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muzzled dogg
09-04-2008, 01:35 PM
so yeah i was debatin on how do ultimately write suttin up and decided i'd do it one giant post rather that droppin a bubncha random ass half-sentence posts.

excuse all the spaces (and spelling), i'm writing this in Notepad before pasting into rpf post.

i didn't bring a notebook or a laptop help summarize things as they were happening so yall will have to just deal

so yeah i flew into MSP from boston via atlanta (wtf) on sunday. i was wearing ron paul gear and both of my flights were jammed packed with mccain delegates.

all these old ass dudes were like "hey ron paul, thanks for all the dvd's, i threw 'em all away."

ran into a few ron paul supporters along the way and one cool ass neutral republican who had been displaced by gustav and was goin to MN to host some home shopping network show.

when i got to MN i hopped on that light rail to the nicollete stop where i pretty much ran into the liberty parade and where i started seeing a shitload of rp shirts. thanks for danke for suggesting i go here.

i saw some weird ass paper mache polar bear and knew i needed to run towards the end or towards the beginning of the parade if i wanted to see find the walk4freedom kids.

looking back the c4L should have officially gotten a float and posted this event on the site

turns out i missed them, but when i finally got to loring park turns out that not only were the walk4freedom kids there but a group of mostly ronstockers (including a few rpf kids) had marched with a giant vinyl constitution

here i met up with malkusm who i had met at the dc march and our admin bryan, our hero ronpaulhawaii, and a bunch of others, caseyjones, specialty blend, ninja, etc.

i thanked rphawaii for everything he'd done and he told me to thank him by givin some rally cards and some free tickets to some people

so me and this kid john had a blast tryin to find the hottest chicks to give these things out to. was that ron paul's grand daughter in that greenish dress?

anyways, i scrubbed a ride with this dude who sold liberty coins back to ronstock. shit was a long ass ride, and that city faded to farmlands damn quick.

so i got to the campsite and was like damn, this shit is in the middle of fucking no where. no turning back, etc.

so yeah, hit up this keg they had goin and started talkin to people around the campfire. walk4freedom made a cameo, my DC ronvoy driver and that chick wendy who dressed up as lady liberty showed up too.

mark scibilia played a little acoustic set for us while we ate FRESH burgers and steaks around the campfire til about 3Am. dude had some fine ass groupies too

emily, who owned the farm gave me a tent that i ended up givin to that dude john or w/e. i ended up sleepin in this dude's tent who fixed emily's reefer truck (not the same kinda reefer) and had a hotel or suttin in a nearby town

so yeah that night was freezing cold and lonley but i passed the fuck out.

woke up early had some FRESH milk (the kind ron paul later reminds us that we aren't allowed to have) and lukewarm rinse in the makeshift showers. @ first glance these shits were pretty ghetto but they def got the job done.

went out to eat at this dairy queen kinda place with some ronstockers & tipped the waitress in liberty coins

scrubbed a ride to the book signing and the picnic (great job setting everything up there btw danke), but didn't get to see rp speak cause we were late and got lost at the corner of como and como

helped danke carry some shit back to his house and scrubbed a to the celebration with rphawaii, nick, the naked cowboy man, and jim in one of the walk4freedom RV's

shit was pretty cool. beer line was much too long and not going anywhere but i had a blast talkin to people in line. met john cunningham who is a ron paul repub running for congress in a district very close to mines

adam kokesh spoke, that was cool, i wasn't expecting him. aimee allen's shit was iight, a little too poppy for my taste, and not even in a way that you could dance to. plus here one background singer is hotter anyways. no wonder aimee doesn't let her sign autographs

dude john was mackin it to these 2 delegate chicks and told 'em to stop by ronstock AND THEY ACTUALLY DID. he was all about this druggy one and the unfort the other one (dropdead) was married

rocky lynn actually wunt that bad, he could play the guitar a lot better than these pop country frontmen out there today

scrubbed a ride with this kid from kansas back to ronstock. adam kokesh crashed the party. we all chilled til like 3 or 4 again. this dude slept alone again :/

woke up too early and took my last shower (they needed to be disassembled). also took down the tent i slept in last two nights so i knew i had to do something for that night

ended up hitchhiking 60 miles up the city for the rally. i figured, if this movement is as big as they say it is i shouldn't have any trouble gettin a ride with a ron paul shirt on

some TSA agent scooped me up. he said he knew who ron paul was but wasn't a huge fan. i had a decent time talkin with him tho and am grateful for the ride

$1.50 train ride to the end of the line and the rally had already started. my seats were okay, but i didn't end up sitting for very long. i was walkin around, talkin with people, checkin out the booths

jesse ventura;s speech was dope, i gotta youtube it to see it again.

grabbed a starbucks at the break and then saw there was hooters right next door. so i tried to go back in and get people hangin out around the rpf booth to go to hooters but they wouldn't let me back in with the coffee.

i nearly gave myself a heat attack tryin the chug the thing to get back in the arena but i knew we weren't gonna have enough time so said fuck hooters and bought a liberty straw poll ticket instead :/

ron paul gave one of his better speeches and then most of the crowd left. i didn't end up going to jager to see jimmie vaughn but got a couple vodka redbulls at applebees and went to some bar that a group of freestaters took over

was in there for a little while and eventually ended up chillin outside where that short chick with the thick accent was interviewing neocon delegates for her youtube site.

lemme tell you, there were some hoochied out FINE ASS chicks with these neocons, but honestly i think they were mostly escorts cause this dude came down the same corner i was on with a bunch of strippers from some place down the street tryin to solicit business

so yeah, the chicks that "stay" and "bomb iran" at the liberty parade were walkin thru the city doin there

the one singer (randomly?) dressed as a white cat was tellin me about how rage against the machine had been unplugged by the cops earlier that day

scrubbed a ride with charles from NH back to camp. things were REAL quiet and REAL cold.

was shootin the shit about a legal patriot co-op AKA the bank of the republic and ended up sleepin on a chair under berry bunch's blanket in front of the fire. this cool ass independent reporter showed up and was [informally] nterviewin us. he really was drawn this old ass hippy dude dean and took some portraits

we took some group pics, said some goodbyes and eventually got a ride back up the airport with the dude steve who made the ronstock shirts and had missed his flight

i unpacked some shit and typed up this post.

sorry this is just a play by play with no emotion really, but i just need to get all the fact down while they're still fresh in my head

apologize if i didn't shout you out, i prolly didn't remember you real name or screen name or both or either or neither. thanks to EVERYoNE that made this one of the bestweekends of my life.

pc

:cool: :rolleyes: :D :) :p ;) :eek:

LittleLightShining
09-04-2008, 01:42 PM
Nice! That was a great roundup, shem. Now if you had pictures...

SnappleLlama
09-04-2008, 01:43 PM
Hilarious! A TSA agent had to pick you up...awesome!!

muzzled dogg
09-04-2008, 01:45 PM
a few of the people i mentioned:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1305.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1382.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1338.jpg

muzzled dogg
09-04-2008, 01:55 PM
a few more:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1333.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1267.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1393.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1401.jpg

Isaac Bickerstaff
09-04-2008, 01:57 PM
I was honored when Shemdogg hit on my wife.

Kotin
09-04-2008, 01:59 PM
your a class act :D

Cowlesy
09-04-2008, 02:02 PM
Classic Shemdogg post!

georgiaboy
09-04-2008, 02:22 PM
Great read, Shem. Thanks for the play-by-play!

Seems like things went pretty smoothly. Need to work on shortening those long beer lines for next time.

Roxi
09-04-2008, 02:31 PM
so im curious... does he talk like he types? :D

Isaac Bickerstaff
09-04-2008, 02:36 PM
We defend Shemdogg's right to have a reputation.
We'll never tell.

Mrs. Farmer
09-04-2008, 03:56 PM
That is a beautiful picture of Dean! Not so much of me though....

Thanks for joining us at the farm. The pomeranians were a little offended that you didn't want to cuddle with them in your tent, but they'll get over it.

muzzled dogg
09-04-2008, 05:17 PM
I was honored when Shemdogg hit on my wife.

wait dude who are you??? :eek:

dirknb@hotmail.com
09-04-2008, 05:22 PM
Hey, thanks for putting Ronstock together, we had a great time!

jacmicwag
09-04-2008, 05:24 PM
so im curious... does he talk like he types? :D

No, Shem is quite coherent and interesting to talk to. We met when I was doing a short stint at the RPF booth. Bryan worked his ass off all day selling tickets at the booth. Wendi and I stayed a cheap Super 8 motel that was fairly well packed with RP people. We met (and partied) with people from Austin, Chicago, and other places I can't remember. Never made it out to Ronstock since we spent most of our time getting lost driving around Minneapolis. Maybe next time.

muzzled dogg
09-04-2008, 05:26 PM
Hey, thanks for putting Ronstock together, we had a great time!

i can't take any credit bruh, was kenny and paul and emily



No, Shem is quite coherent and interesting to talk to. .

yeah wish we had a chance to talk around the campfire

pacelli
09-04-2008, 05:30 PM
I think I ask this question for everyone: Did you finally get laid?

ShowMeLiberty
09-04-2008, 05:30 PM
Great recap and pics, Shem. I bet you're a lot of fun to hang with.

Roxi
09-04-2008, 05:33 PM
thanks shem... glad you got to go :)

Charles Wilson
09-04-2008, 05:41 PM
"Never made it out to Ronstock since we spent most of our time getting lost driving around Minneapolis. Maybe next time."

You too? :o

speciallyblend
09-04-2008, 05:54 PM
I was honored when Shemdogg hit on my wife.

lmfao on that one, Paul your one lucky man ,along with myself, so great to have that special person in your life:)

speciallyblend
09-04-2008, 05:58 PM
I Love You All:)

muzzled dogg
09-04-2008, 05:59 PM
oh that's paul?

nah man i don't think i hit on her

i think i was introduced to yall as a couple

Ninja Homer
09-04-2008, 06:09 PM
Nice summary Shem. I'm going to have to write up something too.

Melissa
09-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Great write up

Arklatex
09-04-2008, 06:16 PM
Dude that guy who was going around taking people pics, the 'independent reporter' you allude to.... was a total SPY MAN! He told different stories to different folks including me, he got my pic and name, age before I realized what was going on. He was absolutely sent by the GOP and or the FBI to profile us.. I'm serious.

muzzled dogg
09-04-2008, 06:17 PM
here's your spy

http://tjkphoto.com/

Melissa
09-04-2008, 06:23 PM
here's your spy

http://tjkphoto.com/

Great he talked to me and a few others and got our pics and names scary if he really was not doing what he said

The_Orlonater
09-04-2008, 06:24 PM
God, those McCain delegates are a bunch of asses.


I can't wait until the Republicans get their ass kicked.

Danke
09-04-2008, 07:49 PM
a few more:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1333.jpg


Ron Paul tagged my ride with red spray paint here at the picnic.

Ninja Homer
09-04-2008, 08:52 PM
Ron Paul tagged my ride with red spray paint here at the picnic.

lol... That's the biggest Ron Paul signature I've seen.

Gin
09-04-2008, 10:24 PM
Never made it out to Ronstock since we spent most of our time getting lost driving around Minneapolis. Maybe next time.

Nice to see we weren't the only ones gettin lost.... ;)

berrybunches
09-04-2008, 10:41 PM
Shem, I was impressed on your speaking abilities. You sound nothing like you do on this forum. lol Don't you have some kind of college degree?
Glad my blanket came in handy. You could have slept in my car, I just didn't think about it.

I also want to say that you, Shem, are not a bad looking guy and that you would have had possible better luck with the ladies if you were less forward in wanting a 'ron paul chick'. Just a thought for next Ronstock! :D

libertarian4321
09-04-2008, 11:03 PM
Glad my blanket came in handy. You could have slept in my car, I just didn't think about it.



He had a blanket and a bottle of Jim Beam, more than enough to keep warm :)

Jamsie 567
09-04-2008, 11:11 PM
Ron Paul tagged my ride with red spray paint here at the picnic.

I saw that van somewhere I want to say outside club Jager hmmm. This is bothering me now. Nice sig you must be a hit with all the Ron Paul hotties :)

Conza88
09-05-2008, 12:53 AM
My jealousy grows... not fken doubt, next season I'ma finally meet ya'lll....

:D

berrybunches
09-05-2008, 01:05 AM
He had a blanket and a bottle of Jim Beam, more than enough to keep warm :)

Somehow I ended up with the last remnants of that Jim Beam in my car. I should write 'Shems girlfriend' on it and make it a Ronstock keepsake.

dirknb@hotmail.com
09-05-2008, 05:56 AM
i can't take any credit bruh, was kenny and paul and emily

Yeah, I meant to direct that towards them. I met so many people from RPF I forget who has what handle on here.

dirknb@hotmail.com
09-05-2008, 06:53 AM
lmfao on that one, Paul your one lucky man ,along with myself, so great to have that special person in your life:)

+1

muzzled dogg
09-05-2008, 05:08 PM
wtf kinda beer was that in the keg

some random ass minnesota-only type shit

Santana28
09-05-2008, 06:03 PM
i was there too... hiding in the back. you may have seen me make an appearance tuesday night, getting completely wasted by the campfire ;) lol. oh, what a night.... ronstock was great! wish i had been more sociable.

Anti Federalist
06-21-2016, 09:58 PM
RIP brother

speciallyblend
06-22-2016, 06:32 AM
R.I.P. Shem ,sniffle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6KRRwG6wVM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6KRRwG6wVM

speciallyblend
06-22-2016, 06:49 AM
a few more:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1333.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1267.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1393.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/IMG_1401.jpg


we will all miss you

speciallyblend
06-22-2016, 06:50 AM
I was honored when Shemdogg hit on my wife. hehe

Aratus
06-23-2016, 03:28 AM
Shem...