There is no cost to sign up, but if you get picked (a lottery) there will be a cost to attend. Unfortunately, the deadline to sign up is long before the media starts to focus on this, but the actual results get attention during a more focussed period of the presidential election.
You may not have heard of it because last time it was cancelled the day before the event due to pitched battles between the McCain and Romney camps, apparently.
Here is the website to sign up: http://www.presidency5.com/
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Adam vs. The Man Episode #35: Footloose
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In our nation of torture, assassinations and foreign invasions, the question of legality has become obsolete
By Tom Engelhardt | Salon.com
Excerpt: And when someone in Congress actually moves to preserve some aspect of older notions of American privacy (versus American secrecy), as Senator Rand Paul did recently in reference to the Patriot Act, he is promptly smeared as potentially "giving terrorists the opportunity to plot attacks against our country, undetected."
Article Link at Salon.com
The onetime Nixon operative has created the most profitable propaganda machine in history. Inside America's Unfair and Imbalanced Network
By Tim Dickinson | Rolling Stone
May 25, 2011
At the Fox News holiday party the year the network overtook archrival CNN in the cable ratings, tipsy employees were herded down to the basement of a Midtown bar in New York. As they gathered around a television mounted high on the wall, an image flashed to life, glowing bright in the darkened tavern: the MSNBC logo. A chorus of boos erupted among the Fox faithful. The CNN logo followed, and the catcalls multiplied. Then a third slide appeared, with a telling twist. In place of the logo for Fox News was a beneficent visage: the face of the network’s founder. The man known to his fiercest loyalists simply as "the Chairman" – Roger Ailes.
“It was as though we were looking at Mao,” recalls Charlie Reina, a former Fox News producer. The Foxistas went wild. They let the dogs out. Woof! Woof! Woof! Even those who disliked the way Ailes runs his network joined in the display of fealty, given the culture of intimidation at Fox News. “It’s like the Soviet Union or China: People are always looking over their shoulders,” says a former executive with the network’s parent, News Corp. “There are people who turn people in.”
This article appears in the June 9, 2011 issue of Rolling Stone. The issue will be available on newsstands and in the online archive May 27.
The key to decoding Fox News isn’t Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity. It isn’t even News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch. To understand what drives Fox News, and what its true purpose is, you must first understand Chairman Ailes. “He is Fox News,” says Jane Hall, a decade-long Fox commentator who defected over Ailes’ embrace of the fear-mongering Glenn Beck. “It’s his vision. It’s a reflection of him.”
Continue at Rolling Stone
House deals symbolic blow to raising debt ceiling
The House refuses to raise the nation's borrowing ability in a largely symbolic vote meant to bolster Republican plans to include deep spending cuts and sweeping policy revisions. Democrats say the GOP is playing with fire.
By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau, LA Times
June 1, 2011 | Reporting from Washington —
The House overwhelmingly refused to raise the nation's borrowing ability Tuesday — a largely symbolic vote designed to bolster Republican arguments that a successful measure must include deep spending cuts and sweeping policy revisions.
The vote was never intended as a final decision on raising the government's debt ceiling, but as a step in the political process leading to Aug. 2. That's when budget officials project they will need to borrow more than the current ceiling of nearly $14.3 trillion.
Failure to increase the borrowing capacity would result in a first-ever federal default, which experts predict would lead to turmoil in financial markets and severe economic consequences.
Continue at the LA Times
I am posting this here on the Daily Paul per the express request of an individual within the Iowa Ron Paul campaign.
The two youtube links below take you to a presentation given to a large Republican club in the greater Cleveland area. The purpose of the presentation was to 'present' Ron Paul for the club's consideration to support in the 2012 Republican primary. The response received was amazing.
part 2 below:
These are truly troubling days for liberty in the United States.
Last week the 60 day deadline for the president to gain congressional approval for our military engagement in Libya under the War Powers Resolution came and went. The media scarcely noticed. The bombings continued. We had a hearing on Capitol Hill on the subject, but the administration refuses to bother with the legality of its new war. It is unclear if Mr. Obama will ever obtain congressional consent, and astonishingly it is being argued that he doesn't need it.
Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution begs to differ. It clearly states that the power to declare war rests within the legislative branch - the branch closest to the people. The founders were a war-weary people, and the requirement that it would take an act of Congress to go to war was intentional. They believed war was not to be entered into lightly, so they resisted granting such decision making authority to one person. They objected to absolute warmaking power granted to Kings. It would be incredibly naïve to think a dictator could not or would not wrest power in this country.
Our Presidents can now, on their own: order assassinations, including American citizens; operate secret military tribunals; engage in torture; enforce indefinite imprisonment without due process; order searches and seizures without proper warrants, gutting the 4th Amendment; ignore the 60 day rule for reporting to the Congress the nature of any military operations as required by the War Power Resolution; continue the Patriot Act abuses without oversight; wage war at will; and treat all Americans as suspected terrorists at airports with TSA groping and nude x-rays.
Americans who are not alarmed by all of this are either not paying close attention, or are too trusting of current government officials to be concerned.
Support on the internet for Ron Paul is quite extensive. In a mocking tone, certain establishment media pundits infer Ron Paul’s strength in this area merely demonstrates another aspect of his candidacy that is somehow illegitimate or out of touch with America’s mainstream.
Given the accuracy track-record of mega-media spokespersons, it should surprise no one to learn that at least in Orange County, California Ron Paul supporters are real people, they’re organized, and they’re motivated to affect change.
Answering the call early, as befits the support base of a genuine contender for the Republican nomination, on Friday evening, May 28th, more than thirty Ron Paul supporters packed an Irvine pizzeria to learn how best to help our candidate. Leaning on experience from the previous campaign, as well as that gained through more recent local activism, organizers of the meeting related their ideas concerning what might be accomplished for RP and the cause of liberty.
A “meet and greet” type event, the theme was a general warm welcome. Nevertheless, topics of discussion did include the bulk purchase of an extraordinary amount of Ron Paul literature, the continued development of a liberty caucus within the Orange County Republican Party Central Committee, planning for a near-term large event, local canvassing opportunities, and details on how to help RP in Iowa and during the early primaries taking place in other states.
A Ron Paul crowd of this size is a volcano of ingenuity, and throughout the meeting there could be witnessed the development of various independent projects, many of which are sure to gain significant positive attention.
To find out how to help the cause of liberty in Orange County, please visit the following Meetup.com web-address:
Austin and I have been working our tails off to make the June 5th Ron Paul Money Bomb Radio broadcast the best yet. We are producing this volunteer effort with limited resources, a variety of creative talents and our network of wonderful liberty people from around the country.
But before the June 5th update, first a little background on what happened with the previous money bomb broadcast.
When we did the first broadcast on May 5th for the Debate Day money bomb we had less than 48 hours put it together as our new technical platform was finalized for broadcast on May 3rd at about noon. With such little notice to the Ron Paul supporters nationwide we were surprised and impressed to see that for almost half of our broadcast we were maxed out on listeners...
Hi, folks –
I created and uploaded a video to youtube. The target audience is someone who knows little or nothing about Ron Paul. Rather than creating a video that was just a bunch of statements ("Ron Paul believes..."), which would typically elicit the "That's nice," or "So what?" or "I don't believe (or agree with) that," type of responses, I decided to use the "quiz" format – asking questions instead of making statements.
Instead of saying here's what Ron Paul says/believes, blah, blah, blah, I figured I would imply, whether the viewer is conscious of it or not, that these are the questions a person needs to know the answers to in order to pick a President; not whatever criteria they have used in the past. Additionally, I'm making the point that all of the other candidates are the same – it doesn't matter who you pick.
The video is very simple. It wasn't my goal to use a bunch of fancy slide transitions or animations. Just something that was simple yet hopefully visually appealing and some fairly zippy music so you wouldn't get bored. It's not set in concrete, so I'm open to suggestions about adding or deleting questions, rephrasing, etc. I played around with different wording and a few different questions, but it reaches a point where you have to shoot the engineer and start production. So I uploaded something I was basically happy with, and then will wait for comments. The music faded right at the end, but somehow in the upload to youtube, I think the video was slightly truncated, and so it seems to end abruptly. If I redo it, I'll fix that for the next upload.
Let me know what you think. Here's the video:
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"We need to be honest with the president, with the Congress, with the American people" about the consequences of cutting the defense budget, said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in his valedictory policy address to the American Enterprise Institute.
"(A) smaller military, no matter how superb, will be able to go fewer places and do fewer things."
Gates seeks to ignite a debate the country seems reluctant to have. With a federal budget running out of balance by 10 percent of gross domestic product, what are we Americans willing to sacrifice? What are we willing to forego? What are we willing to cut?
The biggest budget items are Social Security, Medicare and defense. To Democrats, the first two are untouchables. To most Republicans, defense is off the table. Indeed, the likelihood is that any budget deal to which both parties agree will contain escape clauses to enable Congress to avoid the painful decisions and kick the can up the road.
Consider the situation the U.S. military faces.
This was reported all weekend by different sources and media, but to tout Rudy's standing.
The latest CNN Poll shows:
Look how close that is. My favorite part of the article was when transitioning from what they called Palin's "bronze" showing in the poll to Ron's number they said..."Further down in the survey..."
A difference of one percent is not much futher down. These are small numbers for everyone, even the frontrunner, but its good news this early on. I would think Ron being only 4 behind Rudy, 3 behind Mitt, and 1 behing Palin would be a story, but then again what do I know? :) Here is the article: