Sunday, July 01, 2007

Dirt on Ron Paul?

I want send a thanks out to
for blogging about my blog-my male bashing rant. We ran into each other over on the Daily Burkman1.

has written a couple of very interesting articles on the main man Ron Paul.

And while I'm on the subject of Dr. No, I mean Paul, I should mention that my hubby has a blog -a sad abandoned blog, that he never has time for.

The only reason it is occasionally updated is because I post clippings from current news stories in hopes that he'll comment on them, when he has time. And although this almost never happens (the comments) his blog is still awesome.

Off to the side he has links to his work on the laws of war and use of enemy combatant status.

One is a 94 page paper that won a superty duperty, major award at Yale
(no leg lamp though) and one is a five page overview , published by Gerry Spence's magazine.

Both are very frightening to read.

He also has links to his articles for

Moreliberty was an a very well done and awesome blog run by Kent Snyder but since Kent is running the main man's presidential campaign he just can't keep it updated right now.

Kent Snyder can
also totally kick your ass-Bruce Lee style.

How many campaign managers can do that?

So where was I? Oh, so hubby used to work for Ron Paul and proudly makes mention of this in his aforementioned, tumble weed ladened, crickets chirping blog, titled Dirt Rhodes Scholar.

There are actually a number of people who reach his blog (then wind up at mine, searching for signs of life) by typing in

dirt on Ron Paul.

Listen all you dirt searchers (Hilary, Mitt) -there is no dirt on Ron Paul. He considers his job very simple; if it's okay by the constitution; it's okay by him.

If its not-it's not.

Paul's crew do not take polls or surveys.

They do not care what the polls say.

Paul does not get goodies for his district or bribe his voters with promises of federal handouts. Thus his crew ends every term with the attitude that it was fun while it lasted but the voters will most likely kill them in the morning.

The greatest fun hubby and staff had while in the office, was when the lobbyists came a knockin'.

Lobbyist would head into main man's office.
And crew would pile up outside the ajar door to listen.

Lobbyist: "What we are proposing is blah blah"

Paul: "That not constitutional."

Lobbyist: "I'm sorry,what do mean?"
Paul: "I can't support anything that not constitutional- the money is not mine to give."
Lobbyist: Baffled and confused, "But what we are doing is good for people-blah blah blah.

Paul: " That doesn't make it constitutional. Have a good day"

Crew: Snickering outside door

In the office of Dr. no(nicknamed so because he votes no on everything that is not constitutional) the only research tool is the Constitution.

And below is a little something I swiped from his site-hope they don't mind.


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.

Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress.


Curtis said...

That is a great story. One can only imagine how many of those searches were from the other republican candidates campaign staffers. I can also offer up another hypothesis for these searches. The average citizen has become so distrusting of politicians, that when a seemingly to-good-to-be-true candidate like Ron Paul comes along, their first instinct is to search for dirt on him. It is just a sign of the times.

Leah said...

I adore Ron Paul. I know he doesn't have a chance, but I'm happy he's running as a Republican instead of as a Libertarian since at least I can delude myself that he has a little bit of a chance this way.

Anonymous said...

For all you Ron Paul lovers, check out this article on Paul in the TNR and reevaluate.

ThatGirlTasha said...

Yes-I could do that OR maybe YOU could just fuck off.

This was all explained like,I don't know, say a fucking decade ago.


Anonymous said...

nice response...very civil and well-informed. appropriate level of articulation for a ron paul supporter.

if you would like, please inform us all how he was able to explain away his blatant anti-semiticism, racism, and wild conspiracy theories. and please nothing lame like not knowing the filth his own publications contained.

on second thought, he thankfully has no chance of winniing, so why bother.