A few of there out there may remember me, TigerHawk, from the early days of righty blogging. Quite the rage back in the day in certain hawkish-libertarian circles. We wound it up a few years ago "because busy," as we say now but did not then, and because my company had gotten big enough that my notionally anonymous and overtly disclaimed opinions were troubling to the HR department. That happened after an ex-employee cited this post as evidence in a law suit that I, and therefore our company, was racist. Judge for yourselves. We're calling micro-aggression.
Regardless, Mr. C. Wahoo, who knows my barely but officially secret identity, noticed that this week my company announced my prospective retirement. Not quite as liberating as an actual retirement, but a prospective retirement does allow one to spread one's wings a bit, so I was delighted to accept his offer of login credentials. Let us hope that the feeling is mutual after a few posts.
For those of you who do not know or remember, here is the origin of "TigerHawk":
TigerHawk (ti*ger*hawk): n. 1. The title of this blog and the nom de plume of its founding blogger; 2. A deep bow to the Princeton Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes; 3. The nickname for Iowa's Hawkeye logo. Posts include thoughts of the day on international affairs, politics, things that strike us as hilarious and personal observations. The opinions we express are our own, and not those of each other, our employers, our relatives, our dead ancestors, or unrelated people of similar ethnicity.All that still applies, especially the disclaimer at the end, which ought to be assumed as given in all conversations in any decent society, but sadly is not. Because trial lawyers. See, e.g., the Mark Twain thing.
The point is fun borne of bright engagement among smart people. Not anger, partisan advantage, or -- with rare exceptions -- cranky exorcism of lefty atrocities against all we hold sacred. Read others for that. But we do hope to make it interesting, and perhaps strike a blow for freedom along the way. One warning: However low your expectations may be, please lower them. Blogging, like pool, requires constant practice, and like "Fast Eddie" Felson, we're going to have to shoot some games before it is safe to say we're "back."