Prohibition Party Condemns Senator Schumer’s Call for Federal Support of the Alcohol Industry

The Prohibition Party put out  press release criticizing a speech by Senator Charles Schumer in which Schumer called for federal government  help the alcohol industry by expediting regulatory processes.

Link to a video of Schumer’s Speech.

The text of the press release reads as follows.

Recently, Senator Charles Schumer gave a speech calling for the federal government to take actions to help the alcohol industry.Read more ...

Fake Libertarian Roger Stone Whines About Money

Roger Stone, who sometimes purports to be a libertarian and was involved in the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign, recently sent out a fundraising e-mail in his wife’s name.

As is common for Stone, the e-mail is full of misleading statements and other deceptions. For starters Stone talks about their supposedly desperate financial circumstances:

Two years of constant intense investigation into every aspect of our family as well as two years of constant leaks from the special councils [sic] office have destroyed our family income.

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Green Independent and Libertarian parties release joint statement

AUGUSTA, ME — The Green Independent and Libertarian parties of Maine have agreed to work together to promote pro-democratic policies and protect individual liberties. Officers of each party held a joint press conference, at the Samantha Smith statue near the capitol building in Augusta, in front of the Maine State Museum, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3 p.m.… Read more ...

February 2019 Open Thread

Our belatedly late monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff. And remember kiddies, conservatives are commies.

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Has The Green Party Become Irrelevant?

In light of the Democratic Party’s Green New Deal, I wonder if the Green Party has become irrelevant. The Dem’s Green New Deal in many ways goes farther than what I’ve seen from the Green Party. It seems like the Democratic party, or at least the left wing of the Democratic Party, has gone to the left of the Green Party.… Read more ...

We Can’t Compromise on Issues of Life or Death: Green Party Response to Democrat’s Green New Deal

The Green Party of the United Stateshas championed the idea of a Green New Deal to address the climate crisis and wealth inequality for nearly a decade. Given the most recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Changegiving twelve years to address the crisis, we need bold solutions now, not compromise.… Read more ...

Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, coming to Purdue Thursday to talk presidential race

The Journal & Courier reports on an upcoming event at Purdue University, hosted by Perdue President Mitch Daniel:

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, will be at Purdue University Thursday to make what The Washington Post reported would be “a major policy address” leading up to the possibility that he might make an independent run for president.… Read more ...

Weld Ditches Libertarians

William Weld has officially ditched the Libertarian Party. On January 17th, it is reported that Weld went to his town clerk in Canton, Massachusetts, and registered Republican. Somewhat mroe detail is available at The Boston Herald.

Weld May Run As A Republican

Reason reports that Bill Weld may ditch the Libertarian Party and run as a Republican for President in 2020.

WCVB, citing “sources,” reported that Weld “could make an announcement about a possible presidential run as soon as Thursday,” that “he has taken a leave of absence from his law firm,” and that “any possible run would be made as a Republican.”

https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/31/bill-weld-may-run-for-president-as-a-rep

Mark West: ‘Alyssa Milano, Red MAGA Hats Are Not KKK Hoods’

Covington Catholic

By Mark West; Author ran as the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Arkansas in 2018

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano’s tweet during the aftermath of the National Mall stare down has drawn fire from right-wing critics. She equivocated wearing red MAGA hats with wearing Klu Klux Klan hoods. As of yet, Milano has refused to apologize and instead doubled-down.… Read more ...

“Hands Off Venezuela!” says PA Green Party

The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) has called for the U.S. to keep its hands off Venezuela. In response to a request from the Green Party local in Wayne County, the GPPA steering committee announced the Green Party’s opposition to the current coup d’état attempt by Venezuela’s Popular Will Party; the Green Party’s continued support for the people of Venezuela and their democratically elected government; and the Green Party’s desire to end all U.S.… Read more ...

Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers on Venezuela: What activists need to know about the US-led coup

Two things stand out about the US coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with a few exceptions, keep repeating them.

First, we will correct the falsehoods so readers are all working from the same facts.

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