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How did you choose your Daily Paul "handle"?

DP classic unleashed, originally published Apr 30, 2008.
Your thoughts, please ...

I was just curious, looking over the list of "Who's Online" earlier today, about some of the very interesting and sometimes bizarre log-in names that people use here on the Daily Paul. I thought it might be fun to share how those of you with some of the more strange names (Martfuncher, HolyNinja, Mashthegas, etc.) arrived at them, if you don't mind telling.

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the + last four letters of my

last four letters of my last name

Simple Facts and Plain Arguments
A common sense take on politics and current events.



I've been RedGyl since college, when I combined the names of both my primary imaginary hero with my primary imaginary villain. As scary as it is, (if you google Redgyl, you'll only find me, I believe), it's also a guaranteed unique handle no matter where I go on the internet.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine



So did Davy Jones from the Monkees

A monopoly:

A monopoly is not merely the state of having control over a product; it also means that there is no real alternative to the monopolized product.

Because I am in control of me, and their is no alternative me.

I am me.

I am Lynn.

I am Lynnopoly.

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Good one ,Lynn!


"I have once heard that the ability to resist temptation is the truest measure of a mans character."

Dustin Hoffman to Steve McQueen


I used my initials

-Dr. Charles Good Kid-

-Dr. Charles Good Kid-

This is the way that I would best describe

my connection to our historic movement. We are inspired to confront the opponents of liberty and our constiution. Like many of you, this is the first time in my life that I got involved in a presidential campaign. I assisted in the opening of the Ron Paul office in our great city and had the privilege of being somewhat of an "operator" for the state coordinator in some of his efforts. God bless all of you that put thought into action. The Revolution has just begun.

Pizza God

Because I am the Pizza God, I have been using that name for over 15 years on the internet.

Minarchist speaks for itself, and for me.

The term "minarchist" speaks for itself, and for me.

Look it up at Wikipedia.


"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."


Galileo Galilei

Galileo fought the system and thought outside the box, just like Dr. Paul.

Galileo Galilei

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

i just love to talk!!


"oh everybody, tell them take your money, monies got no hold on me. ohoh everybody's makin love 'cause love is FREE!!"
-sheryl crow


Akak...DP Wife #1 and # 2...

say we are bored....No more lighted hearted and interesting threads...Could you please use your clever wit and imagination to start a new thread that will breathe life back into the forum...Do this..Or suffer the consequences of becoming a lonely god as your faithful and true will abandon you...and leave you to wander the DP amongst conspiracy theorists, truthers and trolls :(...

So it is written...So it shall be done..

"I have once heard that the ability to resist temptation is the truest measure of a mans character."

Dustin Hoffman to Steve McQueen

Speaking of that...

I've got the site put together... I just need to move it to a decent provider so I can get around a pesky SMTP issue.

Email me for a peek, if you want.. ;)

Oh... and I just used my driver's licence... ~sigh~
No real thought involved about my online name.

Tho my other chatname is Slightly_Off... ;)

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

Kat, has it gotten that bad?

Kat, has it gotten that bad? I've been very busy the last few days, and so did not have much time to visit here. I didn't quite realize the level of discourse had sunk so low. But you do, of course, realize that the door into the Church of Akak is one-way only ---- once you join, you can NEVER leave!

Kinda like this???

To the Great God Akak..

Lord of the Salmon Dip....Master of Grammar and Punctuation...Slayer of Mice...We are sworn to your great wisdom...But torture you we will if you do not hear our plea...With a piece of string....spit from a cat... wax from a candle burned for the dead.....and earth from a grave one hundred years old.... we will create a doll in your image and ---well....I don't know...I lost the spell somewhere...

Would it be easier if we just stand in front of a mirror and say your name three times and you'll appear behind us?...Huh?


I'm really bored.

"I have once heard that the ability to resist temptation is the truest measure of a mans character."

Dustin Hoffman to Steve McQueen

On the bright side...

You'll always have martfuncher the God of Tomatoes and his garden thread for refuge...No trolls there.

"I have once heard that the ability to resist temptation is the truest measure of a mans character."

Dustin Hoffman to Steve McQueen


I chose my name based on my favorite philosopher.

Eric Hoffer wrote the book, "The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements" because I realized that what we are is the beginning of a mass movement. The stage has been set, and we're the force majeure.

His writing talks about what persuades people, what conditions are necessary for a mass movement to exist, the rallying effect behind a leader.

He was struck blind as a child, later regained his sight under the idea that he would lose it again any day. He read everything he could get his hands on and became the world's most well read philosopher. I highly encourage anyone to pick up his book.

Eric Hoffer

The Name Picked Me

The name came to me via a spirit. Something I picked up off the airwaves of the human channel.

"Walls are stronger than the men that defend them."

Ghengis Khan

"Walls are stronger than the men that defend them."

Ghengis Khan


Not really a personal identity; much more of a declaration as to a victory to the election of a true patriot Ron Paul; a victory for our country, to be returned as a Constitutional Republic; a victory for us in our Revolution, as the remnant that turned the tide; a victory for the world that turns to us for inspiration; a victory for the Earth that has taken its end of abuse. And last but not the least a victory of Light over darkness for the Universe. It is a multi-layered meaning for one word.

Always Victory!

Freedom Rules!

At some point

in the near future we will meet and look back at these times, strangers on the internet fighting for a victory against all odds, and looking at each other celebrating the fact that we did it.

DP Handle

I changed my handle after my orginal one stopped working about 7 months ago. I got so sick and tired of all the people bitching and moaning about the "Trolls" I thought it would be funny. I was right. I still laugh when I post and people are still moaning about the trolls.

If it's meant to be it's up to WE!

I picked my name because it

I picked my name because it reflects that I have now heard the message of Dr. Paul...

also, because I've heard some pretty crazy and stupid things from some people here, so I wanted my name to reflect a sense of reason/calm... just so we don't overreact...

Before I was just using my name, but then I kind of got scared since I was trying to be a delegate at the time...

I've also thought about changing my name to "Artist for Paul," because I'm an artist (or "Painter for Paul" because I'm specifically a painter...).


you can figure it out, but i'm not tellin

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Cindy- Sue ??

Do I win the prize?


ahhhh ummm I don't get it can you please tell me?

I tried to "sound it out w/phonics", but no go. lol

"The Universe may not always play fair but at least it's got a sense of humor" ;) - Michael Patrick King

"Have mercy" as in "kyrie

"Have mercy" as in "kyrie eleison, christe eleison." With so much evil spreading everywhere, my only defense.

Kid's names.......

Gunnar, Tanner, and Trapper.