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18 May 2005

Special "Thanks" Supplement ...

James WolcottPosted by Hello

Blimey! This old Brit's been blitzed. Really. Talk about Tsunami; or maybe shock and awe.

Gawd, I thought I'd seen everything, but oh, how wrong I was. I didn't know what had hit me. Nor did my site's stats' counters. Thousands & thousands of 'hits' in a single day -- and it's still going on. Site-hits in so many time zones. Visitors from so many countries, spread over so many continents.

To mention but a few:

United States - inc - Alaska & Hawaii. United Kingdom. Eire. Canada. Mexico. Seychelles. Brazil. British Virgin Islands. Costa Rica. Colombia. Venezuela. Argentina. Uruguay. Chile. Antigua & Barbuda. Iceland. Sweden. Denmark. Norway. Lithuania. Finland. Estonia. France. Luxemburg. Germany. Belgium. Switzerland. Morocco. Netherlands/Holland. Portugal. Spain. Canary Islands. Austria. Italy. Sicily. Slovakia. Russian Federation. Poland. Romania. Ukraine. Czech Republic. [ Croatia. Serbia. Montenegro - all former Yugoslavia]. Hungary. Bulgaria. Greece. Palestinian (Occupied) Territory. United Arab Emirates. Egypt. Iraq. Saudi Arabia. Iran (Islamic Republic Of). Israel. Lebanon. Cyprus. Turkey. India. Pakistan. Nepal. Mauritius. Senegal. South Africa. Kazakhstan. Singapore. Hong Kong. Malaysia. Japan. China. Taiwan. Thailand. Indonesia. Republic of Korea. Dominican Republic. Philippines. Vanuatu (South Pacific Islands). Australia. New Zealand.

No wonder I'm gobsmacked. Awesome's an understatement. **(N.B. The above list is now being continually updated/added to.) **

'Organisation' catergorised visitors include: many US and UK universities / colleges & other'education' establishments, the US Library of Congress, several worldwide government depts/offices, uk.pol(police), us.military,, US Senate Seargent-at-Arms, US Dept of Defence and The Pentagon!

So, a sincere super-sized thank you, to James Wolcott / Vanity Fair. You're a scholar and a gentlemen, sir. Without your mention and link, this would not have happened. You're one of a dying breed. I salute you. You're a genuine journalistt.

Elaine Supkis and your unique blog, "Culture of Life News 11" -- it would be criminal not to mention you. Well, a criminal I'm not -- so I will. If it hadn't been for your help, support and encouragement from day one -- how many would know now, what they didn't know then? I've said it before and I'll say it again -- I'm indebted, Elaine. My thanks.

To those who responded directly via my own "How THIS Old Brit Sees It" blog, and through Elaine's blog's link - goes appreciation aplenty.

My long time cyber friends, soul mates and kindred spirits at "Tap Alternate Politics" forum -- heck -- what can I say? Whenever I've needed any of you, for any reason at all, there you've always been. When I first began spreading the word about Galloway and the expected Senate shenanigans et al -- to whom did I first turn? To Tapans, that's who. One of the loveliest lots of 'un-ugly' Americans any foreign friend could meet. I'm proud to know you.

The same goes for many here at home in the UK. Some, who phoned, I've already thanked. Others who left messages, while my line was so busy -- in telephone-talk: " I'll get back to you."


** Eh? What's that I hear someone say ? This blog's starting to sound like some sort of Emmy acceptance speech? It's time to lighten up a little? OK, OK! You're the boss[es].

Thank you, Pretzeldent Gorge Slush, Dickhead Chainee, Donald Bumpsfelt, Concertina Lice, Colon-full-of-it-Bowel, John Asscrapped and Arsehole Schwartzwhatever. Indeed, thanks are due to so many of your pathetic plonkers of pals, that it's difficult to list them individually. So, neo-cons and Neanderthals. Fundies and their fellow freaks. Phonies, everywhere. Etc, etc. Thanks for bloody nothing! May you live in interesting times.

Thanks too, to Tony-the Liar-Blair. You've been the most marvelous motivator I've never met. Few fellow Englishmen could have commanded my concentrated contempt, like you have. Truly, Tone, not even Cherie babe. Not for all the flash-flats to be bought in Bath -- or was it Bristol? Heh. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean? Say no more. Huh. Some socialist, you are, eh?

** There will now be a few hours intermission. This Old Brit has some r/l things to do, some places to be and some people to see. But don't go away; I'll be back.


Blogger Michael said...

Go get 'em, Richard! signed, Michael Scott

1:17 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Will do, Michael! Ta!

2:28 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

I said it elsewhere and now I'll say it here, KUDOS Richard! Ya done good. Too bad yer not a yank, we could use about 1 1/2 million more like you to help us stand up against The American Religious Reich take our country back from those who would make the Taliban look like a Liberal's Pick-nick and Wild Flower Picking Society. **sigh** Sure I can't lure you out here to the Left Coast? We have an extra bedroom! We'll even take the Korn posters our daughter put up off the walls!

Your pal,


7:05 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks again, Julie. As for the invite - heh - don't tempt me tooooo much. ;^)

BTW, I've just read your excellent 'reich' piece, and left a comment.

8:11 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

A new day!

La la la!

Hi, Richard, baby. Did Bollywood call yet? If so, HANG UP. Heh.

Seriously, though, I am really happy as a skunk at a birthday party. This has been a most excellent day so far...Luv.

9:06 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Hee. No Bollywood yet, Elaine. But, I feel like I could take on a lead in a big screen musical - heh.

How did that great Ethel Merman number go, in Gypsy?

"Every--thing's com--in' up roses ....." :^)

9:21 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Spamalot. :)

10:39 pm  
Anonymous harper said...

Way to go, Richard! And Elaine!

2:29 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Hi, Harper. What a pair of old, loudmouthed reprebates, eh?
In the crook's opinion's, anyway. Heh.

As John Major famously said, when he was unexpectedly chose as mad Maggie's sucessor: "Well ........ who would have thought it?!"

12:22 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Oops - 'chosen' of course - not 'chose'. Tut, tut, I'm getting to be as literate & articulate as dumbya.

12:24 pm  
Blogger JulieDee said...

Hey, I just cleared it with my old lady. She said its fine with her as long as you get a job and do your own dishes! LOL! I just got finished with responding to everyone who left messages... WOW! What a mixed bag! You need to check out Radical Russ's blog! You'll have a BALL there! Our kind of folks! Wellllll maybe more MY kind of folks but you'll enjoy him anyway!

8:14 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Argh! Get a job? Hey, didn't you ever hear of the word 'retirement'?
Ha. Those days are HISTORY - it gives me GREAT pleasure to say. :^)

9:25 pm  

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