You may notice that The Pink Flamingo’s comment moderation has been changed. I am now only accepting comments on posts that are no older than 10 days. I am also requiring some serious registration.
The Pink Flamingo has been inundated with spam these past few days. It is based on very old posts. On Thursday night, I was getting one piece of spam a minute. I figured the pointy headed little Ron Paul Bots were mad at me. Then, I’ve discovered they have been quite busy, elsewhere.
I was doing some research on the one Michael Medved calls Dr. Demento this evening. It appears his little bots have been doing google bombs to prevent anyone from being able to link Ron Paul to some nasty little associates like Stormfront,etc.
A friend of The Pink Flamingo picked up on something that was going on at Lucianne. She mentioned it, and had her post cleansed.
The Politico has a piece about Ron Paul going “mainstream”. The only way this can happen is his past racist associates and nasty little friends are google bombed out of the picture. It’s that simple.
Evidently they are not happy with anyone who goes after their demigod.
Michael Medved calls him Dr. Demento. I think Medved is being kind.
Back in 2008, Ron Paul was actively involved (or his supporters were) with Stormfront. All of that has now been scrubbed.
Then again, Medved probably has it right. Ron Paul wants the fed audited, but doesn’t believe in spending money, but doesn’t mind blowing sixty million or so on his audit.
He wants to audit the fed, get us out of every war, repel anyone near the border, stop helping anyone, and do it all his looney way.
Now he fears the gold in Fort. Knox is being sold by that evil Obama Administration.
“…In September, Treasury completed its latest audit, showing that U.S. gold reserves total 9,300 tons with a market value of $320 billion, Thorson said. The recent run-up in gold prices — the precious metal is trading at about $1,515 an ounce — puts the market value at $340 billion as of Wednesday, according to Thorson’s testimony. He added that each gold bar weighs about 27 pounds and is worth around $500,000.
Paul said that his questions were partly in response to the numerous Internet conspiracy theories, including those that accuse the government of secretly selling all of the gold in Fort Knox. Thorson said Treasury doesn’t believe that anyone, including the Fed, has taken the gold or laid claim to U.S. gold bars. Any further audit as proposed by Paul’s legislation would be redundant, he said. “There is no movement. There is nothing there that can happen, once those doors are sealed,” Thorson said. “It’s very obvious if those seals are ever broken.”…”
He’s just plain strange.
He’s nothing more than a senile old fart who needs to be put out to pasture!
There’s a wonderful piece on Frum Forum dedicated to the reasons Ron Paul should be kicked out of the GOP. The Pink Flamingo’s lovin’ it!
Noah Kristula-Green links to the smoking gun on the grassy knoll where Reagan has completely denounced the same people who worship Ron Paul. The problem is these jokers, and the libertarians who promote them, and the libertarians who are harassing the GOP, and the cowardly curs in the GOP who are terrified by them, have decided Reagan wasn’t all that hot, after all.
Let’s add one other little fact here – the Koch Brothers’ august father was a supporter of Welsh and one of the people funding him and a founding member.
The Frum Forum article mentions the vile little racist newsletter Ron Paul distributed during the 1990s. Ron Paul’s Newsletter was a hot bed of white supremacist racism.
“…Eric Dondero, Paul’s estranged former volunteer and personal aide, worked for Paul on and off between 1987 and 2004 (back when he was named “Eric Rittberg”), and since the Iraq war has become one of the congressman’s most vociferous and notorious critics. By Dondero’s account, Paul’s inner circle learned between his congressional stints that “the wilder they got, the more bombastic they got with it, the more the checks came in. You think the newsletters were bad? The fundraising letters were just insane from that period.” Cato Institute President Ed Crane told reason he recalls a conversation from some time in the late 1980s in which Paul claimed that his best source of congressional campaign donations was the mailing list for The Spotlight, the conspiracy-mongering, anti-Semitic tabloid run by the Holocaust denier Willis Carto until it folded in 2001.
The newsletters’ obsession with blacks and gays was of a piece with a conscious political strategy adopted at that same time by Lew Rockwell and Murray Rothbard. After breaking with the Libertarian Party following the 1988 presidential election, Rockwell and Rothbard formed a schismatic “paleolibertarian” movement, which rejected what they saw as the social libertinism and leftist tendencies of mainstream libertarians. In 1990, they launched the Rothbard-Rockwell Report, where they crafted a plan they hoped would midwife a broad new “paleo” coalition.
Rockwell explained the thrust of the idea in a 1990 Liberty essay entitled “The Case for Paleo-Libertarianism.” To Rockwell, the LP was a “party of the stoned,” a halfway house for libertines that had to be “de-loused.” To grow, the movement had to embrace older conservative values. “State-enforced segregation,” Rockwell wrote, “was wrong, but so is State-enforced integration. State-enforced segregation was not wrong because separateness is wrong, however. Wishing to associate with members of one’s own race, nationality, religion, class, sex, or even political party is a natural and normal human impulse.”
The most detailed description of the strategy came in an essay Rothbard wrote for the January 1992 Rothbard-Rockwell Report, titled “Right-Wing Populism: A Strategy for the Paleo Movement.” Lamenting that mainstream intellectuals and opinion leaders were too invested in the status quo to be brought around to a libertarian view, Rothbard pointed to David Duke and Joseph McCarthy as models for an “Outreach to the Rednecks,” which would fashion a broad libertarian/paleoconservative coalition by targeting the disaffected working and middle classes. (Duke, a former Klansman, was discussed in strikingly similar terms in a 1990 Ron Paul Political Report.) These groups could be mobilized to oppose an expansive state, Rothbard posited, by exposing an “unholy alliance of ‘corporate liberal’ Big Business and media elites, who, through big government, have privileged and caused to rise up a parasitic Underclass, who, among them all, are looting and oppressing the bulk of the middle and working classes in America.”…”