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Nolan Chart chooses Jesse Ventura as Ron Paul’s successor

In Barack Obama, Candidate Endorsement, Celebrities, Libertarian, Libertarian Party-US, Media, Medical Marijuana, Politics, Republican on March 13, 2008 at 12:46 am

Could Jesse Ventura win the White House as a Libertarian nominee? I’d say no way, but Jeff Wrobel at Nolan Chart believes he can.

In the spirit of Dr. Paul’s request, it is time to choose his successor. It’s time to choose a candidate who can avoid the pitfalls of the Ron Paul candidacy. As discussed in a previous NolanChart article, Paul’s followers should sponsor a moderate libertarian celebrity for president. In the following mathematical model, I will prove that if Paul’s supporters place Jesse Ventura on the ballot, he will be the next president of the United States.

First: an introduction for those unfamiliar with Jesse Ventura. He’s 56 years old and is a former Navy Seal. He became famous as Jesse “The Body” Ventura in the World Wrestling Federation. He used his success there to become an actor. His most famous role was as a member of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s crack commando team in the movie Predator, where he uttered his most memorable line: “I ain’t got time to bleed.” In 1998 he ran (as Jesse “The Mind” Ventura) against very well-known candidates, Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Hubert Humphrey III, for governor of Minnesota — and Ventura won!

Jesse Ventura could be placed at about the center of the Libertarian quadrant of the Nolan Chart. He describes himself as “fiscally conservative and socially liberal”. Like most libertarians he supports a smaller government in general, lower taxes, gay rights, medicinal marijuana, instant-runoff voting, opposes helmet and seatbelt laws, opposes the use of the National Guard overseas, and opposed the teachers union. In a few areas he disagrees with pure libertarians; for instance, he approves of well-funded government-run lower education and government-run public transportation.

Ventura can avoid most of the troubles that befell Ron Paul. First, Ventura is taken somewhat seriously by the media since he has actually served in a high public executive office (as both a mayor and governor) and has considerable media experience with his own radio and TV talk shows. Second, and most importantly, he is not as radical a libertarian as Ron Paul, so he’ll appeal more to liberals, centrists, and conservatives. Third, he is not nearly as old as Ron Paul, has an imposing 6′ 4″ frame, and (no disrespect to the very honorable Dr. Paul) has a fair deal of charisma.

You can read the entire article, including his mathematical predictions, here.

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LastFreeVoice.com Back In Business!

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2008 at 12:18 am

As many of you have undoubtedly noticed, our domain lastfreevoice.com has been out of operation since around February 1st. In order to get it back online, I had to purchase the domain from the previous owner. Since I am hardly a master of internet industry, I went about it the hard way, by putting the domain on backorder. Once Paulie suggested I buy it directly, it was actually quite painless, with great thanks to Adam.

The big problem was getting it back online, because I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to point the domain at the wordpress blog (that’s how we’re handling it at the moment, while we rework the site into something everyone will enjoy even more). Yeah, I know, you just click “forward” and enter the blog url. Well, it doesn’t work that way on this domain host, which seems to be made for geeks only; and I can’t transfer it for about 60 days (their internal rules). I tried for days, read all the instructions I could find, and still couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to do it. Paulie tried as well, and we had input from Robert Mayer, Jason and Priscilla Gatties, and others who tried to help. I can’t tell you all how I much I appreciate what you’ve done, because until I figured out you guys couldn’t do it either, I thought it was just me. 🙂

I finally got smart, and remembered that I do know someone who knows a lot of web stuff. That’s when I contacted my friend “webhick” on Quatloos.com.

Webhick had us up and running in less than 24 hours of the time I contacted her.

!! ALL HAIL WEBHICK !!

In webhick’s honor, and for the amusement of us all, I offer “Ferrets For Freedom” ….

Anyone who was posting to the dot com before should contact me at mom [at] elfninosmom [dot] com, so I can make sure you are registered here. Feel free to start posting away again, once you make sure you’re registered.

If anyone wants to become a new contributor, contact me at the same addy to let me know.

Anyhoo, it’s good to be back. 🙂