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January 31, 2012

The GOP candidates, and their canine equivalents

Dead-ringers or distant cousins? In New Zealand, Pedigree’s leading an awesome adoption drive with this insane Flash app called Doggelganger, in which you can compare the photos of people with the photos of dogs. One of our readers, Margarita Noriega, had a great idea for us: What if we took the GOP candidates and found them some canine soulmates? It’d be awesome, right? Of course! Hence, this photoset, above. How about you? Do you have a canine soulmate? Click over here to find out.

22:43 // 2 years ago
Ron Paul presided over a raucous rally, on the heels of his defeat in the Florida GOP primary. A poor showing didn’t stop him from making a forceful, impassioned speech, however. Some quick hits:
"Don’t you think it’s about time we had a new monetary policy? [crowd reacts]…end the fed, right, end it!"
"The purpose of government should be the protection of individual liberty for each and every one of us."
"We need to repeal the Patriot Act, we need to repeal the provision that the President can assassinate an American citizen without trial."
"We have a right to our liberty, we should have the right to keep the fruits of our labor as well!"

Ron Paul presided over a raucous rally, on the heels of his defeat in the Florida GOP primary. A poor showing didn’t stop him from making a forceful, impassioned speech, however. Some quick hits:

"Don’t you think it’s about time we had a new monetary policy? [crowd reacts]…end the fed, right, end it!"

"The purpose of government should be the protection of individual liberty for each and every one of us."

"We need to repeal the Patriot Act, we need to repeal the provision that the President can assassinate an American citizen without trial."

"We have a right to our liberty, we should have the right to keep the fruits of our labor as well!"

22:02 // 2 years ago
This country is bankrupt; all great nations go down because they extend themselves overseas. …let’s defend this country, and stop pretending we can tell other people how to live!
Ron Paul, calling for less foreign military involvement, and a rededication to strict, domestic military defense.
21:42 // 2 years ago
Ron Paul, on stage at his post-Florida rally: "If enthusiasm wins elections, we win hands down!" Unfortunately for Paul, enthusiasm does not win elections in and of itself; Paul is projected to finish fourth in the Florida primary. However, he says he had a friendly conversation with Mitt Romney, with a parting message: "See you in the caucus states!"

Ron Paul, on stage at his post-Florida rally: "If enthusiasm wins elections, we win hands down!" Unfortunately for Paul, enthusiasm does not win elections in and of itself; Paul is projected to finish fourth in the Florida primary. However, he says he had a friendly conversation with Mitt Romney, with a parting message: "See you in the caucus states!"

21:34 // 2 years ago
reuters:

A volunteer for U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks on a telephone at the Newt 2012 Polk County headquarters office in Lakeland, Florida. [REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]
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The saddest room in all the world.

reuters:

A volunteer for U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks on a telephone at the Newt 2012 Polk County headquarters office in Lakeland, Florida. [REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]

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The saddest room in all the world.

20:21 // 2 years ago
January 27, 2012
It was his newsletter, and it was under his name, so he always got to see the final product. … He would proof it.
Ron Paul’s former secretary (and current supporter) Renae Hathway • Discussing the perceived-racist newsletters that went out under his name, and he has largely disowned since then. If he edited the newsletters, clearly this would contradict what Paul himself has said about them. The Paul campaign denies these allegations, but this should get this back in the news cycle for a full week. source (viafollow)
12:06 // 2 years ago
January 23, 2012
Ron Paul just suggested that the U.S. have already committed an act of war against Iran, and blocking the Strait of Hormuz would be Iran’s retaliation. He suggests it’s a bad idea to escalate things: Regarding the American people, “they certainly don’t want a hot war in Iran right now,” he says.

Ron Paul just suggested that the U.S. have already committed an act of war against Iran, and blocking the Strait of Hormuz would be Iran’s retaliation. He suggests it’s a bad idea to escalate things: Regarding the American people, “they certainly don’t want a hot war in Iran right now,” he says.

21:58 // 2 years ago
First of all, you thank heavens that Fidel Castro has returned to his maker.
Mitt Romney • On what he would do with Cuba if Fidel Castro were to die. Newt Gingrich, conversely, suggests he wouldn’t be meeting his maker. DUDES, HE’S STILL ALIVE! Ron Paul, meanwhile, doesn’t understand why the U.S. isn’t willing to open up its doors to Cubans: “I think we’re living in the dark ages when we can’t talk to the Cuban people.” Santorum thinks the sanctions should continue for now: “We need to have a very solid offer to come help the Cuban people.”
21:49 // 2 years ago
Let’s take the people in the first three states 30 years and under; I’m doing pretty well on that count.
Ron Paul • Pointing out that he’s killin’ it among his base, when BriWi asked about whether or not he was considering a third-party run. He says he has no plans to run as a third-party candidate, but he’s “not an absolutist.”
21:17 // 2 years ago
January 22, 2012

blackpolosandsweaters says: Is Newt Gingrich still not on the ballot in Virginia? I remember how this was a headline story a month ago, but I wasn't sure if the issue was ever resolved. And if not, how does this affect his presidential campaign from here on in?

» SFB says: He’s still off the ballot. In fact, the only candidates on the ballot are Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. A judge didn’t allow the other candidates, who complained loudly, a second chance. Granted, there were nearly twice as many candidates when this whole mess started. — Ernie @ SFB

21:43 // 2 years ago