So today is the day. I’m making the transition from obsessed hobbyist political blogger to having a job as online organizer/webmaster/blogger/strategist for a new progressive political non-profit called Progress Ohio. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. To say I’m humbled would be an even bigger one.

There is alot I want to say as I leave Plunderbund behind and take on this new role, but the biggest thing that needs to be said is THANK YOU! Thank all of you. It would be incredibly hard to name everyone I want to thank. Suffice to say pretty much everyone I’ve come into contact with during my time blogging has meant alot to me – even the detractors. I feel I’ve made more friends than enemies and I like that. There are those who stand out to me among the rest. I trust you know who you are.

So I’ll be leaving this blog for the forseeable future. Plans are underway to get some folks to take over and keep it alive. I can’t bear the thought of losing all the Plunderisms. Stay tuned for more on that in the next week or two.

I’ll see you on the flipside over at Progress Ohio. I hope you’ll support what we’re doing and stay in touch!

All the best,

Eric

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  • We’ll miss you man – and look forward to seeing the great work y’all are sure to do over at the new place.

    Congrats.

  • good luck eric. you (and your new boss) are now in the crosshairs.

  • CJ

    Best of luck! and do good work or i’ll beat you up.

  • man, this is one of about three websites I reload on a constant basis to find out what’s going on. I will be sorry to see it go away but am very excited for you. and I have this one request for you at the new gig:

    GO KICK SOME REPUBLICAN ASS!!!

  • Great news Eric. Congrats on the new position and best of luck with your future endeavors.

    I will miss Plunderbund. Oft read and cited, Plunderbund is/was one of those blogs that led the way for the Ohio blogosphere.

    I saw PB featured on CNN and a likeness of it in that new GOP parody flash animation – high regards for consistantly good work.

    I second dirtgirl’s request.

    peace!

  • Gonna miss PB, Eric. Always good for news and laughs and something quirky. Will be following you still, of course. Om.

  • russell

    Dude, you fucking suck. You never talked about election issues. you’re a Republican in disguise not a REAL progressive.

    You should go plunderfuck yourself along with ODP who ignore REAL progressives !

    heh.
    Good luck buddy – though you won’t need luck.

  • Todd

    Welcome to work on the other side Eric…you will need that hard hat…watch out for falling debris and stay out of the hazardous zones. Lunch is at noon.

    Good luck man. I look forward to seeing your work with Progress Now. If I can ever be of any help let me know.

  • Awesome… but… what happens to the Plundercrew?

  • Eric,
    All the best! Glad to see you’re going from being part of the solution to being part of the problem. 🙂

    Good luck, man. Plunderbund will be missed.

  • Dave

    Best of Luck in your new role!

  • Sigh…you left before I got to harrass you about me linking you but you never linking me.

    which means eventually you have to come back, but in the mean time? Congratulations and all the best.

    🙂

  • Eric

    Thanks much for all the support everyone. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be involved in the Ohio blogosphere. What else could make me dance on barstools?

  • That is something I do not want to even guess at. Unless!!!! The Dems sweep the top of the ticket OR take over one of the legislature’s houses. THEN I want to see that barstool bop again.

  • Muffet

    Congrats, Eric. I’ll miss you. First Ohio 2d, now you. I hope this is the end, although I’m glad you are being rewarded.

    Dance wherever you want.

  • Eric

    Deal

  • rrunyon

    As the only other practising Zen Buddhist involved in politics in Ohio (that I know of) I offer my support as well. And we really do need to talk sometime.

    Yours in the Dharma,

    Randy Runyon

  • Plunder Poet

    The Ohio blogosphere
    Is what we hold dear

    We all argue. We all disagree.
    Be it at Buckeye State or Hypothetically

    We are brewed fresh
    And Freshly brewed
    If you have never met George,
    You have never been interviewed.

    As Ohio Goes would have been a nice addition
    But when you are starting a blog don?t rely on Andrew or Hickman

    Ohio also has the Horsemen of Psycho-billy,
    Who, if you are not careful, will make all your argument look silly.

    Politicians are intimidated
    And some ask why
    People have the power,
    Just ask that democracy guy

    We write like we talk when our convictions feel right,
    Even in that absence, we have coffee and still write.

    Ohio 2nd sure is missed,
    You?ll never find a better guy than good old Chris

    The blogs have much influence
    Our belief in that does flounder
    When you are in doubt.
    Just call Pounder

    Before I go,
    And read some Pho,

    I will confess that I never had so much fun
    Then when I was reading Plunderbund.

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