On May 1, 2008, a group of Ron Paul supporters launched RonPaul.com, a website dedicated to promoting Ron Paul's political ambitions and, in the spirit of the free market, making a few doubloons for the site's proprietors.
It was a lot like Ron Paul's newsletters, except with 100% fewer predictions of race riots and 50% more fawning over the good doctor's foreign policy views.
But as of last week, there is trouble in anarcho-capitalist paradise.
Tags: Internet, Ron Paul, United Nations
* Now the UN can keep you safe at home (sort of).
* The NFL invites you to be part of the game.
* Probably Science looks at the science of humor. E=mcLOL?
* McSweeney's Adventures in Atomic Tourism.
* Elvis' carpet did not match his curtains, and other facts.
* Parts I-IV of Simon Rich's amazing new story Sell Out.
* Bet you missed the 10 best commercials from last night's game.
* H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) and and Carl Sagan (Matt Gorley) have a chat at UCB.
Tags: Cracked, Daily Links, Football, Funny or Die, Paul F Tompkins, Science & Technology, Sports, Super Bowl, UCB, United Nations
At first glance, Senate Republican opposition to ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities — a U.N. treaty signed by George W. Bush in 2006 and reaffirmed by Barack Obama in 2009 but not yet approved two-thirds of the Senate — seems self-explanatory.
There's their abiding hatred of the U.N. and concern for the "sovereignty" of the U.S. And there's the fact that they've already pissed off every minority demographic group in America. Having lost the 2012 election by an 87% margin among African Americans, 47% among Asians, 44% among Hispanics and 54% among gays and lesbians, Republicans have naturally set their sights on pissing off disabled Americans for much the same reason obsessive nerds buy Superman IV: Quest For Peace: it's about completeness.
But at a press conference, Senator Mike Lee of Utah, former senator Rick Santorum and Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) laid out more reasons for their opposition to the CRPD.
Tags: Children, Mike Lee, Rick Santorum, Senate, United Nations
Barack Obama's second term hasn't even started, but every sign points to the next four years being completely awesome…
President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as "Delphi" to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That's according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month….
The event — captured on tape by a member of the Athens-based watchdog Better Georgia (who was removed from the room after 52 minutes) — had been billed as an information session on Agenda 21, a nonbinding UN agreement that commits member nations to promote sustainable development.
What these people don't realize is that Obama's mind control techniques have already borne fruit. By making the GOP believe embarrassing things, he's managed to build a national Democratic majority.
Somehow, Republicans have been convinced that workers receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit are "moochers," while defense contractors are "makers." That an expansion of health insurance for the near-poor is a "gift," while tax preferences for investors are just "pro-growth policy." That the right of a factory to pollute a neighbor's property is "freedom," but the right to marry who you love is perversion.
If that's not evidence of "Delphi" wreaking havoc on the GOP coalition, I'm not sure what is.
Tags: Barack Obama, Georgia, Republicans, Tea Party, United Nations
Barack Obama has gotten some criticism for taking meetings with hosts of The View rather than with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Maybe Bibi should've gotten himself a show on TLC if he wanted a face-to-face with the president.
As it is, he'll have to settle for a phone call…
Obama spent only 24 hours in New York for the UN General Assembly earlier this week before Netanyahu arrived, and the Israeli leader will meet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later on Thursday instead of Obama.
"I expect the president will have a follow-up phone call with the prime minister probably Friday," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters…
It said the president's schedule, as he campaigns hard for re-election, did not allow him to be in New York at the same time as Netanyahu, who is demanding Washington establish public red lines for Iran over its nuclear program.
That's a little impersonal, considering the threat Netanyahu described in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly. Bibi, who's drawn more "red lines" than a mortgage banker in a rough neighborhood, described the nuclear threat to Israel with a simple chart…
Tags: Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Israel, United Nations