gary johnson


V.21 No.44 |
Marisa Demarco

election

Homegrown presidential candidate

I'm at Gary Johnson's presidential campaign party at Hotel Albuquerque with about 150 of his fans and friends.

The former New Mexico governor hasn't yet made an appearance, but I got a chance to talk to spokesperson Joe Hunter. He says the campaign isn't looking to pull any particular percentages around the country. "The number we end up with tonight is not that important."

If Johnson gets 5 percent of the vote in New Mexico, the Libertarian Party will be a major party in our state during the next election cycle.

"What we have done is created a good foundation," Hunter says. "We've identified hundreds of thousands of Gary supporters." Johnson made more than 1 million friends on Google Plus, 100,000 Twitter followers and 400,000 Facebook friends, according to Hunter. He visited 20 college campuses and drew hundreds of attendees at each, even with only a couple of days notice, Hunter says.

Johnson ended up on the ballot in 48 states and in D.C. His name wasn't listed under presidential options in only Michigan and Oklahoma.
As the election neared, Hunter says third-party candidates lose supporters, especially if the race is looking close.

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The Daily Word in apologies, bionics, slang and wrongful termination

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Gary Johnson's girlie campaign poster.

Yahoo apologized to Albuquerque.

Rio Rancho wants to make it illegal to feed pigeons.

This guy is going to climb a Chicago skyscraper with a bionic leg.

Handing out razors on Halloween.

Waste the rest of your day on this enormous, UK-centric online dictionary of slang.

Absolutely no evidence PROVES there are hundreds of abominable snowmen living in Siberia.

Romney and Mormonism.

If Romney were President.

Romney on women, his faith and who he is.

The future of Fleet Street.

The Italian Captain who abandoned the Costa Concordia is suing for wrongful termination.

Scotland Yard is now calling Jimmy Saville Britain's most prolific serial sex offender.

Miguel Bloombito, fake Mayor Bloomberg Twitter account.

On this day in 1946, Robert Mapplethorpe was born.

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The Daily Word in hazmat, more Gangnam Style and Penn State prez

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People in Santa Teresa, N.M., were told to stay inside and seal windows and vents. Turns out, 200 people got sick, and an unknown hazardous material caused it. The industrial park reopened yesterday.

Gary Johnson's campaign splices him into the presidential debates.

Guy rode his bike through Hurricane Sandy.

Back East, people are lined up for miles to get gas.

Former Penn State president charged with perjury in Sandusky scandal.

Gene Hackman knew the dude he slapped in Santa Fe.

Dr. Kevorkian's paintings.

City councilors lodge an ethics complaint against a pro-minimum wage hike group.

Campaign finance reports filed today. So, how much did those legislative campaigns blow?

Noam Chomsky Gangnam Style

10 election oddities explained. By the British.

Is America ready for a female president?

V.21 No.39 |

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The Daily Word in Insane Clown Posse, Iggy and The Stooges, The Thing With Two Heads, and The Army.

Why Tylenol bottles are so hard to open

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Someone is passing counterfeit hundies in Deming.

Gary Johnson continues to fight for inclusion in the presidential debates.

The Vatican calls the recently discovered Jesus-wife papyrus a fake.

Sam the Record Man died last week.

Baltimore's answer to Punxsutawney Phil.

Thirty years ago the first Compact Discs were released.

Klingon Style.

"They didn't have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I'll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles."

The latest on Insane Clown Posse's suit against the FBI.

Long Island will soon be home to the world's largest Ferris Wheel. Look at this old Turkish "Ferris Wheel."

Iggy and The Stooges have an amusing, but not obnoxious, concert rider.

Of course conjoined twins can drive. Two-headed people have been driving since the seventies.

This man may have killed his girlfriend because she woke him up in the middle of the night.

Most awesome movie death-scene in the entire history of cinema.

When Romney loses, it's going to be this guy's fault.

Tommy Tucker the squirrel.

It's the thirtieth anniversary of the Tylenol murders.

V.21 No.35 |

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The Daily Word in deep space voyaging, fact checking and finger pointing

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On this date in 1977, Voyager 1 was launched. Soon it will reach interstellar space...

Dems, too, are skilled in the art of rhetorical gymnastics.

Top aide to Gov. Susana Martinez says a recording that includes troubling statements about his use of state email was aired without context and is "intentionally misleading."

Seriously though, a typo could derail the new minimum wage proposal.

Afghan military purges hundreds of soldiers in an attempt to respond to dozens of so-called "insider attacks" on international service members, most of them American.

Editor and writer Tom Engelhardt calls this violence "death by ally," and says that "such acts in such numbers are historically unprecedented."

U.S. Justice Dept. calls out B.P.'s bad behavior.

A strong earthquake in Costa Rica prompts tsunami warnings.

Gary Johnson's ballot access travails.

Chuck Norris is super stressed out in his airy home-dojo, on the potential eve of the end of the world as we know it.

"I often have to cut into the brain and it's something I hate doing."

Early Hitchcock films for free.

Slipped up sleight of hand.

Happy birthday to moonstruck Caspar Friedrich.

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for president, marched in Santa Fe's Pride parade on June 23. He says LGBTQ couples have a constitutionally guaranteed right to get married.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

politics

Gary Johnson: Coming to a ballot near you

When voters hit the polls countrywide, they’ll see at least three options for president. One of them is former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. As the Libertarian candidate, he’s pitching himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

“I'm going to be the only candidate that doesn't want to bomb Iran. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to get out Afghanistan now—and the wars. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to end the drug war. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to bring about marriage equality, believing that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right.”

I got a chance to speak with him about what it means to be a third-party candidate for president in a country that’s increasingly frustrated with its leaders. Read up on his positions regarding the drug war, the Tea Party and minimal government.

Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for president, marched in Santa Fe's Pride parade on June 23. He says LGBTQ couples have a constitutionally guaranteed right to get married.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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Righter Than Right, Lefter Than Left

Ex-guv is ready to throw down with the donkeys and elephants

Gary Johnson changed his party affiliation and became the Libertarian presidential candidate in May. He needs to poll at 15 percent to get into the televised debates between ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama. The Libertarian candidate for president spoke with the Alibi about how his new party is working out, his opinion of Gov. Susana Martinez and what minimal government really means.
V.21 No.18 |

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The Daily Word in welcome back Vlad, dinosaur farts, on-the-run tooth fairy.

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Vladmir Putin returns to power.

American held hostage by Al Qaeda pleas with President Obama to meet terrorist demands in a video.

Abq man arrested on indecent exposure charges after going through the drive-thru of a Church's Chicken.

NM will receive nearly $11 million in federal funding to make improvements on community health care centers around the state.

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination.

Man found dead in a barn at Churchill Downs hours after the Kentucky Derby. Police suspect foul play.

Dinosaur farts—the newest thing to blame for global warming.

Woody Allen and Lindsay Lohan? Hmmmm...

Man claiming to be the tooth fairy leads Texas cops on a high-speed chase.

The Avengers as dogs.

V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012

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The Daily Word in Kutcher, Munch and Love

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Ex. Gov. Gary Johnson likely to get the Libertarian nod for prez.

Santa Fe carnival gave out live rabbits and turtles as prizes.

College student says DEA forgot him in a holding cell for days.

Credit is America’s welfare plan, says professor.

In a move that can only devalue the old-fashioned paper tome, publishers are planning to put ads on book covers.

Ashton Kutcher’s brownface Popchips ad pulled.

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold for $120 million, making it the most expensive painting in the world.

Courtney Love’s art.

Lost parakeet tells police where he lives.

Most of us are outliers.

Who riots best? Sports fans or protesters?

How superstitions and rituals help you win.

Hello Kitty airline.

V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012

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The Daily Word in stress, Communist scandal and scornful ex-governors

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A burned SUV found on Pajarito Mesa turns into a double-homicide case.

PETA is not pleased with Albuquerque's cat problem.

Governor showdown: Gary Johnson takes Susana Martinez to task.

LANL is ready to pay big money to three N.M. companies eager to handle some of the lab’s dirty work.

China's Communist party leadership struck by scandal.

Vladimir Putin pulls a " do as I say, not as I did."

UCLA accidentally dashes the hopes of 894 high school students.

California attorney will tell a parole board that Charles Manson needs hospitalization, not prison.

Meanwhile, a man who thinks Manson is his dad is anxious for confirmation before the killer dies in custody.

Trayvon Martin's shooter George Zimmerman is " stressed out."

Also stressed out: tsunami-wary Indonesia.

Charlie Sheen still on winning streak, soon to enroll in Anger Management.

Courtney Love super hates Dave Grohl.

V.20 No.52 |

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The Daily Word in Gary Johnson, apes and Buddhist bartenders

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Buffalo rampages through Edgewood, N.M.

Former Gov. Gary Johnson ditches the GOP and goes Libertarian in his quest to become president of these United States.

Should be a $4.2 million surplus in the state budget. Gov. Susana Martinez wants to spend it on college prep programs.

Barbie is a hoarder.

Best insta-celebs of the year.

The 10 most absurd quotes about women in 2011.

Apes to video chat on iPads.

Wendy's $16 foie gras burger.

At Vow's Bar in Tokyo patrons are served by real Buddhist monks.

The professional laugher.

V.20 No.50 |

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The Daily Word in Ron Paul winning and Gary Johnson the Libertarian

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un may share power with his uncle.

Gary Johnson to leave the Republican party and run for president as a Libertarian.

Veteran calls Newt Gingrich a "Fucking Asshole" at an Iowa grocery store campaign stop.

Fire damages a Heights stripmall.

Canada may have found a vaccine to prevent AIDS.

People are starting to freak out about Ron Paul winning.

A man thought to be a John Wayne Gacy victim found alive and well in Oregon.

US Chamber of Commerce was hacked.

Earth has another moon?

Wendy's is about to overtake Burger King to become the second-largest fast food chain in terms of sales.

Surgeon removes a pen from a woman's stomach 25 years after she swallowed it.

Bored? Lonely? Unemployable? The Emergency Hall and Oates Line is here to help with whatever is ailing you.

Six steps to achieve your 2012 resolutions.

Bill Murray didn't care for the script to Ghostbusters 3.

Top 10 creepiest Santa Clauses.

The unexplained mysteries of 2011.

The most expensive apartment in Manhattan sold for $88 million to a 22-year-old.

How to Make It in America, Hung and Bored to Death all cancelled by HBO.

Sweet-Baby-Jesus it's the Hobbit trailer! Also, check out these leaked photos of the upcoming Lord of the Rings Lego sets.

Happy Birthday Samuel L. Jackson!!!

V.20 No.47 |

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The Daily Word in Egypt, UFOs and free rides

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Turkey-shapes-made-from-other-food competition. David Byrne entered two.

Tavern Taxi will drive you home for free this weekend if you've had a few drinks. Good for anywhere in Bernalillo County. 999-1400.

Black Friday shopping rage.

Businesses struggle on Lead, and road construction through the holiday season could mean local shops won't survive.

More UFO sightings in New Mexico than usual.

Worst movies ever.

Since the Republicans don't want him, ex-Gov. Gary Johnson might go Libertarian.

Sandiago's Mexican Grill cooks up a Thanksgiving feast for foster kids and their families.

Egyptians protest the military regime.

Journalist talks about her assault in Egypt by riot police.

The world's first full face transplant.

The rogue ad man behind Buy Nothing Day and the Occupy movement.

Changes to the Catholic mass.

Famous people who died in 2011.

V.20 No.38 |

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The Daily Word in faster than light particles, home invasions and spontaneous human combustion

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Gary Johnson had the best line from last night's presidential debate. Also, a gay soldier was booed.

President Obama is rewriting No Child Left Behind.

Texas ends the ritual of a special last meal for death row inmates.

Scientists may have discovered faster than light particles.

Glowing kitty may further aid in AIDS research.

Early morning home invasion on the West Side.

The House passes a temporary spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown, for now.

The FBI is investigating mysterious "Arabic" graffiti on the underside of Southwest Airlines airplanes.

Is it worth it to pick your own apples?

A suspected member of LulzSec was arrested in Phoenix.

Scientists use science to explain near-death experiences!

Probably not a good idea to post your murder plans on Facebook.

Who doesn't love animated GIFs?

50 signs the world is coming to an end.

Spontaneous human combustion listed as cause of death of a 76-year-old man.

Chicken snack menus are the next front in the fast food wars.

Was Archduke Ferdinand's fate sealed because of cheese sandwich?

Someone is making a TV show based on musical chairs?

James Spader joined the cast of The Office.

Happy Birthday Tom Lester!!!

V.20 No.37 |

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The Daily Word in freed hikers, geniuses and suicide by rollercoaster

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Two years after accidentally hiking into Iran, Josh Fattal and Shan Bauer have been freed.

Is Troy Davis's scheduled execution America's worst miscarriages of justice?

Masked gunmen dump 35 dead bodies in the middle of a busy Boca Del Rio street.

Gary Johnson gets a spot in tomorrow's presidential debate.

Federal prosecutors call online poker site a global Ponzi scheme.

Republican leaders sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Chairman asking him to “resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy.”

A mother abducted her eight children in New York.

Personnel board votes to lay-off 27 state workers.

New questions in the deadly Reno air show crash.

Once again, I was not named a MacArthur Genius.

Here's a video flyover of the asteroid Vesta.

Facebook changed again last night.

Nobody wants a ginger baby.

Steven Colbert really really wants to broaden the tax base.

Most epic post-car accident interview ever.

This roller coaster is the future of suicide.

23 rejected covers of famous books.

I know you're lazy, but are you lazy enough for Forever Lazy?

I think this may be exciting news for fans of Magic: The Gathering.

If you're interested in getting some Venture Bros. action figures you should read this.

Game of Thrones cupcakes!

Gordon Ramsay gets another TV show.

This is awesome. And weird. But still awesome.

R.I.P. Tom Wilson, creator of Ziggy.

Fox is considering creating a 24-hour Simpsons channel.

Mike Tyson broke Steve-O's nose at the Charlie Sheen roast.

There have been some pretty terrible Star Wars video games, but was this one the worst?

This one is for fans of The Wire only.

Happy Birthday Cheryl Hines!!!