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Rick Vandeven - Libertarian For US Representative (MO-8)

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Posted Friday, October 5, 2012, at 1:40 PM


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  • I struggle with the idea of privitized defense. I have read the HHH book that Marc references, and a couple of others on the subject, but I am still not there.

    What I am starting to think is that good nukes make good neighbors.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Sun, Oct 14, 2012, at 6:55 AM


    That was a political debate? I thought it was a bad episode of Bevis and Butthead.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Sat, Oct 13, 2012, at 4:18 PM


    !@#$ the TSA

    Posted by Rick Vandeven on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 11:33 AM:


    ...It depends on the state laws. In MO, a write-in candidate would have had to file as such with the Sec of State. If you write in "Mickey Mouse" (as I do in several races), that vote gets thrown out, but not the entire ballot. Some states do not allow write ins of any sort.

    I read somewhere that Mickey Mouse gets several votes every year. Somebody should file as a write in candidate under the name "Mickey Mouse". Then those protest votes would count...

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Thu, Oct 11, 2012, at 12:19 PM

    If my name wasn't so long, it wouldn't cost so much to put it on the ballots that they are printing anyhow. As it stands, it cost $400,000 per ballot to print "Vandeven". I tried to register as "Mickey Mouse", but they said it gave me an unfair advantage.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Sun, Sep 30, 2012, at 6:54 PM


    I am not "PC". Never have been, never will be. I am respectful to people that deserve my respect, but that doesn't include everyone. There are plenty of candidates out there who are PC, and "respect" everyone. Personally, if a politician is going to consfiscate the products of my life energies, I would rather them treat me like a dog to my face also. That's just me. Some folks like the whole sadistic experience of pretty words and dirty deeds. Guess I am not the kinky type.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 6:53 AM

    ... Nowadays they would have injected me with drugs, sent me to counselling, and made me ride the short bus.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Thu, Oct 4, 2012, at 11:31 AM


    -- Posted by notrump on Sun, Oct 14, 2012, at 8:09 AM
  • psykhe,

    Your cut and paste skills are extraordinary. I never cared for "best of" compliations, but I like this hit parade.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Sun, Oct 14, 2012, at 9:27 AM
  • Since you are catholic, may I assume that you are 100% pro-life? Would you vote for protecting ALL unborn children?

    -- Posted by janfar on Fri, Oct 19, 2012, at 9:31 PM
  • Janfar,

    Nobody has the right to force their religious beliefs on other people.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Sat, Oct 20, 2012, at 12:39 PM