Daily Archives: May 24, 2010

PSL: Seize BP activists unfurl massive banner near BP oil refinery

Posted at The Party for Socialism and Liberation website:

By: Seize BP Campaign

Long Beach, Calif.

This is a report from SeizeBP.org.

Photo:Jessica Bardales

In Long Beach, Calif., activists from the Seize BP campaign held a giant, 50-foot-long banner that read “Seize BP!” from an overpass over Interstate 405 during rush-hour traffic.… Read more ...

Tea Party Activist Threatens to Run Independent, On One Condition

Jeffrey A. Clark is a local tea party activist in Virginia’s 5th District, and he’s threatening to run for Congress in a swing district as an Independent candidate–but only on one condition. If a particular candidate wins the crowded GOP primary, he’ll run, and that candidate is state Senator Robert Hurt, whom many local tea party activists are suspicious of.… Read more ...

Soloflex Founder/CEO, Jerry Wilson, Progressive for Governor of Oregon: ‘Don’t fence me in’

Posted by Soloflex Founder/CEO, Jerry Wilson, Progressive for Governor of Oregon, at Viva La Revolucion:

I’ve thought for years that the borders of the Americas are not to keep people out but to keep people in – so they can be taxed to death. Whatever their purpose, I don’t like ‘em.… Read more ...

Latest Florida US Senate Polls Have Crist Up, Excludes Third Party Candidates

The latest poll in the US Senate race in Florida put Independent candidate, and sitting Governor, Charlie Crist ahead. The three way poll, conducted by the St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald, and Bay News 9, puts Crist ahead with 30%, above the Republican candidate, Marco Rubio, with 27%. The Democratic nominee, Kendrick Meeks, scores only 15%.… Read more ...

Wayne Root to Guest Host on CBS Radio in Las Vegas

For Immediate Release


Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, best-selling author, and Fox News regular, will guest host this week in afternoon drive-time on the talk and news powerhouse station in Las Vegas KXNT 840-AM.… Read more ...

Mississippi Personhood Amendment Makes Ballot, Has Constitution Party Ties

The Mississippi Personhood Amendment has turned in 130,000 signatures and made it onto the ballot. The Constitutional Amendment process in Mississippi is one of the most difficult in the nation. The initiative will be on the ballot in 2011.

Les Riley, the organizer of the campaign to get the personhood amendment on the ballot in Mississippi, has been Chairman of the Constitution Party of Mississippi since 1998 and the Candidate for Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture in 2007, a race in which he carried 7% and nearly 50,000 votes.… Read more ...

Green Party of Texas Submits 90,000 Signatures To Get On Ballot

The Green Party of Texas today submitted 90,000 signatures to get on the ballot as a qualified party. The requirement for ballot access in Texas this year was 43,991, meaning the Green Party of Texas submitted more than double the number of needed signatures.

Assuming they get on the ballot, the list of candidates who will qualify for the ballot is as follows:

Bart Boyce Governor
Deb Shafto Governor
Herb Gonzales, Jr Lieutenant Governor
Edward Lindsay Comptroller of Public Accounts
Art Browning Railroad Commissioner
Jim Howe US Congress, District 11
Ed Scharf US Congress, District 23
Paul Cardwell State Board of Education, District 9
Ryan Seward State Representative, District 94
Joel West State Representative, District 144
Don Cook County Clerk, Harris County
Roger Baker County Clerk, Travis County
Earl Lyons County Clerk, Bexar County
kat swift County Commissioner, Pct 2, Bexar County
Chuck Robinson Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1, Bexar County
Joy Vidheecharoen-Glatz Justice of the Peace, Pct 3, Dallas County
Jeffrey Dale Glatz County Surveyor, Dallas County
Esther Choi County Clerk, Dallas County

The deadline for turning in signatures was today, so the Green Party of Texas is the only new party which could conceivably qualify for the ballot.… Read more ...

Wayne Root update: Wayne and Dakota Root on Fox News Channel, more endorsements

Wayne & Dakota Root on FOX News Channel on Sunday May 23, 2010 discussing their remarkable education story: “Homeschool to Harvard.”

New endorsements (see others here):

“I support Wayne Root for chairman, because he can make the Libertarian Party into a serious political force. If we are not trying to cost the Democrats and Republicans their jobs, then there is no reason for us to be incorporated as a political party.… Read more ...

John Jay Myers update: videos, endorsements, news release

Email from John Jay Myers to contact.ipr@gmail.com. Myers is running for both Libertarian National Committee Chair and US Congress (TX 32). He is currently the chairman of the Dallas County, Texas LP.

John Jay Myers gives a speech entitled “Government Sucks” Saturday at a BBQ at his home, with highlights like “80% of the people don’t trust government, that’s when I say exactly that’s why I want to have a very small government so there is less of them for me to mistrust”.… Read more ...

Brian Holtz sends mailing to 1,500 current and former delegates: ‘9 Facts LP Delegates Should Know About Ernest Hancock’

Originally posted at Libertarian Intelligence. Although Brian Holtz also writes for IPR, the views expressed are his own. IPR is not endorsing or unendorsing any candidates.

[I sent this letter to 1500 delegates of the current and recent Libertarian national conventions. It invites delegates to view the following videos.]

Dear fellow Libertarian delegate,

I’m writing to share with you some information about one of the candidates for Chair of the Libertarian National Committee: Ernest Hancock. 

I won’t presume in this letter to suggest who to vote for or against in this race, because I have profound confidence in the judgment of our delegates.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp: ‘Confessions of an Increasingly Skeptical Libertarian Partyarch’

Posted by Tom Knapp at c4ss.org. In addition to writing for IPR and numerous other places, Knapp is: Chair, St. Louis County (Missouri) Libertarian Central Committee; Appointed Libertarian federal officeholder (Selective Service System); Five-time Missouri Libertarian candidate for Congress, state legislature and local office. The views expressed are his own, not IPR’s.Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Vote on our slogans

Via email and LP blog:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

In just a few days, Libertarians from around the country will converge on St. Louis to help set the direction for our party.

Delegates to the convention will vote on such things as our bylaws, platform language, and Libertarian National Committee members.… Read more ...