Friday, July 13, 2012

They must have forgot to send me my ticket

As regular blog readers will know I am a self-proclaimed mover and shaker and all around high and mighty muckity-muck in the Green movement. So, imagine my surprise when I realized that the Green Party convention had started without sending me an invitation. WTF -- is that any way for them to treat their future Ambassador to Brazil? Bah, with an organization this slip-shod it is no wonder we never win the Presidency.

Anyway, Dr. Jill Stein won the nomination over Rosanne Barr. Naturally, that posed the problem of finding a running mate for Dr. Jill who wouldn't over-shadow the top of the ticket. After a long search for such a non-entity, Dr. Jill settled on Cheri Honkala. This is from Cheri's biographical info:
Compelled by her own experience as a homeless, single mom, Honkala has spent nearly three decades working directly alongside the poor to build the movement to end poverty, and has organized tens of thousands of people to take action via marches, demonstrations and tent cities.
Tent cities? I wonder why Obama never tapped her to be the director of HUD?

At any rate, below is a live feed from the Green Party Convention. The sound was a little dodgy earlier, but they seem to have gotten that cleaned up for their speechifying and folk singing. Enjoy, and feel free to leave any observations in the comments section.

Watch live streaming video from greenpartyus at


ambisinistral said...

Oh darn, the band Woven Green just finished their set. I was just starting to groove out on their sustainable tunes.

Now some fat, old hippy guy with a beer in his hand is babbling at the microphone. Little hard to hear what he's slurring, er... I mean saying.

ambisinistral said...

Geez, it ended for the day at 11 EST.

ambisinistral said...

The Dr Jill/Honkala press conference is mighty bizarre.

They're sitting at a table with two guys standing who select the questioners. Once the question gets asked one or the other candidates then gets up and answers it at the podium.

What's weird is the guys have interrupted the candidates on several occasions to add to the answer. It really minimizes the two women and Stein has looked pissed-off over it from time to time.

ambisinistral said...

Hahahaha... somebody is badgering them over how white the Green Party is and what are they going to do about it?