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March 29, 2011

A Personal Message from Bill English

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:22 pm

Current mood: excited     

I’ve known Bill English for thirteen years now, and can attest to the quality of his character. He’s running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Jeff Bingaman in 2013, and getting the cold shoulder from the Republican Party’s Establishment types. Instead they seem to be supporting Heather Wilson, who is cast from the same mold as those who gave us the round of corporate bailouts in late 2008.

Yes, the same round of bailouts that started the Tea Party groups.

I’ve known Bill as a Ron Paul Republican for most of that time, long before the term “Ron Paul Republican” hit the big time. I don’t agree with him on everything, but I’ve never known him to waver from his principles.

Bill’s campaign site is here – billenglish4senate.org

Anyway, Bill has asked me to organize a modest fund-raising event for his campaign, probably in Albuquerque in the near future. Details later for those interested.

Below is a note from Bill that he’s asked me to pass on to potential supporters.

– MWB


To Fight or Not to Fight – That is the Question

It has indeed been an interesting week! Most notably is the fact that as a political neophyte, I received the education of a lifetime and discovered that all is not as it seems.

As many of you know I am (was?) running for United States Senator for the State of New Mexico. Which is a race that hasn’t even made it to the primaries yet, but already has overtones of a feeding frenzy with a pack of piranhas.

What many of you do not know is that I am a convicted felon. Yeppers, it’s true. About ten years ago I was convicted of a class four felony for aggravated assault because I pulled a gun on a man that was raping my then fourteen year old daughter. I’ve never hidden this fact from anyone, and while New Mexico state law clearly says that as a convicted felon I cannot run for an elected position within the state, it does not say that I cannot run for an elected position within the Federal Government.

Does the fact that I am a convicted felon make me an evil person? Or does it make me a father trying to protect one of his children from a sexual predator? I also point out that I didn’t shoot the little so and so. I put my neck on the line to protect one of my kids. I am willing to do the same for my state and for my country. The question now becomes, what are you willing to do?

During the course of the past several weeks it would appear that the consulting firm that I had hired to help me with the election began running endless polls and among the questions asked was “Would you vote for a convicted Felon?” Apparently they didn’t like the answers because very shortly after that they terminated the contract with me, and left me swinging in the proverbial breeze. It also turns out that they also asked if they would vote for someone who’s been divorced. I have, but I am pleased to say that after twenty three years of marriage to my current wife, I think this one I got right. Hell, it took Newt three tries before he could get his right, and I point out that not once did I ever cheat on my first or second wives.

So! The question now becomes: do I stick it out and fight for what I believe to be right? Do I continue with no money, or no apparent support from those with the power and say so? Or do I quit? I could take the easy way out and quietly fade into obscurity, but then I’d always be sitting there wondering. Or I could continue on in the hope that the citizens of New Mexico will finally take a look at what we got and what we’re going to get, and maybe decide that they need some one like me in office to protect what is New Mexico and its people.

Whatever else I may be, I am still an American first, and a New Mexican. We have too many problems both on a state level and a national level. As each day goes by we lose more and more. I’m willing to fight for my country and my state. Will you stand by me and help me to do battle against those who would see us destroyed?

At least with me you know what you’re getting . . .


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – WordPress / Xanga / Yahoo!
    2. KCUF Media – Xanga
    3. The Weekly Sedition
    4. New Mexico Liberty / Patriotic Resistance / NMPolitics.org / Duke City Fix


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March 2, 2011

LPNM 2011 Annual State Convention

Filed under: Politics — mikewb1971 @ 2:10 am

Libertarian Party of New Mexico

2010 Annual State Convention

Theme – The Way Forward: Rebuilding

Venue – Quarters BBQ
3700 Ellison Dr. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 – See also HERE

Contact Mike Blessing – 505-515-7015

Friday, 15 April 2011

Although there is no formal program for Friday evening, for anyone wanting to arrive early, the early birds will gather in the Quarters BBQ bar area at about 6:00 PM for an informal dinner / discussion – No-host, pay-as-you-go, dinner, cocktails, and networking.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

11:00 AM   Registration and pay-as-you-go lunch, order off the menu – Ø25 per person, to include dinner in the evening
 
1:00 PM   LPNM Business Meeting [no charge for anyone attending ONLY the business meeting]
 

  • All who are registered with the State of New Mexico as Libertarians (“LIB” on the voter registration card) can vote during nominations for public office.
  • Only Caucus Members can vote during LPNM business and internal LPNM elections.
  • Visitors do not vote in any actions or activities.
  • Central Committee meeting after close of the LPNM Business Meeting.

3:00 PM   Speaker [To be announced]
  
4:00 PM   Speaker [To be announced]
 
5:00 PM   Break [so Quarters can prepare for the dinner]
 
5:30 PM   Dinner [included in the registration fee]
  Family-style – includes BBQ chicken, ribs, sliced beef brisket, sliced pork brisket, hot links, with various sides, and includes your choice of iced tea, coffee, or soda [other beverages are pay-as-you-go].
 
7:30 PM   Keynote Speaker – [To be announced]
 
8:30 PM   LPNM Fundraiser Auction [Bring items to donate]
 
9:00 PM   Convention [and Quarters] closes

NOTES

  1. Original article
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – WordPress / Xanga
    2. KCUF Media – Xanga
    3. The Weekly Sedition
    4. New Mexico Liberty


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March 1, 2011

An Alternative to the AARP

Filed under: Economics, Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:57 pm

Known nationally as “the conservative alternative to the AARP,” the American Seniors Association works hard to fulfill its mission to provide seniors with the choices, information, and services they need to live healthier, wealthier lives.

Our members’ dignity and security matter most to us, and that’s why thousands of Americans every year turn to the American Seniors Association for the help they need.

We offer our members better choices to help with:

  • Medicare
  • Insurance
  • Prescription Discounts
  • Travel Services
  • Auto Club
  • Information on Where to Find the Facts

We are driven by a uniquely American philosophy that starts with the understanding that government doesn’t tax and regulate “things.” It taxes and regulates “people.” Individuals like you and me. That’s why we treat every member as an individual, with a different story and different priorities, freely united as individuals to provide each other with better values in the services we want and need.

At American Seniors Association, we don’t just take the government’s side like some other associations. We are not some big liberal bureaucracy here to try to scare you into going along with Big Government all the time or telling you what to think. Instead . . .

  • We’ll offer you real, useful information so you can make up your own mind.
  • We’ll ask: What do you think?
  • And, we’ll take your side.

And instead of pretending to speak for you on every issue, we’ll help provide you with the information and the tools you need to speak for yourself.

Like we said, we’re different. And we’re working for people just like you.

If you’re tired of having some association you’ve never met claiming to speak for you in Washington DC, then the American Seniors Association is a perfect new home for you.

If you’re tired of your opinion being taken for granted and your intelligence being insulted, then join the growing membership of the American Seniors Association.

You aren’t like everyone else. Neither are we.

A one-year membership with the American Seniors Association is only $15. And, we’ll be happy to add your spouse to your membership absolutely free. If you are an American Senior who believes in individual liberty, and is looking for a different sort of association, we hope you’ll choose the American Seniors Association. We want to work for you.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN


NOTES

  1. Original article
  2. Reposted –
    1. KCUF Media – Xanga
    2. The Weekly Sedition / Partisans of the American Southwest
    3. New Mexico Liberty


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