Thursday, June 13, 2013

Announcing The 2013 Paul Revere Awards

Last Sunday, BC the proprietor of I’m 41, presented the winner of the 2013 Coolest SOB in the Conservative Blogosphere Award.  Many excellent sites were listed as nominees for the award and those who walked away with top honors certainly are deserving of the recognition.

BC was honoring the late Andrew Breitbart when he envisioned the awards and wanted to call attention to bloggers that espoused “class, common courtesy, etiquette, selflessness and a genuine respect for the efforts of other conservative bloggers—no matter how minimum.”

I was disappointed that so many of the bloggers I know didn’t fare well in the voting process.  The sites listed below in alphabetical order are being presented the First Annual Paul Revere Award sponsored by Political Clown Parade.

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.

I will be contacting each winner via email to provide them with a personalized badge which they can place on their website if they so chose.

Thank you to each of them for all that they do and may God bless them.

UPDATE:  Two of my favorite bloggers who were never nominated but are tops on my list are Adrienne’s Corner and Zilla of the Resistance.  They are receiving the Paul Revere Award as well.  Thank you both.

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