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Friday, 11 November 2016

An Idiot Demands a Paycheck from Me

Filed under: Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:27 PM (20:27)

On Facebook, I recently unfriended and blocked one Mr. Michael Thompson due to an exchange

Michael Thompson Who ever made this post originally is uneducated.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 2 ⋅ November 6 at 9:24pm

Mike Blessing How so?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:24pm

Michael Thompson He was arrested and convicted
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:26pm

Mike Blessing “He was arrested and convicted”

Read the text above the picture.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:27pm

Matt Owens He did read the text above it. Thats why Michael said “originally “
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 7 at 5:53am

Michael Thompson And he was never arrested nor convicted post WW2 because he was dead. Mike, I never missed your shows on public access channel 27. But your act has grown old and the NM Libertarian Party is stale.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:30pm

Mike Blessing Show me how to do it better then.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:31pm

Michael Thompson The party can’t afford me.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:34pm

Mike Blessing Oh?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:34pm

Michael Thompson Yes
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:36pm

Mike Blessing What would you bring to the table that the party can’t afford?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:37pm

Michael Thompson Does the state party have any staff on salary?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:40pm

Mike Blessing Not yet. Still, what do you bring to the table?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:41pm

Michael Thompson Yet? LOL. NEVER!
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:43pm

Mike Blessing You didn’t answer the question:

What would you bring to the table that the party can’t afford?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:43pm

Michael Thompson I’m not discussing my qualifications and background on a public forum as Facebook.
Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:48pm

Mike Blessing Ah, OK.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:49pm

Michael Thompson You can send a private message of you really want to know and include the yearly salary.
Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:51pm

Elizabeth Honce You’re such a dedicated libertarian you only work for pay. Sounds to me like you’re a hack.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 2 ⋅ November 7 at 7:38am

Michael Thompson I was and proud of it.
Reply ⋅ November 7 at 12:21pm

This was followed by an exchange of private messages on Facebook at about 2:45 – 3:00 PM today —

Michael Thompson 2:45pm

I never received that message about salary lol

Mike Blessing 2:46pm

What stopped you from sending me a resume or CV via private message?

Michael Thompson 2:49pm

U didn’t ask for a resume. What’s the salary? Like you have any say in those matters. What is the state party’s long and short term fundraising plan? How do I locate the party fiscal status?

Mike Blessing 2:54pm

I publicly asked you what your qualifications are.

As for salary, that’s dependent on the experience, talents, etc., as well as Party’s finances.

Without seeing a resume or CV from you, the salary is ZERO.

As for the Party’s fundraising plans and fiscal status, I’m not at liberty to disclose that to anyone who isn’t a full dues-paying, pledge-signing member in good standing.

Michael Thompson 2:57pm

I do not discuss my professional qualifications over a social media site. How unprofessional of you to even ask. Never mind about the finances. I can find it on my own. It is public record.

Mike Blessing 3:02pm

OK, have a nice life then.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    3. Darth Mike Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Team Hillary Spews Yet Again

Filed under: Humor, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:59 PM (17:59)

No, that isn’t the actual Hillary Clinton for President campaign bus.

But maybe it SHOULD be Her Majesty’s official stagecoach.

Hillary’s performance as a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State was bad enough – the above picture sums up her “public service” rather nicely.

So does the next bit –

Remember this scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation ?

The reality in Lawrenceville, Georgia doesn’t seem to be far from that clip –

Gateway Pundit: Figures. Hillary Bus Caught Dumping Sh*t on Highway (VIDEO)

WND: Hillary bus caught illegally dumping poop in street

CBS-46 WGCL-TV video clip on reddit

One wonders if Christian de la Rosa (the local TV reporter on the scene) will soon be dead found after having “committed suicide” from being shot in the back of the head several times, from different angles. Or killed via an “accident” at the local gym.

For what it’s worth, maybe Donald Trump might get some mileage out of this incident for a few days, but does anyone really expect any significant legal ramifications from this for Team Hillary?

Seriously, folks?

If any of us Joe Sixpack types did that sort of thing, we would be looking at hefty federal-, state-, and local-level fines (at least 10,000), jail or prison time, a felony conviction, being unhireable for years, that sort of thing.

If anything happens to Team Hillary, it will most likely fall upon the bus driver and campaign crew of the bus. Any senior staff involved will most likely skate on this one.

Of course, I’m just guessing here, but if the past is any indicator – the private home-based server, Benghazi, Rosatom, Libya, Syria, the DNC emails, Vince Foster, Whitewater, the 1994 White House health care task force,interactions with George Soros, – Hillary and her senior staff won’t have to give up the cocktail party circuit one bit.

Yeah, I know what the Hillzillers will say – “She didn’t tell them to do that! You can’t hold her responsible for that!”

Why not?

If anyone is a supporter of third-party liability to get at parties with deep pockets, it’s Hillary.

Just ask the gun industry – she’s been talking about repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act for a while now.

It just goes to show, you might be able to take Hillary out of the corruption, but you can’t get the corruption out of Hillary.

For the record, NO, Hillary is NOT a “wonderful public servant,” despite whatever you’ve heard on CNN. For anyone who says that Hillary has “no criminal intent,” I defy you to cite ten (10) times in the last twenty years when she’s acted WITHOUT criminal intent (the intention of taking from others without their consent, etc.).

H/T David Codrea at The War on Guns


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 13.1
  2. Published in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 895, 23 October 2016
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    3. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    4. Vote the Air Facebook page
    5. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    6. Wood Chipper Facebook page
    7. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    8. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Never Been to Ephrata, PA, But . . .

Filed under: Frustrations, Life — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:02 PM (18:02)

After I finished my shift at the day job, I stopped by the nearest Circle K gas station / convenience store for a fountain drink — a “Polar Pop,” they call it.

It’s all of 0.95 in total, including GRT.

Imagine my surprise when the clerk tells me my debit / credit card was declined.

Anyway, I had a spare ∅1 note to cover it, but still . . .

So I get home and log into my Nusenda account. That’s when I discover that my card had been hacked, or cracked, or whatever.

Apparently, Nusenda locked out my account because some asswipe in Ephrata, Pennsylvania decided to help himself (herself?) to ∅90 worth of goodies at the local Wal-Mart, using my account to pay for it all.

I haven’t been to my old stomping grounds (about 50 miles east of Ephrata) in 21 years and change. When I did live in Pennsylvania, I never had a reason to go any part of Lancaster County. So I’m guessing that the perpetrator was just using some random card number obtained from the internet or whatever, which just happened to be mine.

May his / her genitals rot until his / her dying day.


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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Spam, Spam and More Spam

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:04 PM (18:04)

Another bit of spam circulated to me from the infrared-emitting meat-puppet (R) in the Billingsley “vs.” Bregman turd-polishing contest commonly referred to as “the U.S. Senate race” :

9/27/2014 6:26 AM:

From the Weh campaign, Albuquerque

“Why is long-time entrenched career politician Tom Udall running negative campaign ads? Because he doesn’t want you to know the facts.

Udall’s new attack ad today claims we want to deny seniors their healthcare. Who is he kidding?

He’s the only candidate in this race that voted to cut Medicare by $716 billion when he cast his deciding vote for ObamaCare! He cast a deciding vote to rob Medicare to help pay for it. “Tom Foolery” at its best!

So the GOP plan to “support health freedom” is to complain about Obama’s 21st century scheme of medical national socialism by saying it will take away from Lyndon Johnson’s 1965 scheme of medical national socialism?

They do know that Lyndon Johnson was a Democrat? One of the people that they say they’re against, correct?

So much for the GOP supporting those Tea Party ideals of free markets, limited government and individual rights.

But the reality of campaign advertising is that it can influence voters — even if it’s not true. And Udall’s ad is not only NOT true, it’s almost a joke! But now we have to quickly craft an ad to reply to this false attack, and that costs money we hadn’t planned on.

What’s the matter? Did Weh run out of funds from his profiteering shell-game known as “CSI Aviation” ? Not enough taxpayer FRNs coming in from We The Fleeced to count as “contributions” ?

He can always pass the hat to Slick Willard Romney.

But Weh has a two-shot here – after Weh responds to the latest Udall attempt at mudslinging, then Weh can do another ad telling us how great that ad was – isn’t that how it works?

Please help us respond to Udall’s attack so we can get the real truth out to our voters. Please give $75, $150, or $250 to help us stand up to Tom Udall.

Ask David Clements for some cash.

 


Who owns you? Who runs your life? Who wipes your ass? Who should – you or someone else?
Freedom is the answer – what’s the question?

“An elephant: A mouse built to government specifications.”
“Anything free is worth what you pay for it.”
“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors – and miss.”
“In a mature society, ‘civil servant’ is semantically equal to ‘civil master.'”
“Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.”
“Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.”
– Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

“Government is the disease that masquerades as its own cure.”
– Robert LeFevre

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
– Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776.

“If you wanna live long on your own terms
You gotta be willing to crash and burn”
– Motley Crue, “Primal Scream”


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. From The Weekly Sedition:

    Coverup in the Bernalillo County GOP [1] (Shortlink: http://wp.me/p12LUf-9z)

    Weh v. Clements, Part 2 (Shortlink: http://wp.me/p12LUf-9F)

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 8.3
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook / Google Plus / Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress
  3. Current mood: pissed, predatory
  4. Listening – From the Underground and Below by Overkill

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Ron Paul vs. David Horowitz

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:25 AM (02:25)

Current mood: cynical, pissed     

Neo-con Bushevik David Horowitz has this annoying habit of taking pot-shots at libertarians. In one of his latest, he goes after Ron Paul – Ron Paul Is A Vicious Anti-Semite and Anti-American and Conservatives Need To Wash Their Hands of Him.

As for the assertation that Horowitz “calls out the Islamists,” I can do that, too – and I can do it without stumping for tyranny here in the States or overseas military actions and occupations.

Want to call out the Islamists without being a creep like Horowitz? Simple – invoke the Bill of Rights when they insist that the governing body incorporate the malum prohibitum aspects of sharia into the U.S. Code, state law, county or city ordinances.

Tell the Islamists, “NO, you can’t have that sort of law here in America. If you want to live by this sort of code voluntarily, feel free to do so. Feel free to try persuading others to file suit. But you do NOT get to insert this into American law. Deal with that.”


NOTES

  1. Related posts – Skipping on Horowitz
  2. Reposted –
    1. KCUF Media
    2. The Weekly Sedition
    3. NMPolitics.org / New Mexico Liberty / Patriot Action Network


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Friday, 9 July 2010

Truth, Lies and Cigarettes

Filed under: Dark Side, Humor, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:44 AM (03:44)

Current mood: pissed

“2 Truths & a Lie” from “The Truth”

Guess the Lie!

  • Cigarettes are 100% safe and pose no health risks to smokers at all
  • Every 6.5 seconds, someone in the world dies from a smoking-related disease
  • Sunburns can cause wrinkles; so can cigarettes

Sneaky bastards, aren’t they — they put their preferred answer on top, and set the poll script to default to it.

Here’s my version –

Guess the Truth!

  • Smoking is a choice — just like drinking alcohol, smoking pot, crack, or meth, shooting up with heroin, speeding down the highway, rock-climbing, among other things.
  • Cigarettes fly around on their own, force themselves into smokers’ mouths, then self-ignite.
  • Tobacco companies force smokers to smoke, often by threatening smokers’ families with torturous, slow deaths.

NOTES

  1. Original posting
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – Blogspot / LiveJournal / Myspace / Tumblr / Xanga
    2. KCUF Media – Blogspot / Myspace / Xanga
    3. Darth Mike – Myspace / Xanga

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Tom Mullins — Landmines on the (U.S.–Mexican) Border

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:19 PM (13:19)

Posted to Facebook

Way to go, Tom Mullins!

GOP House Candidate Tom Mullins: Consider Land Mines on Border with Mexico But NOT Canada (Audio)

Landmines on the border, to stop immigrants?

Here he attempts to clarify this a bit — Mullins clarifies land mines comment

Now he said in the KOB interview that he’s not advocating this himself, but was suggested by someone he met on the campaign trail.

Still, if you go to the archived audio clip, it does sound at first as though Mullins himself is advocating this very sort of thing —

I think well they need to enforce the law. I actually have a couple of ideas and I received these ideas. We talk about a border fence, and really what we get down to is, it’s very difficult to have a fence and have that work. But we have some low-cost, low-tech solutions, and I know it sounds crazy, but we used to have land mines. I know it sounds like a crazy thing, but if we wanted to stop, if we have an attack on the United States, if we have a nuclear attack and we find that they carried the nuclear weapon and the people that harmed us came across the border and we say we have got to secure the border, we could put land mines along the border. I know it sounds crazy, we could put up signs in 23 different languages if necessary . . . .

Now, later on in that clip, he does say that he doesn’t actually want to use land mines, and that the National Labs can cook up another low-tech, low-cost means to secure the border, but come on now, how many millions will they spend on developing it?

Am I supposed to believe that some future Administration won’t fall back upon the land-mine idea as just the sort of low-cost, low-tech solution? After all, back in 1996, we saw an 18-year-old boy (Esequiel Hernandez) who was herding goats, shot dead by a Marine Corps counter-drug patrol because of the .22-LR rifle that he carried. Between that, the whitewash and coverup investigation of the Waco Massacres of 28 February and 19 April 1993, and plenty of other incidents along those lines, why should anyone trust a Republican of the Lincoln-Roosevelt mold?

We saw just how well the Republican-majority U.S. House members exercised their oversight duties in 1998 looking into the Waco debacle, didn’t we? They didn’t dig too deeply simply because they knew that they would need the Democrats to return the favor and go easy on their Administrations’ . . . indiscretions of using federal power. We saw some of those indiscretions from 2001 through 2009, first at Rainbow Farm, then Afghanistan, then Iraq, the USA-PATRIOT Act of 2001, etc., etc.

What really stymies me is that the clown clique behind Mullins [1] keeps pushing the idea that things will improve “when our people take the reins of power.”

The fact remains that they had those reins of power in the Congress from 1995 until 2007, and in the White House from 2001 until 2009. How much did they actually shrink the reach and intrusiveness of Washington DC? How much did they lessen the costs of Washington DC upon us?


NOTES

  1. I know that Mullins says that he’s not part of the GOP Machine, but is the gear in your wind-up alarm clock cognizant of the other gears in the clock, and the other parts that make the hands go around, the alarm go off, and such?

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Skipping on Horowitz

Filed under: Events, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:51 PM (22:51)

I’ve been getting repeated emails from the Albuquerque Tea Party reminding me about the upcoming speech, dinner and book-signing by anti-libertarian neo-con David Horowitz:

Click the picture for the full-size version

Some examples of his potshots at Ron Paul in particular and libertarians generally in the past few years —

David Horowitz: “Ron Paul…is a Disgrace”

David Horowitz and a Guided Tour of the “Ron Paul Revolutionary” Mind

Check out this video clip from the Glenn Beck Show from 2007 —

The gems from that video clip —

“. . . strain of isolation and anarchy in the American tradition which Ron Paul is tapping into

Washington and Jefferson weren’t isolationists, they were non-interventionists, and there IS a difference, despite comments to the contrary from the neo-cons:

Friendship and commerce with all, entangling alliances with none.

Here’s the part that really sets me off — I see NO evidence from Horowitz that he’s changed from this tune in the past three years:

“. . . plenty of unfortunately libertarian websites indistinguishable from the anti-American left — lewrockwell.com and others like that . . . totally in bed with the Islamofascists and turned against this country”

In addition, Horowitz seems to me to be the neo-con version of Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

What Dees (allegedly) does is pick out some Aryan Airhead, then portray that idiot as being ready to take over Washington DC — “but YOU can stop this with your donation! And buy my book, too!” Dees also has a habit of smearing anyone in the militia movement, tax honesty movement, etc., etc., who’s ever come into contact with the Airhead. It doesn’t seem to matter that said Aryan was kicked out of the militia meeting immediately after showing his “SS” runes tattoo to the membership. It also doesn’t matter that the Aryan has no actual hope of gaining any sort of political power over anyone than other Aryan Airheads in their little (infiltrated with federal agents through and through) group.

Horowitz appears to do the same sort of thing where the Islamists are concerned — portray them as just a few steps away from carrying out their dreams of making sharia (Islamic religious law) the core of the American legal system — “but YOU can stop this with your donation! And buy my book, too!” Never mind that, like the Aryan Airheads, the sharia pushers have little to no chance of gaining any sort of actual power in America.

As with the Aryan Airheads, the best answer to the Islamists is to respond with better speech. I prefer to tell them that there’s nothing stopping them as individuals from setting the example for the rest of us, and adhering to the tenets of sharia personally. If they want to make it into American law, there’s an amendment process all spelled out for them in the Constitution. Until they get 2/3 of the House, 2/3 of the Senate and 3/4 of the State legislatures, it’s a no-go[1]. If they choose the Hamas / al-Qaeda route (suicide bombers, etc.), I look forward to taking corrective action via the Second Amendment.

So what is Horowitz’s answer to the prospect of Islamic terrorism here in America? Does he invoke the right of private citizens to own and carry weapons? Nope — for him, it’s a reason to expand the reach of Imperial Washington DC, with police-state agencies (DHS, for example) on the domestic side and long-term occupations of other countries for the foreign-policy side.

So Horowitz might have left Marxism back in the 1970’s, but I suspect that Marxism never truly left him.

So I’m going to skip seeing Horowitz when he shows up here in Albuquerque tonight — why pay Ø60 to hear this sort of thing when I can get it for free over the net?[2]


NOTES

  1. Not that this seems to be stopping the Congress lately on anything else.
  2. My attending this event would be a double-hit on me financially — not only would I be out the Ø60, but I’d have to take a day off to attend, and thus come up short on next week’s paycheck.

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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

GOT ADAM!

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:04 PM (13:04)

Another PLOP! into one of my inboxes — this time, it was into the one that I maintain for the Bernalillo County Libertarian Party[1]:

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Tom Mullins For United States Congress
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:25:42
From: Mullins For Congress – got tom?
Reply-To: Deborah@mullinsforcongress.com
To: Libertarian Party of Bernalillo County, New Mexico
CC: Deborah@mullinsforcongress.com

Mike,

Tom would like to RSVP for Thursday’s dinner[1] and also set up a meeting to talk with you. Please let me know your availability and also if you need a speaker at one your monthly functions, Tom would be glad to speak.

Deborah

Deborah Torres
Mullins for Congress
(505) 301.3956
http://www.mullinsforcongress.com

got tom?

GOT ADAM!

Blowback Comes Home to New Mexico

I suppose I should mention that I’ve been an admirer of Adam’s speaking skills and principles for about a year now, since we of the LPNM first heard of him. Then-State Chair Ken Cavanaugh had spoken with him about running on the Libertarian Party ticket at that time. I went to his house in Santa Fe in June 2009 for an organizing meeting.[2] I went to his Independence Day event at Santa Fe College on 4 July 2009 — that was where he made the official declaration to run for Congress as a Republican (about 12:15 AM on the 5th, actually). I was the one who got him scheduled as a guest on Hemp TV in August 2009.

I wasn’t exactly surprised when Mullins jumped into the Republican primary against Adam — the GOP has a history of running primary challenges against libertarian-leaning Republicans; they’ve been doing this with Ron Paul for twelve, fourteen years now. So when one of his campaign staffers volunteers him as a speaker for the Bernalillo County LP, well . . . . I wasn’t really against Mullins as I was FOR Adam. But then Mullins decided to do that interview with Cassy Fiano and join the smear campaign against Adam. With that decision, Mullins slit his own throat as far as I’m concerned.

I admit that I leapt to supporting Adam on a bit of blind faith on Ken Cavanaugh’s say-so. But whatever fears and reservations that I had were wiped out after talking with Adam on 21 June 2009 at the organizational meeting — I had asked him where he stood on the issue of marijuana. He responded by saying that he approached the issue from the vantage point of self-ownership. BINGO! — Hole in one!


NOTES

  1. After the Cassy Fiano interview, I had put “@mullinsforcongress.com” into my mail filters in Mozilla Thunderbird, and set the filter to delete the relevant traffic without me ever having to see it. I had forgotten to do that with the BCLP email address, and thus . . . PLOP!
  2. I got lost on the way up from Albuquerque, had to call Bill Koehler after arriving in Santa Fe, as Google Maps gave me bad directions.
  3. Reposted at New Mexico Liberty, my personal blog and KCUF Media


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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Blowback Comes Home to New Mexico

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:42 AM (11:42)

I recently received via email a copy of the premature declaration of victory by the main beneficiary of the anti-Kokesh smear campaign. It landed into my inbox with the same plopping sound my dog makes in the backyard.

TOM MULLINS FOR UNITED STATES CONGRESS DISTRICT 3
OVERWHELMINGLY TAKES REPUBLICAN NOMINATION

Dear Friends,

Today at the State Republican Party Pre-Primary Nominating Convention I received 107 votes and my opponent received 26 votes, totaling 133 votes. These results give us 80.45 percent of the delegate vote, confirming our expectations. This victory really means two things. irst, that my name will be listed first on the Republican Primary Ballot. Some have said that winning this ballot position is worth up to four percentage points in an election. Second, this result demonstrates that the New Mexico grass roots support that I have been talking about for several months is fully supporting our campaign. Our internal polling information agrees with these results that my opponent has a core group of committed supporters, but will be unable to attract the majority of the support necessary to win against Ben Ray Lujan, Jr. I believe that I am the candidate that will best represent not only the Republican party, but also the party of Knowledge in November. I have never been afraid of competition, but given this level of support, I am hopeful that my primary opponent will decide that he has little chance to win and will join our effort to defeat Ben Ray Lujan, Jr. This is an expensive endeavor and having a united effort, as early as possible, will ensure that we change the culture of corruption and dependence. But, who knows? As a rookie to the political business, the one thing I can tell you is that nothing can be predicted.

The party of knowledge includes Democrats, Independents, Greens, Libertarians, and Republicans. The party of knowledge has spoken in Albuquerque with the election of a new council and Mayor R.J. Berry. It spoke in New Jersey, Virginia, and most recently in Massachusetts. It is my belief that the party of knowledge will speak again in November and elect me to represent the 3rd Congressional Dis

I can’t speak for other members of the Libertarian Party, Boston Tea Party, New Mexico Patriot Alliance, and any other organization that I belong to, but I personally refuse to provide the slightest increment of support for this person.

I realize that I’m not a 3rd District voter, nor am I registered as a Republican. But I can still donate, write letters and post blog entries supporting the candidate who best represents my positions. I can promote that candidate’s events using the blogs and such available to me.

And the candidate who best represents my views, in all three of New Mexico’s districts, is Adam Kokesh.

One of the Libertarians on the BCC list for the above asked me the following —

I was not aware of any smear campaign. Is there a synopsis somewhere for me to look at ?

Basically, the neo-cons are pissed at Adam because in 2007, he protested the Iraq Occupation after being shot at during the Fallujah campaign (Feb-Sept 2004) and being discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006.

Here’s a sampling of links from the smear campaign.

Or just go to thisainthell.com — seems to be the center of the Kokesh Hate Club.

It looks like this is part of a larger campaign by the neo-cons to purge the GOP of its libertarian faction, as the same people going after Kokesh are also whining about Ron Paul for the same “reason” — Paul objects to the Iraq Occupation. They refer to Paul as “RuPaul,” “NorLuap,” etc., and anyone associated with him as a “Paultard,” “Paulbot,” “Paulestinian,” “moonbat,” etc.

They don’t limit this sort of trash-talk to Paul and Kokesh, either. They went after Dr. Rand Paul, Ron Paul’s son, running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, Debra Medina, running for Governor in Texas, and B.J. Lawson, in North Carolina.

Libertarians such as myself, they refer to as “libtards.” If you take a look at Free Republic [freerepublic.com], you can’t miss it — just run a search for “libertarian” or “Ron Paul” there, and you’ll see what I mean.

Then they get pissed at us when we (LP members, BTP members, RLC members, C4L members, etc.) don’t support their candidates as much as they want us to (which would most likely require us to spend ourselves into poverty). This is part of what gave America Scott Brown as a U.S. Senator.

This is the same Scott Brown, who in 2006, supported MassCare, Mitt Romney’s mandatory health-insurance scheme, which I suspect was the template for the mandatory-insurance part of ObamaCare.

This is the same Scott Brown who recently voted for to spend 15,000,000,000 bucks for a “jobs bill.”

Here’s what Jim Bancroft, one of the anti-Kokesh hate squad, had to say about Scott Brown after I pointed out the “jobs bill” vote —

I have to sadly confess that I did not do my homework on scott brown…

We were so happy that a republican might win the Kennedy seat, I didnt care to look up who he was or what he was about

I went to his rally in Worcestor the Sunday before, was happy as a clam when he won, got totally embarrassed when he said his daughters were available, disowned him when he said he was proud of his posing for Cosmo because it got him exposure…and totally hated him since he voted for the spending bill because it meant ‘jobs’ for Mass……

The term up here is MASSHOLE…

All I can say is, hey, it was MASS, what did we expect?

the only consolation is it isn’t a democrat…except he is now buds with that RINO McLAME???

Brown wasn’t in Romney care originally, he was part of the mass care bill, true, I didnt know that either…(sigh)

the things you learn so late, I heard him in his speech say he was sorry he voted for MASSCARE but was totally AGAINST national healthcare…I dont trust him to be any more genuine conservative than LIEberman…

that means he will vote just like McLAME…ie, 90% like Ted Kennedy anyways

makes me so mad I could spit. So, on this one…I wont call you a moron.

Hence my previous comments — if they don’t want our ideas, then they don’t deserve our financial and material support.

Here’s the links where Mullins takes potshots at Adam —

Tom Mullins: Adam Kokesh is an internet celebrity and a war protestor who makes poor choices

Mullins: Kokesh’s actions “dishonor the military”


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