Michael Badnarik is doing an overhaul of his website and Blognarik is down at the moment. I talked with him a couple of days ago, and he was having serious problems with the comment spam. He is not sure if he will be restoring the old entries or not. I offered to host them for him, as they are historically significant. He said he’ll get back with me. The google news alert from this article should serve as a reminder for my good friend Mikey.
He sent out a “Season’s Greetings” e-mail. It had an interesting update:
Much of the groundwork for 2006 is in place, and by January we will have six full-time staff members working out of our Austin office. Just this afternoon we were discussing a plan to establish as many as six satellite offices across the district, so that volunteers and constituents would have nearby access to campaign materials. This is more exciting than watching my first live shuttle launch!
This is a sign of a real campaign beginning to brew. Six full-time staffers (and six satellite offices) for an LP congressional campaign is not common at all. Hopefully, we will soon see some real progress over in Badnarikland.
During the latest LP presidential nomination battle, there was a lot of speculation about Gary Nolan being a member of what some describe as the Brown-Cloud-Dasbach or Brown-Cloud-Dasbach-Willis croud. I’m not sure about whether he was then, but a quick peek at the left sidebar at downsizeDC currently provides:
Board of Directors
Gary Nolan, Chair
I talked with former pre-nom LP presidential and “not yet officially announced” for the AZ Goober race candidate Barry Hess. BTW, that is Keifer Sutherland with Hess — I snapped the shot one night while partying in Hollywood. Hess has been telling me for months that the GOP really wants him to run there as a Repub. Last night he proved it by teleconferencing a voice mail message left by a VERY prominent Arizona Republican. I’ll not disclose the name, but I heard him implore Barry to run Repub with my own ears (preceded by the obligatory flattering).
Kurt St. Angelo is an attorney, former chair of the Libertarian Party of Marion County and aspiring screenwriter. He whored out props):in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinal (
But what would American politics be without bickering? Two words: Greatly improved.
My dictionary says that to bicker is to have a petty quarrel. A petty quarrel is a trivial and insignificant one. Alas, even headlines proclaim that Congress is trivializing its important role and avoiding the tougher issues, such as the federal government’s enormous and runaway growth.
Optimally, voters could choose more government or less by voting for one major party or the other. Then the battles between the parties would be substantive, not trivial. Government would get bigger or smaller, depending on the parties’ respective votes. However, where both major parties are walking in the same direction, their differences become less significant. They don’t argue about the course of our country, but how fast we march down the course we’re on.
Aaron Russo popped me a personal e-mail in which he stated “the movie is now finished other then the score and sound engineering.” For those of you who hate the IRS, this will be a must-see. I know, as a helped with some of the footage. We’ll be announcing release information on this site as soon as it is available.
IndyPres candidate this:popped me an e-mail pertaining to
Thanks for your help on this. I did see your blog and the fine picture with the cigar. Stay in touch.
They are doing online polling lining up potential presidential candidates for ALL the major parties (and independents, too) over at.
The pertinent poll asks: “Who should the Libertarians nominate in 2008?” and provide thse choices:
- Michael Badnarik
At the moment, I like Ed, Aaron, Karen and Mike, in that order. I’d also like to see Bob Barr and Ron Paul placed on the list (which would change my stated preferences).
As they have Props.over at their site, I’ll make it a point to check it out more often.