Friday, December 30, 2011

Ron Paul: Sunny Side Up? Or Poached?

Were you as shocked as The Prude by the news that Gary Johnson dropped out of the Republican Primary race to run as a Libertarian?
This meant that instead of researching the dozen or so online sites that mention Mr. Johnson, she’s been perusing the 65 billion dedicated to proselytizing for or demonizing Ron Paul. (She chose to skip Fred Karger. OK?)
Today, let’s test your Ron Paul Knowledge o’Meter
How well do YOU know the most beloved/hated man in the US?
Which of the following have not endorsed Ron Paul?
a) Barry Manilow
b) Former KKK grand wizard David Duke
c) Kelly Clarkson
d) Jesse Ventura 
e) Michelle Bachman’s campaign manager
f) They have all endorsed him
The answer is (f). Ready for more?

Which of the following quotes is attributed to Ron Paul?
a)  All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones
b) There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use. 
c) Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.
d) In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.
The answer is (c). (a) was Ben Franklin, (b) Mother Teresa, (d) Napoleon Bonaparte
Which statement on Ron Paul is not true?
a) A customer on his boyhood milk route was baseball great Babe Ruth
b) His wife asked him out first– to a Sadie Hawkins dance
c) He considered becoming a Lutheran minister
d) His supporters raised over $4 million on Guy Fawkes Day (an English holiday commemorating the guy who tried to blow up Parliament)
The answer is (a) He delivered milk to baseball great Honus Wagner
Which of the following has Ron Paul not cooperated and/or agreed with on certain issues or legislation?
a) Barney Frank on ending federal prohibition of marijuana
b) Nancy Pelosi in opposing SOPA, a bill to regulate the internet
c) WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning
d) Occupy Wall Street
e) Richard Nixon
The answer is (e). Rep. Paul was unhappy that President Nixon ended the gold standard.
And finally, does anyone else think (in a respectful sort of way) that Rep. Paul
has a serendipitous resemblance to this fine gentleman?