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If I was wearing a hat right now, I'd tip it to "The Chilling Effect" for picking up on this.

Candidate Barack Obama on May 16, 2008, campaigning in Oregon:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times."

President Barack Obama on January 28, 2009, as reported by The New York Times:

Event

LP Washington State Convention

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 9:00am
End date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 7:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Pacific

Where:

Hilton Garden Inn
Issaquah, WA

Description:

Convention begins 9:00 a.m.

Business Mtg. 10:00 a.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

1800 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA

Highlights . . .

Business Meeting - Time to elect a new Executive Committee!

South of the Border Lunch Buffet

Great workshops!
- Grassroots organizing
- Social Media
- Communicating Libertarian solutions to controversy

Enlightening speakers!

Event

LP Florida State Convention

When:

Start date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 9:00am
End date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 5:00pm
Time Zone: 
US/Eastern

Where:

Hampton Inn
Jacksonville, FL

Description:

The Libertarian Party of Florida will hold its annual meeting and convention on March 28, 2009 at the Hampton Inn located at 4415 Southside Blvd in Jacksonville, Florida. The business meeting is expected to begin at 9AM and is expected to end around 5PM with a one hour break for lunch. The convention keynote speaker will Jacksonville property rights attorney Andrew P. Brigham and will speak about the eminent domain issues facing Florida.

Michael Steele named RNC chairman...

...and many limited-government types aren't happy.  Prominent blogger Robert Bluey laid out his opposition to Steele's chair bid in a Jan. 4 posting on RedState.com.

$3 TRILLION? Obama considers tripling cost of government growth plan

Economist, columnist and CNBC host Larry Kudlow reports the Obama administration is considering making the $1 trillion government expansion plan even bigger -- throwing in an amazing $2 trillion in additional bailouts for banks.

LP quoted in "The Hill"

Libertarian National Committee Chairman Bill Redpath is -- once again -- one of several Washington leaders quoted in today's installation of The Hill blog's "The Big Question." 

Today's "Big Question" was "Politically, was it a good move or a blunder for House Republicans to vote en bloc against President Obama's stimulus package?"

StimulusWatch.org dissects the pork

Have you every wondered just what exactly is in Barack Obama's massive government spending plan, now estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to end up costing over $1 trillion?

The creators of StimulusWatch.org have taken the proposals from the U.S. Conference of Mayors that may end up in the stimulus bill, and broken it down by project.  The sheer amount of high-cost, low-job creation pork-barrel spending is amazing.

Which Obama proposal will do the most to delay economic recovery?

Tax hikes on employers who emit carbon dioxide, estimated to eliminate between 3 and 4 million jobs by 2030
8% (96 votes)
Raising taxes on employers by refusing to renew the 2001 and 2003 tax relief acts
10% (114 votes)
Eliminating the secret ballot in union elections, allowing organizers to unionize a business through coercion
8% (88 votes)
His now-$1 trillion dollar package of wealth transfers and expanded government spending
74% (853 votes)
Total votes: 1151

Polls: Independent voters turning heavily against Obama spending plan

No wonder President Barack Obama is demanding the Senate pass his $825 billion government expansion plan with no further study or debate.  Evenly divided a week ago, independents are now turning against Obama's $825 billion government expansion plan.

Judging from the polling data, the only thing preventing Obama's government expansion plan from dipping into Bush-approval-rating territory is monolithic support from Democrats, which is above and beyond bad news for a "unifier" president only a little over a week into the job.

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarian Party congratulates Judge Jim Gray on retirement

Sub-Title: 

Respected Libertarian Superior Court Judge steps down after 25 year career

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- America’s third-largest party congratulates Libertarian Judge Jim Gray on his retirement from the California Superior Court, Libertarian National Committee Chairman William Redpath announced Thursday.

“Libertarians thank Judge Jim Gray for his decades of public service,” said Redpath.  “Because of his commitment to good law, California is a better and safer place to live.  We congratulate him on his retirement from the bench and look forward to his future endeavors promoting liberty.”

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