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(ABC)   Man, I've like totally GOT to get tickets to that show: Elizabeth Warren to open for Bill Clinton at Democrat-a-palooza 2012   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 64
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2012-08-01 01:17:47 PM  
I wanted to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention many years ago. I even wrote to Senator Claiborne Pell asking for his help in figuring out the process. (This was before the days you could Google it.) He wrote me back about how I could do this and that and perhaps one day we'd meet at the Redwood Library to discuss things.

However, I was 13 years-old. I've grown up since then. So, I assume most people who go to this thing have the same mentality... that of a 13 year-old.

I mean, given the current siege that the Republicans have unleashed upon the American people, I can see why you'd want a huge party to rally the base, but it just strikes me as so much bullsh*t in the grand scheme of things.

So much pageantry and so little action. Mostly because the Republicans love the sound of the word NO and the devastating consequences that word has on the American economy and her citizens. But, still... I'm pretty sure they'll get people fired up. The choice is a clear one this year. Do you fire a guy who has made almost no significant mistakes and replace him with a guy who obviously thrives in a corporate world where everyone bends to his will? I'm not. But, that's what this whole process is about.

You decide. The only way I'm watching this crap is if we get a drinking thread going. So, I'll see you there!
 
2012-08-01 01:19:59 PM  
Are the Dodecacemberists playing?
 
2012-08-01 01:22:47 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I wanted to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention many years ago. I even wrote to Senator Claiborne Pell asking for his help in figuring out the process. (This was before the days you could Google it.) He wrote me back about how I could do this and that and perhaps one day we'd meet at the Redwood Library to discuss things.

However, I was 13 years-old. I've grown up since then. So, I assume most people who go to this thing have the same mentality... that of a 13 year-old.

I mean, given the current siege that the Republicans have unleashed upon the American people, I can see why you'd want a huge party to rally the base, but it just strikes me as so much bullsh*t in the grand scheme of things.

So much pageantry and so little action. Mostly because the Republicans love the sound of the word NO and the devastating consequences that word has on the American economy and her citizens. But, still... I'm pretty sure they'll get people fired up. The choice is a clear one this year. Do you fire a guy who has made almost no significant mistakes and replace him with a guy who obviously thrives in a corporate world where everyone bends to his will? I'm not. But, that's what this whole process is about.

You decide. The only way I'm watching this crap is if we get a drinking thread going. So, I'll see you there!


So... did you ever meet the Senator at the library? Always thought he'd be a neat guy to hang out with....

\my brother-in-law's best friend could be a clone
 
2012-08-01 01:35:54 PM  

NewportBarGuy: The only way I'm watching this crap is if we get a drinking thread going.


I can promise you this.
 
2012-08-01 01:36:19 PM  

FriarReb98: So... did you ever meet the Senator at the library?


Later on. He was racked by Parkinson's. Drooling and shaking. BUT! You could still see the brilliance in his eyes. Just shook his hand and said "Thank you for all you've done." He was one of those rare breed of men. Sat outside Trinity when they eulogized him. It was truly a State Funeral.

Biden Eulogizes Sen. Claiborne Pell


He was a very good man and he was loved here in town. He taught me about the value of character. It doesn't matter how much money you have, it matters what kind of person you are. I think his knowledge of that is what inspired him so heavily to pursue the import of education to as many of our citizens as possible.

Sheldon is a good replacement, but he'll never be an equal. He's a very good man with the same kind of principles, but I just don't see anyone quite like Pell gracing our lives anytime in the near future.
 
2012-08-01 01:48:13 PM  

what_now: NewportBarGuy: The only way I'm watching this crap is if we get a drinking thread going.

I can promise you this.


I would take part in this.
 
2012-08-01 02:04:00 PM  
Perfect. Can't think of a better way to introduce the 2017-2025 President to the rest of the country.
 
2012-08-01 02:05:44 PM  
Isn't this basically the same speaking spot that Obama had in 2004? This is likely an early audition for a potential Presidential run in 2016; this isn't a coincidence. If she nails the speech and wins her Senate race, she has at least a pretty good chance of being the 2016 nominee.
 
2012-08-01 02:08:16 PM  
I heard Bill was going to screw her so he could mark "Native American" off his list.
 
2012-08-01 02:08:37 PM  
I so love this.
 
2012-08-01 02:13:44 PM  
My wild-ass prediction for this weekend:

Saturday night is Obama's birthday. He's a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are headlining that night at Lolla in Chicago... where his bestest bud is the mayor. It's an election year, and over 45,000 potential voters will be there*. Who better to introduce the band?

*yes they will... because the 40,000 others who are too young to vote will be at avicii, on the other main stage
 
2012-08-01 02:14:37 PM  
I hate Clinton (most overrated President since . . . well, I guess Reagan would be the obvious choice, but Clinton was even worse) but America needs more people like her in public office. So few public officials care more about their constituents than their lobbyists
 
2012-08-01 02:19:25 PM  
So Elizabeth Warren is opening for Bill Clinton. Interesting, I always thought Slick Willy was into younger, trashier chicks. Well, more power to him.
 
2012-08-01 02:20:49 PM  
I hope she doesn't go on and on about treaty rights.
 
2012-08-01 02:28:27 PM  
Well - looks like the Democrats have at least one half decent candidate for POTUS 2016 lined up.
 
2012-08-01 02:29:23 PM  

NewportBarGuy: FriarReb98: So... did you ever meet the Senator at the library?

Later on. He was racked by Parkinson's. Drooling and shaking. BUT! You could still see the brilliance in his eyes. Just shook his hand and said "Thank you for all you've done." He was one of those rare breed of men. Sat outside Trinity when they eulogized him. It was truly a State Funeral.

Biden Eulogizes Sen. Claiborne Pell

He was a very good man and he was loved here in town. He taught me about the value of character. It doesn't matter how much money you have, it matters what kind of person you are. I think his knowledge of that is what inspired him so heavily to pursue the import of education to as many of our citizens as possible.

Sheldon is a good replacement, but he'll never be an equal. He's a very good man with the same kind of principles, but I just don't see anyone quite like Pell gracing our lives anytime in the near future.


He taught you it doesn't matter how much money you have?

So what you're saying is, he led you astray because he couldn't see where we were headed as a country? And you thought he was smart?

/joke
//sad, sad joke.
 
2012-08-01 02:40:26 PM  

NewportBarGuy: The only way I'm watching this crap is if we get a drinking thread going. So, I'll see you there!


I thought every thread was a drinking thread?
 
2012-08-01 02:41:37 PM  
It's better than going to the Derpbanger's Ball 2012.
 
2012-08-01 02:42:35 PM  

dickfreckle: I thought every thread was a drinking thread?


Wow, I thought Ted Kennedy passed away.
 
2012-08-01 02:49:21 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: I heard Bill was going to screw her so he could mark "Native American" off his list.


*snort*
 
2012-08-01 02:59:56 PM  

tooeasy: I hate Clinton (most overrated President since . . . well, I guess Reagan would be the obvious choice, but Clinton was even worse) but America needs more people like her in public office. So few public officials care more about their constituents than their lobbyists


lolwut?
 
MFL
2012-08-01 03:01:11 PM  
Geotpf
Isn't this basically the same speaking spot that Obama had in 2004? This is likely an early audition for a potential Presidential run in 2016; this isn't a coincidence. If she nails the speech and wins her Senate race, she has at least a pretty good chance of being the 2016 nominee

That would be awesome.
 
2012-08-01 03:03:59 PM  
Will The Decemberists be playing?
 
2012-08-01 03:08:39 PM  
Elizabeth Warren is the real deal. I remember watching her 'death of the middle class' lecture about 10 years ago. She's hasn't been corrupted by the system (yet) and we desperately need more like her.
 
2012-08-01 03:09:19 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: I heard Bill was going to screw her so he could mark "Native American" off his list.


He's making the 8!
 
2012-08-01 03:35:51 PM  
She can start with the Native American chants of her ancestors.
 
2012-08-01 03:48:57 PM  

MFL: Geotpf
Isn't this basically the same speaking spot that Obama had in 2004? This is likely an early audition for a potential Presidential run in 2016; this isn't a coincidence. If she nails the speech and wins her Senate race, she has at least a pretty good chance of being the 2016 nominee

That would be awesome.


Yeah, that is traditionally the "I got Next" spot at teh convention.

Fun semi-germane fact I heard yesterday. This November will mark the 14th Time Obama's name has appaeared on some kind of ballot in 16 years.
 
2012-08-01 03:54:59 PM  

FlashHarry: tooeasy: I hate Clinton (most overrated President since . . . well, I guess Reagan would be the obvious choice, but Clinton was even worse) but America needs more people like her in public office. So few public officials care more about their constituents than their lobbyists

lolwut?


Clinton was a disaster in terms of economic policy. Unregulated derivative markets and the repeal of Glass-Steagall were the fruits of his economic team. His legacy is terrible fraud and the raping of the American taxpayers. It astonishes me how unaware the general public is of this. My source on these claims are the Frontline episodes 'the Warning' and 'Money, Power, and Wall Street',
 
2012-08-01 04:05:11 PM  
Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.
 
2012-08-01 04:17:40 PM  

jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.


Well she's terrific. In terms of politics, it's a brilliant move by the Obama team. she's the right candidate at the right time to galvanize the country
 
2012-08-01 04:33:43 PM  

tooeasy: jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.

Well she's terrific. In terms of politics, it's a brilliant move by the Obama team. she's the right candidate at the right time to galvanize the country


So, the Sarah Palin of the left, then.
 
2012-08-01 04:39:31 PM  

Cletus C.: I hope she doesn't go on and on about treaty rights.


I hope she does not decide to do another nude photo-shoot
 
2012-08-01 04:41:02 PM  

beta_plus: She can start with the Native American chants of her ancestors.


This is a really big deal for you, isn't it.
 
2012-08-01 05:04:12 PM  

jigger: tooeasy: jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.

Well she's terrific. In terms of politics, it's a brilliant move by the Obama team. she's the right candidate at the right time to galvanize the country

So, the Sarah Palin of the left, then.


Well, except for Palin's ignorance and lack of intelligence.
 
2012-08-01 05:08:23 PM  

jigger: tooeasy: jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.

Well she's terrific. In terms of politics, it's a brilliant move by the Obama team. she's the right candidate at the right time to galvanize the country

So, the Sarah Palin of the left, then.


sure, except she's principled and smart
 
MFL
2012-08-01 05:10:21 PM  
GeotpfIsn't this basically the same speaking spot that Obama had in 2004? This is likely an early audition for a potential Presidential run in 2016; this isn't a coincidence. If she nails the speech and wins her Senate race, she has at least a pretty good chance of being the 2016 nominee

MFL That would be awesome.

Magorn Yeah, that is traditionally the "I got Next" spot at teh convention.

Fun semi-germane fact I heard yesterday. This November will mark the 14th Time Obama's name has appaeared on some kind of ballot in 16 years.


For Mitt Romney
 
2012-08-01 05:14:25 PM  

jigger: tooeasy: jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.

Well she's terrific. In terms of politics, it's a brilliant move by the Obama team. she's the right candidate at the right time to galvanize the country

So, the Sarah Palin of the left, then.


Exactly, given that "of the left" translates as "but add 45 IQ points."
 
2012-08-01 05:19:55 PM  

jigger: tooeasy: jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.

Well she's terrific. In terms of politics, it's a brilliant move by the Obama team. she's the right candidate at the right time to galvanize the country

So, the Sarah Palin of the left, then.


No, she's intelligent and competent.
 
2012-08-01 05:20:28 PM  

Magorn: MFL: Geotpf
Isn't this basically the same speaking spot that Obama had in 2004? This is likely an early audition for a potential Presidential run in 2016; this isn't a coincidence. If she nails the speech and wins her Senate race, she has at least a pretty good chance of being the 2016 nominee

That would be awesome.

Yeah, that is traditionally the "I got Next" spot at teh convention.

Fun semi-germane fact I heard yesterday. This November will mark the 14th Time Obama's name has appaeared on some kind of ballot in 16 years.


I am the first to call bullshiat on this statement? Really? Fark, I am disappoint. I can only find 7 elections in that time. Are you counting primaries?
 
2012-08-01 05:22:16 PM  

jigger: tooeasy: jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.

Well she's terrific. In terms of politics, it's a brilliant move by the Obama team. she's the right candidate at the right time to galvanize the country

So, the Sarah Palin of the left, then.


Wow you really got your handed to you for quipping that one, didn't you?
 
2012-08-01 05:31:54 PM  

BMulligan: jigger: tooeasy: jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.

Well she's terrific. In terms of politics, it's a brilliant move by the Obama team. she's the right candidate at the right time to galvanize the country

So, the Sarah Palin of the left, then.

Exactly, given that "of the left" translates as "but add 45 IQ points."


and a sense of dignity.
 
2012-08-01 05:37:15 PM  

jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.


she's a very cunning woman.
 
2012-08-01 05:58:16 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: jigger: Interesting. In this thread Warren is getting more fellatio than Clinton.

she's a very cunning woman.


And quite the linguist.
 
2012-08-01 06:47:54 PM  

Samuel Beale's Ghost: Magorn: MFL: Geotpf
Isn't this basically the same speaking spot that Obama had in 2004? This is likely an early audition for a potential Presidential run in 2016; this isn't a coincidence. If she nails the speech and wins her Senate race, she has at least a pretty good chance of being the 2016 nominee

That would be awesome.

Yeah, that is traditionally the "I got Next" spot at teh convention.

Fun semi-germane fact I heard yesterday. This November will mark the 14th Time Obama's name has appaeared on some kind of ballot in 16 years.

I am the first to call bullshiat on this statement? Really? Fark, I am disappoint. I can only find 7 elections in that time. Are you counting primaries?


I read it in the paper and yes i think they ARE counting primaries in that tally
 
2012-08-01 07:38:48 PM  
antzinpantz.com

It's almost as if the Dems want to lose.
 
2012-08-01 07:46:39 PM  

Brick-House: [antzinpantz.com image 640x632]

It's almost as if the Dems want to lose.


They want to lose so badly that FiveThirtyEight has consistently had Obama with a 65-70% chance of winning the election. OH NO I AM CONCERNED!
 
2012-08-01 07:46:52 PM  

ongbok: So Elizabeth Warren is opening for Bill Clinton. Interesting, I always thought Slick Willy was into younger, trashier chicks. Well, more power to him.


I'll do a little name-dropping here. I've known Liz Warren professionally since the early 1990s when she was mostly known as a bankruptcy law guru. And I practice BK law. (I also may have taken a history class taught by her husband in college but might have slept through it...he's a smart but boring guy, even for a historian...and I majored in history.)

Warren got into the Senate race to see consumers protected in Congress. And because the President asked her to. (Possibly a little to get revenge on Republicans who were snotty to her.) It's not a natural thing for her at all. She likes talking to laymen but there's a whole other level in presidential campaigning. I think she'd rather get hit by a truck....or by a Supreme Court appointment.

I have of course been wrong before.

.
 
2012-08-01 07:51:20 PM  

Brick-House: [antzinpantz.com image 640x632]

It's almost as if the Dems want to lose.


Ah yes....while Scott Brown visits with kings and queens all the live-long day.

sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-08-01 07:57:51 PM  

Brick-House: It's almost as if the Dems want to lose.


Uncalled for.
Also, racist.

Congratulations.
 
2012-08-01 08:10:30 PM  
C'mon guys! It's Fauxcahontus!

Get it right!!!
 
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