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Old 02-11-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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Default "Reunite For Obama" concert

I went to a Grateful Dead concert at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco the other day. Here are some pictures. And one very short video. My brother-in-law got 4 tickets. He's a DJ around here and is called "Grateful" Don Potter. I think he's been to over 550 shows to my 6. The Warfield holds only 2300 people. The last time I saw them was over 25 years ago. Guess you're not really a 'Deadhead' until you've gone to at least a few dozen?
Here's a news article:SFGate: Politics Blog : Grateful Dead Reunite Monday for Obama
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That's about as much politics that you'll get out of me. I'm not endorsing anyone, just reporting the facts. Once the music starts, it's Obama who? Hillary who? Mac who?
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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As I said in the thread that was discussing the Republican caucus, I would love to see a woman president. I would also love to see a black president. I think it's about time people became "people" and issues were laid aside.
I just want to see the best person for the job.

Now, before this thread goes off topic, like I'm about to do, and get locked I just want to add that I am glad that Maine did not give the nod to Clinton. It pisses me off that so many women are voting for her simply because they are of the same gender. Clinton, just like other politicians is receiving tons of financial support from lobbyist. She claims to be against big oil companies, but yet they are funding her campaign and she has millions invested in 'evil' big oil companies (look it up your self). She was all gung-ho for Iraq and is all for preemptive strikes against Iran. National health care may sound nice, but there is no way to pay for it without raising taxes.

Sometimes I hope that Clinton does win just so all of those people who went with her simply because she is a woman would see just how evil she is. And, if you want to get conspiratorial, she is a member of the Bilderberg's or however you spell it.

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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I hate to burst your bubble but unless Obama is at least 15% ahead in delegates it's going to be a toss-up as the super-delegates which represent 20% of all delegates can vote for whomever they want. BTW, Bill Clinton is a super-delegate.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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So, I went to my first caucus. I arrived at 2PM. I got in one of the lines going from the other side of the block to the Portland HS doors. I was on the step and out of the snow at 3:30. At 4PM I was in the cafeteria and out of the hallway. At 4:40 I was on my way out of the cafeteria back to the hall (they snaked the line all around the cafeteria so more people could make it in out of the elements). It may have been mean spirited when I told someone as I made my way past the front door again on the final stretch to sign in that it had taken me an hour and a half for me to get back there.

The caucus was to end at 6 but at 6 we were waiting in the district voting room for everyone to get inside. I made it home just before 8. Wow. Obama or Hillary, people really made an effort to make their thoughts known yesterday. It was a huge pain in the rear for certain, but I really felt like I was a part of history being made whichever way things turn out and would do it again if necessary. I wouldn't mind Maine switching to a primary though. I am still slogging through he laundry I had foolishly left piled in the kitchen to was yesterday afternoon. LOL
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Thank you Gen for dragging us back to the topic.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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Hey at least you guys got to caucus. I got to vote in an election where my vote means nothing. Unless Florida breaks the arm of the DNC, none of our votes will even count. BTW, our Republican legislature set the date for our primary, full knowing the consequences. I don't know what it is about Florida and our elections. Hence, the move to Maine!
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Hey at least you guys got to caucus. I got to vote in an election where my vote means nothing. Unless Florida breaks the arm of the DNC, none of our votes will even count. BTW, our Republican legislature set the date for our primary, full knowing the consequences. I don't know what it is about Florida and our elections. Hence, the move to Maine!
I am really hoping and expecting that the DNC will sponsor caucuses in both Florida and Michigan; it is senseless that US Virgin Islands has delgates and two important states to the democratic base don't.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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I guess I better be glad (nothing against Portland, really!) that I am not aiming to live there. That would be more than I could cope with! LOL

The last time I caucused, I lived in a small community (in WA state) in an even smaller precinct in an area that was predominantly Republican. So there were enough of us Dems that we fit comfortably in a large living room! THAT is my kind of politics.

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So, I went to my first caucus. I arrived at 2PM. I got in one of the lines going from the other side of the block to the Portland HS doors. I was on the step and out of the snow at 3:30. At 4PM I was in the cafeteria and out of the hallway. At 4:40 I was on my way out of the cafeteria back to the hall (they snaked the line all around the cafeteria so more people could make it in out of the elements). It may have been mean spirited when I told someone as I made my way past the front door again on the final stretch to sign in that it had taken me an hour and a half for me to get back there.

The caucus was to end at 6 but at 6 we were waiting in the district voting room for everyone to get inside. I made it home just before 8. Wow. Obama or Hillary, people really made an effort to make their thoughts known yesterday. It was a huge pain in the rear for certain, but I really felt like I was a part of history being made whichever way things turn out and would do it again if necessary. I wouldn't mind Maine switching to a primary though. I am still slogging through he laundry I had foolishly left piled in the kitchen to was yesterday afternoon. LOL
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Central NH
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I went to a Grateful Dead concert at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco the other day. Here are some pictures. And one very short video. My brother-in-law got 4 tickets. He's a DJ around here and is called "Grateful" Don Potter. I think he's been to over 550 shows to my 6. The Warfield holds only 2300 people. The last time I saw them was over 25 years ago. Guess you're not really a 'Deadhead' until you've gone to at least a few dozen?
Not trying to hijack the thread but I've been a Deadhead most of my life. Went to my first show as a kid with my folks. Later I toured with the dead in summers in the 80's and several shows in the 90's. Good people, good times! I know that Jerry is playing lullabies to Jesus every night
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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I agree that Bill is baggage that she doesn't need! He was a great President and a great ex president. He is a terrible albatros around the neck of her campaign and her potential presidency, IMHO.
Very well said. I agree.
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