“Official” Libertarian Party of Oregon Website Relaunches

Tim Reeves

The website at http://lporegon.net

which was up briefly earlier this year and then deleted following a request from the Libertarian Party of Oregon which is recognized by the State of Oregon, has been relaunched and states that it is,

“The official website of the Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO).”

The contact page contains information for only one individual as follows,

“You can contact Tim Reeves, pictured above, by emailing chair@lporegon.net. If you want to mail something, you can send it to 7100 SW Hampton, Suite 201, Tigard, Oregon 97223.”

See: http://www.lporegon.net/contact.html

The site announces that the LPO Annual Convention, “will be held at 9:00AM on March 22nd. . . at 3301 Market Street NE, in Salem.”

To participate in the convention, apparently only two things are required:

1) Payment of LPO dues at any time prior to 9:00AM on March 22nd or “If you are already an “Honorary Lifetime” LPO members, (sic) you do not need to pay dues.”

2) “Subscription” to the following statement:

“I hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they don not (sic) forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.”

The website offers an option to combine payment of dues, a convention lunch, and a hotel room for $162.

It also acknowledges the leadership of the LPO is in dispute, including a current inability of the “official LPO” to nominate and run candidates, but with the expectation that the situation will “be resolved soon.”

The following explication of past events is offered,

“The leadership of the LPO and the governing documents governing it’s (sic) operation are in dispute. The Libertarian National Committee, delegates assembled at the 2012 Libertarian National Convention, and the state Judicial Committee recognizes (sic) the leadership and governing documents associated with organization sponsoring this website. The Oregon Secretary of State is barred from taking a position, and has for the moment defaulted to recognizing an alternate organization because it is supported by the most recent “Chair of Record.” This is being contested in a variety of venues and we expect the situation will be resolved soon.”

Past IPR coverage of this website and the March 22nd Salem Oregon Convention can be found

HERE

At this time IPR has no plans to cover the convention.

52 thoughts on ““Official” Libertarian Party of Oregon Website Relaunches

  1. Jill Pyeatt

    The hubris of these people should no longer astound me, but it still does.

    This was undoubtedly written by Richard Burke, since it has his trademark misspelling of the possessive “it’s”.

    Thanks for posting this, Joe! I needed a good laugh today!

  2. Jake Porter

    “but with the expectation that the situation will “be resolved soon.”

    Love is forever, but a political fight in Oregon is eternal.

  3. Wes Wagner

    Jake

    It is a slow moving nuclear blast that will inevitable engulf the LNC Inc and destroy it as well due to the conspiracy that occurred that started all of this and the unwillingness of the leadership of the LNC to take accountability for it voluntarily.

  4. Dave Terry

    Dear Jill,
    I’d really hate to see you choke when you eat your words,
    so, when the time comes, what beverage would you like me
    to provide to wash them down……….(with) *

    Dave Terry

    PS; fwiw according to Stanford University’s Andrea Lunsford, the
    error on using it’s instead of its, or its for it’s is the 20th most common
    writing error among English speaking writers.

    http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/everyday_writer/20errors/9.html

    I’ll wager that even YOU made this mistake at least a couple of times
    before you started blogging.

    *ending a sentence with a proposition is in the top 25. :>)

  5. Joseph Buchman Post author

    My drink of choice?

    Why Portland Oregon’s own Baconale, of course!

  6. Joseph Buchman Post author

    Anyone want to take wagers on how much time passes before the

    http://www.lporegon.net

    website is removed by its hosting company (likely following threats of yet another lawsuit)?

    Not sure if it would be best to have those wagers based on hours, days, or minutes; what do you think?

    Oh, how I fondly remember the discussion of how this would all be settled in Reeves’ favor in a matter of “weeks,” right about two years ago at this time.

    Wish we could have taken wagers then . . .

    Joe

  7. Jill Pyeatt

    All joking around, it is astonishing that Dave still thinks they’ll win. Wow, just wow.

  8. Joseph Buchman Post author

    Jill,

    “Dave still thinks”

    Not sure I’m following you there . . .

    🙂

    Joe

  9. Dave Terry

    “Not sure I’m following you there . . .”

    Not surprised, one needs to know which end their nose is on
    and which end their ass is on

    Good luck, hope you figure it out..

  10. Dave Terry

    Anyone want to take wagers on how much time passes before the
    http://www.lporegon.net
    website is removed by its hosting company (likely following threats of yet another lawsuit)?

    How much do you want to put up????

  11. Joseph Buchman Post author

    Dave has taken the “It’s permanent wager.”

    Probably as accurate as when you all told the GJ2012 Campaign that you, not Wes, would be putting Governor Johnson’s name on the ballot, and it would all be resolved by June . . . that was 2012.

    Sorry if I don’t give any credibility to your certainty.

    As for the website, you are aware that if I sold something I didn’t have the rights to sell, even if I really, really, I mean ooooohhhhh, really was soo, soo, sooo certain I would get them later, that would be a criminal act, yes?

    You really DO want to keep that website up! And do, please, send photos and audio of your convention; I’ll be happy to post them here for you. If you could get a head shot of each individual present, name, address, etc — that would probably be helpful t0o to, at least some of, our readers.

  12. paulie

    Love is forever, but a political fight in Oregon is eternal.

    I wonder if the faction leaderships will become hereditary.

  13. Wes Wagner

    Maybe David will pay it anyway … just to show what a real gentleman he is and is willing to own how wrong he was.

  14. Bruce Alexander Knight

    The fight over the LPO might indeed be “resolved soon,” but only if Burke, Terry, and the other plaintiffs drop their appeal. Meanwhile the real LPO will mail primary ballots to all registered Oregon Libertarians (16,000 now, an increase of 3,000 over 2012) for them (instead of a few dozen dues-payers at some convention) to choose dozens (not a handful) of Libertarians on Oregon’s general election ballot.

  15. Joe

    paulie @March 18, 2014 at 11:43 am and Wes Wagner @March 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm;

    It’s bouncing up and down now.

    Right now, http://www.lporgeon.net is LIVE again.

    So we have a NEW OPPORTUNITY — how much longer will it stay up today?!?

    We could be having these wagers every few hours or so now.

    I’m just taking bets, not making them.

    🙂

    Joe

  16. Joe

    I am now accepting wagers on how long http://www.lporegon.net will now be down (rather than be up).

    (I’ve also emailed 50webs.com a series of questions about what’s happening within their organization. If/when I receive any answers, I’ll post them here.)

    Hey, Dave Terry — where are you?

    They’re up! They’re down!!

    They’re in! They’re out! They’re all about!!!

    They’re far, they’re near; they’re gone, they’re here!

    They’re quick and slick and insincere.

    http://youtu.be/oJQhg0p8JaI

  17. Joseph Buchman Post author

    And now this . . .

    On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM, 50Webs Support wrote:

    Hello Joseph Buchman,

    Currently the website was suspended, until the owner provide (sic) the required legal document.

    Regards
    50Webs

  18. Joseph Buchman Post author

    As of 4:31PM Mountain time –

    http://www.lporegon.net is UP AGAIN!

    LOL.

    Back to wagers on when it will go DOWN . . . again.

    I’d take wagers on how many more cycles of this we will see, but sadly I have other things needing doing . . .

  19. Joseph Buchman Post author

    I had no idea when I first posted this article that the last word of my headline here would so quickly transition from a simple present tense verb to a plural noun.

  20. paulie

    “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” W.C. Fields

    Good advice.

  21. Bob Tiernan

    Dave: “PS; fwiw according to Stanford University’s Andrea Lunsford, the error on using it’s instead of its, or its for it’s is the 20th most common
    writing error among English speaking writers.”

    .
    So?

    I don’t make that common mistake. I certainly wouldn’t make that simple mistake on something important like an item to be mailed out to many people. What’s Burke’s excuse? Does he rely on you to make the same excuse for him each time (“everybody does it”) ?

    .
    Bob T

  22. Vernon

    Which of the two Oregon Libertarian factions is most closely aligned with the Northwest Front, a movement of White separatist activists in the Pacific Northwest which, just like the LP, opposes the Civil Rights Act and forced integration?

  23. Wes Wagner

    I can’t speak for the other faction who does not hold office in the LPO, but I can state that our board members are definitely more classical liberal in bent, not right wing, and most all of us oppose the gentrification and destruction of ancestral homes in the relatively few black communities in Portland due to the Portland Development Commission and the Portland City Counsel.

    Maybe those organizations should be checked for National Socialists 😉

  24. Fred

    Okay this is terrible and needs to be addressed.
    Maple bacon ale (which is actually not from Portland–Rogue brewing is in Newport) is really awful. Rogue makes some great beers and is one of many great breweries in Oregon. But that beer is offensively bad.
    I’m not saying you shouldn’t try it. But a 20 oz bottle is enough to be shared with your 10 closest friends–probably the perfect size for Reeves convention. And (again like Reeves convention) you will need a good quality beer afterwards to get the awful taste out of your mouth.

  25. Joe

    Fred is correct; it is awful. My daughter (about to graduate with an MD from OSHU) gave a bottle to me as a gag birthday gift (pun intended).

    I also have their chocolate raspberry version. I fear opening it.

  26. Bob Tiernan

    Jill: “This was undoubtedly written by Richard Burke, since it has his trademark misspelling of the possessive “it’s”.”

    .
    Members of the Burke gang constantly made and still make their signature errors over and over again. I gave up correcting Adam Mayer (Burke’s Martin Boorman) for using “could of” instead of “could’ve”. I’d explain that it was “could have”, and asked what, say, “Joe could of been there” meant.

    .
    B. Tiernan

  27. Joe

    Well, the website is back up. I understand it is now being hosted on someone’s personal computer — no website hosting company (apparently) will touch it.

    Back to wagers on when it will be down again — although if it does stay up, I’ll be interested to see when it is updated (and with what) post convention.

  28. paulie

    it is now being hosted on someone’s personal computer

    They have to connect up to the web somehow. ISPs have a backbone they connect to, etc.

  29. Joseph Buchman Post author

    Well, the website is still UP, and I gather has been since the convention on March 22nd, at least in terms of being “technically up.”

    It says: “Check this site periodically to keep abreast of LPO activities, campaigns, and other activities. ”

    I just checked; no report on the convention, no other news. I am left to conclude that nothing has happened worthy of posting on the website since before the “convention.”

  30. Jill Pyeatt

    They must be planning their next move privately. I’m sure they expect to be vindicated somehow at the convention next month; I wish I could be there to see it!.;)

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