Hirota: OUT!

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Happy New Year, folks!

When the folks at OJB voted me in as a blogger, I promised (myself and a couple advisors) that I’d give it a 30-day trial. If, at the end of that time, I thought there’d be some benefit (which I won’t quantify here), I’d continue. Also, I informed Vern, in a separate email, that I, personally, paid almost no attention to local politics; that my interests were at the state and national level.

These past few days, with the time I’ve taken off from blogging, I’ve had a chance to assess things…

This will be my final post, as a blogger, on the Orange Juice Blog.

Previous to my participation on the OJB, I had my own email-list world, to whom I sent out my “stuff” (spelling and grammar errors included…). With every email, my list grew. Great conversations were had, from all points of view. Through a couple years’ worth of posts, I saw understanding and common ground happening….irrespective of ideology!

But, with my focus shifted to the OJB, my personal project was sidelined. And, OH….have I heard about it from my readers!

So, while I won’t be blogging on the OJB, rest assured that I’m still out there with a renewed focus on my personal project, which will continue to expand and touch more and more people and, hopefully, continue the political debate and a respectful, intense and learning way…

I’ll be continuing my “Conervatism 101” series, as, in only two posts, it has already grown legs!

Out of deference to Vern and the OJB, I will not offer my email address. I would consider that disrespectful to Vern, who I consider a “brother-in-arms” in the fight to bring understanding to the world outside of the elected office.

My personal email address isn’t that hard to find, anyway: as with all my posts, all my rebuttals and all my rants, I remain Tim Hirota. I HAVE never and WILL never use a false name or speak in anonymity…

I wish to be VERY clear about one thing: I applaud ALL the folks at OJB, both on the blogging side as well as the reply side: for their activism…for fighting the good fight in a mostly respectful manner. It is because of blogs like OJB that people, in general, are more educated on the issues.

I wish all the OJB folks a healthy, prosperous and happy 2011!

(And….I forget which one of you prayed for this…):

Hirota: OUT!


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