“Warm and Fuzzy” Ron Paul? Ron Paul won’t play games with America’s future and pander to special interest groups.
In the second half of the interview, Ron Paul makes Neil Cavuto sound like a fool after he flings a ‘Gotcha’ question at the sharp Congressman from Texas!
Neil Cavuto asks:
“There are reports that your campaign received a $500 dollar campaign donation from a white supremacists at west palms beach? Your campaign had indicated that you had no intention to return it. What are you going to do with it?”
Ron Paul says:
“Hmm, it’s probably already spent, why give it back to him and use it for bad purposes. I’ve never even heard his name I’ve never even heard of it. You know when you get 57,000 donations in a day are we supposed to screen them and find out their beliefs? He sent the money for my beliefs and if he’s promoting my viewpoints and my attitudes why give it back to him if he has bad viewpoints and I don’t endorse anything that he endorses or what anybody endorses, they come to me to endorse freedom and the constitution, limited government, so I see no purpose for me to start screening everyone that sends money.”
Neil Cavuto then asks
“So congressman, when you find out it’s a guy who runs Stormfront, white pride worldwide, now that you know after the fact you still would not return it?”
Ron Paul is brilliant, he basically said it makes no sense to take money from someone with good intentions to refund money to someone with bad intentions. He argues that it is pandering to the media and there are far worse corruptions happening. Ron Paul fires back with the military industrial complex that sends millions of dollars and robs the tax payers in the process. He continues to hammer on about the immorality of government, the special interests, the wars, inflations, and undermining the prosperity of the country.
Ron Paul has the right idea. Enough is enough, politics is for bullshitters and I’m not going to bullshit you. He hopes to bring us freedom and exudes a zest for life and liberty that we’ve not seen before, save the nonsense ads and gotcha’ questions for someone who cares.
Call me cynical, but I’m not fully convinced that there is 100% full-proof evidence that the 2004 U.S. election was stolen. Maybe it’s not even cynicism, but optimism that our Election system is pure of scandal and treachery.
Although I am not completely sold on the conspiracy, the more I read information released, the more angry I become. It is not unreasonable to believe that there was a conspiracy to cheat the American people out of their rightful presidential choice. This has always been a concern when using certain kinds of voting mechanisms and now we’re seeing why it’s important not to jump the gun into the technology area until we’re absolutely certain that the machines are legit and uncompromisable.
Democracy has the full story by Amy Goodman and her interview with Harvey Wasserman, the senior editor of the Ohio-based freepress.org and author of “What Happened in Ohio: A Documentary Record of Theft and Fraud in the 2004 Election.”
War is hard on everyone, not a single rational American believes that bringing the troops home is in any way a knock on the military. The propaganda machine often suggests that if we leave Iraq, we’re conceding defeat. If we bring the troops home, we’re “not supporting the troops”. The logic is unbelievably stupid and Americans have had enough of carrying out a political agenda that is unsound and irrational.
The bottom line is this: BRING THE TROOPS HOME, NOW.
Campaign Stress and Aging
They say that Martin Luther King aged quickly because of the stress that the civil rights movement put on him as he led the movement. Is Hillary Clinton experiencing the effect that politics has on the big-name candidates?
A Senator betrays the American Spirit and undermines our Freedom and Constitution
This morning I watched CSPAN2 to listen in on Congress as it discussed the issue of warrant-less wiretapping. Senators are intent on overhauling the outdated FISA legislation.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid lifted Senator Dodd’s hold and forced a debate on cloture that would circumvent a filibuster threat by Dodd. The immunity debate will likely have a strong impact on the direction of America as we move forward. As the debate on cloture unfolded, I was shocked at one statement in particular!
Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama said in a derogatory tone:
“The civil libertarians among us would rather defend the constitution than protect our nation’s security.”
I am sure he realized how dumb he sounded because he stuttered as he made the statement. He made no apologies for the remark, however, and continued right along with his unique brand of ultra patriotism. If he really wants a true example of American patriotism, he only need look across the aisle at Senator Chris Dodd who stood up for our freedom this afternoon.
For a man who continuously promotes an “anti-terrorism” and “pro-freedom” agenda — one he calls essential to our national security — he sure has a funny way of showing his love for American liberty and democracy. Senator Sessions’ statement on the floor is consistent with the view President Bush has about the legitimacy of the American Constitution. After all, it is just a piece of paper! I can’t vouch for the video or legitimacy of the statement made therein, but it did come from members of President Bush’s staff. Regardless, the proof is in the pudding and the President’s horrible attitude has now infected Congress.
UPDATE: This is rich: Senator Jeff Sessions asked Americans to apologize for attacking President Bush and Congress for acting to “Protect the American people.” If I would have known this afternoon session was set to play out as a Comedy, I would have picked up some popcorn before tuning to C-SPAN.
If you are an Alabama voter, now would be a good time to give Senator Sessions a piece of your mind. http://sessions.senate.gov/email/contact.cfm
Even better solution:
Get rid of the bum.
From the comments, it looks like his words were taken out of the record. I’ll see if I can get a copy of the video, I don’t think he can modify that.
…this is a watershed moment for us. Why do I say that? I heard Senator SESSIONS come down and give a very eloquent speech. He said, ‘‘The civil’’—I am quoting him now—‘‘The civil libertarians among us’’—and then he listed all the bad things he thinks the civil libertarians among us have done. I hope every one of us—every one of us in this Chamber—supports the civil liberties of the United States of America because if you don’t, you don’t believe in the Constitution. That is where we get these rights.
We need a FISA bill that will help us continue to track the terrorists without surrendering our rights and our liberties, and this can be done. I hope we can get a coalition together and amend this Intelligence Committee bill in a way that will do just that. We need a bill that closes loopholes in FISA that clearly have been created by advancements in technology. I understand that. But we also need a FISA bill that, while it allows us to go after the bad guys, has proper checks and balances within it.
I know we live in an era of highly polarized politics, but shouldn’t there be some issues that are so deeply offensive to our sense of liberty, that Americans can join together to combat the evil? In my mind, there is nothing more evil than a government that desperately seeks to control popular opinion and people by spying, censoring, and controlling the media. It is frightening the extent to which our personal space has been invaded by government. The NY Times published an article that highlights some of the problems that I’ve been writing about for over a year now.
For months, the Bush administration has waged a high-profile campaign, including personal lobbying by President Bush and closed-door briefings by top officials, to persuade Congress to pass legislation protecting companies from lawsuits for aiding the National Security Agency’s warrantless eavesdropping program.
But the battle is really about something much bigger. At stake is the federal government’s extensive but uneasy partnership with industry to conduct a wide range of secret surveillance operations in fighting terrorism and crime.
The acts of our government are highly suspicious and even conspiratorial in nature. Essentially, what they are saying is “We can’t trust anyone, we require authority to carry out the law to its fullest extent.” While, I don’t advocate chaos and I certainly don’t believe in an entirely liberal and lawless society, I do struggle with the idea of heightened “security” at home, especially when it is done so recklessly by our eager leaders in Washington.
The N.S.A.’s reliance on telecommunications companies is broader and deeper than ever before, according to government and industry officials, yet that alliance is strained by legal worries and the fear of public exposure.
To detect narcotics trafficking, for example, the government has been collecting the phone records of thousands of Americans and others inside the United States who call people in Latin America, according to several government officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the program remains classified. But in 2004, one major phone carrier balked at turning over its customers’ records. Worried about possible privacy violations or public relations problems, company executives declined to help the operation, which has not been previously disclosed.
Again, I understand that the war on drugs will be more difficult to carry out, but even if we relent some and allow our agencies more authority to carry out their jobs, we can’t allow technology to be an excuse for all out invasions of personal space. I don’t want government in my bedroom, I don’t appreciate them snooping in innocent American bank accounts and/or medical records. There’s a moral line which can and has been crossed and I’d like nothing more than our government to be put in its place on this issue.
How far is too far for you? When will Americans stop snoring as our government rapes and pillages the foundation that safeguards our personal lives and relationships with families, friends, and children.
In a separate N.S.A. project, executives at a Denver phone carrier, Qwest, refused in early 2001 to give the agency access to their most localized communications switches, which primarily carry domestic calls, according to people aware of the request, which has not been previously reported. They say the arrangement could have permitted neighborhood-by-neighborhood surveillance of phone traffic without a court order, which alarmed them.
I admire those Americans who don’t believe a line has been crossed, but I think it was crossed long ago and if we don’t hold our public officials accountable for our future, they will surely destroy our Democracy as we once knew it. I love America just the way it is, in fact, if we could roll back a decade, I’d like it even more.
This has been in the news for a while, good chance it’ll never be resolved but at least we know how important it is to secure our voter’s rights in the future. This is especially true as we move towards “convenient” voting facilities and use electronic methods to conduct elections.
Ohio’s Secretary of State announced this morning that a $1.9 million official study shows that “critical security failures” are embedded throughout the voting systems in the state that decided the 2004 election. Those failures, she says, “could impact the integrity of elections in the Buckeye State.” They have rendered Ohio’s vote counts “vulnerable” to manipulation and theft by “fairly simple techniques.”
Indeed, she says, “the tools needed to compromise an accurate vote count could be as simple as tampering with the paper audit trail connector or using a magnet and a personal digital assistant.” In other words, Ohio’s top election official has finally confirmed that the 2004 election could have been easily stolen. Brunner’s stunning findings apply to electronic voting machines used in 58 of Ohio’s 88 counties, in addition to scanning devices and central tabulators used on paper ballots in much of the rest of the state.
Not sure who is responsible for this, but it’s pretty funny.
Zero Dollar Bill to Commemorate President Bush
“All About Mormons” – South Park Episode 712
Kucinich really loves the troops and loves our country
Below are statements that Dennis Kucinich made this week as the inevitable war funding debate continues to support President Bush’s war.
Is it moral to support a war based on lies?
“It is immoral for Congress to make a deal to keep this war going. It is immoral to keep a war going that is based on lies. And it is immoral to make a deal to claim legislative victories unrelated to the war while at the same time spending money to keep the war going,” Kucinich said.
“In politics, you can make a deal where one party gets its way and the other party gets its way and that’s okay when people don’t die,” Kucinich said.
“This war funding plan shows a distressing lack of concern about the situation of our troops. It shows a disregard for the Democrats’ promise to the American people to end the war.”
“We do not have to fund the war. We have the money to bring the troops home. It does not require a vote. It requires determination and truth.
“This is yet another example of leadership becoming increasingly unwilling to end this war,” Kucinich concluded.