December 21, 2004

Instapundit Thanks Steven Den Beste

Glenn Reynolds thanks Steven Den Beste, and links to my post with the same message. The result: 13241 views of that post alone, and 82 comments in less than 3 hours. It's very moving to see how many people want to thank Steven, as I do.

UPDATE: More links from Little Green Footballs, INDC Journal, Betsy's Page, Liberalismo, The Smallest Minority. Of course, the first link was from Amritas.

Posted by David Boxenhorn at December 21, 2004 09:15 PM
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Well, he will be missed. I just hope he sees the post and that it can make up in some small way for all the times we didn't thank him when he needed it.

Posted by: Paul R. Bixby at December 22, 2004 01:55 AM Permalink

David, i think you need to update your stats! :)

Posted by: jinnderella at December 22, 2004 03:54 AM Permalink

Does anyone doubt that Mr. Den Beste is the Thomas Paine of our time? So many posts were a cry for the return of Common Sense. Would Paine or Swift have received this outpouring of support were they to have announced a retirement? True patriots are all too rare. Mr. Den Beste was a man for his age, appearing at exactly the right moment and retiring at the top. Would that more Americans would use their brains to rationally arrive at their viewpoints as he did. At the least he set an example.

Has anyone emailed him with the links to Rishon Rishon, Europundits (many more comments since SDB first posted), LGF, Prof. Reynolds pages to direct his attention to all the good vibes and love his readers are showing him?

(posted here because the intent of the comment was to remark on the show of support for him)

Posted by: Paul R. Bixby, Jr. at December 22, 2004 04:52 PM Permalink

Paul: Steven has linked to both Europundits and my post from his main page.

Posted by: David Boxenhorn at December 22, 2004 05:23 PM Permalink

I hope then that he can get a glimmer of the impact he has had on us, his faithful readers. I fuly expect that when my daughters' history books 15-20 years hence talk about the Bush Revolution in American Politics that SDB's name and essays and the congruent rise of the essay blogger will be as prominently featured as Thomas Paine, Common Sense and the rise of the pamphleteer were featured in my American History books (they do still talk about him, I hope).

Posted by: Paul R. Bixby, Jr. at December 22, 2004 06:20 PM Permalink

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