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.
Dreadful news, I'm a'feared. Bird Dog has gone on vacation for a week.
(the old-timers in the audience burst into tears at the thought of the horror to come)
That's right, the tyrannical, oppressive firm, guiding hand of our beloved editor won't be around to keep us in check, and I suppose just about anything might happen. As, unfortunately, usually does. Hence the tears.
For example, one really horrible thing to see would be a link to the Maggie's Farm Smut Guide, which isn't normally available because no self-respecting blogger would ever link to such a vile, disgusting piece of trash.
Much less blog on the site that produced it!
Also, you might still see a few pre-dated posts by the big guy. That's his not-so-subtle way of telling us Mutinies will NOT be tolerated! Death awaits those who try! It's a fair precaution, given the ripe opportunity.
So, buckle down, me hearties, and we'll see if we can't weather this storm together. In case of fire, please throw a glass of water at your monitor and maybe some of it will seep through and cool down the server. If you see a big "CENSORED BY THE FCC" screen, well, that's why we usually have an editor.
What you need here at Maggie's is a herding dog, not a bird dog, but I guess beggars can't be choosers and you go to blog with the editor (if any) that you have, not the one you might like to have, if indeed you want any at all.
Sam - Thank you for your kind thoughts regarding us tyrannically-oppressed eternally grateful bloggers. The good thing about herd dogs is that they don't pick you up in their icky mouths. Do you have ANY idea how slobbery bird dogs are? Jesus! And you thought saint bernards and mastiffs were bad.
Not to hijack your thread, but please consider adding callmestormy.com to your blogroll. Shamelessly clamoring for attention, we've already added Maggie's Farm to our blogroll as well as the dreaded Smut Guide. Good clean fun.
You dared to link to the Smut Guide? O, Brave Warrior!
Bird Dog takes care of the blogroll stuff, but I've sent him the address and hopefully he'll get it on when he returns.
You should get rid of that email address on your About page. That's prime materiel for the spambots. Either put in a contact form or at least write the whole thing out literally, "callingstormy at yahoo dot com".
Shh-hh-hh! Nice and quiet, slow and steady -- don't breathe a word the FCC could hear. The mice are playing, but they're tiny, quiet mice. If we're going to make it all the way to Tuesday, a low profile is imperative!