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Friday, February 15, 2008

Give Me The Liberty and No One Gets Hurt

posted by on February 15 at 13:35 PM

Were you one of the many, many denizens of the internet who were looking to get a golden Ron Paul Liberty Dollar, only to be thwarted by the unconstitutional reach of the federal government? What if I were to tell you that while you may not have the chance to win the battle for liberty and sound currency, you might be able to at least strike a blow of the libertarian ideals of deliciousness?

Enter the Ron Paul Chocolate Currency.


The website suggests that the best value would actually be to order 15,000 of the gold coins for the low price of $2,200. Why would anyone want that many pieces of chocolate with Ron Paul’s face on them? sales have been slow. Any ideas how we can boost sales toget rid of the remaining 10000 chocolates?

Now that super tuesday is past, it seems much harder to find people to support ron paul causes, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re 2000 dollars in the red from this second batch. we need to find 100 people who want 100 chocolates each for 30 bucks. At the current order rate (about 1 per day) it’s going to take until May…

This appears to have been a less successful idea than the race car.

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Damn that tricky Free Market!

Posted by cdc | February 15, 2008 1:39 PM

This from a group of people claiming fiscal responsibility...

Posted by w7ngman | February 15, 2008 1:50 PM

Each coin should be worth a gazillion moon-dollars.

Posted by JC | February 15, 2008 2:01 PM

I get the impression that the entire theme of a Ron Paul Presidency would be sentences starting with "Any ideas how we can..." and ending with a plaintive question mark.

They're selling one chocolate a day. That's beautiful. It's like seeing someone who put their retirement fund in Beanie Babies or something.

Do Ron Paul supporters have self-awareness? Do they ever look in the mirror and say, wow, I am really, really stupid?

Posted by Fnarf | February 15, 2008 2:01 PM

I think this turned out more allegorical of the gold standard than they were hoping.

Posted by w7ngman | February 15, 2008 2:09 PM

I have to say though if we are to base on currency on something chocolate is a lot more useful (and tasty!) then gold.

Posted by Giffy | February 15, 2008 2:11 PM

The bonus part of chocolate currency is it would keep those southern states down, cause their money would melt.

Plus all the sticky chocolate would muck up their keyboards.

And when the fridge broke, you could eat your money.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 15, 2008 2:15 PM

Grumble: The tinfoil-hat loonies behind Ron Paul have peppered my neighborhood and surrounds with their signs. Little ones, and the big 4x8 plywood ones. I really want them gone now.

Unfortunately, it's fuckin' illegal to tear down a campaign sign, innit? Even when the candidate is out of the race?

Posted by Dr_Awesome | February 15, 2008 2:48 PM

What's really beautiful about all this is that it's Paul's campaign offering an incredibly accurate illustration of exactly the sort of thing we could expect to see tons more of in a Paul-run America.

If only Hillary could, like, start issuing people fines or garnishes for not having health insurance, or start making Iranian casualties of war. I guess she already offered saxophone players earlier this week, but that was more of a reminiscence than a prediction... I hope.

In all fairness, Obama would likewise have to, say, start giving people hope in America.

Oh, wait.

Posted by K | February 15, 2008 2:55 PM

"it's fuckin' illegal to tear down a campaign sign, innit?"

No more or less illegal that it was to put them up in the first place, I would imagine.

Posted by w7ngman | February 15, 2008 3:00 PM

They should load them all up aboard the Ron Paul blimp and shower them upon the people! Who wouldn't vote for a man who made chocolate rain down from the skies?

Posted by JC | February 15, 2008 3:07 PM

I thought campaign signs were legal in the public right-of-way, as opposed to commercial advertising, which must have permits to be legal. Aren't there cases where people were prosecuted for tampering with campaign signs?

In any case, I own a pickup truck and a ninja suit, and I need kindling. A few of the larger Paul signs may mysteriously disappear in the coming weeks...

Posted by Dr_Awesome | February 15, 2008 3:30 PM

But it's not a campaign sign. It's a flyer.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 15, 2008 3:34 PM

Maybe he can sell them at Hempfest.

Posted by RainMan | February 15, 2008 7:57 PM

Oh joy! Look at all the neocons attacking Dr. Paul every chance they get! What a wonderful group of gutless a-holes hell-bent on electing pro-war anti-American neocon candidates who seek to destroy this country. It's a wonder so many brainless wonders could all be concentrated on one location online. Now if I could just reach out to all of you through this web site and remove that part of your dysfunctional brains... wouldn't that be wonderful????

Posted by Ted | February 18, 2008 6:17 AM

Only gutless wonders vote for pro-war candidates. Only serious chickenshits live in fear of terrorists so much so they must vote for neocon prowar candidates every chance they get. WEAK!!!!!! WEAK!!!!!! You let the terrorists win, you gutless con-tard wonders.

Posted by Techno | February 18, 2008 6:21 AM

How the hell do you guys come up with so many clever titles to posts like this one? Do you have a dedicated post title creator or something? ;)

Posted by Gay Seattle | February 19, 2008 8:19 AM

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