So long, farewell!
by SevenStrings, Thu Aug 28, 2008 at 12:54:30 PM EDT
This is going to be my last diary here. But this is not one of those GBCW diaries. Indeed, it is a "Goodbye Beautiful Blog" farewell.
I have thoroughly enjoyed blogging here.. it is the only place I have ever blogged at. I used to be a regular reader of DailyKos, and of TPM... but have avoided those places ever since they jumped the shark during the primaries. I came here because I was told it was a refuge of sorts for Clinton supporters.
I have watched as the site has evolved from Clinton supporters and Obama supporters to "Clintonistas for Obama" and original Obama supporters. I am not an Obama supporter (I intend to decide on who will get my vote in late October), and have run into occassional skirmishes with some of you as a result.
But the reason for leaving is not that....
Earlier today, I was sworn in as a US Citizen. I had been very hesitant about this ~ I (was) a citizen of India, and the passport I carried had been fashioned by men like Gandhi. As a result, renouncing that passport was somewhat difficult. I finally made the move because India now offers the equivalent of a dual citizenship, and because I am being prepped for a job (in the US military) that requires US Citizenship.
And that brings me to the reason I must bid farewell. Sometime tomorrow, as part of the requirements for my new job, I will be filing papers that will preclude me from being able to express political opinions on blogs such as this one.
I must bid farewell not because I want to, but because I have to.
In bidding farewell, I would like to emphasize that I have really enjoyed my discussions with you all here. I will have fond memories of discussions with people that I have agreed with, and also those that I have disagreed with. I will call out a few ~ RageKage, ShaunAppleby, Canadian Gal, Sricki, Student Guy (damn, I wish he hadn't gone into hiding), louisprandtl... and apologies to those that I have missed.
And a shout out to the creators of this blog, and it's moderators ~ I am sure they only hear from us when we complain about their lax oversight. As I leave, I must complement them for running an excellent blog, and for a front page that never criticized any of the Democratic contenders this year (one can't say that for any other "progressive" blog).
I will, of course, read this blog... so I will know what you all are upto. God willing, I will rejoin this community in about 6 years (when my commitments will expire).
I wish you all the very best!