To 1 hour a night! Hmmm....
ABC, NBC, and CBS will only air 1 hour of coverage per evening from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm eastern. Heard that on the radio this morning from a local CBS affiliate.
Why only a single hour? And why so darn late at night?
I would expect at least 2 hours of coverage, from 8-10 pm - but the Big 3 don't want to put the RNC on prime time television.
What are they afraid of? Bad ratings?
By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times
Monday, August 20, 2012
TAMPA — The lawyer for Ron Paul’s Oklahoma delegates to the Republican National Convention threatened Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee to withhold votes on Monday for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, according to the Oklahoma GOP chairman.
The Paul attorney told the RNC’s Committee on Contests that unless it seated the Paul delegates instead of those elected by the Oklahoma GOP, Paul supporters across the country would withhold their votes from Mr. Romney.
“That this lawyer turned a rules challenge into political blackmail was thuggish and certainly not the way to restore the first principles of this republic, which is the professed aim of the Ron Paul revolution,” Republican National Convention Vice Chairman Solomon Yue told The Washington Times.
CHESTERFIELD, VA— The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a former Marine, 26-year-old Brandon Raub, who was arrested, detained indefinitely in a psych ward and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of lines from song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games which he posted to his private Facebook page. Although the FBI and Chesterfield County police have not charged Brandon Raub, a resident of Chesterfield County, Va., with committing any crime, they arrested Raub on Thursday, August 16, 2012, and transported him to John Randolph Medical Center, where he was held against his will due to alleged concerns that his Facebook posts were controversial and “terrorist in nature.”
In a hearing held at the hospital, government officials disregarded Raub’s explanation that the Facebook posts were being interpreted out of context, sentencing him up to 30 days’ further confinement in a VA psych ward. In coming to Raub’s defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging Raub’s arrest and forcible detention, as well as the government’s overt Facebook surveillance and violation of Raub’s First Amendment rights.
“For government officials to not only arrest Brandon Raub for doing nothing more than exercising his First Amendment rights but to actually force him to undergo psychological evaluations and detain him against his will goes against every constitutional principle this country was founded upon. This should be a wake-up call to Americans that the police state is here,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. “Brandon Raub is no different from the majority of Americans who use their private Facebook pages to post a variety of content, ranging from song lyrics and political hyperbole to trash talking their neighbors, friends and government leaders.”
OK it is official.
And now so the Obama Administration, the Secret Service, and the FBI, are now in Contempt of Federal Court.
The Chesterfield County Police and whoever that magistrate judge is, have broken their oaths to the public and, equally as importantly, broken the law.
And every congressman and senator who voted for the NDAA and the president for signing it into law...could and should be IMPEACHED for breaking their oaths to uphold and protect the US Constitution and for failing to protect the American people by allowing a dripping, fanged monster called Indefinite Detention...to claw its way into American policy.
This is a demonstration from the government. And Freedom & Peace Patriot and decorated Marine vet Brandon Raub is the victim.
I am writing to you in my capacity as Republican parish chairman for East Baton Rouge Parish, the largest parish in Louisiana and the parish which forms the base of the Sixth Congressional District. I also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1972-2000, as Honorary Chairman of the Louisiana delegation to the 1996 Republican National Convention and as Louisiana’s member of the Platform Committee at the 2008 Republican National Convention.
During Louisiana’s Presidential Primary and the caucuses this year, I endorsed Rick Santorum and was a leader in the efforts by RNC member Ross Little to elect an uncommitted slate of delegates favorable to Sen. Santorum. I now fully support Gov. Mitt Romney. I have never been a supporter of Congressman Ron Paul.
As a result of the many meetings and conversations I have had with both sides, I have become deeply concerned that our state party’s leadership, composed of some of my best friends and political allies, has become caught up in the efforts to “block Ron Paul” and are making decisions adversely affecting the rights of the Republican voters here in East Baton Rouge Parish.
No matter what the Credentials Committee ultimately rules on Louisiana’s At-Large delegates, there can be no reasonable doubt about who should be delegates from Louisiana’s six Congressional districts. There is absolutely no justification for depriving the Republicans of our parish and of our Congressional District of the delegates they duly elected:
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections,” Israel’s Channel 10 News claimed on Monday night, and Israel is now “closer than ever” to a strike designed to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive.
The TV station’s military reporter Alon Ben-David, who earlier this year was given extensive access to the Israel Air Force as it trained for a possible attack, reported that, since upgraded sanctions against Iran have failed to force a suspension of the Iranian nuclear program in the past two months, “from the prime minister’s point of view, the time for action is getting ever closer.”
Asked by the news anchor in the Hebrew-language TV report how close Israel now was to “a decision and perhaps an attack,” Ben-David said: “It appears that we are closer than ever.”
We’re now less than one week away from Ron Paul’s “We are the Future” celebration at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.
All the events are shaping up, and it’s looking to be a very fun and exciting time.
I just wanted to take a quick moment to go over four VERY IMPORTANT items before the Sun Dome event:
1. The Sun Dome rally has sold out! But don’t worry. We have overflow room in the USF outdoor baseball stadium next door.
A critical issue to Americans has been Romney’s recent visit to Israel where he met behind closed doors with diamond merchants tied to 70% of the world’s illegal “blood diamond” trade and is said to have accepted millions in illegal campaign donations. Romney met secretly with cash bearing delegations from Russia, London’s banking community and other groups, some American citizens but most not, all violations of American law.
Even contributions given by Americans that traveled with Romney included funds collected from foreign citizens, another violation of US law.
“Mr. Prime Minister, you are trying to grossly and dangerously interfere in the US election in an unprecedented manner,” Mofaz said. “Whom do you serve and why? Why are you putting your hands deep in the American ballot boxes? You are playing a dangerous game that will endanger our children’s future.”
This morning, at 9 a.m. local time, the seven member Committee on Contests of the Republican National Committee (RNC) held a hearing regarding a challenge to the At-Large delegation from Oklahoma to next weeks Republican National Convention. The Contestants were represented by non-attorney representatives Porter Davis and Mike Stopp, with Qadoshyah Fish available as a witness. The Respondents were represented by legal counsel and had as witnesses Oklahoma GOP Chairman Matt Pinnell along with 2012 OK GOP Convention Chair Marc Nuttle.
Although there were many issues of dispute at the May 12th, 2012 Oklahoma GOP Convention, the Contestants decided to focus on just one: a Roll Call Vote. On July 26th, 2012, an official Statement of Grounds was filed with the Secretary of the Republican National Convention, Demetra DeMonte, along with notification to each of the challenged potential At-Large Delegates and At-Large Alternates. A challenge against improper procedures and the breaking of rules does not go against those who broke the rules, but against those who, through no fault of their own, may benefit from the actions of others. Over $600 was spent on postage of the small amount of funds raised for this challenge, mostly for registered letters - each of which cost $11.80.
Today I received several big envelopes and a CD addressed to NATIONAL DELEGATE CALIFORNIA.
Inside the envelopes are well written letters and reasons why I should vote for Sarah Palin.
As soon as I saw it, I thought: This information is being sent to me from Palin's grassroots, who have experience at RNCs. The message, the timing, everything is well organized and well done.
It's appealing to both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul delegates, if not others, as there are issues that are definitely not for a Mitt fan, though I have never met one, just based on what' I've read in MSM.
I never thought that as a National Delegate I would be receiving these envelopes. It's not being done on the cheap.
Borrowing Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign push, Mitt Romney said Monday he thinks the Federal Reserve should face an audit.
By Michael Luciano
Monday is Ron Paul's 77th birthday. The retiring Texas congressman has had a long career as America's most ideologically consistent politician. Love him or hate him, he always speaks his mind, and refuses to pander to the crowd. To celebrate his birthday, here are 77 reasons why Ron Paul kicks ass.
1. He favors sound money.
2. He doesn't care what the legal driving age is.
3. He's a celebrity.
4. He crushes baseballs while wearing a retro Houston Astros uniform.
5. He's not afraid to call Rick Santorum a "fake" to his face.
Continue to see all the 77 reasons "why Ron Paul kicks ass":
By Paul West
August 20, 2012, 8:09 a.m.
TAMPA, Fla. — It didn’t take long for strains within the Republican Party to surface Monday as national delegates got down to work on a final draft of the party platform, one week before the nominating convention opens.
Ron Paul delegates are making a diligent effort to wedge the defeated presidential candidate’s libertarian ideas into the party document. Among them: curbing the power of the Federal Reserve, enhancing the constitutional rights of individuals and opposing the overseas role of U.S. military forces.
Funny segment on The Robert Scott Bell Show this morning mocking the RNC and their phony invitation to Ron Paul and his followers to the Tampa Convention
Protest area, parade route created for Republican National Convention
RNC Parking Map pdf
RNC Event Information, Detours, Road Closures, Traffic Information, Useful Info & sign up for updates:
Cyclops Technologies (NWO anyone?)is providing their software Plate Smart: License Plate Scanners to be used by Law Enforcement During RNC for ID checks, looking for suspended or revoked licenses or outstanding warrants, & Be On The Lookouts (BOLOs) Surely their info gathering & redistribution is unconstitutional, especially when they boast (their own accounts) a mere 90% accuracy rate.
Please comment and bump so that those going to Tampa will see it and benefit from the information or know to 'be there' to film what is going on! THX