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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:11 PM
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I am exhausted. I think I have joined 3 dozen Si Si Puede chants today
Man alive are people fired up here. :woohoo:

We went into the section 8 housing tonight to make sure everyone who wanted to vote was able to get to the polls.

Didn't even need to knock on doors at the first group. The kids saw us coming and starting running down the street banging on doors yelling "the Obama people are here!!"

We worked it for a few hours, and then everyone split up and I stayed to make sure that the polling place let everyone in. No need -- they were empty by 7:30, so no lines.

This is normally a scary neighborhood -- not one an outsider would walk around in without a purpose. Lots of bad happenings there. Today, they were so excited, they were coming out of their homes to thank us for stopping in.

I did have one guy answer his door with a gun, but once he saw my Obama clipboard, he put it back in his waistband.

It was AWESOME to see these folks so fired up today!!
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Aloha Spirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:12 PM
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1. Oh man, if it weren't for the miles of fiberglass between us, I'd give you a hug.
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:14 PM
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7. Virtual hugs welcome!
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Aloha Spirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:16 PM
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11. sweet!
:party: :hug: :party:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:12 PM
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2. Thanks for the report.
Glad the gun thing went okay. :scared:
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:12 PM
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3. You are such a champ!
Love you, Yael. Thanks.

:hug:
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:13 PM
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4. so...who was Jules Winnfield favoring in this election?
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:24 PM
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24. I am not sure who that is?
The list we were going down were KNOWN Obama supporters. Why it was so much fun! Every place we hit, someone in the home had already told the campaign that he was their guy.
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:28 PM
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31. samuel jackson in 'pulp fiction'....
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:13 PM
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5. Yael, this is the best story I have heard in
...forever.

Thank you.

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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:17 PM
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13. Aw, thanks! I admit, I was a little freaked when we got the map
that area has a pretty bad reputation.

I was so fired up that while I was driving home, I had to stop at a red light a block from the prison. There is a little grocery store on that corner, and there were 2 guys hanging out front. I yelled out my window at them -- "you all vote today?" They yelled back "no, but we are rooting for 'bama!!".

Normally, I wouldn't have even looked over. I have had bottles thrown at my car driving down that stretch of the city at night before.

Uniter? Yes -- he is a uniter.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:23 PM
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22. the Hope in your story is so beautiful
you were the calvary - you were them being not forgotten - you were them being important to the process.

Karma is loving you tonight.
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:28 PM
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32. I never thought about it that way
Thanks for that. What a nice thought to cap off the day!

That really sums it up -- they feel like they weren't forgotten -- that the campaign really cares about them.

Wow.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:14 PM
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6. You totally rock!
:toast:
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Aloha Spirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:15 PM
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8. These stories are priceless...""the Obama people are here!!"
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:23 PM
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21. That will sound twice as good on Jan. 20, 2009!


:bounce:

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Aloha Spirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:29 PM
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33. Ha. We need to make this happen over the next six months.
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:15 PM
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9. Very cool.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:16 PM
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10. That is so uplifting to hear
The gun thing is a little scary, but otherwise...

:woohoo:

:applause:

:yourock:
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:20 PM
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15. LOL! He wasn't aiming it at me. He just had it at the ready.
You should have seen the grin on his face when he realized that I was with the campaign. Ear to ear.

Yes -- the man is a uniter. :bounce:

Any doubts I had about missing JRE in this race were erased today. Obama can make this happen.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:17 PM
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12. You brought tears to my eyes. Thank you
Thank you Yael :hi:
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:18 PM
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14. God Bless you
NOW PARTY
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:21 PM
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17. Jake -- how'd it go in A-town today?
Party is tonight at 9 at a bar downtown. I have a meeting at 8am, so stopped at the liquor store and came home. Had to pass on the Crown Royal though. LOL!

I lift my Dewars to you my friend. It has been a LONG slog!

:toast:
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:25 PM
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27. All
Territory covered by 6pm sent volunteers to surrounding territories. Team Leader Jake is retiring for a week!

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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:32 PM
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36. By 6? w00t!!
Excellent work, sir!!!
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 12:09 AM
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44. Still lost
However I had two giant nursing homes in my district.

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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:20 PM
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16. K&R for yet another DUer on the ground
We're so proud of you. :patriot:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:22 PM
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18. the Obama people are here!!
way to GOTV. I miss the fun from Super Tuesday
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:22 PM
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19. "The Obama people are here!"
That is FABULOUS! Thanks for all your hard work, Yael. Si se puede!!!
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:22 PM
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20. Oh man -- I just noticed we are a level fuckstick 7. No search
Anyone heard from JimGinPA?
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:24 PM
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23. Ya spelled it wrong.
Did you chant it wrong too?
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:25 PM
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25. Who knows. I was just following the people.
See See PWAY-dee?
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:25 PM
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26. That the best you can do? Too bad kids aren't running down the streets for your candidate.
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 08:03 PM
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41. It was simply a question. It does seem to be emblematic though.
I'll let you figure out why.
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 08:03 PM
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42. Okay, because of jealousy and denial?
My guess.
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 08:07 PM
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43. Because I was cheering on the people's choice of candidate in their choice of cheering?
Wow -- bitter much?

No worries though -- it doesn't bother me a bit. I will have that memory for a lifetime. In a neighborhood that I once feared driving through, much less walking the streets and knocking on doors in.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:26 PM
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28. Hey There...
I did ask about you & they told me what you were up to. Great job. I was all over today in the "rural" area. A lot of support here as well.

If he wins I'm coming to the party.

:toast:
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:30 PM
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34. I was down below Stevens and then
we worked the water street area. Nothing happening at the polling station, so I left.

It was a blast!!

Those kids at the place below Stevens were a RIOT. :D:

If you are going to the after party tonight, have a BLAST!
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:26 PM
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29. You are absolutely the BEST, Yael :-) Much affection from me to you !
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:26 PM
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30. Oh good going!
:hug:

I was thinking of you and others when I started this post.

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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:36 PM
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38. I will go check that out now!
I haven't even checked the exit polls yet. I don't know if I want to know or not. LOL!

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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:32 PM
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35. thank you for your hard work, yael
:hug:
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:32 PM
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37. Sounds real magical. =)
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:57 PM
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39. Kick for an inspiring post!
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 07:59 PM
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40. Thank you for the work you did in PA today
:yourock:


Sonia
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 09:57 AM
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45. morning kick for such a wonderful story
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 01:30 PM
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46. I love you to piece, Yael!
:hug:

:woohoo:
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 03:02 PM
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47. Yael, thank you so much for posting this!
I missed it yesterday, for obvious reasons. ;)

I have had similar experiences in West Philly. These experiences, as well as those amongst enthusiastic young volunteers, have become what this election is about for me. It's beyond Barack now.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 03:09 PM
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48. you joined 3 dozen si se puede chants? stay away from youtube.
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