LPM Online

October 31, 2000


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. One Week to Election Day - ElecTruc Coming!
  3. LP Candidates in the Press
  4. Quotes Without Comment

  1. Upcoming Events

    November 7, 2000
    Election Day - Don't forget to vote!
    Location: Precinct polling places across the state
    Contact: Your Libertarian Candidates Phone: (248) 740-0292

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

    November 7, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Election Night Party! Watch the returns, eat some hot dogs and chili, warm up after working the polls with good friends and good food! Candidates not in the vicinity, please keep us apprised of your campaign that night at, (248)591-FREE.
    Location: LPM Headquarters 619 E. Nine Mile Road (just east of I-75) Hazel Park
    Contact: Stacy Van Oast Phone: (810) 784-8783 E-mail: stacyvo@eesc.com

    November 8, 2000 - 6:00 PM
    Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:00 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM.
    Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic, Fraser, MI 48026, 810-415-4500
    Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: dbarnes98@aol.com

    November 8, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Kalamazoo Libertarian Party general meeting - Note: Held on Wednesday due to elections
    Location: TGI Friday's, 5650 W. Main Street, Oshtemo, MI
    Contact: Tim Miley Phone: (616) 668-3951 E-mail: thmiley@yahoo.com

    November 9, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of West Michigan hosts it's monthly meeting at Brann's. All members and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm.
    Location: Brann's on Leonard, Just off of US 131. Meeting takes place in the private meeting room.
    Contact: Derek Hollemans Phone: (616) 262-1008 E-mail: derek@triton.net

    November 10, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Post-Campaign 2000 Party and Happy-1-year-Birthday-to-Us Party! Open to all who are interested. Hors d'oeuvres, coffee, and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Bring your own alcoholic beverages - yes, it's legal. If you live in or near Allegan County, and if youíve been putting off attending a Libertarian event, this will be an excellent and fun opportunity to get to know some of West Michiganís finest Libertarians!
    Location: The Blue Heron Coffeeshop - in the upstairs meeting room - - - Directions: The entrance to the Riverfront parking is at the corner of Hubbard and Chestnut. Drive down and park behind Dockerty's. The Blue Heron is right next door to Docherty's, entrance on the riverfront.
    Contact: Rick Dutkiewicz Phone: (616) 673-5503 E-mail: rdoogie@datawise.net

    November 11, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    LibertyFest 2000 Featuring the 2000 Defender of Liberty Awards presentation and keynote speaker Jacob Hornberger, emceed by Ghazey Aleck. Cost is $35 before October 23, $45 after the deadline, $50 at the door, Cash bar.
    Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic (near Groesbeck), Fraser, MI 48026, Restaurant phone #:810-415-4500. See www.mi.lp.org/libfest/map.htm for directions and a map.
    Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: Dbarnes98@aol.com

    November 13, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Clare-Gladwin Libertarian Party Meeting. General election discussion to take place. Furthermore, we will develop over the next 3 meetings a comprehensive plan (with built in flexibility) for the next 2 year election cyle. Focus on fundraising and recruitment of candidates.
    Location: Mid Michigan Community College. Refreshments provided.
    Contact: Ghazey Aleck Phone: (517) 386-2699 E-mail: aleckfamily@voyager.net

    November 13, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    The LP of Livingston County invites you to attend our monthly meeting. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. with business starting afterwards.
    Location: Mexican Jones Restaurante, 675 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI.
    Contact: Matt Dickinson Phone: (810) 231-1254

    November 13, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Hillsdale-Branch counties meeting. Report on election and looking to the next election.
    Location: Filmores 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

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. One Week to Election Day - ElecTruc Coming! by Greg Dirasian

    Just one week until Election Day. The Ballot Access Retention Committee (BARC 2000) has hired the ElecTruc for the last day of campaigning (Monday, November 6). For a sample of what the ElecTruc looks like, visit:

    (this is a large file - 174K and may take
    a while to download).
    BARC 2000 beat out the Democrats in contracting this vehicle for the last day of campaigning.

    Candidates and volunteers who wish to join the ElecTruc for all or part of the last day of campaigning are welcome. The itinerary will be published here within the next few days.

    We are continuing to order more campaign materials as the demand and activity of our volunteers exceeds the most optimistic of our expectations. You can continue to contribute via credit card at:

    Only through the generosity of our donors are we able to utilize innovative campaign tools like the ElecTruc. If you are as excited as we are by the ElecTruc, please let us know by contributing.
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  3. LP Candidates in the Press by Karin Corliss

    Look for two of our LP candidates in the press. Senate candidate Mike Corliss was featured in the latest Michigan Education Report, put out by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He, along with Abraham and Stabenow, were asked for their views on education. Corliss predicted his opponents would be promising "a Christmas list of presents" to the voters, and he was right on target. He reminds readers that these "gifts" will be paid with out of their own pockets.

    Corliss' wife, Karin, has also gotten press with her bid for the US House, district 13. The October 19 Northville Record featured a full-page spread of all the candidates, with answers to a questionnaire sent by the paper. The Oct 25 Ann Arbor News will contain a piece on the candidates' views, as well. Karin has also been invited to participate in a listener call-in hour on election eve with WEMU Radio, along with the other candidates. Libertarians in the Ypsilanti area should be able to hear the program.

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  4. Quotes Without Comment by Albert McCallum

    "[Albert] McCallum, a retired attorney and civil engineer from Springport, is an articulate spokesman for the Libertarian Party. He advocates cooperation and persuasion to find workable solutions to problems, and creating new laws only as a last resort. While that sounds reasonable, his support for the repeal of many current laws involving property rights and other issues is too extreme for us." -- Battle Creek Enquirer, October 27, 2000

    "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." -- Barry Goldwater, 1964

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