I had it in my mind the anniversary was on the Ides of March but perhaps that was a recollection conflated with the forging of this little blog. As Joe pointed out on the facebook page the other day, it was four years ago on March 10th that Barefoot & Progressive was birthed onto the internet.
An entire Presidential term’s worth of ramblings. Happy birthday to us. In the blogger to wordpress switcheroo of 2011 some posts were lost, including a handful of those early ones, but I’ve restored the first post, Joe’s little mission statement.
“I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because they are always 20 years behind.” -Mark Twain
Sad but true, Samuel. We’re experiencing a dramatic political shift in this country right now. Americans are standing up against a reckless, endless war. They are standing up for universal health insurance. They actually believe in global warming. They are starting to catch on to the hollow Republican tactic of homophobia. 80% do not approve of the mild retardation of George W. Bush’s policies and performance. Democrats are actually standing up to Republicans and fighting back. And they are about to elect a black man named Barack Hussein Obama as their friggin’ president.
Meanwhile in Kentucky…..
You can read the rest here… a wonderful throwback to the late-Aughts of the early 21st Century.
Any way, happy birthday to B&P. There’s no telling where the next four years will take us, or even the next month. There may be some new writers around here — if you are lucky — and there may be a Santorum-presidency and a Kentucky Democratic Party afraid of its own shadow. There really is no telling what drastic changes the future holds.