Monday, July 29, 2013

Most Influential Blog Awards – Rules And Nominations

Influential? Yikes! Chris Wysocki over at Pretty Fly for a Jersey Guy thinks so! And he’s way cooler than I, so yeah, maybe I am!

There’s an award badge:

There is no voting, no stuffing the ballot box, no campaigning. It’s just a way to bring recognition to other blogs and bloggers that are out there.

Which means, as Ed McMahon used to say, I already may a winner!

Here are the rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you

3. Answer 7 questions decided up by your nominator

4. Nominate ( no limit of nominations ) other bloggers for this award and link back to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the award requirements.

That's it! Piece of toast!

Here are Chris' seven questions:

1. Why did you start a political blog, and when?

I got my feet wet blogging over at Say Anything. I got better at it and being the independent sort of fellow, decided that I needed a place to express myself unfettered by anything other than my own high standards. Plus, 2008 was an election year and you'll never guess how horrible a candidate both parties ended up nominating! I had some small opinion on the matter.

2. If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be?

C.S.Lewis. He was a man of letters, a man of faith, and a man of wisdom who had to deal great sorrow and great joy in his lifetime. I think it would make for a very pleasant evening.

3. Do you think there is any hope of restoring the United States to a constitutional republic in your lifetime?

Gosh, I'd like to think so, but I'm not overly optimistic.
4. If you could choose one state for Conservatives to “take over” and reshape into a vision of America congruent with Constitutional / Conservative principles, what state would you choose and why?

California would be nice. A large scale economy and Mediterranean style weather...we'd have an awful lot of liberals to kick out, though! Realistically, we'd have a better shot at Idaho.

5. If you could retire anywhere, on or off the planet Earth, where would it be?

This is a tough one. I love the mountains and I love the beach. One is as good as the other. To me, I believe it is a matter of the companion(s) one is with rather than real estate.

6. What book has influenced your life (other than the Bible or Torah) and describe how?

So many books, so many authors...hard to choose just one. My bibliography was quite eclectic and broad.

7. iPhone, Droid, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone?

I have an iphone for work, a droid for personal use. I like both but have to give the edge to the iphone.

Now, I have some nominations of my own to make and questions to dream up. In no particular order:

Donald Douglas of American Power

Randy of Randy's Roundtable

Odie of Woodsterman fame

Curmudgeon of Political Clown Parade (who picked the wrong time to leave town!)

The Reaganite Republican

William Teach of Pirate's Cove

John of Sentry Journal

1. What do you like most about me? (Just seeing if you were paying attention!)

The real #1. Education is important if we are going to preserve the Republic past this generation. Do you think home schooling or private schools better prepare the next generation for life?

2. Boxers, briefs, thong or commando? (Hey! Gotta keep this from getting too heavy! You should have seen my first list of questions!)

3. What was the best thing you've ever written and why?

4. What was the most popular thing you've ever written? (Not necessarily the same as #3)

5. What's your favorite book or movie and why?

6. How old were you when you realized that government was not the solution?

7. If you could change any law or practice in the USA, what would it be and why?

Easy as rolling off a log...or a web log... This is like the worst game of tag ever! Heh.


  1. Look at that! Odie has now been tagged THREE times! Once by me, once by Mr. AOW, and once by you. LOL.

    1. I just wanted to make sure he wasn't left out. You know how cranky he can get! Heh. One drawback to the effort is you can't see all the previous nominees. But, as they say, it's an honor just to be nominated!

  2. I like your 7 questions! I'd add 2a though, "do you use 'the window?'" LOL

    1. You should have seen my first seven questions. They were begging for doctoral dissertations. Please hand in your seven volume answers to the proctor at the end of the hour!

  3. You has a badge?!! Kool.....

  4. You two talking about me again. Third times the charm huh. Thank you for thinking of me in this way. I'll do my best to live up to your expectations.

    1. Anything to keep you from talking about yourself in the third person, Odie! Heh.

  5. Thank you kindly, sir

    And I have to say that header is simply gorgeous, you've outdone yourself with this one

    1. You're welcome! I borrowed that particular shot from the aircraft aficionados over at Chant du Départ


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