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Forum Post: The Rand Paul Circus: A Bit of Truth

Posted 1 year ago on March 10, 2013, 11:07 a.m. EST by shooz (17787)
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Ahh, yes not surprisingly it was all about fund raising.

Fear of Ashley? Perhaps.

A stint on Glenn Beck should be all you really need to know about Rand, plus of course, like daddy, he has the full endorsement of Alex Jones.

http://www.politicususa.com/turns-rand-pauls-filibuster-pre-planned-scam-cash.html

Welcome to the conspiracy theory candidate.

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[-] 4 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

McCarthyism meets LaLa land . . .

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

All wacko's, all the time.

I noticed none of his "supporters", were bragging up his vote on VAWA.

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

violence against women act? I missed it - and can easily imagine his supporters avoiding the topic in its entirety, regardless of how he voted - so, how'd he vote?

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Why he voted it down of course.

Something about State "rights"?

He voted down DOMA too.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

He voted against the Defense of Marriage Act? Now that does surprise me . . .

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Well, as in most other ways, his opinion is confusing enough that I might have gotten it incorrectly.

Here, see if you can figure it out.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/30/rand-paul-i-dont-understand-same-sex-marriage/

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I get it. He is worried about unintended consequences. He sees DOMA as a back door method of redefining the term marriage. Once the term is redefined, he thinks legalization of same sex marriage will naturally follow.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

the way I understood it, he has a FEAR of same sex marriage.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who describes himself as a libertarian, said Wednesday that he opposed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because it could unintentionally result in same-sex marriage becoming legal.

“I believe in traditional marriage,” he said during an interview with Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. “I really don’t understand any other kind of marriage. Between a man and a woman is what I believe in, and I just don’t think it is good for us to change the definition of that.”

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13363) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

heaven forbid we allow anyone to determine for themselves what it means.

[-] 3 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

WHAT???

And endorse personal liberty????

Neolibe(R)tarians don't actually want any part of THAT, beyond lip service for the purpose of marketing.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

He is such a moron.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

I'm just asking what happened to all the posters bragging about his recent circus act.

There must have been three or four threads on it, but now those folks have disappeared, or ignore the reality of Mr. Rand

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

google ayn hickman rand

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

If this deal goes through, you can expect more coverage and "in depth analysis".

http://thinkprogress.org/media/2013/03/12/1708561/report-koch-brothers-looking-to-purchase-several-major-american-newspapers/

The party of stupid is also the party of BIG money.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I saw that. But, these are newspapers that once upon a time may have been good but pretty much suck now.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Not everyone knows that and there's no reason why these people need a louder platform for their agenda.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

True that.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Keeping in mind that they founded and back both the teabagge(R)s and the libe(R)tarians, nothing good could come from this purchase.

[-] 4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

No, pretty much everything they touch is pretty damned villainous.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Journalist integrity is definitely on their list of things to destroy.

A well informed public would not put up with the antics of these people.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ya and journalistic integrity is hard to come by as it is.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

rand paul is certifiable

because he is NOT CERTIFIED

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rand Paul, who touts his career as a Kentucky eye doctor as part of his outsider credentials isn't certified by his profession's leading group. He tried to bat away questions about it by calling it an attack on his livelihood, saying the scrutiny stems from his challenge of a powerful medical group over a certification policy he thought was unfair.

The libertarian Republican created a rival certification group. He said the group has since recertified several ophthalmologists, despite not being recognized the American Board of Medical Specialties – the governing group for two dozen medical specialty b oards.

Paul has been certified through the National Board of Ophthalmology since 2005. He is listed as the group's president; his wife, Kelley, is listed as vice president; and his father-in-law is listed as secretary.

Beth Ann Slembarski, administrator for the American Board of Ophthalmology, said less than 5 percent of the nation's practicing ophthalmologists aren't certified through her organization. Paul shrugged off his group's lack of recognition by the American Board of Medical Specialties.


An old story, but if you know anyone who supports rp
and is not in a straight jacket, this can be useful

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

There is nothing honest about him.

Nothing. He is a liar extraordinaire and one of the most pandering politicians in a system full of them..

Did you notice all of his "supporters" ran for the hills( or retired those usernames) as soon as the truth of his filibuster came to light?

Who are those jerks today?

You know they're still here and still trying to pass of crap as the truth.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

you hit the nail on the head - the 1% priority is to tie up government with time wasting garbage
[ Schiavo, doma, abortion, flag burning]
so they wont have to deal with our real problems - that cost money to solve
THEIR MONEY

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

And they're squealin about sequester cuts to white house tours, but not a word about head start cuts, or pell grant cuts.

buncha phony, corp 1% lapgogs.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

rp is not the conspiracy candidate
the ancient aliens & bigfoot told me

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

At least we aren't being counted among these folks.

http://www.politicususa.com/biggest-fools-progressives-cheered-rand-paul.html

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Would those be the same aliens that built the pyramids?

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Where's the commentary from the guys that were promoting the circus?

Where is their acceptance of the truth of the Pauls?

First it was just Alex Jones, now it's Beck too.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

They are a little down. Their going to have to pout and then concoct something else.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

He is such a little monster.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Him and his phony chia pet hair.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Actually those that are still here are posting on subjects designed to push issues down from the top postings.

They can't have people talking about ALEC, let alone the Kochs, global warming, fracking, womens rights, union busting, etc, etc, etc.

I know, let's talk about tomatoes!

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Do we have to? I'm not a real big fan.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

I guess we just won't be in their club.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I'm all good with that.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

I never was much of a clubber. Although I do like 'maters, Rachell Ray provides a better forum for that discussion.

Stuff like this is much more pertinent to my survival.

http://www.alternet.org/economy/5-ways-privatization-poisoning-america

and privatization is the AIM of neolibe(R)tarians like Mr. P Jr.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Good article, 'cept for a couple of things that were oversimplified.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

It does, on the other hand, attempt to tie the two ideologies together.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yep. But, we already knew that.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

A successful society doesn't derive from a few Ayn-Rand-type individuals. It's the other way around, as philosopher John Dewey reasoned in the 1930s. It's easy to forget that our country's greatest success was due to a collaborative effort in the years during and after World War 2, when advances in manufacturing and technology made us the strongest economy the world had ever seen. It was a shared success. The common good was not for sale.

It's still worth telling. Many others never knew an America that fought for the common good.

Now some act like it's poison..

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Sure, because some either are or are planning to profit.

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[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Rand Paul is a douche. What did you expect from someone who endorsed Mitt Romney? Someone who supports the exact same drone policy.

John Brennan is a murdering warmonger who supports torture policies and agrees with Lindsey Graham that the world is a battlefied.

The government is filled with corruption.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

He's a bigger douche than you seem to know, and it nothing to do with supporting Romney.

Brennen's an ass, but likely not as big of an as H.W. Bush was.

WallStreet is PURE corruption.

Stop sounding like Reagan.

http://whowhatwhy.com/2013/01/16/why-the-all-government-is-bad-movement-is-bad/

[-] -2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Not being as bad as HW is not an excuse to be put in power.

Dude, don't even remotely compare me to Reagan.

I don't think government is bad. I think corrupt government is bad. Huge difference.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

WallStreet is even MORE corrupt.

Much more.

It's like I've said all along.

Get the money out.

Then we can have an accurate conversation about what just happened and where do we go from here.

Both Bush's are murdering war mongers too.

Ask yourself a question. What spy guy do YOU want to head the CIA?

Personally? I don't know of any, but I don't think they're going to put Mary Poppins in as CIA chief either.

The World has been a battlefield since the end of WWII, it's not news.

You can't place it to this point in time.

It's transparency for them to admit it.

Get the money out!!

It's the ONLY way forward.

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

There is no excuse for picking someone like Brennan just like there was no excuse for putting Bush Jr in office. No excuse for picking Greenspan. No excuse for TARP. No excuse for failure to break up the banks. No excuse.

100% agree with the Wall Street corruption and getting money out.

Sorry but the NDAA provisions are unprecedented. They haven't codified anything like that into law since they imprisoned Japanese Americans.

Suggesting that because it happened before, that it is not news, is dismissive of atrocity.

Shooz I'm pretty sure we agree on this here. Not trying to argue.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

What are you suggesting I said happened before?

I know we are not that far apart, and for a guy that lives in a town with a John Galt Blvd. We're closer that I would think possible.

You should look into getting THAT changed. I'm surprised the kids don't steal every one of them, to sell on craigs list.

I know I want to deface them at the least.

Seems there's no excuse for anybody they pick for anything. I guess they should have picked me..........:)

Some research suggested to me why some of those provisions are in the NDAA, it had to do with counterfeit parts that got into an experimental nuclear sub.

Installed.

Knee jerk? Probably, but you can't really blame them too much in light of that. I'd rather not hear about them randomly blowing up either.

[-] -3 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

ha! That's a clever idea taking down the John Galt signs. I'm not much for climbing though.

The best I've done with sign defacement was when I put up a "support equality" sign next to this bigoted church's sign at their school that brainwashes children into thinking gays do not deserve equal rights. I think it was up for a couple days before they took it down.

http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1AFAB_enUS450US451&q=john+galt+blvd&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8793f35c7b32f265:0x72149fc73d7181fa,John+Galt+Blvd,+Omaha,+NE+68137&gl=us&sa=X&ei=B5s9UeGpNLCA2AXp9IDgDw&ved=0CDAQ8gEwAA

[-] 1 points by shooz (17787) 1 year ago

Now there's a church that should definitely be taxed, and taxed hard.

Fined too, as such signs should be seen as a public nuisance.

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

For sure. It's disgusting to know such massive levels of brainwashing are happening to the children in my city. It's a large school.

I wanted to take it down but I need some kind of power tools to cut it down. That's why I just put my sign up next to it.

I also included "life liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Rights which are supposed to be guaranteed to all in this country.