Links to be completed tomorrow from the RLC - Republican Liberty Caucus to the new republic forums predicting Ron Paul will finish a strong second in Iowa's Straw poll.
Waterloo/Cedar Falls/Independence group and carpools from N.E. Iowa expecting to get to Ames about 1:00 pm for voting.
Rudy opts out of CNN/YouTube Debate
July 29, 2007 -- Ana Marie Cox, Time Magazine is reporting that ex-Dem. ex-Indeep. draft dodger Rudy Giuliani will skip out and also dodge the CNN/YouTube Debates - and so far only the Vietnam veterans Ron Paul and John McCain have agreed to withstand the barrage of questions
- maybe some silly - maybe some 'sanctuary city serious" -
from the citizenry.
And from a Washingtonpost.com 07.27.2007 article - link will not work - titled Giuliani AWOL in Cyberspace :
"Giuliani's the only candidate whose MySpace profile is set to private. ("Is there any special wisdom that he can claim for being the only one with a private profile?" quipped a Republican online political operative.) He's invisible on Facebook, where the profiles of Rep. Ron Paul, an online darling, and Romney, whose five sons are blogging it up online, have 14,000 and 12,000 supporters, respectively.
. . .
If you look at the campaigns that really do innovative, revolutionary things online, they are usually the underdog campaigns -- Ron Paul. When you're a frontrunner like Rudy, you don't want to take risks and make mistakes. Secondly, I've been to events where Rudy has spoken. He's very guarded. He's not the most accessible of candidates."
BTW, check out Ron Paul visiting at Google in California two weeks ago - courtesy of YouTube - veerry cool ! -
RP in Mountain View, CA at the Google headquarters
Mitt "100,000 more troops" Romney's new Iowa strategy
Romney scales down plans for Iowa straw poll
Boston Globe / Associated Press | July 22, 2007
ALGONA, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said yesterday he has scaled back plans for a straw poll in Iowa next month that two chief rivals are bypassing.
He said he hopes to do well, but "we're not trying to overshoot dramatically." That means reducing the budget for the straw poll Aug. 11 in Ames and the number of supporters his campaign plans to bus in to the event.
In June, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Senator John McCain bowed out of the decades-old nonbinding contest. Romney has put great resources into preparing for the event, which now shapes up as a contest involving several lesser-known contenders.
"I think initially we planned to bring in a very large number of folks from across the state for the straw poll," Romney told reporters. "We've cut back on our target from that standpoint to a level where we think we can win, but we're not trying to overwhelm anybody."
The straw poll is a dress rehearsal that allows GOP candidates to measure their organizational strength months before the Iowa caucuses in January, a one-day contest that requires a strong get-out-the-vote operation.
Republican-only straw polls have been held in every competitive presidential cycle since 1979. No candidate has skipped the event and won Iowa the following January.
Boston Globe 07.22.2007
CNN News 07.21.2007
Also, BTW, some dubious Mitt statements -
1. He claims to have balanced the Massachusetts budget through the elimination of duplicate state agencies when he actually relied mainly upon increases in fees and cuts to education and local aid to do so.
2. Romney takes credit for submitting state income tax cuts, although income tax rates did not change during his term as governor.
RP Iowa Straw Poll Tickets
Iowa Straw Poll Tickets are available directly from the Iowa GOP and may be mailed to your address or picked up at will call - available online at :
>Ron Paul Straw Poll Tickets
Billary lackey George Stephanopoulos displays his omnipotent wisdom by stating on MSNBC this morning that "the second tier (GOP) candidates aren't doing much"
We hope the pundits get to put the whole darn shoestore
in their mouths.
Excerpts from the Washington Post online:
Giuliani AWOL In Cyberspace
Source; Washington Post online
Giuliani's the only candidate whose MySpace profile is set to private. ("Is there any special wisdom that he can claim for being the only one with a private profile?" quipped a Republican online political operative.) He's invisible on Facebook, where the profiles of Rep. Ron Paul, an online darling, and Romney, whose five sons are blogging it up online, have 14,000 and 12,000 supporters, respectively.
. . .
If you look at the campaigns that really do innovative, revolutionary things online, they are usually the underdog campaigns -- Ron Paul. When you're a frontrunner like Rudy, you don't want to take risks and make mistakes. Secondly, I've been to events where Rudy has spoken. He's very guarded. He's not the most accessible of candidates.
The Iowa State Center began as the dream of James H. Hilton, who graduated from Iowa State University in Dairy Science and served as University President from 1953-1965. He proposed the idea of an educational/cultural/athletic complex at the 1954 fall faculty convocation.
The James H. Hilton Coliseum 14,092-seat multi-purpose arena in Ames, Iowa opened in 1971. It is home to the Iowa State University Cyclones basketball, wrestling, gymnastics and volleyball teams. Iowa State has a great homecourt dominance in Men's Basketball and Wrestling at Hilton, and it is considered one of the louder home courts in the nation.
The arena hosted the 1972 NCAA basketball tournament Midwest Regionals, as well as the 1982, 1988 and 1993 NCAA wrestling championships. It has also hosted commencements, concerts, conventions and of course is the keystone to the GOP presidential campaign.
Iowa Straw Poll 2007 Questions and Answers
for Ron Paul supporters
Q. When does the voting start?
A. Saturday, August 11th from 10am to 6pm.
Q. Is there any pre decorations being done that I can get involved in?
A. On Friday, August 10th from 8am to 12noon. Campaigns will be allowed to decorate the inside of Hilton Coliseum. Everyone will enter from south upper-level entrance. These decorations are for the 15 minute speeches that each candidate gives during the day. The Speech order list is available on your meet up group’s sites in the file area. The file name is “Straw Poll Speech List”. The times of these speeches are yet to be determined.
Q. If I would drive myself, is there a particular place to
A. Parking will be available South of Hilton Coliseum. There are maps available on your meet up group’s sites in the file area. These maps also show the Ron Paul tent area were we will be having our festivities through out the day. The file names are “Straw-poll-maps-list” & “2007 straw poll maps and brochure”.
Q. How would one arrange for a bus ride if I live inside Iowa?
A. At this time we are working on our transportation strategy. Contact your meet up group leader of people you know needing rides. He will contact our person in charge of transportation.
Q. Are there tickets available for the event paid for by the Ron Paul campaign?
A. No tickets will be provided by the Ron Paul Campaign. Ron Paul refused any thought of buying votes.
But, the Iowa Ron Paul Grass root initiative is looking at other avenues to supply tickets.
Also there will be multiple political interest groups at the straw poll with tents that will have tickets available, such as the Fairtax...etc..
Q. What is the cost of the tickets?
Q. Is it necessary to be a registered Republican?
A. No, anyone 18 or older Iowa resident can vote.
Q. Will an Iowa ID and/or voter's registration be required?
A. Only participants who present photo ID of the following type will be allowed to vote: Valid Iowa Driver’s License, Military ID or Student ID from and Iowa College/University.
Q. Can someone under 18 vote in the poll, if they will be 18 by the day of the 2008 general election?
A. Participants have to be 18 on or before Nov. 4th 2008.
Q. If I am not from Iowa can I still participate?
A. Yes, we will need volunteers to help with various duties throughout the day of the event, along with Friday’s decorating and Sunday’s clean up as well.
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. Camera, Video Camera and a friend....
Q. Will Ron Paul be there in person?
A. I am told that Dr. Paul will be at the event the whole day. Schedule is pending on the exact time of his 15 minute speech allowed to each candidate inside Hilton Coliseum
MSNBC "Super Tuesday"
Ex-governor Tommy Thompson tells every Iowan what they don't want to hear -- in effect,
"waste your vote on me so that I will let the Iraqis vote to tell me what to do !"
Yucck, good luck with 'dat Tommy !
Great comments by The Nation Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel acknowledging among other things about Congressman Paul that he is very eloquent in speaking and as a candidate when describing his hopeful direction for this nation.
From tracking legislation to knowing the candidates The Nation has very thoughtful commentary, opinions and polls - we voted of course for Ron Paul as the likely GOP opponent in their race against Hitlary !
See the page at : http://www.thenation.com/#pollbucket
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Seated next to Katrina vanden Heuvel, MSNBC favorite Pat Buchanan chimed in bringing up Ron Paul again as well, getting a chuckle out of the campaign spending comparison of the two Vietnam vet GOP candidates - John McCain and Ron Paul.
Pat Buchanan is right because Ron Paul has been running a spartan campaign - which is how the nation would be run to business' and taxpayer's delight. John McCain has been flushing those $millions in campaign contributions down the toilet.
Also, the MSNBC political analyst - and maybe a VP possibility - Pat Buchanan just mentioned this morning that Prince George County in suburbia DC Maryland has implemented an anti-Rudy Giuliani style /anti-Sanctuary City policy with it's police department and illegal immigrants -
DO YOU GET IT RUDY ?
See : The American Spectator Sanctuary Laws and Giuliani by Joel Himelfarb published 03.15.2007 http://www.amspec.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=11152
"Rudy has used the horrible events of September 11 to create a persona that is an elaborate fabrication," says International Association of FireFighters General President Harold Schaitberger. "He is nothing more than a shameless self-promoter."
See : http://www.rudy-urbanlegend.com/index.asp?v=pgwoop0M_ic
A Foreign Policy of Freedom
"Our experiment with foreign policy interventionism has failed, just as our experience with domestic economic interventionism has failed," Ron Paul said in 1982.
He said the same in mid-1990s.
"War, and the threat of war, are big government's best friend," he wrote only recently. "Liberals support big government social programs, and conservatives support big government war policies, thus satisfying two major special interest groups. And when push comes to shove, the two groups cooperate and support big government across the board — always at the expense of personal liberty. Both sides pay lip service to freedom, but neither stands against the welfare-warfare state and its promises of unlimited entitlements and endless war."
Excerpts from the forward by L.H. Rockwell, Jr. posted on 03.15.2007 to A Foreign Policy of Freedom by Congressman Ron Paul.
"May this treatise stand as an example of how to fight for what is right even when everyone else is silent."
Ron Paul has always believed that foreign and domestic policy should be conducted according to the same principles. Government should be restrained from intervening at home or abroad because its actions fail to achieve their stated aims, create more harm than good, shrink the liberty of the people, and violate rights.
Does that proposition seem radical? Outlandish or farflung? Once you hear it stated, it makes perfect sense that there is no sharp distinction between the principles of domestic and foreign policy. They are part of the same analytical fabric. What would be inconsistent would be to favor activist government at home but restraint abroad, or the reverse: restraint at home and activism abroad. Government unleashed behaves in its own interests, and will not restrict itself in any area of life. It must be curbed in all areas of life lest freedom suffer.
If you recognize the line of thinking in this set of beliefs, it might be because you have read the Federalist Papers, the writings of Thomas Jefferson or George Washington or James Madison, or examined the philosophical origins of the American Revolution. Or you might have followed the debates that took place in the presidential election of 1800, in which this view emerged triumphant. Or perhaps you read the writings of the free traders prior to the Civil War, or the opponents of the War on Spain, or those who warned of entering World War I.
The freedom to trade internationally is an essential principle. It means that consumers should not be penalized for buying from anyone, or selling to anyone, regardless of their residence. Nor should domestic suppliers be granted anything like a monopoly or subsidized treatment. Nor should trade be used as a weapon in the form of sanctions. Ron Paul has upheld these principles as well, which makes him an old-fashioned liberal in the manner of Cobden and Bright and the American Southern tradition. He has also rejected the mistake of many free traders who believe that a military arm is necessary to back the invisible hand of the marketplace. For Ron Paul, freedom is all of a piece.
Ron Paul's singular voice on foreign affairs has done so much to keep the flame of a consistent liberty burning in times when it might otherwise have been extinguished. He has drawn public attention to the ideas of the founders. He has alerted people to the dangers of empire. He has linked domestic and foreign affairs through libertarian analytics, even when others have been bamboozled by the lies or too intimidated to contradict them. He has told the truth, always. For this, every American, every citizen of the world, is deeply in his debt. In fact, I'm willing to predict that a hundred years from now and more, when all the current office holders are all but forgotten, Ron Paul's name will be remembered as a bright light in dark times.
We can't but be deeply grateful that Ron Paul's prophetic words have been collected in this book. May it be widely distributed. May its lessons be absorbed by this and future generations. May this treatise stand as an example of how to fight for what is right even when everyone else is silent. May it always be regarded as proof that there were men of courage alive in the first decade of the third millennium. May public and intellectual opinion someday rise to its level of intellectual sophistication and moral valor.
Cancel the Election 2008
Billary lackey George Stephanopoulos has determined the office of the citizenry is not necessary, and the Federal Election Committee is superfuluous to his ultimate authority and rule - as he has already determined the election results and would bet everything he owns on it- according to his Sunday, 06.08.07 interview with Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas).
Stephanopoulos must have his head struck in the sand somewhere - but preferably near this Santa Barbara - Pacific Ocean beach.
He has bet his entire amassed fortune that Ron Paul could not win the GOP. and hence the general, presidential election.
Prior to joining ABC News, he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and later became Clinton's communications director.
More Rudy revealed
CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 revealed on Independence Day that ex-Democrat, ex-Indeep., draft dodger Rudy Giuliani
knowingly, willfully, and capriously did violate New York Code, Article 255.17 -
an offense analogous to what William Jefferson Clinton committed perjury and obstruction about - and which ultimately led to the disgrace of impeachment of the 42nd President by the first branch of the federal legislature - the United States House of Representatives.
Since Judy Riuliani advocates that "Freedom is about authority" - instructing the pol-ice to arrest graffitti artists and other misdeamenors, he should free us all from his charade as the ex-mayor of New York Sanctuary City NOW wanting to be President of these United States.
Do the crime Rudy - so do the time !
Then, maybe you can talk to us about abortion "It's ok" - or immigration defacto amnesty or joining the Iraq Study Group was a mistake 'cause people will believe what I say even if I don't read.
"Do the right thing Rudy, and you won't go to jail."
Ed Koch remembers you well !
Friends of Condi Rice VP agree that the draft dodger who defiantly opposed the INS Rules and policies promulgated aginst him by the U.S. Justice Department "has far outkicked his coverage".
Today's Birthday Boy's words of 09.11.2001 around 9pm about going after those who harbor terrorists includes those who are enablers of the expired visas of Atta's gang of 19
STILL apply since there is no statute of limitations for such an act of defiant treason Rudy !
Ron Paul / Dana Rohrabacher
Although not a choice YET on the poll at :
It's the Hilton for Ron Paul
This may be a spoof only in part . . .
From the offices of PARIS HILTON, LYNWOOD, CA.
In a surprisingly candid interview with MSNBC's Matt Lauer, entertainment icon Ms. Paris Hilton today announced her endorsement of Ron Paul's (R-TX) candidacy. Speaking from a jail pay phone to Lauer, who was in New York City, Hilton explained she was in a "serious period" of her life and had studied the candidates during recreational time spent in the jail library.
Hilton announced: "I promised I would 'pay attention to everything' when that guy in the robe at the courthouse was so mad at me. And I've had a lot of time to search the web since I've been here. I was just so impressed that the man was almost as popular as me, and I was like 'who is this guy?'.
Paris' Hollywood Hills neighborhood was full of Ron Paul yard signs about an hour after the interview aired.
Paris continued her praise of Paul, saying: "He won all of the debates. He's just so popular! I'm a Ron Paul junkie now."
Jail has been a rough ride for Paris. She admits was a little bored at first and didn't get along with the other inmates. But after she introduced them all to Ron Paul, Paris says she's become something of a hit. "There are a few girls in here for first time drug offenses and they also want to vote for Ron Paul now because he's like against the war on drugs and stuff. At first, they didn't like me but after I started showing them Ron Paul videos on Youtube, they got all excited! Ron Paul helped me become popular even in Jail."
When asked on her feelings for Hillary Clinton, Paris replied: "Ewww. Like, no way! Do you know that people on the net call her 'Hitlery'? She is so 5 minutes ago. Besides, "Ron Paul would own her in the election or something."
As to what she planned on doing once she was released, Paris gave a rundown, "First thing, a double double with grilled onions, fries and a chocolate shake. Then I'm going to the Ron Paul meetup in Beverly Hills. I think my Dad's gonna be pissed 'cause he's a big military industrial complex welfare/warfare advocate.
But Dad really needs to be for the ten-term Congressman and Vietnam veteran Ron Paul."
Also revealed in the CSPAN Washington Journal review from newspapers around the nation was the eavesdropping the Hitlary campaign did on a former campaign staffers private blackberry - I'll get more up later about what we may dub as a very serious "BLACKBERRYGATE".
Also revealed in the CSPAN Washington Journal review from newspapers around the nation was the eavesdropping the Hitlary campaign did on a former campaign staffers private blackberry - I'll get more up later about what we may dub as a very serious "BLACKBERRYGATE".
Ron Paul supporters call CSPAN
CSPAN's Independence Day Washington Journal morning discussion on the Founding Fathers and Iraq had Ron Paul supporters calling in from New York, North Carolina, Texas, and -of course - Iowa City. All were very articulate and passionate about our guy and hopeful about the direction of the nation.
The guy from Brooklyn put it very succinctly - Ron Paul is the best presidential candidate we have as the closest to "Founding Fathers material". The lady from North Carolina stated she just found out about Congressman Paul through a friend who encouraged her to watch - and as she put it learn about the constitution - from a YouTube video of Ron Paul speaking.
In his farewell address to the nation in 1961, President Eisenhower warned the nation to be cautious about allowing the military-industrial complex to have too much influence in the government, and to instead always work for the ideals of peace and freedom.
His warning and advice is all too relevant today as we may be going into Iran.
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded.
The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad."
. . . . . . . . . . . . — Founding Father James Madison (Virginia)
Ron Paul Des Moines Rally
Ron Paul in Iowa - with many YouTube links - great job David !
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You have to cut and paste above --
Comeon' granny it ain't that hard - your granddaughter can help ya' when she gets back from softball practice . . .
Bill Clinton's commutation of Congressman Mel Reynolds
Bill Clinton's commutation of sexual predator Congressman Mel Reynolds
original source : How Clinton Spit on Megan's Law 02.01.2001 by Michelle Malkin
Sexual predators stick together I guess -
Anyone in Iowa who pays attention and Johnny-come-lately demlibs like Ill. freshman Senator Barack "Big Government" Obama should STILL be in an uproar over ex-President Bill Clinton's peddling of White House pardons: Bill and Hitlary have no shame for the Oval Office - Between the stealing of typewriter keys at the transition of government to the commutation of his sexual predator cohort the Clintons have pulled off the biggest disgrace of the highest office in the land - and cemented their legacy as most disgrace ever put upon the White House.
Lost in the current hoopla of the commutation of Libby's 30-month prison sentence - is the Clintonites repugnant clemency action for former Congressman Mel Reynolds. There was no quid pro quo here. No cash contribution or new living room couch. Just a heartfelt gesture of sympathy from one big creep to another.
Clinton ordered Reynolds released from federal prison and commuted the remaining two years of his term. A federal jury convicted Reynolds in 1997 on 15 charges of bank fraud, wire fraud and lying to the Federal Election Commission. Reynolds had also been convicted in 1995 by an Illinois jury on two counts of solicitation of child pornography, three counts of criminal sexual assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and four counts of obstruction of justice.
Reynolds and Clinton, who jogged and made campaign appearances together, share much in common. Both were southern Democrats. Both were Rhodes Scholars. Both were manipulative, vengeful, and voracious. Both abused their offices, humiliated their families and their constituents, and lied repeatedly under oath. Both blamed Republicans, the media, and their victims for their sordid downfalls.
Both shared the Rev. Jesse Jackson as a spiritual counselor. And neither, to this day, has ever shown an ounce of true remorse for his behavior.
Rev. Jackson, now himself a professional penitent, argued with other supporters that Reynolds had paid his dues. But that's not what the court record shows. At his federal fraud trial, Reynolds was obscenely defiant. He threatened a key witness by mouthing the words "you son of a b----" while the man was on the stand. Reynolds also made a vulgar hand gesture at the witness, who had testified that Reynolds ordered him to withhold subpoenaed campaign-finance documents.
The incensed judge ruled not only that Reynolds had attempted to intimidate the witness, but also that he lied to the court and the jury, concealed and destroyed evidence, and failed to take responsibility for laundering union political contributions, hiding debts in order to obtain bank loans, and ordering aides to illegally cash at least $164,000 in campaign donations for non-campaign use.
If that weren't shameful enough, Reynolds also had repeated adulterous sexual encounters with an underage campaign volunteer, Beverly Heard, whom he met when he cruised her Chicago high school in his Cadillac. They carried on in his legislative office and at a nearby apartment. Reynolds gave the then-16-year-old girl cash at each meeting and supplied her with his pager number and apartment keys.
In explicit taped phone conversations, they reminisced about group sex encounters with another woman, laughed about Reynolds' crude nickname for Heard's genitalia, and casually discussed Reynolds' three young children while planning a sexual tryst with a 15-year-old Catholic high school girl Heard had said wanted to have sex with him.
"Did I win the Lotto?" Reynolds chortled after Heard made the offer.
Reynolds instructed Heard to take Polaroid photographs of the 15-year-old girl's genitals and breasts. No "face shots," Reynolds ordered.
Reynolds' lawyers dismissed the talk as harmless fantasy. In classic Clintonian style, Reynolds smeared his young accuser as a "liar" and "nut case." A diverse jury of six blacks and six whites believed the troubled girl, not the conniving Rhodes Scholar. Yet, Reynolds bitterly blamed racism in a 40-minute courtroom tirade: ''When they shackle me, like they shackled my slave ancestors and take me off to jail, nobody in this room will see me crawl." He called reporters who covered the case "animals."
As always, the cover-up did in Reynolds. Swing jurors were disturbed by a $4,500 bank withdrawal Reynolds made in an obvious attempt to send Heard out of state and obstruct justice. Reynolds also bullied law enforcement officials and had his employees type up recantation affidavits for Heard to sign.
In granting clemency, Clinton must have given his fellow Rhodes Scholar extra points for his hubris, chutzpah, and sneering indignation. To these loathsome bosom buddies, soiling public office means never having to say you're sorry.
Lieberman endorses Rudy in GOP race
Fox News Channel reported on Sunday that U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (I - Connecticut ) would endorse the GOP candidates that "are not opposed to abortion rights" - specifically including Senator John McCain ( R - Arizona ) and ex-Democrat, ex-Independent, ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Joe - have ya' read the U.S. Constitution ?
Where do you derive "abortion rights" from ?
When the GOP - or Independent - 44th President of these United States nominates the next Supreme Court Justice in what 2010 or so, you won't even have an "abortion precedent" to go with your non-existant "right to an abortion murder"
Also on Sunday, Tim Russert reported on Meet The Press that in statewide Iowa GOP polling, Rudy is at 14 % and McCain (after 8 years of Iowa campaigning) is at 10 %
Best of luck to the dynamic duo of Rudy and McCain as the GOP champions of "abortion rights" when they swing through Dubuque to speak to the catholic woman and men next time - well . . . ., by then Rudy and McCain may both be in the single digits statewide.
Also, check out our friends blogging the Ron Paul thunder and groundswell to Ames at :
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