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Friday, 17 November 2017

Kokesh for Not-President Event in ABQ

Filed under: Events, Friends, Networking, Organizing, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:01 AM (06:01)

Last night (Thursday, 16 November 2017), I attended Adam Kokesh’s TaxationIsTheft — Albuquerque event at Cervantes Restaurant and Lounge (5801 Gibson SE) in Albuquerque, where he spelled out his campaign for “Not President” for 2020.

Also attending were Adam’s Not Campaign Manager Ben Farmer, along with local libertarian luminaries Bill Koehler, Frank Martin and Robert Kruger.

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Ben Farmer warming up the crowd

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Adam speaks!

For what it’s worth, I volunteered to be the New Mexico State Coordinator for the Not Campaign.

I first met Adam in June 2009 at a planning meeting for his campaign for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, and have been impressed with him ever since.

Afterwards, we went to his new touring RV, which the team had decided to name “No Force One.” He seemed a bit disappointed when I told him that this wasn’t the first vehicle with the moniker (one of Harry Browne’s campaigns had access to a small aircraft with the same name).


USEFUL LINKS

Kokesh for Not-President site

Kokesh for Not-President Facebook page

Twitter / Instagram / YouTube channel / Steemit

Military for Kokesh Facebook group


NOTES

  1. Published in The Libertarian EntepriseNumber 949 – 19 November 2017
  2. Approximate reading level – 13.5
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.me / Liberty Society / Minds / Twitter / VK
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    3. KCUF Media Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    5. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    6. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group
    7. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    8. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Adam vs The Man Resurrected

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Viewing — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:06 AM (08:06)

Adam Kokesh resurrects his local (Albuquerque, NM) radio show as a TV show based in Washington DC:

youtube.com/watch?v=6x50nqKAVEA


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 614 – 10 April 2011

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Friday, 17 September 2010

Support “Adam Vs The Man” and the message of liberty! PLEASE READ AND SHARE

Filed under: Listening, Politics, Viewing — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:22 AM (11:22)

by Adam Kokesh on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 11:40pm

Dear friends of liberty and fans of radio ads,

My radio show, Adam Vs The Man on KIVA 1550 AM, has been rocking and rolling for over a month now and the audience has been growing organically without ANY promotion outside of my own facebook page. We have secured a slot on the local public access TV station (Saturday from midnight to 2am)[1] to play the best of the week from our UStream feed from the webcam in the studio. We are also getting more frequent local callers (at first, most callers were from outside of NM, listening or watching online) which is a good sign that more and more people are deliberately tuning in to the radio broadcast!

The broadcast radius covers over one million potential listeners from Santa Fe to Socorro including the entire Albuquerque metro area. We also draw a unique audience of liberty lovers online with a growing base of loyal daily listeners. The audience of Adam Vs The Man tends to be younger, affluent, politically inclined, and of course, spends lots of money on consumer goods and services with a flagrant disregard for authority. Statistics routinely show that a talk show audience is much more engaged and attentive to the broadcast than, for example, an easy listening audience. The point is that our broadcast advertisements do get heard; they are not just background noise.

Without the financial support of sponsors, we cannot maintain our deal with the radio station, but as the show continues to grow, you will be glad to have gotten in while it was cheap! If you are interested in reaching out to the local audience of over one million potential listeners covered by our broadcast radius and our distinct online audience, please consider signing up for one of the following sponsorship packages:

$150 / week

  • Sponsor credit during Adam Vs The Man
  • 5 30-second ads per week during the show
  • 14 30-second ads during prime time on KIVA 1550AM
  • Banner ad at adamvstheman.com

$250 / week

  • Sponsor credit during Adam Vs The Man
  • 5 live 60-second endorsements per week during the show (great way to reach online audience, as ads will be cut out of the final podcast)
  • 21 30-second ads during prime time on KIVA 1550AM, 3/day
  • Banner ad with top placing at adamvstheman.com

$350 / week

  • Sponsor credit during Adam Vs The Man
  • 5 live 60-second endorsements per week during the show
  • 5 30-second ads per week during the show
  • 28 30-second ads during prime time on KIVA 1550AM, 4/day
  • Banner ad with top placing at adamvstheman.com plus a rotating feature at the top of the page

Individual ads to play during Adam Vs The Man:

  • 30-second ad: $20
  • 60-second ad: $25
  • 60-second live endorsement: $50

In addition, if you sign up for 13 weeks of $250/week sponsorship, the station will throw in 14 additional 30-second ads on our sister station, Real Oldies 1600. Sign up for 13 weeks of $350/week sponsorship and it’s 21 more ads. We can do all the audio production here in the studio. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (505) 899-5029. If you can’t reach me there, please feel free to ask for our executive producer, Mark Owen, or email me at adamvstheman@gmail.com.

Any advertising message takes time to generate a response. We suggest an initial commitment of 13 weeks, which will extend well into the holiday shopping season. After the initial advertising period, we will suggest specific promotional tie-ins to allow each sponsor to measure the direct impact. I would be happy to consider any and all possibilities for on air give-aways of your product or service for free exposure.

Thank you for your continued support of the message of liberty.

Love, faith, respect,

Adam Kokesh


NOTES

  1. If you’re not a subscriber to Albuquerque Comcast, you can watch over the internet at the Channel 27 site. NOTE: You will need to have MS Windows Media Player or the MS Windows Media components for Quicktime installed to see the show. Unix-based OS users, consult your local LUG for assistance if needed.
  2. Original article
  3. Reposted –
    1. KCUF Media – Blogspot / Xanga
    2. Mike Blessing for State Representative

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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

GOT ADAM!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:20 AM (03:20)

Another PLOP! into one of my inboxes — this time, it was into the one that I maintain for the Bernalillo County Libertarian Party[1]:

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Tom Mullins For United States Congress
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:25:42
From: Mullins For Congress – got tom?
Reply-To: Deborah@mullinsforcongress.com
To: Libertarian Party of Bernalillo County, New Mexico
CC: Deborah@mullinsforcongress.com

Mike,

Tom would like to RSVP for Thursday’s dinner[1] and also set up a meeting to talk with you. Please let me know your availability and also if you need a speaker at one your monthly functions, Tom would be glad to speak.

Deborah

Deborah Torres
Mullins for Congress
(505) 301.3956
http://www.mullinsforcongress.com

got tom?


Blowback Comes Home to New Mexico

I suppose I should mention that I’ve been an admirer of Adam’s speaking skills and principles for about a year now, since we of the LPNM first heard of him. Then-State Chair Ken Cavanaugh had spoken with him about running on the Libertarian Party ticket at that time. I went to his house in Santa Fe in June 2009 for an organizing meeting.[2] I went to his Independence Day event at Santa Fe College in 2009 — that was where he made the official declaration to run for Congress as a Republican (about 12:15 AM on the 5th, actually). I was the one who got him scheduled as a guest on Hemp TV in August 2009.

I wasn’t exactly surprised when Mullins jumped into the Republican primary against Adam — the GOP has a history of running primary challenges against libertarian-leaning Republicans; they’ve been doing this with Ron Paul for twelve, fourteen years now. So when one of his campaign staffers volunteers him as a speaker for the Bernalillo County LP, well . . . . I wasn’t really against Mullins as I was FOR Adam. But then Mullins decided to do that interview with Cassy Fiano and join the smear campaign against Adam. With that decision, Mullins slit his own throat as far as I’m concerned.

I admit that I leapt to supporting Adam on a bit of blind faith on Ken Cavanaugh’s say-so. But whatever fears and reservations that I had were wiped out after talking with Adam on 21 June 2009 at the organizational meeting — I had asked him where he stood on the issue of marijuana. He responded by saying that he approached the issue from the vantage of self-ownership. BINGO! — Hole in one!


NOTES

  1. After the Cassy Fiano interview, I had put “@mullinsforcongress.com” into my mail filters in Mozilla Thunderbird, and set the filter to delete the relevant traffic without me ever having to see it. I had forgotten to do that with the BCLP email address, and thus . . . PLOP!
  2. I got lost on the way up from Albuquerque, had to call Bill Koehler after arriving in Santa Fe, as Google Maps gave me bad directions.
  3. Reposted at New Mexico Liberty and KCUF Media

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Saturday, 13 March 2010

A Letter from a New Mexico Veteran

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:50 AM (01:50)

From the Kokesh for Congress Campaign

The following letter is from Tim Dunlap of Farmington, NM:

Personally speaking as a two-time war veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I fully support Mr. Kokesh in his endeavor to become a representative in the United States Congress from the state of New Mexico. He has been serving the people of the United States for as long as I have known him. Mr. Kokesh represents New Mexico values. He has what it takes to become one of the best representatives for this state, and he will bend over backwards to assist the people with key issues. The courage and motivation that drives Mr. Kokesh is inscrutably unique.

I am from Farmington, New Mexico. I was born here, and lived here my whole life, except for the time I spent serving our country. During these times I was stationed in Ft. Hood Texas with the 4th Infantry Division, 1/66 Armor. This is who I deployed to Iraq with in 2003. After my service there, I went to Ft. Drum, New York where I served with the 10th Mountain Division on a reconnaissance unit, 3/71 CAV (RSTA). I deployed to Afghanistan with this unit in 2006. One of my good friends in this unit who sacrificed the ultimate price won the Medal of Honor. His name was SFC Jared Monti. During this same firefight I was injured in Gowardesh, Afghanistan, and ended up spending almost three months in a hospital, and another year in physical therapy.

This is when I met Mr. Kokesh. Dealing with overcrowding, patient rights, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the other problems that returning injured solders were facing were significant. Mr. Kokesh had come up and assisted me with some of these issues. It was great to see someone reaching out to help when most were either too busy or just seemed not to care. I have had the pleasure of knowing some outstanding citizens of this country and am proud to say that Mr. Kokesh is one of them.

The values of a state represent the people. These values include integrity, perseverance, and dedication. Mr. Kokesh represents these values and will represent them for the state of New Mexico. He will represent the values of New Mexico for all the people fairly and justifiably. To serve in this sense takes a representative of courage and honor, and I know exactly what it means to serve with courage and honor. This courage and honor that Mr. Kokesh displays is exactly the dedication that it will take to represent the people and veterans of New Mexico.

I knew Mr. Kokesh when I was in the military and he showed exemplified service. Mr. Kokesh served with honor, loyalty, and the many values that this state is in need of. I know exactly what it means to speak out, and he has the voice and knowledge to do just that. Mr. Kokesh will listen to the voice of the people and the veterans, and fight for what is right. Whether it is standing up for the opinions of the people, or stepping up to President Obama, if it needs to be done, he will do it.

This kind of incomparable service that Mr. Kokesh will represent for our state and the people within our state makes veterans like me proud. He will stand up for us veterans with the most sagacious representation and will make the people of New Mexico very proud. Mr. Kokesh has what it takes to beat Mr. Luján in economic issues, health care, and standing up for constituents. Mr. Kokesh will actually make things happen, and speak out for the people. Speaking as a veteran, a citizen, and as a person who is constantly active within his community, I would like to see Mr. Kokesh representing myself, my district, and my state.


NOTES

  1. Originally posted at kokeshforcongress.com
  2. Reposted to resistnet.com, my personal site, New Mexico Liberty, KCUF Media

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Re: “Obama and Libertarians”

Filed under: Correspondence, Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:00 AM (07:00)

Re: “Obama and Libertarians” by Daniel G. Jennings

> Once the Big Three have gotten done with their work, progressivism
> and liberalism will be dead in America. Obama and company will kill
> off what’s left of progressivism and liberalism as surely as George
> W. Bush’s brand of buffoonery killed off the stupidity known as
> neoconservatism (watered down neofascism would be a more accurate
> term for it).

I’ve heard this before, and it’s wishful thinking.

The Last Democrat

The full title of the book (for those not inclined to click the link) is this —

The Last Democrat. Why Bill Clinton Will Be The Last Democrat Americans Elect President.

It seems Bill Bradford may have published that one a bit too soon.

What I’m hoping for is that the Obama Administration can be tied to the Bush Administration in its support for the USA-PATRIOT Act, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the bevy of bailouts, among other things. Let George Bush be the albatross about Barack Obama’s neck.

Until Americans stop seeing issues as “Republicans vs Democrats” and start seeing things as “Imperial Washington DC vs The Rest of Us,” not much is going to change in favor of Liberty.

If you’re looking for a “libertarian Obama” who has sound principles AND can articulate them to a non-libertarian audience, I recommend that you check out Adam Kokesh, running for New Mexico’s 3rd District Congressional seat, currently warmed by the patronage system’s poster boy, Ben Ray Lujan.

kokeshforcongress.com


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 550 – 27 December 2009

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