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Help me caption this RNC 2012 photo

Found on imgur, via reddit:

I was trying to come up with a snappy headline, but the DP has some of the most creative people on the internet...

Full backstory on the photo from RobHino, and the next picture in the series below:

That's my good friend and activist mentor Jeremy Blosser! He's our head organizer here in Texas from Tarrant Co, though we don't operate top-down nor would ever refer to himself as the leader! The guy behind him is Lui LaRotta, the guy that did the grassroots press conference in Tampa.

Jeremy and his team are freaking AWESOME! I'm so glad and thankful to have been a part of it!

Here are some inside posts on this topic from Lui and Jeremy:

Lui: This was just before I knocked her arm out of the way, gave her the nastiest stare, got in between her and Jeremy. I had my back to her so I took a step back and accidentally shoved her in her seat ;) no one tried anything funny after that.

Jeremy: Since this is going crazy viral... Those that are calling for violence against this lady (when the mic wasn't even on and she was having no effect at all) or wanting to dig up her address to confront her sound like people who are part of a different r[3VOL]ution than I am. I'm just sayin'. Defend yourselves from physical aggression, sure, but that's not what's going on in that picture. I know people are angry, but when they are at their worst is the time to watch ourselves the most, lest we become that which we oppose.

For those that are asking what the heck is going on in the picture, or think that she's actually preventing me from speaking: We wanted to debate the credentials report due to the issues with Maine and others not being satisfactorily resolved by the committee. After presentation of the report, the chair asserted the previous question was ordered "without objection", despite myself and many others objecting. He then moved to the vote. At that point I started calling point of order because under House Rules, once the previous question is ordered, there's 40 minutes of debate, split between each side, and I wanted to claim the 20 minutes for the opposition. The chair didn't recognize me (or anyone else calling their own points of order). We continued to call point for order for approximately 10 minutes, during which time they similarly mishandled the rules report and nearly drove the floor to a riot. This picture would have been near the end of that time, because I only took the cowboy hat off for the Maine hat for a couple minutes near the end.

Note: the microphone was never turned on, so she was having no effect, and I don't even recall her being there. I appreciate her posing for the photo, though--it does capture the moment pretty well.

Those that know me that if she wanted me to shut up, she could've asked and I would have told her what motion to make. Then she could have tried to get them to turn her mic on.

Now! Hear from the lady holding the paper!

Joan Clendenin: A few comments about the convention itself. What you are able to see on TV is much more than we can see from the floor. Delegations are seated by state. California is spread out in three sections. My assigned seat was on an aisle next to the Texas Delegation. That group is split between the Romney and the Ron Paul folks. They, men and women, are in uniform: Western hats, shirts that replicated the Texas flag, Levi’s and cowboy boots.

The Ron Paul supporters were upset by a ruling from the podium about how the roll call of the states was to be conducted. The microphone was next to my seat and this guy and several other delegates gathered around the mike and started screaming “point of order, point of order.” This went on for a good 15 minutes and prevented me from seeing or hearing any of the speeches. The media, starved for a story, showed up, prolonging the episode. Ron Paul stood at the back of the Delegation, which only encouraged his supporters.

Then about 30 minutes before Texas was to cast its vote, the Romney folks gathered around the mike. They were a more civil bunch and we actually did a bit of joking back and forth about the Paul supporters.

I was surprised that Michigan or Massachusetts was not skipped during the roll call so their vote would put Romney over the top and make his nomination official.

Source for lady: http://thehive.modbee.com...

Jeremy's response: She's grossly oversimplifying both the makeup of the Texas delegation and the issue itself (and the media being there didn't prolong anything, nor am I aware of Ron being in the room when this happened), but I suppose the gist of her perception isn't far off.

The next picture:

Explanation again from Rob:

Jeremy Blosser shouts 'Point of Order' as Luis LaRotta shows a motion to undo the illegitimate removal of the duly elected Maine delegation at the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday, Augustin 28, 2012.

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Smell my finger.


Fuck the first amendment

GOP sheep can't handle the truth!

Democracy? We don't need no stinkin' democracy!

Democracy? We don't need no stinkin' democracy!

Tyranny vs. Freedom

Tyranny vs. Freedom

"Living in Oligarchia" mocking the James Brown song

With some creativity, you could mock the entire song.






"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Freedom isn't Free.


Shut your mouth! We're trying to lose an election here!

in retrospect of course.

Re: Blosser and LaRotta

You're good guys. Sincerely thank you for what you did to help. :)

What goes around comes around

that's not actually original with me, but it is apt....

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Time's up...

...let's just get finished nominating Romney so I can make it to the early bird special at Denny's.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

Grand OLD Party beaten by it's own plan!

Here is a perfect visual of how the Grand OLD Party worked against itself to lose the election! They beat themselves when they tried to silence the growing Freedom & Liberty movement. The only other thing that is growing in the GOP is the AGE! They are literally dieing off.

My biggest question for DP community is: with the rule changes put in place is it worth the effort to continue the takeover of the GOP?
I have have stopped myself from unaffiliating because I hold a precinct committee slot....and we have a good chance to takeover our local central committee....

Staying In GOP

Summit GOP monthly meeting was Monday night at the rented campaign central storefront on Main Street. The night before the election, for a monthly meeting, there were about a dozen people. It was empty! They spent much of the time complaining about the Democrat who would win the DA race.

They have no enthusiasm; their knees hurt; they can't make phone calls to get out the vote; they don't know how to text; they don't know anybody under 50 to text; their growing anger that Colorado just approved another law to allow growing and possession of marijuana will soon make them seek medical intervention.

I am having way too much fun to leave. Also, the tremendous work and great message of Tisha Casida, with a showing of 3%, shows that being outside a major party does not work.
See you at the boat in December or January.

"I am a robot"

"I do as I am told"

RNC 2012

Take these www.3StepsTowardFreedom.com to assist Ron Paul in becoming our next Commander In Chief. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-480OMya3U


RNC 2012 "Truth Not Spoken

RNC 2012
"Truth Not Spoken Here"

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Linda Cross's picture

"Free Speech" doesn't mean you get to use the mic.


If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

gaylbaby's picture

First, her name and her state at the top


You can't Maine what you say

You can't Maine what you say about small government and liberty.

RNC: The party of the people.


Cali messed with Texas... Texas messed with the election.

Don't mess with Texas.

It's for your own good,

the Surgeon General has determined that there are millions of virulent germs on this mike and this paper will filter them out. In a moment I'm going to request you turn your head and cough.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

how about

"No free speech here pal. We changed the rules."

Denise B's picture

Would you like

to see today's specials? Romney with a side of Paul Ryan.

...courtesy of Cousins

...courtesy of Cousins.

"Why Republicans lose elections."

"Why Republicans lose elections."

The Virtual Conspiracy

Caption: Republican's Recipe for Losing

... so true, so true.

Mirand Sharma

"You have no voice! The

"You have no voice! The Liberty movement has no voice!"

For the first photo:

"We cannot allow the people of these United States to speak freely at home; they would never allow us to steal their production to pay for the bombs that we need to promote liberty around the globe!"

Unlearning and self-teaching since 2008. Thanks, Dr. Paul!


"Lady in Pizza Shirt, Protects Unelectable Candidate"