Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Ron Paul Your Spaceship Called, They're Ready To Beam You Up
yidwithlid.blogspot.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | Sammy Benoit

Posted on 02/25/2010 9:30:03 AM PST by 1rudeboy

Whenever I post something negative about Ron Paul (which is just about every time I post about him), I get the NASTIEST comments and emails. He doesn't have a lot of supporters but those that do support him do so with a passion. That isn't particularly bothersome, after all people should have some passion. Problem is Ron Paul is a "drooling crazy " type. This guy must have of fallen out the crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down.

Today while he questioned Fed Chair Ben Bernanke Paul turned on his Crazy overdrive and made some absolutely batty allegations about the [F]ed, including accusing them of participating in the Watergate Scandal.

(Excerpt) Read more at yidwithlid.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: braindeadzombiecult; larouchies; paulestinians; ritafromdetroit; ronpaul
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last
I'm beginning to wonder if Ron Paul is sinking into the tarpit that ultimately claims all politicians of his ilk: make outrageous claims to placate your base, begin to believe them yourself, and become a raving nutjob.
1 posted on 02/25/2010 9:30:05 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

man I hate to agree with you rudeboy but I have to on this one.


2 posted on 02/25/2010 9:36:25 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

This guy’s site always makes my computer crash. Does anyone else have a problem with that site?


3 posted on 02/25/2010 9:37:23 AM PST by Inyokern
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy
Photobucket"/>
4 posted on 02/25/2010 9:38:23 AM PST by bt579 (America elected a reader when it needs a leader. Clean the House in 2010, Right the Wrong in 2012.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

Don’t be a hater!


5 posted on 02/25/2010 9:38:56 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

Soooo off-topic, but every time I see a post of yours I click on your profile page. It never fails to make me laugh!


6 posted on 02/25/2010 9:39:41 AM PST by TXBlair (My custom spring break shirt: I'm spending my $$ in Vegas... ...because Obama told me not to.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

The claims aren’t “outrageous” at all. Paul asked legitimate questions, such as the Watergate angle, which have been raised by mainstream historians and journalists for decades. Some of us don’t treat Ben “socialist” Bernanke as a god.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 9:40:05 AM PST by Captain Kirk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

For fear of getting flamed...I don’t understand why Ron Paul gets such a bad rap.

After all, I agree with most of what he stands for and at least, unlike the majority of politicians in DC, his actions match his words.

Who could be against:
- Smaller government
- Fiscal responsibility
- Less taxes
- Less spending
- Closing our borders and enforcing immigration laws
- Auditing and dissolving the FED
- free trade without agreements (NAFTA/CAFTA)
- supports Israel
- nonintervention of other countries
- defederalization of the health care system
- belief in the rights the Constitution and Declaration of Independence give us

I know he may seem kooky with some of the things he’s said, but last I checked, a lot of what he’s said is coming true.


8 posted on 02/25/2010 9:40:51 AM PST by Lucky9teen (The cowards are very very concerned that someone might notice that they are cowards.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Captain Kirk

If you want to paint Bernanke as a socialist, there are better ways to do it than by asking him if he loaned money to Saddam Hussein.


9 posted on 02/25/2010 9:42:06 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

I don’t think so.

The Fed is scared to death of real transparency exactly because they have these sorts of skeletons in their closets.


10 posted on 02/25/2010 9:43:30 AM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

It isn’t a matter of whether or not Bernanke is a “socialist.”

It is a matter of whether or not the Fed is authorized to conduct foreign policy. They’re not.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 9:44:25 AM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

http://trueslant.com/johnknefel/2010/02/25/bernanke-should-have-answered-ron-pauls-bizarre-questions/


12 posted on 02/25/2010 9:45:27 AM PST by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

Did you see this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2459127/posts


13 posted on 02/25/2010 9:46:25 AM PST by Lucky9teen (The cowards are very very concerned that someone might notice that they are cowards.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NVDave

The funniest part about Paul in that committee hearing yesterday was his shrewd reasoning that “Congress should be given the opportunity to eff things up like Greenspan did.”


14 posted on 02/25/2010 9:47:08 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Inyokern

IE8 has a problem with his site. It is always reloading his page due to some error.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 9:48:43 AM PST by comet13 (Life is but a walking shadow....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy
If you want to paint Bernanke as a socialist, there are better ways to do it than by asking him if he loaned money to Saddam Hussein.

Paul didn't asked whether "he" loaned money to Saddam. He asked whether the Fed did and whether Bernanke (as current head of the Fed) would open up the records on this issue and others. The question of whether Bernanke, as head of the Fed, would open the records about possible past corrupt pratices of his agency is no legitimate than the question of whether he is a socialist. Congressmen ask these questions all time about past behavior and the federal government has had many, many investigations to uncover such behavior, such as the recent Emmett Till investigation.

BTW, you apparently do not think Bernanke is a socialist? Why?

16 posted on 02/25/2010 9:48:55 AM PST by Captain Kirk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

Congress has the authority to do so, per the US Constitution.

The Fed does not.


17 posted on 02/25/2010 9:51:28 AM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: NVDave

Congress gave the authority to Fed, if you recall.


18 posted on 02/25/2010 9:52:24 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

Ron Paul owes his current prominence to the fact that the Republican Party, for the last twenty years, has been so totally asleep at the switch on the issue of limited government.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 9:53:05 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Mi Tio es infermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

Yes, they did. And they can take it right back, because it is only a law, passed by Congress.


20 posted on 02/25/2010 9:55:34 AM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac

That, and the fact that the vast majority of Republicans are as clueless as rocks about how the real world of finance works.

Starting with this irrational and unsupported belief that there exists such a thing as a “free market.”


21 posted on 02/25/2010 9:56:28 AM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: NVDave

Correct, and the best way to do that is to stop barking like a moonbat.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 9:57:09 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy
He doesn't have a lot of supporters

From where I'm sitting, he apparently has enough to have kept him in office for many years. I don't agree with a lot of his foreign policy, but what you're saying doesn't line up with observable reality.

23 posted on 02/25/2010 9:58:02 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Notary Sojac
Ron Paul is such a fan of limited government he adds hundreds of millions in earmarks to bills he knows will pass and then votes against them. How convenient. He’s quite the idealist.
24 posted on 02/25/2010 10:00:39 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: comet13
IE8 has a problem with his site.

Firefox

25 posted on 02/25/2010 10:00:47 AM PST by mc5cents
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: NVDave
Starting with this irrational and unsupported belief that there exists such a thing as a “free market.”

Assuming your premise, though dubious, is true--what does this irrational American belief in the free market have to do with Ron Paul?

Are you talking about the Texas shrimp industry?

26 posted on 02/25/2010 10:00:58 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Mase

In order to limit government, we must first expand it . . . there is no way otherwise to combat the pernicious influences of the free market, that doesn’t exist anyway.


27 posted on 02/25/2010 10:03:17 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: tacticalogic

Bernie Sanders keeps getting re-elected also, that simply means he is popular in his district.


28 posted on 02/25/2010 10:07:34 AM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy
Bernie Sanders keeps getting re-elected also, that simply means he is popular in his district.

So most of the emails you get against Ron Paul come from people who live outside of his district, and who he doesn't represent?

29 posted on 02/25/2010 10:12:52 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy
Paul is popular in his district because he brings home the pork even though he says he's for limited government and claims to be a fiscal conservative. For some reason, this inconsistency is consistently overlooked by the Paulbots

Add his "surrender" foreign policy to this belief in bigger government via earmarks and you have one mixed up politician who thinks dissolving the Fed (he could really care less about any audit) is the answer to our economic challenges. That tape of him questioning Bernake would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

30 posted on 02/25/2010 10:18:56 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Lucky9teen

Ron Paul does NOT supprot Israel. You are delusional if you think he does. He is a 9/11 Truther. He is an isolationist. There is little in what he espouses that a true conservative agrees with. He long ago feel off the deep end


31 posted on 02/25/2010 10:21:38 AM PST by the long march
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

very true, but not necessarily in that order or frequency.

L. Ron Paul has gone so far to the right, that he came back out on the far Left. (Worm Hole related)


32 posted on 02/25/2010 10:25:52 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Inyokern

Great site if you want to wait 297 minutes for it to load, then, when you finally get it to work, it constantly reloads until your computer commits suicide by jumping off the table.


33 posted on 02/25/2010 11:00:18 AM PST by gigster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Lucky9teen

Why Ron Paul gets a bad rap? The conservative movement boils down to three legs—fiscal con, social con, neocon. Paul doesn’t vote with the socons or the neocons. End of story.


34 posted on 02/25/2010 11:06:44 AM PST by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Mase
Paul is popular in his district because he brings home the pork...

Paul does his job as an elected representative by forwarding on to a congressional budget committee requests from residents or groups in his district to have some of the money, that they paid in taxes, returned to the district. That money is in a federal budget that he voted against because of the unconstitutional spending contained in it.

No win situation for him with you delusional Paul-haters - he forwards on the requests and he's responsible for pork... he doesn't, and he's failing to do the duties of his office.

Add his "surrender" foreign policy...

Just like my personal "surrender" policy I have with my neighbors - I'm a paranoid idiot who "knows" my neighbor is a threat to me (he has guns!), but I haven't went next door and killed him yet, which is allowable under the local version of the Bush Doctrine of Preemptive War that you neocons love so much.

You clowns better hope Dr. Paul is right about foreign policy (hint: he is), because your precious little American Empire is going the same way as the Roman one, and for the same reasons.

35 posted on 02/25/2010 11:40:08 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Don't blame me - I voted for Ron Paul!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

The most fundamental reason why there is no free market is that the Fed is constantly playing with the money supply for various purposes and intents - most of which turn out to be ill-advised and counter to what a free market would actually do.

For example, right now, they’re trying desperately to re-inflate the housing bubble. It would be better to simply allow it to deflate and collapse, purge the banks run by idiots and allow capital to be re-allocated to those who don’t have their heads up their asses. But no, the Fed is intent on keeping the idiots at all levels of the housing market in the market - which is completely contrary to the ideal of a free market.

The only way we could approach a free market in the macro economy of the US would be to eliminate the Fed and grow the money supply based on the overall size of the economy - on a simple, rule-based system.


36 posted on 02/25/2010 11:45:27 AM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Captain Kirk
Paul asked legitimate questions

Where's the shrimp?

37 posted on 02/25/2010 12:57:08 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: NVDave
It is a matter of whether or not the Fed is authorized to conduct foreign policy.

When/how did they do that? Be specific.

38 posted on 02/25/2010 12:58:59 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: LIBERTARIAN JOE
he forwards on the requests and he's responsible for pork... he doesn't, and he's failing to do the duties of his office.

You're as confused as Ron Paul. You think earmarks are constitutional. Apparently, you also think it is his duty to ensure that the fedgov continues to spend more money than it takes in. How you justify this nonsense is laughable.

....but I haven't went next door and killed him yet, which is allowable under the local version of the Bush Doctrine of Preemptive War that you neocons love so much.

Neocons? Preemptive war?

No wonder you're so defensive. You're on the wrong forum. Here's what JimRob had to say about anti-war moonbats like Ron Paul:

To me, that says all that needs to be said.

39 posted on 02/25/2010 1:02:06 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: LIBERTARIAN JOE
...your precious little American Empire is going the same way as the Roman one, and for the same reasons...

Lasts for five hundred years? OK.. another 250 to go.

40 posted on 02/25/2010 1:53:23 PM PST by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Toddsterpatriot

When they executed swap agreements to prop up other nations’ currencies and banking systems.

Not part of their mission, not part of what the Congressional act creating the Fed authorizes them to do.


41 posted on 02/25/2010 3:46:42 PM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: NVDave
When they executed swap agreements to prop up other nations’ currencies and banking systems.

It supported the banking system. It reduced the interest rate on dollar loans. How did it support their currencies?

Not part of their mission, not part of what the Congressional act creating the Fed authorizes them to do.

Congress didn't authorize the Fed to deal with other central banks? Are you sure about that?

42 posted on 02/25/2010 3:50:20 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Toddsterpatriot

Per 12 USC 358, the Fed has the authorization (upon a vote of the FOMC) to open accounts with foreign banks. This does not give them the authority to support foreign currencies (or use swaps and derivatives to support the US dollar through foreign currency transactions) and/or to support foreign banking systems.

They’ve abused their authority in this area before in the 60’s through the early 70’s to support the US dollar, in concert with the US Treasury’s “Exchange Stabilization Fund.” Google (or use your favorite search engine) to go read up on the history of Roosa and Carter bonds.

The Fed’s position is that the enabling legislation doesn’t prohibit the action, and they’ve done these sorts of swaps before with the concurrence of the US Treasury, therefore it’s okey-dokey to do it again.

In the crisis of 2008, the Fed provided massive dollar liquidity to foreign banking systems because they conduct a huge amount of their international settlements in the reserve currency - the USD. These other foreign central banks allowed themselves to get into a position where they were unable to meet liquidity requirements in dollars, and without being able to access huge pools of liquidity, they faced some real sticky problems.

That’s tragic, but it isn’t our problem.

Here’s a paper from the BIS which makes this more clear:

http://www.bis.org/publ/work291.pdf?noframes=1

And here’s the money quote from therein:

“In providing US dollars on a global scale, the Federal Reserve effectively engaged in international lending of last resort. The swap network can be understood as a mechanism by which the Federal Reserve extends loans, collateralised by foreign currencies, to other central banks, which in turn make these funds available through US dollar auctions in their respective jurisdictions.33 This made US dollar liquidity accessible to commercial banks around the world, including those that have no US subsidiaries or insufficient eligible collateral to borrow directly from the Federal Reserve System.”

The Fed is in no way authorized to prop up foreign commercial banks, or foreign commercial banking systems.


43 posted on 02/25/2010 6:37:35 PM PST by NVDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: 50mm; Allegra; SoCalPol; 1rudeboy

Ron Paul Your Spaceship Called, They’re Ready To Beam You Up...LOL.


44 posted on 02/25/2010 6:40:11 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy
Soon to be released movie "The Crazies" is a documentary of his followers...


45 posted on 02/25/2010 6:55:06 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mase

I think the FreeRepublic PTB keep some of these Paulbots around for entertainment purposes..


46 posted on 02/25/2010 6:59:55 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: onyx; 50mm; SoCalPol; 1rudeboy
We're going to need a lot of this:

Courtesy of FReeper 50mm.

47 posted on 02/25/2010 7:10:15 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Allegra

You Betcha.
Am stocking up


48 posted on 02/25/2010 7:15:05 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: SoCalPol; onyx; ejonesie22; fieldmarshaldj; AmishDude; Darksheare; darkwing104
Weird...there was no discussion enabled on this thread. But here it is...the article SoCalPol linked earlier.

I wasn't able to post on it.

49 posted on 02/25/2010 7:35:04 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Allegra

I thought that odd also, No Reply link


50 posted on 02/25/2010 7:42:42 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson