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Oh, Yeah...

...I'm back.

Along with the duck and the mallet.

As wonderful as the Contentions gig was, I simply couldn't sustain it. It became too much like work. It was too serious. It was too responsible.

Oh, I enjoy doing that, but I need more.

I need to write angry, hypernationalist pieces like "Trophies." I want to write personal, irritated pieces like "You Should Know I've Killed A Lot Of Old People In My Time, And I'm Not Above Doing It Again." I want to get ultra-partisan and write "Why Aren't You Dead Yet, You Oxygen-Thieving Waste Of Skin?"

But with the exclusivity part of my agreement with Contentions, I couldn't write them.

(Oh, great, now I actually gotta WRITE those.)

Anyway, folks, I missed you -- commenters and colleagues alike. As for my new colleagues... I look forward to sharing column-space with you all.

And thanks for leaving the WELCOME mat out for me, Kevin.


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Comments (52)

Let me be the first to welc... (Below threshold)
Stan25:

Let me be the first to welcome you back to the fold jt. Missed your witty and highly entertaining prose.

Welcome Back Jay Tea. I loo... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

Welcome Back Jay Tea. I look forward to more of your writings and comments. dont know about the rest of these yahoos,but I missed ya. :)

Welcome back JT!... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

Welcome back JT!

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DaveD:

Welcome back!

Welcome back, Jay Tea. Whil... (Below threshold)
Laura:

Welcome back, Jay Tea. While I certainly enjoyed the pieces you contributed to Contentions, I really missed the stuff you used to write for this place.

Welcome back Jay Tea. You ... (Below threshold)

Welcome back Jay Tea. You were greatly missed. Now I can relax and stop being so snarky on my site. In your honor, I have called our nation's Chief Executive a clueless baboon at least once!

I wondered if we'd ever see... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

I wondered if we'd ever see you again. Welcome.

WooHoo! Welcome back! Mis... (Below threshold)
scmommy:

WooHoo! Welcome back! Missed you!

On behalf or Hyperbolist, S... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

On behalf or Hyperbolist, SAUD, Mantis, Jim, and the others I'd like to welcome you back as well JT.

Yes, Jay I missed your many... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Yes, Jay I missed your many InTarResting commentaries and stories. Many go to Oz only to discover for themselves that there's no place like home. Welcome home!

Your voice was missed here,... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Your voice was missed here, and then there was always Thor's Hammer. Welcome back, Jay Tea.

I'm glad to see you back!</... (Below threshold)

I'm glad to see you back!

Welcome back, Jay Tea, v... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Welcome back, Jay Tea, vent, vent, vent!

And you can always get your... (Below threshold)
jim2:

And you can always get your Flyswatter back out.

;-)

Oh Lord, there goes the nei... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Oh Lord, there goes the neighborhood... again. lol

WBJT

P

Glad to have you back, man.... (Below threshold)
Mike:

Glad to have you back, man. :) Hasn't been the same since you left.

Let's see ...Colle... (Below threshold)
I Was Never Here:

Let's see ...

College football season starting ... check.

Obama support in free-fall ... check.

Jay Tea posting at Wizbang ... check.

Yep, the universe is back in kilter!

YES! YES! YES!!! ... (Below threshold)
JMarler:

YES! YES! YES!!!

Jay Tea FTW!!!

Welcome back JT!!!... (Below threshold)
Larry:

Welcome back JT!!!

That's the best news I've s... (Below threshold)
Byrdalum:

That's the best news I've seen all week. Glad you're back, JT.

The Prodigal Son returns!</... (Below threshold)
epador:

The Prodigal Son returns!


AMEN!

You were missed.... (Below threshold)

You were missed.

wow...regular posts at Wizb... (Below threshold)

wow...regular posts at Wizbang again...sweet.

Welcome back. I'm glad we g... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Welcome back. I'm glad we got some new writers out of the deal to boot. I have been enjoying their work.

LMAO......You left? <... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

LMAO......You left?

Get the duck get a snack and tell us all about it...

Welcome back it's gonna be fun!!!!

That's GREAT. Welcome back... (Below threshold)

That's GREAT. Welcome back!!

Missed you buddy! Glad your... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Missed you buddy! Glad your back. ww

Heh, WB :)... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Heh, WB :)

Welcome back, Kotter. Glad ... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Welcome back, Kotter. Glad to have you around again.

Sorry about your gig man, b... (Below threshold)
John Whittaker:

Sorry about your gig man, but I am very glad you have returned. Not knocking the others in the organization, but I am glad to see you back. Get out there and rack 'em up.

Welcome back, Jay! I've mis... (Below threshold)
Red Five:

Welcome back, Jay! I've missed your unique style.

So glad to see you back Jay... (Below threshold)

So glad to see you back Jay. I look forward as always to your stuff!

Yeah, J. T. is back in da h... (Below threshold)
Steve H.:

Yeah, J. T. is back in da house. Hell yeah!!! Welcome back man!!!!

Welcome back!... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Welcome back!

JT - you've been missed her... (Below threshold)
MrJimm:

JT - you've been missed here, too. Welcome back!

It's a fine day here at Wiz... (Below threshold)
pvd:

It's a fine day here at Wizbang - Welcome back, JT!

Glad you're back.N... (Below threshold)

Glad you're back.

Now tell us about the duck, please.

Nice to have you back, Jay ... (Below threshold)

Nice to have you back, Jay Tea. You were the main reason I made WizBang a daily read.

A hearty, hearty WELCOME BA... (Below threshold)
Abigail:

A hearty, hearty WELCOME BACK to you, Jay Tea. We have missed you!! Well, at least I have. Far be it from me to presume the right to speak for the masses, after all.

Oh happy happy day!<p... (Below threshold)

Oh happy happy day!

::snoopy dances::

Welcome back, JT. Good to s... (Below threshold)
Wanderlust:

Welcome back, JT. Good to see you ;)

Good Deal. Welcome back Mr... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Good Deal. Welcome back Mr. Tea from over Thayer. You have been missed.

Now for Van Jones conspiracy mode. There are serious questions to be asked and answered.

How long has this been in the works?

What did you know about the cancellation of Wizbang Blue and when did you know it?

Are you now or have you ever been Lee Ward?

Good to see you Mr.T. Your ... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

Good to see you Mr.T. Your anchoring tone amidst the daily chords and discords has been sorely missed. I especially appreciate the return of the Hammer whose contributions in the realm of civil discourse are legend here. The hair upon the neck of every troll is on its end.

Yay!!!... (Below threshold)
Jay:

Yay!!!

Moored. Shift colors. JT is... (Below threshold)
jdgjtr:

Moored. Shift colors. JT is back in port!

Welcome back! Now, let's ha... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:

Welcome back! Now, let's have at you. :)

Finally, I was getting tire... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Finally, I was getting tired of doing Control + Find over at Contentions to find your posts.

Now that nobody is on my la... (Below threshold)
Jay:

Now that nobody is on my lap... I'd seen you disappear from the other gig and finally thought to e-mail you. Then I realized I could Google and see if you'd gone on to something else, or popped up elsewhere as alive and kicking. It was a "duh" moment when your new posts here came up. The place wasn't the same without you, though if Kevin himself posts a lot that helps. Between that and generally more limited blog reading, I'd not been here that much, so not stumbled on your posts that way. Glad you're back!

Welcome! I really missed yo... (Below threshold)

Welcome! I really missed your style.

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Sheik Yur Bouty:

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!

Welcome back! Missed you.</... (Below threshold)

Welcome back! Missed you.

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Welcome back. Your absence has been noticed.




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