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RNC tries to block Ron Paul Festival!

I took part in my first Ron Paul Festival conference call tonight. It was a real pleasure to meet organizer Bryan Siemon on the telephone, & catch his excitement.

The first thing he told us was that the RNC had a hold on all the facilities in Tampa, in case they wanted to use them. So far, they've had no use for the Tampa Fairgrounds & the fairgrounds wants to host the RP Festival, yet the RNC won't release the fairgrounds to sign the contract. Siemon said their attorney has FOIA'd the fairground & the RNC for contract paperwork that would support them not releasing the fairgrounds. The RNC doesn't have to play ball on the FOIA, but the fairgrounds must. Siemon sounded very confident that his group will get the fairgrounds in the end, and if not, there are alternatives. But, the RNC is not happy about this festival.

On that note, I suggested that Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Palin & the whole gang be invited to the festival! Speak, sign books, shake hands, have a sno cone! What a way to warm up for the national convention - no? Right now, the RNC is acting like we're amassing an army, when they need to know we're having a love-in for the Constitution. We definitely want to make love, NOT WAR - right?

We also discussed the idea of this festival being OUR convention, where EVERYONE can be a delegate for Ron Paul. Wouldn't that be a hoot?

This conference call was wonderful! If any of you were at the Nations Celebration, and the Rally for the Republic in St. Paul four years ago, just imagine that multiplied by 100! That's how BIG this is going to be!

Bryan needs LOTS of help & ideas, so go to:

and volunteer! That way, when your friends ask you what you did this summer, you will have such a story to tell them, and some amazing memories.

The Festival needs:
Musical Acts
Festival Crew
Media people
and more.....

There will be camping on site for the volunteers, so why go to the Grand Canyon, when you can go to Tampa & make history? See ya!

National Delegate, Nevada

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they r afraid.

i think specificly of veterans being there. for many reasons first off were pissed. and two they dont want people to see how much we support rp. and hey if they make us really angry we might just flip out and storm the convention. but thats why they got 50mil to beef up security so i think in their minds if the festival goes down the streets of tampa will end up looking like fallujah.

thnk im gonna buy haliburton stock...... just n case...

SPC(RET) Kelly-

Selling corndogs will get

Selling corndogs will get Palin to attend.


Think that was Bachmann...

...just sayin'

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?


good one

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Anonymous

Paul Fest

Maybe look into another venue on the outskirts where the Guilty Old Party can't stop us! This event is going to be GRAND ;) GO RON PAUL!!!

Nope im for war

against liars cheaters theives and warmongering chickenhawks.




SPC(RET) Kelly-

good, we need to ask be at the rnc

Freaknik their ass.

RNC phone/email bomb

Let them know how silly that they are being.

Remind them of the "big tent" they want for this party. Let them know about battle they may win in this silliness, but they will loose all of us in the end.

"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"


As each day passes it becomes more apparent to me that this is going to end in a bloody revolution. The only question is when.

Outside Venues Only Please

I would suggest an outside venue if at all possible since I am sure there will be much smoking and drinking going on. It would also be nice if held on private property so pigs cannot easily come bust us for drinking raw milk or consuming anything else that may not be legal according to the current nanny laws.

how dare you

try to polute your body with unapproved milk you should be happy the gov cares enough about you to limit your personal liquid drinking practices. just remember the gov loves you too much to allow that type of lunacy

SPC(RET) Kelly-


im sure Florida law is like most states that require police to serve alcohol..


I've volunteered twice so far because i'm so excited about the possibility of helping the cause LOL!

Anything and everything for Liberty!

How about Lakeland Civic Center?

Just over the county boarder so the RNC can't say squat. This was the venue for all central Florida concerts for decades.

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Take the hint as a favor

There is no doubt in my mind that anything associated with Paul in Tampa will be met with the most ruthless and contrived defamatory actions on these clowns behalf. Step back, put the ego's on hold and refocus on the real goal which isn't staging a confrontational event and you as well as I know the RNC and GOP will view it as just that. They still have the power and we might do well by respecting that fact. A lot of you guys weren't alive in the sixties to witness the DNC's convention in Chicago but I was. The brutality was of epic proportions and if you beleive they are more compassionate or weaker now you are mistaken. Naivety is no excuse for impulsiveness. All the jockeying for delegates to sign pledges for Romney should be viewed with the suspicion that the convention might not take place and the Governor declaring an emergency due to "public unrest" would give himself the perfect opportunity to crown Romney the heir apparent, even though Obama will mop up the floor with him. Find another location, hopefully out of reach of the Florida government, and hurry up.

If not us than who?

"Right now, the RNC is acting like we're amassing an army"

Sarumon: "Very soon he will have summoned an army large enough to launch an assault upon the RNC."

Gandalf: "You know this? How?"

Sarumon: "I organized it..." :D

Gandalf: (O__O)!

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

(╮°-°)╮┳━┳ (╯°□°)╯┻━┻ "RON PAUL 2012 DAMNIT!"

The RNC is one of the most corrupt organizations around.

In the end, we don't stand a chance against them - That is by proceeding in a CIVIL manner.

This 2-party monopoly has comandeered the American political system.

Eventually there will be only one way to break the chains.

I'm just sayin'

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

RNC tried to block the Rally for the Republic in 2008!!

I am not at all surprised at this.

Make love? Not war? What part

Make love? Not war? What part of REVOLUTION do you not understand?


what exactly is the purpose of all of this? to try and convince the GOP that their stereotype of RP supporters being a bunch of hippie-wannabes is correct?

I agree with the author

to extend invitation to non-RP Tea Party members.

I would even suggest to Ron Paul to come out and make a peace with Evangelicals. Otherwise, do not expect them to back us at Tampa.

ok, how to put this gently


BY THE TIME the GOP picks out there they are gonna shin-dig they have already picked out one of the most inaccessible places to us.

They are gonna be inside in air conditioning, we are gonna be roasting outside.

They have already secured every major hotel, every conference venue, every single park and parade permit, do you understand that THEY HAVE THIS LOCKED UP?

Do you understand that by the time we find out, we are in a position of bargaining with them to get leave to have Paulfest?

Oh you weren't? Well this is how it works.



Kittans, Kittanshuweh, now you are beginning to know.

We play nice or we get noplace near Tampa or Florida.

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Rumor has it that Snoop Dog, Willie Nelson and Korn will be at the festival.

i herrr that

as well. although i think willie actually said he wasnt going

SPC(RET) Kelly-

Ha! Now wouldn't that be some

Ha! Now wouldn't that be some sh*t! Snoop Dog AND KORN!? Dude, drop "Rage of the Machine" in there and it's a done deal!!

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

(╮°-°)╮┳━┳ (╯°□°)╯┻━┻ "RON PAUL 2012 DAMNIT!"

No I want war

These are not people you can shmooze. They have to whipped, degraded and beaten the whole way. It is all they understand. I have heard there can be no Ron Paul protests outside the convention because Mittens will be there. I have called for a silent protest, a stare down if you will. All Ron Paul supporters gather outside the convention. Do not say a single word and just stare down the neocons, with a long hard cold steely stare. Like I said on youtube, silence can have a greater impact than making noise and chanting. Show up, put your war face on and intimidate.

"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." - Andrew Jackson

...V Mask

Good idea Life-..
and we can all wear our V Mask!...really, I like the idea of a silent protest...what a scene that would be.

No protests will be allowed anywhere close to the RNC!

I was a delegate in 2008, and while there were massive protests against the RNC convention in the area, I didn't see ANY of them except a small, caged, "free speech" zone about a block away!
Our buses took circuitous routes to avoid the protests.

Hey hey hey yest they are

and yes you can and yes you will.

Because there is a time and a place for everything.

Tampa is neither the time nor the place for war. And you would do dis-service to our delegates to "bring it" before it's time.

And if we really do it right, NEVER is a good time for war.

For after all, since when did we like blood and killing?

We never did.

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