Daily Archives: December 18, 2008

Douglass Gaking is new national chair of the Boston Tea Party


The Boston Tea Party has a new national chair, Douglass Gaking. Congratulations to Doug. In a short time, another election to fill the vacancy on the national committee (the vice chair is now chair, so the vice chair seat is empty) is anticipated.

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Libertarian Party: Government programs die hard

Posted at LP.org

Libertarian Party Warns Against Further Government Spending

America’s largest third party is warning against the institution of new government programs in the wake of the current economic crisis. “Government programs tend to linger with disastrous economic consequences,” says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

“Congress needs to exercise extreme caution when considering any new government programs that are intended to act as a remedy for economic decline,” says Davis.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of New York chair Eric Sundwall on Break The Matrix, Friday Dec. 19th

Posted at Break The Matrix

9am eastern Join us for an interview with Eric Sundwall to discuss the Libertarian Party, its principles and the direction of the party.


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UK Libertarian Party: The Liberty Test, the Stalin Test and the rule of law

From the UK LP blog

As talk of a February election is now being discussed in the media and questions are being asked about the extent to which we live in a big brother state, The Libertarian Party in the UK is increasingly using a series of tests, which were announced earlier this year, to check the Big Government and Statist values of any policies or legislation put forward by Political Parties, Local Authorities, Quangos and the EU.

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Green Party: Enacting a single-payer health care program will boost the ailing US economy


For Immediate Release:
Thursday, December 18, 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

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Green Party proposes hour of darkness

Posted at Dee’s ‘Dotes

I serve as secretary of the Eco-Action Committee, an official committee of the Green Party of the United States.
See the Eco-Action Committee News Ticker here.

I found this post today about an action item the Eco-Action Committee has put forth for the third Thursday of each month – Dark Earth Hour:

December 18, 2008

Naperville Sun

This holiday season, the Eco-Action Committee of the Green Party of the United States is asking Americans to observe a Dark Earth Hour from 9 to 10 p.m.

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Constitution Party: six term U.S. Congressman exposes Iraq war lies

This press release is from the 11th, and the meeting already took place (archive broadcast http://republicmedia.tv/).


Firebrand 6 Term U.S. Congressman Exposes Iraq War Lies

John Hostettler to Address Country’s Fastest- Growing 3rd Party

Orlando, FL, The Constitution Party, heralded as the country’s ‘new, true conservative party’ will feature former Republican Indiana Congressman John Hostettler as one of the speakers at a two day national meeting to be held in Orlando, FL, December 12-13, 2008.

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Libertarian Party daily poll: ‘Is human-generated global warming a myth?’

In its daily poll, LP.org asks: Is human-generated global warming a myth?

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Green Party Watch reviews alternative party videos

Posted by Ronald Hardy at GPW:

YouTube and other online video sites have made releasing promotional videos for causes or candidates or parties a piece of cake. A number of people noted that Ralph Nader’s campaign was exceptional in the use of YouTube videos to promote his campaign. Many videos were put out over the last year for candidates, some of high quality, some hastily thrown together.

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Updated tally of Green Party victories from November 2008

November 2008 Green Party Election Results
updated December 10, 2008 (GP.org)… Read more ...

LP presidential candidate statement: Angela Keaton

My plans are to return to Portugal on the 10th anniversary of my near arrest because I didn’t take Rick Steve’s advice after I read the book and squatting 20 lbs over my body weight by December of 09. My running mate is working on her golf game. I don’t approve.… Read more ...

George Phillies: ‘LNC given facts in advance showing their NH suit was invalid’

From the desk of George Phillies:

LNC was given facts in advance showing that their substitution lawsuit is invalid.

It’s in the following email, which was leaked to me some time ago by a number of LNC members disgusted with ongoing proceedings.

The core issue is that the LNC lawsuit affects to advance the claim that the LPNH State Committee can replace candidates, when in fact the State Convention reserved that right to itself.… Read more ...