Ron Paul Wants to Party Like It’s 1900 [Updates I & II]

I was going to post a Message of Hope for the North Coast Roasties, but first I must present ...

Gibbertarians are Still Crazy Fucks [via TPM]:

Taking his anti-government ideology to its logical extreme, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) told NBC News’ Jo Ling Kent today that there should be no national response to Hurricane Irene, and that government responses should revert back to how they were over 100 years ago. “We should be like 1900, we should be like 1940 1950 1960* ... I live on the gulf coast, we deal with hurricanes all the time**.”

UPDATE I: Commenter & auteur of Just Another Blog from L.A., M. Bouffant shares this stunner via Pensito Review:

But in the version of the interview that MSNBC released on its websites this weekend — see the video above — the network edited out the remark Ron Paul had presumably intended to be their lede. The statement MSNBC omitted was this:

  RON PAUL: The government’s not responsible for your safety, that’s why we have a Second Amendment.

Le Boggle.

UPDATE II: The Last Word gives Paul’s “In good ol’ days, folks didn’t have or need no federal gubbermint assistance,” blather the painful beating it deserves. Watch [via C&L]:

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*Off you go then. We’ll stay here. Don’t bother to write.

**Fine, next time the people who voted for your ass can deal with them sans federal assistance. Ayn will be so proud!

A request for the next Tag update: Dr. Dipshit. Works for this numbskull, his son, Coburn and a couple of others.

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Those Roasters suffering through this weather event can perhaps console themselves that at least they’re not righty bloggers and pundits, who’re currently flailing like W’s cycling bloomers in a force 8.

Wingnut lament: Obama’s just playing this up to make himself look presidential. it’s all a lot of fuss about nothing. I doubt the death toll will amount to more than eight.
Reality: Whatever. It’s working. Twelve and counting here, BTW. How long will it be before you start shrieking that HE SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?

Wingnut lament: He had a photo taken of himself looking all important and presidential while discussing the response with his staff.
Reality: A couple of days ago you were shrieking that he should get back off holiday and DO SOMETHING.

Wingnut lament: HE’S POLITICIZING THE HURRICANE!!!!
Reality: *facepalm*

Ron Paul can go fuck himself.  I just sat through possibly the most terrifying 12+ hours of my life, and trust me I have been through some bad storms (Floyd when the house flooded for instance) but Irene was a big, bad, slow bitch who bit into us like a bulldog and refused to let go.  Just when I thought things were quietening down boom, back she comes with wind gusts that scared the treacle out of me.  It got to the point that I was screaming at the roof “go away already I have had enough!”  Lots of trees down, tons of debris, luckily just one minor leak in my roof (the skylight) and all hoomins and critters in the britty household are fine.  Damn if there wasn’t a couple of times yesterday when I thought the whole house would blow away with the winds sounding like the proverbial freight train.  So yeah.  Ron Paul can go fuck himself.

The Second Amendment will protect us!

But in the version of the interview that MSNBC released on its websites this weekend — see the video above — the network edited out the remark Ron Paul had presumably intended to be their lede. The statement MSNBC omitted was this:

RON PAUL: The government’s not responsible for your safety, that’s why we have a Second Amendment.

RON PAUL: The government’s not responsible for your safety, that’s why we have a Second Amendment.

Ah yes, shoot the hurricane; that’ll save your house from the wind and the rain.  Time to revive this old gem I suppose.

Comment by Morbo on 08/28/11 at 01:38 PM

“We should be like 1900, we should be like 1940 1950 1960,” he said. “I live on the gulf coast, we deal with hurricanes all the time.”

I suppose he wants to go back to the good old days of burning bodies after the 1900 Galveston hurricane.

Funeral pyres were set up wherever the dead were found and burned for weeks after the storm. The authorities passed out free whiskey to sustain the distraught men conscripted for the gruesome work of collecting and burning the dead

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RON PAUL: The government’s not responsible for your safety, that’s why we have a Second Amendment.

Hordes of godless tornadoes are attacking!

Comment by MikeJ on 08/28/11 at 02:15 PM

I recall when there were insufficient N1H1 deaths, proving the whole thing was some sort of self-serving expansion of gummint and unnecessary skeering of Patriots.

Ron Paul and Bobby Jindal should jump into the nearest active volcano. I’d be happy to find one for them.

Whoops, shoulda writ “h1n1.” Alphabet fail.

Personally, I think Ron Paul should lead the way back to 1900.

1) He should accept the 1900 pay for a Congressman.

2) He should not use a computer, an air plane or any road built before 1900.

3) He should drive a car from 1900.

4) He should only accept medical care to a 1900 standard.

5) He should live in a 1900-era home with all household utilities consistent with 1900.

Ron Paul, a true leader of this country.

Personally, I think Ron Paul should lead the way back to 1900.

I’m sure he would if he could. Personally, as a son and the brother of two women, I find the thought of a 76 year old OB/Gyn pining for ye goode olde days more than a little violence provoking.

When I’m feeling less lazy I may dig up the stats on female mortality during child birth pre- and post Medicaid.

HTP, not to mention infant mortality and small children dying of things we don’t even think about now.  Those were the good old days where you had 10 kids so you could raise 3 or 4.

Tell Ron Paul and his crazy deluded Libertarian followers that there already is a place here in America for their desired lifestyle - become Amish.

Well, we taxpayers pay for FEMA assistance when it is needed.  And, we taxpayers also pay Mr. (Dr.?) Paul’s congressional salary.  Either cut him off the federal teat or send him to the hurricane-affected areas and put him to work.  He can take his gun if it will make him feel safer.

...and only be allowed to use firearms from 1900.

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