Daily Archives: June 4, 2010

Kn@ppster on Libertarian National Convention

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

I Volunteer

Left (your left, not mine): Kelly Wall, editor, Voice of Freedom (Libertarian Party of Tennessee newsletter).

Right: Two-term Wilson County (Tennessee) Commissioner and 2010 state legislative candidate Heather Scott.

Notes from Left Field

…[I]t was great to get to spend some time (not nearly enough time, but some) with Chris Lempa, James Tuttle, Gary Chartier and other left-libertarian luminaries at the Libertarian National Convention over the weekend.… Read more ...

Caroline Lucas, Green Member of Parliament in England, delivers her first speech to her peers

Posted by Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

The text is here, and also available at the party website. H/T to Ballot Access News.

Caroline Lucas delivers maiden speech to Parliament

Mr Speaker,

I am most grateful to you for calling me during today’s debate.

The environment is a subject dear to my heart, as I’m sure you know, and I’ll return to it in a moment.… Read more ...

Jake Towne, ‘The Anti-Politician’

Posted by Marc Gallagher at Liberty Maven:

Ron Paul has inspired so many to take the leap into politics. Jake Towne is one of the inspired. Jake has been providing insight through his writing here at Liberty Maven for longer than he’s been a candidate for U.S. Congress. In an era when “politician” is the dirtiest word in the English language Jake stands out as an anti-politician politician.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party: Grayson Poll Shows TEA Party “more popular than GOP” in CD8

Email from the Florida Tea Party to contact.ipr@gmail.com

Opposition polling shows the TEA Party “more popular than GOP candidates” in the CD8 race. Peg Dunmire is moving into position for a strong race against Grayson.

A new poll conducted last week has Congressman Alan Grayson continuing to hold a commanding lead in the Republican primary in Florida’s 8th Congressional District.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin reviews his son Tim Baldwin’s book, ‘Freedom For A Change’

Posted by Chuck Baldwin at ChuckBaldwinLive.com:

My son, Tim Baldwin, is a constitutional attorney and historian. And now, after reading his just-released book, FREEDOM FOR A CHANGE, I learned something else about him: he is quite the scholar. I dare say his new book, FREEDOM FOR A CHANGE, rivals any great textbook of law and history written during the last hundred years.… Read more ...

Kevin Akin, California State Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party: A personal statement on the Israeli attacks


Personal statement by Kevin Akin, California State Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party, on May 31, 2010

I just received word of the shameful attack on the international aid ships on their way to Gaza. The Israeli government has committed a grave crime in killing numerous humanitarian aid workers, who did not menace Israel in any way.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: Statement on the IDF Attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla

Statement of the SPUSA Co-Chairs – May 31, 2010

As co-chair’s of the Socialist Party USA we condemn the attack by the Israeli Defense Forces on the unarmed humanitarian aid boat The Spirit of Humanity. The boat was carrying desperately needed aid supplies meant to break the inhuman Israeli blockade of Gaza.… Read more ...

PSL editorial: A turning point in the Middle East

From the Party for Socialism and Liberation (pslweb.org):

PSL Editorial

The Freedom Flotilla massacre has made it absolutely clear that the status quo in the Middle East is unsustainable. While the details of the diplomatic fallout are still somewhat unclear, and Israel’s propaganda machine is hard at work trying to control the damage, things cannot continue on as they were.… Read more ...

Brian Holtz covers LP convention at Libertarian Intelligence

Posted by IPR’s Brian Holtz on his blog, Libertarian Intelligence. The opinions are solely those of Brian, not necessarily any others at IPR. The post was made Sunday after the Chairs election, but before the At Large elections on Monday. It appears that Brian’s predictions for At Large were mostly correct, except that he didn’t see Kevin Knedler coming.Read more ...

Mike Munger reports on Libertarian National Convention

Via IPR trackbacks, Dr. Munger writes at Kids Prefer Cheese:

Neanderbill and I joined the NC state delegation to the Libertarian National Convention.

Here is a brief video of our arrival at the bar last night, greeting our fellow Libertarian Party members.

[Ponda Baba gives Neanderbill a rough shove and starts yelling at NB in an alien language which NB doesn’t understand]

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Update on Kristin Davis for Governor

Press release


“New York Casinos would generate $700 million a year in new revenue” says Davis

Kristin Davis, the former Manhattan Madam now running for Governor of New York on a libertarian agenda today added a proposal for Casino Gambling in the Catskills to her platform.… Read more ...

New Registration Numbers from California and Alaska

New voter registration numbers have been reported in both California and Alaska. Third parties made gains in

In California: The percentages from April are listed first, then the new May numbers.
Democratic 44.57%, now 44.49%
Republican 30.79%, now 30.80%
American Independent 2.31%, now 2.34%
Green .66362%, now .66357%
Libertarian .506%, now .511%
Peace & Freedom .3325%, now .3333%
Reform .132%, now .140%
other unqualified parties besides Reform .559%, now .560%
independents 20.14%, now 20.17%

These numbers indicate that every partisan designation gained percentages except gained registrants except the Greens and Democrats. … Read more ...