LPM Online

May 30, 2000


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. LPM Featured again on "Back To Back"
  3. HQ Grand Opening!
  4. Michigan columnist calls for repeal of 2nd Amendment!
  6. Oakland County Wins Affiliate Contest!

  1. Upcoming Events

    June 4, 2000 - 10:00 AM
    LPM Executive Committee meeting
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park. Directions: Take I-75 to Nine Mile Road. Go east on Nine Mile for approximately five blocks. The HQ building will be on the left. See www.mi.lp.org/hq/ for a map.
    Contact: Stacy Van Oast Phone: (810) 784-8783 E-mail: stacyvo@eesc.com

    June 4, 2000 - 2:00 PM
    Grand Opening of the LPM Headquarters! You're invited to bring friends and family to celebrate this milestone in our party's history. Food will be provided.
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park. Directions: Take I-75 to Nine Mile Road. Go east on Nine Mile for approximately five blocks. The HQ building will be on the left. See www.mi.lp.org/hq/ for a map.
    Contact: Nancy O'Brien Phone: (313) 562-5778 E-mail: nobrien321@aol.com

    June 5, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Meeting of the LPM Ballot Access Retention Committee
    Location: Home of Barb Goushaw, 19514 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield MI (between Southfield and Evergreen Roads. Call or e-mail Barb Goushaw if you need better directions.)
    Contact: Barb Goushaw Phone: (248) 355-5058 E-mail: bgoush@aol.com

    June 5, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    South Central LP monthly meeting. Topic: "Personal involvement -- The only way to political success."
    Location: Tom's Grill 3705 Ann Arbor Road, Jackson about 1/2 mile east of US 127.
    Contact: Al McCallum Phone: (517) 857-2531 E-mail: admccallum@voyager.net

    June 6, 2000
    Wayne County LP - Monthly Meeting. Dinner 6:30pm Program 7:45pm
    Location: La Trattoria Restaurant Michigan Avenue near Schaffer Dearborn MI
    Contact: Joann Karpinski Phone: (313) 925-6917 E-mail: MOMJOANN@aol.com

    June 6, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Kalamazoo Libertarian Party General meeting
    Location: TGI Friday's, 5650 W. Main Street, Oshtemo, MI
    Contact: Tim Miley Phone: (616) 668-3951 E-mail: thmiley@yahoo.com

    June 8, 2000 - 7:30 PM
    Monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of West Michigan
    Location: Brann's at 131 and Leonard in Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Bill Gelineau Phone: (616) 249-9735 E-mail: gelineau@iserv.net

    June 11, 2000 - 3:00 PM
    SLASH THE PORK! An Afternoon Garden Party, with Libertarian Presidential Candidates, Harry Browne, Don Gorman, and Barry Hess, Who Will "Slash the Pork" Of Government Spending. Hosted by the Libertarian Party of Michigan Ballot Access Retention Committee(BARC 2000. For additional information or tickets, Call Barb or Bruce at 248-355-5058
    Location: Home of Barb Goushaw and Bruce Hoepner, 19514 W. Nine Mile Rd., Southfield.
    Contact: Barb Goushaw Phone: (248) 355-5058 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    June 12, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LP of Livingston County invites you to attend our monthly meeting. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and business begins at 8 p.m.
    Location: Mexican Jones Restaurante, 675 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI
    Contact: Matt Dickinson Phone: (810) 231-1254

    June 12, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    South Central LP, Hillsdale-Branch county meeting. Planing for election 2000 and PRA 2000 petition drive.
    Location: Filmore's Restaurant on US-12 on the west side of Jonesville at the railroad tracks (about 1/2 mile west of M-99).
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-0643 E-mail: jamesp@hillsdale.epcorp.com

    June 13, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Montly meeting of the Libertarian Party of Lapeer/Genesee. On the agenda, State convention report, candidate discussion and stratagy, electional delegate news, new officers. If all this sounds hum-drum, then you don't know how much fun you are missing. Come to the meeting and find out. All are welcome.
    Location: Whitey's Restaurant, Davison, MI. Whitey's is about 1 mile north of I-69, on M-15 in Davison. Just north of the RR tracks.
    Contact: Trish Marie Phone: (810) 742-7268 E-mail: Trishmare@aol.com

    June 13, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    South Central LP Meeting, Calhoun County. Topics: Time and place for future meetings, and "Personal contact -- The foundation of every successful political action."
    Location: Moonraker Lounge and Restaurant, 11401 17 Mile Road (Old US 27 -- It is called Kalamazoo St. in Marshall.), Marshall (just south of Marshall, 2 mi. or so south of the traffic circle). Please note change of date to Tuesday.
    Contact: Al McCallum Phone: (517) 857-2531 E-mail: admccallum@columnist.com

    June 14, 2000 - 6:00 AM
    Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:00 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM. Our speaker this month will be Clinton Township County Commissioner Leon Drolet. He is libertarian in philosophy. He ran as a Republican. He will be speaking on what the job of a county commissioner is. Leon will share a series of situations that he has faced as a County Commissioner and ask us how we would vote if we were elected Libertarians.
    Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic, Fraser, MI 48026, 810-415-4500.
    Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: DBarnes98@aol.com

    June 17, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LPSC Monthly Public Meeting featuring Guest Speaker Michael Corliss, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate. Mr. Corliss will begin speaking at 7:00. If you want to enjoy dinner, please meet us at 6:00. Everyone is Welcome!
    Location: Brenda's Bistro, 230 West Main Street, Durand (exit 118 off I-69) 517-288-7212
    Contact: Ben Steele III Phone: (517) 288-5616 E-mail: bsteele1@tir.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. LPM Featured again on "Back To Back"

    This week's "Back-To-Back" program (5:30 Tuesday evening) on Detroit PBS affiliate WTVS will feature LPM activist, campaign manager and BARC chair, Barb Goushaw, in a debate on gun control.

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  3. HQ Grand Opening!

    You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication of the Libertarian Party of Michigan Campaign Headquarters!

    Sunday, June 4, 2000
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    619 East Nine Mile Road
    Hazel Park, MI
    (1/2 mile East of I-75)

    Soft drinks and light snacks will be provided
    Kids welcome
    No RSVP is necessary

    Come and help us celebrate this giant stride forward for the Libertarian Party of Michigan as we enter the first political contest of the new millennium.
    The LPM HQ is indicated by the red star

    Directions: Take I-75 to Nine Mile Road. Go East on Nine Mile for approximately five blocks. The HQ building will be on the left.

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  4. Michigan columnist calls for repeal of 2nd Amendment! by Trish Marie

    Sally York, news editor of the community newspaper "The Grand Blanc News," a division of Heritage Newspapers, has written a column in which she publically calls for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Acknowledging that gun control measures such as buy back programs and trigger locks will not prevent all gun violence, she states that a much better solution would be "loosening the stranglehold grip of the NRA over Congress by repealing the Second Amendment."

    The "Grand Blanc News" is a small, hometown paper with primarily local readership. Not very important when compared to publications such as the major statewide or large city papers. But I think many might agree that such a blatant call to attack one of the fundamental rights of a free people--the ability to defend oneself--deserves attention no matter how small or insignificant the published source.

    The Grand Blanc News' address is P.O Box 7207, Flint, MI 48507, editorial fax number is 810-234-5591, telephone is 810-234-5245, Publisher is Fred Manuel, General Manager is Dennis Setter. Remember, keep any communication to the point, and POLITE. Attack the message, not the messenger. If you'd like to contact me regarding this column, my e-mail is Trishmare@aol.com, phone is 810-742-7268.

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    Investigators at a major research institute have discovered the heaviest element known to science. This startling new discovery has been tentatively named Administratium (Ad). The new element has no protons or electrons, thus having an atomic number of 0. It does, however, have 1 neutron, 125 assistant neutrons, 75 vice neutrons, and 111 assistant vice neutrons, for an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

    Since it has no electrons, Administratium is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. According to the discoverers, a minute amount of Administratium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete. Normally it would take less than a second.

    Administratium has a normal half-life of approximately three years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons, vice neutrons, and assistant vice neutrons exchange places.

    In fact, an Administratium sample's mass will actually increase over time, since, with each reorganization, some of the morons inevitably become neutrons, forming new isotopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to speculate that Administratium is formed whenever morons reach a certain concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as the "Critical Morass". You'll know it when you see it.

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  6. Oakland County Wins Affiliate Contest! by Ben Steele III

    Congratulations to the Libertarian Party of Oakland County, for winning the 1999 LPM Outstanding Affiliate Contest!

    The judges decided that out of six entries, the LPOC was the most well-rounded and showed the highest level of professionalism. The wide variety of activities that many different people participated in over the past year to earn the LPOC this honor included...

    ...membership outreach; fund raising; community involvement; local government involvement; media courting and coverage; participation in LP-sponsored events and training activities; and clear, written plans for the future.

    The judges were impressed with the professionalism shown by the LPOC, who had written goals and strategies in the areas of candidate recruitment, membership recruitment and retention, media relations, and others. The LPOC has truly set the standard for "Outstanding Affiliate."

    All of the entries showed how creative and active the participating affiliates are.

    At the Saturday night Banquet at the Libertarian Party of Michigan Convention held in Ann Arbor the weekend of May 19-21, each participating affiliate was recognized and honored for their hard work in 1999. The LPOC was presented with a certificate and a banner marking their achievement, and the other affiliates were each awarded a certificate and can expect a $25 check in the mail, as well.

    Let's get ALL of our affiliates involved in this contest for 2000! Start now to assemble your scrapbooks and records. A letter will soon be sent to each Affiliate Chair describing the specific criteria the judges will be looking for, but the following general areas will always be considered:

    Membership Growth and Retention; Political Activity (campaigns/candidates); Membership Participation in Community and Local Government; Newsletters; Budgets; Fundraising Program/Events; Meetings; Media Relations; Leadership; Organization/Professionalism; Strategy/Goals; and Assistance to New or Neighboring Affiliates.

    The Affiliate Contest is intended to provide guidelines, support, and encouragement, as well as recognition and gratitude to each and every affiliate that is working hard to spread our message and our goals of personal freedom and responsibility.

    This contest is for your benefit! If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact me at 517-288-5616 or bsteele1@tir.com.

    Thank you to all of the affiliates who participated, and for those who will participate this year!

    Ben Steele III

    LPM Affiliate Committee

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