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.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Planned Parenthood No - Handguns Yes

Commentary By Ron Beasley


Pink handguns are OK but planned parenthood is not? This is "pro life" according to the Susan B. Komen Foundation:

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, which collects and distributes money for Breast Cancer research and prevention is in the news for withdrawing its (relatively small) grant from Planned Parenthood. 

So the Komen Foundation doesn't want to be associated with the nation's largest abortion-provider. But they don't mind partnering up with a handgun maker

This gun is a beauty. 

And a portion of the sale of each P-22 Hope Edition will be donated to the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Is there any doubt that the Susan B. Komen is a right wing scam?


1 comment:

  1. I have no problem with handguns... even pink handguns. It isn't about the venue, it is about the user of the venue. Behavior is what makes the difference. We agree on Komen. I've blogged and networked about it... The kind of crap that Handle et al are bringing down is a problem, but handguns are not part of that problem.
    Nothing inanimate is dangerous unless it is misused. Guns can be misused and sometimes are. Komen is misusing the breast cancer meme, but others are not. Support those who do not misuse and vilify those who do.