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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ron Paul in Businessweek

Maria Bartiromo interviews Ron Paul:

Who are your economic advisers?

I don't have any. I read Austrian economics, which I've been doing for 30 years. So my advisers have been [von] Mises and Hayek and Sennholz.

Ron Paul's Stand on Iran, According to the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR)

The Council on Foreign Relations has put up a bio of Ron Paul on its website, purportedly trying to set a negative tone with regards to Ron's statements that the site quoted -- statements that sound as if Ron is for Islamoterrorists conspiring to attack our home soil at any given moment.

This is coming from the CFR:

In a speech before the House in April 2007, Paul (R-TX) criticized what he sees as neoconservative efforts to drum up support for military action against Iran. Paul said that although the country “is hardly a perfect democracy, its system is far superior to most of our Arab allies about which we never complain.” The Texas congressman warned that a war against Iran would be disastrous and dismissed the justifications for military action against Iran as “propaganda,” saying that “Iran doesn’t have a nuke and is nowhere close to getting one, according to the CIA.” Instead, Paul advocates a policy of non-interventionism.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Ron Paul Literature Drop in Des Moine, Iowa

A Backstage Experience with Ron Paul on the Set of the View

This piece by Z. Byron Wolf, who was in the backstage with Ron Paul for his appearance on "The View," is quite compelling and incredible.

Here's an excerpt from ABC News:

Told that a "View" co-host would ask him about China, Paul said, "China? Did something happen overnight in China? I would have guessed they would ask about Iran and the intelligence report," he said.

Paul has long been a critic of the Bush administration's foreign policy. At that moment the president was giving a news conference at which, despite evidence that Iran has abandoned its nuclear weapons program, he would not rule out a military strike against the Islamic country.

Paul considered China and what "The View" women could be preparing to ask him. Something about the dollar and how its weakening? His support for trade relationships? His aversion to economic sanctions? Lead in toys?

Ron Paul Appears on The View

This appeared in the Washington Post's blog today. Here's an excerpt of it:

Backers Anticipate Another Big 'Money-Bomb'

Rep. Ron Paul is poised to outraise the rest of the Republican field this quarter, fueled by his rock star status on the Internet.

As of Monday afternoon, he has clocked in $10.5 million, mostly through the Internet.

Such a showing for the Texas congressman has shocked other campaigns -- not to mention the media. Most spectacular was the $4.3 million Paul raised on Nov. 5. But the dollars have continued to roll in: Last week, following the Republican CNN/YouTube debate in St. Petersburg, Fla., Paul amassed another $531,000 on Nov. 30.

Compare that to former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.), whose shrewd tapping of the online community raised a total of $751,000 online during the whole of November.

Paul's supporters are planning another "money-bomb," as the candidate's one-day fundraisers are called, for Dec. 16, the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which helped spark the American Revolution.

"Dec. 16th is going to be bigger than the Nov. 5th money-bomb," Jim Forsythe, a former Air Force pilot who leads Paul's New Hampshire MeetUp group, predicted.

What has been most impressive about Paul's online popularity is how it is translating to offline, on-the-ground operation. Forsythe helps organize door-to-door canvassing, while Vijay Boyapati is trying to recruit 1,000 volunteers from across the country to help canvass for Paul through OperationLiveFreeorDie.

Boyapati, a 29-year-old engineer, packed his bags and moved to New Hampshire a few weeks ago to create the online initiative after quitting his job at Google.

That's a little nuts, isn't it, The Trail asked him.

"I get that reaction a lot," Boyapati responded. "It's a little freezing out here, I have to admit. But I feel very strongly about helping the campaign."

A newly naturalized American citizen -- Boyapati was born and raised in Australia -- he hadn't heard of Paul until last year. Boyapati said that Paul's message of limited government and, especially, his vote against the war in Iraq,
drew him to the obscure obstetrician-turned-congressman. Boyapati has recruited more than 400 volunteers so far for OperationLiveFreeorDie.

He is also urging the Paulites, Paul's intensely loyal, Web-savvy supporters, to donate $5 on the site on Dec. 5 to help house the 1,000 volunteers across New Hampshire.

Pew Primary Preview Reveals Ron to Be at an All-Time High of 9 Percent in NH

This latest interesting poll showcases Ron at 9 percent in NH, 5 percent in Iowa, and 6 percent in SC.

Government Thugs a.k.a. Police Tase Deaf Man in His Bath Tub

Here's an excerpt of the story:

Hearing Impaired Man Tased by Police

Posted: Dec 3, 2007 10:35 PM

Updated: Dec 5, 2007 12:35 PM
by Michael Schwanke
by Michael Schwanke

(Wichita, KS)

Donnell Williams had just gotten out of the bath tub, wearing only a towel around his waist, when he turned the corner to see guns pointing right at him.

"I ain't never been so scared," says Williams.

Police forced entry into Williams home while responding to a shooting, but it turned out to be a false call. They had no idea at the time the call wasn't real and that Williams is hearing impaired. Without his hearing aid he is basically deaf.

"I kept going to my ear yelling that I was scared. I can't hear! I can't hear!"

Officers were worried about their own safety because at the time it appeared Williams was refusing to obey their commands to show his hands. That's when they shot him with a Taser.

The state's own thugs "were worried about their own safety"? Please don't make me regurgitate!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Sesame Street: "Adults Only" and Not for Children

An Australian newspaper reports that classic episodes of Sesame Street on DVD are now labeled "adult only" because they are not suiting the needs of today's generation of preschool children. The Cookie Monster is viewed as vile and rotten for his promotion of bad habits (like devouring cookies) that may encourage obesity in young children. Alistair Cookie is "smoking a pipe" and "eats" it (horrors!). And the klutzy Mr. Snuffleupagus epitomizes delusional behavior. Oh, and let's not forget that Oscar the Grouch is terrible for children because of his "blatant bad manners and questionable [physical] hygiene."

Here's an excerpt of the piece in question:

The 'tut-tut' police keep us on the street and narrow

Melissa Kent
December 2, 2007

SESAME Street is now brought to you by the letter P and the letter C — for political correctness, that is.

The fun police have slapped an "adults only" warning on a new DVD of classic episodes, which featured a world in which children played in the street, a monster gorged on cookies and a bad-tempered puppet lived in a bin.

The episodes, made between 1969 and 1974, have been released in the US with the caution: "These early Sesame Street episodes are intended for grown-ups and may not suit the needs of today's preschool child."

Topping the list of furry villains is the Cookie Monster, whose penchant for devouring cookies and the odd plate or two is no longer deemed appropriate behaviour for modern children.

His alter ego, Alistair Cookie, host of MonsterPiece Theatre, "modelled the wrong behaviour" by smoking a pipe and eating it, according to Sesame Street producer Carol-Lynn Parente.

Back then, Big Bird's bumbling friend Mr Snuffleupagus was still imaginary, which might encourage "delusion behaviour". And trash-loving Oscar the Grouch has been targetted for his blatant bad manners and questionable hygiene.

"We might not be able to create a character like Oscar today," Parente told The New York Times.

Like the whitewashing of Enid Blyton books, the move has sparked howls of protest and charges of political correctness sucking the fun out of childhood.

Children's book author Andy Griffiths, creator of the popular "Bum" series, said children loved dark, mischievous characters such as those who lived on Sesame Street.

"Kids love seeing their primal desires acted out in the form of things like gluttony or violence, and literature or TV is a place they can safely experience these desires," he said.

"I think it's an entirely healthy and appropriate thing for a children's TV program to be doing."

7-Month-Pregnant Woman Tasered by Cops, Thrown on Ground

And she gets no medical help from the authorities either.

Ron Paul Supporters Taking the Streets of Manchester, New Hampshire

Ron Paul supporters are out on the streets of Manchester, New Hampshire, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

Here's an excerpt of the piece:

Adroit online, Ron Paul backers hit the streets of N.H.
'Paulites' see the first primary state as fertile ground for their candidate's iconoclastic political views.
By Ari Pinkus | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

Manchester, N.H.

They're coming from Miami and Seattle, from the "big sky" state of Montana, and from close to home here in New Hampshire. They're coming to help political iconoclast Ron Paul get elected president – many as campaign first-timers who, characteristically independent, may not even feel obliged to tell the Paul camp what exactly they're planning to do on the candidate's behalf.

The Paulites' push for old-style, on-the-ground politicking in New Hampshire, coming just five weeks before the primary, marks a change for a support network that has always relied on websites and online fundraising. They're here now because they see the Granite State – with its reputation as antitax, anti-big government, and pro-individual freedom – as especially fertile ground for a libertarian-leaning Republican candidate like Mr. Paul.

"New Hampshire is really important because it's the first primary and it sends a message to other states about who's viable and who the leading candidates are. There was all this Internet enthusiasm, but we didn't have enough boots on the ground," says Vijay Boyapati, a Google engineer who recently left the Seattle firm to work on Paul's campaign.

Mr. Boyapati arrived Saturday in Manchester, N.H., to head up a project of his own invention: Operation Live Free or Die, named after the state motto. His aim is to bring 1,000 volunteers to New Hampshire to canvass for Paul. He calculates that if each volunteer, working seven to eight hours a day, meets 100 people daily, then the project can reach out personally to almost all 100,000 residents of Manchester before the Jan. 8 primary.

Then there's Linda Lagana of Merrimack, N.H. Using her graphic-design talent and a small print shop, she has been creating Paul-for-president ads and fliers for months on the cheap. Her materials have ended up in the hands of voters across the state – and are even preferred to official campaign literature. Her highest-profile project so far: designing an advertisement published in USA Today the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Trevor Lyman, an online music promoter, already helped raise $4.2 million for Paul in a one-day Internet event Nov. 5. Two weeks ago he moved from Miami to Manchester, where he lives in a "frat house" with seven bedrooms, he says. He spends his days and nights working on other "money bomb" campaigns for the GOP candidate. At 37, Mr. Lyman plans to cast his first vote ever – for Paul on Jan. 8.

Barry Goldwater, Jr. on Ron Paul

U.S. Police Protect Themselves from a Handcuffed Woman

U.S. Forces "Liberate" A Poor Man's Car

Ron Paul and the Mainstream Media (MSM)

"Two Media Myths of Campaign Coverage Debunked," by Cenk Uygur.

Gulf States May Sever Ties to Dollar

The demonetizing dollar is having a depreciating effect on foreign economies -- an effect that the Fed and its cronies like Greenspan and Bernanke intended and even anticipated.

It has gotten to the point where dependent countries that can't end their reliance on the self-inflating U.S. dollar can't withstand it.

The Huckster: I'm God's Candidate

The Huckster himself thinks the Man Above has chosen him as his candidate for 2008. Here's an excerpt of what was reported on


Mark Karlin, Editor and Publisher,

December 1, 2007

We received a memo from Liberty "Falwell" University on November 30th, signed by Jonathan Falwell, son of the recently deceased Jerry -- and now overseer of the vast Liberty University/Moral Majority corporate empire.

According to Jonathan Falwell, presidential aspirant Mike Huckabee believes that it is God, not himself, who is behind his rise in the polls: "Mr. Huckabee also said that Divine providence was responsible for his recent surge in the polls in Iowa, as he noted that he is the candidate with much less capital firepower than his rivals."

Former Arkansas Governor Huckabee made his comments during a recent visit to the "hallowed" grounds of the Liberty University campus.

Huckabee mightily impressed "Falwell the Second" when he also "identified the 'fanatic religious zealotry' of Islamo-fascism as a 'real threat' that must be confronted to protect the American way of life."

Heck, if you replaced the phrase "Islamo-fascism" with "Christian fundamentalism" you would arrive at the same threat to American society!

Can we say.....loopy?

Ron Paul Supporters Take No Warmongering Crap

Neo-con loser and twit Jim Gilmore has a surprise on his plate, waiting for him.

Welcome Back, Don Imus

Imus is now back on the air on WABC, other radio stations, and even satellite TV. The great thing is that he said, "Nothing has changed: Cheney is still a war criminal, and Hillary is still Satan."

GOP Party Hacks Still Lying About Ron Paul Supporters

The funny thing is, there were no Ron Paul supporters being bused to the Virginia strawpoll. That's because that putrid tactic is only carried out by the Romney and Giuliani sycophants.

Bow Down to Me, (You) Insect

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Ron Paul Revolution Changing America?'s very own Michael Scherer on the Ron Paul Revolutionaries converging in Manchester, New Hampshire from all over the country.

Ron Paul Appearing in Manchester, New Hampshire

The New Ron Paul Movie

Here's the new one-hour, 17-minute video on Ron that's now available to watch at Google Video. It's quite good, to be honest.

Here it is:

Big Brother to Voters: 'Don't Vote for Ron Paul'

Big Brother is reaching out to the voters, urging them not to throw their vote to Ron.

Here's the video to prove it:

'Christmas in Fallujah'

Check out this video showcasing Cass Dillon performing his great -- not to mention incredible -- anti-war song as a Christmas treat for the troops in Fallujah. Listen carefully to the chorus though:

Ron Paul: A Grand Slam

Ron's interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN:

The Reading of the Votes, Virginia Straw Poll on December 1, 2007

The Ron Paul Revolution in full swing, as shown in this clip.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Ron Paul and John McCain Tie in New Iowa Poll

According to the Des Moines Register, Ron and McCain tie at 7 percent in the newly-posted Iowa poll:

Huckabee: 29%
Romney: 24%
Giuliani: 13%
Thompson: 9%
Ron Paul: 7%
McCain: 7%
Tancredo: 6%
Hunter: 1%

(Hat tip to Eric Garris for this on Lew's blog.)

Ron Paul = The Peace President

Ron Paul, the only pro-peace Republican president!

Five for Freedom Project in New Hampshire

Five for Freedom!

Lew Rockwell Revolution