Today marks seven years since Bloodthirstan became an independent republic.
I think that’s time enough. I’m stepping down.
I mentioned this to Aggie well before the election, which I thought Romney would win. If he had, I would feel better about the decision. But the prospect of beating Obama about the head and neck for the next four years, much as he may deserve it, wearies even me. To paraphrase Dr. Johnson, he who is tired of berating a pompous, liberal, narcissistic prick is tired of life.
I’m not; in fact, I intend to carry on assailing liberal orthodoxy and standing up for Israel in every venue, at every opportunity. Just different venues, different opportunities. Life moves forward.
I can’t tell you how much fun it’s been to be Bloodthirsty Liberal, and to have had you as readers. I always wished we had more of you, but, judging by your comments and emails, I’ve never found the quality wanting. Besides, we’ve never been about (solely about) compiling numbers, as even our off-putting blog name demonstrates. Thanks for clicking on the link the first time, wherever you saw it, whatever prompted you to do so, and thanks for coming back. Buck, Judi, Jeanette, Joe, Carol (where did she go???), Yerushalimey (who’s been with us from almost the beginning), even Saul, and some of our illustrious readers of the past, Barb—the Jewish, conservative lesbian from Pittsburgh—and the late, lamented Martino… thank you all. Aggie and I didn’t change the world (or if we did, we should be charged with malpractice), but we persuaded you to read us. That’s more than enough, and we’re very grateful.
The rent on the site is paid up till August. I can’t say what Aggie will do—heck, I can’t even say what I will do. A seven-year habit is hard to break. Wish me luck in trying.
Feel free to comment or to write us an email at bloodthirstyliberal-at-comcast-dot-net. We’ll meet again/Don’t know where, don’t know when/But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day.
PS: Back again. Miss me? I always promised myself that if I ever gave up this gig, this would be my last act. Promise kept.