Saturday, January 10, 2009

Transitions and Course Adjustments

I didn't get for Christmas what I wanted.

A Turbo-Charged Mouse was all that I thought I needed.

I thought I needed something like a turbo-charged mouse or high-octane browser to keep up with the unremitting pace of thinking, writing and posting on my favorite sites such as
and many, many others. But I have come to see that it's my political passion that is out-paced by the blazingly hot postings found on these other sites.

At this point in time, ten days before Americans will at last have a sentient occupant in the White House, I feel the political steam which ignited this site to be an the wane.

I had been blogging the last years of the Clinton years, especially pertaining to the Wars of Yugoslavian dissolution in Bosnia, and Kusova. But that lapsed. When my fellow Americans elected George Bush over Al Gore, I was too embarrassed for words. But when Bush misplayed his winning hand against Osama bin Laden I was too enraged to be silent. During the debacle of the Kerry candidacy, these pages presented an agenda with a straightforward time table.
It's a simple program:
  • Congressional majorities by November '06.
  • Oversight by January '07.
  • Impeachment (double!) by January '08.
  • Troops home by January '09.
Quite simple. Try to keep on schedule. If you fall behind, you'll never get it done.
But of course, if millions of Americans couldn't discern the difference between Bush on one hand and Gore or Kerry on the other hand, impeachment wasn't going to happen. My time line was reduced to the relevance of any other impossible ideal.

However, now it's settled that the Neoconservative apostasy in American history is at long last interrupted (at least) by the defeat of John McCain.

Going forward, I feel that a purely political blog is unnecessarily confining, for me at least. Rather than starting another or other sites to compartmentalize my other interests or impulses, I'm thinking I'll just release my self-imposed restraints on this site - just to see what happens.

My highly-esteemed, loyal and intelligent readers won't mind. I hope. They will continue on much as they always have: coming and going, commenting, silently lurking, or just ignoring. That suits me. What matters is that I'm still here. For a little longer...