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Speaking of the prez race

Did you know Bob Barr is running for president on the Libertarian party ticket? Yes, Bob Barr of war on drugs, ban gay marriage, etc. fame. Those aren’t very libertarian positions. And the guy was in office for a while, he coulda gotten his libertarian on then, ya know. Instead of now, when he’s a political nobody. Just saying.

15 Responses to “Speaking of the prez race”

  1. HardCorps Says:

    and impeaching clinton fame..

  2. Standard Mischief Says:

    There are some funny things going on at the Republican state conventions that haven’t hit the mainstream media, nor the gun bloggers yet. It’s those lnɐd uoɹ supporters again. (I’m not a big lnɐd uoɹ supporter, but he’s probably my favorite choice over the three leading democrats)

    Here’s an interesting post on the not-so-standard mischief that happened at the Nevada Republican Convention (JMMP quoting the Reno Gazette-Journal):

    “After a super-majority of Ron Paul supporters captured control of the Republican state convention Saturday, state party officials abruptly canceled the event without electing delegates to the national convention.”

    Anyway, the reason why this comment is related is that I’m going with the theory that Bob Barr’s new big “L” Libertarian conversion is just a false flag operation. It kinda reminds me when Pat Buchanan invaded and took over the Reform Party.

  3. gattsuru Says:

    Er… regardless of how good or bad as a policy decision it is, how exactly is ‘gay marriage’ a libertarian thing?

    We’re not talking legality or illegality of an act itself. Between free speech, right to associate, and in some cases right to freedom of religion, the question of whether you can have a marriage ceremony or call your husband your husband must remain legal, regardless of your individual gender.

    We’re talking government recognition and ‘licensing’ of a particular pair. It may well be a good or even required policy decision, but passing out extra papers to ask for doesn’t seem particularly libertarian to me.

  4. countertop Says:

    I had forgotten about that bitch Jacqueline Massey Passey. Thanks.

    I know I’ve been subject to the Ron Paul Revolution – but at least in Virginia its gonna fall flat on its face and fail. My understanding, from the rest of the states, is that it will largely run into the same situation.

  5. Standard Mischief Says:

    I had forgotten about that bitch Jacqueline Massey Passey. Thanks.

    Well it’s Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey (plus a seekret fifth married name), She’s restarted her blog, although she wiped the archives (I suppose she couldn’t take the heat over her very high-quality woman post.

    While she did go way over the top with that post, I use to enjoy her blog. Now, unfortunately, she’s got a camera phone and she’s frequently channeling Twitter. Posts like this, though, are why I keep an eye on her feed.

  6. Tam Says:

    Wow. Remember when she was bigger than Jesus for, like, fifteen minutes? That was about a decade ago, in Intarw3b years.

    Nostalgia sure has a short shelf life in the digital age, donnit? 🙂

  7. Ron W Says:

    “And the guy was in office for a while, he coulda gotten his libertarian on then, ya know. ”

    Barr was a U.S. Rep then and only one Congressman can’t get a whole lot done. Rolling back government spending and control doesn’t go over well with the majority of our politicians, but I thinnk it would with a sizeable part of teh electorate IF they are given the choice. But the political-media establishment will suppress that choice; mostly by simply refusing to report and with the Democrat-Republican controlled presidential debates stone-walling any other candidates–so that alternate issues and solutions are kept from the masses when they are most engaged.

  8. nk Says:

    Makes no difference. Let alone on how many states’ ballots he’s going to get on, nobody is going to vote for him who was inclined to vote for McCain or Barack Tie-Me-Kangaroo-Down-Sport Obama. He’ll siphon off votes from noR luaP and Ralph Nader.

  9. JJR Says:

    Bob Barr has evolved politically and I actually semi-respect him now.

  10. Standard Mischief Says:

    Wow. Remember when she was bigger than Jesus for, like, fifteen minutes? That was about a decade ago, in Intarw3b years.

    And to think that I found her blog by reading a comment she posted in not-libertarian not-girl’s blog. Talk about the interw3b’z Stone Age…

    ..back on topic…

    Barr was a U.S. Rep then and only one Congressman can’t get a whole lot done.

    It’s not that he couldn’t get a whole lot done… He didn’t even try. This is like Clinton (ether one) going duck hunting.

    This seems to be a cycle. As soon as a third party become viable, it gets invaded by outsiders. Ive already given two examples (reform party and this bob bar shit), here’s a third: Jorge talks about the “Movimiento Libertario”, a libertarian type party in Costa Rica that got taken over once they started winning elections.

  11. Jacob Says:

    Bob Barr has jumped the shark.

  12. ColtCCO Says:

    For all those wondering, though the original is gone, there’s a fairly decent summation of her (JMPP-X’s) High Quality statements here:

    http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/jacqueline-mackie-paisley.php

    or longhand here:

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/193209.php

    And yes, I laughed then, and I’m laughing now.

    Bob Barr is rather ironic at this point, yes. I’m thinking I’m still with R0n P4|_|1. McCain-Lieberman lost my vote.

  13. straightarrow Says:

    Barr will be on the ballot, Paul will not. I now have someone I can vote for. Despite his flaws he is an order of magnitude better than all the others added together.

    I know, he won’t win. I don’t care. I will never again vote for the “least” evil.

    Whatever tyrant we end up with will be the one the sensible pragmatic voters voted for. I will not share in their guilt, not on purpose.

  14. Ron W Says:

    “I know, he (Barr) won’t win. I don’t care. I will never again vote for the “least” evil. Whatever tyrant we end up with will be the one the sensible pragmatic voters voted for. I will not share in their guilt, not on purpose.”

    Very well-said, Straightarrow. People keep complaining about these presidents, but they insist that we should ONLY vote “for the lesser of two evils”. What’s the saying??, “doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity”….fits perfcety these mass voting patterns.

    Voting for “the lesser of two evils” is evil. Voting for tyranny and treason (those who support allowing our country to be invaded–Bush, Clinton, McCain, Obama) is also evil!

  15. Xrlq Says:

    Voting for “the lesser of two evils” is evil.

    By that logic, voting for the greater of two evils must be good. Smart lad.

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