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.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Roubini on the Super-Committee FAIL

By John Ballard

Nouriel Roubini minces no words.

Super-Committee: Super-Failure, Super-
Pathetic, Super-Gridlock, Super-
GOP-Lunacy on Taxes, Super-Fiscal Drag
in 2012 that ensures double dip


The president's response suggests he's finally had enough.

Obama: "No. I will veto any effort to get rid
of those automatic spending cuts. There
will be no easy off ramps." http://read.bi/rVcKHc



One can hope, anyway.
We're learning.
Hope comes before change


  1. What hope is there in the President's response. We all know there will be no cuts in the military, the intelligence agencies (and there are hundreds of them), or in the Homeland Security Gestapo. The cuts will be in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, education, etc.
    A President who actually took his job seriously would insist on tax increases for the upper echelons and massive infrastructure spending along with drastic cuts in military and intelligence spending, an end to the idiotic drug war and the bailouts of financial criminals. We don't have such a President and we won't be getting one soon.

  2. I like this take on this latest club of idiots:http://youtu.be/BlDfuMDwfzk . After they deliver their sack of polished turds and are no doubt championed by chief US turd polisher BO you & some of your trading partners might need a dose of ContagionEx: http://j.mp/t2q5YN