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More About Tyler Collins, the Man Who Posed as a Rand Paul Fan, Complete With Tinfoil Hat
Slate ^ | August 11, 2010 | David Weigel

Posted on 08/11/2010 12:48:01 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

I just talked to Tyler Collins, who politely declined to comment as he adjusts to life as the subject of a multi-tier campaign of citizen journalism investigating his life as a Democratic activist. You know Collins. He was the guy who dressed up as a slack-jawed "Rand Paul fan," wearing a tinfoil hat and holding a sign that echoed/parodied conservative fears about illegal immigration.

Why is Collins lying low? Because he has a long picture and paper trail as a Democratic activist.

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: collins; fraud; humblegunnerlies; ky2010; randpaul; teapartyfake; tinfoilhat; tylercollins
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1 posted on 08/11/2010 12:48:02 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

What a turd! Typical Obama supporter!


2 posted on 08/11/2010 12:52:56 PM PDT by Cathy
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To: Second Amendment First

Rand Paul is his father’s son.

I could list a bunch of things but I’ll be brief:

He’s a Kook.

If lefties hate him too then we’ve found the common ground.

Kook I say and Kook I mean and Kooky he stays in Kookdom.

Kook.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 12:52:58 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner

That may be Humble but this is about lefty operative infiltrators. I doubt this guy is the only one.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: humblegunner
Kook I say and Kook I mean and Kooky he stays in Kookdom.
Listing the top two or three reasons why you feel that way would suffice.
5 posted on 08/11/2010 12:56:52 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: humblegunner

What’s wrong with Paul’s message of limited government, low taxes, more freedom?

Oh right, you must pro-nation building


6 posted on 08/11/2010 12:59:39 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: humblegunner

Your antipathy toward limited government and personal liberty is duly noted. Thanks for playing.


7 posted on 08/11/2010 1:03:13 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Second Amendment First

This is false racism, the left using Soviet/Alinsky tactics inserts these provocateurs at conservative gatherings, gets photos taken and then cries racism. Maybe it was this guy who called Congressman John Lewis the N-word? How do we know? This is not the first time these people have been caught doing this.

What liars these people are? And the apologist in Slate is just as bad. Using the awesome charge of “racism” to gain political power. Part and parcel of the Democratic Party. They are the worst of humanity.


8 posted on 08/11/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Second Amendment First

bump


9 posted on 08/11/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: wilco200
Oh right, you must pro-nation building

Using your methodology of assuming traits based upon nothing,
I'll assume you are pro-buggery and gay marriage. How's that?

10 posted on 08/11/2010 1:05:37 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Second Amendment First
Here is an editorial in a newspaper written by Tyler "Rand Fan" Collins:


11 posted on 08/11/2010 1:05:46 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: wilco200

I guess it is Ron Paul’s other messages as a terrorist apologist, anti-National Security, and pro-violate the rights of our troops to promote his perversion.


12 posted on 08/11/2010 1:06:14 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: DJ MacWoW
I doubt this guy is the only one.

Nope, this is not the only one. And just as weird.

Sarah Palin: There You Go Again, Lame Stream Media

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2568153/posts

13 posted on 08/11/2010 1:06:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: dcwusmc
My antipathy toward anyone in the Paul family is duly noted.

The rest of that crap you are just making up.

14 posted on 08/11/2010 1:08:26 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner
Kook I say and Kook I mean and Kooky he stays in Kookdom.

Wow, what an irrufutable, well reasoned position. You'll persuade many intelligent voters with that highly informative argument. (/sarc)
15 posted on 08/11/2010 1:08:52 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater
You'll persuade many intelligent voters with that highly informative argument.

Is that what I was trying to do?

Wow, I thought I was just expressing an opinion.

I'm sorry, Mr. Obama, that I'm not allowed one of those.

My bad. Carry on.

16 posted on 08/11/2010 1:11:31 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yeah I saw that one too. Did you see the thread about that woman not really being a teacher? Lefty liar.


17 posted on 08/11/2010 1:11:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: humblegunner

What are some of the “bunch”?


18 posted on 08/11/2010 1:11:44 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: humblegunner

Well, you yourself admitted that you were not going to give any specific reasons why Paul is a kook other than to say he’s a kook.

Saying he’s anti-military in my opinion is BS neo-con ra ra. Just beacuse the guy wants out of Iraq and Afghanistan doesn’t make him a kook.

I want out too. I see no point in sending billions of dollars and thousands of soldiers over to a third world hell hole to build schools. If we have a a national security issue with Iraq, Afgh, Iran, whoever, bomb the sh&t out of them and then come home. Mission Accomplished.


19 posted on 08/11/2010 1:13:20 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Deb

From Rand or his Kooky father?

They mirror each other, you know.

Let’s start with “9-11 was an inside job” and move forward from there.


20 posted on 08/11/2010 1:15:10 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Second Amendment First

http://redstateeclectic.typepad.com/redstate_commentary/2010/08/democratic-operative-totally-busted-posing-as-racist-rand-paul-supporter.html


21 posted on 08/11/2010 1:15:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: wilco200
you yourself admitted that you were not going to give any specific reasons why Paul is a kook

I should do research for you? What will you pay?

22 posted on 08/11/2010 1:16:48 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Cathy

What a turd! Typical Obama supporter!
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Maybe he and Levi Johnston can hook up!


23 posted on 08/11/2010 1:17:01 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: humblegunner

Wow, I thought I was just expressing an opinion.


OK. Just be sure to wipe thoroughly and flush after you’ve expressed your next one.


24 posted on 08/11/2010 1:17:26 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly at first.)
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To: Beelzebubba
flush after you’ve expressed your next one.

Fear not, your dinner will be on time.

25 posted on 08/11/2010 1:19:19 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Second Amendment First

“Yet Tyler Collins is more than just a lying supporter of Jack Conway. His distaste for the tea party movement runs deep as well. In a June issue of a Crittenden County, Kentucky newspaper, Collins was paid (according to an anonymous source) to write a guest political column. He cites the Bible in his opposition to the tea party movement and apparently anything else he can come up with.”


26 posted on 08/11/2010 1:19:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Second Amendment First

Gee, this piece starts out so well I thought there might be hope for some reasonable thinking at Slate, but then Weigel decides its not such a big deal that an Obama supporter attempted to liable the Tea Party as racist, since what dedicated, young, Democrat activist hasn’t dressed up and infiltrated a rally, pretending to be a right-wing nut?


27 posted on 08/11/2010 1:19:47 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: humblegunner
I'm sorry, Mr. Obama, that I'm not allowed one of those.

No one said you weren't.
28 posted on 08/11/2010 1:23:56 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: humblegunner

Where did Rand 9-11 was an inside job?


29 posted on 08/11/2010 1:23:57 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: humblegunner

Where did Rand say “9-11 was an inside job”?


30 posted on 08/11/2010 1:24:22 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Tyler Clay Collins, a Murray State University member of the Kentucky Young Democrats, who worked campaigning for Obama for two years.


31 posted on 08/11/2010 1:24:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DJ MacWoW

Yep, saw it. She was not a teacher, but a theatre technician. And like most leftie women (women?) she is really really ugly.

And really really unhappy and vile.


32 posted on 08/11/2010 1:28:08 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: wilco200

The pervert Paul would basically limit our National Security to non-existent and as he already does would continually make excuses for terrorism by blaming America and our allies. He is also 100% anti-liberty being that he seeks to force his perverted agenda of gay rights in the military on our troops as well.

Calling those who support our National Security neo-con. You would fit in well with the losers at Code Pink.


33 posted on 08/11/2010 1:30:08 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Deb

It’s the Paul family position.

His Poppy is a kook. He mirrors Poppy.

He’s a kook.

“Part of the reason we are bankrupt as a country is that we are fighting so many foreign wars and have so many military bases around the world. I don’t say, ‘Out of Iraq now!’ I say out of Iraq two or three years ago, or never go in – even better.”

“You have to ask yourself, do you create more terrorists than you kill? We inflamed an entire region there and I don’t think it was the best thing for our national defense or for our country. We similarly have to decide if putting missiles in Poland is going to provoke Russia or if we can afford to put missiles in Poland.”

“I think that these issues [the economy and maintaining the American “empire:”] become the political coalition you need to win a race because there are people from the left who acknowledge the vast expenditure of the military industrial complex. There are some on the right that are beginning to understand that. It’s really that sort of right-left paradigm that you bring these groups together in order to try to win an election.”

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/05/10/rand-paul-to-destroy-the-evil-kentucky-military-industrial-complex/


34 posted on 08/11/2010 1:36:37 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Cathy
Weigel is an idiot........

Typical lying marxist liberal dim....

35 posted on 08/11/2010 1:41:47 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: humblegunner

Again, where did Rand say “9-11 was an inside job”?


36 posted on 08/11/2010 1:44:14 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: humblegunner
First, my feelings about the Paul family run similar to you. (okay, a little more moderate). However, my humble reaction to the gunner's points would be this:

1) Rand is not as kooky as Ron; and 2) he sure as h*ll ain't as kooky as Socialist Jack Conway.

Ergo, Paul for Kentucky! At least he hates to spend your money!

37 posted on 08/11/2010 1:44:20 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: humblegunner

Wow, “military industrial complex” last time I heard that phrase Rosanne Barr was screaming it somewhere between Bushite and Da’Jews!!!


38 posted on 08/11/2010 1:45:41 PM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Deb

Crikey, you really make me spell it out! I’ll stay away from your tent.

“Paul, like his father Ron (the libertarian Republican congressman), fancies himself a strict constitutionalist opposed to globalists and what he and others in the so-called “Patriot movement” call the New World Order. And this view of politics has led Paul to keep unusual company—such as his appearances on the radio show of Alex Jones, an anti-government conspiracy theorist and one of the more prominent proponents of the idea that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.

Rand Paul does have a 9/11 problem. In December, Chris Hightower, his campaign communications director, resigned after the news hit that his personal website contained racist material and suggestions that the U.S. government was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Afterward, when Paul’s campaign was asked if he agreed with Hightower regarding 9/11, the campaign said it was a “complicated situation” with “truth on both sides.” Given all this, Paul’s connection with Jones is a bit suspicious. (CLARIFICATION: Hightower had written a letter supporting Ron Paul’s claim that 9/11 had been the result of U.S. policy overseas, and the Rand Paul campaign was partly defending Hightower on this point.)”

http://motherjones.com/politics/2010/05/rand-paul-and-his-911-conspiracy-theorist-friend


39 posted on 08/11/2010 1:51:30 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner

Humblegunner, I respect you for your roots in American politics and culture.

But I have to say, you are out of touch with current economic reality. In the past we had the money to spend like there is no tomorrow on the military and we don’t have that anymore. Ron Paul was wacky in the past when we had the money; now you are wacky in the present reality when we have no money.

We permitted foreign countries and interests and globalists to use us for their military power for their own purposes. We could afford this globalist scheme in the past. We can not afford it now. We need to focus our self defense to protect the homeland with overwhelming force and let the foreigners defend themselves.


40 posted on 08/11/2010 1:51:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson; humblegunner
But I have to say, you are out of touch with current economic reality. In the past we had the money to spend like there is no tomorrow on the military and we don’t have that anymore. Ron Paul was wacky in the past when we had the money; now you are wacky in the present reality when we have no money.

No, Ron Paul is still wacky. Looneytunes.

Ron Paul is a nutjob whether we're in good times or bad times.

Just ask Alex Jones. Or Cynthia McKinney. Or Adam Kokesh. Or any of those other folks he likes so much.

41 posted on 08/11/2010 1:54:40 PM PDT by Allegra (We are all humblegunner...and Pablo is very wily.)
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To: SaraJohnson; Eaker; TheMom; Allegra
In the past we had the money to spend like there is no tomorrow on the military and we don’t have that anymore.

I'd agree with that, but current obligations are just that.. obligations.

Ron Paul was wacky in the past when we had the money; now you are wacky in the present reality when we have no money.

He's still wacky. I'm not quite as wacky.

We need to focus our self defense to protect the homeland with overwhelming force and let the foreigners defend themselves.

I cannot disagree with that.

I will say this:

My eldest son is in Afghanistan. Let's not stop sending him fuel and ammo, OK?
Just because some kook is trying to make political hay out of defunding the effort. OK?

I've pinged a couple of folks who know the boy and would rather not see him die for some kook's political gain.

42 posted on 08/11/2010 1:58:45 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner
Let’s start with “9-11 was an inside job” and move forward from there.

YOU LIE!!! Provide proof that either of the Pauls said "9-11 was an inside job" or, if you have any self-respect, admit that you are a LIAR!

43 posted on 08/11/2010 2:00:53 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk
Oh for pete's sake ... lighten up Francis!


Here come the lib(ertarian)s ... gunner's gone and done it again!

44 posted on 08/11/2010 2:03:46 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: TheBigIf

No matter, I’d vote for and support Paul over ANY democrat and probably 90% of the hack establishment Republicans.


45 posted on 08/11/2010 2:04:06 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: humblegunner
My eldest son is in Afghanistan. Let's not stop sending him fuel and ammo, OK?

Were it up to me I'd pull them all out tomorrow and start round the clock B-52 strikes on the Afghan/Pak border areas until the head of OBL magically appeared.

Then I'd thank them, pay off the promised bounty, and start the strikes again until nothing was left twitching. We're never going to pacify or civilize those savages and there ain't one of them worth a single drop of American blood.

Turn those 'tribal areas' into radioactive wasteland for all I care.

BTW my best friend is in Iraq right now, hoping to be out of there by Christmas.

46 posted on 08/11/2010 2:04:32 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: TheBigIf

Plus, he would be part of the marxist big government left that is trying to take over the Tea Party by having it stay a fiscal movement instead of a cultural one.


47 posted on 08/11/2010 2:05:01 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: humblegunner; Captain Kirk
Ooopsie....looks like you've gone and freaked out one of the ever-so-charming Paulinati. One of the high priests, I believe. You can tell by their impeccable manners.

He seems even more agitated than normal. There must have been a big Star Trek Convention cancellation or something.

48 posted on 08/11/2010 2:05:19 PM PDT by Allegra (We are all humblegunner...and Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Captain Kirk

I already did.
Go get Spock to mind-meld you into a calm place.


49 posted on 08/11/2010 2:06:22 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Lurker
BTW my best friend is in Iraq...

{GASP!} That's HORRIBLE!!!!

Hope he's OK.

50 posted on 08/11/2010 2:07:40 PM PDT by Allegra (We are all humblegunner...and Pablo is very wily.)
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