Last weekend, I was part of an Occupy versus Tea Party debate team at the St. Lukes Theater. It was, as expected, feelings vs thinkers, rational vs irrational, logic vs emotion. But everyone was civil -- which was a lovely surprise. We even toasted a few afterward.
Michael Grambush came up fro Texas - his pics here:
From L-to-R John McGloin (O); Bob MacGuffie (TP); Justin Wedes (O);Toots
Sweet (TP); Harrison Schultz (O); Ruth White (TP); Ami Horowitz
(Host/Moderator) Kanene Holder (O); Pamela Geller (TP); Tracy Diaz (TP);
Winnie Wong (O); Ted Hall (O); David Webb (TP)
Ruth White, one time Presidential candidate
The intrepid Pamela Hall was there. Here is her coverage.
"Occupy & the Tea Party-Debate of all Debates -Foreign Policy" Silent Majority No More, November 3
October 27, 2012 , G-4 Productions broke ground on what promises to be not just a One-Night Event, but a series of debates between Occupy and the Tea Party. I understand that G-4 Productions is now planning to present many more such debates featuring these two groups, the enthusiasm was that high to do more.
Billed as the “Debate of all Debates”, it was that and much more because the Occupy participants didn’t shout down opposing points-of-view. (a first?) Must give credit to the producer and his M.C., Larry Sinclair for setting such a professional tone that held throughout the whole debate.
From L-to-R John McGloin (O); Bob MacGuffie (TP); Justin Wedes (O);Toots Sweet (TP); Harrison Schultz (O); Ruth White (TP); Ami Horowitz (Host/Moderator) Kanene Holder (O); Pamela Geller (TP); Tracy Diaz (TP); Winnie Wong (O); Ted Hall (O); David Webb (TP)
Occupy & the Tea Party debated seven (7) topics, followed by an audience Q and A with a solid summation. All policy positions on both sides were presented and listened to respectfully and without derision. Awesome.
As for Hurricane Sandy, the devastation in Jersey, Connecticut and New York is far worse than most people originally reported, so I’m only able to post one 11 minute video (one of the seven debate topics.)
Debate Topic Number Six – Foreign Policy (video above).
The entire evening will be posted soon (!) by G-4 Productions. Meanwhile, a few more pictures:
Larry Sinclair was there.
UPDATE: Michael Grambush has more pics and snaps of the after-party: