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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
Seeing Bill Clinton give a big speech is still a lot of fun.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.14
    Originally posted by DrDirt

    It's the same but different. They weren't voting for McCarthy but against Johnson within the same party and had to be 21.



Actually, I was thinking of McGovern in 72. But Gene McCarthy works too. I got to shake his hand at age 11 in the Shopping Center my Mom worked in in 1968.



We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.


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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
Chelsea is looking mighty tasty at these conventions.
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    Chelsea is looking mighty tasty at these conventions.

She's 28 years old, so I'd hope she's out of the gawcky teenager stage.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.86
I'll take the Gore Girls over Chelsea.
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.61
That was some kind of a speech.



“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.01
Early on, I just wasn't feeling this convention. But, holy god, they sure did build to a peak. It really is amazing how this thing grew. From Teddy Kennedy, to Michelle Obama, to Hillary Clinton, to Hillary calling for Obama to be nominated the candidate, to Bill Clinton's speech, and ending with Barack Obama's speech, which lived up to it's hype and then some.

It'll be fun to see the RNC's reaction to this next week in St. Paul.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.27
Awesome speech, and I cannot wait for the debates.




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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.92
    Originally posted by whatever
    Awesome speech, and I cannot wait for the debates.


Yes it was. However, and I am a Dem., dreaming is great, challenging us is great, but things like oil independence in 10 years and such are just not realistic.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
    Originally posted by DrDirt
    However, and I am a Dem., dreaming is great, challenging us is great, but things like oil independence in 10 years and such are just not realistic.


Seems as unlikely as going to the moon..

But snark aside, how many years have we twiddled our thumbs, challenging Detroit to raise fuel standards by 5 mpg in the next 7 years.. and then everyone wants an SUV. I think it's agreed that we don't have enough oil to serve our own needs, and the worldwide demand is only going to get greater for what is available on the market.

So why not start an aggressive effort, and even if it ends up taking 30 years, it would be worthwhile. Not starting just puts us more years away from a solution. (Unless you believe the technology is just impossible)



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.92
    Originally posted by TheOldMan
      Originally posted by DrDirt
      However, and I am a Dem., dreaming is great, challenging us is great, but things like oil independence in 10 years and such are just not realistic.


    Seems as unlikely as going to the moon..

    But snark aside, how many years have we twiddled our thumbs, challenging Detroit to raise fuel standards by 5 mpg in the next 7 years.. and then everyone wants an SUV. I think it's agreed that we don't have enough oil to serve our own needs, and the worldwide demand is only going to get greater for what is available on the market.

    So why not start an aggressive effort, and even if it ends up taking 30 years, it would be worthwhile. Not starting just puts us more years away from a solution. (Unless you believe the technology is just impossible)


Snarking ignored. I like the idea of being aggressive very much. But if you aim to high you end up with nothing. Same as if you aim low. My real problem, an I know that no sane candidate does it, is that tell me how not just that we will do it. And would either side get the guts to tell me that we must sacrifice short-term for the long-term good. In the case of fuel, find ways to conserve and cut back while all this happens.



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