Saturday, May 24, 2008

Breakfast, etc.

It's nearly noon on the East Coast, but here in Denver, it's not yet 10 a.m., and the Saturday platform fight at the Libertarian Party convention is getting underway.

Just got back from a media breakfast with Bob Barr, which I highlighted at AmSpec blog. The key quotes from that event, I believe came at the end, when Barr essentially told the 9/11 Truthers to take a long walk off a short pier:
Barr was asked why he hadn't signed the "Libertarians for Justice" pledge, calling for a new investigation into 9/11 -- a "Truther" project endorsed by 11 of the 14 LP presidential candidates.
"I'm not interested in conspiratorial theories, I'm interested in moving the country forward," Barr said. "Some candidates will sign whatever's put in front of them, if they think it will get them votes. I don't operate that way."
Two words for Truthers: Popular Mechanics. Two more words for Truthers: Occam's Razor.

Barr's willingness to incur the wrath of Truther crackpots is an act of courage, in the context of this convention, where cracked pottery is not exactly in short supply. Will be blogging mainly at AmSpec blog today, but hope to update here with photos and video later. At some point, I've got to start transcribing the massive amount of audio I've recorded. Plus, I just realized I got less than three hours sleep, so a nap is in order this afternoon. UPDATE: The Popular Mechanics link has gone dead, so permit me to direct 9/11 Truthers to Jay Chambers' debunking of these conspiracy theories.

1 comment:

  1. >>> a "Truther" project endorsed by 11 of the 14 LP presidential candidates.

    As a former convention delegate, the LP will never amount to sh!t until it kicks out the kooks. And they wonder why I don't send them a monthly donation anymore.