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What will our 2012 BLIMP be? (a Helicopter??)

After watching Sunday morning media ignore Ron Paul completely, it's clear we're going to have to do something HUGE to make them stop ignoring us.

I read someone's wonderful suggestion of doing an infomercial and thought I'd start a thread for brainstorming-- what all can we do to force the media to stop ignoring the Revolution.

I'll start it off--

1) Instead of renting a blimp, we get a BEN BERNANKE HELICOPTER! We throw out phony greenbacks with liberty/anti-Fed messages on them. Let's see the media ignore that!

2) We could all Google-bomb Ron Paul's name every day and force him into the top-searched Google trend for an entire month, or more. Google has been censoring certain search-terms from being googlebombed lately, but they won't censor Ron Paul's name from appearing in the trends...so it could work.

3)Speaking of Google, they've recently released a voting button on every website. Anything to do with Ron Paul, let's start clicking it.

4) Everyone complains that debates are not the forum to get Ron Paul's real message out, because it's impossible to condense a long term history lesson, complex well-thought-out-solution, and media brainwash recovery session all into a quick 1 minute answer. So here's a possible solution--when we make a poster, T-shirt, billboard, etc, instead of saying something abstract like "RON PAUL 2012" how about talking about an issue, like "STOP THE MILK POLICE! RON PAUL 2012". If we, as the grassroots changed our branding strategy to force Ron Paul's issues out into the world to make people more aware, I think we could be so much more effective.

OK that's all the ideas I had. Sure, none of those are as big as blimps, really, but they're a start. But hopefully, some DailyPauler owns the Empire State Building and would be willing to paint Ron Paul's face on it until the 2012 election.

Think big, small, creative, more efficient...whatever you've got post it here.

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We need to get a Virgin space flight. I will man it if someone pays :P

Ronzdaman proposed getting Ron a jet pack

on this thread:

http://www.dailypaul.com/172229/whats-new-no-blimp-no-tea-pa...

That's my favorite idea. Jet pack minibomb, anyone?

Coast to Coast Raw Milk Bike Ride

I'll add another one--

We did a "Liberty Walk" back in 2008 to promote his name..

This time, it's less about getting Ron Paul's name out there as it is promoting Ron Paul's issues.

A few years back, a guy rode his bike coast to coast fueled only on Raw Milk and nothing else. He planned out his entire trip to go through family farms across the US. The only problem was, nobody knew about it.

In light of the "Milk Police" and their recent raid we could do something similar, but with many more people, with video cameras, we could make it into a documentary and do it under the banner of Ron Paul.

media fix

i don't know the answer, but i know what is NOT the answer. we can't get angry at the media. we need to use honey not vinegar to attract them. i don't know what the honey is. i guess it's ratings.

Great thread everyone

Dr. Paul said to have fun and this thread has me smiling ;-)

I think we should throw turkeys out of the Bernanke helicopter!

It could symbolize the turkeys in Washington. If we ever got called on it, we could always use the Gordon Jump line in WKRP in Cincinatti: "As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

On a more serious note, how about attaching mylar balloons to the bumpers of local news media vehicles that say "Ron Paul 2012" on one side?

On the other side they could say "End the Wars", "For a Real Change vote", "Peace. Freedom. Prosperity." or any message that would be appropriate for the local constituency.

Wild turkeys can fly! I have witnesses!

These are not the bottles of liquid that are commonly sold under trademark. No, those wild turkey's are not up to flying.

Domesticated turkey's are not born free.

      Born Free

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart

Live free, and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star ...

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

I would like to be

able to project a hologram of Ron Paul 2012 or Ron Paul revolution into the sky. I am thinking the way the Batman logo was projected into the sky using the high powered light.

Responsible Communities for Ron Paul 2012

I believe that we need to prove to people that individual liberty and individual responsibility works! People are conditioned to believe that the government must be the glue to hold communities together, to take care of the poor, the sick, the down-trodden.....

I mentioned this in 2007, with some support on Myspace....Get the local meetup group together and

a) volunteer for a day at a food bank (with RP2012 t-shirts and a press release to local media, someone with pamphlets),

b) find a local park that the city is not diligently caring for--litter, uncut grass, unraked leaves, etc. Get together for a morning and pick up the litter, rake the leaves, wear your t-shirts, have pamphlets on hand and put up signs that say "Park cleaned by local supporters of Ron Paul 2012. We don't just talk about liberty and personal responsibility, we are in the community proving that it works!" This of course is a great way to reach out to young families who maybe don't have time because of their young kids to stay up to date on the presidential race, and these are of course people who generally don't fall into Ron's core of supporters.

c) In the winter in northern states, get out after a snowstorm and get a few snowblowers and help some elderly people and others in need by pitching in to clear their driveways. You'll probably get a lot of free hot chocolate, and in what snowstruck city would this not play well in the local newspapers and tv? You could of course call the tv stations or newpapers and tell them that you might have a sotry for them: you spotted a group of 10,20,30 citizens(hopefully there are even more in your local meetup group!) shuffling up and down your neighbourhood with shovels and snowblowers offering free help for those in need of it. (Scout out in advance which neighbourhoods generally have older populations--these are teh people who need help, and they are the people who are at home during the day most likely for you to talk to about what you're doing.)

With all due to respect to people who like to get groups together to wave RP signs, I think it is an activity that reinforces in people's minds a negative perception of liberty. They aren't exposed to the idea growing up, instead they are told the governemtn will solve all their problems. they are told liberty is reckless, amoral, hedonistic. When they see people doing unusual things like standing around shouting and waving signs, they cannot divorce that experience from their preconceived notions of libertarianism, so they cannot help but to perceive it in a way that falls in line with their preexisting pattern of belief. Doing philanthropic activities will shatter their notion of what they believe our ideas represent. When people see other regular people taking responsibility for those things which they just assume the governmetn ought to take care of people, they can't fit it into the pattern of thought, and their beliefs necessarily change.

@SPENTHOM

Working for the Remnant means working in impenetrable darkness; and this, I should say, is just the condition calculated most effectively to pique the interest of any prophet who is properly gifted with the imagination, insight and intellect

like it !

Seems a better way to attract support than sign waving.

Idea

How about a bunch of Ron Paul whacky arm waving inflatable tube men?

Whacky, waving, inflatable,

Whacky, waving, inflatable, arm-flailing Ron Paul tube men.
Whacky, waving, inflatable, arm-flailing Ron Paul tube men.
Whacky, waving, inflatable, arm-flailing Ron Paul tube men.

@SPENTHOM

Working for the Remnant means working in impenetrable darkness; and this, I should say, is just the condition calculated most effectively to pique the interest of any prophet who is properly gifted with the imagination, insight and intellect

Great Idea

This would prepare and get people and RP familiar for the real deal. :)

donvino

I like the infomercial idea BUT

first a 1 min. national ad running several times of Ron Paul explaining that he will be running these infomercials.

He can say that since he is running for president he wants the people to really understand exactly what he believes in, what his ideas are, how they impact the american people and just in simple terms explain the connections and more in depth process he would take.

Entitlement reform for example. Alot of people are scared he would just end programs and starve the old people but if they understood more in detail rather than a 1 min bite, they would probably accept the ideas better or atleast begin the process of waking up.

He really needs to explain what will happen if things keep going the same way and how things will be better with making the necessary adjustments that he offers.. He says this now but not in enough detail and simplicity to have most understand.

He can maybe give some of his books out to the first 1000 donors or something like that.

Sounds expensive but possible.

We can copy the infomercial and keep it going when it is done.

How about

Seeing if there is a network of independent truckers out there that are Ron Paul supporters. Have a money bomb to pay for having different Ron Paul designs put on the side of their 53 foot moving billboards :-)On the Road and Coast to Coast....

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

Stats

"It is an estimated over 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S. Of that one in nine are independent, a majority of which are owner operators"

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

I love this idea

thanks, for sharing it with us.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

:-)

Anything for "Sharing the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism"

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

"Loved the "because it's

"Loved the "because it's impossible to condense a long term history lesson, complex well-thought-out-solution, and media brainwash recovery session all into a quick 1 minute answer."bit.

A 30 minute Infomercial

We can go right around these media types with this. Ron can not get his points across effectively in 1 minute debate answers; therefore, a 30 minute infomercial tieing it all together would be perfect. Most of the countries problems stem out of bad money policy and bad foreign policy. All of this needs to be explained in an infomercial properly, use charts and simple laymens terms. Why are you paying so much for gasoline, why are we in 135 countries on 900 bases, why is Congress able to continue its spending binge etc. In addition, a comparison of all the candidates records and backgrounds, including Obama, should also be included. Ron Paul shows good judgement period and when all the other candidates recite Ronald Reagan, it can be said that Ron was ahead of his time in 1976 when he was one of only 4 House members to endorse Reagan, and in fact, Ron Paul has always been ahead of his time. This infomercial should be shown starting about a week before each primary election and aired about 2-3 times. This would also give phone bank callers something to refer to when talking to potential voters.

I think something more concrete... taking some action

I think things have changed - the blimp came about because we were tired of being ignored. But we aren't so ignored now - we have grown - this isn't about being seen anymore. People know that we would walk hot coals for Ron Paul. We don't need to make another 'look at us' ploy.

I think it is time to use our power to accomplish some of Ron's issues.

We should take some action against the Fed. Let's get in the news - not because we made a big sign - but because we brought attention to an issue that Ron supports.

Our biggest accomplishment was probably after the 2008 election when we helped get Ron's 'audit the Fed' bill co-sponsored by all republican congressmen.

Let's rent 50 arc-lights and turn them (literally) on the fed. Let's get 10,000 people to march on the Fed... Let's shut down wall street for a day.

Or we could try to raise awareness of the wars. What did I just read - another 30 suicides last month for military personal? That is what we are doing to our troops!

We can reach out to other anti-war candidates... oh... there aren't any... Ok... Anti-war people/organizations and get some anti-war rallies going. Shine the light on Obama for not getting out of these wars (and starting new ones).

I think showing people what we can get accomplished would be best.

(Of course, our first order of business is to get Ron into office.)

SHINING LIGHTS ON THE FED--AWESOME!

Perfect idea.

How do those arc lights work? Can you shine them on a building like the Federal Reserve and have an image appear? Or does it only show up if it's a cloud?

I will be near the Dallas Fed Building in a few months and then maybe the KC Fed right after that. We could even coordinate something where we shine lights on each of the 12 Federal Reserve banks as well as the evil 13th main building in D.C.

I don't know much about them...

... but, being the information age, it shouldn't be too hard figure out what could be done.

Probably the best first step would be to talk to someone in the industry - find out what they can do, would it be effective during daytime, is it feasible, etc.

There are some vehicles out there for sale with these lights (on a trailer)... with generator - get RevolutionPac to purchase a couple - paint them up... and we can go shine the light on lots of stuff.

But, this really would be something RevolutionPAC would have to lead... there are legal, logistical, media, cost aspects they would be very helpful with.

Couple trucks - some handheld spotlights/megaphones - and everyone else bring a flashlight... could make for quite a spectacle at night (but would the media show up?).

BLIMP

GOOGLE SANTORUM

Hahaha, Love it!

Hilarious! I haven't laughed that hard in a while.

"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

One way of attracting

One way of attracting attention at night is to bring out some of the "carbon arc searchlights". Remember years ago when they used to be used at grand openings and such. They really are attention getting. If there is a cloud cover, you can actually have a Ron Paul cover that would go over the lens and illuminate Ron Paul on the cloud. Bit like the old Batman signal.

There are companies that rent these searchlights, and they usually have laser shows available as well. Best part would be if they are Ron Paul supporters, might get a deal or for free.

Just an idea for a city event where these searchlights are available.

I love this idea!

It could be bigger than the Blimp!

Light shows are virtual animation. Blimps are real objects.

They can be used with dramatic effect (affect?). Used together may be stunning.

Use of a light show to highlight a Ron Paul blimp ship passing in the night could be absolutely shunning. As we kindle imagination, wonderful things can happen.

The Ron Paul blimp was constructed to be a show case. Use it. Highlight. Let it shine!

Put the search lights on Mark Twain riverboats plying the Mississippi, Missouri & Ohio Rivers... Let American witness the glory of liberty... land, water & air. This land is our land... Made for you & me - Woody Guthrie.

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

I would like a Ron Paul bus

I would like a Ron Paul bus called The Truth Goes Further

“People think of a bus as transportation,” Zane Kesey says. “No. It’s a platform, a way to get your messages across.”

Or just a Ron Paul bus that

Or just a Ron Paul bus that bleeps "the media" It would be more practical than a blimp even though I loved the blimp. It could travel any ware and every were, people could see it up close, go in it, get information.