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New Year’s Eve 2008: The year in pictures

Here is the photo that says it all:  The August 25 protest that PUMA did in front of the MSNBC kiosk in Denver.  We literally drowned out the wimpy assed Obamaphiles who were milling around and jeered Chris Matthews when he showed up on the set.  Harriet Christian is holding up the big sign.  She has the yellow plaid shirt on.  And somewhere in this crowd is smarmy Rebecca Traister from Salon who called me minutes before this event.  I told her to meet us there.  I never saw or spoke to her.  We were loud, fearless and came in all stripes, ages, professions, walks of life and lifestyles.  Traister just filled out the typical old, uneducated, working class sino-peruvian lesbian meme worksheet, filed it and called it a day.  I’d call her a bitch but that would be kind.  Simofish has this youtube video of the protest:

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The August 25 protest that the media never heard about

The media were all over PUMA HQ but had their story already written

The media were all over PUMA HQ but had their story already written

A TX Hillary Delegate I ran into on the street in Denver

A TX Hillary Delegate I ran into on the street in Denver

Jesse, the Hillary Cover Girl, in Denver

RD, trying to cope with bad haircut all summer

RD, trying to cope with bad haircut all summer (jesse in pic above)

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Sam Gamgee, Sean Astin, cheering us up the mountain in PA in April

Sam Gamgee, Sean Astin, cheering us up the mountain in PA in April

Some of these pics were taken with my phone so they aren’t professional grade.  Do you have any notable pics you want to add to a Confluence slideshow?  Send them to me at theconfluence08 at yahoo dot com and I’ll put one together.

It’s up to you, Pennsylvania. Go, Hillary, Go!

Today’s the big day. Positive thots go out to Hillary and our friends in H-burg: Maya, Brian, Will, Peggy and Jeff, Melissa, Phyllis, Khalil, Katrina, Lee and all of the other staff and volunteers. You guys worked really hard and I know it will pay off.  It’s bright and sunny in NJ, a beautiful spring day.  I’m guessing it’s pretty much the same in many parts of PA.  That should lead to a nice turnout.

Hillary, you were fantastic on Countdown last night. Keith is probably reflecting on how sordid his career has become since he sacrificed his integrity for the money chase. There is much consternation among the Conflucians as to why this is even a contest. There’s no one on either side that approaches your professionalism, preparation or grace under fire.

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Hillary on Countdown tonight: What will she say?

I gotta hand it to her, she’s got brass ovaries. Yes, we should watch. The decision to go on was unpredictable, although I was hoping she would take Tweety or KO on at some point. If I were her, I’d be prepared for an ambush. KO will probably slip in something about Bosnia, which for some reason really annoys Obamaphiles. Or something sticky like gun control laws.

But now that she has the bespectacled one’s attention, what will *she* say to HIM?

  1. So, you think Gerry Ferraro and I are racists, eh? Why don’t you say that to my face, punk?
  2. You call me a bitch like it’s a bad thing (hat tip Anglachel)
  3. She calls all of Obama’s supporters tense because their elitist, pretentious, irony laden lives prevent them from getting laid.
  4. She tells him that Wall Street types fear a VERY severe recession or even a depression if Obama is elected. Howz THAT for scary? (This is an unconfirmed rumor from my colleague who know a lot of Democratic Wall Street types who are praying for Hillary.)
  5. She will be her usually professional self, polite, assertive, and positive ‘cos she’s not taking any chances.

Make your own predictions in the comments.