Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Ron Paul needs to change his name. Then he'd have a ready-made theme song.

In response to the problems being posed by piracy, Paul is apparently suggesting that the US government issue letters of marque, commissioning privateers to go and take out the pirates.

Stan Rogers, in perhaps his best known song, Barrett's Privateers, addressed this issue. Of course, as a theme song it would suck: it tells of a crippled privateer,
"now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier, the last of Barrett's privateers".

Still, sometimes any anthem is better than none. So, here's to Ron Paul becoming Ron Barrett.

Yours, privately,


awareness said...

Gee, that song has been haunting me too! ;)

Cornish Dreamer said...

Would that be moving forwards or backwards in terms of civilisation?!