Friday, August 31, 2012


The below is a summary from all the reported accounts from the Tampa Convention..   


Below is a list of tactics implemented by the RNC to censor and prevent a nomination of Ron Paul (feel free to add to the list):

1. Illegally removed duly elected Maine delegates and replaced them with Romney “scab” delegates.

2. Stole delegates from Louisiana, Oklahoma and Massachusetts because they would not vote Romney.

3. Indefinitely detained Ron Paul delegates on buses using armed guards to delay and prevent them from voting on rules in the convention.

4. Indefinitely detained Morton Blackwell on a bus preventing him from filing a minority report opposing new oppressive rule changes.

5. Drove Virginia rules committee chairmen in circles around the convention center to prevent them from voting on rules thus allowing the RNC to vote in their stead.

6. Refused to acknowledge nomination papers from six states where a five state minimum was required

7. Changed rules on the spot from five state minimum to eight state minimum when they realized Ron Paul would be nominated

8. Denied Ron Paul a floor speech prior to the vote unless it endorsed Romney.

9. Declared unbound Ron Paul supporters as bound votes for Romney

10. Boehner ignored clear opposition to the rules vote that would prevent a Maine delegation from being seated.

11. Turned off microphones in the Ron Paul delegate section to prevent “division” or “point of order” calls from being heard even after 10 minutes of booing in protest.

12. Seated Ron Paul delegates in the nose bleed section to prevent them from being heard BEHIND territory delegates.

13. Passed rules allowing the RNC committee to choose and approve delegates rather than the states.

14. Refused video equipment in the convention center to allow undocumented cheating.

15. Ron Paul delegates were not allowed to bring signs, but Romney supporters were.

16. Cut off microphones anytime delegates cheered for Ron Paul

17. Called out votes for Romney as Romney votes, but called out Ron Paul as “other”.

18. When Ron Paul won the majority of delegates in Iowa ,Nevada and Minnesota, they only called out the few minority votes for Romney.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ashamed of the GOP

I remember how proud I was the first time I voted in a major election.  I also remember how great I thought it was in 2000 when GW won, for sure all the problems in this country would be solved I thought, boy was I naive.  I've pretty much been a solid Republican my whole life, I've supported and volunteered for candidates in Congressional races and State races, always believing that the party was some how honorable. 

In 2012 all that changes.  Sadly I just took steps to become officially active this year and now I don't even know if I can stomach being called a Republican.  I have not watched any of the Convention and don't know if I will, aside from a few youtube clips on facebook, I couldn't care less now knowing how the party I ounce believed to be honorable, will simply fix the rules any way they like to get the outcome they desire.  I might as well be a Democrat if I just wanted to strong arm people into doing things a certain way.

Can it be that I've become too cynical?  Perhaps, but I know one thing for sure.  I am not supporting Mitt Romney.  I've been saying that for months now as have many others and I think many people have just been turning a blind eye, thinking we all will come to our collective senses to support the GOP candidate.  I actually believe that they think by taking over the process and forcing the Paul Supporters out, would make us just bow down to their flavor of tyranny.  Well they are wrong.  If Ron Paul doesn't support a full fledged write in campaign, I think I'm going to support Gary Johnson.  I really want to write Ron Paul's name on the ballot, but if he doesn't commit to this intention it would be a truly wasted vote, whereas selecting Johnson, at least helps bring an established party closer to legitimacy.



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Monday, August 27, 2012

Parent allows child to pull signs out of yard

So, for the last month or so someone has been yanking out our John Bambenek sign and our Ron Paul sign and throwing them on the ground in our yard. Not the end of the world, but a bit annoying. So we set up two security cameras and whoever it was stopped this juvenile behavior for a couple weeks but they struck again this afternoon. This whole time we thought the culprit was a

stupid teenage boy but it turns out that it's a little boy, probably 7 or 8 WITH HIS MOTHER. Seriously?!?! The boy comes right up in our yard and without even pausing yanks up the sign and throws it on the ground. He goes to the other sign, looking back at his mom for approval and yanks that sign up as well. And she just keeps walking like nothing happened. I would just like to know how a person gets to the point where they don't even bat an eye while their son continues FOR A MONTH to trespass into someone's yard and yank down a couple signs.  I have to assume the parent actually encourages this behavior.  What is wrong with people? Now my wife and I are cooking up some creative ideas to deter this behavior in the future.
Here is the first video.

Here is the second video.



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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Do Voter ID laws disenfranchise voters?

Do Voter ID laws disenfranchise voters? 

Well, I can't get on board an airplane, open a bank account or  buy a car, firearm, cold medicine, drain cleaner or lye or even cash a check, without Proper ID.  But somehow verifying identity at the polls goes against my civil rights.  Does that make sense to you?

Pennsylvania has just become the most recent state to enact strict photo id requirements in order to vote.  The left has gone into full force trying to fight the spread of these kind of laws which only serve to verify the identity of voters before they vote in elections.  Some actually suggest that many people won't be able to vote because they don't have id.  Who doesn't have ID?  Mostly today as far as I can tell, anyone who doesn't have id doesn't want ID because it's their intention to live "off the grid", which is fine, I believe people should be able to live their life how they wish, but in order to participate on the grid, I think it's reasonable to follow some basic rules, one of which is being able to verify who you say you are.

It's interesting if you take a look at at the map put together by the NCSL, and then look at a Red/Blue map of the nation.  It's eerily similar, I wonder why that is?  




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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Republicans just as corupt as the Democrats

I am an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman who is mad as hell at the Republican Party.  2012 the Year a Candidate with strong grass roots support was snuffed out by the establishment so another wealthy elitist can have the nomination.  Not only was the Illinois state Republican Convention a completely staged event in which no Delegates were allowed to share any input at all, but now the RNC is using every trick in the book and even a few they invented to keep Ron Paul out of the mix in Tampa, FL later this month.  In Several states, GOP establishment insiders who control the party have been doing everything they can to keep Ron Paul Delegates out of the process.  Louisiana and Oregon are even attempting to replace anyone who openly supports Ron Paul from participating in the process.  Now in Maine were 21 of the 24 unpledged delegates openly support Ron Paul are having their credentials challenged by the Mitt Romney Campaign state coordinator.  This challenge would bar the entire delegation of 40 delegates from attending the RNC later this month.  The Delegation was given a compromise to consider, which would essentially force them to support Mitt Romney but the entire group voted unanimously to reject the compromise.  Why is the RNC burning precious resources on this if Mitt Romney is the Nominee?  Because by the RNC’s own rules a candidate needs only have a plurality of delegates from 5 states and with Maine, Louisiana and Oregon Ron Paul has 7. 

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