Why do I Blog?

There have been people that have asked me, including members of my own family; “Why Bother?

I have an answer for them, and you, who happen to come here.

The following is an adaptation of an original posting from this blog, that was posted on December 31, 2009.

I received the following e-mail from a “Janet” on December 29,2009:

Delivered-To: tpblogeditor@gmail.com
To: tpblogeditor@gmail.com
Subject: Keep up the good work.
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 20:37:43 -0500
From: Janet


Just wanted to say that your blog is on my daily reading list.

Great job on your coverage of events and on your posts!

Keep up the good work.



I wrote her back and asked if I could publish her e-mail, this is what I got back:

Delivered-To: tpblogeditor@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 21:17:49 -0500
Subject: Re: Keep up the good work.
From: Janet
To: Patrick

Hi Patrick,

Yes. Please do.

I wanted to say something else if I may. I too was a liberal. However, on 9/11/01, I had an epiphany which changed me to a Freedom loving conservative.

Our son was two months old, and I stood in my living room and looked at my husband in horror as the news reported the flights that were hijacked and used to kill thousands of Americans.

My husband was scheduled on the 8:00am American Airlines Flight 11, which was scheduled from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles International Airport. The only difference was that his flight was on 9/13/01 instead of 9/11/01.

I realize today that my dear little boy might never have know his father.  Amazing the difference a day or two can make in your life.



Needless to say, I thanked her profusely for her e-mail to me.  It is little stuff like this, that makes every little snide comment that I have to delete, every nasty e-mail that I have to deal with, every blogger who has written bad stuff about me — Liberal or Conservative — worth it. I like you Janet, was someone who was a Democrat voter, that changed my views after starting this Blogging adventure. I have said this before, and I believe some of my readers might not believe this, but it is the truth. This blogging stuff have NEVER, EVER, EVER been about the money, ever. If it was, I would have QUIT DOING THIS LONG AGO! Now if I happen to make a little money in the process, fine and dandy, but, my motivation is NOT money! This blog is simply my virtual protest against what I consider to be wrong and that is the big Government socialism of the far left. This here is what keeps me going, not lust for money, not pride. This, in the words of the Republican, Martin Luther King Jr.:

The 5:15 mark or so, or “Stand up for Justice! Stand up for Truth! Stand Up for what you believe in!” is really this blog is truly about….

Before any idiot socialist, Democratic Party, serial whiner gets wind of this and accuses me of anything stupid, like they are so known for. First off all, Martin Luther King was a registered Republican; that comes directly from his niece. Second of all, if you remove the subject of Whites and blacks, and put in Socialists versus those who love our Freedoms. (Not just Republicans…. Democrats too!) The video fits. Third of all; Martin Luther King was fighting SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS, who thought that Blacks were inferior to White people! Which I know and everyone else, who isn’t some sort of idiot, brain-dead, White Nationalist — knows is stupid.

I fight the good fight of faith. I cannot serve in the Military, they won’t take me, I am too old, plus, Physically I am not in good shape, so… I fight here. In the Internet realm. Pushing back against the socialist machine… It is the fight for my life. I know that I fight for the rights of others, for freedom, and for the Republic!