Archive for February, 2006

Portland School Board Greens Fall Short

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

This item comes to us from the Forecaster:

An initiative by Green Independent Party members of the School Committee to have every child entering kindergarten in 2006 graduate with a college degree by 2023 has been set aside for more evaluation.

By a 5-4 vote, the committee decided to send the initiative to a policy subcommittee for [...]

“Grandpa” Al Lewis (1910-2006)

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

Actor, restaurant owner, radio host, and Green Party candidate Al Lewis died yesterday at the age of 95. Best known as “Grandpa” on the television program The Munsters, Lewis was the 1998 Green Party nominee for governor of New York state.

Though Lewis did not win his race, or even come close, he was successful [...]

Peace & Freedom Party Back on Ballot

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Richard Winger’s Ballot Access News has posted the following:

Secretary of State Relents, Peace & Freedom Party Back on Calif. Ballot
C.T. Weber reports that the California Secretary of State has reconsidered his decision to remove the Peace and Freedom Party from the state ballot. Details to follow.

Any Bloggers Looking to Make Money?

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

I’ve got a couple of “invites” left for the BlogAds network if there’s anyone out there who is interested in placing ads on their blogs. You have to be doing at least a decent bit of traffic though.

Reply here or email me at [email protected]

Mihos Continues to Mull Independent Bid

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Weathly businessman Christy Mihos is running for governor of Massachusetts, but he’s still undecided about exactly how he’ll be doing it. One option is to take on the current Lt. Governor in a Republican primary. The other… go independent.

From Cape Cod Online:

As the Yarmouth Republican Town Committee began its regular meeting Thursday, chairman [...]

History of the Peace & Freedom Party

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Since their ballot status is currently in jeopardy, I figured I’d post a very brief history of the Peace and Freedom Party since it’s not an entity that gets much coverage (on this site or in any media, really).

The PFP was founded in 1967 and by 1968 had begun splitting apart. In that year’s [...]

CA Won’t Reverse Peace & Freedom Ruling

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Some alarming news for the Peace and Freedom Party, from Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Bruce McPherson, California Secretary of State, has finally determined to remove the Peace & Freedom Party (see post below). However, he won’t release his reasoning. Presumably, he argues that the precedents that show his interpretation is wrong (those from 1998, [...]

Green Video Response to Bush Speech

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

As we mentioned before, the Green Party has put together a nice little response to the State of the Union speech. As part of the effort the Green Party has posted these five videos on the party website.

I greatly admire this effort by the Greens to gain some legitimate political clout. Although, I [...]

Peace & Freedom Party Threatened

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Ballot Access News has the story:

The California Secretary of State, Bruce McPherson, seems to be on the verge of reversing 75 years of precedent, and ruling that a party that first qualified in a presidential election year cannot be on the following gubernatorial election ballot two years later, unless it has registration equal to 1% [...]

Bid Early, Bid Often…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Just another quick plug for my eBay auctions.

I’ve got a wide selection of random things from my closet for sale… Paul Tsongas buttons, self-help books, a couple of cool DVDs, some textbooks, an old issue of Talk Magazine, and a couple of fairly new PC games.

Many auctions are ending within the next 24 hours, so [...]

Golisano Out of Governor’s Race

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Three time third party candidate Tom Golisano was expected to run for and win the Republican nomination for governor, but apparently he’s decided to skip the race entirely. It now seems unclear who will win the GOP line and if that person will also receive the endorsement of the Independence Party under New [...]

Badnarik Raises $100,000+

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

From the campaign’s official blog…

So far this month the Badnarik Campaign has raised $25,314.99 making our record breaking total at the moment, $108,739.78! My sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed so far, and a very special thanks to the thirteen people who have supported me with a $2,100 maximum contribution for this phase [...]

Hutchinson Launches Campaign in Style

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

From the West Central Tribune…

Peter Hutchinson is trying to recreate the Jesse Ventura success story minus a boa.

The 56-year-old has been vice president for the Dayton Hudson Corp., state finance commissioner, Minneapolis school superintendent and consultant to governments across the country. Now he wants to be elected by moderate voters as Minnesota’s governor, like Ventura.

“Somewhere [...]