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RNC Makes Historical Changes To Snub Ron Paul in Tampa

As many here know, Ron Paul is having a Pre-RNC Event, Sunday, August 26TH. The RNC seized this as an opportunity to "make historical changes", which will affectively eliminate Ron Paul and his delegates. Their message is: "You are with us, including YOU Ron Paul, or you're against us."

(CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, who has conceded that he will not win enough delegates to garner the Republican nomination but has not dropped out of the race, will hold his own event on August 26 in Tampa, the day before the Republican National Convention begins.


From the 2012 Tampa bay Host Committee:

It has finally arrived: The 2012 Republican National Convention.
In fact, in less than 26 days, the Host Committee’s Welcome
Event will take place on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Tropicana
Field in St. Petersburg.. This marquis event will kick-off the week
of the Convention like never before. This is an inaugural event
which will be the first of its kind in the history of a presidential
nominating convention. Traditionally, delegates and members of
the media have been welcomed separately during two or more host
committee events; however, these events will be combined into
one monumental occasion that will showcase all of Tampa Bay,
including Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater.


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TOO Funny

...I don't use that word. Here, I'll try it again...shitake mushrooms.
It comes our "s" like I said a bad word. I most certainly did not.

Let's try it this way "s" "h" "i" "t" "a" "k" "e"

If that worked ... it IS my sign. You can always circumvent or change a corrupt system (GOP or DP censorship)...by saying and doing something in a different way like Granger is doing and like I hope many more are doing.

(hmm...worked that time, I'm confused.)



I think it worked 2nd time because it didn't begin on a 'word boundary'.

The filter looks for words that start with, in this case, 's', but to the filter program, it started with an 'a'. Testing:

LOL shitake mushrooms
LOL...shitake mushrooms
well, my theory is proven false...

It worked because

s.h.i.t. was surrounded by punctuation, either way it is supposed to be spelled


LOL You're making me smile!

If you and Yves ever come to visit me, I'll have some for you, as I have some dried in case they are not fresh

The Prince Agaricus mushroom. A fungus fruit, the prince is one of the very best edible mushrooms, with a smell and flavor like almond extract that will knock almost any foodie to his knees as he begs you to tell just where you found these incredibly delicious things. Don’t tell—just share, and perhaps offer the basic scoop: The prince, Latin name Agaricus augustus, is a close relative of the cultivated portobello mushroom. Many other species in the genus are good to eat, as well—but the prince is the king. The mushroom is a summer fruiter, often occurring in areas touched by fog drip or in parks wetted by sprinklers. The mushrooms like to grow in disturbed soils—and right beside roadways is a great place to look. I’ve even encountered the prince while cycling through Bulgaria and Greece. Unsure I had met my old friend so far from home, I smelled the cap—and that almond-anise aroma left no doubt. When the mushrooms are barbecued, the sweet juices of the prince come out sizzling. The texture remains firm—never slimy—and the flavor is a knockout. Try dipping prince slices in egg, then sautéing and serving with a drizzle of maple syrup for mushroom French toast. NOTE: Do not forage mushrooms if you don’t know what you’re doing. This blog post is not to be used for identification purposes.

On the bottom of this article is a great picture of them (mine are much larger) http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/adventure/2012/07/hungry-pul...

Vote For Mushrooms

She can't even talk about her 100% organic and exceptionally nutritious mushrooms without getting down-voted.

It is down-voted -2 now. Calling all mushroom lovers...calling all mushroom lovers! In voting Granger down, you are voting down mushrooms.

(If you are a GJ fan...you are voting against part of his platform. Don't take you dislike of Granger's posts out on mushrooms.)


Thank You!

Mushrooms are winning. And, I learned how to spell my favorite kind...


You do realize that one of

You do realize that one of the definitions of inaugural is, initial: meaning first; right?

You also realize, I hope, that inauguration is in reference to taking office; which office would Mittens be taking? Answer: None. This is why it is called a Coronation Ceremony, and why it is said that one is nominated instead of saying that one is inaugurated at these events.

You misunderstood the meaning and use of the word inaugural, and now you are blowing that statement out of proportion.

I appreciate the correction

I must have read it wrong. Well, Thanks for clearing it up. This is NO NEWS. Let the thread die.

Thank you again for helping me understand how WRONG I was. I definately have a reading comprehension problem. Thank GOD you are here to straighten me out.

PS Where does it say, Coronation Ceremoney?

Am I wrong about the Date being Aug 26TH?

And why is the Welcoming Committee working WITH the federal elections commission? Since when is registering for a convention the federal elections commission business?


This is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL information for all Ron Paul national delegates and alternates AND THEIR STATES DELEGATIONS.

This MUST be posted to the front page.

Boy, they're desperate to

Boy, they're desperate to keep the delegates from hearing Dr. Paul.

Emailed to Ben S.


This event is not being hosted by the RNC

This event is being hosted by The 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee, Inc. AKA “Host Committee”. Check out their own website:

"Host Committee to Host largest Welcome Event in the History of the Republican National Convention" http://2012tampa.com/headlines/host-committee-to-host-larges...

And who is the "Host Committee"?

"The 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee, Inc. (“Host Committee”) is a Florida not-for-profit corporation that operates as a public charity under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Host Committee serves as the officially designated Presidential Nominating Convention Host Committee under federal law and is a registered host committee with the Federal Election Commission. The Host Committee is not involved in any political activity and is in no way considered a political committee under any state or federal laws."


And Mittens Wasn't Involved with Bain Capital

Past 1999....Oh I meant 2000?
How about 2001?....No?...ahem, perhaps
it's the word "involved" that's being misunderstood, yes?

Just remember this:
What is so different from an Olympic Committee and this "Host thingy"....Be on your guard delegates...your JOB is all important.

Godspeed and may He watch over you all.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

It is legally set up this way

To make suing the GOP more difficult, that is all.




You are not there to party.

People elected you to DO A JOB.

Doing a job means doing it well and not for your own self-fulfillment BUT FULFILLMENT OF THE DUTY PEOPLE VOTED FOR YOU TO FULFILL.

Sorry if that doesn't make libertarians happy, but it's a presumed contract so SUCK IT UP.


You are NOT there for yourself. You are REPRESENTING those who VOTED FOR YOU.

You are REQUIRED to do your job, meaning 100% presence at all times, or you're just another slimey politician who lies to voters.

They get to

kill 2 birds with one stone by dwindling RP's attendance so they won't miss the sign in.......
Must move it to Saturday.

Keepin' it real.

For some reason

It seems you and I are reading this one way and others are reading it another.

I agree with everything you are saying, and I've been concerned, but maybe others here know better?

If Ron Paul had won, CA, and I was going to Tampa as a delegate for Ron Paul, I would be concerned. I hope to hear from the campaign on this soon. I have a feeling, they are in deep discussion about it.

Thank you for being YOU!!!!

God Bless YOU!!!

If it's in the evening,

All delegates would just leave early, or end the rally around 4:30. Even if the delegates couldn't come, there will be plenty of people there - if not standing room only outside.

I read the brochure

and even went to the website, but couldn't find a time. They don't say what time anyone has to be there by. What if your plane is late? Haven't most people booked that already? And what about those people coming by car? What if their car breaks down? Or were delegates expected to be in Tampa on the 24th?

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

So the RNC planned an event

over the Paul Campaign event...

But the Paul Campaign planned their event over the Grassroots event...

I guess payback is a bitch like that.

And watch, the campaign will say to the delegates, "Go to the official event. Don't come here. Our event isn't as important."


allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

But the Paul event planned their event OVER the "Grassroots"?

What is the purpose of the grassroots who use the name Paul (I'm going to say Paul now stands stands for same as DP, Peace, Gold and Love, not Ron Paul)?

Ron Paul planned an event to say THANK YOU to those who grew from grassroots into a Liberty Tree in the GOP and supported him. If you didn't support him, why go see old Ron Paul when you can party with GJ, eh?

Where are the "historical changes?"

I read both links and I don't get what you're referring to.


"This is an inaugural event
which will be the first of its kind in the history of a presidential
nominating convention. "

They're already "INAUGURATING" Mittens for pete's sake.
The next sentence starts with the word:"TRADITIONALLY".

In other words as a:


"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Don't Mention It

I took one for the team...downvoted by "them".

It's gettin' dark...who turned out the lights....I'm fadin' fast.

I WILL BE IN TAMPA...so all you "naysayers", "downvoters" and "plastic libertarians" will just hafta deal with it!


"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

You did not see where the RNC calls it Historical?

"This is an inaugural event which will be the first of its kind in the history of a presidential nominating convention."

They explaine that it is historical because they have changed the the way they "welcome" (Sign in) delegates. Instead of it being a personal, each state gets a "host", they moved the "Welcome" up a day, and planned a BIG EVENT. This BIG EVENT means as a delegate, you will go to this event to pick up your badge, sign in, collect your packet, and enjoy the party and show. It used to be like a business convention, now it's more like will call at a concert at an arena.

Freedom Festival: August 24 - 26, RNC Welcome Event: Aug 26th

This would just mean rescheduling if RP "has to" be present like someone here seems to think. Right?

I read the thing. I don't see people falling over themselves

for this. its about local businesses and their directory.

"cocktail-style reception"

Yeah, sounds like it's just marketing stuff.
Delegate Welcome Event Teaser- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U46CCq71oiI