Dear Friends and Fellow Bloggers.
Please join us in celebrating a YUUGE milestone. Four years ago today, in the aftermath of the 2012 election, Terry and I started ‘Nox & Friends. The evidence of voter fraud and outright criminality was overwhelming and few would talk about it, or even acknowledge it. The republicans buried their heads in the sand and shrugged their shoulders. Terry and I were outraged and thus began our journey. I had been blogging since 2008 like so many millions of other disgusted conservatives that took to the internet to voice our concerns. Unfortunately, hardly no one read our musings.
The name for the blog ‘Nox & Friends was Terry’s suggestion as a spoof at Fox & Friends’ name. In the beginning, it was just us two for a while. We two commented on each others posts and high-fived each other hoping someone else would comment. It was lonely for a while. Then came Grouchy, Kathy, Mrs. AL, and Clyde. By Spring, Garnet, Saltwater, and CW had joined us. Viewership increased slowly and we were banging out a regular volume of posts lifted from around the world, accompanied with our usual commentary. Over the years a few more authors came and went. Blogging demands a bit of time for which most people burn out. Blogging can be very frustrating and thankless at times. Blessed B (our sole Canuck member), vonMesser, and HadEnoughAlready joined during our second year, then Uriel came along at year three.
Mrs AL died a year ago last May after a long debilitating battle with cancer. Grouchy passed suddenly this past February. We miss them both very much and we imagine they look down now at us with approval. Too bad they don’t have internet in heaven. We’d love to know how they are doing. I know they’d be pleased that Hildabeast has been neutered.
During the primaries, with Mrs AL and Grouchy gone (both Trump fans), a rift took place here and half our crew left in disgust over the differences in opinion concerning the candidates, specifically over Trump and Cruz. N&F broke into two camps with me trying to be referee, and ending up doing a shitty job of it. Much of the rancor was off blog although some spilled onto these pages unfortunately. It seemed that we were all yelling passed each other as tensions grew as to who was the better candidate etc. Frankly, it was stupid and childish. Emotions were high. Nonetheless it happened, and ‘Nox & Friends wasn’t immune to this phenomenon. It happened all over the blogosphere, everywhere one cared to look. It was crazy and heartbreaking. Former long time friends were now enemies. Rancor that was deserving of the left. I was mystified. The mission was Never Hillary, at least for me and several others here.
Frankly, I was tempted to pull the plug on N&F in disgust but then thought oh hell, the finish line was only a few months away and no one likes a quitter. Besides, the motto here at N&F has always been “Never Give Up, Never Surrender”. The mission was never Hillary. I hate that bitch with a white hot passion. Ditto with the rest of the vermin that are bent on wrecking this great nation that they despise so much while at the same time plunder and loot what the rest of us have built. Flock them! We know our readers feel the same way and we felt a sense of obligation to continue the fight, plus it keeps our heads from exploding by providing a means to vent.
Fortunately early this year, Gunny accepted my invitation and joined us. I’ve know him a very long time. Actually longer than anyone. Then Grunt joined up, then Safespace, then Zilla.
All of us here love this country to our bones. Our love of country and its exceptionalism is nothing that we will ever apologize for. Not ever. The left is a plague on anything and everything that is good and decent. Everything they have ever touched has turned to complete and utter shit without exception.
In the end, the people chose Donald J. Trump, an imperfect man who unquestionably loves this country and reveres its peoples. Trump looks to take a wrecking ball to the norms of Washington and the establishment elite. Good… it’s about friggin time. A new dawn is approaching.
Now onto the subject at hand… I am happy to report to you dear readers and fellow bloggers that to date we have collectively posted 12,570 articles and we have received over 150,000 comments, with over 45 and a quarter MILLION views in just 4 short years. We also have the honor of having over 1600 subscribers. Honestly, it has been a huge surprise and humbling to say the least. Who would have guessed our musings, commentary and observations would have such a viewership? Certainly not any of us here.
We have had viewers and commenters from all over the world… and we thank each and everyone of you. At last count from about 175 countries.
The truth is, we wouldn’t mind some more comments. There are a lot of lurkers out there we’d like to hear from.
How long will we continue to do this? Who knows? All of us here do this without any compensation and we are self funded. We all do what we can when we can. Most of us have full time jobs or have other responsibilities.
In the end, all of us here would like to believe that we had a very small part to play in exposing the left and their venomous ways and just maybe helped Trump over the finish line. We know their campaign reads ‘Nox & Friends as they are subscribers. It doesn’t matter. Trump won. Woo hoo! We’re all still gloating, doing our happy dances, and drinking from kegs of schadenfreude.
We’ll see what these next months bring as Team Trump takes over the reins. Will Trump shit the bed in the future? Yup. He’s human, and so are all his crew. We’ll call him on it when he does. Team Trump has a hell of a daunting task ahead. One thing for certain the left won’t ever stop. They and the establishment hacks in the UniParty, posing as republicans, will employ every opportunity and underhanded tactic to undermine Trump’s administration. Count on it. They are determined more than ever to bring this country down especially since they have had a taste of power. It’s up to determined Americans to keep our boot on their necks as best we can and make them irrelevant.
On behalf of the crew here, I would like to thank all of you for making this endeavor worthwhile.
God bless you all.
PS. here is our roster:
- Terry – Florida
- Clyde – Michigan
- Von Messer – Washington State
- Blessed B – Alberta, Canada
- Uriel – Louisiana
- Grunt – Colorado
- Gunny – Alaska
- HadEnoughAlready – Maine
- SafeSpace – Georgia
- Zilla – New York state
- Hardnox – Virginia