folkbum's rambles and rants. Jay taught me a lot, including how to temper my rhetoric and how to verify everything I'm told, even if it comes from "a friend."
Shortly after I started making my presence known, I became a contributor and eventually administrator at Whallah!, a site dedicated to exposing the lies of the right wing media.
Then eight years ago this day, with the help of many friends, I launched this here blog that we affectionately call Cog Dis.
Since then, I've seen a lot of things, both in my personal and in my blogger life.
I've had to deal with the death of my father and cleaning his hoarder house and then finally moving back into my childhood home. I've had been through the political retaliation that Walker had pulled on me. I gained my 15 minutes of international fame when I busted him on his infamous Black Friday fundraiser email.
I've also had many great contributors join me here. A special salute to my brother-in-blog, Jeff Simpson, who's been a great partner in causing havoc and mayhem among Teapublicans and Republicrats alike.
Not only has the blog grown by leaps and bounds, but so have I. It's been nearly two years now that I became a contributor to the nationally renowned site, Crooks and Liars, giving me a national platform to expose Scott Walker's lies and corruption.
But most important of all, gentle reader, is you and your patronage. Whether you're a long time reader, new to the bog or just an occasional visitor, it is you that keep us going. Without you, we'd be just spitting into the wind of our own little echo chamber. You are the thing that keeps us going and getting up everyday to resume the fight for all that is good.
So, thank you most of all!
Now, if you'll excuse me, have some cake and let's see what kind of hell we can raise next.
After all - say it with me! - there's more. There's always more.