OH PLEASE Let It Happen !!
“Don’t stand so close to me”
Some Democratic delegates who support former candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders plan to eat beans and pass gas at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and they think it is anything but a laughing matter.
One bean-eater told NBC News”It’s a whimsical way of raising a protest .There’s a lot of things that stink about this whole democratic primary process.”
Billed as a “fart-in,” the coordinated assault on the olfactory system is scheduled for July 28 both inside the Wells Fargo Center and outside on the street, at the moment presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accepts the party’s nomination, organizer Cheri Honkala told NBC News.
“For us, this whole thing is a farce, it’s a charade,” said Honkala, who was Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s
vice-president pick in 2012. “They’re creating the illusion of democracy in a very important historical location, Philadelphia, and we’re really saddened by that.”
After putting the word out about the fart-in through her national organization, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, Honkala said she began receiving beans from all over the country: navy beans, baked beans, smoked beans, lima beans. She also received money to buy the high-fiber food, known for its gas-producing effects.
When Clinton is nominated, Honkala said she hopes delegates won’t be afraid to break wind on the convention floor.
“It’s not like you’re releasing tear gas or something .It’s just part of a natural process….”
The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Using flatulence as a protest tool was apparently the brainchild of Saul D. Alinsky, who sought to disrupt a Rochester Philharmonic concert
by buying tickets for 100 blacks and feeding them free beans before the event.Coincidentally, Alinsky corresponded with Clinton
while she was writing her 1969 Wellesley College thesis on his theories of community organizing.
Snif snif…I think I can smell the irony in the air already ! Since the 28th just happens to also be my Birthday, I can’t think of a better gift than to see the roof come flying off of The Wells Fargo Center!
In a bi-partisan effort by me to my beloved socialism lovin’ pals, I offer you this training aid so you can make the night the best it can be : ( be aware that Al Gore may be monitoring your discharges ) :
Smell Ya Later