Pretty soon I'm not going to recognize the place
As Andrew has pointed out, PolSpy has joined the swelling ranks of abandoned Canadian political blogs. At least Sean was kind enough to leave a goodbye post in way of explanation:
It was never supposed to be like this. Really.
PolSpy was originally conceived as an online database of quotations from Canada's political leaders. We would have been able to help you track how an individual's position had changed on certain issues over time. Except that a certain asshat never finished writing the code for the back end of the Web application.
In the middle of the project, PolSpy somehow turned into a blog offering political commentary, and everyone had great fun.
For a while.
At some point (when we had passed a couple thousand visitors per day), it started feeling like work and the burnout set in. Besides, how many original ways are there to point out through a song parody, or otherwise, that Paul Martin is an incompetent [Babbler: deleted - family blog]? How many jokes can you tell about Smilin' Jack Layton huffing too much canned compressed air? And if you think Stephen Harper is boring, just imagine how freakin' hard it is to come up with new jokes about him day after day.
Bah. Trudeaupia, Heart of the Matter, The Monger, Occam's Carbuncle, and now PolSpy - all gone.