Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney fundraiser Monday in Illinois

Cynthia McKinney having fundraiser Monday in Carbondale, Illinois reports “The Southern”.

Hosted by Rich Whitley, Green Party’s 2006 governor candidate who received 11% of the vote.

For more info call Rich at 549-5159 in Carbondale.

16 Responses to “Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney fundraiser Monday in Illinois”

  1. Zeleni Says:

    McKinney will not be in attendance, as the article implies. She will be phoning in. And it’s Whitney, not Whitley. Your constant errors, failure to fact check, and sensationalism are annoying. Do the owners of TPW care about the quality of their reporters?

  2. silver Republican Says:

    Don’t be too harsh. I for one think the quality of the site has greatly inmproved the last week or too with expanded coverage of all things not Bob Barr.

  3. Sivarticus Says:

    Yeah, TPW has been much fairer the last few weeks in giving coverage to diverse parties and candidates. The Greens should be thankful for the high amount of posts about them. After all, they’re about to go just one notch above the splintered, irrelevant commie parties after this election by running McKinney and still having Nader take the bulk of lefty votes.

  4. Green in Brooklyn Says:

    Sivarticus,

    I think you have it backwards. Nader will be fading into obscurity as McKinney and the Green party take the lion share of the lefty anti-war vote, and perhaps gain back that vote at a 2000 level. From my perspective in New York (both in the city and upstate), most of the Green party folks who splintered off and supported and worked for Nader in 2004 are back supporting McKinney this time. In 2004 the NY state delegation to the Green Party was almost all Nader (I was one of only 5 David Cobb delegates out of 42), but this year McKinney will will win almost the same majority Nader enjoyed in 2004 in NY. (Ballots still to be counted in NYC & Suffolk, upstate the current tally is McKinney 20, Mesplay 3, Nader 1)

  5. C. Al Currier Says:

    Yeah, TPW has been much fairer …The Greens should be thankful…. irrelevant commie parties…
    Sivarticus Says

    I consider the Republicans and Democrats to be the commie parties, but that’s just from a libertarian perspective. The request for acurate information and reporting is a reasonable request. The frequent snide comments from ‘trolls’ on TPW is helping to make TPW irrelevant. Despite the philosphical differences I have with the ‘Greens’, I think they’re nicer people than the folks in other parties (particularly the Nastytarians) and if I was to want to party (apolitically speaking), I think I’d take the ‘Greens’ over dem otha ones.

  6. Gregg Jocoy Says:

    The thing is, he gets his “facts” wrong, like saying that Petra Kelly founded the Green Party. Kelly was an amazing, and vital Green, and the party world-wide would be worse off if it were not for her.

    Even so, she was one of several people who started the Green Party in Germany and to say that she founded the Green Party because of her role in Germany would be like saying that Nobel Peace Prize winner Mangari Maathai founded the Green Party because she helped found it in her native Kenya.

    Then to say that Kelly was assassinated, when all the evidence I have ever seen or heard discussed makes it clear that Kelly was not assassinated, but was shot by her lover, a former German General, who then killed himself.

    If it were not for the fact that TPW gets between 1500 and 3000 hits a day I wouldn’t care. Sadly, there are some who would believe that the writer is a member of the Green Party, which he most certainly is not, and might believe him when he says unbelievable stuff.

    I mean really, how freaking hard is it to spell a person’s name right? It’s not like the party hasn’t been happily promoting his amazing 10% plus result in his race for Governor. And, no, it wasn’t 11%. A quick look at the Wikipedia article about Whitney will show that he won 10.4%, and that does NOT round up to 11%

    We have a hard enough time establishing credibility as slammer parties. Why should we be expected to be quiet when someone claiming to be one of us does a disservice by his writing?

    I apologize for the obvious plug, but if you want a bit more Green Party news, perhaps you might benefit from a visit to Green Party Watch.

  7. Gregg Jocoy Says:

    To clarify, the Green Party grew from the Values Party which was founded in 1972 in New Zealand. To this day the Green Party in New Zealand is a vital force in their political system.

  8. Ed Lews Says:

    Gregg - your facts are not the only facts.

    Success has many mothers, and failure a poor orphan.

    Petra Kelly was beloved and respected in the United States. It was her efforts to launch the American Green Party that got it rolling. Publicly and behind the scenes.

  9. Jack Wilson Says:

    Interesting.

    Jocoy. Are you Green Party dictator or something.

    You get to decide who is in the Green Party?

  10. Zeleni Says:

    Ed/Jack/Carey,

    I think Gregg’s facts of the 2006 Green gubernatorial candidate in Illinois being spelled “Whitney” and that he took 10.4% of the vote are sort of indisputable.

    He doesn’t get to decide who is in the Green Party. But since the Independent Greens of Virginia are hostile to the actual Green affiliate and align with the Independence Party, it’s safe to say that they are not in the Green Party. I do appreciate the increase in Green Party news, but I prefer mine to be more fact based and not filtered through someone who has a long and deep history of hostility Green Party. I’ll stick with Green Party Watch.

  11. Evelyn Tripp Says:

    You mean he’s not a green party member, but he is State Chairman of the Independent Green Party of Virginia.

    Now that is an interesting trick.

  12. Gregg Jocoy Says:

    I wrote above:

    We have a hard enough time establishing credibility as slammer parties.

    Sorry…slammer=smaller.

    And no, it’s not hard to understand. The name “green” in “Independent Green Party” is meaningless.

    If the Mountain Party in West Virginia changed their name to the Mountain Constitution Party, wouldn’t you be unhappy if they pretended to be from the national Constitution Party when in fact they are Greens?

    Campbell is apparently a part of the INDEPENDENCE Party, not the Green Party.

  13. Donna Miller Says:

    “Interesting.

    Jocoy. Are you Green Party dictator or something.

    You get to decide who is in the Green Party?”

    Gregg is not making the decision. He is merely repeating the truth. The Independent “Green” Party of Virginia is is no way affiliated with the national Green Party. The Green Party is. The Independent “Green” Party is affiliated with the Independence Party.

    “You mean he’s not a green party member, but he is State Chairman of the Independent Green Party of Virginia.

    Now that is an interesting trick.”

    Carey Campbell and Joe Oddo’s sockpuppets are out in force! What is a really interesting trick is their attempt to portray themselves as being part of the Green Party and the Independence Party at the same time.

  14. Bryan Says:

    Carey Campbell and Joe Oddo’s sockpuppets are out in force! What is a really interesting trick is their attempt to portray themselves as being part of the Green Party and the Independence Party at the same time.

    Not a trick…just good ‘ol propaganda. You say it loud enough, often enough, you get some people to start believing it…before you know it, this is some weird “truth”...Or at least you hope that’s the plan…unfortunately for the Indy “greens”, it ain’t gonna work! Greens I know are too “battle hardened” to fall for anything but the TRUTH.

    Carey Campbell is the “national chairman” of the “draft bloomberg” organization. Gail Parker is the “director”. The Indy “greens” are not part of the GP of Virginia, as recognized by the GPUS. They are simply a remnant of a “overthrown” local in northern Virginia.

    If you visit their website, draftmichael.com, they boldly state they wish to merge the Green Party and the Independence Party. The reason for this…the Indy party only has access in 12 states….the Greens had 24 states at the time….

    If you want to see something hysterical….click on Ed Lews, or Jack Wilson’s name on earlier comments….

    I’d be hurting somebody if they put “for rail” in the middle of my name…the first time I saw the site…I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE….THESE PEOPLE ARE SERIOUS!

  15. Bryan Says:

    After I stopped laughing at the 4rail website, I reviewed the comment I posted, and I realized that “hurting somebody” was a poor choice of words. I hope no one construed this to be in the literal sense, as I am non-violent by nature…Just wanted to set the record straight.

  16. GreenCutip47 Says:

    http://votejoinrun.us/_wsn/page11.html

    The website for the Independent Green Party of Virginia states that Carey Campbell as the state chairman. It looks like they recently removed a picture of Mr. Campbell

    Look, I don’t mind the fact that they are using “Green” in their party’s name, because they do have some environmental issues. From a person who values pluralism, I think we can have two “G” parties, but they have to make clear that they are both NOT the same party. That is what the Indy Greens are trying to do, confuse the voters.

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