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Green Party holds presidential debate in San Francisco (comic relief)
SFGATE ^ | 1-16-08 | Delfin Vigil

Posted on 01/16/2008 7:11:36 PM PST by atomic conspiracy

Withdraw from Iraq immediately. Eliminate the No Child Left Behind law. Legalize marijuana.

Those were just some of the goals stated by candidates at the Green Party presidential debate Sunday in San Francisco.

About 800 people of varying ages, economic backgrounds and political parties attended the "Presidential Debate that Matters" at the Herbst Theatre, where the five Green presidential hopefuls spent more time agreeing with one another than actually debating.

"We're not so much against each other as we are for each other," said one of the candidates, Kent Mesplay, an environmental engineer who also ran for the Green Party nomination in 2004. "We have to be because by no means is (the two-party system) a level playing field."

The nearly three-hour event was co-moderated by "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan and KPFA radio host Aimee Allison, who allowed the candidates timed answers to questions about the war in Iraq, illegal immigration, the farm bill and health care, among other subjects.

Nearly every answer was greeted with nods of agreement from the other candidates waiting their turns and by roars of applause from the audience, giving the forum a pep rally feeling.

Bay Area elected officials who are Green Party members - including Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and San Francisco Board of Education member Mark Sanchez - also took the lecturn, urging the crowd to see the Green Party as the most progressive political option and not as a wasted vote.

"Please. This is serious. This is not a joke. This is about starting a real movement in this country," said candidate Cynthia McKinney to a standing ovation.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; greenparty; loons; luddites; mckinney; moonbats; neolithic; sf; thirdparty
What's to debate? They all favor surrender, appeasement, genocide, and armed robbery. What are the issues for them? Whether to appoint an at-large representative for space aliens? How about 2 senators from the animal kingdom?
1 posted on 01/16/2008 7:11:42 PM PST by atomic conspiracy
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To: atomic conspiracy

Fringy Green Party is unlikely to get even as much support as Duncan Hunter.


2 posted on 01/16/2008 7:13:36 PM PST by BunkDetector
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To: atomic conspiracy

The mayor here in Minneapolis is a Greenie. The sad thing is he’s probably to the right of some of the Dem councilmen.


3 posted on 01/16/2008 7:14:57 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: atomic conspiracy
I saw a guy driving down the road with a green party sticker on his car (San Diego). To make it even better, he also had an Impeach Bush sticker. The car was an ugly old Volvo, and the guy driving long gray haired professor looking type.

It was with great pleasure that I pulled in front of him with my Hunter 08 bumper sticker!

I hope he was squirming. =o)

4 posted on 01/16/2008 7:17:29 PM PST by chaos_5 (Fred & Hunter '08)
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To: chaos_5

With Dunc it’s not instant recognition in the populace.
He probably thought you were out to shoot eight deer.


5 posted on 01/16/2008 7:22:39 PM PST by BunkDetector
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To: atomic conspiracy
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greenweenie 1: i hate Bush.

greenweenie 2: i hate Bush more than you do...

greenweenir 3: i hate Bush more than both of you!!!

greenweenie 1: no you don't

greenweenie 2: yes i do

greenweenie 3: i do tooo!!!

repete over and over and over...

6 posted on 01/16/2008 7:22:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: atomic conspiracy

Where was Cynthia McKinney? She was here in Madison WI talking about 9-11 Truthers! Aw, c’mon, the people of SanFran were ripped off!


7 posted on 01/16/2008 7:25:55 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: atomic conspiracy

Oh please wrap this around Hillarys “Green Collar” neck.

Where’s Cindy Mckinney? I thought she was on the Green ticket?


8 posted on 01/16/2008 7:28:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TWohlford

I just noticed she is in the middle of the fray.

Go Cindahh! Go!


9 posted on 01/16/2008 7:29:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: atomic conspiracy
"I'm not familiar with the details of the farm bill. From what I've heard from farmers is that it doesn't work. I would get farmers together and ask them for the answers."
Or better yet, go on a listening tour.
10 posted on 01/16/2008 7:31:15 PM PST by samtheman
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To: atomic conspiracy
Withdraw from Iraq immediately. Eliminate the No Child Left Behind law. Legalize marijuana.

Those were just some of the goals stated by candidates at the Green Party presidential debate Sunday in San Francisco.

About 800 people of varying ages, economic backgrounds and political parties attended the "Presidential Debate that Matters" at the Herbst Theatre,

Thats Green!

11 posted on 01/16/2008 7:35:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: atomic conspiracy
"Please. This is serious. This is not a joke. This is about starting a real movement in this country," said candidate Cynthia McKinney to a standing ovation.

"This is not a circus." said Bozo the Clown.

12 posted on 01/16/2008 7:35:13 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: atomic conspiracy

Please tell me this is on youtube L0L


13 posted on 01/16/2008 7:36:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: atomic conspiracy
The other three candidates included Jared Ball, a hip-hop scholar

What can be said? L0L

14 posted on 01/16/2008 7:37:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BunkDetector
LOL, maybe so. Even that would make a big lib cringe.
15 posted on 01/16/2008 7:39:01 PM PST by chaos_5 (Fred & Hunter '08)
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To: Our man in washington

16 posted on 01/16/2008 7:41:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Moderator - Candidate # 1, what makes you qualified to be President of the United States?

C # 1 - Um, like, I feel that we, um, should maybe leaglize weed, man.

Moderator - The question was “What makes you qualified to be President of the United States?”

C # 1 - I thought I answered that. I answered something, didn’t I.

C # 2 - Was that a trick question?

C # 1 - Yeah, what he said. Make weed legal. Lots of it.

C # 2 - I didn’t say that. Ya can’t burn weed. Global warming, dude.

C # 3 - Right. Make brownies legal, man.


17 posted on 01/16/2008 7:43:00 PM PST by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Slogans...

A tofu chicken in every pot...

A hybrid in every garage...

Bush lied, let’s get high...


18 posted on 01/16/2008 7:46:58 PM PST by tips up
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To: atomic conspiracy
Eliminate the No Child Left Behind law.

Actually, I'd be in favor of that. It's a bad law designed to nationalize education, er, indoctrination.

19 posted on 01/16/2008 7:48:15 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: atomic conspiracy
"Please. This is serious. This is not a joke. This is about starting a real movement in this country," said candidate Cynthia McKinney...

Crazy Cynthia seems to have forgotten Rule #1:

If you have to tell us you're (insert adjective)...you're NOT.

20 posted on 01/16/2008 8:22:07 PM PST by JRios1968 (Don't mess with tigers, for you are crunchy and chewy...)
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To: PJ-Comix

PJ, here is a story on the Green Party debate Sunday. On Tuesday I looked on DU, KOs, and HUff for reaction threads to the GP debate, but I couldn’t find any. It was pretty much ignored. The DUmmies, KOmmies, and HUffies must have been too caught up in the Hillary-Barack contratemps.


21 posted on 01/16/2008 9:47:47 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (FRederalist)
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To: atomic conspiracy
Whether to appoint an at-large representative for space aliens?

No. But dolphins and polar bears will each get two seats each in the US Senate. Cynthia McKinney will graciously consent to vote on their behalf by proxy.

Coming to you soon: "The Chair recognizes the honorable organism from the North Pole." (So as not to be speciesists, all senators will henceforth be referred to as "organisms.")

22 posted on 01/16/2008 11:16:14 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: atomic conspiracy

man.......................that’s good stuff


23 posted on 01/16/2008 11:20:35 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: irishtenor

LOL!


24 posted on 01/17/2008 7:49:18 AM PST by Our man in washington
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