Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Night Two of the Democratic Convention Open Thread. Update!

I thought I better post this thread earlier today and a whole lot of interesting stuff happened before last night's open thread.

Here are some of the featured speakers for tonight: 

President Bill Clinton headlines the convention Tuesday.. 

Other featured speakers include mothers who lost their children to gun violence such as Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr; Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton; and Michael Brown's mother, Lezley McSpadden. 

Other speakers will include former Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who will speak about the Americans with Disabilities Act, which he helped craft and pass in Congress. 

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will also address the convention. He served as chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign and chairman of Hillary Clinton's first presidential campaign in 2008. 

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, will be speaking as well as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, who served with Clinton in the Senate and who's expected to succeed Harry Reid as the Democrats' next leader in the Senate. 

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak as well as Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards and actors Tony Goldwyn, America Ferrara, and Lena Dunham. 

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as secretary of state, will speak and former President Jimmy Carter is expected to make an appearance in a video message to the convention.

Damn! So you see why we need to post this early.

As promised here is my second favorite speech from last night:

I love Al Franken as a Senator, but Al Franken the comedian is pretty damn awesome as well.

There is also a rumor that Bernie Sanders will officially nominate Hillary Clinton tonight, so I imagine we will see more of this:

Oh joy.

Update: Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential candidate to represent a major party, has just officially hit the magic number of delegates to become the nominee.  Another history making day for the Democratic party.

Update 2: Sanders just officially named Hillary Clinton the nominee by acclimation.

And THAT makes it really official.

Update 3: Apparently this happened earlier tonight as well.
Didn't Frankenstein have to chase his creation into the farthest reaches of the north to finally end its existence?

209 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:28 PM

    Good speech. Funny yet dead on. I listened to so much of the Republican's plus that fraud Donald my mind started to get into a dark place. Good to hear optimism. The Donald is sending dark vibes our way, and Putin is licking his chops. Please America vote for Hillary. We have to save our country from Putin. He's trying to get in the back door through Trump and Palin.

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    1. Anonymous2:42 PM

      Putin's licking more than chops......

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    2. Anonymous3:31 PM

      Palin has zero input! She's a wanna be and the Republican party doesn't want her in their midst....she's been barred from the last two Republican Conventions for Christ's sake!

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    3. Anonymous3:52 PM

      PayMe actually has been badmouthing the ReThug party for a couple of years now. So, I actually did not expect her to be officially invited - especially after $he was so sky-high when $he gave screeches for Don the Con, that even he had to distance himel from her.

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    4. Anonymous6:29 PM

      She was done after the Iowa/Oklahoma embarrassment.

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  2. Everyday I thank God that Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are my senators

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    1. Anonymous3:19 PM

      They are great! I loved it when Al said that he only won by three hundred some votes (can't remember the exact number). Every vote counts!

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    2. Anonymous3:21 PM

      Mine too! We are lucky and proud!

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    3. Anonymous3:22 PM

      Me, too!

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    4. Anonymous3:47 PM

      I grew up with Amy, though I no longer live in Minnesota I can attest to her wonderful character.

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    5. Minnesota! All the way here although born in SD because of hospital proximity. I was raised just over the state line in MN and my family were one of the first pioneer families in Rock County, MN. I am so proud of the MN representation last eve.
      My sister is a retired pediatrician from the town of Willmar, MN which Al Franken acknowledged as he gave the graduation exercise speech there this year and exemplified their assimilation of both Latino and Somali cultures. She had a large Somali client base of mothers that did not speak English. They never had a problem communicating and the Somali women made sure she was their pediatrician of choice! Proud of Amy K... also. (Too! Ha. Ha. Sarah. You of no education, culture or awareness.)
      Back to viewing the first of many more firsts!

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  3. Do not think it appropriate for Trevon Martin's parents or Michael browns parents to speak. their sons were felons.brown was a gangsta wannabe.

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    1. Anonymous2:59 PM

      Actually neither one was a felon.

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    2. Anonymous3:03 PM

      both unarmed teenagers... Trevon was just walking home (not a felon and no criminal record) and Michael had taken a few cigarettes -- so you think death is appropriate sentence for this crime, to be handed down with no judge or jury... what a sick sick world it would be if you had your way

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    3. Anonymous3:04 PM

      They lost their sons, who would you suggest, George Zimmerman? How was Treyvon Martin a Felon, he was stalked by Zimmerman and killed. I hope that you are never selected for jury duty, stupid.

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    4. Get along, your gonna be late for the stormfront book reading club meeting

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    5. Neither one was a felon. Get your head out of your ass.

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    6. Carol Smith 2:45 PM wrote: their sons were felons.brown was a gangsta wannabe.

      And Carol Smith firmly believes that those are capital offences.

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    7. Anonymous3:17 PM

      Seems awfully dumb to cater to the BLM terrorist crowd, especially after the recent barrage of violence against police. What a crowd to pander to. Is this really where Democrats are headed?

      3:03 perhaps you should read the final DOJ report on the Michael Brown shooting. 'stealing a few cigarettes' what a larf. Nobody is stupid enough to believe that is why he ended up dead.

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    8. Anonymous3:19 PM

      Any more dazzling insights for us, Carol? C'mon, you seem like, totally unique and intelligent. What are your thoughts on vaccines?

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    9. Anonymous3:21 PM

      3:03 Martin was shot after he jumped Zimmerman and was punching his head into the sidewalk, as per witnesses called into court and backed by forensic evidence. Bad move got him killed, even if Zimmerman is a douche, he has a right to protect himself from assault.

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    10. Anonymous3:37 PM

      @ Carole Smith.

      You are a felon.

      (See how easy it is to sling slime on the internet. Claiming someone is a felon does not make it so.)

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    11. Anonymous3:39 PM

      3:21 PM - I think you have that backward. Stay off of RWNJ sites.

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    12. Anonymous3:40 PM

      Carol Smith--they were mere "thugs" with "demonic looks in their eyes".

      Do you spend every day cowering in fear? I'm sure George Zimmerman would be happy to help.

      Maybe he can even sell his famous gun for more than $250,000 this time!!!

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    13. Anonymous3:45 PM

      #anon 3:21pm
      Trayvon had a right to protect himself against a larger man with a gun stalking him. Now run along and iron that hood for your next Klan meeting.

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    14. Anonymous3:48 PM

      @ Carol Smith
      Your time might be better spent in an adult literacy program.

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    15. Anonymous3:50 PM

      3:21 PM Zimmerman was told by the Police to stay put, but he went after Martin. What would you do if a stranger stalked you for no reason?

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    16. Anonymous3:59 PM

      3:45, Trayvon jumped Zimmerman and attacked/assaulted him (illegal). Zimmerman had been following Trayvon but lost him prior to getting jumped (not illegal). Thought you might need an adult to help you get your facts straight.

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    17. Anonymous4:00 PM

      No it is not backwards 3:39, it is court record and witness testimony.

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    18. Anonymous4:07 PM

      3:21 - were you there or did you just swallow the defense theory. Is that how the tiny pin pricks ended up on the back of Zimmerman's head (and they were just tiny pin pricks). Scalp wounds, even tiny, bleed profusely. There was no evidence of Zimmerman's head being punched into the pavement. Intelligent folks can see through that nonsense without even being there. Martin was murdered. The jury got it wrong just like (for example) the OJ jury got it wrong(they had an agenda it has since been revealed). You, on the other hand, are just dumb.

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    19. Anonymous4:11 PM

      Is your Daddy the Grand Wizard?

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    20. Anonymous4:15 PM

      Zimmerman was not told by police to stay put 3:50. A dispatcher made that request. It is not legally enforceable, and a dispatcher is not the police. This has been well established. Have any other lies to further push your agenda?

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    21. Anonymous4:23 PM

      @3:59 PM Zimmerman is the only 'living' witness, do you believe that he would tell the truth?

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    22. Anonymous4:34 PM

      @Carol Smith Hopefully none of your family members ever have bad luck like those that you lied about being felons. Aren't you late for a David Duke rally?

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    23. Anonymous5:22 PM

      3:59 you fucking racist dickwad or bitch. Trayvon Martin, (no felon just a teen walking home) was suspiciously followed by copwannabe and vigilante Georgieporgie. Fearing for his life, he cofronted stupid Georgie and jumped his ass. His mistake was not using a large enough rock or a hard enough hit - then it would have been Trayvon saying stand your ground.. what am I thinking. Stand your ground is only for white folks.

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    24. Anonymous8:34 PM

      3:(9 PM - Georgie Porgie was told to stay in his vehicle by 911. Don't give me your shit.

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  4. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Hillary wins the nomination!

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    1. Anonymous12:23 AM

      Now that Bernie has done his duty and nominated her, can we lynch him? You know, for being an Independent and not giving us his lunch money or the answers to the period 4 Math test?

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  5. Anonymous2:57 PM

    According to Politico trump liked FLOTUS speech. That can't sit well with $arah, you betcha.

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    1. Anonymous3:18 PM

      The Trumps sure do love Michelle's speeches. They love them so much that Melania incorporated two paragraphs of Michelle's speech into her own. I guess that in Slovenia they just call it "admiring" and "sharing."

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    2. Anonymous3:27 PM

      There is no way that Donald Trump could have come out against Mrs. Obama's speech. We already know he is racist and look how he's treated President Obama with the horrible birther issue, etc.!

      He didn't dare put anything anti her on his twitter. For once he knew when to keep his fucking mouth shut! But, he did it for himself (once again) and not her! He knew better!!

      Plus, everyone thought First Lady Obama gave the best speech for the day.

      Trump would lose big time going up against First Lady Obama and he knows it!

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    3. Anonymous3:31 PM

      It might be a little difficult for Melania to plagiarize from Michelle Obama's speech last night. Too many specific references to her daughters and to their family life which is, in every way, far superior to what poses as a family life for Donald Trump. Or even for Sarah Palin.
      Beaglemom

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    4. Anonymous5:25 PM

      Manafort likely locked his account.

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    5. Anonymous2:56 AM

      What a contrast;

      Melanomia, in order to speak about her husband had to steal words to fill the time.

      Bill spoke about decades of personal experiences together.

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  6. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Why is that girl crying? And why are you making fun of her? Is it because she believes differently than you?

    Maybe you should ask yourself: What would Michelle do?

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    1. Most likely tell you what a pest you are!

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    2. Anonymous3:46 PM

      @2:59 PM Just go away, you are depressing.

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    3. Anonymous4:11 PM

      She can't feel her arms from holding up a sign for hours on end, maybe? Obama had "Obama girl", why can't Benie have one too?

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    4. Anonymous5:27 PM

      Because in her mind she made Bernie the sole basket carrier of her dreams. Last year she probably made her freshman crush the key to her happiness. Some immature young people are like that. It likely explains quite a bit of the success of religious "prophets."

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    5. Anonymous5:43 PM

      Michelle has way too much class than to post the crap we see here.

      Oh, but they admire her so so much!

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    6. Anonymous5:44 PM

      Yeah, 2:50! Go away we are busy being hypocrites and bullies! Stop tryin ruin our fun!

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    7. Anonymous5:54 PM

      I am sorry, but to paraphrase Sara Silverman, she is being ridiculous. The first thing I thought of when I saw the Sanders supporters crying is "WTF, did Elvis die again"? That is cult behavior not a delegate representing the people in a primary process.

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    8. Anonymous6:48 PM

      All those pins are poking her?

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    9. Anonymous7:39 PM

      The way that some of Bernie supporters are acting you would think that Bernie was being marched off to some remote, uninhabitable place on the planet, never to be heard from again all because he lost the nomination.

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    10. Anonymous8:19 PM

      Anonymous5:44 PM,

      Oh, just get over yourself, will you. Who the fuck is bullying, you idiot?

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  7. Anonymous3:01 PM

    My grandmother told me about getting to vote for the first time. She was in her 90s when she told me with a twinkle in her eye, that her husband thought it was ok to tell her how to vote.

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  8. That last gif - LOL!

    Although, I will admit, I got choked up a couple of times during Michelle's speech. Damn, that was powerful.

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    1. Anonymous7:40 PM

      Agreed.

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  9. Anonymous3:23 PM

    In one of the stories about Sarah Palin, one of her friends remember Sarah dreaming of the White House when she was Mayor of Wasilla. It would have been an easy route, coming in the back door as vice president. She could campaign by serving cold salmon to the neocon cruise folks. She could drop hints all over the internet. She and her family wrote letters of admiration to all of the Alaska media, thanks Lou Sarah and Louise Heath. Sorry, Sarah. That close. If only that 72 year old guy with a history of cancer had won. Who knows where you could have been today? Instead, she wasn't even invited to the Republican convention in 2012 and again in 2016. How the mighty have fallen. Or maybe there never was anything there to start with. Running for President is really not the same thing as having Miss Wasilla show up in the Miss Alaska contest.

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    1. Anonymous3:42 PM

      Track's issues were a convenient excuse.
      She was told to stay away again.
      Everyone and their dog knew that " too far away" was BS from the get go.

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  10. Caroll Thompson3:26 PM

    As an older woman, I have been waiting for this all my life. Finally, a woman has been nominated to be the President of the United States of America.

    History was made today.

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    1. Anonymous7:08 PM

      Fuck yeah!

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    2. Anonymous12:25 AM

      Too bad the process was so tainted.

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    3. Anonymous3:03 AM

      When Meryl Streep came out and they showed the video of all the former male presidents, then Hillary and the girls. I was expecting more of a reaction from the talking heads. Seems lost on the media, just how historic this occasion is.

      I wish my mother had lived to see this day.

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  11. Anonymous3:27 PM

    G..
    http://winningdemocrats.com/laura-bush-slams-the-gop-says-shed-rather-vote-for-hillary-than-a-republican/

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    1. Anonymous3:42 PM

      Let's stop spreading bs around. She didn't say a word against the GOP nor did she say she would vote for Hillary.

      WinningDemocrats.com have a record for putting words in people's mouth.

      There are far better leftist pages that don't make you look like an idiot for believing their propaganda.

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    2. Anonymous4:21 PM

      3:42 PM Links please?

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    3. Anonymous5:32 PM

      Well it was back in April, and SLAMS? not exactly, and form another source, a bit more reliable:
      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/laura-bush-hints-vote-clinton-trump-article-1.2596063

      and here's a more in-depth analysis from Slate:http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/04/11/laura_bush_hinted_at_endorsement_of_hillary_clinton_on_friday.html

      The GOP and the Teabaggers have been none too kind to GWB - he didn't speak at the convention, did he? He hasn't been asked to come out of mothballs for much, has he?

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    4. Anonymous5:42 PM

      4:21 Read the original link. It's all there, or rather it's not there. Just another sensational, click bait headline.

      If you are the original poster, learn how to read.

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    5. Anonymous6:50 PM

      So I suggest you reread those about the same interview, with a less sensational headline. Yeah, Laura isn't voting for T.Rump. and likely neither are the Bush girls or Babs.

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  12. Anonymous3:29 PM

    I love watching the roll call at a Democratic convention. There is such an amazing diversity among the delegates: Hispanic, African American, caucasian, Native American, and, this year, the delegation from the Northern Marianas with their beautiful flowers. It's great fun to see familiar famous faces and hear the bragging done about each state before they cast the vote. A great snapshot of America.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous4:06 PM

      I thought I was the only one that loved the bits about each state :)

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    2. Anita Winecooler4:26 PM

      You're so right, Beaglemom. I had the same feelings seeing all the different faces of all shapes and colors. As I am watching, the mothers of children killed by guns/police officers who now know their president, as a mother, understands totally in a way no one else can, and it breaks my heart.

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    3. Anonymous5:09 PM

      I agree! I'm so enjoying watching the coverage of the Democratic Convention.

      There have been many truly wonderful speakers....verifying things Hillary Clinton has accomplished for Americans throughout her many years of service.

      She assuredly has my vote for the 'first' woman POTUS!

      The Convention is extremely well organized with a LOT of content. It's far better than that of the Republicans!

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    4. Anonymous8:45 PM

      The Trump RNC dystopian shitshow. Sad for America.

      NO to GOP Trumppence/Manafort 2016!

      Register, ID up and VOTE for Democrats Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine 2016 on November 8, 2016; vote Dems down ballot and for the next midterms.

      Do it for yourself and the majority of 99% of Americans.

      dowl

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  13. Not by acclimation!!! Sanders votes were recorded in the record. I heard a very long discussion about it.

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    1. Anonymous12:27 AM

      Nice that the DNC had the balls to have a roll call that the RNC did not.

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  14. Anonymous3:46 PM

    SP is a C...
    https://twitter.com/AmericanGlob

    Alaska delegates walked OUT...

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  15. Correction to this post: Bernie did NOT call for Hillary to win the nomination by acclimation. He did call for her to be the nominee, but did not call for it to be unanimous. Tricky..but he wants his votes recorded according to MSNBC.

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    1. Anonymous4:05 PM

      Incorrect, he stated in his speech that he wanted all votes to be recorded for Hillary Clinton by his acclimation.

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  16. Caroll Thompson4:05 PM

    100 or so Bernie delegates walked out. And to my delight, I hear that they are not being allowed back in. That is what you call a backfire. Now they can't boo Bill Clinton when he gives his speech.

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    1. Anonymous4:41 PM

      Oh well, those are the rules. Too bad they didn't bother with learning them. President Bill Clinton will be speaking and there will be a secret service lock down on coming and going for a set amount of time before and after his speech.

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    2. Anonymous5:04 PM

      Good! I an hardly wait to hear President Bill Clinton speak!

      Am so enjoying watching the Democratic Convention! Fabulous speakers! They are covering what all President Hillary Clinton wants to accomplish as POTUS!

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    3. Anonymous5:58 PM

      Anonymous4:41 PM,

      They never do seem to bother to learn the rules.

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    4. Anonymous12:28 AM

      Do they *want* to come back in?

      Or are they in their rooms or the bar?

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  17. Meanwhile , back at the Funny Farm, tRump is being sued again for non-payment. This time he's stiffed kids. The man has no shame. http://www.mediaite.com/online/father-of-pro-trump-freedom-kids-is-suing-campaign-over-stiffed-payments/

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    1. Anonymous12:34 AM

      In other news, that asshole David Daleiden had the charges DROPPED against him in Texas.

      But Kamala Harris is going forward in California so he may still end up in prison.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/felony-charge-david-daleiden-planned-parenthood-sting-dismissed_us_57979c78e4b01180b530616e?section=

      Technicality my ass. You know, Texas.

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  18. Anonymous4:18 PM

    I hope they sprung Roger Clinton from the clink in CA in time for the gala...

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    1. Anonymous4:40 PM

      @4:18 PM Most Americans know nothing of Roger Clinton. Many good Americans have 'bad eggs' in their families, look at the Palins.

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    2. Anonymous5:00 PM

      And some of us have more than three. :) But we still have them outnumbered.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    3. Anonymous5:00 PM

      Roger Clinton is no longer the bad egg. He screwed up years ago! As usual - the typical bullshit put up for the negative impact by the right! Fuck you, 4:18 PM!

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    4. Anonymous5:23 PM

      4:40
      with the palins/heaths it's an oddity to have a normal one in the bunch ..

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    5. Anonymous5:44 PM

      DUI's aren't held. Bail was $15K.

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    6. Anonymous5:51 PM

      4:18 no, I'm sincerely hoping he will be part of the family on stage...if Alaskans can't understand the ravages of alcohol who can...and btw most families have been touched by this element. Sincerely, I believe Roger is very musically talented...

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    7. Anonymous5:58 PM

      Anonymous4:40 PM,

      In Palin's case it's a whole carton of them.

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    8. Anonymous6:00 PM

      Try not to be so sensitive. Just musing...family, galas etc. Why is everyone so sensitive. Nearly everyone in AK has an alcoholic and some are quite severe! Can't we wish Roger well too? Damn!

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    9. Anonymous6:08 PM

      If brothers-in-law were a traditional feature of presidential campaigns you can be sure that Sarah Palin would have dragged out not just Heather's husband but all of Molly's various husbands (except one), and all of Toad's brothers and half brothers and whatnot.

      You are full of shit. Get a life.

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    10. Anonymous6:37 PM

      Hey...I thought we were all unified frands in here...guess not...:*(

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    11. Anonymous7:17 PM

      4:18 PM --
      Wow.
      Way to mock someone with a disease.
      You must feel so cool.



      PS -- trump's brother died from alcohol-related issues, sooooo…yeah. You can go fuck yourself.

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    12. Anonymous8:02 PM

      Well. I'm glad he's out of the clink. Here in AK someone has to pay and sign for watching such and such. That would be so hard to run a campaign and take care of such a situation. So, I appreciate the Clintons more now. I'm sure Roger didn't mean to do it - the DUI. I see Berkie is working on that for us here in ANC on the federal dime. All politixs are local.

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  19. Anonymous4:21 PM

    And nary a whiff (yet) from the brain dead quitter in Alaska. Let's see what that tiny quitty-pants has a ghost writer put up. We know it will be some type of rage, a boatload of lies, and me, me, me, me, me ... She's been kicked to the curb and it is delicious. The shitstain is melting.

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    1. Anonymous7:10 PM

      Didn't I hear that she died of alcohol poisoning?

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  20. Anita Winecooler4:22 PM

    I had a feeling this would be the outcome. (I think it happened waaaay before Sarah Silverman said to the "Bernie or Bust" crowd that they're looking ridiculous. How long has Bernie been in Vermont? Why isn't college free there? Single payer? A flat tax, perhaps?
    But enough about that, I never dreamed in my entire life I'd see an African American President, a Polish Pope, or a Woman President. My daughters and future grandkids will know that anything's possible if you work hard for it. What a night!!!

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      Ayup. Cuz he won't work with people. He's a loner and an outsider.

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    2. Anonymous12:36 AM

      I believe Bernie represents them in the U.S. Congress.

      He is not the Governor of Vermont nor does he control the Vermont legislature.

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    3. Anonymous5:08 AM

      You guys are idiots! How would Bernie be able to institute free college or single payer all by himself and not as Governor?? Vermont is not some sort of magical state where one man can make these changes himself. I will say that it is magical in other ways...

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  21. Having michael brown s mother talk was not s good idea. Lost a lot of police military and their family votes. Most people entrenched in one camp or other, Clinton or Drump. And it was Clinton's race to lose as she was way ahead until just recently. She really did not have to lose that group of voters.

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    1. Anonymous4:37 PM

      What. She should just go away?
      We have a huge problem in this nation in case you haven't noticed. Silence voices?

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    2. Anonymous4:37 PM

      ???????

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    3. Anonymous4:38 PM

      I'm from a military family and she certainly hasn't lost any votes in my extremely large extended military family. Why don't you just try speaking for yourself instead of the rest of us.

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    4. Anonymous4:42 PM

      If they're already entrenched, what difference would michael's mother make? Hillary has always respected law enforcement and military.

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    5. Apparently the non entrenched voters are going towards Trump. Looks at the shift in the polls. Look at Reuters, Fivethirtyeight and other such polls. This is a huge problem beyond the convention bump. If the DNConvention does not give a sizeable bump to Clinton, she is going to lose this election when she had a formidable lead. I'm talking any number of states here where it's going to make a difference
      I am not speaking for myself but the trend I am seeing. I'm not happy with the choice of speakers and the way a lot of The democratic supporters are and am finding myself at the brink. If this blogs supporters just want to preach to the choir, they are not looking at reality. This, to me is an alarming trend happening for Hillary supporters

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    6. Anonymous6:03 PM

      Apparently? Apparently?

      Evidence, please- and polls are not evidence. Even a very poor student of statistics can give you any poll you want. Don't ask me how I know.

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    7. Anonymous6:05 PM

      What nonsense is your claim that racist cops weren't going to vote for racist Trump anyway.

      Yawn.

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    8. Anonymous6:09 PM

      rebecca is a lost soul.

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    9. Anonymous6:53 PM

      No, Rebecca just ain't too familiar with these "computery thingees" all them buttons confuse her. Like the on on 538 that toggles between forecast (Hillary winning)and now cast (trump slightly ahead.)

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    10. Anonymous7:13 PM

      Rebecca Yourig --

      Nope. You don't know what you're talking about.
      "Non-entrenched" voters?
      First of all?
      WTF does that mean?
      Second of all?
      No.
      Trump and Hillary are each polling at 42 percent, roughly. That's basically the party loyals for each side.
      Basically, after the end of the primary, Republican voters decided to vote for the Republican. That's what those poll numbers mean.

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    11. Anonymous7:47 PM

      Did you actually hear them speak? They weren't advocating violence against police officers or anyone.

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    12. Anonymous11:44 PM

      Lotsa new Trump trolls!

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    13. Anonymous3:20 AM

      Trump trolls are busy setting up various accounts!!!

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  22. Anonymous4:27 PM

    http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-internet-trolls-and-donald-trump-2016-7

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    1. Anonymous9:11 PM

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/07/the_dnc_hack_is_watergate_but_worse.html

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  23. Anonymous4:58 PM

    I gonna watch again! Loved everyone yesterday. Glad Bernie did what he did. Go Hillary!

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  24. Anonymous5:32 PM

    I love it that my vote will cancel out a Trump vote. Voting? It matters. Go do it and enjoy your power.

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  25. Anonymous6:21 PM

    The ugly truth about the White House and its history of slavery

    Michelle Obama's speech during the first day of the Democratic National Convention was generally lauded.

    One sentence in particular garnered more attention, and controversy, than the rest:

    That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.

    The mention of slavery was a stark reminder for those who may have forgotten the White House's disturbing history or for those whose associate the iconic home with freedom and not the misery created in its absence.

    Clarence Lusane, author of "The Black History of the White House," isn't one of those people.

    The chair of Howard University's Political Science Department, Lusane has done extensive research on the enslaved people who built the structure and later lived among 10 of the United States' first 12 presidents.

    He called the first lady's comment a "pivotal moment" in U.S. history.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/26/the-ugly-truth-about-the-white-house-and-its-history-of-slavery/

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    1. Anonymous6:38 PM

      +1000

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    2. Anonymous8:07 PM

      Can we just move on from the slavery thing already? Affirmative Action is in place and reparations have been made. Let's move on, forward and stop harping on things that happened 200 years go, m'kay?

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    3. Anonymous9:47 PM

      Anon 8:07-I was already pretty pissed off at your mindless post, but what put me over the top was that "m'kay" at the end.

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  26. Anonymous6:41 PM

    It was a rowdy scene in Philly as after a Monday that came with bumps; Democrats were ready to celebrate as they made history by nominating Hillary Clinton.

    As civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis said as he seconded Hillary Clinton’s nomination:

    Tonight we will shatter that glass ceiling again. We’re the party of tomorrow, and we will build a true democracy in America.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/26/boos-vanish-elated-democrats-history-nominating-hillary-clinton.html

    Sorry, Trump: The DNC Is Demolishing The RNC In The Ratings Race So Far

    According to preliminary Nielsen numbers, 26 million viewers tuned into the star-studded opening night of the DNC – three million more than the Republican gathering took in.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/26/sorry-trump-dnc-demolishing-rnc-ratings-race.html

    Cecile Richards Makes A Devastating Promise To Donald Trump At Democratic Convention

    President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards rocked the DNC Tuesday night when she said of Hillary Clinton, "This isn’t just about electing the first woman president, it’s about electing *this* woman president."

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/26/cecile-richards-blasts.html

    Actresses America Ferrera and Lena Dunham spoke at the Democratic convention and did a better job of taking on Donald Trump than all of the Republican candidates combined.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/26/america-fererra-lena-dunham-job-trump-gop.html

    Donna Brazile brings DNC to its feet with barn-burner speech: ‘We’re never going back’

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/donna-brazile-brings-dnc-to-its-feet-with-barn-burner-speech-were-never-going-back/

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    1. Anonymous11:45 PM

      We are the cool kids. The GOP could not even get Clint Eastwood's empty chair at this year's convention.

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    2. Anonymous12:42 AM

      I'm sorry. And who NOMINATED her?

      No. Don't bother to give him any credit.

      I think they're busy warming tar and plucking chickens now that they're done using him.

      Hmm. Is it legal in the DNC bylaws for an Independent to nominate a Democrat?

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  27. Anonymous6:51 PM

    "That is what I remember. In fact, she said she wasn't the "stay at home and make cookies" type of woman... that REALLY pissed off the Patriarchal GOP!"

    What hypocrisy. Democrats slammed Sarah Palin because she wasn't just a stay at home mom. Though she and her kids made their share of cookies back when.

    Sarah's always credited a fantastic support system and despite that she still rarely missed a kid event and never their yearly vacation.

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    1. I don't remember any Democrats slamming Palin for not being a stay at home mom. But the results of Sarah Palin's lack of parenting skills is obvious just as Chelsea Clinton Medved and the Obama girls are obviously the result of some good parenting. I don't think it would have mattered much if Palin stayed home or not.

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    2. Anonymous7:07 PM

      No one cares what drugged up Sara and her family of thugs do, though by the looks of SarahPac they should all be out applying for jobs.

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    3. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Democrats slammed Sarah Palin for being a fucking idiot. Go back to your planet.

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    4. Anonymous7:10 PM

      yeah and when she's not actively grifting (and teaching kids how-to), she seems to ALWAYS be on vacation.

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    5. Anonymous7:12 PM

      Anybody can slice Pillsbury from a store. Attempt carving a turkey upside down with a butter knife. Open a box of Kraft Mac 'n Cheese.

      We'e seen what her kids turned into in the long run. Your point is moot.


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    6. Anonymous7:13 PM

      6:51 PM BULLSHIT! Sarah Palin would leave those kids for any speech offers. Support system as in nannies? Can Trig eat solid food yet, or go to the bathroom on his own?

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    7. Anonymous7:21 PM

      No, we discredited her because she is a drug-addled fool who has absolutely no ability to make a good decision as a leader.

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    8. Anonymous7:24 PM

      cookie, cookie, cookie.....

      sarah, the mother of the year....give us a break.

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    9. Anonymous7:47 PM

      Sarah Palin was a no nothing governor that didn't even know what the VP does who had to have everyone else do the actual work (even prepare those cookies) for her. She had a special needs infant and a pregnant teenage daughter at home in 2008 that should've taken priority over the $ signs in her eyes. It's been clear these last 8 years that her kids are not her top priority, just look at Trig with his front missing teeth for several years and the inability to eat solid foods or speak much because she was off flitting around to fill her pockets with OPM, or opium as she likes to say, rather than making sure he got therapy. Look at her other kids, getting in brawls, 3 more kids out of wedlock, getting arrested etc. Sarah Palin isn't out there trying to fix things for people, she's out there to say outrageous things to get attention in the hopes of getting a reality show. I for one would rather have someone running the country that lives in actual reality and not in a show. Sarah Palin doesn't speak for me, not as a woman, not as a mother and certainly not as a citizen of the United States.

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    10. Anonymous7:53 PM

      Shut up about the cookies.

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    11. Anonymous8:13 PM

      Why 7:53 PM? As governor, she didn't do squat for the indigenous people were were starving and with out power. She IGNORED them until she was called out on it, then called in Fanklin Graham and handed out cookies. As GOVERNOR.

      Shut up? Never, and I'm in the lower 48. She is a fraud and always has been!

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    12. Anonymous8:18 PM

      @anon 7:12pm
      Now now, it was a cheese knife she tried to use to slice the upside down turkey.

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    13. Anonymous8:23 PM

      You must be an idiot.

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    14. This isn't about some washed up hag.

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    15. Anonymous10:26 PM

      Xcuse me; may I remind you. Hags are people too! Well, I s'pose hag is as hag does...

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    16. Anonymous6:27 AM

      The Democrats didn't have to slam Sarah, she did it all to herself between her RNC speech and the Katie Couric/Gibson interviews.

      If the Democrats wanted to slam her, Joe Biden wouldn't have been so nice at the debates.

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  28. Anonymous6:58 PM

    This is MY fight song!

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  29. Anonymous6:59 PM

    President Bill Clinton remains the consummate politician...I wonder if he'll write another book...

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  30. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Bill Clinton's fingers are 2x as big and long as tiny dRump.

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    1. Anonymous8:02 PM

      Why do you think he gets all the women?

      :-)

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    2. Anonymous8:35 PM

      I always liked his hands.

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  31. Anonymous7:12 PM

    California you should be ashamed of your delegates!

    "... the California delegation is the convention’s largest, with more than 500 members...."


    Yahoo:
    California’s Bernie holdouts are being even more ‘ridiculous’ than their counterparts from other states. Here’s why.

    Andrew RomanoJuly 26, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA — “Governor Brown! We challenge the votes!” a young Bernie Sanders superfan in a black T-shirt and dark glasses shouted at California Gov. Jerry Brown as he tried to announce the results of the June 7 California primary during Tuesday’s roll call here at the Democratic National Convention. “We challenge the votes!”
    Hillary Clinton, of course, won both the California primary and the nomination. Sanders lost.
    “Continuing to scream isn’t going to change anything,” someone in the scrum replied, pointing this out.

    “We want the votes recounted!” the Bernie guy yelled.
    “We heard you,” his critic said.
    A chant of “Hillary! Hillary!” rippled through the delegation, drowning out any remaining dissent.
    Sanders supporters have hardly stayed silent in Philadelphia. Rowdy pockets of Bernie or Bust die-hards spent yesterday afternoon loudly booing the mere mention of Clinton’s name.
    But the California delegation has been the loudest, rowdiest, and, as Sarah Silverman would put it, most “ridiculous” of all. And the fact that dissent persisted until the roll call — it had already fizzled out pretty much everywhere else — only reinforced the perception that Sanders’ supporters in California are less interested in party unity than their peers in other states.
    So why are these Californians determined to stir the pot?

    Read more at
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/dnc-delegation-california-bernie-sanders-000000712.html

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    1. Anonymous7:48 PM

      We are ashamed of them. I'd like to slap that guy.

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    2. Anonymous12:44 AM

      At least we are prosecuting David Daleiden, unlike Texas who dropped the ball.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/felony-charge-david-daleiden-planned-parenthood-sting-dismissed_us_57979c78e4b01180b530616e?section=

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    3. Anonymous3:31 AM

      Did any of them stay around to hear Bill Clinton's speech and to learn some facts about what Hillary Clinton has achieved during her life so far? How many of these young people will have done as much for the benefit of so many as Hillary Clinton did by the time she graduated from law school?
      Beaglemom

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  32. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Holy crap! I just overheard someone put all the blame on Monica and claim bill was politically attacked. That just happened. THIS is why I hate that the first female president will be her. Hillary has always been a self-serving shrew. Bills had many a black eye and also had been victim of physical spousal abuse. Fact. He may have deserved it given how he abuses women. But fuck these two people. HerSoS record is atrocious and Benghazi doesn't factor in.

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    1. Anonymous7:50 PM

      big fat troll

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    2. Anonymous7:55 PM

      oh STFU troll. You're getting tiresome.

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    3. Anonymous8:00 PM

      7:27 is that you Sarah Palin

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    4. Anonymous8:25 PM

      fuck you.

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    5. Anonymous8:33 PM

      Are you lonely tonight?

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    6. Holy crap, asshole alert!

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    7. Anonymous9:36 PM

      I'm guessing that was Sarah P. as opposed to the Barstool/dukota

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    8. Anonymous3:49 AM

      And who do you think is QUALIFIED to be the first female POTUS besides Hillary Rodham Clinton?

      Give us some names of other women Democrat, Republican, or Independent that are comparable to or surpasses HRC in qualifications and experience.

      If the right wants to bring up Bill Clinton's affair(s), Trump's affairs will also be fair game. And knowing that Trump's got it bad for his daughter, Ivanka, do they really want to go there?!

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    9. Anonymous4:39 AM

      Has to be a republican troll,they are famous for beating a dead horse.

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  33. Anonymous7:30 PM

    https://twitter.com/usatodayvideo/status/758102509747437568

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  34. Anonymous7:32 PM

    Well, I loved Bill Clinton's speech. I learned a lot about Hillary, and I voted for Bill and thought I knew all about her. I really don't know why they're panning it! It made me want to run out and volunteer for her. I was impressed by what she'd accomplished so young, and I like her even more now than I did before. I thought her appearance on the screen at the was kind of awkward, though...

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    1. Anonymous10:30 PM

      I cried at the end. At last the kids WILL have a President who cares about them...

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    2. Anonymous11:46 PM

      +1!!

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  35. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Watching the DNC.

    It is so refreshing to see such a diversified crowd. Unlike the RNC.

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  36. Anonymous7:49 PM

    Anyone see this?

    I heard on CNN a few minutes ago--I'm pretty sure--that Trump had tweeted about Juanita Brodreick, and the impression I got was that it was today and therefor to counter Bill Clinton's story about his love for Hillary. I just checked Trump's Twitter an didn't see a Juanita Broderick tweet there, so am wondering if I misinterpreted what I heard on CNN or if he removed that tweet.

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    1. Anonymous10:24 PM

      Bill Clinton mentioned they had survived some difficult times in their marriage - he didn't say it quite like that - but, he did reference their difficult times and how they'd come through it.

      I enjoyed Bill Clinton's speech and didn't miss a minute of it. He sure had the crowd standing on their feet and hollering for Hillary when he finished.

      The Clinton are a very dynamic team!!
      Hillary Clinton has my vote!

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    2. Anonymous10:30 PM

      It's far better watching the Convention via Cspan vs MSNBC and CNN. You get the continual coveragae vs the stops for advertisement and commentary by panels - who talk about bullshit just to get ratings!

      Rachel Maddow went after Bill Clinton - indicating he wasn't being genuine about his marriage. Maddow has stooped to reporting like the others and it didn't become her. She just lost me as a viewer of her weekly show. She never talked like that a year ago!

      All they want is the ratings and will say anything to get them. I'm sick to death of the personal stuff they yak about and I'm sure 90% of it isn't even true!

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    3. Anonymous12:49 AM

      I understand MSNBC talked over Larry Sanders touching speech about his parents and casting votes for his brother, Bernie.

      Just an example of how Bernie is still ignored and disrespected. That is why he ran on the Democratic primary. If not, he would have had no media coverage at all.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/larry-sanders-bernie-convention-dnc-vote_us_5797db4de4b01180b530b810

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    4. Anonymous3:28 AM

      Well, it's obvious that Rachel Maddow knows little or nothing about a long-term marriage. We have been watching on c-span because we didn't want the interruption of mindless chatter. The speeches were all interesting.

      Bill Clinton's speech was brilliant. I just hope that at least a few of Sanders' delegates stay through the evening. They needed to learn some facts about Hillary Clinton's achievements. Maybe then they would have understood why she has had the support she's had. There isn't a Republican alive who has worked as much as Hillary Clinton for the benefit of so many.
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous3:34 AM

      WTF! He sugar glazed his marriage. What do you want Maddow to do, put the liberal media spin on it like Fox does for the wing nuts? Basic point, there are no more good reporters. And if you rely on the big named net sources for your news, you're a fool and an idiot.

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    6. Anonymous3:47 AM

      Did Rachel Maddow give Trump equal time and report all his affairs and marriages during the RNC?

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    7. Anonymous5:48 AM

      You know, Anon at 7:49 pm, many of us could care less about what nasty stuff Trump tweets. Bill Clinton's narration of his wife's achievements for children, for the poor, for the disabled, etc. was far more important. Trump doesn't want anyone to know any of that and it looks like the mainstream media doesn't want us to either.
      Beaglemom

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  37. Anonymous7:51 PM

    John Marshall said everything I thought about Bill's speech...http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/bill--5?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Talking-Points-Memo+%28Talking+Points+Memo%3A+by+Joshua+Micah+Marshall%29

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  38. Anonymous7:57 PM

    Bill has HUUUUUUGGGGGEEEE hands!

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  39. Anonymous8:09 PM

    The picture worth a thousand words Hillary and her grand-daughter.

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  40. Anonymous8:29 PM

    President Clinton is sharing Hillary's life and accomplishments.

    Melania Trump didn't share Donald's accomplishments

    Married three times
    Infatuated with his daughter and her body
    Started a university
    Several bankruptcies
    Raped his first wife
    Hates women except the pretty ones
    Hates Muslims
    Hates Mexicans
    Vowed to kill terrorist's families

    And those are Donald Trump's good traits.


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    1. Anonymous9:17 PM

      + mocks the disabled

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    2. Anonymous12:51 AM

      You forgot cheated on his first wife with future second wife. In the same hotel where they were all staying.

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    3. Anonymous4:42 AM

      Melania Trump didn't share Donald's accomplishments
      --------
      because he has none worth noting.

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  41. Anonymous8:45 PM

    Bill Clinton’s Elegant Love Letter to Hillary

    http://www.newsweek.com/bill-clinton-speech-bill-clinton-speech-hillary-clinton-adoption-donald-trump-484317

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  42. Anonymous10:21 PM

    Absolutely loved, loved, loved Bill Clinton's speech! He had the crowd at that building standing and roaring for Hillary! Fun to watch!

    I'll be glad when this convention is over with and we don't see as much of the Bernie revolution kids! They looked like idiots on the tube tonight!

    Vote Hillary Clinton. She is our ONLY choice!

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    1. They look like the "unwashed" of the 60s

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    2. Anonymous2:30 AM

      The Bernie (Gryph update)sit-in protesters had black tape on their mouths? Why did they to that, they were heard and they simply lost according to the rules.

      What's up with protesting because you lost; this is not tee-ball where every child gets a trophy.

      dowl

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  43. Anonymous11:52 PM

    Tearing up here as I type. I had to miss part of the roll call and only just now watched Bernie's brother speaking during Vermont's turn (over on Huffpo). That was a very touching moment.

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    1. Anonymous12:52 AM

      He was actually speaking for Democrats abroad.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/larry-sanders-bernie-convention-dnc-vote_us_5797db4de4b01180b530b810

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    2. Anonymous4:46 AM

      Tear up all you want, Bernie hasn't seen his brother in years !!!!

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  44. Anonymous3:00 AM

    To comment on the group of delegates that walked out.
    Sory, but when a sitting president, VP, or ret. Pres are going to speak it is the secret service that locks the place down so much time ahead of them speaking and after.
    Apparently this group hasn't been too involved in the political area if they were so unaware.
    Sometimes in life when you have your hissy fits and stomp out you just can't be surprised if your Mommy isn't there to let you back in. But since they had their roll of tape so handy it seems to me they planned to walk out when they wouldn't be able to get back in.

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    1. Anonymous8:16 AM

      What a sad little group of unattractive, overweight, poorly-dressed millennials.

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    2. Anonymous8:50 AM

      Everyone there knew that if you left you couldn't get back for security reasons. This group has wanted exceptions made for them for too long. They need to learn to play by the rules.
      Beaglemom

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  45. Anonymous4:37 AM

    Trump campaign manager: Women will vote for Trump because their husbands can't afford their bills

    "It depends on which women you're talking about," Manafort said. "Many women in this country feel they can't afford their lives. Their husbands can't afford paying for the family bills."

    No, wait, really, Chris Matthews said. You know we're on television right fucking now, right?

    "You said women are concerned about their husbands' income?" Matthews pressed.
    Manafort grinned. "I can speak personally to that," he replied.

    "Ha ha ha, my wife is a money-grubbing shrew! But seriously, the womminfolks love Donald."

    What I would like to think of as our Response:

    Cecile Richards Makes A Devastating Promise To Donald Trump At Democratic Convention

    “Well, Donald Trump, come November, women are going to be more than an inconvenience,” Richards said to coming cheers, “We’re going to be the reason you’re not elected!”


    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/26/cecile-richards-blasts.html

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  46. Anonymous4:45 AM

    It is all Hillary’s fault all the stars and politicians were unavailable for the RNC and Donnie had to resort to Chachi and some Duck guy.

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  47. Anonymous9:55 AM

    I am disturbed that AL Franken wants women to leave their 4 year old and 8 year old home alone so mommy can campaign for HRC. (Starting at about 6:15) In my state, it is illegal to leave children 8 and under home alone. I am sure mom's of small children could contribute to the campaign without ignoring their family.

    Mel68

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