Archive for August, 2012

Favorite Sarcastic RNC Slogans

If you frequent the Twitterspehere (is that a word?), lately you’ve probably seen some mostly ornery hashtags (# trends) that are slogans poking and jabbing at the Republican National Convention. I’ve seen them to, and come up with a few of my own. I can rarely ignore any form of sarcasm, and in this case a lot of the criticisms happen to be quite accurate.

Here are some favorite tongue-in-cheek mottos that I’ve made up or seen around online. #RNCConventionSlogans

From Me

  • “We’re all totalitarians now.”
  • “Cheating our way to the White House.”
  • “Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules!”
  • “Pay no attention to the man behind the teleprompter.”
  • “Pretending we’re all like Reagan”
  • “Liberty should have a price, just like any other commodity we trade on Wall Street.”

From Others

  • @Dirk21: #rncconventionslogans “We started this recession, let us finish it.”
  • @gnuman1979: If you thought we were crazy before, you ain’t seen nothin yet. #RNCconventionSlogans
  • @BubbyKatz: Exporting American Democracy everywhere our military can reach.#RNCconventionSlogans
  • @buybk Your Net Worth Must Be THIS HIGH To Enter #RNCconventionSlogans
  • @RafalcaRomney: – #RNCconventionSlogans You Gotta Fight For Your White Tea Party

Must say I do love the Beastie Boys reference. Of course I would argue that I have seen more diversity in my friends in the Republican Party than anywhere else. The only problem is that we are by and large disenfranchised from the rest of the party. We are here to stay, however. Americans are waking up and realizing both parties have stolen our liberty, and it must be restored to us. Enjoy watching the convention(s)! After all, if you’re going to fight for your freedom, you might as well have some fun doing it, right?

From You?

Got any of your own #RNCconventionSlogans? I’d love to hear your best! Leave them for everyone to see in a comment below.

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Here We Go Again

UPDATE: 4:30 PM EST The Committee on Rules and Order of Business presented the proposed rule changes, and it was adopted by the general convention, but not without considerable opposition, judging from live audio. Immediately after the chair ruled it passed, there were loud “boos” from the floor of the convention, followed by chants of “USA! USA!” to drown out the “boos.”

Tonight, unless something changes again, will be the official nomination of the 2012 GOP presidential candidate. All options I am aware of have been exhausted to nominate someone other than Mitt Romney to this position. Besides Ron Paul, who has often been accused of trying to cause part dissent, names such as Sarah Palin, Rick Santroum, and some others have also been thrown around as potential challengers.

So what exactly has happened to this point? Well, I couldn’t tell you everything because the $5.00 I have made in advertising revenue wasn’t quite enough to book a flight to Tampa this year, but I’ll give you what I know. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Growing Dissent in the GOP

Paul Ryan speaks to Texas RepublicansReports starting coming in Friday night that widely presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would announce his Vice President pick Paul Ryan Saturday morning. And that he did. The news has probably circulated the whole nation by now. Just about everyone seems to think this election is a pretty important one. A lot of people are very frustrated with the current political landscape, on both sides.

Rachel Maddow (@maddow on Twitter) referred to Paul Ryan as an August, dividing vice-presidential choices into three categories: Augusts, Novembers, and Januaries. A January would be someone to help build the presidency and the nation, a November would be someone to help win the election, and an August is someone you pick when there’s trouble in your own party, and you’re trying to win the support from within. This is just my opinion but Mitt Romney hasĀ a lot of work to do on building support from within his own party. At first I thought it was just the Ron Paul supporters (who number in the millions), but apparently Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum loyalists are also dissatisfied with their seemingly inevitable nominee.

There may yet be something to be seen from the core Ron Paul supporters who are delegates to the Republican National Convention in a couple of weeks, and I do not know what that is, but whatever it is, it’s something significant. How do I know? The Romney campaign is actively and persistently pursuing any means of barring Ron Paul supporters from their convention. At one point they would not even allow a rally to honor the Doctor’s legacy to take place in the city of Tampa, having rented rights to the entire public domain. In more recent weeks there have been reports of delegates forced to sign affidavits in which they swear to vote for Mitt Romney. The campaign even targeted delegates in Maine, attempting to disqualify all but one of their delegation.

Needless to say, Mr. Romney’s VP pick is one of the most crucial decisions of his campaign at this point. A season in which the GOP started out chanting, “Obama Must Go!” now seems to carry a tune more akin to “Replace Obama with someone better.” In my personal dealings, I have yet to meet anyone who is actually enthusiastic about Mitt Romney. Maybe it’s because I’m only a middle-class citizen, and all I know are others struggling to keep things going. I have like 10 businesses I’m ready to start at a moment’s notice, but nobody has any money to spend right now, it seems. All I know is, the refusal of our representatives to collectively handle our nation’s immediate threats is about as close to destroying this nation as it can get before the whole thing starts snowballing.

I’m a conservative in many areas, but I work with my liberal and conservative friends alike for the future of this nation. We can talk about what method is best to support the poor and how to handle social issues another time, but right now we are about to go bankrupt. Whatever happens in Tampa, and whatever happens this November, we must all work together as Americans to restore our nation.

Anyhow, since you brought him up, here’s Paul Ryan. I got to hear him speak at the Texas GOP Convention in June.

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Romney’s Secret

Let me preface this article by stating that this is not a statement of support for or against Mitt Romney. He does not reflect my values and views as a conservative libertarian. I also do not believe that he reflects the values of the Republican party as a whole, which was why I did not support him during the primaries. However, this does not make him a bad person, nor do I think that he is stupid. As a matter of fact, from what I can see he is quite intelligent.

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard that Romney has only released one year (count them: one) of tax returns in advance of his presumed presidential nomination by the GOP. Although there is nothing inherently wrong or unusual about this, it has resulted in a barrage of accusations by his opponents, and recently Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in particular. Senator Reid is playing a sort of guilty until proven innocent tactic to imply that Romney has not released any more returns because he has something to hide. Something that would so outrage the public that it would ruin any chance he has of being elected President this November.

I have a different idea. Read the rest of this entry »

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Be Prepared for Temporal Anomalies

URGENT WARNING: This information could become vital at a moment’s notice. There is rarely any warning when a temporal anomaly occurs. You may find yourself disoriented or confused, and early preparation is the best way to ensure, if possible, your return to the time of your origination.

EDIT: By the way, this article is just for fun!

How to Identify the Anomaly

One of the most frequently asked questions concerning temporal theory is how does one correctly identify a temporal deviation from normal space-time characteristics. Although knowing this may not prevent the inevitable effects of temporal displacement, it may speed the detection process and thereby increase chances of recovery.

If you have access to chronoton detection technology, search for residual chronoton particles or any other signs of temporal instability such as the existence of multiple atomic elements in the same location, a perceived increase or decrease in speed of the passage of time, or in some cases a circumstantially high presence of gamma radiation. Without adequate sensor capability, you may not be able to directly observe the “signature” of a temporal anomaly.

While it may be easy to recognize what took place afterwards, being suddenly displaced to a different point in the space-time continuum may be quite disorienting at first. Depending on how far into the future or the past one has traversed, it may or may not be so obvious at first. Should this happen to you, you may feel dizzy or nauseous and think that a sickness has overcome you. Even if clothing style or technology is drastically different, under these circumstances you may not begin to understand just what has happened to you for minutes or even hours. It is best to prepare for these events by learning to recognize the symptoms and not mistake them for ordinary physiological distress. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video Interview with Nathan Dahm

Nathan Dahm is a 2012 Republican candidate for Oklahoma Senate District 33. He faces a runoff with his opponent, Tim Wright. Recently I conducted a video interview with him about his upcoming runoff primary election.

This runoff primary will take place on August 28, 2012. The Oklahoma State Election Board has a list of all statewide candidates in the upcoming runoff primary. The list includes races for US Representative, Sate Representative, and State Senator.

Nathan Dahm’s campaign website is www.nathandahm.com

I could not find a website for Tim Wright’s campaign.

UPDATE: Nathan Dahm won his election and is now a member of Oklahoma’s 54th legislative session.

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