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Latenight: Pay no attention to what’s said

Have you been to Joe’s bar?  It’s one of those neighborhood hang outs that’s been around forever.  There’s a long gleaming wooden bar that Joe lovingly tends every night with lemon oil and elbow grease. There aren’t any ferns here.  Just small tables in the dusky shadows where you can meet, sit back and have a nitecap.

This has got to be the longest primary season on record and in spite of what the pundits say, the end is still in some doubt.  There is no finished product as of yet.  And the rumors are flying fast and furious.  All we can do is pay attention to what they do and not what they say.  It’s like seeing through a glass darkly.  Soon all will be revealed.

In the meantime, if we focus our attention on this conundrum to the exclusion of everything else, we will miss the music tonight.  There’s a girl on the stage, singing her heart out to a Duke Ellington tune.

Set ’em up, Joe.  We’re almost through with our fundraiser. The end is coming fast.  Or will it be just the beginning of the end?  Let’s hold close to our friends in whom we put our trust and push through this last final wall.

Update: Darragh only needs about $2500 to put this baby to rest by 12:00pm PST.  If you can lend a hand, run, don’t walk to contribute.  The fundraiser will help pay for our online and on the street outreach in Denver.  Oh, and did I mention that The Daily Show will be visiting the PUMA den on Monday, Aug 25?  You’ll want to check out TDS the rest of the week to catch the spoof.

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It’s Delegate Night @ NØ WE WØN’T

TONIGHT at 8pm EST — “DELEGATE NIGHT” on “No We Won’t” P.U.M.A. Radio !!


Please join us tonight (at 8pm EST) for yet another action packed show!

Dr. Lynette Long (of http://www.lynettelong.com/caucusfraud) will be joining us to tell us about how — had it not been for the the anti-democratic nature of this year’s caucuses (and of caucusing in general) — that it would actually be Hillary Clinton who would now have the delegate lead today.

Then, Michele Thomas of the HRC 300 Delegates petition will be with us to discuss the continued importance of that petition, and will be joined by Sacha Millstone (whose delegate status was threatened by the Colorado Democratic Party) and Deb Bartosevich (the Wisconsin delegate who *did* lose her delegate status).

Listen in and learn how your party officials are subverting your vote.

Thank you,

Will Bower & Sheri Tag
“No We Won’t” P.U.M.A. Radio

Afternoon Round-up and Fundraiser continued…

The BFF has requested quality time. So I am off to the movies this afternoon and dinner this evening. In the meantime, check out what is being said around the web:

  • First up, anglachel has been hitting them out of the park in the last couple of days. Her latest posts are aboslute must reads: Greater than their Self Interest is about what matters most to the Obama and the McCain campaigns. Disclaimer: Obama is NOT the nominee and it was an egregious violation of principle for the DNC and the media to treat him as such. But be that as it may, the Faith Forum was apparently an eye opener for many people. I’m sorry I missed it. It sounds like McCain kicked ass. The other post is Not Welcome at the Party. It’s about the embarrassing and rude treatment that Welsey Clark experienced at the hands of the Obama campaign, who not only plagiarized his theme, Securing America, but told him he wasn’t needed. Like Anglachel, I adore Clark. I know that few people aside from Hillary herself has worked harder for the Democratic Party in the last several years. This was just a stupid move.
  • Regency has a post at Alegre’s Corner about what it means to be a good woman. Definitely worth the read and provides a nice counterargument to the stupid stuff we’ve seen from Gail Collins and Real Clear Politics this am.

Don’t forget our Fundraiser for Denver’s PUMA HQ and media center.

Fundraising continues today and will end tonight at midnight!!. PUMAPac’s goal for today is $6000. All those who have contributed can pat yourselves on the back and go have a picnic. Everyone else, step up and donate a $10 spot or a yuppie foodstamp. You can make your donation here. Little bits were all it took for us to make $4980 yesterday. Of course, if you can spare more, Murphy will be eternally grateful. If your checkbook is emty but your inkjet printer is not, Murphy has a whole list of action items you can do this weekend that will be just as effective. You can also make a donation to Just Say No Deal who is organizing events at the media center. It can be done. Thank you very much for your support of our outreach efforts in Denver. Let’s reset the counter, Carol!

Sunday: Talking SLOOOWWLY to the media

It took me a couple minutes after I first heard the “symbolic vote” meme to figure out what was wrong with it. I have a million different thoughts in my mind at any one time and I have to admit that it took longer than it should have for Hypergraphia to run it through the logic processor in my mind.  But here is what finally popped out:

If it is just a symbolic vote, then why the f%*) is Obama’s campaign team working overtime to intimidate, woo, deceive and invalidate Hillary Clinton’s delegates?

Yeah, mull that over in your head David Shuster.  I don’t think you’re really that dumb.  You just play a blustering, overly aggressive moron on TV.  It’s a nice gig you’ve got going there, spending your evenings manipulating the perception of the average middle aged white guy who cringes at the thought of wimmin in the driver’s seat.

Come on, can’t you guys do better than this?  Obama didn’t have a fricking choice in the matter.  He’s not even the presumptive nominee and you *KNOW* this, DA-VID.  When MI and FL are returned to full strength, as every sentient person knew would have to happen before convention time, the numbers needed to snag that title change and he’s no more presumptive than Hillary.  Neither one of them can win without superdelegates and it’s beginning to sound like Obama’s losing ground with them too. By the way, when they start circulating reports of the snub Obama’s organization gave them about their role at the convention, it means they want to make Obama “unlikeable”.  Two reports is a trend, three reports is a correlation.  I’d say Obama is in a heap of trouble.

Of course you’ve got the bigger billboard and can get your falsified, bullying, totally illogical version of the story out better than I can set the record straight.  But pretty soon, the non-blogger dudes are going to wake up and wonder why it is that a guy who presumably has the whole thing sewn up is pulling out all of the stops to poach every last damn delegate he can get in any dirty, low, underhanded way he can get away with.  I smell fear.

And don’t even get me started on how he won more votes than she did.  The guy couldn’t win CA, NY, NJ, MI, FL, PA, OH, TX or MA.  He’s a predetermined failure for the presidency against McCain.  I know it, she knows it and YOU know it.  The question is, why are you so determined that John Q Public doesn’t know it?

Note to John Q, when it comes to the Obama campaign and the DNC, pay attention to what they *do*, not what they say.

One more thing, David: You may have heard of factional in-fighting but that’s just because you are seeing a division that doesn’t exist.  There are many, many flavors of PUMA out there and we’ve all pulled together to form one coalition called Just Say No Deal.  So, for example, we are Conflucians and PUMAs and we are also part of Just Say No Deal.  It’s an economy of scale thing so we don’t duplicate our efforts.  Not really a very difficult concept.

Fundraising continues today.  PUMAPac’s goal for today is $6000.  All those who have contributed can pat yourselves on the back and go have a picnic.  Everyone else, step up and donate a $10 spot or a yuppie foodstamp.  You can make your donation here.   Little bits were all it took for us to make $4980 yesterday.  Of course, if you can spare more, Murphy will be eternally grateful.  If your checkbook is emty but your inkjet printer is not, Murphy has a whole list of action items you can do this weekend that will be just as effective.  You can also make a donation to Just Say No Deal who is organizing events at the media center.    It can be done.  Thank you very much for your support of our outreach efforts in Denver.  Let’s reset the counter, Carol!