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2016 Postmortem

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Sat Jun 18, 2016, 04:04 PM Jun 2016

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the political efficacy of a "fart in" * [View all]

Anti-Clinton protest organizers to hold giant "fart in" in Philadelphia during convention [View all]


Philadelphia: Cheri Honkala, the leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, announced that her group was organizing the world’s largest “fart-in” to be held on July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center during Hillary Clinton’s anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination.

“We will be holding a massive bean supper for Bernie Sanders delegates on American Street in my Kensington neighborhood on the afternoon of July 28,” she said. “We are setting up a Clintonville there, modeled on the Hoovervilles of the 1930s where the poor and unemployed built shanty towns. The Sanders delegates, their bellies full of beans, will be able to return to the Wells Fargo Center and greet the rhetorical flatulence of Hillary Clinton with the real thing."

Honkala said she would issue an invitation to Sanders to join the bean supper, which she is calling Beans for Hillary. She has asked donors to send cans of beans to 1301-W Porter Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19148.

“Any remaining beans will be served to the homeless, although we will, of course, be urging Sanders delegates to eat as much as possible,” Honkala said.

Chris Hedges, an author and activist who is an ordained Presbyterian minister, will open the Beans for Hillary meal with a nondenominational prayer.

“I am happy to bless a meal that will be put to such effective political use,” Hedges said.

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12 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
7 (58%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
1 (8%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
4 (33%)
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I clicked "pass"... Cooley Hurd Jun 2016 #1
(Groan!) NurseJackie Jun 2016 #34
My grandpa use to say. JonathanRackham Jun 2016 #2
#2 seems most appropriate nt geek tragedy Jun 2016 #3
I bet we have some DU Bernie devotees that will attend. CorkySt.Clair Jun 2016 #4
"A full recap," or a re-crap? Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #12
Ooooo you bad. Agschmid Jun 2016 #22
Political effectiveness? MADem Jun 2016 #5
The Trumpets will love this Mz Pip Jun 2016 #6
"Trumpets," madam? Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #11
I think the whole idea stinks. Travis_0004 Jun 2016 #7
lol skylucy Jun 2016 #23
LOL DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #25
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunitions! nt Xipe Totec Jun 2016 #8
I can't believe that someone thought this was a good idea. And isn't Chris Hedges the plagiarist... TwilightZone Jun 2016 #9
Extreme nature of survey results indicate a fear of splotching. Eleanors38 Jun 2016 #10
I heard it was going to be a gas! wildeyed Jun 2016 #13
Reflects the maturity and deep intellectual value of a lemming La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #14
Zero. JoePhilly Jun 2016 #15
Why no option to vote zero? Lord Magus Jun 2016 #16
ditto Lil Missy Jun 2016 #27
I don't know about the political efficacy, LWolf Jun 2016 #17
Instead of a fart in, Jamaal510 Jun 2016 #18
They are supposedly the very enthusiastic so it could happen. skylucy Jun 2016 #24
I really thought this story was from the Onion. cwydro Jun 2016 #19
I wanted to vote Zero bravenak Jun 2016 #20
10, if Bernie releases his delegates simultaneously ucrdem Jun 2016 #21
It stinks Scientific Jun 2016 #26
It's a French insult, from Spam-a-lot. Fuddnik Jun 2016 #28
What if more than a few shart as opposed to fart? DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2016 #29
Feeling the Bern.... quickesst Jun 2016 #30
It got you (and others) talking about it, so that's something. nt Electric Monk Jun 2016 #31
Eleventeen at least! Spazito Jun 2016 #32
This isn't the appropriate scale: It's more like -4. baldguy Jun 2016 #33
I would have voted had you offered a Zero leftofcool Jun 2016 #35
I must admit, that part of me is hoping that they'll do it... NurseJackie Jun 2016 #36
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