Farewell. The Flying Pig Has Left The Building.

Steve Hynd, August 16, 2012

After four years on the Typepad site, eight years total blogging, Newshoggers is closing it's doors today. We've been coasting the last year or so, with many of us moving on to bigger projects (Hey, Eric!) or simply running out of blogging enthusiasm, and it's time to give the old flying pig a rest.

We've done okay over those eight years, although never being quite PC enough to gain wider acceptance from the partisan "party right or wrong" crowds. We like to think we moved political conversations a little, on the ever-present wish to rush to war with Iran, on the need for a real Left that isn't licking corporatist Dem boots every cycle, on America's foreign misadventures in Afghanistan and Iraq. We like to think we made a small difference while writing under that flying pig banner. We did pretty good for a bunch with no ties to big-party apparatuses or think tanks.

Those eight years of blogging will still exist. Because we're ending this typepad account, we've been archiving the typepad blog here. And the original blogger archive is still here. There will still be new content from the old 'hoggers crew too. Ron writes for The Moderate Voice, I post at The Agonist and Eric Martin's lucid foreign policy thoughts can be read at Democracy Arsenal.

I'd like to thank all our regular commenters, readers and the other bloggers who regularly linked to our posts over the years to agree or disagree. You all made writing for 'hoggers an amazingly fun and stimulating experience.

Thank you very much.

Note: This is an archive copy of Newshoggers. Most of the pictures are gone but the words are all here. There may be some occasional new content, John may do some posts and Ron will cross post some of his contributions to The Moderate Voice so check back.


Friday, October 28, 2011

OWS -- New Photo Meme

By BJ Bjornson

Via the Lousy Canuck, this shot from another Marine hits you right in the gut.


Last I heard, Scott Olsen is in stable condition. Hopefully he makes it out of this without permanent injury.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting thread under the original at Reddit. Both for what will be the attacks on Olsen for owning a site called "ihatethemarinecorps" and the reaction of fellow Marines and vets.
    To the first, i find it interesting how many liberals will talk about service(wo)men as brainwashed killers, yada yada yada and then rush to use Olsen's injury for propaganda purposes. It's similar to how many conservatives will talk up supporting our troops until one of them does something they don't like and then he's not a real troop. America FuckedUp Yeah!
    To the second, that thread ran strongly towards supporting Olsen against a few who said he wasn't a "real" Marine. I'm not sure that America understands the likely shitstorm from returning combat vets with injuries, slashed benefits, no jobs, debt slavery and having been through the meat grinder of wars that only have meaning to their fellow Americans through the lens of domestic politics.
    It would be interesting if Olsen's actions and injuries sparked a national conversation about that, but they won't.