Thursday, July 9, 2009

Libertarians of Georgia taking marijuana stand…

Libertarians of Georgia taking marijuana stand… and it’s for marijuana.

In two tweets sent out on July 9th the LPGeorgia sent out tweets saying, “Why are some people so adamantly against marijuana legalization?” and “Why on earth is hemp illegal to grow in the US, yet it's legal to grow in Canada, UK, and over 30 European nations?

A recent proposal in California to legalize marijuana has raised the national discussion on the issue. The California proposal is in an effort to collect tax money from the sales of pot.


Libertarians get a new Executive Director …

Libertarians get a new Executive Director … in Wes Benedict.

Libertarian Director of Communications Donny Ferguson, blogged about Benedict on July 8th, 2008. Ferguson wrote, “(Wes) Benedict begins his service July 17 at the LNC's quarterly meeting in St. Louis, Missouri and will then move directly to the Party's Washington, D.C. headquarters.”

Benedict was the Libertarian Party of Texas Executive Director from 2004 to 2008. He is also a former member of the Libertarian National Committee.

The Thirds last wrote about Benedict when he volunteered to help get more Libertarians on the West Virginia ballot.


I don’t feel safe in federal buildings…

I don’t feel safe in federal buildings… says Independent-Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman from Connecticut.

Senator Lieberman said he felt safe in federal building “…until after I saw this investigation.” The Senator made the state on Fox News when he was asked if he felt safe in federal buildings.

The interview was about GAO investigators smuggling bomb-making materials into high-profile federal buildings. In ten attempts GAO investigators were successful ten times.


Opening for Independent for Governor…

Opening for Independent for Governor… in New Jersey?

A new Rasmussen poll shows Republican Chris Christie challenger leading Democratic incumbent Governor Jon Corzine in the New Jersey 46%-39%. There is some opportunity for independent candidates. The polls says 5% of people are leaning towards voting for a third-party or independent candidate.

While only having a 5% lean is not great news it is still early.

The real opportunity is in the very unfavorable rakings of both big party candidates. Democrat Governor Jon Corzine has a 40% very unfavorable rating, Republican challenger Chris Christie has an 18% very unfavorable rating. If a candidate can cash-in with those unfavorable people there could be an opening. Each candidate is in the teens for somewhat unfavorable ratings.


State Treasurer leaves his political party…

State Treasurer leaves his political party… in Massachusetts.

Treasurer Tim Cahill dropped his Democrat moniker for the independent title. A story posted on reads, “Speculation has been that Cahill left the Democratic Party to position himself for a gubernatorial run in 2010.”

Cahill admitted going independent is not easy. The article continued with Cahil saying he doesn't have the infrastructure to run for office right now but he believes. “there is a path to victory as an independent.”

The question is what office will Cahill run for in 2010? Wayne Woodlief in the Boston Herald says, “Ex-state and national Democratic chairman Steve Grossman announced that he’ll seek the nomination for treasurer next year even if Cahill opts for re-election.”

It is likely Cahill’s move is to position himself for 2010 run. But for what office?


Holy Father, is your socialism showing…

Holy Father, is your socialism showing… asks the Constitution Party.

A tweet sent out by the Constitution Party read, “Pope Pushes Socialism-Calls For New World Order”. The tweet then directed readers to a New York Times article titled, “Pope Urges Forming New World Economic Order to Work for the ‘Common Good’”

The story seemed to call for at a minimum some strong world government. The piece by Rachel Donadio and Laurie Goodstein started, “Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday called for a radical rethinking of the global economy, criticizing a growing divide between rich and poor and urging the establishment of a “true world political authority” to oversee the economy and work for the “common good.””

The URL of the full story is below.


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