Monthly Archives: October 2011

Communist Party USA heralds Occupy Wall Street movement

Via CPUSA.org:

We greet the Occupy Wall St. movement as it spreads throughout our country from large cities to small towns, led by youth and joined by people of all ages and backgrounds, giving voice to deep anger at extreme economic inequality.

The unemployed, those who have lost their homes, who cannot afford education or healthcare, are joining together as the 99 percent, saying “enough is enough” to the enormous greed and arrogance of financial institutions.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: The Obama Plan to Redistribute Housing

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee
Posted at LP.org blog:

Is an entire country being run based on “marble envy?” As a child I’m willing to bet that Obama felt short changed of his share of marbles. Unfortunately this made him obsessed with taking other kids’ marbles (or as he called it “redistributing them”).… Read more ...

5 Green candidates profiled in New London, CT

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Dirk Langeveld at the New London Patch has published 5 Green candidates’ responses to a questionnaire sent to all local candidates. Jessica Cartagena, Kenric Hanson, and Joan Sullivan Cooper are running for City Council. Ronna Stuller and Mirna Martinez are running for the Board of Education.… Read more ...

RJ Harris wins Illinois Libertarian straw poll, and other updates on LP Presidential nomination campaigns

According to http://rjharris2012.com/, Harris won a straw poll of attendees at the recent Illinois LP state convention (revolving story at the top of the page, I see no way to link to the story directly). The site also has video from that convention of Harris debating fellow candidates for the Libertarian presidential nomination: Roger Gary, Lee Wrights, Carl Person, and Bill Still.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: Think your emails are private? Think again

Bob Barr at the Daily Caller:

Ask the average citizen if he thinks his emails and Facebook messages to friends and family members are protected from government snooping, and he’d likely answer, “Sure, the government would have to obtain a warrant before it could go snooping into my personal communications, the same as it must have a good reason to open my physical mail, right?”

Wrong.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Why I am not running for president

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (Oct. 29) – When someone runs for office, the first question they’re asked is: “Why are you running?” No matter how lowly or lofty the office, the question is the same. Most of the time the answer consists of a series of promises, things the candidate says he will “do” if elected.… Read more ...

LP.org blog: The Statue of Liberty after 125 years

By LPNY Chair Mark Axinn

Posted by Wes Benedict at LP.org blog:

Lady Liberty was dedicated at a ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland 125 years ago today after New York’s first ever ticker-tape parade.

She sits in a harbor approximately five miles from me and has welcomed millions and millions of immigrants to our shores since 1886.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: Tennessee Joins TSA In Creating Random Checkpoints

Chuck Baldwin at ChuckBaldwinLive.com:

In 1836, former frontiersman and congressman Davy Crockett led a band of volunteers all the way from their home State of Tennessee to San Antonio, Texas, in order to join up with William Travis and his small company of soldiers, and help defend the Alamo–and Texas independence–from Mexican General Santa Anna and his army of over 5,000 seasoned troops.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Lobbyists too powerful because government is too powerful

Press release from LPHQ:

WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle released the following statement today:

"President Obama is currently caught in a bit of a scandal over his pledge not to take campaign money from lobbyists.

"According to the New York Times, ‘Despite a pledge not to take money from lobbyists, President Obama has relied on prominent supporters who are active in the lobbying industry to raise millions of dollars for his re-election bid.’

"It’s unfortunate that the president has added one more to his pile of broken promises.… Read more ...

Survey: 11% of Wall Street Occupiers are Green Party members

Via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

On the New York Times blog “The Caucus”, a post entitled “Occupy Protestors Down on Obama, Survey Finds” has some interesting numbers for Greens:

Dr. Panagopoulos described the protesters as “disgruntled Democrats.” Sixty percent of those surveyed said they voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and about three-quarters now disapprove of Mr.

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Budowsky:”Ron Paul should run for president as a third-party candidate”

Brent Budowsky at The Hill looks at the options for 2012 and concludes that there is “a humongous opening for Dr. Ron Paul to run as a third-party candidate.”

Suggesting that the most likely Republican nominee will be Mitt Romney, who is not trusted by conservatives. This leads to an observation many might agree with:

Ron Paul would pick up significant new support running against two establishment figures such as Obama and Romney.Read more ...