Monthly Archives: October 2009

Green Party of Florida calls PSC approval of nuclear cost recovery “A license to steal”

Hat/tip to my co-blogger at onthewilderside.com who re-posted the Green Party  press release below:

The Green Party of Florida (GPF) denounces the October 16 decision by the Public Service Commission allowing Progress Energy and Florida Power & Light to raise utility rates paid by their customers in order to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in so-called “nuclear cost recovery” funds.

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National Green Party site: hackers affected Google searchability

A post on Sunday, October 25th at Green Party Watch sought answers about problems with “gp.org” (the national Green Party of the United States web-site) disappearing on Google-searches.

Today, GPW reports that the problem has been identified, and Google is helping to fix the situation.

(from) Green Party Watch
Green Party Website Hacked (Google Innocent)

October 26th, 2009

In a follow up to the mystery of the missing Green Party website on Google searches, an email to Green Party Watch from Google states that the Green Party (US) website gp.org had been removed from the Google index because it had been hacked.

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LP Monday Message: Libertarian candidates on November 2009 ballot

October 26, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This coming November 3 is Election Day in many places throughout the U.S. Since it’s an odd-numbered year, there are relatively few races. Nevertheless, dozens of Libertarians are on the ballot for various positions.

While you may not live in a place with a Libertarian on the ballot, perhaps you’ve got friends or family who live where one of our Libertarians are on the ballot.… Read more ...

Newspaper covers 12 candidates for Governor in NJ

from Ballot Access News
New Jersey Newspaper Feature Story on All Gubernatorial Candidates

October 26th, 2009

The Morristown, New Jersey Daily Record has this [see link below] very long and complete story about the nine candidates for New Jersey Governor who have not been getting much publicity. The story, of course, features the Libertarian Party candidate and the Socialist Party candidate, and also the seven independent candidates other than Chris Daggett.

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Green, Democrat-turned-independent, and Libertarian-turned-Republican face off in Erie, PA

On November 3, the citizens of the 6th city council district will decide who will represent them – a Green, an independent, a Republican, a Democrat, or an incumbent Republican running a write-in campaign.

The Green candidate is Bert Taylor, a construction superintendent who “is interested in the proposed community college.”

The independent is Steven Porter, a college professor and author who ran for Congress in 2006 as a Democrat, then denounced the party and ran a write-in campaign as an independent in 2008 for the same seat.… Read more ...

Sarah Palin endorses Conservative candidate Hoffman in NY-23

From the Associated Press:

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed a third-party candidate over the GOP-backed contender in New York’s congressional special election, saying her own party has abandoned its core values.

The former Alaska governor, who was Arizona Sen. John McCain’s running-mate last year, said Thursday she was backing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman over Republican Assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava in the 23rd Congressional District race.

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Reverend Billy to parade through New York park

Update: The date of this event was changed to Thursday, Oct. 29th, as per an e-mail from the campaign.

On Tuesday Thursday, a week before the November 3 election, Reverend Billy will be taking animals native to the rainforest through Washington Square Park.  He is the Green Party’s candidate for mayor of New York City.  Reverend Billy claims that the city is the single largest purchaser of wood from the rainforest in the nation:

This Tuesday Oct 27th Thursday, October 29th Reverend Billy joins with RainForest Relief, NYC Climate Action Group and Friends of Brad Will for a parade through Washington Square Park to draw attention to continued and unnecessary use of tropical rain forest timber for our benches and boardwalks.

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Former LP Communications Director Helps Overturn Campaign Speech Restrictions In Colorado

Donny Ferguson recently was the Communications Director for the Libertarian Party. Ballot Access News posts the court’s opinion. From Ferguson’s blog:

DENVER – Federal District Court Judge Walker Miller blocked enforcement Tuesday of parts of Longmont’s “Campaign Practices Act” while the court decides whether it violates free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.… Read more ...

Libertarian Presidential Hopeful Looks To Build A Bigger Tent

Declared 2012 Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Tom Knapp writes today:

[...] There are lines and limits to be drawn if the Libertarian Party’s “purists” and “pragmatists” are going to work together [...].   What set of fundamental beliefs is common to the Libertarian Party’s fundamentalists and to those whom the LP hopes to lure into a “bigger tent”?… Read more ...

NC Appeals Court Rules Against LP, GP

From a press release issued by the Libertarian Party of NC:

The N.C. Appeals Court decision upholding the state’s restrictive ballot access laws is “a shameful day for our state,” said Dr. Mike Munger, 2008 Libertarian Party candidate for governor.

Dr. Munger, chair of Duke University political science department agreed that judges properly show substantial deference to the legislature in these sorts of ‘time, place, and manner’ of elections.

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National Green Party: Bring Medicare-For-All back to the table

This statement is based on a mailing to Green Party supporters. It was posted at onthewilderside.com:

***ACTION ALERT for Single Payer***
Write Your Representative Today!

It’s time to take action for SINGLE-PAYER NATIONAL HEALTH CARE!

The media are focusing on the debate between Democrats promoting Obamacare and ‘Tea Party’ activists who are determined to block any health care reform at all.  Whether Obamacare gets passed in Congress or Republicans succeed in defeating reform legislation, the for-profit health insurance companies will win and the rest of us will lose.

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