Posts tagged Ron Paul
Posts tagged Ron Paul
October 19, 2012, Washington, DC – Citing survey data showing former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has in fact achieved the narrow criteria required for inclusion in the Monday debate, earning more than 40 percent of the vote in “head-to-head” polls against President Barack Obama, the Libertarian Party nominee’s campaign today filed a complaint in Federal Court in the District of Columbia maintaining that Johnson has, in fact, met the Commission on Presidential Debates’ criteria for inclusion. The complaint asks the Court to compel the CPD to include Johnson.
Why not let him and Jill Stein debate? God forbid we hear more than two people.
Just give it up, superfans. Truly. Your guy has retired.
First, it was the Republican Party. Then, it was the media. Now, it’s organized crime interests cockblocking Ron Paul.
I have another theory. The majority of people think Ron Paul is a crankier Grandpa Simpson with occasional bouts of sanity. Let me put this another way: Yes, a broken clock is right twice a day – but for the other 1,438 minutes, it’s wrong.
Just stop. Find a hobby. I hear knitting is fun.
This is some fantastic product placement…
#RNC2012 (Taken with Instagram at Tampa International Airport (TPA))
I’m just sayin’. I’m now sitting at the gate and waiting to board my plane. Next to me are some sadfaced Ron Paul fans discussing the strategy for 2016.
Guys. I know the RNC pulled some shenanigans, but really…
When Jerry Garcia died, the deadheads went home. Rep. Ron Paul said this was his last hurrah. At least unite behind Sen. Rand Paul, or former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.
Instead, this is what they did down at the bookstore at the United Terminal as a form of protest:
When the clerk would move the books, they’d put them back. Seriously. It’s a little ridiculous. I think you could find something else to do. Like knitting. Or pick up a copy of The Hunger Games. I hear it’s a good read.
In all seriousness, the Paul fans are much more passionate than I saw anyone be about Romney at the RNC. I’m not sure if that’s necessarily a good forecast for the general feeling the GOP has regarding their nominee, but I did run into two delegates Thursday wearing these pins they bought on Zazzle.com:
More from Tampa ^^
And the circus rolls on:
Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri’s largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders.
"It’s like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here," St. Charles County’s former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers.
In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the state’s largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened — both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with the caucus chair, Paul supporters held video cameras — against caucus rules, according to a GOP official who was there — and things became contentious.
"It turned into a little food fight within the caucus, between the caucus chairman trying to control the caucus and certain elements, I guess with Ron Paul, trying to be heard," said Tom Kipers, a former chairman of the St. Charles GOP, who attended the caucus at Francis Howell North High School.
An off-duty police officer, hired as security, eventually filed a trespassing complaint against the Paul supporters and notified on-duty police in the area municipality of St. Peters, who, along with police from other jurisdictions, arrested two Paul supporters and ended the caucuses early. A joint-jurisdictional police helicopter arrived on the scene. Kipers said about 10 officers arrived in total.
As amusing as this story is on the surface, the law-enforcement involvement is a disconcerting…
Seriously, you just know this is what a Ron Paul rally is like — the photo below is actually from a Paul rally. When he gets to the pots of gold, I imagine the crowd swoons.
A few readers requested I put this awesome up as a separate photo post. Original post here.
Seriously, hear me out.
I realized this when answering nice Anon. I’m just sitting there typing, when it hits me!
Inspiration for an explanation!
They’re chaotic neutral. For reals:
A character of this alignment is an individualist who follows his or her own heart, and generally shirks rules and traditions. Although they promote the ideals of freedom, it is their own freedom that comes first. Good and Evil come second to their need to be free, and the only reliable thing about them is how totally unreliable they are. Chaotic Neutral characters are free-spirited and do not enjoy the unnecessary suffering of others, but if they join a team, it is because that team’s goals happen to coincide with their own at the moment.
They invariably resent taking orders and can be very selfish in their pursuit of personal goals. A Chaotic Neutral character does not have to be an aimless wanderer; they may have a specific goal in mind, but their methods of achieving that goal are often disorganized, unorthodox, or entirely unpredictable. An unusual subset of Chaotic Neutral is “strongly Chaotic Neutral,” describing a character who behaves chaotically to the point of appearing insane.
This was submitted to me several weeks ago by a reader named David L.
He writes, “Though you could debate whether or not Harvey Dent truly has the alignment of chaotic neutral, does it not stand to reason the libertarian philosophy could be debated as one looking at chance as the only fair option in society? Government is unfair, social support is unfair if the individual is not self-sufficient… etc. The libertarian champions chance and freedom until their freedom is pissed upon via an imaginary or real injustice. Then SOMEONE must DO SOMETHING. In primary school, these little miscreants never learned to share their toys. Perhaps I’m over-simplifying, but over in the UK, it appears American politics and American society as a whole has gone entirely bloody mad. Ron Paul would never be voted into parliament. Even under Cameron, a man of his caliber and ideas would be relegated to preaching in a park or a street corner. Your election is a reality show, a Dungeons and Dragons for the easily bored.”
Trust me, I’ve thought the same thing about the political scene being a freak show. Perhaps politics is just a role-playing game.
But then who the fuck is throwing the die?
Riiiight…. And let’s not forget the top ten list of corporate donors. Ron Paul fans frequently support the Citizens United v. FEC (2010) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. This decision opened the floodgates to corporate cash in the election process. Interestingly enough, I spoke with many Paul fans months ago who insisted their hero needed no corporate or PAC cash because that money is tainted, comes with strings, etc.
In any case, Ron Paul’s rise is perhaps not as meteoric as predicted. However, don’t tell his chaotic neutral fans:
I think I nearly died reading this.
I love Something Awful so much.
There’s got to be someone taking this seriously…