LPM Online

August 29, 2006

  1. Upcoming Events

    August 30, 2006 - 7:00 PM
    This week's LPWC social meeting will be Wednesday. We will meet downstairs in the banquet room or in the room upstairs. Topics will include election planning for 2006. I invite everyone to attend and bring your friends!
    Location: Cottage Inn Restaurant on William Street downtown Ann Arbor.
    Contact: Thomas A. Bagwell Phone: (734) 678-5040 Email: lpwcchair@yahoo.com

    September 04, 2006 - 5:00 PM
    A protest (about the Rainbow Farm case and the deaths of Rollie Rohm and Tom "Grover" Crosslin.) at the Cass County Courthouse in Cassopolis on Labor day, September 4th. Tentatively held from 5 PM to 6 PM.
    Location: Cass County Courthouse in Cassopolis
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-2460 Email: jamesparker2@earthlink.net

    September 05, 2006 - 00:00 AM
    On Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th, Kathy Kennedy plans to hold vigil (about the Rainbow Farm case and the deaths of Rollie Rohm and Tom "Grover" Crosslin.)
    Location: in front of the State Capitol, Lansing, MI
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-2460 Email: jamesparker2@earthlink.net

    September 05, 2006 - 5:00 PM
    Last day to RSVP for 12th & 13th event
    Location: Macomb Community College
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: Fax 586-286-2250

    September 09, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Dally in the Alley. There will be a Libertarian information booth there. Thousands of people attend this grassroots festival.
    Location: West Forest St. and Second Ave. (Whole block) Detroit, Michigan. South of Wayne State University
    Contact: Scotty Boman Phone: 313-247-2052 Email: scottyeducation@yahoo.com

    September 11, 2006 - 6:30 PM
    Meeting of the Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Calhoun County Libertarian Party
    Location: TGI Friday's
    Contact: Kai Phillips Phone: 1-888-FREENOW Email: kaiphillips@gmail.com

    September 12, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Meet the Candidate Event. Candidates must RSVP by September 5th
    Location: Macomb Community College (South and Center Campus) www.macomb.edu
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: www.macomb.edu

    September 12, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party monthly meeting. Discussion of upcoming election and moving the office to Michigan Avenue.
    Location: Barley's Grill, 727 E Miller Rd., Lansing phone 882-7297
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    September 13, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Meet the candidate event. 10 AM to 4:00 PM TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 5TH
    Location: Macomb Community College For campus location information visit: www.macomb.edu
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: Fax 586-286-2250

    September 14, 2006 - 6:00 PM
    This will be an interesting meeting. Dinner is optional. The Public is welcome to attend.
    Location: The Libertarian Party of Southwest Michigan will hold it's next meeting at the Benton Habor IHOP. The IHOP restaurant is on Pipestone Road just 100 yards West of the I-94 exit.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Tim Slagle — by Leonard Schwartz

    Tim Slagle, the Libertarian comedian who entertained us at the Liberty Fest last year, is returning to Michigan.

    When: September 1 & 2, 2006

    Where: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

    314 E. Liberty

    Ann Arbor, MI



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  3. Radio Advertising: Do you want the L-word on the air? — by Scotty Boman

    Reprinted Because I think it is important.

    When Michael Donahue was LPM Chair (2004-2005), members pledged Approximately $3,600 for radio ads. If there is any time this money should be spent, it is now. That’s how I feel about it. Election season is the time when people have politics on their minds. It is a critical membership growth time.
    These days, most people don’t think something exists unless they encounter it in the electronic media. Our membership is disturbingly low. It is a critical time for our party. There are some who disagree. I have met with some people in the party who would like us to forgo radio advertising altogether. We have $3600 pledged for this purpose but we need twice that to run an effective campaign. Even critics of radio ads would favor them if we had more to spend on them.
    Ads must be booked in advance. If you want the Libertarian Party of Michigan to run Radio advertisements.

    Send your donation right away to:
    LPM Federal Fund
    Libertarian Party of Michigan
    P.O. Box 27065
    Lansing, MI 48924-7065

    Make sure to put the words “2006 Radio Ads” in the memo line or at the top of the checks. So we know you support this use of your money.
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  4. Meet the Candidate Event Hosted by MCC — by by Scotty Boman

    Macomb Community College is hosting a Meet the candidate event on Tuesday September 12th and Wednesday September 13th . The event will be held at both the South and Center campus locations. It will be from 10AM to 4 PM each day.

    TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 5TH : Call Sarah Lester at 586-286-2242. Fax 586-286-2250.

    For campus location information visit: www.macomb.edu
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  5. Libertarians Not Yet Invited to PBS debates. — by Scotty Boman

    I sent (by email and fax) the following press release to a variety of news outlets.
    Libertarians can help by contacting WKAR-TV in East Lansing, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, and WXYZ-TV in Detroit and insist on REAL NON-PARTISAN DEBATES.
    Detroit, MI - Gregory Creswell, Libertarian Candidate for Governor, is perplexed by Jennifer Granholm’s announcement that she has accepted three invitations to televised debates:
    “We have sent invitations to all of the candidates for governor. So far the Constitutionalist candidate, Bhagwan Dashairya (on the ballot as a United Taxpayers Party candidate), is the only one to express a willingness to publicly debate us.” Said Creswell. He went on to say, “My running mate and I have sent press releases to TV stations all over the state, expressing our interest in a debate. If they want a real debate, why haven’t they invited us?”
    Creswell’s running mate Scotty Boman thought this might be some kind of political humor, “The Governor announced that she will be in a TV debate where their may not be any opposition. Now she can call every press conference and interview a debate!”
    One of the appearances, on October 2nd , will be at WKAR-TV, which will be moderated by Tim Skubick, and will be simulcast on Michigan Public Television stations and Fox Television affiliates in Michigan. In 1994 Skubick hosted a US senate debate that was also scheduled to be simulcast statewide on public TV. Libertarian US Senate candidate Jon Coon took WKAR to court because the station was only permitting two candidates to participate in a publicly subsidized forum. The case eventually went before the United States Supreme Court. On November 7, 1994 the court let an earlier decision, in Coon’s favor, stand.
    [ http://www.lp.org/lpn/9412-debate.html ]
    The decision means Publicly funded TV Broadcasters can’t discriminate against candidates and political parties.
    “The 1994 debate was awesome!” Said Lt. Governor candidate Scotty Boman, “People actually got to hear a sparring of ideas and not just the same bland political drivel that has come to characterize politicians in the Republican and Democratic parties. I can’t wait to see Granholm debate Creswell!”
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  6. Creswell campaign has signs needs volunteers — by Scotty Boman

    The Greg Creswell for Governor Campaign has Signs and bumper stickers ready. Now we just need volunteers to "paint the state orange!"

    Creswell is also looking for volunteers to help promote the cause at the Mackinac Bridge Walk this Labor Day.

    Anyone who is interested in:
    Being a distribution hub.
    Donating wires.
    Posting a sign.

    Please call me at 313-247-2052.

    or email Greg Creswell at:
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  7. Kalamazoo Group Mobilized. Considers Name Change — by Scotty Boman

    After a period of reduced activity, the Kalamazoo Valley affiliate has elected new officers, including a new chair: Kai L. Phillips. I congratulate their enthusiasm and renewed growth.

    The group is currently discussing the possibility of a broader regional name. Their fresh perspective and creativity is welcome, I hope they make a choice that is as original as it is inspiring.

    The next meeting is to be held on Monday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at TGI Friday's.
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