Friday, June 24, 2016

Sanders supporters ready to eat beans for Bernie

After watching dim-bulb Democrats stage a sit-in at the House of Representatives agitating for a gun control vote they will not win, two things come to mind: First, we’ve gone full banana republic here and, second, the political conventions next month will go way beyond that.

Among the protests planned for the Democrats’ confab in Philadelphia is a “fart-in” supporting Bernie Sanders, second in delegates to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. (No, I am not indulging in litter box humor; this is real.) The event is being organized by Cheri Honkala, who leads the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and was the Green Party candidate for vice president last time around. She told the Truthdig website:

Sanders has been invited; maybe he will show up with a gas mask. The fart-in will open with a prayer from Chris Hedges, a former New York Times foreign correspondent who is now an ordained Presbyterian minister. Truthdig quoted him, too:

Well, no sh**. That subject broached, remember that a lot of the Sanders types are drug-addled aging hippies yearning for the protests of the 1960s. Plenty of them are north of 60, an age when a well-intentioned fart might lead to … Oops, gotta leave it there.

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