While I was having fun with visiting family, BC at I’m a Man, I’m 41 announced the winner of the 2013 Coolest SOB in the Conservative Blogosphere. Lots of votes were cast, and I was proud to be nominated (link to winners below). Also during that time, Curmudgeon at Political Clown Parade created the First Annual 2013 Paul Revere Award to bring notice to some of the bloggers she knows who were not winners. Maggie’s Notebook was one of them. I am proud and appreciative and it was nice to come back to work and find the notice in my inbox.
I chose Paul Revere as the icon for the award because he was an American patriot who’s legendary “Midnight Ride” to warn the colonists of Massachusetts before the historic battles at Lexington and Concord played a vital role in America’s struggle to gain independence from Britain.Paul Revere was not born to wealth—he was an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life. Revere was a patriot, a businessman, an involved citizen, and a popular and well-respected member of his community.An obituary in the Boston Intelligence commented, “Seldom has the tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful.”These bloggers are but a few of the brave and resolute men and women who hold down jobs and raise their families while standing guard over liberty. They don’t have big advertising on their sites nor do they have a bevy of contributing writers. They pore over information and bring their opinions to their readers in order to inform and warn.They have the keen zest of the citizen whose patriotism is of the lusty type that causes them to take an active part in politics. They add humor and common sense. They deserve to be recognized.