Welcome to Liberal Moscow, the online home of Northern Idaho’s progressive, feminist, gay-friendly, unapologetic, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, Constitution and Bill of Rights-loving, evolutionary, informative, enthusiastic, political junkie, smart-growth, smart-assed, happy-go-lucky brain trust. We are all democrats here. Some of us are also Democrats, but not necessarily. (Barack Obama, yes; Zell Miller, no.)
Independents, libertarians, socialists, anarcho-syndicalists, liberal and moderate Republicans, if any still exist, are also very welcome. So, too, are thoughtful conservatives. (Kevin Phillips, yes; Sean Hannity, no.) This is a no racism, no sexism, no homophobia zone. If you require concrete definitions of those terms, then this probably isn’t the blog for you. We’ll assume that you got lost on your way to Wikipedia and not that you were looking for Ann Coulter’s website.
We expect and encourage debate, and heated argument is just fine. Do try to be respectful in your discourse, even if your opponent is “a vacant, toffee-nosed, malodorous pervert.” We ask that you try to limit yourself to three posts per day. If you find that three is not enough, then either the debate is really interesting, or you need to take a break from this site and spend some time with the classified ads. We’ll leave that decision up to you.
This is a moderated blog, but it is not rigorously policed. We’d prefer that you post under your real name. That needn’t be the name you were saddled with at birth by your thoughtless hippie parents; just the name by which most others know you. If you really are Ivana Man, Anita Dick, or I. P. Freely, then you have our deepest sympathy.
So there. This is the very first post on a brand-new, optimistic, loudly liberal, revolutionary, ass-kicking Northern Idaho blog. As a founding member of the MTV generation, I have to say it: Video killed the radio star!
Joan Opyr/Auntie Establishment
PS: Any questions? Please check out the "About Liberal Moscow" category at right. There you'll find a brief explanation of the site software as I understand it. I am not, alas, a techie, but my co-administrator, Chas Warren is. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Mine is email@example.com, but I'm considerably less useful on these points than he is.
PPS: I am good with trivia, however. For example, I know all the words to the Green Acres theme song and that the longest Major League Baseball game ran 32 innings. Go me!