Flashback Friday: Video of 2008 Pennsylvania Libertarian Party Presidential Debate


As was brought to my attention by frequent Saturnalian reader and presidential candidate Robert Milnes, the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party held a presidential debate on March 15, 2008 in which Milnes participated. Continue reading


Jim Webb Passages in Context


Former Democratic Senator Jim Webb is running for president in 2016.  Wait.  Scratch that.  He’s currently exploring a run for president in 2016.  Despite that distinction the inevitable Democratic frontrunner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has Webb in her cross-hairs.  Having had seven years to stew over her defeat in 2008 at the hands of Barack Obama, Clinton’s not taking any challenge lightly.  Continue reading

Pastor Manning: “Obama Is a Long Legged Mack Daddy”

It was February 16, 2008.  With the 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign heating up between then-Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Pastor James Manning of ATLAH Worldwide gave an epic sermon in which he  proclaimed the candidate Obama as a  “long legged mack daddy.”   In addition, Manning criticized his congregation and the Black community at large for supporting Obama only because of his skin color.

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Leaf Blower Conspiracy Theorist Forces Runoff in Oklahoma

It’s official.  With neither candidate winning a majority in the last week’s primary, perennial candidate Jim Rogers, a leaf-blower conspiracy theorist, will face the Jesse Jackson-backed State Senator Constance Johnson in an August 26 primary runoff to decide the Democratic Party’s 2014 nominee for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

In the primary, which also included candidate Patrick Hayes,  Rogers received 35.34 percent behind Johnson’s leading 43.84 percent. Hayes was eliminated from the race after finishing in third with 20.82 percent.  The winner of the Rogers-Johnson runoff will face the Republican nominee, Congressman James Lankford to decide who will replace the retiring Republican Senator Tom Coburn.

Rogers, 79, was the Oklahoma Democratic Party’s 2010 U.S Senate nominee and candidate for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination.  Among his many campaigns, Rogers ran for president in the 2008 election cycle during which he alleged that leaf blowers were used against him to sabotage his campaign. Continue reading