Friday, March 01, 2013


It's the last day of February, so I have to be quick. DowneastBlog is feting it's tenth anniversary this month. Indeed, the very first post went up on February 11, 2003. Initially a project of three Mainers, Tom, Kerry and Scott, one of them, Kerry, hauled me on board somewhere in the autumn of 2003 after getting acquainted on some Iraq forum. So my posts proper did not start until later that year. Be that as it may, DowneastBlog was online as of FEB 2003. What I never envisaged at the time was that it would be me, the Belgian outsider, who'd keep the candle burning ten years on. After barely two years, both Tom and Kerry stopped posting. Scott held on a little longer. Anyway, I guess I still have to thank Tom for keeping this blog in the air.

So here I am, ten years and possibly about 1,800 of my own posts later. We never acquired a numerous readership. But I guess we must have a few aficionados. I don't regret anything I've written and stick to the basic validity of the judgments I have made over the years. I take nothing back. I haven't flipped ideologically, to the contrary. No about-turns. I'm as proudly conservative, if not more, than ten years ago. I'm convinced we have to carry on this fight - we, rightwingers - for we CANNOT allow the unholy alliance of the left, the watermelons and islam tear the very fabric of our society apart. Granted, it's an uphill battle. They have the media channels. They can keep fooling the bazillions of 'low-info' voters. But giving up is not an option.

Enough grand words for today. I'm sick (literally; even very, very sick. More about that in a couple of weeks). I'm dead tired. Still having to run my company in a very bad economic crisis (sales just about collapsed over the past months). But I have to carry on.



1 comment:

Joanne said...

Congratulations on ten years - time flies by so fast. I have known you, in the internet sense, for probably that length of time or more. At this time, I can't think where I first was acquainted with you - perhaps, Iraq the Model or somewhere popular way back when.

I'm sorry to hear you are very sick. Maybe we can be of some help. I hope you feel better soon and your business picks up.