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Open Thread for June 2022

This is the open thread for June 2022, please feel free to use this for discussions that don’t have a more appropriate home on another post.

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  1. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman June 18, 2022

    We’ve started using the old IPR theme at IPR-X

  2. Jared Jared June 17, 2022

    Yeah, not really a fan of the new-new theme.

  3. Anastasia Beaverhausen Anastasia Beaverhausen June 17, 2022

    What in the bloody helle has been done to this website? It’s a total mess.

  4. George Phillies George Phillies June 16, 2022

    Ron Paul Caesar: Sorry, I can’t even do that for my own comments. Rumor has it that there will be a transfer to a new server, at which point matters may well improve.

  5. Ron Paul Caesar Ron Paul Caesar June 16, 2022

    Mr Phillies, can you give us the ability to embed YouTubes and images in the comments?

  6. George Phillies George Phillies June 16, 2022

    LNC Spends Money on Ballot Access

    From the LNC ExComm minutes. The motions passed without objection.

    Mr. Bowen moved that the LNC disburse funds in the amount of $15,000 to the Libertarian Party of Illinois for ballot access use when 12,500 signatures have been secured and an additional $15,000 upon reaching 28,750 signatures (115% of the minimum threshold).

    Ms. Harlos moved to encumber $5,000 for New Hampshire ballot access to be released immediately to the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire.*

    *This is the Kaufman-Borysenko group.

  7. Ron Paul Caesar Ron Paul Caesar June 15, 2022

    Why did you post that? Aren’t you aware Ginsberg was a member of NAMBLA?

  8. George Phillies George Phillies June 11, 2022

    Carol, You are right on identification, though I gather that this change is one of the things that is someplace down the list of improvements. I am told that the expected form is that you do not have to make your email address public, but we need to know what it is.

  9. Carol Moore/ Carol Moore/ June 11, 2022

    George: the page does look a lot better.
    My webhost went out of business end of November just before my hands went bad so, and a couple others still down. And I have to learn wordpress all over again since they made it SOOOO much more complicated since I first used it. Frustrating. Not up physically to do it for another few weeks anyway.

    I did note you did not want to verify via email that this really IS me or some poseur. Probably something else that’s a bit difficult to figure out. Sigh… So I guess I’ll have to keep my eyes open.

  10. George Phillies George Phillies June 11, 2022

    I am not aware that anyone changed his status. Certain I didn’t.

  11. NewFederalist NewFederalist June 11, 2022

    Milnes banned again? Really? What triggered it this time?

  12. Carol Moore/ Carol Moore/ June 11, 2022

    Only June 11th and Mises national LP has SO MUCH good press. Staffers are quiting because of it. How many LNC members will flee next? How do I leave a meme here of just the first week’s bad press. (At least American Rennaisance was happy about it. ha ha ha) Anyway, keep on the dirt. https:/

  13. George Phillies George Phillies June 10, 2022

    none of your business: Excellent point. I suspect it is simple to fix once we get a wordpress expert on it.

  14. None of your business None of your business June 9, 2022

    The only functionality I have noticed missing with the new layout thus far is the ability to distinguish which comments and articles one has already perused. In the old layout, visited internal (and external) links in the sidebar turned a different color, allowing for keeping track of them more easily. In the new layout, I see no such equivalent way to track where one left off.

  15. Andy Andy June 8, 2022

    All of the minor party and independent candidate petitions have been challenged in New York. There is apparently a part two of the challenge filing process deadline this coming Friday for specific things wrong with the petition signatures. Assuming this gets filed against all of the candidates, I expect that all of them, including Larry Sharpe, will get knocked off the ballot, as none of them submitted that many extra signatures for padding.

  16. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman June 8, 2022

    It’s the same theme we used for A3PR in 2014.

  17. George Phillies George Phillies June 8, 2022

    Readership is something that you can recover. Good articles help. Polite discussion helps.

  18. Jared Jared June 8, 2022

    New WP theme and Lato replacing Open Sans. IPR is really shaking things up aesthetically.

  19. Morey Morey June 8, 2022

    George, you’ve hinted a couple of times about upcoming changes here. Are you buying IPR? If so, why? There isn’t much readership left.

  20. Ryan Ryan June 8, 2022

    Per RRHElections, former Alliance Party VP nominee and briefly National Chair Darcy Richardson is running for Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. He gets the “perennial candidate” moniker from them.

  21. George Phillies George Phillies June 7, 2022

    The Delaware State elections board ruled in favor of the Mises faction of the Delaware state party, or so it is reported on the LNC public list.

  22. Jared Jared June 7, 2022

    AF#4240 | Decided by a vote of 4-0 to: (1) find reason to believe that MISES PAC, and BURTON, KYLE in their official capacity as treasurer, violated 52 U.S.C. § 30104(a) and make a preliminary determination that the civil money penalty would be the amount [$7,907] indicated on the report; (2) send the appropriate letter. Commissioners Dickerson, Trainor,Walther, and Weintraub voted affirmatively for the decision. Commissioners Broussard and Cooksey did not vote.

    Corrupt scum! Cowards! Where’s Caryn Ann Harlos when you need her?

    Way to go, Mises PAC. A nearly $8k fine. Okay, so Kyle Burton apparently doesn’t know what he’s doing when it comes to FEC filings. I hope for the party’s sake that Todd Hagopian does.

  23. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman June 3, 2022

    Nick Sarwark is now engaged in a full on assault on Ron Paul and his supporters. He even retweeted someone calling Paul an “alt-right Trump supporter.” He sounds angry. Perhaps he should play some They Might Be Giants, I think they have a new tape out.

  24. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman June 3, 2022


    Libertarian Party
    The Libertarian Party is now a home for
    supporters. We welcome you with open arms. We represent the tradition of Mises and Rothbard and are eternally grateful to

    and everyone at
    for keeping their legacy alive.

  25. Thane Eichenauer Thane Eichenauer June 2, 2022

    Bob, if you get Vermin Supreme to do a live re-enactment of that scene I put in a $20 bid for a pay-per=view broadcast of it.

  26. Nathan Norman Nathan Norman June 2, 2022

    Tucker Carlson just read Spike Cohen’s tweet on the air:

    “The US government has been arming Ukraine, because they’re allies.

    “The US government has been seeking to disarm Russia, because they’re opponents.

    “In totally unrelated news, the US government seeks to disarm you.”

  27. Ross Ross May 31, 2022

    Considering Vermin Supreme was a fake libertarian to begin with, that’s actually a win.

  28. Bob Bob May 31, 2022

    This seems worthy of its own post. Vermin Supreme resigns from the libertarian party judicial committee after the libertarian party removed opposition to bigotry from its platform:

    Judge Vermin (drama) season finale
    Dear somewhat esteemed members of the Libertarian Party.
    I the Honorable justice Vermin Supreme hereby and forthwith and other similar words
    DO tender (my tender) resignation from the judicial committee of the LP.
    The results of the present convention’s elections indicates my esteemed status as a
    black robed justice may be diminished in a party wishing to be more welcoming to those
    in the white robe crowd.
    Bigotry IS irrational and repugnant.
    With that Judge Vermin removed his robe for the last time.
    Naked, except for three neckties and the boot on his head,
    Judge Vermin set his highly flammable robe aflame, swinging it around.
    He hurled it over the bench onto his chair.
    The chair burst into flames and then the curtains.
    The entire courtroom was soon engulfed in flames.
    Judge Vermin, having grabbed his long gun from behind the burning bench, began
    laughing maniacally as he spun around the room firing short bursts at the fire, trying to shoot it out apparently.
    “THIS IS FINE !! THIS IS FINE !!”, he screamed as a burning beam fell from the ceiling crushing him dead.
    His last words before dying will always be remembered, “ Eh, maybe drama is greater than bylaws…”

  29. NewFederalist NewFederalist May 30, 2022

    “Soon there will be big news about IPR, perhaps in the next few weeks.” – George Phillies

    Is Austin selling it to you?

  30. George Phillies George Phillies May 30, 2022

    IPR had a roving correspondent at the first meeting of the new LNC. We expect to have his report in a few days.

  31. George Phillies George Phillies May 30, 2022

    Soon there will be big news about IPR, perhaps in the next few weeks.

    The LPNH Reconstitute faction, as opposed to the LNC-recognized faction, is about to have its statewide ticket filled, at which point they will start petitioning for the 2022 election.

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