Okay that is it! I have reached the breaking point and need a little fun, and you people are going to help me! The hardest thing about being an activist is that your work is never done. You argue, you write, you campaign, you call, you meet and greet, you make compromises for progress and then you do it all over again!
Given the level of serious stuff going on in the world (two wars, the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe, the economy, Blanche F**cking Lincoln, etc, etc, etc) we have to take some time to decompress. So here is what we are going to do. Tell the old Dog how you decided on your Daily Kos handle.
Everyone has a story behind the choice for how they represent themselves on the Great Orange Satan, I want to know what yours is. Did you smoke a big bowl of ganga and then randomly type letters? Was it the nickname your High School sweetheart called you? Is it an anagram that requires a working knowledge of the plays of Bertolt Brecht and Boolean algebra to decode? Don't be shy, let the rest of the Kossack community know the truth!
Since this is my diary I get to go first. But since this is also something that has been done before I am going to add some spice to it and out myself to this community.
Hi there, my name is Bill Egnor and I am a political junkie and blogger. I have been blogging here and at Square State and The Seminal for about five years over all. I am an editor over at The Seminal, which is more about keeping the site stocked with front page content than actual copy editing (as anyone who reads my posts on a regular basis already knows!) I am a 6 Sigma Black Belt and have been desperately looking for a paying gig since I got laid off 11 months ago.
I come from a political family who have never been anything but proud of being called Democrats and Liberals. I am a pragmatist who is all about progress over perfection. I have been posting under my own name at the Seminal for about a year and would do it here, but I don't want to give up my relatively low UID (dumb I know but there it is).
So enough of that, how did I start posting here there and everywhere under the long nom-de-blog of Something The Dog Said? Well back in 2005 I was arguing with a conservative friend of mine about the war in Iraq (remember Iraq?). After I gave him my ideas about what we needed to do, he slammed down his beer and said "Those ideas are of the same quality as that dog who told the Son of Sam to murder people!" Harsh, I know, but we are pretty direct with each other sometimes.
About two weeks later I was signing up here, and needed a name that the owners of my very conservative company would never associate with me. It was at that moment that I decided to let the world know "something the dog said".
There you have it, a little bit of strangeness for a Wednesday morning. Now it is your turn. What's the story behind your handle? Do you wish you could change it without losing your UID number?
The floor is yours!