Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

Blasted Tree

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the USA, so I’d like to take the time to thank everyone who makes this blog possible. As I have said before, Gates of Vienna is a group endeavor, and every year the job of acknowledging people becomes a longer task. This morning it took me almost four hours to compile the list below.

Like the Pilgrims, I’ll begin by thanking God, Whose help I couldn’t do without.

Next comes my wife and co-blogger: thank you, Dymphna!

We are extremely grateful to our donors, who help meet the cost of blogging and keep this site ad-free. You all know who you are.

A big thank-you goes out to our fellow bloggers, the members of the 910 Group, CVF, and Vigilant Freedom Europa, and all the other people who help keep the information flowing. A special thanks to Larwyn for her invaluable contribution.

Two of our most tireless workhorses are credited in several categories below, but I want to give them a separate thank-you here. Our Danish correspondent TB and our Flemish correspondent VH perform enormous services for this blog, supplying many valuable tips and translating copiously from multiple languages. They don’t always get prominent bylines in the posts, but this blog would not be what it is without them. Thanks, guys — you are the best.

Everyone else needs to be itemized. Your name may appear in multiple places!

Thanks to our contributors:

Conservative Swede, El Inglés, Fjordman, Henrik Ræder Clausen, Paul Weston, and Zenster.

Thanks to our correspondents:

AMDG, Bart Debie, Carpenter, Czech Infidel, ESW, Exile, Gaia, H. Numan, Henrik W, HL, Ioshkafutz, Jussi Halla-aho, Kepiblanc, Lars Hedegaard, Lexington, LN, Lugundum, Marian CZ, Michiel Mans, Nidra Poller, ProFlandria, Reinhard, Robert Marchenoir, Rolf Krake, Sagunto, Steen, TB, Ted Ekeroth, The Observer, Vasarahammer, VH, Yorkshire Miner, Ypp, and Zonka.

Thanks to our translators:
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Thanks to our tipsters:

AA, Abu Elvis, acorcoran, Aeneas, AMDG, Andy Bostom, Anon, Archonix, BJM, Boudica, BP, C. Cantoni, Cimmerian, CIS, CK, Conservative Swede, Contadina, CSP, CzC, Darrin, DB, DC, Diana West, DJ, DS, El Inglés, ElGuapo, EM, Erick Stakelbeck, ERR, ESW, Fausta, Fjordman, flyboy, Folly, François, Frontinus, Gaia, GC, GD, Henrik Ræder Clausen, heroyalwhyness, Holger Danske, Insubria, Islam in Action, JB, JD, JEH, Jewish Odysseus, JF, JKD, JS, Jungle Jim, Kahane loyalist, Kepiblanc, KGS, knldgskr, Larwyn, latté island, Lawrence Auster, Lexington, LN, LS, Lugundum, Marathon Pundit, Mark Krikorian, MB, MF, Natalie, NB, Nilk, no2liberals, Paul Belien, Paul Green, PB, PL, Prairie Pundit, Pundita, Queen, RB, RE, RO, Rolf Krake, RP, SC, SIOE Sverige, Skjoldungen, spackle, Srdja Trifkovic, Steen, TB, The Observer, Tom, TC, Trouthunter, Tuan Jim, turn, TV, VH, Vlad Tepes, Wally Ballou, Yaacov Ben Moshe, Yorkshire Miner, Zenster, Zonka, and ZZMike.

Many people who help us out have chosen to remain entirely anonymous. They are like the altar on the Areopagus, and I will acknowledge them in Pauline fashion as the Unknown Correspondents, Translators, and Tipsters.

Inevitably, I will have left somebody out of the above lists. If you were neglected and want to be credited, send me an email or complain in the comments, and I’ll do updates accordingly.

Now it’s time to go eat some turkey and maize. Or possum and grits. Or tofu and sorghum. Or whatever it is that pilgrim bloggers eat.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Update: Added Armance as a Romanian translator. Thank you, Armance! Sorry I forgot you.


Sagunto said...

Tonight, we'll raise our glass to your good health, the both of you. And to add in proper Dutch:

"..Certa Bonum Certamen!.."

Merry Thanksgiving and.. oh yes: Thanks!


kepiblanc said...

Happy thanksgiving to all of you from us here in the old world. I dare say, that without Gates of Vienna we wouldn't know for sure what's going on in our own back yard.

God bless America!

Zenster said...

Deep and great thanks to both Dymphna and the Baron for their tireless efforts at keeping all of us informed about the perils we currently face. Would that much wealthier and far more powerful media outlets displayed a fraction of the diligence shown at this web site.

Special thanks go to Fjordman, whose well-considered articles brought me to this forum and also to El Inglés for his superb analyses that spur all of us towards a more meaningful understanding of what the future holds.

Last but not least, profound and abiding thanks to all present and past members of America's armed forces who make this peaceful Holiday possible for all of us here at home.

May one and all who participate at Gates of Vienna have the happiest of Thanksgivings.

Fjordman said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the Baron and Dymphna, and thank you for all the hard work you invest in this website.

Morgan said...

And let me take the time, Baron, to thank you and Dymphna for your blog. I hope you are enjoying yourselves today; I am with my family.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

First off, happy Thanksgiving to all. And a special thanks to the Baron and Dymphna for all the work they have done in the counterjihad movement.

Elisabeth said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the Counterjihad movement. We have a lot to be grateful for. And a lot of work ahead of us.

And-- Baron, don't forget that beer! A toast to you and Dymphna.

Unknown said...

Happy thanksgiving all and enjoy your turkey!

Henrik R Clausen said...

Baron, thank you for unending dilligence and strength in holding all of this together!

Conservative Swede said...

Baron & Dymphna,

I wish you a genuine and relaxed Thanksgiving, as well as enlightened and insightful.

And I let these wishes extend across your continent. This Thankgiving I have especially the younger American generation in mind. We have a future of common destiny across the Atlantic, and also of love and understanding.

And enjoy your Gallopavo ("Chicken Peafowl")!
(I refuse to say "enjoy Turkey").

Yorkshireminer said...

A very happy Thanksgiving too the pair of you from a very appreciative Tyke.

Anonymous said...

Cheers guys!



Unknown said...

To you, and all contributors and all those who contribute with their valuable an interesting comments: Cheers!

PS: Pls allow me to quote President Ronald Reagan here: "I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."

Vasarahammer said...

Happy thanksgiving to Baron and Dymphna for the tireless work in keeping up this website!

Also happy thanksgiving to all the American readers and contributors of this site!

Anonymous said...

It is us who need to thank YOU. YOU are the best, Baron & Dymphna.
Thank You! Really!
Happy thanksgiving.

AMDG said...

Thanks to you for your efforts.

It cannot be easy to coordinate so many contributors.