I started up this dopey ol' blog seven years ago in response to what was the horrible political environment I worked in at the time. The company I worked for was grotesquely overstaffed with dittoheads and birthers, so I built out this site and started posting content as a form of catharsis. And for a good long while, it helped. Nowadays, however, the site has become sort of a burden. It hasn't made me any money---not that I cared much, but it would have been nice---and I've come to the conclusion that viewing our times through the sarcastic and sometimes cynical prism that's a staple of most posts here is exerting a corrosive effect on my emotional well-being, and that my energies would be better applied in other, more constructive pursuits. The myriad disappointments of the past few years have been bad enough without having to relive them every day. Besides, the very reason for this blog's existence---my former employer's political views---is receding further away from my rear view.
So with this post, we're putting the Conspiracy to bed. There are plenty of other great lefty political bloggers out there who can keep fighting the good fight, but as for yours truly, my calling is elsewhere. For anyone who ever posted a comment or corresponded with me through this blog, a heartfelt thanks. Who knows, perhaps I'll have a change of heart a few weeks or months from now, and we'll revive the site with the usual daily dose of vitriol and bile. For the near term, however, your humble blogger is going to leave the jeremiads to others, and go off in search of a little serenity. Selah.