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Jester Messiah

(4,711 posts)
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 01:45 PM Jun 2016

World’s Largest ‘Fart-In’ Is Planned for Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech in Philadelphia

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.”


Three (Bronx) Cheers for Hillary!

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/worlds_largest_fart-in_planned_for_hillary_clintons_acceptance_speech_in_ph
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World’s Largest ‘Fart-In’ Is Planned for Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech in Philadelphia (Original Post) Jester Messiah Jun 2016 OP
That's just stupid. The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2016 #1
So it doesn't "pass" muster with you? Jester Messiah Jun 2016 #2
Problem is? busterbrown Jun 2016 #7
Yes. JackRiddler Jun 2016 #18
Wait a second, how does one fart "in"? Isn't that the wrong direction? It sounds dangerous. randome Jun 2016 #3
Stupid... 3catwoman3 Jun 2016 #4
should we be shocked the response from some will be Frat-boy styled antics? bettyellen Jun 2016 #5
...and people wonder why Bernie supporters aren't taken seriously. nt Cali_Democrat Jun 2016 #6
Wonder how long it took him to get busterbrown Jun 2016 #8
I don't think Bernie Sanders will want to be associated with this! LongTomH Jun 2016 #9
Rumor is that he wil be participating in it. HarmonyRockets Jun 2016 #28
What will they think of next? In_The_Wind Jun 2016 #10
Translation: Worlds largest exercise in self-discrediting to be held stevenleser Jun 2016 #11
Fools who fart together stink together = World's largest sting: L. Coyote Jun 2016 #14
The Power of ONE is all you need to know it's Quality, not Quantity. Octafish Jun 2016 #12
More hot gas from Brocialists mwrguy Jun 2016 #13
One more day, indeed... SeattleVet Jun 2016 #17
What is a brocialist? Ned_Devine Jun 2016 #26
Someone who's a socialist but also a misogynist fratboy. -nt- Lord Magus Jun 2016 #27
Ok, are you saying that these people exist here? Ned_Devine Jun 2016 #29
Seems like the kind of person that would think of doing a "fart-in" at any rate. Lord Magus Jun 2016 #30
But why would those types be socialists? Seems highly unlikely Ned_Devine Jun 2016 #31
Serious Question: Why is this not being done at the GOP Con instead? obamanut2012 Jun 2016 #15
Trump has a penis. grossproffit Jun 2016 #21
Yeah, that's what I think, too obamanut2012 Jun 2016 #24
Because they might get 'trapped' into confronting the real enemy. randome Jun 2016 #34
Water seeks its own level. Starry Messenger Jun 2016 #16
Still not taking losing too well KingFlorez Jun 2016 #19
Is this a joke MFM008 Jun 2016 #20
This is pretty tame stuff. jalan48 Jun 2016 #22
unsurprising given the mentality of the participants and sponsors nt geek tragedy Jun 2016 #23
So be the change you want in the world? nt Buzz cook Jun 2016 #25
Speaking as a card-carrying old person, The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2016 #32
Stupid Hav Jun 2016 #33
This is not a great theme for a protest Gothmog Jun 2016 #35
 

randome

(34,845 posts)
3. Wait a second, how does one fart "in"? Isn't that the wrong direction? It sounds dangerous.
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 01:51 PM
Jun 2016

Have I been doing it wrong my entire life?

 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
5. should we be shocked the response from some will be Frat-boy styled antics?
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 01:51 PM
Jun 2016

People wonder why they are marginalized and ridiculed.

 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
11. Translation: Worlds largest exercise in self-discrediting to be held
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 02:09 PM
Jun 2016

Everyone doing this will be saying to the world, look, I'm immature and shouldn't be taken seriously.

And the world won't take them seriously.

We will probably laugh at them though.

L. Coyote

(51,129 posts)
14. Fools who fart together stink together = World's largest sting:
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 02:37 PM
Jun 2016

It is just a sting operation to separate the fools from the serious politicos.

Octafish

(55,745 posts)
12. The Power of ONE is all you need to know it's Quality, not Quantity.
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 02:14 PM
Jun 2016


Motorcycle friend of mine who road a Harley said his buddy's were so bad he could smell them on the highway at 70.

Lord Magus

(1,999 posts)
30. Seems like the kind of person that would think of doing a "fart-in" at any rate.
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 04:34 PM
Jun 2016

Can't say whether any such people are here posting on GD .

 

Ned_Devine

(3,146 posts)
31. But why would those types be socialists? Seems highly unlikely
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 04:42 PM
Jun 2016

But it does seem like a good way to take a verbal dump on Bernie supporters

obamanut2012

(25,828 posts)
15. Serious Question: Why is this not being done at the GOP Con instead?
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 02:37 PM
Jun 2016

Why doesn't Trump earn this disdain?

I know the answer, but what is YOUR answer?

 

randome

(34,845 posts)
34. Because they might get 'trapped' into confronting the real enemy.
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 05:45 PM
Jun 2016

It's easier to do this then leave rather than come up with any long range plan of substance. Seriously, if it wasn't for my daughters, I'd think the millennials were worthless because of lazy, pointless stunts like this directed at our allies.

jalan48

(13,748 posts)
22. This is pretty tame stuff.
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 02:54 PM
Jun 2016

In 1969 a naked woman carried a pig's head on a platter at a "liberal (pro-war)" meeting. This was back when "underground" meant something quite different than today.

“[Sharon and Robin] dressed as waiters at a big feast of liberal senators at the Hilton…. Expecting their dessert of apple pie and coffee, instead were served pigs’ heads on platters. Then Robin and Sharon stripped and stood radiantly naked before the thousands of middle-class people. Horrified women hid their eyes. Men giggled and stared. Shelly Winters threw her cocktail at them. Some women began beating naked Crazie Sharon’s beautiful thighs with umbrellas….”

http://www.threadforthought.net/steal-style-yippies-political-fashions/

The Velveteen Ocelot

(114,526 posts)
32. Speaking as a card-carrying old person,
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 05:04 PM
Jun 2016

(that card being a Social Security card), a Sanders supporter, and a veteran of a number of protests during the '60s which, in hindsight, were also kind of stupid and didn't really accomplish much, this particular stupid protest appears to be the brain child (or brain fart) of younger people, mostly, who think they are being edgy and clever and that this event will brilliantly and eloquently express (ha ha) their opinions of Hillary. And that's fine; I'm assuming that directed flatulence (if outdoors, I hope) is considered a form of speech protected by the First Amendment. But you always have to keep in mind whether what you are doing will actually produce a useful outcome and not just gaseous emissions. And are you going to feel just a bit silly in twenty years when you tell your kids you once participated in a fart-in?

Hav

(5,969 posts)
33. Stupid
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 05:39 PM
Jun 2016

I suppose they came up with this idea to increase the popularity/name recognition of their organization that seems to have worthwhile goals and intentions. But it could rather be a great way to tarnish your reputation for years to come with juvenile, petty behaviour. Do sponsors want to get associated with the "World's largest fart in"? Are the people who might have been engaged for this cause for decades ok to see their work associated with this?

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