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An open letter to Ron Paul published during his last presidential run, to which the good doctor has never replied:
Dear Congressman Paul:
Your Presidential campaign has drawn the enthusiastic support of an imposing collection of Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Holocaust Deniers, 9/11 “Truthers” and other paranoid and discredited conspiracists.
Do you welcome- or repudiate – the support of such factions?
More specifically, your columns have been featured for several years in the American Free Press –a publication of the nation’s leading Holocaust Denier and anti-Semitic agitator, Willis Carto. His book club even recommends works that glorify the Nazi SS, and glowingly describe the “comforts and amenities” provided for inmates of Auschwitz.
Have your columns appeared in the American Free Press with your knowledge and approval?
As a Presidential candidate, will you now disassociate yourself, clearly and publicly, from the poisonous propaganda promoted in such publications?
As a guest on my syndicated radio show, you answered my questions directly and fearlessly.
Will you now answer these pressing questions, and eliminate all associations between your campaign and some of the most loathsome fringe groups in American society?
Along with my listeners (and many of your own supporters), I eagerly await your response.
Respectfully, Michael Medved
I propose a new Middle Eastern policy, based on the following predicate: we no longer give a rip about what happens there. If a nation can't protect our embassy, the answer is to close the embassy. If a country takes a billion of our dollars with one hand and indicts our citizens for "religious" crimes with the other, stop shoveling them money.
We won't invade, depose, or nation build. Let the Muslim world wallow in its own stone-age subhuman brutality and lop each others' heads off till the cows come home. Notify them that if one American hair on one American head gets mussed - here, there, or anywhere - we'll show them what carnage and ruin really look like, and administer the lesson from 30,000 feet up.
7 bucks a pound for chicken breasts? That's 3 & a half times what I pay at CM, Safeway, or Walmart. If those prices are typical, I won't be doing much shopping at Natural Grocers.
Calling someone on the carpet for stupid remarks posted here is entirely appropriate - whether it's you, me, Rob Douglas or anyone else who chooses to. You have in the past characterized me as “vile”, I have in turn dubbed you the Serial Whiner. Your hand-wringing about “bullying” is laughable. You have an axe to grind where Rob Douglas is concerned and you trash him every chance you get. You could at least be honest about it.
I also recall this impassioned post: “If anyone cares, I am done posting at this site except to point out the stupidity of this [anti-anonymity] policy.”
Not a man to be taken at your word, evidently.
The remark was ill-advised. Malevolent at worst, careless at best.
Actually, there was some drama at last night's Dem convention, when the delegates booed the inclusion of the words "God-given" in their platform. As a heathen, I don't have a dog in that fight, but I thought it was reasonably dramatic and tremendously amusing.
I agree that the conventions have "devolved" into scripted and staged productions, but the electoral process is not without drama. One can argue that Perot gave us Clinton in 1992, and Nader gave us W in 2000. Fairly dramatic outcomes, I think.
Ayn Rand can't prove there isn't, and your favorite pastor (regardless of skin pigmentation - I'm not sure why you chose to frame the issue in terms of black v. white) can't prove there is. Absent proof of either proposition, I'm quite content to sit on the fence and announce: I am heathen, hear me roar. It could be that I'm right, and the rest of you are wasting your time.
For future consideration: a photo essay documenting all the various vintage/unique aircraft at the event. This worker bee had to miss it this time around.
Courageous indeed. The most dangerous part of the mission was lifting the landing module off the lunar surface to rendezvous with the command module. If I recall correctly, no one was absolutely certain the lander's rocket would fire properly; as the lunar conditions could not be duplicated on Earth for testing purposes. A failure would have been a death sentence, obviously.
William Safire was a speech writer for Nixon at the time, and sent this memo to Nixon's chief of staff for the President to read in the event that Armstrong & Collins were left there to die: http://www.trackforum.com/forums/showthread.php?167883-Nixon-s-speech-in-the-event-of-moon-landing-disaster&p=3127483
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