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Liberal/libertarian alliance?

In Democrats, Libertarian, Politics on January 3, 2007 at 7:31 am

We’ve been cast as bedfellows together in 2006 simply because the Republicans finally got too bad to handle. But can we libertarians somehow hew out a sort of living arrangement with the liberals like we did with the conservatives once upon a time? Brink Lindsey seems to think so.

As a string of recent books attests, the conservative embrace of a right-wing Leviathan has left libertarian-minded intellectuals feeling left out in the cold. Bruce Bartlett, a Treasury Department official in the Reagan and Bush I administrations, blasted Bush II in Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy (and got fired from his conservative think tank for his efforts). Cato Institute scholar Stephen Slivinski followed up with Buck Wild, an exposé of GOP fiscal incontinence. In The Elephant in the Room, New York Post columnist Ryan Sager bemoaned the rise of big-government conservatism and warned that excessive pandering to evangelicals would rupture the movement. And, most recently, the New Republic’s Andrew Sullivan denounced the right’s fundamentalist turn in The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back. Read the rest of this entry »

3,000th GI Killed In Iraq

In Iraq War, Middle East, War on January 3, 2007 at 7:04 am

via Antiwar.com blog
Sunday, December 31st in News by Margaret Griffis

According to the web site Icasualties.org, the number of U.S. servicemember casualties in Iraq has reached the 3,000 mark. The web site, which tracks American deaths in both Iraq and Afghanistan, reported the latest casualty this afternoon. He was Spc. Dustin R. Donica, 22, of Spring, Texas and died of small arms fire in Baghdad on December 28th. The death takes the monthly total to 111 deaths. December was the third bloodiest month since the invasion and the deadliest of the year.

Hagel’s not running. :\

In Libertarian, Politics, Republican on January 3, 2007 at 6:41 am

Not even for reelection. From AntiWar.com:

Chuck Hagel, one of the few sane Republicans left standing, will not run for President, according to this source. Heck, he’s not even going to run for reelection to his Senate seat.

That’s too bad. He’s not perfect, but he’s the closest I’ve ever seen this state get to libertarian. He’s right about… I’d ballpark it at 85% of the time. And now he’s not going to be representing us, meaning that some cookie-cutter Bush shill will probably be elected in his place in 2008.

Fucking shame, that.

Kubby in the News

In Celebrities, Drug War, Politics on January 3, 2007 at 4:16 am

Eric Dondero asks over at Third Party Watch Any press for Kubby or Phillies?

Bush vs. Beyonce Video Includes Kubby

Steve Kubby appears briefly in this music video parody of Beyonce’s #1 single “Irreplaceable,” and it examines the political overtones in her lyrics. With George W. Bush’s approval ratings at an all-time low and Beyonce’s song at the top of the Billboard charts, the video has become a smash hit on YouTube, scoring over 7,500 hits in its first 3 days on the Internet.
Of course it’s been out a lot longer now.

http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2006/12/24/video-test-bush-vs-beyonce/

Kubby.com Leads in
Presidential Website Rankings

Libertarian Steve Kubby is the early leader in the presidential website rankings, according to traffic ranking data from Alexa.com

Next Prez Blog

RANKED 1ST AMONG THIRD PARTY AND INDEPENDENTS

For the second week in a row, the popular blog The Next Prez has rated Steve Kubby the #1 candidate from any third party or independent candidate. (that was a few weeks ago, don’t know about since then).

LP National Chair Comments
on Kubby running for President

William Redpath, the National Chairman of the Libertarian Party appeared on CSPAN’s Washington Journal and immediately thought of Steve Kubby when asked about Libertarians running for President.
http://kubby.com/lp-stevekubby.wmv

KUBBY SPEAKS OUT ON MEDICAL RIGHTS

Recently, Steve Kubby was invited to speak at the 34th Annual Cancer Control Society Convention. Since 1973, the Cancer Control Society has brought life-saving information to thousands of patients and their families. Over 50 speakers, 6 movies and 80 exhibits were presented at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Hollywood, California during the Labor Day Weekend.

KUBBY ANNOUNCES BID FOR PRESIDENT

SEATTLE — Steve Kubby announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party nomination for President to more than 50,000 cheering fans on Sunday, August 20, at the 15th annual Seattle Hempfest in Seattle, Washington. More than 150,000 attended the event held in Myrtle Edwards Park on the shores of Puget Sound.

Kubby in the News (left column) at
http://kubby.com/00-kubbynews.html

See the archive of past (pre-presidential campaign) coverage
Over 400 Articles and Editorials about Steve Kubby:

2005 http://kubby.com/archives.2005.html

2004 http://kubby.com/archives.2004.html

2003 http://kubby.com/archives.2003.html

2002 http://kubby.com/archives.2002.html

2001 http://kubby.com/archives.2001.html

2000 http://kubby.com/archives.2000jan-aug.html

1999 http://kubby.com/archives.1999jan-dec.html

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http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/01/03/kubby-in-the-news/