The Fogbow Meetup in Baltimore is winding down. I got to make some new friends and renew some old friendships. I heard a lot of personal stories.
I know that everyone has skills, interests, trials, and things to celebrate, but sometimes this gets lost in the great leveler of humankind: commenting on the Internet. These stories add depth to the online personas–a lot of depth. What I learned is that a kind word, even online, can mean a lot more than one thinks. I learned that integrity means a lot to people. I learned that being on the right side of the birther issue doesn’t solve any of life’s challenges.
Some of the stories were origin stories–how someone got involved with the birther movement, or how someone found The Fogbow. While I have told my birther origin story any number of times, I did not really know how I found The Fogbow’s predecessor, Politijab. I was not one of the group of commenters from Obama Hub that fled the impending bans, and formed the anti-birther contingent at Politijab. Some of the Fogbow origin stories started here with readers of this blog, who learned about The Fogbow from reading this site and visited there. I found out tonight that I was one of those too. Following is a comment left on this blog January 23, 2009, by the screen name laughinghysterically:
New political discussion forum lauched! To talk intelligently about all things political!! There is a designated area for chatting about the “obama ineligibility” conspiracy theoriest lunatics and all of their continuing adventures in futility-land, from the Bergites to the Queen of Nitous Oxide to Ed Hale and his Bigfoot hunting!!
Lol! Come on by and register, you will surely find yourself among good company, and likely some old friends!!
Doc, I really hope you’ll join us, and you too bogus, and Doc, do you mind linking to us from here??
I’d really appreciate it!
By the next day, I had registered an account at Politijab and the rest is history. So thanks to laughinghysterically, whoever you are.
One question I was asked several time was what I was going to do after Obama leaves office. I do intend to keep the content of this site online, and I don’t plan to add new content after January 20, 2017. That said, the DoctorConspiracy.com domain is still in my name (today it points here), and that would give me the opportunity to branch out to other conspiracy theories. This is something that I’d have to think about because there are a lot of conspiracies out there.