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.


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Twitter Catch

From John's Twitter feed...


1 comment:

  1. The only problem with that is that the picture you show is of an "army" that poses zero threat to this nation. That is the insurgent force trying to throw us out of their nation and, having done that, they are totally uninterested in attacking us. Those rifles and RPG's pose no threat whatever to the mainland United States. We are getting killed by them because we have stuck our nose into a place where it doesn't belong and where it is serving no useful purpose.
    Television does the same thing. They are talking about the Al Qaida that is planning bomb plots and then they show guys wearing robes and turbans doing calesthenics holding rifles, or running obstacle courses in deserts.
    Taliban abd Al Qaida are not the same thing, and Al Shabab is yet an third thing. That pictorial representation is, in reality, just silly.