Denver Post eLetter
Letter-writer Ellyn Hilliard bemoans the dearth of qualified presidential candidates, but suggests Republican unknown Ron Paul as the only one who “makes any sense.” Paul’s delivery and Libertarian views might appear refreshing to one accustomed to Washington doubletalk, but he has a serious and genuine flaw: He hasn’t left the Republican Party. Ron Paul has chosen to stand behind this administration’s countless failures. His complicity reveals his true motives.
Paul Trantow, Littleton
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Denver Post eLetter
Friday, October 19, 2007
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.
Harry S. Truman
You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now.
Harry S. Truman
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
Harry S. Truman
It kinda gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling in my stomach. The big picture just got bigger.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Betsy DeVall stopped her car on some train tracks. Unfortunately, a train was coming, and Ms. DeVall seemed oblivious to that. There she is with the police officer.
So Greer Police Officer Marcus O'Shields had to pull the woman from her car, which was then destroyed by the oncoming train. Obviously, Officer O'Shields is a patriot. And we suspect Ms. DeVall is a pinhead. Just sitting there on the tracks.
But so is Congressman Ron Paul, who said this.
REP. RON PAUL (R-TX), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: How often should I go on the Bill O'Reilly show? You know, I don't care what the questions are, but just let me give an answer. The last time I was on the O'Reilly show I started mentioning something about history. "We don't want to hear about any history."
O'Reilly - "What the congressman said was true."
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I've seen it thrown about that Ron Paul Meetup members are planning a $100 donation on November 5th. It was recently reported that less than 3% of donors to Ron Paul are maxed out, so that leaves a lot of room for growth.
Let's say that there are 40,000 unique and loyal Ron Paul Meetup members. If 25% of them meet the $100 donation request on November 5th then they will raise Ron Paul $1,000,000 in a single day. Impressive, and I'd say that's a conservative estimate of what could happen.
Remember, I'm only counting Internet donations from Ron Paul Meetup members. Ron Paul has much more support than just Meetup groups. He got nearly a half-million votes in 1988. Something tells me that a majority of those people are still alive and most of them will vote for Ron Paul. I don't participate in Meetups and I'll most likely donate for my first time on that day. So will many others.
I can already see the hater headlines in early November claiming that the Ron Paul campaign is falling flat because of a monthly fundraising goal that fell a million short. Boom! Remember, remember the Fifth of November.
I would go so far as to say that Ron Paul has the Deist vote wrapped up. That's not saying a whole lot, as there are many more Jews in America than Deists, but we comprise a solid and powerful group of voters. The Constitution is largely based on principles which Deists live by. Take the following excerpt from the Deism.com website for example:
- What's Deism's answer to all the evil in the world? Much of the evil in the world could be overcome or removed if humanity had embraced our God-given reason from our earliest evolutionary stages. After all, all the laws of nature that we've discovered and learned to use to our advantage that make everything from computers to medicine to space travel realities, have existed eternally. But we've decided we'd rather live in superstition and fear instead of learning and gaining knowledge. It's much more soothing to believe we're not responsible for our own actions than to actually do the hard work required for success.
Sound familiar? It sounds like the basic philosophy for a free-market economy and a non-interventionalist foreign policy if you ask me. I don't agree with everything that the Deism website has to say but if you'll look around to get a grasp of what Deism is all about you'll see fairly quickly that it is a "religion" which is almost exactly in tune with the message of Ron Paul and our Founding Fathers.
I'm not trying to promote Deism to anyone. I'm just saying that Ron Paul is very likely to get almost all Deist votes. He is the presidential candidate who uses logic and reason when he governs the people.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Ron Paul Campaign to Hold Press Conference Tomorrow
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In light of the information obtained from yesterday’s third-quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission, the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign will hold a press conference tomorrow to discuss the finances of Dr. Paul and the other three top-tier candidates.
Who: The Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign
What: Breakdown of GOP presidential fundraising
When: Wednesday, October 17th, 10:00 am
Where: Zenger Room, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 15, 2007
What is a Paulista? In real life it's someone from Sao Paulo, Brazil. In political forums on the Internet it's a lame term used by people to try and make Ron Paul and his supporters sound foreign and dangerous. As you can see here, some RP fans actually covet the label of Paulista. Alternative: Paulenista.
What is a Paultard? A Paultard is a Ron Paul supporter who uses logic to counter the illogical criticisms and defamation spewed forth by certain elements in the mainstream and alternative media. It's hard to find a Ron Paul hit piece that isn't full of logical fallacies. If you point the fallacies out to the author then you'll be labeled a Paultard and probably have your IP banned from posting again.
What is a Ron Paul Troofer? A Ron Paul Troofer is a supporter of Ron Paul who uses the term '9/11' in a sentence or on a sign. Only Rudy Giuliani and George Bush are allowed to say '9/11' in public. Rosie O'Donnell tried and she hasn't been seen in public since.
What is a Paulthead? A Paulthead is a supporter of Ron Paul who likes that Dr. Paul would end the very profitable and very unconstitutional War on Drugs. A Paulthead may or may not smoke marijuana but that minor detail will not stop the haters from applying the label. OK, so they haven't exactly applied the Paulthead label yet. I just made it up.
What is a hot air Paulloon? A hot air Paullon is a hit piece put out by fake conservatives at sites like LittleGreenFootballs and HotAir. Hot air Paulloons are magnets for Paultards. How dare a Paultard point out that dropping bombs around the world while creating huge amounts of government oppression and waste are not exactly conservative traits. Many Paultheads are of the impression that hot air Paulloons from LittleGreenFootballs and HotAir are meant for comedy. Nobody can really be that scared of Muslims.
There are a few other terms you might see thrown about by the logically-challenged. Paulite is a relatively harmless example that I've come to use in my own descriptions. It's better than McCainiacs. Speaking of, I think those creatures are about extinct. What other supporter nicknames are out there? Hucksters? Umm. Mitt's Harem? Nah. Johnmunists? Maybe. C.F.R.edheads? Sure why not. Obamanations? Obamanible Multi-colored Snowpersons? Billary's Shills? Yawn. Ghoolianis? Nope. Duncan Hunter's family and close friends? I'll cut him some slack. I haven't seen his supporters out and about talking smack. Come to think of it, I haven't seen his supporters anywhere. Maybe they are building that fence. Sorry dude. I guess my point is that at least people have nicknames for supporters of Ron Paul. At least Ron Paul has visible public support. Sticks and stones...
Obama fans, don't take it personal. I haven't seen many of you actively dissing Ron Paul and so far have the impression that your large Internet crowd is, for the most part, fighting fair. You have your own battle to wage against Hillary so I can't imagine your all that worried about Ron Paul. Ron Paul versus Barack Obama in the general election would be a much different story than Paul versus Clinton. Ron Paul would still win. Neener, neener.
What can I say. A guy has to have a bit of fun once in awhile, even if nobody else gets it. We all take this stuff a bit too seriously sometimes. Even GW has a sense of humor about it all, sick as it may be.
The Greater Houston Partnership is sponsoring a bipartisan presidential forum on Nov. 13 to address energy and environmental issues. Several candidates are reportedly going to attend. Ron Paul was initially not invited but event organizers are considering extending an invitation to Paul and Mike Huckabee.
(Chron) - The organizers initially invited eight candidates: Sen. Clinton of New York, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson; and Republican former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee, and Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
Spokesmen for the Giuliani, Richardson, Romney and Thompson campaigns said their candidates had made no commitments beyond this weekend.
McDaniel said the organizers limited the invitation list to those candidates who, two or three months ago, appeared to be in the top tier of contenders.
That selection process proved a bit awkward, since Rep. Ron Paul, R-Lake Jackson, is a member of the Houston area delegation but was not invited.
Now organizers are considering opening up the invitation list to include Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on the Republican side, as well as Democratic senators Joe Biden and Chris Dodd.
Ron Paul is the real Republican candidate in the race for president. Look at his record and then look at the statement below from the Washington Post article.
--A series of essays in the volume "The Future of Conservatism," edited by Charles W. Dunn, examines the strains inside the GOP in the post-Reagan era. The Republican coalition, like all successful major party coalitions, is inherently fractious and potentially unstable.
The scholars who contributed to the volume examine what contributed to the success of the party, particularly under Ronald Reagan, and what its future may hold. Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, identifies five wings of the modern conservative movement: neoconservatives, libertarians, midwestern conservatives, traditionalists and religious conservatives.--
Ron Paul appeals to all of those except perhaps a wing of the neoconservative and religious movement which likes to use our easy money and our military for their own ideological beliefs and personal gain. This race is Ron Paul's to win. Ron Paul is a better Republican than all other participating candidates. Heck, Ron Paul is a better Democrat than all of the other participating Democratic candidates. Both parties have gone astray in a very bad way.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Check out this post from Leisure With Dignity which sums up the difference between Barack Obama and Ron Paul on the matter of health care. The big versus small mentality of each candidate extends far beyond the health care issue, but this is a promising sign that at least some folks outside of the Paul camp are opening their eyes to a different way of seeing things. I wish the blogger would reconsider the final statement of the post because Ron Paul does not govern in a way that restricts religious freedoms at all. I am a Deist for Ron Paul. If his ideology hindered my freedom to believe what I want to believe and act accordingly then I wouldn't be supporting him.
(AP) — House Democratic leaders said Sunday they were working to gather votes to override a veto on a popular children's health program, but pledged to find a way to cover millions without insurance should their effort fail.
"Isn't that sad for America's children?" said Pelosi, D-Calif., when asked about the GOP's assurances the override vote will fail. "It doesn't mean we aren't working hard throughout the country: governors, mayors, people who deal with children on a regular basis.
"We'll try very hard to override it. But one thing's for sure: We won't rest until those 10 million children have health care," she said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
Affordable health care is the answer, not health insurance every child who doesn't have it. I don't want my kid on government welfare health care. I just want insurance companies, drug companies and my own government to stop making the prices skyrocket. These politicians like Pelosi and Hoyer are eloquently lying to the public as to the true intentions of the program. Please vote for Ron Paul. He's the only one who gets it.