Midnight Special - NC to DC

    Any North Carolina Hillary supporters out there?  Well, sign up and get on the bus that's leaving Greensboro at Midnight Friday, making a pickup stop near the Raleigh Airport and heading on up to Washington for Saturday morning's DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting.

    E-mail Ruth Owens to reserve a seat:  edgewise81@aol.com. Depending on the number going, the cost will be around $50.  The return trip will have you back home about 8 p.m. Saturday.

    Of course your reason for going is to tell the DNC to "count all the votes" but meeting Ruth should be worth the trip.  A private citizen with no connection to the campaign, Ruth has used her own money to reserve the bus, spent after work hours calling and e-mailing friends and friends of friends to put this little project together.  A virtual dynamo, this woman   campaigned for Hillary in Rockingham County (borders Greensboro) and with her fellow volunteers put it in the win column for their candidate.

    Who says one person can't make a difference?  They do it every day in many ways.  So climb aboard the Midnight Special, meet other Hillary Democrats and give Ruth some mojo for citizen activism.  Then tell the DNC to COUNT ALL THE VOTES!

Tags: DNC, protest (all tags)

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52 Comments

EVERYBODY ON THE BUS!!!

I hear Otto is going to be driving you there.

Rise Hillary Rise!

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-28 06:37PM | 0 recs
Portrait of a Monster as Young Girl

by Deadalus 2008-05-28 06:47PM | 0 recs
Re: Portrait of a Monster as Young Girl

As the Grandmother of two little girls, I take personal offense at this filth and it is my sincere hope it will be hidden.  

by Tolstoy 2008-05-28 07:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Portrait of a Monster as Young Girl

I consider this as sexist and a  personal insult, but you knew that.  Right?

by Scotch 2008-05-28 07:15PM | 0 recs
You consider everything a personal insult

no surprise here.

by JJE 2008-05-28 08:47PM | 0 recs
Hijacking a diary

Not cool, dude.

by izarradar 2008-05-28 09:32PM | 0 recs
Re: EVERYBODY ON THE BUS!!!

Rise Hillary Rise!

Hehe.  You know I think that's the creepiest line I hear Clinton supporters movie.  I envision a cheap b-rated horror movie and a zombie Hillary.  

by neonplaque 2008-05-28 06:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Have fun!

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-05-28 06:38PM | 0 recs
Be sure to visit the war memorials...

...they'll get much larger if this goes to the convention, cripples our nominee, and ensures four more years of Bush policies.

by Firewall 2008-05-28 06:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Be sure to visit the war memorials...

Guess what?  The convention was not created to be a beauty pageant or pep rally.  Read a little history.

by TexasDarlin 2008-05-28 07:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Be sure to visit the war memorials...

Guess what?  State legislatures used to pick Senators!

Things change.  Not always for the better, but they do change.

The 24 hour news cycle has given us infinitely more information about the candidates than we could have dreamed back when the convention was a meaningful event.

Now it's a bunch of hyperactive activists in funny hats.

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-05-28 07:09PM | 0 recs
Why not spend her money on Kay

Hagan? Help us get some more Democratic women in the United States Senate?

by bobdoleisevil 2008-05-28 06:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Why not spend her money on Kay

Some can do both.  I plan to support Hagan.

by Tolstoy 2008-05-28 06:46PM | 0 recs
Patsy...

by Caldonia 2008-05-28 08:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Patsy...

Thanks Cal.  Love it.

by Tolstoy 2008-05-28 08:32PM | 0 recs
Can I come

Is there room on the bus?

by CrushTheGOP2008 2008-05-28 06:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Can I come

Sorry, only below the wheels.

by guazatragicness 2008-05-28 07:32PM | 0 recs
Whatalady!!!!

Wish I lived in NC so I could be on that bus.  Power to the people!!!  And that means EVERY PERSON WHO VOTED---both in Florida and Michigan.

by izarradar 2008-05-28 06:41PM | 0 recs
But not Iowa

screw those people.

by Sun Dog 2008-05-28 06:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Whatalady!!!!

Yup.  Screw those people who didn't vote, trusting the candidates and the Democratic Party when they said the election wouldn't count.  They trusted the DNC and the candidates; they don't deserve to have their votes counted.

by mistersite 2008-05-28 06:53PM | 0 recs
Power to the people! Give peace a chance!

by bobdoleisevil 2008-05-28 07:13PM | 0 recs
yay for

Mike Gravel causing seizures with the flashing in that video.

by Student Guy 2008-05-28 07:28PM | 0 recs
When you're telling them to count all the votes

tell them to make sure they don't count Iowa.  Or any other state that Hillary didn't win and you can think of a reason why you don't want to count.  Because every vote counts as long as it's a vote for Hillary.  Or something.  

Good luck!  

Thank you.

-John McCain

by Sun Dog 2008-05-28 06:41PM | 0 recs
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I'm so proud of my-fellow Hillstar supporters!!!

by nikkid 2008-05-28 06:46PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Do you guys have nothing better to do than post insults to every diary supporting a candidate other than your own.  It's pathetic.  It's childish.  And frankly, boring.

by Tolstoy 2008-05-28 06:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Somebody call the...

WHHAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE!

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-28 06:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Very, very mature spamming.  

by Scotch 2008-05-28 06:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

I'd rather spam than repeat the recycled talking points you peddle.

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-28 06:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Mature comment number two.  You're on a roll.

by Scotch 2008-05-28 06:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Am I in trouble?

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-28 06:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Could be.  I would go to my room if I were you, just in case.

by Scotch 2008-05-28 07:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Lucky for us I'm not you then. ::wink::  ::wink::

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-28 07:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

I'll say.

by Scotch 2008-05-28 07:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

What's with the spamming?

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-28 07:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Personally I think Waaambulance is my favorite word this election.

I thought it was born via the blogosphere, but now I think i remember it in some movie.

Any help here?

by CrushTheGOP2008 2008-05-28 06:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

No, somebody call the babysitter ~ the children are acting up yet again...

by Mags 2008-05-28 07:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Yeah! I'm breaking the toys if I don't get to keep them!

What a positively childish state of mind!

I'm glad we see eye to eye when it comes to this diary.

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-28 07:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Great info, Tolstoy.  The Obama people are just jealous of a fun time!  You have got to admire dedicated people who have initiative and energy to do what the woman you speak of is doing.  Hillary has really inspired a lot of people to participate and fight for what they believe in.  That in itself is telling.

by Scotch 2008-05-28 06:49PM | 0 recs
Good diary

makes clear this push is all about Hillary Clinton and has nothing at all to do with voting rights, FL, or MI.

by JJE 2008-05-28 06:52PM | 0 recs
This is great

and I wish you all a good time.  

Do you know about the terrific line-up of speakers?  Hope you all post a youtube as soon as you can.

Safe travels.

by 4justice 2008-05-28 06:53PM | 0 recs
Enjoy the trip

I'll be making calls my candidate while you're out their ranting and raving.
by neonplaque 2008-05-28 06:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Enjoy the trip

Wow, so let me get this straight.  You are a Democrat, and you object to peaceful protest for something one passionately believes in?  Yikes.  What's happening to our party...

just sayin

by TexasDarlin 2008-05-28 07:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Enjoy the trip

Nobody is saying you can't protest.  Nobody's saying we're goint to try to prevent you from protesting.  We're saying it'll make you look hilarious.

It's a bit like the Simpsons.
Homer:  See, Marge?  You said they couldn't deep fry my jacket!
Marge:  No Homer.  I didn't say they couldn't.  I said you shouldn't.

Take the lesson.

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-05-28 07:12PM | 0 recs
LOL!!!!

I love your work TD. I have a soft spot for fiction.

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-28 07:13PM | 0 recs
Re: Enjoy the trip

Approving of something in principle does not necessarily make it any more advisable in practice.

by mistersite 2008-05-28 07:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

Not to be weird or anything, but do you really think it is a good idea to put her e-mail address in your diary?

(Yes, I'm an Obama supporter, but there are some not so nice people on both sides)

by asherrem 2008-05-28 06:58PM | 0 recs
Should obfuscate it

so that the spam crawlers won't pick it up as easily. something like

[her name] -AT- (blah) +DOT+ ^COM

or really, whatever random thing you can think of

by Lost Thought 2008-05-28 07:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Should obfuscate it

I don't know how spam crawlers work, but seeing as how Ruth is a private citizen, it would be really unfortunate for her to recieve nasty e-mails.

by asherrem 2008-05-28 07:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

That's very true and I understand the concern    but she gave her permission.   In retrospect, I should have used mine instead.  So if any of you nasties out there want to bash someone, send your e-mails to me instead:  edgewise81@aol.com.

by Tolstoy 2008-05-28 07:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Midnight Special - NC to DC

More power to her. We need more people like her out there and involved.

And I say this as someone who absolutely disagrees with her quest to seat MI and FL.

by EvilAsh 2008-05-28 07:04PM | 0 recs
The images will be great

of all the people who are behind her.

by catfish2 2008-05-28 07:11PM | 0 recs
Re: The images will be great

Hillary supporters did not need a memo from their candidate telling them to behave, lol

by TexasDarlin 2008-05-28 07:22PM | 0 recs

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