Well, this is a pleasant, if peculiar, surprise!
I admit I didn’t pay too much attention to this year’s Infidel Blogger Awards. I’ve been busy with a lot of other things, especially the future Baron’s struggle with the swine flu, which has taken up what little spare time I might otherwise I have had.
But I remember enjoying last year’s awards, when Charles Johnson won the Sharia-Enabling Speech-Suppressing Dingbat Prize, or whatever they called it. The comments thread on that category was most entertaining reading around.
And to tell you the truth, I didn’t even know we’d been nominated for anything this year — that’s how far out of it I am.
So the email from Kathy Shaidle this afternoon came as a complete surprise: Dymphna and I have been honored as the “Best International Infidel Blogger or Group Blog ( Non North American blogs etc, excluding Mexico)” for 2009.
My gratitude to all who voted for us!
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It seems that we have been involuntarily expatriated — how else could we qualify as a “Non North American” blog? Or has the Sovereign Commonwealth of Virginia at last seceded from the continent? Would that it were true!
Or perhaps all the posts by Fjordman, El Inglés, Paul Weston, Henrik Ræder Clausen, Michiel Mans, H. Numan, ESW, VH, and all the others have transmuted us into honorary foreigners.
In any case, Dymphna and I will be happy to bask in the glow of our readers’ approval. This is, as far as I know, the first blog award we have ever won.
The other esteemed winners were:
- Best Overall North American Infidel Blogger or Group Blog: Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch !
- Best Overall Canadian Infidel Blogger: Ezra Levant
- Favourite Non-Politically Correct MSM Pundit: Mark Steyn
- Most Despised Politically Correct MSM Pundit: Keith Olbermann
- Favourite Apostate Blogger or MSM Pundit: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
- Blogger or Pundit most likely to be charged under Hate Crime Laws: Kathy Shaidle of 5FeetofFury
- The Unsung Infidel Blogger Peoples Choice Award: SIOA — Stop Islamization of America
- 2nd Biggest Pro-Censorship Ass-Hat in the Known Universe: Barack Hussein Obama
- Biggest Pro-Censorship Ass-Hat in the Known Universe: Charles Johnson has narrowly defeated, Charles Johnson!
I can’t tell you how proud I am to share space on an awards list with Keith Olbermann.