RE: [lpsf-discuss] Re: Here's an interesting strategyIcouldgetbehind

Thanks very much, Bob, for your careful reading and kind words. I had
meant to add, in my previous message, that I was never satisfied with
what I said in that article about libertarians. I felt logically
obliged to say something, but if I'd waited till I was satisfied with
that part, the rest might never have been published. It was not, in any
case, a direct attempt to persuade anyone of the libertarian philosophy,
but rather, in the spirit of the Kiersey-Bates Please Understand Me that
David Bergland has promoted, an attempt at a framework for understanding
and working with differences in political points of view. The framework
I developed in that article has been helpful to me, and I thought it
might be to others.

The East Bay Libertarian Parties are sponsoring a special screening of
the award winning documentary feature film "A/K/A Tommy Chong" on April
27, 2006 at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, located at 3200 Grand
Avenue. Tickets are $9.00 for either the 7:30 or 9:30 p.m. show.

In 2003, under an obscure provision of the USA PATRIOT ACT, the stoner
comedy icon Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong fame), was arrested and
charged with manufacturing hand-made glass pipes (A/K/A "Bongs").

Josh Gilbert's hilarious, yet tragic documentary follows this legal
case, exposing the absurdity of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's
revived War on Drug Paraphernalia that somehow made a connection between
smoking dope and supporting Al Qaeda.

Under "Operation Pipe Dreams," 55 individuals were indicted on federal
charges. Chong was the big celebrity caught in the sting and the only
victim sent to prison, even though Tommy just allowed his name and
likeness to be used to promote the business founded and managed by his
son, Paris.

Winner of the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the Aspen Film
Festival, "A/K/A Tommy Chong" exposes the hypocrisy of the Bush
administration's right wing assault on civil liberties and freedom of
speech. It seems that Tommy Chong was sentenced to serve nine months in
federal prison not for smoking dope or manufacturing pipes, but for
making comedy films about such activities 20 years ago.

Filmmaker Josh Gilbert will speak to the audience and answer questions
about Chong's case and the production of the film. Also appearing will
be Lynnette Shaw, the Libertarian Party candidate for Lt. Governor, as
well as many Libertarian candidates for local office who will be on your
June 6 Primary Ballot.

See for more info.

The Libertarian Party is on the front lines of social and political
action to bring an end to the War on Drugs. This motion picture is a
powerful experience so please join us in our efforts to restore the
freedoms we've lost and to defend those few we still have left.