Daily Archives: August 12, 2008

Thomas Knapp endorses Gravel’s National Initiative

Press release from Tom Knapp:

Earlier this year, former US Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) left the Democratic Party’s presidential race to instead seek the nomination of the Libertarian Party. While that party passed him over in favor of former US Representative Bob Barr (R-GA), his ideas seem to be catching on with Libertarians.… Read more ...

Penn Jillette comes out for LP ticket

Hotline On Call reports on Penn Jillette’s not-entirely-unexpected endorsement of the Bob Barr/Wayne Allyn Root Libertarian ticket.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin on his heroes

Chuck Baldwin recently penned an article about his historical heroes, which includes his favorite presidents, founding fathers, Christians, and southerners. Some of the picks that may raise Constitutionalist and Libertarian eyebrows include John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.

How can anyone not like Teddy Roosevelt? He is an American legend, the hero of San Juan Hill, and an American icon.

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Zogby poll to include many third-party candidates

Zogby and WorldNetDaily have commissioned a poll which will include Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Alan Keyes, and Cynthia McKinney to be performed this weekend. Joseph Farah is the founder and chief-editor of WorldNetDaily, where this story is originating, and is also the self-proclaimed leader of the “None of the Above” movement in 2008, which advocates either non-voting or voting for a third-party presidential contender.… Read more ...

Barrett can’t espouse ‘socialist ideas’ and still claim to be libertarian, says opponent

Ben Olson III; a 55-year-old bartender, construction worker, and sawmill owner; will challenge the controversial 9/11 Truther Kevin Barrett for the Libertarian Party’s nomination in Wisconsin’s 3rd district. But Olson is not opposing Barrett based on his 9/11 theories, but for what he considers to be Barrett’s support for “socialist ideas.”

“He can’t espouse socialist ideas like government-run health care and propping up Social Security and still claim to be a Libertarian,” Olson says in an August 11 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.… Read more ...

Controversial Libertarian candidate Kevin Barrett suggests he might vote for Cynthia McKinney

Gail’s Tails reports

In a letter to the editior in the Capitol Times, Libertarian Congressional Candidate, Kevin Barrett looks like he is voting for Cynthia McKinney.

Also, note that there are a number of good third-party candidates this year, including Libertarian presidential hopeful Bob Barr and Green Party sensation Cynthia McKinney, who has twice the brains and three times the cojones of the major party “men.” If you like the idea of a woman president, but also like the idea of a person of color in the Oval Office, vote for McKinney and you’ll get both — and the best candidate as well.

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Barr misses Maine deadline

Hot on the heels of the failure in West Virginia (additional discussion at Ballot Access News and Last Free Voice), Ballot Access News reports:

On the deadline date of August 8, Bob Barr submitted a total of 3,200 signatures to various town and city clerks in Maine. State law requires 4,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot.

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Bob Barr opposes Cuban embargo

via BlueCarp

At a fund raising event Sunday night in Littleton, Colorado, Libertarian nominee for president Bob Barr told a group of supporters, “I am against the Cuban embargo.”

Barr, smoking a non-Cuban cigar in the backyard of Travis Nicks, Libertarian Party of Colorado Chairman, said he would lift the embargo against Cuba as President.

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It’s official: Cindy Sheehan is on the ballot to challenge Speaker Pelosi

Ballot Access News reports that Cindy Sheehan got only a couple of hundred more valid signatures than required, placing her officially on the ballot.

The Sheehan campaign collected about 20,000 raw signatures, after a last minute push.

San Francisco election officials today certified Cindy Sheehan for the November ballot against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Nader calls for crackdown on corporate crime, reversal of so-called war on drugs

Press Release
from the Nader campaign.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8–At a news conference today Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader outlined his plan to empty prisons of non-violent drug offenders and fill them up with corporate criminals.

“Non-violent drug offenses are being over prosecuted and corporate crime is being under prosecuted,” Nader said. “The Justice Department must begin to reverse course, crank up the crackdown on corporate crime, and end the cruel and inhumane war on non-violent drug possession.”

“The criminal justice system is broken–so badly that one hardly knows where to begin describing the breakdown,” Nader said.

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Bob Barr condemns bungled police raid as example of unaccountable law enforcement agencies

Press Release from the Barr campaign. This one may be of particular interest given Barr’s professional background, which is described in the last paragraph.

Atlanta, GA — “We typically make fun of bungled police operations by saying they were conducted by the gang that couldn’t shoot straight,” notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.

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Greens contrast energy and climate proposals with Democrats and Republicans

Press release from the national Green Party

America needs the Green Party’s solutions to energy and global warming crises, not the Obama or McCain plans, say Greens


For Immediate Release:
Monday, August 11, 2008

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org

Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Greens call rise of gas prices and demand for expanded drilling a manipulation by oil companies seeking control over US energy policy

WASHINGTON, DC — Green candidates and leaders called Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s positions on energy policy, gas prices, and global warming a capitulation to corporate lobbies, and urged adoption of the Green Party’s plan to reduce fossil fuel consumption, generate new jobs in conservation and new energy sources, and curb the advance of climate change.

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