More stuff is on the way from Gov. Jesse
Christmas cards and dolls of the governor in a fringed buckskin jacket
Navy SEAL T-shirt will hit stores soon.
One Christmas card shows Ventura in a Santa suit and reads, ``It's
A holiday for weak-minded people. Have a good one.''
Another card shows Ventura from the back dressed in a bunny suit and
in a pink boa. It reads, ``It's your birthday! Play, Boy.''
In an interview with the White House Bulletin, Reform Party Chairman
Verney called on the AFL-CIO to withdraw its endorsement of Al Gore,
called the events in Seattle over the last week, "an important moment
Reform Party." Verney adds that the mass demonstrations help to
the minds of citizens across the country the connection between foreign
policy, trade policy and domestic policy, that they're not islands that
operate independently of each other." Verney added, "And I think Big
should hang its head in shame for having endorsed Al Gore and the
Administration, which gives away their jobs, contrary to the 50,000
demonstrators, the biggest demonstration on a social issue since the
War. Big labor should withdraw their endorsement of Al Gore."
Verney blasted the WTO and the Clinton Administration's trade policy,
it "appears to be driven solely by multinational corporate greed."
exploit child labor, prison labor, to exploit unregulated work
unregulated environmental conditions in Third World countries." Verney
critisized the WTO, "this international organization of trade
have superiority over national, state and local laws of any country
world. The United States has exactly the same vote in that body as
which probably has fewer people than the University of Texas."
"I say we have to go back to a country where the leaders of the country
and the people here in Washington follow the principles of Scouting.
They've got to be honest, trustworthy, and loyal. They've got to
consistently do their duty to God and their country. They must keep
themselves morally straight at all times. And finally, they must always
be prepared. Now, that would be a nice step forward if we could just
Responding to news reports that Hillary Clinton had stated that she
predicted that the entertainment industry might not object to
imposition of “standards” on broadcast programming, US Senate candidate
from the Reform Party’s New York affiliate Independence Party issued
the following statement:
“Why does Hillary even MENTION the reaction which the entertainment
industry may have to the upgrading of morality on television and radio
programming? Few if any of her potential constituents worry about
what rich TV show producers have to say about our wanting a less
degenerated level of public offerings. We are sick and tired of ugly ,
base programming...and we want it stopped.There's only one way the
entertainment industry can receive the expressed will of the
people..and that is to cheerfully comply with it, expeditiously,
completely, and cheerfully.
There have been reports that there are a number of people who ordered
paid for Jesse Ventura Action Figures either at our national convention
July or through the Ventura Committee website who still have not
their dolls. I am interested in hearing from anyone who is still in
situation. Please send me an email ASAP. Thank you.
One day soon, if all goes as planned, a woman who has campaigned time
again in Harlem for political office will do so again. But this time,
Fulani, two-time presidential candidate, former standard-bearer of the
now-defunct New Alliance Party, and perpetual thorn in the Democratic
side, will have company.
Ms. Fulani, long known as a far-left espouser of Marxist-Leninist
has promised to help Patrick J. Buchanan, a Reaganite and cold warrior
for his far-right politics, in his quest for the Reform Party
president. In endorsing him earlier this month, she promised to take
The reaction of Representative Charles Rangel, whose district includes
Harlem, was typical. "Only in America," he said. "I just wish I had
fly on the wall when they made that alliance."
Everyone agrees the alliance is unusual; some would call it unholy.
way, Ms. Fulani, one of the more colorful, perennial figures in New
politics, has once again formed a relationship that allows her to keep
toehold in American politics.
It's Granny D: I'm in West Virginia!
Believe it or not (I barely do myself), I walked into West Virginia
yesterday, after walking through Ohio --which was just wonderful. I
only the mountains of West Virgina to tackle, which are a bit icy, and
it is downhill to Washington. It is not far, now. Thank you SO VERY
for your encouragement of my walk across the U.S. for campaign finance
reform! California seems like a million miles ago --though they have
beautiful miles, filled with extraordinary countrymen.
As I now see it, I will arrive on February 29th, Leap Day! Someone
they heard a staffer on Capitol Hill say, *too bad she didn't make it
the mountains before the winter --she'll never make it now!* Well,
may not be too anxious to see me and my friends ever arrive in
but they shouldn't worry about snow. My son has sent me out my cross
country skis, so I will be fine. I am a ski instructor back home in New
Hampshire. The more snow, the better.
When I get to Washington, I will go straight to the area where our
government is run: that is, I will go to K Street, where the biggest
lobbyists and campaign contributors have their offices. There may be a
Street ruckus, with some surprises. Then I will head to Capitol Hill to
advocate for the elimination of big money from our politics, and to
what the people along my way have asked me to say for them.
Shar Johnson of MI RP made the paper in Lansing MI yesterday under the
heading "Keep A Close Eye On These 100 People In The 21st Century!
Some know Shar as 'Tweety Bird' because of the chicken costume she
protest Ross being kept out of the '96 debates.
Some know her as a master cake baker (remember Kansas City??).
Some know her for her undying energy and enthusiasm for our Reform
and her admonition "Don't mess with my Reform Party!'
ALL who know her love Shar for being Shar!
So watch out Shar--WE'RE GOING TO BE KEEPING OUR EYES ON YOU!
It is one of the strangest couplings in the history of American
Lenora Fulani, a black, Marxist, pro-gay, two-time fringe presidential
candidate, and Buchanan, a politician renowned for his antagonism
ethnic, racial, and sexual minorities. Only weeks before his
Buchanan journeyed to New York to seek Fulani's support and, perhaps
importantly, the support of the man many claim can deliver the votes
necessary to win the Reform Party's nomination: Fred Newman, whom
calls her "theoretician and tactician." When word of their meeting
leaked, commentators greeted it as simply another spectacle, another
act in a
vaudeville election that has featured a movie star, a professional
and a billionaire developer. "Pat Buchanan gets jiggy with a former
socialist," enthused Tony Snow of Fox News Channel, after Fulani
Hope you all have a happy holiday season.
Duty, Honor, Country
Chairman, Platform/Issues Committee,
Vice Chairman Elect
Patrick Buchanan moved into his first White House
office three decades ago, as a speechwriter and senior adviser for
Richard Nixon. There he coined the phrase "silent majority" and helped
the middlebrow strategy that drew millions of hard-hat Democrats to
"We should move to re-capture the anti-Establishment tradition or
in American politics," Buchanan wrote in a typical 1972 memo. The
who now calls for clean elections also popularized the phrase
hardball"--proposing, for example, that the Internal Revenue Service
ordered to investigate liberal think tanks.
Seeking credibility for a potential presidential bid, Donald Trump says he would soak the rich -
including himself - with an enormous new tax to erase the national debt, save Social Security and cut taxes for the middle class.
Even amid an economic boom, Trump believes his class-conscious message will resonate with the millions of voters who are
leery of America's economic and political elite.
Trump, A New York real estate tycoon with a net worth of about $5 billion, would increase his own tax bill by at least $725
"But, in all honesty, it is worth it," the potential Reform Party candidate says in a brief outline of the plan obtained by The
Associated Press. He pledges to "make this country entirely debt-free as we enter the next millennium."
Trump would impose a one-time 14.25 percent tax on the net worth of people and trusts worth more than $10 million. The
$5.7 trillion he expects to raise in a single year is about two-thirds of the nation's gross domestic product - a statistic sure to set
off alarm bells in the financial community.
So in order to keep the money rolling in, the Buchanans reduce every
issue to a black-and-white crisis. This has attracted extremists from
most disfranchised fringe of US politics. Gun-rights advocate Larry
for example, was a co-chairman of the 1996 campaign until it was
that he had participated in white-supremacist rallies. Also supporting
1996 campaign were William Carter of South Carolina, who had ties to
Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, and Michael Bray, who spent nearly
years in federal prison for his role in a series of abortion clinic
The Buchanans bristle at accusations that they, too, are extremists,
they defend themselves by noting that they don't have the resources to
every donor. This point was proven for them by TV satirist Michael
who mailed the '96 campaign a $100 donation from a fictional
he dubbed "Abortionists for Buchanan." The check was promptly cashed.
The military career of Minnesota
Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura is coming under fire from a
retired Navy SEAL.
Former SEAL Bill Salisbury claims sailors who served with
Ventura report the governor was never a SEAL, only a "frogman" in
the Underwater Demolition Team.
Salisbury, who is now a San Diego attorney, says Ventura's
claim that he's a SEAL insults the memory of real SEALs who died
fighting for their country.
He believes no one has challenged Ventura's claim because of
what he calls retired, high-ranking "ass-kissers" who want to
bask in Ventura's fame.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the governor claims
Salisbury's allegations are false because Underwater Demolition
Teams are the same as Navy SEALs.
Salisbury says that's been true since 1983 -- but that
wasn't the case in 1974, the year Ventura left active service.
Reform Party seeks court order to get convention
Minnesota Reform Party Chairman Rick McCluhan said Monday he will seek
court order to bring the national party's convention to Minnesota and
from being held in California.
In a controversial vote released earlier this month, the 143-member
Party national committee decided to relocate the August convention from
Beach, Calif., to an undesignated Minnesota city. The question is
vote is valid.
New York's Independence
Party chairman endorsed Donald Trump for president yesterday, pledging
the state's Reform Party affilate would field a slate of pro-Trump
primary delegates. Jack Essenberg told The Post he was backing Trump --
who says he's weighing a presidential bid on the Reform ticket -- over
renegade Republican Patrick Buchanan. "Buchanan is bigoted and
anti-Semitic," Essenberg said. "It's easy for him to say that he's not,
but everything he does seems to say he is." An alliance of pro-Buchanan
party members, led by longtime leftist political activist Lenora
a strong backer of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is seeking
oust Essenberg as chairman. About 150,000 voters have enrolled in the
Independence Party since its founding in 1994. They'll get a chance to
vote for a pesidential candidate in the March 7 primary.
In addition to his active candidacy for the Natural Law Party
presidential nomination in 2000, Dr. John Hagelin has recently
decided to challenge Pat Buchanan for the Reform Party nomination
Last week, Dr. Hagelin announced his intention to "forge the
largest, most powerful coalition of third party forces in U.S.
history." The election laws of many states allow such a dual
NLP - Reform Party candidacy, called "fusion." If Dr. Hagelin
wins the nominations of both parties, he would unite a large
and powerful coalition of voters that could effectively challenge
the Republican and Democratic parties.
The only candidate with Federal candidacy experience running
in New York's US Senate race, Independence/(Reform Party USA')s Tom
Loughlin Jr., described Hillary Clinton's finally announced plans
to actually run for the senate seat to be vacated by Daniel Patrick
Moynihan as "a vulgar joke at the expense of the United States
Constitution and a slap in the face of all real New York State
from Buffalo to Bayshore and Montauk to Massena...ESPECIALLY to the
living in the area New York's only alien candidate referred to as the
'Fly infested Adirondacks'....In excepts from a prepared statement, Loughlin said, " For New
Yorkers the immediate result of the ugly possibility of the Democratic
Party being blinded by star status of our first lady will be
nominating someone who hasn't the lifelong sense of affiliation with
Empire States and no gut motivation to help New York and New Yorkers"....For our nation the effect of electing a US Senator on any basis other
than hiring the most state-savvy, "bring home the bacon to my lifelong
neighbors" system will result in a diminution of the sovereignty of
states. It will result in a weakened nation and a Constitution,
especially the 10th Amendment , which would be made moot. A disaster in