I don't want to get into too much navel gazing but just want to say Thank You for visiting and commenting on Gort42. This is getting harder to do because of family and career obligations so I don't write about all the things I want to. It's a hobby and I refuse to put advertising on the site so I don't make any money from it not that anyone can actually make a living writing about local politics on the Internet. Just when I think of hanging it up I run into my fan club at an event like the Specter rally on Friday. You people keep me going.
Since I started this there must have been a 100 sites that popped up devoted to local politics that disappeared after a short time. We have a hard core of people that have toughed it out that keep tapping away and were recognized in newspaper stories recently. Forgive me for not linking to you all but I'm sure I would omit someone. See the sidebar.
We are truly fortunate to have a couple of local newspapers with great reporters that give us fodder to write about everyday. W-B/Scranton is one of the few markets left in the USA with competing papers. I have occasionally broke a story but our local press do it everyday.
The Blogfather put together this video a few years ago.
I'm tempted to bill the Kentucky Derby get together as the Gort 42 birthday/Blogiversary Party. I will need the permission of Pope George Ringo to do that.
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