— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 30, 2013
Congratulations to ten years in the Blogosphere to Ace of Spades. As Stacy McCain writes:
Back when I was working the national desk at the Washington Times, I’d read Ace of Spades and say, “Wow. That looks like fun. He’s writing about politics and making dirty jokes. I could do that.”
So after I actually quit my job and started blogging, Ace’s inspiration was alway there. R.D. Brewer takes us on a trip via the Wayback Machine to the AOSHQ Primitive Era, before he got all respectable and shit.
George W. Bush was in the White House, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress, Howard Dean was running around Iowa as if he were a Serious Contender, and it was safe to ridicule Democrats while making masturbation jokes.
Good times, my friends, good times.
Alas, Karl Rove’s Permanent Republican Majority proved to be not quite so permanent, and the Era of Grim Seriousness has overtaken us. Ace still manages to crack a joke now and then, but we’ll probably never return to the carefree days of yore.
Read the whole thing, and then drop by Ace’s blog to congratulate him for ten years of Blogospheric awesomeness. That’s just the f***ing way it is.
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