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Regarding Hucks 8th Blogiversary …

I was quite partisan when I started this blog 8 years ago today with the warning to the few readers then to "fasten your seatbelts." Originally, I began No Holds Barred/Hot Potatoes/Huckleberries as a means to support George Bush's re-election run. I was one of the two conservative voices on the SR editorial page at the time. Since then, largely as a result of the intense interaction with bloggers and commenters here, I've become fairly neutral re: politics. Now, I view what I do here as an alternative voice in a city where reporting in the local newspaper is suspect when dealing with certain issues and in a state that is leaning too far to the right. With each blogiversary, I wonder how much longer I'll be doing this. It isn't as easy as it looks. At this point, I still enjoy the give-and-take with commenters and other bloggers -- and I relish the fact that I have a super sub for my vacations in Cindy. The blog isn't as wild as it used to be prior to the 2008 presidential election. But it isn't a tame blog either. For those like Cis who have been with me from the start, I offer a big-time thanks. I appreciate everyone else, too. Now, onto Year No. 9 and planning for the next blogfest -- DFO.

Question: Which bit of Hucks Online silliness over the past 8 years was your favorite?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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