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She likes the gays JUST fine.
She likes the gays JUST fine.

One whole post ago, we mentioned that we attended the Politics Panel at the Equality Forum in Philadelphia. One of the panelists was Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado, and we took our picture with him! Another panelist, Mira Patel, who was a special advisor on the policy planning staff at Hillghazi McEmails’s State Department, let the audience in on a little tidbit of information, which isn’t actually 100% breaking news, but it’s not widely known.

Did you know that when Hillary Clinton spoke in 2011 at the UN in Geneva and famously declared that “gay rights are human rights,” that part wasn’t even in her originally prepared speech? In fact, Hillz was ad libbing like a common Donald Trump, except for instead of catapulting mouth poops about banning all the Muslims like Trump does, she said a REALLY GOOD THING. Patel said at the Equality Forum panel that Hillary had gone “off script,” and then added that it wasn’t something one of her speechwriters would have written for her to say.

As we alluded to above, though, this isn’t the first time Patel has talked about this, having written about it in December 2015 for The Advocate:

What many people do not know is that Secretary Clinton had said that famous phrase before. A year and a half prior to Geneva, U.S. diplomats gathered for the State Department Pride celebration in a stuffy, windowless auditorium. At this small and unglamorous event, the secretary ran through most of her prepared speech, but then paused and looked up, catching the crowd by surprise. Going off script, she emphatically stated:

“These dangers are not ‘gay’ issues. This is a human rights issue. Just as I was very proud to say the obvious more than 15 years ago in Beijing that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, well, let me say today that, Human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights, once and for all.”

Prior to that moment, those words were not in any U.S. government policy papers or mentioned in a speech. They came directly from Hillary Clinton, whose leadership and commitment to championing equality was crystal clear. The echoes of this declaration became public December 6, 2011.

You should read that piece, all of it, if you would like to learn about how Hillary made LGBT issues front and center from the very beginning of her time at State.

Even if this is not breaking news — we didn’t know it, and neither did moderator Richard Socarides who is some kind of IMPORTANT INSIDER AND STUFF — it’s pertinent to point it out right now during the DNC, because there are still people out there who are like “OMG Hillary only does nice things for the gays for political reasons when people force her to, BERRRRRRN HER!”

The truth is that Hillary Clinton gives a solid metric ton of fucks about these issues (and many more!) and always has.

[The Advocate]

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  • Royal Ugly Dude, Esq.

    She plagiarized herself!!1

  • Toadette

    But all the Bros keep telling me she hated us queerfolk!

    THEY LIED TO ME!!!!

    • bubbuhh

      Some BoBs just dont kno much. Ez 2 spot thoz 1z these dayz

      • Apple Scruff

        I was listening to this morning’s 538 podcast and one guy on there said most of the Bernie people he spoke to are leaving Philly within the next day or so. Which means things should be on the up and up!

    • Crystalclear12

      Of course you were lied to. It’s for your own good.
      Yes, that’s sarcasm

  • Apple Scruff

    I’m watching the roll call right now, and it’s exciting! Not a single boo, lots of cheers. I feel like I might get through tonight without screaming at the teevee!

    • bubbuhh

      Did U get in teh convenshun?

      • Apple Scruff

        Nah. I’m still gonna try for Thursday though. There is also a rally on Friday which I registered to go to. So I may just do that.

        • bubbuhh

          Go 4 it :)

        • Dr.Zoidberg

          Bring me a souvenir – like Michelle Obama.

          • Skeptical_thinker

            Why not, Zoidberg?

          • gedjcj

            Dibs!

    • jmhm

      I’m enjoying the little chamber of commerce-but-not-evil speeches they’re making about their states, and it’s sweet that they’re letting supporters be the ones to announce the votes for their candidates.

      • feministing

        this is turning out to be as exciting and upbeat as 2008

      • Miss Mnemosyne

        It reminds me a little of the state introductions from beauty pageants, but relevant and uplifting. “I’m ___ from the great state of ____! Here’s some cute trivia and some genuine reasons for us to be proud, politically!”

    • goonemeritus

      Set your dream low enough and you may get through the evening

    • DemmeFatale

      I just hope they were slammed for screaming, and are not just not saving it up for the Big Dog.
      (I hope Bill behaves.)

  • HobbesEvilTwin

    I’m not seeing the link between Clinton’s comments at a Foggy Bottom Pride event and FOUR DEAD AMERICANS! ALAN!11!

  • feministing

    this roll call has turned out to be the happiest victory lap for hillary yet. i am enjoying myself like crazy!

  • chascates

    Contrast and compare: Democratic platform and Republican platform. The Democrats are for human rights and the Republicans are for white male heterosexual Christian rights.

    • Poe’s Law

      Meh … different words, same thing

  • JMP

    But I thought we were supposed to dismiss Hillary Clinton’s support for gay rights because she waited to long to publicly support equal marriage (just like most big name Democratic politicians) or something like that, Donald Trump is the one who really supports L, G, B, T, Q people because he really, really hates Muslims never mind the Pence behind the curtain.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Trump always stumbles over LGBTQ. I’m sure he has to stop to mentally remind himself not to say BLT.

  • bubbuhh

    Gregg for Indiana! Would that mustache lie?

    • limberrat

      Is that Wilford Brimley??

      • cheetojeebus

        This ad is shorthand for down home.

      • bubbuhh

        Next Democratic Guv uv Indiana, John Gregg. Guy hoo made it very ez for Pence 2 drop hiz pants 4 Trump.

      • DemmeFatale

        IK,R?
        I was thinking “diabeetus!”

  • lroom

    Thank you!

  • goonemeritus

    Well Trump is willing to protect our precious gay resources from “hateful foreign ideologies”. Of course he never said anything about protecting LGBT citizens from hateful American ideologies.

    • Crystalclear12

      And you need to ask permission to use the bathroom.

  • Apple Scruff

    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is a rock star. That is all.

    Well, not all. I also love her dress.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    Glad to hear it is going well — my tee vee is one hour behind — not sure why — but it’s pretty cool that we will have a lady pants as our nominee.

  • memzilla

    Another Sparkly Scoop From Wonkette! #giveevanthecorporatecard

  • Me not sure

    The lube state weighs in.

  • bubbuhh

    Newz thingz gonna hafta import shit 2 stir cuz Dems gave wut little free shit they had last night

    • Astraea

      There were some mic issues in the first few votes. Will the DNC ever get its act together?!?!

  • Astraea

    Good job, Louisiana lady!

    • Me not sure

      The hot sauce state!

  • Callyson

    Elijah! STFU this time, Bernie Brats!

  • Antonin Dvorak

    1266-781 Hillary.

    • Recipriversexclusons

      But the BernBros claim fuzzy, voodoo math!

      • sw19womble

        “If Dubya can steal an election, why can’t we?!!!”

  • Msgr_Moment

    These guys know nothing about suspense with all this “next President of the United States” business.

    • Me not sure

      Not at all Hitchcockian.

      • Recipriversexclusons

        Or Manchurian.

  • Callyson

    Elizabeth’s home is voting now!

  • Biff52

    OT: 112 goddamn degrees here at my desert fortress, and my truck is in the shop. No escape for me.

    • anna rampage

      Hopefully you have a nice crisp refreshing cocktail in hand!

      • Biff52

        Water. I don’t drink the stronger stuff.

        • anna rampage

          Well, hopefully you have plenty of ice, and some tasty water to drink! It’s important to stay hydrated when living in a virtual furnace!

          • Biff52

            I have a very good well, so I have that going for me.

        • revenant

          a fellow member of the Fucked Liver Club?

          • Biff52

            Well, I hope I quit in time, but I was really dumb for a really long time. Quit 27 years ago now.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Try picklling.

  • Brian

    Commonwealth Rights!!

  • Msgr_Moment

    From John Adams to Sam Adams(TM)…

  • data_ninja

    “Dumped tea in the haw-bah”

    Yeah, he’s from Massachusetts all right.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Take a michigander at these people.

    • data_ninja

      All eyes are flocking to them.

  • Brian

    Massachusetts, the only state guaranteed to never vote for a republican!!!!

    • JMP

      Except for the last Governor’s race, which is why VP Elizabeth Warren was sadly actually a bad choice and wasn’t going to happen.

      • Brian

        for President I meant. Because MA republicans aren’t like national republicans. But you’re absolutely right about Warren.

        • Skeptical_thinker

          The Governor can appoint, but a special election would be held within five months. Probably November 8th.

  • parkii

    I love this post, Evan. And yay for my Michigan!

  • I Only Like Cats

    To be honest, having looked at the pictures taken when Clinton went to the 2000 LGBT pride parade I seethe loudly with rage when a LGBTQ+ equates Clinton to Trump. Also, anyone who owns that quote on a shirt and DOESN’T like Clinton I might lose my temper at from now on. Because there are a lot.

    • Astraea

      I own that quote on a shirt and it came from her campaign. I’m extra glad I chose that one now.

    • Daisy

      Slightly OT: I actually saw a girl wearing a “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” shirt at Berkeley. While I didn’t have time to ask if she supported Hillary, I assumed she did,as the shirt attributed the quote to Hillary. Which honestly, it’s one of her better known quotes. Just a bit of a feel good story, I guess.

      • HogeyeGrex

        More OT, a ways back I saw a lass wearing a “Notorious R.B.G.” sweatshirt. Made my day, but I wanted to yell “nerd!”

  • anna rampage

    Wow, I didn’t realize Michigan created the middle class… Is that anything like how Gore created the internet?

    • Biff52

      People flocked to Detroit from all over.

    • parkii

      We really did! Living wage, and all that. Too bad the guy who invented it was an awful person in other ways.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        Smart in some ways. Dumb in others. He had a dam built in Sudbury MA. When it.was finished he was told it would take more than 50 years for the brook to fill the resulting pond. He never closed the dam. It is called Ford’s Folly.

        • parkii

          Perfect name! He did amazing things with Edison at the Fairlane house, and the whole dedicating land to soybeans forever thing was pretty groundbreaking. Not letting Jews or Black people live in Dearborn and cavorting with Nazis, that’s just fucked up.

  • Biff52

    Purple Rain!

  • WomanInAMood

    Notice how they’re all giving shoutouts to Bernie? Class.

    • sw19womble

      Why aren’t they being booed?

      Oh, that’s right. “Play nice.” someone should teach those BoBs about that.

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        Don’t mind playing nice. Even congratulating. But not the ones who boo’d Elijah because fuck those guys.
        *bit of a sore spot still

        • revenant

          he’s more than tough enough to brush past it, but- not cool, “bro”, not cool at all
          if you can’t behave yourselves, go sit in the corner with your xbox while the grownups talk about grownup stuff
          and especially when Elijah Cummings is talking, twerps should shut it and listen and learn

    • Parchment Scroll

      It’s nice to know that the primary vote was as close as I recalled it being. That is a thing to be proud of, IMO.

    • Miss Mnemosyne

      Exuberant shoutouts! People genuinely appreciate what he’s accomplished, and we can show that love because we don’t have to put everyone else down to raise someone up.

  • 3FingerPete

    The state of mosquitoes the size of your fist

  • Recipriversexclusons

    Mississississ.. Oh, fuck it….

    • data_ninja

      1M4I4S2P

      • Recipriversexclusons

        TMI

    • Me not sure

      Yippi!

  • AntiDerpomeme
    • Brian

      it was a great moment!

    • sw19womble

      That was so sweet. Except for the attack by those pesky onion ninjas hiding in the rafters.

  • Brian

    Minnesota blew it by not claiming Bob Dylan

    • WomanInAMood

      They claimed Prince. ‘Noun said.

      • Brian

        they did, but you claim both and those two alone let you claim to be one of the best music states in the country, then you add in Paul Westerberg and you clinch it.

  • Callyson

    Claire “I’ll bust Todd Akin’s balls” McCaskill’s state is voting now!

    • Recipriversexclusons

      Was he able to shut down his reproductive functions?

    • Panika MCD

      but really, we all wanted his balls busted. unfortunately, there are only 4 and she got to the testicle ones first WITH VOTES!

  • bubbuhh

    Gud 2 kno Mizzippi got gud peepz 2

  • data_ninja

    She’s either reading her notes off of the phone, or she’s trying to catch a nearby Charizard.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      True story, the security cheif where I work sent out an alert…about Pokemon Go.
      No shit, chet, no shit.

  • Panika MCD

    “The truth is that Hillary Clinton gives a solid metric ton of fucks about these issues (and many more!) and always has.”

    thank you for that.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    1539-982 Hillz.

    • Jenny

      Rigged!!

      • Recipriversexclusons

        Sad!!

  • Callyson

    Montana! Hi Rebecca, Shy, and Donna Rose!

  • ZangoCrudmonger

    My state of whOregon is coming up. I expect beards everywhere.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      Plaid? Please let there be plaid.

    • sw19womble

      “Portland casts its vote for Weird.”

      • msanthropesmr

        Kevin Philips Bong – Slightly weird.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Highly closeted?

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        We have a lot of bears.

    • bubbuhh

      On wimmenz 2?

    • WomanInAMood

      We’ll put a fucking bird on it. That’s how we roll. On tv.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Fun fact: Elvis actually wanted the ATF license from Nixon because he believed that it would legally enable him to carry illegal drugs and firearms wherever he wanted.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      The King also collected badges.

  • Vecchiojohn

    Montana, where horses can vote ….

    • Panika MCD

      and the former governor vetoed bills with a brand.

  • Parchment Scroll

    Is Jon Tester a dental floss tycoon?

    • sw19womble

      Whipping post!

    • Me not sure

      Zappa? Is that you?

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Donald Trump wants to be the first whiney little bitch sent to the White House….

  • WomanInAMood

    Have you noticed how many of the speakers are POC, women and/or both? I’m feeling a little giddy.

    • msanthropesmr

      We have those in this country? I’ll be damned. When that happen?

      • sw19womble

        Obama has been bussing them in.

    • feministing

      i cant get over it tbh

      • WomanInAMood

        I’m actually crying. This is my America.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Yup. The Republicans should be ashamed of themselves. They trot out tokens, but leave white people with even the small amount of power represented by convention delegates. How do they not notice what a problem this is?

  • msanthropesmr

    What’d I miss? Has Obama declared Marshall Tucker law yet?

  • Big Puppy

    I did not expect to be excited by the DNC roll call, but I am! A woman is about to be nominated as president!

    And you might want to check this out for fun.

    • Callyson

      Seriously, if you have time check that link out, everyone. Hilarious!

    • feministing

      this is scja;daid;hgfdkghsfdkhg

    • parkii

      I loooove that article, it’s perfect.

    • Parchment Scroll

      Whoever wrote that? Press Secretary.

    • ViveLaRes

      You guys don’t want to miss this!

    • That link is everywhere today, and it makes me so happy. I love it.

      I’m also enjoying the roll call.

      I

  • ViveLaRes

    This moderator lady is gorgeous.

  • Biff52

    Nevada, where I vote!

    • Callyson

      I might do some precinct walking in Las Vegas with my local Hillary group!

      • Biff52

        I’m in NV this week. 112 here now.

    • msanthropesmr

      You’re famous!

  • TheGrandWaz00

    Foregone are my favorite kind of conclusions.

  • Msgr_Moment

    I’m moving to Nevada. Free Mustangs!

    • Biff52

      Gotta get ’em before the BLM folks do!

      • msanthropesmr

        What the fuck would black lives matter want with Mustangs?

    • Astraea

      Wiiiiiiiiiiild horses
      Couldn’t make me vote Trump

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    ….to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch….

  • Panika MCD

    subtext: please do not pick up any chairs and threaten other delegates with them. thank you!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Where are the Hookers for Hillary?

    • Recipriversexclusons

      They were “on call”…

    • Panika MCD

      it’s Hook ‘Em for Hillz and they’re in the TX delegation.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Yo!

  • I Only Like Cats

    I love how Democrats don’t sound frightened or sarcastic when they say “The next president of the United States…”

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    OK, that guy was So High.

  • Miss Mnemosyne

    Some of the only crowd negativity I’ve seen from Nevada (“Rigged” sign, and did I detect a boo?)

    • AngryKatie

      I thought so too

    • feministing

      pretty much thats it which is wonderful

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    I assume they’re going to skip New York and let them put her over the top.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      I think they are throwing to Vermont, and have Bernie deliver the delegates.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        oh cool

      • I Only Like Cats

        I’m not complaining either way, although I wish I had more popcorn.

  • Recipriversexclusons

    Which exit?

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      13. All of em. 13.

  • data_ninja

    New Jersey is still a state?

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      The parts that haven’t washed into the sea.

      • data_ninja

        I’m not sure anything in New Jersey has been washed.

    • bubbuhh

      State wif APB out on soon 2 B former Guv

  • feministing

    this is some great theatre

  • Callyson

    The Sopranos’ state!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    “New Jersey: The place where Moby Dick currently governs…”

    • bubbuhh

      Jes a legend. No sightins in long time

  • Vecchiojohn

    New Jersey, how do you plead?

    • Recipriversexclusons

      A bridge to far.

  • Astraea

    lol That lady really enjoying watching herself on the screen. You do you, New Jersey.

  • Panika MCD

    hey, New Jersey, you made Cory Booker, but you also made Chris Christie. so Cory is not “yours” alone. he belongs to all of us!

    • ViveLaRes

      Christie you can keep, though.

      • sw19womble

        Especially once Trump is done with him.

        • Parchment Scroll

          Oh god I just had the most awful mental image.

      • Panika MCD

        well, toxic waste, duh!

      • IdRatherBeDancing

        but they do not want him either

  • Callyson

    New Mexico! Damn, now I have a craving for Southwestern cuisine!

    • I Only Like Cats

      I’m having my SO bring me street tacos so I’m willing to share.

    • Recipriversexclusons

      I just finished my home made bacon & onion pizza or I’d join you.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    New Mexico is Breaking Bad!

  • 3FingerPete

    Home of delicious green chili enchiladas!

  • feministing

    lol this guy

  • Antonin Dvorak

    The last Udall!

  • Brian

    The Green Chile state!

    • I Only Like Cats

      But Green Chili is Colorado… for some reason.

    • Callyson

      Christmas style or GTFO.

    • Biff52

      Down the Hatch!

    • feministing

      that shit is good tho

  • Biff52

    Is that code?

  • data_ninja

    Making a left turn at Albuquerque!

  • Msgr_Moment

    GREEN!!!

  • Panika MCD

    I believe it’s a silent H.

  • WomanInAMood

    Yep. Still crying. My country. We are better than the worst of us.

    • Callyson

      Not crying yet, but PA will get me there (my home state)

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I don’t know what that means, but it made me choke up a little and I absolutely agree.

    • Parchment Scroll

      America already is great, thanks! :D

  • Astraea

    Breaking Bad!

  • ViveLaRes

    Union Strong!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    See? Told ya’ll New Mexico was Breaking Bad…they’d better call Saul…

    • Astraea

      It’s all good, man.

  • AngryKatie

    It’s so heartening to see how excited everyone is.
    Such different energy from the RNC.

    • data_ninja

      It helps to not have the Imperial March playing in the background.

      • CripesAmighty

        Or the ghost of Leni Riefenstahl skulking about with a camera.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    1726-1103.

    • 3FingerPete

      =623

      • sw19womble

        ..

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      Those aren’t Chris Christie’s measurements….

  • CripesAmighty

    Oh, here y’all are.

    • Parchment Scroll

      At least until a new article happens.

  • Callyson

    New York! Trump’s home state! Which he will lose!

  • bubbuhh

    Nooooo York!

  • Biff52

    Charlie Rangel?

  • I Only Like Cats

    Love how they’re listing things states should really be proud of.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    The question is, by the time they get to the clinching vote, will I be drunk enough to go out on my porch and shout GIRLS RULE!

    • Astraea

      It’s a good goal.

  • Brian

    NY ain’t passing? That’s disappointing.

    • I Only Like Cats

      They’re letting Vermont do it, I read downthread.

  • Recipriversexclusons

    Surprised NY didn’t mention their newly declared monument.

    • I Only Like Cats

      What monument?

      • Parchment Scroll

        The Stonewall Inn?

        • I Only Like Cats

          Oh my god… Sorry guys, my blood sugar is low and I’m dizzy and my head is throbbing (my boyfriend is the one bringing me stuff to put me right) They definitely should have mentioned it!

          • Parchment Scroll

            Knew you’d feel silly. Was thinking of just dropping hints, but it was kind of a race to type it first.

          • I Only Like Cats

            I saw that. Always nice that when you actually ask for knowledge you don’t have (or have forgotten because you’re unwell) on wonkette you’re all racing to say it the in the funniest, snarkiest, and nicest way.

      • Antonin Dvorak

        Stonewall was just designated as such.

      • jmhm

        The Stonewall Inn. Which is simultaneously awesome and kind of funny because the inn where the riot took place was a few doors down and closed decades ago. I’m pretty sure the current location used to sell educational children’s toys.

  • anwisok

    Pretty good Party, amirite? You having a good time? I know I am!

    • Pickwicknext

      No! I’m at work and can’t watch

      • anwisok

        My condolences. :( I wasn’t just talking about right now, though. Much more fun than the Other Party, don’t ya think?

        • Pickwicknext

          I watched all the speeches last night when i got home. I will do that tonight and apparently the roll call too!

  • jmhm

    o hai, my delegation.

  • Look at all the happy people calling out votes for the first female nominee and also for that cool senator from Vermont. How could this not be unifying?

    • feministing

      i was worried about this and it turned out to be the best thing ever

      • AngryKatie

        so was I
        I should have had more faith

      • Astraea

        As a Clinton supporter this makes going through 2008 all worth it.

        • feministing

          right there with you!!! my heart is so full

        • sw19womble

          Stronger Together!

      • I think going through the whole roll call is a good idea. Of course the Bernie delegates want to cast their votes, just like Hillary’s did 8 years ago. And Hillary people should want that too. We’re doing something amazing and important here, nominating a woman for president. Why would we want to gloss over it or rush it? It’s getting the attention it deserves.

      • Iam Reading

        I’m not gonna lie, I was getting concerned for you. Sooooo happy everyone is feeling better today. Rainbows!

  • parkii

    I <3 New York!

  • Panika MCD

    I’m sorry, but Schumer is awesome.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    No Berniebros were harmed in the naming of these delegates….

    • Panika MCD

      maybe just a little. but they only did it with votes.

      • I Only Like Cats

        Pffft, their pride doesn’t count. Their egos were too big.

        • Iam Reading

          So big they need a separate rascal for the ego to get around on

  • ViveLaRes

    Classy.

  • Callyson

    Come on, North Carolina! You were almost blue in 2012–you can do it!

    • bubbuhh

      They very blue now cuz losin All Star Sportsball game cuz peepee crisis but will they B Democratic cum November?

  • Callyson

    “…and repeal HB 2.”

    YES!

    • Panika MCD

      hey, TX still has half of its HB2 to overturn. wait in line!

  • Panika MCD

    barbecue LIBULZ!

    • Brian

      their pulled pork ain’t no joke!

      • Panika MCD

        sauce don’t belong on bbq.

    • Parchment Scroll

      Stubbs or GTFO

      well or County Line

      • Panika MCD

        or Salt Lick or Franklins or anywhere in Elgin, TX or Caldwell Co.

  • Parchment Scroll

    I just got super excited to hear “REPEAL HB-2” and I don’t even live there!

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Every delegation a rainbow. I am proud to call myself a Democrat.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    North Dakota the place where….???? why does North Dakota exist?

    • data_ninja

      So South Dakota won’t look bald.

    • Astraea

      Fracking?

      • Iam Reading

        That’s the ticket.

    • Biff52

      To keep South Dakota from seceding to Canada?

      • Pickwicknext

        We will take anything with South in the name in hopes of some warmth

        • Biff52

          You might have a surprise in wait..

    • Miss Mnemosyne

      More missile space. You gotta keep ’em separated!

    • BadKitty904

      Wheat.

    • Iam Reading

      To differentiate itself from those rebs in south dakota

  • Miss Mnemosyne

    Add that lovely New Mexico representative to the WOC list; as a born-and-raised-there Okie, it continually weirds me out how the Trumpkins get away with the constant “Pocahontas” shit. It’s like Native American is just a shade of white to them, and thus as fair game for “lighthearted” taunting as if someone was from New Jersey or chose to wear crocs to an interview.

  • CripesAmighty

    Roy Cooper’s running a decent race. Let’s hope the dipshits at Uncoordinated Campaign don’t fuck It up as badly as usual.

    • msanthropesmr

      I love Chicken Skin Music oh. That’s Ry Cooder.

  • Me The People

    Convention-watching game suggestion: have a hot-knife every time you see a loopy looking lady with a mad convention themed hat.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    The Northern Marianas, DRINK!

  • 3FingerPete

    Where America’s ties are sown

  • Antonin Dvorak

    Marianas Islands are dressed to the nines!

  • anwisok

    It seems the Berners aren’t being such asses today. GOOD!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They’re still sleeping it off.

    • Brian

      they said they wanted a chance to vote, they’re getting it.

  • WomanInAMood

    Northern Mariana Islands! I love you!

    • BadKitty904

      No love for Guam?

    • Vecchiojohn

      Let’s make them a state.

  • ViveLaRes

    You gotta respect men who wear flowers on their head.

    • BadKitty904

      “In” or “on”?

  • Callyson

    OK, Ohio, have fun now because when you get back home you need to work your asses off to deliver for Hillary!

  • data_ninja

    WOOOO OHIO!!!

  • Astraea

    My state is up!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Ohio….the plain Jane of America.

  • parkii

    Someone tell me how to get to the Marianas so I can get one of those flower crowns!

    • sw19womble

      Just follow the trench

    • bubbuhh

      by interwebz

  • Recipriversexclusons

    Ohayo gozaimasu?

    • AngryKatie

      I missed Ohio, did someone say that?

  • data_ninja

    There’s Sherrod! And Go CAVS!!!!

  • Msgr_Moment

    Obergefell, Woooohoooooo

  • Biff52

    Hey, ho, way to go, Ohio.

    • Msgr_Moment

      I went back to Ohio
      And my river was on fire…

      • Biff52

        I’ve never been, but I saw if from PA one time.

      • Recipriversexclusons

        Well, they did need something to attract people to Cleveland last week.

  • WomanInAMood

    Good for you Ohio!

  • bozilingus

    O H …

    • data_ninja

      I O!

      • bozilingus

        :-)

  • Astraea

    Never been so proud of Ohio!

    • Iam Reading

      What’s hi in the middle and round at both ends?

      • msanthropesmr

        Not Ohio – since teh voted down legalization.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Trump hates Love. YOOGE

    • Msgr_Moment

      Bigly!

    • Reddishrabbit

      His tiny hands make him bitter. Sad.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Commie Mom’s State!!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Yo Commie Mom!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      I heard that from the next room and though Harvey Fierstein was reading their rollcall

  • sw19womble

    2091 to 1337

  • data_ninja

    I swear to god you will see Sherrod Brown without a tie more times than you will see him with one. And if he is wearing one, it is loosened and wrinkled.

    We love that guy.

  • feministing

    wow OK berniebots, real assholes you are. you should be embarrassed but you have no soul.

    • Callyson

      Sounds like I picked a good time for a bathroom break.

    • Astraea

      What did they do? I missed it.

      • AngryKatie

        they blocked the delegation with a big banner
        s’ok, the speakers just stepped to the side and got on with it

        • Astraea

          Wow, that’s beyond petty.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    The Berniebros are literally blocking the entire state with their banner….hilarious

  • I Only Like Cats

    Wow, this woman is super young looking for someone born in 29…

    • sw19womble

      Maybe she should lay off the cigarettes tho.

      • Recipriversexclusons

        Don’t think it would make much difference, just enjoy what you got left.

        • sw19womble

          True!

      • I Only Like Cats

        Older voices often sound like that. Not sure she’s smoking, it sounds like she’s funneling her age into her voice.

      • Miss Mnemosyne

        I lived in that state for a quarter century – I’m willing to bet it got that way from years of yelling at Governor Failin’ and Co. on the TV.

    • 3FingerPete

      My mom, born in 21, is watching too.

      • I Only Like Cats

        I hope she enjoys watching Clinton get elected in November.

        • 3FingerPete

          She’s never been a liberal but she sure as hell doesn’t want Trump in the White House.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    98 years old and still that spry? Amazing lady.

    • I Only Like Cats

      Seriously, I thought she was 60 at most until I heard her voice.

      • Parchment Scroll

        Hell, I figured her voice was just from shouting excitedly before now.

        • I Only Like Cats

          I thought she was just dehydrated for a minute.

      • Miss Mnemosyne

        Good air, good beef, good dairy. Also, running for storm shelters regularly. :)

  • ViveLaRes

    Morgan Freeman!

  • Brian

    so many old women can’t believe they made it to today!

  • feministing

    omg she fell?

  • Vecchiojohn

    Wow, OK people command respect. Good on ya!

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Look at this beautiful party, where every American is honored, recognized and included.

  • TheGrandWaz00
    • House0fTheBlueLights

      YES!

    • Callyson

      Yeah, you know me!

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      I have a crush on her (blush)

  • Antonin Dvorak

    2111-1359

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      2383 is the magic number right?

      • Antonin Dvorak

        yep!

      • sw19womble

        3 LIBELS!

  • Antonin Dvorak

    Yeah Merkley!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    OREGON! WOOO! LOOK UPON US AND BE AFRAID, California and Washington.

    • Callyson

      Meh…too much rain for my taste. I do want to make it to Portland and see Powell’s Books, however.

      • Bemused

        Powell’s is the best bookstore. I pretend to go see family, but really I go for the bookstore.

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        That sounds like despair….we will send Fred Armisen to straighten you out.

      • WomanInAMood

        Powell’s is awesome, but the Title Wave is more, well, cheap and random. Do both.

      • bobbert

        It is worth it. Also, a microbrewery on every corner.

  • Biff52

    O’reagan?

    • Vecchiojohn

      Why you little ….

  • Vecchiojohn

    The eyebrows have it!

    • Me The People

      Wesen, no doubt.

  • Msgr_Moment

    You do you, shrill Oregonian woman!

  • Callyson

    PENNSYLVANIA! Homies, I pledge to you I will make as many calls to Pittsburgh/Western PA as I possibly can. Let’s do this thing!

    • Astraea

      GOOD FOR YOU!

      I’m nervous to volunteer for it, what’s it like?

  • Recipriversexclusons

    I’ll have what she’s having.

  • Panika MCD

    someone said Oregon was in the nosebleeds…they’re not in the nosebleeds, they’re near the snack bar.

    • sw19womble

      They got the munchies.

    • Vecchiojohn

      Laugh all you want, Blue Dream is on sale at my local dopery.

  • BadKitty904

    Mouthy bunch, those Oregoners…

    • WomanInAMood

      Yeah, we’re not shy. Odd that the speaker for our state tried to claim athletic prowess. Not perhaps our forte.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        I just signed on from work. Saw the end of Jeff’s vote-casting for Bernie…

        • WomanInAMood

          I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t recognize him. I just vote for the man.

    • Vecchiojohn

      Envy is a terrible thing to behold.

  • bubbuhh

    a dozen states left after pennsylvania

  • orygoon

    Well done, Senator Merkley.

  • anwisok

    almost there . . .almost.

  • BeverlyCrusher’sWig

    Democracy is slow, frustrating and ugly as hell but some days is magnificence is something to behold.

    *day drinking makes me weepy

    • Recipriversexclusons

      AhahahI shekon zhat!

    • Vecchiojohn

      ? Of all the money e’er I spent ….

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      in the best way

    • WomanInAMood

      This roll call is making me weepy. Day drinking has very little to do with it.

      • Pickwicknext

        I’m getting weepy reading along (can’t watch vuz at work)

      • BeverlyCrusher’sWig

        Yeah I was bound to be weepy either way!

        • Beanz&Berryz

          I was amazed during MichO’s speech at the dry eyes of delegates on TV.. I was a weepy mess.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Weepy too… a sappy guy…

    • Reddishrabbit

      I wish I had brought my flask to work today (since my office doesn’t of this vending machine), feels like a day to drink at work

      • BeverlyCrusher’sWig

        That looks like something I saw in a teachers lounge once hmmmmm…

      • Cold whisky is an abomination.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Puerto Rico?!? BUILD THE WALL!
    -Trump

    • I Only Like Cats

      Puerto Rico is in America now! (OK, OK, I’ll stop now)

  • I Only Like Cats

    Puerto Rico, my heart’s devotion! (my great grandparents still live there, I’m allowed to make that joke)

  • Brian

    any second now it gonna be real!!!!

  • BadKitty904

    MASAS, SURGEN!

  • feministing

    seriously come on wtf

  • anwisok

    I have never actually *watched* the floor votes until this year. I’m glad I am.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I always watched with my dad when I was little. Haven’t done it in years, and had completely forgotten how I loved it when I was a kid.

    • WomanInAMood

      I am so fucking glad that I took today off. This is beautiful.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        South Dakota just put Hillary over… with nary a flash of fanfare…

        • WomanInAMood

          With Lakota.

    • Miss Mnemosyne

      Good for the soul after the RNC and the iffyness of last night. :)

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    Roll Call is so fun! The only thing I remember as a kid watching the convention!

    • sw19womble

      Far better than the Sit Down Shut Up farce last week.

  • sw19womble

    2315 to 1502….

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Democracy sucks usually but it’s the best system there is until someone makes me king…that would be a better system. For me. Not for any of you HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • Reddishrabbit

      Trump, is that you?

    • anwisok

      You channel The Donald sooooo well. It’s scary sometimes!

  • Bill Slider

    Now we know why Hillary gets invited to appear for free face time on the Ellen Show.

  • anwisok

    My State.

  • anwisok

    One of my firends is there – as a Hillary delegate.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    We may have had a secretary of Ed.from SC, but it’ll be a cold day in hell before we have one from Mississippi.

  • BadKitty904
  • 3FingerPete

    Land of cheap fireworks

  • Parchment Scroll

    Oh my god so beautiful to hear Lakota.

    • I Only Like Cats

      So beautiful to hear the languages that came before us… I sincerely hope no more die out.

      • anwisok

        At least we’ve stopped *trying* to kill them off.

        • I Only Like Cats

          Only because we’ve already given most mortal wounds. It should be required in schools, like Spanish.

          • Daisy

            And starting in junior high/middle school, minimum. No more trying to start in high school, when it’s so much more difficult to learn a language.

    • Daisy

      It truly was. My mom’s family has some Cherokee ancestry-I don’t know how much, or how far back it was unfortunately. I’d love to learn the language. *sighs*

  • Recipriversexclusons

    2383 delegates needed, is this it?

  • AngryKatie

    If Spanish pissed them off, that must have really caused soem sploding

    • sw19womble

      Damn foreign languages!

      • Parchment Scroll

        GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM

  • BadKitty904

    Now, THAT’S inclusion. Well played, SD…

  • anwisok

    AND SHE IS THE NOMINEE!!!!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Don’t they usually defer to some special deal for the state that puts the nominee over the top?

      • anwisok

        Often their home state passes, then is allowed to step in to be the one that officially puts them over the top – NY did that at the R Convention last week. They didn’t here. *shrug*

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    That South Dakota guy sounds suspiciously Messican :narrows eyes:

    • I Only Like Cats

      yeah but his family has been here for millennia before yours Trump, so don’t even think of deportation.

      • jmhm

        The irony is that Trump’s grandpa tried to take his gold rush whorehouse and claim jumping money back to Austria, and they threw him out for draft dodging. Fred Trump came so close to being in the white supremacy big leagues…

  • Me not sure

    Happy days are here again!
    Skies Above are clear again!
    Gonna raise a glass of cheer again!
    HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!
    Drink!

  • parkii

    There it is! I’m so happy! And so glad that this primary is over.

  • Those so-called “bernie bros” seem to Me {at least too many of them} like Trumpsticles disguised as “bernie bros”, “educated democratic black females”, “disillusioned liberals”, and Whatever Else Du Jour those irritatingass amoebae are claiming to be…..

    -_-

    #TheStenchOfSuspicion.

    #GnatfullyAnnoyingIdiots.

  • Astraea

    MADAM PRESIDENT

  • Toomush_Infer

    It’s official, South Dakota!…

  • TheGrandWaz00

    Hillary vs. Bernie supporters
    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/survivor1.gif

  • Callyson

    “…and the first one that will be called Madame President”

    OK, the water works are going to start any minute now. Thanks, SD.

    • I Only Like Cats

      The Lakota did it for me. Fing Native onion ninjas.

    • Pickwicknext

      Already there and i have to go back to the floor shortly…

    • WomanInAMood

      Been weeping since Kansas. You know, there are days when I love my country. This is one of them.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    I’m such a dork, but tears are starting to stream down my face like an overexcited teeny bopper at a Justin Timberlake concert. So exciting!!

  • BadKitty904

    Oh, God…

  • Callyson

    Hi Texas! California used to be reliably red, but we turned that around. You can too!

    • dslindc

      That would be amazing!

    • Parchment Scroll

      We’re working on it!

    • Panika MCD

      we used to be reliably blue, we’re getting back to it.

    • Miss Mnemosyne

      I loved living in Castro’s city; seeing traditional cowboy and military culture combine harmoniously with progressive policies gave me a lot of hope for finding balance in America that could respect everyone.

      It’s no fluke that San Antonio weathered the recession just fine.

  • Panika MCD

    Gilberto!

  • jmhm

    I’m misting up watching this rainbow of heartland people be all Yay pantsuit lady and old jewish guy!

  • Toomush_Infer

    “Lock ‘er up, South Dakota!”

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Some elected wingnut just said that Hillary’s immigration policies amount to ethnic cleansing. Fuck you, asshole…brown is beautiful.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      irrelevant scion of the old order says what now?

    • Recipriversexclusons

      Must be a tanning salon owner.

    • Callyson

      (cough) Bosnians BEG to differ (cough)

    • sw19womble

      What you would do to them isn’t what they’d do to you – mainly because they’re nicer human beings than you, asshole.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Dude, don’t try to memorize it. Use the notes.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    I’m getting all goose bumpy

  • *tears* We really did it!

    • Callyson

      And after reading this comment, the water works have officially begun!

  • dslindc

    My home state of Utah!

    • dslindc

      They felt a lot of Bern in Utah this cycle

  • BadKitty904

    Am I the only one who so very, very touched by the AMERICAN diversity of these delegates. (Gotdamn onions….)

    • data_ninja

      It’s very very awesome.

    • Astraea

      No, it’s amazing. This is what America looks like.

      • Me The People

        I think that’s very true – the Democratic party resembles America in it’s make-up, whereas the GOP just looks like a gathering of angry white folk.

      • jmhm

        We sent our kid to public school in Queens. Until she graduated, she was never in a class that was more than 10% non-hispanic white (her college is 54%). This looks like our lives.

    • WomanInAMood

      I’ve been sobbing about this all along.

  • DesertedPictures

    You know: I think Clinton is going to win this thing.

    • Astraea

      HA GOODMAN is imagining a rider on horseback with news of Clinton’s indictments, trying to beat the final vote.

  • parkii

    I hope that Hillary is having a good cry of joy and relief right now. She so deserves to let it all out for a minute.

  • BadKitty904

    Go, Virgins!!!

  • feministing

    ok just started spontaneously crying YESSSSS WE DID IT!!!!!

    • sw19womble

      “we” being the operative word… especially in November.

  • Suttree

    Gah, I am currently talking down a bernibros. This one is not related to me. I am just getting some practice in before I get around to the few people in my family and on my fb before I have to talk to them.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    USVI, I like to imagine that was Hamilton’s accent.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    I feel like after this Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” should be played for HRC.

    • data_ninja

      Then “Philadelphia Freedom”.

      • IdRatherBeDancing

        yasssss — one of my favorite songs!

      • jmhm

        That would be so awesome. The right would be offline for weeks trying to find a way to say butbut TENNIS LESBIAN without saying it.

    • WomanInAMood

      And you know her campaign would have actually secured the rights to it.

  • data_ninja

    Dude’s got a giant bird hat on. That’s awesome.

  • WomanInAMood

    Hamilton shout out!

  • Callyson

    Tim Kaine’s state!

  • orygoon

    TIM DUNCAN SHOUTOUT!

  • crisptickle

    pass? what’s that?

    • Antonin Dvorak

      I think they are going last for Bernie to talk.

      • Astraea

        Yeah, Bernie’s gonna bring it home at the end.

    • orygoon

      They got this deal.

    • It means Bernie gets to be kingmaker, I think. Or, Queenmaker, I mean.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    I want to live in the Virgin Islands….seems like that place would be warm.

    • I have a friend from St. Croix. She’s tried to talk me into moving there. I might just take her up on that.

    • anwisok

      But nobody there ever has sex. It’s a tradeoff.

      • sw19womble

        Asexuals for Virgin Islands!

  • Joshua Norton

    It’s official!!!
    .

  • BadKitty904

    Um, it all began in Florida in 1513, toots…

    • Recipriversexclusons

      History is written by the victors.

      • BadKitty904

        Not in Florida, it’s not.

  • dslindc

    Good job, Virginia!

    • sw19womble

      Yes, Virginia.

    • Me not sure

      Yes Virginia, there is a Sanders’ cause.

  • ArgieBargie

    “Gay rights are human rights.”

    She must’ve been under sniper fire.

  • Brian

    Bernie on the move to the delegation!

    • Astraea

      The sparrow is in flight. The sparrow is in flight.

      • DesertedPictures

        He will hold such a great speech that he is nominated by acclamation.

        (filling in for HA Goodman here)

  • Reddishrabbit

    Sadly I can’t watch, but listening on radio, wish I could see the diverse Democratic party (and funny hats).

    • Sorry you missed the Furry-American wearing the wolf costume from South Dakota.

      • Reddishrabbit

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Alright Virginia, pull your pants back up and stop acting so cool….you are the state of Bob McConnell
    – Oregon

  • Pickwicknext

    Ok all my fellow lovely Wonkers! Thanks for sharing this moment with me! Have to go back to work now…

    • Parchment Scroll

      Sorry. Hope you can check in from time to time during the convention.

      • Pickwicknext

        Probably not. Our goverment funder is having IT issues tonight, which means likely more work for me. See you guys after 1030!

    • BadKitty904

      *waves*

    • Me not sure

      Work hard. …… wink, wink

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    We could have had 118 delegates too but we just didn’t feel like it. It’s not the size of the delegation, it’s how you use it.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Well, and we already chased off the Rashneeshees… who do/did vote games best.. which is to say, not very well

  • data_ninja

    Swiped that sign back there…

  • Bill Slider

    I can’t do the roll call of the states. I look forward to the time when they simply cast the votes of their state by key stroking a computer with a very large screen on stage for all to see. No bull shit, just running vote totals. Had they done that this year, the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras could have provided appropriate background music for an otherwise dull event. I realize I risk being called unpatriotic for saying this, but really the times, they are a changing people.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Sometimes computers aren’t better… no other time evar anywhere do we see peoplez from all 54 states step up and say their votez. This is worth it…

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I LOVE this shit. I’m drinking and crying and screaming and shouting. It’s awesome.

    • anwisok

      Not gonna happen for a very long time. Tribalism – it’s a real thing. This bonds the Tribe to each other.

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      I like it, especially with they are getting diversity all over my TV, and boosting their states, OTOH I am a world-class nerd.

      • AngryKatie

        that’s what I was going to say
        I love this, but i’m a dork

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Though, technically, in this case, you’re being kinda anti-nerd, in a sweet nerdy kinda way…

  • anwisok

    Anybody else thinking Bernie will cast his State’s Hillary votes?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      or move for the unanimous vote

    • Rags

      He will probably ask for the nomination to be made unanimous

  • VforV, I’m with Her!

    (made salad, listened)
    Things that make Virginia Crai, day ending with a ‘y”:
    Obergefell
    PR casting their votes for HRC in SPANISHISH
    Lakota welcome from that one delegation

    (PS on topic: very cool!)

  • orygoon

    Washington. Get a primary. I mean, USE your primary. You suck.

    • limberrat

      And don’t hold it on easter weekend!

  • TheGrandWaz00

    Now let’s go out and beat Trump by 20 million votes.

  • DesertedPictures

    What’s with West Virginia: aren’t they proud of anything?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Pepperoni rolls and Little Jimmy Dickens.

    • JohnBull

      Damn Mississippi keeps beating them on Most Unhealthy State rankings.

    • Biff52

      WWVA was a fantastic radio station!

  • sw19womble

    West Virginia lady putting a bird on it.

  • feministing

    getting closeeeee

  • Astraea

    Tammy Baldwin!

  • Callyson

    Wisconsin! Please don’t forget also to vote for Russ Feingold!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They’ve got two new Democrats– couple of friends just move dthere, so that should put him over the top!

  • BadKitty904

    Visconsin, Land of Cheese!!!

    • Painter of Goats

      Cheese Heads!

    • dslindc

      Try the cheese at Lombardi Stadium! I love the Cheeseheads!

    • data_ninja

      Look up, it’s past your eyesd!

    • JohnBull

      There are lots of other things about Wisconsin, like fireworks, cheese, and…fireworks.
      And giant spiders.

    • Biff52

      Cedar cheese!

  • Panika MCD

    beer reference, drink.

    • I Only Like Cats

      *chugs milk*

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Hah, eat it Dallas Cowboys! Wisconsin said the Packers are Americas team and you’re a bunch of losers owned by a Trump worshipping jackass.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Wyoming? Why not?

  • BadKitty904

    Oofda!

  • Callyson

    Dick Cheney’s state! Hugs to you, WY Dems!

    • dslindc

      Who?

      • bubbuhh

        Guy wuz Prez durin Iraq war

  • bubbuhh

    Baldwin and Feingold n hooever takes Walker down!

  • Will Bernie hang out with the Vermont crowd?

    I can’t stand the suspense!

  • proudgrampa

    That is a cool story, Mr. Hurst.

  • BadKitty904

    NICE t-shirts, Wyoming!

  • sw19womble

    Only fan-owned major league sports franchise in the US.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Wyoming has a Democratic Party? Not when I get done
    – Dick the Executioner Cheney

    • Recipriversexclusons

      That’s “President Dick”, W was PINO!

    • Bear OmNomNom

      Man, where’s an EMP when you need one?

  • Nova

    I don’t think I could hang out with Madam Secretary, she looks too fancy. Probably doesn’t even microwave her take out from last night for breakfast.

  • VforV, I’m with Her!

    Oh, VT wanted to go last! Cute :)

  • Callyson

    Vermont! Will Bernie speak?

  • FUN FACT: Vermont has good cheddar cheese.

    • jmhm

      and amazing amber maple syrup.

  • BadKitty904

    C’mon, Bernie, be a man!

  • anwisok

    He looks SO HAPPY!

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      Very respectable total, and he truly did a lot for moving this election leftward. Outstanding job.

    • Me not sure

      Teary eyed.

      • WomanInAMood

        And quite possibly exhausted.

        • Me not sure

          I know I would be.

    • Aw, he is so smiley.

    • jmhm

      That’s nice. He’s doing what she did eight years ago. Good for him.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    A Real Question… Are state delegate totals based on state-wide populations or registered Democrat populations?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      vote total from previous POTUS elections factors in

      • Beanz&Berryz

        thank yous

    • Panika MCD

      the distribution between the states is based on the last Census, the distribution of delegates within the state are done by state party rules. ex: TX does it by the previous general election’s vote totals in state senate districts.

  • Shouty Lady from VT is shouty!

  • Parchment Scroll

    Trump wishes he had McCarthy’s savvy. AND MCCARTHY DIDN’T HAVE ANY SAVVY.

    • Bear OmNomNom

      Which McCarthy? ;)

  • BadKitty904

    yah, yah..

  • Callyson

    He IS speaking!

  • parkii

    Do it Bernie, cede them!

    • parkii

      YAY!

  • VforV, I’m with Her!

    Things that make Virginia crai …

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      ***SOB***

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Finger wagging time!

  • Daisy

    YAY, he’s speaking!

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    there it is

  • Callyson

    Thank you, Bernie!

  • Big Puppy

    Classy move.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      you could see it coming a mile away, but it needed to be done

  • BadKitty904

    Thank you for the pointless gesture, Vermont. Cool story, bro…

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      CLASSY.

    • jmhm

      Not pointless. He just did what she did eight years ago. If no-one else notices, the pundits will feel compelled to bring it up even if it knocks them off their narrative.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        And it drives a stake through the heart of the dead enders

        issue CLOSED

    • Big Puppy

      Grumpy kitty.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Go, Bernie!

  • Recipriversexclusons

    WOOOOOOoooooo!!!!!!!! Listen to Uncle Bernie!

  • Parchment Scroll

    That was fucking brilliant.

  • All votes for Hillary!

    Squee!

  • 3FingerPete

    Good on ya, Bernie!

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    and THAT is some fucking party unity.

    • Me The People

      Fuck Yeah!

  • dslindc

    Awesome.

  • AngryKatie

    the divided convention narrative can suck my ass
    listen to that

    • Beanz&Berryz

      lol… “sma”.. angrykatie with another variation on regular thingz!

      • AngryKatie

        ya gotta mix it up now and then

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Well… appreciationz.. Mrs. B&B has a penchant for getting the gists of cliched sayingz right, just not the actual wordz…

          • AngryKatie

            She’s inventing new ones :)

          • Beanz&Berryz

            And keeping Mr. Bz&Bz entertained…

  • Biff52

    I liked that one “H” pointing left…

    • Big Puppy

      More than one.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Bless you, Bernie!!!1!!

  • BadKitty904

    Graceless, Bernie, but you did it. Silver star for you…

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Gold, even…

  • dslindc

    Watch out for glass ceiling pieces, everyone!

  • bubbuhh

    Think dat put Hillary Clinton over teh Top!

  • Panika MCD

    UNITY! YAY!

  • WomanInAMood

    So they made NBD when she went over with SD, for this? Yup. That is too fucking cool! Bless Bernie for this.

  • Apple Scruff

    GOP say what about the DNC in disarray?

    • anwisok

      Looks united as HELL to me!

      • weejee

        And tRump and McTurtle will feel the burn.

    • Brian

      they let people vote! it’s obviously chaos!!

  • Beaumarchais?

    What a mensch.

  • SECOND!

  • Daisy

    Yay, he used parliamentary procedure! OT: Does anyone know what set of rules they use?

    • msanthropesmr

      Robots rules of order.

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        DOES NOT COMPUTE!
        GOTO RULE 34
        :END:

        • msanthropesmr

          PNP MACNAM
          UNHAPPY MACNAM
          UNHAPPY MACNAM
          You have broken the president.

    • natoslug

      IT DOESN’T COUNT! THERE WAS FRINGE ON THE FLAG!!!!!1!!!

  • AYE!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    That’s a hell of a lot more respect than Trumpus gave to Ted Cruz…I’d point that out to any Ted Cruz supporters you might know. That’s how you respect your 2nd place finisher.

    • bubbuhh

      B about unity in long run

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        I’m just saying if you know any Cruz voters who maybe don’t like Trump but may vote for him…remind them how much he disrespected their candidate versus the hero treatment Bernie has gotten. Trump even crashed his speech…

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    OK, Wonkers fess up. Who just shouted AYE!

    • Callyson

      All of us, Katie!

  • Yay! Thank you, Bernie!

  • Astraea

    SEriously crying right now, dammit. Good job, Bernie.

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      *passes tissues*

    • WomanInAMood

      So crying. I’d hand you a tissue, but mine seems to be all wet.

  • orygoon

    What a win. Holy shit.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Can’t wait to see the Lame Stream Media spin this. Game ON.

  • BadKitty904

    So, the election’s over? We can all get back to Real Life now???

    • proudgrampa

      No. We have to start snarking about 2020 now.

      • Ted Cruz looks like a demented Grandpa Munster…TOO SOON?!?!?

      • BadKitty904

        *swoons*

        • proudgrampa

          I’m sorry, honey. I could have broken that to you a little more gently…

      • Bear OmNomNom

        That *beard*. Ever seen anything like that on a Presidential candidate? And he’s probably going to have to sell his duck-call business.

  • “ME-AYE!!”

  • VforV, I’m with Her!

    That was beautiful, you guys, come on!

  • Beaumarchais?

    Okay, enough onions!

  • Beanz&Berryz

    By Acclamation!

  • Parchment Scroll

    Mrs. Parchy is dancing to Happy! :D

  • Painter of Goats

    Onion ninjas, damn!

  • data_ninja

    So… just witnessed history. Pretty cool stuff right there.

    Choice of celebration fellow Wonkers?

    • anwisok

      Listening to some awesome speeches the rest of the night?

  • Astraea

    Nice song choice.

    • bozilingus

      Could have gone with Blurred Lines. ;-)

  • BMW

    Anyone else remember the 1992 election when, instead of attacking her for just using liberal issues for career advancement, she was being attacked for having *too* liberal of a background?

    • Astraea

      Shhhh, stop with your history and stuff.

    • msanthropesmr

      Yes. I also remember when she was attacked for not wanting to bake cookies.

      • sw19womble

        Those kinds of cookies were banned back then tho…

    • sw19womble

      Overton window says what?

      • Astraea

        uh, one of her too-liberal policies was universal healthcare.

        • sw19womble

          BURN THE WITCH!

    • Panika MCD

      it’s happy unity time now, though.

  • Callyson
  • jmhm

    Aw, Marcia Fudge looks so happy. You enjoy yourself, Marcia Fudge.

  • Brian

    that was great!!!!!!!

  • Beaumarchais?

    And bless the DJ—we’re happy!

  • And the rest is her story…

  • DesertedPictures

    Well: they just threw the rules out because some senator asked for it: the system is rigged, I tell you!

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      I was jumping up and down. haha!

  • feministing

    JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • limberrat

    Wow! That just gave me goosebumps!

  • CarolinaStewPie

    Bernie is all class. That was amazing. I may have to send him another 27 bucks.

    • Recipriversexclusons

      Uh, I’ll go so far to say that THAT was classy.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        he did the right thing- he gets a gold star

  • proudgrampa

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

  • natoslug

    Can we give her the fucking crown and deport Trump back to Oz yet?

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Hey Donnie- sucks not to be respected by your own that way, amirite?

    • msanthropesmr

      ANd that’s just his children and wife!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Hey, the mouth-breathers love him.

  • jowgajen

    Trying not to cry at work!

    • Parchment Scroll

      Dammit, Disqus, do not move things to the left just as I am clicking the upfist! :(

      • Biff52

        Right?

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          No, left.

    • Bear OmNomNom

      Just go back to that image of Trump “catapulting mouth poops”. That fixed it for me!

  • Enfant Terrible

    I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERFUCKING KITCHEN GNOMES AND THEIR MOTHERFUCKING ONION SLICING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I Only Like Cats

    They’re using a woman’s cover and if that doesn’t express what the Democrats are going for I don’t know what does. Your soul cannot be saved.

    • feministing

      jesus GREAT catch

  • bubbuhh

    Time 4 cheesesteaks n hoagiez

    • dslindc

      I’ll have one of each.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Men were deceivers ever.
    One foot in sea and one on shore,
    To one thing constant never.

    BERNIE'S POLITICAL REVOLUTION CAN'T BE STOPPED and will never unify with a DNC that cheated Bernie Sanders from Day 1. Vote Dr. JIll Stein!!— H. A. Goodman (@HAGOODMANAUTHOR) July 26, 2016

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      A legend in his own derp.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      So, HAha Goodman is declaring himself Bernie, or what? What does this mean?

      • sw19womble

        More of a Berner than Bernie The Traitor!

    • Astraea
    • bubbuhh

      Yeah, all those wimmenz who voted 4 Hillary wuz secret menz?

      • Bear OmNomNom

        Pat McCrory will get to the bottom of this!

    • Daisy

      Looks like someone forgot to take their meds.

    • Callyson

      HA HA GoodOne says what now?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        seriously, STFU douchebag

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT

      • AntiDerpomeme

        If you are the type of person that can watch that amazing moment of democracy and unity and your response is that derp, then yes, you are truly irredeemable. What a tool.

  • parkii

    Watch your feet, you guys.

  • jowgajen

    Seemed like a love fest. I think the Berners were happy to be able to say nice things and vote for Bernie.

  • BadKitty904

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Hey villagers, remind me who is in disarray again?

    • msanthropesmr

      Teh Donald’s hair/

    • Parchment Scroll

      I dunno, has the array been properly declared?

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      The Donald’s Twitter account?

  • Joshua Norton

    Wingnuts are going to need a few hundred more years to get over the fact that we just had a black president and now there’s going to be a woman in that office!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      fuck ’em, join the 21st century or GTFO!

      • Joshua Norton

        21st century? They’re still pissed off that the 1960’s happened!

        • VforV, I’m with Her!

          1860s

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Fuck em. No more time for their shit.

  • I Only Like Cats

    Funny how we don’t need to see our candidate every. day.

    • Panika MCD

      we do have a good enough line up to get away with that.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        a good enough lineup of more than good enough people…

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      The RNC really had an amateur family reunion video to it.

    • Our candidate is not our only superstar.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      And funny how she doesn’t have to see the cameras and the adulation every day. Could it be that she’s . . . a grownup??

  • orygoon

    I take back all those mean things I mostly did not say about that man. Fucking A!

  • Msgr_Moment

    NJ doesn’t WANT Trump!

    • Biff52

      You could hide him in one of Christie’s folds.

  • Enfant Terrible

    This is excellent news for John McCain.

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      Giuliani is sure to get a bounce, too!

  • Beaumarchais?

    I’m not sure I want to hear Terry McAuliffe right now.

    • feministing

      yeah its a little weird. not the right tone

    • BMW

      I’m sure I don’t want to hear Terry McAuliffe ever.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Did anyone from Alaska abstain?

    • weejee

      Bristol? Wait, what?

    • natoslug

      Nobody in Wasilla. They don’t know the meaning of abstinence.

  • Brian

    now let’s have a bunch of speeches saying how great she is without boos!!

    • BMW

      During the RNC, I couldn’t listen to the speeches without booze.

  • Apple Scruff

    I saw a very brief clip of Mike Pence on TV today and he said that there were dozens of speakers yesterday, but no mention of ISIS. *headdesk*

    • Painter of Goats

      Feature, not a bug Mike.

    • jowgajen

      ISIS wasn’t on the ballot.

      • sw19womble

        I think it got a couple of abstentions.

    • natoslug

      Nor mention of Osiris. INPEECH!

      • Malmborg Implano

        What has happened to your nose?

    • Parchment Scroll

      Yeah, there’s been no fearmongering. Don’t these people know how to run a party convention?!

      • IdRatherBeDancing

        No.

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      Pence has taken up the task of becoming Trump’s brain….consider that.

    • bubbuhh

      Dint menshun Pence either. click 2 giv m wut he wantz.

    • orygoon

      No, they focused on the bigger, closer-to-hand threat to world peace and the American people.

  • Recipriversexclusons

    That’s the Gov that’s individually signing 200,000 pardons so that ex-cons that are clean in VA can vote (after VA Supreme court said he couldn’t blanket Executive Order it).

    • Beaumarchais?

      I’ll grant him that—a very big good deed.

    • Brian

      he should be signing while he speaks!

      • sw19womble

        lazy bastard!

    • dslindc

      He’s really awesome. Very much a politician if you ever meet him, but very cool.

    • mackafritz

      Thinking about that give me writers cramp.

  • Callyson

    OK, time to run a quick errand since I won’t want to miss a moment of prime time. BRB!

    • dslindc

      Don’t forget the wine!

    • Astraea

      We’ll save your seat!

  • I for one welcome our new Hillary Overlord!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Ovarylord

      • jmhm

        nadlord!

      • Painter of Goats

        Lol

      • feministing

        YES

      • proudgrampa

        Zippy, you crack me up!

    • Malmborg Implano

      For great justice, take off every zig.

      -Melania Trump

  • BMW

    Trivia question…obviously the Republicans have done it…have the Democrats ever nominated 2 people for president from the same immediate family before?

    • jmhm

      No, with an asterisk, because TR was Eleanor’s uncle.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Adams also too

      • BMW

        Not the same party, though.

        • jmhm

          No, but by that time he wasn’t a Republican. Hence the asterisk.

          OK, it’s a reach.

    • Beaumarchais?

      The Adamses were Whigs, right? Who were the predecessor of the Dems, as I dimly recall. But not in a good way.

      • Panika MCD

        John was a Federalist. John Q. was both a Federalist and a Democratic-Republican (basically a Democrat). since the Federalists were the precursor to the Democratic-Republicans, I guess it counts.

        • Beaumarchais?

          I KNEW someone here would know. Thanks!

      • BMW

        No, the Whigs were formed as the opposition party to Democrat Andrew Jackson. They desolved and the anti-slavery Whigs became the Republicans.

    • Señor Skwerl King

      Adams were Federalists
      Harrisons were Republicans

      • bubbuhh

        One Harrison wuz Republican.

        • Biff52

          I don’t know which way Harrison ford swings.

          • bubbuhh

            He swingz wif Callista

      • BMW

        The Federalists were gone by the time John Q. Adams was inaugurated.

  • akryan

    We got unity I think.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    I enjoy a healthy, nutritious plan every morning.

    • Biff52

      So, butt stuff?

  • Msgr_Moment

    “I know that she will be the kind of leader she will be.” Nice, Terry.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      No he didn’t!

  • BREAKING NEWS!

    Bernie Sanders confides in VT Shouty Lady “I’m doin’ good. Howa you?”

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    I should sue him for that. George! Get the lawyers! Don’t settle. I don’t settle. Ivanka, come here and let me check you for weapons. That’s right. Terrific. Nothing there. I need to check again.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Right. The only people who settle faster than Trump are the women who agree to marry him.

  • Ninja0980

    History has been made!

    • Msgr_Moment

      Histerectomy HERstory

  • Rags

    I can haz unity

  • btwbfdimho

    Historic, congrats HRC.

    BTW, this would be a good song for Hillary,

    Steal a little and they throw you in jail
    Steal a lot and they make you king

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpRKstHl7Y0

    • jmhm

      We always did feel the same
      We just saw it from a different point
      Of view
      Tangled up in blue

    • btwbfdimho

      Automatic translation
      devi sonare la armonica finque la bocca non sangua

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odvpxj_N1MU

  • BadKitty904

    Nice, Dems! Keep on focus!!!

  • bubbuhh

    Know somethin else Demz dint show? A line uv HRC pantsuitz made in China n fer sale on QVC n sum department storez?

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Clearly no bizness sense…

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Where’s the Congressional Male caucus, Democrat Party?

  • feministing

    marble? lmao

  • Panika MCD

    LADIES!

  • BadKitty904

    Aight, Nancy – SIC ‘EM!!!

  • Brian

    look at all those governmenting women!!!

    • BadKitty904

      One of whom is astoundingly tall…

      • Biff52

        Jackie Speier, I think.

  • Sardonicuss

    That is the most accomplished SOH in the history of the country.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Where’s the congresswoman who always wears the most fabulous clothes?

  • bubbuhh

    Mebbe, can B next SPeaker? Pleaz?

  • Msgr_Moment

    The Demoncrats are a low-T party. Sad.

  • Daisy

    Yay, the Ladies!

  • Beaumarchais?

    Hey, lookit all these wimmins! There’s gotta be a sammich in there somewheres.

  • TJ Barke

    Something something satan, something something moral decay, something something sinful, something something jebus.

    • Malmborg Implano

      and BENGHAZI because of course she’s for gays, she was in bed with her girlfriend Mrs. Weiner when she ordered Al-Quaeda to kill FOUR INNOCENT UNBORN DIPLOMATS

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    My dogs and I just danced Hillary into the nomination. The older two helped me dance Obama in 8 years ago. The youngest one just shook her head. Sad.

    • Painter of Goats

      Bernie bro?

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        Considering how much time she devotes to tearing shit up and sleeping, I’m afraid she might even be (no!) a republican!
        But, I had her spayed, just in case.

        Edit – shit, that was sooo much funnier when I pictured it in italics, not scratched out.

    • Parchment Scroll

      She’ll learn.

    • The bitch…

    • Enfant Terrible

      Millennial dogs. (rolls eyes)

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    Look, I am so proud to be a Dem. Our motley crazy and diverse bunch of non-conformists, hippies, homos, blahs, wimmens, brown peoples, smart asses — knows how to do a convention and elect groovy pols! The End.

    • I Only Like Cats

      also scientists

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Not reading the youtube comments…anime Nazi oompa loompa supremacists.

  • BadKitty904

    Is that her pet tribble?

    • Painter of Goats

      If it was orange it would look like she scalped Trump. Not that that would be a bad thing.

  • Msgr_Moment

    No sweat. Donnie’s got the ladies’ vote all sewed up.

  • Brian

    so many women so few stoves. what a waste!

    • Brian

      ; )

      • AntiDerpomeme

        We know you kid. Because sammiches don’t need no stinkin’ stoves.

    • sw19womble

      Say, you know who else demanded more, and bigger, ovens?

      • jmhm

        Mike Pence?

      • Enfant Terrible

        Wonder Bread?

      • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

        Papa Johns?

  • You just know this is how those Cat Women of the Moon got their start.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoYT_CjhA7U

    • BadKitty904

      You say that like it’s a Bad Thing…

  • BadKitty904

    Is Nancy wearing a rainbow bracelet???

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Wait, women can do something other than work for their dad?

  • Astraea

    I’m loving the rainbow wristbands. Thank you, Democrats!

    • MaiaAZ

      I just noticed that the second before your comment popped. Woohoo! Love ’em too!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Ya know, all the women on this stage means I can get a sammitch made and a beer fetched for me in record time….mobilize them.

    • I Only Like Cats

      Yeah, because you’ll have to do it for them fast before they call you a witch and a heretic (with votes)

  • Msgr_Moment

    I for one welcome our new lady overladies.

    • Painter of Goats

      Be honest. You would welcome an underlady too.

      • sw19womble

        Throw in one or two ladyboys too.

    • King of America

      I am Clin-ton. As overlady, all will kneel trembling before me and obey my brutal commands.

      End communication.

  • ZangoCrudmonger

    Hey RNC, you suck. This has been a fun afternoon without the hate. I’m going out to mind the shady spot on the lawn and lounge contentedly until the big guns roll out. Cheers!

  • BadKitty904

    And not a single sammich was made…

    • Beaumarchais?

      Now let’s not go overboard…

  • Beaumarchais?

    Just imagine a UN Security Council meeting with Angela, Theresa, and HILLARY against Putin and that Chinese guy.

    • BadKitty904

      Somebody’d get a switchin’…

    • Brian

      How’s Kate McKinnon gonna play three people at the same time?

  • Me The People

    Hillary and the team are going to smash this tiny fingered tangerine tit and his creepy, kooky family into fuck.

  • Daisy

    I’m so proud of my country today.

    • Beaumarchais?

      Finally, right? It’s a great day.

    • Painter of Goats

      I had to wait 61 years to see this day arrive – so awesome!

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      That’s how I felt the night Obama was nominated. it got even stronger the night he won. So – I can’t wait for you to experience Nov. 8!

  • feministing

    so nice to watch without worrying about hearing boos now!

    • sw19womble

      There’ll be a few rogue Berners, I’m sure, Now Sanders has failed their Purity Test.

      • feministing

        eh at least now they know literally no one gives a crap about them anymore

  • Treg.Brown

    So Bernie proposed nominating Hillary by acclamation?!
    Holy cow!

    • Daisy

      It was amazing to see!

      • Treg.Brown

        I just saw a recap. It was. Very emotional.

    • feministing

      i never liked him but even i admit everything about him today was perfect. thank you bernie!

      • Treg.Brown

        Totally agree with you.

      • Daisy

        Same!

    • Paperless Tiger

      He was really running for Godfather anyway.

    • Parchment Scroll

      It was a hella-powerful moment and I just hope it snaps some BoBs out of it.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Hillary did that for Obama, IIRC.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Loving all these women on stage together!!

  • DustBowlBlues

    As an Old, I have a terrible memory. Which night was it that the Republicans celebrated all their firsts in advancing human rights? Besides the Emancipation Proclamation, that is.

    • We’re still waiting.

    • sw19womble

      Book Burning Night, IIRC.

  • I’m so glad you all are here, because no one around me wants to happy cry and jump up and down with me.

    • Treg.Brown

      I will Cheryl! This is an historic moment!

      • Recipriversexclusons

        It will be even more historical if she gets enough electoral and popular votes in November.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I’m home alone but my dogs are excited.

    • I Only Like Cats

      My new Stitch slippers are perfect for this moment

    • sw19womble

      group hug!

      • Marycbianco2

        <<o. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★:::::::!!br503p:….,.

    • feministing

      i’m with you!!!

    • Painter of Goats

      Everybody jump! Everybody cry!

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Better than ugly crying which was last week in Cleveland. LOL

    • Daisy

      Me neither, I’ll join in! Hell, my dad gets irritated when I cheer!

      So I’m here! :)

    • Toomush_Infer

      Alone in this hotel room in Chicago, my happy dance engulfs you!…

    • Jo Mathie

      Atta girl :)

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    Seriously, the pan of the crowd, you see rainbow flags, people of color, hipsters (swoon) — you don’t see that subversive shit at the RNC, Glory be to God!

    • Brian

      I saw Muslims!!! we’re doomed, doomed!

      • BadKitty904

        I was impressed and touched by that.

      • IdRatherBeDancing

        explains why ISIS was not on the agenda

        • sw19womble

          Sharia Law was passed back in 2008,

      • M.E. Lawrence

        Someone waved a sign supportive of Palestinians during roll call! Probably one of them ferners.

    • Me The People

      They have several different types of Nazi – that’s a kind of diversity.

      • IdRatherBeDancing

        Blonde and ginger?

        • Me The People

          And shaven, of course.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    Yeah Lois!

  • BadKitty904

    My bf just handed me a tumbler of wine. I think that’s a hint.

    • MaiaAZ

      A hint that you got a good guy there?

      • BadKitty904

        Mere words cannot express… :0)

  • Daisy

    Semi-relevent: I thought the DNC used Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly revised, but I just had to double check. They do! :)

    • AngryKatie

      caring enough to look shit up is, more than anything, what differentiates us from Republicans

      • Daisy

        I competed in Parliamentary Procedure for FFA. It’s what I miss the most about being in FFA.

        • Biff52

          FFA and 4H membership Venn diagram in Bishop form a perfect circle.

          • Daisy

            For a lot of kids from other parts of town, it did, but showing was too much money for most of my childhood/teenage years. Joined FFA, showed the two summers after the year I joined. I love goats.

          • AngryKatie

            Aren’t you getting ready to start at Berkeley? There are lots of goats in the East Bay. They even use them for lawn mowing public land.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Where did all these women come from? Do they vote?

    • mackafritz

      Who let that happen?

      • Recipriversexclusons

        Damn suffragettes! Holdin’ out on all the men-folk to get their way! CURSES!

        • Not to mention forgetting how to make sammiches!

        • Panika MCD

          “holdin’ out” is known as the Lysistrata Special!

      • AngryKatie

        Based on the floor vote, you apparently have Tennessee to blame.
        I think they said they were the state that gave the 19th ammendment enough states to pass.

        • mackafritz

          What happened to you Tennessee?

        • Panika MCD

          also too: Wyoming, Utah and Texas gave women the vote before it was cool.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Mitt lost a binder?

  • BadKitty904

    THE GATOR NATION!!! REPRESENT!!!!!!!

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Katherine Clark of the great state of Massachusetts is really tall!

    • Painter of Goats

      Tall women are part of the diversity.

      – a tall woman

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        If I had her height maybe this extra 15 lbs wouldn’t be so evident . . . .

        • Painter of Goats

          That’s the best part of being tall. The worst part is finding pants that go all the way down to the top of your feet.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Who wears pants?

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Might be time for a little wine with my fried green tomatoes . . . don’t judge. :)

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I skipped the dinner part and went straight to the booze. It’s all good.

    • WomanInAMood

      No need for excuses for wine. I not only don’t judge, I happily join in. (You are Eastern South states, right? I’m Pac. NW. I’ll toast you in 3…2..1…)

    • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

      Red or green? The wine, I mean…
      (Scroll to post #5)

    • Beanz&Berryz

      I miss my mama’s fried green tomatoes…

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Just got here. What time are the USA Freedom Kids going on?

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I think they might be tied up in court for a few decades.

    • Señor Skwerl King

      As soon as Trump delivers the folding tables.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        And the “exposure”.

    • Malmborg Implano

      Sing out Louise!

    • Well, at least this time they’d get paid.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Katherine Clark—my Representative!

    • Biff52

      Hawt.

    • Beaumarchais?

      Her slogan—”I’m not Jill Stein!”

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Hah, not the check books of the privileged….there’s a certain perfectly coifed orange abominable snowNazi who begs to disagree….

  • Malmborg Implano

    Trump frantically tweeting that he did not have email hacker sexxytime with that man Putin.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    91? Well can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs amiright? Hello? Is this thing on?

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Stephanie Murray is hot….she’s got my vote.

  • BadKitty904

    Get ’em, Steph!!!

  • Paperless Tiger

    Democrats give good economy.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Anybody notice how well-organized this is? Matriarchy rocks!

    • feministing

      we run a tight ship

    • Malmborg Implano

      Such a difference when the national party doesn’t loathe the candidate.

      • Paperless Tiger

        ISWYDT.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      We’ve been organizing Christmas parties in kindergartens and field trips to historic sites for decades.

    • M.E. Lawrence

      But it’s so–positive. And inclusive. Weird.

  • Panika MCD

    TERRORISTS! DRINK!

  • Antonin Dvorak

    Ooh, the new recruit, that must mean they are going to fund the race. Good. And Val Demings, to boot.

  • Astraea

    I’m in love.

  • BadKitty904

    YAAAS!!! VAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!

    • BadKitty904

      Sorry…

      • Astraea

        I think that was the appropriate response.

        • BadKitty904

          True, tho I startled our cats…

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Okay, okay women can be in charge on two conditions: 1) you make me a sammitch. 2) sexy time. 3) no talking during sports! Do we have a deal?

    • Painter of Goats

      As long as you don’t talk during sports, either.

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        DEAL BREAKER!

        • Painter of Goats

          NO SAMMITCH FOR YOU!

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      You’re so bad at math I bet you think you know how big 6″ is.

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        About 1/4 the size of my penis?

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Sheesh… Everyone knows that. It’s the distance between your thumb and the first knuckle on your forefinger…

    • Astraea

      I have two questions.
      1. Will men be also following the no talking rule?
      2. Will men be watching sports 24/7?

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        I dunno, I hate competitive clogging….

      • bubbuhh

        Menz verra gud at no-talkin….cept wen masplainin or drunk
        Hard 2 watch sportz and do teh nawties at same time

        • Hairstrike Alpha

          I like to yell at the refs and tell the coach what an idiot he is.

          • bubbuhh

            yellin at refs iz form uv mansplainin

      • Biff52

        Only sports I watch are a few different motorsports variations. And skiing.

        • Hairstrike Alpha

          I’ve been known to watch women’s gymnastics, swimming and track n’ field. Tennis sometimes too…I appreciate the uh, competitiveness.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      As long as we get charge of the nuclear codes, Executive Orders, SCOTUS appointees, and fucking with Congress, we’re good. What kinda sammich you want?

    • MaiaAZ

      I’m willing to make the occasional sammitch as long as you take care of the rest of the meals. Also, laundry, also too.

  • Brian

    you know, maybe there are too many women in Congress to let them all speak. Which is a wonderful and amazing thing to say. But we still need more.

    • Daisy

      Agreed!

  • M.E. Lawrence

    Dem roll call mentions Elena Delle Donne (WNBA’s MVP) and Tim Duncan! Did the Repugs mention any distinguished basketball players?

    • sw19womble

      Even Michael Jordan’s got one buttcheek off his fence as he tries to avoid contact with them..

  • bubbuhh

    U know wut Wonkettes needz 2 eat 4 breakfast? Scrapple! Philly iz the heart uv Scrapple Country, chicken scrapple frum Delaware n Porkie scrapple frum the Amish landz to the west n north……therez talk uv fish scrapple frum New Jersey (no no no no). If U must try native New Jersey food, go wif pork roll.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Scrapple! Makes me nostalgic for my Philly childhood! Illinoisians just don’t get the ambrosia that is this food.

      • bubbuhh

        kin B ordered via intertubez. Yep yep yep It iz so.

    • Painter of Goats

      Can you put green chile on it?

      • bubbuhh

        Hell Yeh! Tradishunall iz cherry pepperz jes like cheeze steakz n hoagiez

  • Beaumarchais?

    Wow, why didn’t we do this centuries ago?

    Anybody got a cigarette?

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Nice to see all these powerful women on the same stage. Yes We Can!!!

    • Daisy

      ¡Sí nosotros podemos!

      • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

        I’m a guy who loves his mom a great deal. Go Ladies, Go Hillary.

  • Nova

    You go Police chief!! Just vote female, for everything, we’ll straighten all the shit out!
    Did ya feel the female power?
    My vagina just yelled, ‘HELL YEAH!’

    • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

      Private parts yelling: “Screw Trump.”

      • Recipriversexclusons

        Uhm, with votes because I dun want you anywhere near me?

        • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

          Double meaning for “screwing someone.” I promise no sexual acts with Trump. Thats a horrible visual.

      • WomanInAMood

        My private parts have a much different feeling about Trump.

        OMG, it’s Jimmy!

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Yawn. Everyone who represents me in Congress is a Utero-American. One of them (McMorris-Rogers) is A Idiot, but still all women.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Once again, a Carter is allowed to address the DNC convention. Awesome!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Once again, I wonder if I’m in an alternate universe. My YT feed is showing an empty podium and people milling about. You’re seeing speeches?

      • Biff52

        Jimmeh sent in a video.

  • BadKitty904

    Oh, God, Jimmy Carter’s next? Where’s my kleenex? That man could make a brick cry…

    • BadKitty904

      Aw, it’s Jason?

      • sw19womble

        JIMMY CARTER STAYS AWAY OMG BREAKING NEWS TALKING POINT!!!!!!

  • Panika MCD

    why did he get sexxxy times music to walk out to?

    • Malmborg Implano

      He has lust in his heart.

      • Panika MCD

        I think he has, “YAY Remission! Boooooo cancer!” in his heart.

  • Brian

    Last night we got a Roosevelt and a Kennedy, tonight we get a Carter!!!! stark difference from last week!

    • Msgr_Moment

      GOP is so bush league.

      • Brian

        I see what you did there

  • BadKitty904

    “Quiet Strength” – that would be President Carter.

  • Serai 1

    Honestly, I feel sad sitting here all alone watching this. Wish I had people to hang out with at this historic time. *sigh*

    • Biff52

      You’re stuck with us, though.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I’m feeling very insulted right now. Was pretty sure you were hanging out with us

    • *pssst…*

      Down here, under your couch.

      You’re not alone…

    • Astraea

      That’s why I’m here with better people than I know in real life.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Hey, we’re there with you in spirit! :)

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Seriously, though, in ’08 and ’12 I did this with my fellow political junkie husband, who walked out for younger, blonder, bigger boobs in ’13. So yeah. There’s a little sadness here too.

      • Daisy

        *Hugs*

      • We’ll never leave you. XOXO

      • orygoon

        Aw shit. Asshole.

      • WomanInAMood

        Here for you. And so happy you are here! Because you rock.

    • feministing

      you are with us and we are with you!!! hug!!!!

    • Miss Mnemosyne

      Same boat, essentially. My preschooler is not impressed. :( I’m seeing my husband for ~ 1 hr a day right now because big military exercise, so he has to deal with me vomiting “OMG LISTEN WUT HAPPENED” liberal excites and then go to a largely conservative workplace for the rest of the day.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Wanna borrow my dog?

    • BadKitty904

      But you do! :0)

    • WomanInAMood

      But you’re with us. And we are so glad you’re here!

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    WTF, Jason? Was your grandma too busy to send me a christmas card last year?

  • orygoon

    Carter wrote a very decent book about his stint in the Peace Corps. I’ve been interested in him ever since I read it.

  • Msgr_Moment

    We’d love to be with you tonight, but we’ve got two houses to finish building tonight.

    • BadKitty904

      God Bless ‘Im…

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Oh my god…Jimmy Carter is still alive?!? It’s happening again!!!!!

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    So refreshing to watch the Dem convention unfiltered on the web. Screw you CNN and MSNBC.

    • feministing

      idk how everyone doesnt do it f those talking heads!

      • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

        They are biased as all hell.

    • WomanInAMood

      I’ve been watching the cnn stream on youtube. So far, no “analysts”.

      • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

        Oh…i watched MSNBC yesterday and the analysis was very negative.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Jimmy Carter. Damn, he’s no Scott Baio, but still….

  • Miss Mnemosyne

    Jimmmmmeeeeh!

  • Paperless Tiger

    Georgia not all stupid. Hurrah!

  • BadKitty904

    JIMMY! JIMMY! JIMMY!

  • Malmborg Implano

    The Russian DNC email hack has not had the desired effect of throwing the party into turmoil. Instead it’s turned into a BIG problem for Trump, having to explain why his celebrity crush Vladimir seems to be going all in for his campaign.

    • Miss Mnemosyne

      That’s the hope!

  • AngryKatie

    Carter looks pretty good!

  • BadKitty904

    Damn, he’s spry.

  • Msgr_Moment

    We love you, Moral Scold, Jimmy Carter!

  • bubbuhh

    Mister Jimmy wud B a third Prez at teh DNC

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Hah, suck it Republicans Reagan is deader than your sense of decency and reality while Jimmy Carter is still very much alive.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Striking metaphor — building houses for the poor — Carter; rotting corpse– Reagan.

      • sw19womble

        Cheney – undead.

    • Brian

      please don’t mock Alzheimer’s.

      • Hairstrike Alpha

        I wasn’t aware that I was mocking Alzheimer’s….

      • anwisok

        ummmm . . he . . .wasn’t?

    • BadKitty904

      The good don’t always die young.

  • Beaumarchais?

    The first President I voted for—and he won! Bless you, Jimmy.

  • Msgr_Moment

    SCHOOOOOOOM!!! SCHOOOOOM!!!

  • WomanInAMood

    It’s Jimmy! I so love him! This is the sobbiest day I’ve had in years.

    • anwisok

      Best kind of sobbing, though.

      • WomanInAMood

        When I was in sixth grade, Jimmy Carter came to Portland to visit some friends. My parents took us to that neighborhood. There were literally thousands of people, all separated from the house he was staying in by the secret service, standing in a crowd in the middle of the night. I distinctly remember the feelings of love in that crowd. Thinking back, it was odd, but it was completely positive.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          It’s kinda a Portland thing to do.. and maybe other places too, I suppose… But Portland folks tend to like to be there…

    • AngryKatie

      just wait till Thursday

  • sw19womble

    Great to see him still up and running!

    • Recipriversexclusons

      He just beat cancer.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Cancer never saw him coming.

        • Msgr_Moment

          2×4 to its face.

  • Astraea

    STATUS QUOLIGARCIST ESTABLISHMENT $HILL!

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    After that half bottle of Hillary Wins Wine, I should probably not trust myself around an open flame and just order pizza mebbe.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Senator Chuck: Two Tickets to Paradise? Really? Paradise is in Lancaster Co., PA.

    • Biff52

      It’s in Butte County CA!

    • Toomush_Infer

      Nope – UP….

  • BadKitty904

    God, he sounds exactly like my Granddad. *tears up*

  • TheGrandWaz00

    If Jimmy Carter would have had better people around him we’d have never had Reagan.

    • Malmborg Implano

      The American people get the government they deserve.

      • Astraea

        No.

    • sw19womble

      And if Gore hadn’t…. coulda woulda shoulda

  • jmhm

    Is it objectifying to say that Val Demings is awfully pretty? I mean, cop, and badass, but still. Pretty.

    • BadKitty904

      She’s a SERIOUS ass-kicker. Very popular in the center of our state…

  • Me The People

    What’s the betting on Trump refusing any TV debates?

    • Biff52

      Been my position all along, but I didn’t see him getting the nom, either.

    • mackafritz

      And be labeled a coward?

      • Me The People

        His lot will probably accept anything that comes out of his mouth at this point. “I refuse to debate with criminals!” – I think they’d swallow that no probs. They just swallowed selling Nato out.

        • mackafritz

          We don’t care about his lot. They won’t change. The debates are for the fence sitters.

          • Me The People

            Totally – doesn’t seem to be any sign that the Trump camp understand that though. They seem to think they’ll win because of lots of ‘hidden’ Trump voters.

    • Panika MCD

      probably. which means we’ll get 1, maybe 2. though, if he outright refuses, we may just invite Stein to debate. (Johnson would call them both “pussies” so he’s not invited.)

      • Me The People

        Yeah, I think he might do one, then duck out.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Trump is undebatable. I’m not sure how Hillary would deal–he’ll just talk over her, over the moderators, and spout unanswerable utter nonsense. Ever try to argue with a toddler? I sure wouldn’t want to attempt it on national tv.

    • BadKitty904

      He’d be even more insane than I think to consider it…

  • Toomush_Infer

    Is it wrong tonight to nominate Jimmy Carter to Honorable Woman?…I know it’s something most of us can merely aspire to….

    • Panika MCD

      he is the best former president we’ve ever had and president of my heart.

  • Panika MCD

    9-11. DRINK!

  • jmhm

    So, completely OT: the Bronx Corpse Flower is getting ready to bloom.

    No, not a metaphor.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfV5K_uJ-iM&feature=youtu.be

  • anwisok

    So, 3 former POTUSes speak at Hillary’s convention. How many spoke at Donald’s? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?

    • Daisy

      Wait, Scott Baio wasn’t president? Well, shit, they fooled me.

    • CripesAmighty

      Ben Stein didn’t even show.

    • Toomush_Infer

      Bueller?

    • Msgr_Moment

      They couldn’t even book The Presidents of the United States of America.

      • anwisok

        BWAHAhahahahhaha!!!!

      • Biff52

        Are any of the Dead Kennedys available?

      • Toomush_Infer

        President of the Bad Hair Club for Men….?

    • Bitter Scribe

      Oh be fair. The only Republican former presidents still alive are Bush pere et fils, and they’re unpersons.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Well, obvz… there must not be any former Repub Presidents… duh!

    • Paperless Tiger

      Bush boycott. How bad is that?

      • anwisok

        *I* think it’s absolutely wonderful.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Yeah, but Trump is going to protect gay people from Muslims, because everyone knows the only reason Muslims want to come to this country is to do some gay-bashing.

    • Recipriversexclusons

      Yeah, them alt-rights, kkk-ers & Christian fundamentalist will will convert protect them!

    • johnnyangel

      And let’s all stop and congratulate ourselves for being against terrorists killing Americans, EVEN when they want to kill some queers. Oh so progressive.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Into every life, a little Terry McAuliffe and Chuckie Schumer must fall.

    • bubbuhh

      Dis teh newz spot. Entertainment back shortly

    • Antonin Dvorak

      If that is the worst that can happen, we are doing pretty good.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Bring out Amy, Chuck! You’re not a very good public speaker.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      What in the world are you people watching? I’ve got some choir.

      • Recipriversexclusons

        C-Span

  • BadKitty904

    Alright, for a Yankee, Schumer’s got some serious speechifyin’ goin’ on…

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    No more walls. Give that miserable SOB Trump his deportation papers to Russia.

  • jmhm

    Aw. Carter grandbaby.

  • CripesAmighty

    Back again. What a time for an Internet Grand Mal seizure. Goddammit.

  • Msgr_Moment

    The music to those little anti-Trump ads is perfect.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    Unity –suck on it Republicans

  • jmhm

    Jimmy!

  • anwisok

    They’ll get a cease and desist, too, but IT’S WORTH IT!!!

    • bubbuhh

      Bet they checked first.

      • anwisok

        Queen makes it policy to say no. Might have made an exception to tweak Donald, though!

        • Panika MCD

          not exactly. they already gave use rights to an anti-trump group this year.

    • Panika MCD

      guessing Queen said, “meh, this makes it even.”

  • bubbuhh

    BIg LoLz!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AngryKatie

    hah
    bet they don’t get bitch slapped for using that song

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Trump in his own words is hilarious. Nicely done Dems.

    • Biff52

      We’ve seen more of him than our own nominee this week. Odd.

      • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

        That is unfortunate.

  • Astraea

    I’m dying! LOL!

  • Of course Hillary is a friend of Banks.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      lol!

    • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

      I’m friendly with my Bank too.

  • Daisy

    I hope they were allowed to use that.

    • CripesAmighty

      I believe that was the point.

    • We usually don’t have that problem.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Elizabeth Banks, sexy!

    • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

      Big time.

  • Miss Mnemosyne

    Love her so much!!!!

  • JMP

    But when will the Democrats have a star on par with Scott Baio?

    • Señor Skwerl King

      I understand Gabe Kaplan is hosting a breakfast panel.

  • jmhm

    I kind of love Jimmy.

    • BadKitty904

      He personally embodies the finest virtues of this nation.

  • AngryKatie

    I’m kind of loving this

  • I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!

  • feministing

    omg lovingggggg this

  • Daisy

    Hahaha! “That’s my act!”

  • Mojo

    well that was fun.

  • CripesAmighty

    She’s good.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Huma is going to be awfully jealous now, Elizabeth.

  • JMP

    Banks was so conservative as Avery Jessup on 30 Rock; what’s next, will it turn out Alec Baldwin is not a hardcore right-winger either?

  • Skeptical_thinker

    Comments coming in faster than I can read them.

    • Biff52

      My lips can’t keep up!

  • Daisy

    Man, I’m enjoying this. Trump bashing, but even more positive stuff about Hillary!

  • MaiaAZ

    I’m watching on PBS News Hour…who were those dudes in the audience? I feel like I should know who they are…

  • Bitter Scribe

    God, Elizabeth Banks is just adorable.

  • Biff52

    Well, I heard she worked for Walmart!

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Hillary: Rock You Like a Hurricane.

  • Brian

    Hillary’s team makes the best videos!

  • Daisy

    Confession time: I really enjoy Hillary’s voice.

    • sw19womble

      I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. I always assumed it’s just RW misogyny.

      • JMP

        Ding ding ding.

  • BadKitty904

    OMG! That HAIR!!!

    • sw19womble

      Which one!

    • SisterArtemis

      It was the curly mop blowing in the wind, right?

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Boring! Who’s going to make me projectile diarrhea in abject terror?

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Love the kids more. Fighting for families. Yeah Hillary.

  • Beaumarchais?

    This is good.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    I must have allergies — tears spontaneously coming out of my eyes.

    • Beaumarchais?

      Pollen 2016!

      • sw19womble

        Smog 4 VP!

        • Daisy

          It’s president in my town.

    • BadKitty904

      it’s the gotdamn onions, I swear…

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Less booing today. I’m with Her.

  • BadKitty904

    Well, hel-LO, Thaddeus…

  • Brian

    You know one thing I like about Hillary? Celebrities and politicians especially tend to stick with one hairstyle. Not Hillary, at every stage she has a different style, she just whips through them, she’s not concerned with what anyone thinks. She’s gonna change her damn hair up if she wants to.

    • SisterArtemis

      Also, pantsuits! who says they’re out of style?

      • sw19womble

        Like mom jeans Obama DNGAF

      • Beaumarchais?

        Her pantsuits are the yin to my no-pants yang.

    • BadKitty904

      Well said. “It’s not about a ‘look'”…

  • Llareggub

    Big dog!

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    So, what happened to the Berniebros? Was a pocket dimension opened up by Hillary’s evil pantsuit and they were all sucked in?

    • miss_grundy

      I think there was a big rainstorm in Philly at the DNC office and they were drenched. Probably back in their hotels changing their clothes.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      smart ones got the message

      the not so smart ones got Vince Fostered

    • Me The People

      Trapped inside an oil painting?

  • TheGrandWaz00

    Democrats: Let’s kill them with kindness.
    Republicans: Let’s kill.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Remind me again about all the A-List celebs at the RNC?

    • Parchment Scroll

      Scott Baio!

    • sw19womble

      A for Asshole?

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Scott Baio! Come on!

    • AngryKatie

      When you think about it, Trump’s not even A-list.
      As a reality TV star, he’s B list at best.

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      Antonio….uh, the underwear guy and SCOTT FUCKING BAIO!

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Stephen Colbert was there (for about a minute).

    • Avocado lady? Avocado starts with A.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      If you call that one guy “A Duck Fucker” he’d get on the A-List. It’s strictly alphabetical, right?

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Hell Yeah. Hillary is very progressive. Helping minorities and families of all stripes.

  • Beaumarchais?

    This is so much better without the booing of last night. Thanks to everyone who got it—we do all want the same brighter future.

    • CripesAmighty

      OHJB was right–they just needed to get it ‘outa their systems, man’.

      Gonna miss him, bigly.

  • Panika MCD

    I’m tearing up, y’all.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Don’t worry, I brought hankies this time. :)

  • BadKitty904

    Dynah is danged cute…

  • Me not sure

    In other news, the Republican Party has asked Cleveland if they can come back next week for a redo.
    Cleveland says no.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      they have already had one river fire. No need to test fate again.

      • sw19womble

        Could be rivers of fire all round come November…

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    I am still completely perplexed by the apparent alternate universe I am inhabiting. I am seeing comments about things that are NOT on the YT suypposedly live stream of the DNC. WHAT are you people watching?

    • SisterArtemis

      did you tune into the live stream or the video from earlier?
      https://www.demconvention.com/live/

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        OK, just refreshed and now it’s some hand-held view of a young woman Bernie Bro? But it’s not the convention hall, clearly. Before I refreshed, I had BoyzIIMen or something?

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        I was definitely on the roll call in real time. I have not changed the stream. And yet everyone here is talking about stuff I am not seeing.

    • Treg.Brown
  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Well hello Madame lawyer…are you looking to become a sugar mamma to a lazy asshole with a heart of gold?

    • I always wondered what your Trump impression would sound like in private.

  • JMP

    I’m trying to watch a youtube livestream on my Roku, but it keeps cutting right in the middle of things for commercials; this is crap.

    • Astraea

      The official Democratic National Convention streams don’t have commercials.

      • JMP

        I can’t find it on Youtube though.

    • SisterArtemis

      Use a computer/tablet and get it from the DNC
      https://www.demconvention.com/live/

    • Recipriversexclusons
    • miss_grundy

      Just switch to C-SPAN. Last night you could hear the band playing in between the speakers. It was fun!

      • Recipriversexclusons

        No delays for cable C-Span, online small delay.

      • Gleem-McShinez

        CSPAN requires cable to watch, and lots of folks have cut their cables.

    • Parchment Scroll

      There are several from the DNC channel itself – I’m watching the main one from my Xbox 360.

  • BadKitty904

    You tell ’em, Bubba!

  • BadKitty904

    Alright, I only have so many kleenex, ya know…

    • SisterArtemis

      I recommend a dishtowel

  • AngryKatie

    I have a real soft spot for foster kids aging out of the system. I didn’t know about this part of Hill’s past.

    • Daisy

      I’ve considered becoming a foster mom once I’m older, as I haven’t decided whether or not I want children of my own yet. I have trouble with younger kids that I’m not sure I’ll be able to cope with.

      • AngryKatie

        My husband’s family had foster kids when he was growing up, and I know a few people that have foster kids now. We both assume we’ll do the same when we get to a more stable place schedule wise.

    • Panika MCD

      me, too.

  • Constant Gardener

    Excuse me while I give Jelani Freeman a standing ovation.

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    More real people and their personal stories. Give me more.

    • bubbuhh

      Verra gud nunna dem drunk or wif hard-on for fantastical ennemeez

      • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

        You can say that again. Huh?

    • BadKitty904

      THIS is America.

  • bubbuhh

    Itz becom clear. HRC iz thretenin US wif teh Kidzlams

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    If this was the RNC right now they’d be tearing a truckload of chickens apart and screaming about Muslims, black people and Mexicans being scary. Okay, I’m talking about Rudy Giuliani but the others would be flinging poop in agreement.

  • CripesAmighty

    To the rescue…

  • Parchment Scroll
  • Riddle me this: When Hillary is elected, Bill will be First Gentleman, right? But no one’s actually going to be calling him that, are they? Don’t you go by the highest title? So he’d still be Mr. President or President Clinton?

    • feministing

      hmmm confusing haha

    • Señor Skwerl King

      Wet Willie is the preferred. (Actually they already use “First Spouse”)

    • sw19womble

      As some bright wonk put it, First Ladies Man

    • Daisy

      I’m calling him First Dude, because it amuses me.

    • Sardonicuss

      Once you are President. You are Mr. President for life…even if you are married to a Madam President.

      • That’s what I’m thinking.

        • Sardonicuss

          The fun part will be when they are introduced at official functions together. Madam and Mr. Presidents Clinton.

      • AngryKatie

        Mr and Madam President

    • JohnBull

      I think we should dispense with the titles altogether. Korea is obsessed with this and it confuses the hell out of me.

  • Brian

    Internships for former Foster kids! She’s the best, honestly! Screw anyone who badmouths her!

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Sexy Donna.

  • SisterArtemis

    Oh baby, Donna Brazille! Be still my heart!
    (I’ve had a crush on her for years)

  • tehbaddr

    Donna! Oh Donna oh oh Donna!

  • Beaumarchais?

    And this is only Day Two!

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Big difference from last week

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Tomorrow we get Obama! I’m very excited to hear his speech.

  • BadKitty904

    SHAKE it, Miz Donna…

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    She was kind to an orphan. Another glaring reason why we should never trust her!!

  • Parchment Scroll

    “When America wasn’t yet as great as it could once be”. OH MY GOD YES

  • I Only Like Cats

    Wow I didn’t realize she had the actress speaking (she was a few back). This is actually amazing. The speakers are all queens (yes, even the men).

    • Malmborg Implano

      Our women are serene. Full breasted, every one a queen.

  • Astraea

    Yay Donna!! We have so many amazing people in our party!

  • Recipriversexclusons

    Donna Brazile, replacing DWS

    • CripesAmighty

      Enough fucking around. It’s time for the pros.

    • Paperless Tiger

      They got the right one , Baby!

  • feministing

    yaaaas donna yaaaaasss

    • BadKitty904

      Signify!

      • The Wanderer

        Preach, Sister, PREACH!

  • Whoever’s responsible for adjusting the backdrop to color coordinate with each speaker has been doing a bang-up job.

    • BadKitty904

      Done by pros, versus Republicans…

  • The Wanderer

    These goddamned Onion Ninjas…..

    • BadKitty904

      IKR?

    • AngryKatie

      they’re everywhere these days
      worse than ants!

  • Brian

    Donna Brazile, the subtle assassin!

    • The Wanderer

      Renowned for the verbal stiletto!

  • Msgr_Moment

    This is the best Kumbaya porn ever!

  • BadKitty904

    TELL IT! TELL IT!

  • Constant Gardener

    Holy Goddamn! Donna Brazile stirring it up!

    • WomanInAMood

      She fucking rocked!

  • Brian

    that poor guy is so hungry and clearly only there because his wife dragged him there.

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Praise be. Say it loud Donna.

  • ViveLaRes

    Watch and learn, DWS. Watch and learn.

  • feministing

    PREACH DONNA TELL THEM

  • Me not sure

    Can I get an amen?

    • SisterArtemis

      Damn, woman! tell it! – hope she ends up somewhere in the White House!

      • Me not sure

        I would not bet against it.

  • I Only Like Cats

    The black, it does not crack. At all.

  • Mojo

    A hell of a lot more charisma than DWS.

    • bubbuhh

      lot less likely 2 roll over 4 the speshuls

    • sw19womble

      To be fair, Clint Eastwood’s chair had more charisma.

      • msanthropesmr

        Also too, more competent.

    • TJ Barke

      More competent too hopefully .

  • feministing

    wait so she is officially taking over dnc?????

    • Recipriversexclusons

      Yup

      • feministing

        hell yes!!!!

    • I Only Like Cats

      That’s awesome! I’m so happy, yay! Such a powerful woman.

    • Sardonicuss

      She is already interim….I guess until the end of the convention, when she should be named permanent.

  • BadKitty904

    And the crowd goes wild!

  • Astraea

  • kkkkk

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    The RNC might’ve been a little more exciting if they’d allowed black folks to speak.

    • Suttree

      Hertic! Burn alwayspunk for his heresy.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        What time you comin’ over? I got beer.

        • Suttree

          I wish the Acela ran west brother!

    • Constant Gardener

      At the very least, it would have been more civilized.

    • Malmborg Implano

      They had BEN CARSON and that other guy who talked demonology. They had all the black demonologists!

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        True that. We don’t seem to have any demonologists. We need to work on our outreach program.

    • BadKitty904

      “might’ve”?

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Hell Yeah. We need heroes.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Has anyone checked in on Dilbert guy to see if some Clintonista has assassinated him?

  • VforV, I’m with Her!

    Somewhere, a barn is burning.

  • CripesAmighty

    Looks like Donna stopped off at a hospitality suite or two on the way to the podium. You go…

  • Malmborg Implano

    I keep thinking this and I just have to say it: are the “Bernie bros” a Republican false flag operation? It just seems to out of place for this sweet papa bear to have raging fanatic followers.

    • Me not sure

      Alex, is that you?

    • TJ Barke

      It’s young idealistic impatient kids.

    • The noisy ones were never Bernie Supporters, they were Hillary Haters.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Somebody can sure fake a rant.

    • Me not sure

      Alex, is that you?

  • TheGrandWaz00

    Imagine what this country could be like if Republicans would just get out of the way.

    • CripesAmighty

      Denmark.

      • Treg.Brown

        Exactly

      • TJ Barke

        You dreamer, you.

      • SisterArtemis

        but with more junk food

    • BadKitty904

      We’d be a SUPER Canada!

    • feministing

      this is reminding me how much i love this country and its people, most of them anyway haha. these are wonderful people who want to do good. let them dammit!

      • TheGrandWaz00

        Truth.

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Back field in motion. Look out.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Knockin’ it out of the park tonight…

  • BadKitty904

    Alright, y’all, pay attention – Southern women…

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Our dreams are limitless. Inspire us dammit.

  • Brian

    hahahaha, I never heard this 2008 quote from Brazile, “I’m a woman so I like Hillary, I’m Black so I like Obama, but I’m also grumpy so I like McCain.” She’s great.

    • CripesAmighty

      Thing about Donna, is she’s a killer technician who crunches databases as adroitly as her turn of phrase.

  • The Wanderer

    Now, Eagle Academy. Dedicated to keeping people OUT of jail. Another strike against Clinton, according to Trump.

    • sw19womble

      She wants prisons to go bankrupt!

      • Biff52

        Fill ’em with coal!

  • ViveLaRes

    I can already tell this Eagle man is going to have me sobbing in 4,3,2….

  • bubbuhh

    “I’m with Hillary Clinton because she has been with us.”

  • The Wanderer

    “Invictus.”

  • Msgr_Moment

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.[1]

    • Antonin Dvorak

      I’ve never heard that recited that way, awesome.

    • Suttree

      Thanks!

    • The Wanderer

      One of my favorite poems.

  • RobKanC

    Where is the live blog of the convention? Am I missing something

    • natoslug

      Isn’t this the liveblog?

      • RobKanC

        umm no. yesterday’s article had the time stamp on it and who spoke what. I don’t see anything like that here.

      • Biff52

        We usually get a new one about–now.

        • Daisy

          I keep checking about every 30 seconds.

          • RobKanC

            I guess we can make this comment thread the liveblog. But its weird its not up here yet.

      • mancityfooty .

        You have to wait for mountain time zone.

        • natoslug

          Ha! You can’t fool me with made up time zones!

  • bubbuhh

    Iz these the terrists?

    • BadKitty904

      “No, these are young Americans.”

  • Me not sure

    Having Elizabeth Banks as a “host” is a great idea. A night like this doesn’t call for some political
    hack with a gavel.

  • BadKitty904

    I hope these boys remember this night for the rest of their lives.

  • Miss Mnemosyne

    All the tears now. All of them.

  • feministing

    major chills

  • miss_grundy

    Mothers of the Movement up next!

    • feministing

      i need to prepare myself

  • Recipriversexclusons

    “I am the master of my fate, the captain of my soul!”

    • mancityfooty .

      I am the master of my domain!

    • Shan the Libtart

      “I aim to misbehave!”

  • natoslug

    The sound of a million wingnuts shitting their pants just rang out.

    • Beaumarchais?

      Walmart will sell out its guns tomorrow.

      • natoslug

        And hopefully each one will be involved in a tragic accidental shooting off of the right big toe of each of those new gun owners.

  • Mojo

    Well that was something

  • Daisy

    That was just gorgeous.

  • Treg.Brown

    These fine young men must be scaring the hell out of republicans.

    • BadKitty904

      The GOP’s worst nightmare…

    • Daisy

      Okay, let’s be real; what DOESN’T scare them?

      • Suttree

        It has to be Hitler this time!

    • Suttree

      Something something black panthers.
      -Yet to hit the twatter Donald

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      And they’re not even thugs!

  • tehbaddr

    Parents? I came out of the gestation tube complex.

  • Brian

    yeah, no progressives here.

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    This is becoming a hard choice:

    1. A-hole greedy business man.

    Or

    2. Lifetime public servant who cares about people.

    • Parchment Scroll

      Could… What’s behind door one again?

      • Suttree

        A barn animal?

        • Recipriversexclusons

          Orangutan?

    • SisterArtemis

      what to do, what to do…

    • Suttree

      It depends, what is in it for me?

    • sw19womble

      Which one will save me from the scary monsters!!!!!!

      • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

        Putin i think.

      • tehbaddr

        Certainly not the Party of Super Creeps!

    • mancityfooty .

      You said “hard”

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      I know right?

    • Msgr_Moment

      Flip a damn coin.

    • Shan the Libtart

      Which candidate will keep the virginity of my precious “conscience vote” intact?

    • Reddishrabbit

      Just think, WWPD (what would Putin do)? After taking off his shirt and taming a wolf, give Trump some more money (allegedly).

  • Antonin Dvorak

    Social Justice! Drink.

    • Parchment Scroll

      I don’t want to drinking game drink. I want a celebratory drink!

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    Soooooo, did Senator Sanders thread the needle and the HRC campaign patiently allow him to.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Yes.

    • The Wanderer

      Once it became impossible for him to win, Sanders himself moved to dispense with the Rules and nominate her by acclamation.

      • Parchment Scroll

        And I swear I did not cheer while crying any rumors to the contrary are lies and slander and eyewitness reports.

      • sw19womble

        Once all the votes were cast, he released them (Vermont deferred until last)

      • AngryKatie

        I wasn’t paying close enough attention to get the terminology, but he did it differently than has been the tradition until now. Previous conventions the losing candidate basically gave their votes to the victor, making it unanimous. However Bernie did it, his votes will be recorded as his, but he still removed himself.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Has anybody asked yet whether Hillz inhaled?

    • sw19womble

      She emailed.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Boxers or briefs?

      • Msgr_Moment

        Granny panties or thong?

        • Parchment Scroll

          Literally! :D

  • Miss Mnemosyne

    Even her voice-overs are owning the RNC hard. <3

  • BadKitty904

    Is that Morgan Freeman speaking?

    • Miss Mnemosyne

      Sounds like it?

  • Astraea

    The Boonies left, that’s why we don’t hear any:
    Bernie Sanders announced Hillary Clinton to be the official nominee of the Democratic Party and some of his delegates along with many protesters walked off the floor of the convention.

    Police have shut the doors and are no longer allowing those that left to come back inside. Those that walked off were delegates and have passes to be in the building, however, they are being blocked. When reporter Rania Khalek asked on police why they were blocking the doors police would not give her an answer. She was told not to touch the doors and if she walked out she would not be allowed back in. The protesters were being completely silent and sitting o the floor in an act of civil disobedience.

    • feministing

      lol bye bye

    • Malmborg Implano

      They went to the media tent and are demanding to speak to the DNC because they are special snowflake indigo children. Fuck them.

      • Astraea

        To accomplish what?

        • feministing

          more attention and ego stroking, natch

          • DainBramage

            Sarah Silverman should go out there and tell them to grow up.

        • Miss Mnemosyne

          To give the media the conflict-laden sound bites they’ve been largely denied in the actual DNC proceedings today due to all that awesome unity and forward-thinking :(

        • ViveLaRes

          To refill their sippy cups.

        • DainBramage

          To see if their moms shipped them their PB&Js with the crusts cut off. They’re hungry and cranky.

      • bubbuhh

        The DNC iz in the media tent? Musta got smaller or media tent got lotz bigger.

      • miss_grundy

        I think the DNC staff have other work to do tonight. They have a second night of a convention to deal with. The children need to learn how to handle disappointment. It is part of growing up.

      • IdRatherBeDancing

        I am sure they did — they are so aggrieved Jesus, they need to party with the Teabaggers

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Good

    • Sardonicuss

      Where is the frowny good cat? Because that news deserves him.

      • sw19womble

        Here…

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Little pouty pants has been put in time out

    • sw19womble

      No in-and-out privileges for poor downtrodden snowflakes

    • feministing

      now dont let them back in tomorrow or thursday

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I think it’s funny that they walked out in a huff only to want to get back in. Are they in or out?

        • Peggy’s Pizza House

          Ha, good point. They want to get back in so they can walk out again.

          • AngryKatie

            So the convention is the bathroom and they’re my cat?

          • Peggy’s Pizza House

            How dare you compare them to something as precious as your cat.

          • AngryKatie

            good point

          • IdRatherBeDancing

            I’m dizzy — er drunk?

    • bubbuhh

      So, itz like the opera.

      • IdRatherBeDancing

        Divas!

    • Parchment Scroll

      Oh, NOW they wanna be civil?

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      I was wondering about that because some of the sections look empty.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      fuck them, tantrums have consequences. Those rude, boorish assholes can sit outside until they grow up and learn some respect for others.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      This will make it easier to hear the speeches. Thanks, bernie bros!

    • Beaumarchais?

      Fine. Their right to protest didn’t Trump my right to hear the speakes.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I don’t understand what they’re protesting. Clinton won the roll call and Bernie conceded. What do they hope to accomplish? Usurp them? It’s beyond bizarre.

        • Astraea

          They just want media attention. Why else go to the media tent? They don’t care if they’re actually undermining the chances of defeating the Republicans or enacting the agenda they want.

          • WomanInAMood

            As long as they are the center of attention, and can demonstrate their purity, unlike us lesser beings, they will be somewhat content.

          • IdRatherBeDancing

            And we can mock them on Inauguration Day — and pat their heads when HRC nominates justices to SCOTUS who will uphold laws allowing them and theirs to have a better life.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            that’s the real issue- it’s all a great big ego stroke- look at me, purer than thou!

          • parkii

            Their struggle to remain relevant has been getting harder and harder, they have to get by now that they’ve hit that wall.

      • Daisy

        Exactly. Signs are at least quiet.

        • Beaumarchais?

          And I’m happy to see them. There are a lot of ways to express yourself, especially nowadays.

          • Daisy

            Me too. Protesting is a fundamental right, after all.

      • ViveLaRes

        And for good souls like Elijah Cummings to be heard. I will never forget that image if I live to be a hundred.

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      Not sure how I feel about that … Maybe they got wind of something that was planed?

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      This is funny as fuck — maybe a bit high handed — meh, learning experience.

    • Peggy’s Pizza House

      Is that . . . kind of messed up? I mean, I guess it’s not a public event, and it’s their right to kick people out? But I can’t help but feel like maybe it’s not great and will cause backlash #5,987.

      • jowgajen

        Walking out =/= kicked out.

        • IdRatherBeDancing

          I know. They did it to themselves. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

        • Peggy’s Pizza House

          Hmm true. Guess they should have remembered to get their hands stamped?

      • Astraea

        Since it was well-organized, they might be concerned that they were planning to create a disruption when they returned inside.

        • Peggy’s Pizza House

          Got it. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled they’ve gone down for a nap so the adults can have some grown up time. Just don’t want to hear more ‘it’s rigged’ shit, though of course that’s not going away anyway.

  • BadKitty904

    The Orlando Pulse rally! I was there!

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      Me, too!

      • BadKitty904

        *hugs*

  • Beaumarchais?

    Whoever was booing last night, did you see anything like this at the RNC last week?

    • BadKitty904

      ANY. Thing?????

    • Malmborg Implano

      All the people who would have booed Trump stayed home instead. Didn’t you notice all the empty seats?

  • Constant Gardener

    Anybody else get freakishly proud of us? I am coming apart at the seams.

    • Recipriversexclusons

      I just want to see the payoff in November. THEN I’ll get all prideful.

      • Constant Gardener

        Remember how you felt when Barack won? Remember the thrill and the hope and the resolve? Get ready, cause it’s coming back around!

    • BadKitty904

      It’s like a Dream Come True…

  • Daisy

    “Donald, did you hear me?”

  • Sardonicuss

    Eric is here and he is pissed.

    • BadKitty904

      ‘Bout damned time.

  • Beaumarchais?

    But could you stand a little further over there, Eric? Sigh…

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    KGB lives Matter.

  • tehbaddr

    Is Wonkette going to keep us here in a hard to comment out dated thread? Where’s teh Lurve Blog!

    • Daisy

      Not for me, but I’m Disqus’s main site.

      • tehbaddr

        “Don’t touch it, it’s pure evil!”

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Trump: This convention is way to jolly.

    • tehbaddr

      “They’re singing, how can it be…?”

  • Suttree

    Sorry, but Holder shouldn’t be on the stage.

    • bubbuhh

      Why? He has helped make things better his whole life.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        He did a nice revolving door move to be a hedge fund lawyer

        • bubbuhh

          So? He’s 65. I suspect he wantz to put something away for his kids.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            just one of many, perhaps, but the guy who we all looked to to take on the big banks not only didn’t- he ran straight to them for a job afterwards

          • bubbuhh

            Oh, a guy who was in public for his entire life, about 40 years, decided to take what is probably his last job for a perfectly legal LLC to finally make some money. Get over it.

            I really hate litmus tests and purity standards, no matter who wields them.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Sorry, but I don’t see it as any different than congressmen who oversee the DoD and their appropriations going straight to work for the defense industry or becoming lobbyists when they leave Capitol Hill. We actually have rules against direct lobbying, but the idea that knowing how you treat an industry in your public service job will directly impact your chances of getting a job with that same industry when you retire from public service is at the very least horrible optics and in truth smacks of corruption and regulatory capture. Don’t fight the waste and fraud in an industry, because it may well affect your chances of getting a job with them later, or don’t too aggressively pursue civil or criminal charges against an industry because you’ll be working for them in a couple years if you play ball is just plain ugly.

    • Recipriversexclusons

      Withholding that recording of that shooting was fucking bullshit>

  • bubbuhh

    “We cut the Federal prison population and the crime rate together.”

  • BadKitty904

    “Draconian”! DRINK!!!

    • Msgr_Moment

      Sorry, I have “solons” on my Bingo card.

      • natoslug

        I’m left with “Targaryan”, “Hufflepuff” and “Grandiose Orange Gasbag.” This sucks. I should have picked a better card.

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    Structural racism is hurting this country. We need to do better.

  • Mojo

    Hey hey Holder.

  • JMP

    Crime has gone down under Obama? But that’s not what Donald Trump said!

  • Constant Gardener

    Our deeply talented DOJ lawyers are better than their, um, visible DOJ lawyers.

  • BadKitty904

    Damn, Eric. CRY HAVOC!!!

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Let slip the Big Dawg’s speech!

  • The Wanderer

    Pittsburgh Police Chief now.

  • Callyson

    Hey, it’s my hometown’s police chief!

    • Msgr_Moment

      Pump an Ahrn!

    • Suttree

      Yay! I hope he was kind to you when you were causing trouble Callysonofsam.
      ETA: May I take my snark back?

    • BadKitty904

      Proud. Be it.

  • Msgr_Moment

    A soft-spoken Police Chief. I like it.

    • DainBramage

      He seems nice.

  • BadKitty904

    A Dem in a uniform. FEAR it, Repugs!!!

    • Msgr_Moment

      Officer Friendly.

  • Treg.Brown

    Too much chatter while this apparently decent man speaks.

  • Comments_Usually_Suck: …

    What? Democrats support law enforcement. No way. More lies.

  • JMP

    Got the livestream working now, it’s weird with MSNBC on in the living room that it’s clear that the stream is about 10 seconds or so behind. But it’s too damned hot in there right now; we definitely need to get our AC either repaired or replaced after the summer’s over and we can get non-emergency AC repair.

  • BadKitty904

    A white American police chief quoting MLK. OK, this IS a DNC Convention…

    • Msgr_Moment

      Give him a minute and he’ll start passing out the joints.

      • Panika MCD

        that’s the Austin PD. Denver and Portlandia also, too.

    • sw19womble

      I thought MLK was a Republican?

  • Brian

    this guy is dull

    • Callyson

      Like Tim Kaine? Works for me.

      • Brian

        he didn’t say one word in Spanish or break out a harmonica.

    • SeekingBarbie

      Better than rabid.

  • JMP

    That police chief thinks concern over police officers killing unarmed black people are real, he must hate the police!

  • Daisy

    This is really nice.

  • jmhm

    I’m so glad Cameron McClay got to speak.

  • Callyson

    We can support the cops and do criminal justice reforms! Go homie!

  • memzilla

    Can he find out who stoled our Wonkette Livebloog?

    • Panika MCD

      I know. I was going to suggest we all individually post, “Yay! International Gay Rights! Thanks for being our ambadassator to the Equality Forum, Evan!” and then go, ya know?

    • JMP

      Maybe Doc, Robyn and Major all got drunk celebrating the roll call vote this afternoon?

      • WomanInAMood

        And can you blame them?

    • AngryKatie

      it’s up now

  • Beaumarchais?

    This is the most challenging speech of the night so far. Kudos to him for trying, and to the Dems for going at it.

  • Parchment Scroll

    Trump keeps talking about how he has no investments in Russia. He’s like “If I personally did not do a thing, then it did not happen!”

    • Callyson

      And since the point is he has Russian investors in his businesses, WTF is his point with that?

      • Parchment Scroll

        Trump is ignorant of everything that is not TRUMP?

      • Astraea

        Talking points for his dumbass followers.

      • JMP

        He should be able to get away with stiffing the Russian investors like he has with all the others, they usually take that kind of thing well.

    • miss_grundy

      Liar, liar, pants on fire!

  • jmhm

    I want to hug that man so bad…

  • Recipriversexclusons

    Hmmmm, RNC has a block occifer sayin’ “CRIMINALS! HOOLIGANS!! LOCK’EM UP!” & a white occifer saying, “Chill, we CAN work this out”. Weird.

    • AngryKatie

      Theirs was also as bedazzled as Idi Amin.

      • bubbuhh

        Think he bought Idi’s second best unifrom n medalz on the interwebz

      • Parchment Scroll

        Haha, it took me a while to realize he was a policeman!

    • BadKitty904

      It’s like black and white.

    • bubbuhh

      Peep wierdness iz color blind. Genital blind 2

  • Brian

    the mothers are going to cause tears later, I’m betting

    • BadKitty904

      Oh, God…

  • ViveLaRes

    No, sir. Thank YOU.

  • Beaumarchais?

    Impressed by the cop.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    No updates on the FEMA camps. Holder disappoints again.

    • BadKitty904

      Honestly…

    • ViveLaRes

      So low energy.

    • Suttree

      We have caskets laying in the field to waste. Sad…

    • Doug Langley

      I’m starting to think they built those Walmart tunnels for nothing.

  • BadKitty904

    Hel-LO, daddy!

  • ViveLaRes

    Whoa, that president guy!

  • jmhm

    OK, I forgive you for the jam. Go, Tony Goldwyn.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Mothers of the Movement. I loved their earlier work before Frank got too uppity.

  • Suttree

    /FFS I thought that we were going to get a liveblog!

  • dslindc
  • Recipriversexclusons

    Uh, witnesses to some very real sadness taking stage…

  • Miss Mnemosyne

    I’d love a little more endings of “liberty and justice for all” like that and a little less endings of “God bless America” in all my political speeches. One is what we can actually do something about.

  • Astraea

    See yas in the liveblog!

  • btwbfdimho

    Will Bill accommodate to his new role?

    • Doug Langley

      Somehow, “First Dude” just doesn’t do it for me.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.

        • Doug Langley

          Well, you know the media. They gotta have their soundbites.

    • Amy!

      Really ought to be a blue dress.

  • NEW LIVEBLOOG IS GO!

    • Parchment Scroll

      AND SO ARE WE NOW!

      • bookish

        Bloog! Bloog!

  • Callyson

    New post. See you all there.

  • parkii

    This part is going to do me in. Just when I thought I was done with the tears!

  • DainBramage

    Damn my eyes. They’re leaking.

  • Daisy

    Liveblog time!

  • BadKitty904

    OK, I’m not sure I can handle this…

  • Recipriversexclusons

    LIVU IS LIVE! See you there.

  • BadKitty904

    Has Donald Trump ever sat down with a mother whose child was shot to death?

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Maybe when he foreclosed on her home or sued her in court.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        or tried to get in her pants

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Okay, now I’m crying.

  • BadKitty904

    *collapses in a puddle of tears*

    • VforV, I’m with Her!

      Those last two speakers were made of power.

      (were you at the Trayvon thing, too?)

  • tehbaddr

    What’s all this then! A message of hope, diversity and inclusion? Well spoken articulate people? Needs more hate and divisiveness!

    -John Q Rethuglican (undecided voter).

  • Mojo

    the freaks are probably breakng down right now.

  • JohnBull

    A million wingnuts are going, “Well, Maybe she shouldn’t have been driving!”

  • Panika MCD

    Live bloog up!

  • Panika MCD

    thank you for being the Wonketariat’s ambadassator to the Equality Forum, Evan

  • Suttree

    I don’t give a fuck what anyone has to say! My pasty white ass loves seeing strong black women, and also strong women in general, at the DNC!

  • Suttree

    Ok Wowzers! I love this singer! My computer is turned away from the tv, who is it?

  • Brian

    guys the live blog is up, go over there!

  • Nova

    Damnit hippie democratics making me ugly cry and have hope.

    • btwbfdimho

      Same here, because IT IS A BIG DEAL!

  • theblackdog

    Goddammit Hillary, you’re not supposed to be all nice and supportive and stuff. All the Bernie Bros and Repubs say you’re just a ball busting ice queen and then you go and do this!

    • She’s ALWAYS ruining the BoBs’ & GOPs’ narrative by… oh… working decades of dedicated, smart, progressive public service. What a bitch.

      • Parque_Hundido

        Yeah, what with serving on Walmart’s Board of Directors, opposing equality until 2013, championing welfare “reform” that led to higher poverty rates nationwide, supporting. a ,

  • Zyxomma

    I just finished watching all last night’s speeches. Elizabeth Warren was on fire, Cory Booker was on point, and Bernie hit every target. But it was Michelle who made the tears flow. I’m so proud to be a Democrat (first registered in 1972 at age 18, vote in every primary and every general, every year). PLEASE, my fellow SMRT people, wake up to the fact that voting is not an every-four-years exercise. It’s the local elections (and Congress) that can really make a difference. (I know many of my fellow Wonketteers already know and do this; we have to spread the word to our families, friends, neighbors, colleagues, congregants, acquaintances, etc.)

    • khanurik

      I first registered in 72 too. I was actually in the Army at the time but I registered Dem because the choice was between WWII hero McGovern (who knew the horrors of war and promised to end our engagement in Vietnam) and Nixon. Now I don’t claim to be smart then or now but I reckon that my choice THEN was how the term “Duh” came to be. Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that the main difference in the parties is that the Republicans (I know there are good-hearted ones but we’re talkin’ minority) are basically d**ks. In the last 30 years that’s been exemplified by right-wing (what I call “hate”) radio and Fox News. Donald Trump is simply the apotheosis of all that – the Republican id writ large (or should I say HUGE)

  • Jgb979

    I’m expecting Hillz to make LBGTQ a significant part of her acceptance speech but even if not people need to give respect where due.

    Saying “she didn’t ALWAYS support gay marriage” only makes sense if you’ve never heard of politics prior to 2004, when even leaders of the movement were fighting only for civil unions. It’s ok! People can change! Bringing that chestnut up is like bringing up Dixiecrats to argue Dems are the REAL racist (and conveniently ignoring everything that has happened since then)

    • phoenix00

      They’re still hung up on “Democrats for Slavery!”

      But then again it only suits their own narrow narrative….

  • btwbfdimho
    • venezia59

      Ooh…that’s purdy!

  • Marycbianco2

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  • Blank Ron

    You know, this ‘Hillary’ seems like a fairly decent person. You guys should consider making her President or something.

    • Longstreet63

      Is it possible she is a nice lady who likes people and things and doesn’t want to steal our freedoms?
      But there were emailbenghazi* things, I heard. I wonder if it is possible those were mean people saying bad things about her for meanness?

      *this word came up as suggested on my device when I began typing. What does THAT say about the world?

  • AB316

    But obviously the big gay banks paid her to say those words and then also to do Benghazi with emails, so…

  • Fallulah

    Unfortunately she wasn’t for gay marriage until 2013…sooooooo those words are kind of just words.

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