LIVE VIDEO: Headlining Speakers At Dem Convention

Some of you have asked that I break these live video posts up to make the number of comments more manageable, so here you go. Tonight’s headlining speakers at the Democratic National Convention will be Sen. Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, reportedly in that order. Watch below.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Saint Bernie had best not fuck with my DVRing Colbert tonight.

  • Michael Smith

    “Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders”

    Well they’re no Scott Baio or Dana White, but they’ll have to do.

    • AW

      We really are settling for the A list.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Not a single Duck Douche either !

      • Margueritesrivera3

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    • another_steve

      And where is our Ben Carson?

      Surely there must be an accomplished and famed Democratic medical figure who believes the Earth is 6,000 years old.

      • HAAAAAAA

        Ben Carson?

        • JT

          “They also store grain there.”

        • another_steve

          Oy vay.

          The man once operated on human brains.

        • Todd20036

          That… isn’t… a real… quote.

          Right?

        • Jeffrey

          Please tell me that isn’t real

          • Todd Allis

            It’s from Funny or Die, a parody site.

          • NO MORE GOP!

            No, but what makes it funny is that it very well could have been real.

        • kaydenpat

          Oh no. I hope he didn’t actually say that. He needs more sleep.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            He needs some of that induced coma tourism they do in Switzerland.

    • Hot mamas!

  • bkmn

    Unlike last week I am sure there will be actual talk about real policy. No “best” this or any of the bullshit from Hair Furor.

    • TK

      If we can actually hear them…

    • Baby Dave

      Do you ever really wonder what that rug is made from? I mean, it doesn’t look like human hair.

      Muskrat, maybe?

      • bkmn

        Baboon ass hair is my guess.

        • Baby Dave

          Orangutan.

  • TK

    Ya think?

  • WarrenHart

    Bernie Sanders sent a text to his supporters…
    “I ask you as a personal courtesy to me to not engage in any kind of protest on the floor”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Yeah, he sent that before the gavel was banged.

      Only thing that stopped them was the munchies. They took to shouting from the food lines in the corridor. Food lines at the Wells Fargo are where dreams go to die.

      • David Milley

        (grin) They may be gone for a while, then …

  • Todd

    …. and I’m an alcoholic.
    Wasn’t expecting that. I giggled. Sorry.

  • Octavio

    When is the representative from the AFA going to speak?

    • bkmn

      That depends on when they get their head out of their ass.

  • Cuberly

    Now THAT was the passion we need to see!

    Sorry for the guy that has to go after him.

  • Cuberly

    Ooooooooo, Lordy I so lust after that Daddy Bear. Oh my. Suuuuuch a cutie.

    • danolgb

      He reminds me of Webster’s dad.

      • Cuberly

        Yep, Alex Kerras. (Had a thing for him as well…lol…)

  • safari

    “My mother said if you can’t say something nice about somebody… at least make it funny”. I like her.

    • Daveed_WOW

      If you can’t say something nice about somebody, come sit by me.

  • Thanks Joe!

  • thom

    if they boo the first lady….

    • David Milley

      rrrrrrrrrrr … they best not …

  • Sam_Handwich

    who else is naked?

    • safari

      Me

      • Octavio

        Me.

        • Bryan

          Bolo ties are okay!

          • KCMC

            adjustable cock ring

    • Acronym Jim

      Does my ambition count?

      Just kidding. I’m the very model of a modern major apathist.

      • LackofFaithify

        Ehh, who cares?

    • Ninja0980

      hubby and I are wearing boxers for now.

    • AW

      Photos or we don’t believe you! I demand the receipts!

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Im pooping does that count haha

      • Jeffrey

        LOL

    • Jeffrey

      I can be. Surprisingly quickly. My handyman is installing new lights over my kitchen counter, but I don’t think he will mind.

      • KCMC

        great xtube video

        • Jeffrey

          He is gay and he looks like George Clooney. I kid you not. But his husband looks like Brad Pitt, so…

          • KCMC

            sandwich

          • Jeffrey

            OMFG If only lol

    • Daveed_WOW

      Underpants. Need the support, bro.

  • Ninja0980

    One thing’s for sure, the booing of Cummings, Fudge, Frank and others has NOT gone over well.
    The Bernie or Bust folks just shot themselves in the foot, they really did.

    • Sam_Handwich

      they acted like toddlers.

    • Baby Dave

      You cannot win without us. Watch your fucking lip.

      • Jeffrey

        And you can’t live in a decent fucking society without Hillary. Fuck your lip.

      • Daveed_WOW

        I’d watch that attitude if I were you. If you want Trump for President, so be it, but you lost this one. Time to be an adult.

        • Baby Dave

          Actually, you lost this time.

          You stole the primary from us. And now that you’ve alienated the only people who could have pushed you over the top, you’ve lost the general election.

          I suggest you shut the fuck up before that last paragraph becomes as true as the first

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            “You stole the primary from us.”
            Democracy would suggest otherwise. There was no stealing. It was not your property to own.

          • Baby Dave

            I take it you haven’t paid any attention to the news lately. Theres a few emails from Debbie you should catch up on

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Would change nothing. Sanders lost. It’s over. Your revolution has ceased to exist. Blame Debbie if you want. Join or call Trump president.

          • Daveed_WOW

            What did those emails have to do with the votes? Sanders did not get enough votes. And he conceded.

          • Baby Dave

            You rigged the goddamn election.

          • Todd20036

            The only primary rigged was Nevada, and it was the Bernie bros who tried to steal it from Clinton, who actually had more votes.

            But we aren’t supposed to talk about that, now are we?

          • Daveed_WOW

            The mistake you make with the tin foil hat is …..it’s actually aluminum.

          • GayOldLady

            Why don’t you tell us what those emails did to keep Bernie from winning.

          • HAAAAAAA

            I can tell you.
            NOTHING..

          • Daveed_WOW

            You need to learn how to tell the difference between theft and loss.

          • Baby Dave

            Theft is rigging an election. That is what Debbie said she did in her own emails. Try reading them, they’re hilarious. They make a big fat joke of your whole goddamn campaign

          • HAAAAAAA

            And this…

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            That generation thinks they r the same words only spelled different

          • Daveed_WOW

            Watch your language please.

          • Baby Dave

            Fuck you

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Donald. Youve been boring us all day. Different profile names but we know its you donald.
            Step away from the diet pills donald

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Drol drol drol.
            Yawn.

          • Robincho

            Is Whiny Titty Baby Dave your full name?…

      • Carl

        All you ride or die Bernie fanatics sound like wife beaters. “Watch your fucking lip”

        • Baby Dave

          Come a little closer.

          • Daveed_WOW

            Please stop.

          • Baby Dave

            Nope

          • Todd20036

            Block him. Then he stops

          • Bruno

            Everyone block this asshole.

          • MB

            Done. What an impertinent, immature asshole.
            Baby Dave…perfect moniker.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Totally tech illiterate: How does one do that? Block that is.

          • Click the little triangle to the right of the comment. Should produce a drop-down list that includes “Block User.”

            Or you can use Killfile (browser add-on), which doesn’t completely block them — you still see that that specific person commented, but the comment itself is hidden. The other way, via Disqus, just says “This user is blocked.”

          • Adam Schmidt

            Mouse over that person’s comment and look to the right of the comment header and you’ll see a dash and a downward pointing triangle. Click the triangle and select “Block User”

          • Baby Dave

            Why, you wanna feel constipated?

          • Lumpy Gaga

            B.D.? Done weeks ago. My First, once the newfangled tech went live.

          • Bruno

            Guess I missed that window of opportunity.

          • Jeffrey

            I did, my very first blockage. Felt good.

          • perversatile

            Wow! That was as easy as it was justifiable.😊

          • Robincho

            And it was a fecal blockage, at that. You first-time guys have all the luck…

          • Carl

            uh-huh. Congratulations on a successful thread hijacking. Probably the highlight of your week. Make your quip, then we’re done here.

          • Mark

            Anytime. Anytime.

          • Robincho

            Why? So your tiny little fingers can poke him in the eye?. Oh, poor Carl. He’s SO fucking scared…

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Actually, without independents we can’t win. And they see shit like that today and they imagine that the whole Democratic party is as rude, boorish, and awful as booing representatives from the very groups that Bernie supposedly supports.

        • Baby Dave

          Either way, you lose

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            With Trump, we all lose. That includes you. And the stints of today do nothing to help your cause. Nothing.

          • Baby Dave

            Look, I can survive under any government. Its no skin off my nose whatever way this turns out.

            However, you might find life a little difficult. Why don’t you try to give me a reason to support you, since youre the one who needs my vote, and I do not need you.

          • Adam Schmidt

            Then I can’t imagine you were actually a supporter of Bernie because he wouldn’t agree with anything you just said. He stands for people who would be harmed by a Trump presidency. He believes we are better together than standing in isolation. And he endorsed Hillary.

            You on the other hand are demanding that people beg you for your support or you’ll applaud while Trump burns the country to the ground.

          • Baby Dave

            I can’t imagine that you can do anything except whine and complain. Have you ever tried looking inward and doing a little self examination? What did YOUR side do to contribute to this mess?

            Go deal wit that first, then maybe I’ll listen to whatever critiques you have of me.

          • Adam Schmidt

            Like I said, not actually a Bernie supporter. More likely a Trump fan, or just someone trying to stir up shit just because they can. You’ve moved past the point of being a believable Bernie or Bust lunatic and straight on to full on troll.

          • Todd20036

            That’s why I finally blocked him. He really doesn’t care if Trump wins. He really doesn’t care if Bernie wins either. If President Sanders made one “slip to the right”, people like Baby Dave would be throwing Sanders in the garbage

          • Mark

            And what would you have us do? Surely it won’t take all of us to change your diaper….but then, you really are full of shit.

          • Quipster

            Babbling Dave sounds like our “total top” of the other day. Probably one of Putin’s shills for Trump.

          • Todd20036

            Hey, I never shilled for Trump… oh, you mean someone else.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            I take it you have not read the GOP platform? If you care a thing about LGBTQ, women’s or any minorities rights, I would heavily suggest that you consider what Trump’s party stands for. Oh, and SCOTUS– it will go on well beyond Trump as president in his impact. His economic policy: disaster. His view of the world: demented. Immigration: pathetic.
            Regardless, even if I am fine I like to consider how others may have a difficult time “surviving under any government.” That mentality alone is antithetical to the very ideas of what Bernie supposedly stood for. You’re a traitor to your own cause.

          • Baby Dave

            OH, I’ve read it. I’m binational Canadian-American. I can always hop the border anytime I feel like it.

            You, on the other hand, are fucked.

            Now, why don’t you start kissing my ass and tell me how fucking much you love having us on your team, before Jill Stein gets my vote?

          • Mark

            How about we just fuck your ass good and hard, and piss on your vote?

          • Baby Dave

            Then you lose!

          • Baby Dave

            Oh, fuck off.

          • Michael Abbett

            Somebody didn’t get their pony.

          • Robincho

            It’s a blessing that you don’t need anybody. Because you don’t HAVE anybody. When that dawns on you, it’ll be too late. For you…

          • Daveed_WOW

            So you’re a nihilist.

          • Baby Dave

            And you’re corrupt

          • GayOldLady

            He doesn’t know what a “nihilist” is.

          • HAAAAAAA

            Nihilist: Nothing can be certain.

            Person: You can’t prove that.

            Nihilist: You’re catching on.

          • Todd20036

            Nine Inch Nihilist….

    • David Milley

      Agreed. Bernie supporter here — but the utter lack of respect for the very people who fought and won the privilege that lets these arrogant, self-entitled louts stand on the floor makes me fear for the future.

  • Brandon Cloud

    Me showing up to the new thread.

    • Jeffrey

      Welcome. This is where the magic is happening.

      • Bryan

        All the cool kids are doing it.

    • Acronym Jim

      ‘Sup?

    • Daveed_WOW

      Can I get some fries with that shake?

  • LackofFaithify

    Virgin commenting space!

    • safari

      Not for long. We’re all getting naked.

      • LackofFaithify

        what do you mean “getting”? 🙂

  • SoCalGal20

    Just a heads up that C-SPAN is supposed to have the individual speeches on their site so if you miss some you can catch up later.

  • Cuberly

    Dang the energy shift has given me whiplash. This the passion….keep it UP!

  • TrollopeReader

    OMG !! Sam_Handwich really *is* naked!

    • KCMC

      naked lunch meat, no bun?

      • Octavio

        Sam Handwich is the original Naked Lunch.

      • Gustav2

        No buns, he is plain white bread

        • TrollopeReader

          He’s WONDER Bread !

        • KCMC

          sad, like to rim my sandwich

    • ByronK

      I need to see his long form nude certificate.

  • Circ09

    Why do these people think they have to scream? Did noone give them a run-through of how audio in a big stadium works?

    • TrollopeReader

      WHAT?

      • Acronym Jim

        WHAT?

        • Adam King

          Eh?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      If they don’t have vocal monitors pointing back, and you’ve got a thousand screamers determined to drown you out, this is how you’re gonna roll.

      I’mma have to take a look at the stage and see.

  • Nick Stadler

    American Federation of Teachers? Well, I hope she doesn’t teach sign language, because I think those gestures she’s making are just gibberish.

  • delk

    Thanks Joe!

  • Capritaur

    What’s with all the loud chatter on the floor? I don’t recall that during the RNC, or was it just they had better sound systems in place?

    • Sam_Handwich

      generally speaking, the Dem convention is a big party, the GOP is like a rotary club memorial service

      • Capritaur

        Maybe that explains why the speakers are yelling.

  • AW

    I love this woman!!

  • safari

    Bilie Mayes here!

    • Octavio

      :You dead. What are you doing up?

      • safari

        The shouting woke me from the grave

  • TrollopeReader

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH! we now return to softer typing.

  • Nick Stadler

    Uh oh… Hillary’s breaking into her southern accent.

    • JCF

      Well, how many years was she in Arkansas?

    • Cuberly

      A close friend of mine speaks in that very clear midwestern style. Whenever he’s talked to his mother, in Alabama, his twang comes out and sticks around for at least a few hours. It’s quite funny.

      • safari

        I’m like that. I pick up accents too easily.

        • Gene

          me too…which, can be hilarious when in Istanbul or….my husbands homeland…China
          🙂

        • Me too. It got weird when we were living in India.

          • ByronK

            How long did you live in India?

          • Three years. It took me at least a couple months to completely lose the accent and the head-waggle.

          • ByronK

            Have an Indian friend who was born in Delhi and spent years in Australia. The weirdest accent you’ve ever heard. And we always joke about his mother and her head-waggle lol

          • It really is a marvelous gesture though. It says, “Yes, I am paying close and friendly attention to what you are saying, but I am not bound in any way to agree with or heed it.” 😉

          • ByronK

            LOL.

        • TrollopeReader

          me three.

        • David Milley

          Heh. When I talk to any Canadians, within minutes I sound like my Newfie Dad.

          • ByronK

            Oh bejesus b’oy

  • SoCalGal20
  • Ninja0980

    O/T but hubby’s ex fiance will in town later on this week.
    We get along fine but it still seems weird at times meeting up with her.

    • Treant

      It’s not weird unless you all end up in bed together. Then it’s both weird and kind of a turn on. Take photos.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        a slut after my own heart.

        • Treant

          Oh, been there, done that, and it got better once some phone calls were made.

      • Ninja0980

        Nope, if there was ever a third in our bed, would have to be another man.

        • Treant

          Oh, a female? Indeed, not.

          • Ninja0980

            Yes, he’s bisexual, which she knew.
            They broke up because she wanted kids, he didn’t and unlike many others, were smart enough to not get married knowing those two options would never work in a marriage.

    • halfwaythere

      I was just at a spa in Santa Fe with my ex and her partner – something so weird and yet so lesbian about sitting naked in an outdoor hot tub with your ex’s current…

      • AW

        This does sound like the most lesbian thing.

    • Gustav2

      Introduce her to a Bernie supporter…that will keep her busy

      • Ninja0980

        Her five (!) kids will likely do that as well.

    • JCF

      “ex finance”? Former CPA? ;-p~~~

      • Ninja0980

        Fixed it.. hard to type fast and spellcheck at the same time.

    • Reality.Bites

      Not as weird as I felt when I read “her.”

  • ultragreen

    That last speaker: :O

  • Daveed_WOW

    Disruptive individuals should be removed.If they don’t go peacefully, they should be arrested. Fuck every goddam one of them.

    • Adam King

      I’d prefer fucking the sensible orderly people, thank you.

      • Daveed_WOW

        We’ll do that later after we get these kids out of here.

  • halfwaythere

    We have better music! Although “867-5309” made me giggle.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i called and got my auto insurance rates lowered by 20%!

    • Jay George

      At least they didn’t rickroll us. 😀

      • Adam King

        Like Melonia did.

        • Jay George

          YEP! 😀

  • WIGuy

    She did not dress like she was going on national tele

    • KCMC

      was 100 F there today

      • safari

        True. But just a little more shoulder strap would do wonders.

      • WIGuy

        The Dems can afford some AC

    • danolgb

      What she had to say was more important than what she was wearing.

    • SoCalGal20

      She was dressed sensibly for the weather.

  • ultragreen

    At least she isn’t shouting.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    I bet Michelle won’t plagiarize anyone.

    • David Milley

      I _am_ wondering if she’ll reference the other convention … looking forward to some very classy shade.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      No but julian assange will leak her speech.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Hah! Watch her come out in Melania’s outfit…

      • MB

        THAT would be sah-weet. But Michelle will strut out to something that is fashion-fabulous.

  • LackofFaithify

    Ska music for Jeanne!

  • Sam_Handwich

    Jeanne Shaheen!!

    She kicked Scott Brown’s ass…..after Sen Warren kicked his ass

    • LackofFaithify

      She never had to knock on wood, she used Scott Brown’s face

    • Bryan

      I detect a pattern regarding Scott Brown’s ass.

      • Gene

        loathsome man…

        but…he deos have a nice ass

        • safari

          He drives a truck.

      • Adam King

        The pattern of boot imprints?

  • ultragreen

    Metallic grey appears to be the preferred stage style at these conventions.

    • Circ09

      Tuscan brown is so 1990s.

    • Gene

      looks good on most tv sceens…does not contrast with other colors…suits, dresses, etc….not a distraction…and thus pretty universal.

      or deep blue

    • Gustav2

      The guy who was Andy Warhol’s lover and painted everything silver just died.

      • ultragreen

        So the DNC is secretly honoring Andy Warhol’s lover? How nice.

        • Gustav2

          Yeah, six months ago when they planned this

  • Nick Stadler

    This evening’s theme: ParTyers for Hillary.

  • JCF

    Rachel taking Berners APART!!!!

    • KCMC

      hopefully listening

    • AW

      Is there a live stream?

  • ultragreen

    The war on drugs is obviously a failure.

    • Gene

      we are transitioning from the useless war on drugs…to an approach to addiciton.

      and in parts of the country, addition IS a health crisis

      • Hue-Man

        Republicans only know how to subtract!

        • Gene

          lol! should have caught that!

          actually….the specialize in DIVIDING!

          • Hue-Man

            Most are at an age where they’ve stopped MULTIPLYING.

    • safari

      ODs can be decreased by making it legal and regulated. Being an addict is terrible, but dying from needing a fix should be minimized.

  • Brandon Cloud

    So they lured me in for a convention and then staged an intervention for my addiction. Shady AF

    • Treant

      So…sex addiction?

      • KCMC

        welcome to group

      • Brandon Cloud

        That’s what I tell people. In reality I’m just a slut looking for my Richard Gere.

        • Treant

          Oh, girlfriend. Aren’t we all?

          • Brandon Cloud

            People keep telling me tops are a rare commodity but I have yet to see it! hah!

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          gere in american gigolo was sooo damn hawt!

    • Adam King

      And they all have personal letters they’d like to read to you, one at a time.

  • JCF

    I was ready to mock Joseph Kennedy III’s accent…but he sounds pretty normal. [Not like his grandfather (RFK) or great-uncle (JFK)]

  • WIGuy

    Who is this Trump they keep speaking of?

    • A shambling, spooge-dribbling Cheeto-humanoid hybrid.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Some tiny handed Loser. Sad !!!

    • safari

      I heard he’s a cheto-fingered shitgibbon

  • LackofFaithify

    Yes, getting people actual help (no, not something based on the bible) is needed, but can I hear about a policy that will actually make the FDA do their job and not just be a whore for a pharmaceutical company’s next great wonder drug with no side effects? Oh, and all the doctors they bribe to get a good part of the nation hooked.

    • safari

      The oxy story really got to me, where the pharma manufacturer knew that oxy didn’t last the promised 12 hours and kept telling doctors to increase dosage rather than prescribe more often, causing addiction.

  • JCF

    Ooooh, Brian Williams about to introduce the subject of RUSSIA (Putin!!!) as (bad) influence on this campaign…

  • Ninja0980

    The war on drugs is a failure but from experiences in our family, at some point the only place for some of is prison… for their own good and protection of society.
    Hard to find that happy medium when it comes to this sometimes.

    • Adam King

      Terribly difficult problem. But we know one way that definitely doesn’t work, and that’s the way we’re doing it now.

  • JCF

    Demi Lovato!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      WE have the best people. We really do.

    • David Milley

      Demi Lovato performing!

      • Adam King

        Best speech so far.

    • LackofFaithify

      Crosses fingers for a naked and collard Nick Jonas being led across the stage.

      • Piercedchrlz

        I think he’s up for it.

  • ultragreen

    I like how her dress sparkles, like it’s alive.

    • KCMC

      muppet handlers inside

  • Octavio

    And now for the singing part of our program.

    • Yeah, but she’s awesome.

  • JK3

    That transition was a bit messy.

  • ByronK

    Good for her! I didn’t know she has bi-polar. They’re actually discussing important issues! And with mental health, the more people speak up it hopefully will counter the stigma.

    • Silver_Witch

      I tell everyone I am bi…polar okay both types of Bi!

      I am 60 and have struggled for decades…best cure is truth!

      Say who we are and then people see bi-polars as humans and not scary.

      • ByronK

        I’ve had my own challenges with depression and always speak quite openly about it. If you’re diabetic and need insulin it’s not an issue. I treat my situation the same way and educate along the way.

        • Reality.Bites

          Just wanted to mention that people can be quite reluctant to talk about physical illnesses as well. All STIs for sure, plus things like deafness, cancer, heart disease – anything associated with aging, for sure

          Speaking of which, this is a good spot to tell this. When my brother-in-law’s mother had a hysterectomy her husband was reluctant to discussion it. He ran into an acquaintance at the hospital and was asked what she was in for and he replied “the same thing as you are.”

          Unfortunately his acquaintance was there for a prostatectomy.

        • Silver_Witch

          hugs!

          • ByronK

            Thanks, back at ya!

  • Cuberly

    Whoa……this is pretty cool.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Who is she? And yes, I’m old.

    • KCMC

      Demi Lovato

      • Gene

        I like her actually

        she can sing

        • Adam King

          I do too.

        • Grimes

          She performed the national anthem at a MLB World Series game (I think). It’s on the youtubes, very amazing! She has pipes

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Thx

      • TrollopeReader

        she’s no half-loaf!

    • Adam King

      Semi Dorito or something.

      • Acronym Jim

        No, you’re thinking of the GOP nominee.

        • Adam King

          All these kids look alike.

    • Jeffrey

      Demi Lovato. We’re so old that there are pop stars named after our (formerly) teenage movie stars.

      • David Milley

        _Your_ teenage movie star, whippersnapper!

        • Jeffrey

          lol

    • LackofFaithify

      Don’t worry about it. Will be gone in 5 years.

      • Jeffrey

        But right now she’s a big liberal supporter of Hillary, so lets be thoughtful of that

        • Reality.Bites

          And a North Carolina boycotter! She and Jonas pulled their concert.

      • Adam King

        So will I. *sigh*

  • WIGuy

    Why is she singing? It feels like a cheesy telethon..

    • safari

      I like it.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I love it

      • WIGuy

        Nick Jonas I could have enjoyed watching – muted volume of course

        • Jeffrey

          He makes me feel like a dirty old man. Im only 45, but still…

          • WIGuy

            sometimes its good to be dirty

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Welcome to DILF-dom

          • Jeffrey

            I want

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            yum

        • JCF

          Muted volume a MUST.

        • LackofFaithify

          Umm, that IS what ball gags are for. Use them. 🙂

        • Gene

          so odd….he is gagged in so many of my thoughts of him also

          😉

  • AtticusP

    She’s no Scott Baio.

    YAY!!!

  • fuzzybits

    Living here in central Ohio I want to see the mayor of Chillicothe speak.

    • Ninja0980

      Did you see where the teamsters endorsed Portman?
      Booooo!

      • fuzzybits

        No,but ugggg.

      • JCF

        Meh, Teamsters. Organized crime operation, posing as union.

      • ByronK

        They got their knuckles off the ground to issue a statement?

  • Nick Stadler

    DNC combats reality show absurdity by becoming… American Idol?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      it is a great song though

    • safari

      It’s just a singer. Relax 🙂

    • The RNC was bookended by GE Smith doing covers of really inappropriate songs — including many with themes of pedophilia and basically sex-sex-sex — throughout their entire convention.

      I liked Demi and that was a hell of a song.

  • kelven

    Ha! Just the mere fact that the Dems can bring this calibre of talent to the table must give Donnie fits!

    • danolgb

      I’m sure Carrie Prejean was busy last week.

      • Reality.Bites

        You still can’t show that on TV!!

      • Cuberly

        Taping more fapping selfie vids?

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        What is that odd vibrating sound that I hear?

    • Adam King

      But she’s never been on a reality show or an 80s sitcom, so she must not matter.

    • Cuberly

      To be honest I’m surprised how much I liked that performance. She actually SANG! She’s got some pipes.

  • Cuberly

    What makes me think some of the delegates are dumbfounded…”what’s happening”?

  • LackofFaithify

    I want Hillary to come to the stage with a bunch of hotties in donald trump masks to Get Happy.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    whatever happened to the algae bloom in Florida ?

    • It gained sentience and is now Florida’s governor.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Sad!!!

        • Jay George

          It’s actually an improvement over Rick Scott.

    • Gustav2

      The governor found an indoor toillet

    • MB

      It plant-married its cousin in the Lake @ Cleveland, plans to take over all of the Great Lakes with its evil spawn.

    • delk

      Pam Bondi got a prescription.

      • ByronK

        lol

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Merkley. Cool.

    • JCF

      Orygun!

  • ultragreen

    It’s a noisy and gossipy audience, so different from the quiet Republican audience.

  • Acronym Jim

    My guy, Merkley. The adorkable senator.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    What’s with the constant background noise?

    • safari

      Youth

      • DaddyRay

        shouldn’t they be texting

        • houstonray

          Or a Pokemon stop nearby?

      • Adam King

        Quiet down back there!

      • LackofFaithify

        Not youth: Yoot.

        Edit: or is it Yutes?

    • fuzzybits

      It’s really noticeable with headphones on.

  • JCF

    Bernie supporter Merkley endorses Hillary. Yay!

  • Jay George

    Great. He woke ’em up.

    • JustDucky

      I noticed that, too. He name dropped Bernie and they stopped talking during his speech. Which makes it pretty clear who was talking during his speech.

      So tacky.

  • Ninja0980

    Merkley getting booed now, simply more of the Tea Party of the left.

  • WIGuy

    I love Anderson’s tie

  • safari

    Wow. We’re getting quite the nods tonight.

    • JCF

      Meaning?

      OH, you mean “LGBTQ”.

      • Jeffrey

        LGBT mentions

      • safari

        There have been quite a few LGBT callouts.

        • Reality.Bites

          When they mention other minorities they don’t have 90% thinking “like my niece Hortensia. How nice she can get married now. Thanks Obama.”

    • Jeffrey

      What? IS this a gay site?

      • Adam King

        Certainly not.

      • LackofFaithify

        Bend over and I’ll tell you.

  • JCF

    …and back to CSPAN.

    “With Bernie and Hillary”: OK, I would prefer “Hillary and Bernie” but it’ll do.

  • DaddyRay

    what are they chanting

    • Cuberly

      I think it was TPP again.

    • Gene

      please dont tell me is rude or insulting…or heinous…like earlier

    • JCF

      Anti-TPP again. See, HERE it’s OK. When Elisha Cummings was talking about his late father, FUCK No!

    • Acronym Jim

      At any rate, it doesn’t seem to have lasted long.

    • Nick Stadler

      I just assume it’s probably something about kale.

      • Gene

        you are a bitch…please post more

  • Paula

    Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness. Me, too!! My family is fucking crazy and making me go too.

  • Sam_Handwich

    can anyone, in a nut shell….

    explain Obama’s position on TPP? a true believer or a pragmatist?

    • DaddyRay

      Good question – I don’t know why it is needed

    • MB

      Its NOT a new Club for our Pacific trans family members ????
      /s

      • LackofFaithify

        Not that sort of trans…

    • Gustav2

      He’s anti-China. This an effort to real in the Pacific partners AND make China behave.

    • LackofFaithify

      My guess is that he doesn’t really care much about it, but it was advised to him as a massive way to say fuck you to china so he should do it.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I think for him it’s part of a global (in the sense of all-encompassing or big-picture) strategy that includes pivoting defense toward the Pacific and forging alliances with the ASEAN countries to try to “contain” China.

      • Sam_Handwich

        that’s my impression…. it’s a chess move. but then the Trump/Bernie whiners are only worried about their 1950’s industries

    • ultragreen

      Obama is naive about the alleged benefits of free trade. His position also helps to milk more money from big contributors to the Democratic party. So it is a combination of naive believer and pragmatism.

  • Ray Taylor

    That guy reminds me of one of my stepfathers.

  • safari

    Disco.

    • Acronym Jim

      Funk.

      • KCMC

        up offa dat thang

        • Acronym Jim

          I can get funky while sitting on dat thang.

          • KCMC

            mmm, sit on it and work it

  • Talisman

    Just to be clear….even with climate change, the planet will be fine.

    Humans, not so much.

    • RainbowPhoenix

      Well, unless we end up unleashing all the carbon dioxde that’s still trapped in Earth’s rocks. Then we’re really in trouble.

      • safari

        Be more concerned about the frozen methane at the bottom of the ocean.

        • RainbowPhoenix

          It’s the carbon dioxide that will turn us into another Venus, although the methane definitely won’t help.

          • safari

            Venus has other problems. I seem to remember something about it losing hydrogen due to a problem with its magnetic field.

          • RainbowPhoenix

            Venus rotates too slowly to produce the dynamo effect needed for a magnetic field. As a result, it’s water vapor was disassociated by solar radiation. The hydrogen was then blown away by the solar wind, while the oxygen sank down to the surface and fused with the rock. So it’s true that Earth won’t lose its water vapor that way, but we’re still in huge trouble if all that carbon dioxide gets released into the atmosphere.

        • avidreader

          Or the methane currently tapped in the Siberian tundra.

        • TrollopeReader

          Or Yellowstone blowing.

          • RainbowPhoenix

            Actually, that might create a much needed global cooling event. Emphasis MIGHT. Truth is, we could really use another Maunder Minimum right now.

          • TrollopeReader

            but i read we’d be covered in several feet of ash …

          • RainbowPhoenix

            We can dig our way out. Now if Siberia erupts again… That’s considered the most likely culprit for the Permian Mass Extinction.

    • safari

      We’ll lose some species.

      • Ninja0980

        Many of the cold weather ones will be wiped out.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Already are.

    • JCF

      What, you mean the molten core? TONS of species will go extinct. NOT fine.

    • Adam King

      The biosphere is presently going through a mass extinction due to climate change.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Not if you value Flora and Fauna, but yes after a very long long time.

    • avidreader

      To be honest, I don’t even care for humans that much. It’s other animals that I’m most worried about. They really don’t deserve this.

    • Piercedchrlz

      After we kill ourselves off the earth will heal over time. Until the next human plague upon it.

  • KCMC

    hoping Joe is safe, not tweeting since 60 mph wind hit media tent…

    • houstonray

      Hopefully just “off line” for a few moments.

    • MB

      That was everyone swooning as Brian SIms walked by.

  • I’d like to hear Demi Lovato do another number.

    • JCF

      I like to hear, um feel Demi do ME! 😉

      • She was most definitely a hottie.

  • Cuberly

    Is it me or does this venue look considerably more crowded than the RNC. So many empty seats at the RNC last week. This looks packed to the rafters.

    • WIGuy

      it was all white at the RNC so they blended

      • Cuberly

        Marshmallow in a blizzard…yep, sounds about right.

        • Reality.Bites

          That sounds like some kind of Weight Watchers dessert. _ Rhoda Morgenstern, 1970.

          (She actually said that when Mary and Peter Strauss, playing a younger man that Mary was dating, made Angels in the Snow)

          I buy all my clothes at Shot Down in Ecuador, Jr!

    • Adam King

      Repub office holders stayed home in droves.

      • Reality.Bites

        If we had office holders in droves I wouldn’t mind if they did too.

    • Talisman

      The Republican delegates were lined up waiting for the male escorts.

    • Jeffrey

      definitely. Not everybody could get their caregivers to take them all the way into Cleveland.

      • Cuberly

        Ha!

        OMG, is the road to Cleveland littered with upended Hovarounds, skeletons clutching the handlebars? GASP!

        • Jeffrey

          It is! lol

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      It looks like a bigger facility too. But that makes sense because the Democrats typically award about twice as many delegates per state as the Republicans do.

  • DaddyRay

    They need to work on the audio – it is terrible

    • Adam King

      My theory is that they’re trying to capture the crowd’s reaction to make it feel like You Are There and to drum up excitement.

  • ByronK

    Heartless monster. 😉

    • picalane

      she’s not Honduran is she?

  • JCF

    Oh, it’s the little girl (child of undocumented parents) that Hillary comforted.

  • halfwaythere

    This is sweet, and powerful too.

  • Treant

    Here’s hoping the power holds. The last four hours, here and Philly, have been an anvil chorus of thunderstorms. They’re finally starting to subside.

  • WIGuy

    I wonder if the Mango Man will watch any of the convention?

    • JCF

      “It’s the convention of LOOOOOOSERS!” /s

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Send one to DC please! It’s sweltering.

      Hmmm this is a reply to Treant.

    • David Milley

      With his little fingers tweeting over the keyboard …

  • JK3

    If they boo this Child….

    • safari

      Well, we could see what the Freepers are saying…

      • safari

        Here’s a sample:

        Illegal up next – then I think transgender..misfits indeed!
        Clinton and this illegal immigrants child..omg…
        Here we go…hatred for Trump regarding sending illegals back to their homeland.
        Oh they tick me off. Illegal is illegal.
        This deportation pandering g right now has me furious
        Like this girl really wrote what she is saying…yeah, right! A puppet!
        The mother can’t even speak English!! Where’s ICE when you need them???
        We are a nation of laws..go back to mexico

    • DaddyRay

      agreed – they better not

    • ultragreen

      The Republican convention was last week.

  • KCMC

    soy Americano!!!

  • JCF

    Kid is KILLING it. Her in 2036!

    • KCMC

      ESPERANZA!!!

      • JCF

        Karla Ortiz 2036! [Maybe 2040: 2036 she might not be quite old enough]

    • Sam_Handwich

      she’s speaking SHARIA!!!!!

      • MB

        Messicn.

    • David Milley

      Karla Ortiz 2036!

    • Adam King

      I just love her so much I can’t even.

  • halfwaythere

    Dammit, I’m not supposed to be crying yet!

    • Jay George

      *passes tissues*

      • halfwaythere

        Thanks, hon!

  • GOPer heads are exploding, I am certain.

    • ByronK

      Cause she’s a little drug-dealing rapist.

    • DaddyRay

      They would have been chanting lock her up

    • MB

      Splodey-head Rethuglicans. YAAAAY !!!!!

    • safari

      The free republic is angry.

      • I am so not surprised. This is my “not surprised” face.

  • DaddyRay

    What a brave little girl

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    did they speak any other language than redneck at the RNC?

    • LackofFaithify

      1930s german…hey oh!

      • Gustav2

        Thank goodness my grandparents banned German from being spoken at home at the outbreak of WW I

    • Bigotese. Misogynalia. Racish. Oh, and Orc.

      • Adam King

        And Witchhuntish.

    • safari

      They whistled a lot

      • David Milley

        Mostly for the dogs.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Why did they have her read off a teleprompter? It was so obvious the mother was reading.

    • Adam King

      Why not?

    • MB

      So nerves don’t kick-in and make civilians like this get stage-fright and forget their rehearsed remarks.

  • David Milley

    (snicker) Nice time for showing that particular anti-Trump ad. Not subtle, but a hit, a palpable hit!

  • Ninja0980

    She’s killing it here.

    • KCMC

      yessssssssss

  • ByronK

    A nice contrast to the parade of grief porn. 

    • DaddyRay

      ^THIS

    • And woefully (and deliberately) misdirected rage at those who were not responsible for the tragedies.

    • KCMC

      Latin porn is always better

  • fuzzybits

    She has the same last name as my best friend growing up.

  • DaddyRay

    Wait – where are the blonde Barbie Doll Bimbos … oh wait this is the DNC

    • Adam King

      This is Real Life.

  • Adam King

    I can’t for the life of me imagine what it would feel like not to LOVE immigrants.

    • Jay George

      I don’t understand hating people because of their skin color, that’s for sure.

      • Octavio

        Well, those green people with the red and yellow polka dots are a bit creepy.

        • Jay George

          It’s ill disguised reptilians!

        • Adam King

          But festive!

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          As long as they use the polka-dot people’s restrooms while in North Carolina, it’s cool.

      • I’ll admit it: I hate Cheeto-Americans.

      • JustDucky

        I dunno. These days, I just don’t trust anyone who’s orange.

        • Todd20036

          The girl who turned into a giant blue berry creeped me out

    • safari

      Well, one Freeper says: “Disgusting display of spanish crap talking. These people have some gall.”

      • Octavio

        Why don’t they speak ‘Merikuhn?

    • Sam_Handwich

      yet the haters seems to have no problem with Melanoma Trump’s shaggy foreign cooter

      • David Milley

        I thought shaggy pets had to be quarantined by Customs?

  • LackofFaithify

    It’s one of those Puerto Rico foreign infiltrators I posted about earlier! Deport him back to his country!

    • MB

      Damn furrenirz stealing all of our benefits.
      Oh wait……

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      His poor beautiful island has become a tax haven for hedge fund parasites

    • Nick Stadler

      We need to send all these Puerto Ricans back to Mexico.

  • halfwaythere

    My dog, the difference in tone between last week and this is absolutely amazing. So stark. I don’t think the difference has ever been this stark.

    • houstonray

      yet sadly, ALL the media will talk about tonight when it’s over are the DNC emails and how Bernie’s peeps are SO upset and disillusioned, blah blah blah….

      • Adam King

        Oh, fuck them. What a bunch of self-serving controversy mongers.

      • coram nobis

        I’d still like them to pursue Rude Pundit’s spin on it:

        The joke part is that this Trump/Russian connection is a real email scandal. This is what it looks like. It looks like a dictatorial ruler of a country that is at odds with ours using hacked emails to get his hopeful stooge elected. The big investigation now should be if there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

        http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2016/07/trump-russia-clinton-email-and-great.html

        • halfwaythere

          Shakesville had a good thread about the Russian connection today – stuff I had no idea of.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Is this Mexico ?!?!!?! Sad !!!

    • safari

      You have been reading the free republic, too.

    • Jeffrey

      lol good Trump impression

    • houstonray

      /s ??

      • Sam_Handwich

        i think that was a trump tweet impersonation

      • MB

        ‘Twas Ragnar snark

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Totally S/

  • JCF

    Rep Gutierrez: PREEEEEEEACH!!!

    • Adam King

      Wonderful!

    • Jay George

      He’s great! 🙂

  • Baby Dave

    The Democratic Party, circa 2000:

    “Oh, these voters are so stupid! They voted for the Greens and not us! Clearly it’s not our fault! It must be the American voters fault!”

    The Democratic Party, circa 2004:
    “What do you mean, John Kerry wasn’t Presidential? Of course he understands working people! He’s a Boston Brahmin who studies poor people at an Ivy League school, of course he knows all about them! And his billionaire wife told him about working class people too, once.”

    The Democratic Party, circa 2008:
    “Hillary Clinton is inevitable! Only, not! Okay, well… why did they pick Obama… it can’t be because he grew up working class and understands what its like to work for a living. Hillary’s worked, for Godlman Sachs, you know. I know! Its because he’s Black, thats the only reason they picked him!”

    The Democratic Party, 2012:
    “Oh, of course you picked Obama over Romney, who’s way out of touch with the working class”

    The Democratic Party, 2016:
    “We know what’s best for you, and if you don’t vote for exactly who we tell you to,we’ll rig the primary so you don’t have a choice! We’re the ones whoa re boss around here! You’ll do what we say, or., or… we’ll tell you you’re idiots, just like in 2000 and 2004! Because we absolutely refuse to learn anything, ever”

    The Democratic Party, circa 2020:
    “It can’t be OUR fault. No, its Nader and Sanders, and Stein and, and… it’s anybody but us! Nope, we’re never to blame for our own failures. Nope!”

    • safari

      Except the primaries weren’t rigged. Even the Sanders leadership agrees they just plain lost.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        youre beating a dead conspiracy theorist

        • safari

          I tend to do that.

        • Lazycrockett

          harder, harder.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Albatross!!

          • ByronK

            What”s that on the telly? It’s a penguin!!!

      • Baby Dave

        Not according to the emails I read on wikileaks

        • Gene

          putting out some ideas…good and bad, to help the preferred candidate (The one who has been a member of the party for decades) get elected, is not a crime..or rigging

          and it says something that the RUssians…no friends to the US, want her to lose to Trump, dont you think?

        • houstonray

          Except what the ‘boogeyman left wing media’ is NOT widely reporting, NONE OF THE TOPICS DISCUSSED WERE IMPLEMENTED AGAINST BERNIE.

          Next….

    • Sam_Handwich

      ok. time to block your stinky diaper. bye!

      • oikos

        Joining you in that block.

        • tcinsf

          Ditto.

          • oikos

            Done with dipshits. I’ve had enough.

          • Mark

            his diaper stinks. blockage for him

        • Adam King

          Me too.

        • halfwaythere

          and me too

      • Baby Dave

        Fuck off

        • Tigernan Quinn

          You first, Constant Bitch.

      • Reality.Bites

        What a blatant bid for up Votes!

    • JT

      Keep on trolling for Drumpf and soiling your diaper.

    • Michael Rush

      repeat offender

  • DaddyRay

    I don’t care for Orange people

  • bryan

    Yes, America is already great.

  • LackofFaithify

    My family tree is a straight stick. Where did I put my Texas flag pin…

    • Acronym Jim

      You’re descended from the Egyptian Pharoahs?

      • Tigernan Quinn

        Well, one of them.

    • Treant

      Mine kind of is. I have the same family name on both sides, and my second cousins share family on two branches–technically making them second and fourth cousins simultaneously.

  • tcinsf

    He needs to quote Lin-Manuel
    “Immigrants, we get the job done.”

  • Jay George

    He’s not having any of Trump’s nonsense. 😀

  • JCF

    La-la-la-LOVE Luis!!!! <3<3<3

  • Baby Dave
    • Acronym Jim

      That’s not surprising he feels that way. Will McAvoy was a Republican.

      • Baby Dave

        Even a broken clock is right twice daily

        • Acronym Jim

          Not in the digital age.

        • Mark

          haven’t you cried yourself to sleep yet?

  • MB

    We BELIEVE in ASS_BABIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • LackofFaithify

      Yep, you’re Episcopal. hehe

      • MB

        11th of Robin Williams “10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian” that got left off the list.

  • Lazycrockett

    Everyone’s Spanish seems forced next to Kaine’s.

    • Michael Rush

      I thought they were kidding when they said fluent

  • DaddyRay

    Love his energy

  • JCF

    Si Se Puede!!!

    • KCMC

      Podemos!!!

  • safari

    Free Republic (ironic) comment of the day: “So far, this convention is nothing but a conga line of screaming idiots!”

    • fuzzybits

      You’re brave for going there.

      • safari

        It’s my masochism. My screen name used to be RWsafari… I was going to go on a safari to the right wing’s boards. Then I got banned from them all.

    • LackofFaithify

      Sounds like the last lights out party night I went to.

  • JCF

    Jason Collins—no, his straight twin brother!

    • JCF

      …introing his brother. 😉

  • Cuberly

    Oliver Willis
    ‏@owillis
    8m8 minutes ago
    i think we’ve had more black and brown people at #DemsInPhilly today alone than the last 3 gop conventions combined

    • halfwaythere

      And I am loving it!

    • Treant

      They’ve had more PoC ON THE STAGE than the total at the GOP convention.

    • Michael Smith

      More like 6

      • ByronK

        Math is hard for you I guess. Try the other hand now.

    • Gustav2

      12…1964 Civil Rights Act

    • Alan S. Lee

      Absolutely true!

    • At the GOP convention, it was like a game of Where’s Waldo, only with people-of-color.

    • JerryRich

      For some reason, the sight of Sikhs in the audience gives me comfort.

  • bryan

    Yay ! Jason Collins !

  • LackofFaithify

    Umm, how much have I had to drink…I see two of em.

    • Adam King

      That’s nothing, I see four. (Maybe they’re refracted thru my martini glass?)

  • Sam_Handwich

    this is a surprise?? !!!

  • MB

    Beautiful man.

  • Lazycrockett

    Wow Rainbow Flag!!!!

    • DaddyRay

      If the screen behind Peter Thiel wouldn’t have been on the fritz I am sure they would have had one at the RNC

      • Tigernan Quinn

        Oh sure – as God’s promise that next time he’ll burn the world to a cinder instead of drown everybody.

  • JCF

    Wow, he came out to the Clintons, BEFORE the NBA! :-O

  • delk

    🙂

  • bryan

    What a wonderful man….

  • Lazycrockett

    Oh Looky at all those bills Hillary sponsored to help the LGBTQ community.

    • And which candidate says she’ll appoint Supreme Court justices and Federal court judges who’ll protect, uphold and advance LGBT civil rights — and which candidate has said he’ll do the exact opposite.

    • stevenj

      Even Obama had to be given a push.
      Seriously – never heard of a Secretary of State sponsoring bills (in Congress?).

  • Cuberly

    Ok, his smile is making me swoony.

  • SFBruce

    Unlike the Republicans, our gay guy doesn’t have to apologize for our platform.

    • halfwaythere

      LOVE your profile pic – my favorite place!

    • Cuberly

      Or basically admit, the GOP platform doesn’t do a THING for me….but!

  • tcinsf

    Big-ass rainbow flag at the convention?
    Hummmmm!!!!!!!!!

  • Do Something Nice

    I’m just tuning in and it seems like a GREAT start!

    • Sam_Handwich

      first hour sucked …. Berners kept interrupting

      been great since

      • Do Something Nice

        I’ll look for the video.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          It will only piss you off.

    • safari

      You missed the shouting earlier.

      • Acronym Jim

        Until God sent a few thunderstorms to tell the BernieBusters to pipe down.

  • MB

    Is Trae Crowder going to speak at the DNC ????

    • KCMC

      he’s on tour

  • Nick Stadler

    “Eyebrows eyebrows eyebrows eyebrows. Eyebrows. Eyebrows eyebrows. Eyebrows eyebrows, and also eyebrows.” – me listening to this guy’s speech.

    “What did he say again?”

    • Awesome beard, too.

    • David Milley

      (slurp)

    • Adam King

      Did you notice his eyebrows!?

    • ByronK

      Like a really hot Thunderbird.

  • DaddyRay

    Woot – sing out Louise

  • Cuberly

    YES! YES! YES!

    THIS NEEDS TO BE YELLED FROM THE HEIGHTS!

    • KCMC

      so much this

  • JCF

    Yeah, ENDA!!!!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Great line!!!

  • DaddyRay

    Great speech

    • KCMC

      and is he single?

  • DaddyRay

    🙂

  • David Milley

    Whoa! LGBTQ Jumbotron!

  • Jeffrey

    Well done!

  • bryan

    It’s us !

  • JCF

    Hillary: “from Stonewall to Laramie to Orlando” < / 3

    • Gene

      no sound here….PLEASE Tell me the idiots in teh crowd are not saying nasty shit/booing when she speaks

      • JCF

        I don’t think so. It was a video.

      • David Milley

        Nope, they’re with her.

  • Sam_Handwich

    never thought i’d see this

  • Avenger280

    I’m not crying.You’re crying

  • fuzzybits

    Verklempt.

    • Jay George

      Onions! Onions everywhere!

  • safari

    Wow. It’s like gay people vote.

    • oikos

      Stop. That’s just crazy talk.

  • ColdCountry

    So, are the two parties running candidates in the same country? ‘Cause it sure doesn’t sound like it!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Where are you Octavio?

    • MB

      Lurking in dark steamy warehouses.
      j/k

      • safari

        I think he’s either cleaning his pool filter or eating diner. In his bolo.

        • Acronym Jim

          …and nothing else.

          • ByronK

            My bolo boy. 🙂

        • Piercedchrlz

          Or cleaning the pool boy for dinner.

  • DaddyRay

    And that right there is the #1 reason I am Democratic

  • Jay George

    Pass the tissues back *sniffle*

  • Cuberly

    And at the RNC it was a squeee moment for LCR when Trump said LGBT.

  • delk

    We are EVERYWHERE!

    • Alan S. Lee

      And fuck those Log Cabin and GOPride assholes and Catilyn Jenner!

  • Nick Stadler
  • Lazycrockett

    So has the “Q” officially joined the ranks?

    • safari

      Evidently.

    • Nick Stadler

      Most of the “Q” was at the RNC hooking up with rent boys.

    • Seems optional depending on who says it.

      • Lazycrockett

        I’ve heard Queer and Questioning which to me seems to have very different meanings.

  • I look at my wife and there is no question whatsoever about voting for the candidate and the party which now boldly and openly stands for us and our marriage.

  • bryan

    Look how far we’ve come..this is amazing… !

    • DaddyRay

      True – this wouldn’t have happened 10 years ago

      • Yeah… they weren’t exactly against us, but political homophobia was still very much a real thing among the Dems. “We support you, but don’t expect us to be public about it” seems to have been the general attitude.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Yes. Everyone one thought of us as a dangerous blight

          • MB

            Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy : “I choose the danger.”

        • Reality.Bites

          Although Hillary herself is not young, there’s been a generational change in politics. There are more and more people politics who never had any homophobia to get over. Although Justin Trudeau’s predecessors as Liberal PM were the men who made the crucial decisions on marriage policy in 2003, they never had the same kind of ease around LGBTQ people he or an Obama does

          There’s a saying about politicians that someone is or isn’t “the kind of guy you can have a beer with.” W> Bush and Bill Clinton would pass that test while HW Bush and Hillary Clinton wouldn’t.

          These days to truly be one of the people you have to be the kind of guy you can have a beer with in a gay bar.

    • fuzzybits

      Coming out in the late 70’s I know it’s real,but sometimes it feels surreal.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Me too. Anita Bryant

  • MB

    So this is Gay-Pride night !!☼!!☼!!
    🙂

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Are they making us a wedge issue?

    • safari

      I don’t mind if it means not going backward.

    • DaddyRay

      We are no longer a wedge issue – we are a shining example of Equality and Diversity

    • David Milley

      Nope, just giving us a piece of the pie.

      • Jeffrey

        A piece of pie is wedge shaped. That was snark, by the way lol

        • Lazycrockett

          Trivial Pursuit knowledge working in everyday situations.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Pie is not trivial.

          • Adam King

            But it is pursued.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Pi are squared.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Was waiting for that!

          • David Milley

            Pi are not square. Pi are round. Cornbread are square.

          • Talisman

            Brownies are square!

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            So is pineapple upside down cake

          • Adam King

            They’re the square root of pie.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            It all adds up!

          • Adam King

            Not hipster brownies.

        • DaddyRay

        • David Milley

          (chuckle)

        • ByronK

          Homer: Ooooo, floor pie!!!

        • David Milley

          I figgered, but it was soooo eeeeaasy!

      • MB

        What ?? No gay wedding pie ??

    • Sam_Handwich

      um it’s been going on for decades

      but we’re on top now

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Yup!

      • oikos

        Just where I like it.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Good info

    • delk

      I ordered a wedge salad, someone better be making that!

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Sarah Palin’s on it

  • RainbowPhoenix

    The democrats haven’t been perfect, they still aren’t, but anyone who tries to claim that they’re the same as republicans is a fool.

    • Jeffrey

      There are a lot of fools out there.

    • Todd20036

      There was a cartoon: I’m not crazy about Hillary, but I’m not crazy.

  • JCF

    “As a lesbian, that hurts me. As a person of faith, that offends me”: YAY, she’s talking about ME TOO!!!!! 😀

    • Adam King

      As a person who is neither a lesbian nor a person of faith, she speaks for me too.

  • Cuberly

    Holy shit, I LOVE her. She’s kicking it!

    • SoCalGal20

      I have a crush on her now. 🙂

  • bryan

    Trump had one self hater… Hillary has a real representation of the community…

    • A self-hater who had to pretend his party’s platform wasn’t 100% anti-LGBT.

  • JCF

    Go Pat! Go Pat! Go Pat!!!! (Pat Spearman, Nevada State Senator)

  • LackofFaithify

    She said erection, hehehehe

  • Adam King

    She just slipped an MLK reference in there.

  • bryan

    Don’t get weary !

  • LackofFaithify

    toodaloo mother fucker!

  • bryan

    I’m teary, not weary

  • SoCalGal20

    Ok I have a crush on Pat Spearman.

  • houstonray

    HOLY MELANIA!!!!!! My new favorite phrase….

  • Gustav2

    Holy Melania!

  • fuzzybits

    Holy Melania!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Holy Melania!!! I’m going to use that line.

    • Adam King

      Holy jumpin’ Melania on a pogo stick!

    • Right?

  • JCF

    Ken Jeung and Austan Goulsby: the comedy stylings of! (Was pretty good: re Drumpf’s foreign-made shite)

  • tcinsf

    Gods, I want to have Goolsby’s child…..

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I would like to see Mr. Goolsby naked.

    • JT

      I’ve always found the intelligence that he exudes very sexy.

    • Adam King

      Just peek inside my brain.

  • ben

    Meanwhile, this was a thing that happened:
    https://twitter.com/wpjenna/status/757730372197158912

    • Lazycrockett

      wait how did that happen??

    • Adam King

      So disgusting.

    • RainbowPhoenix

      I will laugh for a week straight when he is voted out.

    • safari

      Alt text? I can’t see it.

      • ultragreen

        Refresh your page.

      • Talisman

        Sometimes disqus just doesn’t want to show the images, especially if you’ve been reading the thread and have a lot of comments open. Refresh the page.

    • halfwaythere

      What a fuckhead!

      • Jeffrey

        You, sir, have just offended fuckheads everywhere.

    • Bruno

      But tRump absolutely wants Caitlyn Jenner to use the potties at tRump tOwers.

    • Bryan

      “If you can’t think of anything to say, throw in a joke!”

  • Todd

    That “comedian” ………oy

  • Cuberly

    He had me at All Clad….and I don’t even cook.

  • JCF

    MSNBC talking about “the Russian Connection”.

    • ByronK

      How how exactly does Trump think it will work in his favour when he is boasting about his Russian and Chinese “friends”?

    • JCF

      Former ambassador to Russia: “There is no doubt Putin would prefer Trump.”

  • Ray Taylor

    Joe tweeted about 5minutes ago. He had an exciting hour (his words).

    • DaddyRay

      Bow-Chicia-Bow-Bow

    • KCMC

      Looks like the storm is kicking up again though. #DemsInPhilly

  • ultragreen

    This is weak: Both political parties don’t have plausible plans for creating jobs in America.

    • oikos

      Since you’re not voting for either, does that upset you?

      • DaddyRay

        Ugh – he is back

        • KCMC

          he is blocked

          • oikos

            Just did the same.

          • Bruno

            Ditto.

          • ericxdc

            same here. utter nonsense.

          • picalane

            Tell me how that works. If I block someone, does their comment not show up on my wall, or does it just not allow me to respond to that comment?

          • KCMC

            they disappear

          • picalane

            That seems counter-productive on a comment forum.

      • ultragreen

        I’m too intelligent to vote for either.*

        *Unless the election outcome is uncertain and my state’s electoral votes are at stake, then I will vote reluctantly for Clinton, but not because of her economic policies.

      • JT

        They prefer to vote for a party with no workable plan and no chance of winning.

    • Jeffrey

      Tell us your plan, then.

      • ultragreen

        Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein. Thank-you.

    • JustDucky

      Offering incentives for businesses to expand here and penalizing businesses that export jobs isn’t a plausible way to create jobs in America?

    • picalane

      how can they, all that’s left in the U.S. are service jobs and tech jobs which basically consist of making nothing with nothing. Income disparity is not allowed to be brought up as a culprit.

  • delk

    Zep!

  • Nick Stadler

    I’m glad it seems we’ve finally gotten past the portion of the convention where everyone ends their speeches with “Stronger Together.”

  • LackofFaithify

    Would totally stalk this one, but I couldn’t spell the name of the city he is from so couldn’t get a google map.

    • MB

      Chillicothe, south of Columbus.

      • ByronK

        Gesundheit!

    • Adam King

      It’s easy to find–just follow the smell of the paper mill.

      • LackofFaithify

        I have no idea what a paper mill smells like, but I have never encountered anything called a mill that smelled any good, lol

        • Adam King

          Just drive past Chillicothe and you’ll find out.

      • Ray Taylor

        I smelt that before. Tacoma Wash used to smell like that.

      • sherman

        Just drive south from Columbus until you get there. If you come to the Ohio River, you’re gone too far, by about an hour.

        I had a friend once who wanted to drive from Columbus to Delaware, OH. He drove and drove and finally stopped when he hit Lake Erie a couple of hours later.

        Delaware is about 30 miles north of Columbus.

      • Hue-Man

        Does a pulp mill count?

    • fuzzybits

      Our capital was in Chillicothe at one time.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    He’s so Ohioan. I mean that in a loving way. I’m a native Ohioan myself.

    • Adam King

      Me too.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      My mom was

  • MB

    Why is he wearing clothes ????

    • LackofFaithify

      because god hates gays, lol

    • Adam King

      No good reason.

    • KCMC

      maybe so we actually listen?

    • AW

      Who?!

  • AW

    Robbie Mook is super cute.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      And single

      • AW

        Aww. He should not be single.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          I’m working on it

          • AW

            Can I help?

  • JCF

    Now got DNCTV on: wow, they’re in Hi-Def! :-0

    • Cuberly

      Wooo!

      (Not sure why I woo’d but…there it is…lol…)

  • sherman

    New System Bakery in Chillicothe has the best donuts I’ve had. Mmmmmm. And a cute mayor.

    • fuzzybits

      We go to Sumburgers when we’re down that way.

      • sherman

        Don’t make it that way often, but I’ll remember to try to check them out. Last time I was there I went to a Paints’ game.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Yeah but what Ohioans really want to know is what’s Hillary going to do about all the lions and tigers and bears wandering along I-70?

    • Adam King

      The bears are no problem.

      • KCMC

        yay!

        • picalane

          I’ll try to unsee this.

    • JCF

      Aren’t the (bengal) tigers from Cincinnati?

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Yes, but I was joking about when this happened.

  • JCF

    Kirsten Gillibrand is super cute!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Simmer down there cowgirl

      • JCF

        Hey, a dyke can dream, can’t I?

    • LackofFaithify

      but she is about as cookie cutter boring as you can get, blah. Someone give that woman some glitter!

      • Circ09

        A friend of mine calls her HillBot 2.0.

    • Jay George

      She has apple-y cheeks. 🙂

    • David Milley

      _Our_ cute blondes come with IQ 200 and titanium will. Ever see her rip apart a roomful of military brass?

  • ByronK

    I’d call The Donald a horrible fucking pig but I love bacon too much and don’t want to insult them.

    • Reality.Bites

      I think they’d probably take the insults in exchange for us not eating them.

      • ByronK

        I hear that all the time from my dates.

  • Brandon Cloud

    Is that a rash on her chest or is she just happy to see me?

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Heat rash

      • Brandon Cloud

        I didn’t know I had that effect on the ladies.

  • JT

    Drumpf saying “the look” matters while changing from putrid orange to mucous yellow. So funny.

    • Michael Rush

      If only it would grow penicillin it might be of some use

    • Jeffrey

      Putrid and Mucous were the top Pantone colors last year.

      • ByronK

        Uhm, ewwww. What do you think for the nursery? Definitely Mucous.

        • Jeffrey

          Putrid, if its a boy.

          • ByronK

            LOL

          • Jeffrey

            I feel thats the way Morticia and Gomez would choose

        • I think we should go with a nice beige Santorum.

  • MikeBx2

    Cheers for “two Moms or two Dads”!

  • halfwaythere

    It’s like all the speakers were required to include something queer-related.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Campaign chair is gay, go figure. 🙂

    • NZArtist

      Like…. life?

      • halfwaythere

        Well, yes, but it’s just so unusual to hear almost every person speaking including us.

        • Jeffrey

          Its weird to be treated like human beings, but its the new norm

          • Gene

            not last week it wasn’t

          • Jeffrey

            You are absolutely right, lest we forget what the other option is

    • Gene

      honest answer folks….taking care of man taking my time…no sound

      Is…is this going well? for unity…for the candidate? any more ridiculous chanting or shit, while decent and good older gentlemen talk about their dead dad.

      • JCF

        Much better than earlier!

        • Gene

          no hissing like petchulent kids when the word Clinton is voiced?

          • Bruno

            I’m guessing they’re resting their voices for Michelle, Liz, and Bernie.

    • JCF

      No, it’s like they WANT to say something queer-affirmative!

  • Lazycrockett

    It amazes me how the cable networks get away with showing as little of these conventions as they do.

    • DaddyRay

      that is why I watch on C-SPAN

      • Lazycrockett

        But the vast majority aren’t. No wonder were such a dumb country.

        • Circ09

          The vast majority are watching NCIS re-runs or enjoying the evening cool off after work outside watering their lawns. Only geeks watch the conventions.

    • yetanotherLaura

      That’s why I’m watching on CSPAN. No idiot commentators, no commercials, just all convention all the time.

    • JT

      Chatter, chatter, chatter. That’s all they do.

    • Chris H.

      C-Span seems to be about the best.

    • halfwaythere

      I know, I thought I’d be watching MSNBC, but by last Monday afternoon I had located C-SPAN on my channel guide.

    • Cuberly

      Cramming advertising dollars and talking-heads in front of a captive audience is brand building! /s

    • Adam King

      They’re just shit.

    • Adam King

      I’m watching it on YouTube.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      C-span

    • djcoastermark

      We are watching it on the dem convention.com live

  • Sam_Handwich

    time for a walk on the wild side!…

    Jenna Johnson
    Verified account
    @wpjenna

    At NC rally: When it comes to the latest polls, Donald Trump says he got the “largest bump in the history of conventions.”

    • KCMC

      bump of coke?

      • ByronK

        Diet pills.

      • Well, ok, thanks.
        XD Want some of my iced tea?

    • halfwaythere

      He said “Nine or ten points” – but wasn’t it three points?

      • Bruno

        I think the CNN poll was 6 points.

    • DaddyRay

      is he talking about his penis again?

      • Adam King

        He’s talking about that thing on his back.

        • ByronK

          Ivanka?

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Melania?

          • ByronK

            She can’t be on his back and on her knees at the same time.

          • Hue-Man

            He better have it removed.

          • Talisman

            Her contract is almost up.

      • KCMC

        the orange bump

      • KCMC

        a boil

    • whoa nope not at all. a few percent.

    • MikeBx2

      They were just saying on PBS that Bill Clinton got a 16 point bump.

    • Bruno

      That was Heidi Cruz being escorted out who bumped into your rump, tRump.

    • delk

      His hair did look a bit higher.

  • Ninja0980

    My Senator kicking butt!

  • MikeBx2

    During the RNC I was wishing they’d quit yelling. Tonight I’m like “say it louder!!!”.

    • Cuberly

      In the same boat. No prob with the yelling this time.

  • WIGuy

    yawn

  • Cuberly

    Oy vey….

    Ann Coulter
    Verified account
    @AnnCoulter
    Must admit, illegal immigrant on stage at Dem Convention right now speaks English better than Fareed Zakaria. @JamesFallows

    • Bryan

      Aw, that’s cute. Ann thinks she’s people!

  • ultragreen

    Ah, yes. Saint Hillary.

    • Michael Rush

      Isn’t there a Jill Stein rally somewhere ?

      • LackofFaithify

        Apparently the storm blew them away, hehe

        • Michael Rush

          They fell over when a butterfly kicked them

          • LackofFaithify

            Eeek!

  • Sam_Handwich

    here come the Russians

  • DaddyRay

    Al Franken!

  • halfwaythere

    Al Franken!!!!

  • Adam King

    Al Franken!

  • Lazycrockett

    I’m Al Franken.

    • Sam_Handwich

      no you’re not, Crockett

      • DaddyRay

        Can confirm, Crockett is Franken

    • Adam King

      That’s what he said.

  • LackofFaithify

    Need some comic relief after the Sen. from NY.

  • Ninja0980

    Al Franken!

  • ByronK

    Al! Al! Al!

  • WIGuy

    its freakin franken

  • Sam_Handwich

    this will be good

  • Chris H.

    Al’s a comedian too!

  • JCF

    Al Franken bringing the SHADE!

    • KCMC

      bringing

    • Michael Rush

      Oh no she better don’t !

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Ha ha

  • JT

    Go, Al, go!

  • bryan

    Ha ! He studied megalomania at Trump’s fake University.

  • houstonray

    Al Franken is AWESOME!

  • MikeBx2

    I’m good enough, I’m smart enough…

  • Adam King

    He’s going there! First standup he’s done since being elected Senator!

  • ByronK

    And people always ask why there aren’t any funny Republicans. Ya, you need a soul for that shit.

  • JCF

    “Bankruptcy 101 (Trump U): taught by cardboard cut-out (of Trump) himself!”

  • Michael Rush

    the cardboard cutout was someone else’s joke – rubio ?

  • Jay George

    BOOM!

  • houstonray

    I would love to be a fly on the wall of Trump Palace right about now…

    • ByronK

      With earplugs. 

      • BobSF_94117

        And those little blue slip-on tissue booties.

  • bryan

    Satire : The best way to bring Trump down….

    • MikeBx2

      get under that thin skin.

      • David Milley

        …and rub some sand there, then zip it inside.

    • halfwaythere

      That reminds me to go look at his twitter feed – thanks!

  • Sam_Handwich

    no one says it right, not even a comedian

    it’s yuge, with a y, no h

    • MB

      It’s a very BIGLY word.

      • Sam_Handwich

        bigly wigly

  • JCF

    Yikes, only 102 days left till Election Day. :-O

    Franken reminds us he won by ***312*** votes. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!!!!

    • another_steve

      Stocking up on the booze here, in the another_steve household.

  • TK

    PBS just had Robby Mook on…I’m in lust with that cute.

    • Lazycrockett

      I wanna do things to those glasses.

      • Adam King

        Fog them up?

        • Lazycrockett

          [whistles]

        • houstonray

          Put them on your nightstand?

      • MB

        Get them all sticky….

    • ByronK

      He heard that!

    • MB

      Robby should not be allowed to wear clothes either.
      Okay….just a tie ???

    • Lazycrockett

      Now hes on MSNBC

    • another_steve

      You’ll be shtupping him, hon, and he’ll be thinking politics.

      A bad arrangement.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        So?

        • another_steve

          (thinking thinking thinking…)

          Yeah.

          So what.

      • Lazycrockett

        Yeah the wonk is strong in that one.

        • another_steve

          But we here on JMG are presently engaged in a discussion of whether that matters.

          In my day, I’ve fucked and been fucked by incredibly inferior men.

  • MikeBx2

    I can see already, I’m going to actually re-watch some of these speeches. Something I definitely didn’t do last week.

  • houstonray

    Somewhere, in a gilded and ornate, over the top, poorly constructed tower in Manhattan, a team of people right now are hiding any device that would allow Don the Con access to Twitter.

    • TrollopeReader

      and someone’s gonna smack Pence’s head for his giggling at Franken!

  • DaddyRay

    Ignore Them – lol

  • Adam King

    He’s so sincere. He really knows & loves Hillary, he really believes in what he’s saying, and he communicates it well. I wish he was my senator.

    • Jay George

      He has given a ringing endorsement. Love him.

  • yetanotherLaura

    Kids love it when their parents aren’t home!

  • David Milley

    Oh, I can hear the Republicans now, over Al’s last joke! “Your kids will be fine!”

  • JCF

    “An 8 year old can use a microwave oven. An 8 year old can teach a 4 year old to use a microwave oven.” LOL

  • Cuberly

    I think Bill O’Liely just snapped a smirk muscle.

    Good job Sen. Franken.

  • ultragreen

    It certainly will involve a lot of hard work to elect Hillary. Al is more right than he knows.

    • Ninja0980

      Same with Obama, Bernie or any other Democrat.

  • another_steve

    Can we have a vomit break?

  • Sam_Handwich

    ::dancin:::

    /s

  • Ninja0980

    Franken goes boom!

  • DaddyRay

    Wait the people on the convention floor have rhythm – what gives

    • Chris H.

      I see some diversity there too…hmmmm. It doesn’t look like bingo night at the nursing home.

    • JT

      Democrats have soul.

  • TK

    PBS is presenting this like the booing is as bad as it was in the beginning. I hardly hear any booing.

    • oikos

      C-Span

    • ultragreen

      ?? It’s been peaceful.

    • Sam_Handwich

      judy woodruff, that bitch

      • Bryan

        hee-hee

    • Adam King

      YouTube feed.

  • Cuberly

    Sheesh, just noticing the age range in the crowd. Damn!

    • ultragreen

      The Democrats don’t have to hire minorities to be in the crowd, unlike the Republicans.

  • Avenger280

    I’m pretty sure that, unlike the GOP, the Democrats bothered to get permission from Stevie Wonder.

  • Hank

    Al Franken was hysterical in his lampooning of Hair Drumpf!!!

  • Lazycrockett

    Mathews is saying this break in was worse than Watergate.

    • Bruno

      “Worse” in what sense? More damaging or more illegal?

      • Lazycrockett

        I guess illegal.

        • Bruno

          I hope so, because if he meant it as more damaging, he’s really got a screw loose.

          • SoCalGal20

            It is more damaging in the respect that all of this info is out there for anybody to read. There’s a lot of personal information. And things like communications with high level donors. And it was orchestrated by the Russians.

      • danolgb

        Maybe in the sense that Wikileaks just dumped it without regard to collateral damage. There was personal information of people also in the dump.

    • sherman

      Listening to the convention on cspan, not talking heads on msnbc or cnn.

      • Lazycrockett

        Im flipping back and forth when they play music.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Me too.

        • sherman

          That’s good. I like the music, and take the break to catch up on reading.

    • Circ09

      Half the voting population doesn’t even know what Watergate is. Such a stupid analogy to make for modern times.

      • danolgb

        Actually, not stupid at all. Watergate was breaking into the DNC and stealing information. Hacking into the DNC’s email is pretty much the same thing with today’s technology.

        • TrollopeReader

          hackers and not plumbers …

    • Adam King

      Cable drama queens just want ratings. They’ll say anything, no matter how wrong or stupid, to gin up controversy.

  • sherman

    102 days till election. Woot!

    • DaddyRay

      I know right – I didn’t think this convention would ever get here. Now it seems like time is speeding by

    • ultragreen

      I’ll be so glad when this election is over. Unless Trump is elected, then the nightmare will begin.

  • Jay George

    Seriously, who would you rather hang with? Some of these people are having actual fun. 🙂

  • Sam_Handwich

    they should play the “role model” ad. best attack ad i’ve ever seen, brilliant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrX3Ql31URA

    • TrollopeReader

      i’ve seen it on tv a fair amount — a 30 second and 1 minute version.

      • Sam_Handwich

        what state?

        i’m in Mass…..never get ads here, unless they leak from the NH market

        • TrollopeReader

          just a tad to the East of you —our own State of mind, complete with our own moat!

          • TrollopeReader

            msnbc, cnn (?) …. i watch msnbc on my laptop .. .i want to say it was on during the golf this weekend and 60 minutes …..

        • Gustav2

          It runs in Ohio. They are from Columbus

        • sherman

          Come to Ohio. You get to see every political ad, on a 24 hour loop. It’s like the state has stopped selling beer, cars, and Cialis in favor of selling candidates.

          • Gustav2

            There are always Cialis ads on ESPN…even in Ohio

          • sherman

            🙂

        • Chris

          I’ve seen it several times in PA.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Playing a lot in upstate NY.

  • Cuberly

    Christie!

    Excuse me for a sec…. Bwahahahahahahahaha…..

  • JCF

    Now someone from disability community speaks (after seeing Drumpf’s revolting mocking of someone w/ disabilities).

    ETA: Anastasia Somosa.

    • halfwaythere

      I am so loving this convention already, even more than I had expected to.

    • Bryan

      (I’ll never forget that outburst of his.)

    • Jeffrey

      Packs exactly the punch they intended. Trump is sickening.

  • djcoastermark

    What a beautiful woman.

    • Adam King

      I love her. What class.

  • houstonray

    Wow, seeing Trump again doing that is just disgusting…

  • Avenger280

    CSPAN is the only way to watch. No talk, no interruptions, no unnecessary commentary.

    • JCF

      Or DNCTV (same as CSPAN—but in Hi-Def!)

    • djcoastermark

      We are watching the direct feed from the demconvention. com. no commercials either

      • Jay George

        That’s what I’m watching.

        • djcoastermark

          On the big screen in the living room and on jmg for the comments. It’s really neat.

    • another_steve

      But no busty blonds?

      What’s with that?

    • Cuberly

      If you have a Roku, Amazon or Apple TV you can stream from the official DNC Youtube channel here.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ePB39acAtA

    • Alan S. Lee

      Nbcnewws.com as well

  • Adam King

    She’s awesome!

    • KCMC

      crowd seems positive spirit

  • Ninja0980

    She’s amazing!

  • ByronK

    Ok, going for the kleenex

    • Bryan

      I’m right there too.

      • houstonray

        Ditto….

    • Bruno

      Is Brian Sims speaking…oh, never mind…

    • Adam King

      Tears of pride.

    • yetanotherLaura

      As the mom of someone in a disability, no need for kleenex. She doesn’t need it. She’s a strong, independent young woman. Bravo to her!

      • Bryan

        It makes me proud to hear her!

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Thank you for that.

      • ByronK

        Nothing more than moved because her message is so important and these voices were so lacking from the other convention. I worked at a fitness facility for people with disabilities for a few years so no, my tears aren’t patronizing, they are just moved by the feeling in the moment.

        • halfwaythere

          Yes, I’m a nurse, I know what you mean.

        • yetanotherLaura

          Okay, I’ll grant you tears of pride. Just not pity. Never pity, not for someone who’s made herself such a wonderful life. We should all be as lucky as her!

          • ByronK

            I completely agree. I saw so many people accomplish such extraordinary things. Nothing but admiration and respect.

  • WIGuy

    This woman helps define the difference between Trump and Hillary..

    • houstonray

      Amen to THIS!

    • Todd20036

      Easy. One of them has balls. The other has Cheetos.

  • Ziad Baaklini

    Such strength.

    • DaddyRay

      And very articulate

  • crewman

    She is so cute, and a great speaker… love her.

  • DaddyRay

    If Trump even thinks of making fun of this girl so help me…. never mind I won’t say it

  • Lazycrockett

    Stand up people.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    OMG! Love her!

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I like this lady, I can’t put my finger on it,but I like her. I really, really like her.

  • Adam King

    I’m so glad they gave her a prime time spot.

  • Hue-Man

    CPAC (Canadian C-Span) has just started broadcasting the C-SPAN feed. (Aussi disponible en français sur CPACF avec traduction simultanée).

    • AW

      Thank you!

  • MikeBx2

    I’m so proud to be a Democrat.

    • Jay George

      Me too.

  • Ninja0980

    Do some folks get it now?
    There are many of us who don’t have the luxury of four years of Trump, women like her among them.

    • houstonray

      Well said….and after seeing the things in the Republican platform, I think most of us don’t have that luxury either.

    • Circ09

      No, Andrew Sullivan is still going on and on about the pandering to every special interest group imaginable. He’s not wrong. But it makes for a hell of a start contrast with the GOP’s convention this year.

      • LackofFaithify

        sullivan would allow himself to get fucked live on cam by a porcupine if he thought it would get more people to look at him.

        • perversatile

          I can’t even say “bless his heart”

          • LackofFaithify

            that’s just nasty! lol

        • Todd20036

          Actually, that would work. Just saying.

  • houstonray

    Wow, THAT was powerful….

    • Adam King

      Wonder Woman powerful.

  • KCMC

    powerful

  • Bryan

    Wha? Sarah Silverman up next?

  • ultragreen

    That was a touching speech.

  • WIGuy

    AWESOME!!!

  • Michael Rush
  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Paul Simon? What happened to Arthur Fonzirelli?

  • JCF

    Rachel talking how young Hillary got involved getting disabled kids into school.

  • DaddyRay

    When our side wins we celebrate Love and Diversity
    When their side wins they celebrate Hate and Bigotry

  • Lazycrockett
    • ultragreen

      Why would they boo Michelle?

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Because theyre assholes

        • ultragreen

          I guess we will find out.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        They booed everyone three hours ago. Seem to have left the floor

        • ultragreen

          No, they are still there. They are delegates.

    • Bryan

      Please let’s not go there.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      That’s so three hours ago

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I don’t see your comment. What’s going on? Is this a Disqus problem?

      • ultragreen

        Refresh your page.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          I did and I see it now. For some reason tweets don’t load the first time.

          • ultragreen

            That happens a lot. If you make several comments, sometimes tweets and images don’t load unless you refresh your page. It is a Discus-related problem.

      • Talisman

        refresh the feed

    • TK

      Tweet posts are working again??

      • Lazycrockett

        It looks like it. I didn’t even have to refresh after I posted.

  • David Milley

    Okay, now this has really picked up nicely. Wonder how long it’ll take the newscasters to catch on?

    • Bruno

      Half past never. They’re not interested in Democrats this year unless it’s something that makes them look awful or undermines them.

      • Silver Badger

        But, but, Liberal Media!

      • Ninja0980

        Indeed, I’ve never seen them this bad and they were AWFUL in 2012.

      • j.martindale

        TRUTH!

      • Talisman

        They are interested in ratings. Trump gives good ratings.

        • Bruno

          Maybe it’s not such a bad thing after all if the Bernie Bots boo. After all, bad press is good press in this age, right? /s

          • Talisman

            If they can spin it into ratings.

    • TrollopeReader

      next wednesday — a week from now …

      • Adam King

        By then they’ll have figured out some new trivial “scandal” angle.

  • Ninja0980

    Powerful, powerful speech!

  • DaddyRay

    The lineup of speakers so far have been great – and we aren’t even to the headliners

    • djcoastermark

      It’s got me pumped. I wish I was there.

    • Adam King

      This is just great. It’s like the heavenly opposite of the hellish trumpeting last week.

      • DaddyRay

        I know – I haven’t had a drink all night and I am perfectly fine with that

    • Jeffrey

      Not a single reality fucknut or failed twatwaffle tv star from 1981.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Does anyone know what time the heavy hitters r speaking. I need to shower. Been working in the yard.

    • Jeffrey

      mmmm…

    • Adam King

      Stay tuned and keep on stinkin’.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Lol i think thats what im gonna do. Scotch and BO. Its a good combo

        • KCMC

          lick

    • LackofFaithify

      You mean Michelle? 🙂

    • djcoastermark

      I seem to recall from 10 to 11

    • KCMC

      salty

    • Nick Stadler

      Seeing how it’s 9:15 PM east coast, I imagine it’s nearing the end now.

    • DaddyRay

      Pics or it didn’t happen

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        How bout a scratch and sniff?

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      You tease

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Well its Al and Sara so i guess ill have to stink

    • ByronK

      Gave you heard about this new thing called Facebook Live…?

  • avidreader

    It’s 3.15 a.m. where I am and I’m still here. The atmosphere is way too nice to go to bed, despite the brotherly/sisterly squabbling.

    My god I’m proud to be a social democrat.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    Interesting. At the republican convention, we had a bunch of speakers crying about how privileged white men are going to have everything taken away from them. The democrats have a bunch of people from actual marginalized groups, be it about race, or sexuality or disability.

    • Bruno

      Welcome to USA 2016. Where Christians are persecuted viciously by evil gays, Muslims are going to impose sharia law in your small town in Oklahoma, and the wall between Mexico & the USA is not going to be figurative.

  • TK

    This is a full house…unlike Cleveland

  • MikeBx2

    Oh lord it’s Sarah

    • Jay George

      Never been real crazy about her.

      • Lazycrockett

        I like her acting/writing better than her stand up.

      • MikeBx2

        she makes me a little nervous

  • Lazycrockett

    Ohh are we getting a comedy bit?

    • danolgb

      Yay! Sarah came back, you can too Rosario. It’s not too late.

  • JCF

    FFS. More Berner butthurtedness. }-X [We’re being told of in advance.]

  • LackofFaithify

    LOL, SRYSLY?

    • Adam King

      No, comedicly.

  • Sam_Handwich

    wow

  • delk

    I put some cream on it!

    • ByronK

      very funny…

    • Michael Rush

      are we still talking about the convention ?

    • JCF

      Did you note some Berners I think started to boo her joke? [Even though Sarah’s a Berner herself?] It’s that Trotskyite “You can never be PURE ENOUGH” thang. Feh!

  • safari

    Did they hook her off the stage?

  • Adam King

    She looks good.

    • Jeffrey

      Flawless, if I may gay so.

      • TrollopeReader

        it’s a gay blog, go right ahead!

      • ByronK

        An updo even!

    • LackofFaithify

      They made her bathe

    • KCMC

      classy classic dress

    • Bryan

      Sounds great too.

  • Capritaur

    Loved the “my song, you go” moment!

  • danolgb

    Of course Hillary wants to overturn Citizen’s United. Why are people so ignorant of the origins of Citizen’s United?

    • Lazycrockett

      5 seconds google and boom there she is.

  • ultragreen

    I hope Hillary supporters are listening….

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Haha wow!

  • houstonray

    FYI: Schedule from here on through the rest of the evening:

    Anastasia Somoza

    New York, NY

    International disability rights advocate and human rights defender

    Introduction of Performance

    Sarah Silverman

    Comedian, Actress and two-time Emmy Award winner

    The Honorable Al Franken

    United States Senator, Minnesota

    Performance

    Paul Simon

    American musician, singer-songwriter and actor.

    With Mick Rossi, Carmen “CJ” Camerieri, Joel Guzman, Jim Oblon, Bakithi Kumalo, Vincent Nguini

    Introduction

    Eva Longoria

    Actress

    Founder, The Eva Longoria Foundation

    Featured Speaker

    The Honorable Cory Booker

    United States Senator, New Jersey

    Remarks

    Cheryl Lankford

    San Antonio, TX

    10:00 PM -€” 11:00 PM (Eastern)

    Video Introduction of Michelle Obama

    Remarks

    Michelle Obama

    First Lady of the United States

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Introduction

    The Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy, III

    Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

    Keynote Remarks

    The Honorable Elizabeth Warren

    United States Senator, Massachusetts

    Introduction

    The Honorable Keith Ellison

    Member of the US House of Representatives, Minnesota

    Remarks

    The Honorable Bernie Sanders

    United States Senator, Vermont

    Benediction

    Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

    First female rabbi to hold a chief executive position in an American rabbinical association.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Seems a lot!

      • houstonray

        Yes but most of the speakers, other than the big ones, are short speeches….

    • djcoastermark

      Saw it , thanx. Great first night line up.

    • LackofFaithify

      If they don’t cut at least half of that, this thing won’t be over until the sun comes up.

    • ByronK

      Crap!! I have to pack and have a flight at 6:50 am. 🙁

    • Lazycrockett

      There going way past newstime. Colbert is gonna be up late tonight.

    • Chris H.

      C-Span just had a blurb that said Michelle Obama & Bernie are in the 10 PM hour. I’m guessing Warren is probably just before that.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Ugh, Joe Kennedy. Come back once you’ve won a few more elections, cupcake.

  • MikeBx2

    Someone somewhere is telling Trump to breathe and count to 10. hahaha

    • TrollopeReader

      1 Billion, 2 Billion, 3 Billion, 4 ….

  • Jeffrey

    LOL Money instead of human touch or coping tools

  • DaddyRay

    Proudly Vote For Her

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I bet Trump goes after Sarah Silverman on Twitter tonight.

    • Jeffrey

      He’s picked the wrong bitch if he does

  • KCMC

    HA, human touch and coping tools!

  • Bryan

    Boo-yah.

  • Cuberly

    DAMN!

    • Bryan

      Love a good ad lib.

  • fuzzybits

    Oh no,a riot.

  • JK3

    Wow! That was fantastic.

  • houstonray

    UNITY or HILLARY?

  • oikos

    Thank you!

  • bryan

    At last….

  • delk

    BOOM!

  • Lazycrockett

    wow sarah. you go girl.

  • crewman

    Bernie or Bust: You’re being ridiculous. Thank you!

    • Karl Dubhe

      They’re smoking the wrong drugs.

    • Steven Leahy

      Insulting them probably won’t sway them, which is what’s needed

      • sherman

        Rational arguments haven’t seemed to work either.

      • Romero

        You can’t “sway” stupid, dumbass people to do the right thing! Fuck ’em! They were never gonna vote democrat anyway.

  • ByronK

    THANK YOU SARAH!

  • sherman

    Boom! Sarah. Bernie or Bust people, you are being ridiculous.

  • JCF

    SARAH LAYS SMACK DOWN!!!! “Bernie or Bust people: you’re being ridiculous!”

  • houstonray

    WOW, you go girl!!

  • Adam King

    You’re being ridiculous! She’s great.

  • Bruno

    ZING Sarah.

  • fuzzybits

    Whoa!

  • TrollopeReader

    Your being ridiculous !! (to the booers)

  • Michael Rush

    who went there ?

  • ultragreen

    Nice try, Sarah.

    • DaddyRay

      I thought you told us to listen to Sarah

      • ultragreen

        Hillary supporters, not Bernie supporters necessarily. Nice try.

    • Jeffrey

      You just said to listen, and now she’s all wrong?

      • ultragreen

        Hillary supporters, not Bernie supporters necessarily. Nice try.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    I may cry, and I voted for him.

  • Ninja0980

    Boom, someone who tells it like it is!

  • bryan

    Wow. Bernie or bust people..you are being ridiculous… We love you, but you’re being ridiculous…

    • Akrontru

      Thank you for loving us so much. Baptist preacher said that to me!

  • safari

    “We can fix it in post.” Lol

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Sarah Silverman wants to say something else. lol

  • Nick Stadler

    Be careful how much time you give to Sarah Silverman to go off script. She’s bound to start talking about her butthole at any minute.

    • fuzzybits

      Or peeing her pants.

    • Bryan

      I bet it’s recently groomed though…

    • Jeffrey

      She will say the C word in about five seconds lol

    • Adam King

      And if she doesn’t, we will.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Berners woke up

  • Lazycrockett

    Well Sarah enjoy those death threats.

  • DaddyRay

    Paul Simon is looking good

    • Lazycrockett

      Edie is feeding him well.

      • ByronK

        And no visible scratch marks.

        • Lazycrockett

          concealer, and blend, blend, blend.

      • Bryan

        I miss Edie.

  • JCF

    Artful (see what I did there? ;-/) stretching!

    • JCF

      That said, if they’re doing “Bridge Over…” they really SHOULD have Art there to sing it (Yes, I’m old)

      • ByronK

        Ya, I miss the sound of them together.

  • Adam King

    Paul Simon! Is this the most entertaining convention ever, or what?

    • Circ09

      certainly appealing to a certain demographic.

    • TrollopeReader

      they didn’t even have Nugent last week ! HA!

  • DaddyRay

    The Democratic Party certainly has the talent

  • TrollopeReader

    A bridge over troubled waters?!! neat.

    • halfwaythere

      They had him on standby backstage just waiting for he BernieBots to riot!

  • Bruno

    Maybe this guy can lullaby the Berners to sleep.

  • tcinsf

    I think they’re playing this well. The Bernie folk are blowing off their steam early. Fine. What matters is not how they ENTER the convention, it’s how they end it. Hopefully they won’t boo their own candidate when he speaks.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    So good to see ya Paul!

  • Jeffrey

    Actual relevant people making astute commentary. SO weird.

  • WIGuy

    This is the first time Sarah ever said anything that I liked. She nailed it!

  • AtticusP

    And to think we COULD have had Ted Nugent. /s

  • Nick Stadler

    Unite the party? Hmmph, they can’t even unite Simon with Garfunkle.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Gee Paul Simon. Couldn’t they get Chachi or that duck asshole?

    • MikeBx2

      LOL!

    • Michael Rush

      If Phil Robertson was hunting Scott Baio I might watch that episode .

      • sherman

        That’s crass.

        And I feel ashamed rec’ing it.

    • Cuberly

      I’ve heard duck assholes are water tight!

      ….ok…well…

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Perfect song

  • Cuberly

    Flashback: And now, the RNC would like to introduce an even oranger guy that did some biz with Trump. And he’ll relate that experience in grim, overlong, laborious detail.

    • Bryan

      In a loud sexy chain-smoker’s voice.

  • bryan

    Apt song… build bridges, not walls…

    • AtticusP

      That is the difference between these two campaigns in a nutshell.

  • Michael Rush

    Melania stole Michelle’s speech , Paul takes Art’s song .

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Paul did almost all the songwriting, but Art was definitely the better singer.

    • MikeBx2

      I won’t criticize because I can’t sing a lick, but I’m not sure this qualifies as taking the song. haha. He’s doing ok I guess.

    • JCF

      Paul did the WRITING here, so analogy doesn’t hold.

  • houstonray

    Had to share, when Paul came out, I said “wow, he looks old”, my partner goes “he looks like Paul Simon”. SMH…..

    • Lakeview Bob

      Still sounds good though.

  • LackofFaithify

    Are they seriously showing stock video of random ethnically diverse people to bridge over troubled water? OK, I can only go so far down the yellow lib road. Paul Simon is a HORRIBLE choice for this sort of thing.

    • Lakeview Bob

      So is your name DICK?

      • LackofFaithify

        You can call me Al.

        • Lakeview Bob

          I”ll call you DICK if you don’t mind.

    • tcinsf

      feel free to fuck off back under your bridge.

    • Circ09

      he still appeals to the old white democrats remembering their glory years. everyone else just yawns.

      • LackofFaithify

        But, he could have played diamonds on the soles of her shoes or something energetic. He has awesome songs, but bridge at a pep rally doesn’t work.

  • crewman

    I hope after this is all over that we get rid of caucuses in favor of primary voting. A lot of the people booing would not be there if it weren’t for caucuses that gave them misrepresentative numbers at the convention.

    • Ninja0980

      I agree 100%
      Also better checking of twitter accounts and media print.
      If someone announces their intentions to cause trouble, they should NOT be allowed to come.

      • Circ09

        Some of the commentary here scares me some. Whose side would you been on in the 1964 convention when blacks tried so hard to get their voices heard? What about the 1968 convention? Where would you have stood?

    • danolgb

      Unfortunately, that would require more support from the states. But I agree. Caucuses are what the party can afford when the state doesn’t hold a primary.

    • Steven Leahy

      I hope whatever system we use, it’s nationally consistent

  • tcinsf

    Shoulda had Garfunkel come out. “if these two can work together….”

    • Circ09

      sounds like Simon could use some help on vocals too

      • Adam King

        He’s a tad long in the tooth.

      • thatotherjean

        OK, he’s old and his voice is shot, but hell–they had Phil Robertson, and we have Paul Simon!

  • TK

    Susan Sarandon? Has she held up a #neverhillary sign yet?

    • Michael Rush

      They’ll let anyone in

    • Cuberly

      They have a gif on twitter about her reaction to Cumming’s speech. It was pretty awful.

      • TK
        • houstonray

          Susan, didn’t you hear? Sarah said you’re being ridiculous!

        • Cuberly

          Unfortunately tweets aren’t working on Discus, but I imagine it’s the one I saw.

          • TK

            They are working now. Have you refreshed?

  • DaddyRay

    Somebody grab my hand and sway with me

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Here’s mine

      • DaddyRay

        Hey that’s not a hand

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Well, don’t stop shaking it!

    • ByronK

      Just doing it virtually

  • Akrontru

    If you switched from traditional Democrat Sanders to center-right, ethics challenged Clinton you’re an easy lay.

    • Ziad Baaklini

      Hillary is as right as your post. Not at all.

      • Akrontru

        Well that was ambivalent, but not not possible in logic world.

    • RainbowPhoenix

      Or just smart enough not to hand the Oval Office to the most dangerous candidate this country has ever seen in the general.

    • Bruno

      You wouldn’t know the “traditions” of the Democratic party if it bit you on the ass.

      • Akrontru

        Bruno, you most especially piss me off. I’ve voted D since 1970 when the voting age was lowered, with two exceptions–a local judge and Jerry Ford.If you think those are blemishes fine, but you accuse all of your opposition of being on ‘the other side.’ See how you fare.
        btw, LBJ is my great hero.

        • Bruno

          You must have been on a looootttt of drugs all those years if you think LBJ was anywhere near Bernie Sanders ideologically. But there is one thing that very much makes me happy about what you said. That I piss you off.

          “Bernie or Busters…you’re being RIDICULOUS” — Sarah Silverman

          • Akrontru

            Simply research on positions. And you want us on your side. Watch the convention. Watch the Inauguration. Blame me.

          • Bruno

            I don’t want you anywhere. Couldn’t give a shit about you. Not. One. Bit. Of. A. Shit. Now I’m going to scram you. Have a great life, Nader Bot.

          • Akrontru

            yep, you’ll do the Nader thing.

    • avidreader

      Better than Putin’s Chosen One.

    • Adam King

      Somebody should spray these annoying gnats buzzing around here.

  • JCF

    Audience delegates doing their best “Dinosaurs of Rock” concert swaying… ;-p

    • tcinsf

      This week on PBS!

  • another_steve

    Love the 60s vibe.

    Never mind that 90 percent of viewers weren’t alive then.

    Love it.

  • kanehau

    I’m crying… but only because he’s off key.

    • WarrenHart

      It was the thought that counted.

    • LackofFaithify

      better be fucking careful, if you don’t like it you are a troll! lol

  • sherman

    Oh Paul, that is almost painful. But thanks for coming, and I’m sure the folks were thrilled to see you.

    • Bruno

      Right? He’s really struggling in parts here. I feel bad saying it but…egads.

    • Nick in Pasadena

      I thought it was inspiring and very moving. This is all about building bridges. OK, he’s an old guy, he can’t sing like a 20-year-old. Come on.

  • yetanotherLaura

    Okay, I don’t have perfect pitch, but I don’t have a tin ear, and Paul’s singing is definitely NOT what it used to be…ouch!

    • AtticusP

      No, but major props for showing up.

    • Adam King

      He can’t help it–he’s old and lost his voice. But keep in mind that he wrote that song! Respect.

  • JNK

    Get this old bastard off the stage. Where is Sanders?

  • DaddyRay

    Would be great if they showed a Harvey Milk clip – You’ve got to give them hope!

  • Steven Leahy

    Well at least the dem’s can get major artists to willingly perform and not have to dig up obscure c-rate nobodys to sing.

    • RainbowPhoenix

      And they’re not getting slapped with Cease and Desist orders.

  • JCF

    Yikes, Eugene Robinson’s voice is REALLY shot. Is he sick?

    • yetanotherLaura

      Nope, he’s just singing a song that was never in his register. Art Garfunkel’s voice was astonishingly easy on the high notes. Paul, not so much.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Better re-read

  • Ninja0980

    Sanders is worried he will get booed here in a bit..
    Wish I could feel sorry for him but I don’t.

    • Jeffrey

      He had the opportunity to keep he people civil at one point and he didnt do it. He no longer has that power.

      • Lazycrockett

        The Monster is going to put him in the lake where pretty things belong.

        • Jeffrey

          LOL

    • DaddyRay

      I hope he doesn’t get booed – that will be the headline and would drowned out all of the great messages tonight

    • Do Something Nice

      It would be refreshing if on just one fucking night you could stop your fucking obsessing about Sanders.

      Go fuck yourself.

    • RainbowPhoenix

      Something tells me the only people booing him would be his own ex-supporters.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Wow! Really impressive speakers for the first night.
    What did Trump have, – Chachi and the Duck Dynasty child bride dude?

    • safari

      They didn’t invite the child bride one. They thought he’d go off message.

    • AtticusP

      Honey Boo Boo couldn’t make it.

      • safari

        Airline restrictions.

    • houstonray

      And don’t forget Antonio Sabato Jr….that bastion of acting talent from the 80’s…

  • Adam King

    Damn what a step down his son turned out to be.

  • JCF

    FWIW, I thought Paul sounded pretty good (for singing an iconic song he doesn’t usually sing).

    • another_steve

      Me too. Look, I’m glad he’s still alive.

      I’m glad I’m still alive.

    • yetanotherLaura

      I’m glad you did. He was just flat. A LOT. But I saw them in their prime, so I guess it’s not fair to make comparisons with that.

  • Cuberly

    Patton Oswalt
    Verified account
    @pattonoswalt
    Do the “Bernie or Bust” people know the “Bust” stands for “Donald Trump shitting out of his dick on America”? #DemsInPhilly

    • LackofFaithify

      I love that man.

    • Ziad Baaklini

      That’s an image.

      • Cuberly

        Yeah, not quite sure what’s all entailed, and even more sure I really really don’t WANT to know.

  • Lazycrockett

    MSNBC love Sarah. Most effective speech of the night thus far.

  • Jay George

    I keep forgetting that he’s passed.

  • DaddyRay

    Love Eva

  • ultragreen

    Cuomo could have won the 1992 Presidential Election if he had decided to run. Instead, we got Bill Clinton. 🙁

  • kanehau

    Who?

  • WIGuy

    When does Scott Baio speak?

    • Michael Rush

      You mean WHY

    • Bruno

      After Fonzi let’s him out of his hall locker.

    • AtticusP

      Probably never again.

    • Adam King

      You have to pull the string.

    • JCF

      Does never work for you?

  • JCF

    Oh lookie: another Latinx celebrity (jealous, Rethugs?): Eva Longoria!

    • JCF

      Throwing smack down on Drumpf!

  • Daniel Leyva

    Sarah Silverman, the unlikely voice of reason.

    • Cuberly

      I’d say, MORE likely actually.

  • Circ09

    Oh, look! We finally have our TV star!

    • Jeffrey

      But an actual one!

  • MikeBx2

    The border crossed us!!

  • Steven Leahy

    The reporter thing was probably the most disgusting antic Trump pulled.

    • AtticusP

      And that is a VERY high bar!

  • crewman

    Just switched to MSNBC. It’s all commercials. Is there a better channel?

  • Steven Leahy

    HELL YEAH CORY!!!

  • Cuberly

    Ok, now I’m naked.

    • safari

      Join us in the hot tub.

      • Cuberly

        😉

    • oikos

      Pictures or it never happened.

    • Pics or it ain’t true….

      • Cuberly

        he he he….

    • AtticusP

      Psst: Cory can’t see you… 😉

      • Cuberly

        OHhhhhh, you fantasy ruiner! 🙁

      • sherman

        But the Russians might have your camera on and recording.

        • AtticusP

          Vlad is watching, comrade.

          • Cuberly

            Ewwww…not into plutocrats.

          • AtticusP

            What do you have against Mickey Mouse’s dog?

            And why didn’t he wear pants like Goofy?

    • KCMC

      Oh FFS, it’s only Monday, pace yourself

      • Cuberly

        I may need to hydrate often.

    • houstonray

      Webcam? Pics? Animated GIF’s?

  • Ninja0980

    Love me some Cory Booker

  • ultragreen

    Texas also used to be its own state. Until their currency crashed. That’s why they joined the United States.

  • houstonray

    LOVE HER….

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I liked her a lot more than I expected to. I gotta say that out of all the professional actors/comedians/performers so far, she seemed the most smooth.

      • houstonray

        She’s a very good speaker, I heard her speak here in Texas during the primaries. I think that if she ever wants to quit that acting thing, LOL, she could have another career…

  • MikeBx2

    About to get real good. 🙂

  • JCF

    Here comes Cory!

  • BockMcMillan

    Helllooooooooooooooooooooo Cory!

  • JK3

    Hey Bae.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Sodomists for cory!

  • kanehau

    Oh “pitter patter my heart”. No Cory… that’s what the JMG crowd is doing. 🙂

  • Steven Leahy

    Fortunately I get 4 PBS stations here in Omaha with my antenna 🙂 Two from Iowa and one in Lincoln and one here 🙂 No cable

    • MikeBx2

      And Hi Def, right?

      • Steven Leahy

        Heck yea! 12 with sub-channels but only the main ones are HD

  • Lazycrockett

    Maybe he will come out.

  • Jeffrey

    Cory is hot AF and SO big

    • OdieDenCO

      you have proof of how big he is????

      • Jeffrey

        I fucking wish

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      You know from personal experience? ;o)

  • tcinsf

    Gasp! Mah BOO!

  • Steven Leahy

    Cory is a rock star

  • Ninja0980

    Cory booker is making the hubby drool, that’s how you know he’s good.

    • Jay George

      Booker is a handsome man. 🙂

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Big hands!

        • BockMcMillan

          Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuge hands…

    • NZArtist

      Not a dry seat in the house…

    • BockMcMillan

      Your hubby must have great taste, but he chose you too so…

    • Adam King

      Nothin better than a drooly hubby.

  • Capritaur

    I want to do things to his face.

    • Adam King

      Wait till he’s done talking.

      • Capritaur

        I’m not gonna last that long.

        • Jeffrey

          LOL

  • safari

    I want to rub his head.

    • DaddyRay

      Which one

      • safari

        Yes

      • Silver Badger

        You’re starting to sound like a dirty old man. Are you free next Thursday?

    • Bryan

      The dome.

  • Lazycrockett

    This could be his Obama speech if he knocks it out of the park.

    • TK

      And the bernieorbust folks would STFU

  • AtticusP

    What are they shouting?

    • ultragreen

      Bernie, Bernie, Bernie!

      • AtticusP

        Petulant children.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        It’s very rude

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          They’re like 4 year olds in the supermarket having a meltdown because mommy won’t buy them gummy bears.

          I now have zero respect for the berners.

          • AtticusP

            Sort of like the Republican candidate.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Bernie, it seems

  • DaddyRay

    Yeah – any religion OR NONE AT ALL

    • Sam_Handwich

      nun at all

      • DaddyRay

        nun et al

  • Ninja0980

    Memo to people who don’t turn out in midterms.
    He would make a great VP but Trump’s doormat would get to pick his replacement.
    Just in case you want to know why elections matter.

  • Jeffrey

    Funny how I didnt get tingly downstairs at all during the RNC. Hmmmm…

    • AtticusP

      Neither did anyone who was there.

    • sherman

      Well, I assume there are people who are into Taliban-looking men who try to trick ducks into sex.

  • bob

    Dang ! the republicans got chachi and a washed up underwear model , and we got this great lineup on the first day !

    • ultragreen

      The wash-up underwear model (who also appeared in some semi-pornographic gay films) was kind of cute-looking, though.

      • bob

        Naw ! I’ve seen some hotter ones today ! And then there’s Brian Sims , WOW !

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Bill doesn’t look too happy with what’s going on.

    • safari

      He’s turning into a curmudgeon.

    • yetanotherLaura

      He got abruptly sidelined after his little tarmac faux pas. He may end up doing nothing but picking out china and wallpaper patterns yet if he doesn’t try to behave himself better.

      • RainbowPhoenix

        It’s a pattern that my mother has noticed over the years. The candidate’s spouse, especially if it’s the winning candidate, does something embarrassing and disappears for a while.

        • Reality.Bites

          I bet when she first noticed the pattern she’d have believed that doing soft-core porn would someday not be enough to qualify.

  • Lazycrockett

    He’s starting to preach.

  • houstonray

    BOOKER 2020! Or 2024!

    • DaddyRay

      Or in 10 minutes in my bedroom

      • houstonray

        BOOKER / DADDYRAY 10

        • DaddyRay

          Got my Vote

      • JCF

        10 minutes?! Oh you guys… }-/

  • LackofFaithify

    The French fleet had NOTHING to do with it…all us baby. 🙂

  • Capritaur

    “You can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and your countrywomen.”

    SWOOOOOOOOOON!

    • Talisman

      Love your countrymen….just don’t *love* your countrymen.

    • Jay George

      *fan fan fan* 😀

  • MikeBx2

    I really like what he’s saying. I don’t need “tolerance”.

  • Jay George

    Excellent unity speech.

  • halfwaythere

    Each speaker is as good as if not better than the one before!!

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Uh oh, African saying…paging Alex Jones.

  • Nick Stadler

    He’s like Vin Diesel with a brain.

    • NZArtist

      Vin Diesel is actually a clever guy. But I keep getting lost in his voice to hear what he’s saying. 🙂

    • safari

      Vin Diesel is a comic nerd. He just doesn’t play it on the screen. (And he’s very sexy.)

      • Adam King

        Vin Diesel is one smart cookie. Don’t underestimate him.

      • tco

        My husband went to the same high school (Anglo American in NYC) as Vin Diesel, though he’s quite a bit younger. He has a yearbook with him dressed in an all white suit his senior year, legs spread. Let’s just say the tight material left little to the imagination. He’s quite impressive. 😉

        • Reality.Bites

          Please tell me more about your husband. Like, for example, does he own a scanner?

          • tco

            Haha, you’re not the first person to ask me that. Yes, he does, but we’re in L.A. at the moment or I would share the pretty. Sorry! 🙂

  • OdieDenCO

    good energy

  • houstonray

    Smile Bill….

    • Bryan

      Gravitas!

      • houstonray

        True dat….

  • Sam_Handwich

    i’m sick of shouting as the norm

    • AW

      They have to drown out the Bern victims.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        They really are sub-infantile. Give them all thorazine or something.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Bad behavior is rewarded in todays society

      • Sam_Handwich

        no, it’s everyone. spread like cancer from talk radio to cable to the norm

        • Jeffrey

          oh yes, I hate that

    • Jeffrey

      I think the acoustics in a stadium call for shouting, I think

      • Lazycrockett

        Plus its a big stadium and lots more people in it than at the RNC.

  • ultragreen

    I think Republicans are against love. They like hate and fear.

    • houstonray

      ….

  • Ziad Baaklini

    That saying gave me goosebumps.

  • Adam King

    I wish he’d modulate a little. He’s yelling like each sentence is the most important one.

    • Sam_Handwich

      exactly

    • ultragreen

      He had to drown out the Bernie chanters. But he’s still yelling.

    • Bruno

      Yeah, I feel like he could’ve started in a more tamped down tone, then maybe raised his voice accordingly later on.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Plus side…he’ll need to suck some hard candy to soothe his sore throat…

    • OdieDenCO

      I think he heard you

    • LackofFaithify

      It’s a Jersey thing

  • AtticusP

    The differences between the two conventions couldn’t be more extreme.

    Last week, it was all about fear.

    Now it’s all about love.

    And love always trumps fear.

    • Ziad Baaklini

      Trump ruined the word “trump” for me.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Me too. No more bridge

      • AtticusP

        Language is a funny thing: Dan Savage actually made me enjoy the word “Santorum”. 🙂

  • Just A Tranny

    he is THE man!

  • MikeBx2

    GOP talk conspiracy theories against our nominee. Dems simply quote their nominee.

    • houstonray

      THIS!

    • Cuberly

      Best comment of the evening. Kudos!

  • Sam_Handwich

    obama sings when he speaks

    • djcoastermark

      and he can sing to me anytime.

  • DaddyRay

    Republicans pushed for restrictions on bankruptcy for regular Americans yet exploit it for corporations to screw regular Americans

  • Michael Rush

    This happened this week …

    Typical Trump

    Trump Tries to Stiff Small Business – Gets Nailed for $300,000 in Attorney’s Fees

    Trump stiffed The Paint Spot $34K, claiming it had been “paid enough” regardless of the contract he had signed

    Apparently The Paint Spot did a job for Trump and Trump failed to make a final payment of $34,863 on a $200,000 bill for paint used at the resort. The guy who thinks he is immune to all laws – and indeed, the United States Constitution – figured The Paint Spot had been “paid enough” regardless of the contract his company had signed.

    The Miami Herald reported Friday that “Circuit Court Judge Jorge Cueto, presiding over a lawsuit related to unpaid bills brought by a local paint store against the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort, ordered the billionaire politician’s company to pay the Doral-based mom-and-pop shop nearly $300,000 in attorney’s fees.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/23/trump-stiff-small-business-nailed-300000-attorneys-fees.html

    • Reality.Bites

      They must have developed a DEEP hatred for him in order to spend $300,000 on attorney’s fees in a fight they weren’t guaranteed to win

      • Michael Rush

        Also check out the judges name

        • Reality.Bites

          Good chance he’s of Cuban descent and his father helped kill Kennedy.

  • crewman

    Trump’s going to have to add a lot of names to his Twitter whine fest. Silverman, Booker, excellent commentary on Trump.

    • Michael Rush

      Maybe he’ll delete his account

  • bambinoitaliano

    You get him Cory!!

  • ByronK

    wow…

    • Jay George

      So in 8 years we can vote for this guy!

      • houstonray

        Or 4…. (if Hillary doesn’t want to continue of course, 4 years as President is like 20 years in a regular job)

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    What are they chanting now?

  • houstonray

    What are they chanting now? Jeezus….

  • bob

    GO CORY GO ! And there’s probably the orange monster on twitter, lol.

  • Lazycrockett

    Their heckling Cory?! F Off.

  • DaddyRay

    who are the loudmouths interrupting such a great speech

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    War Hawk they shout

    • houstonray

      Thank you….

    • Jay George

      🙁

    • Michael Rush

      Shout ” WAR HAWK ” and hand the presidency Trump , brilliant

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    I hope michelle gets real with those sanders children

    • Ziad Baaklini

      Warren too.

    • Jeffrey

      She will come down there. Don’t make her come down there.

    • ultragreen

      Not wise.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Let those with bigger biceps challenge her.

  • Jeffrey

    Fucking scumbag hecklers

    • AtticusP

      This is what happens when children are given trophies just for showing up.

      • Gene

        my next door neighbor just said they should take their participation trophies and eat their ice cream in a corner.

  • Lazycrockett
    • houstonray

      The Flash???? Who blew the dust off of him?

      • Lazycrockett

        and the Flash’s Dad.

        • Reality.Bites

          Time travel and tequila are a bad combination.

      • Reality.Bites

        Or his dad, depending on your point of view

        • houstonray

          Or my age, LOL!

          • Reality.Bites

            I guess gayness skips generations in Flashes.

            Schipp – widely thought to be gay
            Gustin – became famous for playing gay but not gay
            Ezra Miller – queer

      • TK

        Ummm, he actually has steady employment on TV.

        • Lazycrockett

          Dawson’s dad.

          • houstonray

            Ah!!!! Thanks!

    • Jeffrey

      They’ve turned on him already. That is the danger of promising things you cannot deliver. Do not toy with peoples lives. Trump is doing the same thing, but he won the nomination. IF he is elected it will be the biggest political fall and FAIL of all time. He has set himself up for so much failure that it will be epic and dangerous and a disaster for this country.

      • Todd20036

        Not exactly. All Trump is really promising is a return to white privilege. You don’t need concrete results for that.

        Just the impression that whites are “better” than other races.

        • Jeffrey

          Hes promising a wall that is in no way going to happen. He is promising to screen and remove Muslims, which in no way will happen. He is promising to do battle with China and bring jobs back, which he has not intentions of doing.

          • Todd20036

            Exactly. And when none of that happens, Trump would just say some shit like, don’t worry, the “wall” is there. I’ve got the army keeping out the dirty brown people.

            Or some happy horse shit.

    • sherman

      Oh dear, did JWS say something about “servicing them”?

      Down boy, down boy.

  • delk

    I thought those fools taped their mouths shut.

    • djcoastermark

      I have half a mind to start a go fund for a duct tape supply.

    • Adam King

      They used fake tape to match their fake principles.

  • WarrenHart

    Cory didn’t miss a step.

  • JK3

    They need to focus on my boo and go take care of those that are heckling him. I hope they focus in the camera on the folks that boo Michelle because they deserve the infamy.

  • bob

    Hecklers ? Cory never lost a beat !

  • halfwaythere

    Why are they choosing to chant “Black Lives Matter” now?

    • yetanotherLaura

      Because they’re idiots.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        No, just rude.

        • yetanotherLaura

          And idiots to not recognize that Cory Booker understands their grievances better than a whole lot of other politicians.

    • Circ09

      well, he is talking about prison reform

    • Bruno

      Drowning out the black guy speaking with “black lives matter.” That’s just insanely amazeballs optics.

    • JCF

      Aw, that’s what it is. Yes. clearly Cory thinks black lives matter not at all. /s

    • Michael Rush

      the art of embarrassing themselves

    • LackofFaithify

      think they actually got what they wanted this time, lol. He’s quick on his feet. Now what about on his back…. 🙂

    • another_steve

      The far left is fucked up on the matter of whose lives matter.

      At the Baltimore Pride celebration this past Sunday, one speaker correctly bemoaned the loss of black people killed by possibly-racist cops, as well as the LGBT losses in Orlando, but not a mention of the police officers who’ve been mowed down in recent weeks.

      I mean, how sad is that?

  • sherman

    Don’t know if this has been posted before.

    Bradd Jaffy @BraddJaffy
    Bernie Sanders emails delegates, asking them not to boo, turn their backs, walk out or similar displays (via @kasie)

    • fuzzybits

      I doubt it will have much effect.

  • ByronK

    Certainly puts Rudi Nosferatu to shame.

    • Jeffrey

      Nosferatu had better teeth!

      • ByronK

        And was more likable.

  • MikeBx2

    Bernie has to be very, very clear to these people tonight. Tomorrow they can’t any longer call themselves his supporters. They’re either for Clinton or they are directly or indirectly for Trump.

    • ultragreen

      They’ll laugh at him if he says something like that.

      • MikeBx2

        Well let them laugh, but he has to separate from them. I’m not positive he will though.

    • Bruno

      I’m not holding my breath. I don’t think he’ll handle this transition very well, though he will try to say something. He’ll probably be drowned out as well by these career protesters.

  • Cuberly

    If you like Cory, bookmark this for later.

    http://www.pbs.org/pov/streetfight/film-description/

    • Sam_Handwich

      nudes?

    • Bruno

      I saw that movie years ago. A bit controversial, since he was all-in for private charter schools and he got the ire of the teachers unions. Still, it’s quite obvious he was thinking in terms of what’s best for inner city children.

      • Cuberly

        Agreed, but, I think you hit on the intent.

  • sherman

    We would be stronger without imposing “under gawd” on everyone.

    E Pluribus Unum was the motto of my youth, and embraces everyone.

    • Adam King

      I could not possibly agree more.

  • Ninja0980

    Sad to say but these fools are giving the RNC great optics to work with.
    Booing and chanting over the POC and women talking?

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      The RNC now belongs to Trump, with Reince as his footstool. Knowing Trump, he’ll say he loves the Ayatollah’s speaking style or something equally absurd, and his closet crew will make the Facebook ad.

  • DaddyRay

    The hecklers are having exactly the opposite impact for their cause than they think they are having

    • crewman

      Seriously. I’m about over them. I am sympathetic to many of the things they care about, but I won’t support any effort by Sanders ever if he doesn’t sharply criticize this.

    • TK

      I actually think they are solidifying the party around Hillary. They will the ones on the outside.

  • TK

    Bill Clinton is happy with the speech.

  • bryan

    Amazing speech.

    • Bryan

      I’m gettin shivers.

    • halfwaythere

      It’s like Obama’s “One America” speech

      • Bryan

        There was a similar, elbow-lean into the camera just now…

  • Lazycrockett

    You may just be looking at the next DNC nominee in 2024

    • Circ09

      hope he comes out first

      • Lazycrockett

        He will have to.

      • Ziad Baaklini

        Is he not out or something?

        • Silver Badger

          Does it make a difference? Really?

  • thom

    wait, bernie or bust peeps are cheering booker? do they know he took more money from wall st than clinton?

    nope, no misogynistic double standard here

    • Bruno

      They don’t actually care if someone takes Wall St. money unless they’re in Bernie’s way for the presidency.

  • JCF

    “Cynicism is a refuge for cowards”: PREEEEEEEACH!!!

  • houstonray

    My hubby, who peripherally follows politics (while I am on every channel and website every day) just said “why doesn’t HE run for President?”

    • KCMC

      patience

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Two black presidents in a row would cause mass head explosion…and not just in the good way.

      • houstonray

        I told him that, ha.

      • OdieDenCO

        really, there would be splody head shrapnel flying everywhere.

    • David Milley

      Pretty sure he will.

  • ultragreen

    We better rise soon because the rich are winning.

  • Sam_Handwich

    this is the cliche portion of the speech

    • LackofFaithify

      policy don’t get votes. lol

  • Lazycrockett

    Bernie is pissy.

  • DaddyRay

    Cory is bringing it!

  • MikeBx2

    That’s what you call rising to the occasion.

  • TK

    This whole speech…this unity speech…actually plays well to the boos. It shows how silly they are being.

  • Nick Stadler

    You must forgive the heckling Bernie Bros. They’re typically wandering around Whole Foods carrying yoga mats and asking the stock people whether the frozen burritos are artisan.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      And they fucking litter. At least they do in my hood here in LA. Ive never seen anything like it. I guess mommy cleaned up after them

  • Cuberly

    “A nation of interdependence.”

    No more truer words!

  • safari

    Well. We just witnessed a future president.

  • houstonray

    What a SPEECH! HOLY CHEETOS…..

  • Ziad Baaklini

    Well shit. Cory Booker just made a fan out of me.

  • Ninja0980

    BOOM!!!

  • BockMcMillan

    OMG who else has a hardon right now?

    • houstonray

      I just told my Hubby, “don’t be alarmed if I call you Cory tonight….”

      • BockMcMillan

        You are entitled! 😉

  • ultragreen

    Overall, a nice speech.

  • AtticusP

    Scott Baio’s at home thinking, “shit! I could’ve given that speech!”

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      He will in 2020

      • AtticusP

        He’ll plagiarize from Melanoma…

  • WIGuy

    Drop that Mic!!!

  • Bruno

    He kind of shut up the Berners in the last half of his speech.

  • ByronK

    Yup, if that wasn`t a mic drop moment, I don`t know what would be.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Cory Booker for President urm 2024!!

  • Michael Rush

    down to one heckler

    • Bruno

      Escort his ass out.

  • bryan

    We will rise. Yes, we will. Powerful.

  • TK

    Now he’s off to save a family from a burning building.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Or to cool off some of the friskier fellows here.

    • DaddyRay

      My crotch is burning

    • Silver Badger

      And their little dog too!

  • bob

    Damm ! He kicked ass ! How do you follow that ?

    • houstonray

      Michelle…or Elizabeth, ha.

      • Lazycrockett

        MIchelle will be a different tone so she’s fine.
        Warren will bring the same.
        Bernie isn’t going to be able to steal the spotlight tonight.

      • perversatile

        -and the standing ovation Michelle Obama receives, deservedly I might ad, will easily drown out those awful children acting up in the back rows.

    • Bruno

      By talking incessantly about one issue?

    • thom

      by being Michelle Obama 🙂

  • JCF

    Time for my SF Giants now. Am recording, will be back here later…

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    What were they just yelling? I can’t make out most of what they’re yelling.

  • TK

    No unity, no Trump

    WTF is that chant about?

    • Bruno

      I thought it was no Hillary, no Trump.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      They didnt get the candy in the checkout. Tantrum

  • tcinsf

    Boom! That was a devastating video.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    We have someone speaking to Trump’s naked, obvious fraud, and yet no one screaming “lock him up”…because we’re not seven years old.

    • safari

      Well. Mostly not.

      • Yixing’s Fluffer

        Drat.

  • SoCalVet

    Wow! Loved that speech by Sen. Cory Booker. Incredible. That’s why I’m a Democrat.

    • Steven Leahy

      And notice how they just speak fluidly and from the heart – true passion – rather than some scripted, forced bullshit.

      • SoCalVet

        and substance! Not just hatred and vitriol.

  • Steven Leahy

    This convention is more exciting and riveting than the drab republican one

    • djcoastermark

      Republican funeral ?

      • Steven Leahy

        I hope…gonna be a long late summer and fall…

    • ultragreen

      The first day of the Republican convention was downright scary. The steady barrage of hatred against immigrants….

    • safari

      The freepers consider this one long embarrassing SNL skit and are confused why people called theirs dark. They also don’t understand why there is so much shouting (apparently unlike theirs).

      • Bruno

        I’m not used to Rethuglicans being quiet and Democrats shouting.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Seriously the entire speakers at the GOP can’t even come close to one Corey Booker speech.

    • Jeffrey

      Not even close. Unfortunately the people who need to see it won’t.

    • Sam_Handwich

      but Chachi!

      • Jeffrey

        Well, yeah. And even though he calls women c*nts, he gave a totally awesome speech and shit.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Trump U? Can you just hear the rethuglicans crying foul over this speaker? Never mind that they played the Bengazi card last week.

    • Circ09

      They’re going to be too busy destroying the Democrats over the free immigration comments made on stage tonight to bother with anything else. Not exactly a great way for Hillary to get those independent voters she craves so much.

  • Cuberly

    JoeMyGod
    ‏@JoeMyGod
    5m5 minutes ago
    For the first time all night the hundreds of reporters in the media pavilion are watching the TV screens, not their laptops. #Booker

    • DaddyRay

      he had me standing on my feet cheering

      • Cuberly

        HA!

        The wiping of his brow was so preacher, in a good, nah, GREAT, way.

  • AtticusP

    Trump’s lawyers probably have the threatening letter to Cheryl Lankford in the mail already…

    • ultragreen

      She’s not wealthy enough to sue….

  • MikeBx2

    That took courage. Good for her.

    • Just A Tranny

      it really did, i wouldn’t have done that. . . .

  • David Milley

    That was well done.

  • Steverino

    I’m fine with Tim Kaine, and I respect Hillary’s selection, but gawd, Cory would have been an awesome running mate.

    • KCMC

      timing, patience

    • Jeffrey

      But would have left his seat open for Chris Christie to fill. I will refrain from any jokes about Chris Christie being able to fill his seat

      • Bruno

        Yep. The biggest problem.

        • Steverino

          Indeed.

    • oikos

      Krispy Creme would have appointed his replacement.

    • bob

      But fatboy would have named a replacement .

      • Steverino

        I know. Really too bad that had to go into the calculus.

      • Plus NJ isn’t really a swing state…although slightly more of one than Indiana

  • DaddyRay

    FLOTUS

  • Jeffrey

    Its hard to admit when you’ve made a mistake, Im proud of her.

  • Adam King

    She’s speaking in a normal voice–not yelling. So apparently you don’t have to.

  • MikeBx2

    OMG here she comes. I’m going to cry, I know it.

  • safari

    She’s been a stellar FLOTUS.

    • Do Something Nice

      This isn’t Michelle.

      • safari

        Michelle’s montage is playing at the moment.

  • Lazycrockett

    K I’m already digging the tone they are setting for FOTUS.

  • houstonray

    Oh…DO. NOT. HECKLE. MICHELLE.

  • AtticusP

    Class act. Just like her man. Damn, I’m going to miss them!

  • fuzzybits

    Right on!

  • Ziad Baaklini

    It takes tremendous courage to admit to making such a mistake in such a public manner.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    “It’s been a long journey from Ljubljana, but I want you to know that your word is your bond…”

  • thom

    motherfuckers better not try it with flotus!

    • Steven Leahy

      Yeah they have already fucked with the daughters, disgraceful

  • DaddyRay

    Melania Trump is about to write her next original speech

    • Jeffrey

      She’s sitting by the TV with a notepad. EDIT: She’s sitting by the TV with a speechwriter who is holding a notepad.

      • safari

        Nah. Her PA is, though.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Was she just plagiarizing Melania there?

  • safari

    When Michelle smiles, I feel like she means it.

  • houstonray

    Can anyone even comprehend Melania as FLOTUS?

    • Adam King

      Oh don’t make me vomit.

    • MikeBx2

      Um no

    • bkmn

      FlauntTITs yes, FLOTUS no.

    • Ziad Baaklini

      Well on the flip side we’ll get 4 years of Laura Benanti parodies.

    • Bruno

      Yet another thing I haven’t even given a fleeting thought that I have to prepare for mentally. /sigh

    • another_steve

      Ohmigod…would I have to honor her titties and cheek bones for four years?

  • AtticusP

    Classiest since Jackie. And I remember Jackie well.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    God, I am going to miss that woman. I shall miss her greatly.

  • Steven Leahy

    Maybe she’ll plagiarize one of Melania’s speeches – LOL Oh yeah Melania doesn’t write her own speeches.

  • bob

    Hmm ! Booker/Sims ! I like it !

    • djcoastermark

      Hottest ticket ever

    • Jeffrey

      I like it too…a little too much!

      • another_steve

        It’s okay.

        We gay Americans deserve a hot Administration.

    • bkmn

      Only if they campaign on a “men should not wear clothing” platform.

    • another_steve

      My husband is shouting, “Booker! Booker! Booker!”

      Understandably.

  • DaddyRay

    Michelle looks absolutely stunning

    • KCMC

      Always. Inner integrity, lives it

    • John30013

      Even better than her stunning looks is her outstanding mind!

  • bryan

    Real elegance and class….

  • Adam King

    Damn she is so cute with her hair hanging in her face like that. Love love love love.

  • AtticusP

    Bet she’ll be glad to get out of the fishbowl, though. Who can blame her?

    • Jeffrey

      I don’t think that will ever happen

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Glad to be able to open a window, certainly.

  • bob

    Is melanoma taking notes ?

    • bkmn

      Don’t you mean does Melania have a servant taking notes so they can be explained to her later?

  • JK3

    Get ready. American Airline’s website is going to crash if these nuts try to boo Michelle.

  • crewman

    Those words are going to sound great on Melania.

  • sherman

    One of the most egregious things the right wing has done during the last 8 years – demonizing this kind, intelligent, beautiful black woman.

    • sherman

      I LOVE HER!

    • sherman

      My sister and brother in law saw her early in the campaign in 2008 – in Chillicothe! They got to talk with her for several minutes and get a hug. Jealous!

    • Steven Leahy

      True, I have NEVER seen them go after a first lady as they have with her

  • WarrenHart

    Damn I am going to miss the Obama’s no matter who wins.

    • Bruno

      If tRump wins, I’m going to be too busily in fear every waking hour to miss the Obamas.

      • bkmn

        And watching property values drop while all the people who can move leave the US.

        • Bruno

          How I wish I could be one of those who could afford to leave if that happens.

    • Lazycrockett

      Well if Drumpf wins maybe Obama will declare Martial law. KIDDING.

  • DaddyRay

    We have enjoyed watching your girls grow into beautiful young ladies

  • Karl Dubhe

    I hope she announces she’ll be running for president after Hillary’s done. 🙂

    (I know, she won’t. But…)

    • safari

      SCOTUS?

      • Stubenville

        She’s a Harvard law grad.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Michelle for SCotUS…make Thomas pee his pants.

    • NZArtist

      Michelle and Booker?

  • Michael Rush

    Melania as first lady …

    ” Buy my stupid ugly watch you common people ”

    http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/jumpinacrater/a999/melania%20trump%20qvc%20_1.jpg

    • Jeffrey

      LOLOLOL

    • safari

      It goes great with my step-daughter’s dress only available at Macy’s.

    • bkmn

      You don’t want to know where these lips have gone.

      • Jeffrey

        Where they are contractually obligated to go…

  • ByronK

    Tissue time again

  • djcoastermark

    good one.

  • oikos
  • safari

    “When they go low, we go high.”

    • Adam King

      Motto for this election, right there.

    • kaydenpat

      Good strategy because we can never go as low as Trump.

  • crewman

    When they go low, we go high.

  • Cuberly

    OMG, She’s venting….and I’m verklempt as fuck!

  • Ziad Baaklini

    The glorious shade begins.

  • AtticusP

    This is a warm and very human convention, not a hate rally. How refreshing.

    • bkmn

      Day and night

    • crewman

      Unfortunately the Bernie boos are raining on that a fair bit. I hope that ends by tomorrow.

      • AtticusP

        They should hand them muzzles at the door.

  • perversatile

    Gawd! I love this remarkable woman!

  • bryan

    When they go low, we go high….. They’ve proved it

  • MikeBx2

    YES!!

  • DaddyRay

    We have been so lucky to have this woman as our FLOTUS

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Home run

  • Jay George

    The hope and love in people’s faces is so important. <3

  • bambinoitaliano

    The First Lady just outclass the entire GOP in her first few minutes of her speech.

  • tco

    I am SO grateful that my boys 8 and 12 grew up with the Obamas in the White House.

  • Adam King

    FLOTUS–too wonderful for words.

  • ultragreen

    Trump shaping children’s lives for the next 8 years… terrifying.

    • houstonray

      That’s actually a great argument isn’t it?

      • ultragreen

        Yes, I didn’t think about it before because I never had kids.

      • bkmn

        One argument that will move some people is what would happen to their 401(k)/retirement funds if Trump were to win.

    • djcoastermark

      mad cow diesese more like it.

  • Just A Tranny

    She is a MONSTER, i secretly wish she is trans because she would be the best trans role model ever!!! however since i have a brain i know she is not, and i love her!!

    • Ziad Baaklini

      The award for the most random comment goes to … 😛

      • Just A Tranny

        if you think it’s random you haven’t been paying attention 😉

        • Ziad Baaklini

          I got what you meant after I had finished typing lol

      • David Milley

        Nah, it makes perfect sense! I keep hoping Cory turns out to be gay.

  • Lazycrockett

    I honestly didn’t think that Michelle’s speech would be pro Hillary.

    • /s?

      • Lazycrockett

        Not at all, I figured they would go with more of the previous 8 years in office/ reflection kinda of thing. Touching here and there on Hillary, but I didn’t expect this full throttle endorsement. Not complaining.

        • She knows what’s at stake. As does anybody with sense.

    • Bruno

      Is it ever.

  • tcinsf

    Love her so very much…..

  • Ninja0980

    BOOM, she kicks butt.

  • AtticusP

    This is what HOPE sounds like, Mr. Trump. Take note.

    • safari

      We’re all going to die unless you vote for me isn’t a hope speech? /s

      • AtticusP

        Perhaps in the original Russian?

  • ByronK

    Bam!!

  • houstonray

    Berners…she’s talking to YOU!

  • Joe in PA

    Suck it Melania…steal THIS!

    • “Donald has never quit on anything in his life! Except for many of his businesses, his first two marriages…”

  • AW

    I love her so much.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    THAT was the line of the night.

  • crewman

    It is pretty darn effective having this pro-Clinton message being delivered by Michelle.

    • safari

      This is one of the first campaigns in a long time where the outgoing president is linking strongly with the nominee.

      • Reality.Bites

        Which way are you counting Clinton/Gore? Because from a governing point of view they were together longer than Obama/Clinton, but as we all know, Gore distanced himself from Clinton.

  • DaddyRay

    Did you hear that Tundra Tart

    • TrollopeReader

      half-baked tart …

  • halfwaythere

    Zing!

  • Jay George

    Looking at you Sanders

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    “cannot be boiled down to 140 characters”

    • medaka

      Sweet.

  • Ninja0980

    This woman has watched her husband, her kids and herself be trashed in a way NO other president has.
    These spoiled brats couldn’t handle a fraction of that.

  • Oscarlating