Somehow, with help from my ladyfriend and her Chevy Tracker, I made it to Dan Electro's Guitar Bar Friday night. The event was officially titled Halloweed 2014: Candidates, Costumes, and Cannabis. David Courtney, Green candidate for Texas Senate in District 17, and I were among the candidates. Among its many photos from the event, host group Houston NORML posted a photo of me in my Hunter S. Thompson outfit on its Facebook page. We heard some excellent musical acts, talked with the people in attendance, and then moved on to a gathering of Burners and Friends of Burners.
Please note that the Halloweed fundraiser drew candidates from all four parties in the 2014 Texas election. Yes, there was a Republican: Chris Carmona, whom I mentioned in this recent post. Kudos to Chris for bucking the Republican establishment and favoring the reform of marijuana laws. I wish incumbent Representative Jessica Farrar had her position on legalization more prominently displayed on her website, because I can't find any position on any issue at jessicafarrar.org.
The November 2014 edition of Sunday Streets did not seem to draw quite the crowds that previous editions have, but it was still a healthy crowdlet. Since Sunday's route covered 20 blocks of Third Ward, including several uninhabited blocks of Alabama Street over TX-288, the population was far less dense than October's event on West 19th Street in the Heights. What they lacked in quantity, the attendees more than made up in quality, and most were quite receptive to the Green message.
Amid all of that, I've been helping the aforementioned ladyfriend move house. Long story very short, she is moving into a much smaller place and must liquidate some of her furnishings. Also, my cooperative dwelling hosted a Halloween/Day of the (Living/Grateful) Dead celebration Saturday night. Today I reported to work; tomorrow I will take the afternoon off because of Election Day.
Your 2014 Green candidate for Harris County Judge is physically and mentally exhausted, and he cannot wait for this election to be over. Please give DBC a month or two before bringing up 2016.
Greens Up in Yo' Grill
If you're feeling especially Green, please join the Harris County Green regulars for Election Night at one of our usual haunts, the Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 West Gray Street. That's the old West Gray Café. We'll be upstairs, but if you have trouble with stairs, they have TVs on the ground floor.
Blogging Sporadically since 2014
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