The Incontiguous Brick

July 18, 2011

Ron Paul’s Money Bomb Machine is up and running again…

Here is Ron Paul’s latest message to his supporters:

I’m running for President because it’s time to take a stand.

For principle over power.

For conviction over compromise.

For responsibility over recklessness.

For the American people over all those who would defend the status quo while selling out our children and grandchildren’s futures.

Beginning at midnight tonight, my campaign’s grassroots supporters will hold another Money Bomb to help guarantee I can continue building a top-tier campaign and pull out all the stops to finish strong in the Iowa Straw Poll on August 13.

So I hope you will visit http://www.RonPaul2012.com this Tuesday, July 19, and give whatever you are able to at this crucial time.

I can’t express enough how much I appreciate your support in this rough economy. I know many who contribute to my campaign are sacrificing in other areas so they can help spread the message of freedom and take back their country.

And there has never been a better chance for us to win!

The Iowa Straw Poll is coming up fast, and all eyes will be on the results.

This is our opportunity to further illustrate that our R3VOLUTION is able to turn passion into on-the-ground success.

You and I have seen it in our continuing efforts to Audit the Fed, as we have brought more scrutiny on the Federal Reserve than ever before and forced it into releasing tremendous amounts of information it would have loved to keep sealed in a dusty backroom.

Believe me, the Fed knows that’s just the beginning of what we can accomplish.

And you and I have seen the power of our movement most dramatically with my son Rand’s victory in the Kentucky Senate race, where, despite the establishment’s best efforts, Rand crushed the opposition and has gone on to shake up Washington.

So I firmly believe there is no limit to what this battle-tested movement can achieve when it comes together around a common goal.

The Tuesday, July 19, Money Bomb isn’t about revolutionizing campaign fundraising.

We’ve already done that.

It’s about demonstrating the intensity of the support for restoring America now.

It’s about proving that the torch of liberty is burning bright in the hearts of patriots all across the country.

It’s about sending a message that we will no longer let the establishment decide who is worthy of support.

If you are able, I hope you will chip in whatever you can at http://www.RonPaul2012.com on Tuesday.

There are many more Americans who are ready to support me for President in this election. But it’s hard for them to see through the establishment’s tired story that I can’t win because I refuse to play by the statists’ rules.

A strong finish in the Iowa Straw Poll would go a long way toward finally doing away with this myth once and for all and convincing more Americans to join our efforts.

I’m proud of my record as a constitutional conservative, and I know that no other candidate for the Presidency has the credentials to match.

But if we are to win, we must get the word out far and wide.

Anything you can contribute at http://www.RonPaul2012.com on Tuesday will help me purchase tv and radio ad time, send mail, create more campaign materials, and fund my operations in several key states.

And, most importantly, it will help me in Iowa in these last few weeks before the August 13 Straw Poll.

If we work together, I am convinced we can WIN this race and take the White House in November 2012.

Thank you for all you do for freedom, and I hope you can help my campaign send another powerful message by contributing at http://www.RonPaul2012.com this Tuesday, July 19.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. The August 13 Iowa Straw Poll is coming up fast, and my campaign’s grassroots supporters are holding another Money Bomb starting at midnight tonight to help me finish strong in the Straw Poll and continue my campaign’s momentum.

So please visit http://www.RonPaul2012.com this Tuesday. Any amount you can give will go toward growing this campaign and winning the Presidency in 2012.

This should be a fun one to watch.  Anyone think his supporters can pull enough support this time to get some real attention?

September 14, 2008

Are They Still Afraid of Ron Paul?

Filed under: politics,Ramblings,Ron Paul,Wordpress Political Blogs — iknowkeith @ 11:05 pm

Seriously.  I was watching Fox News earlier (a show called Red Eye).  Before I go one I must say that I was trapped and the options were either watch the show or gnaw my own arm off and then use the removed fingers to gouge out my eyes.  After a few minutes of thoughtful consideration I decided to simply watch the show.  It was not an easy choice.

 

Anyway, let me relay to you what I witnessed.  In making fun of some environmentalist protesters in England, a guest of the show said it reminded her of Ron Paul followers.   According to her, Ron Paul started off with a spark and young people liked him but later you see those sign wavers and you are sure that if they flip the sign over it would say ‘will work for food.’  Hmmm.  First of all, I hope everyone reading this is aware that this is a ridiculous statement.  Homeless unemployed people are very rarely political activists.  But more importantly, t he biggest thing I got from it was that Fox News is still worried about the Ron Paul Revolution.  Although they spent most of their time bashing Obama, they actually took time out to discredit a previous candidate that is no longer in the running. 

 

Am I reading too much into this?  Probably.  But I don’t hear anyone talking about Giuliani, Huckabee, Romney or any other primary candidates that didn’t stick around.  Maybe it is because there is a significant number of state delegates that are actually participating the electoral process who are strong Ron Paul supporters and would like the see change in the Republican Party.

 

Maybe it is because he recently held a convention in Minneapolis at the same time as the Republican National Convention but with more people – over 12,000 showed up.   It was the official kickoff for his new lobbyist/PAC organization, CampaignForLiberty. They also had a full-day political training session, 700 attended and according to a Vanity Fair piece, about 3/4 of them plan to run for office or are already running.  Funny, I didn’t know there were 12,000 homeless people in Minneapolis.  They must have been giving out free sandwiches at the convention.

 

Whatever the reason, it appears that Fox News is still afraid of Ron Paul.

March 6, 2008

Congressman Ron Paul’s Statement on Gaza Bill

Filed under: Israel,politics,Ron Paul — iknowkeith @ 3:37 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution strongly defending how Israel has repelled rocket attacks.

The non-binding resolution, passed 404-1 on Wednesday, was substantially rewritten since its introduction in January to include a strident defense of recent Israeli tactics in the Gaza Strip. Ron Paul took a different view…

Ron Paul states – Madam Speaker: I rise in opposition to H. Res. 951. As one who is consistently against war and violence, I obviously do not support the firing of rockets indiscriminately into civilian populations. I believe it is appalling that Palestinians are firing rockets that harm innocent Israelis, just as I believe it is appalling that Israel fires missiles into Palestinian areas where children and other non-combatants are killed and injured.Unfortunately, legislation such as this is more likely to perpetuate violence in the Middle East than contribute to its abatement. It is our continued involvement and intervention – particularly when it appears to be one-sided – that reduces the incentive for opposing sides to reach a lasting peace agreement.

Additionally, this bill will continue the march toward war with Iran and Syria , as it contains provocative language targeting these countries. The legislation oversimplifies the Israel/Palestine conflict and the larger unrest in the Middle East by simply pointing the finger at Iran and Syria . This is another piece in a steady series of legislation passed in the House that intensifies enmity between the United States and Iran and Syria . My colleagues will recall that we saw a similar steady stream of provocative legislation against Iraq in the years before the US attack on that country.

I strongly believe that we must cease making proclamations involving conflicts that have nothing to do with the United States . We incur the wrath of those who feel slighted while doing very little to slow or stop the violence.

February 11, 2008

Winning elections

Filed under: politics,Ron Paul,Wordpress Political Blogs — dennisbpeterson @ 7:04 pm

On Super Tuesday, Obama dominated the independent vote. He also raised $32 million in January, mostly from small individual contributions. He utterly crushed Hillary this past weekend. Clearly he’s running a very effective campaign. What can learn from it?

Read these two links:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/obama_and_paul_the_kings_of_the_web_election.php

http://techpresident.com/blog/entry/21119/is_the_obama_campaign_a_model_for_online_politics

There are commercially-available databases, built up from data on magazine subscriptions, warranty cards, supermarket purchases, etc etc. They break populations into demographic and cultural groups. From there, they can predict people’s attitudes, based on their group.

The Obama campaign bought the databases and used them for targeted marketing. They had tailored messages for different groups. Depending on their data, they would phone, or send mail, or send someone knocking. For their supporter database, they knew who was strong, who was weak, and they followed up.

By contrast, what did the Ron Paul campaign have?

My meetup got a walking list from the campaign, which was simply a list of Republican voters. Free public information. They gave us a neighborhood to walk that basically wasn’t walkable – it was a bit rural, houses were far apart, dogs were running loose everywhere. A lot of these people were diehard Bush supporters.

After that, we picked our own neighborhoods. We picked dense upscale areas that had friendly people. But now we had no information at all. We didn’t even know who was a registered voter…but we still got better results than that first time.

The phone lists they gave us were the same thing: people who’d voted in Republican primaries. Those phone calls didn’t go very well either. If the campaign had done their polling properly, they would have known better:

“Every exit poll and detailed pre-polls showed Republicans were the least likely to vote for Ron Paul. States with open primaries showed him getting three to five times as many votes from Democrats and independents as from Republicans.”
http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory154.html

Now, I know those pollsters are wicked expensive. Don’t know how much time they need to ramp up, either. Maybe there wasn’t  enough money to justify it until the Teaparty, and by the time they get the database, design and execute the polls, and use the results to tailor some scripts, maybe it’s Super Tuesday already.

But for next time, let’s remember this. The Obama campaign, and probably others, did sophisticated database marketing. We flew a blimp. I loved the blimp, I saw it in Myrtle Beach and it was downright imposing, but I don’t think it really got the job done. It was an illusion of power. In a campaign, information is the real thing.

February 5, 2008

“Happy Birthday to me”

Filed under: Friends of the Brick,Ramblings,Ron Paul — iknowkeith @ 5:00 am

birthday-cake.pngIt is that time of year again! Although some of you are probably thinking about ‘Super Tuesday’ (as if your Diebold counted votes are really going to make a difference) and others may be more concerned with ‘Fat Tuesday’, the real party is going on right here at the Brick. It is my honor to be the first to acknowledge the birthday of our editor in chief! Yeah!!!! ~Staff Writer.

And now for a special note from the editor:

“Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to meee. Happy Birthday to me. Now stop reading this crap and go vote for Ron Paul! ~Editor, Incontiguous Brick.”

Thank you sir for those brilliant and inspired words. Seriously, if you live in one of the many states holding a primary today, GO VOTE! The Diebold thing was a joke, you really should go. And if you want to give our esteemed editor a really great birthday gift… VOTE FOR RON PAUL! ~another underpaid staff hack.

For a cash donation (an even better gift) you may contact this publication via the comments.  ~Poorly Compensated Editor, Incontiguous Brick.

February 2, 2008

How’s that for a GOP endorsement?

Filed under: politics,Ron Paul,Wordpress Political Blogs — iknowkeith @ 7:56 pm

The American Conservative (that is Pat Buchanan’s magazine) has endorsed Ron Paul for President. Here is an excerpt:

    “The presidential fields of both parties have narrowed, and the arguments about how we should move forward are now familiar. TAC believes that only one candidate has put forth a diagnosis of America’s current ills and has a vision to turn the country off its misguided course. That is Congressman Ron Paul, whom we endorse for the Republican nomination.

Of course, that does not mean the media will acknowledge it.

January 29, 2008

Ron Paul TV ad

Filed under: politics,Ron Paul,Wordpress Political Blogs — iknowkeith @ 3:58 pm

and if you want to hear Mitt Romney get slammed by a radio host (who then decided to vote for Ron Paul) check THIS out.

January 20, 2008

Ron Paul Finishes Second in Nevada!

Filed under: politics,Ron Paul — iknowkeith @ 4:28 pm

Great Article in the LA Times:

“Hidden behind all the hoopla, headlines and the Nevada caucus victories of Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton is one little-noticed but stunning political development and number:

Ron Paul, the one-time Libertarian candidate and 10-term Republican congressman from Texas, was in second place. That’s right, Second Place… ahead of all other Republicans except Romney.”

Read the rest of the LA Times article here.

But what about the rest of the media? What are they saying about his success? A quick perusal of Reddit showed me:
Nevada ABC News Lies About Ron Paul’s 2nd Place Finish.
The NY Times Is Anti-Ron Paul showed me that NY Times did not even mention him in the overall results.

What the heck? Even If I didn’t like his politics I would vote for Ron Paul just to fight back against media giants that think they can control how I think. But the reality is that I am very much in support of Ron Paul and the revival of the constitution in our nation’s politics. If you don’t know what he stands for yet, check it out.

If you want to help, go here and then vote for him in your state’s upcoming primary.

January 11, 2008

The media blackout continues…

Filed under: Conspiracy,politics,Ron Paul,Wordpress Political Blogs — iknowkeith @ 12:57 am

I just watched the NBC Eleven O’Clock news as they covered the FOX Debate story. Each candidate was given a short mention with a clip from the debate. Oops, I’m sorry did I say each candidate? Ron Paul was not mentioned AT ALL!

But maybe they were only showing clips from the leading candidates. Oh wait, that isn’t it because they wasted my time with Thompson and Rudy.

Also no mention of the text message poll winner (also Ron Paul). At least Fox News acknowledged Paul as the winner even if only so the commentator could point out that he felt Paul was the loser.

Yet somehow Paul keeps getting votes. Amazing. I can’t wait to see the results of the NH recount (if it happens).

 

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January 5, 2008

Ron Paul is polling 3rd!

Filed under: politics,Ron Paul,Wordpress Political Blogs — iknowkeith @ 10:46 am

Today’s Rasmussen poll puts Ron Paul at third place for 14%:

McCain 31%
Romney 26%
Ron Paul 14%
Huckabee 11%
Giuliani 8%
Thompson 5%

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