April Fools 2015 Open Thread

Our 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….just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Tax Wall Street Party: Iran Nuclear Deal Reported Imminent

From a TWSP email blast:

Iran nuclear deal reported imminent; beware false flag, Gulf of Tonkin, breakaway ally scenarios

After 18 months of negotiations, it is now widely reported that a settlement of the international controversy involving the Iranian nuclear program may now be at hand. This arrangement is expected to involve Iranian guarantees not to develop nuclear weapons, a reduction in the number of Iranian centrifuges, and a highly intrusive inspections regime.… Read more ...

Rocky J. Suhayda on Native Americans and White People These Days

keepamericabeautifulFrom Rocky J. Suhayda at the American Nazi Party website:

Racial Comrades and all you other pale-faced creatures living in the Twilight-Zone –

Recently I was asked by a curious observer, about National Socialism’s viewpoint on “Native Americans”.

In a knee-jerk reaction, I was prepared to rattle off the usual diatribe that “well they lost, and there wouldn’t BE an “America” without the White/Aryan Europeans crossing vast oceans of water and all that that entailed, discovering AND settling a wild wilderness, and through hardships unbelievable to the weaklings of TODAY’S “white” population, sweating, toiling, fighting and BUILDING – this CREATION of America, and its Western based society.… Read more ...

Green Party’s Countdown to Earth Day Starts Today

From a Green Party US email blast:

Earth Day is only three weeks away and we can’t wait!

Use the hashtag #GPEarthDay to spread the word! Search #GPEarthDay on Facebook and Twitter to follow our outreach. Share our tweets, Facebook messages and graphics!

Our #GPEarthDay campaign is kicking off today! From now until April 22nd we will be highlighting some of the key ecological issues our candidates and state and local parties work to promote in city councils, state legislatures, and everywhere else.… Read more ...

2016 Libertarian Presidential nomination candidate Cecil Ince announces campaign tour dates

Jill Pyeatt in IPR comments on our prior post:

Cecil [Ince] has finally posted something besides his FB page. Here’s his schedule, so far:

April 18, 2015 Missouri LP State Convention
April 24, 2015 Colorado LP State Convention
April 25, 2015 Minnesota LP State Convention
May 1-2, 2015 Ohio LP State Convention
May 8-9, 2015 Michigan LP State Convention
May 16, 2015 Arkansas LP State Convention
May 28-31, 2015 Libertarian Leadership Conference, Las Vegas
June 5-7, 2015 Florida LP State Convention
July 13, 2015 North Dakota LP State Convention
July 31 – August 1, 2015 Illinois LP State Convention
July 7-8, 2015 Christian Libertarian Conference, Austin, TX
September 19, 2015 Connecticut LP State Convention
September 26-27, 2015 PHILADELPHIA
October 10, 2015 LibertyFest Brooklyn, NY
October 17, 2015 Massachusetts LP State
November 7-8 South Carolina LP State Convention… Read more ...

Jim Duensing is ready for Hillary Clinton in 2016

Jim Duensing

Posted by Jim Duensing in numerous facebook groups today. Duensing was the presidential nominee of the Boston Tea Party before they disbanded in 2012, and is a current committee member and former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Nevada. He has run for office several times as a Libertarian and has served as chair of the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance.
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Libertarian Party Adopts New Logo


The Libertarian Party is proud to announce that it has adopted a new logo, inspired by the Green Party’s new logo. The winning design took 3 minutes to make using a state-of-the-art technology called MSPaint. The LP feels it is finally time to abandon a recognizable symbol of liberty as its logo and just go with something new, because what the heck, am I right?… Read more ...

Congratulations to Don Grundmann and Riley J. Hood on their Recent Nuptials

donandrileyWe at Independent Political Report wish to congratulate Constitution Party activists Don Grundmann and Riley J. Hood on their recent wedding. The Happy couple wed April 1st at the First Presbyterian Church in Fresno, CA in front of a crowd of well-wishers. Following the ceremony, Grundmann made a stirring & emotional speech at the reception.… Read more ...

2015 Libertarian State Conventions (listing in progress II)

Wes Benedict

Wes Benedict has posted this blog post to list state LP conventions for 2015. The list both here at IPR and at LP.org is being periodically updated as we learn of more state convention announcements. I posted this previously but I’m reposting it separately to A) reset the comments (while preserving them) – the issues that led rise to discussions in the previous post’s comment section now have their own articles where they can be discussed, and B) break out Wes Benedict’s offer to speak at state conventions into a separate post.… Read more ...

Libertarian (Vice) Presidential nomination 2016: Wiener is rising to the occasion again?

Three years ago today Aaron Starr reported on Dan Wiener’s plans to throw his hat in the ring for Vice, possibly as part of a Johnson/Wiener joint ticket. Unfortunately, those efforts fell flaccid, with a big 0 votes recorded at the 2012 Libertarian national convention. While we’ve only seen an outline of the emerging new Wiener plan to rise to the occasion one more time, perhaps as part of a Johnson/Wiener or Ventura/Wiener team effort, little dribbles of information continue to leak out from the closely guarded exploratory effort.… Read more ...

Meet “No Party” Presidential Candidate Tami Stainfield


Tami Stainfield, who ran for President in 2012 and U.S. Senator from West Virginia in 2014 (and received 0 votes both times), is apparently running for president once again. Stainfield claims to be a victim of “brain & body torture”. The “about” section of her campaign website delves into her experience:

Her interest in politics started in eighth grade, when she participated in the Know Your Government Tour.

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Chuck Baldwin: Operation Jade Helm: Should We Worry?

Chuck baldwin

Found on Chuck Baldwin’s FB page

Chuck Baldwin

March 29 at 11:28pm · .

Operation Jade Helm: Should We Worry?

For two months this summer, a massive military training exercise, code-named “Operation Jade Helm,” will take place is seven Southwestern states: Texas, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and California. Units involved include Special Forces troops from most (if not all) military branches.… Read more ...