Archive for May, 2007

Paul Calls Flooding Michigan GOP Office

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Was given this newsworthy item from a Student for Ron Paul (that’s an actual organization, btw) today:

Jeff Frazee/Posted May 17th, 2007 by Jeff Frazee

I just spoke with a friend who knows the people who work in the Michigan GOP office. He said the office “can’t handle the volume” and “don’t know what to do”. Saul [...]

Brownback’s anti-Ron Paul Bulletins

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

For those of you who are on MySpace - or even Facebook - and are friends with some of the GOP presidential candidates, odds are you have seen bulletins from the Sam Brownback campaign:

Ron Paul OFTEN willingly meets with alex jones 911 truther…

Folks this is rock solid evidence Ron Paul hangs with the 9-11 truth [...]

WorldNetDaily article on Corsi for President

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

The National Veterans Coalition of the Constitution Party is preparing to draft Jerome R. Corsi as its choice for the party’s presidential nominee in 2008.

Corsi, who resigned as a WND staff reporter Monday, said he has joined the Constitution Party and is willing to explore a serious pursuit of the nomination.

“The issues that concern me [...]

LibertyUp is here.

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

I haven’t been blogging on here as often as I’d like. There’s two reasons for that.

First off, I’ve been trying to rebuild a Hammer of Truth-like community at Last Free Voice. Judging by the currency of the issue, I’d say we need it. This has basically been done openly, and the results [...]

Dondero to Challenge Ron Paul?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

The following is a letter I received earlier today from Mr. Eric Dondero. He’s been a frequent poster on the comments section of this website for some time. He also runs the website Mainstream Libertarian and has worked on a variety of campaigns. Dondero was also an aide to Congressman Ron Paul.

Now, [...]

CNN: Giuliani to Paul: ‘Take 9/11 Comment Back’

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

From CNN.com today:

Giuliani to Paul: ‘Take back’ 9/11 comments
WASHINGTON (CNN)—Why did terrorists attack the U.S. on 9/11?

According to Texas Congressman Ron Paul, “They attack us because we’ve been over there. We’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We’ve been in the Middle East.”

Restrained, but clearly angry, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani jumped in, [...]

Limbaugh: Ron Paul’s Supporters Spamming Polls

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh told his audience yesterday that he has the power to choose the Republican presidential nominee, and also went on to say that Ron Paul doesn’t have a “snowball’s chance” at getting the nomination. He then chided Ron Paul’s campaign and supporters for “spamming” opinion polls in the congressman’s favor.

The story [...]

Kevin Thompson declares his candidacy for congress in Concord

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

On Saturday, May 12, Kevin Thompson of the Constitution Party of Massachusetts officially announced his candidacy to fill the vacant congressional seat in the 5th district. The event was held overlooking the Old North Bridge in Concord.

Listen here

On this battlefield, many years ago, stood brave men and women ready to give their lives [...]

Q&A With Steve Kubby: Future of the LP

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

TPW: Why has the Libertarian Party failed to resonate with voters for the last 30 years? How will your campaign work to change that?

Steve Kubby: Much of the problem is systemic. The “two-party” system didn’t just develop naturally. It was crafted by the Republicans and Democrats for the specific purpose of excluding alternatives. The [...]

Q&A With George Phillies: Future of the LP

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

TPW: Why has the Libertarian Party failed to resonate with voters for the last 30 years? How will your campaign work to change that?

George Phillies: The Libertarian Party has resonated, time and again, with voters. That’s why we have many Libertarians in elective office. The question is how we duplicate their successes elsewhere.

To [...]

Scottish nationalists strike deal with Green Party

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Nationalists on Friday struck a deal to work with Greens in the Scottish Parliament, a week after the pro-independence party won a one-seat victory in elections for the devolved legislature in Edinburgh.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Green Party said they would collaborate in a government “that pursues a progressive programme and which places [...]

Q&A With George Phillies: Domestic Issues

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

TPW: What role—if any—should the government have in educating children?

George Phillies: I have four specific proposals on Federal involvement:

There is no more important investment in the future than the education of our children and grandchildren. When you invest wisely by paying to educate a child, whether your own child or the child of impoverished parents, [...]

Q&A With Steve Kubby: Domestic Issues

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

TPW: What role—if any—should the government have in educating children?

Steve Kubby: The federal government should have no role at all—the Constitution clearly and carefully enumerates the federal government’s powers, and administering education is not one of those powers. As a candidate for president, my position must be “hands off the states” on education and many [...]

Libertarian My A**

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Despite the vulgarity and crudeness of this article, it was food for thought…

Lately, I’ve heard more people (men, mostly) proclaim themselves “libertarian.” My gut feeling tells me that most of these new “converts” aren’t really libertarian, or that they don’t understand what libertarianism is and that they are really just angry at how far off [...]

Green Party gathering to focus on ecology

Monday, May 14th, 2007

EUREKA —The Green Party of Humboldt County will focus on sustainability at its Saturday General Assembly.

The quarterly event is held to make policy decisions and provide a forum to network around ecology and sustainability.

Reducing global warming is one of the goals that Humboldt Greens set for 2007. Events will focus on what people can do [...]

Hagel-Bloomberg closer to running

Monday, May 14th, 2007

According to Politics1.com, US Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) appeared on Meet The Press the other day. Here’s probably the most important quote of the article.

Hagel said he’ll make a decision on running for President or Vice President as an Independent by “late summer.” He acknowledged running on a ticket with the billionaire publishing mogul Bloomberg [...]

Q&A With Steve Kubby: Foreign Policy

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Third Party Watch: If elected President, how would you deal with the current military situation in Iraq?

Steve Kubby: I’d order an immediate, unilateral and unconditional withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, with the only time limitation factor being the security and safety of the troops in movement.

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Third Party Watch: If you had been the [...]

Q&A With George Phillies: Foreign Policy

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Third Party Watch: If elected President, how would you deal with the current military situation in Iraq?

George Phillies: The War On Iraq was built on a pile of lies. WMDs. Support for Al Qaeda. Complicity in 9/11. Iraq actually had none of those things. Our armed forces in Iraq should leave as [...]

Jore opposes tax breaks for clean energy

Monday, May 14th, 2007

An energy bill granting broad property-tax breaks designed to boost new “clean” energy development in Montana, including coal, cleared the House Saturday by a wide margin. Rick Jore was among those who voted against it:

“This bill is an expression of the mistaken notion that it’s the purpose of government to create jobs,” said Ronan [...]

Next Year: IRV in Vermont?

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Ballot Access News reports that Instant Run-off Voting for Congressional elections in Vermont might become a reality as soon as next year. This could make for a very interesting race in a state with a proven independent streak and a well-positioned Progressive Party.

On May 10, the Vermont House Government Operations Committee passed SB 108, [...]

An Annoyingly Stupid YouTube Video

Monday, May 14th, 2007

These clowns appear to be under the impression that the Libertarian Party is basically a gay rights isolationist group that favors hunting and killing illegal aliens. Might be nice if a few people left comments on the YouTube site correcting the creators of this stupid garbage…

Knapp Resigns as Kubby Campaign Manager

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Tom Knapp has decided to step down as campaign manager for the Steve Kubby Presidential campaign. He explains his reasoning in detail on his own blog, but the short version is that Kubby wants to take a very high road campaign strategy and Knapp said a few negative things about Wayne Root.

So the search [...]

Bob Barr & Borat

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Has anyone seen the hilarious comedy Borat? If you haven’t, then you’re pretty much retarded. But in one scene, former Congressman Bob Barr, R-Georgia, takes a sample of some “cheese” from (not the heroin-based kind) Borat—but only being informed a few short minutes later that it was cheese from breast milk.

Someone should humorously remind Congressman [...]

The Latest from Allen Hacker

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

In a response on “Hammer of Lies,” Allen Hacker, infamous campaign manager of Michael Badnarik’s U.S. Congressional campaign last year (you know, the $400,000 for 4% race), stated:

Joey Dauben:

I was not elected to a new position in LPC.

There is no process for electoral recall in LPC.

Fraud? Proof? Put up or shut up.

Every time [...]

Reform Party Petition for Rehearing Denied in FEC Case

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Ballot Access News

On May 9, the 11th circuit denied the Reform Party’s petition for a rehearing in Federal Election Commission v Reform Party. This is the case in which the FEC has been seeking repayment of $333,000 that it gave to the party for its national convention in 2000. As a result, the national party [...]