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.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Quote Of The Day

Commentary By Ron Beasley

The quote of the day comes from Daniel Larison:

Romney has given the public no reason to expect anything but the worst in the conduct of foreign policy by his administration if he is elected.

Romney's foreign policy advisors are the very same people who got us into Iraq and Afghanistan.  The complete and total nut case John Bolton is one of them.  The Obama campaign needs to pick up on this because it will drive libertarians to Gary Johnson.  The Romney Campaign konws this and are trying to keep Jonhson off the ballot.

Daniel Larison is not a libertarian but he is a realist when it comes to foreign policy.  The American people are tired of war.  Romney's irresponsible foreign policy should be an issue.

1 comment:

  1. If you are appalled by the foreign policy ideas of Romney, why aren't you appalled by those of Obama? They are virtually the same. We have the US funding known terrorists to overthrow governments in Libya and Syria, the US wantonly murdering people in Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere by remote control, undermining the governments of nations who are allegedly our friends, like Pakistan - how much worse will it be? Sure John Bolton is more apt to say something nasty than Hillary Clinton, but their foreign policies are almost identical.
    If we want a government that will stop intervening in other countries, drop the size of its military to a rational level, and use the money saved to make the lives of its people better, we don't have a candidate in this election, at least not one with any chance of winning.