Been reading your blog since the purple monster days on BlogSpot. It saddens me that you’re leaving, but I hold out hope that the occasional item will piss you off enough to post something at Balloon Juice, or some other friendly multi-blogger site. In any case, I think the words of Bill Murray express my feelings as well as anything:
You can’t go! All the plants are gonna die!
It’s not the same George Tierney. The deacon at the church is a lot older than douchebag on Twitter, judging by the photos. Might be his father, though, since there is a George Tierney, Jr., of Greenville listed on LinkedIn (the one at Sunland Staffing, FWIW).