Archive for August 15th, 2009

Netroots Nation Charles Franklin Photoblogging

Charles Franklin, from Thursday’s polling panel.  (Yes, aside from the Big Dog photos, I intend to post everything in chronological order…)
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Of all the panelists and speakers, I think Professor Franklin’s body language is my favorite.

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Professor Franklin leads the audience through some vigorous stretching exercises to ensure that no one accidentally polls something.

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What is it about polling experts and putting things on top of other things?

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Professor Franklin demonstrates his “pushing hands” martial arts technique.

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Professor Franklin sends an unruly blogger back to their room.

August 15th, 2009 at 05:20pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Valerie Jarrett On Healthcare

Well, I just heard Valerie Jarrett tell the Netroots Nation audience that:

A) Obama will not pressure the Blue Dogs to vote for the public option – he’s going to rely on us to do it for him.  Fantastic.  How about both, eh?

And

B) That Obama wants the public option, but she doesn’t want to look ahead to the end of the process to say whether or not he would veto a bill without a public option.

I am more and more convinced that Obama will leave Congress to its own devices and then happily sign whatever they pass.  And if it’s a massively unpopular fiasco, he’ll just blame it on us for not giving the public option the support he supposedly wanted.

Oh, and she said we don’t need to release the torture pictures because everyone already knows what’s in them, so why stir things up unnecessarily, and when asked about how Obama would respond to pressure from the left, she chose to redefine “pressure” as “ideas.”  So does that mean we’re just supposed to offer the Blue Dogs ideas, then?

1 comment August 15th, 2009 at 09:58am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Healthcare,Obama,Politics

More Netroots Nation Photoblogging

More photos from the polling panel:
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Charlie Cook cracks up Greg/DemFromCT again.

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Cook talks about putting things on top of other things.

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I really enjoy taking pictures of other photographers.

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Greg/DemFromCT plays with his mic.

August 15th, 2009 at 07:44am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs


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