Author Archives: paulie

October 2019 Open Thread

Welcome to October.

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Marc Montoni: ‘The Power of One Libertarian’

By Marc Montoni

DID YOU KNOW…

Roy Scherer is only one man, but he accomplished some rather incredible things.  Medical marijuana was just one of Roy’s signature accomplishments: Virginia was the first state with it!

Roy convinced enough members of the Virginia General Assembly to liberalize the law in the late seventies — long before the California initiative that addressed the issue there in the nineties.… Read more ...

September 2019 Open Thread

The Democrats and Republicans. What can you say? There’s the Republicans:

Then there’s the Democrats, as reported in the Onion (more accurate than the “serious” mainstream media news networks):

“EMPORIA, KS—Unveiling the new nationwide messaging strategy after six months of planning and research, the Democratic Party launched its “Listen Up, Hayseeds” campaign Monday to win over rural voters.

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Former MTCP Chairman J. R. Myers: ‘Montana Constitution Party Latest Casualty of CP Implosion’

JR Myers at A3PR:

More fallout continues within the Constitution Party due to recent events at the NCM meeting in Milwaukee.  After concluding a successful convention in Helena, MT on May 4, the MTCP has disbanded less than two weeks later.  This was a direct result of the ongoing controversy within the National CP.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Arkansas 2019 convention liveblog

I’m here on the ground and the liveblog, as usual, will be in the comments. As always others are welcome and encouraged to join me in covering the convention. There are probably other state LP conventions in other states this weekend; I don’t know off hand which states but if someone wants to provide updates from any such conventions feel free to use this thread or make or request your own.… Read more ...

Steven Nekhaila running for Libertarian Party of Florida chair

Last week I reported that Jon-luc Tesky is running for LPF chair. There is at least one other candidate, current LPF treasurer and LNC region rep Steven Nekhaila (via FB):

A question I get asked often is, Steven, if you are elected Chairman who will serve as Treasurer?

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Jon-Luc Tesky running for Libertarian Party of Florida chair

Jon-Luc Tesky via FB:

Today April 1, 2019, I announce my candidacy for Chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida. We are at a crossroads. In 2014 and 2016, we had statewide candidates, we had a growing membership, and we were politically relevant. In 2017, Marcos Miralles was elected Chair, and reversed our course.

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Arvin Vohra: Libertarian Party must stop avoiding culture wars

Submitted by Arvin Vohra, former LNC Vice Chair and current candidate for the Libertarian presidential nomination:

This culture has produced this government. If today, we achieved the ancap dream, abolished all government departments, fired all federal workers, shut down all foreign military bases, then this culture would recreate this exact government by tomorrow.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Georgia: Federal Agency Voluntarily Dismantles Itself, Citing “Epic Failure”

LPGeorgia.com:

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced this morning that it will close its doors and return its $3 Billion annual budget to taxpayers. Citing “epic failure” to reduce the availability of drugs and the agency’s role in destroying hundreds of thousands of lives both at home and abroad, the DEA has voluntarily relinquished its unconstitutional powers and disbanded.

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Michigan Live: Isolated in GOP, Congressman Justin Amash considers third-party presidential run

Malachi Barrett at mlive.com:

Justin Amash is reconsidering his place in a party he is at odds with, isolated from Republicans that have largely bent to the will of the president.

The Michigan Republican is gaining a national following as a Congressman who isn’t afraid to buck the Republican line, often going to toe to toe with the party’s biggest star, President Donald Trump.

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April 1st Open Thread 2019

Share your April 1st News – real and fake – in the comments here. I’ll start….

This Is Vermin Supreme Trailer Release!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2557720060969521/

Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8 PM – 8:03 PM EDT

This Is Vermin Supreme Trailer Release!

YouTube’s algorithms respond to multiple views in a single time-frame. If you want your ponies, you need to get yourself ready to watch this thing, April Fools day.

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Prohibition Party 2020 Presidential Nominee Withdraws

Ballot Access News:

Recently, Bill Bayes withdrew as the Prohibition Party nominee for president in 2020. He had been nominated on November 13, 2018 in a conference call of party activists. A new such telephone conference will be held soon to replace him. Bayes lives in Mississippi and had been the party’s vice-presidential nominee in 2016.

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