Those “effing” Libertarian Party media guys

Today’s NewStatesman reports:

Much loved ‘swear blogger’ and former UKIP member Chris Mounsey is Director of Communications for the newly-formed UK Libertarian Party. Let’s hope the new job doesn’t temper his colourful language.

Speaking as a recent former Director of Communications for the U.S. Libertarian Party, congratulations and welcome aboard. Next time both of us are in the same city, I’ll buy the first round.

With regards to swear blogging on the job, the only advice I can offer follows:

1) I’ve been accused of cursing like a sailor before.

2) Most of my political reporter friends curse like drunken sailors.

3) I don’t believe I’ve ever been quoted in the mainstream media using profanity—as much as I would have enjoyed it in a few random (and not-quite-so-random) political situations.

As an aside, the Libertarian Party Media Coordinator’s Facebook account reads Andrew “Effing” Davis, a tag which has been around at least since his college days. I’ve probably received at least five f-bomb laden e-mails in the last day or two from an LP campaign media coordinator with whom I’ve often worked.

Perhaps there’s something in the effing water we Libertarian communications guys drink.

17 Responses to “Those “effing” Libertarian Party media guys”

  1. Susan Hogarth Says:

    Profanity is a sort of language spice - and good writers, like good cooks, use such colorful additives with great care.

  2. timothy west Says:

    lets hope they dont repeat the same mistakes the US party has made about 30 times and dont play the “I’m a goddamned effing real libertarian and you’re not so get out” game.

  3. Sherlock Holmes Says:

    Better than the “I’m a goddamned effing real libertarian and you’re not so I’ll get out” game.

  4. timothy west Says:

    Not so. One requires force and the other does not.

    to thy oath be true.

  5. Jeff Wartman Says:

    lets hope they dont repeat the same mistakes the US party has made about 30 times and dont play the “I’m a goddamned effing real libertarian and you’re not so get out” game.

    Took the words right out of my mouth.

  6. Sherlock Holmes Says:

    So, admitting people who openly believe in the initiation of force into an organization avowed against allowing that is mandatory?

  7. timothy west Says:

    I’m not going to engage you in word games Sherlock. I no longer have a dog in the fight as you well know. If I got something to say, I say it and move along. I’m just a mildly interested observer now.

    Do whatever the fuck you want to do…about anything.

  8. Sherlock Holmes Says:

    No games. You had a point you wanted to make. I was just trying to understand what it was.

    If you won’t explain it to me, I guess I’ll have to live with not knowing.

  9. NewFederalist Says:

    Whatever… who gives a flying F***!

  10. Robert Milnes Says:

    Steve, just happens to be a study in the news today about pharmaceuticals in drinking water!

  11. disinter Says:

    Fuck, shit, cunt, piss, cock, asshole, shitface, assbag, god damn motherfuckers….

  12. Jeff Wartman Says:

    So, admitting people who openly believe in the initiation of force into an organization avowed against allowing that is mandatory?

    Not even close to the point.

  13. Prolifer Says:

    I once saw a sign in a business that said “Profanity is ignorance made audible.” Sounds like there are a lot of ignorant people here.

  14. Thomas L. Knapp Says:

    I once saw a sign that said “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service.” And it was true—the place didn’t sell shirts or shoes, and the service was non-existent.

    Selah.

  15. Dave Williams Says:

    Fuckin’ Aye…I’m one ignort som beotch!!

  16. Devil's Kitchen Says:

    I was as surprised as anyone that I was on the New Statesman blog; they’re generally a bunch of bloody Lefties…

    DK

  17. Sherlock Holmes Says:

    Jeff,

    Feel free to explain what you think Tim’s point is then.

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