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Two weeks ago today, Alan and I launched Command Post with no great expectations.

We reached the mark of one million visitors just a few moments ago.

We have over 50 contributors who make the site what it is, and I'd like to thank every one of them, as well as every one of you who stop by to see what's new at the post.

I'm seeing some long time dreams realized by venturing into this. It's been hard work, but that good kind of work that makes you feel useful, productive and proud of what you are doing.

So, thanks to all. We've got lots more in store for you.


On behalf of myself and all the people at work and outside of work who now daily are informed because of you and you're efforts thanks muchly.

You are my 3rd favorite Yankee fan.

Watch out McDonalds... Here comes Command Post...

I'm sure you're gratified to see a great idea bear fruit, Michele. Keep up the good work. Oh, and thanks.

You and Alan have done a stellar job.

Congratulations, Michele. You're amazing.

Congrats to your Command Post bloggers-in-arms, too.


I love the way command post constantly beats major networks 4 hour news cycles.

I've been trying to rig my counter to say 2 million, but they're on to me.

Conga rats, Michele!

Great job!

Hoo-rah for Michele and Alan!

Well spank my ass and call me Judy. Good job kids!

Thank you for all the hard work you have put into the Command Post.

Congratulations to both you and Alan for accomplishing so much so fast!

The fact that I have contributed a few posts brings me great pride - I can only imagine how happy you are at the success!

I have no idea how you guys hold it all together over there, but you do, and it's amazing to watch. Congratulations!

Congrats -- a muchly deserved achievement!

Great job everyone.

Oh, and, its been a great investment over at blogshares for me.


I Knew U was goin places when
I peeked under...umm latched
aholta yer skirts

Command Post is the best source of info and I am happy that you are now covering North Korea. Take care and keep up the good work. By the way, how much free time both you and I have left?

NewsMax's Boycott Makes Headlines Worldwide

France remains an adversary of the United States.

Even if its protracted effort to prevent a united U.N.
effort to force Saddam Hussein to disarm, France has
called the U.S. invasion "illegal" -- though Saddam has
been violating U.N. resolutions for more than a decade.

Now the Chirac government is furious about American
success -- and says it will fight the U.S. for control of
Iraq. Chirac wants the U.N., which failed so miserably, to
administer Iraq.

Meanwhile the French people have acted without shame.

British press reports indicate some French have now
stooped to desecrating the cemeteries of Allied war
heroes, and a whopping one-third of them want maniacal
tyrant Saddam Hussein to defeat the coalition led by
America and Britain.

This is why NewsMax's Boycott France campaign is so

We need to demonstrate to our adversaries like France that
they will pay a heavy price for working actively against

NewsMax.com continues to lead the way in pounding Saddam-
loving France.

Our boycott campaign is earning U.S. the kind of friends
we love to have and the kind of enemies who make it all

Many of our readers have helped in this effort, and you
can join our Boycott France campaign by clicking here:

AOL users click here

Thanks to contributions from loyal readers, our "Boycott
France" ads in the New York Times and Washington Times
have boosted the cause by capturing worldwide attention:

** Le Monde, one of France's largest newspapers, credited
NewsMax with leading the boycott effort and took note of
NewsMax's boycott ad. The paper fumed that the picture we
ran of chief quisling Jacques Chirac "does not look very

** Le Figaro, another major daily in Paris, interviewed
NewsMax CEO Christopher Ruddy for another article yet to

** In Iraq's business ally Russia, Pravda, which continues
its anti-American slant long after the fall of the Soviet
Union, complained that "NewsMax.com, one of the leading
online news services standing for American values," was
being mean to poor widdle France with "bellicose ravings"
and a "rather audacio U.S. conclusion."

** Canada's premier newspaper, the Toronto Globe & Mail,
also mentioned NewsMax's boycott and said, "Luckily for
us, France continues to take the brunt of American

** NewsMax's boycott has even made waves in sunny Jamaica,
where the Observer ran an article by Agence France-Presse
noting, "Dozens of businesses and products to be shunned
which NewsMax.com has listed on its Web site include Air
France, Michelin, Sofitel, Tefal, Givenchy, Lancome, Club
Med, Peugeot, Publicis, Elle and Yoplait."

** In suburban Chicago, the Daily Herald noted, "Internet
news service NewsMax.com has started a Boycott France
campaign and is seeking donations to buy ad space in U.S.
newspapers to publish its list of 80 brands and companies
to avoid."

** Howard Goodman, a columnist for the Fort Lauderdale Sun
-Sentinel, wrote a fair-minded piece noting the boycott
and said, "You don't have to agree with what you read on
NewsMax.com to admire Ruddy's readiness to raise hell."

NewsMax's boycott has caused an uproar even in Chirac's
government. French Embassy officials in Washington openly
admit the French government has placed a boycott against
NewsMax. They have even accused U.S. of being "racist" for
this campaign.

Obviously they are afraid of us. We are making an impact.

And NewsMax couldn't ask for a better enemy. We expect
to see white flags waving any minute now.

Editor's note: Join NewsMax's Boycott France Campaign -