Daily Archives: August 26, 2009

The Modern Whig Party’s first elected official weighs in on his connections to the party

Last November, when the Modern Whig Party was claiming to have elected its first person, IPR wrote this:

The Modern Whig Party – which seeks to cater to disenchanted Democrats and Republicans – has announced that it has its first win under its belt only months after forming. It is unclear from the press releasewhether he ran for office under the Modern Whig banner or not, but according to a commenter he ran as a Democrat.

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Cindy Sheehan’s reaction to the death of Ted Kennedy

Former independent congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan sent an email to supporters that conveyed her condolences to the Kennedy family and the people of Massachussetts.  She also talked about her progress on a new project.

“My vote against this misbegotten war (Iraq) is the best vote I have cast in the United States Senate since I was elected in 1962.”

Senator Ted Kennedy

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the Kennedy family and the people of Massachusetts on the death of Senator Edward Kennedy.

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Ralph Nader: ‘Between the Rhetoric and the Reality’

By Ralph Nader

The Obama White House—full of supposedly smart political advisors led by the President of the “Change You Can Believe In” campaign movement of 2008—is in disarray. Worse, multiple, confusing varieties of disarray provoking public confusion, internal Democratic Party strife, and the slow withdrawal of belief in Mr.… Read more ...

Papa John Kolstad, IRV and Pizza

While the mainstream news reports on Papa John’s pizza, and its founder’s retrieved Camaro, the political world has been percolating the story about a unique, independent candidate running for Mayor of Minneapolis, who happens to be called “Papa John.” Papa John Kolstad received his nickname as a blues singer. He will be running on the ballot name “Independent Civic Leader”.… Read more ...

Motorhome Diaries: John Sophocleus Fights AL DOT’s Use of Eminent Domain

John Sophocleus was the 2002 Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Alabama. I worked on his campaign.


The description of the video at Motorhome Diaries:

When visiting the good folks at the http://mises.org the http://motorhomehomediaries crew were told about John Sophocleus, a professor who’s property the Alabama Department of Transportation was attempting to seize.Read more ...

Cynthia McKinney: Did The FBI Pay a “Journalist” in 2006 to Say That I Should Be Lynched on My Way to Vote?

Found at On The Wilder Side:


I am in the Bay Area and rocking with the San Francisco Bay View newspaper. But something quite insidious is happening and I think you should know immediately how it involves my friends and me.

Hot on the heels of my learning that the Georgia Green Party might have been described by the U.S.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp on Cannabis Science, Inc. controversy: ‘Depends on what the meaning of “owns” is’

Several of the former members of the Cannabis Science, Inc. board of directors are former candidates for the Libertarian Party presidential and vice presidential nominations and/or members of the Libertarian National Committee. The author of the article, Tom Knapp, is a candidate for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination.

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Interview with Steve Kubby

Cannabis Science Accuses Kubby and Ruwart in SEC Filing

Steve Kubby, Mary Ruwart, Ray Carr and Lee Wrights resign from Cannabis Science corporation Board of Directors

From Cannabis Science, Inc.’s quarterly report:

In the first quarter of 2009, the Company acquired all of the assets of Cannex Therapeutics, LLC from Cannex and Steven W.

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Record number of Green Party candidates run in 2009 elections


For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Green campaigns to watch in 2009; Elections page: http://www.gp.org/candidates/index.php

WASHINGTON, DC — A record number of Green Party candidates are running for public office throughout the US, with many campaigning for reelection along with fresh new Green faces.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: ‘Bernanke & Fed Enable Obama’s Socialist Agenda’

Ben Bernanke Plays Role of “Enabler-in-Chief” to Obama’s “Socialist-in-Chief”

Bernanke is the Perfect Stoodge for Obama’s Socialist Plans- The Fed Prints Money Out of Thin Air, So That Obama Can Lavish Spending on His Democratic Contributors and Voters

Madoff Turns Out to Be a Small Time Crook

By Wayne Allyn Root, Author
The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts

Of course President Obama offered another 4 year term to the great “Enabler-in-Chief” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.… Read more ...