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  • Reason: Libertarians Have No Home in Either Political Party

    11/30/2020 9:00:46 PM PST · by RandFan · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.30.2020 | J.D. TUCCILLE
    To go by the post-election commentary, we libertarians are a powerful group holding sway over American politics and policy. Yet Team Blue and Team Red still enthusiastically embrace authoritarianism and scorn our insistence on letting people run their own lives. Despite growing recognition that libertarians matter, Democrats and Republicans show little sign of extending an olive branch to people who oppose efforts to make government more abusive and intrusive. They know we exist, but they keep us in opposition. How long a shadow do we throw over American politics? "According to the latest figures, the Libertarian candidate for president, Jo...
  • Rand Paul Wants To Convince 100,000 Georgia Libertarians ‘To Actually Vote Republican’ In January

    11/25/2020 3:41:32 AM PST · by RandFan · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov 23 | SCOTT MOREFIELD
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime” Monday that he wants to convince Georgia libertarians to vote Republican in the upcoming U.S. Senatorial election runoffs. Republican Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face a January 5 runoff against Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in order to keep their jobs in the Senate and maintain GOP control. “One of the things that I’ve taken upon myself is to try to encourage – there was a little over 100,000 people who voted for Shane Hazel, the libertarian candidate, and I think those people can find a...
  • Libertarian wins an election to State Legislature

    11/06/2020 10:40:35 PM PST · by RandFan · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.5.2020 5:00 PM | BRIAN DOHERTY
    Given the party's track record, any Libertarian running for a state-level office would have to be full of almost nutty hubris to expect to win. But next year Marshall Burt will become the only sitting Libertarian state legislator, in Wyoming, and one of only five persons to ever win such a seat solely as a Libertarian. And he says he entered his race certain that he not only could but would win it. "Being a Marine, I don't have a notion of failure, right? I didn't have the notion of failing or I wouldn't have started," Burt said in a...
  • Libertarian Voters Flock To Trump After Learning He Avoided Paying Taxes

    10/01/2020 9:19:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 28, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Trump is polling high among an unexpected group: libertarians, who were energized and drawn to Trump's cause after the New York Times revealed that he paid as little as $750 in federal taxes some years. "Only paying a few hundred in federal theft? This guy is my hero!" said libertarian man Murray Mickelson of New Hampshire. "If only all of us could be that smart with our taxes." "The less theft, the better!"
  • Vanity - Cleaning and restoring Vinyl LP's?

    08/19/2020 5:31:47 PM PDT · by Tacrolimus1mg · 29 replies
    19 August 2020 | Self
    A friend of mine has a massive collection, I do mean huge, of vinyl records that has avoided being destroyed by flooding for quite some time despite being stored in a basement. However, we finally had a big one that really did a number on them, and I'm not sure if they're salvageable. A lot of them are valuable and some are even rare, so this is just a shame. Does anyone have any tips on cleaning up vinyl (not bakelite) records and the best way to determine if they are beyond saving? Anything would help. Thanks!
  • The 2020 Libertarian nominee 'bitten by a possibly rabid bat'

    08/08/2020 6:31:05 AM PDT · by RandFan · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 8 | Jim Antle
    @jimantleThe 2020 Libertarian Party presidential nominee has been bitten by a possibly rabid bat. @jimantleFor those seeking additional information. @Jorgensen4POTUSI will not be able to attend the campaign rally tomorrow morning. I will be getting a rabies vaccine as a precaution after having been bitten by a bat near the start of this campaign tour! I have every intention of participating in the FLAME march and I will deliver remarks at...
  • Libertarian Party Organizes National Park Cleanups

    01/14/2019 10:00:34 AM PST · by RandFan · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/14/2019 | Taylor Millard
    Republicans and Democrats may be sniping at each other over the partial government shutdown, but it’s the Libertarian Party which is putting words to action. Libertarians have organized multiple national park cleanups over the last week to show maybe the government isn’t needed to provide services.
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson: 'What Is Aleppo?'

    09/08/2016 8:59:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/8/2016 | Susan Jones
    A moment of stunned silence on the MSNBC "Morning Joe" set this morning, when Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson asked, "What is Aleppo?" "Morning Joe' contributor Mike Barnicle asked Johnson, "What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo?" "About?" Johnson said. "Aleppo," Barnicle repeated. "And what is Aleppo?" Johnson asked.
  • Why Vinyl Sounds Better Than CD, Or Not

    08/29/2015 1:06:53 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 95 replies
    SCIENCE FRIDAY, NPR ^ | February 10, 2012 1:00 PM ET | John Dankosky
    JOHN DANKOSKY, HOST: Up next: how to tell your CD from your MP3, from your AAC. But first, let's start with the LP. When I was a kid, music took up a lot of room - not in your hard drive, but in your life. Being an audiophile meant devoting shelves and shelves and shelves and shelves to your album collection. And when you moved out of your parents' house, out of your first apartment, you hauled milk crates filled with your music collection onto your next life. And these days, most of us probably get our music in the...
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • Senate president wants 17th Amendment repealed

    11/12/2010 8:31:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Times-Tribune ^ | November 12, 2010 | The Associated Press
    CORBIN — LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Senate President David Williams told a group of law students that state legislators, not voters, should choose members of the U.S. Senate — comments that drew a negative reaction from Kentucky’s two senators. Declaring himself “a tea partier,” Williams on Wednesday called for repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provides for popular election of U.S. senators, the Lexington-Herald Leader reported. Williams is seeking the Republican nomination for governor next year.
  • Libertarians may run Senate candidate in Ky.

    05/27/2010 8:06:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies · 832+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 26, 2010 | Roger Alford (Associated Press)
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Libertarian Party is considering running a candidate in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, saying GOP nominee Rand Paul -- the son of a former Libertarian presidential candidate -- has betrayed the party's values. Party Vice Chairman Joshua Koch said Wednesday that Paul has been a black eye for Libertarians because of stands he's taken on issues, including his criticism of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Koch said Paul is not a Libertarian. He called Paul and his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, "faces of the same bad coin."
  • Bucking The System

    05/09/2010 7:10:36 AM PDT · by scottteng · 15 replies · 446+ views
    The Tampa Bay Area Start Page ^ | 5/9/10 | Anne Money Buck
    I recently had the opportunity to interview Alexander Snitker, the Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate in Florida. My editor, who had heard Snitker speak at a campaign stop, gave me the assignment to interview him. “I want you to really work him over. Hit him hard on the issues,” he told me in stereotypical editor fashion. So I dutifully set out to do just that. I had heard the name, but I knew almost nothing about him. After doing a bit of homework on Snitker, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Some of his positions seemed like they were straight...
  • Libertarians blast Sotomayor pick

    05/26/2009 9:40:55 AM PDT · by VirginiaConstitutionalist · 75 replies · 2,615+ views
    The Libertarian Party ^ | 5/26/09 | The Libertarian Party
    Libertarians blast Sotomayor pickObama Court nominee ruled government should discriminate based on race WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, citing past rulings that public employers should discriminate in hiring based on race. “While Judge Sotomayor deserves a fair and impartial hearing, Supreme Court justices should be nominated for their thorough knowledge of and adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman. “By nominating Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama has made it clear he prefers an activist...
  • Mark Sanford Whacks Lindsey Graham Over Libertarianism [says libertarianism "a badge of honor"]

    05/18/2009 6:22:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 204 replies · 3,886+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 2009-05-18 | David Weigel
    (snip)After the speech a volunteer from Paul’s Campaign for Liberty asked Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) about it, and he weighed in against Graham. There was almost a pejorative comment a moment ago. Sen. Graham spoke and said “I’m not a libertarian,” whatever, whatever, as if that’s an evil word. Liberty is the hallmark of the American experiment … People say, you know, “Mark, you’re kind of libertarian,” you know, and they say it as if it’s an evil word, like you’re a communist or something. I’m like: Throw me in that briar patch … I’ve been accused of being a...
  • Polling shows independents aren't buying Obama’s promises of prosperity through Big Government

    05/11/2009 11:25:43 AM PDT · by VirginiaConstitutionalist · 49 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Libertarian Party ^ | 5/11/09 | The Libertarian Party
    Poll: Independents reject Obama, agree with Libertarian PartyPolling shows independents aren't buying Obama’s promises of prosperity through Big Government WASHINGTON -- Despite a deep financial crisis and the election of a left-wing president, political independents still see “big government” as a greater than “big business” by an unchanged two-to-one margin, America’s third-largest party notes today. “Independent voters believed Candidate Obama when he said he would be mainstream. Their trusting votes gave him a narrow victory,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director. “But now that the real Barack Obama has revealed himself, they’re not following his bootlegger turn toward...
  • Ron Paul's Influence Grows

    05/06/2009 5:01:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 1,338+ views
    The New American ^ | 2009-05-06 | Charles Scaliger
    lthough he officially abandoned his presidential bid last summer, Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s star continues to brighten. Once shunned by the mainstream media and marginalized by the national leadership of the Republican Party, the modest pediatrician-turned-congressman has become something of an éminence grise these days, feted and fawned over by the likes of Fox News, which once dismissed him as a quack. The reason? Dr. Paul’s unexpected fundraising prowess during his presidential campaign turned more than a few heads, and the bestseller status of his book The Revolution: A Manifesto attracted further attention. But besides the growth of his Campaign...
  • Who is watching the Watchmen? [Bush DHS commissioned infamous "right-wing extremism" report]

    05/05/2009 9:19:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,321+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2009-05-05 | Gene Healy
    April was a cruel month indeed for new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The weeks before the Swine Flu outbreak found her stumbling through reporters’ questions about a DHS threat assessment memo on “Rightwing Extremism.” That memo urged law enforcers nationwide to monitor the allegedly gathering danger from Rightist radicals, including pro-lifers, immigration opponents, and those who reject “federal authority in favor of state and local authority.” Was this a sinister conspiracy by an administration full of Chard-sipping arugula eaters determined to spy on Red-State patriots? That‘s quite unlikely: The memo was commissioned during the Bush administration, as was a...
  • When Government Plays Doctor [Ron Paul]

    05/04/2009 8:51:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,601+ views
    This week, concerns about swine flu have dominated the media and many government officials. While the American people should be made aware of infectious diseases and common sense preventative measures, much of the hysterical reaction from government only serves to remind us how detrimental to your health it can be when government plays doctor. As a physician, I have yet to see any evidence that justifies the current level of alarm. Influenza typically kills around 36,000 people every year in this country and hospitalizes a couple hundred thousand. So far there are only a handful of confirmed deaths attributable to...
  • Letter: Sanford is right on stimulus funds

    04/12/2009 12:35:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 541+ views
    The Independent Mail, Anderson, SC ^ | 2009-04-12 | Michael Carmany
    I hope the citizens of South Carolina stop the General Assembly from the shark-like “feeding frenzy” of federal funds, which are really our seized tax dollars. Find out the facts. Gov. Mark Sanford has tried to reduce the non-necessary spending of our lawmakers. He has vetoed this pork every budget year and the legislature has consistently overridden his efforts to reduce spending. South Carolina would be in a better fiscal situation if spending restraints had been made in the good times. Now we are being threatened by our legislative leaders that if we don’t take the federal funds, prisons will...