My title is hopefully the title that will be picked up and echoed on all the blogs to counter the absolutely DISRESPECTFUL title that this TV station used with its article:
They have feedback email -- YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO let 'em have it! The gloves are off for me.
This should be forwarded to every columnist and news anchor in America, in the hope that they might plagiarize it.
282 Words on the Movement in Europe
By Allan Stevo
The trans-Atlantic connections between the US and Europe are strong. So strong that a movement in one is often noticed in the other and even, at times, a movement in one builds into a movement in the other. The Atlantic divides us but our connections run deep. With pride in those connections, many Europeans have started a movement in favor of US presidential candidate Ron Paul and his ideas. The movement is recognized to be in support of Ron Paul, as well as in support of the many Americans backing our candidate (as can be seen for example in the case of this poster made by a German man in Munich:
Never, before has this happened in this magnitude to a non-yet-elected American presidential candidate. This Saturday and Sunday (December 15 and 16, 2007), the Strasbourg Tea Party will take place in Strasbourg, France, and will serve as the first Europe-wide gathering of Ron Paul supporters.
* This is a magazine with a circulation of 206,000
* It is an audience receptive to Dr. Paul's positions
* The ad is highly targeted to the magazine's audience
* This is a full page, full color ad
* We can get great page placement
All of this for $3600. The problem is the deadline is Friday if we want to get it in the January issue (the only one in time for registration).
Here is the ad (not the final draft):
Here is the ChipIn:
This morning MSNBC showed the attack ads by Romney and then showed Jeremiah Black's ad.
Lets ride the wave and get Jeremiah completely funded for his current work and new pieces.
This gave us free national showings on MSNBC!!!!
If we can fund these and get the best ones out now this will give us more free advertising on the networks...
Lets ride the wave right now.
Hi everyone! We are dealing with uncooperative weather as well as delays on the blimp artwork.
The banner company tried to ship the first banner via plane, but ended up needing 4 weeks notice for a cargo shipment because of security regulations. It is currently in route to the blimp via UPS and should be there by Wednesday, Dec 12. The second banner will arrive by Thursday, Dec 13.
Here's a touching reminder about what is at stake here, and why we can't give up the fight to get Dr. Paul elected no matter how discouraging it gets when the media disgracefully goes out of their way to exclude Dr. Paul from the national discussion. Of course, anyone on this site knows that his incomparable position on the Iraq war is just one great reason to support Dr. Paul; but it's a profound one. The sooner we stop policing the world, the sooner we can get back to the business of family and freedom at home.
/with thanks to StateofTrance @ The Ron Paul Forums
Minnesotans are working to host a Dinner Event with Ron Paul!
How would you like to sit down to a nice meal with the Champion of the Constitution?
If you just thought to yourself “Heck Yea!” Then you’re like most other informed, & concerned citizens. You should take part in this exciting endeavor by Pledging to Attend. You can do so at www.DinnerWithRon.com
The event will feature a dinner, excellent speakers, the company of like-minded supporters, and the chance to meet Ron Paul. This event is open to 800 individuals able to pledge between $65-$100. For those that are blessed and wise enough to donate $1000, there will be an exclusive pre-event providing a more intimate experience with Ron.
by Lawrence W. Lepard
I recently spent a significant sum of money running a full-page advertisement in USA Today supporting the candidacy of Ron Paul for President of the United States. Several people have asked me why I did it, so I have decided to explain my reasoning.
I believe that as American citizens we stand at an important crossroads in history. We are faced with a very important decision that will have repercussions for many, many years. We need to make a decision as to what we want America to represent, and to become. History will record the outcome of our decision. If we blow it, many more innocent people will die, and history will not be kind. As I say to my closest friends, I do not want to have to explain to my grandchildren that I was one of the “good Germans.”
Let me state it clearly. The America that I grew up in believed in the rule of law, not men. The America that I grew up in believed in telling the truth. The America that I grew up in believed in following Judeo/Christian values, and yet made room for those of different faiths and backgrounds. The America I grew up in had a religious flavor, but we were wary of those who wore their religion on their sleeves. The America that I grew up in believed in the golden rule: treat people the way we would like them to treat us. The America that I grew up in believed that you did not lie, cheat or steal. The America that I grew up in believed in the inherent goodness of most men, but recognized that evil exists. Nevertheless, the America that I grew up in did not believe in an eye for an eye. It believed in protecting oneself from evil, but in the process of doing so we were cautioned not to become what we were protecting against. In short, the America that I grew up in was a place where one could be proud of one’s country, and thankful to the men and women who had sacrificed so much in the past to give us this heritage.
By Sarah Lai Stirland | 12.10.07 | Wired
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's supporters are set to take off into uncharted political territory this week with the launch of a giant airship that will fly up and down the East Coast advertising their candidate's name.
But the Ron Paul blimp project is more that just a way for supporters to win more exposure for the Texas congressman's White House run. It's also a daring end run around U.S. campaign finance laws, amd it might set a new course for election fundraising, or blow up like the Hindenburg.
"We created a business plan that allows any U.S. citizen to buy as much blimp as they want, without having it count towards their current campaign contributions," reads an explanation on the Ron Paul blimp fundraising site. "This updated legal arrangement offers the best of both worlds, no limits and virtually no regulations."
I agree 100% with those who have stated that Ron Paul's name recognition is low, nationally. There are still millions of people who have never heard of him---or may recognize his name---but not much else.
Six Degrees of Separation
The theory is that, with 6 people, we can "get to" everybody in the world. That is, I know someone who knows someone else, who knows someone else, and so on... It may be an academic urban myth, but there may be some truth to it. Worth a shot.
A small idea:
John McCain must be rolling over in his dying campaign. The champion of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BiCRA) had hoped to squelch all "unofficial" campaign speech with a massive wall of regulations, reporting, limits, conditions, and barriers. He didn't anticipate blimps, or the unique funding plan of Trevor Lyman and friends.
The purpose of the Act, according to McCain was to eliminate the "cloud of suspicion" than legislators were taking bribes from special interest groups for favorable legislation. Since 2002, every American has come to realize that all of these secret bribes have been totally abolished by the McCain-Feingold legislation, ending forever this kind of "tainted" conduct. Well ... every American who has a blindfold stapled to their face.