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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:37 PM
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I am going to throw up.
Dear Deity of Whatever Kind You Are in Heaven if there is one,

Please let me get through this caucus without offending any of my friends and neighbors. Please ensure that this is conducted fairly and according to the rules. Please make sure that the total lunatics do not show up and if they do that I can throw them out quickly and in a legal manner. Please make sure that the zillions of lawyers in my precinct do not decide that this would be a fun venue in which to grandstand. Please do not have the media show up and decide that it would be amusing to have a three ring circus in the gym. Please make sure I have enough of a grasp of Roberts Rules of Order to get through this. Please do not have anybody sue my ass or if they do please make sure I have enough insurance that they don't get the house.

Thank you and may we all move forward into a brighter tomorrow. Amen.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:39 PM
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1. Please don't throw up! I am a bit queasy about Tuesday too though.
Edited on Sun Mar-02-08 10:39 PM by sparosnare
Do you mind sharing Roberts Rules of Order? Might come in handy in my neck of the woods. Good luck to you! :hi:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:41 PM
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5. You can't have my copy, but it's online
http://www.rulesonline.com /

I plan to cling tightly to the official agenda and my phrase I have learned is: "Your motion is out of order because it is not on the agenda" I hope it works.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:42 PM
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10. Thanks for that! n/t
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:39 PM
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2. Amen, sista!
I hope it all goes well! I will be secretary at my caucus. I have no idea what to expect! I was the lone attendee 4 years ago... who know how many will show up this time???
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:45 PM
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14. I have the largest precinct in my SD
:puke: Stagefright, indeed. :D
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:48 PM
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21. If I may make a suggestion if you have a speaker phone or
something that will project your voice that might help you. My caucus in WA was great, however, the poor women trying to bring order had to almost yell at the top of her lungs to get all of the excited participants to quiet down so we could start.

Good Luck and Have fun!! :bounce:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:51 PM
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24. I Have the PA coming at 6:30
I already asked the PA caucus attendee to be the Seargeant At Arms and told him "I don't want to know who will you caucus for, don't tell me." He laughed. I think he doesn't quite know what we are going into right now. Phew!
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:48 PM
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19. A bunch, if the history of this year is any indication.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:39 PM
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3. Amen
:hug: :loveya:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:42 PM
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7. LOL. Thanks!
:hug: :hi:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:40 PM
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4. Take no shit and a gun.
Edited on Sun Mar-02-08 10:41 PM by JVS
;-)

It is Texas after all

Best of luck.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:41 PM
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6. You'll be great!
Anyone who cares as much as you do has to be outstanding! :yourock:
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thevoiceofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:42 PM
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8. Sweetie, you are going to do fine
Any precinct in Texas would be honored to have you run its convention. Would you agree to be cloned for 4 years from now?
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:43 PM
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12. LOL, thanks.
I'm just glad I have someone I can trust to take the results downtown. All of this kerfuffle about the caucus, and poor elections guys, down there waiting for the results until WE stop arguing! :rofl:
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:42 PM
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9. Break a leg!
Good for you for putting yourself out for democracy!

:thumbsup:

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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:43 PM
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11. You will do GREAT!
:hug:
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:44 PM
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13. Follow the rules and do the right thing.
Their ends DO NOT justify their means.

:yourock:
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TheDoorbellRang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:45 PM
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15. Good luck down there, crispini
We'll all be rootin' for you. Just think of Molly Ivins following you around with a big ol' smile on her face. She would have loved this.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:46 PM
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16. No kidding nt
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:48 PM
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20. I think you have it worse than me.
I've already talked to both sides and they are both happy with me which almost makes it worse. Don't want to disappoint anyone, we all have to be together come the fall! :D
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:07 PM
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27. That's the problem
they (the local HC gang) don't care about November. It's scorched earth all the way.

dg
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:09 PM
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28. that bites
and is very sad, too. :hug:
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thevoiceofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:44 PM
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35. Where are you?
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 06:10 AM
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38. South Texas nt
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:46 PM
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17. LOL
Just remember this. It could be worse. Sonia will have CNN among others at her caucus.

You will do fine.

L-
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:49 PM
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23. that would be the worst.
The spotlight, I am not enjoying her so much right now. :freak: :freak: :freak: :freak:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:47 PM
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18. just be the caucus chairperson that your dog knows you can be
Edited on Sun Mar-02-08 10:47 PM by grantcart
everything else will be fine. We can't wait.
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:48 PM
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22. Great good luck!
I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time!
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:52 PM
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25. Stay cool
We're all little Fonzies. :D
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:54 PM
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26. K&R for DU's citizens in action!
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:15 PM
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29. I'll hold your hair back!
Good luck to you! How wonderful, and I so admire you for doing it!

:grouphug:
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:19 PM
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30. Amen. You will do GREAT! Just remember to follow the rules and it will be A-OK!
You must be in/near Dallas to be this worried :hug:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:29 PM
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31. I THINK I'M GONNA HURL!!
I need a link to Wayne's world here. Or maybe just an EXTREME CLOSE-UP!!

Good luck on Tuesday!


I was gonna add some Shakespeare quote, but some humourless people might take that as a real threat even with a disclaimer.
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thevoiceofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:29 PM
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32. I've been told we will have media at mine because Houston's mayor caucuses with us
Edited on Sun Mar-02-08 11:37 PM by thevoiceofreason
I intend on asking a Hillary person (assuming I am the permanent chair, which I expect) to be up at the front with us at all times to watch what is going on and approve each step we take. My normal past precinct conventions have taken 45 minutes, so I'm giving this one 2 hours. Slow and easy does it. And I intend on letting people talk things out. Then I'm gettin' drunk.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:31 PM
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33. I've got a call in to Terry Keel
I'd love to have him standing behind me, feeding me the "You are not recognized for that motion" line all night.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:33 PM
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34. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!
I wished I lived in your precinct just to harass you. LOL. jk.


Good Luck!
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:50 PM
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36. Eat some antiacids and cheer up. It'll be fun. It's DEMOCRACY!
Yay Democracy!
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 11:52 PM
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37. Point of parliamentary procedure!
I must insist at this point in requesting that the record reflect the fact that you do, indeed, rock!

:yourock:


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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 08:19 AM
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39. i hear ya....
my very red, suburban North Richland Hills precinct has no democratic chair...


i'm gonna step up and try to help or run the caucus if necessary.
even though I've never been to one, much less been a precinct captain or a secretary.

May the Powers that be help us stay sane!
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