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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:27 PM
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Dean's bat: Update


Less than 72 hours, and we're already in the halfway mark. The house parties for New Year's on the 30th will bring in more than 750,000 breaking the bat, just in time for New Year's, and YET another record-breaker!

Onwards to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina. Victory is upon the people-powered Dean!

Hawkeye-X
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Hep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:30 PM
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1. Have we caught Clark yet?
Not that it matters. I love seeing people organizing, rising up to beat Bush. This is exciting.
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Zeke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:36 PM
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8. I'm Down...
Paid my $25 pledge this week for Dean.

Now how bout the rest y'all?
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:04 PM
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24. I think Clark had a longer period to raise his money
I think Dean is raising money are about three times the rate. Since some Clark supporter let us know last night that Clark supporters are more educated and make more money than Dean supporters (the reason they send larger donations)we can assume there are more people supporting Dean. But of course the polls tell us that.
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Woodstock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:26 PM
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48. Oh good lord, I can't believe someone actually said that
Give me strength...
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jmaier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:31 PM
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2. Nice
run up. :toast:





Wes Clark. He will make an extraordinary American President.
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:31 PM
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3. stop catching up with us plz
nice! im happy for the dean campaign - wtg peeps =)
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:22 PM
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29. thanks!
:hi:
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burning bush Donating Member (539 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:32 PM
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4. Impossible! How can that be?
Edited on Mon Dec-29-03 02:33 PM by burning bush
Didn't you get the memo? Dean is in a slump. People are deserting his campaign. The sky is falling, for God's SAKE!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:38 PM
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9. It's Worse Than That, It's Either A 'Slump' Meme Or...
A, 'Republicans must be contributing to his campaign' meme.

It's just GOT to be driving a few folks we know Cah-Razy!!!

:bounce: :silly: :crazy: :bounce:

Way ta go, Doc!!!

:kick:

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poskonig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:32 PM
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5. Some "limp" bat....
We should surpass Clark any hour now. Where are the taunters now? :bounce:
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jmaier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:33 PM
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6. They are probably hanging out
with that other obnoxious sub-species: the gloaters. :-)

Plenty of both to go around here these days.



Wes Clark. He will make an extraordinary American President.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:14 PM
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25. you know it wouldn't be a temptation to gloat
If someone who shall remain nameless didn't post a thread yesterday about Dean's fund raising slump. So don't scroll down if you don't want to see some more!








I am warning you to stop now!













Gloat gloat Gloat gloatgloatgloat gloat GLOAT GLOAT!
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:35 PM
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7. hehe - u make it hard to give you kudos
so cranky!! lol

but thats ok. ill give you some anyways =)
congrats!!!
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ryharrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:41 PM
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10. Hmm, so much for people guessing he'd get around $10 million
this quarter. I just hope we'll be able to get that extra million to put us over $15 million this quarter and re-setting that record.
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:42 PM
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11. Woah.. we're gonna beat last quarters record...
So that means we've raised about 40 million this year...

Holy Crap!
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OrAnarch Donating Member (433 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:46 PM
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12. 14.8 Million?
Huh? Typo? Where did that come from? 5 minutes ago he was at 7.5
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:56 PM
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17. It;s the total for the quarter...
I think the top number is this quarter, the bottom was last number.

They changed the goal to try and beat last quarter's total by the end of the year.
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OrAnarch Donating Member (433 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:17 PM
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26. damn impressive
nt
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bearfartinthewoods Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:49 PM
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13. that's not the same bat.......
and it's not the same goal.

what happened?
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:18 PM
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27. YA THINK?
?
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thinkahead Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 05:44 PM
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36. not the same bat - but the same goal
the new bat is the total so far this quarter - we have about 800k to meet last quarters fundraising totals - which is about what we had to meet to break the 1.5 mil bat. Actually, I believe they are setting the goal a little higher considering we were less than 800k from breaking this bat.

Anyway, I expect we'll beat last quarters total - and maybe by quite a bit - if the house parties bring in a sizeable amount.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:51 PM
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14. Anybody Know What The Other Candidate's Average Contribution Is ???
Not trying to start a fight here, just wondering if all the candidates are getting about the same average doantion around the coutry, or if there is an extra infusion of money in large chunks going to the 'Dean-Alternatives'.

I'm serious, I haven't heard of any tallys of other candidate's average contribution rate. Dean uses it effectively as a 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington' sort of thingy, which is alright by me.

:shrug:
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:56 PM
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16. The average contribution to Dean last quarter was $77
I just want Mr. Dem to go to Washington, that is all I care about. I am a Deanie, though, so yay for our campaign.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:58 PM
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21. Thanks, I Knew Dean's Was In The 70's, Just Wondered About The Rest !!!
Is that info out there?

:hi: :shrug: :hi:
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dajabr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:27 PM
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30. Not sure how accurate this site is...
And it only gives averages for $200 plus donors.

Worth a look to get an idea, though.

http://www.fundrace.org/avgContrib.html
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:55 PM
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15. Has anyone heard any estimates on what Dean
may raise this quarter? Last quarter I kept hearing about it long before the quarter ended. Now nothing. Is he doing as well this time?
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:57 PM
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18. He's about to set a new record.
And with his low burn rate, it means he has a HUGE war chest. :)
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:57 PM
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20. The total is on the new bat...
He's at 14 million and counting so far...

just 800k away from breaking last quarters total.
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CMT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:57 PM
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19. OK
looks like we will probably break $15 million this quarter with house parties and late donators.
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dajabr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:58 PM
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22. Whoa!
"That's no moon..."

New Bat!!!!
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:04 PM
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23. YAY US!:-)
I'm really happy the donations picked up so much steam today. I figured they would after the holiday weekend, but I was still anxious to actually see it.

I don't like it, though, when they change the bat. I'd rather they stuck with the same bat, so it was easy to see that we will meet our initial goal, rather than having to figure out what number corresponds to the original goal.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:18 PM
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28. actually, we just have to raise $800,000 more
and it's completely doable with all the donations coming in and the house parties.... :hi:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:30 PM
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31. Yeah, totally doable!
But I saw so many people comment negatively the last time they changed the bat, as if it was some sinister plot, and I hate having to deal with that garbage.

:hi:
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KaraokeKarlton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:33 PM
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32. I wonder if there's a chance to break $20 million
I think it's possible. He's definitely going to beat last quarter's fundraising. He's the only one that's been in this for 4 quarters who keeps raising more money each time. How anyone can actually think anyone has more support or ability to beat Bush is beyond me.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 03:39 PM
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33. I kinda wish they hadn't released the 14 mil number.
I like to be surprised!!!! :-)

But I guess they figured it would be an even better motivator than the 1.5 mil bat.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 04:27 PM
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34. it's important they released the 14 million number because the news spin
about us breaking our own fundraising record last quarter will be good ;-)
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 05:30 PM
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35. kick for a 20K jump in the last hour!
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TrueAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 05:47 PM
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37. Should a disclaimer be put on that bat?
something like "Non-Transferrable" and "Expires March 2004"?
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 05:50 PM
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38. gee, another nice Clark supporter
not
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PatGund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:09 PM
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41. Actually.....
.....as a Clark supporter, I'd like the same courtesy and respect paid to the person I support, as you would wish for the person your support. And part of that is realizing that Clark supporters, (and Clark, for that matter), are not Republicans, DINOs, or any other cute nicknames. We're Democrats, and we're here because we want to see our country rescued from the NeoCon junta that's occupied it since 2000. And we believe Clark is the Democrat to do that job.

This is weird. Every Dean supporter I know likes Clark as well, and would be willing to support him if he gets the nomination. Every Clark supporter I know, likes and is willing to support Dean if he gets the nomination. Ultimately, the goal on everyone's mind is ABB.

It's only here at DU do I see people who seem willing to let Bush win rather than vote for X, Y, or Z if that person gets the Democratic nomination. Are people so willing to cut the throat of America rather than vote for the Democratic nominee?

I would prefer to believe that the Dean and Clark supports I know, represent the true face of the voters supporting them, rather than the bitter, sour grapes, "If (fill in the blank) wins the nomination I'm not voting for him!" attitude I'm seeing here.
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Woodstock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:28 PM
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49. You are right, Pat - most of us in both camps are ABB
DU can be a different world sometimes.
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PatGund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:47 PM
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52. Seems that way sometimes
To my point of view, the only major differences in my support if Dean gets the nomination, is that I'll replace the Clark stickers on my car and the $25+ every two weeks will get sent to Dean rather than Clark. I certainly have no plan to not vote if Clark doesn't get the nomination - if anything I may work harder to elect someone that wasn't my first choice. But I'm getting tired of seeing the potshots from all sides here - it must be Rove's wet dream, but its not helping any of the nominess we support.

Thanks for your kind words. :-)
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dajabr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:08 PM
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40. Hey, I snuck into Clark HQ and snapped this picture...
Of a Clark supporter when he saw the bat...

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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:11 PM
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44. LOL!!!
If a picture's worth a thousand words....maybe it's worth a few bucks for poor Wesley Clark's campaign?
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:13 PM
Response to Reply #40
46. heh heh
Good one. ;-)

Julie
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:09 PM
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42. Dean shouldn't complain about attacks...
All they do is backfire, and you should never stop an enemey from making a mistake.

$40mil! Fantastic!
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:10 PM
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43. WoooHoooo!
That one's blowin' out of the PARK....


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thinkahead Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:13 PM
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45. Anyone done the math to see what Dean needs to break 40 mil
for the year? Seems like we might be close, if not already there.
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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:23 PM
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47. And that is from a constant - not a possible upward curve
You are so right and I think I'm having a drink on it!

(just looking for an excuse to crack this fine bottle of Glenlivet...)
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:33 PM
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50. I just gave another $50
because it feels so GOOD....

:bounce:
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Chryslin Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 07:43 PM
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51. I'm so very proud
I'm also proud to have been part of this movement. I don't have much to donate, but I have sent a few dollars a month.

Crack the 15 million mark, Howard!
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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 08:15 PM
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53. 40 million dollars
in $78 increments. Be afraid, George. Be very afraid.
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whirlygigspin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 08:27 PM
Response to Reply #53
54. Just sent in my $100 bucks
Is it just me or is the war party lookin mighty scared this week?

All the fartcatchers on CNN were a howlin'-- hi Wolfy! Dean bad--
even John "shawk and Awwe" King was a jumpin and a holerin'
...but he did manage to sneak in his chimp in a flightsuit clip,
way to go John, the check is in the mail.

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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 10:29 PM
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55. 892,710 as of now!
Gonna be breaking records...

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Hep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 11:08 PM
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56. Broke 900,000 by midnight.
durn tootin. Hey if you wanna give, donate to support my house party tomorrow night!

http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/TR?fr_id=1282&pg=per...
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 12:25 AM
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57. Hep, remind me tomorrow and I will donate
Well, my hubby will -- I'm maxed, but he's been convinced. LOL.

Post on this thread tomorrow and I will hit your house party!

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dajabr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 12:38 AM
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58. What's the matter?
Hubby have his wallet under the pillow?

:evilgrin:

:hi:
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:07 AM
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60. Heh
I like to donate on the day of the house party, makes me feel like I'm there. What a party babe I am. :)
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RevolutionStartsNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:06 AM
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59. Just passed $1 Million since Dec. 23!
I think $26k in the last hour, including $1000 donated by a friend of mine (ex-Bush voter, even) to my personal fundraising page.

Amazing! Watch that bat SHATTER today and tomorrow!
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 10:08 AM
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61. $570,143.99 to go!
:thumbsup:
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