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04/19/2007


Rand Paul's Son Arrested at Airport for Being Drunk, Disruptive: VIDEO

The 19-year-old son of teabagger Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was arrested at the Charlotte airport Saturday night, WCNC reports:

William_paulPolice say William Paul was drunk and being disruptive.

When Paul was taken in to custody, he told authorities his dad is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

There’s no word on where he got the alcohol, or if anyone will face charges for serving the 19-year-old.

Moira Bagley, communications director for Senator Paul released the following statement on Sunday afternoon:

Sen. Paul is a national public figure and subject to scrutiny in the public arena, however, as many parents with teenagers would understand, his family should be afforded the privacy and respect they deserve in a situation such as this.

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Towleroad Guide To The Tube #1249

PRESIDENTIAL TOUR: Obama visited Sandy-struck Queens today.

SO LONG, FAREWELL: Retiring Rep. Ron Paul blasts "psychopathic authoritarians" during final Congressional address.

'HOUSE OF CARDS': Trailer for Kevin Spacey's new NetFlix series.

VIDEO MANIA: 1991 news report on dangers of Super Nintendo.

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Towleroad Guide To The Tube #1198

TRIBUTE: This is how you kiss libertarian butt, RNC style.

WAHLS ABROAD: American activist Zach Wahls on BBC.

FIREBALL: Science is fun.

'WRONG': Team Obama goes after Paul Ryan's RNC speech.

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At Six Hour Farewell Rally, Ron Paul Says He Would Have Prevented 9/11: VIDEO

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Ron Paul gave a speech yesterday at the University of South Florida Sun Dome at which he said he would have prevented 9/11 from happening had he been in charge.

“Somebody — rather nationally —- said the other day on the Internet 'if those Paul people had been in charge Osama Bin Laden would still be alive.' But you know what I think the answer is? So would the 3000 people killed on 9/11 still be alive!”

Reuters reports on the six-hour rally:

In his last speech of the long campaign season, Paul gave a rambling, 65-minute discourse that jumped from one topic to another and made reference to novels and history. But the crowd stayed engaged, chanting "President Paul, President Paul" and cheering his belief government should be cut.

Filling seats up to the basketball arena's rafters, the sign-waving crowd had already spent most of the five hours before Paul spoke listening to speakers bashing mainstream Republicans, the Federal Reserve and calling for an end to U.S. military involvement overseas.

Romney is reportedly planning to air a tribute video to Paul during the convention in order to woo some of his rabid supporters.

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Ron Paul Supporters Backing Gay Candidate In Texas

RonPaulVanNow that they have washed the glitter out of their eyes and accepted that Ron Paul will not be the Republican presidential nominee, the libertarian hero's supporters are now turning their attention to smaller, state-based races.

And one man, John Ramsey, seems to be leading the pack: the 21-year old used a family inheritance to start his own super PAC, Liberty for All, and is currently funding races all over the country, including one in Texas, where the candidate is not necessarily what you would expect.

From the New York Times:

With their favorite having lost the nomination for president, Mr. Paul’s dedicated band of youthful supporters is looking down-ballot and swarming lightly guarded Republican redoubts like state party conventions in an attempt to infiltrate the top echelons of the party.

Liberty for All appears to have a taste for the obscure. Its next candidate is Michael D. Cargill, a gay, black gun store owner running for constable in Travis County, Tex.

But the political action committee will have money to spend. Mr. Ramsey said that between his wallet and a fund-raising push, the PAC expected to have $10 million this summer.

Ramsey told the paper that he will spend as much money as it takes "to get this country moving in a freer direction."


A Penetrating Visualization of Hard GOP Presidential Poll Data: VIDEO

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Matthew Epler has created a series of customized sex toys for Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann (pictured above in respective order) based on hard polling data.

Writes Epler:

Grand Old Party demonstrates that as a people united, our opinion has real volume. When we approve of a candidate, they swell with power. When we deem them unworthy, they are diminished and left hanging in the wind. We guard the gate! It opens and closes at our will. How wide is up to us.

In an age of information, we rely on hard facts. Each of the shapes you see here come directly from poll data collected by Gallup. This data reects approval ratings for each GOP candidate among registered Republican voters from December 10, 2011 to April 1, 2012. Each shape’s girth is a reflection of popularity while their height is a reflection of time.

The contours of these delightful shapes conjure up the waves of amber grain and those lapping at the rim of our great nation spanning from sea to shining sea. As the battle for the Presidency rails on, we must remember that Americans may may have achieved freedom through war, but they are also a people of love. After all, in the end all we have is each other.

Brining up the rear has a whole new meaning now.

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