Daily Archives: May 17, 2010

Libertarian leaders join chat on party founder’s facebook wall

As requested by several IPR readers, this is a transcript of a conversation that took place on Libertarian Party chief co-founder David Nolan’s facebook wall. Participants in the chat included at least two of the candidates for Libertarian Party national [read more]

Libertarian Party Monday Message: NYT columnist just doesn’t get it

Via LP blog and email:

Dear Friend of Liberty,
I’m pretty busy with preparations for our upcoming National Convention in St. Louis, so today’s Monday Message is a little briefer than usual.
You might have noticed this New York Times editorial by Paul Krugman. In it, he says that libertarianism doesn’t work, and proves it by pointing to the [read more]

IPR Exclusive: Judge Jim Gray Officially Running for LNC

We reported, yesterday, on rumors that Judge Jim Gray, a former Superior Court Justice in Orange County, California, might run for one of the at-large seats on the Libertarian National Committee. Gray has previously run for US Senate in California as a [read more]

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Mississippi Ballot Access Case

Ballot Access News:

On May 17, the U.S. Supreme Court said it won’t hear the Mississippi ballot access case, Moore v Hosemann, 09-982. Two other ballot access cert petitions are still pending, one from Alabama, and one from Louisiana.

The original issue [read more]

Michigan Democratic Party Said to be Behind Attempt to Qualify a Tea Party for Michigan Ballot

Ballot Access News:

According to this story, a petition is circulating to qualify the Tea Party for the Michigan ballot. However, the story also says that the same petitioning company that is circulating this petition has worked in the past for the Democratic Party. The [read more]

Jim Davidson: I met Obama at Columbia and told Wayne Root about it

In today’s article explaining why he would not be testifying at Rev. Manning’s Obama Birther ‘trial’, Wayne Root writes:

I explained to Pastor Manning the circumstances of any testimony I would provide: I am NOT a “birther.” I am not a fan of conspiracy theories. I actually think that wild conspiracy theories detract and discredit any serious attempt to ask legitimate questions about the background of our President. I explained that I do NOT believe there is any cover-up by Columbia University administration. I explained that I am a supporter of my alma mater and proud to be a graduate of one of the great Ivy League education institutions in America. All I can testify to is that I was a member of the Class of ’83- just like Obama. And that I was Pre Law and a political science major- just like Obama. It was a small class- about 700 students. Political science majors would be an even smaller group. Therefore it struck me…and many others…as strange that I never met Obama at college, never saw him, never even heard of him in my time at Columbia. And that more importantly, I don’t know any classmate to this day who ever met or heard of a classmate named Barack Obama or Barry Obama or Barry Sotero. Even stranger still, the Wall Street Journal reported in its editorial pages back in 2008 that Fox News called 400 of my classmates and they could not find one student who had ever met Obama at Columbia. Adding to the mystery is the fact that President Obama has sealed all of his college records at Occidental and Columbia. All of this should be troubling to every American, no matter what your political beliefs.

At The Agitator, Jim Davidson rebuts in the [read more]

Video: Ernest Hancock vs Wayne Allyn Root NYC May 10th 2010

As posted at Freedom’s Phoenix. A previous discussion of the debate based on a description by Dr. Tom Stevens is here.

Ernest Hancock and his wife Donna travel to NYC to help distribute "Serf City" newspapers on the Subway system to promote [read more]

Green Party: Volunteer kickoff events for Laura Wells campaign in Oakland, Los Angeles

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Laura Wells, one of two candidates for the Green nomination for Governor of California, has announced two upcoming volunteer kickoff events for anyone interested in getting involved with her campaign. The events will be on Monday 17 May in Oakland and Saturday 22 [read more]