Ron Paul, Amy Goodman and Big Tobacco

Just a few things that have caught my attention this morning:

1. Ron Paul refuses to endorse McCain and instead tells his supporters to vote for a third-party candidate. I love this quote from him:

“It might diminish my credibility,” said Paul (when asked to endorse McCain). “I don’t like the idea of getting 2 or 3 million people angry at me.”

2. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman gets arrested outside the Republican National Convention for doing nothing.

You have to watch the video and read the story. It’s horrifying.

3. British American Tobacco targets kids with their advertising.

BAT claim they don’t want children to smoke, but then get “caught in Malawi, Mauritius and Nigeria using marketing tactics that are well-known to appeal to youth: advertising and selling single cigarettes, and sponsoring non-age-restricted, product-branded musical entertainment.”

I’ve got a bunch of great interviews in the can ready to release to you, including a chat with the music critic who introduced Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love and a representative from the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights who told me American should nuke Iran. Apparently they don’t have any rights. And tonight I’m interviewing Robert M Price, a theologian and biblical scholar who agrees with me that Jesus probably didn’t exist. So stay tuned!

6 thoughts on “Ron Paul, Amy Goodman and Big Tobacco

  1. “The Associated Press reports taxpayers in St. Paul should be off the hook for any damages stemming from claims of police misconduct related to the Republican National Convention. As part of a deal with the city, the Republican Party’s host committee bought insurance covering up to $10 million in damages and unlimited legal costs for lawsuits against the police. In St. Paul, some critics say the agreement only encouraged police to use aggressive tactics knowing they won’t have to pay damages.”

  2. Ron Paul is a joke. Not only is he another destructive conservative in an ultraconservative country, but his platform of pulling the US out of the UN is a joke. The US has to work with the UN, but withdrawing is nearly as bad as ignoring it. We in the US really do need a new class of leaders outside of the pitiful candidates for presidency we have now. The future does not look as bright as I would wish.

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