A Response to the President’s Weekend Remarks about Businessmen

Dear Mr. President, When you go fuck off in November, please realize you didn’t fuck off all on your own. Millions of stupid, helpless Americans helped you fuck off by voting against you. Why does America hope you fuck off? Perhaps it’s because you can’t stop insulting them. I’ve worked with a lot of folks with doomed political campaigns (hey, I am a Libertarian) and none of the folks I’ve ever run for office have ever made a habit of insulting every potential voting block with the degree of regularity you do. You’ve insulted my demographic a few times, but none so solidly as you did this weekend. You see, I’m an entrepreneur. You told a group of supporters in Roanoke, VA this weekend that their business owning friends are basically standing on the shoulders of their betters in the Federal government. You said, and I quote, “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” This quote, which when I first heard it, thought must have been taken out of context by a stupid pinhead at Fox News or something. I mean, who else would possibly misconstrue your words of love to the American public to mean that you think they’re incapable of basic business success. Oh wait, sorry. You’re a Democrat. My bad. At any rate, when you put your previous quote into it’s proper context, it somehow gets worse. I didn’t think this would be possible, and you probably don’t either, so let me re-read your words back to you. “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. there was a great...

Ron Paul Wins Conservative Leadership Straw Poll

digg_url = ‘http://www.rizzn.com/2007/10/ron-paul-wins-conservative-leadership.asp’; The Conservative Leadership Conference was this week – an event that came and past without me noticing. A lot of the political last week coverage seemed to revolve around the S-CHIP and Michelle Malkin, and that white noise drowned out a lot of what would be interesting news. Like what kind of news? Ron Paul won a straw poll at a conservative conference that it appears Mitt Romney spoke at. The list of speakers at this event reads like a who’s who of the Libertarian and conservative caucuses, so it’s not surprising that according to PoliticalDerby Ron Paul won with a commanding 32.8% of those voting. Speakers at the event included: Mitt Romney, Grover Norquist, Bill Redpath, Scott Cleland, Bob Barr, and Dick Armey. See this spreadsheet for full breakdown. /rizzn Want to be part of the Rizzn-ite army? Indoctrination instructions...

Guy McClendon on Ron Paul and the LP Dilemma

Guy McClendon from the Texas State Libertarian Committee had some interesting points on the dilemma American Libertarians face due to Ron Paul’s presidential run: The LP’s big problem is that our LP Nat’l Convention is in May 2008, and the Republican Convention is in ~Sept 2008. However on the plus side, there will have been enough primaries by then to give a great idea as to where he stands by May. The agony is that LP members need to decide much earlier than May 2008 whether to affiliate with the LP [our obvious preference], or vote for Dr. Paul in the Republican primary. For LP folks who tend to support Ron, their inclination is to do the latter. However, that’s a bad decision for several reasons. An additional 500 votes in the USA is most probably not going to impact the Republican primaries. It’s always great to have a Plan B. If all the constitutionalists in the LP vote in the Republican primary, there will be nothing but purists in the LP convention. The purists would very likely not vote for Dr. Paul simply because his immigration position is not 100% open borders. Duh … Instead, they would probably vote for some non-credible candidate like George Phillies, or maybe someone having a criminal record. If 500 constitutionalists instead go to the LP national convention, Dr. Paul would be assured to gain the LP nomination … and, would thereby be guaranteed a slot on the general election ballot … in all 50 states. So far as his chance to win the Republican nomination, it would be political suicide for Dr....

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP57

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 57 – download now – subscribe now – review us on iTunes! A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. You Are the Guest: Bill Grady turns the microphone on the internet’s most interesting people. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. J. Douglas Barker – Voice-overs for you! www.romancingthetone.com Hey. As I mentioned on the blog earlier this week, we’re the number three rated podcast on TalkShoe.com right now. Read more about it here. Our new found celebrity status is getting people to write us. Email us with that link to get your letter read on the show! We had a heck of a time with the show today. TalkShoe burped on us, and we lost the first iteration of the show. The second attempt was much better. It was a day of light technical stories...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP53

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 53 – download link coming soon: check the feed for details: subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. You Are the Guest: Bill Grady turns the microphone on the internet’s most interesting people. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. J. Douglas Barker – Voice-overs for you! www.romancingthetone.com A bunch of new startup acquisition news. We talk a bit about the acquisitions specifically, and then a bit in general about the prevalence in the news lately of all the startups getting bought: Look For Confirmation of eBay/StumbleUpon TodayI’m hearing that the eBay/StumbleUpon acquisition will be officially announced sometime today. Keep an eye our for the press release. We originally broke this rumor in April when a term sheet was reportedly signed. The Wall Street Journal picked up the story earlier this month. I don’t...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP49

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 49 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. You Are the Guest: Bill Grady turns the microphone on the internet’s most interesting people. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. J. Douglas Barker – Voice-overs for you! www.romancingthetone.com Succumbing to the pressures of the media around us, Art and I spend the first half of the show talking about presidential politics and campaigning, and whether or not Ron Paul has a real shot at winning this thing. Mark says ‘maybe’ and Art says definitely not. Noteable Futurama quote from the conversation: On the TV, candidate Jack Johnson is debating candidate John Jackson Johnson: It’s time someone had the courage to stand up and say: I’m against those things that everybody hates! Jackson: Now, I respect my opponent. I think he’s...

Another Ron Paul Petition

I got this in the mail today: Dear fellow patriots, Please SIGN and then include the following news release in yourfuture email distributions and on other message boards if you cansee your way clear to doing so: Ron Paul Supporters Take Action Against Major Media Bias Dr. Ron Paul has done far better than anyone could have expected inthe early going for the Republican nomination for President of theUnited States. After the first Republican debates sponsored byMSNBC on May 3rd in San Diego, Dr. Paul was the clear winner in allof the various poll questions conducted by MSNBC on their ownwebsite. Then, on May 15th, he was a very close second (some claimhe finished 2nd and not 1st because of hijinx) in the debates inSouth Carolina. In the first instance, Dr. Paul was “rewarded” by MSNBC by droppingfrom 9th to 12th (dead last) shortly thereafter in their rankings ofthe Republicans most likely to win the nomination. There was alsonot a single mention on their network that Dr. Paul had been theconsensus and clearcut winner in all of their own polling data. In the post-debate show conducted by Fox News after their debate onMay 15th, the treatment of Dr. Paul was blatantly negative. One ofthe invited guests on the show actually said that “Dr. Paul isfinished,” moments before the results of the Fox News call-inpolling flashed on the screen showing that Dr. Paul had won theirdebate. Sean Hannity was also blatantly rude to Dr. Paul after thedebates. These are merely examples. The mainstream media’s treatment of Dr.Paul has been routinely negative and/or purposely inaccurate. Thecampaign supporters have begun a petition...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP46

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 46 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. You Are the Guest: Bill Grady turns the microphone on the internet’s most interesting people. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. J. Douglas Barker – Voice-overs for you! www.romancingthetone.com We’re focusing on immigration today, and the immigration bill being debated in the Senate right now for two reasons… we’ve neglected the news last week, and two, Art isn’t here to provide is violent protest of immigration to America. This comes from the Patriot Post: “This administration has a case of the slows on border enforcement. If we have border enforcement, we will be able at that point to start to regulate the internal problem that we’ve got. Because as long as you’ve got a revolving door and you have no border—and...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP41

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 41 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. You Are the Guest: Bill Grady turns the microphone on the internet’s most interesting people. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. AACS – Guaranteed improved credit – http://aacsnet.com/ – Mention RizWords and get $50 off your entry to the program. Art Lindsey, still heavily medicated yet still forging forward, returns as co-host in this One-Hour Special before the possible one week hiatus. We get the show kicked off with Vonage Crap coverage: Vonage gets a marketing chiefWe ordinarily wouldn’t make much about a service provider’s new chief marketing officer, except the service provider in question is Vonage, which needs new marketing ideas in the same way that a wildfire needs water. Jamie Haenggi joined Vonage in November from ADT, the alarm...

MSNBC's Republican Presidential Debate

I watched the debate, and I must say I was impressed with the aptitude that the Republicans handled themselves. I suppose that after years and years of being exposed to Republican ineptitude, its refreshing to be exposed to the flip-side of it. Here’s the most interesting thing to come out of this debate; given the huge field of the early Republican lineup of candidates that prevented Paul from elaborating much more on what makes him so very different from the rest of the pack, and the scant 90 minutes afforded the public to know who they are, Paul did as well as he possibly could going from near last to FIRST place. This shake-up is very interesting. BEFORE the Republican “debates”: Giuliani 41% McCain 31% Romney 28% Huckabee 14% Thompson 11% Tancredo 10% Brownback 10% Paul 9% Hunter 7% Gilmore 4% AFTER the Republican “debate” at 9:28am the next morning: Paul 35% Romney 30% Giuliani 25% McCain 20% Huckabee 16% Tancredo 10% Brownback 9% Thompson 9% Hunter 8% Gilmore 7% Here’s where you can watch and judge for yourself: Part 01 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 02 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 03 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 04 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 05 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 06 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 07 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 08 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 09 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 10 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican...

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP29

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 29 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. Want $10 for free? Try Google Checkout today! Visit http://oblongbox.net/checkout/ to create your account and start with $10 off your first purchase. I started off the broadcast talking about Bert Powell, and the events that almost led up to him getting beat up by me, this morning. Look for a blog update on that later today. After that, I went into the news: Why Boycott Israel? [from the Washington Post] By Richard Cohen In Iran, the government overturned the convictions of six men who, among other things, killed a young couple because they were walking together in public. In China, local authorities seized about 60 women and forcibly aborted their pregnancies. In Russia, the Putin...

Mormonism and Mitt Romney

My good friend Art recently talked about Mitt Romney and his religion. To be honest, I had no idea that Mitt was a Mormon, and truly it makes little difference to me, as I’ll never be in a position to influence the man’s religious beliefs. Apparently, though, in the circles Art runs in, everyone is ‘in a tizzy’ about it. Art doesn’t understand, as he states in his post, why people have a problem with the Mormons and the LDS belief structure, and why the rest of Christianity doesn’t consider Mormons as Christians. To prove his point, Art listed a set of superficial criteria comparison of Mainstream Christianity to Mormonism. The list made it appear as if Mormonism is really just another flavor of Christianity, but I’m here to tell you, it isn’t. Mormonism, much like Scientology and Jehovah’s Witnesses, is a belief structure full of weird and often alien (in the literal and figurative sense) beliefs. Whether or not you can get along with a Mormon and be led politically by one is one thing. Whether a Mormon is a Christian is quite another. If your judge of a ‘good person’ is whether or not they respect and aim to help their fellow man, most Mormons fall into that category (except, of course, if you’re black). Black skin is a curse from God, they teach (1 Nephi 12:23, 2 Nephi 5:21, Alma 3:6, Jacob 3:8, 3 Nephi 2:15, Morm 5:15). If your judge of a ‘good person’ is whether or not they are cleansed by the blood of Christ as is taught in mainstream Christian doctrine and the...

Paul’s Pals Perturb Polls

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who has explored a presidential run, doesn’t register very high in the national polls featuring 2008 presidential candidates (1 percent, tops). But there’s one place that he simply rules: the Internet. Fans of the libertarian have stormed the Web — in ways both good and bad — to show their supportI’ve been talking about this for a while. read more | digg story Like I said, there’s an interesting cyberwar going on. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who has explored a presidential run, doesn’t register very high in the national polls featuring 2008 presidential candidates (1 percent, tops). But there’s one place that he simply rules: the Internet. Fans of the libertarian have stormed the Web — in ways both good and bad — to show their support. Over at TechPresident.com — a Web site that tracks candidates’ “friends” on the popular social networking site MySpace.com — Paul is tops for Republicans, with 3,107 “friends” (Mitt Romney is second with 1,785). But elsewhere, the voraciousness of Paul’s supporters has sparked the ire of others. The Web site 2008HorseRace.com, which features an ongoing poll for candidates, issued this notice on Feb. 23: “Ron Paul has been suspended for two weeks because of repeated use of mob intimidation tactics and multiple threats made by Ron Paul supporters against racetrack operators, racetrack officials and racetrack sponsors.” PajamasMedia.com removed Ron Paul from its presidential polls after it was discovered that someone had rigged the poll system in his favor. It has since implemented a rule that it will only include candidates polling at 1 percent or more in credible national...

An Interesting News Weekend.

There were a lot of things interesting about this weekend’s news, aside from the endless barrage of Anna Nicole crap, and the Barrack Obama lovefest. I know I’m not the only one who thinks of Alfred E. Neuman every time I see this joker, but to prove it to you, peep this: At any rate, I was woken up to the news this morning that Jesus’s divinity had been totally debunked by James Cameron. Yes, I repeat, James Cameron. The upshot is that James Cameron has such a hard-on for the factually inept DaVinci Code that he roped the rubes at the Discovery Channel into giving him some money to dig up some 2000 year old graves in Jerusalem so he could get DNA evidence that Jesus did the nasty with a whore, had some kids, and therefore was not a worthy sacrifice for the sins of all humanity when he died on the cross, so we’re all going to go to hell. Thanks a lot, Jim. This sounds like a messed up dream or something, but it’s not. I won’t go into debunking Jimmy-boy’s idiocy but to say that most of what he said and posited is debunked in your standard book review of the Da Vinci Code.  Check out this link for a good starting point. Then there were the Oscars. Al Gore won for Best Powerpoint Presentation, a new category I intend to enter next year with my presentation on Rizzn.Com Stats Analysis: A history of a mediocre website.  Move over, Al, I’m gunnin’ for ya! Then there is this ‘Super-Size Tuesday’ thing, a move to completely eliminate...

Ron Paul Watch

http://blog.lewrockwell.com/ Ron Paul has accepted an invitation to participate in the first national presidential debate in New Hampshire on Wednesday, April 4. It will be hosted by Wolf Blitzer and will be carried on CNN TV, radio, and cnn.com from 7-9 p.m. EST. (Thanks to Johnny Kramer.) Politico.com and MSNBC have invited Ron Paul to join their first GOP presidental debate at the Reagan library on May 3rd. Ron’s race will not be ignored. Laughed at and otherwise attacked, perhaps, but NOT ignored. He will be invited to nearly all the debates if he announces his candidacy and will be including in polling and straw polls. I spoke with Ron the other night (at an RLC teleconference) and he was excited about having campaigners at the national YR convention in Hollywood and said he might try to get down here for that in July. I worked like crazy for Ron in 1988 and saw him ignored nationally, although Sean and I made sure he was not ignored in Gainesville, Fla. But he won’t be ignored this time. For one thing he will be in a major party primary and secondly he will be a Republican antiwar candidate, a fact the media will love. So far, the only antiwar GOPers exploring a run are Rep. Ron Paul and Sen. Chuck Hagel. IfChuck doesn’t run, Ron will own that issue. — Philip Blumel, www.rlcfl.org...

Ron Paul for President

Ron Paul for President! You heard it hear first. Representative Paul has not yet made his announcement public yet, but today incorporation papers were filed for the Ron Paul for President Exploratory Committee. This is exciting news. Finally, a presidential candidate that I’d actually want to vote for....