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NPR Shocking News! 5 Things that will shock you about Ron Paul! Must read before voting

1. He is a pretty good baseball player. In 1979, according to The Washington Post, Paul swatted a two-run homer over the left-field wall for the Republicans in the 18th annual congressional baseball game. But his team lost to the Democrats 7-3.

2. He was a frat boy. Karen Kwiatkowski, a co-author of the 2008 biography Ron Paul: A Life of Ideas, says that while Paul was a student at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha — one of a few national fraternities to take an early stand against cruel and dangerous hazing practices. One of Paul's fraternity brothers was fellow biology student J. Michael Bishop, who went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1989 for research into cancer-causing viruses.

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#3 can be taken out of context

It's nitpicky, but #3 mentions how RP didn't take gov subsidies when treating a very poor area which leaves it open to insinuate that he turned away poor people as opposed to the reality of him treating them for free and/or reduced fees.

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Oh my, now that would have been a hoot!!!

4. He might have run against offbeat musician Frank Zappa. This is from a 1987 Los Angeles Times item: Just before Paul was nominated by the Libertarian Party to run for president — at their gathering in Seattle — Robert Murphy, a Libertarian delegate from Oklahoma, approached Zappa and asked him to throw his hat in the ring. After meeting with Murphy for hours and studying the party's platform, Zappa declined. It would have been a Mother of Convention.

"The word "revolution" seems to conjure up images of sort of a modern day version of peasants going into the street with their pitchforks. They go after the bad guy who lives in a big house someplace on the hill, and we're gonna give it to the workers, ya know. That's not the kind of revolution I had in mind. Well I thought that it might be nice if it was handled in a more modern and efficient way, without people getting slaughtered in the street... It's a matter of infiltration."

"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre."

"Basically I'm in the idea business — whether it's a musical idea or a spoken idea ... If you wind up with a political system that wants to put idea men out of business, then you have worry on your hands."

"Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. Forget I mentioned it. This song has no message. Rise for the flag salute."

"The '60s was really stupid... It was a type of merchandising, Americans had this hideous weakness, they had this desire to be OK, fun guys and gals, and they haven't come to terms with the reality of the situation: we were not created equal. Some people can do carpentry, some people can do mathematics, some people are brain surgeons and some people are winos and that's the way it is, and we're not all the same. This concept of one world-ism, everything blended and smoothed out to this medicore norm that everybody downgrades themselves to be is stupid. The '60s was merchandised to the public at large... My pet theory about the '60s is that there is a sinister plot behind it... The lessons learnt in the '60s about merchandising stupidity to the American public on a large scale have been used over and over again since that time."

- Frank Zappa

Zappa, RP, and Russell Means... what a trifecta!!!

Ron is getting a LOT of

Ron is getting a LOT of press. They had another article about his speech in the grocery store regarding Newt. This is gwetting very interesting..


Ron Paul doesn't think NPR should be funded by taxpayer money. hahahaha

The fact that he

delivered milk to Honus Wagner as a kid is a great little piece of trivia for us baseball fans..

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

they are trying

... to stay relevant as more and more Americans totally reject all mainstream media liars.

As their circulation dwindles to nothing these paid propagandists for statism, socialism, and green fascism are forced to put out something a little closer to truth. I don't trust them, won't read them, won't promote them, and will boycott all these lame-*ss liars until their business shrivels up and dies.

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Nice. . . for a NPR article

"Everybody knows that. . . Ron Paul has been Ron Paul for a long time."

And those 5 "shocking" revelations don't include Carol's chocolate chip cookies :-)

Nice to see a link

to the Serial Hypocrisy ad on that site.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Hey, there's

some regular vanilla coverage for RP. C'mon America, get on board!