LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day Two

At 4PM Democratic National Convention chair Rep. Marcia Fudge will gavel the second day to order. Watch below. After some routine business, we’ll get the state-by-state roll call votes and nominating speeches. If things go as they traditionally do, Hillary’s (sorta) home state of New York will be the one to put her over the threshold to formally become the Democratic nominee. As I did last night, I’ll post a second live video thread when we get to tonight’s headlining speakers: Eric Holder, Barbara Boxer, Howard Dean, and former President Bill Clinton.

  • Bruno

    This article offers logic as to why DWS, though underhanded, actually did her job more effectively than Reince. And how she fell on the sword as a result. https://www.yahoo.com/news/truth-debbie-delivered-reince-didn-000000091.html

    • Baby Dave

      She took notes from Boss Tweed

  • Treant

    Start early and you can watch Fudge pack ’em in.

    • Sam_Handwich

      you behave!

      • Treant

        NEVER!

        • Gustav2

          You know you can’t get enough Marcia Fudge.

          • Rex

            Marcia, Marcia, Marcia…

          • Good Shot Green

            That’s one super Fudge.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Team MF!

    • Ray Butlers

      That comment is offensive to those of us who work in the shipping department at Fanny Farmer.

  • People4Humanity

    Here’s ya boy Nate Silver:”…the only way to win against Trump is with Bernie Sanders.”
    #DemsInPhilly #DemConvention #justdoit

    • JustDucky

      [Citation Needed]

      • Treant

        Not to mention that it would be going against the very clear will of the voters. Among them, myself, who would not be happy with a stolen nomination. Which would be reflected when those supers, many of them in Congress, come up for re-election.

        • Baby Dave

          Alienate us, and you will fucking lose.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            How about you alienating us, right now?
            and cursing just shows your bad upbringing

          • Baby Dave

            We don’t need you.

            You need us.

            Fuck off.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            your profile name fits you perfectly. and frankly what do we need you for?
            string us over a barrel. lick your dirty crack until you decide youve had enuf attention and then you MIGHT agree we can have your precious vote.
            Id rather suck donald trumps dick than coddle your ego.

          • Baby Dave

            Fuck off, jackass.

    • barracks9

      Actually, that quote is from a Mike Vadon article at Daily Kos, in which he quotes Nate Silver. The quote you’ve attribute to Nate is actually Mike’s…
      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/1/18/1471588/-Nate-Bernie-Sanders-is-the-only-candidate-in-either-party-with-a-net-positive-favorability-rating

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Are you saying a Sanders supporter would… [lip quiver] [single tear] … lie?

        • Bruno

          Given the hashtags, they’d be lying to themselves just as much as anyone else if they think the Dems at the convention are going to #justdoit and nominate Bernie.

        • Ninja0980

          We’ve proven they’ll give a pass to their people on LGBT issues, not a shocker they would lie about others things as well.

      • People4Humanity
        • Bruno

          I don’t see the words you put in quotes anywhere in these photos.

        • Jeffrey

          Here is the link where the author of the meme admits he mis attributed it to Silver https://m.facebook.com/empathypolitics/posts/463457040510454:0

        • barracks9

          Again, here’s Mike’s article where he has Nate’s words in quotation marks and then it’s Mike who makes the statement:

          “We’ve got an unpopular set of presidential candidates this year– Bernie Sanders is the only candidate in either party with a net-positive favorability rating — but Trump is the most unpopular of all. His favorability rating is 33 percent, as compared with an unfavorable rating of 58 percent, for a net rating of -25 percentage points. By comparison Hillary Clinton, whose favorability ratings are notoriously poor, has a 42 percent favorable rating against a 50 percent unfavorable rating, for a net of -8 points. Those are bad numbers, but nowhere near as bad as Trump’s.” [That’s Nate Silver’s quote]

          My personal thought is the only way to win against Trump is with Bernie Sanders. I feel like the economy is getting worse and a recession is very possible at this point. I feel there might be more acts of terrorism. The economy and terrorism will be closely associated with Hillary Clinton in quite a few ways. Senator Bernie Sanders is an outsider and not as associated with the economy and whats going on overseas. Many of his plans and ideas, such as breaking up the big banks, will soften up these financial panics which are bound to happen. [That’s Mike’s quote]

          Nowhere in the FiveThirtyEight acticle by Nate does he say the only way to win against Trump is with Bernie Sanders.

          Thank you for playing; we have some lovely parting gifts for you.

      • Jeffrey

        Yes, I just posted that too

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      monday morning quarterbacking, I told you so, gloating.
      hillary is the nominee.
      facts are facts
      this isnt a video game one can replay if one doesnt like the results.
      put on your big boy pants, stop, and help us beat trump.

    • Jeffrey

      That quote is from Mike Vadon and mis-attributed to Nate Silver

  • TK

    She will be nominated by the Vermont delegation:

    The Vermont delegation will ask to be polled last at the 4 PM Roll Call of States, and then will nominate Hillary Clinton by unanimous consent, NBC News reports. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congress, will officially introduce Secretary Hillary Clinton’s name before the roll call vote. Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis will second the nomination.

    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/bernie_sanders_will_not_nominate_hillary_clinton

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    How are you people able to watch 2 feeds at once ?

    • Treant

      Well, for me, one on the TV, one on the computer.

    • delk

      Bi-focals!

    • barracks9

      Split personality!

    • MB

      Bi-polar.
      j/k

    • clay

      two windows

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Easy!

      [NSFW gif snipped]

  • Sam_Handwich

    DNC has a live stream on youtube … no talking heads

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I46ANy0jFA

    • JustDucky

      Joe, could you please link to the DNC’s coverage in the post?

      • bkmn

        No kidding. Stop giving CNN more views since it appears CNN is rooting for Trump.

        • billbear1961

          I wonder if Putin, to reward them for their work for fascism, will start pumping Russian capital THEIR way, as well as Trump’s.

          FUCK CNN!!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      360 degrees?

      Got dramamine?

  • TK

    What time does the crying start? End or beginning of roll call?

    • Treant

      When Bernie turns his delegates over to Hillary and they do this by simple accord.

      Really, it’s already over, the voting was this morning and officially sealed no later than early this afternoon. You already have your nominee, this part is window dressing.

      • TK

        “…it’s already over…”

        Well, don’t tell them that…

        https://twitter.com/BernersUnited/status/757944600808095744

        • Treant

          God, how stupid. No, the official vote was this morning. Who the FUCK supports somebody who can’t even do his fucking homework?

        • Bruno

          Can’t underestimate some of their inability to grasp reality. It’s like faith in a sky fairy, it goes against logic. It will probably continue for some long after this day.

          • Baby Dave

            Keep that shit up, and you’re gonna lose in November.

            Only an idiot alienates her friends right before she enters a nasty fight where she’s gonna need backup.

        • Gustav2

          Holy Fuck Nina Turner!

          • Baby Dave

            Tina Nurner?

        • Ninja0980

          The stupid burns so bad.

        • billbear1961

          “Social democrats” for FASCISM!

        • Fuckers.

      • Jay George

        There were people on my social media feed this morning that still think Bernie has a chance to be nominated. *click* unfollow…

        • Bruno

          I hope that in all these cases, it’s just a matter of “it ain’t over ’til it’s over.” But I’m sure in more than a few it’s “never say die.”

          • Treant

            It’s over. If there had been any surprises or uprising in this morning’s vote, we would have heard about it as all thousand of the remaining Bernie or Busters excitedly retweet it.

          • Bruno

            I mean in the cases of Naderbots who think it’s not over. I’m hoping they’re more of the variety that will end their struggle after the nomination is officially announced tonight. But not holding my breath.

        • Treant

          I have to admit, my JMG comment threads have become much more cheerful and halcyon since I started applying the Block User function. All the majorly negative and insulting people are gone.

    • Lumpy Gaga
    • bkmn

      Fuck them if they think Trump would be better than HIllary.

      • Absolutely. One small example: There are people now who have health insurance due to the ACA. A Trump presidency combined with a GOP-controlled Congress? People will lose their access to healthcare, get sick and die. Not in the abstract, but for real.

        Another: Scalia’s SCOTUS seat is open. Both Ginsberg and Kennedy are pretty damned old. Replace either or both of them with typical GOP choices and we can say goodbye to marriage equality and to reproductive rights.

        • Bruno

          I wrote this to someone else on here today: “Sure. Not doing everything you can to keep tRump out of office is wanting to see this country get better. I have a bridge to sell you, too. Sitting by idly (or pseudo-idly by voting for Stein or someone else with no chance of winning) is like saying “I’m neutral as to whether or not I want healthcare revoked for millions and millions of people. I’m neutral as to whether or not I want Citizens United overturned. I’m neutral about 2-4 tRump SCOTUS picks who will make Roberts look liberal.” And before you give me any more lies about where Clinton’s coming from, her husband, who you all seem to think is the exact same person as her, nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg to SCOTUS. Ruth. Bader. Fucking. Ginsburg. Not Scalia, not Roberts, not even Kennedy. So you can save your delusions and use them on someone else who’ll actually believe them.”

          • IamM

            Can’t even with just the sameism. Even if Hillary were as horrible as the GOP have tried so hard to portray her as, nope still not as bad as they are.

        • bkmn

          And workers rights, overtime, safety regulations, environmental regulations, etc.

    • Lazycrockett

      Yeah my glass is empty.

  • delk
  • DH Esq

    MSNBC is interviewing some idiot dressed up like Princess Leia. She’s holding a Bernie sign and claims she “hasn’t decided” who she will vote for.

    • clay

      The Dems have better crazy clothes than did the GOPers.

  • Tigernan Quinn
  • RainbowPhoenix
  • joe ho

    How badly will Sarandon’s California Maoist thugs embarrass themselves tonight? They’re ridiculous.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The second feed is obsessed with that female ginger.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Phil

    Hillary’s home state is, was, and will always be the Prairie State – Illinois. Her Chicago accent betrays any other origin. I am proud of her, as a native born daughter. I will vote for her, as a native born daughter.

  • joe ho

    A small minority of recalcitrant Bernie supporters get the majority of cable news attention.

    Any wonder that the media is despised?

    This would be like if they had given the small minority of gays who were against marriage equality the majority of the news coverage.

    • Bruno

      What bothers me more is that I don’t think there was this kind of coverage for protesters at the RNC in Cleveland.

      • Ninja0980

        There wasn’t, because the “liberal” media is doing everything they can to help Trump and others win.

        • Bruno

          The thing is, I didn’t see coverage of it ANYWHERE. No viral videos or anything. But I know it happened.

          • Jay George

            NYDN gave some reports while it was happening, but it like one college guy running around with his phone taking video.

          • Bruno

            And somehow the Berniebots don’t care about THAT, they care about some idiot DNC staffers who said a few things in emails.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Disrupters inside the RNC hall could be counted on 2 hands until the Night of the Cruzsplosion.

        Dirty hippies aren’t news, they’re an RNC campaign ad.

      • SoCalGal20

        They did show those Code Pink proteseters being escorted out of the convention each night but they pretty much ignored the demonstrations at the RNC.

        • Bruno

          That’s mainly what I mean, the outside of the venue. They couldn’t too well avoid what happened inside. I just find it interesting that protesters at the DNC are making so much news while the same at the RNC didn’t make anything. Maybe the security was tighter outside? But I’m skeptical.

    • SoCalGal20

      I was watching C-SPAN and they were interviewing Hillary delegates from LA (and one from NV) and it was so nice to hear adults talk about why they were voting for Hillary and having a good time at the convention.

    • Brooklyn Joe

      I felt that too – After watching the coverage last night – I thought it wound up decently – and all the NY Times was publishing was how divided the convention was and how people jeered during Bernie and Elizabeth Warren. It is certainly a contentious lively convention – but I felt it went off more positively last night than has been portrayed in the press. Unfortunately Trump, Bernie-or-busters, dissension sells a lot more detergent – I believe the media actually wants Trump to win because he’s a cash cow for them.

      • Bruno

        Yep. They want a horserace, and perhaps a tRump victory.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

    • Treant

      Didn’t they bomb Pearl Bailey?

  • billbear1961
    • bkmn

      Trump’s ego is going to explode when he doesn’t win NY. He is still making the claim that he is going to win NY easily…which I find amazing since most people in NY know him for what he is…a sheister.

      • Ninja0980

        The bigoted parts of NY won’t be able to trump the non bigoted ones.

    • MB

      As you well know, Parry ‘s I was Glad is one of my absolute favourites.
      What GLORIOUS HARMONY !!!!

      Thanks, my furry friend.

  • Jay George

    My Disqus is jumping around and acting all weird.

    • Treant

      Mine too, and it has been for a couple of days. I think fixing the Tweet thing is messing up other stuff.

      • Jay George

        : Don’t they know we have important commenting to do this week?! Dangit.

    • Gustav2

      My iPad hates it. Well, maybe annoyed with it like a Bernie or Buster.

  • clay

    Prolam Y&R’s award-winning 2013 Rothhammer beer ad for Chile

  • Lumpy Gaga

    From the sounds of the tuneup, the band’s gonna come out ROCKIN’!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Smoke on the Water” every time the Bruhs act up.

  • PickyPecker

    Certainly is a loud bunch in the auditorium.

  • PickyPecker

    YAYYYYYY MARCIA FUDGE!

  • PickyPecker

    Anyone have the DNC-live url handy?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Bless This Mess.

  • Treant

    Muting the prayer. I mean, seriously. It’s a political convention not a church service.

    • Jay George

      It’s more of a BLM kind of speech.

      • Treant

        I unmuted for half a second to hear, “Protect us, O God.”

        Please, girl, use a condom and you don’t need to pray.

        • Jay George

          LOL!

    • clay

      oooh, applause line in the prayer. “As a Muslim sage once said, God will aid a just nation, even if it is unbelieving, before God will aid an unjust nation, even if it is believing.”

      second/third applause lines: Black Lives Matter, and protect the police.

      fourth: if it be Antisemitism or Islamophobia, may there be no room in our nation for that bigotry.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine.

    • Jay George

      My sins my own, they belong to me.

    • PickyPecker

      I work damned hard for my sins. back off.

    • clay

      (particularly since the invocation was offered by an Imam)

    • barracks9

  • Lumpy Gaga

    The scorch of terrorism…

  • Lazycrockett

    I cant believe they do this color guard thing everyday. Should do it at the start and then at the end of the convention.

    • Treant

      Is it like the Hannukah candles where they burn one more flag each day?

    • clay

      (have to renew it because they turn out the lights in the meanwhile)

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Goodnight, nurse.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Colors presented. NOW it’s just perfect.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Fuck the Pledge of Allegiance, also. Too.

  • PickyPecker

    GO TIMMY!!

    • Treant

      TIMMEH!

      • PickyPecker

        YOUUUGE moment for him.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I was masturbating. Did she remember “under God”? DID SHE REMEMBER “UNDER GOD”????

    • PickyPecker

      Remember to use shaving cream on your palms to avoid chapped skin.

    • clay

      She forgot it because of what YOU were doing! You, you, KITTEN MURDERER!

  • Gregory Peterson

    No American flags were on display at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

    FALSE

    http://www.snopes.com/flags-banned-at-dnc/

  • Lumpy Gaga

    [joke too easy. Deleted]

  • PickyPecker

    HE DID GREAT! Now….let the games begin!!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      He did, actually. A refreshing rendition.

  • AW

    Beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    When do we start ROCKIN’??

    • PickyPecker

      What? you now the Lumpy Roadie for the band?

    • billbear1961
      • Christopher Smith

        HOW could this not have a million upvotes, my dear Bear?
        one of Porter’s greatest…………
        I saw the revival in NY with Patti LuPone a short lifetime ago. it was superb.

  • Treant

    Who led him in and out?

  • Jay George

    At least no boos when he said Hillary Clinton.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      My feed must be laggin’.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Ah… judged by their potential. WFC still standing.

    • Treant

      Wait. They’re saving up their booze…I mean boos…and their gas for the nomination.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        They learned what 6 hours of work looks like.

    • PickyPecker

      The Bernie crowd make it?

      • Jay George

        Still hung over back at the Motel 6.

        • Treant

          “I’m not educated on the political process, but I did stay in a Motel 6 last night…”

  • yetanotherLaura

    Tom Harkin is the friend of a gentleman we know who’s been blind since he was a teenager who helped him write the ADA. I couldn’t be more proud of both of them!

  • Lazycrockett

    OT Jill is on MSNBC talking shit bout the DNC.

    • Treant

      Jill can go fuck herself since I’m sure nobody else wants up in that dusty box.

      • Treant

        Was that too harsh? Naw, I don’t think so.

    • Lazycrockett

      It’s like this woman doesn’t even live in this country and had no clue how the governments rules.

  • Sam_Handwich

    we want CHACHI!!

    • Karl Dubhe

      to do what? 🙂

      Eat a bag of dicks?

    • Treant

      It would be too funny if a Surprise Guest was Erin Moran.

    • PickyPecker

      I’m worried about him. Not invited to speak at DNC…..haven’t heard boo from him.

    • Gustav2

      • Bryan

        Nice parachute pants.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Hillaly.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Take your fingers..”

    Please!

  • Jay George

    Arena looks packed again today too. 🙂 (Unlike the Quicken arena last week.)

  • Lazycrockett

    Grimes you shouldn’t have denied Obama, girl.

  • clay

    hip to be square?

    • Jay George

      At least it wasn’t Hughie Lewis. :p

    • Treant

      I’m more pelvis to be rhomboidal.

      • clay

        pElvis

  • AW

    They started chanting “Bernie Sanders” but the band drowned them out? Is what’s going to happen today?

    • RainbowPhoenix

      Well, at least the democrats can adapt.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Bernie or bust: “You’re being ridiculous.”

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Hip to be square?”

    Lighten up, DNC. You’re trying too hard.

  • PickyPecker

    Oh….didn’t know KY was a ‘commonwealth’ state.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Yes–I forget that as well. I know Mass, Penn, VA– and forget that one a lot.

    • Gustav2

      Also a Boarder State not covered in the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Baby got Back .. in Kentucky.

  • Jay George

    This lady looks like an attractive Jr. Leaguer. Surprised she’s a dem. 🙂

    • PickyPecker

      Rotary Club

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Lost a Senate Run against the turtle. 🙁

      • Lazycrockett

        Well she ran a shitty campaign. Stumbled badly.

      • Jay George

        I hate that, but listening to the buffalo wing portion of her speech, I can kinda see it.

    • clay

      it’s the pancake makeup that kills it for me.

  • jerry

    I’m up in upper deck this time…might be down on floor for vote count later.

  • AW

    This is an excellent stream:
    https://www.demconvention.com/live/

  • PickyPecker

    Stand UP…..stand up for Jeeeesus.

    Oh, sorry….that just popped into my head.

  • Gustav2

    Oh Fudge!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Here come the Fudge.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    A speech about HRC… still no cray-cray

    • PickyPecker

      We’ll get a BoB in a bit, no doubt.

    • Gustav2

      We only just begun…

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Hillary chants trump Bernie yells any day.

  • Ninja0980

    She lost a winnable Senate race by pretending to never here of Obama or ACA… didn’t work and she rightfully fell flat on her face.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Fudge merged their names. Good move.

    • Gustav2

      She is not stupid! 😉

  • PickyPecker

    Anyone want to take bets on if Bill will stick to his script this evening?

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    The RNC is a morgue compared to this.

    • billbear1961

      It’s a MORGUE compared to much of ANYTHING.

  • Jay George

    Marcia Fudge looks good too. Purple looks good on her and I like those accessories.

  • Lazycrockett

    We don’t like Her either.

    • PickyPecker

      But she supplied her own lei and everything!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Hotel room fridge. They got a hundred of ’em.

    • halfwaythere

      Tulsi’s father is very antigay and many people here in Hawaii are quite wary of her as well, even though she doesn’t seem to be following in his footsteps.

      • Ninja0980

        She did until she wanted to run for higher office.
        Then she “evolved” but many folks don’t believe her.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Nominating speeches. Yikes. .

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Gabbard. The nuts are going nuts.

  • Treant

    Go Away Gabbard.

    • Jay George

      She got lei’d.

      • Treant

        Apparently that lei fucked her brains out.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Okay, sing his praises, kiss him goodbye, and move on.

  • PickyPecker

    Is this where we’re supposed to begin missing the Bern?

  • Gustav2

    The truth is I never knew how to tell you it was over

  • Jay George

    A movement of love? Bernie? Who the hell are you kidding?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      All I have is my love of love
      But love is not loving…..

      • Jay George

        Another great lyric. You are on a roll. 🙂

    • Lazycrockett

      Revolution! Brothers and Sisters! Im waiting for the grateful dead to become popular again.

      • Jay George

        Grab a Ouija board. We’ll see what we can do.

  • AW

    blah blah blah…

  • Treant

    Wow, the crowd response to Gabbard is really weak.

    • Gustav2

      The Berners are hoarse?

    • PickyPecker

      Bernie is SO yesterday.

    • Ninja0980

      As it should be given the fact she truly is a DINO.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Um, one can support Hillary and these same things…

  • avidreader

    Hm, I’m watching the official stream on the DemConvention website and I swear the rest of you guys are about 5 minutes ahead of me.

    • Gustav2

      THE DNC IS CONTROLLING EVERYTHING! THEY CAN’T LET THE STREAM BE ON TIME!!!!!!111!!!

      BERNIE!

    • AW

      I’ve found it’s at least 30 seconds faster than the rest that I’ve listened to

      • avidreader

        Ah, I’ve reloaded the page and it’s better now! Thanks!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Time for regime change in Hawaii.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Oh my god, please vary your pitch pattern. Syncopation hurts ears.

  • PickyPecker

    She looks so much like my cousin.

  • TK

    Wait, why aren’t the Hillary people drowning her out? Isn’t that how this works??

  • Jay George

    STFU- Mahatma Ghandi

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Oh, girl is just laying it on! It piles high and deeper in the Aloha State.

  • Treant

    Oh, lord. At least this is a concession speech and not an actual nomination speech. Still, cheesy, tedious, and not very well-delivered.

    • AW

      It was terrible

  • Lazycrockett

    Are the Millennials really into this love shit?

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Um no.

      • Jay George

        Not if their behavior on social media was any indication.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Pretty tepid response.

  • Ninja0980

    You want to see an actual DINO Sanders supporters, here she is.

  • Jay George

    This union guy looks like a refugee from The Sopranos.

    • Treant

      Don’t cross Pauly Walnuts. You’ll wear concrete shoes and sleep with the fishes.

      • Jay George

        😀 😀 😀

  • delk

    I’m getting over a case of shingles, I should donate my lotion to take care of the up coming butt hurts.

    • Treant

      OW! That sucks…and I’m planning on getting the jabs for it as soon as I’m eligible.

      • delk

        Surprisingly, with every thing that is going wrong with me health wise, shingles are pretty tame for me. This is the second time and they have only really hurt for 3-4 days. I count myself lucky.

        • Treant

          Good! My father’s hurt for months, and that was during cancer, surgery, and a heart valve replacement due to failure. It was crap he didn’t need at that point.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I didn’t know that stuff could multitask like that.

    • Gustav2

      EEEooooooowwww!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I had it when I was like 30, lasted 6 weeks and is gone. No pain, or itch, just blotchy on my left rib cage.

      My unwed partner has had it for almost 2 years, slowly disappearing, just on his left arm.
      Grandma had it, and it was on her face, the poor thing.

      • delk

        Kind of funny, but we had just came back from a weekend trip and the first thing I thought, “Fuck, I think I picked up bedbugs, lol!”

  • halfwaythere

    I like this call for unity and working together.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Ooh. He empowered people.

  • Ninja0980

    By the way, all the anti-gay garbage that has occurred in Hawaii the past thirty years or so?
    Her father Mike Gabbard was leading the charge on that and she fully supported it.
    Funny how she gets a pass from so many while Clinton and Kaine among others are raked over the coals.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Build this lunch together.

  • Treant

    Did this guy star in King of Queens?

  • PickyPecker

    BERNIE’S GONNA WIN! MISS CLEO TOLD ME!

  • Lazycrockett

    How many people speak?

    • Treant

      Four; two to nominate, two to second each candidate.

      Edit: Or not, apparently we’ve got a second one seconding or something. Tacky and not required under the rules.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Declare victory and go home. FINALLY!

  • Jay George

    White Pearl Girl wants her country back.

    • PickyPecker

      I rather like pearl necklaces. 😉

      • Jay George

        Gotta clutch something. 😉

        • Treant

          Er…yeah, those kind of pearl necklaces, too.

      • Treant

        Me too, particularly when delivered by Hispanic men.

      • clay

        Me? I’m a giver.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I bet they look good on you

        • clay

          (“and you make them look goooood”)

    • Treant

      She’s horribly discriminated against due to her whiteness.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    So far, 3 Berners?

  • Ninja0980

    Get them out of the way now, clear the way for Clinton’s folks later.

    • PickyPecker

      Yup. End of the road for that movement. Let ’em have the floor for a while to work it out.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    That’s 3 for Sanders. WTF?

    • danolgb

      They have issues counting.

      • clay

        15 million vs. 11 million?

    • Gustav2

      2 noms, 2 seconds?

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    “And the millions of you who are sick of my misplaced word stress…”

  • Bryan

    “I am so proud of us.”

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Oh hon, let it continue right off the stage.

  • Jay George

    Those disembodied Bernie head signs are freaking me out!

    • PickyPecker

      I was rather hoping they’d all have Bernie masks for better effect.

      • Jay George

        LOL! Good idea. 😀

      • Lumpy Gaga

        B.society

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Uh oh. Something’s been reset.

  • Gustav2

    Your “revolution” will be over in about a hour.

  • Jay George

    Hero? Break me off a piece of that Kitkat bar.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Maybe I’m jaded, maybe I’m ill of hearing it, maybe I’m just an asshole but these platitudes and pie in the sky goodness feel like a bad After School Special to me.

  • Lazycrockett

    Yeah Barbara.

  • halfwaythere

    Loves me some Barbara Mikulski!

  • TK

    Bernie in 5 minutes

  • Gustav2

    As a life long lesbian I am honored to nominate….

    • Treant

      Ellen Degeneres? I’d totally vote for her.

  • clay

    LOVE the height adjusting podium!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Maryland is having a great showing. PA– well, we got Brendan Boyle (did I miss Brian Sims?)

    • clay

      PA is providing the “citizen” speakers.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Citizens” are heading down Broad Street right now.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Clinto speeches coming up. We back.

  • Sam_Handwich

    BABS!

  • Treant

    I like Barbara, but she’s not a very good speaker.

  • Ninja0980

    Longest serving female Senator, she’ll be missed.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    mmmm. mac and cheese…..

  • halfwaythere
    • Jay George

      I knew it!

    • And Trump and his campaign possibly connected to acts of overt treason. Yep, I can believe it.

      • billbear1961

        Down with the TRAITOR–traitorS–many in his campaign have extensive financial ties to CORRUPT Russian capital (is there ANY other KIND in Putinland?).

        Interrogate them ALL!!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Does no one see that a foreign power affecting the emails and potential election of a country by hacking may be more than a slight pisser of a day?

      • clay

        trying to effect a campaign that has repeatedly invited foreign intervention? Trump LOVES it!

      • billbear1961

        Trying to help their STOOGE win the presidency so he can VIOLATE our NATO Treaty obligations and abandon some of our most HELPLESS new allies to Putin’s cynical AGGRESSION!!

        He has also already altered the plank in the GOP platform dealing with our relations with Russia–the ONLY plank in the platform he and his cronies CARED about–to make it reflect his pro-Russian sympathies, abandoning the WHOLE of Ukraine to Putin’s tender mercies!!

        Trump’s business empire has depended on Russian capital since his last major bankruptcy in 2004. If they withdrew their capital, he’d go BELLY-UP!! Many in his campaign, including MANAFORT, who was an adviser to the former pro-Putin Ukrainian president as well as other FASCISTS around the world, have extensive financial ties to the Kremlin!!

        The WHOLE campaign is RIDDLED with TRAITORS!!

        Watch their LACKEYS in the media now attempt to DEFEND the vile BASTARDS!!

        http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/vladimir_putin_has_a_plan_for_destroying_the_west_and_it_looks_a_lot_like.html

    • Ninja0980

      You mean not of all of those e-mails were real and the media jumped the gun?! Who could have seen that coming?

      • billbear1961

        No Hillary for the upholders of outrageous DOUBLE STANDARDS to SMEAR and CRUCIFY?!

        Trump up to his NECK in hock to Putin and his henchmen, who are out to get their fucking STOOGE elected POTUS?!

        Oh, NO, American “news” media–CNN, Fox, others–how long can you keep your orange CASH COW alive NOW, you BASTARDS, eager enablers of FASCISM, traitors to this REPUBLIC?!

        You’re FUCKING lucky there’s no GUILLOTINE for use in this nation, you vicious, evil SCOUNDRELS!!

        Release those tax returns, TRUMP!!

        Indeed, get a WARRANT for them, FBI!!

    • Gustav2

      What? You mean WillieLeaks has been had?

      • billbear1961

        They are Putin’s willing PAWNS!!

    • Treant

      Duh. Next up, Bernie apologizes for flying off the fucking handle and DWS is restored to her rightful position.

      HA!

      • The_Wretched

        DWS should have been gone long ago for other reasons including not fighting for a broader range of elections (i.e. losing) and her ties to the pay-day loan (shark) lenders.

    • billbear1961

      Well, Trump, you TRAITOR, your paymaster is EXPOSED!

      We want those goddamned TAX RETURNS–NOW–you Kremlin STOOGE!!

    • billbear1961

      We will NEVER recognize that fascist and TRAITOR as POTUS!

      Up to his FOUL neck in hock to his Kremlin financiers, he’s nothing but Putin’s STOOGE!!

  • Jay George

    JOHN LEWIS! <3

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Fucking LOVE this man!

    • Jay George

      Me too!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “You Light Up My Life”

  • Lazycrockett

    The Hillary twitter feed is just spot on during this convention. Right when Barb said something her quote instantly appears.

  • So, um, they’ve moved most of the Bernie monster-shouters out of the front rows? I’m not hearing boos when women and people of color are speaking today, unlike yesterday and last night.

    • Treant

      Many probably decamped after this morning’s actual vote and nomination decision. Otherwise it might, like, totally be a real downer an’ stuff, and GTA V don’t play itself.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Boo him, motherfuckers. I dare you.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      No shit. Try it, fuckers, just try it.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • I’m on the PBS feed. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/ <– click the Live: DNC Speech Stream button.

      • Sam_Handwich

        i watched that yesterday, but was having trouble with it today

    • delk

      Watched c-span yesterday and today.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    He is a national treasure, an icon.

    • Jay George

      That’s what a real hero looks like.

  • halfwaythere

    Gosh, why aren’t they mentioning how pretty she is, like the Trump son said about his sister?

    • Treant

      And her breasts, I want to hear descriptions of Hillary’s luscious breasts.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        ….huh, huh, huh….boobs….huh, huh…

        • Karl Dubhe

          President Beevis and VP Butthead.

          How inspiring…

      • halfwaythere

        Well, yeah….

  • Lazycrockett

    FYI Directv is streaming live coverage of the DNC convention on 347.

  • Lazycrockett

    “I was born on a dirt floor”…..?

    • TK

      It’s an immigrant story. Why are you being salty today?

      • Lazycrockett

        How did she know, huh? conspiracy.

  • Treant

    Three for each? That’s…odd.

  • PickyPecker

    Obviously, and without warning, it is a pearl necklace event!

    • yetanotherLaura

      The proper lady always wears pearls during the day. Diamonds are for evening, don’tcha know?

    • Acronym Jim

      Those are always fun. Much better than the Republican necktie parties.

    • Gustav2

      Nothing sparkly in the county, Philly is the hinterlands not NYC

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Can I help?

  • Sam_Handwich

    woohooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    What, no GOPers available to spit on him??

    • Sam_Handwich

      i think your stream is running behind

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    I was raised by two women and I learned about hate.
    Oh, we are shining already!

    • clay

      adoptee, immigrant, woman, queer family member, veteran, person of color!

      But is she Jewish and disabled?

  • halfwaythere

    Trump had some tweet yesterday that basically said “Why aren’t they talking about all the bad stuff? What’s with all this niceness?”

  • delk

    Wow.

    We so so far ahead of the republicans.

  • JK3

    So some Democratic official needs to sign her up for the next congressional primary after that speech.

    • yetanotherLaura

      Really! She’s the American Dream and ticks all the boxes all rolled up into one strong, beautiful package.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Raised by wimmen.

    • woman kind man

      “wimmin”

      • Acronym Jim

        *Peewee Herman voice*

        “wimmin”

        • In paleo-feminist circles, it’s spelled “womyn”. So there. 😉

  • PickyPecker

    She’s a damned good speaker.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Girl’s a soldier.

  • Ninja0980

    John Lewis, one of America’s greatest heros.

  • Ninja0980

    This girl is a trooper.

    • Acronym Jim

      Literally.

  • Gustav2

    Fudge! (drink)

    • Sam_Handwich

      stop saying that

  • Lazycrockett

    Here we go with the “Great state of” parade.

    • Treant

      “Delaware, the first state. The state that invited all others into the Union, casts its delegate votes for…”

  • avidreader

    And she was wearing flats! She’s a hero.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Or, as she calls it, “scissoring”.

  • PickyPecker

    Hillary or Bernie? I just know it will be Bernie!!! Cleo is never wrong.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I want some of what you’re smoking. 🙂

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    And what gets me: as a soldier, she has to take orders from a person who hates her for everything that she just said, and fight for his freedom to do so.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Here it comes. Fingers crossed for good behavior.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    THe Story of America: Lesbians!!!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      …god I love the lesbians…..

      • So do I. Well, one in particular especially.

    • halfwaythere

      Damn right, and don’t you forget it! 😉

  • Jay George

    How hard will the roll call be? I hope it’s not painful.

    • PickyPecker

      Just long more than anything. They all want to say something from their state, most times. Will be a while before IL presents (my state). Will be something about the Land of Lincoln and skyscrapers….yadda yadda.

    • Gustav2

      It will be OK, just muddle thru, it is almost over.

    • Treant

      Tedious.

      Hillary’s already leading by 41, so there you go. 🙂

      • danolgb

        It’s rigged.. rigged!! They let the A states go first!!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Alabama: The real one. Not the middle of PA one.

  • Lazycrockett

    Get in that camera shot buddy.

  • Jay George

    Unfortunately that woman right there is useless.

  • ‘Abstention’? WTF?

    • danolgb

      Sometimes a vote or two went to the candidates who dropped out. Doesn’t seem that the delegation was prepared for that.

      • Still.

      • clay

        Unlike the GOP, they aren’t just dumping the votes to someone else?

  • Lazycrockett

    Dems don’t do the Great State bit? hmmm

  • AW

    50 Clinton, 9 Sanders – 1 abstention? What?

    • Treant

      One of Clinton’s delegates may not have been able to make it.

      • Jay George

        Worley prolly can’t count that high.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Alabamath.

  • Acronym Jim

    “Alabama has champions not only in football…”

    Oooo, shade to the Republicans.

  • JK3

    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: “Alabama. Why are you fucking things up?”

    • Jay George

      It’s kinda our Standard Operating Procedure. 😉

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    “Alaska, please don’t blame us for Palin…”.

  • Ninja0980

    Heeerreee we gooooo!

  • avidreader

    This is the best part, much better than the Eurovision! I’m having the time of my life!

  • AW

    Alaska – 6 votes for Clinton, 14 For sanders

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Don’cha have one more?”

    • Sam_Handwich

      lol you’re still behind Mr Gaga

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Education: not Alabama’s calling card.

  • Gustav2

    Samoa with more Mormon Football players.

  • Acronym Jim

    Somehow, when I picture Mardi Gras, Alaska isn’t the first place to pop into mind.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Put down the pipe, Alaska.

  • Jay George

    WTG American Samoa!

  • Lazycrockett

    Hes’ cute.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Delegate McWoofers

  • AW

    I love this guy! “give us more and we’d cast those too!”

  • Treant

    I sense that there’s no love for Sanders in AS.

  • Lazycrockett

    She didnt even bother to put out her cigarette.

  • halfwaythere

    Awwww….the 102 year old woman announcing the Hillary votes!!!!

  • Gustav2

    That elderly lady saying that almost made me cry.

    • It’s worth remembering: She was born before women had the right to vote.

  • AW

    OMG I love this woman!!! I love her so much!

  • delk

    I want her as my ring tone!!!

  • PickyPecker

    WHOOO, GO AZ!

  • JK3

    Is my boo Ruben Kihuen going to be there for Nevada?

  • Jay George

    <3 <3 <3 Old lady love!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Ruben Gallego! He used to be my congressman!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Ah, she’s cute!

    • PickyPecker

      And you could tell she loved doing it!

  • avidreader

    That was the most adorable thing I’ve seen in my whole life!

  • TK

    She doesn’t look a day over 98

  • Jay George

    WOooooOOOooo!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Oh, Bill slogan, it’s back.
    Note how civil rights shows up in these speeches. GOP: sports– over and over and over again.

  • Ninja0980

    102 years old, god bless her.

  • TK

    This is actually going pretty smooth. Reddit lead people to think it was gonna be a messy roll call.

  • Treant

    115 Clinton to 60 Sanders so far. I don’t think that, at any point, Sanders ever pulls ahead even done alphabetically.

  • SoCalGal20

    I hope I live to be 102, and be that spry if I get there.

    I love the roll call!

  • Lazycrockett

    Boxer!!!

    • Bryan

      Kamala!

  • PickyPecker

    CA. The whopper!

  • JK3

    I hope CA has it’s shit together.

  • Sam_Handwich

    are they doing the whole 50+ roll call, or will some state let NY take their place and call to nominate Clinton by acclamation?

    • Probably.

    • Lazycrockett

      yep
      Vermont is requesting to go last so the whole roll call will be done. Unless something has changed.

    • Gustav2

      Yes, we can’t let the Berners think it was rigged.

    • Lazycrockett

      We just don’t know who will nominate Hillary, cause Bernie doesn’t want to cause it would cause to much chaos on the floor.

  • AW

    Nancy!

  • Jay George

    Moonbeam, I love ya!

  • danolgb

    Gloria Allred, always getting in the shot.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I think that’s Boxer and Pelosi next to him.

      • danolgb

        No, Gloria was there too. I know what Pelosi and Boxer look like.

    • Acronym Jim

      I believe that’s either Pelosi or Barbara Boxer you’re referring to there.

  • Ninja0980

    Moonbeam!

  • PickyPecker

    WHOOOO. WTG CA!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!

  • coram nobis

    I see Gray Davis and Kamala Harris.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Rocky Mountain High….

  • danolgb

    He sounds like he’s announcing a prize on Wheel of Fortune (CO)

  • Gustav2

    Who the freak abstains?

    • Treant

      Several superdelegates who are in touchy positions.

      • Ah, first “that’s gotta be it” explanation I’ve heard.

      • Gustav2

        Ahhhhhh….

      • danolgb

        Also, it is Colorado.. pot is legal there.

  • JCF

    Gotta say it: as a person w/ two X chromosomes, was truly moved by the 102 year old female delegate from Arizona nominating Hillary. <3

    • I got a little choked up.

    • halfwaythere

      Me too!!

  • Sam_Handwich

    i remember watching this 8 years ago with tears in my eyes..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57JaSDPJjo8

  • Gustav2

    I don’t like nutmeg.

  • JCF

    Hey, there’s my Gov, my Senator and My next Senator (Brown, Boxer and—BABE!—Kamala Harris)!

  • Lazycrockett

    Hi Nancy

  • Ninja0980

    Kamela Harris, our next Senator from California!

    • BobSF_94117

      Sigh

  • clay

    Connecticut forgot why they were standing up?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Connecticut is claiming to be the home of the pizza? And the hamburger?

    • clay

      Naples AND Hamburg!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Some place in Germany mentioned something about the latter.

  • halfwaythere

    The state who brought you kevlar??? WTF?

    • clay

      DuPont

  • JK3

    Um… Yum. Time to go to Delaware

    • Treant

      Yeah, I saw him too.

  • Jay George

    Check that tie!

  • Acronym Jim

    The delegates are focusing on what their states have done for their constituents rather than on what they have done for the NFL.

    That’s refreshing.

    • PickyPecker

      we’ll see what TX hacks up.

  • Tipsy

    Every state and territory seems to have some crazy superlative.

  • Democrats Abroad: How I voted when we were living in India, 2006-08. They’re a fantastic group.

    • AW

      That’s how I voted this year!

  • PickyPecker

    What’s all this about Democrat broads?

  • Jay George

    Sanders has a living older brother? Wow.

    • halfwaythere

      God, he sounds similar to him. How touching, to have him here.

      • Jay George

        Bless him.

    • I can see the resemblance. And they sound exactly alike.

  • JCF

    OK, I think I like Larry better than Bernie. He’s sweet.

    • Treant

      +1000.

    • PickyPecker

      I like he called his brother Bernard.

  • AW

    That was actually really sweet…

    • halfwaythere

      I teared up – the second time already today!

  • Ninja0980

    Didn’t know Sanders had a brother.

  • Sam_Handwich

    that was sweet

    • It was. I’m glad they included him.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Even as bitter and anti Bernie Bot as I am, that was very moving. Invoking his family and their belief in the Democratic ideals of progressivism was touching.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Erased a LOT of bullshit.

  • Aww… Bernie’s choked up. I cannot blame him one bit. That was really sweet of the DA group.

  • Gustav2

    DC will never be a state sending 2 Democrats to the Senate.

    • JCF

      Never say never.

  • AW

    I support this! DC for Statehood!

    • Treant

      It’s got more people than Wyoming.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        So does a typical Walmart on any given day

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I support your support

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    To be honest, DC does get kind of screwed over sans statehood.

    • PickyPecker

      PR as well.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Hear, hear.

    • Yeah. They have a higher population than Wyoming and Vermont, but still get screwed by having Congress constantly override their own self-rule.

      • bkmn

        I think that should be rectified if Democrats do well this election.

        • I agree. I’d also like to see some form of collective statehood for the other territories, such as American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, etc. But that would take an act of Congress.

          • PickyPecker

            Who are, and continue to be terrified of the possibility of the ‘D’ designation behind registered voters.

          • yetanotherLaura

            That would be nice. When my husband lived in Guam, he was disenfranchised even though he was born and raised in Minnesota. Guam has been part of the US for years, but apparently they’re easily forgotten.

      • John B.

        See my reply to Pickypecker. We are screwed over by the Republicans, who will never allow statehood (and thus two more Democratic senators), but also by our own DC government, who won’t even consider the only realistic alternative, retrocession.

  • PickyPecker

    DC and PeurtoRico! It’s way past time!

    • AW

      Agreed! Make them states!!

    • Treant

      It would swing the Senate and strongly influence the House toward the D side, so not until after 2020.

    • John B.

      And it will never happen as long as Republicans retain any kind of power, because it would guarantee 2 additional Democratic senators. They would rather continue to disenfrachise hundreds of thousands of American citizens than to lose their unfair advantage in Congress. Unfortunately the DC government participates in this disenfranchisement because they won’t even consider the one alternative that has any realistic chance of happening, retrocession to Maryland. (I’m a 25 year resident of DC and I remain frustrated with this state of affairs.)

  • Ninja0980

    DC statehood is way overdue, same with Puerto Rico.

  • Acronym Jim

    I don’t know if Rhode Island would be for or against not being the smallest state anymore.

  • PickyPecker

    Nicely done, FL!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Florida Man!

  • AW

    I have to be honest this nominating of Hillary has got me all emotional. There is a lot of love today even from the Sanders supporters. It’s wonderful.

    • Jay George

      (((hug)))

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    So, if anyone didn’t notice the visual difference and ideological variation with the RNC— you’re blind and deaf.

    • clay

      Kiss the baby!

      • After Donald puts down his human shield…

  • danolgb

    Hello cutie behind Lewis.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Shit, Ryan Gosling has a brother in Georgia!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Come give Daddy some sugar, sugar.

      • danolgb

        He’s mine! I called dibs!

  • halfwaythere

    I’ve never watched the conventions before, except for the prime time speeches. I watched last week for the shitshow and this week for the love and warm fuzzy feelings. This is lovely this week.

    • PickyPecker

      Big difference between the two, wouldn’t you say?

  • Treant

    That shot of Bernie was kind of a little scary.

    • Mayhap. But this is also how we know the conclusion is already foregone: Sanders is sitting in the audience. Clinton (I believe) is not. As per normal protocol.

      • Treant

        It was the “burn it the fuck down” look on his face.

        • Ninja0980

          He really thinks he had a chance to win when in reality when he lost after NY.

          • Treant

            South Carolina. 🙂

          • That’s when I knew it was over, aye.

  • PickyPecker

    YAY! I love the Hawaiian language!!!

    • halfwaythere

      I know, I do love hearing it here, although I miss miss miss hearing spoken Spanish from all my time in the West/Southwest.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Uh oh. Hawaii, that fake state that libruls made up so Obama could be president.

    • PickyPecker

      also known as Kenya.

      • Treant

        Great minds.

    • Jay George

      Wish I lived there.

    • Treant

      Kenya West, as it’s more commonly known.

  • TK

    Spoiler Alert: Hillary wins

    • AW

      Stop ruining it!! I like to be surprised… 😉

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Obama Home State: Trump wants to know why Kenya is able to vote.

    • “Sad!”

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        !!

  • JK3

    I wish they had a scoreboard behind them.

  • TK

    Birthplace of Obama?? Kenya gets a vote??

  • AW

    U-da-ho

    • JCF

      Who u callin’ a ho? ;-p

      • AW

        …U

  • halfwaythere

    That hat!

    • Jay George

      Very Forest Gumpy

    • clay

      that voice, that list of accomplishments, that potato

      • KCMC

        damn undamned river

        • Acronym Jim

          I believe he’s talking about the Snake River. They named it that and the major canyon through which it flows “Hells Canyon” to keep strangers out. They are both gorgeous.

          • KCMC

            gorge. see what you did

  • bkmn

    The CSpan feed is really crapping out.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Why does the DNC donkey have Rudolph’s antlers on his hat?

  • PickyPecker

    WHOOOOO…ILLINOIS!

  • Phil in FLL

    The consensus among law enforcement officials and the FBI is that Putin has engineered a Nixon-style hack of the DNC. Disaster for Putin’s pal Trump.

    • halfwaythere

      One can hope!!

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Bust him. Bust. His. Ass.

  • Acronym Jim

    Idaho, the beta version of Alaska.

    • Also where Sarah Palin went to college.

      • Acronym Jim

        Oh, sweet Lurline, I did not know that. I thought she went to college in Fargo.

  • Treant

    Idaho, you da slut.

    • KCMC

      never old

  • JCF

    This woman’s tearing my heart out. Hill’s longtime BFF!

  • PickyPecker

    WHOOOOOOOO!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      New pearl necklace?

  • clay

    ooh, Hillary’s life long friend– lesbian

  • Tipsy

    In 2008, did the delegates announce Hillary’s votes with the same fervor that they are announcing Bernie’s votes this time around? It’s doing wonders for unity right now, but I can’t recall 2008’s cool call.

    • Tipsy

      I mean roll call. Although yes, this has been a cool call.

  • karen in kalifornia

    I’m loving this, the roll call bits. Representative speakers from the different states and territories say the weirdest and cutest things about their states. So far my fave is the 102 yr old woman from AZ who got to cast the Hillary votes for that state.

    • danolgb

      Uh, this, uh, my Uncle Phil’s World’s Largest Ball of Twine, in Bundy, Minnesota, makes me, um, it makes me proud I’m American – I kinda misunderstood the assignment.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    That was moving.

  • Ninja0980

    Very moving speech.

  • halfwaythere

    Go, Indiana!!

  • JCF

    Rhymin’ time!

  • Sam_Handwich

    love the “Pence you’re fired” sign from IN delegation

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Shut up, Michael J. Fox

  • Jay George

    Indiana fired Trump. That was great!

    • I liked that. It was awesome.

  • Lazycrockett

    Good Luck Indiana.

  • JCF

    Evan Bayh back to Senate: Dem pick-up!

    • Hell yes!

    • Jay George

      Go EBayh!

      • JCF

        LOL

  • Hue-Man

    Remember that every 9th person you see is LGBT.

    • Treant

      In this crowd, probably every eighth.

    • David Milley

      Like real life!

    • Sam_Handwich

      only Tangerine Jebus can save us now

    • Lumpy Gaga

      In this crowd, 44% want Trump. Also, like real life.

  • Jay George

    Now my feed is stuttering. :p

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    WHOOOO…IOWA!!

  • PickyPecker

    Uh oh. Yakkie-yak Iowegians. Look out.

  • delk

    Enough with the sign.

  • TK

    Madame Secretary is not messing around. She is all business. You can tell she’s done with booing of any kind and wants this over.

  • C’mon Iowa, stop filibustering the roll-call

  • Ninja0980

    Evan Bayh, back to Washington!

  • danolgb

    I feel like IA is creating an ad for a tractor pull

  • PickyPecker

    KS the sunflower state.

  • clay

    We are Kansas, where we . . . talk. . . slower

    • Well, they have been defunding their public education system.

      • bkmn

        Severely.

      • clay

        Note that they call out to their college educated adults– didn’t hear the GOP doing that.

  • JCF

    Is Kansas woman a preacher? She sounds like it. Halleloo!

  • Phil in FLL

    All over mainstream media (ABC, NYT…) Now that FBI and law enforcement has exposed Putin’s Nixonian hack of the DNC, the media is showing interest in Trump’s ties to Russian interests. Headline from ABC:

    DNC Hack Prompts Questions About Trump’s Ties to Russia

    Link to ABC article:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dnc-hack-prompts-questions-trumps-ties-russia/story?id=40866712

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Bust. His. Ass.

      • I want to see the tangerine homunculus wearing an orange jumpsuit.

        • Treant

          To be a homunculus, you need to be human-like. Please don’t insult the homunculi.

          • “Cheeto-humanoid hybrid”? That work better? Or how about ‘Hobgoblin American’?

        • bkmn

          They had better get busy making special hand cuff for his small hands.

          • Margueritesrivera3

            <<o. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★::::::!be388p:….,….,

        • Phil in FLL

          I’ll be silly about it:

          “Lock! Him! Up!” (tongue in cheek)

          • billbear1961

            It’s not silly!

            Lock the TRAITOR up!!

            Trial and then PRISON–he’s been doing them favours, praising them, changing the plank in the GOP platform dealing with our relations with Russia to reflect his pro-Russian sympathies, threatening to abandon NATO allies to Putin’s aggression, and all for the SAKE of the DIRTY Russian capital that has been keeping his business empire afloat since at least 2004!!

            POTUS??

            NEVER!!

            And MANY in his campaign, also with extensive financial ties to the Kremlin, have aided and abetted him!!

            Arrest and INTERROGATE them!!

          • Phil in FLL

            Trump recently stated that he wouldn’t necessarily help NATO members (such as Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia) if they were attacked by you-know-who. I think most people can connect the dots.

        • Clive Johnson

          lol

    • David Milley

      It’s getting legs!!

      • Phil in FLL

        Indeed it is.

    • PickyPecker

      About time! Expose the cheating cheeto!

    • JCF

      Just Say No to “The Siberian Candidate”!

      • David Milley

        (chuckle) Hubby’s been calling Trump “the Manchurian candidate” for more than a year now. He loves being right — I’ll never hear the end of it.

    • PickyPecker

      maybe the press will actually begin doing their fucking job and stop reading his tweets on the air in place of journalism.

      All I gotta say is, whoever can break the story wide open is going to be YOUUUGE.

      • billbear1961

        On a par with the reporters who brought Nixon down for Watergate!!

    • SelectFromWhere

      I think you mean TRUMP’S ties to Russian interests? Putin’s ties are not a surprise 🙂

      • Phil in FLL

        Thank you.

    • billbear1961

      Well, it’s a START–but it’s rather half-assed. They only talk of his “business interests” with the Russians. They don’t say how BIG and VITAL those interests have been for him since 2004.

      One of the important facts about Trump is his lack of creditworthiness. After his 2004 bankruptcy and his long streak of lawsuits, the big banks decided he wasn’t worth the effort. They’d rather not touch the self-proclaimed “king of debt.” This sent him chasing less conventional sources of cash. BuzzFeed has shown, for instance, his efforts to woo Muammar Qaddafi as an investor. Libyan money never did materialize. It was Russian capital that fueled many of his signature projects—that helped him preserve his image as a great builder as he recovered from bankruptcy.

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/vladimir_putin_has_a_plan_for_destroying_the_west_and_it_looks_a_lot_like.html

      Of course, they just let Trump and Manafort–who LIED through his TEETH about the recent plagiarism scandal–brush it off as ridiculous.

      If it were HILLARY being questioned, they would have been MUCH more aggressive.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    They have a lot of sunflowers there….

    • Treant

      Sunflowers, cows, and bigots.

    • clay

      they are tough daisies.

  • I see several Betty Bowerses!

  • TK

    The diversity in this crowd makes me proud to be a Big D — take that as you wish…

    • Jay George

      Me too. I wouldn’t be a republican for a million dollars and I could use a million dollars. 😉

  • JK3

    Obama isn’t at the convention right now. Otherwise Grimes wouldn’t be anyone near that place.

  • Sam_Handwich

    here’s the Bernie Bro recap if you missed it

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/758056215960223745

    • Like I said downthread, that was really sweet. Can’t blame Bernie for getting choked up — I’d have bawled like a baby.

  • MB

    Louisiana delegates: Louisiana knows that LOVE trumps HATE.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Mmmm. Melting pot.

      • bkmn

        With lots and lots of butter.

  • Jay George

    You can look at LA and see why Bush didn’t help them during Katrina.

    • JCF

      Back when Kanye was still capable of saying something sensible.

  • Jay George

    Time to go to Maine then. No repubs!

    • bkmn

      Don’t be fooled.

      • Jay George

        I’m just desperate. 😉

    • Yeah, but they need to get rid of that asshole GOP governor, LePage.

      • Ninja0980

        The third party folks have to stop splitting the vote first.

      • JCF

        And they could have had the first openly gay Governor.

  • JK3

    It’s kind of hilarious, but this roll call is like a recap of the primary. If the delegation is a majority black, you know Sanders is only getting like 10 delegates.

  • Mike C

    Well, except that crazy governor, Maine….

  • halfwaythere

    I can’t believe that I continue to get choked up looking at the marvelous diversity of the delegates.

    • Sam_Handwich

      especially in contrast to last week’s rotary club jamboree

      • And “Four Day Hate”.

        • JCF

          Four Day Fear Fest.

    • Gustav2

      Looks like our neighborhood

  • clay

    It sounds like we’re never going to recognize Edith Wilson as the first woman president.

  • danolgb

    You know who I feel sorry for? The guy who had to set up 58 microphones that are each only used for a couple minutes.

    • JCF

      And have to be briefly turned on, then immediately turned off!

      • Which I’ve heard occasionally they don’t get quite on time. lol

  • Massachusetts: First state in marriage equality! WOOOOO!

  • Ninja0980

    First state for marriage equality!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      LOL. I’m still at Maryland.

      • The C-SPAN feed is closer to up-to-date. PBS closer still, but I’m on C-SPAN now because they have a vote counter on the bottom of the screen.

  • halfwaythere

    Do they not hear the secretary? Why do they keep talking while she’s still saying, “You have x votes, how do you vote?” Maybe it’s the adrenalin, but it’s bugging me.

    • clay

      And I bet they were coached about the intro, as well, and still step on it.

    • delk

      Probably tough to hear with all the screaming going around them.

  • Ninja0980

    MSNBC decides this would be the perfect time to have Jill Stein on to bash Clinton.
    Screw them.

    • AW

      For real?

    • David Milley

      Which is why I’m watching on CSPAN. MSNBC jumped the shark this season.

      • JCF

        DNCTV for me.

    • Jeezuz… For fuck’s sake. And they have the gall to wonder why Trump is the GOP’s candidate? This kind of shit is why.

  • halfwaythere

    Amy!!!!!

  • JCF

    Remember when Bernie “won Michigan”?

    Bernie: 66 votes
    Hillary: 81 votes!

  • halfwaythere

    The state of Prince’s Purple Rain!!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Band should play “Darling NikkI’ next break.

  • JCF

    Amy Klobachar is so adorkable. <3

    • I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Al Franken, tbh.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    I forget that Kaine is from there. And Al looks great!

    • halfwaythere

      Al Franken is so cute. I love our dorks! (I’m one too!)

  • Treant

    Amy! Amy! Amy!

  • Ninja0980

    Amy AMY!

  • sherman

    Keith Ellison looking very fine in the light blue and white checked shirt.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Love Franken, but he sends me too much email.

    • JCF

      Not compared to Robby Mook! :-0

      • JK3

        Robby Mook can send me all the emails that he wants >.>

      • Gustav2

        I have a separate account just for his emails

  • JCF

    Claire McGaskill (sp)!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    And one vote for Wendy and Lisa??

  • clay

    Sports ball, part deaux!

  • AW

    Montana!!!!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Doesn’t she have cancer? She looks pretty good for someone getting cancer treatment.

  • avidreader

    Finally someone mentions the Native Americans…

    • clay

      Alaska did, as well as Arizona

      • avidreader

        Ah, you’re right, and not just them.

    • David Milley

      I remember Arizona doing so, at some length … edit — Arizona did, but it was Alaska that enumerated nations.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Alaska did at length, Samoa as well to some extent.

    • halfwaythere

      I was surprised to hear that there aren’t yet any Native American women in Congress.

  • bkmn

    Tester, who voted against common sense gun control.

    • The SOB exploited the progressives to get elected, then promptly went far-right Blue Dog.

  • Treant

    Hello from Montana! Uh…we’re really empty… Uh…we have mountains, too…

    • AW

      Where in Montana?

    • bkmn

      and lots of cattle.

  • Ninja0980

    Never forget McCaskill pulling off one of the best campaign moves of all time by getting Republican primary voters to pick Todd Akin for her.

  • Sam_Handwich

    beard dude over his shoulder

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “A bearded man is in your future feed….”

  • Ninja0980

    Tester’s son is gay and a hottie to boot, I wonder where he’s at.

  • JK3

    That Damn Camera is blocking my view of Ruben….

  • danolgb

    NV.. try to cast your votes without getting into a brawl.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Still can’t get used to Nevada as NevADDuh. I know, East coast pronunciation is incorrect.

    • Acronym Jim

      You’d be horrified at how Oregonians pronounce Rodeo.

  • avidreader

    I have to pee sooo bad, but I don’t want to miss a single second of this! Any solutions?

    • Treant

      Your lined trashcan?

    • 32 ounce cup?

    • bkmn

      Drink a 2 liter bottle of water/soda and then pee in the bottle.

    • AW

      Bite the bullet and just go… I did

    • Gustav2

      Your beer bottle

    • David Milley

      (chuckle) leading question …

    • ‘Depends’?

    • clay

      I’m supposed to be lecturing.

    • Acronym Jim

      Depends.

    • Sam_Handwich

      thoughts and prayers

      • bkmn

        You are just mean enough to win my vote Candidate Handwich.

      • You win the sub-thread.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Stadium Pal, delivered by Amazon drone.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Find out if your SO REALLY loves you.

    • sherman

      The pause button.

      • halfwaythere

        Yeah, but then you get so behind on the comment thread!!

      • Acronym Jim

        Oh you, with your common sense.

    • danolgb

      Go where you are. It will be warm for a little while.

  • JCF

    New Hampshire Senate pick-up w/ Hassan!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    NH: We have the best maple syrup!

  • JCF

    Wow, NH split vote 16-16. I recall on primary night, was a little different…

    • Includes the superdelegates.

    • Gustav2

      Super Delegates?

    • Treant

      15 Sanders to 9 Clinton via vote, 16/16 with supers.

  • Ninja0980

    NH and Maggie Hassan, our next senator!

  • David Milley

    Well, NJ was garbled. Stage fright, I guess.

  • Alan S. Lee

    Corey booker is dreammmmy.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Joisey!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    NJ: Um, is this making sense?

    • David Milley

      Nope. He’s gonna smack himself in the forehead later.

  • JCF

    “the first female in history will be made”: I think there’s a sentence in there somewhere. ;-X

    • Michael Smith

      I think he drank his dinner.

  • Alan S. Lee

    The guy was not very sober.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Nope– totally lit.

    • David Milley

      … and, I expect, a meme is born.

    • Acronym Jim

      Hangover from partying with Cory Booker.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        You know CB hit the bar after Monday night. I love him, but you know — a bunch of white people yelling at you? off-putting.

  • Treant

    I’m a pole sucker. Oh…pole talker. Never mind.

  • Yay for my state, NM.

    • Acronym Jim

      Yay, shout out to Native Americans.

    • David Milley

      And, unlike my state, coherent!

    • Sam_Handwich

      red or green?

      • Acronym Jim

        Neo’s birthplace?

      • halfwaythere

        Chile – what flavor sauce do you want on top of your yummy New Mexican food?

        • halfwaythere

          You can request “Christmas”, a combo of both.

        • Sam_Handwich

          i was wondering becca’s preference

          • I like Green better because there’s more chile flavor, but where there’s an option, I ask for Green-extra hot.

      • Green.

    • halfwaythere

      I used to live there, and I remember when the legislature made “red or green” the state question – ha!

  • sherman

    Yay blue meth!

    • KnownDonorDad

    • Lumpy Gaga

      We need our country to be narcotic-independent. We’re brewing solutions at home.

      • bkmn

        Legalize pot. Some are even experimenting using pot to get people off their narcotic addiction.

  • avidreader

    Native American *and* a Breaking Bad reference? Two of my favourite things!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Never watched BB. Never miss BCS.

  • JCF

    Cuomo: “Seneca Falls”!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    He’s a putz at times but I admire him, and his father, whose speech was one of the best DNC speeches in modern years.

  • avidreader

    Aaand my third favourite thing was just mentioned: Seneca Falls. What a wonderful evening.

  • Ninja0980

    NY, NY!!!!!
    My home state!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Less Chuck. More Amy.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      No pussy jokes. This show sucks.

    • bkmn

      I hope Sen. Warren gives him a run for the gavel.

  • sherman

    Hoping last night’s silverfox will pop up in some delegation.

    • AW

      who was that?

      • sherman

        After the convention last night, during some interview on CNN he popped up in the background, causing several of us watching to pop up.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    NC: Call that HB2 bullshit into question– please!

    • David Milley

      She did!

  • Sam_Handwich

    after NY hillary needs 476 more

    • Treant

      She clinches in Pennsylvania…or close…if they do everything in order. My bet is they shift VT in as the winning state if possible, or move that right to the end.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    There we go! Bye bye HB2

    • bkmn

      Sweep the GOP out of power because of it, I hope.

  • Sam_Handwich

    REPEAL HB2!!!

    • danolgb

      I’m also fine with it being thrown out by the courts. That has more of a lasting and widespread effect.

  • Acronym Jim

    New York didn’t pass?

    • halfwaythere

      I was surprised too.

  • Ninja0980

    Repeal HB2!

  • JCF

    Switching to CSPAN: not as hi-def pretty as DNCTV, but CSPAN has running totals: wanna see Hillary go over the top!

    • Yeah, but I dropped off the stream because it was cutting out on me. So I turned on the TV.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “… will repeal HB2..!”

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    So glad to see progressive causes and messages of inclusion, including the native nations.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I want NC’s pink hat.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Just got home. Any drama with California?

    • Nope.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        🙂

        • Most memorable moment I can recall was when the Democrats Abroad had Bernie’s older brother as a delegate and let him cast his vote, himself, for Bernie. It was a genuine feels moment.

    • Acronym Jim

      The Berniebusters mothers threatened to cut off their trust funds.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Damn! I want one of those hats!

  • Ninja0980

    I want that hat!

  • sherman

    O-HI-O!

    • sherman

      Obergefell!

      • A HUGE debt of gratitude towards Obergefell.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        We ran a convention and the NG didn’t kill anybody!!!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    PA to go over the top?

  • halfwaythere

    Sherrod Brown! Jim Obergefell!

  • David Milley

    Yippee!!!!

  • avidreader

    Christ they were all so very pretty in that Mariana Islands delegation.

  • Lazycrockett

    Obergefell!!

  • JCF

    OBERGEFELL!!!!!!

  • bkmn

    Obergefell to his left!!!!!

  • delk

    !!! 🙂 !!!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Sherrod. I want.

  • AW

    I love that Ohio boy… and I thank him for being so strong.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Love trumps hate!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    God, I adore Obergefell– and his bowties.

  • avidreader

    He’s just fabulous, isn’t he?

  • Ninja0980

    Obergefell!!

  • Lazycrockett

    She smokes.

  • bkmn

    Oklahoma, we are slightly smarter than our cousins in Kansas.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Oh, voice like butter!

    • Acronym Jim

      Patsy at 100.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Barbra’s gonna sound like that by the end of her tour.

  • Good god, put the fucking banner down.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    The cryptkeeper is reporting from Oklahoma!!

  • Lazycrockett
    • Lumpy Gaga

      THey’re overthinking it?

  • Dot Beech

    Sherrod Brown is unalterably hot.

    • Alan S. Lee

      Unalterably?

  • AW

    87 years old… probably never thought she’d see the day.

    • The 102 year old woman from earlier was born even before women got the right to vote.

      • Lazycrockett

        Yeah tell her to have several seats.

      • AW

        It makes me so emotional… this is monumental. I’m so happy that that 102 year old woman got to vote to nominate the first woman president in the history of the US

        • avidreader

          I’m going to rewatch that part over and over again, the same as with Michelle Obama’s speech.

  • Adam King

    I love this lady.

  • Treant

    Put the damned banner down, assholes, I can’t see the lady from the camera feed I’m getting.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Like this sexy C-SPan scoreboard.

  • sherman

    Great to see proud Democrats from deep red states. Much appreciation for your fight against difficult odds, and amidst often hostile and even dangerous surroundings.

  • Talisman

    It’s time for math class!

  • Ninja0980

    Love this lady!

  • Acronym Jim

    Oopsie!

  • bkmn

    Where is Oregon’s bi governor?

    • Acronym Jim

      Governing.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Now I’m real thirsty and don’t wanna leave. Maybe pee guy and I could help each other out if he’s closeby.

    • David Milley

      Heh. Saw that coming.

    • avidreader

      Too late, I sacrificed North Dakota to run to the bathroom.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I’d sacrifice it for a lot less.

  • Ninja0980

    Where is Oregon’s governor at?

    • Acronym Jim

      As I told bkmn – Governing.

  • JCF

    Merkley, Hillary’s votes should come last. :-/

  • Treant

    Wooo! My own Pennsylvania!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Governor Wolf!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      But really, FUCK that new download tax.

  • Ninja0980

    PA!

  • halfwaythere

    Almost there!!!!

  • JCF

    “…my heart’s devotion”

  • Treant

    I wanna rub things up against Wolf’s head.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    126 for HRC!!!

  • Sam_Handwich

    112 away now

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Conbention

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Ricky Martin!

    • Jay George

      heh

  • KCMC

    Gay PR flag!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      It’s just artistic..

      • KCMC

        bandera fabulosa!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    PA’s governor: proudly wearing beards in Harrisburg beyond the Amish.

  • Sam_Handwich

    cute dude in navy cap

  • JCF

    I love that rainbow Puerto Rican flag. Saw that in connection to Pulse shooting also.

  • AtticusP

    Where can I get my free Oscar Lopez Rivera?

    • From the vending machine, I think.

    • JCF

      As long as it’s not Robert Oscar Lopez. }-X

      • AtticusP

        They couldn’t pay me enough

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The speaker from P.R.?? I second!!

  • Sam_Handwich

    my beloved native rhode island 😀

    • Jay George

      They are smiling their teefers out. 😀

    • Go fighting Pequods

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Biggest heart? Get that looked at.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “I get pictures of your Mom through the mail.”

    – LOVE that ad…

  • delk

    This could be it!

  • Sam_Handwich

    this is it, i think

  • KCMC

    palmetto? nasty bugs

    • JCF

      Palmetto is what the bugs live on.

  • delk

    Boom!

  • halfwaythere

    Nope, next state….

  • Lazycrockett

    9 more votes.

  • David Milley

    Three more …

  • JCF

    Here we go! This should do it!

  • halfwaythere

    South Dakota’s going to put her over? I did not expect that.

    • KCMC

      Yea, birth state!

  • Megrim Twist

    OMG I’m already in tears.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Oh come ON, C-SPAN. FASTER! FASTER!

  • Ninja0980

    South Dakota will be the clincher.. wow.

  • Sam_Handwich

    need 3 more votes

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    That was incredibly cool to hear.

    • Jay George

      Good looking man too.

  • sherman

    Speaking Lakota! Didn’t hear that last week.

    • bkmn

      All I heard last week was spittle whistling by.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Security!

    • No, but I did hear lots and lots of bigotese.

  • Lazycrockett

    Doesn’t look like Bernie is gonna show.

    • He was in the audience earlier.

    • Treant

      Then they’ll do it at the end. Not as tasteful as 2008, but it’ll do, I guess.

      • Lazycrockett

        Just makes its more important how Hillary handled it.

  • avidreader

    FINALLY someone speaks in a native language! Beautiful.

  • JCF

    WOO HOO HILLARY!!!!!!!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    South Dakota, my home state! Home of the Badlands and the bad boys! Why not?

  • danolgb

    South Dakota puts it over the top!

  • Kuka

    best eyebrows in the place

  • AW

    OMG It’s just happened!

  • bkmn

    My birth state puts her over the top!

    • KCMC

      SD? Me too!

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Me 3

        • KCMC

          Sioux Falls, Minnehaha!

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Rapid City 4/16/52!

  • Ninja0980

    HISTORY!!!!

  • Treant

    HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON. FUCKIN’ Hillary Rodham Clinton, BITCHEZ!

    Cheeto-Stained Asshole, HILLARY is coming for YOUR ASS and SHE IS GOING TO POUND IT INTO THE GROUND.

    PRESIDENT HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON!

  • Sam_Handwich

    hmm…no big crowd explosion

    • danolgb

      I don’t think they’re getting the count totals live in the arena.

    • Lazycrockett

      The floor doesn’t know.

    • AtticusP

      Do they know?

  • halfwaythere

    I love the signs: “Do the most good”. That’s a slogan we should all strive to live for.

    • As opposed to the signs at the RNC which, to my eye, all read “Me first!”

      • bkmn

        Me first, last and forever.

  • Talisman

    I’m dead on my feet tonight. Was up at 5:30am because I had to go to Augusta for a Doctor’s appointment.

    On that note, it’s confirmed that my liver is trying to kill me. I guess I deserve it, considering how much I’ve abused it.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i’m sorry buddy.

      • Talisman

        Yeah, well, I showed it who’s boss. I just had another margarita 😛

  • JK3

    You know that Sheila Jackson Lee marked her spot and NO ONE in that delegation tried to get it.

  • JCF

    Now have on MSNBC. Rachel reports HISTORY!

    • AtticusP

      Someone needs to tell the delegates.

      • TampaDink

        Why? A good percentage of them won’t believe it & will demand a recount….quick….new primaries & caucuses….STAT!

        Trae Crowder had it right when he stated that people who are so disappointed that Bernie didn’t become the nominee that they would vote for don the con are no different than vegans who upon learning that the restaurant had run out of eggplant would opt for veal in its place.

        • AtticusP

          I liked Colbert’s take on Bernie bots supporting Trump.

          He said it’s like, when a waitress tells you they don’t serve Coke products, you tell her “That’s OK: just fill my mouth with bees instead.”

          • TampaDink

            Another well thought out approach. I love Colbert!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    CRAWL ALert says “officially nominated”

  • delk

    Really, my dog was excited.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Yeah, well maybe your DOG is part of the PROBLEM, pal. Bernie coulda used him but it’s too late for that now, isn’t it?

  • Lazycrockett

    Watch out for that falling glass everyone.

    • AtticusP

      Let me get my umbrella!

  • sherman

    Many people’s only chance to be on national TV, and some idiot has to put another Bernie sign in front of their face. Time and again.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Because you MUST MUST MUST see this ad for what you’ve already rejected.

    • The huge vinyl banner was the worst. They wouldn’t even stop blocking the little old woman who was talking.

  • Octavio

    From the Great Beehive State and where the license plates reads “A Pretty Great State” and where the country’s funniest rocks are and where women know their place and everyone has eight kids, we industriously cast our votes from the greatest snow on earth thanks to the Great Salt Lake a whole 29 votes for the Bernie of the Sands and 9 votes for the criminally foul Hillary Rodham Clinton — uh, we think.

  • Lazycrockett

    Vermont passes.

  • Acronym Jim

    It looks like they’re going to let every state cast their votes.

    • David Milley

      Probably a good idea. Lets all the different voices be heard.

  • Jay George

    Vermont passes? WTF?

    • They want to go last. To drag it out as long as humanly possible.

      • Jay George

        Thanks! I missed that. I was making dog dinners. 😉

      • Octavio

        After the State of Xanadu?

    • Treant

      Going at the end.

    • danolgb

      Bernie is going to speak last.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Come back. We’re not douched out yet.”

  • Sam_Handwich

    vermont passes

    • KCMC

      passes a smug kidney stone

  • JCF
  • Phil in FLL

    Fun fact:

    “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son Donald Jr. told a real estate conference in 2008, the Washington Post reported last month. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

    Where are Trump’s tax returns again?

    • Including campaign donations, I have to wonder?

    • AtticusP

      New winter reality show: “Orange Is the New Trump”.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Vermont passes– so Bernie will shift his delegates to her. My guess.

    • danolgb

      That’s my guess too.. everyone gets to be heard, but in the end, unity.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      What does “pass” mean? What’s up?

      • MikeBx2

        Just means they’ll come back to them at the end. They want to go last.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Just skip us– and wait for someone to call us back into the queue. NY did it.

      • delk

        He gives all his delegates to her.

    • Alan S. Lee

      What does that mean?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Vermont passes.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Did somebody mention Beehive State?

    • danolgb

      Yes.. they looked surprising diverse for my home state.

    • TampaDink

      The Beehive? Go Roger!!!! Owner/operator & chief glamour technician of The Beehive in Winters, TX….poor old Lyla Walker over at the Winters Hair-port, the oldest living beautician in the entire state of Texas never had a chance.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    YES! PLAY! Would I have hit refresh if I didn’t want it to play?

  • Lazycrockett

    Bernie appears.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Ooh, girl. You really wanna bring up Jamestown???

  • JCF

    Here comes Bernie…

    • Sam_Handwich

      wyoming washington

      • Acronym Jim

        West Virginia

        • danolgb

          Wisconsin

        • danolgb

          Westeros

          • sherman

            We will take the Iron Throne in November.

    • David Milley

      Anticipation builds!

  • sherman

    Washington – hot! guy speaking.

  • Jay George

    Native guy holding a beaded H button and a beaded wheel.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I guess they want BS to have as many votes as he earned in the process.

    • David Milley

      Yep, I think that’s been his plan all along — to make an indelible mark on the future direction of the party. This is looking good.

  • halfwaythere

    Tammy Baldwin!! We have so many cool icons!!

  • Megrim Twist

    Almost Heaven, West Virginia

  • delk

    Mars Cheese Castle votes for Hillary!

  • JCF

    Tammy Baldwin, dyke in high places! 😉

  • Sam_Handwich

    TAMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bryan

      Suddenly Tammy!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    TAM-MY! TAM-MY!

  • sherman

    This really takes me back to my young days, watching the roll calls on TV. In B&W.

    • kanehau

      Turn your saturation to zero, and only change the channel by getting up and going over to the TV 🙂

      • sherman

        I’d have to take the remote over with me, I wouldn’t know how to manually change the channel.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Tammy!!!

  • Treant

    I didn’t realize Clinton was a thousand delegates ahead of Sanders, total, and then some.

  • JCF

    (Once and) “Future Senator Russ Feingold”!!!!!

  • Sam_Handwich

    PACKERS BADGERS AND CHEESE!!! AND RUSS FEINGOLD!

    • Treant

      And beer. Don’t forget the beer, because my hips never will.

      • Sam_Handwich

        hops hips

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “now move your big ass ’round so I can work on that zipper, baby…”

      • halfwaythere

        New Glarus!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Isn’t that really what life is all about?

  • AtticusP

    And vegetables. Scott Walker is from Wisconsin.

    • JK3

      Wisconsin should have brought in Richard Trumka to describe Walker.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Cheese and Beer! Yay!

  • halfwaythere

    Love the tshirts on Wyoming’s delegates!

  • kanehau

    Just think what fun you could have with a Mr. Microphone.

    • danolgb

      We gottta mighty convoy…

    • Treant

      Y-M-C-A…

    • Bryan

      “Hey good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later…!”

  • Cuberly
  • Sam_Handwich

    drum roll for vermont…..

  • Lazycrockett

    Get over your political revolution bs.

    • Jay George

      She seems bitter.

      • No, really? This is my surprised face, trust me.

        • Treant

          Ha! Yeah, she’s kind of Grumpy Cat after eating some bad fish.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Her swansong stays on my mind….

  • halfwaythere

    Stand up,Bernie, you’ve earned it!

  • AW

    This does remain to be seen…

  • Treant

    Next time, try for an inclusive speech, lady.

  • Octavio

    Bask in it Bernie. That’s all you get.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      No swag bag?

      • Lazycrockett

        The swag the journalist got was incredibly cheap looking.

  • JCF

    OK, Bernie, make this unanimous for Hillary!

  • kanehau

    And… there you have it!

  • delk

    swoon

  • DaddyRay

    AWESOME

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Now, pass the baton and be done.

  • Adam King

    Bernie is just barely keeping it together.

  • Sam_Handwich

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Hard to be gleeful. WTF?

  • AW

    OMG! This is historical… this is real history.

  • Cuberly

    There you have it.

    Thank you Senator Sanders.

    • Bryan

      Collective sigh of relief.

      • Cuberly

        The ayes have it!

        Wow, and how many months have passed……and here we FINALLY are.

  • Jay George

    He did it!

    • David Milley

      I never doubted he would.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Tweet that, Trump—- fucker.

  • sherman

    OK, I’m crying now. WTF?

    • Sam_Handwich

      me too

      • Jay George

        Tissues for everybody.

        ((hug))

  • Thank you, Bernie. Thank you, truly.

  • danolgb

    almost 1000 more votes when it all came down to it.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Let’s see if it works with his supporters

    • David Milley

      Except for a few holdouts, it already has.

  • AtticusP

    Yay Bernie!!!!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Lusty cheers for Sanders …. In my office.

  • DaddyRay

    Thank you again Senator Sanders for pulling the Democratic Platform back to the left – well done Sir

    • David Milley

      Good feeling, eh?

  • Octavio

    Some crying ginger lad with a Hitler salute?

  • JCF

    OK, Berners, this is where you PICK UP HILLARY SIGNS. NOW!!!!

  • AW

    FIRST WOMAN NOMINATED TO A MAJOR OFFICE!!!!

  • Adam King

    What a wonderful moment. Bernie!

  • Lazycrockett

    Well folks history being made.

  • JK3

    CarrotTop is really taking this hard!

  • Treant

    Thanks, Bernie. Looking forward to seeing you on the campaign trail for Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Forty-Fifth President of the United States.

  • JCF

    OK, couldn’t have been more than a few No’s. Good!

  • Lakeview Bob

    My feelings have changed for Bernie. Way to go Bernie!

    • Alan S. Lee

      All if forgiven! Only love now!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Scattered boos.

    • Treant

      Fuck them.

      • kanehau

        Only the cute ones.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          And no criers!!

  • halfwaythere

    “Cuz I’m happy!”

  • Sam_Handwich

    :::dancin::

    • Acronym Jim

      Boppin’

  • Treant

    Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Fuck, yeah.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Johnny Wyeknot

    A favorite song!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Nice music. Not triumphalism.

  • Megrim Twist

  • Sam_Handwich

    ♪♫cuz i’m sammy♫

    • DaddyRay

      You’re such a Hamwich

  • DaddyRay

    Donald will be tearing up Twitter shortly

    • Treant

      Fuck him. Not literally.

      • Michael Smith

        To steal and paraphrase a line from George Carlin, I wouldn’t fuck him with a stolen dick.

        • JCF

          Maybe a rusty fork?

          • Treant

            No. Just…no, you don’t want to get that close.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Holy Melania!

    • JCF

      I read that as “tearing up” as in CRYING!!! Boo fecking Hoo!!!

      • DaddyRay

        That too

  • Jay George

    Terry!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    +beating the Cooch! Beating the Cooch!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Thankfully

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Don’t beat your Cooch. Treat it nice. Give it a spa day.

  • Phil in FLL
  • kanehau

    Crafty of her doing the acceptance speech tomorrow. That way it will get more people tuning in for the last day.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      No. Fudge said Thursday.

      • kanehau

        Oops, I’m a day off (thought today was Wednesday for a moment).

        Still… even better 🙂

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Trump was just seen boarding his plane. The flight plan is directly to Moscow.

    • Phil in FLL

      It figures. Send Donald Trump back to Moscow.

    • Jeffrey

      Seriously?

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Totally! 🙂

      • Lazycrockett

        I promise to go slow.

        • Jeffrey

          At this point anything seems possible! Trump as a Bond villain escaping in his blimp isn’t all that far fetched.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Upset at being left out of the latest actions, Sarah Palin is spotted on her front porch with binoculars.

    • Acronym Jim

      Maybe he’ll be roomies with Julian and Eddie.

  • Cuberly
    • Joe in PA

      LOLZ

    • Jay George

      Kim Jong Un endorsed him today too. Reuters reported it.

      • Cuberly

        Ha!

        Despots have to look out for one another apparently.

        • Jay George

          Weird hairdo despots unite. 😉

    • JCF

      Well, he’s got the right tattoo for Drumpf…

    • halfwaythere

      Donald will say, “I don’t know who that is….”

      • Acronym Jim

        He will find out when they become cell mates.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      …and Trump will smile, accept it, and note “who am I to tell him who to vote for?”

      • Kuka

        “Don’t we have the best murderous felons, folks?”

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Who would have guessed? Wanna bet Trump doesn’t disavow his endorsement?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Well, he SAID he wanted a revolution.

      Backwards.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Looking for a pardon?

    • Treant

      Well, that clinches it. I’m votin’ for Trump.

      • Joe in PA

        I figured that that was the endorsement you were waiting for. 🙂

        • Treant

          I know, right? I’ve always wanted a Family.

    • Sam_Handwich

      that report is fake

    • Talisman

      Well, if Manson endorses him, I’m for sure voting for the dumpster.

      /s

    • Lumpy Gaga

      After thinking it over, Squeaky Fromme disagrees.

      • Joe in PA

        Squeaky Fromme…drink! Oh wait, that doesn’t work at all. 🙂

    • SoCalGal20

      So he’s wrapped up the cult leader/serial killer vote. Got it.

  • JCF

    Sorry, Terry, everyone’s gone off to eat…and DRINK! Cheers to Hillz!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Not that pee guy.

      • avidreader

        You’re right, still here.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OMG for somebody who’s yelling, he’s such a boring speaker. Nothing against Mcauliff personally, but he’s going to make people switch the channel.

  • halfwaythere

    I was thinking, “How long until the big dog?” but then I remembered how great so many of yesterday’s “less important” speakers were…..

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Nancy!!!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Here’s to the ladies who lunch! Women, give em hell.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Ladies who launch

    • Joe in PA

      You tell ’em Elaine!

      • Joe in PA

        I’ll have a vodka stinger please.

        • Adam King

          Another one?

          • Joe in PA

            Well! 🙂

  • Cuberly
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Bye Felicia.

      • Jay George

        More cheers less boos. 😀

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Denali or Denial?

    • avidreader

      I think we can finally say this: sexist scum.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Stamp your feet harder and maybe Bernie will win.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Behavior is consistent with a tweet shown here on JMG earlier today.

    • SoCalGal20

      Probably. BYE

    • Ninja0980

      Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      You go ahead and have your shadow convention. In the brutal sunshine.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      they just found out that Philly doesn’t give out free chocolate milk and candy at the convention.

      • Jay George

        And Where TF are the unicorns?

      • Adam King

        No blankies and graham crackers?

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          Nope. Thanks Obama!

    • Sore losers.

      • Bruno

        They don’t realize how badly they’re shrinking their movement with every one of these puerile actions.

        • And as I’ve said before, making former Sanders supporters like myself ashamed to have been associated with these self-deluded, selfish, short-sighted people at all.

          What the fuck did they think was going to happen? Clinton won something like 1,000 more delegates than Sanders.

          • Bruno

            They want to be career protesters. Angry all the time, having someplace on their schedule to go every weekend at least, if not all the time. I said it before, President tRump would be a godsend to them, because it would allow their movement to flourish. Maybe that’s subconscious on their part, but I’m not so sure.

  • SoCalGal20

    I’m a bit late but the role call was great! So much fun to see all the different delegates like the guy from South Dakota who did his introduction in Lakota and the group from the Greater Marianas. The Democratic party is so diverse and beautiful. It puts a smile on my face.

    • avidreader

      Yes! Those two moments were just glorious.

  • ultragreen

    The woman in red with the cowboy hat has quite an outfit.

    • Cuberly

      I saw that, YeeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaWW!

      Annie Oakley?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Anything you can do, she can do better.

  • thom

    Clinton won 0 pledged delegates in Vermont. So that means it would need to put her over the top with superdelegates, one of whom is BERNIE!

    -nate silver

    • Except no, that’s not what happened. South Dakota put her over the top.

      • thom

        damn, mr silver led me astray!

  • Ninja0980
  • Lazycrockett

    new thread

    • halfwaythere

      Thanks

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Thanks. Tired of this one. 🙂

    • JCF

      Thanks.

  • JoeMyGod

    If any of y’all want to jump to the top, I’ve started a fresh live thread.

  • StraightGrandmother

    I remember when Barbra Walters became the first woman news anchor.
    As a young woman, I remember it. I just went and looked up the date it was 1976 when she became the first female anchor. I was already a mother by then. I remember that being very significant to me. A woman, I would see a woman news anchor.

    And now today, today I will remember this night, the night Hillary clinched the nomination and it is official. The first woman Presidential Nominee of a major political party. I hope one day we call her, Madam President. I so hope to hear those words.

  • AtticusP

    She wants to build bridges. He wants to build a wall.

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