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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

[LPNM] Resolution Condemning Cuban Arrest of U.H. Hernandez and M.V. Visea

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:35 AM (01:35)

Given that the Libertarian Party of New Mexico exists to promote liberty together with the Libertarian Party of the United States and the Libertarian Parties of all the several states, and the International Libertarian movement;

And,

Given that the political climate in the United States and in other countries has become increasingly authoritarian;

Be it resolved that the Libertarian Party of New Mexico joins the Libertarian Party of Nevada and the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire by condemning the Communist government of Cuba for the political arrest and detention of Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velasquez Visea that took place on February 2, 2017. These men were specifically targeted for their peaceful promotion of limited government and free markets. We call upon Libertarians and liberty-minded people in these United States and free people across the world to join us in condemning the immoral arrest and detention of individuals for exercising their natural and human rights. May tyrants be destroyed and liberty reign among all of the peoples throughout the world.

Resolved by the Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico on Monday, February 20, 2017.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Mises WireCastro Regime Arrests Member of Mises Cuba by Tho Bishop

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Craigslist / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / Minds / seen.life / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
    3. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    4. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Copyright © 2017 Libertarian Party of New Mexico and Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.

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

Copyright © 2016 Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
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This blog entry created with medit and Notepad++.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

[LPNM] A Modest Proposal

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:42 PM (17:42)

Now that the LPNM[1] has apparently attained “major party” status for the second time[2], the LPNM will most likely be awash in those of all stripes who expect the Party and its members to toss the Non-Aggression Principle in the trash because, well, how else can we support the legislation that they advocate?

Not only that, but many of these people will insist on being LPNM candidates, party officers, what have you, because after all, no one truly understands how trashing the NAP will bring us to liberty in our lifetimes like they do.

I propose that while they might be very willing to delegate that initiation of force to the public sector, they probably don’t have the stomach to do it personally.

Thus I suggest that we offer them knives, or clubs, or whatever, and let them demonstrate that they do indeed personally have what it takes.

This scene from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008) comes to mind —

I have no intention of starting a civil war in the LP’s ranks (one could argue that one has been going on since 2006[3]), but let’s head this off before we end up like the Reform Party of 2000, from which I had read accounts of actual physical fist-fights on the business floor of their national convention.

Especially when I keep seeing articles that the entire county may be headed for a civil war itself. NOT the sort of thing that happened between 1861 and 1865, but more like The Troubles in Northern Ireland, with a rural vs. urban component to it for kicks.

In either case, we of principle aren’t going away. Nor will we voluntarily disarm ourselves.[4]


NOTES

  1. If there are any other state affiliates of the LPUSA facing similar circumstances, I have no problems with them adapting this proposal to their purposes.
  2. The LPNM briefly attained “major party status from 1999 to 2001 after Maurice McDonald ran for State Land Commissioner in 1998 and recieved about 9% of the total votes cast, which was equivalent to 5% of the votes cast in that year’s gubernatorial election.
  3. https://ixquick.com/do/search?q=Libertarian+Reform+Caucus
  4. Libertarian Party Audacious Caucsu
  5. Libertarian Party Radical Caucus

    Libertarian Party Rothbard Caucus

    Libertarian Party Second Amendment Caucus

  6. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Friday’s Bizarre Phone Call

Filed under: Fun, Humor, Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:02 PM (19:02)

Friday afternoon (4 November 2016), I received a call from a Hillary Clinton supporter (calling from a private number) who complained about a robocall from the Gary Johnson campaign. The caller then proceeded to ramble on for 57 minutes about Gary being too stoned and narcissistic to be a good little Buddhist Democrat, that Gary was “stealing votes” from Hillzilla, along with side rants about Susana Martinez, Trump, the GOP in general, the Albuquerque Journal, and Ralph Nader (for “stealing votes” from Gore in 2000).

The caller also stated that Gary didn’t climb Mt. Everest as he said he did (and took pictures from the summit), that he was a lousy governor of New Mexico, didn’t do anything but say “no” to well-meaning “progressive” legislation that was “for the children,” that no one pays any attention to her “because I’m white,” that Susana Martinez was elected as Governor in 2010 solely on the strength of her last name, among other things.

I have the app “Automatic Call Recorder” installed on my LG K7, but it turns out that the app is the app equivalent of dogshit, as I discovered when I tried to copy the saved call from my phone to Facebook, WordPress or my laptop’s hard drive.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

Copyright © 2016 Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
Produced by KCUF Media, a division of Extropy Enterprises.
This blog entry created with medit and Notepad++.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

What would a Libertarian Administration look like?

Filed under: Economics, Media, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:06 PM (13:06)

The Gary Johnson presidential campaign seems to be the Libertarian Party’s best chance at winning the White House to date. That possibility seems to have lots of people scared out of their minds.

So let’s take a look at some ways that a Libertarian Administration would conduct business.

First, we need to understand that libertarianism is all about the Non-Aggression Principle: No one has the right to initiate force or fraud against anyone else, nor to threaten or delegate that initiation. No exceptions will be granted “under color of law.”

Also understand that we’re NOT looking to be Romney / Bush Republicans with “L” after our names. If we wanted that, we would simply cut to the chase and sign up as Democrats.

With that in mind, here are some examples of the policies that our prospective Libertarian Administration will undertake:

First, a Libertarian Administration will NOT seek to expand the size, intrusiveness or expense of government by one iota, on any issue. We’re not looking to grow the federal government — not by two percent, much less the ten or twenty percent that a Clinton or Trump Administration will attempt. At worst, we will FREEZE it where it’s at when we take the reins. The 2017 budget that we receive on January 21st will be the budget for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

No, we’re not looking to expand the welfare state one bit. Nor are we looking to create more regulations upon business or your personal life. Those regulations stifle creativity, growth and economic progress.

Second, the White House will become a pardon factory. All of the people in prison solely for federally-mandated victimless crimes — sawing off a shotgun barrel, having more than a certain amount of marijuana, draining a puddle on their own property — will be pardoned, because they didn’t really do anything wrong.

Third, we’re going to STOP putting people in prison in the first place for those victimless crimes — after Obama decided that he can pick and choose which parts of Obamacare he can enforce, we can choose not to enforce the victimless crime laws, as well — and we’re going to call for the repeal of those laws.

Fourth, we’re going to drastically reduce taxes, if we can’t wipe them out completely. This idea that we’re going to settle for a 25-30 percent national sales tax is nonsense. If we’re going to compromise on a tax rate, it will be more like five percent, and disregard that “revenue neutrality” hogwash — that’s just pundit-speak for “We don’t really have to cut spending.”

Fifth, we’re looking to fundamentally transform the welfare state from what it is now — a massive top-down, bureaucratic system for legalized vote-buying — into something that actually helps the people it’s supposed to help. We’ll turn the various agencies into 501-c-3 charities, and forbid them from taking tax money or lobbying governmental bodies in their charters. Then the people who support them will know that their donations will go a lot further.

Nor do we support any corporate welfare. No more bailouts, no more tax-funded football stadiums, movie subsidies, or contracts for white-elephant projects. The “Albuquerque Rapid Transit” inanity is a prime example of this.

Sixth, on foreign policy: for decades, libertarians have been defamed as “isolationists.” True isolationism was Japan between 1635 and 1853, or China between 1757 and 1839. We simply don’t want America to be micromanaging the affairs of the rest of the world.

Seventh, we will not support forced association under the rubric of “non-discrimination” or “public accommodation.” The slogan “NO means NO” used against rape apologists works just as well here. No Jew should have to bake a cake for a Nazi wedding. This concept should be applied consistently across the population.

To summarize, We The Libertarians simply want to live our own lives, and let everyone else live theirs.


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 12.8
  2. Published elsewhere
    1. nmpolitics.net – Sunday, 23 October 2016
    2. The Santa Fe New MexicanSaturday, 29 October 2016
    3. ABQ Free PressWednesday, 2 November 2016, page 9 (“Libertarianism Explained In 700 Words or Less”)
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Galaxy2 / Liberty.Me / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    3. Extropy Unbound Facebook page
    4. Libertarian Party of New Mexico Facebook page
    5. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    6. Libertarian Party of New Mexico Facebook group
    7. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    8. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

Copyright © 2016 Libertarian Party of New Mexico and Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Libertarian Solutions to Closed, Non-Competitive Elections

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:02 PM (14:02)

Over the decades, we’ve seen America’s elections become less and less competitive, and slanted towards incumbents more and more.

In just this year’s election, eight of the seventeen State Senate seats in Bernalillo County are uncontested, with only one person running for the office. Correspondingly, twelve of the twenty-four State Representative seats in Bernalillo County are uncontested.

Part of this is simply due to New Mexico’s mañana culture of “I’ll get around to it when I feel like it” – with the end result (someone stepping forward to run for office) never happens.

Another part of this is the way that districting has been done in New Mexico, which heavily favors incumbents. When was the last time that a Republican stood a real chance of winning Congressional District 3, or a Democrat of winning District 2? The State House and Senate is similarly afflicted.

Here’s fixes to the system that Libertarians can get behind:

Enact uniform signature requirements for all candidates, regardless of partisan affiliation, or lack thereof. Every candidate for a given office should have to get the same number of signatures, and any registered voter should be able to sign any candidate’s nominating petition. No more of this bit about having to get signatures from only people registered with one party. End the current rule that if you sign more than one candidate’s petition, all of your nominating signatures are invalidated.

End the practice of using tax dollars to fund the conventions and primaries of the “major party” organizations. Let them pay for it themselves – they’re perfectly able to afford it, what with all of the donations that they get from corporate special interests.

Leave the straight-party voting option off the ballot. If it does get put back on, then put straight “YES” and “NO” options for the bond issues and judicial retention spots on the ballot.

Explicitly allow ballot selfies – basically, repeal NMSA 3-8-50 (A)(1). It’s your vote, thus you should be able to tell people about it. Any statute outlawing such voluntary disclosures is a violation of the First Amendment and of Article II, Section 17 of the State Constitution.

Eliminate all forms of public campaign financing, as that forces people to support via taxation candidates that they wouldn’t otherwise touch with a ten-mile pole.

Why should black, Latino and Jewish voters be taxed to fund a candidate fronting for the KKK or Aryan Nations?

Why should LGBT voters be taxed to support someone who thinks that Westboro Baptist Church doesn’t go far enough?

As with the “bake a cake” question, it’s all about freedom of association, folks. Let people support candidates of their own free will, or not at all. Maybe they have something better to spend the money on, like food, utilities, car payments, whatever? It’s their money, not yours or mine.

If you really want a form of candidate subsidies in place, let the parties do it themselves. Again, as with conventions and primaries, they have plenty of cash. As long as there’s cash in the public till and the State has the power to regulate the private sector, the donors will be there, attempting to influence the system in their favor.

Or set up a domestic non-profit LLC (something like a 501-c-3 under the current federal tax code). Make sure that its charter forbids its officers from lobbying the Roundhouse or any other governmental body, or from accepting any money from the public treasury. While you’re at it, make sure its charter also forbids its officers from making statements on any other issue while representing the organization. You do want to keep it as non-partisan as possible, correct?

If you seriously want to give the candidates a hard time about campaign finance, don’t limit how much they can take from any one donor. Again, it’s not your money or mine, it’s the donor’s. Instead, ask the candidates about how much they received, and from whom. Use your rights under the First Amendment and Article II, Section 17 to tell your friends, family, whoever, about the candidates’ strengths and shortcomings. Especially if the candidates’ election year ad copy doesn’t match up with what they do while in office.

I’m sure that there are many more things that can be done to fix New Mexico’s broken election system without making government bigger, more intrusive or more expensive. Who has the courage to make them happen?


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 11.8
  2. Published elsewhere
    1. nmpolitics.net – Tuesday, 1 November 2016
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Galaxy2 / Liberty.Me / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    3. Libertarian Party of New Mexico Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    5. Libertarian Party of New Mexico Facebook group
    6. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Copyright © 2016 Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
Produced by KCUF Media, a division of Extropy Enterprises.
This blog entry created with medit and Notepad++.

Monday, 31 October 2016

[LPNM] Allen Cogbill, In Memoriam

Filed under: Friends, Obituary — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:46 PM (21:46)

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of our beloved Treasurer, Allen Cogbill. Allen passed away unexpected on October 25 from a recently-contracted lung disease. Allen served the LPNM as Treasurer, doing a fabulously superb job of bookkeeping, for as long as I have been associated with the Party. He was a dedicated Libertarian who lived his principles, and was a good friend to us all.

Allen, thank you for having enriched our lives with your presence. We are going to miss you.

Marty Swinney
State Chair, Libertarian Party of New Mexico


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook [page / profile] / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      3. Catron County, New MexicoBlog
      4. Chaves County, New MexicoBlog
      5. Cibola County, New MexicoBlog
      6. Colfax County, New MexicoBlog
      7. Curry County, New MexicoBlog
      8. De Baca County, New MexicoBlog
      9. Doña Ana County, New MexicoBlog
      10. Eddy County, New MexicoBlog
      11. Grant County, New MexicoBlog
      12. Guadalupe County, New MexicoBlog
      13. Harding County, New MexicoBlog
      14. Hidalgo County, New MexicoBlog
      15. Lea County, New MexicoBlog
      16. Lincoln County, New MexicoBlog
      17. Los Alamos County, New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      18. Luna County, New MexicoBlog
      19. McKinley County, New MexicoBlog
      20. Mora County, New MexicoBlog
      21. Otero County, New MexicoBlog
      22. Quay County, New MexicoBlog
      23. Rio Arriba County, New MexicoBlog
      24. Roosevelt County, New MexicoBlog
      25. San Juan County, New MexicoBlog
      26. San Miguel County, New MexicoBlog
      27. Sandoval County, New MexicoBlog
      28. Santa Fe County, New MexicoBlog
      29. Sierra County, New MexicoBlog
      30. Socorro County, New MexicoBlog
      31. Taos County, New MexicoBlog
      32. Torrance County, New MexicoBlog
      33. Union County, New MexicoBlog
      34. Valencia County, New MexicoBlog
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Copyright © 2016 Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
Produced by KCUF Media, a division of Extropy Enterprises.
This blog entry created with medit and Notepad++.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

[LPNM+] Why I Oppose the New Mexico Denial of Bail Measure, by Freddie Joe Nichols III

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:36 PM (23:36)

Why I Oppose the New Mexico Denial of Bail Measure

Coming up on the ballot on November 8th is a ballot measure called, New Mexico Denial of Bail Measure, Constitutional Amendment 1. The measure’s goal is to allow police time to investigate dangerous crimes while keeping the defendant locked up by denying them bail. It definitely sounds good at face value, “to protect community safety.”

To be fair, the measure attempts to fix a few issues that we have currently like removing the portion that requires people who were previously convicted of 2 or more felonies to automatically be denied bail of 60 days after incarceration if they are accused of another crime, and also ensuring that non-violent offenders can be released even if they don’t have the financial means to post bail. These changes would definitely be great wins in terms of due process, but there’s more.

The measure removes the limit on how long the state can deny an individual bail. So, if a judge deems someone who has been accused of a crime to be a “danger” they can deny them bail indefinitely. Let me say that a different way. If someone is accused of a crime and hasn’t had a trial to prove their innocence or guilt, a judge can still decide that they are dangerous and keep them locked up forever. The idea that a judge, or any state agent for that matter, can decide to keep an individual imprisoned forever just because they think that individual is dangerous is a major violation of due process. I’m sure during the American Revolution, King George III would have claimed all of our Founding Fathers were dangerous and imprisoned them forever if he were given the chance.

This measure, as with most measures, has some good and some bad. In my opinion the bad outweighs the good, and we will have better opportunities to address these issues going forward. Anytime I see “to protect community safety” at the beginning of a bill I start looking for the rights they are trying to infringe on this time. I can’t in good conscience vote for something that has the potential to allow the state to indefinitely detain a person who has not been tried by a jury of his / her peers and convicted of a crime. I will be opposing New Mexico Denial of Bail Measure, and I encourage each of you to do the same.

In Liberty,
Freddie “Joe” Nichols III
Candidate for NM State Representative District 54


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Nichols’ campaign site
  2. Nichols’ candidate Facebook page

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 14.2
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Galaxy2 / Google Plus / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      2. Chaves County, New MexicoBlog / FB page
      3. Eddy County, New MexicoBlog / FB page
      4. Otero County, New MexicoBlog / FB page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    5. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    6. Vote the Air Facebook page
    7. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Copyright © 2016 Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Libertarian Party of Chaves County, New Mexico, Libertarian Party of Eddy County, New Mexico, Libertarian Party of Otero County, New Mexico, and Freddie Joe Nichols III. All rights reserved.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Vote NO on the UNMH Mill Levy

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:15 AM (01:15)

Vote NO on this mill levy.

Tell UNM to get that 95 million from the legislators’ pensions, the film subsidies, the Local Economic Devlopment Authority, oil and gas subsidies, NMHIX, the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, among other places.

The politicians love to load up the bond issues and mill levies with the popular stuff – buildings, infrastructure and “services” that “must” done by government, because “no one in the private sector can or will do them” – police, libraries, senior centers, community centers, sewers, storm drains, flood control, and so forth.

We all know that’s hogwash, to put it delicately.

Once the politicians load up the bonds and levies with the popular stuff, that frees them to use more from the general budget for their pet projects, their legalized vote-buying schemes (each City Councilor in Albuquerque is allocated ∅1-2 million annually for “needed improvements in their district), making sure that someone in the inside loop gets the contract for the next “necessary” project.

And when was the last time that taxes in Bernalillo County actually went down? Between the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, we’re paying some of the highest gross receipt taxes in the state – currently at 7.3125 percent.

Now they expect us to pay even more?!

Tell the politicians that for every new tax they want to impose upon us, at the very least, get rid of an equivalent tax, so that the overall burden doesn’t increase.

Or – and I know this will be taken as pure insanity by the Political Classholes – they could actually CUT taxes a bit. (AND cut some spending, too? Would that really be too much to ask?)


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 12.5
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Facebook [page / profile] / Liberty.Me] / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress.com
    3. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
    4. Duke City Fix

Copyright © 2016 Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Libertarian Party of Bernalillo County, New Mexico and Mike Blessing. All rights reserved.
Produced by KCUF Media, a division of Extropy Enterprises.
This blog entry created with medit and Notepad++.

Monday, 3 October 2016

[LPNM] Frank Clinard, R.I.P. (1933-2016)

Filed under: Obituary — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:29 PM (23:29)

Frank Welch Clinard Jr.

Obituary

Frank Welch Clinard Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on August 30, 2016 at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Los Alamos. The cause was complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Frank was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He grew up enjoying hunting and fishing with his family in the mountains of North Carolina. He received his Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering in 1955 and his Masters of Science in Metallurgical Engineering in 1957, both from North Carolina State University. He went on to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science from Stanford University in 1964. Frank began his career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1964 and retired in 1989. His works as a research scientist and materials expert were recognized around the world. After his retirement he consulted for private companies and taught Materials Engineering at New Mexico Tech.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife Elva Hyatt Clinard. Frank and Elva loved Beagles and since the 60’s always had two, with the older Beagle “training” the younger one. They also shared a passion for race cars. They traveled all over the world and enjoyed spending time in their cabin in Colorado.

Frank was a member of the Libertarian Party since 1976 and ran for New Mexico State Senate on the Libertarian ticket in 1992. He served as the Public Relations Director for the LPNM after that.

Frank was preceded in death by his brother David M. Clinard and his parents Frank W. Clinard Sr. and Helen Hazel Hauser. He is survived by a niece and two nephews.

Memorial arrangements will be made at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Published in Los Alamos Monitor on Sept. 27, 2016

– See more at: http://legacy.com/obituaries/lamonitor/obituary.aspx?n=frank-welch-clinard&pid=181604257

Please view or sign the memorial guestbook.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
      2. Los Alamos County, New MexicoBlog / Facebook page
    2. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

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