My numbers have been pretty good lately in fact July has been my 2nd best month of all time (still an outside chance of passing my best) but I didn’t expect to me nominated for “Most Influential Blogger” by the Lonely Conservative.
In fairness the Lonely Conservative nominated a bunch of blogs and I was one of them so it’s a little different that in sounds, still it’s nice to be on the list.
But that nomination must mean something because for the first time evah the Breitbart Unmasked site decided to start talking about me.
— BreitbartUnmasked (@BreitbartUnmask) July 29, 2013
While like any good Sicilian I have nothing to say concerning their statement one way or the other I do understand that under the rules of the nomination I have questions I need to answer: Answers in Green italics
1. Why did you start a political blog and when?
The company I worked for folded and I was doing some technical/free speech blogging for them but naturally couldn’t talk about politics. Once that ended I figured I’d start my own blog and talk about the things that I was interested in, namely politics & religion.
2. If President Obama invited you to a beer summit, would you attend?
Of course, he is the president & one must respect the office, not a big beer guy through.
3. Do you think there is any hope of restoring the United States to a constitutional republic in your lifetime?
We never stopped being a constitutional republic, we’re just not doing it very well right now.
4. If you could visit one nation you have never visited before, what nation would that be?
Italy, it would have been England but if Pam Geller isn’t good enough for them, then not interested.
5. Do you have a job that isn’t connected to blogging? If so, what is your occupation?
No this is actually how I make my living provided the readers are willing to pay me. So far so good.
6. What book has influenced your life (other than the Bible or Torah) and describe how?
The Golden Book Encyclopedias. My parents had a set and I used to read them cover to cover. It gave me a curiosity about everything.
7. How do you like to spend your time when you aren’t blogging or working?
I’m a big Doctor Who fan & a tactical board gamer, Pinball fan. I love classic TV and I never get sick of a chat but frankly while I’m interested in everything, I find a great pleasure just being home.
Per the requirements of the award I have to nominate another blog. since the award is “Most Influential Blogger” singular it will have to be one person.
I am going to automatically exclude “instapundit” because he would win the award by fiat but thinking on the subject I have to say Atlas Shrugs. What other site was able to stop a project in NY and be so hated by radicals that they would cause someone to be banned from an entire country.
As per the rules there are seven questions but nowhere in the rules does it say they have to be listed here so I will include them in my e-mail to Pam