We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That's us and our proud staff. As Sipp would say, we are out standing in our field.
Point is, if you like our site, please let your friends, colleagues, neighbors, relatives, and enemies know about our eclectic (our euphemism for unfocused, random, shapeless) site.
How many sites have Assyrian carvings, Snow Geese pics from a goose blind, sauce recipes, Bible verse, Petrarch, Brooklyn College, The Grateful Dead, and political slapstick on the same front page at one time? Who can predict what you'll find here?
So show us the love. And if you have a site, and like us but rarely link us, let your readers know that we exist.
If our readership (much as we love our current readers) doesn't continue to grow steadily as it has thus far, we will move to Canadakill this cute puppyjump off a bridgequit taking our ADD medications be tempted to retire from this not-very-lucrative, if somewhat enjoyable and educational, endeavor.
Idle threat? God knows. We make this pathetic appeal twice yearly. There remain many billions of humans who haven't seen us yet, and, while we seem not to meet a mass market taste, I am certain that our market is not yet fully "exploited," as the marketing experts would say.
In the meantime, we Farmers will just...
Thanks in advance, friends, from your Editor in Chief, Bird Dog:
Tom - Thank for your consideration. It always felt unseemly to mention my bum leg, but now that you point it out, I'd have to admit that it's my leg that's responsible for all of my bizarre posts. I think it's one of those "transference" things the shrinks are always talking about.
And doesn't Barrister look smashing in a cowboy hat!
And I think it's nice that people finally understand where Bird Dog got his nickname. It's not a "nickname", folks!
I stumbled onto the Maggie’s Farm doorstep a couple of years ago while cruising the web for some political insight. What I found here was almost a mirror of my personal, “eclectic” and principled self. I felt I had found a home... (I think I am tearing up- must be road salt vapors)...
This says it all… my life motto:
“…inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist (Midwestern) Yankee human, humanoid, and animal with many interests beyond and above politics……..Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that (I) ask for.”
(My wife occasionally accuses me of being a humanoid and my fondness for animals would seem to indicate I could easily fit in that category as well.. so I left those in.)
I check in daily to see what Bird Dog, The Barrister and the rest of the contributors have to say – just so I know there are other people out there as warped (but cuddly) as I am. Kind of like a voice in the wilderness.
I know several of my co-workers, the kids and wifey are checking in with you too….(just to keep a step ahead of me I think).
I just found this place linked in a Grateful Dead Politics forum about a month ago. What a wonderful place and as I said elsewhere, the paragraph that Mike quotes also fits me to a T. It's nice to know that there are a few other centrists who aren't afraid of someone who feels differently about a subject. It's also nice to find a place where the Grateful Dead and hunting can co-exist. I too have a couple of them there college degrees but that din't stop me from hanging a road-killed doe this week. Somebody ruined the front of their BMW but I have a butcher friend cutting me up some steaks as I type!
Kudos to all you folks who make this place work and I will indeed spread the word~
Love all y'all and try to link to you at least once a week. That said, I saw a video I thought you all would enjoy this weekend, but could find no way to send it to you except for commentary. Since I didn't want to threadjack (like I'm doing now... sorry!), I kept it to myself. Maybe someone could post a communal email address at the top of the sidebar so that we can pass on interesting things as yet another expression of love.
I found you all lookiing up hostas. Little did I know what a treasure you would prove to be. I've shared your coverage with multiple family and friends because there's alway some topic to appeal. Best wishes for many more years of blogging. You're a class act.
Up here in wacko-left Vermont, Maggie's Farm is truly a breath of fresh air. I've enjoyed this eclectic website for several years now and thank editor-in-chief, Bird Dog, and the several regular contributors for providing a usually humorous, always entertaining, educational, inspirational daily stop on the web.
Never know what I'll find when I click on Maggie's, another reason it's a must. Pretty babes a nice distraction, too. Great coverage with links to fascinating stuff, sometimes almost Drudge-like in it's range of topics covered. With our home grown Vermont Tiger website, it's a great way for us up country folk to stay in touch with the real world.