2012 saw the quintupling of Duh Progressive's readership, as well as the "crashing" of our site THREE TIMES due to it not being able to withstand the sudden influx in traffic. This was a problem, but a problem we were happy to have. We hope we have the same problem again in 2013 and must expand our bandwidth...again.
(Our second most popular article of the year, because this is something exactly like this jackass would really say)
(Hands-down our most popular piece of 2012! And as always, our readers' "comments" are the best part!)
(Satire can be tricky. Not all articles are meant to be "funny" in the classic sense. Sometimes message must come first and only)
(like many on the Right, we were pretty upset after the election and lost our "mojo" as they say. This photo is the article for half of November, post-election.)
DEAR READERS, CONTRIBUTORS and STAFF,
Duh Progressive began as a simple hobby of a struggling grad student and political campaigner in 2009. By late 2010 it was no longer a hobby. Since then, and particularly this last year, Duh Progressive has grown immensely in readership and size. What we aim to do and be is best explained in our ABOUT section.
Duh Progressive is rising to be the premier Right-friendly political satire site on the web, and we have so many people to thank who helped in making 2012 the best for us yet. On the end of this amazing year, 2012, and the beginning of 2013, Duh Progressive wishes to thank those who have written, advised, and graphically helped us in producing this great feat of satire and unique political statements.
So, thank you Tim Connor, Eric Owusu, and Republican Party Animals’ Kendra Adams for help with graphics. Thank you comedian John Herr and Matt Braynard for ideas and with input with certain articles. Thank you T.J. Cooney for re-launching the site and "cleaning it up" thus far. Thank you, Cmdr. Tom Garcia for allowing me, Nick Taxia, as a guest on his show, The American Hour, and for his “True Op-Ed” submissions. Thank you talk show host and Townhall columnist Doug Giles and Steve Pauwels, and their website Clash Daily, which has embraced our more edgy brand of satirical perception and expression and counts us among its contributors. And thank you, Michael DeSantis, for giving birth to the whole site in 2008! Without Mike DeSantis, none of this would be possible today.
However we are most, MOST grateful of all to our readers, YOU, who have laughed, steamed, cursed, and spit coffee (or beer) through your noses while reading our articles through 2012. Whether you enjoy the humor and the points we try to make or not, we appreciate your readership and thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making this web site what it has become, and what it will continue to be.
And so, on this eve of the dawning of 2013, we humbly, most respectfully, thank the thousands upon thousands who visited our site throughout last year. We hope to improve our success for you 10-fold in 2013. We will not stop in helping reshape contemporary political discourse and breathing fresh air into the conservative movement. Duh Progressive is not just a satirical news site, it is an experience.
May God Bless you all and grant you a great 2013!
—Sincerely and Lovingly,
Nicholas Taxia and Duh Progressive staff