An Anniversary And a Goodbye

What a ten years it has been!







Ten years ago, Friday February 20, 2009, a date which shall live in infamy, the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by a blogger calling himself Manhattan Infidel (then known as until a disastrous database corruption in July 2013 forced me to reconstitute the blog as

When I started this blog I had no idea what the format or subject would be.  I thought at first I’d make it a hiking blog. (My knees, alas, were ten years younger then.) However by the second week of writing I had settled into the format that I would keep for the next ten years (posts five days a week satirizing politics and popular culture with the Yankees thrown in.)

And it’s been an amazing ten years. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with people I never would have if I hadn’t started this blog. (Jim in Venezuela I hope you’re okay and have made it to the safety of Columbia!) Others from as far off as Australia and Texas (LSP keep up the good fight and don’t let the Democratic Socialists take your guns away) have become regular readers of my blog.

Blogging, like relationships, takes commitment, time and energy. (Or failing those pizza and beer.)

But after ten years, 2,467 posts and approximately 1,233,500 words it is time to say goodbye.  I’ve been thinking about ending the blog for awhile now and almost did last year on my ninth anniversary but convinced myself to hang around another year.

Indeed part of me would like to continue blogging forever as the targets of opportunity to satirize have never been richer with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AKA “The Occasional Cortex”) fast becoming the future of the Democratic Socialists and our Deep State in the FBI and CIA turning themselves into the Keystone Cops with their efforts to stage a coup and overthrow the duly elected President.

Part of me would. But I also have to acknowledge the natural rhythm of events and that I am running out of things to say.

I sign off sadly but with pride at what I have been able to write the past ten years.  For those who have become regular readers or those who dropped by only once I thank you for visiting my humble share of the blogosphere.

Don’t worry though. This blog isn’t going anywhere. I have put too much time into it to just take it down. It will be up for years to come. I invite all to peruse the archives.

And who knows, I may occasionally poke my head back in and write a post if something interests me (such as the start of our second Civil War.)

As for me when I started this blog I was working for NBC News. Since May of 2016 I have been working for CBS News.  All this time in news has made me realize one thing:  I have more respect for pedophiles than I do for news anchors, reporters, producers or writers.  As it stands right now I am probably the only person in America trying to get out of television. I will continue sending out resumes and hopefully get a job far away from a television studio.

I fervently hope that our Republic founded upon the Constitution (the greatest document of human liberty ever devised by the hand of man) and a limited government will be able to survive the Deep State, the Democratic Socialists and the media.

I don’t have to tell you that things are tense in America now with the weaponization of the FBI and CIA, rogue special prosecutors and leftists who would take away our freedom and make us second class citizens.  This tension has to be released somehow and unfortunately human nature being what it is will probably be released with violence. Whether the violence is confined to a few bombings and assassinations or a widespread civil war remains to be seen.

Once again I would like to thank all who have read my blog over the years.

So it’s goodbye for now. As I head into blogging retirement instead of expending my energies writing I shall spend it watching the Yankees on TV, drinking beer, propping my feet up and looking back at ten fun years.

Goodbye for now,

The Manhattan Infidel (Manhattan Infidel not valid where prohibited by law.)


13 Responses

  1. LSP says:

    A hiking blog? Mine was going to be horses, guns and, well, country life. Then your post on liturgical dance got me fired up, along with space aliens, Lena Dunham, the curiously named, ahem, ACoC and all the rest.

    Funny how these things start.

    But look. You think you can just kick back, eat pizza, listen to CSNY, sample Gwyneth Paltrow products and watch other people blog.

    Nice idea, but the world awaits your interview(s) with Jussie Smollet, Al Sharpton and Kamala Harris.

    Every man must do his duty, Infidel.

    In the meanwhile, good luck escaping the network and hope you’ve got a good Latin Mass venue sorted out.

    Ave and hopefully not Vale.

    • Manhattan Infidel says:

      Thanks LSP.

      In fact I do have a good Latin mass venue sorted out in Manhattan on 37th street. My fiancee and I go there every week.

      Once you go Latin you never want to see a tambourine or a guitar again.

      Jessie Smollett? Dammit Why didn’t he fake it last year! I might have to come out of retirement just because of him!

      Who knows. I may be back.

      The Manhattan Infidel

  2. LSP says:

    I know. Just when you think your work is done, up pops JUICY SMOLLETT. No rest for the weary.

    Congrats on finding Holy Innocents(?) and yes, no turning back. I say that as a Solemn High Mass Anglican, but still.

    And all best for the engagement!

  3. Bob Agard says:

    No! You can’t do this! Look at the popularity of the Babylon Bee. You are every bit as good as the Bee. I hope you change your mind soon. Jussie told me he was considering giving you an exclusive interview. AOC, too! I will be checking in often to see if you change your mind!

  4. Bob Agard says:

    No! You can’t! Look at the popularity of Babylon Bee. You are every bit as good as the Bee. Besides, Jussie told me he is planning to give you an exclusive interview, and he doesn’t lie! I will check back often to see if you change your mind.

  5. Bob Agard says:

    Have you changed your mind yet? Jussie’s lawyers have offered to come to Manhattan to give you an exclusive interview. They plan to use the interview as a means to convince us that Jussie has “impeccable character.”

  6. LSP says:

    One of the best things about retirement is that you get to work MORE. At least that’s what all my retired pals say.

    Chop, chop Infidel.

    • Manhattan Infidel says:

      Work? But AOC and Bernie will turn the USA into a socialist workers paradise.

      Once that happens no one will work. All our needs shall be taken care of.

  7. Bob Agard says:

    Okay, maybe you do need to take some time off!

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