Sunday, July 27

Four Years and Counting ...

the class of 2004

ethiopundit's first post was four years ago and we are frankly shocked that it is still here. After all, in blog time - four years is an eternity. So we heartily congratulate ourselves on actually having readers, links, and many mentions in the mainstream media. It is also a delight to be any part of a community of deep thinkers and fine writers of all stripes.

Despite serious inertia & competition with real life we still try to post regularly, albeit much less frequently now than four years ago. Because of the scheming & threats from cadres & fellow travelers we will always keep writing and trying to post more frequently. Does it matter? Given the evident and urgent need to get us to stop it seems to matter quite a bit. More on that in the future.

Most important is you dear reader - you simply keep reading - thanks. (Yeah, that means you too Legesse.) Where our grammar and editing have failed (as they do regularly) we thank the many of you over the years who have gently referred us to one of the greatest books on basic communication ever written, The Elements of Style by Strunk & White. And yes - photoshopping is half the fun.

Oh, and a word about the "we" - right now and for more than a year it has been more of an "I" - but the "we" still has a certain gravitas doesn't it? Above all readers Don't Believe the Hype - you can never go wrong by assuming that Meles Inc. is lying - that is the very essence of their immutable being.
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"

Replies the scorpion: "Its my nature..."
To the point ... except the venomous creatures Ethiopians are worried about have billions of Euros and Dollars in banks, investments and real estate abroad.

Ethiopian lives to them are what carrion is to a hyena. Ethiopians deserves better - they and many ferenjis understand very well who they are dealing with. Do you?

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