Monday, January 5, 2015
In keeping with the founding fathers' desire that we actively engage in the pursuit of happiness, we're kicking off 2015 with a change to our publishing schedule here at Hope n' Change.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will still be our goal - but not our rock-hard promise. Rather, we'll post as often as significant news is taking place and inspiration strikes, and we'll send out an email to everyone on our subscriber's list to alert them to come a-runnin' to the website to see what mischief we're up to. Of course, you can still just drop by like usual - but if there's not a new post don't assume that the drones finally saw through our crafty collection of disguises.
Incidentally, here's the link to the subscriber list. If you haven't signed up, go ahead and do it right now. We will never, ever spam you or tell the government who you are, even if those filthy, torturing bastards in the Department of Justice's dimly-lit dungeon try pouring water up our nose and pointing at our genitalia while playing Barney songs at ear-splitting levels. Because frankly, that's a pretty typical bath day around here.
Why are we making this change? Because the Koch brothers' last secret payoff check didn't clear. No, no - just kidding. It cleared fine! Thanks, guys!
Actually, it just seems there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done lately. There are personal and professional chores to attend to - including some that are just plain fun (and which have been back-burnered too frequently over the past 6 years).
Some days, Hope n' Change comes easily - there's a big story which demands attention, and it has enough of a focus that it readily lends itself to cartoon commentary. On those days, the page nearly writes itself. Slow news days, however, can be a long painful slog here in the trenches - especially when there are other items on our "to do" list which could reduce, rather than increase, our stress levels. Not to mention bring down our bar bill.
SOooo, we'll give this a try and see how it works out. Odds are that this will represent only a slight decrease in our output: after all, it doesn't seem like either the news or our alleged leaders are likely to get any less stupid or offensive in 2015!