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Urgent Help Needed in Clear Lake, IOWA

Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich will be walking in Clear Lake, Iowa's 4th of July Parade this Monday morning. I'm inviting anyone and everyone who can make the trip to Clear Lake to walk with us locals in support of Ron Paul.

This may not seem like a big deal to most of you, but in 2007, Mitt Romney and the Clintons participated in the parade. Obama was in the Des Moines area.

It's our goal to outnumber Bachmann's and Gingrich's entourage combined. Local, state, and national media will be present. For me, it could be a shot across the bow of the Establishment saying, "We'll see you at the Ames Straw Poll!" What a great way to beat them not only on the ground, but in the air as well.

I have a FB event and Meetup event set up for it. Please, spread the word to folks in southern Minnesota or the midwest!

FB event here: http://on.fb.me/mFBN87
Meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/NorthIowansForRonPaul/events/23958301/

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Great idea.

Great idea.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels


bump, keep up the great work!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Lets keep this bumped guys!

there have to be some IOWANS here today!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

Boy, if I lived there...

I'd saddle up my horse & join your possee!!

I just posted this at Ron Paul Forums

I saw your meetups etc yesterday when I was trying to figure out where Ron was going to be for the fourth, there was actually an article saying he was walking too, that then was pulled. There was a really funny one about Gingrich and Bachmann walking that was posted. It said it was by AP but it read like the Onion.

Edit, here's the story that was posted, attributed to the Associated Press:

By Pop Pendergrass
Associated Press
CLEAR LAKE, IOWA - Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann will twiddle and twirl in a vain attempt to secure the votes of Republicans in Clear Lake, Iowa's annual Fourth of July Parade.

The parade, held every Independence Day and put on by a coalition of organizations in the Clear Lake area, will feature several floats that portray political themes, in addition to the long line of traditionally patriotic participants. Gingrich and Bachmann have both put together floats for the parade, sources inside the respective campaigns told the AP.

A campaign insider revealed that Bachmann will feature a float based on a 1992 Ford Econoline 15-passenger van and a 2001 GMC Safari, to pay homage to the fleet of American-made microbus-style vehicles that the Bachmann family has employed while having fostered 23 children. Reportedly, several of the children will be in attendance to ride the float. The source revealed that the float will tie in to the celebration by praising "the bigness of America's greatness," introducing a key campaign phrase that will represent a marked decline in the intellectual rigor of the Bachmann campaign. Aides for Sarah Palin did not return comment Thursday.

Gingrich, who was recently turned down for the upcoming season of "Dancing With The Stars" in favor of the meter reader from the Casey Anthony trial, also planned to feature a float despite a lack of available campaign funds.

His float, according to a campaign insider, is intended to represent Gingrich's drive for American austerity in a time of economic hardship. The source revealed that the float would consist only of a dilapidated brown Oldsmobile with missing hubcaps, a single blue door, and a small family of rodents that live in the trunk.

The source also confirmed that Gingrich's Oldsmobile will feature several McDonald's bags and assorted sizes of Tiffany boxes in the passenger footwell.

Besides Bachmann, no other member of congress running for president could possibly be going to the parade, according to sources in Clear Lake. The AP has confirmed this with other reputable media outlets."

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

I put

it on twitter and will give this a big bump.
Hope somebody films it and puts it online...

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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

Im in!

Just so happens I have to be in Su city on Tuesday so I can be in Clear Lake on Monday . Though I might need a ride when I get to Clear Lake.Can you provide me with approximate time and location and a phone # . Thanks

check out the meetup/FB event for details or

Here's the copy/pasted info from our project manager...

We can meet pre-parade at my house @ 1503 3rd Ave North, C Lake. To get here: take 218 to the Dairy Queen in Clear Lake and turn left/South, then immediately turn Right/West, at the cemetery. This is 7th Avenue. Follow about 5-6 blocks to 16th Street North. Turn Left/South and follow up to the back of the high school (2 blocks). This intersection is 3rd Ave North and 16th St North. I live on this corner in a small ranch house, white w/black shutters and Ron Paul signs out. My cell # is 641-355-3000, call if you get lost!!

I got a blimp

the same one that hung from the rafters at the Rally for the Republic in Minn/St Paul in '08

email me drmikevasovski@msn.com
call/text me 803-295-7464
I'm using it tonight but can overnight/air fright it to you on Saturday for your parade.


Dr. Mike Vasovski
South Carolina Campaign Chairman, Ron Paul 2012
The SINGLE vote in the SC delegation for RP, GOP Convention, Tampa, FL
2010 Candidate, US Congress SC-03
Past Chairman, Aiken, SC County Tea Party

on it's way

Jim, good talking to you this morning. The blimp is on it's way by UPS next day. Get lots of pics and video. There is white duct tape included to fix leaks and the blow up pump is also included should you not be able to get helium before the weekend. Save the box and get it back to me afterwards.

Peace and liberty,


Dr. Mike Vasovski
South Carolina Campaign Chairman, Ron Paul 2012
The SINGLE vote in the SC delegation for RP, GOP Convention, Tampa, FL
2010 Candidate, US Congress SC-03
Past Chairman, Aiken, SC County Tea Party


We'll take good care of it.

Side note: I can testify with complete honesty that it was a news segment about the Ron Paul blimp that caused me to "Google Ron Paul" and become an activist.

OMG.... this is SOOOOOOOO great!


Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

Hope you can find a blimp for the parade

I just love the videos of Paulistas marching in parades with a replica of the RP blimp in tow. Soooo cool!

BTW, this isn't for outdoor use, but I've seen radio controlled blimps online for as low as $9.95. Here's a link for a 40" blimp at that price: http://www.hobbytron.com/ElectricAirshipRCBlimpUJ8831.html

All you need then is a coat of white paint and a rEVOLution stencil! (And helium, of course.)

You know, I think I'll post this for a separate thread!

Excellent Idea because that's where,

the big farm money is located in Iowa. A business acquaintance wife is a shareholder in her father's bank, and he told me there's big money in the bank. She told him the Clear Lake area is where all the big Iowa farmers bank. Many farmers in Iowa desire to be able to grow Hemp on their farms. Also, I'm sure the don't like the free trade agreements, that makes them compete with 3rd world labor, which drives down agriculture commodities. Ron Paul would eliminate the estate tax, it's unconstitutional. He would eliminate the regulations that force them to follow strict guidelines, instead of farming in their own way, which might benefit them. Just a few examples to sell the good doctor.

Corn and Caucuses

Corn and Caucuses are what Iowa is known for. I think it doesn't reflect our nature as much as it used to. Most GOP candidates are distancing themselves (at least, rhetorically) from all subsidies. It's my sense that many farmers, at least small and midsized family farms, really do desire greater freedom in their business. My father farms and would like for one us to continue it on, but the taxes and price of land is so high that it is nearly impossible for one of my brothers or I to do so.

Hope everyone in the area

Hope everyone in the area comes sign at the ready..:) Too bad Ron can't ride his bike in it..or another elephant..:)

A big Surf Ballroom bump

Where Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper played their last concert.

All together a good idea. I do enjoy parades.

I will not be able to attend myself. You could find folks to dress for the occasion... Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, & the like. Maybe parade along side your farm animal...

Have a pleasant promenade.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul


Awesome thread!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Hope its a great turn-out, shared on FB. Sorry I'll miss it =(

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds
- Sam Adams

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!


for spreading the message and getting exercise at the same time.

RP 2012


Please let us know how it turns out

that is the spirit fo 2008!

i attended many rallies, helped shame rudy on air, and had a lot of fun spreading the word and attention.

keep up the good fight!


I think this sounds important...


I'll look for the news...

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

If it makes the news, we will

If it makes the news, we will have won.

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Great plan