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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2005, 09:53:21 am »

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He's written several books, and has skewered, sliced, and diced with his research both the Clinton and Bush Administrations. The kind of research that he does is something that virtually no one else I know of does - at least, no one else does it nearly as well as he does it.

If this ain't Jim Bovard, I give up.

Bingo.  You and Pat K got it.

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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2005, 09:56:23 am »

Bingo.  You and Pat K got it.

Ding, ding, ding! We have two winners. What do we have for them, Seth?  ;D

The book of his that I really enjoyed was Lost Rights, which I read in '95 or '96, and then gave to several friends and family members. A must-read for libertarians, although it will increase your blood pressure.
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2005, 10:00:23 am »

Hmm... not that big of a name.  I've heard of Ron Paul and Michael Badnarik.  I'm sure he's a good author, but I don't know if he's a "big name". 
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2005, 10:27:31 am »

Hmm... not that big of a name.  I've heard of Ron Paul and Michael Badnarik.  I'm sure he's a good author, but I don't know if he's a "big name". 

Well, I suppose he's well known to some "sectors" of the libertarian movement and not others... He writes for the Wall Street Journal, so if he likes what he sees,...
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2005, 10:36:11 am »

Ohh.. now that would be valuable.  Is he a member?
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« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2005, 10:43:04 am »

Ohh.. now that would be valuable.  Is he a member?

If he was a member, he would likely appear somewhere on this page, http://freestateproject.org/about/endorsements/
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2005, 01:10:45 pm »

Ohh.. now that would be valuable.  Is he a member?

Nope... AFAIK, he hadn't even heard of the FSP before the invitation. So this is something of an outreach effort as well. WEW and Ron Paul of course both know a lot about the FSP; it'll be good to reach out to parts of the movement that haven't heard about us yet.
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2005, 01:55:54 pm »

Just to clear up some misconceptions...   ;D

At least a couple people were reported as coming in this thread that I'm not even aware of:  Vin and Sunni.  If they're coming, that's more than cool, but they're not on the Saturday lineup.  Sunni may well be there and may even be involved in some of the 2A stuff (I'll check with the 'chief gun nut' on that one).  Pretty sure (just a stab in the dark here) Vin's not going to show. 

Jim Bovard *is* on the Saturday lineup.  I would have had the schedule revised by now, but I have had a touch of a family issue that has slowed me down...

And, just to keep the 'excitement' rolling...  There were a couple of other mentions here that are notable.  It now appears very likely that Poker Face will be playing Friday night, two one-hour sets ;)  I expect to have the details of that confirmed shortly but the 8-ball says outlook good.

And...  the details aren't set yet, but one other of the names mentioned in this thread may be there presenting on Friday.  Hints:  not a huge name (and not a huge person... Pat), but becoming quite well known in libertarian circles, mentioned (as far as I can see) only once so far.   And you all might have to keep guessing for a while because I won't spill the beans until this person is confirmed.  ;D

Oh, and yes, Badnarik is coming and speaking on Saturday also ;)

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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2005, 03:40:23 pm »

OK, this is getting out of control. Last night I dreamt it was Arnold Schwarzenegger, with Maria in tow distributing pastries to the cheering throngs.   ::) Stop messing with my subconscious, Jason!!


Holy crap what a nightmare, sometimes you really have to suffer for liberty.

Though I just chuckled to myself thinking about Arnold saying the word Porcupine. ;D
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2005, 04:42:42 pm »

Sunni Maravillosa says [...] she's speaking...  [...]
But Jason used the pronoun "he".  Hmmmm.....
Oh, yes, Sunni will be there. I like her, think she's great, but I wasn't sure whether most people here would consider her a "big name." [...]
     Pete's sake, Jason, just how many syllables does a name need to be big?  "Mavarillosa," f'gosh sakes, a lovely name but not at all small!

     ;)
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2005, 08:41:13 am »


Nope... AFAIK, he hadn't even heard of the FSP before the invitation.

Now, there is  a Frigg'in Travesty!
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2005, 08:44:04 am »

I would love to see Richard Boddes come to one of these things.  I could hang out with him all week!
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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2005, 08:41:31 pm »

I would love to see Richard Boddes come to one of these things.  I could hang out with him all week!

I've been communicating regularly with Boddie lately, some about the FSP and some about jazz music.  I think he'd come if we paid him (or at least paid his way).  We'd need to raise some more money to do that, though, and the speaker lineup for saturday is full already.  But maybe next year ;)

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Re: A "big name speaker" has yet to be announced. Who is it?
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2005, 03:23:43 pm »

I know it won't happen, but there is one name on my mind. Clint Eastwood. Think of what he could do for publicity, not to mention the Second Amendment activities!

On a more realistic note, maybe we should keep Penn and Teller in mind for 2006.
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« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2005, 03:35:12 pm »

Clint is a "libertarian" but not a very principled one.  The interview that the LP posted on their site is kind of embarrassing to watch... he's losing it... old age is setting in.
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