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  1. #31
    Dude, I am a fly pimp. There is no way I'm a 'nerd'
    I'm DjLoTi =) Liveontheisland =) I live on an island =) It's my island =)

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  3. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by ClayTrainor View Post
    yea, they called us nerds way too many is up with that.

    they basically called every single one of us nerds... if you support ron paul you are a nerd according to time.

    a good article overall, but they are trying to isolate us i think.
    If you will recall, the nerds always get the last least that's what happened in the "Revenge of the Nerds" movies.

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  5. #33
    I can't figure out why Darwinism is the ultimate evil when applied to racial politics or economics but not when it's used to deconstruct Christianity (of course, I'm an advocate of the former but not the latter).

  6. #34
    Ron Paul IS a nerd. What do you think-that all doctors are really Dr. McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy? Please.

    I mean come on-no matter how right he is-you have to admit that we look really nerdy when we scream at the top of our lungs when he talks about the gold standard. I mean screaming at the top of one's lungs is usually reserved for the Sex Pistols, Tom Cruise, etc., lowbrow pop culture, not highbrow important ideas.

    Embrace the nerdiness people! I would hazard a guess that nerds are more likely to vote than the average person anyway.
    We will win this...

  7. #35
    It's a disgusting article attacking the movement. Just more smear tactics from the controlled and biased main stream media.

  8. #36
    Self-identified nerds love Ron Paul:

    If you don't accept those stats as truth then all you non-nerds have to admit you are spammers.
    We will win this...

  9. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Gimme Some Truth View Post
    The article is merely saying Ron Paul is rising BUT only weird people support him.

    Seems that they are trying to scare would-be RP supporters out of doing so. Being labeled "weird" or a "nerd" is more scary to the majority of people than lost liberties.
    Actually, I prefer 'geek' to 'nerd' and let 'em bring on the labels in any case - I'll gladly wear a label if it will help get Ron Paul elected! Heck, I've been called worse by better than this putz!
    "...It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere..." -- Voltaire

    "When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic." ~~ D. James

    Ron Paul! I BELIEVE!!

  10. #38
    Oh, great.

    There is a subset of Paul supporters who believe 9/11 was an inside job by the U.S. government. And there are anarchists as well: they've picked Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day, for a fund-raising drive.


  11. #39
    It just completely angers and frustrates me that people take this kind of thing with a grain of salt. The media is controlled by the wrong people, but people here just won't admit it

  12. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas_Paine View Post
    Guess we know how they'll spin November 5th! Perhaps they think it will scare us off. Where do they dredge up sleeze like Frank Luntz? The American people are going to be saying '$#@! your frank' alot more often for now on.
    It's probably because this fool contacted them and referenced it to V:

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  14. #41
    They say we are all unstable nerds. It pisses me off. If they can't say nothin bad about him they bash the supporters

  15. #42
    Stop disparaging nerds. Probably 1/3 or more of the posters on this forum consider nerdliness as part of their identity. Ron Paul is the #1 candidate for true nerds.

  16. #43
    They say we are all unstable nerd
    I am a very stable nerd.
    Thank you.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

  17. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by brumans View Post
    It's probably because this fool contacted them and referenced it to V:
    Whoever "Devils Advocate" is needs a good flogging. Ugh.

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  19. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by DjLoTi View Post
    Dude, I am a fly pimp. There is no way I'm a 'nerd'
    Dj, you GOTTA email THAT EXACT LINE to Time.

    Why can't everybody else leave everybody else alone?

  20. #47
    Well this nerd is laughing that Joel Stein didn't remove himself from google phonebook.

    [Admin note- don't post personal contact info]

  21. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    What is this communitarianism foolishness? Is that a real movement? It sounds like somebody trying to re-brand communism.
    Hell yes it's a real movement. It's the antithesis of everything Libertarian, and I'd say it's the winning ideology today.

    Everything you need to know about communitarianism here:
    Last edited by mconder; 11-01-2007 at 08:51 AM.

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  23. #49
    The one posted today by Joel Stein? Typical. What other way was he gonna go? We're talking about a guy who appears on "We Are The 70s" on VH1 who writes for TIME. And btw...who is he calling a nerd? Has he looked in the mirror lately?

    Guess he's trying to overcome the shame of his own innate nerdiness by casting aspersions on others and being a quasi-celebrity. And he's not even that good of a writer.

    Whatever, Joel.

  24. #50

    Interesting Guy this Stein is. hmmmmmmm

    Controversial editorial

    On January 24, 2006, the Los Angeles Times published a column by Stein under the headline "Warriors and Wusses" in which he wrote that it is a cop-out to oppose a war and yet claim to support the soldiers fighting it. "I don’t support our troops....When you volunteer for the U.S. military, you pretty much know you’re not going to be fending off invasions from Mexico and Canada. So you’re willingly signing up to be a fighting tool of American imperialism..." He prefaced his argument by stating that he does not support the troops in Iraq, in keeping with his views on the war. There was an immediate response—notably, Stein was the same day invited on The Hugh Hewitt Show, a conservative talk radio program that broadcasts from Los Angeles. Hewitt asked Stein questions about the breadth of his relationships and experiences with people in the military, his views on recent deployments, and how he acknowledges those on active duty—and also one who died on active duty.

    Stein conceded a lack of personal relationships or interactions with military servicemen and women. Concerning Afghanistan, Stein indicated mixed feelings towards sending troops there and expressed doubt that invading the country had made Americans safer. As for other troop deployments, Stein acknowledged recent humanitarian interventions as being generally agreeable but expressed disapproval towards actions he felt station troops as a "police force." Stein stated that he honors the service of those who defend his country, but reiterated his view that he does not support troops in a military action he does not believe in, indicating that consenting to their involvement might only prolong their stay. He expressed sympathy for a U.S. Marine, cited by Hewitt, who died in Fallujah in 2004 and admiration for his bravery, but held that he felt there no purpose for his death. Concluding the talk, Hewitt asked if he would do it "over again," that is, write the column, and Stein said he would. Stein's Times column and subsequent chat with Hewitt were discussed nationally on talk radio and blogs.

  25. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaRPFan View Post
    The hilarious part about that anarchist statement is that he's probably pissed off a bunch of anarchists by saying they would/do support Ron Paul or partake in elections.

  26. #52
    I'm a geek (somewhat).

    And I'm definately unstable.

    But I'm a motivated MotherF'er too, and I don't take criticism well either, so guys like Joel outta be wise about what they say.

  27. #53
    since we can post personal info, can I post the fact that joel stein didnt opt out of the google phonebook listing?

  28. #54
    I didn't think the article was as bad as some people apparently think. I was the guy at the Ames rally wearing the three-corner hat and ringing the bell that he used as his primo example of a "weird Ron Paul follower" and even I'm not offended (indeed, I imagine I now join a fairly small group of people who have been explicitly called "weirdos" by Time magazine). Surely any publicity is good publicity at this point.

  29. #55
    Personally I think that's a rather poorly written article (it seems like the writer came to it with the intention of painting Paul as a boring, one-issue politician, whose supporters are nerds), but the more name recognition the better.

    I also find the Luntz quote an incredibly stupid addition, not only because it's offensive to us supporters (again, the accusation that we're idiots who don't know what Paul really stands for, and he flat out says that no one should care about what we think), but because of the conflict of interest. If I was writing a story on Clinton's support, would I care what an old Obama employee and colleague has to say and classify it was an unbiased, "expert" opinion?

    And yeah, when has Paul ever said he doesn't plan to win the Presidency?

    Oh well, shake it off. They'll be declaring Paul Man of the Year in 2008. Though if they have any sense, or if NH holds their primary in December, Paul should be one of the 100 influential people for this year.

  30. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    What is this communitarianism foolishness? Is that a real movement? It sounds like somebody trying to re-brand communism.
    That's exactly what it is btw. That article is a libertarian hit piece by a socialist. Who would have thought during the cold war that Time Magazine would praise socialism and put down liberty.

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  32. #57
    I have the magazine version. It's very similar. The caption underneath the title says: "Voters throng to hear longshot G.O.P. preach about Austrian Economics and the Gold Standard. Seriously."

    And the end does say the LIE about Ron not expecting to win the nomination. He said on the Tonight Show that "there's a risk I could win," and that was about two weeks ago. A week after that his campaign got a $4.3 million boost, so I think he feels that risk increased.

    They should've included the supposed "interview" they did with him. And why do they only have a small picture of him in the lower-right hand corner? The article before his is about Mitt Romney, and they have one whole side of a page for his face.

    "TIME - in partnership with CNN." I guess Wolf Blitzer thinks we're nerds, too.

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