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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-05 10:12 PM
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David Van Os, EBJ, and Molly Ivins with Franken on AAR Friday 12/2
Al Franken takes his show on the road to Dallas on Friday December 2, at the Hard Rock Cafe, 2601 McKinney, (75204 for you mappers).

Al's guests include Texas Attorney General candidate David Van Os, US Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and columnist Molly Ivins.

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David's interview is scheduled for noon (although with live radio things can always change) and you Metroplex DUers need to go have lunch at the Hard Rock and represent.
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CoolOnion Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-05 10:47 PM
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1. I'll be there
Tickets are available at the Dem Party office, while supplies last!
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-05 08:33 AM
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2. What a line up!
Hopefully a lot of people from the Dallas area get to see them. Franken's show live is even better than on the radio.

Hooray for David Van Os! I'm so happy to see that he'll get some national media coverage!
:applause:

Molly and Eddie Bernice Johnson will be wonderful as well.

Sonia
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-05 11:10 AM
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3. Damn tickets are already sold out
BOOHOO, looks like I won't be allowed to attend. :cry:

Oh well, I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles, and I hate cookie crumbs.

If anyone knows how I can get extra tickets let me know. I would only need two, but would consider one.

Can anyone here help me find tickets, and how much are they?
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-05 12:27 PM
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4. I would try to swing by the show anyway
If you really want to see them MagicMuffin, I bet you can. I know that the Al Franken show here was "supposedly sold out" but there were plenty of seats if you went that day. Some people may pick up tickets and find they can't make it or just don't show up. You never know, you could get lucky.

Hope you find tickets somehow, though.

Sonia
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CoolOnion Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-05 12:34 PM
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5. Tickets are free--I'll bet you can go "standby"
There will probably be empty seats, as Sonias said; you should plan to go "standby" and see if anyone at the event has an extra tickets or if there are unclaimed seats available.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-05 01:15 PM
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6. I have a contact for you
and anyone else who needs it. PM me. (He may tell you the same thing...)
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-05 05:57 PM
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9. Thanks for the contact
I called and was told they have no more tickets, and that they weren't going to let anyone in without a ticket.

I was hoping to meet Al and give him a DVD I created last summer, I just got several burned and I think he would've enjoyed the content!

:cry: :cry: :cry:

He mentioned that they would be doing future events, and maybe doing one in Fort Worth.
I told him if he brought in someone like Al, I would attend. He mentioned Jerry Springer.
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-05 01:51 PM
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7. Thanks for your help, Everyone!
I certainly have several options available.

I appreciate everyone's input.

It's looking like the weather will be sorta nice if I have to wait outside.

Thanks again,
MagickMuffin
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Poet Lariat Donating Member (275 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-05 03:21 PM
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8. Sound like it's sold out but I'll go anyway and try to get in.
This is very exciting. Thanks PDittie for the heads up.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 07:18 AM
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10. Kickin' it
so you can remember to tune in. ;)
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 08:36 AM
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11. BOOHOO's Turned to WOOHOO's
I was able to secure 2 tix. On my way there!

If your listening see if you can hear my deafening whistle. It will be the high schrill one! :evilgrin:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 08:49 AM
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12. Congrats MagickMuffin!
I'll be listening of course. Make some real noise!
:applause:

Sonia
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:30 PM
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13. Hope you're listening
David is on fire. We have to take out the seeds of corruption in Texas by the roots.

He brought up revocation of corporate charters under our strong Texas constitution. He's taking on the big oil industry.

Damn it was too short, but the Dallas audience gave him really big applause.
:applause:



Sonia
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 04:02 PM
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14. DVO ROCKED!
It was too short (he got the same 15 minutes everybody else gets, it just seemed over too fast).

He was really on his game, though. Magic, on site report, please?
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 06:09 PM
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15. Just got back
Edited on Fri Dec-02-05 06:16 PM by MagickMuffin
My report: I did my trademark whistle whenever appropriate, I hope you could hear me, it was the high pitched one :evilgrin:

I thought the show was a success and all the guest were very informative, however in that environment (a restaurant) it can get a little distracting.

I was on the second level and didn't exactly have the best view, but I managed to see a lot of the stage with a little effort.

I also agree that DVO's segment seemed short, but with any skilled person you can cram in a lot of info into what ever time allotment you may get to speak to the masses. And David fits that bill.
He worked the crowd, although I did not get a chance to meet with him. I didn't see him after the show.

For the Saddam segment, Al versed us in how to react to the court proceedings. I hope we pulled it off! It seemed funny at the event.

There was a surprise visit by Cindy Sheehan. She went up to the stage and gave Al her book. They hugged and I didn't see her again.
I met a woman from the Dallas Peace House, and she said that Cindy was extremely tired. Cindy received an award from the DPH last night.

For the Wait Wait Don't Lie to Me.
Al asked a question to the audience, which was "What man held two governorships, and what states?"
Do any of you know the answer?
I'll give you a chance to respond, however don't go googling around so you can become the teachers pet.

And of course Al being the endless self promoter of his books, had Border Books on hand to sell his book "The Truth with Jokes", which Al autographed after the show.
And of course I had to buy one, even though I don't have a lot of extra money.
Lack of Funds=Bushwhacked!
I kind woman standing in line offered to take my pix with Al and email it to me. I hope she does, she hasn't yet.
I was able to give Al one of my DVD's, that I mentioned in a previous post upstream.

There were a lot of Democratic candidates seeking signatures, wasn't able to sign most of them, since I am not Dallas County resident.

I was very fortunate getting tickets.
I'm glad I had the kindness of strangers, from offering to take my picture to getting the spare tickets. Hopefully strangers can turn into friends, into networks, into more power to the people.
As far as head count I have no idea. I'll try to see if anyone can get me that info.

All in All, I would give the whole day an A. Because of the venue, I cannot give it the highest mark of an A+. :applause:

I've had little sleep (went to sleep @ 3:30ish and woke up @ 7:30ish), and will probably go take a nap now. I felt the need/urge to give a report before my nap.
If you saw all my typos before spell check, you would probably get a good laugh :rofl:

Will check back in after I recharge my batteries.

Later
MagickMuffin Over and Out








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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 08:13 PM
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16. Great report MagickMuffin
Yes the live Saddam court segment went well. The audience did good. It's amazing to see those things live isn't it? They sound really good over the radio, but it's funny to watch Al live when he does those voices.

The radio broadcast had some problems with the call ins, like the Lou Dubose call. Lots of feedback, echo noise.

The documentary film makers segment was really interesting. I would love to see that film. They both sounded really informed.

It sounds like it was worth it though. When Al was here in Austin to launch the Air America station here, I had him autograph my Lies and Liars book again with the AAR opening date. He's a sweetie. And yes he's a smart business man too. We want him to make money and keep selling his books. I know he could win the Senator's race in MN. Al is not shy, he's smart and funny and he works hard. I'd love to see him in the Senate. I'd miss him on AAR though.
He says he'll decide next year.

Sonia
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CoolOnion Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:27 AM
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17. Glad you got tickets!
We were upstairs, too, but I kept running down to get pics during the breaks. I'll have a look at them this afternoon and make an online album.
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CoolOnion Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 10:28 AM
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18. He used his time well.
I wish he had been on longer, but he did really well with the time he was given.
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cunningb Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 08:12 AM
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19. al and cindy at hard rock!!!
The event was fantastic
i wrote this for INdymedia north texas
We will have a web page up soon on our http://www.dallasairamerica.org / (thanks Nancy )
There will be lots and lots of photographs !!

http://www.ntimc.org/newswire.php?story_id=3444&PHPSESS...

We were pleased an honored to welcome Saturday Night Live alum , comedian and radio talk show host , Al Franken to Dallas yesterday Al Franken was in town at the invitation of KXEB 910 am Dallass own AAR affiliate. Al broadcast live his daily national Air America Radio Network show called, the Al Franken show.

The 3 hours long program was broadcast live from the Dallass Hard Rock Cafe from 11am till 2 pm, the show featured special Texas homegrown guests including ; author Lou Dubose, author and former CBS producer Mary Mapes , Texas Attorney General candidate David Van Os and Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck, producers of "The Big Buy documentary .
If you missed the program it can be downloaded as a mp3 file from the Air America archives http://www.airamericaplace.com/archive.php

The most exciting moment of the day happened off- air but thrilled those in attendance. The show had a special visit from internationally known peace activist, peace mom and founder of Gold Star families, Cindy Sheehan. Cindy was still in town after receiving the Phoenix award the night before from the Dallas Peace Center. She had earlier that day visited whats called Camp Casey Dallas- which is an encampment and regular Friday vigil in front of the office of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Cindy and Al Franken seemed to really enjoy their brief visit and they exchanged and inscribed books to each other and hugged. Cindy visited with other attendees and was then whisked off toward the airport she will attend an international peace conference and peace protest next week in England and Scotland.
Al Franken will soon leave the U.S. on 4th USO tour of Iraq and Afghanistan where he entertains the troops.



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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 09:21 PM
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20. And here's a photo!


That's the only good one of DVO, but there's more here:

http://www.dallasairamerica.org/hardrock/
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:13 PM
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21. Great Pics: Thanks for sharing
The lady who took my picture with Al never emailed it to me :cry:

But the ones from the event turned out pretty good.
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