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Thanks to DRJ

Filed under: 2008 Election,General — Patterico @ 5:24 am

I’d like to thank DRJ for keeping the site afloat during the past 3 1/2 weeks, at a time when I was personally too busy to do much writing at all. I think things will lighten up a bit at work for the immediate future, and I should be able to return to some semblance of regular blogging.

Meanwhile, DRJ is welcome to keep submitting posts as often as she wishes. She announced last night in a comment that she doesn’t intend to keep posting, but that’s her decision and not mine. If I could, I’d keep her posting here forever.

UPDATE: I guess this means I’m going to start having to pay attention to the election again. Anything important happen during the last, say, 3 1/2 weeks that I should know about?

37 Responses to “Thanks to DRJ”

  1. I, for one, will sorely miss her; but I also understand the need to take a break from blogging now and then.

    I sure hope she decides to return after a hiatus, because she has a lot of fans here and there about the Internet.

    Thanks, DRJ.

    EW1(SG) (84e813)

  2. Hey, as long as it’s “now and then” I’m OK with it. It was the seeming finality of the announcement that bothered me.

    Patterico (4bda0b)

  3. Pretty please stay and keep blogging, DRJ.


    Scott Jacobs (fa5e57)

  4. Anything important happen during the last, say, 3 1/2 weeks that I should know about?

    George Bush has been listening to the Democrats as they campaign against him for the 2008 Presidential election and decided to strike back today in this speech in Israel.

    Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: “Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.” We have an obligation to call this what it is – the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.

    Good for him.

    capitano (03e5ec)

  5. #2 Patterico:

    It was the seeming finality of the announcement that bothered me.

    It bothers me a lot also.

    I just hope that after she’s had a chance to rest and get back in touch with the meatworld, that she will realize that she has a lot of friends here as well, and that we miss her already.

    EW1(SG) (84e813)

  6. Hey everyone! It’s okay. We have had people post more insulting and demeaning comments on these threads and somehow we all get along. DRJ, let me say this, you are cool. You were the first person to say something really nice to me when I posted my first comment on this blog. You were the party girl that encouraged me to come into the party and not stand outside the door. Even when some other guests werent so inviting. You are the reason I consider myself part of this family and if you leave, Love2008 will also leave. think about it. And Doc Rampage, (You are really causing one heck of a rampage), we understand you too. If you leave, it will really make it hard for us to put this episode behind us. Feel free to express yourself, the way you feel about it. We like it. If Doc is bad, wonder what anyone will say about the great, bad, big boy LEVI. Yet we all love to read his comments even though sometimes they make us wince with #$$%%@! Hey guys, thats the beauty of democracy. Love to all in 2008.

    love2008 (d2a57f)

  7. Right now I am listening to “The saddest thing of all.” by Frank Sinatra. I am dedicating it to DRJ, on behalf of all of us. “Life is sad when people hurt you, sad when friends desert you, sad when dreams lost, beyond recall,….thats the saddest thing of all….” …sniff…sniff…sob…@##***sob…sniff..

    love2008 (d2a57f)

  8. DRJ – Tell me it ain’t so.

    Patterico – Great to see you back ’round here. Hope all is well. You are going to just love Levi.

    JD (75f5c3)

  9. i like drj and am optimistic that she will continue blogging. she took the pledge once before and fell off the wagon in a week.

    california supreme court’s gay marriage ruling due this morning at 10 pacific time. i don’t have a dog in the fight. the current court is more conservative than the rose bird court, so i’d be surprised if they declare the prohibition unconstitutional, but i love it when the family values people get all het up, and there is an outside chance.

    assistant devil's advocate (a78c7e)

  10. In LOLspeak:
    OH Noez!

    Though I understand, and I hope she changes her mind.

    kishnevi (8731ef)

  11. Dagnab it. (A little slow to start, about ten seconds, but worth the wait.)

    nk (572685)

  12. Here’s hoping she falls off the wagon again – and soon.

    p.s. Doc Rampage, hats off to a humble man.

    Dana (b4a26c)

  13. DRJ…
    Enjoy your time away.
    We’ll hold your place at the table, where you are always welcome.
    Plus, we need that good West Texas perspective, and clear vision.

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  14. Anything important happen during the last, say, 3 1/2 weeks that I should know about?

    Nah, it’s been pretty quiet.

    Thanks, DRJ, for the many interesting posts

    Ardell (a1acb4)

  15. Patterico? Who is this Patterico person? I come here to read DRJ’s posts.

    daleyrocks (ae5951)

  16. Patterico? Who is this Patterico person?

    Just some guy. I too come for the DRJ. 🙂

    Scott Jacobs (fa5e57)

  17. DRJ is hooked.

    She’ll be back in a week, scratching at the login screen, telling herself it’s just one little post to get herself straight…

    Good thing for the rest of us, too.

    See-Dubya (0ad28c)

  18. Of course, until she comes back, it will be nice to post something first now and then.

    See-Dubya (0ad28c)

  19. LOL to both!

    Scott Jacobs (fa5e57)

  20. #15
    Patterico is the good little daddy that throws a party for his little girl (DRJ), and we all are her guests. Guess what happens when the “party girl” wont attend her on party?

    love2008 (d2a57f)

  21. The party-goers leave after stealing all the old-man’s booze. 🙂

    Scott Jacobs (fa5e57)

  22. He he he…thats gonna make the old man really sad scott. LOL.

    love2008 (d2a57f)

  23. love2008 #20,

    That is a totally inaccurate and ridiculous analogy. I’m figuring you’re a newcomer here. A better analogy is Andrea del Verrochio (Patterico), a master in his own right, and his pupil Leonardo Da Vinci (DRJ).

    nk (572685)

  24. the GOP continued to collapse due to a total lack of leadership, accountability, and anything close to the principles that once governed the party.

    then again, thats been going on for much longer than the last 3 1/2 weeks.

    gabriel (6d7447)

  25. And Pelosi is whining because Bush called her Party appeasers.

    I, too, will miss DRJ, and look forward to her return.

    509th Bob (dfa1f1)

  26. DRJ — I hope you have a wonderful break, whether it’s for a day or years, and I’ll be happy to see you come back whenever you want to.

    Patterico — Nothing I’d normally tell you about (and didn’t), but you asked and I’m ecstatic about it. My younger brother was diagnosed with inoperatable, untreatable, metastatic cancer of unknown origin and sent home to die within a week or two, prayers, morphine, and hospice care only. Third opinion, two weeks ago now, by a totally different medical team, is that it’s an unknown or rare form of stomach cancer, there is treatment, and he’s now (two months after the first diagnosis) going home after some beam radiation and chemo, with a physical therapist coming to help him recover from the two months in bed. He’s making his own blood again, hasn’t had a transfusion in ten days. “Very good prognosis” is the phrase being used. 🙂

    htom (412a17)

  27. Always get a second opinion!

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  28. And third!!!

    Great news htom!

    Scott Jacobs (fa5e57)

  29. htom — I neighbor who is a doctor told me once that second and third opinions are ALWAYS needed because some doctors simply screw up the diagnosis. They are no different than other professionals, meaning they aren’t immune from making mistakes.

    Great news for you.

    WLS (68fd1f)

  30. Pat, welcome back!

    DRJ, hey…you can’t leave …I need your balance, calm and soothing posts to keep my own grounded. You are adored…and would be missed greatly.

    cfbleachers (e6f785)

  31. Come back, DRJ!!!

    Enjoy a sabbatical, by all means. But please reconsider your retirement.

    If this is really good-bye, please accept my heartfelt admiration and thanks. God bless you and keep you.

    Ed (e75082)

  32. DRJ is one hell of a blogger.

    Do what you need to do, Lady, but come on back now, hear?

    Pablo (99243e)

  33. #23
    That is a totally inaccurate and ridiculous analogy. I’m figuring you’re a newcomer here. A better analogy is Andrea del Verrochio (Patterico), a master in his own right, and his pupil Leonardo Da Vinci (DRJ).

    Guess that makes you Ghirlandaio or maybe Sandro Botticelli or any of his contemporaries. Whatever. That comment was not necessary. Smacks of pandering to me.

    love2008 (d2a57f)

  34. Pandering to DRJ is the only pandering I support. 🙂

    Scott Jacobs (d3a6ec)

  35. Good news, htom! Hope things go well for your brother…I know how I would feel if it were mine.

    #33: nk doesn’t need to pander here.

    EW1(SG) (84e813)

  36. You guys! What am I gonna do to you guys? Anyway. Where is Doc Rampage? I am leading an appeal to ask Doc Rampage not to quit this blog. Doc Rampage, come back!

    love2008 (d2a57f)

  37. I hope Doc does come back. I think I handled the ultimatum to him badly. I have said so to him in comments at his blog.

    Patterico (4bda0b)

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