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    This renewal month business isn't as simple as it once was. Used to be that in February I'd start whining about how Mullings is a real business and how advertising doesn't pay the bills and how important having an independent voice is to the process and why, without YOUR $25, Democracy as we know it was likely to crumble.

    Then came the whole Iraq business and the ethics guys at the Department of Defense said I had to extend everyone's subscription for the amount of time I was on their payroll - which turned out to be six months and ... it's a long story which regulars have already heard and new folks don't much care about. That led us to August which is not a good month to do anything, so I decided to make September the big renewal month.

    But, this year hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit us at the beginning of September, so I pushed it back to the first of October. But on October 1 it didn't seem as if enough time had gone by since I had shown up in Baton Rouge so I decided on mid-October which, as luck would have it, is today.

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    For those who may be new to Mull World, I do not consider myself to be a journalist. And journalists absolutely don't consider me to be a journalist.

    I am a political hack. I am good at it. I am proud of it. Politics is what makes the unique American form of self-governance function. Although it is considered a requirement for reporters and academics to belittle the process; it works more often than not - even when the edges are strained to the breaking point as they were in 1998 and again in 2000.

    Mullings is a pointedly Conservative political column. I try not to be mean, but neither do I attempt to be even-handed. I think Liberalism is wrong-headed and I am perfectly happy to point out the faults and blunders of our friends on the Left - just as those on the Left are all too eager to point out what they consider to be our shortcomings.

    The secret to understanding my approach is this: I consider those on the Left to be my political opponents; not my mortal enemies.

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    Each of those columns is accompanied by a "Secret Decoder Ring" page (SDR) which contains photos, additional links, explanations of obscure references and other things which I find amusing, aggravating or both. There is a link at the bottom of every edition of Mullings page which takes you to the SDR.

    In addition to the three-days-a-week Mullings column, there are irregular Travelogues which are not unlike the Iraq adventures except they generally don't include stories of people who are actively trying to kill me. At least no one I'm aware of.

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