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.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mac and Cheese

Commentary By Ron Beasley

The religious right was not always about abortion and gays.  It was originally all about desegregation, that's what Falwell and Robertson were preaching against.  Opposition to desegregation was becoming increasingly politically incorrect.  This was when Francis Schaeffer made his appearance and convinced the religious right they should concentrate on the issue of abortion.  But the old prejudices die hard and we have this from Pat Robertson:

�What is this �mac and cheese�? Is that a black thing?�

Now I'm as Arian  Ayran as you can get - blond hair, blue eyes - an English father and a Swedish mother.  But I love mac and cheese.  Not that disgusting stuff from Kraft - I make it from scratch with extra sharp cheddar. No Pat, it's not a black thing - its a great meal for those of us who have not made millions pushing hate in the name of God.  There are times I wished I believed in hell so there would be some appropriate place for you Pat to go.


  1. You mean to say you are Aryan, Arianism is something completely different. As for Christians being right wing, there are only a few christians I can think of who are nationalist. Pat Robertson is not a nationalist, he is an internationalist, a globalist. He is a cheerleader for the New World Order.

  2. I'm black and I hate mac and cheeze. But if it makes you feel any better, I just love fried chicken.

  3. This is all about Free Speech. After all the gov�t (and their corporate cronies) censor the media and ban books like �America Deceived II�.
    Last link of �America Deceived II� before it is completely censored:

  4. Robertson and Hagee will join Falwell soon.