The Weekly Sedition

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

“NM Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Kokesh” ?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:39 AM

4/20/2015 1:05 PM:

So what has former NM Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Kokesh been up to lately? He’s become a West Coaster like Mark Dice (watch on his YouTube channel) and taken to interviewing Obama supporters.

Except that Adam Kokesh never ran for Governor, in New Mexico or any other state.

Adam ran for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional seat in 2010, and was given the Ron Paul treatment (slam the door in his face every time) by the GOPNM hierarchy.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Blowback comes home to New Mexico
  2. A Letter from a New Mexico Veteran
  3. GOT ADAM!

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 12.8
  2. Listening – Accept by Accept

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Friday, 17 September 2010

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — weeklysedition @ 2:05 AM

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 / The Weekly Sedition

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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

GOT ADAM!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — weeklysedition @ 3:41 AM

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?

GOT ADAM!
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 on 4 July 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 point 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, my personal blog.

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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Blowback Comes Home to New Mexico

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — weeklysedition @ 2:44 AM

I recently received via email a copy of the premature declaration of victory by the main beneficiary of the anti-Kokesh smear campaign. It landed into my inbox with the same plopping sound my dog makes in the backyard.

TOM MULLINS FOR UNITED STATES CONGRESS DISTRICT 3
OVERWHELMINGLY TAKES REPUBLICAN NOMINATION

Dear Friends,

Today at the State Republican Party Pre-Primary Nominating Convention I received 107 votes and my opponent received 26 votes, totaling 133 votes. These results give us 80.45 percent of the delegate vote, confirming our expectations. This victory really means two things. irst, that my name will be listed first on the Republican Primary Ballot. Some have said that winning this ballot position is worth up to four percentage points in an election. Second, this result demonstrates that the New Mexico grass roots support that I have been talking about for several months is fully supporting our campaign. Our internal polling information agrees with these results that my opponent has a core group of committed supporters, but will be unable to attract the majority of the support necessary to win against Ben Ray Lujan, Jr. I believe that I am the candidate that will best represent not only the Republican party, but also the party of Knowledge in November. I have never been afraid of competition, but given this level of support, I am hopeful that my primary opponent will decide that he has little chance to win and will join our effort to defeat Ben Ray Lujan, Jr. This is an expensive endeavor and having a united effort, as early as possible, will ensure that we change the culture of corruption and dependence. But, who knows? As a rookie to the political business, the one thing I can tell you is that nothing can be predicted.

The party of knowledge includes Democrats, Independents, Greens, Libertarians, and Republicans. The party of knowledge has spoken in Albuquerque with the election of a new council and Mayor R.J. Berry. It spoke in New Jersey, Virginia, and most recently in Massachusetts. It is my belief that the party of knowledge will speak again in November and elect me to represent the 3rd Congressional Dis

I can’t speak for other members of the Libertarian Party, Boston Tea Party, New Mexico Patriot Alliance, and any other organization that I belong to, but I personally refuse to provide the slightest increment of support for this person.

I realize that I’m not a 3rd District voter, nor am I registered as a Republican. But I can still donate, write letters and post blog entries supporting the candidate who best represents my positions. I can promote that candidate’s events using the blogs and such available to me.

And the candidate who best represents my views, in all three of New Mexico’s districts, is Adam Kokesh.

One of the Libertarians on the BCC list for the above asked me the following —

I was not aware of any smear campaign. Is there a synopsis somewhere for me to look at ?

Basically, the neo-cons are pissed at Adam because in 2007, he protested the Iraq Occupation after being shot at during the Fallujah campaign (Feb-Sept 2004) and being discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006.

Here’s a sampling of links from the smear campaign.

Or just go to thisainthell.com — seems to be the center of the Kokesh Hate Club.

It looks like this is part of a larger campaign by the neo-cons to purge the GOP of its libertarian faction, as the same people going after Kokesh are also whining about Ron Paul for the same “reason” — Paul objects to the Iraq Occupation. They refer to Paul as “RuPaul,” “NorLuap,” etc., and anyone associated with him as a “Paultard,” “Paulbot,” “Paulestinian,” “moonbat,” etc.

They don’t limit this sort of trash-talk to Paul and Kokesh, either. They went after Dr. Rand Paul, Ron Paul’s son, running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, Debra Medina, running for Governor in Texas, and B.J. Lawson, in North Carolina.

Libertarians such as myself, they refer to as “libtards.” If you take a look at Free Republic [freerepublic.com], you can’t miss it — just run a search for “libertarian” or “Ron Paul” there, and you’ll see what I mean.

Then they get pissed at us when we (LP members, BTP members, RLC members, C4L members, etc.) don’t support their candidates as much as they want us to (which would most likely require us to spend ourselves into poverty). This is part of what gave America Scott Brown as a U.S. Senator.

This is the same Scott Brown, who in 2006, supported MassCare, Mitt Romney’s mandatory health-insurance scheme, which I suspect was the template for the mandatory-insurance part of ObamaCare.

This is the same Scott Brown who recently voted for to spend 15,000,000,000 bucks for a “jobs bill.”

Here’s what Jim Bancroft, one of the anti-Kokesh hate squad, had to say about Scott Brown after I pointed out the “jobs bill” vote —

I have to sadly confess that I did not do my homework on scott brown…

We were so happy that a republican might win the Kennedy seat, I didnt care to look up who he was or what he was about

I went to his rally in Worcestor the Sunday before, was happy as a clam when he won, got totally embarrassed when he said his daughters were available, disowned him when he said he was proud of his posing for Cosmo because it got him exposure…and totally hated him since he voted for the spending bill because it meant ‘jobs’ for Mass……

The term up here is MASSHOLE…

All I can say is, hey, it was MASS, what did we expect?

the only consolation is it isn’t a democrat…except he is now buds with that RINO McLAME???

Brown wasn’t in Romney care originally, he was part of the mass care bill, true, I didnt know that either…(sigh)

the things you learn so late, I heard him in his speech say he was sorry he voted for MASSCARE but was totally AGAINST national healthcare…I dont trust him to be any more genuine conservative than LIEberman…

that means he will vote just like McLAME…ie, 90% like Ted Kennedy anyways

makes me so mad I could spit. So, on this one…I wont call you a moron.

Hence my previous comments — if they don’t want our ideas, then they don’t deserve our financial and material support.

Here’s the links where Mullins takes potshots at Adam —

Tom Mullins: Adam Kokesh is an internet celebrity and a war protestor who makes poor choices

Mullins: Kokesh’s actions “dishonor the military”


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Friday, 12 March 2010

A Letter from a New Mexico Veteran

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — weeklysedition @ 3:28 PM

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

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Friday, 5 February 2010

Adam Kokesh at UNM, 3 Feb 2010

Filed under: Events, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — weeklysedition @ 5:08 PM

Current mood: ecstatic

Last Wednesday, I braved the falling snow and rain on Central Ave. to make the Kokesh for Congress rally that took place in the atrium of the Student Union Building. I parked at Bryn Mawr and Columbia NE (several blocks to the east of the facility where the rally actually took place) because the parking situation at UNM makes the CNM setup look like a work of genius, and I didn’t feel like dealing with the hassle. I spent about 30 minutes looking for a spot before settling on a two-hour curb at around 11:15 AM.

Upon arriving (30 minutes early — I overestimated the time it would take to walk from where I parked to the SUB by about 20 minutes), I met some libertarian-leaning Republicans, in particular Rhead Story and Bob Cornelius, and we talked for a bit. I found out that the GOPNM’s current State Chairman, a Harvey Yates, has allegedly used his position as a party officer to funnel a pile of cash (about 1200) to one candidate in a race while not offering an equal pile of cash to the other candidate seeking the same office. This is apparently a felony under New Mexico state law. Ha ha ha.

At around 11:50 AM, the Kokesh campaign volunteers started arriving, followed by Adam himself at 12:00 PM on the dot. Adam was introduced by Ruben Pacheco of UNM’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty. Also present were representatives from Students Against Empire.

Ruben Pacheco introducing Adam Kokesh – Photo by myself

At that point, Adam took the podium, grabbed the microphone and proceeded to . . . have fun with his politics (something I’ve been telling my fellow Libertarian Party members to do for years!) — Adam not only has the principles down, but can articulate them to the uninitiated. After his speech (given without notes, cue cards, or teleprompters), Adam proceeded to talk with volunteers and spectators for a while.

It’s important to note that the assembled listeners roughly doubled in number from the time he started his speech to the time he finished up and left the podium.

Photo by myself

Adam Kokesh at the UNM SUB – Photo by Andrew Sharp

Some of the other volunteers present from the campaign —

  • John Newby[1]
  • Mike Morasco (sp?), who rode his bicycle across the continental United States TWICE to spread the Ron Paul message

After the rally was over, I hustled out of the SUB and headed back to my car, and arrived with five minutes to spare on the parking spot. Still, I checked my tires for a parking-enforcement “boot” — the meter-readers aren’t the brightest, but do have the tendency to be rather capricious. When I got home, the snowstorm was in full bloom.


NOTES

  1. John came to our Liberty Forum last night (Thursday, 4 Feb 2010) at Fiesta’s and talked for a while with myself, Ron Bjornstad and Bill Koehler about the campaign, the GOP, the LP, New Mexico, Adam, etc., etc. As John was leaving, he asked us, “What can we do for you?” (I’m used to hearing “What can you do for me?”) My response? “Let Adam be Adam.”
  2. The campaign’s official blog posting — Adam Speaks to Students at UNM

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