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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:46 PM
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My 16yr old Teen just called me! AL GORE is at her HS in Berkeley RIGHT N...
It was just so cute! Got a frantic call from my 11th grade 16 year old Daughter. Al Gore is at the park right across from her school; Berkeley High.

I asked if she was going to see him? She gave me a very exacting "YE-AH!" that only a teenager can say as effectively as possible.

I told her to make sure to shake his hand and to relate to him that he is doing a fantastic Job on Global Warming and that her mother likes him a lot, along with Gen. Wesley Clark! :patriot:

How Bout That?

I'll relay anything that she recounts to me if of any note on this thread later today when I hear news.
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:49 PM
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1. Al rocks!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:02 PM
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9. He certainly does! And I'm glad that I'll get an unbiased view
from my young daughter as to her impression of him. As one might recall.....truth is straight out of the mouth of a babe! :)
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:06 PM
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10. He came to our college campus
And I meant to go listen to him talk but got the room no.s mixed up and ended up in a room where they were talking about the U.'s 2005 budget x(!

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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:49 PM
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2. That's awesome!!!
Something she will remember forever!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:15 PM
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11. I think she will too. Plus a lot of these HS students will be eligible
to vote by 2008 (and those already 18, can vote next month)...so Al is actually doing us another public service by making them aware of politics early, impressing upon them how important issues affect all of our lives, and possibly giving them that much more incentive to vote in the next election in where they will be eligable!

Go Al! :headbang:
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:51 PM
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3. Cool, any idea why?
That's a neat experience for her...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:57 PM
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6. I think that Al Gore may be speaking at UC Berkeley later on in the day.....
which is not far from the high school. He's probably doing so promo....and maybe speaking impromtu at various venues, including People's Park.

Just guessing.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:52 PM
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4. Great story. What a day that would be to be in high school
and look out the window and there's Al Gore across the street.

FrenchieCat, your post has put a smile on my face because it prompted me to picture Dubya in Berkeley, trying (and likely failing) to answer questions of those very bright high school kids there. Berkeley is a happenin' town, for sure. I'm glad your daughter is there, and while I don't want to take anything away from her accomplishments at one of the best high schools in the nation, her being there also indicates that you must definitely have known what you were doing for a very long time as her mom and guide and counselor.

Kudos to you both.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:00 PM
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7. Thanks Old Crusoe! My other daughter, my oldest is at Harvard.....
Which is another Known bastion of Liberalism.....well sortaof, kindof!

So, yeah....maybe I'm instinctively doing the right thing. That's what happens to old former French Radical immigrants like me, I guess? :shrug:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:02 PM
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8. You're doin' it right, and have been for a while, sounds like.
A very belated welcome, by the way.

Berkeley for one daughter, Harvard for another. Sounds to me like a no-lose deal.

:toast: :thumbsup:
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spag68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:37 PM
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15. Just the thought of bu at Berkeley
puts a smile on my face. How could he answer questions if he can't pronounce words or make coherent sentences?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:47 PM
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17. We just gotta get us a better president so we can look people
from other cultures in the eye again.

I like a strong, well-connected international community. Berkeley is such a shining star in that regard. I just love it that FrenchieCat's daughter has the opportunity to be there.

I wish our current president was as good a president as FrenchieCat appears to be a parent.

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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:54 PM
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5. That's great!
Al does so much of his environmental work because he loves his kids (from Earth in the Balance) - I think he's a really impressive person for young people to meet because he is so ernest. This should really be a wonderful experience for her to meet and listen to him speak.

I recently got to shake John Edwards' hand and listen to him speak at a fundraiser. An experience I won't forget.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:18 PM
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12. She called me back to say that the big black cars have arrived....
said she's gonna try to get pics (on her video phone) and shake his hand...."by the way", she asked, "can you call the school and excuse my absence?...I really don't want to miss this, Mommy!" --

LOVE it!

She urged me to come....but I'm working, so I can't....plus I'm too far away, even if I could....would be done by the time I got there! :(

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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:28 PM
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13. I would have only four words for him.
"Your country needs you."

I'd let him interpret that the way he sees fit.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:34 PM
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14. if I were teaching there, I would take my class over to the park!
All the courses I do are related to environmental science and natural resource management anyway, so it would be the perfect field trip. And he's been studying global warming since before not just I, but many of the profs who supervised my graduate degrees, got into it.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:39 PM
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16. Yes.....it would make sense......in fact, to have the whole school
get excused via each class going there on a field trip. The problem is that the fact of the news that he was coming was just realized at lunch time. Doubt any kid is going to give up his spot to go to class to come back out.

The School should just "excuse" the students; period.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:13 PM
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18. Thanks for posting FrenchieCat
I am happy for your daughter :)


Kicked and recommended

:kick:
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