Weekend wound up: BBQ Bash!



Whodathunkit? Earlier this spring we had the idea of getting a few bloggers together for fun and fellowship in real life, and now it's actually happening. This Sunday afternoon somewhere around 75 to 80 political junkies should be on hand here in Chapel Hill for the first ever BlueNC Blogger Bash! If you haven't already RSVP'd, don't worry. Just come. The food's already ordered and there's always more than enough to go around. Guests will include bloggers, lurkers, candidates, friends, families and more ... and a good time will be had by all. There's a chance of rain, but that won't slow us down one bit. Hope you can join us!

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Moore negative radio ad.

I was just outside chaining my bike up when the post-office truck pulled up. He had the stereo loud enough to hear it as he picked up mail from the loading docks around town I guess. Anyway, I got to hear Richard Moore's negative ad about Bev Perdue. Do you know what I was struck with?

How Republican it sounded. The ominous tones, the wording, everything.

Richard Moore and Beverly Perdue have real differences, but shame on his campaign for going as dirty as they can as often as they can. I don't want this man as my Governor if this is his political instinct.

I Twitter, Therefore I Am.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

James, do you need any help with anything?

I can help set up or whatever.

Looking forward to mingling with y'all.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

I'll ask again when I arrive, then.

In case you need any assistance.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Hey Funluvn

Thanks for the offer. I'm running a little ragged and am not actually sure yet what help will be necessary. Can you come a half hour early? I'm sure I'll be able to put you to work, but don't be surprised if I hand you a broom!

I'm curious

What will be the agenda of the meet-up? Will there be seminars? Wonkish policy debates? Ideas for a more progressive economic model for America? Perhaps an insightful look into the deeply fraudulent and true criminal nature of the unelected cheney/bush regime and its radical and extremist far right agenda.

There is much work to be done and substantial damage to undo from the last 7+ years of the current maladministration. A brief review of the history of this group of war criminals includes but is not limited to: Torture programs. Secret arrests, Extraordinary rendition. Filling Executive branch departments with an assortment of political cronies and administrative incompetents. Politicization of nearly EVERY Executive branch department. A demonstrably false political narrative that attempts to rationalize a crackpot right wing ideology. A war against science and the rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Intentionally LYING your country into an illegal war of invasion against a third world country that neither threatened nor attacked the United States, nor had any connection with the 9/11 attack. A demonstrated callous disregard and disdain for well-established legal concepts such as 'Rule of Law'. The list is nearly endless. These people are so bad it becomes necessary to prioritize the LIES!.. I've never been so personally disgusted with my government in my life.

Osama Bin Laden's express goal was to goad the U.S. into a quagmire in Afghanistan, as he did with the former Soviet Union. (I suppose it never occurred to him that America was stupid enough to invade IRAQ instead!)

gw bush hates the internet because Al Gore INVENTED IT!

gw bush hates the internet because Al Gore INVENTED IT!

A hackysack competition

between pragmatists and idealists. The pragmatists will quickly calculate the likelihood of getting their foot to the proper position in time to make an impressive kick, to decide if it's even worth the effort, while the idealists will be frequently on the ground, covered in grass stains and mumbling expletives with childish grins on their faces.

FON....it's a Blogger Bash

we're going to be bashing each blogger that shows up! ;-P

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Haha

It was a monster mash.
It was a graveyard smash,
It was a BLOGGER BASH! :-D

gw bush hates the internet because Al Gore INVENTED IT!

gw bush hates the internet because Al Gore INVENTED IT!

Candidate speeches start at 4:00

That's the only agenda. If all goes as planned we will live stream them on BlueNC.

We asked for RSVPs by last Sunday and we have about topped out. I do not want anyone to feel unwelcome at all, but we had to order the food earlier this week. James says there's a little cushion to play with. However.....remember who you're dealing with....we're bloggers by goddess and we can figure out a way to take care of folks who want to come join in the fun. (OK...I have no idea what I mean by that....but just go along with me on this...) Please let us know if you plan to attend and we'll do our best to make sure you are taken care of. Also, if you don't plan to eat, you don't need to pay. Any candidate who wants to come to speak is welcome. Candidates do not need to pay even if they plan to eat, but all family and staff are $10 if planning to dine.

Oh...so far I've counted 9 vegetarians. Anyone think they aren't on that list? Now is the time to chirp up.

Any other questions? I'm going to be in and out today, but will do my best to get back to everyone with questions. Also - will be posting a list of candidates attending as soon as I get lunch and some cleaning done. Sigh....it never ends.

But then...I bet I don't need to tell anyone here that.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

No...and you're giving one....

and I just checked my list and while you are on it there isn't a check by your name which means I failed to email you to make sure you knew you are one of our invited guests. I'm so sorry. Please forgive me.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I'm pretty sure he's joking

and you can't get drunked b/c you have to drive home with your son.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Regrets

I just can't make it work, so I'm going to have to miss this one, y'all. Maybe next time on a Saturday?

Celebrate yourselves, NC bloggers, we've come a long way.

Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us

Aww Capt...there was a bunch of us

looking forward to meeting you

Gordon is there any way you can just drop everything and come...known you for almost two years now and never met face to face :(

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Could someone bring Hansbrough along to the bash?

I am sure we would enjoy hearing his political endorsements. Oh, heck, my son just wants to meet him.

This should be fun, but will there be a good wireless connection so we can live blog(or in my case, get some remedial help from the experts)???

Push Polling in NC

Courtesy of the "good" folks of Garin-Hart-Yang.

That's Garin, as in Geoff Garin.

The guy who took Howard Wolfson's job on the Clinton campaign.

ABC's got the story and the audio.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy