Libertarian Party Director of Communications Andrew Davis resigns

From Rachel Hawkridge:

Last night, I was informed that Andrew Davis has resigned. Donny Ferguson has been hired to replace him.

Libertarian Party chairman Bill Redpath writes,

“Donny brings 15 years of experience as a field activist, campaign manager and fundraiser as well as solid political knowledge. He has volunteered at HQ in the past and is local to the DC area. He has an extensive network of connections in the national media. Donny, in addition to his Communications Director responsibilities, will also cover some Political Director taskings.

He and Andrew will have several days to conduct a turnover next week.”

Act In Liberty,

Rachel Hawkridge
Libertarian National Committee
Region 7 Representative

Office Hours: Wednesdays 10-2
206.792.9840
206.769.2492 cel

www.LNCRegion7.blogspot.com

Posted to IPR by Paulie

64 thoughts on “Libertarian Party Director of Communications Andrew Davis resigns

  1. Trent Hill

    Neat.

    Paulie, as I said previously. Stop attaching your name to the bottom, im TRYING to figure out a way to have names appear on individual articles.

  2. paulie cannoli Post author

    You said stop attaching it at the top:

    Trent Hill // Jan 9, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Paulie,

    Feel free to list your name at the bottom or something.

    If you would like me to stop putting it on the posts altogether, I can suspend posting until we have that figured out to pop on there automatically. Just let me know if/when you have that solved and if you want me to start posting again then.

  3. Trent Hill

    List your name, not link to your blog.

    Whatever you want to do. I’ve got work to do and can’t spend copious amounts of time looking for a new theme that is going to satisfy everyone. I told you I’d work on it.

  4. Stewart Flood

    I’m certainly not happy to see Andrew Davis leave, but it appears that we’ll have an orderly transition. As Ms Hawkridge noted, Mr Ferguson has significant experience and will be able to grab the ball and keep us moving down the field.

    Stewart Flood
    Libertarian National Committee
    Region 4 Representative

  5. Donald Raymond Lake

    INDEPENDENT Political Report? It is obvious that IPR is LIBERTARIAN Political Report! When a phrase or position or group is not detailed and identified and is ‘de facto’ libertarian, it is obvious that these lib activists are in on the truth:
    LIBERTARIAN Party Watch
    LIBERTARIAN Political Report

  6. Trent Hill

    For once, Lake has a point Paulie. You need to edit this to include who Andrew Davis is, who Rachel Hawkridge is, etc. People who are not farmiliar with the LP wont know what this is.

  7. paulie cannoli Post author

    Who Rachel Hawkridge is, is included with her signature.

    I’ve already told you that you can edit anything I write for style anytime you want with my full blessing and encouragement. Adding details such as who Davis is would not be changing the content of what I wrote.

    As for Lake having a point, have you had any success in bringing on new contributors?

    I know I’ve published plenty of non-LP articles here.

  8. Trent Hill

    Oh I do too. I publish on pretty much anyone and you do a great job covering Greens and Libertarians. I wasnt agreeing with him that you only posted Libertarian stuff, or anytyhing, just that the article needed details.

  9. paulie cannoli Post author

    Well, I edited the headline to include Davis’s title for those who don’t know who he is. But you can just do that too if you catch me missing stuff like that again.

    I’ve been posting everything that is on the front pages of constitutionparty.org, nader.org, gp.org and lp.org, plus I check Green Party Watch and On The Wilder Side regularly and cross-post their relevant articles, and selected articles from Ballot Access News, plus stuff that people send to contact.ipr@gmail.com.

    I haven’t been checking the google news alerts lately, they have kind of piled up to the point where I don’t feel like looking through all of them.

  10. Prospective Advertiser

    I rather like Paulie’s posts including his name. I think authorship is really important. Who said it is nearly as significant in many instances as what they said.

    Personally, I don’t mind seeing the back of Andrew Davis. However, I find that places me in agreement with Stewart Flood, perhaps on the stopped clock is right twice a day premise. Anyway, I dislike Flood intensely. Maybe we can persuade him to resign, too.

  11. Rachel H

    OK, guys – I screwed up. I was sloppy. paulie didn’t know, the blame is all mine.

    I included a couple lines that I SHOULD have noted as quote from Chair Bill Redpath.

    I pasted this “Donny brings 15 years of experience as a field activist, campaign manager and fundraiser as well as solid political knowledge. He has volunteered at HQ in the past and is local to the DC area. He has an extensive network of connections in the national media. Donny, in addition to his Communications Director responsibilities, will also cover some Political Director taskings.

    He and Andrew will have several days to conduct a turnover next week.”

    It was from the eMail by the Admiral (LNC Rep, At-Large), relayed from Chair.

    Was that confusing? Bill Redpath apparently told the Admiral to relay the message, which the Admiral did by eMail.

  12. Alternative Running Mate

    Good, one less homophobe in the LP, now we need to get rid of the neo-cons, racists and other idiots out as well. I’m not too happy that Donny Ferguson was hired to replace him, he also a Republican hack from Virginia after he lost his bid for delegate a few years back as a Libertarian.

  13. Lance Brown

    Trent,

    If you want to send me the single.php file from your current theme, I’ll be glad to add the code to display the author, if that would help. Just let me know where you want it to go (in between the date and the number of comments makes sense, no?), and whether you want it to link to the author’s WordPress profile page.

    I don’t hang out here anymore, mostly due to “G.E.”, but when I do visit, it’s from a direct feed link to a post, and I’ve always been frustrated by not seeing the author listed on the page. If the technical difficulty of it is the only holdup, I’d be glad to take care of it. I’ve been working with WordPress for years, so it’s not a problem, and I won’t break it. I’ll just send you back the fixed single.php file and you can upload it to where the old one was.

    Just throwing it out there. I’ve been wanting that to happen for many months.

  14. Lance Brown

    P.S. – Not sure if you can find my e-mail address somehow because I added it to post the comment, but it’s lance at lancebrown dot org if not.

  15. Trent Hill

    “I don’t hang out here anymore, mostly due to “G.E.”, but when I do visit, it’s from a direct feed link to a post, and I’ve always been frustrated by not seeing the author listed on the page. ”

    For the record, GE doesnt really hang out much anymore.

  16. Michael Seebeck

    Another one down, this one of no great loss. Ferguson can only do better, because Davis was that bad.

    Hopefully that hobbit Kraus is next to go.

  17. Chuck Moulton

    I didn’t agree with all of the LP’s press releases during Andrew’s tenure, but he was passionate about spreading the libertarian message and he really gave it his all.

    It’s very tough to work on LP staff because libertarians are quick to criticize when they disagree with something, whereas you often hear crickets when praise is due. Criticism for the bad should be balanced out with praise for the good.

    I never doubted Andrew was a libertarian through and through and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

  18. Lance Brown

    Trent, paulie,

    Thanks for letting me know; I’ll keep that in mind.

    And don’t hesitate to take me up on that wordpress template tweak. I’ll have it back to you in a jiffy.

  19. paulie cannoli Post author

    Chuck is once again correct.

    Unlike many others in the party who, like myself, wish for the LP to be more radical and more left-leaning, I do not find the departure of LP staff members with whom we have had occasion to disagree as a reason for gloating and celebration.

    Furthermore, I’m increasingly coming to the conclusion that the mindset which does find it to be an occasion for such is a big part of what is keeping us from making the LP more radical and more left-leaning – as well as a big part of what keeps us from being more effective at growing the party. I don’t see those goals as conflicting, by the way.

    This spirit of disagreeableness does not make our cause attractive to others, with rare exception.

    Best of luck to Andrew in whatever he does next, and I hope we can work productively with Donny to make him more productive in his job and more open to our ideas.

  20. paulie cannoli Post author

    Lance, where is the single.php file found in a theme? I’d like to be able to retheme in NFV

    http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com

    Without losing author name on posts.

    I’m trying to sign up more bloggers there, and would love to have you on board – if you choose not to post anything there, I can still sign you up so I can get some tech-end help, but you would be welcome to post if you decide you want to.

  21. Eric Dondero

    Fantastic!! He was the only one on the entire LP staff that I couldn’t stand.

    He’s the one who pushed that “Bush is a Fascist” line in all the LP press releases.

    While Redpath, Kraus, Haugh, and others, while still critical of Republicans, are rational and open to working with the GOP.

    Good riddance Davis. You sucked!

  22. Eric Dondero

    Chuck, you’re a nice guy. Always respected you. But I don’t agree that Davis was an even-handed fair-minded Libertarian. He was more of a partisan leftwing libertarian Democrat-friendly hack.

    I’ve sparred with him repeatedly about his press releases. They have all been vehmently anti-Republican, Anti-War in Iraq, Anti-Bush…

    He rarely if ever had a critical word for Obama and the Democrats. And when he did, it was always carefully worded, and soft-pedaled.

    The problem with the Libertarian Party, and even the LP leadership to some extent, is that it’s populated by cynical Republican bashers.

    In this time of Obama-fascism, we can’t afford to be bickering between GOPers and LPers. We need to work together if we have any hope of surviving the next 4 years.

    Davis didn’t recognize this. Hopefully, this new guy will take a more positive approach to working with Republicans.

  23. Steven Druckenmiller

    Eric, the fact that you call yourself a libertarian and are constantly on your knees, sucking Republican cock makes me fucking sick.

  24. Steven Druckenmiller

    Nothing says “libertarian” like invading countries that aren’t threatening you, spending like nobody’s business, incurring massive debt, illegally wiretapping the citizenry, torture and being the most regulatory President since LBJ.

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Your whoredom for Bush really makes you a disgusting individual, Dondero. FOAD.

  25. Jeff Wartman

    Dondero: I’ve sparred with him repeatedly about his press releases. They have all been vehmently anti-Republican, Anti-War in Iraq, Anti-Bush…

    He rarely if ever had a critical word for Obama and the Democrats. And when he did, it was always carefully worded, and soft-pedaled.

    Eric, you’re right, but let me put it into context.

    Despite what you hear from a lot of people, it’s undeniable that the LP has a stronger connection to the GOP. It’s not debatable.

    However, many LPers are harder on the GOP because of that connection. They are actively trying to distance themselves.

    It’s kinda like a parent coaches the sports team his son plays on. The parent might be overly hard on his own kid to ensure he’s not giving his kid special privileges.

  26. libertariangirl

    I think he was harder on Bush and the GOP because they happened to be the ones in power .

    I would hope after Obama takes office that the LP holds him and the Dems feet to the fire as well

  27. paulie cannoli Post author

    The LP was far too easy on Bush, to our everlasting detriment and shame. There was absolutely no sane reason that we did not publicly, loudly and repeatedly call for Bush’s impeachment (particularlt since we took a lead on calling for Clinton’s), early and often, and for Nuremberg-style war crimes trials for his whole gang. The latter, we can and should still do.

    There was no sane reason that we were not a visible part of the demonstrations for peace and for the rights of undocumented workers that brought millions of people out to the streets. Ceding those opportunities entirely to the communists by default was a huge blunder on our part.

    Despite what you hear from a lot of people, it’s undeniable that the LP has a stronger connection to the GOP.

    And only if and when that connections is broken, once and for all, will the LP amount to much.

    They are actively trying to distance themselves.

    Not nearly actively enough.

  28. paulie cannoli Post author

    I would hope after Obama takes office that the LP holds him and the Dems feet to the fire as well

    This, at least, I think the LP will do. I could be wrong, but I think the LP can still be relied on to be good for that much.

  29. paulie cannoli Post author

    http://www.ballot-access.org/2009/01/15/wall-street-journal-op-ed-misinforms-readers-about-2000-florida-recount/

    The 2000 Florida ballots were recounted by a consortium of news organizations. That work was not completed until late in 2001. The New York Times of November 12, 2001, and other participating news organizations, explained that if only the four counties in which Gore had requested a recount had been counted, Bush would have won. But if all the votes from the entire state had been recounted, Gore would have won. The New York Times said on page one, Nov. 12, 2001, “Ballot standards under which all disqualified ballots statewide would have been reexamined; Gore would have received the most votes.” Specifically, the count would have been Gore 2,924,695; Bush 2,924,588.

  30. paulie cannoli Post author

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w72.html

    The Bipartisan Homeland Security State

    by William Norman Grigg

    There is something of a dialectic at work in the consolidation of the Homeland Security apparatus. During the Clinton era, the embryonic Homeland Security Department focused most of its attention on “home-grown” extremists; this had the useful effect of provoking conservative concerns about due process, the Bill of Rights, and abuses of government power.

    During Duhbya’s reign, the focus has been on the dreaded “other” – particularly Muslims and dusky-skinned immigrants from south of the border. This catalyzed resistance among left-leaning civil liberties groups, even as most of the conservative movement embraced many of the same measures they found intolerable under Clinton.

    Now, in the name of bipartisanship and national unity under the rule of the Sainted One, even His Holiness Barack Obama, we’re likely to see a synthesis of the worst elements from both the Bush and Clinton eras.

    As Attorney General, Eric Holder, an unabashed proponent of civilian disarmament and the prosecution of “hate crimes,” we can expect to see the ATF will let off its leash and a cascade of federal initiatives targeting “hate groups.”

    Under Commissarina Napolitano, the Homeland Security Department will continue to militarize and federalize law enforcement, cultivating ties with Joe Arpaio wannabes nation-wide and turning them into squalid little satellite despotisms in the service of Washington. (Incidentally, like Arpaio, the Homeland Security Department now has its own television show.)

    Although it is almost certainly too much to hope for, but it would be a substantial blessing were a bipartisan – or, better yet, trans-partisan – synthesis to emerge among opponents of government power, with conservatives taking alarm over police state measures being used to enforce immigration laws and liberals loudly defending the rights of the rural gunowners Obama has referred to so contemptuously. What is necessary is for people to decide that they love liberty more than they despise their political enemies, which is a direct reversal of the way politics almost always operates.

  31. HumbleTravis

    Who’s kidding who here? There won’t be a formal break with anybody until the LP figures out if it wants to win elections, “influence” elections or just become a lobbying group. I’m not saying any one of these options is any better than the others but they each entail different relationships to the major political parties.

  32. paulie cannoli Post author

    There won’t be a formal break with anybody until the LP figures out if it wants to win elections, “influence” elections or just become a lobbying group.

    It can do all of these things to some extent, applying each case differently. But it has to reorient itself so that its message resounds with young people, creative people, blue collar workers, students, artists, musicians, educators, immigrants, those living in urban warzones and feeling the brunt of the police state – in other words, the kinds of people who start and build mass movements.

    It has to emphasize peace and civil liberties issues, and learn to present small-government economic issues in bottom-up community empowerment terms, rather than presenting them in terms of upper middle class self-interest.

    It has to rationally show how cutting government is in the interest of small business, workers, and those hoping to start small businesses, unemployed, or trapped in low end unfulfilling jobs – – and how big business and the super-rich benefit from big government.

    See

    http://mises.org/story/2099

    http://www.bradspangler.com/blog/archives/283

  33. paulie cannoli Post author

    There’s an executive committee on the LNC that does the hiring. Someone I was talking to today was saying Admiral Colley is the point man, and I think Aaron Starr is actively involved as well.

  34. Michael H. Wilson

    Dondero writes: “I’ve sparred with him repeatedly about his press releases. They have all been vehmently anti-Republican, Anti-War in Iraq, Anti-Bush…”

    Bush should have been impeached for malfeasance, incompentence and violating his command responsibilites.

    Upon be found guilty he should have been sentenced to clean the linen, change the bedding and generally clean up after the men who have been injured and are left to stay at Walter Reed Hospital for the remainder of his life, twelve hours a day seven days a week. He should be addressed as “boy” at all times in the future.

    Maybe other politicians will learn from his punishment.

    Other than that I exchanged emails a couple of time with Mr. Davis and I feel that he grew into being a better Libertarian with his job. His work improved and I can only wish him the best in the future.

    Why in the hell the LP office permits outside calls to go to the people is crazy. They cannot get any work done if they are being constantly bothered by others. I have heard of this more than one time and someone needs to put a stop to it.

    MHW

  35. paulie cannoli Post author

    More “confidential” information.

    I’ve been asked not to get into specifics, but let’s just say that some of the people gloating over Davis resigning would be singing a different tune if they knew the reasons he was allegedly pressured into resigning. If this info is accurate.

  36. Eric Dondero

    Jeff, that was absolutely brillant. I never thought of it that way. The coach analogy is right on.

    That’s precisley it. These LPers go out of their way to bash Republicans, cause they know deep down they’re much more closer to the GOP than the Fascist-leaning Democrats. But they still can’t escape their cynical whinny side, so that’s where all the vitriol comes in.

  37. Eric Dondero

    Hey Steven, nothing says “libertarian” more than getting down on your hands and knees and sucking Saddam Hussein’s cock.

    Bend over you Fascist fudgepacker. We all know you love to take it up the ass, particularly when the one giving you the old one, two, three, is screaming “Heil Hitler… Pol Pot was great… Long Live Mao…” while jamming it in.

  38. Andy

    “rights of undocumented workers that brought millions of people out to the streets.”

    Those marches were staged events that were organized by neo-conservatives and Marxists.

    I’d be willing to bet that many of the marches were completely clueless about any concept of individual liberty, and some of them were probably hostile to it.

  39. Andy

    Bushite Neo-Cons Responsible For May Day Immigration Protests
    Today’s scenes do not herald ‘new civil rights movement,’ only invading army of foreigners

    Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison Planet.com | May 1 2006

    Today’s massive immigration protests which are being afforded lavish and complimentary media attention were orchestrated by the Neo-Cons and the Bush administration and represent a fifth columnist movement openly intent on destroying America as we know it.

    The agenda is multi-faceted and includes protecting government drug-running operations, balkanizing the US and lowering the standard of living, and inciting race riots that lead to the justification of martial law and internment procedures being implemented.

    As we reported last month, in late December 2005, Mexican President Vicente Fox hired a lobbying firm to sweeten political sentiment in the US towards Mexicans and the immigration issue. The same PR expert and GOP political consultant helped George W. Bush defeat Ann Richards for the governorship of Texas in 1994 and worked on both Bush’s presidential campaigns.

    Rob Allyn of Rob Allyn & Co. secretly engineered Fox’s 2000 presidential victory and is closely tied with George W. Bush.

    There can be no doubt that a foreign government is working in tandem with the government of the United States and a powerful, politically-connected public relations firm to manufacture consent and to hold back a growing grassroots movement to defend America’s sovereignty.

    The LA Times reported that Vicente Fox hired Allyn & Co. when the rumblings of immigration reform began to be heard in Congress. The firm was hired to create a mechanism to sway public opinion in favor of Mexico and Mexican immigrants into the U.S. at the same moment public concern over border security was beginning to reach a fever pitch. The timing is impeccable.

    The legislation that Fox found so “shameful” is the very same that is being protested so vehemently by hundreds of thousands around the country. The mainstream media’s massive protest coverage kept coming back to a few central themes: the protesters are against “criminalizing” the illegal crossing of U.S. borders and they are seeking a blanket amnesty for undocumented immigrants currently residing in the country. Fox turned to Allyn & Co. to push this very agenda.

    An LA Times report on last December’s announcement quotes Allyn (pictured) on his tactics on behalf of Fox,

    ”Our focus is on public opinion, which influences policy outcomes in Congress,” said Allyn, 46, who grew up in Huntington Beach, Calif., and moved to Texas when he was in high school. “There is a huge misperception among the U.S. public about Mexico.”

    Allyn set up a phony human rights front group called Democracy Watch, supposedly to “monitor” elections in Mexico. The group solicited donations and used the money to illegally sway the Mexican election in favor of Vicente Fox.

    The scenes you will witness on the streets of America over the next few days do not illustrate a ‘new civil rights movement’ but an invading army of militant foreigners bankrolled and supported by predominantly white rich Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs who are using the different Mexican race groups as a vice to crush the sleeping American middle class.

    The real agenda embraced by the ringleaders of the protests are still being whitewashed and covered up by the mainstream media.

    The demonstrations are part of an orchestrated advance on the part of a race hate movement that seeks to enact a brutal program of ethnic cleansing that will wipe uncooperative whites and blacks from the south and western states off the map, as detailed in our previous article.

    The Atzlan movement openly states its goal is to create a separatist state that encompasses the entire southern and western states. Their version of Hitler’s Mein Kampf is the Plan of San Diego, which outlines the plan to ethnically cleanse the entire region of whites and blacks by mass genocide. Mecha’s own slogan reads, “For the race everything. For those outside the race, nothing.”

    The catalyst for the agenda to intern millions of Americans deemed subversive in a time of manufactured chaos could be race riots kick-started by radicalized Mexican Klan groups and their establishment controllers.

    During our reporting on the immigration protests that are a front for the violent separatist Atzlan movement, watching Spanish TV news stations we were able to ascertain that the marches were not wholly an organic response to the introduction of the immigration bill but were being artificially promoted and organized by the Spanish-language media.

    The very next day the Associated Press reported that, “Many of the 500,000 people who crammed downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest legislation that would make criminals out of illegal immigrants learned where, when and even how to demonstrate from the Spanish-language media.

    “For English-speaking America, the mass protests in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities over the past few days have been surprising for their size and seeming spontaneity.”

    “But they were organized, promoted or publicized for weeks by Spanish-language radio hosts and TV anchors as a demonstration of Hispanic pride and power.”

    Last week Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff dismissed concerns over repeated incursions onto US soil by the Mexican military and drug runners, calling claims of a border war “scare tactics.”

    Over the past few years there have been hundreds of incidents of rocket attacks, drive by shootings, murders of sheriffs and police chiefs and abductions of US citizens. If Al-Qaeda was engaging in this kind of behavior it would be all over the front pages without recourse.

    Sheriff Rick Flores, whose jurisdiction includes vast swathes of the southern border, told the London Telegraph last week, “Yeah, it’s a war.”

    “These people are sophisticated and they are organised. They wear body armour and helmets, just like our soldiers in Iraq. They have no respect for life and are not afraid of law enforcement on this side.”

    The National Executive Director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Al Garza calls the southern border a “warzone” and says that areas of south Texas and Arizona are more dangerous per capita than Israel’s West Bank.

    “We are virtually at war, we should in fact deploy our military to the borders. You do that and you will seize all these criminals and all these drug cartels that do what they want to do,” Garza told The Alex Jones Show.

    Mexican drug commando organization los Zetas (pictured) has been carrying out kidnappings of American citizens and politically motivated assassinations which have stretched from the border town of Nuevo Laredo through to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio all the way to Nashville, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga.

    Why would the US government make it easier for drug smuggling death squads to enter the country? Because the US government controls los Zetas and uses it as the front group for their narco-empire.

    Retired DEA Agent Celerino “Cele” Castillo III served for 12 years in the Drug Enforcement Administration where he built cases against organized drug rings in Manhattan, raided jungle cocaine labs in the amazon, conducted aerial eradication operations in Guatemala, and assembled and trained anti-narcotics units in several countries.

    Castillo affirms the truth is that they are still working for the US government in protecting drug routes to keep the wheels of Wall Street oiled. Castillo has gone on the record to state that the commandos are working directly for the US government drug cartel in carrying out hits on rival drug smugglers who aren’t paying their cut.

    This is why President Bush attacked the Minutemen as “vigilantes” and the Border Patrol in Arizona were ordered to stand down and not arrest people illegally crossing the border, in order to make the Minutemen look bad and ineffective.

  40. Michael H. Wilson

    Andy reports: “Over the past few years there have been hundreds of incidents of rocket attacks, drive by shootings, murders of sheriffs and police chiefs …”

    Okay someone needs to detail the numbers. How many and in what locales have sheriffs been killed and how many police chiefs?

    Let’s get the names of cities and name of individuals out in the open.

    MHW

  41. Vindex

    The fact that Dondero despises Davis may be the best evidence for Davis being a Libertarian.

  42. Lance Brown

    paulie,

    From what I understand, you can’t do that sort of customization on a wordpress.com-hosted site. You have to have a standalone worpress installation.

    And thanks for the invitation, but I’m not really looking for a new place to blog. I’ve got three sites of my own that could use my blogging energy, should I manage to summon some. 😉

  43. Trent Hill

    “From what I understand, you can’t do that sort of customization on a wordpress.com-hosted site. You have to have a standalone worpress installation.”

    So far, this is what im getting too.

  44. Robert Capozzi

    Donny’s great people. He was a candidate for ED, so he’d been vetted already. He lives near DC in northern VA, so this one was a no-brainer.

  45. paulie cannoli Post author

    Those marches were staged events that were organized by neo-conservatives and Marxists.

    I’d be willing to bet that many of the marches were completely clueless about any concept of individual liberty, and some of them were probably hostile to it.

    Duh, why tell me things I already know, especially when we already talked about it a bunch of times? Some people there were hostile to liberty, some weren’t. Some would have been open to it if someone made the effort to show them we are on the same side on at least one issue that matters to them and talk to them about other issues. But nobody did, or very few people if any.

    Same thing as with the antiwar demonstrations. Like I said: the LP missed a tremendous opportunity by ceding that organizing and outreach opportunity to the Marxists.

  46. paulie cannoli Post author

    Bushite Neo-Cons Responsible For May Day Immigration Protests
    Today’s scenes do not herald ‘new civil rights movement,’ only invading army of foreigners

    Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison Planet.com | May 1 2006

    Yeah, and the ANSWER coalition is Marxist, and organized the antiwar demonstrations. Tell me something I don’t know, Andy. Or maybe you can go join Eric and be pro-war now because of that?

  47. paulie cannoli Post author

    Okay someone needs to detail the numbers. How many and in what locales have sheriffs been killed and how many police chiefs?

    Let’s get the names of cities and name of individuals out in the open.

    It’s a total bunch of bullshit. Of course, if it were true, they would have by and large deserved it, as front line troops in an illegitimate drug war and – all too often – hypocritical profiteers from it, and as serial abusers of the people.

    But the numbers of cops killed on the job are actually pretty low, and there are many, many professions which are more dangerous than being a police officer.

    It’s also just one of the many examples of shoddy research, conclusion-jumping, and otherwise ridiculous assertions in that article – which makes it not worthwhile to dismantle in detail, although I already have before, to Andy, and so doing so would be an utter waste of time to boot – he’ll just post the same crap again somewhere else next time.

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