Like a Phoenix, He Rises From the Ashes by John Cole| October 1, 20135:03 pm| 48 CommentsThis post is in: Excellent Links, Blogospheric Navel-GazingFacebookTweetEmail Tbogg is back, blogging at the Raw Story.
I think this story may be eclipsing the opening of the exchanges on liberal blogs.
Mike in NC
But I recall that in “Planet of the Apes”, the apes actually believed in science and having a functioning government.
Just Some Fuckhead, Thought Leader
Did he register Tblogg.com?
I thought this post would be about the latest Ted Cruz bullshit.
I swear if I shat unicorns, Cruz would be at my house in hours claiming to have planted horns and baby horses in my ass a month ago.
How come John Cole hasn’t posted on this site in the last five minutes? I blame Bots, Botulism, Botsplainers and/or Botswana.
@Chyron HR: I blame … oh, never mind
Holy shit. One of the stories there concerns actual sedition! Nutcase preacher calling for a coup d’etat by the armed forces.
Also just got blocked by some teabaggers after I pointed out they were encouraging treason by asking for armed rebellion within the ranks…
WaPo officially belongs to Bezos now.
I knew he couldn’t stay away.
MSM: BOTH SIDES plot coups.
TBogg will have a lot of material. Maybe he just couldn’t resist
‘ Some House Republicans are deeply frustrated with what they see as a self-defeating strategy, but even they are holding the line. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) told reporters that a “clean” CR, or a bill that would fund government at current levels, never came up in the GOP meeting Tuesday. “We’ve come this far,” said the congressman, who famously called his conservative colleagues “lemmings” on Monday. “Now we have to stick with the Ted Cruz-lemmings strategy.” ‘
GOP Aims To Corner Dems By Partially Funding Government
Was wondering about this:
I guess the TSA isn’t important enough to the Republicans to get its own funding bill, like the Honoring our Promise to America’s Veterans Act, Open Our Nation Parks and Museums Act, DC funding Act. I guess since they’re forcing them to work without pay, it’s all good in the Republican neighborhood.
It’s as close to pre-Thirteenth Amendment America they’ll ever get.
@celticdragonchick: But… God wants it, so if you object you’re violating Joyner’s religious freedom.
Is there no way to add JUST Tbogg to my RSS feed? No offense to Raw Story, but… uhhh…. not interested.
/sigh I’ll just try to be grateful he is back at all.
I recall… in 1861 some Republicans getting upset about that. My my, how times have changed.
TBogg: He finally figured out that he “did it because he was good at it,” “liked it,” and made him feel “alive.”
What good news. Bookmarked.
Well, that certainly didn’t take long.
Bring on the Basset Blogging.
Oh, yay! But I just know I’ll be all broken up again when he quits again. It’s getting to be sort of a tradition.
Glad Tbogg is back. Also glad he found a place he liked. He’s too nice to say what he thinks about FDL to us unwashed masses. Maybe if we could ply him with some fermented (and possibly distilled) beverages…maybe. So then it is settled. We invite Tbogg to the next Balloon Juice official drinky thing.
@Xecky Gilchrist: Apparently he just can’t quit us. His wit and wisdom are always welcome here. Plus bassetpuppehs!
::headdesk:: ::headdesk:: ::headdesk::
What the FUCK is the matter with these people? What FUCKING planet are they from?
Yeah, they’ve come this far. They’ve inched way out on the tree limb and are sawing away madly — between themselves and the fucking tree. What the supposedly more sensible reps such as Nunes need to do is to close ranks and all stage a fucking intervention with Boehner, telling him to either cut the strings his Teahadi puppetmasters are holding and start getting shit done, or take a real good look at their asses as they walk out the door to go throw in with the Dems to do it themselves. But no — they just say, “Oh well, we’re lemmings too, ha ha ha.”
It’s a good thing I have a crappy head cold and don’t feel like drinking, otherwise I would have gotten shitfaced for breakfast.
I wonder if FDL is pissed that he’s writing for someone else so soon. I hope so.
Yea! Cry Havoc and let loose the bassets of San Diego!
Villago Delenda Est
They’re Pakleds. “Make it go. Make it go fast!”
TBogg was the “go-to-place” while Cole was metamorphosing into the butterfly he is now. During the “Pack of Weasels” and killer balsa wood drones from Baghdad times before the restoration of the Republic.
Could we perhaps commemorate this happy occasion by updating some of the links on the blogroll?
@dmsilev: I dunno, I get awful nostalgic about pandagon.net that they moved away from in 2008 or so.
The Artist Formerly Known as TRex also works at Raw Story, but David isn’t blogging, he’s part of the aggregate-and-regurgitate function.
Ms. D. Ranged in AZ
Awww, but without the dick pictures…what’s a girl gotta do?
Seriously though, I’m pleased as punch to see him back on the Toobs
Tbogg? The name seems familiar. Didn’t he used to blog under the name “Joan Galt” or something like that? And he’s big into wicked expensive, whiz-bangy kitchen gadgets like the Thermonukes? Big into bassinets? That guy?
I am SO glad he’s back. Maybe the Shutdown was worth it, after all.
[Whaddaya mean, “there’s no causal relationship” – bullshit, he was just waiting for the Bogg Signal to appear over Gotham, waiting, as he was, in his Fortress of Saltitude.]
Ted & Hellen
So, in a nutshell, Tbogg is an obvious liar. Never intended to stay retired. In a just world, this would effect his reputation and credibility.
I don’t get why media types, even at this level, bother to play these lame-ass, transparent games.
What part of “I don’t want to blog at FDL anymore, so I’m quitting and taking up shop over here…” was he too afeared to say?
The return of basset blogging doesn’t let you off the hook for Lily/Rosie/Steve photos, you know.
Not that it matters, but his real name (presumably) is listed on the new site. Was his real name revealed before?
@Ted & Hellen:
Well, sorta. His name used to be “Duncan Black,” but he changed it for some reason.
@Ash Can: Nunes was never on my list of “more sensible reps”, he’s the asshole who kept pushing the “let’s gut the Antiquities Act” nonsense. His calling his fellow assholes ‘lemmings’ threw me off for a bit, but saying he wants to follow the rest of his lemming pack makes a lot more sense.
Ha! I knew it would never last. The opportunities for snark are too numerous and easy.
@Belafon: Nailed it! Pleasantly surprised how short his break was.
“Spartacus” was too long. And yes, I am aware of all internet traditions.
Seriously, I saw the “John Boehner’s private email sexytexts revealed” thing on RS, saw the byline, and immediately came here to see if it was posted yet.
Oh, BTW, fuck you T&H.
I hadn’t been able to delete Tbogg off my favorites list; it was just too depressing to contemplate. I’m pleased he’s back and I hope it is under his own rules. I wonder if he’s listed his real name front and center because he’s thinking about going pro re: writing, which would be fabulous and highly deserved. Now if I could just figure out how to register for fucking Disqus I ‘d go welcome him back…..
If I correct someone (no, not you, of course) re: who/whom, would that offer still be open?
Or was it just a T&H-related thing?
Wait a second – I am Spartacus!
@Ted & Hellen: How’s your website doin’? Mebbe not as many people going there to look at your stuff as they oughta? Kinda sounds like it.