Monday, August 25, 2008

DNC CONVENTION SCHEDULE [ Click the Title to link ]


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(1)We have waited All Summer for this.... Let's hope the Focus is Obama.... Tonight is Michelle's Night....If you have not seen her speak before, she is a MUST SEE, very powerful...inspiring...( I saw her here in C-Town- she is riveting..)
(2) This Art is part of the MoveOn Contest, it is by Shel Starkman if you want to Vote For him at the site...

And yeah...I will be Liveblogging it in the Comment thread...

84 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

well it should be interesting, i mean 2 nights of the Clinton klan and folk from MICH and FLA

enigma4ever said...

Torrance...
I hear you...but what if the PUMA people are really less than 60? ( they have not even been able to raise 60,000, so are they giving to McCain and supporting him ? that means it was REPUG women ALL along- NOT ever Dem women)

And I read last night she released her votes/delegates last night to save herself some embarrassment....( she did it while there were 4 Tornados on the ground in Denver- my son said maybe she took it as a sign to stop messing things up.....I don't know...)

I am so glad that Michelle opens things tonight- and she is an amazing speaker- like no woman I have ever seen...

( but NO I am very very busy the nights the Clintons are on....or Terry McCauliffe or any of her "people".....It's time that they step aside....and somehow with a little grace....)

Substitute Teacher said...

I just hope Obama is in a mood to seriously rip into the Republicans instead of becoming a sort of Republican-lite, such as we saw with Kerry and the recent Democratic "dominated" Congress.

Kerry bought into the GOP worldview with that opening at the last convention: "I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty." Barf. That just validated the GOP approach that the Global War on Terror was legitimate and that the militar was the solution.

And then Kerry let the Swiftboaters walk all over him, and he followed that up by giving Ohio to the Republicans without a fight. Double barf.

Obama better show some spine and act like a real Democrat. I began to wonder about that when I heard him endorse offshore drilling, which any thinking person knows is total horseshit and will do nothing to solve the energy crisis.

I don't like Obama's "universal health plan" either, which brings the insurance companies on board. To hell with that. A real Democrat would extend Medicare to everyone.

But then no one is perfect. A McCain win is simply unthinkable. That would truly be a friggin Disaster.

Substitute Teacher said...

ONe more thing, Obama's campaign should demonstrate over and over and over that McCain is actually a clone of George W. Bush and that a McCain victory would be a Bush third term. This theme should be hammered and hammered and hammered until three-year olds begin singsonging it at the supper table.

Bush is a moron. He is a psychopathic moron. He started an unnecessary war and ruined the economy. THe only way we can hold the Republican party accountable for Bush is to reject him by rejecting McCain. Bush is McCain. McCain is Bush. Morph the images on the campaign ads the way Michael Jackson did on that old music video, Black or White.

Substitute Teacher said...

ONe more thing, Obama's campaign should demonstrate over and over and over that McCain is actually a clone of George W. Bush and that a McCain victory would be a Bush third term. This theme should be hammered and hammered and hammered until three-year olds begin singsonging it at the supper table.

Bush is a moron. He is a psychopathic moron. He started an unnecessary war and ruined the economy. THe only way we can hold the Republican party accountable for Bush is to reject him by rejecting McCain. Bush is McCain. McCain is Bush. Morph the images on the campaign ads the way Michael Jackson did on that old music video, Black or White.

Mauigirl said...

Agree, we need to see the differences between Obama and McCain laid out starkly.

Looking forward to the live blogging, will try to stop in later and participate!

enigma4ever said...

Maui::
we'll see how it goes eh??? Come on by...I am looking forward to Michelle...

Sub Teacher::
Look at list below you are so on all of this- you should work for them...all really solid suggestions..write them seriously....

X. Dell said...

Unfortunately, some are already reporting possible rancor between the Obama and Clinton camps.

I look forward to your convention coverage. This should be special.

enigma4ever said...

Xdell::
yes ..I think we need to watch this like hawks...( well, the good kind).....and yeah- I don;t trust Hill and Bill- sorry - but I don't...( and Mark Penn and McCauliffe...)I was reading your comment and Mark Todd was explaining to Tweety just now that Hillary lost- PERIOD...and I guess today she already gave some kind of statment about how she won the Popular vote ( which she didn't)..he actually said that the HILL people were misled BY THE CLINTONS AND BY THE MEDIA...( YES, I spewed pepsi...)

We have to be aware of Shenigans...

Christopher said...

I have about an hour to eat and prep for this teleconference and then I can focus on Michelle and Teddy.

I scanned the cable channels and I see CNN: the Clinton New Network, had slipped back into their primary posture of pushing, pushing, and pushing the Hillary Clinton meme, that is when they're not showcasing some little blonde, McCain surrogate whoring for the Old Coot.

If I knew nothing about politics and just landed in the USA, I would think this is Hillary Clinton's convention.

Barack Obama, who dat?

MSNBC was only marginally better, with Tweety outside (why isn't he in the convention hall?) in front of a smallish crowd of people, many of whom are holding Hillary signs.

It's too bizarre and it's why I'm focusing my energies on policy issues and not on the media. In fact, I plan to watch Michelle and Teddy tonight and not watch the convention again until Thursday night when Obama speaks.

enigma4ever said...

5:50 PM::::UPDATE....

So Tweety is interviewing people in front of the MSNBC stand- and the dem crowd..and there are 3pissed off PUMAS .....( boy talk about BITTER women- oye..) so the crowd SCHOOLED the three bitchy women ( sorry but they were )....BUT there ONLY THREE of them there...wow...that's all they have handfulls of pissed off women??

sad...

enigma4ever said...

Chris:::
Too funny..I too spot checked through out the day- it was really strange- no one showed WHAT was going on inside- NOT even cspan...I am a little confused..
So tonight I will watch Michelle, and Teddy...( I think Caroline too )....BUT I guess I will just watch some of the speakers....I was under the impression that the actual Innard of this would be shown..WRONG...

So Chris I will so my best to liveblog this week- but I will be honest- this is looking like more McCoot Propaganda....God fucking forbid they should FINALLY FINALLY accept that Obama is OUR Man and THAT MANY, MILLIONS of people want this man as our president....geeeeez

And the Media stinks- it is going to come down to the Internets and Bloggers kick some ass on this...

enigma4ever said...

okay....deep breath...I guess we know HOW the media is going to be spinning this...

Christopher said...

Enigma,

Obama is an outsider.

He's a young, whipper-snapper, who many feel hasn't paid his dues and the mainstream media just refuses to accept the fact that they were wrong about Hillary.

Obama keeps making the MSM look and sound like morons.

I love it! I'll check back at 8PM. Happy live blogging!

D.K. Raed said...

You noticed CSpan set up a special channel for live feed at the convention each night? On our dish, it's channel 211, located between regular CSpan and CSpan2.

OK, here's hoping Teddy can speak tonight. Really all he has to do is be there & wave. It's a moment I will treasure & am already putting out the kleenex for my sobs. Michelle will still own the night. She'll enthuse & inspire us.

enigma4ever said...

8PM....UPDATE::::
thanks Chris...I will be here folks...yup...Keith...( and I have checked on cnn- but MAPBOY and WOLF drove me nuts....and now on MSNBC Keith , David Gregory, and Tweety...I hope Rachel is on...too...

DK:::
oh dear- I don't know What cspan to watch- I did check 1,2 and 3 - I really am confused- I might have to call Timewarner tomorrow...

So it's 8pm I am going to check what time do the REAL festivities start...

Mauigirl said...

I probably won't be on until 9 when Caroline and the tribute to Ted start. We're running out for an errand and will be back by then.

I dread watching any mainstream channel because of the spin (my real convention coverage doesn't start until tomorrow night when The Daily Show starts covering it!). Let me know if MSNBC is the best.

enigma4ever said...

maui::
my son said the same thing....BRING on the Daily Show !!!! ( hey is Colbert there too??)


.it is after 8pm we are waiting for Teddy- YUP....

And the puditheads are already blathering ..thank heavens for Keith....good thing "Clinton" is not a Drinking Name Game....oye...on and on....about THE Clintons..

Go out- nothing is going to happen til the Kennedys get there..

enigma4ever said...

8:13 PM AND THE SHOW BEGINS.....SO IT GOES....

PELOSI::::
FIRST AN FREUDIAN AUDIO MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR 10 MINUTES...still really hard to hear...and Pelosi is yelling...and the acoustics suck,.....can not hear very well...CNN is talking through her speech....of course....She is having trouble reading the Teleprompter....McCain is WRONG...is her Mantra....( okay so the THEME is John McCain is Wrong..and Obama is RIGHT.....( okay this is a BIT lame...)

sigh....iced tea break...and had to go take away the Cat's Favorite NEW toy...yes...the toilet......I will be right back....have to have a chat with Harry...

enigma4ever said...

( Okay...she is annoying...and telling stories and droning on and on....)WHY are the acoustics so shitty?It sounds like she is yelling in a Car Wash or a Wind Tunnel....


sigh,....I will wait to blog the Teddy part...it is too cruel to blog Pelosi...or no she is blathering about the History of Colorado and the Dems...I might be ill...she is now reading the words to " God Bless America".......she needs a better speech writer...period...

( they should send tapes of her to Gitmo...lord have mercy...)

HelenWheels said...

It's a really pathetic speech. I don't know if it's just her or the weird non-response from the audience. Looks like the PUMAs have infiltrated. Shit.

enigma4ever said...

Okay...now more talk...It was supposed to be Jimmy Carter..thank heavens we have Keith there with tweety....

( keith looks like he needs a drink...)

sigh..

enigma4ever said...

Hey Helen...I don't know if it is PUMAs or what ?? but this seems kind of disorganized....and weird..and NOW someone is speaking and the crowd is cheering - would

OH QUICK SWITCH TO CNN THEY ARE SHOWING CARTER'S NOLA FILM....

HelenWheels said...

NO way!! OK I will... did you see Pelosi's interview with Ann Curry? WTF? She looks like she's on X with the forced smiling!! JJJEEEEBUS!!

enigma4ever said...

8:35 PM:::

Okay back to MSNBC....okay I am confused...the Video was shown and then he came to the stage..and NOW ....Tweety and Keith are still talking...I am confused...( so they show a video and then the person comes out and waves touches the podium...and then ??the room goes dark....

Okay- apparently there are "tech Difficulties..." hmm..that does not sound good...

Okay Ann Curry is now questioning Ann Curry- badgering..."why is this race so tight"...Carter being good explaining that people will support Obama after this Convention...( ann is being kind of pesky...)

enigma4ever said...

Helen...that is just the afternoon Botox....no worries....( to be honest I don't how to nicely say this flat woman that I am- she looked very buxom....I guess it was the White Prada...)

Okay Curry is done Grilling Carter....

enigma4ever said...

6-6 Comment on Pelosi
"Well she is REALLY Old- so she looks pretty good...she looks like something our of a Scary Movie about "Wax Women Come to Life"

enigma4ever said...

Okay....Teddy is supposed to be attending , might not be speaking...

Now Norah Odonnell ( is she preggers again?)

She looks good- and she pointed out earlier on Gregory about Obama- she did a great job explaing that the media is part of Obama's problems...( thank you Norah for speaking the Obvious...)

Okay ...Panel time....I am trying to decide whether to walk the dog...

HelenWheels said...

Personally, I hate Nora O'Donnell. She's always shilling for the rightwingers. She looks rabid all the time. She's pretty so she gets away with a lot. I can't stand her....

enigma4ever said...

Actually she came around during the Primaries...
( she likes Obama and I think she does not care for Hill much...)

the person that I can NOT stand is Pat Buchanon...

Okay the panel is outside...and it is really really windy- gee I hope NO More Tornados...( there were 4 last night...)

Rachel is explaining it things..( and I love watching Pat squirm when she talks ;-)

BACK to CNN...and some bad music...

HelenWheels said...

Ha haaaaa!! RAchel Maddow called the PUMAs "post rational" SHE F'ing ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

enigma4ever said...

Brokaw is interviewing...Sebilius...and there noise is too loud...ALL the NBC Old Farts are busy humping Hillary out...oye...

OKAY I HAVE FOUND THE DIRECT COVERAGE OF THE CONVENTION NO PUNDIT HEADS....CSPAN ONE....GO THERE FOLKS...

Christopher said...

OK, I'm done.

What did I miss? At least I see Rachel Maddow is in residence.

There's hope!!!

Is Tom Brokow drunk. He sounds like he's slurring. Rah, rah, rah.

I see they media is still warbling about "what to do about Hillary's supporters."

How about put them in a submarine and sink it?

I'm sooooooo glad I didn't miss Michelle! Not till 10:30PM.

enigma4ever said...

Helen we too have a"NAME " for them....but it is not fit for the public to hear....

ahem...
CSPAN HAS IT LIVE...

enigma4ever said...

Chris::
Kennedy Tribute is soon- they are not sure if he will speak of not...he went to the hospital today...Caroline might be with him...and speak...all up in the air

CSPAN HAS LIVE FEED NO PUNDITHEADS

HelenWheels said...

OK, can Biden just for ONE second stop mushing on his daughters? GEEZ. Point made! you're a family man! Hands off now! Frankly, it's a little extreme.

Tom Brokaw always sounds drunk. I'm off to CSPAN! Thanks for the tip. But I'll miss Rachel... I guess Ill flip to & fro...

enigma4ever said...

Okay so I am watching CSPAN..
and people are dancing...
Americans CAN NOT DANCE..even being all ginned up and well liquored...soooooo sad.....

( and I am sorry- but esp the White Guys in Suits-seriously)

IS the tape stuck- the same FUNKY GOOD TIME has now played 100 times....

( tom does sound more drunk...)

HelenWheels said...

I agree! What a bunch of DORKS!! Spike Lee is workin' it....

THose poor people have no entertainment! WTF? WHy don't they have something to watch? What a nightmare. You couldn't pay me to be there.

WHITEY cain't dance! LOL!!! OK I"ll stop now...

HelenWheels said...

I missed the bitter PUMAs... oy. I have to say it, convention people are just odd. I'm cracking up tho, good people-watching... reminds me of your FreakFest Randy Newman concert, Enigma!!! At least it's diverse. I bet the rethug convention will look like a nice, well-rehearsed SS reunion. LOL!

HelenWheels said...

HOLY SHIT! I got this from CLG (they always end up being 100% right):

Breaking: Police investigate possible plot to kill Obama 25 Aug 2008 Law enforcement authorities have arrested two men, and several law enforcement sources say the investigation is looking into whether the men intended to harm presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. According to multiple sources, Aurora police made a routine traffic stop Sunday morning at 2:38 a.m. The Secret Service says two rifles were found in the car along with methamphetamine. Another law enforcement source says he was told at least one of the rifles was a "sniper rifle." A second source told CBS4 authorities told officers they are concerned they may have come upon a possible "assassination plot."

enigma4ever said...

Helen ::
you are cracking me up....yeah..I am sticking this out for awhile...

I do know this- I could have done better choosing Music REAL music and Some VIDEOS...lordy....

okay we should keep checking MSNBC and 6-6 has gone to another room to check CNN...( I made fun of MAPBOY- and pissed him off)....

( this is reminding me of that Randy Newman Concert- just need some Blow up Beach balls..eh?)

enigma4ever said...

SHIT SHIT Helen...EVERYONE PLEASE DO READ THE LAST COMMENT BY HER- SHIT...
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I GOT AN EMAIL FROM KENNEDY'S WIFE...TEDDY IS NOT SPEAKING...AND MIGHT NOT BE THERE...CAROLINE IS SPEAKING...that makes me so sad...I need to send another card....

HELEN- let us know if you find more-
Chris- have you heard anything...?????

enigma4ever said...

9:16 PM....
Caroline Kennedy Speaking...

enigma4ever said...

9:20
Teddy tribute....I need Kleenex...really beautiful...

enigma4ever said...

HOLY crap...
he made it !!!! ( I got that email,,,and thought he would not be there...)


Hmm, I guess Someone did not listen to the Doctor's orders....( My kind of Patient ;-)

Okay need more Kleenex...

enigma4ever said...

Welll YOU GO TEDDY- HE IS FUCKING ROCKING IT....WOW....

( the Clintons should just go home...Teddy is DOING IT....)

HelenWheels said...

Teddy was great... WTF with that INSANELY STUPID music choice??? Holy shit I can't believe how horrid and inappropriate the songs are... You're Still The One?? I wanna talk to in bed???? WTF???


NO................. not celebrate............ it's not bad enough that it's overplayed at every wedding? Holy shit... ugh....

HelenWheels said...

Maria Shriver cried thru the whole thing. It's so sad probably his last public speech. End of an era. Damn it.

enigma4ever said...

Helen...
omg I am still crying...I really do need Kleenex...

sigh...

Beautiful speech....
( I am still going between both threads here and above- sorry)

THE WORST MUSIC EVER....I tell ya - they need NEW DJ's ....there is a JOB I could do- so could you ;-)

HelenWheels said...

OMG, who couldn't do better? I thought libs were the ones with aesthetic taste... apparently they picked the more centrist/right-leaning types to supply the entertainment. Sheeesh. I bet Spike Lee was cringing.

enigma4ever said...

Okay...so those SOLID GOLD Reject tapes that Richard Simmons threw out - we NOW know WHERE they are....

Grinding To the Oldies...ooooooh so bad...

HelenWheels said...

Call me crazy but I think Buchannan is turning liberal. WTF? He's still a rightie but he is showing chinks in the armor!

enigma4ever said...

OMG...are you watching this Showdown with Pat and Rachel!!!!

ANd he called Cindy the BEER BARONESS- that is WHAT we call her- and Pat called her that!!!????

HelenWheels said...

OH and Rachel Maddow is kicking major ass. She is ON FIRE and acting like it's her radio show. She shut down Puke-anan and is riling the crowd like no one's business. Also I see she successfully escaped the make-up room. No cake 'n' fake lashes tonight!

HelenWheels said...

Yeah Pat is alternatively making left-leaning comments AND rethug. Methinks the man is becoming conflicted... maybe an attack of the conscience. LOL!

enigma4ever said...

mostly he is very very uncomfortable sitting there with the Brilliant Rachel...
( I can NOT wait for her show...)

HelenWheels said...

UM did someone tell all female politicos to smile no matter what they are saying? Methinks Claire McKaskill went to the same speech coash as Nancy Pelosi. Good message though. But she's dancing dangerously close to Hallmark Card content.

HelenWheels said...

I can't wait for Rachel's show either!! OMG, it's like Air America made it to the big time. Really, that's amazing. She couldn't have done it if she wasn't so brilliant.

enigma4ever said...

COME up to the TOP thread helen...
folks went up there....

MICHELLE video is rocking it- wow..

HelenWheels said...

OH shit assholes are trying to upset Michelle Obama's brother... ugh... hopefully she'll be OK

HelenWheels said...

she's not on yet, what am I missing?

HelenWheels said...

THE MUSIC IS SO INAPPROPRIATE!! OMG, I can't stand it.... who the hell was in charge? Dick Cheney??

enigma4ever said...

SHE is on ;-)

Come above...

HelenWheels said...

HOLY shit Enigma you were right about Michelle.


***********AMAZING*****************

I had no idea.

enigma4ever said...

AND Helen- Imagine being feet away from here..and hearing this SHE IS REAL....

enigma4ever said...

THIS is the Woman that met those Families in Iowa by Barry;s side- she made this real .....ALL of it...she is amazing..

Gryphen said...

Damn Michele has the whole audience in tears.

And I believe some of us on the blogoshere are wiping our eyes a little as well.

Brilliant!

HelenWheels said...

OK the music is ruining the ENTIRE FUCKING EXPERIENCE for me!! Anyone else? Holy shit. Enough fucking motown!! Are they trying to make trouble??

And Michelle WAS AWESOME!

HelenWheels said...

Well now I think Michelle should be president. OK, how can they lose if it's not fixed OR the majority of Americans aren't racist? They remind me of the Kennedys... ONLY BETTER! Holy shit!!

HelenWheels said...

How in hell is Cindi McLAME going to outdo that?

Impossible.

Obama wins unless (as I suspect) the fix is in.

enigma4ever said...

Michelle was soooo Beautiful...

OMG Tweety is MOVED...and choked up...WOW...

"Isn't she lovely " played and I started crying all over again...and those beautiful girls...

And NOW Brokaw is giving shit about the Damn PUMA people....

Hey Gryphen....Yeah...isn't she something...
I walked on ice....and stood in negative 10 to see her- got inside and once she spoke all of us held our breathes - Stood with a bunch of women that I did not know..and we all hugged and cried- it was amazing....

ANd hell yeah- she signed MY Audacity book- I will treasure that forever....

HelenWheels said...

and Brokaw is nearly unintelligible. He's made slurring into an art form.

enigma4ever said...

Brokaw...is so strange...odd,...almost doddering.....Andrea Mitchell is still pumping Hillary ( PLEASE Someone send Mrs Greenspan home..NOW)

HelenWheels said...

Yeah what was up with Andrea Mitchell? tryin' to start somethin?

HelenWheels said...

Whether or not Obama wins I'm thinking that MIchelle is going to make history in some way. She's even more charismatic than Obama (in my book) but not by much; he is pretty damn charismatic. Wow what a couple. This does NOT happen often in life. Two incredilby intelligent, articulate, charismatic people getting together. Wow, just wow.

enigma4ever said...

Helen you are right- they are an amazing couple...very very amazing....NO ONE is every going to forget this night..and Teddy and Caroling and yes Michelle...

HelenWheels said...

I hafta say it's much better already than the 2004 convention. My guess is Obama's acceptance speech is going to knock everyone for a loop.

HelenWheels said...

And now it's time for the Colbert Report!! THanks, it was so fun blogging the convention. A first for me.

enigma4ever said...

Hey lady..had to give the poochie a REAL walk...I am now rewatching Michelle on cspan....wow....she is something...

Thank you for being here Helen- you were a hoot- a rock...and sooooo funny...

enigma4ever said...

Michelle's speech is available as a podcast on cspan...

Gryphen said...

I have Michelle's whole speech up on my blog if anybody missed it.

enigma4ever said...

thanks Gman....I kinda stole it...or the idea of it..and yeah...had to put Teddy too....

Blueberry said...

Michelle was wonderful! I watched on Youtube instead of Boobtube. Not too enthused about the Clinton speech(es). I am mad at them and the damage they've done. Will be tuned in live on Thursday night!

HelenWheels said...

It was my pleasure! What fun! Thanks for the opportunity.