Nathan Norman Announces Presidential Run

Blogger Nathan Norman

Blogger Nathan Norman announced earlier this week that he will seek the Libertarian Party (LP) presidential nomination in 2016.  If victorious, Norman says he will cede the nomination to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

“I do not claim to be qualified to win the presidency,” said Norman, “but I intend to win the nomination as a stand-in” for Gingrich. Continue reading

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Nathan Norman: Functional Fillmore Frugal Movement, pt. 2

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Header for the Functional Fillmore Frugal blog featuring (from left) Newt Gingrich, John Lennon, Millard Fillmore, Jim Burns, and Rand Paul.

The Saturnalian has obtained the unfinished part two of Nathan Norman‘s Functional Fillmore Frugal movement treatise.  Though Norman intended to release his treatise in four parts, only part one was ever released publicly before the movement ceased this past September.  IPR published part one in June 2013.  According to Norman, he started writing part two shortly after the publication, but became distracted with other projects and did not finish it.  As reported here, Norman’s movement ended when WordPress discovered he had been using his Functional Fillmore Frugal blog to store bisexual pornography.  Norman has given The Saturnalian permission to publish part two of the treatise for the first time ever.  The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in this commentary. Continue reading

Functional Fillmore Frugal Movement Ends

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Header for the Functional Fillmore Frugal blog featuring (from left) Newt Gingrich, John Lennon, Millard Fillmore, Jim Burns, and Rand Paul.

In 2010, an individual using the name “Concerned Citizen” (CC) began commenting on Independent Political Report (IPR) articles.  His comments often reflected social conservative positions and he self-identified as a Constitution Party member.  As the 2012 election approached, CC expressed support for the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney.  After the re-election of President Obama that November, he expressed anger at fellow IPR commenters for casting their ballots for third party and independent candidates.  In his mind, their votes took votes away from Romney and handed the election to Obama.  Several months later, CC returned to IPR with a new gimmick. Continue reading