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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dobbs: Lame ducks in a row

By Lou Dobbs

NEW YORK (CNN) -- President Bush isn't the only lame duck in our nation's capital. All 435 congressmen are up for re-election next year, and so are 34 of our senators. That's a total of 469 lame ducks, the way I see it. It's beginning to look like the American people may finally have had a bellyful of elected officials who do little more than shill for lobbyists, ignore the interests of America's citizens and perpetuate rather than solve the problems facing this nation.

Could it be that we are seeing the awakening of the American people to the political charade that has been perpetrated for too many years by both political parties in Washington? We must do more than hope. Read more here.

Scarborough, Katrina Vanden Heuvel Praise Ron Paul

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ron Paul sets a new web record on Technorati

July 10, 2007
Posted by Tex MacRae at July 10, 2007 05:34 PM

I've been a blogger for years and my Technorati account dates back to March of 2004. But, I've never seen anything like the sustained presence of Ron Paul in the Technorati top search terms. The Paris Hiltons and iPhones come and go and YouTube is almost always at the top. But a politician? When has that ever happened before? According to a Technorati spokesman, never.

As for comparable searches on potential presidential candidates, interestingly enough, there aren't any. Ron Paul has had the longest stint in our top searches out of all candidates. Mike Gravel had a quick stint, he's another grass-roots Web campaigner. But aside from that and a few blips when Obama, Clinton, and Edwards uploaded YouTube videos or after the debates, Ron Paul has been the most sustained top search for political candidates.

About the sustained trajectory of Ron Paul's popularity in the blogosphere, here's what Technorati's spokesman had to say:

"Ron Paul" was relatively unsearched-for term, until...

-May 4, when he became a popular (but not top) search.

THEN on...May 8, his popularity quadrupled and he became an official top search (thus entering the online zeitgeist, you might say), all building up to May 15-16, when he became really really hot (peaking on the 16th), and has since been enjoying a steady stream of searches. Read more here.

Austin a hub for Ron Paul's Internet buzz

06:40 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Texas Republican Ron Paul is considered a long shot in the race for president, but he's a big hit on the Internet -- drawing more Google searches than Paris Hilton.

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And a growing hub for the Ron Paul Internet buzz is in Austin.

"We have the largest meet-up group in the nation," said Paul Davis, who started the Austin online community. Read more.

Watch the video here.

You Can Heal Our Planet!

A Message From Ron Paul

July 9, 2007

A local TV station just called, wanting to follow up on the Sunday ABC interview. Their stated reason: "Your campaign is really picking up steam!"

Darn right, thanks to you and so many others. Of course, some in the media want to see this campaign lose steam. But they’re not going to get their way.

I know that every day: for example, whenever I attend one of our big, enthusiastic meetup groups.

As I look around, I always think: how lucky I am to be part of such a movement. And how many young people care deeply about our ideas.

A friend of mine used to wonder what would become of our movement when all the older members of it passed on. Now, he says, there is no doubt that we are sowing the seeds of an even more vibrant and principled freedom movement. The future can be bright indeed.

At a rally in Nevada the other day, I asked a husband and wife how they had gotten interested in this campaign. "Though our 13-year-old son," they told me.

Remember the complaints that kids were addicted to TV and video games, and ignored the world around them? There are plenty who don't fit that bill. And the tool in their hands and ours is the internet. With it, we can circumvent the biased media.

Later this week I go to Google—perhaps the nerve center of the internet—at the company's invitation, to talk to all their employees. Brilliant young techies are part of our constituency, and I am looking forward to that visit. There are two rallies too.

Won't you help keep our internet campaign going and growing? Please aid me in traveling to our rallies, and in getting the word out in every way possible. Make your most generous donation

This campaign is picking up steam. But the engine needs fuel. Please join me in this great endeavor for America's future.



Ron Paul Revolution , Memphis Style

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Dinesh D'Souza Calls Out Ron Paul...

Is Ron Paul a Real Libertarian?

Posted Jul 10th 2007 9:26AM by Dinesh D'Souza
Filed under: Iraq, Middle East, History

This past weekend I debated Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on the war in Iraq. The event was FreedomFest, the annual libertarian gathering in Las Vegas, with C-Span and about a thousand people in attendance. It was billed as a Libertarian v. Conservative debate: Larry Abraham and Dinesh D'Souza for the conservative side, and Doug Casey and Ron Paul for the libertarian side.

So here is question for Ron Paul: shouldn't the United States do what it can to promote liberty worldwide? I posed this question and Paul answered that America should be an example of liberty and not try to impose freedom by force. Alas, where freedom has come to countries it has usually come by force. How did we get freedom in this country? We had a revolution. Read more here.

"2007 Summer of Freedom" is Manifesting!

I discovered this while reading the Chicago Tribune yesterday:

Peace marchers of the loneliest kind
Teens' 3,000-mile trek to D.C. is a rally of 2

By Colleen Mastony
Tribune staff reporter
Published July 9, 2007

LOVELAND, Colo. -- Against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, in the far eastern corner of Colorado where the land begins to flatten into a vast golden prairie, two teenagers trudge along the weed-bitten edge of an isolated highway. Blistered and sunburned, they endure wind, rain and searing heat. But still, they slog forward in what has become a quixotic journey across the country in an effort to end the Iraq war. Read more here.




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Why Ron Paul mania? It's the ideas.

Texan Ron Paul plans presidential run paired with re-election to U.S. House

Paul foresees troops coming home, government shrinking, civil liberties being restored.

Listen to this article or download audio file at this link.

Google Invites Ron Paul to Speak at Googleplex

Originally broken by the Lew Rockwell Blog, and subsequently confirmed by the Ron Paul campaign, Google has invited Ron Paul to the 'Plex.

July 06, 2007
Ron Paul at Google
Posted by Lew Rockwell at July 6, 2007 04:38 PM

At the invitation of that great capitalist enterprise, Ron Paul will tour the Google campus on Friday, July 13, make a YouTube, and deliver a company-wide address to all employees, in person and by streaming video around the world. It is rumored that after Hillary Clinton's unfortunate appearance, the Paulists at Google--apparently a huge group--asked for Ron. Of course, he has by far the best record in DC on protecting the web and web companies from federal meddling. I'll be tagging along, and will live photoblog from this historic event. Hattip to Vote Write In For Ron Paul 2008.

Ron Paul PWNS George Stephanopoulos

Watch interview here.

It's quite obvious to me this was an attempted hit/smear of Ron Paul, though it was indirect.. Check George's demeanor at the beginning of the interview.. He is smugly confident, arrogant in his belief that he will be able to trick RP into looking like a cad.. Read more here.

Ron Paul on MSNBC

Joe Scarborough does a nice job of interviewing Paul. It's always fun decrying the mainstream media, but we should also remember to thank someone for giving out candidate a fair shake. Scarborough's email is:

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Michael Moore vs. Wolf Blitzer p2. Moore goes after CNN

Michael Moore goes after CNN and Wolf asking when they'll start telling the truth and apologize to american people for not asking questions about iraq. He slammed CNN's report about Sicko. Lou Dobbs reaction is mind-boggling. The Situation Room 7/9/07.
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Houston News Channel Ron Paul POLL *VOTE* NOW!!!

Ron Paul's online money machine

08:45 PM CDT on Monday, July 9, 2007

By Lee McGuire / 11 News

Ron Paul may not be leading in the presidential polls, but he has raised a lot of money.
In an unimposing bank building rising behind an unimposing donut shop - is Representative Ron Paul.

He’s the Lake Jackson congressman, who quietly admits to wondering how he’s gotten so much attention. “I just don’t know and nobody knows, but all I can say is, the reception has been many, many fold greater than I ever dreamed.”

On the Internet, more surfers look for Republican Ron Paul than for Paris Hilton, or the iPhone.

And so many people have found their way to his campaign’s donation page. Click here to read more and vote for Ron Paul now!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Youtube Promotional Videos: Barack Obama vs. Ron Paul

July 9th, 2007 by Mark

Ron Paul is the undisputed “internet candidate”, but he’s not the only one to get a boost from Youtube. Barack Obama has also been able to turn the net to his advantage, largely due to his mild anti-war stance. Despite the vast number of political connections and pre-built fundraising infrastructure that Hillary Clinton has at her disposal, Obama has beaten her out as the top fund raiser. The internet is almost certainly the reason. Read more.

'Ron Paul Will Win in New Hampshire'

July 09, 2007
Posted by Lew Rockwell at July 9, 2007 07:49 AM

That was in effect the prediction of Joe Scarborough this morning on MSNBC, after he interviewed an eloquent, confident, and very presidential Ron. "Ron Paul will surprise everyone in New Hampshire" was what Joe said, but victory was what he meant. Read more.

Our Nation’s Tax on the Poor

Right now, there are very few politicians who have this understanding. Ron Paul teaches about it continually, and I am extremely impressed with his ability to hold his own in any situation. Last night I looked over at Nathan after watching his interview with Stephanopolis, and it just clicked with me.

Ron Paul has a clear conscience. He will go on any show and speak forth these truths (and a host of others) because he has nothing to hide. He has walked his political career with integrity, he understands the economy, he understands history and wants to restore this great Republic.

Lord, help him. Read more.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Knoxville Tennessee Sign Party for Ron Paul 7-03-07

We had alot of fun making the signs. We did the Sign Party for Ron Paul to get the word out for the Ron Paul Overnight. So when everyone woke up on the 4th they would see Ron Pauls name everywhere. Read more.

Ron Paul Rally in Las Vegas! 7-7-7

Ron Paul with George Stephanopolous

Stephanopolous acts like he’s never heard any of this before…unbelievable. And the look on his face when he tells Dr. Paul, “that’s not going to happen.” What a twerp. George hates hates hates than Ron Paul doesn’t play by the political rules of status quo Washington.

However, it is at least good that Ron Paul got some good publicity on a widely watched network show. I think the American people are smart enough to see that Ron Paul is actually sincere and backs up his talk with his own actions. Enjoy the video. Hattip to

Talkin' 'Bout Ron Paul

A little song I wrote about our next president, Ron Paul. Check out more songs at

V For Ron Paul

It's the ideas. It's the ideas. It's the ideas that people are excited about!!!

Signs Of The Time - Ron Paul

Wedding Gifts for Ron Paul

July 08, 2007

It's not because Congressman Ron Paul is getting married. He and his wife Carol celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February of this year. It's because a young couple in southern California is getting married in August. And that's why Dr. Paul will be receiving wedding gifts. Douglas Blair, a campaign staffer, explains:

We were at the campaign headquarters one night recently when a call came in from a young lady in southern California. She told me she had been visiting friends, and had chanced to see Ron Paul speak at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City on June 15. The caller was so impressed by what she had heard that not only was she going to vote for Dr. Paul, but wanted to do everything she could to see him become president.

She really wasn't kidding.

After asking for the website address for the campaign's donation page, she then proceeded to tell this astonished staffer that it was because she was "getting married in August, and wanted to have wedding guests donate to Ron Paul's presidential campaign instead of bringing gifts."

"My honey and I are willing to forego all manner of housewares and kitchen gadgets to help Ron Paul get elected," she laughed. "My mom doesn't know what to think, but I really want him to win -- it's that important to me." Read more.

New York City REVOLutionized!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Capital Hill Blue Apologizes to The Ron Paul Campaign

My bad...
July 7, 2007 - 5:38pm.

Because I went without sleep for most of last weekend when we moved the site to new servers, I took a break from editing Blue during the 4th of July week (although I did write a couple of columns).

It seems that three articles were posted about the Ron Paul campaign that were not what I would have written (or approved) and some felt were my work. One of our editors incorrectly assumed that my lack of support for Ron Paul meant he could declare open season on that candidate. He was wrong and I apologize for his misuse of this web site. Read more.

Ron Paul WINS First N.H. Straw Poll

From Ron Paul Campaign Headquarters:

Press Release: Ron Paul Wins Big

Ron Paul Wins Big in First New Hampshire Straw Poll

July 7, 2007

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Presidential candidate Ron Paul today won the Coalition for New Hampshire Taxpayers (CNHT) straw poll at their annual picnic in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. Dr. Paul received 182 of 294 votes cast, or 65 percent. In second place was Rudy Giuliani with 24 votes, or 8 percent.

"Today's strong victory is further proof that Dr. Paul's message is resonating throughout New Hampshire," said campaign manager Lew Moore. "Dr. Paul is the only candidate in this race truly dedicated to smaller government and lower taxes for all Americans." Read more.

FTC Abandons Net Neutrality

By: Nicole Belle on Friday, July 6th, 2007 at 6:31 AM - PDT

This is bad, bad news for all of us…

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to abandon net neutrality and allow telecoms companies to charge websites for access. The FTC said in a report that, despite popular support for net neutrality, it was minded to let the market sort out the issue.

This means that the organisation will not stand in the way of companies using differential pricing to make sure that some websites can be viewed more quickly than others. The report also counsels against net neutrality legislation. Click here for more.

Holocaust Survivor Leaving US

Monday, May 02 2005 @ 03:02 PM PDT

Contributed by: Joey Picador

The Real NewsOne of our neighbors is moving. I've been in this neighborhood for about six years now, but didn't really know them very well at all - just waves and nods, mostly.

So I heard the moving van pull up this morning. When I got home this evening I happened to spy my neighbor (he's like 85 years old - I don't know exactly, but he's old, talks and moves very slowly) standing on the sidewalk next to the van. I walked over and shook his hand, and we started talking. I asked him where he was moving, and he said, "Back to Germany."

I had been stationed in Germany for two years while in the military, so I lit up, and commented about how beautiful the country was, and inquired if he was going back because he missed it.

"No," he answered me. "I'm going back because I've seen this before." He then commenced to explain that when he was a kid, he watched with his family in fear as Hitler's government committed atrocity after atrocity, and no one was willing to say anything. He said the news refused to question the government, and the ones who did were not in the newspaper business much longer. Click here for more.

The Martial Law 2008 Election

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67% Of Public Believe War In Iraq Is Creating More Terrorists

ThinkProgress has obtained results of a new poll released yesterday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, a conference hosted by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. The poll finds that voters of all parties are overwhelmingly pessimistic about the war in Iraq, believing the United States will fail. The war has distracted from the fight against terrorism and other domestic priorities. Some highlights:

Skypecast for supporters of Ron Paul July 9th at 11 am EDT

A virtual meeting for Ron Paul supporters will take place on the Skype network. Sort of a casul test to see how fruitful future meetings could be. It will be 4 hours long to allow people to enter and exit whenever they're able. Click here for more.

Ron Paul Debates Iraq War At Freedomfest In Vegas Today

5:00pm - 5:50pm Gold - General Session

The BIG Debate: US Foreign Policy and the War in

Libertarians: Congressman Ron Paul & Doug Casey -vs-
Conservatives: Dinesh D'Souza & Larry Abraham

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Coming Up on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

An exclusive Interview with Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. Also, George sits down with presidential candidates Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex. and Former Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska. Click here for more.

Ron Paul Bumper Sticker Campaign Launched

Armed with a small cache of Ron Paul bumper stickers, a box of blank envelopes, a book of stamps, and a strong desire to see Ron Paul become the next president of the United States, I've officially launched this project. Thanks for stopping by, please help spread the word, and display your bumper sticker with pride! Click here for more.

Ron Paul Compared To Gandhi

I was watching Gandhi recently, as I do every year or two. It is inspirational to me. It tells the story of a man who could not possibly win the battles he chose to fight, but did anyway. There is no doubt that it is a propaganda film, funded in part by the Indian government. It scrambles his chronology. But, on the whole, it got the story right. Mohandas K. Gandhi, a lawyer, was able to transform Indian politics. He did this through force of moral character and shrewd tactics that made every official response either "Damned if we do; damned if we don't." I read "The Gandhi Nobody Knows" when it was published in 1983, a year after the movie was released. I know the strange side of the man. But he mobilized a huge nation without recourse to violence. That was his great legacy. Click here for more.