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Self-determination and Revolution

Here is the latest from The Denver Group:

“We are the ones no one was expecting.” –Darragh Murphy

Keep the fundraiser going for our presence in Denver.  Contribute here.

Update: Murphy posted that we have met our goal of $4000.00 for today.  Yeah!  The Confluence contributed almost $1000 towards that goal.  Tomorrow, we are shooting for $6000.  Everyone who has donated can sit on their hands so others can step up and help us meet this challenge.

I would also like to thank the many people who contributed to Gary and Mawm’s Great RV Adventure fund.  With your help, they won’t have to panhandle through the panhandles to keep the gas tank full (although we may have to have another fundraiser to get them back.).  Many, many thanks to out generous readers.

FYI- The most read post on The Confluence is Puma Power.  It’s been viewed 22,305 times. 22,306. 22,307…

Don’t forget to tune into Meet me in Denver with Murphy and Friends tonight at 9:00PM EST on NQR.

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Where’s the Beef?

The Fundraising continues….

You can contribute here to help PUMAPac. Or, if you want to direct your money specifically to the coalition, you can use this link to donate to JustSayNoDeal. If you make a contribution, put your location and amount in the comments section here and maybe Carol, our fundraising whip can keep a running total. PUMAPac’s goal for today is $4000.00. Hmmm, I can see an inter blog rivalry. I challenge Alegre’s Corner to out raise us!

BTW, if your checkbook is empty but your ink jet printer is not, take Murphy’s advice and use this weekend to spread the word in your town. There is an action center where you can print flyers, business cards and other nifty stuff. This kind of contribution helps get our message out beyond the web. You can find the action center here.

And I’d like to thank those of you who have contributed to Gary and Mawm’s RV Adventure fund to Denver. Every tank of gas helps so much. If you’d like to buy a couple of gallons for Gary and Mawm, use the PayPal button below. Thanks again for your support.

Denver, here we come! Fundraiser continued…

Last night, we kicked off the weekend fundraiser to cover the costs of the PUMA HQ and Media Center in Denver.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 by Sunday evening.

Friends, we’ve gotten this far on a shoe string. None of us do it for the money, although the fame and glory would be pretty cool.  We are working people, soccer moms, retired, students.  In other words, we are just average people who have a single common goal: self-determination.  We want our voices heard.  We entrusted our delegates and superdelegates with our votes and now we expect them to honor that trust and vote as we instructed them to do in the primaries.  We want them to give us the best presidential ticket for the fall so we can beat the Republicans and unfortunately, that doesn’t include Barack Obama in the number one spot (*hint, hint*, SDs.  There *is* a way out of this mess.).

So, if you want to help us, if you want to join us, if you want others to bask in the reflection of your fame, or infamy, as the case may be, put your money where your votes are and help us take back our country.  Help us with our virtual outreach through the PUMA media center.  Help us with our (wo)man on the street activities to peacefully spread the word, one voter at a time.  Help us make our Beautifhul Protest and Rise event (yes, we have a permit) a thing to remember.  Make this a convention one where the grassroots fire ignites and spreads to every home in America.  Let them know that People United Mean Action.

You can contribute here to help PUMAPac. Or, if you want to direct your money specifically to the coalition, you can use this link to donate to JustSayNoDeal. If you make a contribution, put your location and amount in the comments section here and maybe Carol, our fundraising whip can keep a running total.  PUMAPac’s goal for today is $4000.00.  Hmmm, I can see an inter blog rivalry.  I challenge Alegre’s Corner to out raise us!

BTW, if your checkbook is empty but your ink jet printer is not, take Murphy’s advice and use this weekend to spread the word in your town.  There is an action center where you can print flyers, business cards and other nifty stuff.  This kind of contribution helps get our message out beyond the web.  You can find the action center here.

And I’d like to thank those of you who have contributed to Gary and Mawm’s RV Adventure fund to Denver.  Every tank of gas helps so much.  If you’d like to buy a couple of gallons for Gary and Mawm, use the PayPal button below.  Thanks again for your support.

Tune in tonight on NQR for another edition of Meet Me in Denver with Darragh Murphy and friends for the latest updates and details on our plans.  That starts at 9:00PM EST on blogtalkradio.

Saturday: Obama wants to do it himself!

The Self-Esteem Puppets, coming to a school near you!

The Self-Esteem Puppets, coming to a school near you!

RealClearPolitics has the latest on Clinton’s comeback and they wring their hands in angst for Barack Obama:

But the deal Obama struck with Mrs Clinton must have stuck in his craw. The contention, moreover, that it was his idea that her name should be placed into nomination is an insult to our intelligence. By allowing the roll call, Obama has ceded control of what happens on the convention floor.

No doubt Obama decided that a bad agreement was better than none at all but the outcome reeks of appeasement and indicates that, with the polls showing John McCain, improbably, almost level, his bargaining position was weak.

But he was outmaneuvered and the Clinton show in Denver will help lay the foundation for a 2012 presidential bid or, if Obama does emerge victorious, possibly in 2016, when she will still be four years younger than McCain is now.

Even the plan for the former First Lady to cast her own vote for her erstwhile rival and direct her delegates to swing behind the Illinois senator – being spun as a magnanimous gesture of unity – risks undermining Obama. Despite the closeness of the primary battle, he won the nomination; the image of Mrs. Clinton graciously anointing him is exactly what he does not need.

What was Hillary thinking?!  Didn’t she take a whole bunch of child development courses?  She is wrecking Obama’s self-esteem.  How is he ever supposed to feel good about himself if Hillary is standing there all of the time stealing his limelight?  The poor dear.  And what’s worse is that she might even “graciously anoint” him {{gag!}}.

Stand back, people, I think there is a temper tantrum coming on.  Make room for the little tyke and his friends so they don’t hurt themselves when they thrash and roll on the floor screaming, “I WANT TO DO IT MYSELF! I WANT TO DO IT MYSELF!”

Little male egos are so fragile in this developmental stage.  One harsh word could just crush him and damage his self-image forever.  Does Hillary really want that on her conscience?  Oh, we know that he bullied and pushed her voters around and stole her delegates so he could “win”, but boys will be boys, right?

I wonder why no one is worried about Hillary’s self-esteem. After all, the two candidates are separated by less than 100 pledged delegates when the FL and MI contingents are restored to full strength. If it weren’t for the Superdelegates folding at the first sign of Obama and his pals screwing their faces up for a good, long, noisy howl, they might have done the right thing and thrown their weight behind the candidate who actually *earned* the nomination.

Ah, woulda, coulda, shoulda. Well, I sure as heck wouldn’t want to be the Superdelegates 2 years from now, wracked with guilt, waking up in the middle of the night, reaching for that bottle of scotch and wondering where they went wrong. Did they not show enough love? Were they too easy on him? Too lax in their discipline? My guess is that they will think back to that June in 2008 when instead of giving in, they should have given him a four year time out.

Kids: you can’t live with them and you can’t spank them anymore.

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On another note: Heidi Li had a perceptive post yesterday.  If the vote is symbolic, it doesn’t count and the voters are just as screwed as they were before.  But we all know that Obama and Dean wouldn’t have even agreed to such a thing if they weren’t forced to by the rules of the party and the process itself.  So, why is Dean allowing the meme to percolate through the media that the vote is “symbolic”?  His attitude is reminiscent of the same passive-aggressiveness that he displayed at the height of the misogynistic media frenzy on Clinton.

Look, I realize that he seems to loathe Hillary Clinton with the same intensity of Sally Quinn.  I think we can all see that he gets more bang for the buck with Barack because, let’s face it, Obama owes the DNC “leadership” big time.  There is no secret about that.  But if Dean cares at all about the party he “runs”, doesn’t he have an obligation to act like he’s impartial?  Isn’t it his responsibility to see that all votes are given equal weight?  Or is it that “All votes are equal but some votes are more equal than others”?  I know it takes the public a couple of days to have one of those, “Hey, wait a minute!” moments, so why not get out in front of it now?  Dean has an opportunity to atone for himself and his party for not standing up for Hillary while the media shredded her during the primaries.  It’s time we held his feet to the fire to make him do it.

Howard, stop the meme now.  We aren’t buying it and it’s strengthening our resolve to take you down in the fall.

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It appears that we have spawned a new species: the sustainable cat.

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Our friend, Betty-Jean, got some rather bad news recently.  Her daughter who is living with ovarian cancer hasn’t responded to her latest round of chemo.  Last March, Betty-Jean made this moving video about universal healthcare and what it means to her and her family.  Betty-Jean, our thoughts are with you and your daughter, and we pray that her next round of chemo is more successful.