Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Good Times in the Snow, messy media, and a Paul victory!

This was a great weekend for the Paul campaign. We came in second in Nevada, and raised almost 2 million dollars on the MLK holiday. Although we didn't get to canvass, due to the snow Saturday, we did make a bunch of handouts, and got to play in the snow, to boot.

It was so great watching the returns on the Nevada caucuses come in, and Ron Paul finishing in front of John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson et al. Even though they rarely mentioned Paul, the numbers and percentage beside his name made me feel great. And in a state very near Arizona!

Something I saw on the news during the caucus coverage made me angry. I heard Dr. Paul's name mentioned less than half a dozen times. The straw that broke the camel's back for me was when I heard some reporter say, "Long-shot libertarian candidate Ron Paul comes in a distant second behind Mitt Romney, slightly edging out other candidates who chose not to campaign in Nevada." This reporter went on to state that none of the GOP hopefuls really hoped to win in Nevada. That is TOTAL CRAP. None of the candidates want to do poorly in ANY state. They wouldn't have dedicated half a day's programming to the Nevada caucus if it didn't mean something. Gimme a break.

The rediculousness of it all has brough me to a decision: I am going to abandon the 3big cable news networks altogether. CNN (also known to some as the Clinton News Network) has never really been my choice for news. One-sided is an understatement for them. I was thinking, for a while, that Lou Dobbs might save them, but even he apparently flip-flops from a populist-socialism to paleo-conservatism, depending on what he's attacking and on his mood. I really thought Fox was trustworthy for a long time. After the debate debacles, however, I stopped watching them completely. They are probably more crooked than the others... I really can't believe their efforts to subvert the facts. MSNBC has Tucker, but he isn't really a big part of their network, and they probably don't like him, anyway. They're mostly big-government apologists and socialist propagandists.

I think they're all just lazy. Nobody works for stories, anymore. They think that their big names, what they perceive as their superiority, means people MUST listen to them, and if a person doesn't cow to their opinion, giving them the proper respect, they can use their media power to FORCE it on you. Well, screw them! I don't need any of their bologna. I'm sure there are hungry, honest, hard-working journalists coming up who would love to take their places.

I was driving back from taking trash to our local landfill yesterday, when, appropriately, I heard Dennis "Saturday Night Live" Miller on his radio program. He claimed Ron Paul supporters are all 'hangdog'. I don't think we're hangdog, at all. If we're anything, we're pit bulls for our tenacity, or maybe grey hounds, because we're catching up quickly. We certainly aren't depressed or guilty. I think it's a case of him projecting HIS feelings. Isn't he a Giuliani man? lol. Talk about hangdog.

The media has become a joke, but I'm not worried. The facts will come out at some point. A huge dump of US dollars on the world market and a failing economy are starting to bring them out, already. Dr. Paul's message is being heard more and more. It's r3VOLution time!

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