Thursday, September 27, 2012

Huge News from the Libertarian Party of DeKalb County

October Meeting: A special event featuring:

A Libertarian Party of Dekalb County Sponsored

District 3 Public Service Commission


Libertarian Brad Ploeger vs. Democrat Steve Oppenheimer

The incumbent, Republican Commissioner Chuck Eaton 
has not responded to our invitations or messages.

The Debate will occur on October 9th, 2012 from 7:30PM until 9:00PM at the Famous Pub located in the Toco Hills shopping center. This debate will provide interested citizens an opportunity to hear each of these candidates speak their minds on issues concerning the current state of Georgia’s Public Service Commission and their solutions to better protect Georgia’s consumers.

This event is open to all interested citizens, but seating is limited. If you plan to attend please RSVP by replying to this e-mail. There is no charge for attendance.

Please note the date of the meeting: October 9th.
Second Tuesday of the month this time.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Libertarian James Camp is Back in the News, Again!

The earned media keeps rolling in for Libertarian James Camp out there in the SD 30 race.

The latest mention of James is found over the the Times-Georgian article by Winston Jones. It seems that the Carroll County Tea Party Forum organizers saw fit to include James in the event, Kudos to the CCTP.

The main focus of the forum centered on the impending Charter School Amendment and sadly, James was not quoted. Congratulations to the Times-Georgian for the inclusion.

James's race won't kick off until after the general election so there's plenty of time to join his campaign as a volunteer, or send him a donation or whatever you can do to help the man out. Check out his website, drop by the FaceBook page and vote for Libertarian  James Camp for Georgia Senate District 30!

Libertarian Gary Johnson's Zombie Video

Not as slick as the "Scrutinizer" viddy but hey, it's all volunteer work. Videos like this are one of the reasons I love the LP, got something to say? Say it. Wanna make a video? Make it. There's no asking permission, no committees to please and not all that much addiction to Roberts Rules of Order.

Ok, so maybe RRO does rear it's ugly head from time to time but we manage to get through it.

Some folks might carp that efforts like this don't reflect well on the party, it's not slick enough or hyper produced enough or anything other than what it is. I disagree.

It's great because it's fun, the cast and crew worked hard on the project and GJ graced it with his whole hearted participation. It's stuff like this that makes the LP great.

So get on board and vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson for President!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Two Years Ago Today

Yeah, I know I didn't ask for your support or your vote or $19.95, but I was distracted. Really distracted.

Time flies.

Two years back I was sloggin' around Georgia begging for votes and havin' a damn good time. Don't let anybody tell you that campaigning as a Libertarian is a drag. You'l meet the nicest people and they will all tell you how messed up our political process is here in Georgia and nationwide.

Then they vote for the incumbent.

Don't let that ruin your day. Enjoy the moment. Be the Candidate.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Technical of the Week

Semi Truck mounted concealed 3D Hypno-Death Ray.

Just the thing for clearing traffic on the top end of 285. You gotta love how you end up in the strangest places out there on the world wide web by just typing "gun truck" into your browser and hitting the go button.

This little gem came from a site called Informiorium that flips shiny toys from steampunk land  like this for some impressive numbers.

If you've got the time cruise by and check out some of the inventory.

Makes me wish powerball would finally pay off.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Libertarian James Camp Back in the News

12%, Baby, 12%.

It's earned media time for the James Camp for Senate crew out in State Senate District 30. Hasten Willis with the Douglas County Sentinel just put up a update on the state of the race and lo and behold, James is in the second paragraph. Perhaps the Times Georgian should give it a read since they are apparently confused as to who is going to be on the ballot for  that race on 8 JAN 2013.

Big clue time: Libertarian James Camp will be on the ballot for sure.

His opponent is yet to be determined and that's why the 5 republicans currently competing in the republican primary portion of the special election are clawing and biting their way through the pack to see if one of 'em can get to 50% +1 and avoid a run off. According to Hasten, Bill Hembree is the guy. We'll see.

The readership is encouraged to follow the link to the Douglas County Sentinel and let their opinions be known. And then skedaddle over to James Camp's Facebook page and join the fray.

Vote for Libertarian James Camp for Georgia State Senate District 30!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Beware the Central Scrutinizer

Big ol' Hat Tip to the Athens LP for gettin' there firstest.

I have enjoyed watching Libertarian Gary Johnson's evolution as he walks the campaign trail this cycle. Compelling imagery, chilling narration and a boffo close.

So it's time to paint your wagon and join the column. It's time send the man a sawbuck or two, it's time to talk him up with the people you know. It's time to cast off the chains of fear the republicans and democrats keep trying to loop around your neck and dream a little.

And make that dream a reality.

Vote for the future. Vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson for President!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Blast from the Past

It's about 27 minutes too long but the Hawaiian shirt looks good.

I especially like the forced two shot when I posed my blockbuster ethics question to Ralph. I was not prepared for his completely unflustered answer, but when a guy tells you that he's gonna take the money no matter what, what can you say?

I'm still hunting around for the date of this cycles PSC debates on GPB via the Atlanta Press club but have not found anything as of yet. Plenty of stuff about debates that have already happened but not much on any pending.

Still and all, as part of the candidate experience televised debates are a cool thing. Hangin' in the green room, going down to make up and stepping up on the stage with your opponents to face the glare of the studio lights and a very crowded set are things you won't find anywhere else.

So step up. Join your local LP affiliate, set off down the liberty trail and see where it leads you.

OktoberFest DeKalb LP Style

Oktoberfest Volunteers Needed!

Oktoberfest 2012!

Volunteers needed for Libertarian Outreach:
Our chapter will have a booth at

The Village Corner German Restaurant, Bakery, and Tavern
in Stone Mountain Village -  Noon to 8PM October 13th

6655 James B. Rivers Drive -- Stone Mountain, Ga. 30083 - (770) 498-0329

Armed with the World’s Smallest Political Quiz
(If it’s poster size, is it really the smallest?!! Shortest, maybe…)
We’ll have fun helping other partiers see that they, too, are Libertarians!
(We’ll have other literature, bumper stickers, etc. too.)

We need at least two people with the booth at all times.
These are the time slots available:
12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm, 6pm-8pm

(It's OK to sign up for more than one shift
and/or to stay and party further after your shift ends!)

To sign up, e-mail me (Boyd Leyburn) at with your time preference.
And, I'll have the sign-up sheet at the meeting tomorrow night.

Thanks for helping spread the word!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

David Montane, We'll Miss Ye

Straight from the heart like always.

That's what made David Montane a great State Senate candidate and a great Chairman for the Libertarian Party of DeKalb County. This is one of the videos we shot together during his for run for State Senate District 42 way back in March of 2010, a match-up with Democrat Jason Carter in which Liberty did not prevail.

But David did. He went on to become the Chairman for the DeKalb LP and proceeded to introduce all of us to a wide variety of speakers and other motivated small groups that dwell here in DeKalb County. It's been a great run but life has led David away from us to the sunnier climes of Florida.

The readership is invited to attend this months DeKalb LP meeting this Thursday night at the Famous Pub in the Toco Hills Shopping center for yet another unprecedented meeting with our very own DeKalb Libertarians,  the guys and gals from Jason Riddle's American Future Foundation and the merry crew from The Institute for Humane Studies.

Adult beverages are available at the Famous as well as the best damn Tater Tots in Decatur. Join us as we raise a glass in David's honor and maybe even sing a verse or two of "Every Vote is Sacred" as our way of sayin' goodbye.

Fare thee well David, We'll miss ye.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Project 785 Update!

Bummer Dude.

It appears that my constitutional understanding of the Official Code of Georgia is somewhat flawed as pertains to the cellular activities of Project 785. At a recent non-meeting of my fellow Libertarians it was pointed out that the code section in question does not allow the Libertarian Party of Georgia to attain full fledged political party status if our Presidential Candidate, Gary Johnson, gets 20% of the votes here in Georgia. He has to get 20% of the votes in the whole freakin' country.

Like I said, Bummer Dude.

This makes the scale of the project rather untenable. Not that it was very tenable at the state level to start with but there is a significant difference between working for something at the state level and trying it out nationally. Or internationally or even Galactically.

Still, I do like the idea of proposing a goal for Gary Johnson here in Georgia and that goal is still 785,000 votes. Using some new math I think it could happen but it'll need the support of 228,000 less than gruntled republicans, 228,000 disappointed democrats, 228,000 irate independents and Georgia's hardcore, undefeated, undismayed 101,000 Libertarians. That should put Gary right at 785K.

Project 785.

20% or Bust!

Libertarian Party of DeKalb County meets This Thursday!

This month only, LP DeKalb meets 3rd Thursday!




Jason Riddle’s America's Future Foundation group, along with his friend from Emory's other liberty-minded group, the Institute for Humane Studies, are having a gathering at the the Famous Pub only a couple nights after we usually meet.  They invited us to join them; so we’ve shifted the meeting to that night for this month only.  And what perfect timing! David MontanĂ© will be moving to Florida right after that, and we’ve chosen Don Printz to be our Interim Chairman until the January business meeting. So we want everyone who can to come out and give David a great send-off, and give Don lots of encouragement during this important election season!
The place to be 6PM to 8PM Thurs. Sept. 20th is the back room at Famous Pub, Toco Hills Shopping Center!
RSVP by replying to this e-mail.

See you there!
Check out Jason's new Freedom Unfiltered blog!
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

My thoughts on Ethics Circa 2010

Yeah, I know, that's so two years ago.

Ethics still matter.

Vote Libertarian in 2012!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy Birthday H.L. Mencken!

This guy was a pirate. And he smoked cigars too.

You might recognize H.L. Mencken to the left. Or not.

My favorite quote from him is :

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
H. L. Mencken 

I like it so much I put in the header of this blog and am always pleased when some hardy soul in my limited readership inquires into which piece of Mencken advice I am referring to.  The guy was legendary and quite Libertarian. If our party had existed during his lifetime I think he would have been on board from the git-go.

Here are some other Mencken gems from BrainyQuote.Com

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken 

No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
H. L. Mencken 

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
H. L. Mencken 

It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause. 
H. L. Mencken 

That's enough Facebook fodder for now. Check ol' HL out, there's thousands more from this remarkable man out there on the internet.

Happy Birthday Mr. Mencken

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Libertarian James Camp Hits the Airwaves

James Camp is opening the throttles.

He'll be appearing on the Valerie Sargent Martin Program  today at 4:00PM to chit and chat about the ins and outs of this very crowded special election over at Georgia Senate District 30. Valerie's show is one the internet radio programs hosted by Freedomizer Radio, yet another alternative outlet for news and views courtesy of the good ol' World Wide Web.

The readership is encouraged to transition to listenership for the program and give James a bit of your time. If you like what you hear, then dash over to his facebook page and join the fray.

With the general election a mere 60 days away and this special election plopped down in the middle of it, the ranks of libertarians running for office here in Georgia have grown. James Camp has at least 5 opponents seeking this seat and needs every bit of help you can offer. Open the wallet, talk to your friends, friend him on facebook and toss a few comments around whenever you see an article at the AJC or your local Patch.

Help James win and help yourself to better state goverment.

Vote Libertarian! Vote for James Camp for Georgia State Senate District 30!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Libertarian Brad Ploeger's Definition of "Money Pit"

Cost over runs of $400 Million already? So it ain't so!

You're right. It ain't, looks more like $900 million but don't fret, Georgia Power plans to have you pay for it and is guaranteed an 11% profit off the top. All they gotta do tell boys down to the PSC to approve it.

They will.

Unless Georgians wake up and install a new member on the Public Service Commission. I recommend a guy named Brad Ploeger. Brad is the Libertarian Party of Georgia's candidate for PSC District three and is running against a lightly entrenched republican incumbent, one each Chuck Eaton. Like the rest of the sitting members of the PSC, Chuck is guy that can't say no. He just can't say no.

Considering the projected tab for you and me and our grand kids for this new reactor is 14 Trillion Dollars I suppose we shouldn't get to worked up over a measly $900 million. That's not even a Billion dollars and no where close to Gazillion bucks.

Brad gets worked up over it though. And Brad can say no. Loudly if required.

Vote for Libertarian Brad Ploeger for PSC District 3!

Holy Crap! There's a Libertarian Running in the Special Election for Georgia Senate District 30!

Meet James Camp.

He's decided to carry the banner of Liberty in the recently announced special election for Georgia State Senate district 30 caused by yet another sitting senator getting a much better gig courtesy of the good ol' boy network down to the capital.

The best info out there on this complication to the fall cycle can be read over at the Times-Georgian, an honest to god newspaper with reporters and everything.

There's 6 candidates running for this lucrative senate seat and the biggest horse at the gate is none other that Ex-Speaker of the Georgia House Glenn "I spent the $280,000 in my PAC on gas money" Richardson who evidently wants back in the game. Since it's a special election, all he's got to do is pony up the $400 filing fee and take a crack at it. Republican party apparatchiks be damned!

The good news is that James Camp will be on the ballot too. He's run for office before as a Libertarian and was even bold enough to put the LP logo in a place of honor at the top right corner of that campaigns web site.  Did I mention that he's one of the six founders of Georgia Carry? That's right, James packs.

So it's obvious what all you Libertarians out there in Douglas, Paulding and Carroll county need to do. First head over to Jame's Facebook page and get on board. Then see what needs doing and get it done!

Vote for Libertarian James Camp for Georgia Senate District 30!

Handy Man, Burly Man, Every Man

Libertarian Gary Johnson rolls out another campaign viddy in his quest for the Presidency of the United States. Maybe some of these things might make it to cable in selected markets as the campaign continues to grow, but why wait? You can see 'em here as soon as I find them or you can head over to Gary's facebook page/website and get them there.

Watch enough of them and you might start considering voting for the man. Maybe you can cast off the reins of fear that the other two political brands keep tossing around your neck in an attempt to steer you left or right or just plain crazy and dare to be Libertarian for one election.

Gary's the guy to do that with.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hey, Hey, Hey! It's Gary Johnson Video Day!

No empty chair. No roman columns. Just good ol' Libertarian thinking.

So cellurize yourselves and start talking up Libertarian Gary Johnson here in Georgia. Let's face it, we live in a red state and the republican nominee is gonna win here. Period.

So think a little deeper and ponder the fact that your vote has super powers. It can undo an injustice that was crafted by those rascally Dixiecrats back in 1943 that has kept Georgia an exclusive political preserve ever since. It doesn't take every vote in Georgia to do this, it does take at least 785,000. That's 20% of the expected turnout.

So if one in five of Georgia's voters is as smart as I think they are, as as outraged and insulted as I am and can actually get to the polls and vote for Gary Johnson, justice can be done.

Project 785!

20% or Bust!