[UPDATED with new location] Ron Paul to Speak at Cal State Fullerton (Hecklers Not Yet Confirmed)

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UPDATE, 2:56 P.M., May 1, 2012: Cal State Fullerton just confirmed that the rally will take place at Titan Stadium.

Ron Paul, friend of tokers, foe of pro-choicers and the bane of every neocon's existence, is scheduled to speak Wednesday at Cal State Fullerton

We'll be there to watch the hilarity.



With the Republicans-in-name-only having pissed on their conservative "principles" by  holding their noses (again) and handing their party's nomination to flip-flopping Mitt Romney, it will be interesting to see what kind of GOP primary candidate (yes, he's still in the race) we get on Wednesday -- cranky Grampa Ron, or Prophet Paul, rejected of men, but rallying the remnant.

The free event is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Cal State Fullerton's Engineering and Computer Science Lawn.

A free voucher lets folks in 6 p.m.

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sameolbs
sameolbs

Yeah, an actual candidate that supports liberty rather than supporting NDAA (taking away due process from Americans) like Romney and Obama. That's real funny.

Spokker
Spokker

Went last night. I thought it was a very diverse crowd. Lots of whites, Hispanics and Asians. I thought this guy was a racist or something? 

Omniogignes
Omniogignes

Everyone other that hard core supporters of Ron Paul, have already accepted the fact that he will lose the republican primary. There have been reports as to why he is the only candidate left running against Mitt Romney. My supposition is it is to try and get some form of leverage.

I was going to write that Ron Paul will not get heckled, but then remembered his education policies. His education policies seem to be just out of touch with the majority of students. There will be no surprise if he gets heckled.

De
De

Hey joshYour a writer for the oc weekly,Let's see if you can get a real job,

hswarden
hswarden

I see you think a free country is something to mock, and illegal wars costing trillions of phantom dollars are business as usual.  Same old media ignorance here at the OC Weekly.

Kristyraney
Kristyraney

Hilarity? Why don't you sit down and open your ears and tell me how funny it was when it's over. If you think he's a joke you obviously haven't been paying attention to him or his plan.

Obamwarmonger
Obamwarmonger

Fullerton Police is known for killing innocent people in public  carry a gun

Eric B
Eric B

You should be a comedian Josh, your opinion might be appreciated then..

Jeff
Jeff

If you want to watch hilarity, turn on the news. If you want to see a real American hero and be part of a true American Revolution and hear about the forgotten ideas that once made our country great, join the rally. 

Dan Warner
Dan Warner

Dear author

Please attend with an open mind and really listen to what he has to say.  I fear many people that write articles about this great man have never heard him speak in person.  Many good folks have been confused and even mocked Dr Paul, untill they hear his message for themselves.

Perhaps you may like what you hear and do some further digging on your own.  This is the beauty of the Ron Paul movement, it makes us think and learn and get involved.

I hope after this evening we can count you as a friend and supporter.

Yours in Liberty

Dan Warner

Stan McClain
Stan McClain

Josh, you are under educated, and probably a by-product of the Department of Education. Its not your fault that you are ignorant, you've been dumbed down. 

Thomas
Thomas

After reading your post, you've convinced me, you're a nitwit.

Mauricio
Mauricio

Ill be there Supporting him!!! President Paul 2012!!!

Louwhan Hoffmann
Louwhan Hoffmann

Don´t care what you call him, he started a revolution and there is NOTHING you lot can do about it!

John Robert Hartigan
John Robert Hartigan

Very funny. Mocking the next President of the United States even before the inauguration. Perhaps you should actually listen to the man and find out that he would represent all Americans, not just the pleasured few on the far left and far right. 

Bill T.
Bill T.

So if in exercising your rights you keep me from exercising my rights I'll be justified in shooting you.

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Abc ... easy as 123

Already accepted the "fact" that he will lose based upon what? News articles? Gut feeling?

As for the education policies, you do understand the cause and effect relationship between subsidies and high tuition rates, right? Did you know tuition rate increases are even outpacing the horrendous rate of increase in health care costs? Did you know many schools are now becoming akin to luxury resorts and many are worried more about one-upping the others to attract students with lavish amenities than they are with improving education and/or trying to manage costs? Do you know what helps to influence that? Did you know the easy money is further inflating a new easy money financial bubble that, once burst, will further erode our nation's fiscal situation and spark off yet another excuse to declare an economic crisis and a host of bailouts to fleece the taxpayers?

Bill T.
Bill T.

With your (see, a correct use of "your") English skills, I'd be curious to know what job you may have landed. I count 6 errors in your post, almost one error for every three words.

John Connolly
John Connolly

Romney also lost in IA and MN and about 7 other states he is losing badly in.  The other side of the coin is... RON PAUL IS WINNING... but the media just cannot quite grip the concept of how a republic works so they are confused as ever because they fell for the AP propaganda about the delegate count.  They also don't realize that a bound delegate for Mittens Romulan can abstain in Tampa so in effect all of the Ron Paul supporters who are supposed to vote for Mitt...will abstain and Romney is not going to get the nomination in the first round at Tampa.  No 1144 for him.  That means..there is a second round.  In the second round no one is bound ...and guess who will probably come away with the nomination...yes...the highly unelectable Ron Paul who will then go on to beat Obama for about 10 reasons and the headlines from the media will be: "OBAMA LOST" ... not "Ron Paul Won!"  and 2 years from now 40% of the country will think we don't have a president.  Americans are that dumb.  AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE A REPUBLIC AND NOT A DEMOCRACY!

Bill T.
Bill T.

News alert: Just someone disagrees with you doesn't mean they haven't thought about the issues.

Bill T.
Bill T.

Log in and get YOUR FREEEEEE SOFTWARE! It runs in the background and you don't even know it's there (until your system grinds to a halt)!

Omniogignes
Omniogignes

Shouldn't Ron Paul actually win delegates during the primaries. That is instead of the wink wink nod nod strategy that his supporters seems to be implementing.

In the best case scenario Ron Paul represents all Americans just like any other candidate. Every America believes in a different level of support that their government should provide, and a different level of intervention that the government should be allowed.

Omniogignes
Omniogignes

Technically Ron Paul has lost. The majority of articles written about Ron Paul is about the mischief some of his supporters are engaging in. It is hard to determine what those antics are all about.

Hearing Ron Paul educations policies alone I will not vote for him. His attitude towards students is listen to me, other than I am listening to you. An out dated idea.

sameolbs
sameolbs

"We try!"

Too bad for you that don't succeed.

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Abc ... easy as 123

That doesn't mean they have thought or were capable of thinking outside the box. Also, there may be further boxes beyond that one that must also be escaped.

Bill T.
Bill T.

damn, "... Just because someone ..."

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Abc ... easy as 123

...but all Americans should understand that if the nation goes broke none of those things "their government should provide" will be possible. Only Ron Paul intends to put us back on a path to fiscal sanity. The other guys just hem and haw and refuse to do anything politically risky (i.e. what needs to be done) while we steam toward the iceberg. Remember when Obama told everyone that if the debt ceiling wasn't raised the Social Security checks wouldn't go out? Don't believe everything you hear. Ron Paul's proposed four-year budget does not eliminate social programs. In fact, he has stated that it will likely take generations to scale back social programs and only if the economy and the society improves to the point that it can be done without harming people.

As for the comment about winning primaries, watch the YouTube video called Ron Paul vs. the #HONESTMISTAKE to get a taste of some of the psychological tactics being employed against him all across the media spectrum. While you're at it, perhaps stop and fully rethink the portions of your world view that have been shaped by the very same media and its repeaters.

Bill T.
Bill T.

Logical extension of the concept of libertarianism.

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Abc ... easy as 123

I'm not sure which specific antics you're referring to, but in many cases the only antics on display are in the form of the articles themselves. In the recent case, once the media decided Paul's delegate strategy was becoming too successful to simply continue to ignore him, a new narrative was fashioned that his supporters are working "mischief" by simply following the rules and earning delegates through dedication to attention meetings and traveling for conventions. Supporters of the other candidates are able to do the same thing, but in many cases they simply don't have enough dedicated people to counteract the enthusiasm of Paul's supporters.

Regarding education again, Paul's approach makes sense when you put it in the context of him being a medical doctor by trade. Listening to students would primarily involve hearing about their descriptions of their symptoms and hearing their suggestions for how to treat the symptoms. Paul already understands the symptoms, but he doesn't intend to treat the symptoms he intends to treat the cause and he's "writing" them a verbal prescription.

Abc ... easy as 123
Abc ... easy as 123

 Easy now. I was just making a lighthearted statement which actually appears quite appropriate and serious under the circumstances.

Bill T.
Bill T.

Just another Lucas stupidity, if there is no try then there is no do.

What do you call it when you "do" something you're sure can be done but turns out to be beyond you? Are you going to say you didn't try? Or maybe if you think there's any chance that you may not "do" then  there's no point to your "doing".

How do you know until you try?

Bill T.
Bill T.

You seem to be assuming that he's never attended to any of Paul's comments. You didn't state any reason why you would think that, therefore you left me to come to my own conclusion. Do you think thta Paul is going to have anything new to say that will cause us to change our minds? I sincerely doubt it.

Dan Warner
Dan Warner

I was inviting the author to come with an open mind.  Everyone is welcome.  The author does not mention if he has ever heard Ron Paul speak. I am only assuming that he has not, perhaps he has.  But if he has not then I can only hope that he comes with an open mind.

I thought my comment was very polite compared to the others.

Abc ... easy as 123
Abc ... easy as 123

"Ron Paul doesn't have a realistic fiscal policy. That is from actually reading and listening to his policies."

It's a milestone. Obviously it will be difficult to reach, and obviously there will be obstacles and modifications. You have to understand, though, that I firmly believe a Paul Administration would oversee the largest economic expansion in our nation's history. Simply paving the way forward to a balanced budget will do much to restore business and investor confidence in our nation's solvency. The resulting stability will improve the economic situation even further. His policies involving repatriation of capital to the United States will fill the economy's gas tank with much-needed capital. His monetary policies (often inaccurately referred to as "a return to the gold standard") would take money out of the hands of schemers and central planners and place it back in the hands of the people and the markets, with money that is tied to a basket of valuable commodities.

I have to wonder how much of what you read and heard was discussion of actual policy positions, and how much was discussions of political philosophy. There is a big difference between the philosophical underpinnings of Paul's political beliefs and the degree to which these philosophies would shape his intentions and actions as President. He's far more pragmatic than many are willing to give him credit for.

Omniogignes
Omniogignes

Ron Paul doesn't have a realistic fiscal policy. That is from actually reading and listening to his policies.

My view on the role of government and Ron Paul is different. Ron Paul has to cast policies that encompass as many people as possible on issues that are important to the electorate. This is something that seems to be constantly missed.

I have been listening to Ron Paul supporters complain, complain, and complain. They seem to be a very feisty bunch.

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