Videographer Mark Seibold and I were joined by two new Party members, amateur baker Robert Tybie and accounting major Daniel Wlison, at the table at the Bipartisan Cafe in the front, beside the door, which was already occupied at 6:30 pm by Amateur Hebrew Scholar Don Krebs.
Robert explained to us his reluctance to speak of any politician as promoting government policy, since both individually and collectively politicians are shills for corporate interests. Daniel spoke with some authority of the benefits of hemp production; we — Robert, Daniel, and Your Intrepid Reporter — unanimously look forward with approbation toward the expected legalization of cannabis at the next state election.
Don Krebs on such a variety of topics (the supposed warlike teachings of the Muslims; the danger of fiat money; pursuit of US foreign policy objectives through the good offices of the United Nations) demanded an accounting of Green Party policy that I told him he could not dominate the meeting, which impasse was only broken by the timely arrival of Astronomer-artist Mark Seibold, direct from the First Thursday gallery shows in Northwest Portland.
The hearing regarding the District Court’s response to the City of Portland’s stipulation of reforms pursuant to the US Department of Justice finding of a pattern of denial of constitutional rights by the Portland Police Bureau will be on 18 February, at 1000 S.W. 3rd Avenue, beginning at 9:00 am.