sarcasm and irreverence to the serious political dialog at HA’s core… not that it didn’t take some hard work.
It was easy, I suppose, for our friend Stefan to initially imply a certain degree of credibility by naming his blog “ClearSkies.com” (or whatever he calls his Orwellian-named hokum,) but turning “HorseAss.org” into a respectable brand… well that took some doing.
Of course, nothing I write would have any impact whatsoever if nobody read it, and so I didn’t want my “blogoversary” to pass without thanking all my readers for giving me a reason to write every day. Except for the handful of right-wing pricks who litter my comment threads; you can go fuck yourselves. But the rest of you… thanks.