Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rand Paul money bomb today

Just a quick reminder of the Rand Paul "Give me Liberty" money bomb today, on the anniversary of Patrick Henry's famous quote. You can donate at Rand's website, or through this site, which looks well worth checking out:  http://www.winrandwin.com/

Please read the letter from Congressman Ron Paul regarding the money bomb  (posted on TPA on Saturday), and for background, my newest Nolan Chart article on the Rand Paul campaign, The Battle of Kentucky [http://www.nolanchart.com/article7526.html].

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ron Paul tells base: "We need you more than ever" on March 23

Subject: URGENT! Help Keep Rand on TV!!
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 19:32:24 -0400
From: Congressman Ron Paul
Reply-To: Congressman_Ron_Paul_hembt_lnenpm@cp20.com
To: [undisclosed recipients]

Congressman Ron Paul

Dear Friend,

My son Rand is running a great campaign in Kentucky. Through hard work and your support, he is winning! We have a real chance to send the most principled, limited government leader to the United States Senate in a generation.

But now, he needs you more than ever.

The big government establishment has turned on their fundraising machine to try and defeat Rand. According to media reports, Rand's challenger has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past several weeks. The sources? Disgusting! PAC's, special interests and the banking industry - all of whom are opening up their wallets for Rand's opponent.

Remember when AIG took billions of taxpayer bailout dollars not once, but twice? Well, I have it on good information that AIG's chief lobbyist just held a high dollar, big money fundraiser for Rand's rival. I am sure you can figure out why.

Rand has shrewdly purchased all the television airtime he needs from mid-April through his May 18th Primary. The commercials are produced, the voter data is being assembled and a tremendous turnout machine is being put in place.

Rand's career politician opponent is lashing out - he has turned on an attack machine of vicious distortions and outright lies. Rand is working hard to knock them back and fight for our principles.

But, Rand does not have enough money to stay on TV and fight off the establishments smear tactics over the next few weeks. Unless he gets a substantial infusion of cash, he will not be able to purchase airtime from March 24 through mid April. And with all of his opponent's lies and fear mongering, he needs your help to stay on Kentucky statewide television during this critical time.

On Tuesday, March 23, the grassroots have organized a Money Bomb for Rand. If we have a successful day, Rand will be able to purchase the airtime he needs for the next few weeks and fund the last several mail pieces he will need down the stretch. You can donate directly at Rand's website, www.RandPaul2010.com.

We need you more than ever. I dearly hope I can count on your support. We have a tremendous opportunity, and if we come together on March 23, I know we can win.

In Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. Please view this video Rand's team out together, and forward it to your friends and family. Every single person's contribution counts, and anything you can do to spread the message is greatly appreciated!

Pol. Adv. Paid for by Committee to Re-Elect Ron Paul * 1-800-RON-PAUL

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Modern Politician / Archibald Lampman

The Modern Politician

What manner of soul is his to whom high truth
Is but the plaything of a feverish hour,
A dangling ladder to the ghost of power!
Gone are the grandeurs of the world's iron youth,
When kings were mighty, being made by swords.
Now comes the transit age, the age of brass,
When clowns into the vacant empires pass,
Blinding the multitude with specious words.
To them faith, kinship, truth and verity,
Man's sacred rights and very holiest thing,
Are but the counters at a desperate play,
Flippant and reckless what the end may be,
So that they glitter, each his little day,
The little mimic of a vanished king.

Archibald Lampman