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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ron Paul's One Million Votes for Liberty

Third Party Watch reports that Ron Paul has received a million votes for liberty.

Here's an excerpt of the story from TPW:

Ron Paul finished third in the Indiana and North Carolina primaries tonight, but it looks like those showings of 8% and 7% respectively will be enough to push him past the one million vote mark.

As of this moment, Paul has added 60,757 votes to his total… with 15% of the votes still to be counted in each state. Dave Leip’s Atlas of Election Results shows Ron Paul with 990,043 primary votes and another 44,003 caucus votes… well over one million. By the time every vote is counted tonight, Paul will probably top a million primary votes without even considering caucuses in the equation.

Murray Sabrin to John McCain: Stop Talking About The War, Please?

U.S. Senate candidate Murray Sabrin (R-NJ)(who is running as a "Ron Paul Republican" candidate and has been endorsed by Ron Paul) offers some free advice to GOP presidential candidate John McCain about the war in Iraq. (See Murray's video here and the text of the video here.)

Ron Paul: 'Power to the Jury!"

UPDATE: There are three other parts to this intriguing show, which can be found here.

The Death of the Newspaper

It was recently pointed out that a large number of people are allowing their newspaper subscriptions expire rather than calling up the offices of their paper. Newspapers are now the province of the old, and the trend is showing that newspaper circulations continue to plummet unabated.

This excerpt of a latest piece from the Editors & Publishers pretty much sums up what's happening in the print media industry by noting how newspaper circulations have been faring over the years:

The following circulation compares the new data to the same period a year ago. Daily circulation is the Monday-through-Friday average.

-- The New York Times lost more than 150,000 copies on Sunday. Circulation on that day fell a whopping 9.2% to 1,476,400. The paper's daily circulation declined 3.8% to 1,077,256.

According to New York Times spokeswoman Diane McNulty, the company had budgeted for the declines in Sunday and daily circulation. Two-thirds of the Sunday loss stemmed from the elimination of bonus days and third-party bulk copies. Also: the paper had a single copy and home delivery price increase in July. The paper also focused on growing "highly profitable circulation," she noted.

-- At The Washington Post, daily circulation decreased 3.5% to 673,180 and Sunday dropped 4.3% to 890,163.

-- Meanwhile, daily circulation at The Wall Street Journal grew a fraction of a percent, up 0.3% to 2,069,463 copies. At USA Today, circulation inched up 0.27%* to 2,284,219. (Correction: the original version of this story said USA Today's daily circulation was up 2.7%.)

-- The New York Post lost over 3% daily and more than 8% on Sunday.

-- Daily circulation at The Orange County Register plunged 11.9% to 250,724 and Sunday fell 5.3% to 311,982.

-- In Los Angeles, the Times lost more than 40,000 daily copies. Daily circulation there was down 5.1% to 773,884. Sunday declined 6.0% to 1,101,981.

-- The San Francisco Chronicle reported that daily circulation dropped 4.2% to 370,345, while Sunday dropped 3.0% to 424,603.

-- The Boston Globe's daily circulation fell 8.3% to 350,605. Sunday declined 6.4% to 525,959.

-- The Miami Herald reported daily circulation lost more than 11% with 240,223 copies while Sunday dropped 9% to 311,245.

-- Daily circulation at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution declined 8.5% to 326,907 while Sunday fell 5.0% to 497,149.

How I Spent My Stimulus Check

A recipient of Bush's "wonderful" economic stimulus check notes how he spent his check:

'I bought 41 copies of "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul. We need a man with sound monetary policies in office to prevent things such as this 'stimulus check' from happening again; stimulate my ass!'

The New War on the Amish and Illegal Dairy

If this isn't the Poster Boy for Idiotic Government Interventions, I don't know what is. Check this out:

It's the milk spill that crossed state lines.

Brooklyn raw milk enthusiasts are crying over the loss of their supplier - a horse and buggy-driving Amish farmer from Pennsylvania.

Mark Nolt of New Line, Pa., was arrested and shut down last Friday for selling the contraband.

'Oh God. My heart is pounding. I can't believe what a God---- police state this is,' said one Brooklyn customer who made monthly pickups of raw dairy products from Nolt that the farmer had dropped off in Manhattan by workers.

'I gave him $100 last week for a huge delivery of stuff, including raw cream that I planned on using to make cream puffs,' she said.

The Brooklyn outcry came after six Pennsylvania state troopers raided Nolt's farm and confiscated his illegal dairy.

'They swooped in on Friday morning like a bunch of Vikings, handcuffed me and stole $30,000 worth of my milk, cheese and butter,' Nolt told the Daily News.

Nolt is a devout Mennonite who sells raw dairy products at his farm and has them transported by truck to customers in Delaware and across New York City, where the raw goods are illegal.

It is a violation of federal law to transport raw milk across state lines with the intent to sell it for consumption. Nolt was arrested for not having a permit to sell the goods in Pennsylvania, where they are allowed.

He said he was working on the farm with his wife and 10 children when the agents cuffed him on charges of selling the contraband to an undercover officer.

'The government doesn't have the right to dictate what I eat, and never will,' said an unrepentant Nolt.

Jesse Benton: Ron Paul Is Still Running

Ron Paul's top communications director Jesse Benton tells the Washington Post that that Ron Paul is not out of the presidential race yet, because his revolution is changing the face of the GOP and the nation.

Here's an excerpt for those who are interested:

As the Democratic presidential candidates held pre-primary rallies yesterday in Indiana and North Carolina, and presumptive Republican nominee John McCain spoke to the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, another major-party presidential candidate continued his own quest for nomination, headlining a 'Freedom Rally' on a Fort Wayne, Ind., university campus.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) told supporters in early March, through a Web video, that he knew he was no longer in the running for the presidency, and aides said his campaign would be 'winding down.' But it turns out Paul never stopped running for president.

'He put out a video in which he said victory in the conventional sense was not available to us, but there was still much the campaign could try to accomplish,' Ron Paul 2008 spokesman Jesse Benton said yesterday. 'People in the press reported that as him dropping out when he was not dropping out.'

Paul's campaign has shrunk from a high of more than 150 staffers before Super Tuesday on Feb. 5 to around 15, according to Benton, and his record-breaking Internet fundraising operation has turned off its online ticker. But with more than $4 million in cash on hand, his campaign says there is no good reason to stop.

He is still racking up votes, for one thing, having garnered 16 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania's Republican primary on April 22. And his supporters are still active at the grass-roots level: GOP officials abruptly canceled the Nevada state convention when it became clear that Paul's backers outnumbered those for McCain and stood ready to take control of the delegate process.

Paul's campaign hopes to turn such support into upward of 50 delegates for the party's national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul in September, where he is gunning for a speaking slot.

There's also the matter of Paul's book. 'The Revolution: A Manifesto' hit stores on April 30. His campaign is prohibited from selling it, but a continued presence on the speaking circuit is sure to stoke sales. (The book debuted at No. 1 on's 'Hot New Releases in Books.')