Memo to Rand Paul, the jig is up.
A few days ago I posted about how Nazis and White Supremacists are campaigning for and donating to Rand Paul's Senatorial campaign
Paul named a former campaign consultant Jesse Benton as campaign manager for the November election. Benton worked for Paul's father, Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, when he ran for president in 2008.
Now here is the juicy part. It turns out that Jesse Benton was the guy who was the lead point man in issuing the non rejection of Ron Paul's Nazi donation that he received from Don Black, who is notorious as an ex KKK grand wizard and founder of the white supremacist website Stormfront.org Make the jump»
Given what they do there is no doubt, IMHO, that being able to regularly audit the Fed has to come under the oversight of Congress. The amounts of money they can deal in, what they do with it, where it comes from and how it can effect our entire economy dictates that they have to be able to be reviewed in what they do. All I can say is "Go Bernie!" Make the jump»
Libertarianism: If Not Now, Then When?
Joel S. Hirschhorn
With the meltdown of the American economy, what better time to ask: Can libertarianism come to the rescue?
Perhaps the most interesting statement in the Wikipedia discussion of libertarianism is that Make the jump»
Minor adjustment and edit by GreyHawk. See comments...
Revised by Carol, No changes but update.I had a series of physical mishaps last week and so was not ontop of all the exciting (and otherwise) posts. The way that CNN deliberate shapes the political debate is not only infuriating but dangerous. By substituting lies and trivia and a good dose of horse rate mentality into their coverage, they no doubt succeed in channelling voters thinking, even I imagine critics such as myself. So I am front-paging this now to bring more intention to the situation.
I have done this by using the "revision" button. I have changed nothing in the text. I am not sure how this works but we shall all see.
Once again in the Corporate Media makes an "Executive Decision", about who America should see as their Viable Choices:
Only these Candidates were the Focus of the latest CNN Poll
Where is John Edwards in this Poll? Make the jump»
Any fair-minded observer of American media is well aware of the intrinsic bias of Fox News. It is a bias that is recognized by journalists and scholars, analysts and amateurs. Even Fox no longer tries to pawn the euphemistic "fair and balanced" nonsense off on their viewers. They now cast themselves as "the most powerful name in news." That slogan should provoke an obvious question: Is "power" something that is desirable in a news network?
Many divergent camps in politics and media are answering that question with a resounding "NO!" Those camps may now be coalescing into a united front that shares a healthy disrespect for Fox News.
There are only two houses sporting presidential candidate lawnsigns in this small town of about 6000 residents.
Both signs are for Ron Paul.
One might assume that such tiny anecdotal evidence suggests a wide divide in the support for Paul and the other candidates -- with nary a lawnsign proclaiming support for any of the others, but you would be forgiven for not coming to that conclusion, especially if you made your assessment based on coverage in the main street media or as more and more people refer to it -- the corporate media.
The results from Iowa show Paul garnered 10% of the vote and came in fifth on the Republican side. But as Bill Moyers indicated in his interviews with Kathleen Jamieson (Director of the Anneberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania Anneberg School for Communication), Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul, you would not be faulted for thinking that Paul and Kucinich had dropped out of the race for their respective parties' nominations. Make the jump»
Change Yes, Ron Paul No
Joel S. Hirschhorn
Americans want a real political leader, a real change agent. Ron Paul has never been a change agent. He is a change-talker. His claim to fame is voting against legislation, not writing bold legislation to produce change that actually became law. Make the jump»