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Ron Paul: "This Is A House Of Cards"

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Authored by Ron Paul, via The Free Foundation,

Federal Reserve Blows More Bubbles

Last week at its regular policy-setting meeting, the Federal Reserve announced it would double down on the policies that have failed to produce anything but a stagnant economy. It was a disappointing, but not surprising, move.

The Fed affirmed that it is prepared to increase its monthly purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities if things don’t start looking up. But actually the Fed has already been buying more than the announced $85 billion per month. Between February and March, the Fed’s securities holdings increased $95 billion. From March to April, they increased $100 billion. In all, the Fed has pumped more than a half trillion dollars into the economy since announcing its latest round of “quantitative easing” (QE3) in September 2012.

Although many were up in arms when the Fed said it would buy $600 billion in government debt outright for the previous round, QE2, all seems quiet about the magnitude of QE3 because it doesn’t come with huge up-front total price tag. But by year’s end the Fed’s balance sheet could hit $4 trillion.

With no recovery in sight, where’s all this money going? It is creating bubbles. Bubbles in the housing sector, the stock market, and government debt. The national debt is fast approaching $17 trillion, with the Fed monetizing most of the newly issued debt. The stock market has been hitting record highs for the past two months as investors seek to capitalize on the Fed’s easy money. After all, as long as the Fed keeps the spigot open, nominal profits are there for the taking. But this is a house of cards. Eventually, just like in 2008-2009, the market will discipline the bad actions of the Fed and seek to find the real normal.

In the meantime, real families are suffering. While Wall Street and the government take advantage of access to the Fed’s new “free” money, the Fed claims there is no inflation. But who hasn’t paid higher prices at the grocery store, the gas pump, for tuition, for insurance? It’s bad enough that household incomes have stagnated, but real purchasing power has declined so much that one in seven Americans, 47.3 million people, are on food stamps. Five million are collecting unemployment insurance with 21.5 million afflicted by unemployment according to the government’s own figures. That’s 13.9 percent -- close to double the 7.5 percent unemployment number reported last week.

We are certainly not in a recovery. We don’t see the long unemployment and soup kitchen lines like in the Great Depression, but that’s just because the lines are electronic now.

It is not surprising the Fed has decided to hand the American people more of the same failed policies. But it is disappointing. We know what the real solution is: allow the marketplace to work. Allow entrepreneurs the chance to create instead of stifling innovation with arbitrary regulations. Allow interest rates to rise to equal the risks in the economy. Allow bad debts to be liquidated so we can build on a firm foundation. Stop printing money to benefit the government and big banks. Restore sound money to the economy and the American people. Sound money is the bedrock for prosperity and the best check on big government and crony capitalism.


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Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:05 | 3532870 zorba THE GREEK
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It is more like a house of toilet paper

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:14 | 3532887 Manthong
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yes.. not a lot of stiffness and substance..

Except for those who embrace delusion

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:15 | 3532888 Shocker
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The average person lives this economy everyday. Reports can say this or that, but mean nothing when you get to the street level.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:30 | 3532928 SMG
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I like to think of it as a house of gasoline-soaked toilet paper.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:34 | 3532935 american eyedol
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i'm watching otm with Maria B right now on C N BULL SHIT she just announced 7.5 jobless rate,,,,,LOWEST since 2008,,,,,,,,,WHOOT WHOOT

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:37 | 3532943 flacon
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The only CNBC I watch is selected segments posted on Peter Schiff's youtube account.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:50 | 3532979 american eyedol
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to tell u the truth i had only flipped it on looking for another hockey game, if u do watch it during the day the room starts to smell like a basement toilet and you can figure some things out by their how much sjit is being spewed thru their translations

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:01 | 3533138 Enslavethechild...
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Global Economic Stocklolm Syndrome.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:57 | 3533249 markmotive
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When the banking SHTF, the authoritarian infrastructure is already in place to keep the sheep contained.

The Pigs already rule the farm. George Orwell is rolling over in his grave.

Kid Calls Out Cop for Parking on Sidewalk...asks for badge number and denied

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:47 | 3533353 krispkritter
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Ron Paul exits and we're still left with a pile o'shit stacked 6' high called Chucky Schumer.  Now he wants to ban 3D printers:

Too bad it doesn't outlaw Ben's...

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:39 | 3533493 James_Cole
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Nice to see RP restating the same wholly ineffective talking points that were his bread and butter in congress now that he's outside of the congress. 

What is lost in this 'analysis' is the idea that the 'bubbles' created by printing endless money are *NOT* an unexpected / unintended consequence. Nor is it some giant surprise that printing trillions of dollars creates inflation. 

How about calling it what it is? The rich stealing from the middle / poor just like they always have, the federal reserve and the congress helping them do it (just like they always have). 

These are not failed policies, they have been EXTREMELY successful - but only for a very specific audience. Coincidentally the same audience that buys the congress. 

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 03:23 | 3533530 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is compare success of asset bubble - eat plenty of sausage and perogy for evening meal and by bath time, it is for certain, successful in make of bubble. Maybe family and visitor is not enjoy bubble, but Boris is successful in appointed endeavor.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:02 | 3533653 onthesquare
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if I borrow a bunch of this new cash and it becomes worthless then do I owly have to pay back its worthless new value?

Borrow, buy gold metal (not paper gold?), then when the shit hits the fan sell my very expensive gold and pay back what I borrowed.  I keep the gold and move to ...?

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:43 | 3533773 10mm
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Seen the ban 3 D shit coming,no way you and i are printing,that's Bens job.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:43 | 3533410 Prometheus418
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Any of my kids do that, and they're granted immunity from grounding and/or any other form of punishment for as long as they live in my household- because they will have proven that they have learned what I most care about teaching them.

Thanks for sharing.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 03:20 | 3533531 Boris Alatovkrap
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Maybe, but in police state, badge number maybe is .38.

Shoot first, answer question later.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 00:04 | 3533433 gonetogalt
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Paid my mandatory automobile liability insurance last week, $45 USD for a year.  2013 license (3/4 ford pickup) up this month, gonna be $55 USD.  Drinking pretty good rum tonight, $3.20 per 750 ml.  Gold dredge working, make a little, lose a little, hope for better price.  Life is good.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:21 | 3533381 goldstandard
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Actually CNBC's Weed Country is pretty good. To bad they haven't invented smelevision yet...:)

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:45 | 3532965 fonzannoon
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Oh my god you watch that shit on the weekend? I'd kill myself.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:52 | 3532983 knukles
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Guy is in need of serious professional help accompanied by a veritable plethora of psychotropic drugs.
Man, I mean its tough just having the pic on with no volume to see the numbers or wait for Santelli, FFS....

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:09 | 3533155 kliguy38
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ditto.....even Santelli isn't worth turning the mute off anymore

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 00:42 | 3533456 Manthong
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i'm having a hard time reconciling myself to the fact that the best econ info is on RT

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 05:50 | 3533609 Tango in the Blight
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There's a new finance show on RT called Prime Interest.



Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:45 | 3533100 NoDebt
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Evening, all.  Just got back from the kids' Cub Scout camping trip.  What's new?

Oh, Israel starting WW III in Syria, Ron Paul doing his thing, Europe.... still busted-ass broke, USA..... still not admitting we're busted ass broke.

Think I'll grab a beer, break out the Dutch Oven and make another peach dump cake while I set up the tent in my back yard.  Might just sleep out there tonight.  Life was simpler being out of G4 cell range for a couple days!

Can't tell if I'm de-compressing or re-compressing by logging on tonight.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 00:09 | 3533435 MsCreant
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Never heard of that cake, I may try it! Need to look for a gluetin free version. Thanks.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:26 | 3533669 francis_sawyer
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The key to the whole experience is the DUTCH OVEN


Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:53 | 3533507 fockewulf190
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The Great Reset is coming and it is going to be scary as hell for many, and deadly for the rest. There will be blood, there will be blame, and it's all just a black swan or two away. It is truly incredible how humanity is being governed to absolute ruin. What really gets me is that there are still so many people who actually don't know just how fucked up everything is.

I have friends and relatives, as I'm sure many of you ZH readers also have, who truly are working their asses off, not fucking slouches, providing for themselves and their families, paying off their houses every month, paying mega property taxes ($10 grand+ per year on Long Island) saving fiat for old age, doing all the shit that hard working, self reliant, and responsible Americans are supposed to be doing, but they still won't wake up and stack some phyzz. It's like trying to convince an atheist that God does exist. Trying to explain that the fiat price is irrelevant does nothing but cause instant glaze over syndrom, and if they do start to follow the price, they see the smashdowns and lose all interest.

It really is going to suck seeing these people having their lives ripped apart. They don't derserve it, but life just isn't fucking fair now is it.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 04:56 | 3533583 Sandmann
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Did Bernie Madoff respect those people he ripped off ? Did they trust him because he was one of them ? Do they feel better that he was one of them and still ripped them off ?

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 04:57 | 3533584 Sandmann
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Did Bernie Madoff respect those people he ripped off ? Did they trust him because he was one of them ? Do they feel better that he was one of them and still ripped them off ?

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 06:12 | 3533624 samcontrol
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time frame on your reset , one black swan away..?
Yu have no clue do you?
12 month or twelve years...?

I have so many plan B s from waiting it is ridiculous, i think i should patent my self sustaining fields in Uruguay..

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:46 | 3534487 JimBowie1958
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Waiting for TSHTF to happen is like a wooden shed filled with newspapers and gasoline sitting next to a welders work place. You cant say exactly when, but unless someone fixes the situation, there is going to be a bad moment.

So lack of a precise time frame proves nothing when we are tallking about an acumulation of negative factors that could very likely result in an economic implosion.

That it hasnt happened yet disproves nothing either. Bad situations can last for a very very long time before blowing up, but it still justifies removing the negative factors to make things safe. In this case just to make the markets sane again would be nearly impossible it seems here without a major reset across the globe.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:43 | 3533403 xtop23
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Right? It makes me nauseous. 50 gd million people on food stamps and more than 100 million working age Americans on state support in one form or another. They call that a recovery? 

We get too much more recovered we're going to need a stretcher and a priest.

On a side note; Obama gave a commencement speech the other day and spent a few moments trying to reinforce into them that they should trust government. Perhaps he isn't aware that he's no longer the cool kid that's going to bring change. These youngsters know better bud. They've been choking on your recovery for years. They see the sham that government is, and they're none too fucking pleased by it.

Maybe a few more sheep waking up? I can hope, right?

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:55 | 3533422 torak
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There are Lies.
Damn Lies.
Goddamn Lies.
Goddamn Fucking Lies.
Goddamn Motherfucking Lies.
Goddamn Motherfucking Money-shot-to-the-face Lies.
And Government Statistics.

I'm thinking Maria B. goes for the last two imho.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:38 | 3532942 SafelyGraze
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one way to protect your assets in the face of bubble-blowing is to go ahead and deed them to themselves

the beginning of the sovereign-tree movement

spoiler: the video is, in fact, about a sovereign tree that, in fact, owns itself

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:07 | 3533006 zorba THE GREEK
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SMG +1...And when it burns, it will be gone in seconds. There will be no chance to exit

unless you do so before the spark.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:35 | 3533677 Pope Clement
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For the posts Just below - Not good guys for making a point to use analogies from mainstream astronomy a branch of science that is almost as well known for its frauds and incompetence as the economics sphere... Stars are not fired by a nuclear furnace.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:44 | 3533218 TheFourthStooge-ing
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It's a house of marked cards.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:37 | 3533341 andrewp111
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I think of it like a supermassive star that has burned up most its nuclear fuel and is now in the neon or silicon burning stage. And we are just spectators on one of the doomed star's own planets. When that sucker goes, no one escapes.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 02:49 | 3533526 Kirk2NCC1701
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In that case, if the sucker starts to burn 'Fe' (iron), you'd better be far, far away, cause she's gonna go Super-Nova.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 00:55 | 3533465 kchrisc
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Great article, thanks.

Unfortunately it is inaccurate in one regard and which is that it is really a "SKYSCRAPER of cards." I base that on the rehypothecation goings on that I learned about at,        hujel

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:33 | 3532934 knukles
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It's just ever so sad.
The American people had the "realest" choice in decades with Ron Paul and were essentially torpedoed by the Leviathan; both parties, the MSM and their financial enablers.
He may have been the last best choice of my lifetime. 

God save us all for we are incapable of doing so ourselves.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:39 | 3532949 DavidC
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Spot on knukles.


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:41 | 3532954 ronaldawg
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Thanks Mr. Paul for serving in the Congress for 23 YEARS and accomplishing NOTHING1.  He talks a good game but ALWAYS did not get anything accomplished.

1 I guess he did accomplish his obtaining a lifetime pension and free healthcare paid on the tax payer dime. 

SUCK OFF the taxpayer teat just like the rest of the welfare scum


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:50 | 3532972 AssFire
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He spoke out more than any other, for longer than any other and will be remembered as a great founding father one day, asshole.

He went back to work as a gynecologist and refused and government subsidy when the parents could not pay during those 23 years as well, asshole.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:55 | 3532990 BigJim
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Don't you understand??? He was in Congress for 23 years and failed to single-handedly achieve a majority vote!!!

AND... he didn't cure cancer! Or eliminate the common cold! 

*sigh* I suppose right about now I'd better put /sarc for the ironically challenged 

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:58 | 3532994 ronaldawg
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RON PAUL went along with the whole fricken thing.  He went along with all the monetization of the debt, and the destruction of the Dollar.  He was in the congress the entire time. 

Does anyone take responsibility for their actions anymore?

Please somebody tell me that he is a real "stand up guy" and is not living off some government pension right now.... Anyone?  crickets....  I want to see references that he has done this.

A real hero would have sacrificed himself for the betterment of the country.  It says ALOT that our hero RON PAUL did not do this.

But there is more - RON PAUL couldn't convince anyone that his ideas espoused above were with merit and could not convince the Republican majority to pass at least ONE of his bills? WEAK.

POLITICIAN - just like the others.



Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:59 | 3532999 fonzannoon
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Can you please elaborate on how he "went along" and more interestingly how he should have "sacraficed himself"?

Should he have poured gasoline on himself at a congressional hearing and lit himself on fire?

Please elaborate. I gotta hear this.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:29 | 3533074 Bay of Pigs
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fonz, this guy is apparently clueless on Ron Paul's voting record or else he's just a stupid fucking ignorant asshole.

Maybe both?

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:44 | 3533101 fonzannoon
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What is amazing is he was smart enough to find this site and dumb enough to shoot out that comment. Probably another pay per post douche who I just helped make a nickel.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:53 | 3533239 kito
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Fonz you mean that I can get paid to post my rants on here??!!! Please share!!!!

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:01 | 3533258 fonzannoon
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if you can top a post claiming Ron Paul failed the people and should have sacraficied (I am guessing literally?) himself then perhaps you too can earn a living on here.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:08 | 3533276 kito
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I feel like I have failed the people....the mall parking lots by me are swarming with cars.....friends and family included.....

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:10 | 3533277 fonzannoon
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I hope they can drive better than the people by me.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:16 | 3533287 kito
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more of the concern is the amount of spending they are doing..........likely much on

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:23 | 3533301 fonzannoon
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I think it was nodebt that made a real interesting point about mortgage loan modifications to me a few weeks ago and my neighbor owes nodebt a beer. Or was it zero debt? It was definitely a guy on here who had very little debt...anyway...

Those loan modifications are a trap. When the bank modifies the loan the loan goes from recourse to non recourse. So you get lower rate or whatever but this time around when you barf up debt you can't throw the keys in the mailbox and walk into the sunset. Think asset siezure and wage garnishment. More then half those modifications are back in default now and those people are waking up to a debt slave nightmare now. They had no idea what they signed up for.

My guess is eventually this credit card student bubble thing blows up and the government forces banks to "work with the middle class" and "help them get back into good credit standing" and oh by the way you did not see on page 37 we made this modification non recourse as well.


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:36 | 3533334 kito
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you mean it goes from non recourse to recourse.........i thought most residential mortgages were recourse but the banks havent bothered to enforce most of them...they have gone after home equity lines and second home mortgages..........................

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:39 | 3533343 fonzannoon
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i mean from non skank to skank. I'm tired and will leave the legal mumbo jumbo to everyone else.

My point i guess is, when the credit card bubble bursts, somehow the banks won't lose and the little guy won't win. I know that will surprise you.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:52 | 3533357 kito
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the banks HAVE to lose soon.....or our efforts are for naught............

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:45 | 3533414 noless
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It had to do with banks not having clear title to the homes, think linda green.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 06:21 | 3533631 Moe Howard
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Yes, they are modifying faulty non-enforcable non-clear title loans to enforceable clear title loans, dotting the i's and crossing the t's.

In other words, the mortgages were not legal due to how the banks fucked the pooch with MERS and by redoing the loans they fixed the defects.


It's a sucker trap. The sucker was off the hook due to the banksters shoddy work, and then the sucker bites down hard on the debt hook again.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:42 | 3533684 FreeNewEnergy
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Since we're talking banks here, I want to initiate International Fuck A Bank Week, to be commemorated the first week in May following the Kentucky Derby (which would be this week).

My bank (BofA, via Cuntrywide) sent me a mod package back in January. I looked it over, put it back in the envelope and there it has stayed. In service to FUCK A BANK WEEK, I am proceeding to State Supreme Court this week to file fraud charges against the bank. I've had this planned all along. Woke up this morning with the song "Crossroads" in my head. This is it.

Fuck a Bank this week. Take all their deposit slips, sue them, or just do something nasty to the bank of your choosing. Good luck to all.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 09:37 | 3533933 s2man
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I stop reading comments when they become one word wide and a whole screen tall.  How about you?

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:46 | 3533104 ronaldawg
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I'm the person who didn't drink the Ron Paul kookaid, didn't contribute to his FAILED presidential campaign, and certainly didn't fawn over his stuttering illiterate debate performances.

If he had the balls he would have ran in the presidential campaign as a third party candidate.  What would have been the difference at this point?  OBAMA won anyways.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:12 | 3533159 fonzannoon
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Do you think Ron Paul failed the people or the people failed Ron Paul? Maybe you have it backwards. Maybe YOU are the problem.

There is a reason George Carlin said "The public sucks, fuck hope".

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:23 | 3533179 SilverIsKing
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I'd like to know who, in Ronaldawg's world, did a good job in Congress.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:24 | 3533181 ronaldawg
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Joseph McCarthy

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:59 | 3533254 Bay of Pigs
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LOL...Tail Gunner Joe? 

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:07 | 3533274 NoDebt
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I was visualizing Fonz's comment about Ron Paul lighting himself on fire in the Capitol building......

At first, I thought "that would send one heluva message."  You really don't get any more committed to carrying your message than that.  People would have to pay attention to an act like that.

Then I realized I was wrong.  It would have ZERO political impact.  Congress would pass some resolutions, probably funding anti-pyromania PSA campaigns.  There would be talk about some vague mental health legislation for those who are "seriously disturbed, LIKE IN NEWTOWN" (you didn't think they would miss a chance to weave that in, did you?) and 'ol Ron would be remembered as nothing but a crazy old man who met a tragic end.  An end that could have been easily avoided if we had "just cared more about the elderly."

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:36 | 3533331 fonzannoon
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Lighting himself on fire just shows how out of touch he is with lighting a fart on fire on the other hand...and the idiocracy could have been in the palm of his hand.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:34 | 3533329 thatthingcanfly
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Not sure I agree with your assessment of RP. However, you get an upvote from me for recognizing the contributions to Western Civilization of Joe McCarthy. Wish we had ten of him around today.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:14 | 3533285 Freewheelin Franklin
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Who has ever done a "good job" in Congress?

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:03 | 3533264 Charles Nelson ...
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You're a fucking idiot so I'm not sure why I'm wasting time with you. But, when you slander someone like you are and are so off base, I figured I'd take 2 minutes to educate your sorry ass.

Ron Paul the politician was never about Ron Paul the man. It was the ideas he espoused from years of studying and reading people like Hayek, Rothbard, Mises, Hazlitt , etc. What he preached & talked about at all times was man's most basic desire, liberty & freedom and how government when unchecked threatens both. From his anti war stance to the corrupt oligarch at the fed. The man is the real deal and I pray that his message was not to late.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:30 | 3533674 lickspitler
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smelly old RP Crush. mmmmmm   tooo   gushy.  WRong on all levels

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:31 | 3533675 lickspitler
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smelly old RP Crush. mmmmmm   tooo   gushy.  WRong on all levels

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:56 | 3534514 JimBowie1958
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 when you slander someone like you are and are so off base, I figured I'd take 2 minutes to educate your sorry ass.

You cannot educate anyone who is suffering from such a classic case of severe cranial colonitis.

Dont waste your time.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:05 | 3533471 kchrisc
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"Should he have poured gasoline on himself at a congressional hearing and lit himself on fire?"

Wouldn't have worked either, as they would have just gathered around and roasted marshmallows and smores and voted to have a "registry" for all "fire starting devices" and to restrict flammable liquid containers to 9oz or less.

Pelosi and Reid would have danced the the pentagram in the light of the fire while Barney Frank clapped along.


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:59 | 3533000 fonzannoon
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Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:24 | 3533065 ronaldawg
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Mr. Smith goes to Washington.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:33 | 3533326 akak
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Mr. Ronaldawg goes full retard.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:44 | 3533352 HulkHogan
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Wish I could give you more than just 1 +. That made me laugh.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:37 | 3533335 ebworthen
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff are on your bridge. 

Trip-trap, trip-trap.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:09 | 3533019 fuu
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I wish the rest of them were like Ron. Getting nothing done would be a vast improvement.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:10 | 3533025 howenlink
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Also please tell us what you have done.  Thanks.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:32 | 3533080 Whiner
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"My name is Ronpaulmandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:16 | 3533167 TwoShortPlanks
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Knights Templar were big on sodomy. To proudly stand ground on your sexual habits is admirable, good for you!

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:26 | 3533183 ronaldawg
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Ad hominem attacks mean you don't have the facts.

Huffpo is calling you shorty...

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:59 | 3533255 TwoShortPlanks
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Why would they; I already write a column for them?

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 05:26 | 3533599 Urban Redneck
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You do realize those rumors started when a centralized authoritarian State was looking to seize the gold, "guns", and farmland of the "militia" members in order to finance its own unsustainable spending habits? They did CTRL-P the old fashioned way, instead of earning it.

Swap tea bagging for sodomy, rinse and repeat.

It's amusing that when actual evidence is examined- a much stronger could be made that both accusations were an example of self-projection rather than any activity carried conducted by the accused.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:45 | 3533413 Miss anthrope
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Texas Monthly, calling Paul "both deeply principled and wholly uncompromised," wrote in 2001 that he does not take money from political action committees (PACs), is not swayed by Congressional lobbyists, only votes on his "deeply held beliefs" and does not cut "backroom deals." They write, "The phrase 'honest politician' is an oxymoron; yet in the sense that Paul never, ever votes against his stated principles... the phrase describes him." Along with not signing up for a Congressional pension, Paul's Congressional office returns money to the government each year; in 2000, the sum returned was $50,000.[12]

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:29 | 3533076 mayhem_korner
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Paul seems to be an honorable man (I don't know the man) and a great voice of reason and opposition to a gravely misguided oligarchy.  But...he has been unable to achieve much of anything as a legislator, nor stop the trajectory of things.  Not sure anyone could given the corruption.

Whether he will be remembered as a founding father is to be seen.  If so, it will be because of his ideas, not his achievements.  Sort of like John Locke.  But I sort of doubt it because he champions a return to ideals that others penned long ago that have been forgotten by the masses.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:23 | 3533303 UGrev
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How does one guy stand up to all of this outright criminal behavior, time and time again, actually accomplish anything alone?  That would be like the one smart guy, in a world of stupid, trying to tell people that 2+2=4 and not...well.. whatever fucking dumb people thought it equaled. 

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:11 | 3533476 ronaldawg
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And one man accomplishing nothing is still.... accomplishing nothing.

How can you run for President of these United States and not be a leader. 

We were going to elect Ron Paul on his votes?  (Forget Obama the incompetent for a moment.)

Fact is that Ron Paul is not a leader.  He didn't object to the Community Investment act, the debasement of the currency.  He went along to get along.  He cruised. 

He could have made ALOT of noise like McCarthy did.  But didn't. 

The last Presidential election he could have went scorched earth - but he chose to play along and not go third party.  Why?  So his BOY Rand could run as a Republican for President one day. 

Don't you Ron Bots feel used?  Are you going to line up again in 2016?  Hell you chose a 76 year old man for President?  Does that make any fucking sense?

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 05:07 | 3533591 SilverIsKing
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So based on your logic, Barney Frank would have been a better choice for president because he accomplished "something?"

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:03 | 3533007 TheSettler
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Um...Mr Paul opted out of this corrupt pension and healthcare scheme...


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:05 | 3533009 TheSettler
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And also returned leftover money from his office budget...EVERY SINGLE FUCKING YEAR.....

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:12 | 3533031 ronaldawg
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Prove the first statement about the pension and heallthcare please.

He got absolutely nothing done.


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:28 | 3533071 Pure Evil
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And, when it comes to Congress, neither have you.

So, all things being equal..........

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:30 | 3533075 DeadFred
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Such a lame ass

Do your own searches for the health care half. If you have any brains you can do it, but considering the stupidity of your comments I have my doubts. Let us know if you need instruction on how to use a search engine, someone here might help.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:40 | 3533093 ronaldawg
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You use wikipedia as your source?  Is he receiving a pension right now?  You cannot believe wikipedia.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:06 | 3533269 Big Slick
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(Towel thrown into the ring from ronaldawg's corner)

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:25 | 3533386 Likstane
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If Ron Paul was so honorable, why didn't he run as an independent...especially after being spurned by the Repubelickans after the failed nomination?

If Ron Paul is so honorable, why doesn't he speak out in a clear and concise way regarding 9-11?

If Ron Paul is so honorable, why did he kowtow to his pathetic son's campaign and hold his tongue as his pathetic son endorsed drone strikes on Americans? 

At some time, a man has to say unequivocally what he thinks...otherwise he is just another patsy.  The man was/is in a position of authority and has/is half-assing it.  Stand up and tell the whole truth and take whatever medicine you have coming from the tyrants...even if it is death.  The only reason he somewhat stands out as a decent man is because the rest of the piss-bags are corrupt to the core.  

*subbing in for Ronalddawg

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 00:31 | 3533452 MsCreant
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Sub in for taking the junks.

The thing of it is, by your criteria, by living in any aspect of this society at all, we are all piss-bags, corrupt to the core. Lets start with these computers we are using to type these posts, how did they come about? The food we eat, the clothes we wear, some of us try to duck out of the corruption but there is no where to run to baby, no where to hide. Those who have left, ain't talking to us. That is where you will find the "fuck all" integrity you seek. 

Ron had to be in the system to change the system. Apparently that is a problem.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:13 | 3533479 ronaldawg
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He didn' t change shit - He collected his $157K salary and ran home to Texas with his tail between his legs.  Get a fucking life asshole.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:41 | 3533500 MsCreant
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You don't know me.

You are also being deliberately deaf to what I was saying in my post.

Hope you enjoy teh Lulz.


Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:50 | 3533504 ronaldawg
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Sorry MsCreant - I wasn't directing my sophistry to you personally - I was talking to the other ASSHOLE.


I'm sooo tired of the Ron Paul Messianic idolity.  It is so self defeating. 

He is just a politician, just like Pelosi and Reid.  Marginally better not worse. 

So he write a good game about the Fed.  So what.... He didn't change anything.  He had Bernanke in front of his committee several times.  Same bullshit polite non-questions.

If you are going to fight for the American people, then FIGHT - not pretend that you are so holy but when it comes time to FIGHT then actually do it.


Mon, 05/06/2013 - 02:03 | 3533512 fuu
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It's good to know that no matter what happens RedNeckDawgs for RonFischerCans will still be with us.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 03:38 | 3533539 Likstane
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@mscreant-I don't understand what you mean about a "fuck all" integrity.  If, by that descriptor, you mean "no holes barred" in your face truth, then yes, I would love to see that.   Ron Paul was/is not that.   He may know the truth but he either doesn't want to hurt feelings or is naive enough to think he can change peoples minds who hate him and what he stands for. 

Your statement about being in the system to change the system is a problem for me.  I could not tell which side you endorsed.  If I have to fit into the systen in order to effect the systems change, then haven't I already become part of the problem I thought existed?  This is the main problem I have with RP.  If he truly thought the system was broken, then he should have ex-communicated himself from the GOP and went at it alone.  A man who believes something and is willing to die(figuratively and literally) for it is the only man for me. 

We are all are getting farther down this timeline every day, and most of this shit will not matter one whit when we hit the end line.  What will matter is what you are/were willing to die for.  I always like to hear what people say when they are close to death.  That is when they usually speak the clearest(if they are not drugged up); not necessarily the truth, but they will tell you what they really think. 

 edit-i didn't junk you- I didn't even want to jump in.  I just thought Ronald's Dawg was getting it's ass kicked a little too severely

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:27 | 3533311 UGrev
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if you look on your mouse, you may have a little wheel.. SCROLL DOWN mother fucker...and read the sources listed. Or is that too fucking hard for trolls to do with only 3 fat fingers on any given hand; 2 up your nose and one up your ass. Go chew on glass you shit stick. 

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:52 | 3533506 ronaldawg
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There are no sources.  Just jackoffs in the pajamas spouting the Paul bot talking points.  All I am is asking for actual proof.  I get none - just insults. 

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:00 | 3534330 Meatier Shower
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This isn't a PolySci class ronaldawg.

Find your own fucking proof, since any given to you so far by anyone else here are just lies to you.


Mon, 05/06/2013 - 13:03 | 3534539 JimBowie1958
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There are no sources.  Just jackoffs in the pajamas spouting the Paul bot talking points.  All I am is asking for actual proof.  I get none - just insults. 

You fucking idiot, how can anyone give you any actual proof over the internet other than giving links for you to read for your own damned self?

You are perhaps the dumbest ass troll I have seen in years. Soros is wasting his stolen money on you, shit-for-brains.

You merit the insults and it isnt ad hominem when it is TRUE.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:30 | 3533321 nicoacademia
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wonder did he opt out of the insider trading groupchat too.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:16 | 3533042 Libertarian777
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Love uninformed attacks. Just proves how IGNORANT you are.

1. Ron Paul is NOT on the congressional pension, he turned it down.

2. Ron Paul is NOT on the congressional healthcare rolls, he turned that down too

3. Ron Paul pledged if he was POTUS he would limit the salary to the median income of the US.

Yes, he collects Social Security, given that the's paid into it, one could argue that he should reduce his Soc Security takings to what he had contributed over the years, but that's about the only thing you can fault him on. (you can google

If your measure of success is how many bills he passed then Barney Frank must be your frkn hero.

Ron Paul may not have gotten a single bill passed, but that's solely because he refused to compromise on any aspects of his bills. He even gave up a speaking spot at the RNC (even though they commemorated him) since they wanted to pre-screen his speech. THAT is heroism, THAT is sticking to your guns. I dare you to show ONE other senator or congressman who's ever stuck to their principles for that long and that consistently.

And it is because of Ron Paul that people even know who the Fed Reserve is, why people are even talking about gold and why people are starting to question the system.

Sorry didn't mean to wake you from your slumber. Go back to your comfortable Bush/Obama induced coma. Nothing to see here all is fine.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:23 | 3533057 ronaldawg
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He turned the government pension down in 1997 - what about now?

He states he is receiving Social Security checks.  I don't see anything wrong about participaing in the ponzi ALTHOUGH I WILL NEVER GET ONE OF THOSE CHECKS!

He states that he did receive the subsidized government congressional healthcare.

Please Please Please show some actual verifiable facts in your responses.

Or are you just playing the fool like Ron Paul DID IN HIS 23 YEARS IN CONGRESS?

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:00 | 3533140 HeavyShadow
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Deep breaths now. In with the good, out with the bad...ahhh. We're all sad uncle Ron didn't make it mate, there's no need to focus your pain on those who feel the same. Go buy some stocks. Bit of retail therapy. Should help.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:11 | 3533157 ronaldawg
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When the feces found in the U.S. Capitol was determined to be Ron Paul's, his supporters were quick to hail it the best idea, anywhere, ever and also delicious.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:22 | 3533298 Freewheelin Franklin
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This site needs a "Block [asshole] User" button.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:31 | 3533324 DeadFred
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Tyler's been doing a pretty good job of weeding out the trolls in the last year or so. Some whack jobs get through for awhile. 

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:11 | 3533477 kchrisc
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I kind of like the occasional sheeple visit. Keeps everyone on their toes.

Would probably be best to ignore such a person though.          hujel

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 04:34 | 3533577 resurger
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For me NO!

I enjoy the trolls of dumb fucks

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:36 | 3533340 UGrev
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Wouldn't you want your fucking money back? He paid into it (not by choice) just like you and me. I certainly want my money back. 

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:54 | 3533510 ronaldawg
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Yeah sure - I see a system so corrupt and killing the country that I stay as an EMPLOYEE FOR 23 FUCKING YEARS - and do nothing to change it by the way.  Good work RON!

Am I going to get my Social Security when though I've paid into it for 35 years?  No fucking way.  Ron Paul's job was to guarantee that for future generations.  Massive fail.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:27 | 3533671 Ace Ventura
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You probably WILL get your SS check. It just won't be enough to buy more than a gallon of milk and a couple loaves of bread. But yes, you will probably get your check. Ron Paul's job was most certainly NOT to guarantee the continued solvency of a failed-from-the-start ponzi scheme (which is completely unauthorized by the US Constitution). His job was to promote and defend the LIBERTY of the American people. In that effort, he was quite literally a man standing ALONE in a sea of putrid corruption. He was an intellectual TITAN amongst a gaggle of self-important repugnant parasitic statist vermin. Do I think he was perfect? NO. Do I think he could have done better during his presidential runs? YES.

Nevertheless, he has done MORE for the slow but definite awakening of the sloth-like american boobus majora....than any other statesman I've ever known in my 46 years of life. It's not even a remotely close contest in that regard. I am continually astounded by those who denigrate Ron Paul simply because he was only 98.5% awwesome, instead of 100%. I often think these folks would have bones to pick with Jesus himself.

And NO, I am not comparing RP to Jesus, for crying out loud.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:39 | 3534146 Chaos_Theory
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Evidently this dude doesn't recognize the Cassandra Syndrome in action.  The prophet's job is to warn.  If the Trojans and King Priam don't listen, well f-ck 'em and enjoy the bloodbath.  Yea maybe old RP was not the best public speaker (no Huey Long fire and brimstone), and he couldn't convince the corrupt party politicians to turn to the light, so let's blame him and not the corruption.  Jesus H-Christ could appear in a flash of light in the Senate and House chambers and the R's would stone him if he spoke against violence and the D's would stone him if he lamented the slaughter of the innocents at the hands of the abortionists.  Then the armchair QBs would lampoon him for failing to get results. 

God I f-cking hope the apocalypse has real zombies...some people just deserve to get their brains eaten.


Mark 6:4  ""A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home."

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:02 | 3533365 buyingsterling
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Everything that came out of congress in the last 23 years has sucked donkeys. Paul didn't support any of it. Unfortunately he wasn't dictator over that period, so your rancid attitude towards him looks like idiocy.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 05:50 | 3533613 Urban Redneck
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-1 for bemoaning the lack of opportunity to serve a dictator.

Have you not been actually listening to the message of the man you appear to revere?


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:27 | 3533184 holdbuysell
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More facts:

He was voted in multiple times.

That speaks volumes.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:55 | 3533245 kito
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Um not really......

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 09:50 | 3544288 holdbuysell
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Call it an innocent error on my part, but this is what I understand his political career to have looked like, which spans multiple terms with periodic breaks. What am I misunderstanding?


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:23 | 3533302 UP4Liberty
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A Brief Overview of Congressman Paul’s Record:

  • He has never voted to raise taxes.
  • He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
  • He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
  • He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
  • He has never taken a government-paid junket.
  • He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
  • He voted against the Patriot Act.
  • He voted against regulating the Internet.
  • He voted against the Iraq war.
  • He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
  • He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.




Do you believe any legislator who gets an unconstitutional piece of legislation passed into law as having "ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING"?

Ron Paul has never obtained a lifetime pension, nor sucked off the taxpayer teat.

Ron Paul is not akin to - as you put it - "welfare scum".


Please check your facts before you post on this site.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:16 | 3533481 ronaldawg
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No sources regarding pension or healthcare - just your hot air.  Thanks for proving my point you haven't provided any facts.

He is taking Social Security right now.  Prove otherwise.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 13:09 | 3534551 JimBowie1958
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He is taking Social Security right now.  Prove otherwise.

Paul is not collecting a Congressional PENSION, you dumbass.

No one is claiming that he is not collecting social security.

Cant tell if you are deliberately moving the goal posts or if you are just that stupid. It's probably BOTH.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:39 | 3533405 JPM Hater001
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I just down arrowed this ass-wipe and I'm sure somewhere that will be recorded and used against me by those doing their best to protect me from myself...


Mon, 05/06/2013 - 02:18 | 3533520 buzzardsluck
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Fuck, I can only down arrow this prick once...

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 04:15 | 3533565 maneco
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Ron Paul refused to accept or participate in the Congressional Pension System.

You need to do some research before making false statements.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:12 | 3533029 Jim in MN
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Dr. Paul won the Minnesota delegation so soundly that the only reason Michele Bachmann got to go to the convention was because the Paul forces took pity upon her and gave her one seat.  The other 34 were all Ron.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 01:56 | 3533062 ronaldawg
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So what - Ted Kennedy recieved MORE delegates in 1980.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:42 | 3533408 JPM Hater001
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Jimmy, My hearts out for you but the correct answer was to boycott the convention and send Michelle Bachmann all by herself.


It was an emotional time I know.  But you will still have to say no.  That paradigm isnt changing any time soon.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:17 | 3533043 DeadFred
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Knuckles, I LIKE Ron Paul. Would you really want him to have won when it is already too late? He deserves better than that.


Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:28 | 3533066 knukles
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Something about light, inspiration, conviction of moral and ethical turpitude, character, intellect... leading the weak through the valley of darkness being the brother's keeper and finder of lost children.


Mon, 05/06/2013 - 00:16 | 3533441 gonetogalt
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Knucks, if Ron Paul had gotten within striking range of real power he'd be as dead as JFK, maybe it's better this way, at least he's still alive.  These a-holes would've nuked a small city if necessary to stop a real threat. Remember the KAL flight in '83.

(we're really screwed.)

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:43 | 3533348 Handyman
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"We don’t see the long unemployment and soup kitchen lines like in the Great Depression, but that’s just because the lines are electronic now."


Good one. Out of sight....out of mind.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:38 | 3532924 AssFire
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Zorba, Life is like toilet paper:

"One minute you're on a roll, the next you're taking shit off some asshole."

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:10 | 3533024 zorba THE GREEK
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LOL...AssFire, now that's funny.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 21:02 | 3533144 Sleepless Knight
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Life is like a shit sandwich - the more bread you have the less shit you taste.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:29 | 3532927 holdbuysell
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"It is more like a house of toilet paper"...

...on fire.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:10 | 3533022 Jim in MN
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My Dad had a special roll of toilet paper in the bathroom that we weren't allowed to had shamrocks on it and said "The Luck O' The Irish" on it.  It took me many moons to appreciate this. 

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:10 | 3533023 alfred b.
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    Agreed:   a house of toilet paper.....after use!!!



Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:16 | 3533039 Burt Gummer
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I often wonder what the United States of America would look like today if we had elected Ron Paul in 2008 and 2012.

To late now.........

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