Daily Archives: January 28, 2009

City Council races in Burlington, Vermont on March 3rd

Burlington, Vermont is one of the most friendly cities in the nation to third parties.  On “Town Meeting Day,” which will be March 3rd this year, citizens will gather and elect local officials with instant runoff voting.  Their choices include independents, Burlington Greens, Democrats, Republicans, and Progressives.

While there will be more than just the City Council at stake (and there will be elections throughout Vermont), tonight I will only be covering the Burlington City Council for the sake of time. … Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Misnamed Obama ‘stimulus’ spending package costs could top $1 trillion

Posted by Donny Ferguson at LP.org. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

The Politico today reports when interest costs are added to the $825 billion government spending plan proposed by President Barack Obaama, the total costs to taxpayers could top $1 trillion.

In a letter to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), ranking member of the House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf reports the interest cost would be $347 billion over 10 years, meaning the $825 billion plan could cost as much as $1.172 trillion.… Read more ...

Indianapolis City-County Council reappoints two Libertarians

Press release from the Libertarian Party of Marion County, Ind. reposted by LP National. Posted to IPR by Paulie.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis City-County Council has voted to reappoint two Indianapolis Libertarians to the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals in Indianapolis for a one-year term. Timothy J. Maguire was confirmed in a 29-0 vote on January 12, 2009 to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Division I, of which he is currently the Chairman.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party urges ‘no’ vote on Eric Holder

Attorney General nominee hostile to Second Amendment rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s third-largest political party urged the Senate Wednesday to reject the nomination of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, citing his record of hostility to Second Amendment rights.

“The Attorney General is expected to defend our Constitutional rights, not infringe them,” said Libertarian Party spokesman Donny Ferguson, “Americans value the precious rights protected by the Second Amendment, and they demand the Senate reject this nomination.”

Nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Justice Department, Holder earned the ire of gun rights groups while Deputy Attorney General under then-President Bill Clinton, from 1997 to 2000.… Read more ...

Libertarian Wayne Root on Cavuto today, Savage Nation tomorrow


Press Release

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Root to appear on “Your World with Neil Cavuto”

2008 Libertarian vice-presidential candidate Wayne A. Root will appear Wednesday, January 28, 6:05 p.m., Eastern time, on the Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”

Root’s appearance on Michael Savage’s “The Savage Nation” radio program has been moved to Thursday, Jan.… Read more ...

Philadelphia Inquirer runs Ralph Nader op-ed on Pennsylvania ballot access

Heavy costs of a run by a third party in Pa.
But 2 challenges are part of the Bonusgate probe.

By Ralph Nader
Independent candidate for president in 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer

If you want to run for public office in Pennsylvania, and you’re neither a Republican nor a Democrat, you’d better be prepared to bet the farm.… Read more ...

North Carolina ballot access bill expands

Ballot Access News:

Earlier it was reported here that North Carolina Senator Jim Jacumin planned to introduce a bill, lowering the number of signatures for independent candidates. Senator Jacumin now plans to expand the bill so that it also lowers the number of signatures for minor parties. Furthermore, the bill will delete the requirement that declared write-in candidates must submit a petition of 500 signatures.

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Funding plea from Malik Rahim Campaign

Posted at On The Wilder Side. Previous IPR coverage of Malik Rahim.

Dear Supporters of Malik,

We greatly appreciate all the hard work that everyone did for the campaign. However, just when we thought things were over, we discovered that due to an accounting error, the campaign owes $3,700 in unpaid debts to printers and a billboard company.

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Ronald Hardy interviews Illinois Green House Distict 5 candidate Deb Gordils at Green Party Watch

Original interview posted at GPW. Posted to IPR by Paulie.

Five candidates are seeking the Illinois Green Party nomination to run in the special election to replace Rahm Emanuel in the US House in District 5. There will be a primary on March 3rd for the Green Party, the Democrats and the Republicans.… Read more ...

Bronx County, NY Green Party faults state and city elected leader for MTA crisis

On The Wilder Side:

Announces New Initiative to Put Candidates on the Ballot

Green Party of New York State Committee members from Bronx County will appear at the MTA Fare Increase hearing at the Westchester County Center today. In addition to the Westchester public hearing today, officials from the Bronx County Green Party will also attend the Bronx public hearing at Lehman College next Wednesday – February 4.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: ‘Game On’

by Mary Starrett
Constitution Party Communications Director

The messiah of the disordered new world is now president of the United States.

With eyes wide shut Americans elected Barack Hussein Obama even though it’s doubtful he was even eligible for the office; even though he promised bona fide socialism; even though virtually every “change’” his supporters thought they were voting for likely won’t transpire; and even though changes that probably will take place will be horrifying.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: Global Taxes and Global TV Now on the Agenda


by Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

In addition to global taxes, “The Global Agenda 2009” report urges creation of a global television channel.

President Obama’s pick for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, is being urged to lay the foundation for “global governance” by considering “international taxation” measures to loot more money from U.S.… Read more ...