86 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 8/13/12: Legalize Competing Currencies!

Wouldn't it be nice if the nation adopted this idea.

http://youtu.be/37f-EKeIifc

147 votes

Louisiana NOT over by a long shot. UPDATE : They have 3 days to appeal

Folks I have been to a couple Republican National Conventions, one as a Pat Buchanan alternate and one as a guest. Just because the committee on contests voted to seat the non-elected Delegates does it mean that its over, this outcome is usually normal. In well over 90% of the cases, the contests committee sides with those that "officially" turn in the paperwork. So lets take Maine, there the Paul forces turned in the paperwork and should be the official delegation.

This decision was based on written statements. However, there will be another chance by the rules, for the Ron Paul delegation to meet in person, at the convention, to answer questions, give statements, give affidavits, and to present other evidence (like videos) to the contest committee. At that point, they could decide to seat the entire Paul Delegation, some of them or none of them.

158 votes

Be mindful of "plants" in Tampa, masquerading as violent RPers.

Title says it all. Don't be surprised if you see alleged Ron Paul supporters who even have Lovelution t-shirts on, acting in a disrupting or violent manner. I have it on fairly reliable authority that some antipaul groups will attempt to disrupt events, and frame Paul supporters.

You'll notice them if they're being obviously disruptive, and not really following directions from anyone else. If you see them, follow them and see where they go, film them if you can. It will not be surprising if they suddenly change clothing, etc.

The guy in this video describes plants pretty clearly. Don't mind the video's title. The guy gives great insight into what to look for. Watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY68StaATMQ&list=UUWUEvsw6zlP...
Edit: The discussion on plants starts at about the 4 minute mark.

89 votes

LA Ron Paul Delegates Lose Appeal UPDATE 8/13/12 It is not over

Louisiana Delegates have already appealed the RNC Contest Decision within the deadline
THis post got lost in the body of the thread, but it is important

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/08/ron_paul_chal...

"The LAGOP executive committee again submitted false information in an attempt to mislead their fellow Republicans," said Charlie Davis, who led the Paul campaign in Louisiana. "I'm not really surprised by the preliminary ruling and I'm looking forward to finally presenting our case in Tampa. The wheels of justice move slow and I remain hopeful that when all the facts are presented the truth will win
out."

So, how are the other states doing.

Came home from a terrible day and 2 funerals to find this in my mailbox. It was a letter from Dore saying, "see, we told you we didn't do anything wrong." They actually assigned delegates that didn't even run in the election. Sorry, that is wrong. I am posting the letter, followed by the Opinion.

For Immediate Release | August 11, 2012
Contact Jason Doré | 225-389-4495
RNC Ruling Favors State Party Delegate Slate

On Friday, August 10, the RNC Committee on Contests issued a ruling in favor of seating the national convention delegation elected and certified by the Republican Party of Louisiana. “The Committee recommends that the contested delegates and alternates certified by the Republican Party of Louisiana be credentialed and seated for the 2012 Republican National Convention,” read the Contest Report.

On July 28, the leaders of the Louisiana Ron Paul Campaign filed a Notice of Contest with the RNC seeking to unseat the entire delegation elected and certified by the LAGOP. According to the Contest Committee, the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana acted appropriately.

"This decision simply confirms what we've been saying from the beginning...that we followed the rules," stated LAGOP Executive Director Jason Dore. Following the decision, the LAGOP has moved its focus towards the Republican National Convention later this month and the November elections.

43 votes

Decision by Netanyahu, Barak to strike Iran is almost final — Israel TV

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have 'almost finally' decided on an Israeli strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken 'soon,' Israel’s main TV news broadcast reported on Friday evening.

Channel 2 News, the country’s leading news program, devoted much of its Friday night broadcast to the issue, detailing the pros and cons that, it said, have taken Netanyahu and Barak to the brink of approving an Israeli military attack despite opposition from the Obama administration and from many Israeli security chiefs.

Critically, the station’s diplomatic correspondent Udi Segal said, Israel does not believe that the US will take military action as Iran closes in on the bomb.

97 votes

To my fellow DPers.

I'm not sure how to start this post, so I'll start from the beginning. I'm also not sure where to post. My bad if it's in the wrong forum.

I got introduced to Ron Paul and The R3VOLution a few months ago while researching marijuana legalization. I had got arrested for possession of less than an ounce of cannabis, got put on probation, and now had to take a drug test once a month to be in compliance. I just couldn't comprehend why a plant that is way harmless than tobacco and alcohol is illegal, and even if it is harmful, as is the case with tobacco and alcohol, who is to say what I can and can't do to my body, other than God himself.

While doing my research online I came across my first video of Dr. Ron Paul and I'm extremely happy that I did. He was putting forth his argument for the legalization of cannabis. I asked myself who is this man putting forth a highly logical and very intellectual argument, to say the least, for cannabis legalization. I had to do research on him, to find out who he was and if he was credible. It amazed me to find out that this great man was running for president, and as countless hours of research into him through Google and Youtube came to show me, I figured out why I didn't know anything about him or that he was even running for president.

86 votes

All You Need to Know About Paul Ryan in 30 Seconds

http://youtu.be/R4uj59SMdbM

"Madame Speaker, This bill offends my principles, but I'm going to vote for this bill in order to preserve my principles, in order to preserve this free enterprise system..."

So, here's a question for conservatives: Is the choice of Paul Ryan as VP enough to inspire you to vote for Romney?

http://iroots.org/2012/08...

59 votes

OP/ED: Paul Ryan is No Ron Paul

Paul Ryan's economic solutions fall far short of Ron Paul's plan, says 'unimpressed' founder of NH Tea Party Coalition.
By Jane Aitken, Founder, NH Tea Party Coalition - August 11, 2012

There is much abuzz over Mitt Romney's announcement naming Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate.

But many see it as unimpressive, and even premature and just another indication of a desperate move to distract from the idea that the "presumptive nominee" has in truth, been fighting for his political life.

A nominee has yet to be chosen at the RNC Convention in Tampa later this month. And some say recent attempts by the Romney campaign to rule-break and manipulate the caucuses in order to steal delegates from other candidates is a glaring indication that Romney himself isn't all that confident.

One noted liberty activist even suggested that Romney had chosen an "imitation Ron Paul".
More at:
http://bedford-nh.patch.com/articles/paul-ryan-is-no-ron-paul

161 votes

Ron Paul on Fox Business: Paul Ryan's Budget Doesn't Cut Anything of Substance

http://youtu.be/aHTEF3T31Tg

Here is also Tom Woods and Jack Hunter on Paul Ryan:

-259 votes

Paul Ryan Announced as Romney's VP

The word on the street is that Romney has chosen a running mate and will announce it in Virginia tomorrow morning in front of the USS Wisconsin. Romney's plane has been in Paul Ryan's hometown today and some secret service at his house. I think one can do the math - though this would be a pretty cool diversion if that's not who he picks.

I am aware that this is not going to make people here jump up and down with joy, but it's pretty significant political news that is just breaking.

This is not the only source, but it is one if you're interested: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romney-prepares-pick-rya...

341 votes

Governor Paul LePage Threatens RNC Boycott If Maine Ron Paul Delegates Are Not Seated!

"Today, conservative talk show host Ray Richardson announced on Faceboook that Governor Paul LePage, the only elected member of the delegation not challenged by Romney’s supporters, has announced that he will boycott the convention if the Ron Paul delegates are not seated. From Richardson’s post:

The Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, in a conversation five minutes ago said that if they do not seat the Maine Delegation at the RNC, he will not go. These folks need to be seated.

67 votes

Speakers Announced for Ron Paul Rally (NOT Paulfest)!

This is the email I just received... I'm so excited!!!

For those of you with short attention span the short of it is that Doug Wead, Congressman Justin Amash, Barry Goldwater, Jr., Jack Hunter, and Senator Rand Paul, will speak at the Rally, among others.

Dear Angie,

The Republican National Convention is rapidly approaching.

And my staff and legal team have been feverishly working to prepare for the credentials’ battle and platform fights we expect to have in Tampa.

Of course, we’re working very hard to achieve our goals in Tampa.

39 votes

Another Huge Gaffe: Romney Introduces Ryan as ‘Next President’

Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan,” Mr. Romney said, as Mr. Ryan took the stage.”

The actual presidential candidate quickly realized his error. “Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake,” Mr. Romney said. “I did not make a mistake with this guy I can tell you this he’s going to be the next vice president of the United States.”

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/08/11/romney-introduces-r...

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