Thread for Questions to Augustus Invictus, Senatorial Candidate Hopeful for the Libertarian Party of Florida

Invictus for Senate

Augustus Invictus has agreed to an interview with me for IPR. As we’ve discussed here on IPR, Mr. Invictus is running for the Senate in the state of Florida.

What questions would you like for him to answer? I’ll present 6 to 10 questions to him by the end of the week. He’ll respond in writing, and I’ll post them in an article over the weekend or early next week.

174 thoughts on “Thread for Questions to Augustus Invictus, Senatorial Candidate Hopeful for the Libertarian Party of Florida

  1. Vicki Kirkland

    Mr. Wagner, what purpose does a question like this serve? You don’t know Augustus Invictus.
    Incidentally, Augustus is the only officially filed candidate for the 2016 U. S. Senate race in Florida, so it’s inaccurate to say that he is running against Roger Stone who has not yet filed.

  2. paulie

    Mr. Invictus, in 2013 you identified yourself as an American Fascist. How, when and why have your views changed since then? What views do you still hold that you held in 2013 when you called yourself a fascist?

  3. Pete Blome

    I would like to suggest several questions. Who is the real Mr. Invictus? Why do you think your published article on eugenics will not be a factor either with the LP of Florida or the voters at large? Why did you make YouTube presentations with a southern accent affectation, but speak to the LP of Orange County FL, and other places, without one? Why do you claim to be a genius? Why do you disagree that your campaign logo evokes images of fascism and the roman empire, both of which are antithetical to libertarianism? Did you choose your unusual name or was it given to you and why? Many people claim you advocated civil war in America, only to remove incriminating web presentations when Libertarians actually began looking you up. Did you ever make videos or articles advocating civil war? You are a new member to the LP. Why did you announce your run for Senate without gaining support from or making yourself known first among Libertarians outside of Orange County? Is Vicki Kirkland, a member of both the Florida and National LP Executive Committee and an apparent supporter of yours, a part of your campaign? Why should you be the headline Libertarian Party candidate in one of the most influential and visible political races in the State, especially considering what a short time you’ve been a member? If delegates at the LP of Florida convention, or a petition of registered Libertarians in the State, asked you not to run as a Libertarian, would you run anyway? If so, why? How do you intend to qualify for the Senate race, paying the approximately $10,800 fee or by petition?

  4. Austin Cassidy

    “Is your most recently filled out voter registration with the state as a Libertarian?”

    A very good question. If it wasn’t, then the rest of the questions probably won’t matter.

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    Florida Statutes 99.021?Form of candidate oath.—
    2.?That the person has not been a registered member of any other political party for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the person seeks to qualify.

  5. paulie

    I have come right to the threshold of being able to do real harm to the Federal Government

    If you mean something other than, or in addition to, running for office, please explain what you mean.

  6. paulie

    Florida Statutes 99.021?Form of candidate oath.—
    2.?That the person has not been a registered member of any other political party for 365 days before the beginning of qualifying preceding the general election for which the person seeks to qualify.

    Followup question then:

    Have you been registered with or a member of any other party besides the LP in the last 365 days before the beginning of qualifying for this election?

  7. Wes Wagner

    Vicki

    Read his writings. It is a very valid question. I know mental health in this country is more or less in the dark ages… this man needs help.

    He needs as many people as possible telling him politely and reinforcing that he needs help.

  8. Vicki Kirkland

    Pete, how did I become part of this posting? Augustus Invictus has been a member of the Orange County Party since last December when he signed the LPF membership form and also registered Libertarian. As Chair of the Orange County Party, I keep up with what our members are doing and attempt to set the record straight if I think they are being misrepresented, but I plan to support all Libertarian candidates AFTER next year’s primary and will not commit to or contribute to any candidate prior to the primary due to my positions on the LPFEC and the LNC.
    No, I’m not currently a member of anyone’s campaign.

  9. mARS

    Googling your name instantly brings up overwhelmingly negative results. The Florida Senate election will be extraordinarily high profile and expensive. How do you plan on getting your message out to people when you will likely lack the funds for significant advertising, and all free and earned media associated with your name paints an incredibly negative picture of you?

  10. Vicki Kirkland

    Augustus has filed to run for Senate as a Libertarian. He couldn’t have done that if he had not been registered as a Libertarian prior to the 365 day rule.

  11. paulie

    It has been said that I am a racist and a neo-Nazi. I guarantee you that my Puerto Rican ex-wife, our half-Puerto Rican children, and my half-Colombian step-children – not to mention my string of Latina girlfriends – would be quite shocked to hear of this.

    If you are not a racist, please explain what you meant by the following statements:

    It has provided the illegitimate State of Israel with countless billions of dollars in financial aid, weaponry, and military force, to the great detriment of the American people and to the people of the World.

    Is there something more legitimate about the states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Egypt, and various others which the US government has also given billions of dollars of financial aid and military weaponry to? Why single out Israel?

    It has allowed unrestrained immigration for three generations, to the great detriment of the American people & of the land. Our forefathers came as conquerors: the immigrants of today come as parasites.

    Does that include the mother of your stepchildren or any of your Latina girlfriends?

    It has allowed the degradation of our ancestral Holy Days in the name of Tolerance, demeaning Christian Rites for fear of the Jews. Where Nativity scenes are allowed, there must stand a menorah of equal visibility.

    Given that there are many religions in the US, not just Jews and Christians – you yourself describe yourself as a pagan – as well as many atheists and agnostics, why do you single out Jews here?

    It has established laws to protect at any cost the survival of the weakest of the Citizenry, having forsaken the first duty of Government: the welfare of the People.

    What would you change exactly in this regard, and how would it work? Is this a reference to eugenics? If not, what does it refer to?

    It has promoted with great vehemence the doctrines of mass democracy, blind tolerance, and mandatory guilt for decades upon decades, such that the individual Citizen is expected to worship the lowest of humanity and abandon any inclinations he may have toward elitism.

    Please elaborate.

    It has abandoned its eugenics programs & elitist mindset in favor of a decadent ideology that rejects the beauty of strength and demands the exponential growth of the weakest, the least intelligent, and the most diseased.

    This is described as a failing of the federal government. Exactly how would you rectify that?

    It has promoted the defamation of our country’s greatest heroes in our children’s classrooms, such as Columbus, the great mariner, a man of vision & bravery, now regarded as a genocidal maniac, and Jefferson, the polymath statesman & great promoter of freedom, known now as the degenerate slave rapist.

    Are you contending that Columbus did not engage in genocide or that Jefferson did not own slaves, or just that these shouldn’t be seen as bad things?

    It has promoted in those same classrooms the idolatrous worship of a different breed of lesser men, such as Alex Haley, who made a fortune by conning the country into sympathy when he plagiarized a novel and passed it off as fact, and Martin Luther King, Jr., whose FBI files are still under seal for the embarrassment it would cause all those persons profiting from his civil sainthood.

    By “different breed of lesser men” do you mean something other than Black, African-American, Negro (or whatever term you prefer) men? If so, what do you mean?

    It has sought to prohibit the ownership of firearms by law-abiding Citizens, farcically citing the violent actions of slaves’ descendants as justification therefore.

    Do you mean to insinuate something other than that all or almost all violent crime is committed by “slaves’ descendents”?

    Taken in totality, please provide an explanation of these statements that is not racist.

  12. paulie

    Augustus has filed to run for Senate as a Libertarian. He couldn’t have done that if he had not been registered as a Libertarian prior to the 365 day rule.

    The allegation I saw is that he has been registered with more than one party recently and that it is not clear which registration is more recent. I am asking him, not saying that the allegation is correct, or not.

  13. paulie

    It has been said that I support eugenics programs. This claim is based on a paper I wrote in law school, which I have publicly and repeatedly disavowed.

    If that’s true, please explain the quotes above from your article http://invictusforsenate.com/2015/07/23/a-declaration-of-the-failings-of-the-federal-government/ published July 23 MMXV (that’s 2015 for the rest of us) on your campaign website? For example again, one alleged failing of the federal government is that “It has abandoned its eugenics programs & elitist mindset in favor of a decadent ideology that rejects the beauty of strength and demands the exponential growth of the weakest, the least intelligent, and the most diseased.”

  14. paulie

    It has been said that I associate with neo-Nazis and skinheads. You’re goddamn right I do. I am a criminal defense lawyer, and I am proud of the work I have done for the American Front.

    Is this the only association with neo-nazis that you have had? How did you come to be their attorney…did they pick you randomly, were you already connected, through mutual friends, or did you seek them out? If some other route, what was it?

  15. paulie

    Adrian Wyllie wrote

    Over the past few weeks, we have seen a handful of new members with very disturbing backgrounds, including those with current affiliations with known white supremacist and neo Nazi groups. Some of these new members have recently and publicly expressed support for extremely violent actions, such as the initiation of a race-based civil war in the U.S., and government-forced abortion and sterilization of those they deem genetically inferior.

    You posted a lengthy response heatedly denying that you yourself support initiation of a race-based civil war in the U.S., and government-forced abortion and sterilization, but then this does not appear to be a reference to you personally, since you did not just join in what most people would call the past few weeks. However, this may be a reference to some friends or associates of yours (you mentioned representing the American Front). Have you encouraged any associates or supporters of yours with current affiliations with known white supremacist and neo Nazi groups to join the LPF within the past few weeks to support your candidacy or otherwise exert influence within or thru the LPF? Are you are aware of any neo-nazis or white supremacists with whom you have associated or who are supporters of yours doing so, in the past few weeks?

  16. Still a Good Queston

    “Augustus has filed to run for Senate as a Libertarian. He couldn’t have done that if he had not been registered as a Libertarian prior to the 365 day rule.”

    Not necessarily so, Vicki. Augustus merely filed a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) with the Florida Division of Elections to have his name listed on the state website as a U.S. Senate candidate. Anybody could file that form with the state. That federal form, moreover, does not in any way address the relevant 365-day statute mentioned by Austin Cassidy above.

    At this point, the state will merely inform a candidate that it is his or her “responsibility to read, understand, and follow the requirements of Florida election laws,” including Chapter 99 of the Florida Statutes. At this point, anybody could have their name listed on the state website by filing the FEC form. It is my understanding that the state won’t make a determination about a candidate’s party affiliation and the relevant 365-day rule until the actual federal qualifying period, which is June 20-24, 2016.

    So, Paulie’s question is still a legitimate one. Of course, it will be moot if Augustus had indeed registered as a Libertarian prior to June 20th of this year, which may very well be the case.

    In any case, as Richard Winger has stated, the 365-day rule is unquestionably unconstitutional and probably could be successfully challenged in court based on the 1986 Supreme Court ruling in Tashian v Republican Party of Connecticut — provided, of course, that one of Florida’s recognized political parties was willing to amend its bylaws to allow non-members or recent members (those who joined the party within the previous 365 days) to be nominated for public office.

  17. paulie

    http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2015/08/augustus-invictus-calls-for-total-insurrection/

    I am also a father, an attorney in four States and the federal courts, and a business owner, so I have a lot to lose. I am also an Old World pagan and a White Southerner, so I know what it’s like to be treated as the wolf in the hen house.

    Assuming it is not a typo, what is the significance of capitalizing White Southerner (especially the White part) in the middle of a sentence, if any?

    I am banned for life from my graduate business school; my law school in Chicago had me hunted by the FBI two years ago; federal lawyers in Orlando had me investigated by the U.S. Marshals last fall; earlier this year I was forced off the board of trustees for an Orange County school; I was trespassed just last week from my own office building, where I have had my law firm for the past two and a half years. And we are only at the beginning, my friends. So fear not that what I speak of tonight is somehow distant from my own life.

    A rather remarkable set of events. Did you do anything to exacerbate any of these situations, or are they all part of a plot against you and in no way precipitated by any actions you took in each of those individual circumstances? Please explain what exactly happened in each case.

  18. paulie

    Do you know why I am dangerous? It is not because anyone actually believes that I’m going to lose my mind and go on a shooting rampage. It is not because I have a hundred pounds of fertilizer in a toolshed ready for bomb-making

    Do you have pounds of fertilizer in a toolshed ready for bomb-making? Any plans to go on a shooting rampage?

  19. paulie

    But when I say, “I have prophesied for years that I was born for a Great War” it is no longer funny.

    When and under what circumstances do you think this war will start? Who all will be on each of the sides?

  20. paulie

    I want you to drop out and tune in. I want you to take LSD and practice sorcery. I want you to listen to trap music and black metal, to learn the law and to break it deliberately, to find your own religion. I want you to learn the use of firearms and subject yourselves to rigorous physical training. I want you to treat your bodies as Holy Temples and to take your girlfriend to a strip club so you can seduce a dancer in the back room. I want you to worship Nature and dance naked in the moonlight ‘round the fire, screaming in ecstatic joy. I want you to revolt. Raise Hell. Break your limitations. Renounce your life and go into the Wilderness, that God may speak to you of things to come.

    Are there any of these things you haven’t done yourself yet? If so, which ones?

  21. Vicki Kirkland

    Augustus filled out the registration form to register Libertarian at our Orange County meeting in December, 2014. I looked it over before it was mailed. At our State Convention the Secretary had a current list of Libertarian voters. Augustus was on the list.
    This is a requirement to be a delegate to our Convention. Augustus was a delegate.

  22. paulie

    But I also want you: the law enforcement officers watching this video; the FBI agents and US Marshals who have shown such an interest in me; the cops who will, sooner or later, be sent to arrest me

    Why are they so interested in you, and what do you think they will arrest you for?

  23. Still a Good Question

    Once for each personality? Will the real Augustus Sol Invictus please stand up.

  24. Humongous Fungus

    Many people in IPR comments and, I’m guessing, elsewhere have speculated that you are mentally ill.

    Were any of those people mental health professionals, rendering a formal diagnosis following a formal evaluation?

    If no: have you had mental health professionals evaluate you and find that you are not mentally ill? How recently?

    If yes: what was the exact diagnosis? What treatment(s) did they prescribe? If the treatment(s) included medication, which medication(s), and are you taking the prescribed medication(s) currently?

  25. Humongous Fungus

    Agree or disagree?:

    I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

  26. Humongous Fungus

    “I want you to listen to trap music and black metal”

    Any particularly favorite songs/cuts/bands/acts?

    Are you a fan of Varg Vikernes and/or Burzum at all? Any favorites from the 1990s Norwegian black metal scene? Any thoughts on Nokturnal Mortum or Temnozor? How about Grand Belial’s Key or Graveland?

    What do you think of the new Venom material?

  27. Humongous Fungus

    Let’s play Hot or Not.

    Eva Braun: Hot or Not?

    Evita Peron: Hot or Not?

    Madonna playing Evita Peron: Hot or Not?

    Ida Dalser Mussolini or Rachele Mussolini?

    Ilse, She-Wolf of the SS: Hot or Not?

    Swedish singer Saga singing the songs of Ian Stuart Donaldson of the English band Skrewdriver: Hot or Not?

    Ian Stuart Donaldson: Hot or Not?

    Masha “Scream” Arkhipova: Hot or Not?

  28. paulie

    Will the real Augustus Sol Invictus please stand up.

    Who’s the real Augustus that the other Augustuses are just imitating?

  29. Phillipus Marcus Aurelius Augustus Caesar (but you can call me Phil)

    On your Youtube videos are you impersonating JFK or Foghorn Leghorn? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsdPzJBJYQlsKigw_3XTqJw

    Also, what is this from? Sounds like a poem or something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud55nvFl6Uc

    Finally why are you running as a Libertarian? Is it a joke or live performance piece like Borat?

    Seriously though, if you ignore his content I think many actual Libertarian candidates could learn something from this guy’s antics. Many times Libertarians focus only on issues but should consider adding some showmanship when it comes to speeches or ads. I have no idea what this guy is getting at but he does sound passionate about it.

  30. Cam

    If any in your legionary feel compelled to commit a barbaric crime by drawing inspiration from your radically hate-fuelled, war-mongering campaign; will you sleep better or worse at night?

  31. William Saturn

    I have two questions:

    1. Why do you call your campaign recordings “Fireside Chats,” invoking the name of the recordings FDR used to convince Americans to support the New Deal and War effort?

    2. What exactly convinced you to disavow Fascism and support for a eugenics program?

  32. paulie

    If Invictus has disavowed support for a eugenics program, why did he list the following among the failings of the federal government on July 23, 2015?

    “It has abandoned its eugenics programs & elitist mindset in favor of a decadent ideology that rejects the beauty of strength and demands the exponential growth of the weakest, the least intelligent, and the most diseased.”

  33. Jill Pyeatt

    As far as Paulie’s question as to the deadline for questions, I would normally think when the thread dies, which I thought might be as long as 4 or 5 days. Saturday would be the 5th day, so probably midnight Saturday night would be a good time to stop taking new questions.

  34. paulie

    I want you to take LSD and practice sorcery.

    Any particularly interesting experiences with LSD and/or sorcery you want to tell us about?

    I want you to learn the use of firearms

    What are your favorite firearms? What do you recommend for our readers who are thinking of getting one or several?

    take your girlfriend to a strip club

    Out of strip clubs that you have taken your girlfriends to, which would you recommend as the best club(s) for guys to take their girlfriends to? How about for guys to just go to by themselves or with their buddies? Any that you would recommend avoiding?

  35. Jill Pyeatt

    Any more questions for Mr. Invictus? I’ll probably close this thread late tonight or tomorrow.

  36. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I’ll be submitting questions to Mr. Invictus this evening. Please submit any questions you might have by then.

    Thanks.

  37. Caren Smith

    Augustus what are your stances on the following issues regarding federal government’s role in: immigration, healthcare, economy, education. What is your stance on immigration? Open vs closed borders ideology. Where do you think the economy is heading? What is your solution to fix it with the government involved? What is your plan to get your message across and do you think you will get support from the LPF?

    Thank you. Caren

  38. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I’ll be preparing my chosen questions from this comment list tonight. I’ll send them to Mr. Invictus tonight. I don’t think I’ll close the thread to comments, though. Please list any other questions you might want to ask, and perhaps we’ll have an opportunity to ask them.

  39. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I’m sending the list of questions tonight. My apologies. We’ve had two emergencies in the household in the past 10 days which needed to be tended to.

  40. Vicki Kirkland

    I hope your household emergencies have been resolved. I’m looking forward to the questions, but there is no rush. Our family should always take priority.

  41. Jill Pyeatt

    It’s been a little more than a week , but I told him there was no hurry. He did acknowledge receiving the questions. I’ll probably email at the end of the week, if I haven’t heard from him yet.

  42. Stephanie

    You repeatedly talk about the war that you have prophesied for years, the war that you are going to start &/or lead. Who exactly will his war be against? And what will be the reason for the war?

  43. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Stephanie, I know there’s been a discussion going on about removing Mr. Invictus from the party. Has he answered any of the questions asked of him on the email thread?

  44. Vicki Kirkland

    Jill, as a member of the LPF State Committee, I will vote no on any motion to suspend Augustus’s membership. He has been a member of my local affiliate, Orange County LP since last December and has only been a positive force in our Party. He has done nothing that constitutes violating the NAP. He has answered every question that LPF members have asked him.

  45. paulie

    Apparently there is a growing file of information about neo-nazis and white supremacists that are close friends of Invictus, one of whom is named Marcus Faella, and a bunch of whom are now joining the LPF to support Invictus.

  46. paulie

    Including Invictus himself?

    Of course I wouldn’t expect him to answer that.

    He took umbrage when we asked him about calling himself a fascist in the past, and asked for a cite. When we gave him one he went quiet.

    Apparently he has a history of promising people answers “soon” and not delivering.

    Also, I have been told that he is taking down various videos and writings that are being cited as evidence against him. Hopefully folks are saving some of these gems before they get removed.

  47. Pete Blome

    Vicki Kirkland, since you are an official of the LPF, please explain how Augustus Invictus has been a positive force in Orange County. Since you have already made up your mind prior to the presentation of evidence, please explain how Invictus’ calls for civil war and eugenic control by the state do not violate the NAP.

  48. Vicki Kirkland

    My comments about Agustus are based on him having been a member of my Orange County Affiliate for over 9 months. Augustus has answered numerous questions from LPF members on the LPF Facebook pages. He will be answering questions on IPR in a few days. He can speak for himself. I will not answer for him

  49. Andy

    I am not a supporter of Augustus, but a call for revolution against a government that routinely engages in civil rights violations and is woefully corrupt at all levels by no means violates the NAP.

  50. Pete Blome

    Libertarians deserve better accountability from their representatives, Vicki. You ducked the questions, as is your habit when you are held accountable for your public opinions. Your right to free speech does not entitle you to a free ride, and you should tell the numerous people who read this column why you think as you do. You are an official of the LPF and NLP, after all. Your answer as to why he is a positive force for Orlando County Libertarians is purposely vague, as if being a member for 9 months automatically is positive. You did not address at all why Invictus’ calls for civil war and eugenic control by the state do not violate the NAP. Of course Invictus CAN answer for himself, and it will be seen if he does. That wasn’t the question. The question is whether you have the guts to back up your public opinions with reasoning, or are you just “duck and cover” for any candidate coming along and calling themselves Libertarian.

  51. Vicki Kirkland

    Mr. Blome, I will repeat some of what I’ve said previously. In the 9 plus months that Augustus has been a member of the LP of Orange County, he has never done or said anything that would constitute violating the NAP. He is organizing two registration drives at local colleges in November. Some of the people who criticize him have never even met him. Incidentally, I never duck questions. I answer them. If you don’t like my answers, too bad. I disagree .wholeheartedly concerning your opinions about me and also about Augustus.
    I have a stellar record representing Orange County, .the LPF and my region on the LNC.
    Augustus is the person who is doing an IPR interview. I am not.

  52. Mark Axinn

    Vicki also has several decades of service to LPNY to her credit.

    She can back anyone she damn well pleases. If other members of LPF disagree with her, they will support another candidate.

    I understand there’s also that terrific benefactor of the Libertarian Party, Roger Stone, as a potential candidate.

  53. Andy

    “Vicki Kirkland

    September 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Mr. Blome, I will repeat some of what I’ve said previously. In the 9 plus months that Augustus has been a member of the LP of Orange County, he has never done or said anything that would constitute violating the NAP. ”

    You must not be familiar with some of the comments that Augustus has made online since becoming a candidate. I don’t see how anyone who is a Libertarian and who has looked into his campaign could vote for this guy.

    Mark Axinn said: “I understand there’s also that terrific benefactor of the Libertarian Party, Roger Stone, as a potential candidate.”

    I assume that you are being sarcastic here.

  54. Pete Blome

    I have news for you, Vicki. You just ducked the questions again. You sure are an expert at running and hiding.

  55. Vicki Kirkland

    Mark, thank you so much for your kind words of support. As of now I’m not officially backing anyone. It would not be appropriate for me to do so as we now have potential primaries for many positions. I was defending a member of my county affiliate whom I know far better than the people who are attacking him. He is being misrepresented.

  56. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I’m glad to hear that he plans to answer the questions I sent. I tried to ask about the most serious charges without being hostile. If he has disturbing writings and videos out there in the world for anyone to see, I think it’s fair to get some explanations. Otherwise, I think people want to get a general feel of what he offers as a candidate.

  57. Smart Alex

    With all due respect to Ms. Kirkland, doesn’t she support the Burke group of the LPO, and didn’t she participate in the JC’s renegade decision to reinstate those guys?

  58. Vicki Kirkland

    Much of what Agustus is being criticized for, concern scholarly papers written in law school. As far as any of his Facebook postings since, he has explained and answered questions about them on our Facebook pages. He will again answer questions on IPR in a few days. Therefore, I’m not going to address these issues. I am not ducking anything. I am not the one doing the interview. Perhaps people should know that Mr. Blome has been harassing me and attempting to destroy my reputation for several years. Why I don’t know, but I don’t intend to comment on anything else he posts on IPR.

  59. paulie

    As far as any of his Facebook postings since, he has explained and answered questions about them on our Facebook pages.

    If anyone knows exactly where … posts, times etc please let us know.

  60. Vicki Kirkland

    I NEVER supported the Burke/Reeves group. I have always supported the legitimate Libertarian Party of Oregon, currently chaired by Lars Hedbor. Where did anyone get such a crazy idea?

  61. Andy

    “Vicki Kirkland

    September 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Much of what Agustus is being criticized for, concern scholarly papers written in law school”

    Augustus has said several things that are anti-libertarian, and some that are just flat out insane, since he’s declared himself for the Libertarian Party of Florida’s nomination for US Senate. This isn’t just a case of him saying stuff like this years ago, this is stuff that he has said recently, while campaigning for the nomination.

  62. Vicki Kirkland

    Paulie, Augustus answered the questions on LPF Facebook pages. I wish people would ask him these questions. I’m tired of answering them.
    In regard to LP Oregon, I’d like to know what that person was talking about when he accused me of participating in the renegade JC decision. I’m not on the JC. If I had been, I would have voted the way Rob Power and Steve Linnaberry voted..

  63. Mark Axinn

    >“I understand there’s also that terrific benefactor of the Libertarian Party, Roger Stone, as a potential candidate.”

    > I assume that you are being sarcastic here.

    ALERT: Sarcasm. Something I usually limit myself to doing no more than 4 or 5 or 20 times per hour, depending on how ridiculous the situation is that I find myself in.

    For example, tomorrow I am returning to Federal Court with a Ray Bradbury novel for my second day of sitting around not to get picked for jury duty. How idiotic! What lawyer wants a seasoned litigator with 30-plus years of experience on his jury? But I will be fulfilling my sacred duty as a citizen. (ALERT: Sarcasm.) I am certain there will be lots of chances for more snarky, sarcastic, wise-ass comments. Anyone got a FIJA tee shirt I could borrow?

    On a serious note, this guy Invictus seems like a total whack-job to me, but I don’t know him and Vicki does. No one can seriously question her bona fides.

  64. Vicki Kirkland

    How did a question about the LPO suddenly pop up in the midst of the discussion about Augustus? It seemed that the person who posted it, who calls himself Sweet Alex, was not a supporter of the Reeves/burke group but wanted to target me as someone who was. I’m asking why?

  65. paulie

    Augustus answered the questions on LPF Facebook pages. I wish people would ask him these questions. I’m tired of answering them.

    I didn’t say you have to answer them. I said anyone who knows while we wait for answers here.

  66. Mark Axinn

    This one’s definitely serious:

    Paul and possibly Andy will remember that while Stone threw her under the bus, I issued a very public statement wishing Kristin Davis well after she got arrested for dealing. And remember, I was a key player in Warren’s 2010 run for Governor against her.

    I also took a lot of flack for continuing to support Halloran after he was indicted.

    Some people kick someone when (s)he’s down; others offer sympathy.

  67. Mark Axinn

    Nope. I heard from each of them privately immediately after their respective downfalls in response to my public statements, but that was it.

    Kristin got sentenced to 1-3 years if I remember correctly (she was already an ex-con from the Madam days so she faced real time), and assuming she ended up in jail for a year she may have already finished it by now.

    Halloran got a very heavy sentence so his life is ruined. He has an appeal pending, but no money left. US Attorney in SDNY destroyed him.

  68. Mark Axinn

    I know we’re getting away from the subject of this thread, but I can’t resist.

    In Halloran’s case, he lost his job, his law license, his house, his car, all his money, his girlfriend and gets to go to jail for 10 years. The govt. is never content just incarcerating someone it does not like; they go after everything else too.

    In my real world, I represent many co-op and condo associations. Yesterday, one of my clients received a letter and “red backs” from the Queens DA demanding that we commence eviction proceedings against a shareholder because her 24-year old son was indicted for dealing pills (same crime as Davis) from the apartment.

    Sending the kid to jail won’t be enough for the DA; I have to file eviction papers against Momma who did nothing wrong. And this is a co-op so she owns shares appurtenant (lawyer word) to the place from which she will be evicted!.

    I’ll stop here. This thread is supposed to be about Invictus.

  69. Vicki Kirkland

    Apology accepted, and I apologize to you for getting your name wrong, who ever you are. I see that you call yourself Smart Alex, not Sweet Alex.

  70. paulie

    null

    Lynn House, Dana Moxley Cummings and 2 others posted in Libertarian Solutions for Florida.
    Lynn House
    September 30 at 2:05pm

    This morning I resigned my position of Vice-Chair of the LPF. My reasons are technical, but you can probably figure it out from reading this page.

    Here’s my plan.

    I am still a member, still registered Libertarian, still on the National Platform Committee, as far as I know, I’m still Chair of the Membership Committee, and still on the Communications Committee. I haven’t gone far.

    The last thing I want is for this Party to divide, so I will divert my attention to creating unity…somehow. Hopefully, with your help.

    I prefer to use my time this way than to use it to buck the trend on the EC

    Let’s find a way to stand together as proud Libertarians. Where there’s a will…..

    Thank you to everyone who spoke to and advised me. That meant a lot. Be assured that things have a way of working out for the best, even now.

  71. Thane "Goldie" Eichenauer

    I speak only for myself. I have no special knowledge about Augustus Sol Invictus that others with access to the internet could not readily obtain.

    This is a answer prompted by certain of Paulie’s comments found on the IPR post titled “Chair and Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida Resign Effective Immediately” by paulie on or around October 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Some answers and comments…

    I reserve the right to pick and choose what questions and comments I spend time and energy responding to.

    paulie asks “How’s that different from what he has already been doing?”

    It isn’t. I just wanted to offer my advice and opinion that given that Wyllie has made certain claims about Augustus Sol Invictus that he has responded to and that, in my opinion, some of the current batch of questions are rehashes of those same questions that, again in my opinion, she isn’t going to get a response on them. I made clear that I speak only for myself but rather than have the audience and volunteers at IPR needlessly wait for answers that IMO are not going to arrive I thought it would be helpful to make an observation that said waiting may be futile.

    Relative to questions, you asked “Is your most recently filled out voter registration with the state as a Libertarian?” – great, if Augustus Sol Invictus chooses to spend time answering that question instead of talking to other news media and voters in Florida then I might not think the time is well spent but it wouldn’t be much of a loss.

    Further on you ask “What were the circumstances?” in response to Augustus Sol Invictus stating “My family was bankrupted by the DEA a decade ago”. In reflection I have to admit that is a substantive question not previously addressed (to the best of my knowledge). If Mr. Invictus should choose to answer that question I would love to hear the details. Maybe he or his family has good and sufficient reason to not be further targeted by the powers that be. I don’t know, again I have no special knowledge and no association with Augustus Sol Invictus, his family, his client or his friends that anybody else with internet access doesn’t already have.

    Further on you ask “Is there something more legitimate about the states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Egypt, and various others which the US government has also given billions of dollars of financial aid and military weaponry to? Why single out Israel?”

    Again, I speak only for myself but if he chooses to find one government less legitimate than the four you specifically identify I don’t really have much of a beef with that. I am for equal deprivation from US government aid for any land, territory, rebel faction, business or state that is outside the United States and territories.

    You ask a number of questions after that which are not rehashes. If Augustus Sol Invictus should respond to them, it is his time and energy to expend.

    You ask “Taken in totality, please provide an explanation of these statements that is not racist.” To me this very much sounds like either a questions asked and answered or asking to prove a negative.

    Invistus states: It is not because anyone actually believes that I’m going to lose my mind and go on a shooting rampage. It is not because I have a hundred pounds of fertilizer in a toolshed ready for bomb-making
    You ask: Do you have pounds of fertilizer in a toolshed ready for bomb-making? Any plans to go on a shooting rampage?

    It is clear that some people think that Augustus Sol Invictus is not of sound mind. Perhaps a person of unsound mind would answer your two questions in the affirmative. Mr. Invictus seems to have enough intelligence not to offer to confess to illegal conduct or plans to engage in illegal conduct.

    Invistus states “But I also want you: the law enforcement officers watching this video; the FBI agents and US Marshals who have shown such an interest in me; the cops who will, sooner or later, be sent to arrest me”

    You ask “Why are they so interested in you, and what do you think they will arrest you for?”

    Honestly this is another question that I don’t understand why you bother asking. In my opinion, Mr. Invictus, an attorney, would seem to have enough intelligence not to speculate as to the motives of why government agents should want to arrest him. US government agents have plenty of reasons to arrest guilty and innocent Americans. Some of those reasons and motivations are immoral, some are illegal, some are legal. The best answer to the question would be given under oath or affidavit by the bureaucrats seeking to arrest him.

    Sadly of all the questions posed on the threads I have the most regret that Humongous Fungus’ questions as to his musical tastes may well go unaddressed.

    If Joe Wendt’s question of “Favorite cocktail” gets answered I will certainly not allow that information to go to waste.

    I for one will not allow Phil’s comment to go to waste. (e.g. Phil otherwise known as Phillipus Marcus Aurelius Augustus Caesar.)

    Andy @ September 10, 2015 at 2:07 am
    asks “What drugs do you use?” to which I will repeat my answer above which is Augustus Sol Invictus, an attorney, is probably smart enough not to confess to any past or present illegal conduct that would make it easier for the FBI or US Marshalls to arrest and prosecute him. I am surprised Andy even asks considering that (as far as we know) Andy doesn’t personally know Augustus Sol Invictus and that a perfectly proper public answer to the question would be “Without confirming or denying the conduct inquired about that is none of your business.”

    Austin Cassidy @ September 10, 2015 at 2:52 am asks
    “How will you be paying the ~$10,000 filing fee? Have you already secured the funds?”

    If this recent video is to be relied upon it would appear that Invictus prefers to qualify by collecting signatures. The URL is queued to the last 30 seconds. The first 19 minutes is the far better portion.

    https://youtu.be/JqfpMKiRZHo?t=19m5s

    paulie @ September 10, 2015 at 7:59 am

    You ask “I want you to take LSD and practice sorcery. Any particularly interesting experiences with LSD and/or sorcery you want to tell us about?”

    As for LSD, see my answers above. As for sorcery, I don’t know. Maybe Augustus Sol Invictus will respond, maybe he won’t.

    Further on you ask “What are your favorite firearms? What do you recommend for our readers who are thinking of getting one or several?”

    Augustus Sol Invictus may or may not respond to that question but I will offer my personal suggestion.

    One that works reliably for the purpose you choose to buy it for.

    Stephanie @ September 29, 2015 at 12:15 pm asks
    “You repeatedly talk about the war that you have prophesied for years, the war that you are going to start &/or lead. Who exactly will his war be against? And what will be the reason for the war?”

    If you watch the video above I believe Augustus Sol Invictus is clear as to who started the war and who it is targeting.

    I speak only for myself. I have no special knowledge about Augustus Sol Invictus that others with access to the internet could not readily obtain.

  72. paulie

    Further on you ask “Is there something more legitimate about the states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Egypt, and various others which the US government has also given billions of dollars of financial aid and military weaponry to? Why single out Israel?”

    Again, I speak only for myself but if he chooses to find one government less legitimate than the four you specifically identify I don’t really have much of a beef with that. I am for equal deprivation from US government aid for any land, territory, rebel faction, business or state that is outside the United States and territories.

    I’m for equal deprivation also. I do find it interesting that he singled out Israel as uniquely illegitimate, but the real significance of that is only in the context of the other parts of the question.

    You ask a number of questions after that which are not rehashes. If Augustus Sol Invictus should respond to them, it is his time and energy to expend.

    Obviously.

    You ask “Taken in totality, please provide an explanation of these statements that is not racist.” To me this very much sounds like either a questions asked and answered or asking to prove a negative.

    It’s neither of the two. I have cited ten specifics, which, taken together, are strong prima facie evidence that he is a racist. If there is an alternative explanation for all that, from him, you, anyone else … let me know what it is or where it was previously made. There are of course other indicators ranging from capitalizing white in the middle of a sentence to say he is a “White Southerner” the way that generally only racists or “racialists” do to saying “my fellow American Fascist” in November 2013 (and notice that my ten point question refers to something posted more recently, in July 2015).

    I continue to wait for the answers, previously provided or not, from Mr. Invictus himself or from anyone else.

    If there is any explanation for all the different things he said there that does not involve him being a racist I would love to know what it is.

  73. paulie

    Sorry, can’t make it to Orlando that day. Anything online or on recordable media such as radio that can later be played online?

  74. Nicholas Sarwark

    If this recent video is to be relied upon it would appear that Invictus prefers to qualify by collecting signatures. The URL is queued to the last 30 seconds. The first 19 minutes is the far better portion.

    If that is a case, it’s unlikely that he will actually be on the primary ballot. Florida’s signature requirement is well out of proportion with its filing fee requirement, being something like 110,000 valid signatures. If using paid petitioners and allowing for some invalid ones, that’s at least $250K.

  75. paulie

    During the EC call he said he will try to qualify via the fee primarily, although he is also trying to get signatures. He thinks he can raise the money but hasn’t done it yet.

  76. Thane "Goldie" Eichenauer

    paulie @ September 15, 2015 at 8:57 am
    “Someone above referred to Invictus’ pet not being in photos….does he have some unusual/exotic pet, or a human “pet”…?”
    Per the queued URL below the pet (if the news clip is to be relied upon) is a poodle.
    https://youtu.be/hrugTnJIQeM?t=2m12s

  77. Andy

    Nicholas Sarwark said: “If that is a case, it’s unlikely that he will actually be on the primary ballot. Florida’s signature requirement is well out of proportion with its filing fee requirement, being something like 110,000 valid signatures. If using paid petitioners and allowing for some invalid ones, that’s at least $250K.”

    Unless there has been a change in the law since the last time I checked, I don’t believe this to be the case. I am pretty sure that if a candidate runs under the banner of a qualified political party in Florida, which the Libertarian Party is, that the petition signature requirement would be equal to the filing fee on a scale of $1 per signature, as in if the filing fee is $10,000, the petition signature requirement is 10,000 signatures.

    Most candidates in Florida chose to pay the filing fee rather than collecting the petition signatures, but some candidates in Florida do collect the petition signatures instead of paying the filing fee. If a candidate wants to pay petition circulators to gather the signatures for them, they’d probably have to pay more than $1 per signature, and given the expense and hassle of doing this, and given that most candidates do not have the time or the inclination to gather their own signatures, most of them in Florida just pay the filing fee.

    Several years back there was a Libertarian Party candidate for US House in Florida that chose to collect all of his own petition signatures to get on the ballot rather than paying the filing fee. This person had previous experience working as a paid petition circulator, and they chose to collect the petition signatures themselves rather than paying the filing fee to prove a point, and so they could interact with a lot of the people in the district and do Libertarian outreach while collecting the petition signatures. This person actually ran as a Democrat in the next election after the one I just mentioned (note that they ran as a libertarian Democrat), and they once again collected their own petition signatures to get on the ballot rather than pay the filing fee.

    The high signature requirement you cited above is probably a signature requirement for statewide independent candidates.

  78. Andy

    I just looked it up, and it appears that there is a realistically doable petition signature requirement for US House in Florida, which is 2,298 signatures, but that for US Senate, they do have a signature requirement which is not realistically doable for most candidates, which is 119,316 signatures.

    The filing fee for US Senate is $10,440, so in this case, it would make more sense to pay the filing fee than to gather 119,316 valid petition signatures.

    It appears that the filing fee for US House is the same dollar amount as for US Senate, so I could see a US House candidate in Florida have a greater motivation to collect 2,298 petition signatures rather than paying the filing fee than a candidate for US Senate would have to do this, but even so, it is still a lot of hassle to collect 2,298 petition signatures in Florida in a US House district, so most candidates in Florida pay the filing fee instead of collecting the signatures.

    I am surprised that the petition signature requirement for US Senate in Florida is that out of line with the filing fee and as compared to the signature requirement for US House.

  79. paulie

    Thanks to Thane Eichenauer for attempting to answer the questions. This thread came out because Joe Wendt said he could get his friend Invictus to answer our questions. It appears that may have been too optimistic on Mr. Wendt’s part. I’m still interested in the answers, but I won’t be surprised if we don’t get them.

    As far as discussing drug use, discussing past illegal drug use is not a crime. I’ve discussed my own past drug use many times, including in IPR threads. Now if I said come by motel room and said exactly where I was, I have some drugs that I want to buy/sell/share, that could possibly be probable cause for the police to stop by, but even then they may need more than that.

  80. Vicki Kirkland

    I believe the signature requirement in Florida for U. S. Senate is much higher than 10,000 signatures. I agree though that it’s usually much more cost effective to pay the filing fee. I want to point out though that many candidates collect signatures even if they ultimately pay the filing fee, as it’s a great way to get out and meet the voters.

  81. paulie

    I want to point out though that many candidates collect signatures even if they ultimately pay the filing fee, as it’s a great way to get out and meet the voters.

    True, and if I understood Invictus on the conference call correctly that is indeed his plan.

  82. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I heard from a few other people besides IPR commenters, and one or two of the questions that I sent to him were not from the above thread. I had hoped he wouldn’t be scared away with hostile questions, and I know he’d read this thread because he commented on it. Both when I sent the questions, which was the 14th of September, I think, and yesterday, I told him he could skip any question he wanted to and/or provide alternative info that he wanted us to know.

    I still think we might hear from him.

  83. Les Invisibles

    He has stated on his Facebook page that he has resolved not to bother answering his detractors (people who just troll and harass). My suggestion is to ask him questions of substance. Most of the items of substance here regarding his views, which of them have changed, etc. have been addressed numerous times already by Mr. Invictus via social media, podcast interviews, his own YouTube speeches and fireside chats, etc. I don’t blame him a bit for conserving his time and energy instead of reinventing the proverbial wheel every 10 minutes for every troll and moron who can’t be bothered to listen to what he has to say and has already said. A good 90% of the “questions” posted to this thread were scuttlebutt fodder and thus neither worth the time nor worthy of the notice of the man in question. And then the ridiculous concern-trolling over his mental health. Oh please. Talk about petty fascism — pulling the conformity = sanity card is so 1950s it’s pathetic. Get a different schtick.

  84. paulie

    He is free to answer or not answer whichever questions he likes. If he has answered specific questions asked here please tell me where. I have not found the answers to most of the questions that have been posed on this thread and I have reviewed all of his publicly available materials in all media forms.

  85. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Augustus agreed to answer the questions. They were fair questions and were not all “gotcha” questions. At the time I sent them to him, he hadn’t publicly addressed several of them, or at least to my knowledge.

    It appears his 15 minutes of fame have faded somewhat, so maybe now he can get back to campaigning as opposed to just doing damage control. If he is still going to run as a Libertarian, I believe he should answer the questions we presented to him in good faith. He can certainly skip any that he chooses not to answer.

  86. paulie

    I agree. He’s just not real big on providing answers. If he does answer he can prove me wrong. But not answering after he agreed to answer is an answer of its own kind.

  87. Les Invisibles

    He’s provided answers. Granted, they have not been printed here in this thread, but he has provided answers to pretty much every substantive question I’ve seen on this thread, and I read a good 90% of it (sorry, some of it was just too juvenile to bother with).

  88. Chuck Moulton

    NEWSFLASH!!!!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3oxavn/augustus_invictus_united_states_senate_candidate/cw1a4m7

    My_Empty_Wallet wrote (via reddit AMA):

    What is your favorite pudding?

    SenatorInvictus wrote (via reddit AMA):

    I fucking hate pudding.

    SenatorInvictus wrote (via reddit AMA):

    Sorry. I’m just passionate about how much I hate pudding. I didn’t mean to offend anyone with profanity.

    I was beginning to think that the LP of Florida sending more press releases drew unnecessary attention to a crazy person and reflected poorly on the LP as a result, but this changes everything. I think a few more press releases are in order to clarify the Libertarian Party of Florida’s position on pudding.

  89. Chuck Moulton

    For all of you naysayers who complain Augustus doesn’t get into specifics of his policies…

    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3oxavn/augustus_invictus_united_states_senate_candidate/cw1bl2j

    TorinoCobra070 wrote (via reddit AMA):

    Who would you bang, marry, kill?

    Jessica Alba – Zoe Deschanel – Keira Knightley ?

    SenatorInvictus wrote (via reddit AMA):

    Bang: Jessica Alba. And let me specify that I would bang that six ways from Sunday.

    Marry: Keira Knightley. Perfect wife material, great actress.

    Kill: Zoe Deschanel. Sorry, Zoe.

  90. Chuck Moulton

    For all you naysayers who complain Augustus is cruel to animals… would an anti-animal candidate promise to appoint his horse to Congress after he takes over the executive branch?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3oxavn/augustus_invictus_united_states_senate_candidate/cw1c6as

    Aaron_Rainwater wrote (via reddit AMA):

    As a thelemite, have you found drinking goat blood conducive to communicating with your Holy Guardian Angel and would you consider breaking from senate tradition and appoint your HGA to Chief of Staff?

    This brave move could fairly be considered the “Obama moment” for non-corporeal entities around the world.

    SenatorInvictus wrote (via reddit AMA):

    If I were to appoint any non-human entity to anything, I would appoint my horse to the Senate once I am declared Emperor.

  91. Thane Eichenauer

    From the Reddit IAMA above:
    Invictus: I have studied the political systems of Iran, France, ancient Rome, and a hundred others.

    I find this to be quite an interesting answer. My first given name is Vahid which is a Farsi (Persian) word meaning either “the unique one” or unity. Both my parents are card carrying members of the Bahá’ís of the United States (a faith currently heavily oppressed in Iran [where it originated]).

  92. Chuck Moulton

    SenatorInvictus wrote (via reddit AMA):

    Bang: Jessica Alba. And let me specify that I would bang that six ways from Sunday.

    Marry: Keira Knightley. Perfect wife material, great actress.

    Kill: Zoe Deschanel. Sorry, Zoe.

    For the record, I think we top of the Nolan chart libertarians can all agree the LP national platform consistent / NAP correct position on this issue is:

    Bang: Jessica Alba, Marry: Zoe Deschanel, Kill: Keira Knightley

  93. Chuck Moulton

    Commenters seemed very interested in his beverage choices.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3oxavn/augustus_invictus_united_states_senate_candidate/cw19zwf

    davros4ever wrote (via reddit AMA):

    What is your favorite cocktail?

    SenatorInvictus (via reddit AMA):

    White Russian

    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3oxavn/augustus_invictus_united_states_senate_candidate/cw1ang4

    ANTIVAX_JUGGALETTE (via reddit AMA):

    What does goat blood taste like?

    SenatorInvictus (via reddit AMA):

    Uh, I don’t know, man, it tasted kind of like blood. Sorry to disappoint, but I am not exactly a connoisseur of bodily fluids.

  94. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Thanks for the link to reddit above, Chuck. I’ve read the whole thing.

    Invictus is certainly a very weird and creepy dude. He’s clearly very intelligent. Is it possible his persona is all just a big act? Has anyone come forward who’s known him for years?

    Also, he’s very consistent in his weirdness. For that reason, I don’t know that I’d consider him mentally ill. I really do think it’s more likely just a big act.

  95. Thane Eichenauer

    Jill Pyeatt comments “Is it possible his persona is all just a big act?”

    The answer may be yes, the answer may be no. A bigger question is “To what end is Augustus Sol Invictus acting in order to accomplish?”

  96. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Well, he is certainly getting quite a bit of attention because of his weirdness. Many people thrive on attention. Also, since he owns his law practice, it’s giving him name recognition, which can help him professionally.

    People do many things without any obvious reason to outsiders.

  97. Andy

    “Jill Pyeatt Post author

    October 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks for the link to reddit above, Chuck. I’ve read the whole thing.

    Invictus is certainly a very weird and creepy dude. He’s clearly very intelligent. Is it possible his persona is all just a big act?”

    I think that there’s a good chance that all of this nonsense from Invictus is an act. It would not surprise me at all if somebody is paying him to do this.

    I heard earlier this evening that the press secretary for Invictus had something to do with the campaign of Republican Carl Paladino for Governor of New York back in 2010. Roger Stone also had something to do with the Paladino for Governor campaign. Roger Stone is also being talked about as a candidate for the LP’s US Senate nomination to run against Invictus in the Florida primary. What are the chances that all of these things are just coincidences?

  98. Andy

    “Jill Pyeatt Post author

    October 15, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Well, he is certainly getting quite a bit of attention because of his weirdness. Many people thrive on attention. Also, since he owns his law practice, it’s giving him name recognition, which can help him professionally. ”

    Acting like a nutcase is not going to help an attorney get more clients. Invictus may indeed be benefitting from this somehow, but I don’t see how this could help his legal practice.

  99. Chuck Moulton

    Andy wrote:

    I heard earlier this evening that the press secretary for Invictus had something to do with the campaign of Republican Carl Paladino for Governor of New York back in 2010. Roger Stone also had something to do with the Paladino for Governor campaign. Roger Stone is also being talked about as a candidate for the LP’s US Senate nomination to run against Invictus in the Florida primary. What are the chances that all of these things are just coincidences?

    What are the chances that someone who lived in New York moved… to Florida? That never happens, right?

    8% of people born in NY now live in Florida:
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/upshot/where-people-in-each-state-were-born.html?_r=0#New_York

    8% of people who now live in Florida were born in NY:
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/upshot/where-people-in-each-state-were-born.html?_r=0#Florida

    What are the chances that someone who was a libertarian before she moved is also a libertarian after she moved?

    Honestly I wonder how many conspiracy theorists would still be conspiracy theorists if they took a class in introductory statistics.

  100. Andy

    Chuck Moulton said: “What are the chances that someone who was a libertarian before she moved is also a libertarian after she moved?

    Honestly I wonder how many conspiracy theorists would still be conspiracy theorists if they took a class in introductory statistics.”

    No shit that people from New York move to Florida. I’ve spent a lot of time in Florida and I encountered a lot of New Yorkers there.

    I don’t consider Invictus to be a legitimate libertarian, I don’t know anything about this woman other than information that I was told earlier this evening about her having had something to do with Paladino campaign in New York.

    I also recall hearing that Roger Stone had a connection to the Paladino campaign.

    Why would this woman want to become a press secretary for some odd ball candidate for the Libertarian Party’s US Senate nomination, who has no support from actual Libertarians? What Libertarian does anyone here know who’d want to work for Augustus Invictus for US Senate? Is this a volunteer position? How many Libertarians does anyone here know who would volunteer to work on a campaign for a candidate like this? If this is a paid position, who is paying her, and from what source is the money coming?

    Doesn’t Roger Stone have a reputation for being a dirty trickster, and a Republican operative?

    There is a word that describes people who think that there are no such thing as conspiracies. It is called being naïve, well, either that or being stupid.

    None of us here really know for sure what is going on with this, but the whole thing looks fishy, and is pretty freaking weird.

  101. Thane Eichenauer

    From all available data I presume that Raquel Okyay lives in New York. She may well travel to Florida as part of her job or for personal preference (snowbirding). A press person need not live in the same state as her client. For either NY or FL she would be in the same time zone as Mr. Invictus.
    http://raquelokay.com

  102. Andy

    “Thane Eichenauer

    October 16, 2015 at 12:23 am

    From all available data I presume that Raquel Okyay lives in New York. She may well travel to Florida as part of her job or for personal preference (snowbirding). A press person need not live in the same state as her client.”

    The question remains as to why she’d want to be a press secretary for Invictus. Does this sound like normal behavior for anyone?

    I just found this on Raquel Okyay:

    http://humanevents.com/author/raquel-okyay/

    “Raquel Okyay is a conservative writer and activist in New York State. She is a Conservative Party Leader and Founder of Ulster Orange Tea Party. Raquel also serves on the Board of Directors of NYS Right to Life.”

    So she goes from this to working for some goofy candidate for the Libertarian Party’s US Senate nomination in Florida?

  103. Andy

    Roger Stone, Donald Trump, and the Long Con

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/30/1416845/-Roger-Stone-Donald-Trump-and-the-Long-Con

    “The three main takeaways you need to keep in mind in the Roger Stone-Donald Trump story are:

    1. Roger Stone’s dirty tricks specialty is manipulating voter fractures, and weaponizing anti-establishment politics to serve the electoral needs of mainstream Republican candidates;

    2. Roger Stone and Donald Trump have been working together since the mid-1980s, mostly on sleazy campaigns to help Trump’s casino business, but also in politics;

    3. Roger Stone and Donald Trump worked together in at least two major ‘black bag’ operations manipulating anti-establishment politics to help the mainstream Republican presidential candidate.”

    Interesting.

  104. paulie

    From all available data I presume that Raquel Okyay lives in New York.

    It looks like the website you are looking at was last updated in 2012. The “arrested” site Redlich linked to lists her address as being in Florida.

  105. paulie

    The answer may be yes, the answer may be no. A bigger question is “To what end is Augustus Sol Invictus acting in order to accomplish?”

    Making Roger Stone look more acceptable as a potential Senate candidate? Embarrassing the LP nationwide, and in the state and city of the national convention? There are a number of possibilities.

  106. paulie

    What is your favorite cocktail?

    SenatorInvictus (via reddit AMA):

    White Russian

    Well, at least one of the questions above got answered.

  107. paulie

    The Okyay “arrested” link and more was posted by Warren Redlich at http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2015/10/raquel-okyay-claims-made-by-florida-libertarian-party-are-factually-wrong-augustus-sol-invictus/#comment-1255113 … before that I was just assuming she was probably Invictus’ girlfriend, maybe a client (she was arrested for drugs and he has said those are most of the kinds of cases he takes as a lawyer). But given her history in NY State she could easily be someone that Roger Stone knows. And if she is into kinky sex, swinging and drugs … well, so is Stone (and Invictus, based on some of his past comments). Her name sounds like it may possibly be Puerto Rican, and Invictus mentioned having a Puerto Rican girlfriend. She may be the “missing link” between Stone and Invictus. Invictus has also made a video asking Stone to join the race. And as mentioned before, Stone has been playing this kind of game since at least high school.

  108. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    On a board of directors for NYS Right to Life, yet charged with child neglect?

    Sure sounds like a conservative to me.

  109. Thane Eichenauer

    On the Reddit AMA a user by the name DWPerry posed the following question and received an answer.
    Permalink directly to the question: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3oxavn/augustus_invictus_united_states_senate_candidate/cw1dnlm

    I have a few questions: 1) Do you still consider yourself a fascist? 2) If you do not support a eugenics program, why do you list “It has abandoned its eugenics programs” on your list of “Failings of the Federal Government”? 3) What do you mean by “a different breed of lesser men, such as Alex Haley”? 4) Why do you refer to yourself as a “White Southerner” with both words capitalized in the middle of a sentence?

  110. Thane Eichenauer

    Reddit user UtMed asked:
    Any chance of getting Education out from under the thumb of the Federal Government? What about commerce?

    Invictus responded:
    Campaign promise: I will seek the abolition of the Department of Education.
    Concerning commerce, I would seek to implement policies that encourage actual free trade instead of “free trade agreements” that serve only to benefit corporate cronies.

    Permalink directly to the above question:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3oxavn/augustus_invictus_united_states_senate_candidate/cw1bfkz

  111. paulie

    On the Reddit AMA a user by the name DWPerry posed the following question and received an answer.
    Permalink directly to the question: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3oxavn/augustus_invictus_united_states_senate_candidate/cw1dnlm

    I have a few questions: 1) Do you still consider yourself a fascist? 2) If you do not support a eugenics program, why do you list “It has abandoned its eugenics programs” on your list of “Failings of the Federal Government”? 3) What do you mean by “a different breed of lesser men, such as Alex Haley”? 4) Why do you refer to yourself as a “White Southerner” with both words capitalized in the middle of a sentence?

    Did Invictus answer any of Darryl’s questions? If so, what were his answers?

  112. paulie

    Would any IPR writers like to work the speculations about Okyay up into an article? Maybe we could get some additional information on this puzzle.

  113. Thane Eichenauer

    Paulie comments above “Did Invictus answer any of Darryl’s questions? If so, what were his answers?” @ October 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    He did indeed. The approx. 326 words of response can be found at the URL above. I personally don’t wish to copy/paste his response as plain text as the answer includes formatting. If others with access to rich text commenting should wish to paste the answer that would be great.

  114. steve m

    “We can ‘lament the downfall’ of Ancient Greece without advocating for a return to a world in which women are property and grown men sleep with little boys.

    The use of the word eugenics was intended to stir controversy. This draws attention to the Declaration. I think that point has been proved.

    The use of this statement, however, does have a greater meaning. What is lamentable is not the fact that the Government does not sterilize people anymore; the lamentable thing is that we as a nation have abandoned our virtues of strength, intelligence, and health. I will stand by my preference for these values until I die, but that does not mean that I am advocating the reinstatement of eugenics programs.

    Also, concerning the law school paper you have referenced, it is still the case that a eugenics program, if instituted by a State, would be considered constitutional under Supreme Court precedent. Buck v. Bell (1927) has never been overturned, even to this day.”

    can I echo that again?

    “What is lamentable is not the fact that the Government does not sterilize people anymore; the lamentable thing is that we as a nation have abandoned our virtues of strength, intelligence, and health. I will stand by my preference for these values until I die, but that does not mean that I am advocating the reinstatement of eugenics programs.”

    Is this the individual we want representing us? one who puts ideals such as “strength, intelligence, and health” over an individuals right to decide when and if they have children? And whom do you suppose gets to make these ideal selections for us? Caesar?

  115. Wang Tang-Fu

    Sounds like more obfuscation and bullshit.

    Anyone dig up anything on Okyay/Stone or other Stone/Invictus connection(s) that we haven’t seen yet?

  116. Pete Blome

    I think I said it on another thread somewhere, but before the Invictus campaign is over, he will claim all he was talking about was being a Civil War reenactor, and the eugenics stuff was just a fraternity dare….

  117. paulie

    Yes. Already, “my fellow American fascist” is supposed to be poetry, even though it’s actually just in the intro. Give me a break…

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