Daily Archives: April 22, 2009

Libertarian Party blog: LP’s budget reforms outperfom Obama’s 32.7 cent dog-and-pony show

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

Dear friend,

Did you hear?  Obama’s cutting the budget!

Unfortunately, it’s only $100 million, which comes out to 0.0027 percent of the $3.6 trillion in spending he is imposing on current and future taxpayers.  Much of it is simply things like buying office supplies in bulk, or one-time cuts that do nothing to cure long-term spending problems.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch profiles state parties: Alabama

Green Party Watch has started a new series profiling all the state Green Parties. In the first post in the series, Gregg Jocoy writes

Please do not assume that what is written here is complete or even fair, as I will have to depend on what Greens I can find in each state along the way.

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Tom Knapp reports on Missouri Libertarian Party convention

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

The Missouri Libertarian Party held its 2009 state convention on Saturday in Jefferson City — a nicely done event with 40-50 attendees and topical breakout sessions and talks with LP leaders including Mark Rutherford of ATLAS PAC, Libertarian National Committee vice chair Michael Jingozian and Austin Peterson of LPHQ.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: ‘Why Obama Now Has Big Business Trained like the New White House Puppy Bo!’

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Bailouts Make Obama “the Boss of Bosses.”

Government Ponzi scheme now more powerful than the Mafia or Bernie Madoff.

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

Obama loves bailouts. They are the best thing that ever happened to the radical leftist/socialist cause. When capitalism worked (meaning all of the past 200+ years), radical leftist politicians like Obama couldn’t tell Wall Street or banks or developers or auto companies or Fortune 500 CEO’s what to do.… Read more ...

Illinois Green thanks his supporters

Posted by Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

In a message posted at his campaign website, Steve Alesch discussed the results of the first Green Party campaign in Winfield Township, and his plans for the immediate future, including a possible run for Congress from the 13th District.… Read more ...

Greens vs. Ex-Greens

In an email to contact.ipr@gmail.com, IPR and Green Party Watch writer and Green Party Watch Radio host Gregg Jocoy has offered an open invitation to Michael Cavlan and other critics who have left the Green Party to make their case on GPW radio:

I have invited Michael Cavlan to come on Green Party Watch Radio, accompanied by anyone he wants, to discuss what he sees as the failings of the Green Party.

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N.C. Appeals Panel Hears Libertarians

Press release from LPHQ. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A State Court of Appeals panel on Monday heard oral arguments in the Libertarian Party of North Carolina’s legal challenge to the state’s election laws Monday. The panel included Chief Judge John C. Martin and Judges Sanford L. Steelman and Ann Maria Calabria.… Read more ...

Johnson To Run As Independent/Third Party Candidate For Mayor of Albany, New York

Benzie Johnson, a former write-in candidate for mayor of Albany, has announced his candidacy for mayor, and intends on running as an independent or third-party candidate. He said, “The residents need more choice than just two parties.”

You can read the full article here. Source: Albany Times-Union.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: Green News Roundup

Posted at Green Party Watch by Gregg Jocoy. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

In an article at American Chronicle titled The Preacher and the Billionaire – the Battle for New York’s soul, the author argues that Rev. Billy Talen will use the freedom that comes from perceived weakness to reach out one-on-one and one neighborhood at a time in his effort to unseat billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg.… Read more ...

Local Libertarians Question Eminent Domain

In Springfield, Missouri, the Greene County Libertarian Party is questioning Springfield City Utillities’ possible use of eminent domain laws, to aquire land for a new bus transfer station.

Keith Rodgers, the party chairman, said that there are proper times for eminent domain to be used, but the situation at hand is not one of them.… Read more ...

Libertarians Will Nominate a Gubernatorial Candidate in New Jersey

Ballot Access News reports:

The Libertarian Party of New Jersey intends to nominate a candidate for Governor at a meeting of the executive committee, to be held on April 26. The party will then need 800 valid signatures to get that nominee on the November 2009 ballot.… Read more ...

Libertarians: Obama health care rationing plan makes America sick

Press release from LPHQ. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

Government control of health care leads to higher death rates, research finds

WASHINGTON — America’s third largest party Tuesday blasted comments by White House chief economic advisor Lawrence Summers that Americans are getting too much health care and the government should begin rationing access to medical procedures.… Read more ...