Ron Paul's 2012 campaign implicated in bribery scandal.
On the eve of the 2012 Republican Iowa Caucuses, US Rep. Michele Bachmann
alleged that Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson informed her that he had switched his support to Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign after being promised a large sum of money
. Ron Paul personally denied these claims
, but emails and documents were recently leaked
, with proposals for the Ron Paul campaign to pay up to $208,000
to Sorenson, his staffers, and his PAC. More damning, a recorded phone call has been released
, in which Sorenson admits to being bribed, and implicates Jesse Benton
, Ron Paul's former campaign manager, 2010 campaign manager for Rand Paul, and now, the manager of Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's 2014 campaign
"In the Sumerian religions, once one dies and enters the underworld, one cannot leave without finding another to take their place. Ron Paul leads an ideology that calls for a retrieval of the past. The only way to bring the past and its people back is an immense sacrifice, 350,000,000. Ron Paul’s followers are willing and grateful to be sacrificed, not only because they love him and believe in him, but because they know, that like the sun and wind god Nergal in the Sumerian religion, who entered the underworld and seduced Ereshkigal, he will enter the underworld and bring all of his loyal followers back to life, eternally. " Ron Paul Funeral City
(Slightly NSFW, SL-TMBLR). [more inside]
Planning of Municipal Bus Line 11A Three Weeks Into the First Ron Paul Administration.
"Stop 3: Union Street to Walk Hill Street –
It depends on your definition of “impassible.” Since the Postal Service was disbanded and PCP was legalized on the same day, roving bands of rival mail carriers seem to behead each other a lot in this area. I guess I’m saying it depends on any given driver’s tolerance for driving around severed heads." [more inside]
On April 24 2002, Ron Paul made an address to the House on his predictions on the results of US domestic and foreign policies
, ending with "I have no timetable for these predictions, but just in case, keep them around and look at them in five to ten years. Let's hope and pray I am wrong on all counts. If so, I will be very pleased."
Spoiler: he is probably not pleased.
. Drag superstar RuPaul (whose reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race
" returns later this month) has enjoyed piles of free publicity thanks to name association with presidential canditate Ron Paul
(NY Times). [more inside]
Progressives and the Ron Paul fallacies
: Ron Paul’s candidacy is a mirror held up in front of the face of America’s Democratic Party and its progressive wing, and the image that is reflected is an ugly one; more to the point, it’s one they do not want to see because it so violently conflicts with their desired self-perception. [more inside]
, Michele Bachmann
, Robin Vos
, Karl Rove
, Joe Moore
, Ron Paul
, Scott Serota
, Newt Gingrich
, Rahm Emanuel
, Eric Cantor
, and, today, Barack Obama
Rep. Michelle Bachmann has won
the Ames Straw Poll
. Rep. Ron Paul came in a close second. This poll, though undemocratic
, has a fairly good predictive track record
. Since 1979, the winner or runner up has gone on to win the Iowa caucuses each time. [more inside]
[MLYT] Reddit has been hosting some interesting and quite candid interviews with prominent public figures recently. Today they posted their session with Dennis Kucinich
. Previously: Barney Frank
, Ron Paul
, and Mike Rowe
(host of Dirty Jobs on Discovery). All questions created and voted on by the community.
Ron Paul Singles
Welcome to Ron Paul Singles, the online dating community for freedom-loving individuals.We're here for single men and women who want to make a connection with those who share the values of liberty, honesty and limited constitutional government.
We already talked
(self-link, sorta) about Zeitgeist: The Movie
. Its author, Peter Joseph, recently released Zeitgeist: Addendum
. (beware: last two links are two hour movies) This time, it’s about money and debt, scarcity and resources. The first, financial part may look like an extended Ron Paul
ad, but then there’s a sudden turn towards resource-based utopian techno-communalism, and an endorsement for The Venus project
. It seems to me like "Kropotkinian anarchism meets The Matrix". In these rough times
, is it time for a big leap? [Also announced: The Zeitgeist Movement
, still not active]
Lew Rockwell Dunnit
- in interviews with Reason
, a half-dozen longtime libertarian activists—including some still close to Paul—all named the same man as responsible for writing Ron Paul's newsletters containing inflammatory rhetoric under his name: Llewellyn Rockwell, Jr
. [more inside]
Angry White Man.
The New Republic examines the archives of Ron Paul's newsletters.
, the US House passed the SAFE Act
. No, not that one
. Points of note:
- If signed into law, the SAFE Act will require people offering WiFi at their cafe, library, or even allowing their neighbours to use it, who notice that someone appears to have viewed certain dirty cartoons
, or pictures of fully-clothed children looking sexy, to immediately make a comprehensive report to John Walsh's CyberTipLine
, and retain the images, or face a fine of up to $150,000.
- ISPs or email services have the same obligations, and must store all data relating to the user's account, to be handed over to the authorities.
- The Democrats rushed the legislation through using a mechanism intended for non-controversial legislation. There was no hearing or committee vote. The legislation changed significantly before the vote and was not available for public review.
- The bill passed 409-2
. Opposed were Paul Broun (R-Georgia) and Ron Paul (R-Texas). The Senate is next, so consider telling them what you think
Secret Service and FBI raid Liberty Mint, arguments of counterfeiting versus constitutional right to commerce ensue!
I caught this on NPR
this morning. It seems the US Mint
doesn't like alternative currencies circulating within the US. The organization
in question wants to abolish the Federal Reserve and the US mint and claims that both are the cause for the excessive inflation. [more inside]
When Ron Paul email spam
started hitting inboxes in late October, UAB Computer Forensics
Directory Gary Warner published findings on the spam's textual patterns
and the illicit botnet used to spread it
-- findings which were picked up by media outlets and tech websites like Salon
, Ars Technica
, and Wired Magazine's "Threat Level" blog
, the latter in a set of followup posts by writer Sarah Stirland: 1
. [more inside]
New push to 'get U.S. out of U.N.'
Congressman Ron Paul asks for House floor vote during a time of disdain for the global organization. HR 1146
is also known as the American Sovereignty Restoration Act
The U.S. Army pays for lapdances.
"In addition to the inappropriate purchases, the GAO said more than 1,200 Army employees wrote bad checks to pay their government credit card bills. Last year alone, that cost taxpayers $3.8 million in higher fees and lost rebates." You mean, the government practices bad accounting? Ron Paul
points out that the Congress commits the worst accounting fraud of all
. But the most important issue of all is, with the government paying for Strip Club tips, gambling, and wine, does this mean that God will no longer bless America?
Representative Ron Paul: 'It is clear that protecting certain oil interests and our presence in the Persian Gulf help drive the holy war.'
This is his speech to the House of Representatives after 9.11 blaming(in part) U.S. foreign policy for the tragedy. Does anyone have any insight into members of the body politic who are pushing for research into environmentally
sound alternatives to oil? The U.S. takes pride in being the best at everything, why not be the best at saving our planet and eliminating our blood-ties with OPEC?
Something else tax-related...
There is NOW a genuine effort in Congress to eliminate the income tax! House Resolution (H.J. Res. 45 -- The Liberty Amendment) sponsored by heroic congressman Ron Paul, that would repeal the 16th Amendment and free us from direct taxation, which is one thing the Constitution originally guaranteed, before it was vandalized by unscrupulous politicians early in the last century, who promised the income tax would hit only "the rich" (where have you heard that before?) and would never be more than a few percent. Politicians have such senses of humor. Anyway, YOU can help Rep. Paul's effort to repeal the income tax: join the petition to the U.S. House of Representatives and encourage everyone you know to do the same. This is a real opportunity, so if you oppose the income tax, here's your chance to do something concrete and effective (and still easy) to help the fight against it. Time is a factor, so please do it today.
Found on deuceofclubs.com
, an amazingly witty site where a person can lose countless hours of their life at, reading all sorts of non-tax-related mayhem.
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)
has introduced into the house HJR 45
, being termed the Liberty Ammendment, which would not only expressly prohibit the federal government from engaging in any enterprise except as provided for in the Constitution, but would also repeal the 16th Ammendment
. [That's the one that made legitimate the income tax, after the US had managed to survive without one for a century and a half]