Theodore's World: Ron Paul Full of Hot Air

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December 10, 2007

Ron Paul Full of Hot Air


Apparently the pics is a photoshop job by someone on his team I guess to market the idea of the blimp to prospective sponsors.

abc news

Somewhere in an enormous hangar in North Carolina, enormous decals are being stuck to an enormous blimp.

"Who is Ron Paul? Google Ron Paul," the 240,000-cubic-foot zeppelin will read on one side and "Ron Paul Revolution" on the other when it launches from Elizabeth City, N.C., Monday and begins its slow, 300-mile-per-day float up the Eastern Seaboard to Boston.

People in their cars and on park benches, going about their daily lives, are bound to say something like, "What the heck is that blimp doing up there? Who the heck is Ron Paul?"

And that's pretty much the idea.

With any luck, the dirigible will be in the Washington, D.C., skyline sometime in the afternoon on Monday, although there could be some airspace issues in the greater Washington area.

The plan is to have it floating over Boston Harbor by the weekend of Dec. 15, where Paul supporters will reenact the Boston Tea Party and hold a large rally at Faneuil Hall. His online supporters have a fundraising effort, which coincides with the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. For more on that, check out

Wild Thing's comment.......

Why Boston Harbor? What does anything Ron Paul advocate have to do with the Boston Tea Party? If RP had been around back then he would be pleading with the colonists to appease the English just a little more. He would be saying it was the colonists fault the British were oppressing them because they were boycotting British goods. Policies have consequences and it was the colonists failed policies which forced the British to enact the Townsend Acts.........or something lke that.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 12:55 AM


Wacko Ron Paul is the Dennis Kucinich of the Texikooks GOPhers Incorporated....
Ron Paul wants to be a Ralph Nader / Ross Perot type $poiler in 2008! He is a 'My Favorite Martian II' candidate.

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at December 10, 2007 03:04 AM

Great photos. Keep up the good work. Timothy.

Posted by: Timothy at December 10, 2007 06:20 AM

I used to think Paul was just another kook. But have rethunk it.

Part his supporters on the internet raised 4.2 Million dollars in 24 hours on November 5, 2007. The key phrase being, "Remember, remember the 5th of November". This is Guy Fawkes day. A British Revolutionary, who was a British mercenary who failed in his attempt to kill King James I on Nov. 5, 1605. He also was the model for the protagonist in the movie “V for Vendetta.” Paul backers motivated donors on the Internet with mashed-up clips of the film on the online video site YouTube as well as the Guy Fawkes Day refrain: “Remember, remember the 5th of November.”

So if anything this guy is dangerous as well as a kook. It seems that a lot of the F and gellicals are supporting this guy, on the sole issue of abortion.

I see Paul or Fawkes or Perrot as a spoiler for the Republicans and if he runs as a third party candidate this will surely get 'The Wicked Witch from Hope' elected President.

Posted by: Mark at December 10, 2007 09:26 AM

I used to think Ron Paul was a nut, too -- but I've realized he's really just very, very pro-freedom.

I love the idea of this blimp and think it's a riot. Also, the Paul campaign had absolutely nothing to do with the blimp! It's completely private.

As for Boston, it's that whole Tea Party revolt over higher taxes. Paul is the only candidate who will really lower taxes substantially.

Posted by: Ogre at December 10, 2007 01:25 PM

Your photoshopped "Laurel" say's it all. Is chancellor Paul going to name that blimp the Hindenburg?

Posted by: Jack at December 10, 2007 01:36 PM

Ron Paul is strange. His cult followers are of the same sort that sit in trees at Berkley. A good deal of that $4.2 mil could just as easily have been funneled in by Soros to give credit to the Paul campaign. After the first few primaries Ron Paul will hopefully be less than a historical footnote.

Posted by: TomR at December 10, 2007 02:32 PM

Only one Ron Paul supporter? They must be slacking off.

Posted by: BobF at December 10, 2007 04:03 PM

The problem with libertarianism, and Paul attracts them even if he isn't one, is that it's too fractious and incoherent and inapplicable to the world we're in, and includes great principles but no real policies that have a chance of being enacted.

Libertarians and the people they attract can't even form a meaningful coalition because they're too busy grinding their own axes...abortion, foreign intervention, tax reform, drug wars, illegal immigration, all their obsessions.

Pat Buchanan has the same problem, and he's not even a libertarian,today he's called a paleo-conservative. They're fixated on the impossible. Pat answers policy questions by asking rhetorical questions about the failure of current policies rather than offering solutions.

It's useful and important to imagine a different world, one that might have existed if we had taken a different path in, say, 1960, and hadn't launched the malignant, liberal, statist New Frontier, which gave birth to The Great Society and all the liberal calamities to follow, but we didn't. And we're not going back.

Reagan understood this better than anyone. You clear the decks of liberalism by making it look ridiculous and incoherent, not by making yourself look ridiculous and incoherent.

Posted by: Rhod at December 10, 2007 06:41 PM

Errrrrr... Roger that, Rhod

Posted by: Mark at December 10, 2007 07:00 PM

Slap me five, Leatherneck.

Posted by: Rhod at December 10, 2007 07:17 PM

Darth, hahahahhahahaa

"'My Favorite Martian II' candidate."

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 07:42 PM

Mark, I agree, Ron Paul is a kook and also dangerous.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:19 PM

Ogre, Ron Paul will never keep our Nation the land of the free. Few will, but this next election will determine if Amercians want to keep our country or let the subhuman beings (followers of Islam) get it handed to them on a silver platter.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:23 PM

Jack, thank you. They might as well name it that, he will never be President.Good point Jack.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:25 PM

Tom, your right, I will be glad when he is just a footnote.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:26 PM

Bob, yes, I remember the last time, the only other time I posted about Ron Paul we had a bunch here show up.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:29 PM

Rhod, your so right, all of that is so very true.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:32 PM

Timothy, thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 11, 2007 01:50 AM

I don't know. Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate on either side of the aisle that wants to try something different. Every last other candidate wants to just keep sending our troops all over the world, wherever the UN wants them. Paul says we've won in Iraq, so let's come home. No one knows what will happen if America brings it's troops out of countries that don't want them there because it's simply never been tried. I'm up for change, not more of the same.

Posted by: Ogre at December 11, 2007 01:12 PM

The odds-makers in Vegas do not care who wins. They are professional gamblers. They are only in it for the money. They rarely lose. According to the pro's...Paul will be much much more than a foot-note. He may be our next president. The revolution will not be televised. Cya tories in Yorktown.

Posted by: Mike A at December 12, 2007 06:37 PM