Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Libertarian calendar for August 2016

August 18
Jamestown, NY

Chatauqua Liberty on the Rocks
6:30 pm

Press Room Restaurant at Shawbucks
212 W 2nd St, Jamestown, New York 14701
August 18-25
Philadelphia, DC, NYC, etc.

Libertarian comedy tour

August 16
Dubllin, Ireland

Selling the ideas of liberty
7:30 pm

Octagon Bar, The Clarence Hotel, Dublin
6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
August 16
Nashville, TN
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

AFF Nashville Young Professionals August Happy Hour
The Standard Nashville, Nashville 
August 16
Portland, OR
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A Taste of Crony Capitalism in the Craft Beer Industry
Portland Brewing Company Taproom, Portland Oregon
August 16
San Francisco, CA
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Depolarizing Politics
August 17
Midland, MI
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August 19
Tullahoma, TN

Libertarian Party Weenie roast
Noon - 5 pm

Waggoner Memorial Park
Hwy 55, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388

This event will be for everyone from Coffee County and friends from all across the region to come and learn more about the Libertarian Party and our candidates. There will be food and we will be talking about ballot access and the future of the Libertarian Party in Coffee County and across Tennessee. Guest speakers will include Tom Arnold Chairman of the LPTN, David L Jones Secretary of the LPTN and resident of Tullahoma, Jesse M. Fullington Libertarian candidate for the 79th district Tennessee House of Representatives, and Safe Access of Tennessee will be there with more to come. Bring your family and friends and any curious about learning more about the Libertarian Party and what they can do to further individual liberty and fiscal responsibility in our great state.

Y'all Come

Midland Young Professionals Unwind Happy Hour
Larkin Beer Garden
August 23
Pittsburgh, PA
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AFF Pittsburgh Trivia Night
Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden
August 28
Grand Rapids, MI
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur?
New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Libertarian calendar for September 2017

September 19
Detroit, MI

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Journey for Freedom: From Mao's Young Pioneer to Liberty Lover 
Detroit Beer Company
September 23
Media, PA

DELCO Liberty Fest

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Libertarian questions on Charlottesville

Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict on Charlottesville (


Libertarian open letter:
non-violent "Antifa"



Paul Jacobs on Governor Terry McAuliffe and the city of Charlottesville's failure to provide police protection and crowd control (Townhall)



Jeffrey Tucker on the history of fascist ideology (FEE)




NeverTrumper David French says Trump should have said more (National Review)


Thursday, August 10, 2017

America's Future Foundation seeks new director

Outgoing director Roger Custer writes:

After six years at America's Future Foundation, I've accepted a position as director of foundation relations with the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), starting September 5, 2017.  It's an incredible opportunity to grow their work to educate students for liberty and empower faculty to make long-term change on campus.  As you know, this is a personal passion of mine all the way back to my days as a YAF activist at Ithaca College. 

We have grown AFF to record levels, both quantitatively and qualitatively.  This is evidenced by the launch of the 27th and 28th chapter this month, and the pipeline of talent that is emerging to influence the Millennial generation with free market solutions.    
For more than two decades, AFF has incubated the talents not just of our members, but of our leadership as well. Former AFF executive directors and senior leaders now serve in executive positions at leading think tanks, activist groups, and in the private sector. Thousands of other AFF alumni are in positions of influence thanks to your investment in their education and development. 

You can read about the search for a new executive director here.  In the mean time, Heather Pfitzenmaier will serve as interim executive director.       

It has been an honor to serve AFF these past six years. I am proud of the growth of the organization and everything we’ve accomplished. It’s very exciting to think about all the talented people you and AFF have touched, and the impact they will have over the next 20 to 30 years in the world of ideas.  This month's chapter launches in Portland and Jacksonville are just the latest examples. 

The board and I are fully committed to finding AFF's new CEO and equipping him or her with the tools necessary to bring AFF to the next level.  Together we can inspire the Millennial generation to embrace free markets, limited government, and personal responsibility.  

Again, thank you for your support, and I look forward to working with you in a new capacity soon. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FaceBook, Google, continue support Maduro's dictatorship?

Google is in the news again for firing an employee for the thought crime of writing a memo criticizing Google's "diversity" policies.

This is not unexpected, as Google routinely bans, or makes unsearchable, or unmonetizable, politically incorrect accounts, blogger blogs (including this one, which has been deleted when an associated gmail address was suspended for months - and when de-suspended all blogs were deleted), and YouTube accounts.

FaceBook behaves similarly.

Most recently FaceBook has banned advertising from the libertarian movie review website MissLiberty.

The proprietor of Miss Liberty, who wishes to remain anonymous, often advertises the website and its associated FaceBook page on FaceBook.

Most recently MissLiberty has had a number of targeted ads about movies on totalitarianism or movies of interest to Latin Americans, which had been targeted to Venezuelan FaceBook users.

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