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LP Site Update

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The Libertarian Party’s main website received a bit of a welcome facelift today with the addition of a nice “Iraq Exit Strategy” logo on the left side.

Most notable, however, is the prominently pictured pitch for Liberty Pledge donations featuring the lovely Jessica Neno Wilson. Wilson is the Development Program Coordinator for the LP and [...]

2005 Races to Watch

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

I’d like to compile a list of some key races for third party and independent candidates for this year. So, this should not include any 2006 Congressional races. Post your suggestions in the comments and I’ll update as I go.

I’m not looking for just “there’s a candidate on the ballot” type races… but [...]

Green Meeting Photo Gallery

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

The Green Party of Utah has posted a number of photos from the recent national meeting in Tulsa.

See Ken Sain’s blog for more details.

Sharing a little about me…

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

I’ve gotten several emails since I started this site, some asking what party I’m a member of… if I’ve ever run for office before… that sort of thing.

So, I figured since this site is not about six weeks old, I should probably introduce myself.

My name is Austin Cassidy and I own/run Third Party Watch.

I am [...]

David Koch’s Millions…

Monday, July 25th, 2005

The Libertarian Party’s 1980 Vice-Presidential candidate David Koch has been giving away a LOT of money over the years…. to Republicans.

See a full list of his political donations.

The American Patriot “Party”

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Does anyone know anything about this party? I recently tried to find out some information to see if there was an active Florida organization, it took the Florida chairman a few days to get back to me. In the meantime I’d emailed the national and regional contacts on the website.

First, the regional representative [...]

Weedman for Governor?

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

He’s my favorite candidate so far this year, and it’s got nothing at all to do with his politics…

Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion, running for New Jersey Governor, has the craziest and most entertaining website of anyone that I’ve seen running for office in 2005.

Good To Know…

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

From the Southern Independence Party’s pretend Confederate Government comes this “important” court ruling:

The Constitutional Court of the Confederate States of America, on June 28, 2005, after examining the issues involved in the United States Supreme Court, considering the issue falsely termed “Separation of Church and State” has rendered its judgment in the matter. The U.S. [...]

How Libertarian Are You?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Found this link via Liberty For Sale, a great site worth checking out.

It’s a Libertarian Purity Test. I took the test twice, first time got a 41… reconsidered a few answers and got a 46. I’m between a soft and medium-core libertarian apparently.

Interesting Green Statistics

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

I’ve mentioned some statistics from this site in a past post, but I noticed they added some more information.

Some of the things I found most interesting include a list of the youngest elected Green officeholders… and a really excellent chart that shows how many Green candidates ran for which types of offices, what of those [...]

Badnarik Guessing Game

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party’s 2004 Presidential candidate, is asking people on his blog to guess which office he’ll run for next.

The thinking so far seems to be either U.S. Senate or Governor of Texas, though some have also suggested he run for Congress.

The Blog Post and Comments

Happy July 4th!!

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

As America turns 229 we celebrate everything that makes this country great.

Right now the Commies are meeting in Chicago, while the Greens plan to meet later this month in Oklahoma. Mid-term election season is just a few months away from kicking into full gear. Somewhere out there Ross Perot is probably blasting around [...]

Third Party Memorabilia?

Friday, July 1st, 2005

I’m curious, do any of you guys (or gals) keep collections or individual items from third party campaigns?

I have a few Perot signs and some assorted Cobb, Badnarik, and Browne literature, stickers, and buttons. Would be interested to know what people have and if anyone might be interested in swapping, etc.

(Interested in not only [...]

Green-Leaning Legislative Bodies

Friday, June 24th, 2005

The former Green Party Mayor of Santa Monica has an interesting page on his website where he details the statistics of legislative bodies on which more than one Green Party member serves.

Most interesting to note are the first ever Green-controlled school board district (Nevada County, CA) and the first three Green-controlled city councils… Arcata, CA, [...]

Could you do better a job?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

I wanted to take a quick moment to highlight a game that I find really enjoyable called President Forever. I’ve been playing for a few years now.

It’s from a small software company named 80Soft, and it’s definitely worth checking out for political junkies who enjoy simulating the role of a campaign manager. The [...]

Capitalist Communists?

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

No one really pays much attention to the Communist Party of the United States any more. It’s been decades since they’ve run a Presidential ticket, and they seem to be largely keeping to themselves electorally speaking.

However, I did notice something a little funny when I recently checked up on their website to see if [...]

It doesn’t get much stranger than this…

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

In this entry we take a quick look at one of the more extremist fringe parties out there, The U.S. Corporatist Party.

This new “party” appears to be a creation of a small and strange group of activists. If the suspiciously fascist-looking eagle in their logo isn’t enough of a clue, check out this gem [...]

The Confederate Air Force?

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Below is a somewhat amusing graphic taken from the Southern Independence Party’s website.

The caption reads: “Is this a beautiful sight? We can long for the day that our skies will be full of such birds when the Confederate States Air Force establishes air supremacy over our free Southern skies. Think big and bold. This is [...]