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Tarrant County Libertarian Party Executive Committee Meeting

It's time to approve the previous meeting's minutes.

It's time to hear the Treasurer's report.

We need to discuss old business.  Bring up new business.

Then we'll get to the fun part.... recruiting candidates, scheduling educational events, reaching out to college campuses, and planning debates.

The quarterly TCLPEC (pronounced Ticklepeck) meetings are held at "Pop's Safari Bar" (the original smoke-filled room), 2929 Morton Street, in Fort Worth.



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  • Michael C.

    Part II

    I will be looking at doing events in the HEB/Grapevine/Southlake area and if you have any suggestions please send them my way. I like the idea of a Panera bread type place but would like to find a small business to support like an independent coffee shop.
    Thank you for the feedback, it is something that I know we will take into account for future events. It is difficult to reach out to college students that are not allowed in to a bar.

    July 10, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Geoff - Thank you for the feedback. I agree with most of what you said. Typically we do not have too many meetings at Pop's anymore. Our executive meeting event is automatically rescheduled and we typically forget to change the event location in ample time.
    I will most likely be changing that setting so we can veer away from the smokey environments.
    We have only recently discovered TANSTAAFL and have only done two events there which have been trivia nights. I agree with most of your statement about that place but they had free fudge last time and it was awesome! Free fudge aside, I do not view it as a place we will be having any real meetups but rather just the trivia nights.
    We have been working with larger outreach events with other organizations and will start to focus on the smaller libertarian centric events soon. Do look for the book club events that we rotate around DFW Barnes and Nobles. We also have an occasional speaker series.

    July 10, 2013

  • Geoff A.

    Part 2
    Tanstaafl Pub is near my house, so I checked it out one afternoon. Bluntly, it is the vilest example of a nasty dark bar I have ever seen. The stench of old beer and nicotine with a touch of urine and vomit prevails. I understand the sentimentality of the name of the place, but has anyone actually been inside? Simply gross, and I have spent a few too many hours in old bars in my now distant youth. To me, it's a terrible example of Libertarian decision making.

    I was a candidate for the Texas House several elections cycles back. I have been on the Tarrant LP meet-up for several years, but worked in Dallas (I live in Arlington) and was not able to attend many meetings. I do believe I may have met you at a meetup at an ice cream shop near the hospital district in Fort Worth when John Spivey was leaving town several months ago.

    I will be out of town for the rest of July, so please forgive me if I cannot continue the conversation until I return.

    July 10, 2013

  • Geoff A.


    Thank you for the reply. Not only am I wanting to participate, I have been attending some Dallas county activities to learn what others are doing. For example, they recently had a meetup at Panera Bread which is a pleasant, modern, non-smoking restaurant with a separate room for the gathering.

    While I completely support a business' right to allow smoking, I fully intend to spend my money elsewhere. I consider this the appropriate way to deal with business practices I wish to avoid.

    I did endure Pop's when Gary Johnson was in town ( I attended all three of his DFW appearances and gave him a donation for his campaign.) I heard many, many negative comments about the ghastly air quality at Pop's. A number of people simply left before Gary showed up. I was glad to get home and wash the stench of tobacco smoke from me and my clothing. See part 2

    July 10, 2013

  • Geoff A.

    Pop's Safari Room?
    I congratulate you on your plan to limit participation.

    June 21, 2013

    • Jeffrey L.

      If you would like to become an attendee we are more than willing to entertain suggestions on venues for future events. We have had many events in the last year with different venues, I don't recall meeting you at any of those. Are you interested in attending anything or just criticizing our choice on this one particular event?

      July 9, 2013

  • Geoff A.

    Pop's Safari Room: An effective way to limit participation.

    May 20, 2013

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