Ladies and gentlemen, thank you. Sometime shortly before midnight, GayPatriot got its 3,000,000th unique visitor. It is quite fitting that this milestone came on the day that The American Patriot was reborn in the 9/12 Tea Parties across the USA. I believe in fate, and this one I can’t ignore.
In addition to thanking all of our readers, supporters and detractors — I must thank my co-blogger Dan Blatt. For much of the past year Dan has carried GayPatriot on his own and I am so very grateful. My real job has taken a lot of my time and I’ve had other personal matters that I’ve focused on rather than blogging.
Thank you Dan. For me, you will always be “GayPatriotWest” 🙂
I announced a “3 Million” contest back in May. The contest was who could come closest to guessing the date & time we would get our 3,000,000th visitor.
Rob (aka That Gay Conservative) guessed September 1st and is the winner! He came within 11 days. Congrats, Rob. I should note that Rob also won the 2,000,000 contest last year. Remind me not to play cards with you, Rob! 🙂
Our next best guess was from GP reader Beverly who picked September 28. Because I am in a giving mood, I will be sending the “John Adams” DVD to both of them.
Finally, a personal note which is rare for me to do here. This blog was started in response to the outrageous violation of civil liberties upon gay Republican Congressional staffers by left-wing activists. I didn’t know what I was doing in 2004 when I started writing “GayPatriot” — all I knew was the “outings” were wrong and anti-American behavior and I wanted to shine a light on the practice.
We have evolved over time into the first-stop on the Internet for gay conservatives & supporters in the USA and in many countries around the world. Over the past year, I have thought repeatedly of giving up writing at GayPatriot. The lies, vitriol and malice of our opponents wears me down. But for every “Tano/Ian/Raj”, there are many more Leahs, NorthDallas30s, ThatGayConservatives & ILoveCapitalisms. Thank you, my friends.
Most of our readers are not gay and many never knew that there were such things as patriotic, pro-capitalist, pro-military gay Americans until this blog was born. And finally, I feel a kinship with our Founding Fathers and those who have had to stand up against the forces of freedom and liberty. With the current Administration’s plans and tactics laid bare, I simply will not be silenced in my opposition. I shouldn’t speak for Dan, but I believe he and I both feel a responsibility to continue doing the best we can here to dispel the myths about gay Americans and stand up for what we believe in.
Thanks again everyone. Let’s shoot for another million soon!