I've been blogging (a lot) at the Shotgun, the superb "ground zero" blog for freedom lovers. Actually, the blog is a strange mix of libertarians (like myself), and conservatives. We disagree with each other. Often. Mostly on cultural issues, but also on issues like whether or not giving Guantanamo detainees habeas corpus rights is a good thing (I think so).
I'm also on the radio every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. on 88.1 WBGUFM in Bowling Green, OH. You can listen live on the Shotgun blog through your web browser.
I'm also working with the Institute for Liberal Studies putting on events like the upcoming Liberty Summer Seminar (pack your tent now, it's going to be over the July 26, 27 weekend this year, and will, again, host some of the best pro-liberty American and Canadian speakers anywhere).
And I'm "working" on my dissertation.
Okay? So go visit those sites. I doubt I'll be posting much on this one.
From 6 to 8:15 p.m. EST, this webcam should be streaming our radio show, if everything works out as it should. You can click on the link beneath the webcam for the live radio stream, coming from 88.1 WBGUFM in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Call it crazy, call it maverick, call it quixotic, call it whatever you'd like. One thing no one can deny is that it's kind of, well, awesome. And occasionally awe-inspiring.
Ron Paul's presidential campaign is all of those things. But the critics of Ron Paul now have one more joke to throw in his direction: The Paul campaign is full of hot air. Well, maybe not the campaign, but the blimp. What? I said blimp.
Ron Paul's grassroots--more energized, more active, more committed than any other candidate in either party--have begun organizing a blimp advertising campaign. The blimp is to get off the ground by the 10th of December, flying over New Hampshire, Iowa, and then to Boston for the planned December 16th "money bomb" in honour of the Boston Tea Party (with stops in-between). On one side of the blimp will be written "Who is Ron Paul?" and "Google Ron Paul," while the other will sport "Ron Paul R3VO7ution" (that's "revolution" with "EVOL" in inverted letters to spell out "LOVE").
The blimp may not fly. Trevor Lyman, the guy who organized the Nov. 5th fundraising event raising a Republican one-day record 4.3 million dollars from 38,000 donors, has sunk his life's savings into Paul's campaign, and the blimp is still stuck without enough money.
Initially, he posted up a pledge site. Over $400,000 was pledged on that site. Now that the site is up as an actual contribution site, those pledges are not being fulfilled. Today is the last day before the blimp gets punctured, and they are still short roughly 30,000 from the initial $200,000 needed to get the blimp off the ground by the 10th of December.
The blimp is already getting somemediaattention. If it were to fly, it might generate a heap more.
(Do I think it will fly? Oh, I do, I do. I've learned not to doubt the Paulites. Or Paulinistas, Paulbots, Paulunteers, or whatever else you'd like to call them.)
This Wednesday, we interview none other than Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst and author of "Nation of Sheep." Napolitano's new book promises to be explosive, and richly libertarian. Check it out yourselves.
Listen live this Wednesday by clicking here (takes you straight to the 88.1 FM stream) from 6 to 8 p.m. EST. Call in, email, and ask Napolitano your own questions. You can also check out our podcasts by visiting our website here.