Um, go ahead and cancel that request for muscle; it looks like there’s no one at the Freedom of Speech Area outside of this weekend’s California Democrats State Convention at the San Jose Convention Center.
#CADEM16 is a big deal and a major opportunity for state Democrats to help shape the party’s agenda for the upcoming year, so much so that the convention has its own “Freedom of Speech Area.” The sign caught the attention of Mike Gatto, a member of the California State Assembly.
I have 2 questions:
1. Anyone, anyone? Bueller?
2. Isn't the entire USA a "free-speech zone?" pic.twitter.com/wOBi41b8u1
— Mike Gatto (@mikegatto) February 27, 2016
@mikegatto … Wouldn't it be pretty to think so? Certainly isn't at any institution of higher learning anymore!
— Ted Morley (@morley_ted) February 27, 2016
@mikegatto Haven't you been to a Democratic National Convention since LA 2000?
— J.F. Mailander (@jfmailander) February 27, 2016
— Dave (@daj08bear) February 27, 2016
Tonight is dinner with Vice President Joe Biden, followed at 10:15 by karaoke night, which is probably in the trigger warning area, in case some drunken troll cues up “God Bless the USA” as a joke.
For those who for some reason find themselves in need of a safe space (maybe Biden has started hugging people indiscriminately), there is one solid suggestion.
— Steve McDougall (@spmcdougall) February 28, 2016