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Jacob Hornberger Has Won the Libertarian Party’s Iowa Caucus

Joseph Howe of the Iowa Libertarian Party writes:

The Libertarian Party of Iowa is pleased to announce the results of our first ever Libertarian Presidential Preference Poll. Libertarians gathered across the state at county level caucuses and conventions to elect officers, build county committees and select delegates to the 2020 LPIA State Convention. Additionally, The LPIA conducted a Virtual Caucus, ensuring the greatest possible participation and inclusion for Libertarians across the state. The LPIA, in the tradition of the Iowa Caucuses, held a Presidential Straw Poll to signal registered Libertarians preference for our Presidential nomination. We are pleased to announce the winner: Future of Freedom Foundation founder Jacob Hornberger, who took a commanding 47.52% of the vote. Rounding out the top five are former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee, 1996 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee Jo Jorgensen, Veterans Against the Iraq War founder Adam Kokesh and software engineer and entrepreneur Daniel Behrman.

Candidate Total Percent
Jacob Hornberger 134 47.52%
Lincoln Chafee 36 12.77%
Jo Jorgensen 18 6.38%
Adam Kokesh 17 6.03%
Daniel Behrman 14 4.96%
John McAfee 10 3.55%
Vermin Supreme 9 3.19%
Other (Write In) 8 2.84%
NOTA 8 2.84%
Sam Robb 7 2.48%
Max Abramson 6 2.13%
Mark Whitney 4 1.42%
Arvin Vorha 3 1.06%
Ken Armstrong 2 0.71%
Keenan Wallace Dunham 2 0.71%
Souraya Faas 2 0.71%
Benjamin Leder 1 0.35%
John Monds 1 0.35%
Daniel Christman 0 0.00%
James Ogle 0 0.00%
Steve Richey 0 0.00%
Total Votes 282 100.00%

Congratulations!

State of the Union, Iowa, and Impeachment: Slow News Week

What a “slow news week” this has been. The Super-Duper Bowl, the failed Iowa caucuses with more cheating by the Undemocratic Party, the impeachment farce, and The Donald’s State of the Union. There is so much to address here, it’s slightly overwhelming.

First, the Trump State of the Onion, in which Trump “snubbed” Nancy Lugosi by not shaking her hand, although supposedly he didn’t shake Mike Pence’s hand either. So who knows whether he did that intentionally.

And Nancy wasn’t ripping up Trump’s speech, by the way, it was another copy of the Constitution. Probably the 203rd copy that she’s shredded by now (along with Trump, of course).

So, within one or two days after Rush Limbaugh announced to his loyal, obedient ditto-heads that he has advanced lung cancer, Trump used the State of the Union speech to present Limbaugh with the “Presidential Medal of Freedom.” Past recipients have included Georgia O’Keefe, Norman Rockwell, Gregory Peck, Walt Disney, Martha Raye, Kirk Douglas, and Edward R. Murrow. Now Rush Limbaugh.

I don’t know. “Freedom”? Limbaugh pushed and propagandized for the two Bush wars in Iraq and most other Republican-instigated wars, he’s been a vicious and ignorant anti-immigration police statist, a drug warrior police statist, and a promoter of the evil national security state. So, I personally would not give this guy a “Medal of Freedom”!

Trump also had Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as a guest at the State of the Union. Why? Guaidó is a product of  U.S. regime change, that’s why. You see, despite his “Drain the Swamp” routine, deep down Trumpo loves the national security state and loves foreign interventionism! Don’t believe his “Drain the Swamp” mantra. He’s FOS.

And Trump criticizes “socialism” in Venezuela? Has Juan Guaidó ever said a thing about WHY the empty store shelves in Venezuela, the long lines, mass starvation and death in Venezuela, those being a result of the Maduro regime’s seizure of the means of food production and distribution? No, he has not. Government ownership of the means of production i.e. socialism causes distortions and over-supplies or shortages. But then, Guaidó himself is much more opposed to Maduro than to Maduro’s actual socialist policies and is no fan of free market reforms, just like The Donald!

Also this week were the Iowa Caucuses. It might as well be called the Iowa Carcasses because these caucuses are really another farce, just like the 3-year impeachment crusade.

Mayor Pete Butthead already declared himself the winner of the Carcasses before the results were announced. How do you like that? And Mayor Butthead’s campaign donated to the firm whose app failed in Iowa and caused delays in the voting results. Hmm. Is the fix in, Butthead?

And, with Mayor Butthead winning “random” coin tosses to get delegates, maybe “#Mayor Cheat” really is appropriate for this guy. So, besides being a fascist and an Afghanistan warmonger, this Mayor Butthead is very shady character.

So it looks like Butthead “won” the Undemocratic Carcasses in Iowa, with Bernie Ward Bernie Madoff Bernie Sanders as a close second. Liawatha was #3, I think, and “Senile Joe” was a distant 4th. Amy Klawbutcher, Andrew Yankee and Mike Doomberg were way at the end. (Does it matter? Like Trump, they all suck.)

Incidentally, speaking of impeachments and indictments, should Andrew Yankee be charged with bribery, given that he actually IS bribing the American people to vote for him by paying them $1,000 a month if he wins? He knows he can’t win the election without bribing people, given that he has no qualifications whatsoever.

And Mayor Doom-and-Gloomberg, besides his climate hysteria and his wanting to control how much sugary drinks people are allowed to have, he also wants to tax poor people to nudge them into “making the right choices.” What a real low-life, this guy! So does this mean will we then have another billionaire bozo buying another election?

And also this week, the end of the U.S. Senate’s trial of Trump in the two House impeachment articles. Is it really “The End”? Or will Pelosi, Nadler and Soviet Schiff make up new articles of impeachment and put everyone through the same thing all over again?

I’ve never seen so much pathological HATRED for someone like these Undemocrats hate Trump! (I don’t blame them, however.)

After colluding with national security bureaucrats of the CIA and FBI to falsely frame up Trump and his cohorts in a “Collusions with Russia to steal the 2016 election” scheme, none of which ever happened, the Undemocrats tried but failed to impeach Trump based on non-criminal phone calls that were taken out of context in the loony-tunes’ crusade to steal the 2020 election and blame Trump for their own cheating and shenanigans.

The members of the Undemocratic Party were accusing the Trump administration of blocking White House staff or former staff such as John Bolton from appearing as witnesses, so the Haters were calling it a “sham” trial. Excuse me, but shams are what the Undemocrats are all about! Just like the Rethuglicans. They’re all the same!

Supposedly, Republicans were blocked from questioning witnesses at the House impeachment hearings, chairman Adam “Soviet” Schiff directed witnesses to not answer certain questions, and Rethugs were also not allowed to bring on their own witnesses, such as Hunter Biden etc. So, the House hearings were a sham as well, if those allegations are true. But what definitely is true is that the liar Adam Soviet Schiff made up a fake phone call transcript that he tried to make people think was the actual transcript. Lying, corrupt apparatchiks are good at fraud and slander, apparently.

At the end of the Senate trial, Willard “Mitt” Romney was the only Republican voting to convict Trump of “Abuse of Power.” Sadly, the actual crimes that Trump commits on a daily basis, the war crimes with the murderous drone strikes that he has authorized since January 20, 2017, the continued U.S. military occupations of countries where they have no right or constitutional authority to be, are the actual crimes committed by U.S. Presidents that Romney supports, as a committed warmonger, pathological interventionist, and True Believer in “American Exceptionalism,” i.e. moral relativism.

Romney says he’s a “religious” man, yet his real god is his mirror! In all my years of observing politics and government, I’ve never seen any politician as fake and phony as this Romney scum. Like the Undemocrats, he just HATES Trump, and probably because Trump is where Romney has wanted to be ever since George Romney ran for President! Willard is drooling and dripping with ENVY! We’ll have to get the Capitol Hill janitors to clean up after him!

As governor of Massachusetts Willard inflicted “RomneyCare” onto the people of that state, the model for ObamaCare, and he spent most of his last year as governor, 2006, outside of Massachusetts already starting his campaigning for President. And talk about corrupt, with his aides taking computers or hard drives from the Massachusetts State House as he vacated the premises when his term was finished. What were you covering up, Willard? The conniving and scheming in concocting “RomneyCare” with Ted Kennedy? Scum. I warned the people of Utah, yup, I sure did.

So what’s next, New Hampshire primary cheating? Super-Duper Tuesday shenanigans? (Probably.)

A 1968 Election Discussion with Jerry Williams on WBZ

While working on the post with the two interviews of John McLaughlin by my favorite talk radio personality Jerry Williams, I also came across more YouTube videos of Jerry on the radio. They don’t make talk radio like they used to.

Rush Limbaugh keeps saying that it all began with his show, talk radio, during the 1980s. But there were several other talk radio shows that existed before him, especially on the clear channel 50,000 watt stations such as WBZ in Boston that can be heard in supposedly 38 states, and WOR in New York.

Not only that, but there were several talk radio programs before the 1980s that were intelligent and diverse, and which featured two-way discussions between host and guests and between host and callers. Most of talk radio now, in contrast, consists of the host going on and on and on and on, and when they do take callers it’s mainly an echo chamber. It’s mostly not a discussion consisting of diverse points of view, merely mutual agreements.

Jerry Williams (1923-2003) was a talk radio personality who discussed controversial political and social issues throughout his career from 1957 to 1998. He was mainly on WRKO, WBZ, and WMEX in Boston, and WBBM in Chicago, as well as a few other stations.

In his shows during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Jerry Williams was himself very articulate with the issues as well as being a talented humorist and he knew how to tease callers to elicit emotional responses from them. And he was not afraid to confront those in power and call out the corrupt including police. I didn’t agree with him on everything, but it sure was good to hear him.

While the old Jerry Williams tribute site seems to be gone probably because the website owner decided to not renew it, I have found some new YouTube videos featuring Jerry on WBZ and WBBM.

But we don’t really hear that kind of back and forth any more. Now it’s all echo chamber on talk radio, in the same way the mainstream news shows, such as Meet the Press with Chuck Toady and Fake the Nation on CBS, have their own echo chambers on the other side of the political spectrum.

So in this video that I have found, Jerry Williams on WBZ hosts a live forum at the time of the 1968 Presidential election, with guests including columnist Jack Anderson, White House correspondent Sid Davis, and a WBZ newscaster. They discuss polls, whether or not polling is biased, the campaigns of Nixon, Humphrey and George Wallace and the people who support those candidates. They do discuss actual issues as well, although they don’t even refer to the Vietnam War until at least 45 or 50 minutes into the discussion.

I knew about the 1968 Democrat convention and all the protests, but toward the end of the discussion one of the panelists mentioned that the Republican convention in Miami also had protests and rioting that resulted in 6 deaths. Now, I can’t find any verification of that online, so maybe that guy is wrong about it. It might have been Jack Anderson who mentioned that, I’m not sure.

Some people may not find this hour-long discussion of interest, but I am sure that history buffs will.

More News and Commentary

Lee Friday asks, What if the majority voted for “None of the Above”?

Jim Davies on voting, the Libertarian Party, and Adam Kokesh.

Jeff Deist says that politics drops its pretenses.

Brendan O’Neill on the Spanish rulers and Britain’s Remainer elite’s contempt for democracy, treating voters like criminals.

Richard Ebeling says that progressivism is an imposter.

Robert Wenzel on Mark Zuckerberg’s defense of Fakebook censorship while defending freedom of speech.

Andrew Kern on why the State can’t claim our “implied consent.”

Kerry McDonald comments on education “equity.”

Veronique de Rugy says that on trade, both Trump and Warren get a fail.

Zero Hedge with an article on corrupt apparatchik Adam Schiffty kicking a Republican congressman out of a congressional hearing.

Jonathan Turley discusses Joe Biden’s attempt to silence news media reports on Biden family corruption.

Zero Hedge with an article on CIA “whistleblower” being assisted by James Clapper associate.

Charles Burris on the deep state and the anti-Trump coup.

Thomas Luongo on the plan for Hong Kong.

Dr. Mercola discusses psychiatric drugs and violence.

Jon Rappoport on the basics of a staged bioterror attack.

And Neville Raymond questions the official purpose for vaccination programs.

Democrats Debate: Who Is Most Control Freak?

The Democrats running for President had more debates this week i.e. it was a kook fest, and I didn’t watch them because I stopped watching television in the mid-1990s. But I have heard many, many excerpts all week on the radio talk shows and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

I don’t know where to start, so I’ll just start with “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg. Well, so far the name “Pete” has not been good for Presidential aspirations (see Pete Wilson and Pete du Pont for instance). Let’s hope the trend continues here.

Mayor Pete tried to use a Bible verse as well as his economic ignorance to shame opponents of the minimum wage to accept his promise to create more unemployment by increasing the minimum wage.

He also made it a racial issue. But when the minimum wage goes up, that causes employers to have to cut those entry-level, low-skilled jobs because the employers can’t afford to pay those workers a wage that’s higher than what their jobs are worth. That is why we get higher unemployment, and entire businesses closing down, when minimum wage goes up by law.

The people most affected by this government-imposed mandatory minimum wage are the teenagers and young adults who are trying to get their very first work experience, trying to get their foot in the door. And it especially affects minorities in the cities.

So Buttigieg and the other interventionists are taking opportunities away from those young people. And teenagers (and many young adults as well) don’t need a “living wage,” by the way, because they are being supported by their parents. But they do need work experience, and if they don’t have it by age 20 or 22, they shouldn’t complain about not being able to find a higher-paying job after high school or college.

I think that most of these lying, dishonest politicians actually know these facts, but they pretend otherwise just for the sake of getting people to vote for them.

And Buttigieg is the one who criticized Donald Trump for getting out of the Vietnam War, but Buttigieg didn’t criticize the Vietnam War itself! Buttigieg criticized Trump for NOT going to some foreign country to kill innocent civilians for no good reason! Meanwhile, I think that each and every young person who got out of going to Vietnam or who went to Canada to avoid it should be PRAISED! They are heroes for not going over there and killing innocent people!

But Mayor Pete is a warmonger and doesn’t see it that way. Hmm, I wonder how many innocent civilians he killed in Afghanistan, a country that HE invaded along with the rest of the U.S. military, and for no good reason. Let’s hope the answer is zero. (Unlike the young Americans who were forced to invade and bomb and murder in Vietnam involuntarily because of the draft, the modern U.S. invaders and bombers and murderers in foreign countries have been doing so voluntarily.)

Anyway, I liked hearing Tulsi Gabbard pointing out that as a prosecutor and California attorney general Kamala Harass oversaw 1,500 marijuana arrests, and that she “blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so,” and that she “kept people in prison beyond their sentences to keep them as cheap labor for the state of California.”

And, I would add, Harris’s fascist anti-“truancy” law in which she arrested and jailed the parents of kids who missed too much school, i.e. were absent too many times from their mandatory government-indoctrination prison camps. (Just like the Germans, Kamala. Yay!) And just as Gabbard says that Harass laughed about jailing marijuana users, she also laughed about jailing the “truant” kids’ parents.

But there seem to be many libertarians who like Tulsi Gabbard for her looks anti-war positions, but she shows a lot of ignorance in that area as well. For instance, she says that the U.S. military shouldn’t be over in those foreign places for “regime change,” but to fight and “defeat al-Qaeda.” And she believes that Islamic fanaticism is to blame for the terrorism. So, she’s just as brainwashed as many people are since 9/11. She doesn’t seem to get that what causes the terrorism in the first place has been the U.S. government’s invading and bombing those countries over there, since well before 9/11 (see this and this).

Being extreme authoritarians, the Democrats seem to want to impose “Medicare for All” on the rest of us. They say they want to fix the medical care system, despite the fact that all their previous interventions have failed. For example, ObamaCare has been in effect for years now, so why is there still a problem?

The medical care system in America was the best in the world before Medicare and Medicaid came in and distorted the markets in medical care. The free market provided people with not only many choices, but because of the lack of government intrusions into medical care, doctors were financially able to provide free care for people who couldn’t afford it or who didn’t have insurance. Dr. Ron Paul was one of those who treated lower income people including minorities, for free. There were MANY doctors like that, way back when. Now, not so much.

But the truth is, these politicians don’t care about people being able to get medical care, as they propose all these terrible things just to get people to vote for them, and that’s it! As FDR said about Social Security or LBJ said about Medicare (or both), these kinds of government hand-outs are to ensure that more people will vote for THEM, for Democrats for all of eternity. That’s all that matters to these people, power and control. Expanded government powers gives them plenty of control.

More and more these power-mad politicians want to take choices away from the people, they want to make private insurance illegal (and soon private-practice medical care) and impose a one-size-fits-all scheme onto everyone, whether they like it or not.

The reason these government worshipers want so much control and want to force you into a “Medicare for All” scheme is that they want access to all your private medical information. They want “cradle to grave” control in medical care, and “cradle to career” tracking and surveillance in the young people as well.

The control freaks, including every hippie freak weirdo at these Democrat debates, want to intrude into every aspect of everybody’s private life, to “prevent discrimination,” to make sure everybody works toward a better social credit score like in China, to make sure that there is “no inequality” in society. Why? Because they are brainwashed social engineering fanatics. And that is why “Medicare for All” with these extremely crazy people.

And what the political elites really want is a two-tier medical system, in which the political class, their henchmen and all their little hangers-on will get the first-class care when they want it, and the rest of us get whatever the apparatchiks think we deserve, just like in the old Soviet Union.

It is just like the two-tiered judicial system we have now. Powerless people who are accused of something by the government get thrown in jail for life, while the elites, the political class get away with whatever they want to get away with. (See Jeffrey Epstein, Comey, Brennan, Lois Lerner, et al.)

And besides Mayor Pete, Kamala Harass, and Tulsi Gabtard, there are the scummy or just plain crazy crackpots, including “Beto” O’Rourke, Jay Inslee, Cory Shnooker, Gillibrand and Biden. But Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are outright communists. They seem to just want the government to have complete control over all industries, labor and employment, and property just like in the old Soviet Union. I’ve never seen a bunch of crazies, ignoramuses and psychopaths as we have in this bunch. They are just as bad as the Rethuglicans.

Speaking of the Rethugs and Trump, their intrusion policies of trade tariffs, debt and deficit spending cause, among other things, higher prices for consumers and thus they lower the standard of living for the society. Trump’s tax cuts, which expire in a few years for individuals, are only helpful in the short term and don’t mean very much in the long term, because Trump and the Republicans refuse to cut spending. They are irresponsible criminals, just like the thieving Democrats.

And Trump’s immigration and drug war police state are further eroding freedom and prosperity in America. Why don’t Democrats say anything about dismantling the Amerikan police state? The NSA, CIA, FBI, DHS, TSA, and more. They all need to go. But Democrats love the police state, as that is what their SovietCare program is all about.

Sadly, we never, ever hear anything from Democrats (or Rethugs) about freedom. Just more and more government control, and more and more police state. (Oh, and “Racist, Racist, Racist!” etc.) They all suck. Don’t vote for any of them, or for Trump. In fact, don’t vote at all!

Beto O’Rourke: Just Another Perv Pol

Robert Francis O’Rourke, a.k.a. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat running for President, has recently apologized for his “white privilege.” Well excuse me, Beto, but I’m white, and where’s my privilege? And what about all the black and Hispanic people who benefit from affirmative action at the expense of white people? Who’s privileged there?

There. Now that I’ve gotten all that out of the way, I can say that Beto O’Rourke does NOT have “white privilege.” He has wealth privilege. Net worth of $9 million as of 2015, and he married the daughter of a real estate tycoon who is estimated to be worth about $500 million. So he’s extremely rich as is his wife, so why such an insatiable desire to grab political power over the masses? If he really wants to help people, he can set up charities and other things. But no, I do not believe he’s any different from the average corrupt sleazebag misfit politician psychopath.

What else do we know about Beto O’Rourke? Well, supposedly he is an “impulsive prankster,” according to the Daily Caller. For instance, he pranked his wife by “putting baby poop in a bowl and telling her that it was avocado.” She may have actually eaten the baby poop. (Hope I haven’t ruined anyone’s lunch here.) He also supposedly pranks his wife with “‘Psycho’-style scares in the shower.” Hmm, we sure do want this guy as President, don’t we? What a guy.

Beto O’Rourke also belonged to a popular computer hacking group known as “Cult of the Dead Cow,” according to Reuters, whose reporter acknowledged sitting on the story until after O’Rourke’s failed challenge against Sen. Ted Scruz in 2018. (Hmm, since when do reporters ever sit on a story to protect a politician? That never happens!)

O’Rourke is truly one sick puppy who has also fantasized about murdering children, and he wrote a poem that included the words, “wax my ass, scrub my balls.” Maybe if he becomes President Beto can join the club of all the other sickos, perverts, sadists and terrorists we Amerikans have employed in the Oval Office.

He probably couldn’t be any worse than Kamala Harris who wants to jail the parents of kids who don’t go to government indoctrination prisons, or Elizabeth Warren in which Liawatha fraudulently claims to be a Native American as a means of career-climbing or her neurotic dictatorial lust to control every infinitesimal aspect of private companies’ boards of directors and hiring practices.

These people are really sick, evil degenerates. But, this is what we get when we have elections. Why do you still vote?

Should 16-Year-Olds Be Able to Vote?

It appears that Congresswoman Elvis Ayanna Pressley is proposing that we lower the voting age to 16. The measure has failed, of course.

Well, I don’t see why not. There are plenty of people above the age of 18 or 80 who have voted for kooks, gangsters and nincompoops like the Bushes, the Clintons, Bob Dole and Bernie Sanders. We might as well lower the voting age.

But I’m sure there are plenty of 16-year-olds who, if they were informed of the actual truth, would not vote for those aforementioned statists.

How about a choice on the ballot of “None of the Above,” Elvis?  (It would win in most elections!)

Actually, I think that no one should vote. Voting has given 51% of the people the power to use the armed apparatus of government to steal away the earnings of the other 49%, and violate their civil liberties, invade their homes, their businesses, their churches, and their freedom. The system of voting and elections enables the enslavement of some by others. It’s immoral.

So, however old a voter might be will make no difference. And it’s the same thing with a legal drinking age, cigarette smoking age, or whatever. For those other things, it’s the parents who should determine whether their kids may smoke, drink or take drugs, not the State.

Articles on voting and non-voting

Non-Voting, and Is Voting an Act of Violence? by Carl Watner

Non-Voting as an Act of Secession by Hans Sherrer

The Illegality, Immorality and Violence of All Political Action by Robert LeFevre

And The Non-Voter’s Right to Ignore the State by Herbert Spencer