Speaking at Maryland Libertarian Party Conf on March 12

I will be speaking after dinner at the Maryland Libertarian Party convention on March 12 in Dundalk, Maryland. Dundalk is down the road from the old Sparrow Point steel mill, and just after the Baltimore tunnel.

Topic will be the Patriot Act, TSA, and other outrages against Americans’ liberty.

My spiel is scheduled for 7:30. Jim Lark, the former LP national chairman, will be speaking at 2:30. Lark is one of the most inspirational libertarian speakers around, and he has done great work with college students and other young people for the last 20 years.

Details on the MD LP convention are available here. There are a number of other speakers and it should be a lively show. BEER will be available throughout the day.

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6 Responses to Speaking at Maryland Libertarian Party Conf on March 12

  1. Jim February 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    This post on Facebook stirred a lively exchange with Steve LaBianca, as follows:

    Steve LaBianca And a hell of a nice guy!

    Jim Bovard And a beer enthusiast, too.

    Steve LaBianca And likes a good bottle of wine – all qualities not unlike Mr. Bovard himself!!! (Hey, Jim L. has told me about the many beer “tasting” adventures of the two Jims!)

    Jim Bovard For the record, not all the breweries that Jim Lark and I visited subsequently went bankrupt.

    Steve LaBianca The beer industry thanks you for your patronage!

    Pat Hines I did visit a brewery in Arcata, California which subsequently moved to another location. I felt bad about that.

    Steve LaBianca When the good Doc Lark came to Tampa, we “visited” the Yuengling brewery here . . . spent a lot of time talking beer and brewing with the help – I didn’t hurt that the “help” kept filling our glasses while shooting the breeze either! Afterward, Jim had to give a talk to some USF students about starting a libertarian group on campus. He didn’t fall down . . . even once!

    Jim Bovard He is from the mountains of VA, so he can hold his booze real well. He and visited a brewery in Frederick MD that was doing a tasting of Hemp beer (and other beers). Lots of hippie types with dilated eyes showed up for the tasting. That hemp beer tasted like crap, but they didn’t care – as long as it was labeled hemp, they got high.

    Steve LaBianca So the “hemp” just kind of blends in the brain I guess, and who knows which was doing what!

    Jim Bovard The brewery had to get DEA or ATF permission for the beer, so I assume that any hemp elements were even less potent than your average ditchweed.

    Steve LaBianca
    Of course . . . this is a “permission from the state” world. I guess the beer dulls the pain of such an unfortunate circumstance.
    Maybe it ISN’T such a good idea to cut the state back . . . what kind of excuse would we need to drink?
    NOTE: We used to call it “chokeweed”!


    Steve LaBianca
    “He is from the mountains of VA” . . . a Virginia hillbilly – and DAMN proud of it, too!

    Jim Bovard The folks who can combine a mountain background with an active mind…. You gotta keep an eye on those types.

    Steve LaBianca Yup – you think you’re dealing with one of those “slow, stupid, Southerners” (Just kidding – I’m only helping to perpetuate the stereotype!)

    Jim Bovard Aye, but folks making such an assumption can present a wonderful opportunity….

    Steve LaBianca And don’t you know, that Jim takes advantage of that EVERY time!

    Jim Bovard Sounds fair to me.

  2. Steve LaBianca February 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    We just got “rolling” on such “off-topic” things that it took on a life of its own! Just your typical libertarian conversation, I guess.

  3. Steve LaBianca February 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    I’ll have to tell Jim L. that it was fun having a few chuckles at his expense!

  4. Jim February 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    Careful ’bout riling a Mountain Man…

  5. Brian Wilson February 20, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    “Dundalk” huh?
    Please give them all my love and highest respects! Hopefully, Dundalk Libertarians are a cut above their R & D (mostly D for “duh”)neighbors!

    (NB: One would have to be reasonably familiar with my on-air “relationship” with the good citizens of Dundalk during the ’80′s and 90′s to appreciate the above.)

  6. Brian Wilson February 20, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    “Dundalk” huh?
    Please give them all my love and highest respects! Hopefully, Dundalk Libertarians are a cut above their R & D (mostly D for “duh”)neighbors!

    (NB: One would have to be reasonably familiar with my on-air “relationship” with the good citizens of Dundalk during the ’80′s and 90′s to appreciate the above.)

    In any event, having been the MLP “featured speaker” some years ago, they are in for an exceptional treat courtsey of Mr. Bovard.

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