Oh, Boy. Just when you thought you could never get enough of the wacko nut job Ron Paul, salvation crops up. He starts his own channel. Yup, the Ron Paul Channel. It's been teased and advertised for a month now. It's coming soon, and then sooner and then finally, it's here. Episode one. I had waited with baited breath to see what the former congressman and three time presidential nominee had to share with us. Now it's just a click away.
I clicked that arrow in the center of the screen and there it was. The first episode of his history-making personal show. And was it ever good -- I don't think I laughed so loud since the "Chuckles Bites The Dust" episode of the old Mary Tyler Moore Show. It was so good that I clicked to watch it a second time. Go ahead. Check out this highly promoted series. Everyone's talking about it:
So, it's been taken down as you can see. After all this promotion leading up to the premier and crash. It's down. Felled by a copyright claim. How fitting for a libertarian.
So I went back to the site and snooped around to see if I was the only one who it wasn't playing for. On the site they said they were having technical difficulties and it would be up soon. Well, three days later and it's still not here. Take my word for it, it's as outrageous as Ron Paul at a tax hike convention.
But here's the point-- if the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree, think of what the Republicans might be offering with Rand Paul. It's not that we had to look too deeply to realize this guy's as looney tunes as his dad, but how long until Sonny has his father muzzled? If they're both committed or institutionalized, do they qualify for a family rate under Obamacare?
Of course no one should be held responsible for the sins of the father, but interestingly, I don't hear Rand's take on the world as much, if at all, different than the old man's.
And if you think I'm alone in finding Ron Paul's debut episode off the wall, see what MSNBC had to say about it: