Archive for April, 2008

Local Businessman and Native Nevadan announces candidacy for Congress

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Insurance Agency owner Floyd Fitzgibbons announced today his plan to run for the 3rd Congressional District. The 51 year old native Nevadan’s entry into the contest will have an important bearing on the outcome of the election due to the large number of disenchanted Republicans and that 80,000 registered voters in the 3rd district are [...]

LP Photoshop of the day

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Source: Anonymous by request

From the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Here’s an update on two major stories regarding the Libertarian Party of North Carolina.

TRIAL DATE SET TO HEAR LIBERTARIAN LAWSUIT

We’re received a date for the trial of our lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s elections law. The trial is set for May 5 in Wake Superior Court. Room 10-B. We expect the trial to [...]

Nader on Democracy Now (from Feb. 2008)

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Ralph Nader talks to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

US Green Party sends delegation to the Second Global Greens Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 1-4

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The Green Party of the United States will send six delegates to the Second Global Greens Congress, to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 1-4, 2008.

The US Green delegates are Mike Feinstein (former Mayor of Santa Monica, California), Marnie Glickman (Oregon), and Julia Willebrand (New York). Alternate delegates will also attend: John Rensenbrink (Maine), [...]

Hillary cackles. People die.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

While he hadn’t joined the Libertarian Party at this time, here’s recent footage of Mike Gravel:

LP: Government beefs up as economy flattens out

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

From the Libertarian Party:

As the economy struggles to grow, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that local, state and federal governments have added a combined 76,800 jobs in the first quarter of 2008, with nearly 18 percent of those jobs at the federal level. In response to the numbers, the Libertarian Party issued [...]

Root calls Barr “scared to debate” him

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Wayne Allyn Root apparently didn’t appreciate yesterday’s article at Reason as much as Barr’s staff did. This blog entry at Reason cleared some of the air on some other issues, though.

On why Root gave money to Joe Lieberman’s campaign:

So what’s Root’s explanation for donating to Joe Lieberman? “It wasn’t because I agreed with [...]

Bob Barr on Taxes and Spending

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The latest from Robert Milnes

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

From an e-mail Robert Milnes sent out [Editorial note: Probably due to a formatting issue, paragraph breaks weren’t included in the email we received. We are guessing as to where Mr. Milnes might have wished to insert the line breaks.] to his list:

Yesterday the President held a press conference. He said several things [...]

LP prez updates

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Here is how a Reason blog entry teased their comprehensive article about the LP presidential race:

Wayne Allyn Root, Bob Barr, Mike Gravel, and self-identified “descendent of Emperor Nero,” Daniel Imperato; David Weigel presents a field guide to the wildest Libertarian Party nomination fight in decades.

The article contains a lot of interesting quotes from delegates about [...]

Phillies on Debate and Civility

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Libertarian Presidential Candidate George Phillies issued a statement today regarding civility in debate in the Presidential race, taking candidates to task for mudslinging while encouraging his fellow Libertarian candidates not to shy away from asking and answering hard questions.

“Each Party’s Presidential campaign has given us spectacular exchanges: Giuliani vs Paul in their first debate. Clinton [...]

Chuck Baldwin Answers Questions on WND

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin was interviewed by WorldNetDaily recently and it seems obvious to me that he is poised to be our best candidate for President, ever.

WND: Don’t people forget the Republican Party started out as a third-party?

Baldwin: When Abraham Lincoln ran his party was just a young party, a third party or an independent party. Of [...]

Bob Barr: Why the Libertarian Party?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Steve Kubby’s Blog Talk Radio program last night

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

By popular request, I’m taking a break from my regularly scheduled plan of not providing any sort of balance to the news coverage on this site in order to provide a link to Steve Kubby’s Blog Talk Radio program last night. Topics covered: The LP brouhaha du jour, David Nolan wants Shane Cory fired, [...]

Last thoughts on Kansas City

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Here are some sporadic last thoughts on the Constitution Party’s convention in Kansas City.

First: Alan Keyes. Myself and Red Phillips advised Keyes’ supporters and staff members for weeks. We gave them a very simple rubric by which they could avoid dissapointment, know their opposition and it’s strengths, and even avoid an embarassing 3-to-1 loss. None [...]

Christine Smith publishes interview responses online before publication date

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

LP News has been interviewing each of the Libertarian presidential candidates for the last issue before the Libertarian National Convention. You won’t have to wait for the print edition to see Christine Smith’s responses, though. Here’s a sample:

During your campaign for the nomination, do you feel you have helped the party with its [...]

The LP loses a member

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Former co-blogger on another website Ian Bernard has had it with the Libertarian Party:

The Libertarian Party (LP) had, after the late, great Harry Browne’s campaigns, been falling further and further from it’s original principles. In the early portion of this decade, when the LP removed from the party platform their calls for the abolishment of [...]

Phillies: Student Visas, Weapon for Liberty

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

From Phillies 2008:

Libertarian Presidential candidate George Phillies today called for expansion of student visa programs. “There is no more powerful way to show people the rewards of freedom,” Phillies said, “than to bring them into our country as students. While here, foreign students enrich the education of our fellow Americans. When they go home, [...]

Jerome Corsi speaks to Constitution Party Convention

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

W.A.R. in the news

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

From Ballot Access News:

Wayne A. Root, one of the candidates for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, is setting out to telephone every Libertarian Party delegate to the May national convention. Since not all states have even finalized their list of delegates, he is working with an even more expansive list, a list of potential delegates [...]

Bob Barr on ReasonTV

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Barr, Nader included in latest Zogby poll

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From Zogby International:

Republican John McCain trails Democrat Barack Obama by three points in a national general election test, but leads Democrat Hillary Clinton by 10 points, the latest Zogby Interactive survey shows.

The online poll, conducted April 25-28, 2008, shows that Obama retains 80% support among Democrats, compared to just 66% of Democrats who said they [...]

What Was Ralph Nader Thinking?

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From Jürgen Vsych:

“What Was Ralph Nader Thinking?” New biography of the consumer advocate and independent presidential candidate

What Was Ralph Nader Thinking when he ran for president against impossible odds? Read this new book and find out!

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, or dared to eat a hot dog, you may be alive because [...]

Ration government, not food

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From the Libertarian Party:

Food rationing has started for the first time in the United States as food prices soar across the nation. The Libertarian Party blames government regulation for the worsening economic and food conditions in a statement from the Libertarian Party by Executive Director Shane Cory:

“Food rationing for the first time in the [...]