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The Ron Paul picture is gone...

I know that the Daily Paul is moving past focusing on Ron Paul's 2012 campaign, but did the Ron Paul picture on the right of the DP really have to get taken down? After all, our movement and this website IS still inspired by the good doctor even if it's no longer mainly about getting him elected. And that's all the picture said: "The Daily Paul is inspired by Ron Paul". Now there is nothing about him, not even a smaller picture. Does anyone else feel the same way?

Nystrom Update: Please see my response in this comment, below. Thank you.

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Why have Jefferson's Picture at Monticello?

After all, his campaign is long over...

I don't care what we're told the new "acronym" stands for (Peace, gold, love) to me PAUL will always mean Ron Paul.

It is VERY disappointing that his picture is taken down. His life is why so many people from so many backgrounds and philosophies were able to coalesce for a single purpose.

That single purpose NOT being getting Ron Paul the Presidency although that would have been amazingly awesome, but a purpose of educating ourselves and others on the TRUE message of liberty. Not the fabricated consumer version of liberty.

I also notice that Ron Paul's picture IS still on the homepage because of advertising dollars. Which begs the question of what could be the possible reason for wanting to remove the ICON of the Daily Paul and yet still have it as long as someone is willing to pay to have it there? I'm just saying...


Perfect comment!

bigmikedude's picture

Not a perfect comment at all -

The standard site picture isn't on the front page. And this has nothing to do with advertising dollars. It is simply the site's picture that was removed.

What somebody submits as an ad is what they design and submit.

[Edited for clarification]

[Edited for clarification] ???

That was some edit. Why wouldn't you leave in your "Alex Jones" comment?

Was it because you were logged in and don't see the picture I do while logged in and wanted to make fun of me but then when I proved myself correct you [Edited for clarification] about me being a Conspiracy Theorist?

Just for future reference, I am not a Conspiracy Theorist. I am a Coincidence Theorist. ;-)

Also, Below

I misspelt Hypocracy (Hipocracy, I know, I was in a rush)

but Big mike, took away my edit funtion, then tried to use the misspelling to discredit my intellect, with a post directly below.

Actions unbecoming for a Mod in my opinion.

bigmikedude's picture

Sure I could still leave that in there

I have clarified it in every comment.

Anytime everyone doesn't get what they want that is Ron Paul, it becomes a conspiracy or is hinted at as being one, or hypocrisy, by some long shot innuendo.

It's become silly.


I didn't get what I wanted so I hinted at there being a conspiracy?

You know that is disingenuous. Otherwise, you wouldn't have had to edit your comment because I never hinted at any conspiracy. I simply pointed out the fact that the ICON is missing due to 'moving on' but Ron Paul's picture still remains due to advertising.

Yes, I understand that the advertiser chose the image and not Michael Nystrom come on, give me a little credit will you?

So all these comments by me, you, and others yet you don't address the actual question that caused all these comments and just write me off as a conspiracy theorist and "hint" that I am silly. Nice.

I wasn't going for perfection...

I was going with my opinion and ending with the fact that Ron Paul's picture is still on every page. For non-subscribers that is. As in brand new visitors and even long standing members.

I'm not trying to be a wise-guy. If I made a mistake, tell me where it is. When I'm wrong, I say I'm wrong.

No Conspiricy

I believe he was simply pointing out the percieved hipocracy.

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The standard site picture is NOT on the front page. Therefore, genius, there is no hypocrisy. It is an ad that someone else designed and submitted.

Log out.

Visit the home page. Then come back and tell me I'm lying. I really can't believe you just called me a liar when I didn't lie.


Okay, you edited your message while I was responding...

But, if you log out you'll see that it doesn't take a genius to tell that Ron Paul's picture is on every page thanks to advertising dollars.

bigmikedude's picture

That is an ad's picture, that they choose

We don't design the ad they submit...


I thought you said that this site is "moving on."

You can't have it both ways and you know it which explains why you have to go back and [Edit for Clarification] after your comments are responded to yet the rest of us have to stand by our comments because we cannot go back and edit them the way you can.

Clarify THIS: Why did you call me an Alex Jones Conspiracy Theorist AND call me a liar only to go back and remove those comments? Don't you stand by your words like the rest of us have to?


are you being aggressive? "Genius"

Whats not on the Front Page, The silver circle Picture?

It is whenever I visit the front page?

bigmikedude's picture

First it wasn't aggressive

I call everyone genius on occasion with a smile and a laugh. Including good friends.

Just because the picture was removed doesn't mean we are removing all references to Paul. That is their advertisement's picture. Not the site's.


No real reason to remove it.

scawarren's picture

Well at least still right

Well at least still right over here -------->
until SilverCircle changes their ad cover.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Liking a likeness

This site is specific to Ron Paul. Let's get a portrait of the good Doctor up again.

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Might be for the same reason the Paul Festival had to slightly alter its name.

This is still the Ron Paul r3VOLution

Taking down Dr. Paul's picture from the DP is like taking down George Washington's famous portrait in the White House because he's dead and not President anymore.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

i dont know why people who deem themselves a variant of

some kind of grassroot leader always think they are smart enough to start going off doing their own things, making decision for this movement.. lol.. this is almost like a pattern

lindalsalisbury's picture

Feels like

Dr. Paul has been disappeared, as the republicans are trying to remove all trace of him from the minds and hearts of the public.

I, also, wondered if he wants to disassociate himself from the choas and cursing that is trying to invade our site.

We need a reset of our focus.

Ron Paul retiring.

Is not just about Ron Paul, but yeah it shouldn't be an issue.

I say replace the picture

I say replace the picture with the future.... a photo of a full house at a Ron Paul rally.... The supporters.... Ron's legacy...

I don't believe anyone else

I don't believe anyone else but Ron Paul would have been able to wake me up. It was his peerless voting record, his graciousness, the old ronpaulibrary that I spent hours and hours studying, his courage and keen intelligence that did what no one else could have done. Ron Paul changed my life. Daily Paul helped me take this new road. It seems to me they are forever linked.


If it had of been anyone else, I would have got to the part where I find out hes nothing but another politician, and would have turned off.

It is because of WHO Ron Paul is and HOW he acts and sticks by his prinicples, His integrity and Honesty that drew me to him, and hence taught me alot of crucial information.


He should be honored....

I hope they don't put Gary Johnson's mug up there

That would probably make me stop reading.

bigmikedude's picture

If it helps

I can tell you that No, Gary Johnson's mug won't be there, or any one man's.

Good. That's a relief!