Democratic convention, night one: Unitymania! Transcript: “Why I love this country,” by Michelle Obama; Update: Kennedy video added; Update: Michelle video added

posted at 6:21 pm on August 25, 2008 by Allahpundit

Airing live right now on C-SPAN. Watch over the web if you’re stuck at work without a TV. Here’s the schedule; they’re already well into the first half of the program, with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and race-baiting Obama mentor Emil Jones due to speak within the half hour. Your headliners this evening: Jimmy Carter, who’ll appear onstage and try not to talk; Ted Kennedy, who’ll heroically, er, drown the media coverage of fear and loathing between Hillary and Obama in a tidal wave of Absolute Moral Authority; and of course Michelle O, who’ll tell us how proud she’s been of America ever since Barack clinched the nomination and how she’ll go on being proud until at least Election Day. I won’t guarantee liveblogging but this thread will be our repository for convention news updates as the night rolls on so check back often. If anything video-worthy happens, we’ll have that too, of course.

In keeping with tonight’s theme, enjoy this report from ABC of Obamans and Clintonites screaming insults at each other and this one from the Observer of Terry McAuliffe kindly asking the Obama campaign to shut its face about Hillary already. Below you’ll find a sneak preview of tomorrow night’s headliner. The fat joke is cheap and unfair, but the rest more than atones.

Update: Will Michelle O play it soft or loud, soccer mom or firebrand? Expect plenty of carping from the left tomorrow in this vein if it’s the former.

Update: More unity: North Carolina businessman and friend of Billary Mark Erwin is votin’ McCain. “I think Joe Biden had it right when he said, ‘Some day he will be ready, but he’s not ready now.’”

Update: Halperin has a few highlights from Michelle O’s speech. It’s standard First Lady pap, no worse than any other spouse speech but no better. I wonder if they’re holding back some of the more political passages as a surprise.

Update: Caroline Kennedy’s introducing Teddy now. She looks like JFK, but she sure doesn’t speak like him.

Update: Kennedy’s onstage now. He looks darned good. From the news reports, I thought he’d be frail. Now he’s promising he’ll be there when the Senate convenes in January. It’s over now — 10 minutes long, with some obvious trouble with the Teleprompter at the end. The point was just to be there, I guess, so he did that.

Update: Here’s tonight’s speech as prepared for delivery. TNR will be disappointed. This is not the Michelle Obama we thought we knew.

As you might imagine, for Barack, running for President is nothing compared to that first game of basketball with my brother Craig.

I can’t tell you how much it means to have Craig and my mom here tonight. Like Craig, I can feel my dad looking down on us, just as I’ve felt his presence in every grace-filled moment of my life.

At six-foot-six, I’ve often felt like Craig was looking down on me too…literally. But the truth is, both when we were kids and today, he wasn’t looking down on me – he was watching over me.

And he’s been there for me every step of the way since that clear February day 19 months ago, when – with little more than our faith in each other and a hunger for change – we joined my husband, Barack Obama, on the improbable journey that’s brought us to this moment.

But each of us also comes here tonight by way of our own improbable journey.

I come here tonight as a sister, blessed with a brother who is my mentor, my protector and my lifelong friend.

I come here as a wife who loves my husband and believes he will be an extraordinary president.
I come here as a Mom whose girls are the heart of my heart and the center of my world – they’re the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night. Their future – and all our children’s future – is my stake in this election.

And I come here as a daughter – raised on the South Side of Chicago by a father who was a blue collar city worker, and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and20me. My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, and her intelligence reflected in my own daughters.

My Dad was our rock. Although he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his early thirties, he was our provider, our champion, our hero. As he got sicker, it got harder for him to walk, it took him longer to get dressed in the morning. But if he was in pain, he never let on. He never stopped smiling and laughing – even while struggling to button his shirt, even while using two canes to get himself across the room to give my Mom a kiss. He just woke up a little earlier, and worked a little harder.

He and my mom poured everything they had into me and Craig. It was the greatest gift a child can receive: never doubting for a single minute that you’re loved, and cherished, and have a place in this world. And thanks to their faith and hard work, we both were able to go on to college. So I know firsthand from their lives – and mine – that the American Dream endures.

And you know, what struck me when I first met Barack was that even though he had this funny name, even though he’d grown up all the way across the continent in Hawaii, his family was so much like mine. He was raised by grandparents who were working class folks just like my parents, and by a sing le mother who struggled to pay the bills just like we did. Like my family, they scrimped and saved so that he could have opportunities they never had themselves. And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.

And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children – and all children in this nation – to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.

And as our friendship grew, and I learned more about Barack, he introduced me to the work he’d done when he first moved to Chicago after college. Instead of heading to Wall Street, Barack had gone to work in neighborhoods devastated when steel plants shut down, and jobs dried up. And he’d been invited back to speak to people from those neighborhoods about how to rebuild their community.
The people gathered together that day were ordinary folks doing the best they could to build a good life. They were parents living paycheck to paycheck; grandparents trying to get by on a fixed income; men frustrated that they couldn’t support their familie s after their jobs disappeared. Those folks weren’t asking for a handout or a shortcut. They were ready to work – they wanted to contribute. They believed – like you and I believe – that America should be a place where you can make it if you try.

Barack stood up that day, and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about “The world as it is” and “The world as it should be.” And he said that all too often, we accept the distance between the two, and settle for the world as it is – even when it doesn’t reflect our values and aspirations. But he reminded us that we know what our world should look like. We know what fairness and justice and opportunity look like. And he urged us to believe in ourselves – to find the strength within ourselves to strive for the world as it should be. And isn’t that the great American story?

It’s the story of men and women gathered in churches and union halls, in town squares and high school gyms – people who stood up and marched and risked everything they had – refusing to settle, determined to mold our future into the shape of our ideals.

It is because of their will and determination that this week, we celebrate two anniversaries: the 88th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, and the 45th anniversary of that hot summer day when Dr. King lifted our sights and our hearts with his dream for our nation.

I stand here today at the crosscurrents of that history – knowing that my piece of the American Dream is a blessing hard won by those who came before me. All of them driven by the same conviction that drove my dad to get up an hour early each day to painstakingly dress himself for work. The same conviction that drives the men and women I’ve met all across this country:

People who work the day shift, kiss their kids goodnight, and head out for the night shift – without disappointment, without regret – that goodnight kiss a reminder of everything they’re working for.

The military families who say grace each night with an empty seat at the table. The servicemen and women who love this country so much, they leave those they love most to defend it.

The young people across America serving our communities – teaching children, cleaning up neighborhoods, caring for the least among us each and every day.

People like Hillary Clinton, who put those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, so that our daughters – and sons – can dream a little bigger and aim a little higher.

People like Joe Biden, who’s never forgotten where he came from, and never stopped fighting for folks who work long hours and face long odds and need someone on their side again.

All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won’t do – that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.

That is the thread that connects our hearts. That is the thread that runs through my journey and Barack’s journey and so many other improbable journeys that have brought us here tonight, where the current of history meets this new tide of hope.

That is why I love this country.

And in my own life, in my own small way, I’ve tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That’s why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.

It’s a belief Barack shares – a belief at the heart of his life’s work.

It’s what he did all those years ago, on the streets of Chicago, setting up job training to get people back to work and afterschool programs to keep kids safe – working block by block to help people lift up their families.

It’s what he did in the Illinois Senate, moving people from welfare to jobs, passing tax cuts for hard working families, and making sure women get equal pay for equal work.

It’s what he’s done in the United States Senate, fighting to ensure the men and women who serve this country are welcomed home not just with medals and parades, but with good jobs and benefits and health care – including mental health care.

That’s why he’s running – to end the war in Iraq responsibly, to build an economy that lifts every family, to make health care available for every American, and to make sure every child in this nation gets a world class education all the way from preschool to college. That’s what Barack Obama will do as President of the United States of America.

He’ll achieve these goals the same way he always has – by bringing us together and reminding us how much we share and how alike we really are. You see, Barack doesn’t care where you’re from, or what your background is, or what party – if any – you belong to. That’s not how he sees the world. He knows that thread that connects us – our belief in America’s promise, our commitment to our children’s future – is strong enough to hold us together as one nation even when we disagree.

It was strong enough to bring hope to those neighborhoods in Chicago.

It was strong enough to bring hope to the mother he met worried about her child in Iraq; hope to the man who’s unemployed, but can’t afford gas to find a job; hope to the student working nights to pay for her sister’s heal th care, sleeping just a few hours a day.

And it was strong enough to bring hope to people who came out on a cold Iowa night and became the first voices in this chorus for change that’s been echoed by millions of Americans from every corner of this nation.

Millions of Americans who know that Barack understands their dreams; that Barack will fight for people like them; and that Barack will finally bring the change we need.

And in the end, after all that’s happened these past 19 months, the Barack Obama I know today is the same man I fell in love with 19 years ago. He’s the same man who drove me and our new baby daughter home from the hospital ten years ago this summer, inching along at a snail’s pace, peering anxiously at us in the rearview mirror, feeling the whole weight of her future in his hands, determined to give her everything he’d struggled so hard for himself, determined to give her what he never had: the affirming embrace of a father’s love.

And as I tuck that little girl and her little sister into bed at night, I think about how one day, they’ll have families of their own. And one day, they – and your sons and daughters – will tell their own children about what we did together in this election. They’ll tell them how this time, we listened to our hopes, instead of our fears. How this time, we decided to stop doubting and to start dreaming. How this time, in this great country – where a girl from the South Side of Chicago can go to college and law school, and the son of a single mother from Hawaii can go all the way to the White House – we committed ourselves to building the world as it should be.

So tonight, in honor of my father’s memory and my daughters’ future – out of gratitude to those whose triumphs we mark this week, and those whose everyday sacrifices have brought us to this moment – let us devote ourselves to finishing their work; let us work together to fulfill their hopes; and let us stand together to elect Barack Obama President of the United States of America.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

Update: Here’s the video of Teddy.

Update: Watching Michelle O now, the speech is much better as delivered than on paper. She’s very fluid, hitting her applause lines, working the crowd.

Update: God, the crowd loves her. TNR was right — they should have had her go up there and let it rip. These people would have gone batsh*t.

Update: Obama video courtesy of MSNBC. Aside from the boss, opinion across the spectrum seems to be that it was a home run.


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Why was I turned on by the end of that clip? I’m scared and confused.

lorien1973 on August 25, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Teddy Kennedy, the Hyena of Chappaquiddick Lion of the Senate!

MB4 on August 25, 2008 at 6:28 PM

Ha! They’ve sidelined Carter! No one will care!

BJ* on August 25, 2008 at 6:29 PM

If only!

Browncoatone on August 25, 2008 at 6:29 PM

It is a Coup d’etat in Democrat Party.

There is no way Hillary wants Obama to win at this point. They are thinking that McCain is 72 so Hillary can win in 2012.

Elizabetty on August 25, 2008 at 6:31 PM

get the popcorn

takemedrunkimhome on August 25, 2008 at 6:33 PM

A handful of Clinton supporters also dogged MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews, calling him a “sexist pig” and booing him as he walked onto the network’s set.

A group of about ten protestors joined the fray, holding up signs saying, “Clintons 4 McCain.”

Hee.

Slublog on August 25, 2008 at 6:34 PM

Ted Kennedy, who’ll heroically, er, drown the media coverage of fear and loathing between Hillary and Obama in a tidal wave of Absolute Moral Authority

Mary Jo Kopechne was not invited to the convention.

NoFanofLibs on August 25, 2008 at 6:36 PM

Who gave Michelle the button? Do we want her finger on the button?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on August 25, 2008 at 6:38 PM

A handful of Clinton supporters also dogged MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews, calling him a “sexist pig” and booing him as he walked onto the network’s set.

Kinda difficult to imagine Chrissy’s leg tingling for a woman, isn’t it?

MrScribbler on August 25, 2008 at 6:38 PM

Carter? He’s still around?

E9RET on August 25, 2008 at 6:39 PM

That looks racist to me….

darkpixel on August 25, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Mary Jo Kopechne was not invited to the convention.

NoFanofLibs on August 25, 2008 at 6:36 PM

She’s spending the evening with Vince Foster.

davidk on August 25, 2008 at 6:41 PM

lol! Is there any way to smuggle weapons to the insurgents on the floor of the convention? maybe a good video of Bambi with his boytoy Larry Sinclair…

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 6:41 PM

If only the MSNBC fight would make it on the air…

Come on, YouTube- do that voodoo that you do!

Ha! They’ve sidelined Carter! No one will care!

BJ* on August 25, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Carter’s speech will come on Thursday… delivered by Obama at Mile High Stadium.

Damiano on August 25, 2008 at 6:41 PM

If a bunch of PUMAs would start chanting “Mary Jo! Mary Jo!” while Teddy speaks…

Wethal on August 25, 2008 at 6:42 PM

I think that Tom Brokaw is more life like than the real one..

DaveC on August 25, 2008 at 6:45 PM

I think it would be only appropriate if “The Cape Cod Orca” would wear a neck brace.

Jeff on August 25, 2008 at 6:47 PM

Man it kind of makes me sad this is the last time I’ll probably get to see Tedster at a donk convention….the upside is Mary-Jo’ll get to see Ted briefly before he learns about diving through fire.

sven10077 on August 25, 2008 at 6:52 PM

I would imagine that tonight will be the shameful use of a dying Ted Kennedy for vote pandering.
I do hope that NBC has an intern running to a local clothing store to stock up on extra undies for their “reporters”.

jjshaka on August 25, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Socialists of the world, er, country, UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!

adamsmith on August 25, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Kinda difficult to imagine Chrissy’s leg tingling for a woman, isn’t it?

MrScribbler on August 25, 2008 at 6:38 PM

You sure that women even want to tingle for Chrissy?

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Lordy, lordy, how many lies did Michelle tell in those few excerpts?

MrScribbler on August 25, 2008 at 6:55 PM

Hi there fellow bloggers. My name is United States Senator Edward Moore Kennedy from the Great State of Massachusetts. You can call me Ted if you want. I was born on February 22, 1932, although people tell me that I look at least 20 years younger.

I graduated from Harvard in June 1956 in the top 10% of my class. I also passed my law bar on my very first try.

I am one of the most senior members of that grand and much loved and respected institution known as the U.S. Senate. All my colleagues respect me and very often come to me for my wise council and advise. They call me the Lion of the Senate. I must admit though that when John and Lindsey ask me to turn around and pull my pants down so that they can kiss my ass it does get a little much, but it’s gratifying anyway!

In fact I am so powerful now that I am, in many ways the defacto President of the United States. How’s that for a boy who had to work his way through college?

I am handsome and tall with a muscular build. The ladies just can’t get enough of me. Sometimes I think it is almost a curse.

I sometimes like to chill out after a long day of serving the American people by having a double martini. Contrary to what some of my very few enemies say I never have more than one drink at a time. Well sometimes one for each hand, but that’s it, never two glasses in each hand, except on special occasions like the arrival of 6PM.

I am a lot of fun after work. I am an excellent driver and sometimes I like to go on long drives and see how many bridges I can cross without getting wet. It’s a lot of fun! All the women tell me that I am just too much!

I would like to think that I am open minded, honest, polite, and trustworthy. And I appreciate the same qualities in others.

Who I’d like to meet:
…other progressive bloggers. People who like to rock out. Cool people who live close to Washington D.C. so that we can get together, take all our clothes off, paint 666 on ourselves, and run around stark naked and have a whole lot of fun.

MB4 on August 25, 2008 at 6:55 PM

Ted Kennedy: “Let’s hear it for the America’s next president and vice-president, Barack Saddam Hussein Osama bin Biden!”

Capp on August 25, 2008 at 6:57 PM

Nice go meet you too.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on August 25, 2008 at 6:57 PM

McCain is airing an ad with a former Hillary delegate. More popcorn!

Right_of_Attila on August 25, 2008 at 6:57 PM

wow I am already bored.

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 6:59 PM

The fat joke is cheap and unfair, but the rest more than atones.

This whole convention is a cheap and unfair joke, AP.

MrScribbler on August 25, 2008 at 6:59 PM

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 6:59 PM

Hi upniak hows the weather in your part of Alaska kiddo?

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 7:00 PM

She wants some of our AZ global warming. I can sympathize, I want some of that Alaska weather down here right about now.

On the bright side, looks like it’s gonna rain in Phoenix for once.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on August 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

Can i sprinkle some of that cheesy music on my popcorn?

takemedrunkimhome on August 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

It seems, so far, so good,

but,

the

sh#t will hit the fan,

and when it does,think

of “Ball Room Blitz” by

the band Sweet!

Or,

The original Casino Royal 1967 movie

with David Niven and Peter Sellers,at

the end of the movie,every one isn’t

quite getting along!!!!!

canopfor on August 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

Hi upniak hows the weather in your part of Alaska kiddo?

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 7:00 PM

cold..

Do I know you?

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

takemedrunkimhome on August 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

only if you share with the rest of us.

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:06 PM

Anyone wants to bet that Jimmah wanted to bash Israel ?

William Amos on August 25, 2008 at 7:09 PM

The Dems are keeping up the Olympic spirit. One of America’s famous swimmers to be honored.

StuLongIsland on August 25, 2008 at 7:12 PM

The surprise will be that she is pregrant.

suzieviews on August 25, 2008 at 7:13 PM

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

from the comments here on Hotair! I’m in FLA remember…

CLUE 1 – from the threads: about the Russian invasion of Georgia and aerial probing of our airdefenses in Alaska and the Eastern Seaboard.

CLUE 2 – The definition of the word Brinksmanship?

CLUE 3 – B/F ex military

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 7:14 PM

Anyone wants to bet…

William Amos on Aug 25,2008 at 7:09PM.

William Amos: I’ll bet you 100 shares of MB4′s tranqalizer
stocks!!,that fuel shortage,the lines were
long Jimma does indeed el ka-basho the great
country of Israel!!! :)

canopfor on August 25, 2008 at 7:16 PM

From The Corner

by Byron York
I’ve been talking to well-connected Democrats here at the Pepsi Center about all this bad blood between Clinton and Obama. There seems to be a lot of agreement that Obama mishandled what was admittedly a very difficult situation — and now he’s paying the price. The Obama people were angry when, just before Obama announced his vice-presidential choice, the story came out that Clinton hadn’t been vetted. So Team Obama put out word that Clinton herself had told them there was no reason to bother with extensive document production unless she was truly in contention. It didn’t happen. Putting out that story made the Clinton people even madder.

Simply put, the Clinton people aren’t buying it. And even those who are not passionately committed to one side or the other are trying to figure out why Obama didn’t just go through the motions of vetting Clinton. Tell her that she was high on the list and go through the entire process. It wouldn’t have been true, and Clinton probably would have known it wasn’t true, but what could she have done? As it turned out, since Obama blew her off, she can now claim that she was disrespected in all this.

CanadianGuy on August 25, 2008 at 7:17 PM

I don’t mean to laugh at all the Ted Kennedy jokes, but I just can’t help it. I feel bad for his prognosis, but it’ll never make up for years of being a heartless alcohol-soaked sod.

I wanted to watch, but the kids rioted when I turned on C-SPAN. : (

Anna on August 25, 2008 at 7:17 PM

President Carter is old and quite frail. He may be ill, so maybe scale back on the ad hominem attacks a bit? C’mon guys…stay classy.

I can’t believe Michell Obama spoke so early. Not that I wanted to listen to her speech or anything, but lots of folks aren’t even home from work yet.

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 7:17 PM

ok why won’t this refresh?

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:19 PM

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 7:14 PM

OMG I am SOOOOO Sorry! I was SOOOOO sick when we were talking about that. And that would be ex bf.

I have to adopt another cat now, I decided I would rather be single.

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:20 PM

I would not watch this thing if you put a gun to my head.

But, please let me know if anything interesting happens. Like say a knock down drag out fight maybe.

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 7:20 PM

Oh, whoops. Printed excerpts.

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 7:21 PM

funky chicken on August 25, 2008 at 7:17 PM

Funky maybe that was the reason why they had her speak early.

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:21 PM

A yacht! A yacht! My kingdom for a yacht!

viking01 on August 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:20 PM

LOL! Good grief you had me wondering whether I was crazy.

Hope all gets better it usually does ;-)

Glad to see you commenting.

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Anna:

Yes, I don’t like Ted Kennedy much myself, but I would not wish what he has on anyone, it is a rough way to go.

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Animated Michelle had something in her hand, unclear at first what it was, but the worst thing possible ended up being foiled by the red button.

Hillary really worked every angle, but too much too late overcompensation doesn’t win the crown.

Amazing Grace will need a new verse IF AND WHEN Obama is defeated.

maverick muse on August 25, 2008 at 7:25 PM

upinak:

I have two cats, I love them dearly. The oldest one is 22 years old. She refuses to die. They are better company than most men I know. Cleaner too.

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Seriously, is there any real difference between the DNC convention and the YearlyKos circle jerk? Except for the fact that they’re not showing the burning American flags and subtitles, I wouldn’t have been able to tell this apart from the usual Ahmadinejad rally.

Texas Rainmaker on August 25, 2008 at 7:26 PM

The surprise will be that she is pregrant.

suzieviews on August 25, 2008 at 7:13 PM

I read on a thread earlier today that Limbaugh was speculating about that. Is she sporting a chubby belly, or is there something else behind the rumor — or was it meant as a Kennedyesque joke? How old is Michelle O anyway? I thought she was in her late 40′s — which seems a little old to be pregnant (safely anyway).

AZCoyote on August 25, 2008 at 7:27 PM

Isn’t there some football on tonight?

clonefan on August 25, 2008 at 7:28 PM

From Mrs. Obama’s speech:

“And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do…”

Yeeeaaahh. Promises not to take private funding notwithstanding.

Weight of Glory on August 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM

I don’t mean…

Anna on Aug 25,2008 at 7:17PM.

Anna: I hear ya,the Liberal Democrats are going to be reap-
ing what they have sowed!

Republicans are innocent by-standers in this convent-
ion,even tho,Charlie on ABC,at 6:30PM is trying to
make sound like the Republicans are some how directly
affecting the Liberal Parties civil war in Denver!!:)

canopfor on August 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM
Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 7:26 PM

I am one of the Few, the Proud .. the new home owners of America (fixed rate thank you) My Mom is not well and I will be taking care of her (God help us if Obama gets elected) when she has open heart surgury again. She and I bought the house together and she will retire soon and just be happy.

As for the cat… she needs a friend as I also work too much. So I will be the Mom of 2 fur babies and my Mom will be the retired happy woman. Works for me and I don’t want to put my Mom in a home.

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 7:23 PM

I’ve said here before that having a brain tumor is one of my greatest fears. I’m not saying he deserved it, but it does take a lot of mental work to separate the empathy for his illness and the loathing of his lifestyle. Glad to see he’s able to be out and about, that’s a good thing.

Anna on August 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM

I’m with Terrye, think I’ll go reload some ammo so the entire evening isn’t wasted.

GarandFan on August 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM

Errruh, Michelle errrruh, sucks.

marklmail on August 25, 2008 at 7:31 PM

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM

not a cat person but i did save a kitten and gave her to my sister a couple of years ago…

good luck to your mom and you upniak and keep the faith…

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 7:32 PM

Anna on August 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM

I don’t wish illness, disease or death on much of anyone. I may not like them.. but I don’t wish it.

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:32 PM

upinak:

Good evening,greetings from Northern Ontario!:)

canopfor on August 25, 2008 at 7:32 PM

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM

Congrats on the home purchase (please someone buy my house!), and on the acquisition of two feline masters. The cats will do wonders for your mom’s recovery – I got my first one at the height of my depression, and he has done wonders for me. I hope things go well for your mom, y’all are in my thoughts.

Anna on August 25, 2008 at 7:33 PM

I think the Dem convention must be called a rousing success, so far, since they managed to get Howard Dean on and off the stage without any major incident. I expect the whining quotient to be up around 87%, tonight.

It’s standard First Lady pap, no worse than any other spouse speech but no better.

But no other spouse ever opened up a political convention before. I, for one, do NOT like the undue, uncalled for, undesired, unwelcome, unhelpful contributions of politicians’ families to our political process. It’s quite sickening, I think.

progressoverpeace on August 25, 2008 at 7:35 PM

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated. :)

have to move more in about an hour. I can’t tell you how sore I am. You all probably know!

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:35 PM

I can’t wait for Hillary Clinton to lead impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama

toolfan on August 25, 2008 at 7:36 PM

Mary Jo Kopechne was interviewed with her husband, children, grand children and great children in her house that she has lived in with cherished memories of a full life, filled with love and happiness, poetry and laughter, caring and giving to her commuinity. Her books are a treasure to the country, with her intellect and humor, giving us all an insight into…………..

………… oh yeah, that’s right……….. she was killed by Ted Kennedy.

Seven Percent Solution on August 25, 2008 at 7:36 PM

Is anyone listening to this song?

If your our there by some guy called John Legend.

You should see the crowd sway!

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:37 PM

I tried. I really tried to watch a little bit of this, but two shrill, vapid women screeching empty liberal slogans in a space of two minutes was more than I could take.

I’m going to run over to the store and see if I can buy a quart of ‘gravitas’ or something to offset it.

LegendHasIt on August 25, 2008 at 7:38 PM

Damn I miss Silky, must be down at the mill?
……more popcorn

try again later on August 25, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Jimmuh Earl Malaise Carter: That 70′s show reminding 21st century voters why not to vote for young naive Democrats with no experience. What’s your Misery Index?

Taking Carter’s example, maybe Barry O should ask his daughter how to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

Steve Z on August 25, 2008 at 7:42 PM

canopfor on August 25, 2008 at 7:32 PM

sorry wasn’t ignoring you. I didn’t see you! YO!

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 7:48 PM

I heard there’s alot of difficulty saying the word “Obama” there… one speaker called him Barack O’Rama- twice.

I think the DNC will supply all 8 nights’ worth of Hanukkah gifts for this year.

Chuck Schick on August 25, 2008 at 7:50 PM

JOE BIDEN’s networth is suspect!

http://montaraventures.com/blog/2007/12/12/democratic-contender-finances/

Kokonut on August 25, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Nothing would give me more satisfaction than Matthews and Olbermann getting it big time from the Hillary PUMA’s non-stop, 24-7. They ought to be run of the convention.

Sergei on August 25, 2008 at 7:53 PM

I must admit it is hard to have sympathy for a guy like Ted Kennedy but I was a Southern Baptist and my sweet old Grandma {God rest her soul} told me that Christian compassion was a virtue. So I try…sometimes.

Unlike The Messiah however, I have never attained the rarified status of lightworker.

Terrye on August 25, 2008 at 7:57 PM

I’m not certain, but lightworker is not a Christian term, right? It sounds a little hokey.

Anna on August 25, 2008 at 8:00 PM

If Joe Biden is worth $93k he’s either a crook or the dumbest man on the planet. I had to put more than that down on my house and Im half his age.

Chuck Schick on August 25, 2008 at 8:00 PM

I’ve been watching now for about 20 minutes…and I’ve not been able to discern whether I’m watching a political convention or a fully clothed porno movie.

I can’t wait till Mathews leg tingle turns into a full blown orgasm.

BobMbx on August 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM

Maybe Kennedy will flog his new autobiographical book: “A Bridge Too Narrow”

Cicero43 on August 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM

I have to say that if I think about the actual Ted Kennedy I’m not as sympathtic. But I do think as a representative of the KENNEDY family. And that generation of Kennedys. I have more respect. The Kennedy’s of JFK’s day would not recognize the cowardly party of today. Not that I think JFK was any good as President. But…

Both JFK and RFK were marytrs for democracy. And when Teddy goes that ends an era of American politics. So it is interesting to see him at the convention.

petunia on August 25, 2008 at 8:05 PM

canopfor on August 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM

Actually, I’m thinking more like the brawl at the end of “Blazing Saddles”

BallisticBob on August 25, 2008 at 8:08 PM

sorry,wasn’t ignoring you…

upinak on Aug 25,2008 at 7:48PM.

upinak: Yes I know,its going to be a busy night!

Congrats, on your new home!:) :) :)

canopfor on August 25, 2008 at 8:11 PM

Ugh.. a pribute to Pelosi? Who has the garbage can, watching this is sickening.

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 8:11 PM

The ONLY reason I can think of why Kennedy will speak is to talk about himself. He wants to make a lasting impression after he’s gone.

Guardian on August 25, 2008 at 8:11 PM

Why was I turned on by the end of that clip? I’m scared and confused.

lorien1973 on August 25, 2008 at 6:24 PM

My eyes are bleeding.

Connie on August 25, 2008 at 8:13 PM

Pelosi’s great. I love the way she had to strain to read “promoting innovation”. Perfect.

progressoverpeace on August 25, 2008 at 8:14 PM

She said God! She said God! Separation of church and state!!!!!!

WisCon on August 25, 2008 at 8:14 PM

LOL, and what’s your approval rating again Nancy?

WisCon on August 25, 2008 at 8:15 PM

Actually,I’m thinking of the brawl at the end of
“Blazing Saddles”.

Ballistic Bob on Aug 25,2008 at 8:08PM.

Ballistic:LOL,forget that one,thats when(The DNConvention)
Mongo and crew spill out into the streets,and
chaos reined!hahaha:)

canopfor on August 25, 2008 at 8:16 PM

LOL. The Dem Congress remark by Pelosi gets no response. Her list of accomplishments is even funnier. This is entertainment!

Finally, increasing the minimum wage gets a rise out of them. Too funny.

progressoverpeace on August 25, 2008 at 8:16 PM

I can’t watch anymore. You all can take it from here.

I gotta go pack some more. Have a great eveing.. or try everyone!

upinak on August 25, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Doesn’t this Congress hold the record for least laws passed in American history?

I’d call Pelosi a stunning success if that’s the yardstick.

Chuck Schick on August 25, 2008 at 8:17 PM

I’ve been watching now for about 20 minutes…and I’ve not been able to discern whether I’m watching a political convention or a fully clothed porno movie.

I can’t wait till Mathews leg tingle turns into a full blown orgasm.

BobMbx on August 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM

Big surprise from MSNBC: The Official “News” Channel of the Democrat Party. Did anyone catch the beatdown Joe S. gave everyone’s all-purpose ass-clown, Obermann?

Dagnar on August 25, 2008 at 8:17 PM

No applause for the troops.

WisCon on August 25, 2008 at 8:17 PM

….blink blink Change blink blink…we are proud we’ve done blink blink nothing blink in congress blink blink

elduende on August 25, 2008 at 8:18 PM

Forgot the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiiarNdxouc

Dagnar on August 25, 2008 at 8:18 PM

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