Tuesday, July 27, 2010


It's my birthday! Not me, your host, but Plain Blog -- I started posting one year ago today.  Woo!

I'm gonna be a bit sappy, so if you don't like that sort of thing, skip on down...I really need to thank a lot of people for helping out.  Thank you to Ron and Steven for the early facebook and blog links.  Thank you to John and Seth for leading the way and for all your support.  Thanks to the guys at Donkeylicious for adding me to your blogroll, early, and for your support.  Thanks to Kevin Drum and Publius and others for advice, and for making me feel welcome.  Thanks to all who have linked...I don't want to bore everyone by listing, but I appreciate each one.  Thanks to the folks at Salon.  Thanks especially to Andrew Sullivan and Ezra Klein for everything.  And: thanks to everyone who reads, and the comments!  Over the last couple of months, I've started to think that the comments section is really starting to take off.  Thank you to everyone.  I'm having a great time, and I wouldn't be doing it without the help and support of so many people.

So that's one year.  More to come!  More on the midterms, more on anti-majoritarian ideas of democracy, more on the presidency, more on budgeting, more on Obama and Pelosi and Reid and Boehner and McConnell, more on Superbill!, more on the Sage of Wasilla and, I suspect, Tom P. Baxter, Business Visionary; more, I hope, sitcom references; more slams at Jimmy Carter and Woodrow Wilson; more Dogs, Not Barking and Sunday Questions and (I hope) Monday Movies Posts and Friday Baseball Posts, more on my other obsessions.  More really long and out of control sentences.  Some new stuff, too.  Probably a lot more about the GOP presidential nomination contest.  Meanwhile, if anyone has any requests or suggestions (outside of losing the ugly template...it's on my list), please let me know.    Meanwhile, I'm off for a piece of virtual cake, and then back to work.  I think there's something to write about the filibuster...


  1. Happy Birthday. I enjoy reading the blog and the comments. Keep up the interesting and good work.

  2. Congratulations Jonathan and good luck in year two and beyond. Keep up the good work.

  3. I'm certainly not surprised at the success of your blog. You're a fine writer and analyst, enough so that I'm often challenged when I read your arguments. Looking forward to another year!

  4. Congrats. I enjoy reading the blog.

  5. Congrats. I can't figure out how you blog so much when you have a "day job," but I'm glad you do.

  6. Congrats. I've learned a lot from the blog, and I enjoy reading it very much, as I enjoyed your posts on r.s.bb years ago.


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