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GUARDIAN Wins Best National Blog Sammie

Hollywood has its Oscars and activists have the “Sammies,” named after Samuel Adams, one of those fabled “Founding Fathers.”

Some well intentioned reader nominated the GUARDIAN for “blogger of the year” and guess what? We won! Had it not been for the efforts of the cities to abolish the constitutional right of citizens to vote on debt, urban renewal’s attempt to go around voters, and all the actions of Team Dave, we never would have won. Thank you all.

The Sammies are Sam Adams Alliance’s annual awards recognizing activists nationally for their work for freedom and free markets. Awards are given in six categories and come with cash prizes of $3000-$5000 and are presented at a “red carpet event” in Chicago. Visit for more information.

In the 1760s, Adams was part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament’s efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. His 1768 circular letter calling for colonial cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers. To help coordinate resistance to what he saw as the British government’s attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies, Adams and his colleagues devised a committee of correspondence system, which linked like-minded Patriots throughout the Thirteen Colonies in 1772…before the days of internet and blogs.


If good local news is your quest
We here in Boise are blessed
You won’t be left in a fog
If you read the GUARDIAN Blog
Voted one of the nation’s best!

Comments & Discussion

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  1. CJ Petrovsky
    Mar 29, 2010, 5:01 pm

    Well deserved…congrats!!

  2. Congratulations on this very high and well-deserved honor! Let freedom ring.


  3. Steve Edgar
    Mar 29, 2010, 7:51 pm

    Super job Dave, I salute you!

  4. Great! But don’t get to excited about that award money, pal. According to our fearless leader(s), we all need to share the wealth. And, well…since I am one of the readers, I’m rightfully entitled to a cut of the booty.

  5. That is great and you deserve it. I also like to see your picture to remind me I am not the only one getting old. lol Here’s to many more years for both of us (all of us).

  6. Congrats, but no real surprise as most of us knew you were on top already. But, good to see it recognized and keep up the great work.

  7. Great job!!!!

  8. Congrats, Dave!

  9. You have earned it my friend. Great job serving this city and state.
    So, if history repeats itself, when we are finally fed up and we decide to take it back, by force, you will be the clearing house of information we will rely on???
    (just kidding KTA, relax.)

  10. “Don’t get cocky, son.”
    – Howard Cosell, speaking to Muhammad Ali

    Two thumbs up from this reader, Dave. Keep up the great work.

    (Is that your Macintosh, or did you just Photoshop it in, to impress people? haha)

  11. Clippityclop
    Mar 30, 2010, 9:20 am

    Hats off to you, Dave! Very well deserved. What a service you do for this community.

  12. Dave,
    Your efforts have reigned in elected officials who would have us all in debt as high as the banks would allow.

    All we have to do now is get our rights to vote on debt wrestled back from the debt lovers we have in public office.

    Bond elections garner a buy in from those who have to repay debt. Anything else is a violation of our rights as citizens and taxpayers.

  13. Den Brockway
    Mar 30, 2010, 10:31 am

    Atta boy, Dave! Your honesty is one of the reasons for your success. Keep up the good work!

  14. Rod in SE Boise
    Mar 30, 2010, 10:40 am


  15. Wow, and all this time I thought a Sammie was a sandwich. Thanks for sharing and giving us something to chew on G-man. Just next time, I’d prefer mayo instead of Miracle Whip.

  16. Congrats – Dave! It’s great to see this well deserved recognition on such a big stage!

  17. Atta Boy Dave! Did they supply cases of Sam Adams Beer?

  18. sam the sham
    Mar 30, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Heart filled congrats, Dave! Keep up the great work in keeping the city gods within the confines of the law!

  19. Boy this will tick off the Mayor! Well done Editor!!

  20. Sincere Congratulations on a well deserved recognition. Keep up the good fight!!

  21. Congrats!!! Now just run for mayor!!!

    EDITOR NOTE–Can’t run for office. Once elected, it is near impossible to say bad things about other elected officials…unless they are of the other party.

  22. Grumpy ole guy
    Mar 30, 2010, 6:42 pm

    Well done! I congratulate whomever nominate you and the Guardian; and the awards individuals/group for their selection. I know that you don’t do this for any reason other than acting on behalf of the people of the area, so this must be a very, very gratifying bit of recognition. You dun good, guy!

  23. “”EDITOR NOTE–Can’t run for office. Once elected, it is near impossible to say bad things about other elected officials…unless they are of the other party.””

    Run as an independant then you can cal them ALL dirtbags LOL

    Congrats Sir well deserved.

  24. Congratulations! Good for you! And, thanks to you, good for the people you serve.

  25. Congrat’s Dave.

  26. Congratulations on scoring the loot, you old coot.

    You should post a link to the site.

    I know you typically eschew party designation but these guys are hard core wingnut astroturfers. Don’t let them co opt you. 😉

  27. On behalf of all the small fish in the sea trying to keep from being eaten by the sharks…CONGRATS DAVE

  28. I wondered if someone from City Hall would say anything. Very classy, TJ.

  29. You’ve saved the citizens of this town many a headache! Nice to see them reward someone who deserves it! Congrats!!

  30. Kara Hidalgo
    Apr 2, 2010, 12:14 pm

    “The Fraz knows all” and I’m glad you passed the info along. Boise is a better place because of your work. Thank you from all of us, my dear friend!

  31. Terrific! Good Job Dave!

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