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|Tuesday, October 7th, 2008|
VOTE YES FOR BJ!
I keep up to date with the libertarian minded people running in november. This guys just raised over 200k today. I got to chat with him. Cool guy! Please do check him out.
I also got to watch a live interview online with Dr. Ron Paul himself. Ron Paul has endorsed Mr BJ! Seriously what could more awesome? Our little online broadcasting station is coming along swimmingly. Chatting with BJ as we speak. Good stuff coming!http://www.breakthematrix.com/
|Friday, October 3rd, 2008|
CALL THEM NOW!
They are FEARMONGERING. Please, do call your representatives and tell them that if they vote yes we will work to make sure they are NEVER re-elected to ANY seat. I beleive they are going to be voting today in the house.
CALL THEM!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!! mainswitchboard. 202-224-3121 (I just called, TELL THEM NO BAILOUT) The switchboard just asks your zip then directs your call to your representative. I told my rep that if he supported this we make sure he is not re-elected and never gets another elected seat. BTW. THEY ARE KEEPING TRACK OF POLLS. and These bankers are PAYING their phone operators to call in also, thus making it seem our numbers are lower.
more numbers here congress.org
|Thursday, October 2nd, 2008|
Senate roll call on financial bailout package
Oct 1, 11:14 PM EDT
Senate roll call on financial bailout package
House girds for second try on financial rescue
Sweeteners entice lawmakers back to bailout plan
Senate adds sweeteners to bitter bailout pill
Obama, McCain vote for bailout bill
Senate roll call on financial bailout package
The 74-25 roll call by which the Senate approved a $700 billion rescue package for Wall Street aimed at preventing a credit crisis.
On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to approve the package and a "no" vote was a vote against it.
Voting "yes" were 39 Democrats, 34 Republicans and 1 independent.
Voting "no" were 9 Democrats, 15 Republicans and 1 independent.
Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.; Brown, Ohio; Byrd, W.Va.; Cardin, Md.; Carper, Del.; Casey, Pa.; Clinton, N.Y.; Conrad, N.D.; Dodd, Conn.; Durbin, Ill.; Feinstein, Calif.; Harkin, Iowa; Inouye, Hawaii; Kerry, Mass.; Klobuchar, Minn.; Kohl, Wis.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lincoln, Ark.; McCaskill, Mo.; Menendez, N.J.; Mikulski, Md.; Murray, Wash.; Nelson, Neb.; Obama, Ill.; Pryor, Ark.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Salazar, Colo.; Schumer, N.Y.; Webb, Va.; Whitehouse, R.I.
Cantwell, Wash.; Dorgan, N.D.; Feingold, Wis.; Johnson, S.D.; Landrieu, La.; Nelson, Fla.; Stabenow, Mich.; Tester, Mont.; Wyden, Ore.
Democrats Not Voting
Alexander, Tenn.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Burr, N.C.; Chambliss, Ga.; Coburn, Okla.; Coleman, Minn.; Collins, Maine; Corker, Tenn.; Cornyn, Texas; Craig, Idaho; Domenici, N.M.; Ensign, Nev.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.; Hagel, Neb.; Hatch, Utah; Hutchison, Texas; Isakson, Ga.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lugar, Ind.; Martinez, Fla.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska; Sununu, N.H.; Thune, S.D.; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.
Allard, Colo.; Barrasso, Wyo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Cochran, Miss.; Crapo, Idaho; DeMint, S.C.; Dole, N.C.; Enzi, Wyo.; Inhofe, Okla.; Roberts, Kan.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Vitter, La.; Wicker, Miss.
Well at least Cantwell did the right thing. Murray say goodbye.
|Wednesday, October 1st, 2008|
Bailout of foreign assets.
Anyone here want to bailout foreign investors? As in bail out a failed building in China, or London? Well Congressmen Sherman tried to put a provision in the bill that wouldn't have let any of this money go to foreign owned assets. It was rejected, so not only do they want to bailout American corporations, they want to bail out foreign ones as well.
|Monday, September 29th, 2008|
Bailout Bill Fails
Yeah Nay NV
Republicans 65 133
Democrats 141 94 1
206 227 1
Update: final 205 Yea, 228 Nay, 1 No Vote
|Thursday, September 4th, 2008|
Ron Paul supporters searched by secret service at RNC.
CALL TO ACTION! PLEASE FORWARD THE FOLLOWING PRESS RELEASE TO THE MEDIA. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. CALL TO ACTION.
St Paul, MN
Boris in Miami
Sept, 04 2008
I just received this text message from a DELEGATE:
"We just had a group shot of all the RP delegates and alternates, the secret service came and started searching everyone and took anything RP related. We got it on video thought..."
Today at the Republican Nationa Convention, as the Ron Paul Delegates were taking a picture in front of the model White House inside the Convention Center, they were surrounded by Secret Service which proceded to search the bags of all the delegates. They took any and everything related to Ron Paul including signs, buttons, videos, slim jims, cards, even books.
Alternate Delegate Dennis Rothacker from Florida said "We were done taking the picture when Secret Service started walking into the room and surrounded us. There were about 30 of them. When they searched my bags they took my Ron Paul sign and turned a deaf ear to my complains, they just walked away."
Delegate Ron Warner from Fairbanks Alaska added that as he was walking into the convention center today with about 15 Revolution Manifesto books, 20 DVD's for Delegates, 20 Ron Paul buttons and a handful of other things, we was stopped by security which called on an obviously important higher up, who directed all the materials to be confiscated. She told him, and I quote "You can't bring that in here, this is Mc Cain territory"
Dennis, Ron and the other delegates report being openly followed by secret service. He says that they had been monitored from the begining of the convention, but that now they are being shadowed constantly.
There are also reports of delegates being approached by security and told that they will be sumarily thrown out if they leave their assigned chair.
19:07 PM St. Paul, MN
Boris in Miami
Delegate Ron Warner from Fair Banks Alaska said "this is not the firts time they do ihttp://www.dailypaul.com/node/60361
|Saturday, August 16th, 2008|
FREE JONES SODA!
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--WHAT IS IT??
OPERATION URGENT CONTACT---Save the Republic!! We shall contact every Ron Paul meetup member and let them know how they can participate in the MOST IMPORTANT MONEY BOMB YET!!
The 11.91 for 1191 Delegates--Rolling Money Bomb w/free Ron Paul Revolution Cola by Jones soda !! TO SUPPORT THE FLOOR NOMINATION OF DR. PAUL AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION!!
. click here to donate or to get all your questions answered http://ronpaulnewspaperad...
YOU CAN DIGG IT HERE--
--WHY DO WE NEED TO DO THIS??
There are people(delegates/alternates)across this country who are not able to go to the convention due to financial challenges. I know of at least one alternate who recently "gave up" and decided not to go to St. Paul due to the enormous financial requirements that was going to be required of him.THIS IS A SIMPLE -- AFFORDABLE -- and FUN WAY IN WHICH WE CAN ALL PITCH IN AND HELP the delegates make it to St. Paul!! HAVE WE COME ALL THIS WAY, FOUGHT ALL THESE BATTLES IN THE PRIMARIES TO SIMPLY ...STOP ...so close to the finish line?? THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO ME, AND I HOPE IT IS TO YOU AS WELL!!WE MUST DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THESE DELEGATES/ALTERNATES TO ST PAUL, AND WITH YOUR HELP AND THE HELP OF THOSE YOU KNOW, WE CAN DO IT !! WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER......
This Rolling money bomb will open the doors to providing all the money that is needed to get the RON PAUL delegates/alternates to St. Paul as well as providing additional money to fully fund and make a reality.for the additional projects that are listed.
---WHO CAN HELP??
A dedicated RON PAUL WARRIOR who has internet access, some time(1-10 hours total, over 2 weeks time), is reliable, is a team player, and has the willingness to make contact via email to a lot of individuals.(even joining via email a bunch of meetup groups as necessary)
--- HOW MANY DO WE NEED??
At this time I estimate about 100 people. (but more is good too, you know many hands make light work....)
---WHAT DO I DO NOW?? post below and allow others to know what cities you will take charge of contacting( meaning all the meetups members in that city). --see below to choose LIST WILL BE UPDATED CONSTANTLY SO COME BACK OFTEN-- choose 1-3 at a time...then post when you have completed them.
THIS THREADS LIST WILL BE UPDATED CONSTANTLY SO PLEASE COME BACK OFTEN
COMPLETE LIST OF STATES TO BE ADDED AS WE COMPLETE ONES LISTED!!
|Tuesday, August 12th, 2008|
Lets get it on!
Lets get it on!
a message from Dennis Kucinich
, a man of courage and integrity.....
we are change colorado
September 10th: The day before our world
changed, a day to change the world!
On August 1st, I delivered to Speaker Nancy Pelosi
; a petition bearing the
names of over 100,000 Americans that, like us, feel that the President
must be held accountable for abusing executive power
and disregarding his
Your voices have been heard and your support continues to send a powerful
message to lawmakers. That is why I call on you again to help us in a new
effort to deliver 1 Million signatures to Speaker Pelosi
on September 10
Together we can:
Urge real Congressional action to hold President Bush
Reinstate the authority of our Constitution
Document crimes committed by President Bush for historical account
Facilitate post-Administration law enforcement and prosecution
Reset the standard for the incoming and future administrations
Demand justice for the over 3,000 who died on 9/11and whose deaths were
tragically exploited to take us into an illegal war in Iraq
Demand justice for the estimated 30,324 U.S. military personnel who have
Demand justice for the estimated 4,138 U.S. military personnel who have
been killed or died
Demand justice for the 1 Million innocent Iraqis who have died*
Avert another illegitimate looming war – this time against Iran
We need your active participation to deliver 1 Million signatures to
Congress by September 10, 2008.
Please give at least ten of your friends the opportunity to stand up for
our country – the way you and I have, by inviting them to sign the
impeachment petition online at <www.Kucinich.us
>. Together we can make
September 10, the day before the world changed, a day we change
Thank you for your active and ongoing citizenship.
Get your questions about Impeachment
Click here to find out why your
involvement is essential and how we can succeed.
After you have invited at least ten of your friends and family to sign the
petition, consider sending your own member of Congress
a personal letter
urging him or her to support:
House Resolution 1258: President Bush
House Resolution 333: Vice-President Cheney.
Click on the link here to find a form letter
and some guidelines which may
help in your efforts.
*Lancet reported 650,000 war-related Iraqi civilian deaths as of October,
Nearly two years later, a reasonable projection of the conservative Lancet
estimate would place war-related Iraqi civilian deaths at least 1 million.
PO Box 110475 | Cleveland | OH | 44111 | 216-252-9000
|Thursday, July 24th, 2008|
congress is still fucking us
Ron Paul Housing Bill Commentary: All Credit Card Transactions To Be Reported to IRS
Yesterday Congress passed a housing bailout bill by a vote of 272 to 152. Here is a typical MSM story about the bill from the LA Times that lauds the importance of these “sweeping measures” that will “stave off foreclosure for 400,000 or more homeowners,” and allow the Treasury to “bolster confidence in Fannie and Freddie” by allowing the government to “temporarily increase its lending” and “buy their stock.” Couched in these terms, it probably sounds good to most Americans.
But there is much that the typical MSM dispatch does not mention (for example, where will the money come from?). For the rest of the story, take 7 minutes to watch Dr. Paul’s video commentary on the bill, which made the front page of Digg in a screaming three hours. Dr. Paul discusses what else is in the bill, including:
* A provision to increase the national debt ceiling by $800 billion. This is something Congress has to do every few years, as spending is clearly out of control.
* While this bill is often referred to in the news as a “$25 billion” plan, the final amount will likely be much, much higher. The Treasury’s previously limited $2.5 billion line of credit to Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac, which in 2001 Ron Paul proposed be abolished, has instead been increased to unlimited. The Treasury can now buy an unlimited amount of Fannie / Freddie housing securities and stock. While this may help “bolster confidence” in these companies, as the LA times mentions, don’t expect it to do much for the dollar! Once upon a time, our national currency was backed by gold. More recently, it has been backed by US Treasury securities. Now it will be backed - at least in part - by Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac housing securities - securities that are collapsing on the open market because no one else wants them.
* In yet another example of persistent, big brother, big government, police state creep, anyone working in the mortgage industry will now be required to be fingerprinted.
* Finally, buried deep within the bill, and not mentioned in any MSM source that I am aware of, is the provision that every credit card transaction will now be reported to the IRS. How this fits in to the housing crisis is anyone’s guess.
This is just the briefest of summaries of what is contained in the video. Watch it for the fascinating inside scoop that you won’t hear anywhere else, and pass it along to those you care about. As Dr. Paul notes, our economy is in deep trouble - addicted to easy money brought about by the inflationary programs of the Fed and deficit spending. If we quit these policies, there will be some short term pain, but if not, we’re likely to kill the patient - in this case, the US Dollar.
digg it http://digg.com/politics/ALL_Credit_Card_Transactions_To_Be_Reported_to_IRS
|Monday, July 21st, 2008|
The following is one article in a newsletter called the "Privateer".
INSIDE THE UNITED STATES
THE END OF US LAW
In a deeply disturbing article in the New York Times, published on July 16, journalist Adam Liptak
reported that on July 15, the Virginia Federal Appeals Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that President Bush
has the legal power to order the indefinite military detention of civilians captured in the United States.
Please read that again: “The indefinite military detention of civilians!” Mr Liptak’s article proceeds to
the legal particulars of this case, but they are clear enough in his outline. Undeveloped, regrettably, are
the enormous principles involved here. The accused in the case is a foreign national - residing legally in
the US - who was arrested by the civilian authorities in 2001. After about two years in civilian courts
hands, he was transferred to the US military by the simple means of re-designating him as a “terrorist”.
He has been in military hands ever since. In terms of the principles involved, the true importance of this
case is that the Appeals Court has opened the door wide for the US Administration to have the civilian
authorities arrest people and then transfer them on their own say-so to US military authorities. Once that
is done, they can be held indefinitely! The Appeals Court ruling was wide enough to apply to Americans.
Mr Liptak headlined his story precisely enough: “Court Backs Bush On Military Detentions”.
De Facto - US Martial Law Is Imposed:
In principle, the Rule of Law has hereby ended inside the United States. When the civilian courts simply
hand people over to US military authorities who have expressed an “interest” in them, the Rule of Law is
no more. Such an act by the US civilian courts vacates the space specifically reserved for them in the
American Constitution. They have vacated their position as the third independent branch of government.
There are now two systems of courts inside the United States. The civilian courts which, under this
ruling, will stand as a forward screen giving a facade of normalcy. One step behind them will be the US
military authorities which can demand the hand-over of anybody in civilian custody - and the civilian
courts will comply. Under this ruling, who is to decide which people should be so treated? The US
Executive Branch of government. By this ruling, the Executive Branch has in its hands the means with
which to incarcerate anybody, simply on its own say-so, and hold them indefinitely! That is a tyranny!
It is with a haunting sense of intellectual anticipation that The Privateer has to refer back to the front page
of our previous issue where we dealt precisely with the nature of Martial Law. The real form of martial
law arrives when the US military itself gains the power to arrest American and all other civilians.
The Very Last Line(s) Of Self-Defence:
This ruling by the Federal Virginia Court of Appeal is certain to travel to the US Supreme Court. But it
might not even be heard - if the Supreme Court decides not to hear this case. If that is the outcome, then
in full legal terms it is all over because the lower Federal Appeal Court’s decision will stand.
If the US Supreme Court does hear the case and decides to overturn the lower Appeal Court, then all is
well and the US military and its jails have, for the moment, been parked on the sidelines. But, in hearing
this case, if the US Supreme Court upholds the lower Federal Court, then it is most certainly all over. The
United States would become a tyranny under permanent Martial Law. The Commander in Chief rules.
The other and very last line of self-defence is if the American public itself wakes up to this and what it
means to their future. But the likelihood of that happening is at present very small - the true defenders of
the American Constitution being very few.
This is a bigger potential crisis than ANY US financial collapse. The future of freedom is at stake.
|Thursday, July 17th, 2008|
Maybe this will help.
One or two minute news reports on the nightly national news about the recent collapsing of the nation’s fifth largest investment bank, Bear Stearns, will not give you any insight into the inner workings of how we, the taxpayers, were just swindled out of a minimum $29 billion dollars.
However, to understand the rip-off in the simplest of terms is to have experienced watching a street hustler conning an unsuspecting rube with the shell game.
After Michael Moore’s brilliant expose of the Carlyle Group in "Fahrenheit 9-11," hundreds of millions of people around the world now have a very clear picture of how the Bush family has been in league with Saudi oil tycoons including the Bin Laden family in a private-equity giant known as the Carlyle Group.
As well, the Bush-Cheney oil magnate regime is closely aligned with the Council on Foreign Relations, which was founded by the Rockefellers. It is no mystery how crude oil has gone from $22 a barrel to over $107 a barrel during their tenure helming the nation.
Up until March 14, 2008 and that week of the Bear Stearns collapse, there existed Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (ticker symbol CARYF) which is an affiliate of the Bush family’s Carlyle Group. According to articles in the Washington Post and Dow Jones Market Watch on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Carlyle Capital, which earlier had assets of $21.7 billion, expected certain unnamed lenders to “substantially seize” all of its remaining assets. Carlyle Capital began receiving accelerated margin calls, demanding cash to cover mortgage-backed securities losses, by these same unnamed lenders.
The Washington Post report, according to Market Watch, suggested “that the private equity firm's three co-founders, William Conway, David Rubenstein and Daniel D'Aniello, are considering a plan to pump new money into the fund.”
But eight days later, on March 19th, Market Watch reported that “Carlyle Capital, the bond fund affiliated with private equity firm The Carlyle Group, said Wednesday that its liquidators have found the fund's ‘substantial liabilities’ are likely to exceed its assets and it's therefore considered insolvent.”
Carlyle Capital: Insolvent. Broke. Bankrupt. $21.7 billion written down and transferred to new ownership.
But not so bad compared to the U.S. national debt created under the Bush Administration’s oversight of the United States, which according to the U.S. National Debt Clock as of April 5, 2008 now stands at $9.439 Trillion dollars, and growing at a rate of $1.69 Billion per day.
It stands to reason that the Bush’s Carlyle Group would pay the price for the transgressions of its affiliate, Carlyle Capital. But reason, law and justice are not the rule of the day. It is the shell game that rules our country currently.
So who was the scapegoat, the sacrificial lamb, the Oswald if you will in this diabolical world of high finance? Obviously, it was Bear Stears, the nations’s fifth largest investment bank. When you play with the devil, expect to get burned by the devil.
And so it happened that JP Morgan Chase & Co was gifted Bear Stearns via the Federal Reserve, at the expense of you and me, the American taxpayers, a burden to be shard by our children.
JPMorgan and The Federal Reserve: Joined at the Hip
Bear Stearns is not without fault. It played the game of greed, and apparently was selected as the loser in a game of sub-prime mortgage-backed securities musical chairs.
The shell game came to roost at Bear Stearns doorstep, just a wee bit late to enjoy the radical changes made in late March 2008 whereby the Federal Reserve (a privately-owned European-controlled Central Bank to the United States) is now lending billions to investment banks, just months ago considered taboo and antithetic to our banking system.
And in some sane financial quarters this outrageous, radical, unprecedented banking practice is still considered dubious at best. Others consider it downright illegal and an abuse of power: the fox letting more foxes into the henhouse.
Still other journalists and investigators may want to consider whether or not the trillions of dollars the Federal Reserve, and its European equivalent, are lending to banks are really backed by enough precious metal assets. Or is fiat paper good enough now.
Does the Federal Reserve really have this amount of money to lend, or is it simply pushing digital ones and zeroes, dollars backed by air from one computer screen to another? The ultimate shell game. How will we know? We can’t. No one is allowed to see the accounting for the Federal Reserve.
And if the Federal Reserve has this capital, and the United States has $9.439 Trillion in debt, then who is really running the show here? Are the citizen-taxpayers of the United States in effect just indentured servants to the Federal Reserve, our nation’s primary lender?
Which unnamed lenders seized Carlyle Capital’s assets, and triggered the domino effect on Bear Stearns, well known as a chief creditor of Carlyle Capital? This is an important fact in determining who made the call which culminated in the Bear Stearns collapse, used as justification by the Federal Reserve to essentially hand over Bear Stearns to J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, like a no-bid contract without bankruptcy hearings and due process.
It is also a well-known fact that the Federal Reserve system was largely set up by J.P. Morgan after meetings held beginning November 22, 1910 (following the Panic of 1907) on the Jekyll Island estate of J.P. Morgan.
A brief rundown of the attendees of this infamous gathering will lend some much needed historical perspective. In attendance:
--European banker Paul Warburg representing the Hapsburgs of Europe and Kuhn, Loeb & Co
--Frank A. Vanderlip, president of the National City Bank of New York;
--A.P. Andrews, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department;
--Senator Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island, father-in-law to John D. Rockefeller Jr.;
and three JP Morgan ranking leaders:
--Henry P. Davison , senior partner of J. P. Morgan Company
--Charles D. Norton, president of the Morgan-dominated First National Bank of New York
--Benjamin Strong, representing J. P. Morgan himself.
What is vital to understand is that the Federal Reserve would not exist if it were not for the birthing process due almost entirely to J.P. Morgan’s bank and its cronies. These and other ties have bound both J.P. Morgan and the Central Bank together for almost a century.
The implications to and burdens upon the citizen-taxpayers of the United States because of these historical bedfellows can not be understated. Additional insight into the creation of the Federal Reserve may be gleaned from G. Edward Griffin’s “The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve.”
The Visible Players: “The Price of Doing Business”
So is it really a surprise to see that the Federal Reserve, abetted by George W. Bush and current Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, is forcing U.S. taxpayers to pony up another $30 billion-- like a no-bid Halliburton contract-- to J.P Morgan in order to “bailout” (read: hostile takeover) Bear Stearns from a “crisis” in large part due to the collapse and insolvency of the Bush’s Carlyle Group affiliate Carlyle Capital?
No surprise at all to those who have followed the Bush Administration as it has de-regulated numerous business sectors to the point of an almost complete absence of consumer-citizen-taxpayer protection across the board.
Is a President who protects public welfare passe? Are the nation's highest leaders, namely Bush and Cheney, allowed to freely abuse the public trust in the name of national security? Does it even matter to anyone that Bush seized power by virtue of five Supreme Court judges who overuled the Florida Supreme Court on a Saturday when Gore just overtaking Bush in the Florida recount?
"Do you remember walkin' in the (quick)sand...."
In 2008, does “conflict of interest” by the nation’s highest officials have any negative consequences to those perpetrators, or is impeachment or imprisonment just a tired yesteryear concept, a minor, modern risk now considered by political leaders and CEOs as “just the price of doing business” in a Bush-Cheney New World Order America?
Or, are Americans finally figuring it all out? Maybe the shell game is finishing, just as the invisible players and puppet masters try to scurry into new vehicles of despotism, changing their company names and public representatives, erasing past sins in Orwellian tradition. (See Halliburton and its spawn KBR for more insight into this practice.)
Even now National City Bank is being marketed for takeover.
The names must be changed to protect the guilty. If the public reviles Republicans now, the puppet masters will try to bribe and blackmail Democrat leaders into submission.
But maybe, just maybe, the trigger of the Bear Stearns collapse will finally bring out enough public ire and rebuke in a way that revelations about September 11th being an inside job and Building Seven collapsing from controlled demolition have not.
Maybe allowing hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani civilians to be slaughtered in the name of freedom was not enough to awake Americans; maybe allowing thousands of U.S. servicemen and women to die was not enough; and maybe the disgrace of America in the eyes of the world was not enough. Maybe only when Americans start taking it on the wallet will their anger turn into action, and force the Congress to charge both the President and Vice President with high war crimes, fraud, and theft of government funds.
Polls, which have been notoriously doctored to downplay years of public suspicions and mistrust of the Bush Administration and its bitch-- the Congress--can no longer hide the fact that the Bush Administration is even more reviled than Nixon at the height of Watergate. The New York Times and CBS both reported on April 4, 2008 that its most recent poll showed that “More than 80 per cent of Americans believe the country is going in the wrong direction.”
A glimmer of hope. So what do Bush and Cheney plan to do? Distract everyone by instigating a nuclear crisis with Iran: the shell game squared- the genocidal version. That’ll keep Americans occupied enough to forget about these banking scandals.
|Friday, June 6th, 2008|
|Wednesday, May 28th, 2008|
|Tuesday, May 20th, 2008|
|Monday, May 19th, 2008|
Cheating assholes = GOP
(Here is a note in a bottle, thrown out onto the ocean, from someone inside the conspiracy. I hope it is found.)
So, if the Ron Paul Movement has struck a chord, then why did he not do better in the race for the GOP nomination?
1.) Well, because it is a movement that has just started and it takes some a little bit longer to catch on than others.
2.) Because some already had a favorite going into the debates and were not listening to any of the others anyway.
3.) Because most didn’t watch the debates at all.
4.) And finally, ah hem, because there is an establishment conspiracy to keep Ron Paul’s campaign from embarrassing the Republican Party.
Oh yeah, I know, conspiracy theories are not allowed and conspiracies do not actually exist. Although, if that were true the word itself would not exist and you would not know what I am talking about. In fact we all conspire and have conspired since the first grade and some of the conspiracies become known, like the tobacco industry fudging its figures on cancer or the recent expose of the KGB planting false scientific information in the west about a so called “nuclear winter.”
No, I am not suggesting that a bunch of 80 year old Knights of Malta met at a secret location in Manhattan and voted to bring down Ron Paul to fulfill some 1500 year old promise to a French King. Or even that the Masons did it. Or even that the GOP drafted a secret memo. What I am saying is that he has been the subject of numerous meetings of GOP establishment figures and they have exchanged ideas and techniques for keeping him and his minions at bay. I know because I was accidentally and spontaneously in the middle of just such a conversation.
Last week I appeared on a number of television programs and ended up in “the green room” with a couple of GOP luminaries. One of the party’s most famous and powerful Senators and a former governor who came within a hair of becoming the vice president. You can guess which television network it was. We each had a book to promote.
Anyway, somehow they got into a discussion of Ron Paul and how his supporters had the nerve, the gall, the cheek to show up at “their” respective Republican State Conventions and practically take over. Each man described to the other how through parliamentary maneuver and outright theft they had recently blocked the Paulistas from embarrassing the GOP by winning “their” delegates to the national convention. They passed these stories back and forth with great gusto and laughter and genuine appreciation for the political skill of the other.
“Well,” I interrupted, “Why was all that necessary in the first place? Who are these people? Why are they so popular? And why block them? Shouldn’t the party welcome such activists into the process? Is the party so insecure that it has to cheat to protect itself? And what will the people who got cheated think about the GOP? Is this a lost opportunity? Maybe the GOP got cheated?”
You would have thought I was questioning the Virgin Birth. They turned on “the green room idiot” and patronizingly explained to me how the nomination belonged to McCain now and good soldiers had to rally around the standard bearer.
“Yes, yes,” I said, “But anyone active enough to show up at a State Convention knows that too. So what is driving their activism? If they can’t win, why are they still fighting? Could they be true believers?”
There was an embarrassing silence in the green room.
“Well,” cough, cough, the Senator ventured kindly, “They have tapped into a strain of libertarianism that has been underrepresented in recent years.”
And then the two giants, men I both admire, ignored me, “ the green room idiot,” and turned to each other to exchange hilarious Ron Paul stories about how he had wandered off the range voting his own way time and again, seemingly oblivious to the inherent needs of the Party. It’s called voting your conscience or even voting on principle instead of “Party.” It is a quaint constitutional notion, quite old fashioned.
There is no question that Ron Paul is seen by the GOP as “the crazy uncle in the attic.” But now that he has escaped and is out and about and is talking publicly almost anyone who hears him thinks that he is right and the rest of the GOP are the crazy ones, or at least the wrong ones.
I had one more question for my distinguished friends. “If Ron Paul is such a fringe figure and we are the mainstream of Republican political thought, then why is his book on the New York Times bestseller list, and ours not?”
Hmmm, now that was a thought for the conspirators to take home. Can’t the GOP get into those bookstores and stop the sales? Or maybe rewrite the rules about who gets on the list and who doesn’t? Or is this bestseller business only a Liberal Democrat-New York Times conspiracy devised to embarrass the Republican Party? Or maybe Victor Hugo is right about the force of an “idea whose time is come.”
See: The Mouse That Roared: Why Ron Paul Won the Election.
And: Ron Paul: The Little Engine That Could
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