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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-08 11:22 AM
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Obama is in Michigan this weekend
Battle Creek Sunday then he's going to march in the Detroit Labor Day parade and we've heard rumors that he plans to stop by the Detroit Jazz Festival afterward.
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-08 11:34 AM
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1. Hes going to hold a rally at Hart Plaza! I'll be there!!! :o) n/t
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-08 12:39 PM
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2. He IS?
Hart Plaza will be taken over by the Jazz Festival. Do you know what time -- in the morning maybe? The music doesn't begin until noon.
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-08 02:05 PM
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3. 11:00 a.m. !!! n/t
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:12 PM
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5. where is hart plaza? n/t
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:18 PM
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6. Detroit Riverfront between the RenCen and Cobo
On Jefferson.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-08 11:44 PM
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4. I'm already marching in the parade with
Sheila Smith (running for Oakland County Clerk), so I'll be there!! Woo hoo! I'm so excited to see Biden in person, too.
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:18 AM
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7. this is on sunday? n/t
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 09:29 AM
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8. No, Monday
On Labor Day.
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:15 PM
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9. thanks! n/t
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 07:23 PM
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10. Any thoughts on parking?
With the parade and the Jazz Fest going on, is it better to park at Cobo or at Greek Town (taking the People Mover to the Ren Cen)?

:hi:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:08 PM
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11. There are supposed to be shuttles from Cobo
Although that might be just to the staging locations for the parade. Not sure about the rally itself.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:05 AM
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12. Mom and I are going tomorrow!
The Calhoun Cty Dems office called me tonight and said they had special tickets left. They assured me that they're down front and all, since I'm home sick with out-of-control asthma this weekend (Hubby and kids went to the grandparents), but I don't see any numbers or anything on them that says that. *sigh* I don't think I'll be able to go if I have to stand in line from 5pm on just to end up standing somewhere. My asthma won't let me.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:36 PM
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13. 5 pm?
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 07:37 PM by SharonRB
The rally is at 11 a.m.!

On edit:

Oops! Did you mean Battle Creek or Grand Rapids today, not Detroit tomorrow? Sorry.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 11:22 AM
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14. Battle Creek. I ended up not going.
Was in the ER for my asthma instead. Ugh. Several people from the rally were there, though, and one gal said her brother's friend had been trying to drive in town over to the park since 5pm and still wasn't there by 8:30. People were amazed at how crazy the traffic was (Battle Creek's not used to traffic, really).
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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:09 PM
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15. I went to Detroit today ...
Barack Obama was supposed to be there at 11:00am, didn't get to the podium until about 11:45am. He spoke for maybe 10 minutes. It was hot at Hart Plaza. We found some shade, but there were thousands of people in the blazing sun. Ouch.

I am glad I went. My wife and 3 kids also went, and they enjoyed it.

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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 06:46 PM
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16. I was there, too
Most disorganized thing I've ever been to. Hart Plaza was a lousy venue. We could hardly see the stage and couldn't hear anything. I've seen Barack at two other events, so it wasn't so bad for me. I really thought Biden would be with him and really wanted to see/hear him. Hopefully they'll be back together at another event.
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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 07:02 PM
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17. We were back by the Jazz Festival stage.
Edited on Mon Sep-01-08 07:04 PM by daggahead
But I managed to snap this picture:

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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 07:13 PM
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18. You were far closer than I was
I just watched most of a video of his speech on YouTube. Now at least I know basically what he said. I do understand his cutting his speech short. The storm is also probably why he didn't bring Joe up on stage with him. I'll just have to watch for the next event and hope I can go.
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