About Roger Gardner and Radarsite: Friendships in the Blogosphere

It is odd how well we can get to know a person by their blogs. When someone writes consistently, daily, and writes about subjects affecting our daily lives, our writing is a perfect profile of who we are.

I “met” Roger Gardner of Radarsite seven months ago. It seems much longer. The bloggers in my circle of blogger friends do not trade much personal information back and forth…just enough to ask for prayers when one of us, or one of ours, needs prayer. We might know a little about another’s children or grandchildren…and we might not. What we do know is that we are all passionate about traditional American values. That is our common bond.

Roger obsessed over the elections. He laid-out all of his election emotion in his writing. He was “up” in spirits in one post, and “down” in spirits in the next. He waged the battle. He never gave up. In a recent post, he said:

Of course my friends think I take it all too seriously. They have a much healthier view of it all, a much more cavalier attitude. Politics is politics, they say. It’s the same old game. Not worth getting yourself all upset about it. Liberals who have responded to my emotional pleas and dire warnings have invariably characterized me as a bitter, lonely, hate-filled right-winger racist, an obsessive anti-social paranoid, clinging to a semi-mythical and long-gone past. An uptight reactionary, fearful of change, stubbornly rejecting the promise of a bright future.

Most of us did not think he took it “all too seriously.” We recognized that he could put it into words better than most of us, and was driven to do so.

The elections are over. Now Roger has another battle to wage. Here is his message.


Dear loyal Radarsite readers —

This is a strange message for me to be writing. But it must be done. But how? What can I say? I think I’ll just say it up front. Two days ago I got diagnosed with acute leukemia. It is considered “lethal”. I have been told that it could come to an end in as short a time as 2 weeks. I have been allowed to come home for one night before I go into the hospital tomorrow for chemo. If I survive the first week, things could get better, if I survive four weeks thing could really get better.

However, as of now, the first prognosis does seem the most likely. I think we all wonder how we might react to news like this. At this point I can tell you that I am in a good mood, and I have accepted it and I have nothing but gratitude that I have been allowed to live this long, and to have found such a fulfilling mission this late in life.

I am so grateful to have made so many good friends and to have found so many worthy patriots who love this great country of ours as much as I do, not despite what we have done but because of what we have done.

This may be my last article and of course I would like it to be my best. I would like to fill it with everything I have learned or felt. I would like to say something really profound and meaningful, but I just can’t. I’m getting too tired right now to go much further.

I can only say thank you for all I have learned from you and for your steadfast loyalty. My fondest hope of course would be that I would come back home all cured and find this article to be an embarrassment to me. lol But of course that’s not up to me.

Please, all of you, all of you who are my fellow warriors, all of you who have commented here, and all of you who have been quiet readers, keep up the good fight, and I hope that you have enjoyed me as much as I have enjoyed you.

With great respect,
Roger W. Gardner
Radarsite

*****

Roger has been a beloved contributor at Maggie’s Notebook and Miss Beth’s Victory Dance. Please continue to visit Radarsite and comment there. Several of us will continue to post for Roger. I have great confidence that he will be back. Help us keep his blog alive until he is back and posting again.

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About Roger Gardner and Radarsite: Friendships in the Blogosphere

It is odd how well we can get to know a person by their blogs. When someone writes consistently, daily, and writes about subjects affecting our daily lives, our writing is a perfect profile of who we are.

I “met” Roger Gardner of Radarsite seven months ago. It seems much longer. The bloggers in my circle of blogger friends do not trade much personal information back and forth…just enough to ask for prayers when one of us, or one of ours, needs prayer. We might know a little about another’s children or grandchildren…and we might not. What we do know is that we are all passionate about traditional American values. That is our common bond.

Roger obsessed over the elections. He laid-out all of his election emotion in his writing. He was “up” in spirits in one post, and “down” in spirits in the next. He waged the battle. He never gave up. In a recent post, he said:

Of course my friends think I take it all too seriously. They have a much healthier view of it all, a much more cavalier attitude. Politics is politics, they say. It’s the same old game. Not worth getting yourself all upset about it. Liberals who have responded to my emotional pleas and dire warnings have invariably characterized me as a bitter, lonely, hate-filled right-winger racist, an obsessive anti-social paranoid, clinging to a semi-mythical and long-gone past. An uptight reactionary, fearful of change, stubbornly rejecting the promise of a bright future.

Most of us did not think he took it “all too seriously.” We recognized that he could put it into words better than most of us, and was driven to do so.

The elections are over. Now Roger has another battle to wage. Here is his message.


Dear loyal Radarsite readers —

This is a strange message for me to be writing. But it must be done. But how? What can I say? I think I’ll just say it up front. Two days ago I got diagnosed with acute leukemia. It is considered “lethal”. I have been told that it could come to an end in as short a time as 2 weeks. I have been allowed to come home for one night before I go into the hospital tomorrow for chemo. If I survive the first week, things could get better, if I survive four weeks thing could really get better.

However, as of now, the first prognosis does seem the most likely. I think we all wonder how we might react to news like this. At this point I can tell you that I am in a good mood, and I have accepted it and I have nothing but gratitude that I have been allowed to live this long, and to have found such a fulfilling mission this late in life.

I am so grateful to have made so many good friends and to have found so many worthy patriots who love this great country of ours as much as I do, not despite what we have done but because of what we have done.

This may be my last article and of course I would like it to be my best. I would like to fill it with everything I have learned or felt. I would like to say something really profound and meaningful, but I just can’t. I’m getting too tired right now to go much further.

I can only say thank you for all I have learned from you and for your steadfast loyalty. My fondest hope of course would be that I would come back home all cured and find this article to be an embarrassment to me. lol But of course that’s not up to me.

Please, all of you, all of you who are my fellow warriors, all of you who have commented here, and all of you who have been quiet readers, keep up the good fight, and I hope that you have enjoyed me as much as I have enjoyed you.

With great respect,
Roger W. Gardner
Radarsite

*****

Roger has been a beloved contributor at Maggie’s Notebook and Miss Beth’s Victory Dance. Please continue to visit Radarsite and comment there. Several of us will continue to post for Roger. I have great confidence that he will be back. Help us keep his blog alive until he is back and posting again.

Woman Honor Thyself Wins The Blogger Halo Award!


Voting ended this morning at midnight 12:00AM (CST). There were 140 votes cast. Only one vote per voter was allowed. Angel of Woman Honor Thyself won with 54.3% of the votes (76 votes). The runner-up was Debbie of Right Truth with 25.7% of the votes (36 votes). Congratulations to Saint Angel and Saint Debbie!!!

I can say without reservation that Saint Angel and Saint Debbie are well-deserving winners. Saint Angel has been a faithful reader (often leaving comments) and she has always given this blogger encouragement . And Saint Debbie offered advice and hands-on help when I needed it this week.

This has been a wonderful experience for me as well as for the many of us who wanted to have a way just to say “Thanks” to those veteran bloggers who have selflessly helped us navigate this crazy blogosphere. In reality everyone is a winner. Every nominee is a winner because they have gone way beyond the call of duty by demonstrating a selfless commitment to help other bloggers solve their blogging problems. Everyone who made the effort to place a fellow blogger in nomination is a winner for just showing gratitude. And everyone who dropped by to vote is a winner because they cared enough to say “Thanks.”

This was a brain-storm-not-even-a-shoe-string effort that suddenly came together when the idea first dawned on me a little over one week ago. We couldn’t have pulled it off if it weren’t for a couple of blogger’s who helped design The Blogger Halo Award Logo. I want to thank Saint Debbie of Right Truth for designing the logo that delightfully captures the sudden joy we all feel when a total stranger extends a helping hand to pull us up through another blogging challenge. I also want to thank Saint Spree of Wake Up America for creating the hot-link code for the logos, and for always being there to patiently answer my endless questions. Saint Spree’s constant hands-on help was the inspiration for this award.

To the other nominee Saints that I personally haven’t come to know as well yet, I just want to say that you now know that someone out there cared enough to nominate you and to vote for you because you cared enough to lend a hand when someone was in need.

This experience has taught me so much about the real kindness of humanity – especially of those who reside here in the blogosphere. It’s all about sharing what we’ve learned from others along the way and about building a real sense of community.

This morning I’m looking forward to the 2nd annual Blogger Halo Award. I hope you are too! We’ll have plenty of time for refinements and improvements. If you have suggestions or would just like to help, contact me at faultlineusa@yahoo.com .

Any nominee who would like to have a copy of the final voting poll screen shot, contact me at faultlineusa@yahoo.com and I’ll sent it to you.

Trackposted to Stop the ACLU, Outside the Beltway, Perri Nelson’s Website, Is It Just Me?, Mark My Words, Stuck On Stupid, The Amboy Times, The Uncooperative Blogger ®, Pursuing Holiness, 123 Beta, Rightwing Guy, The HILL Chronicles, third world county, Woman Honor Thyself, stikNstein… has no mercy, Pirate’s Cove, The Pink Flamingo, Right Voices, The Random Yak, Don Surber, Adam’s Blog, Mensa Barbie Welcomes You, Conservative Cat, Jo’s Cafe, Wake Up America, Diary of the Mad Pigeon, Faultline USA, The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns, The World According to Carl, Blue Star Chronicles, Diggers Realm, Dumb Ox News, and Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

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Nominate a Blogger for a Halo

The “Blogger’s Halo Award” WILL go to the blogger who has not only created a vital up-to-the minute blog with a sizable readership and dedication to excellence, but this blogger would have gone way beyond the call of duty by demonstrating a selfless commitment to help other bloggers solve their blogging problems.

Nominate your favorite Blogger Saint today

1. Link to this post in your blog.
2. Leave a comment here that describes (in about one paragraph) why you think your favorite blog should receive a Halo. You may leave an anonymous comment if you like. (This is the honor system, so don’t nominate your own blog).
3. Return to this blog next weekend (after the 1st of the year) to vote on the finalists.

Note: You may nominate more than one blog, but follow the above directions with each nomination. Limit your nominations to one blog a day.

Read yesterday’s post The Blogger’s Halo Award 2006

Trackposted to:
Stop the ACLU, Dumb OX News, Woman Honor Thyself, The Florida Masochist, Rightwing Guy,
The Amboy Times, Right Truth, Church & State, Third World Country, Freedom Folks,
Stikenstein, Gun Toting Liberal, Conservative Times, The World According to Carl, Blue Star Chronicles, Right Nation, Israelated, Thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe

What the Right Bloggers Are Saying

Here’s my hat-tip to some of my favorite blogs today! Listed in no particular order.

America in Danger

The Golden State Fence Company, which built part of the border fence that is used to keep illegal immigrants out of the US, has been fined almost $5 million for hiring illegal workers. Two executives may face jail time. . .

Dumb OX News

War on Christmas . . . “ELF yourself?” Go Elf Yourself. “Elf your mother.” “Elf your children.” Quote unquote on the CBS’s movie tonight for children!!! THAT is the lovely Christmas gift from OFFICE MAX and CBS. Oh, right, it’s a cute website (elfyourself.com) where you can put your picture and message on an elf-o-gram, etc. BUT, duh! There’s only one allusion intended here. Ha, ha. Hilarious. Go Elf Yourself for Christmas! Courtesy of OFFICE MAX and CBS. . . .Take Action . . .Click Here to Send an Email to CBS . . .

Our Eternal Struggle

Scotland’s first contemporary feature film in Gaelic is in post-production. The BBC has begun broadcasting live sports coverage in Gaelic. A Gaelic-only high school has opened in Glasgow. A leading Scottish politician is seeking, via Brussels, to ensure Gaelic’s place as a European language. . .

Wake Up America

Victory Over Defeat and Defeatists
The one thing I will never understand is the political need from the left and Democratic party to see this country defeated. Does it stem from their deep seated hatred of Bush and the republican party or are they incapable of seeing the United States of America win the war on terror? . . .

Coalition of the War of the War on Christmas

Talks about A new Christian video game for Christmas . . .Filed under War On Christmas Toy BoycottsBoy this is tough……what happens when secular Santa brings you a Christian video game….where your goal is to kill the secular non-believers…….

Freedom Folks

Quote of the Day – you can’t miss this one!!!

Talk Wisdom

Entertainment Industry Hostile to People of Fatih . . .The Parents Television Council revealed in a new study that religious content on television is shown less frequently and more negatively on television. The new study, “Faith in a Box 2005-2006,” is a review of how religion is portrayed on prime time broadcast television. . .

Christmas Watch

This Christmas letter to Democrats is just really too good. Go read and enjoy.

Woman Honor Thyself

The epic Second Vatican Council in the 1960s introduced many changes, the chief among them being the declaration Nostra Aetate.

Meaning: In Our Time, it officially rejected the charge of deicide, and criticized hatred, persecution, or displays of anti-Semitism directed against Jews at any time, under any circumstance and by any one. It calls out for mutual respect between Catholics and Jews. . .

Jihad Watch

Russia defies West and goes ahead with nuclear fuel sale to Iran RUSSIA is to begin supplying Iran with nuclear fuel early next year despite mounting concern in the West that this could accelerate Tehran’s plans to build a nuclear bomb . . .

Kingdom Advancing

An excellent reply to criticism of I finally went to see The Nativity Story

Gates of Vienna

The Government is Not Your Friend . . .The government is constrained by political reality, and political reality is conditioned (if not generated) by the MSM, so we are stuck with a useless government. Eventually the new media will supplant the old, and our viewpoints will become more like the norm. At that point elections might start to reflect what the majority of people really feel about Islam, multiculturalism, and illegal immigrants (a.k.a. “undocumented Democrats”). But we’ve got at least another ten years before that happens . .

My Weekly Thoughts

There are a few facts to be considered by those who think Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust Conference was a great open forum. For starters, only those who believe the Holocaust is a hoax were invited to attend. (…still think it was a fair and open debate?…

Independent Conservative

I Think NYC Police Should Protest to Demand Better Treatment
It is the police that should be protesting for better treatment. They should protest that people they ask to stop their cars actually stop them. And that people not hit cops with their cars as well. . . . I’m Black and I’ve spent time in New York City. While there and every other place I’ve been in America I can never say I left a town with the feeling I was “treated like dirt”. . . . The fact of the matter is that Black kids don’t live to see 21 because of other Black kids that kill them. . . . Now given we know who really does the killing of Blacks in NYC, why won’t Sharpton and his followers shut down shopping in Harlem (Uptown), to remind Black New Yorkers that it should not be business as usual till Blacks commit less crime? . . .