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GAWKER posted a “Make Your Own Racist Newsletter with Our Magnetic Ron Paul Kit” which is pretty much brilliant!
Energized by The New Republic’s new excerpts from the racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic conspiracy newsletter published (though not specifically authored) by Ron Paul in the early 1990s? Disappointed that they’re no longer being published? Unable to hire Lew Rockwell to write most of it for you? Fret not, alternate Vince Foster death theory enthusiasts: just use the Gawker-brand Ron Paul Magnetic Newsletter Kit to make your own!
One People’s Project notes that Ron is still taking campaign contributions from white supremacists.
Remember in 2008 when Ron Paul was catching hell for accepting a $500 donation from Stormfront owner Don Black? Well since that time Virginia Abernethy, board member and currently vice-presidential candidate of the White Supremacist political party American Third Position (A3P) has donated over $4000 to Rep. Paul, $2275 for his currently presidential campaign alone. To all his supporters trying to defend him against the racism charge, it just got harder.
Despite the controversy that had arisen in in Presidential run in 2008 from accepting a campaign donations from white supremacists, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) is again receiving donations from those circles, most notably from a longtime supporter who serves on the board and is also the vice-presidential nominee of a political party whose mission statement states they “will provide the leadership and representation demanded by the majority white American population.”
Virginia Abernethy a retired college professor who is closely associated with the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens, contributed a total $2275 last year to Ron Paul’s Presidential campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. Beginning in May, her last contribution was in September.
In June, Abernethy joined the board of American Third Position (A3P), which was founded in May 2009 as the “Golden State Party” by a California neo-Nazi group called Freedom 14, who changed their name and reorganized after their former chairman Tyler Cole was revealed to have been a convicted felon. Political Cesspool host James Edwards, who is also a supporter of Rep. Paul and was once supposed to have him on as a guest on his show in 2006, is also a board member. On Jan. 12, A3P announced that Merlin Miller is their nominee for President with Abernethy as his running mate. “Each nation has the right to maintain the identity upon which it was founded,” A3P said in a press release. Our slate of candidates is morally, ethically and intellectually above those offered by the Democrats or Republicans.”
Abernethy has donated to Rep. Paul and his son Rand in the past. She contributed a total of $2500 to Rep. Paul’s presidential campaign in 2008 as well as $500 to Rand’s successful run for Senator of Kentucky in 2010, as did A3P Chairman William Johnson in 2009. She has also donated to Pat Buchanan’s 2000 presidential campaign as well as to a 1999 congressional run for Christina Jeffrey, who in 1995 was fired as the House of Representatives historian by then-Speaker Newt Gingrich when she that complained Nazi views weren’t represented in a Holocaust course.
During the holiday season, the New York Times wrote an article about Rep. Paul that addressed controversial newsletters that was racially charged and the support from white supremacists that he had enjoyed in the past, noting the $500 donation to his 2008 run that he received from Stormfront owner Don Black. In it, it was noted that Paul did not explicitly disavow their support, saying, “If they want to endorse me, they’re endorsing what I do or say — it has nothing to do with endorsing what they say.”
TNR Exclusive: More Selections From Ron Paul’s Newsletters
“Ron Paul has recently suggested there was only a “total of about eight or ten sentences” of “bad stuff” in the newsletters that he regularly used to publish under his name. This assertion was patently false: As TNR has shown, the newsletters contained dozens of statements marked by bigotry and conspiratorial thinking. In light of Paul’s continuing evasions about the newsletters, and with hopes of clarifying the matter definitively, TNR is now making more of them available.”
~ OH HEY! Just reading through more Ron Paul propaganda. You know.. The racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, conspiracy building shit newsletters that he published and made million from for over 30 years? Yeah, those.
The Newly released Ron Paul newsletters so far include the following pressing issues:
- Why white Americans should be able to discriminate against “the blacks” and “gays.”
- How programs and facilities designed to increase racial integration pose a threat to “the average white American” and their taxes.
- The injustice of not allowing citizens to “discriminate in renting or otherwise.” (P.s-When Paul says “The Civil Rights Act infringed on property owners rights & was unconstitutional,” he means “The right of business owners to deny services to people based on sexuality, race, gender or religion is unconstitutional.”)
- Why gay people should be oppressed.
- The secret truth about AIDS being airborne. How to treat a person with AIDS, and the evil conspiracy behind forcing doctors to work on AIDS patients.
- Why Nazis and Germany rule.
- Why Israel, Zionists and Muslims suck.
- The Clintons and all the Jews that love them.
- Why white people in South Africa deserve their own homeland.
- Why Nelson Mandela is evil.
- Things that make Ron Paul upset, like when the media speaks out against known racists and bigots. (*Oh the irony..)
- The truth about the Oklahoma City bombing, the Branch Davidians, and other batshit crazy cult/cnspiracy busllshit.
- Other highly entertaining nonsense that no person pf sound mind would ever think, say or write. - Ever.
Yes.. I know Paul fans:
“HE DIDN’T WRITE THEM AND THERE’S PROOF!!”
“THE BIG GOV REPTILIAN MARXIST SOCIALIST NEO-CON ZIONIST PRO BIOTIC ACROBAT AMOEBIC MEDIA CONTROLLED LAME STREAM SHEEP DOG PEOPLE ARE SMEARING HIM!!!”
*I’ll finish reading the rest of the newsletters later because my head is about to explode.
p.s- I’m glad Ron Paul is old and I will leave it at that.. (plus the dick eating- he should continue doing that.)
“Ron Paul Did Not Vote for MLK Day”- TheRoot.com
“In a blog entry at Atlantic magazine, Ta-Nehisi Coates examines GOP presidential contender Ron Paul’s House voting record and determines that he did not cast a vote in favor of MLK Day. Coates conducted the research after a rumor erupted on Twitter during the GOP debates in New Hampshire on Saturday that Paul voted in favor of the legislation.
… But first here’s Ron Paul on Martin Luther King Day in his newsletters:
“Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressman. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.”
… Paul’s supporters link to his Yea vote on this 1979 bill as evidence that he supported an MLK Holiday:
“TO AMEND H.R. 5461, MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY, BY DESIGNATING THE THIRD MONDAY IN JANUARY RATHER THAN JANUARY 15 AS THE LEGAL HOLIDAY.”
But this actually isn’t the bill for the holiday. The text doesn’t even claim that. More importantly, the date is wrong. This vote was taken on December 5, 1979. The vote for the King holiday was actually taken on November 13, 1979:
The bill was called up in the House on Tuesday, November 13, 1979 … When the final vote was taken, 252 Members voted for the bill and 133 against — five votes short of the two-thirds needed for passage.
I’m sorry to report that one of those Nay votes, as you can see here, was cast by one Ronald Paul. I’m sorry to further report that Paul again voted no on the 1983 bill that passed.” via- http://www.theroot.com/buzz/ron-paul-did-not-vote-mlk-day?wpisrc=root_more_news
So who exactly is govtrack.us?
According to the webiste, it was launched in 2004 by Joshua Tauberer as a hobby. It enables it’s users to track the bills and votes of members of U.S Congress, allowing the users to check voting records and attendance relative to peers. http://www.govtrack.us/about.xpd
-Here’s the thing.
- GovTrack is not an official government website nor is it affiliated with government or the library of congress.
- GovTrack is paid though advertising.
- GovTrack misrepresents itself as being the absolute source for voting records and information, which it is not.
- GovTrack does not report 100% accurate information regarding Ron Paul and are inconsistent with the actual records of the Library of Congress, news reports and newspaper articles relating to these specific times/events.
- Anyone can look up these records via the Library of Congress, which posts all these records online already. http://www.loc.gov/index.html
- There is no reason to use a third party to get the information.
“I’m a civic hacker, which means finding creative technological solutions to real world problems.” - Joshua Tauber
Tauber is also a longtime Ron Paul supporter and campaign donor. GovTrack is now a company that is run by many people who do in fact post correct information tracking actual votes, but not all of their information is truthful or consistent with actual findings. Why? You’ll have to ask the “civil hacker”/Ron Paul fan who owns the company for that answer.
There’s a difference between civil hacking and criminal hacking but Paultards just don’t get it. Much like Ron Paul, they too have a nasty reputation. They seem to have a habit of lying, and using botnet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botnet to spam the web with fake support, statistics & fake information about their cult leader, Ron Paul
Manson. As with any other cult member, a Paultard will go to great lengths in effort to defend/excuse King Ron Paul tard, often times crossing the line in desperation.
Some Examples Of Paulbot Hacking & Spamming:
So when it comes to honest records about Ron Paul, govtrack.us is not the answer. You’ll notice when Paultards try to disprove negative facts about his crappy record, they’ll direct you to a post on govtrack.us as “proof” but if you go straight to the source, you’ll see it’s a lie. http://www.loc.gov/index.html
Another good resource is http://www.votesmart.org/about/history for honest tracking of voting records, attendance, and evaluations.
“Greater Access To Birth Control Makes A ‘Mockery’ Of Christians” -Ron Paul
- “Not all Americans are comfortable with the Obama administration’s decision to mandate coverage of birth control and morning-after pills, and the considerations of these people, many of them Christian conservatives, are worthy of careful consideration — not mockery.” -Ron Paul
- “Many, like me, view this rigid regulatory overstep from which there is inadequate opportunity to self-exempt as payback to Planned Parenthood and big pharmaceutical companies for their support of Obamacare. Many others oppose it out of strict moral conviction, and their voices should be heard at least to the extent that an authentic opportunity to exempt be provided.” -Ron Paul
Ron Paul is all for “Liberty” and “Freedom” but not for all people.
I find it interesting that he supports prostitution but opposes a woman’s right to her own sexual & reproductive health. He sponsors bills into congress & signs pledges to to abolish Roe vs. Wade, but he does not approve of birth control, or gay adoption. - I’m sure that’s a great solution in an alternate world, but in reality, it’s hypocritical as hell! Even Ayn Rand would oppose of this bullshit and I guarantee she would not support Ron Paul’s brand of Libertarianism.
But hey, keep on supporting him ladies! Lets take this country back!!..
*NOTE: You’ll be taking it WAY back, like 20-30 years to a time when women had no protective rights & couldn’t vote, but go on with your bad self!
In conclusion, Ron Paul is a hypocritical, jackass with an inflated ego who should seriously go fuck himself with a cactus.
Don’t get it twisted. Ron Paul is a homophobic fuckface.
“The Trouble With the ‘64 Civil Rights Act” -by RON PAUL
“On June 4, 2004, Congress hailed the 40th anniversary of the 1964 Act. Only the heroic Ron Paul dissented. Here are his comments.”
Ron Paul: “Mr. Speaker, I rise to explain my objection to H.Res. 676. I certainly join my colleagues in urging Americans to celebrate the progress this country has made in race relations. However, contrary to the claims of the supporters of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the sponsors of H.Res. 676, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not improve race relations or enhance freedom. Instead, the forced integration dictated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 increased racial tensions while diminishing individual liberty.”
Me- First of all, there was no “forced integration” but your choice of words says a lot. Maybe you forgot but people were fighting for this “forced integration” because they had been suffering through the hell of “forced discrimination”. They were “forced” to use separate benches and “forced” to sit in the back of the bus. Relations absolutely did improve but with social conditions, such as poverty and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, it took some time. What is wring with you? How can someone claim he’s not racist because he wants to end the “war on drugs” yet he opposes the Civil Rights Act? Right..
“The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave the federal government unprecedented power over the hiring, employee relations, and customer service practices of every business in the country. The result was a massive violation of the rights of private property and contract, which are the bedrocks of free society. The federal government has no legitimate authority to infringe on the rights of private property owners to use their property as they please and to form (or not form) contracts with terms mutually agreeable to all parties. The rights of all private property owners, even those whose actions decent people find abhorrent, must be respected if we are to maintain a free society.”
Me- This is hilarious for a few reasons. The Civil Rights Act had no effect of private property owners whatsoever. Desegregation laws allowed people on public property including schools, hotels, and restaurants. Nothing about having to share private property. It sounds like you’re really just against Affirmative Action, but you’re skirting around it as per usual. So in a nutshell, you oppose Civil Rights because it infringes on your right to discriminate, and property rights for “those whose actions decent people find abhorrent” are a better way to “maintain a free society” then to actually give people freedom and protect their rights.. Oh. This is why you have such a huge white supremacist fan base p.s.he intended purpose of Affirmative Action is to
“This expansion of federal power was based on an erroneous interpretation of the congressional power to regulate interstate commerce. The framers of the Constitution intended the interstate commerce clause to create a free trade zone among the states, not to give the federal government regulatory power over every business that has any connection with interstate commerce.”
Me- We get it. You are obsessive about the federal government and you know what the framers of the Constitution “intended” because you’re psychic. Got it.
“The Civil Rights Act of 1964 not only violated the Constitution and reduced individual liberty; it also failed to achieve its stated goals of promoting racial harmony and a color-blind society. Federal bureaucrats and judges cannot read minds to see if actions are motivated by racism. Therefore, the only way the federal government could ensure an employer was not violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was to ensure that the racial composition of a business’s workforce matched the racial composition of a bureaucrat or judge’s defined body of potential employees. Thus, bureaucrats began forcing employers to hire by racial quota. Racial quotas have not contributed to racial harmony or advanced the goal of a color-blind society. Instead, these quotas encouraged racial balkanization, and fostered racial strife”
Me- Again, you are so full of it! The Civil Rights Act did nothing to violate any laws and it protects people from discrimination. You seem to have a huge problem with this which concerns me. No the bureaucrats and judges cannot read minds, but hey, neither can you asshole! They don’t need to be able to read minds to investigate a crime. Ask Randy Gray or Don Black about the times they were arrested for hate crimes. .
“Of course, America has made great strides in race relations over the past forty years. However, this progress is due to changes in public attitudes and private efforts. Relations between the races have improved despite, not because of, the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”
Me- Have I mentioned how full of shit you are? HOW DO YOU THINK PUBLIC ATTITUDES AND EFFORTS WERE INFLUENCE??? pfft..
“In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, while I join the sponsors of H.Res. 676 in promoting racial harmony and individual liberty, the fact is the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not accomplish these goals. Instead, this law unconstitutionally expanded federal power, thus reducing liberty. Furthermore, by prompting raced-based quotas, this law undermined efforts to achieve a color-blind society and increased racial strife. Therefore, I must oppose H.Res. 676”.
Me- And, fuck you very much Ronald. No one wants a “color-blind” society. It’s called “diversity.” This was the most flawed argument I’ve ever read. Furthermore, eat a dick. What’s wrong with you?? Take a Xanex or something and calm the fuck down.
Even though Ron Paul is against civil rights, hate crime legislation, and sexual harassment laws, he really does care about discrimination!
What a kind, non-racist, white people loving, sack of shit. Aww…
*please die. xox
This is probably true, yes. Ron Paul is a homophobe who claims he would let the states decide on marriage. That’s swell, but he would also allow states to decide laws on sodomy, which could make homosexual male sex illegal. Ron Paul voted against hate crime legislation and gay adoption. Plus the following:
The Paul campaign website recently posted a press release on the endorsement of a minister who said: “Difficulty in implementing Biblical law does not make non-Biblical penology just, But as we have seen, while many homosexuals would be executed, the threat of capital punishment can be restorative, leading gays to “repent.” After the bad press, it was deleted.
* Like always, Paul and his staff have made no further public statement on the matter.Info: http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/12/28/Paul_Endorser_Death_to_Unrepentant_Gays/
Ron Paul has also said this: http://www.towleroad.com/2011/12/ron-pauls-homophobia-in-context.html
And this: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul207.html ”If I were in Congress in 1996, I would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which used Congress’s constitutional authority to define what official state documents other states have to recognize under the Full Faith and Credit Clause, to ensure that no state would be forced to recognize a “same sex” marriage license issued in another state. This Congress, I was an original cosponsor of the Marriage Protection Act, HR 3313, that removes challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act from federal courts’ jurisdiction. If I were a member of the Texas legislature, I would do all I could to oppose any attempt by rogue judges to impose a new definition of marriage on the people of my state.”
“Having studied this issue and consulted with leading legal scholars, including an attorney who helped defend the Boy Scouts against attempts to force the organization to allow gay men to serve as scoutmasters, I am convinced that both the Defense of Marriage Act and the Marriage Protection Act can survive legal challenges and ensure that no state is forced by a federal court’s or another state’s actions to recognize same sex marriage.”
See what he did there? Ron Paul makes Bills to protect the things he votes against. He likes to have his cake and eat it too. Both these Bills would prohibit legal gay marriage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_Protection_Act and http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h539/show -What else?.
This: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul120.html ”The Court determined that Texas had no right to establish its own standards for private sexual conduct, because gay sodomy is somehow protected under the 14th amendment “right to privacy.” Ridiculous as sodomy laws may be, there clearly is no right to privacy nor sodomy found anywhere in the Constitution. There are, however, states’ rights — rights plainly affirmed in the Ninth and Tenth amendments. Under those amendments, the State of Texas has the right to decide for itself how to regulate social matters like sex, using its own local standards. But rather than applying the real Constitution and declining jurisdiction over a properly state matter, the Court decided to apply the imaginary Constitution and impose its vision on the people of Texas.”
P.s- These are from his books, not his newsletters. Yes, he really is that twisted.
And then all of this:
Dear occupy movement,
I love you.
“Some 20 protesters interrupted the start of a Ron Paul event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds just as the GOP candidate and Texas Representative began to speak, at about 7:30 p.m. local time.”
“Ron Paul, why do you hate gays,” Heaven Ryan, 16, shouted.”
“Ron Paul You say you want to repeal Roe v Wade! What makes you think the state has the right to control a woman’s reproductive decisions?”
“You say you want every child to have a chance to live! How will those children eat when you eliminate essential programs like WIC and food assistance?”
“Where will those children live when you eliminate subsidized housing?”
“How will those children receive healthcare when you eliminate Medicaid?”
“How will those children get an education when you eliminate student aid?”
“Mr. Paul, you do not care about the children of the 99 percent!”
“You do not care about the rights of women!”
“You are a servant of the Patriarchy!”
“You are a servant of the 1 percent!”
I would like to thank Jesus, Allah, Vishnu, Hashem, Jehovah, Apollo, Jah, Buddha, Andy Warhol and your mother..
-BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY!!
~ THANK YOU TO THE PROTESTERS FOR CALLING RON PAUL OUT ON HIS BULLSHIT.
Ron Paul Publicly Admits He is a Racist - December 26, 2011
Ron Paul knew nothing about his Newsletters!
- made a shit load of money off of them,
- published them from a company which was listed as his home address,
- sent handwritten thank you letters to his fans for subscribing …
I’m not amused. Ron Paul has no backbone and I guarantee you he did write those letters. He wasn’t in the limelight at the time, and it happened for over two decades! And now - 30 years later - he wants to manage the United States of America, even though when he was much younger he couldn’t even manage a dinky publishing company which ran from his own house..
This is just one example of why I think Ron Paul is a sloppy piece of shit politician.
He has no respect for civil rights, equality, science, evolution, Darwin, the environment, the planet, equal opportunity, sexual harassment, women, hate crimes, our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, minorities, other people in general or for humankind. I could go on forever with this list..
~ I would never ever vote for him, and I urge you all not to vote for him as well.
Ron Paul addresses charges of racism on CNN.
* p.s- This video was made beforeNelson Linder recanted his statements in defense of Ron Paul.
” If Republicans can’t see that Ron Paul is the only candidate in their party who isn’t an idiot..wah wah bla..” -Paultard
-Actually, he’s 100% an idiot. On top of that he’s adored by hate groups…
.. “BUT HATE GROUPS DON’T EXIST AND NEITHER DO HATE CRIMES AND THE KLU KLUX KLAN IS SUPER NICE ONCE YOU GET TO KNOW THEM! THEY WANT LIBERTY AND FREEDOM TOO SO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GET IT RIGHT YOU LAME-STREAM-REPTILIAN-SHEEPSON!”
I know Paulzis.. I know.
(kindly eat a dick) :)