Tuesday, February 5, 2008

looking ahead

The results are coming in at first glance it seems discouraging. Im sure all over the world Ron Pauls supporters, their friends and families are saying one of two things: "what the hell happened" and "I told you so" What everyone needs to do is take a deep breath and remember a few things. First off these results are good. Even though it seems as though Ron Paul is coming in last, the popular votes mean NOTHING. Most of these Super Tuesday states are winner take all. What that means is if ONE candidate wins with 51% of the votes then the delegates are legally bound to vote for that winner. If no one candidate takes 51% then it becomes a brokered convention. With there being three virtual "frontrunners" there is no chance of any of the candidates taking that required 51%. Let me repeat THERE IS NO CHANCE OF ANY ONE CANDIDATE TAKING 51%. What does that mean you say? Let me break it down as simply as possible. Take Missouri for example. The Missouri caucuses are March 15th. Over a month away. On March 15th registered voters can show up at their county caucus locations to show their support for their candidate. Because there was no 51% winner then those voters are able to vote for any candidate they want. There is not much of a turnout at these caucuses. Only hard core GOP party members show up for the caucus and those numbers are not high. SO if 100 people show up at my county caucus in webster county, and 75 of us are Ron Paul supporters then we get ALL 15 OF WEBSTER COUNTIES DELEGATES. Same for each county. we can still win this election. All that needs to be done is for each and every Ron Paul supporter to show up at their county caucus. Thats it. JUST SHOW UP. at that point the real election results will be decided. The mainstream media is doing their best at brainwashing americans into believing that John McCain and Hillary are the nominees after tonight BUT THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE!

Ron Paul has a lot of money. He also has a lot of support. BUT its going to take more than money and support. GET on the phone. call your friends, ask them to come to the caucus to vote for YOU as delegate. call the voters in your county, find out which ones voted for ron paul. if those people will show up at the caucus for you then he will win. Or you can sit back and cry and whine that what you did wasn't good enough and watch our country be ruled by neocons for at least 4 more years.

The Revolution Continues!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Pictures!!

I have now uploaded most of the pics ive taken here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/olfdpictures

Saturday, January 5, 2008

CRAZINESS IN NH!!!

things have been insane here, volunteers are coming by the carloads, our rented houses have air mattress floors with people lined up all over, streets are being heavily canvassed and taken over by supporters and signs. all the overpasses have banners, ernie hancock from arizona (the guy who created the revolution logo is here and his house is a BANNER MAKING FACTORY!!) josh lowry is here helping with that. ron paul has been here the last few days and we have been CRAZY busy

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dr Paul is in town!!

Dr Paul is in town, this makes our full time jobs double overtime, and we could never be more excited or tired. I have to roll out of NH tomorrow for christmas with my daughter, olivia but don't worry ill be working from missouri and laura will be here so volunteers will still be coordinated :)

He went to portsmouth late this morning to have lunch with his family and then greet businesses and residents, we put signs all up and down the highway with signs which were removed by the NHDOT at 3pm (after Ron Saw them)even though the STATE TROOPERS had given us permission to have them on the highway til 5pm... a meetup member snapped this for us



so then we went had a sign wave just down from where ron was and told people where he was so they could hear him speak. Next we headed to Concord HQ to help with phone banking calling people to invite them to hear him speak over the next few days
putting signs together, etc

Ron paul had just left on his way to Franklin Pierce Law School to have a Presidential Forum, in which all candidates were invited, only 2 excepted, Dr. Paul, and Mike Gravel, who canceled at the last minute, so Dr Paul spoke about the cons of executive power and then had a Q and A with the audience, it was great, and as always he did SO AWESOME, man that guy is a genius!!! so here are a few pics

the event


me getting jays christmas present ready :)


matt (AZ OLFD volunteer) and Dr. Paul


a view of the crowd


trying to mess up curtis's picture taking


thanks for reading!

Roxi

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

random pics

I thought you might enjoy some random pics taken at the hampton house, and the new HQ office we are setting up, and some volunteers in action

the office is upstairs at an old movie theatre...







Brinck the seacoast director....


andrew putting out signs...




Justin plugging in the car topper...


the view going down the road...


the front of our house...

Murphy's and Glen Beck

we tried to make it to HQ in time to watch glen beck but jay had to finish the MLK video so we didn't leave in time, then we made it to murphy's just as everyone was getting there, and by that time most of GB was over. we didn't stay long we were so tired and our new house captain, Lisa had been on the road so long, plus the bar didn't want trooper, one of our three ron paul revolution mascots.... here are some pictures for ya :)


jesse the manchester meetup group organizer, and Ron's grandaughters, plus several other people...



Vijay, Lisa, our newest volunteer and house captain, who drove 1200 miles from milwaukee arriving today, and Trooper her puppy...



Justin Collins, (Poplar Bluff, Mo) drinkin it up...


Aaron Jones, (Bloomington, IN), with justin and micheal an FSP member and RP supporter..


Jesse (manch, NH) Andrew (Bloomington, IN) matt and another guy from the rye house...


crowd...


vijay and Andrew (Bloomington, IN)



aaron and one of Ron's grandaughters....

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tea Party 07... OLFD festivities

I watched the ticker til 3 am, a few of us did, some stayed asleep this is what happens when you try to sleep on tea party money bomb night....





this is the screenshot of the ticker at 3am....

















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we were expecting a huge storm and it had barely started, so i wasn't really prepared for this in the morning....
















so we pretty much thought we were snowed in so the guys made breakfast and coffee...



















then a couple guys with trucks came and played in the snow on our street and eventually the snow plows came so the guys shoveled us out of the driveway, we ended up riding with someone else though since they drove out of their way to get us thinking we would be stranded. It was slushy but we made it pretty well, heres a picture going into the boston tunnel



















the first place we stopped was quincy market which is right across from Faneuil Hall where the rally was being held, The market was really cool, I imagined what it was like when the founding fathers walked the streets of boston and what parts were original and what parts were not, Im fairly certain that the starbucks was probably there for sure, otherwise what would have kept sam adams and daniel webster energized? :)


another cool thing in quincy market...





so just walking around quincy market jay and I found plenty of other ron paul supporters including our OLFD roomates frank (tulsa, OK) and justin (poplar bluff, mo)who came with us, we were standing inside talking and drinking coffee when all of a sudden we see the crowd gathering in front of Faneuil Hall with, you guessed it, Ron Paul signs... there were people everywhere and the people inside the market were gathering at the windows to see the spectacle outside, this is what we could see...





















then the granny warriors showed up








We went inside to the Hall and the energy was so amazing, I went to the Iowa straw poll and it was one of my first big events so of course i was excited, but it was so much like a competition parts of it were hard to enjoy. But the looks on peoples faces just made this so different, you could see in their eyes they were at their first big event, the electricity in them made me remember how it was the first time and it was so great to be a part of. if you would like to see for yourself watch this.....




heres a pic i took from the top of fanieul hall...



















heres Jay and Norman (campaign staffer) with John McManus, the founder of the John Birch society...












































here is our group of OLFD members in a group, some couldn't go but we still had a good showing...












here are some of the rest of the pictures of the rally and speeches











After that we marched (loudly) to the state house for the boston tea party official reeinactment heres the video, and some pictures.








It was really funny because i had no idea about the reenactment of the debates over the tax that was to be imposed on the tea in boston back then, and I honestly didn't know much about the history of it either, I was worried all day about not getting to put tea in the harbor and after the speeches were over, and I was trying to round everyone up for the group picture (not an easy task) Jim gave me two tickets to go to the state house and watch the reenactment, so i was worried i wouldn't make it because we were already late. We finally marched there, and they were very welcoming to us even though the show had already started... some went in and some stayed outside, Then I didn't see anything about them officially dumping tea in the harbor (which they normally do, i was told) and so I asked someone who appeared to be somewhat in charge and they said in fact no one would be doing that this year. I was never so disappointed considering this is WHY i wanted to go so badly. we all had plenty of ron paul tea bags though so we organized a march to the harbor to put in our tea bags, we chanted the whole way, trudging through snow, slush, ice and ice water puddles to get there but you would have never know it because everyone was so energetic, just like the march at the iowa rally but with less people. We lost about half our group

heres the video and some pics...




















Jay and I with our tea





































afterwards we headed back to where we heard the other ron paul supporters who didn't follow us to the harbor went, which was a restaurant and tavern called the green dragon.




















outside all the signs had been lined up outside the bar in the snow





















Coincidentally It happened to be VERY OLD, as a matter of fact it first opened in 1657 and was a "hotbed meeting place" for none other than.... you guessed it the founding fathers, can you imagine? It was even called the "headquarters of the revolution" by Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and Daniel Webster. My feet were walking on the same floor, I was sitting at the same bar, I could not have possibly been happier about that, and I had to get a sam adams to commemorate this amazing event in my life

here are the pics of everyone ....

























and I thought i would throw in a few pics i took in boston...









So I hope you enjoyed my version of the events in boston.... heres to the 6 million dollar man!!