Fractional reserve banking: it's a sin!

By Razib Khan | November 9, 2010 1:23 am

479px-Rand_Paul_portrait_byThe junior Senator from Kentucky, Randal “Rand” Paul, is well known as an icon of the Tea Party movement, son of Ron Paul, and devotee of the “Aqua Buddha.” Paul has already stated that means tests on Medicare and Social Security should be on the table. Additionally, he tipped his hand that he was dissimulating during the campaign by adding that military expenditures should also be questioned. This latter position is heterodox on the “centrist” Right and Left because of the power of the military-industrial-complex and the reflexive Jacksonianism which seems to be ascendant on the Right, and the Wilsonianism which has co-opted the establishment Left. But it is totally in keeping with the “Old Right” libertarianism of his father, Ron Paul.

But I recently stumbled upon something much more shocking in regards to Rand Paul and his background: a whole previous career in the public spotlight in the 1980s! For video documentation, please see below the fold.

Image Credit: Gage Skidmore

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Comments (5)

  1. Sandgroper

    Screw that – give me more of this stuff, brother.

    Little known fact – the first time Elton John appeared live in Perth, he was booed off the stage. Comment from an acquaintance “If I want to watch little Pommy poofters, I can go to the public toilets at Perth railway station and watch them for nothing.”

  2. Soul

    Nice song! It seems the older I become, the more I can handle listening to The Pet Shop.


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I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. In relation to nationality I'm a American Northwesterner, in politics I'm a reactionary, and as for religion I have none (I'm an atheist). If you want to know more, see the links at


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