Thursday, April 24, 2008

Institutionalized Revolution and My Balance Sheet

I see that David Gay, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in central New York State, the 25th District, has been endorsed by the author of next week’s release, The Revolution: A Manifesto.  The libertarian “Love Revolution” lives on in the fired-up next generation of political candidates, which is good.  In the end, much as one might dislike politicians as a class, only liberty-loving legislator-zealots — as opposed to politicians excited about spending public money and issuing edicts — can likely stave off society’s collapse.

And speaking of endorsements, I was pleased to see that the very site you’re reading now was called “one of the best blogs in existence” by American Spectator’s Shawn Macomber, a great blogger himself.  I at least strive to be one of the most interesting Seaveys with a blog, though I have some competition from this girl, for instance, probably a distant relative — or possibly just an abstract construct.

But getting back to politics: I’m leaning Bob Barr, but I must say that if McCain keeps doing things as free-market and gutsy as telling dying steel towns that what they and the world need is more free trade, not less, a Barr protest vote might just prove unnecessary.  Not there yet, though, Sen. McCain.  I love the fact that experts are saying McCain’s proposed new round of tax cuts would require massive, unprecedented cuts in the federal budget — always good — but unless he starts naming superfluous government departments, I will not yet believe those cuts (rather than more Bush-style deficit spending) are really on the way.

Speaking of paying one’s debts, a friend of mine still “owes” me a gift copy of a first edition Atlas Shrugged, and I believe there’s a friend of Derek Rose out there to whom, shall we say, I owed $20 in the event of the GOP losing both houses of Congress in 2006, but I haven’t seen him since.  The ex who unwisely bet me that (Republican) Don Johnson had extremely long, wavy hair like Fabio has largely squared things with me, though.


jenny said...

katie seavey beats you in the exclamation-point-to-total-words ratio, hands down. at this point in the space-time continuum, she’s a high school cheerleader. who knows what she’ll be writing in 20 years?

E5 said...

for some reason I was reminded of the following joke:

A marine biologist developed a race of genetically engineered dolphins that could live forever if they were fed a steady diet of seagulls. One day, his supply of the birds ran out so he had to go out and trap some more. On the way back, he spied two lions asleep on the road. Afraid to wake them, he gingerly stepped over them. Immediately, he was arrested and charged with transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises.

yeah… I got more if you want ‘em.

David Gay said...

Thanks for mentioning me!

I see you call your blog “conservatism for punks”

Interesting enough, the first article about me in my local paper said “Punk Rocker Set To Rock GOP” … Referring to my punk rock band.

Todd Seavey said...

Another option: “Crash Martinez to Crash GOP.”