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Beat Your Wives! — Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell vote AGAINST the Violence Against Women Act

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April 27, 2012
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The Senate voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a 20 year old law that makes it, you know, bad to beat the living shit out of some woman. Republicans hate the law because it’s mean to men. Poor men.

Used to be men could just beat the living shit out of some woman and you know what happened to them? Nothing. Ahh. Those were the days. What has happened to America?

Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, Kentucky’s two great Senators, stood up for men’s rights and voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Because they believe in freedom and you should be free to beat the living shit out of some woman. Any woman. All of ‘em, in fact. Beat ‘em all.

Especially these five women.

Sonka has more (featuring Rand Paul’s curbstomping woman abuser). But I don’t understand why you would want to continue staring at your computer screen when you could be beating a woman. Because that’s what Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell want you to do.

And after you’ve beaten the woman… the stupid federal government will still be there to “protect” her, and they’ll “assist” her, and they’ll give her “services” for “disabilities” you may have inflicted on her (and if you were a real man, like Mitch McConnell or Rand Paul, you would have inflicted disabilities), and those fascist government pinheads will even give her money for legal representation when she seeks protection from you. Because that’s the kind of terrible, offensive stuff the Violence Against Women Act allows for, and it must be stopped.

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul failed to beat this law into whimpering submission this time around… but get out there and support the Republican Party — support Mitt Romney, support the GOP’s Senate candidates — and soon men everywhere in America will once again be able to beat women freely, as the Founding Fathers desired, without fear the government might hold them accountable, help their victims or treat women like equals.

Go. Now!

Kentucky “Deficit Hawks” Pushing Questionable Energy Scheme

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April 20, 2012
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Politico takes a look at the “deficit hawks” who ignore their supposed positions when its in their own interests and they start the article by highlighting the fierce Kentucky threesome of Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Ed Whitfield (only one of whom could realilistically be called anything close to “a deficit hawk”):

he Kentucky Republican rode into the Senate last year as a libertarian standard-bearer, promising to shrink the government’s reach and spending power. But as a senator, he has championed the cause of USEC, a company that runs a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah that threatens to close in May, wiping out 1,200 jobs.

So along with fellow GOP lawmakers from Kentucky — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Ed Whitfield — Paul has spent much of the past year pressuring the Obama administration to extend new uranium re-enrichment contracts to help keep the plant afloat. Paul’s tactics have included blocking nominations of five Energy Department appointees, one of whom remains in limbo.

Skeptics have expressed doubts about whether a new enrichment contract would allow the plant to operate profitably — it also needs a new power agreement once its current deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority expires — and say it would commit taxpayer dollars in the short term. Still, Paul made his pitch for the enrichment work to Energy Secretary Steven Chu during a February committee hearing.

Read onward, nuclear soldier…

Sen. Rand Paul does Alex Jones (again): Imminent war, imminent revolution, imminent mass detentions

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April 20, 2012
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Alex Jones, the hilarious performance artist who was possibly the real culprit behind the 9/11 attacks, had his good buddy Rand Paul back on his radio/internet/television show to discuss the imminent unilateral all out war, the coming violent revolution against TSA screeners and the fact that every single one of us is going to be arrested tomorrow just because that’s how President Obama rolls.

Enjoy!

Rand Paul says Kentucky Primary Doesn’t Matter, Mitt Romney to be Republican Nominee

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April 9, 2012
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The AP looks at the exciting GOP primary race in Kentucky:

ormer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears on course to collect the 1,144 delegates he needs to wrap up the Republican nomination, despite the best efforts of top challenger Rick Santorum who is facing growing pressure to drop out of the race.

The candidates still have primaries in Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia, Nebraska and Oregon before Kentucky voters go to the polls on May 22.

Kentucky GOP Chairman Steve Robertson said the outcome of those primaries will determine whether the voices of his state’s 1.1 million Republicans will matter.

“It’s still a question mark,” Robertson said. “It’s kind of a wait and see.”

The article goes on to explain that it’s not much of a question at all, including a positively defeatist Rand Paul who incuriously declares the race over and Romney the inevitable and glorious victor:

“There’s sort of an inevitability,” Rand Paul said. “It was that way with McCain last time. He didn’t have the exact number before Kentucky, but it was sort of on the way to becoming inevitable. And I think Romney is getting closer to that. Most of the statistics show that if Santorum was to challenge him he’d have to win like 80 percent of the remaining delegates. And that’s just not going to happen.”

Rand Paul raising funds for Big Government Mitch

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April 2, 2012
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Rand Paul isn’t endorsing Mitch McConnell’s 2014 re-election campaign just yet, but the jellied-haired oracle of freedom is, nonetheless, getting behind Mitch:

Paul attended a fundraiser for McConnell’s reelection campaign on Tuesday evening and Paul’s spokeswoman issued a strong statement of support in response to a query about whether the Tea Party star would endorse McConnell.“Sen. Paul and Leader McConnell have forged a strong relationship and created a number of pieces of legislation on behalf of their shared constituents. It’s clear the commonwealth is best served with their combined efforts now and in the future,” said Moira Bagley, Paul’s communications director.

It is clear, isn’t it?

Ron Paul v. Rand Paul on question of helping tornado victims

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March 6, 2012
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Rand Paul’s brilliant father who would be the next President if the media and the vast majority of people around the nation didn’t treat him like he was a total wacko went on CNN and suggested that all the people and towns devastated by the tornadoes should be left to their own devices and the federal government shouldn’t give them one red cent.

Ron Paul must really disappointed with his ignorant son who does not understand the fiat of the money, as Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell both got together to write a letter requesting millions in aid from the Obama nanny-state.

Via WFPL:

On Sunday, Gov. Steve Beshear requested the president provided Kentucky with a federal disaster declaration to help fund the clean up and rebuilding.

“Timely and serious consideration of the governor’s disaster declaration request on your part would aid Kentucky communities and families so severely affected by this most recent disaster,” the two Senators wrote.

Rand and Mitch were joined in their request for a federal handout by Hal Rogers, Ed Whitfield, Brett Guthrie and Geoff Davis. And, of course, the two Dems.

But Ron Paul totally had a point, man.

McConnell Afraid of Obamacare Repeal Vote in 2012?

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March 1, 2012
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Mitch McConnell had lunch with GOP Senators and told them all that he wasn’t going to allow yet another vote on health care. Mitch thinks the GOP should focus on other stuff and deflect attention from a conservative ideology that allows billion dollar corporations to deny people life-saving care in order to make more money.

Mitch still wants to protect the corporate right to deny coverage based on very lenient definitions of pre-existing conditions, and he still objects to insurance companies covering basic preventative care (like cancer screenings, which reduce the cost to the overall system), and he still objects to anything that stands in the way of the insurance industry making billions off of sick and dying people. But he thinks that can wait until 2013 because the only way they can repeal Obamacare is to win the White House and all of Congress and… well, apparently Mitch thinks repealing Obamacare is a bit of a loser at the polls.

But not everyone’s on board. Says the Hill:

Members of the Senate GOP conference are split on the issue. Conservatives such as Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) claim they should remind voters they are committed to repealing the $930 billion initiative.

Other GOP lawmakers say they are already on record in favor of repeal and believe another vote is not needed.

During a private lunch meeting on Tuesday, McConnell argued that forcing a vote on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would give vulnerable Democrats a chance to vote for it and provide them with political cover heading into the election, according to senators who attended and requested anonymity.

Joining DeMint in testing McConnell’s power is Rand Paul, our other dear Senator, who told the Hill:

“It would be a good idea to have it,” said Paul. “In the last five years it’s one of the biggest issues of contention. It’s a big momentous issue we’re talking about on the Supreme Court level, so I think it would be useful to get everybody on record on it again.”

“I doubt any Democrats will vote for repeal,” Paul added. “They’re already on record so many times as being for it. They could always say they voted for it before they voted against it.”

Americans remain split on health care, with Dems heavily favoring and Republicans heavily opposed. The Conservative base has used the issue as a calling card for the past two years and, for the far right tea partiers, it’s been especially effective. What Mitch might be foreseeing, rather than a worry that some Dems will suddenly be against it (Rand’s probably right on this), is a worry that the Health Care Law could actually grow in popularity over the next several months and thus weaken moderate or vulnerable GOP Senators. Mitch thinks everyone’s made their voices heard and they don’t need to needlessly reinsert it into campaigns (let that be tactical, he wishes), but as is the usual beauty of Rand Paul and his brethren, they want more dumb votes to waste more time to appeal to the loud voices of the Tea Party.

Mitch wants to go slow and steady with his demolition plans, Rand wants to burn the whole place down.

Occupy Rand Paul? Senator comes to UK, Friday, 4PM

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March 1, 2012
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As mentioned last week, Rand Paul is coming to the Next Great University on Friday to talk about stuff.

The Junior Senator (and next Vice President of the United States of America) will be in the Whitehall Classroom Building, room 106. His talk starts at 4PM.

Whether you want to protest him, bear witness to his jellied hair or just listen quietly to the dude’s golden nuggets of wisdom, Rand Paul is your Senator and he’s there for you.

The good Occupy Lexington folks are planning to show up — it’s on facebook — so you can join them, or you can go by yourself. Or bring friends. It’s your call because we’re all free individuals.

Will Rand do synthetic drugs live on stage? Will he call for the destruction of statist taxpayer funded education? Will he complain about the handicap-accessible doors on the front of the Whitehall building? Will he lament the civil rights movement? Will he talk about Henry Clay? Will he find some way to bring up slavery?

So many Will He‘s but there’s only one way to find out.

Enter and grow in wisdom, Lexington. He’s your Senator and he speaks for you (and sometimes money).

Via UK:

The event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in UK Parking Structure #5, with entrances on South Limestone and South Upper Street.

(If you don’t know Whitehall, here’s a map/picture so you can find it.)

Catching up with the Pauls

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February 28, 2012
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From Huffington:

Ron Paul Disavows White Supremacists, But Takes Their Money

….Paul’s 2012 campaign has received more than $6,000 from people who have identified themselves as white separatists or supremacists, or who are listed on anti-hate group sites such as the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Two prominent donors are leaders in what may be the most ambitious white nationalist political movement in the U.S., American Third Position. One is William Johnson, the group’s chairman. Another is Virginia Abernethy, a former Vanderbilt professor who is listed as a director of the party.

You are probably shocked that Ron Paul would take such money — or even garner the support of white supremacists (why do they like Ron?).

On an unrelated note, Rand Paul’s former spokesman Chris Hightower is running for State Representative over in the 16th because “Kentucky needed more regular people in office.”

And on an even less related note, WFPL reports that Senator Rand Paul is firing up his campaign machine, sending an email to his supporters telling them to head out to the Republican Party precincting and reorganization process:

The Republican Party of Kentucky holds its reorganization every four years to coincide with presidential elections. During the process, party members elect individual precinct leaders and the head of the RPK.

In an e-mail to supporters, Rand Paul asks them to take part in the precinct elections and to get involved as county delegates to the state convention where the top leaders of RPK are chosen.

Cool idea, Rand. The RPK elections go down on March 31st (like the Dems) and from the Precinct elections come, eventually, the delegates to the national conventions.

Also a cool idea — and now even less related… I apologize for the totally scattershot flow of this post – Ron Paul is quietly amassing an army of delegates while GOP frontrunners spar:

While the Republican nomination race is focused on the ongoing battle between frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, the Ron Paul campaign is waging an under-the-radar “delegate strategy” that could make the libertarian-leaning Texan the surprise kingmaker of the race.

In states that have already voted via a caucus system – rather than a straight primary ballot – Ron Paul supporters are conducting an intensively organised ground effort aimed at securing as many convention delegate slots as possible, often in numbers that far outweigh the number of actual votes that Paul got in the ballot.

If successful, it means Paul’s campaign could arrive at the August Tampa convention at the head of an army of delegates far larger than the proportion of votes that it won during the nomination contest.

It could also increase the chances of a contested convention – where no candidate has enough delegates to declare the winner – as well as give Paul much greater ability to inject his beliefs into the Republicans’ 2012 policy platform.

The strategy is based on the fact the GOP race is in fact a “delegate contest” despite an overwhelming focus by the media and most campaigns on “winning” individual states by coming top of the popular vote. But in reality, each state, weighted proportionally by population, sends a number of delegates to Tampa where a nominee is then chosen.

Read the rest of that story at The Guardian…

Rand Paul coming to UK March 2nd, wants you to do synthetic drugs so the terrorists won’t win

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February 20, 2012
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Via FatLip:

Sen. Rand Paul recently made news for putting a legislative hold on a bipartisan bill to ban a chemical used in synthetic drugs. He initially said the hold was due to his belief that this matter should be settled at the local and state level. Considering Rand Paul feels this way on 99 percent of all issues (except the constitutional amendment for the federal government to regulate the uterus and doctor visits of women, of course), this isn’t really surprising.

Paul also claimed a reason behind his hold is that banning the chemical would prevent it from being used in research. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says this claim is false.

So Paul has one philosophical reason for opposition, and one other reason where the factual basis is contested but would have some merit if it was true.

Of course, what’s missing from Paul’s argument is some completely insane, conspiratorial reason for blocking this legislation.

And do you know what? Rand Paul now has that argument… go to the FatLip to find out!

All this on the very same day we get this exciting photograph from our friends in the communist ivy tower of our increasingly privatized statist university:

University of Kentucky is proud to announce:

Sen. Rand Paul will deliver a public talk March 2 at the University of Kentucky, titled “A Year in the Senate: Discussion and Reflections.”

Paul’s talk will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, March 2, in Room 106 of the White Hall Classroom Building on UK’s central campus.

Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist and son of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, of Texas, was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican in 2010, succeeding Sen. Jim Bunning. He has Senate committee assignments in energy and natural resources; health, education, labor and pensions; homeland security and governmental affairs; and small business and entrepreneurship.

The event is part of the Leaders in Public Policy Series, sponsored by the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. Paul’s talk is co-sponsored by the Gatton College of Business and Economics’ BB&T Program.

It’s safe to say a those wacky college kids will do a bunch of synthetic drugs while it’s still kind of legal and head out to see the jelly-haired oracle of freedom.

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