The Ron Paul Fascination

July 21, 2007

    Well, nothing like a long day of work and coming home to the blog to find more Ron Paul in the comments box.  I suppose if I didn’t want to read what his followers have to say I wouldn’t post about him.  What I do know is he a fascinating politician with a background that is almost impossible to track down.  You can find the easy stuff, anyone can.  The harder things like his writings while not in congress are harder to track.  It’s not just me saying it anymore either.

    I found the URL for this article waiting for me when I crawled into my online cave.  One of my readers thought I would enjoy it, and they totally underestimated the article.  I generally just skim these things, but this was more than political drivel.  It was a look at the man from outside the beltway.  It was a look at his followers, and at his nemesis’. 

   A lot of whats in here we already know.  Ron Paul wants you to be able to purchase a gun at 7/11, he doesn’t want you to be able to access abortions, and his stance on gay rights has never changed though he has softened his rhetoric.  It goes deeper though.  It explains how he won his elections to represent a small texas district against overwhelming conservative odds.  It explains why his constituents continue to vote for him, yet leaves out the things he’s tried to do for his district.  The author of this piece doesn’t seem like a fan, nor does he seem like an enemy.  What he appears to be is that most difficult to find human on the planet.  An unbiased journalist.

   What I really like is how sure Ron Paul is that he won’t win.  I had no idea that he originally intended only a four state campaign.  Lots of little tidbits like that.  Like I said, you’ve read a lot of hear, but this guy has grammar skills and punctuation and everything.

If you love Ron Paul….read this.  If you hate Ron Paul….read this.  If you are a fan of good journalism….read this.  none of you will change your mind, but you won’t leave this article disappointed.

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Not really news, but fun anyway

July 10, 2007

here are some stories that probably affect you not in the least.  That’s what’s known as good news, even if it’s not so good news for those it happened to.

http://www.mail.com/newsarticle.aspx?catId=1&articleId=1131088

i like this one for its irony.  Some would say that Mexico is America’s sinkhole.

http://www.mail.com/newsarticle.aspx?catId=3&articleId=1131217

aww those frisky Canadians.  Canada’s imperialistic intentions raise there ugly head in this delightful article about the arctic, and a rock.  The Danes and whatever you call greenland people do not think it’s funny, and the U.S. isn’t all for it either.  A private message to the canadian President.  Don’t get pimp slapped.  We’re almost odne in our other two wars, and I’ve long advocated an attack on you.  My reasoning?  You’re closest.

http://www.mail.com/NewsArticle.aspx?catId=2&articleId=1131128&newssiteid=1

astronaut chat looks familiar.  I don’t know about you, but when I wish to talk to someone I just walk up and pepper spray them.  Carrying a hammer is also useful, and nothing quite like a ginsu for a conversation starter.

http://www.mail.com/NewsArticle.aspx?catId=2&articleId=1130720&newssiteid=1

you don’t have a snowballs chance in Buenos Aires.  What a day this must of been for the kids. anyone under 94 hasn’t seen this there.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070709/od_nm/pamplona_women1_dc_1;_ylt=AuVfgWUzDajUY0a2nMjiiYUL1vAI

equal rights in Pamplona.  In america, Running with the cows is known as “buffet style dining”

http://www.mail.com/NewsArticle.aspx?catId=3&articleId=1131177&newssiteid=1

how nice…prosecutors can be so understanding.  22 years in prison, DNA clears him, and the prosecutor in a generous move decides not to retry the guy.  I hope he ends up owning New Jersey

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/09/hemingway.cats.ap/index.html

I can haz 6 toes?  The folks at icanhazcheeseburger may have been scooped here… Ernest Hemingways house gets to keep its cats…USDA defeated.  This may well be the only cat story I ever reference.  (CNN hard at it again)

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,288724,00.html

cure smoking , and drinking, and gambling…the addiction pill.  varenicline has proven effective against smoking, and now maybe drinking.  I wonder if it cures being addicted to bad relationships…that sucker would really sell..its from pfizer, I saw no mention of crapping your pants.   (foxnews)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19650857/site/newsweek/

this isn’t news.  this has been going on for a long time, from mcdonalds glasses with lead in the paint to color crayons, the chinese have never been real concerned about consumer safety.  This isn’t fun news, this is I told you so.  (msnbc)