Lessee, now, where were we?
Yep, the good ol’ CF hogwallow is back up and running again, folks, thanks to a good friend of mine who has a CF email account and got tired of waiting around for me to scrounge up the requisite moolah. Thanks to one and all for their patience, and most especially to Bill and Francis for allowing me the privilege of hanging around here drinking all the beer, emptying out the fridge, and just sitting around on the sofa all day in my boxers scratching myself.
I’m happy to be back, although I also had to admit this in a comment over at Fran’s joint:
Sorry for not having clued you folks in on (the outage), but the truth is A) I’ve gotten hit with some fairly big unexpected expenses of late and frankly just have not been able to scrounge the cash yet, and B) I’ve also been busy as hell and decided to kind of withdraw a little from the whole political-discourse business for a bit. Francis touches on some of the reasons why in this post, with which I sympathize and couldn’t agree more. The futility of trying to reason our Leftist adversary out of positions he never reasoned himself into in the first place has gone from merely tiresome to infuriating, and there is no end in sight to his mulish stupidity. So I’ve been contest to pop in and post now and then here and at Daily Pundit as well, just to keep my hand in. But honestly? My pause from all this has been more refreshing than I imagined it would be, and the truth is I’ve never been closer to just saying to hell with it all and walking away in disgust than I am right now. I do sincerely appreciate y’all asking; maybe I’ll get the batteries recharged enough to dive back into the deep end soon, but for now I got too much on my plate and not enough fork to attend to it all. I’ll definitely try to be better about keeping everyone posted either way.
My enforced hiatus from the blogosphere and from politics generally was indeed refreshing; instead of obssessively spending an overlarge chunk of my day trying to scour as much of the ‘sphere as I could, both to keep abreast and in search of posting fodder, I not only avoided all but two or three of my usual haunts but pretty much all other news sources as well.
Now, I ain’t recommending that anybody detach themselves completely from current events, mind. We all have a solemn responsibility to pay attention, in fact, if we are to be worthy of calling ourselves citizens. But at the same time, I also have to admit that ignorance can be bliss, if only for a little while. The occasional restorative pause is probably good for all of us, if only as a mental-health maintenance program.
Now, on with the ranting.