Daily Archives: July 28, 2010

Australian Sex Party: ‘We Want You!’

Via email to supporters:

Dear Sex Party Friends,

Can you help us out on election day – August 21? We need volunteers to hand out Australian Sex Party ‘How To Vote’ cards on as many polling booths as possible.

The reason behind this is really simple:
Polling Booth + ASP Volunteer in bright ‘Vote 1 Sex’ T-shirt = MORE VOTES!… Read more ...

Blogosphere reactions to Wayne Root’s ‘Why the 9/11 Mosque Controversy Is NOT About Religious Freedom…and Should Be Stopped!’

Wayne Root’s ‘Why the 9/11 Mosque Controversy Is NOT About Religious Freedom…and Should Be Stopped!’ has drawn several reactions at libertarian blogs. The ones I have found so far are below. Readers are welcome to link additional articles on the issue in the comments.

IPR has also carried varying opinions on this issue by LNC member Daniel Wiener, Tom Knapp, Kristin Davis, Warren Redlich, Carl Paladino, and LPHQ interns Marissa Giannotta and Josh Roll.… Read more ...

Ohio: Libertarian Party – Small Government, Big Ideas

From a letter to the editor of the Sandusky Register via TPID:

I’m sure John Kasich is a great speaker. Plug your ears and watch. Here is what I know of him. He was a long time politician and elected eight times. He was the managing director of the Columbus investment banking division of Lehman Brothers, paid $587,000 salary, bonus and other benefits.… Read more ...

Christian Party Organizes in Louisiana, Places Independent Congressional Candidate on Ballot

Ballot Access News:

For several months, a newly-organized Christian Party has been attempting to qualify for the Louisiana ballot. It needs 1,000 registered members, and says it now has 300 registered members. It is running Anthony Marquize for U.S. House, 2nd district. This is the district centered on New Orleans.… Read more ...

Michigan Sleuths Find Link Between Democratic Party Official and the Ballot-Qualified Tea Party

Ballot Access News:

This story reveals that some detective work has found a link between an official of the Democratic Party of Michigan, and the successful petition drive that put the Tea Party on the Michigan ballot. The story also reveals that the party’s nominees, so far at least, are not making themselves available to the press.… Read more ...

Crist Includes Rod Reynolds of the TEA Party in final round for appointment to Orange County Commission vacancy

Press release from the Florida Tea Party to contact.ipr@gmail.com. The Florida Tea Party is a political party, and Crist is running for the US Senate as an independent.

Reynolds to meet Governor in Tallahassee on Thursday.

(Tallahassee) Governor Charlie Crist’s office announced today that former Winter Garden City Commissioner Rod Reynolds (TEA) has made the final cut for consideration for the appointment to fill the vacated position of Commissioner Mildred Fernandez.… Read more ...

Carl Paladino says he will not run as a Taxpayers Party candidate if he loses Republican Primary

H/T Clay in IPR comments. Tom Precious in Buffalo News:

ALBANY — Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino said he will not continue to run for governor on a new third-party line if he does not win September’s Republican Party primary against Rick Lazio.

The claim by Paladino, made in a NY1 television interview today, appears to call into question the push for the new party Paladino is trying to create.… Read more ...

Swedish Pirate Party Offers to Host Wikileaks

From Torrent Freak:

This week Wikileaks released more than 90,000 government documents related to the war in Afghanistan. When added to the perceived damage caused by its earlier leaking of the ‘Collateral Murder’ video, Wikileaks is now undoubtedly a serious target for U.S. authorities. After becoming The Pirate Bay’s ISP, The Pirate Party now says that if needed, they will supply servers and hosting to Wikileaks.

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Wayne Root: ‘Why the 9/11 Mosque Controversy Is NOT About Religious Freedom…and Should Be Stopped!’

Posted by Wayne Root at RootForAmerica.com. Root is an At Large member of the Libertarian National Committee and the party’s most recent Vice Presidential candidate. IPR has also carried varying opinions on this issue by LNC member Daniel Wiener, Tom Knapp, Kristin Davis, Warren Redlich, Carl Paladino, and LPHQ interns Marissa Giannotta and Josh Roll.Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: David Nolan for U.S. Senate gets more media coverage

Posted by David Nolan at LP blog:

In the past two days, my Arizona campaign for U.S. Senate has received coverage from two additional news media. First, an interview by Jesse Mathewson at Examiner.com, and then another interview by James Burns on American Freedom Radio.  Both went well, and each provided an opportunity to spread libertarian ideas to the American people.… Read more ...

Libertarians oppose record federal spending levels

Press release at LP.org:

WASHINGTON – The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released its Mid-Session Review. On reviewing the report, Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle called the report’s spending projections "disappointing and troubling."

According to the report, federal spending was 24.7% of GDP in 2009, and is expected to be 24.6% this year, rising to 25.1% in 2011.… Read more ...