Well, as we’ve hit — and now exceeded — 1,000,000, your humble bloggers are nowhere to be found. While Bruce has been busy with work, I’ve been catching up after recovering from a terrible stomach ache. While my gastric troubles only put me out of commission for a few hours, they did so at a time when I had a number of pressing obligations.
The one thing I did learn from this experience is make sure that, especially when you’re terribly hungry, that you look inside the bun before you eat a cheeseburger at a restaurant where you’re dining for the first time. When I did check, after eating half the burger, I noticed the bun was coated with something resembling thousand island dressing — a sauce which does not sit well in my stomach.
I’ve always wondered why restaurants which advertise that their burger includes tomato, pickle and onion, neglect to mention that it includes a special sauce as well.
All that said, I’m delighted at the success this blog has enjoyed, that we have become a leading and recognized voice for a long-neglected segment of the American population, gay conservatives. I appreciate our regular readers and those bloggers who have linked us.
And I’m grateful for those critics who have taken the time to craft thoughtful rebuttals to our posts. While we have attracted our share of Snapdiggers, those left-wingers who frequent our blog, more to attack than to argue, we have attracted a good number of readers who regularly (and honorably) take issue with the points we raise. I salute them for spending time on a blog with whose ideas they tend to disagree and being civil in their rebuttals.
Despite our infrequent posts of late, even though we have crossed the 1,000,000 threshold, we’re going to keep on blogging, putting forward our opinions, engaging our critics and expanding our audience, ever grateful to those who take the time to read our work and consider our ideas.
– B. Daniel Blatt (GayPatriotWest@aol.com)