Here are Two VP Debate Watch Parties — Where’s Yours? (or … OJB Liveblog?)

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Watch Parts, Biden & Ryan, "Looking for a Watch Party?  Here's a Couple!"

“When I searched Google Images for “Watch Party,” did it autocorrect to ‘watch parts? Why yes — why do you ask?”

This Thursday night <wink!,>Joe Biden will <wink!>, for the second straight election <wink!>, debate an attractive young Republican Vice-Presidential candidate who is physically fit, morally censorious, and a complete destructive idiot on economic policy.  (There is a big difference between Paul Ryan and Sarah Pallin, though: Wisconsin doesn’t even border Canada, let alone (sort of Russia.)  When Paul Ryan sees a looming bald-headed guy intruding on his home state’s air space, it’s probably Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

But enough humor!  <wink!>  It’s Vice-Presidential Debate time — and you basically have two choices.  You can watch the debate at a watch party or you can liveblog it here with Vern, presuming that Vern is here doing that.  (There are other theoretical options available for what to do with your Thursday night, but these are the two that won the Top Two primary in June, so you can’t vote for the others.  Nope — if you don’t like it, your alternative is to stay at home.)

The title says “Two” Watch Parties, but I’m willing to revise it upwards based on reader suggestions, so send ’em in!  [Disclosure: I’m part of both sponsoring groups.]  Here’s the two notices that I have in hand:

(1) At the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union Hall in Orange, 309 North Rampart Street, Orange, CA 92868, the Democratic Party of Orange County is sponsoring a chance you can come watch the debate with Democratic Party members and union members, most of whom will be prepared to hoot at Paul Ryan at high volumes.  If you’re favor Prop 32, I do not suggest that you go there!  (I’m not worried about your safety, but you will probably be humiliated.)

(2) At the Democrats of North Orange County and Jay Chen for Congress Headquarters at 215 W. Commonwealth, Fullerton, join the fun and find out about the local campaigns for Congress, Assembly, Fullerton City Council, and that other one.  (I expect to be there — and fully clothed.)

I’ll happily list other debate watching venues — for other clubs, other parties, or non-parties — upon request.  Got one?

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)