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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:27 PM

DNC Day 2 Mega-Photo Recap!

Welcome to day 2 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia! If you missed our mega photo recap from Day 1, you can see it here.

We began by traveling downtown once again to pick up our credentials from the Convention Center.




Where there was plenty more wackiness on display!




Credentials secured, it was time for another quick trip to Reading Terminal Market. Mmmm.... donuts.




We'd heard that the Republicans were complaining about the lack of patriotism on display at the DNC, so I figured that a picture of me holding an apple pie in front of an American flag in the center of Philadelphia ought to redress the balance.




We'd spent much of Monday getting our bearings, but now we had a better idea of what was going on we decided we had time to do a bit of sightseeing before heading to the arena. We walked from the Convention Center in the direction of Independence Hall, which took us through Chinatown...




Past this cool tunnel roof...




And the Philadelphia African American museum...




Right before we got to Independence Hall we came across the National Constitution Center where they're holding part of a citywide event about American history and politics called PoliticalFest.




We decided to stop by and take a look inside.




They had a really great museum inside with a number of interactive exhibits, and, well, we just couldn't resist.






Skinner with the Liberty Tree Eagle




High five Michelle!




I have no idea what this is, but it's super-weird.




I am not a crook!




This pretty much speaks for itself.




Who's your favorite president?




Hillary is 45!




On this wall anyone could stick a post-it note describing the first thing they would do if they were president -- very cool.












I'm not even going to comment on this.








Bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.








We found another donkey! Rhode Island this time. Only 55 more to go...




Back outside, we stumbled upon the (empty) MSNBC stage.




And across the way, Independence Hall.




Finally, the real Liberty Bell this time.






Wy didn't anyone tell us there was DLC transportation??? We could have been riding around in this all week!!!!1111




Time to head over to the Wells Fargo arena, but on the way back through the Convention Center we ran into James Clyburn just hanging out giving a speech.




After travelling over to the arena we decided to take a bit more of a look round, and discovered a ton of stuff that we didn't even realize was there yesterday. Here's Skinner with Dr. J.




And the CNN Grill. We tried to get in here but you needed an invitation. We didn't have one. The nice lady at the door asked if we knew anyone at CNN, and Skinner said, "Umm... only the people I see on my television." Needless to say we did not get in.




So we went into the arena. First media spot of the day: Clarence Page




Once again there were plenty of crazy sights to see inside the arena. Here's Uncle Sam (ish)...




And I have no idea what is going on here.




Just around the corner there was a major media scrum going on.




It was Jill Stein, who had somehow obtained credentials and was causing a general ruckus.






A bunch of security showed up and started walking her off... I thought they were actually going to kick her out.












But no, they were just escorting her back over to her chums at Fox News. Guess that's how she got in.




Our credentials for Tuesday only allowed one of us to get inside the hall itself, so while I was chasing someone who will never be president around the concourse...

...Skinner was inside the room witnessing history!






I decided this would be a good time to do some people watching, so I did some laps of the ground floor of the arena. This was where all the delegates were going in and out of the hall, so it was a great place to see folks like...

Jerry Springer




E.J. Dionne




Tom Harkin




Sander and Carl Levin




John Lewis




Elijah Cummings






Al Franken (The conversation went like this: Me: "Senator Franken! Senator Franken! Can I get a quick picture with you?" Senator Franken: "Not right now."




Meanwhile Skinner stayed inside the hall and caught a bunch of great speeches by:

Terry McAuliffe




Jimmy Carter (video message)




Eric Holder




Mothers of the Movement




Howard Dean




I decided to see what was going on outside the arena.






This guy was feeling the Bern big time:




There's a large media tent outside the arena. I think this area had been occupied by protesters earlier in the day, but there was nothing going on when I got there.




The Univision treat truck seemed popular.




Back at the CNN Grill, which was actually a good spot to hang out.








So while Skinner was inside the hall watching Bill Clinton...






I was hanging out at the bar watching the Big Dog on the big screen.




At the bar I made friends with members of the Arizona delegation -- this is AZ Democratic Party Executive Director Sheila Healy and AZ State Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs.




They were totally awesome and very generously invited us to a party along with members of their delegation.



Actual exchange: Me to Arizona State. Rep. Ken Clark: "Hello! We've been invited to join your party." Ken: "Oh really? Which party do you belong to currently?" Me: "Uh... no, your party over at Ladder 15."

And the rest was history!




Ow, my head! More coming tomorrow! Follow our updates live on Instagram and Twitter, and I'll post another recap thread tomorrow. Thanks for reading!

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EarlG Jul 2016 OP
auntpurl Jul 2016 #1
NurseJackie Jul 2016 #2
cynatnite Jul 2016 #3
Lisa D Jul 2016 #4
Scuba Jul 2016 #5
greatauntoftriplets Jul 2016 #6
Bobbie Jo Jul 2016 #7
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #8
sheshe2 Jul 2016 #9
workinclasszero Jul 2016 #10
liberalnarb Jul 2016 #38
LisaM Jul 2016 #11
DFW Jul 2016 #23
MerryBlooms Jul 2016 #12
DesertRat Jul 2016 #13
ailsagirl Jul 2016 #14
Barack_America Jul 2016 #15
Phentex Jul 2016 #16
ismnotwasm Jul 2016 #17
R B Garr Jul 2016 #18
Kali Jul 2016 #19
rug Jul 2016 #20
sharp_stick Jul 2016 #21
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #22
Hortensis Jul 2016 #24
Spazito Jul 2016 #25
KT2000 Jul 2016 #26
mountain grammy Jul 2016 #27
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #28
Moonwalk Jul 2016 #32
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #34
PeaceNikki Jul 2016 #29
SunSeeker Jul 2016 #30
spooky3 Jul 2016 #31
Sissyk Jul 2016 #33
2naSalit Jul 2016 #35
JusticeForAll Jul 2016 #36
shireen Jul 2016 #37
Calista241 Jul 2016 #39
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #40
amuse bouche Jul 2016 #41
hibbing Jul 2016 #42
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2016 #43
NCTraveler Jul 2016 #44
Cali_Democrat Jul 2016 #45
Raster Jul 2016 #46
stonecutter357 Jul 2016 #47
voteearlyvoteoften Jul 2016 #48
MADem Aug 2016 #49

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:29 PM

1. Hi EarlG! Thanks for the pics! Can you please take one moment

and pin Pacifist Patriot's thread with the Whitehouse.gov petition to deny Trump security briefings to the top of GD:16? I know we don't normally have pinned threads, but I think every DUer should see this. Would you consider it?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=2311162

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:34 PM

2. Fun!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:35 PM

3. Awesome stuff! n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:36 PM

4. Fantastic pictures!

Keep them coming!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:37 PM

5. The Springer picture is a bit, er, cheeky.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:40 PM

6. Sounds like a great time, despite your lack of credentials.

So what happens in Philadelphia stays in Philadelphia?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:43 PM

7. These are great!

K&R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:49 PM

8. Just like being there with you!

Vicariously.

Outstanding and much appreciated!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:50 PM

9. Bravo!

Excellent collection.

Thanks EarlG.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:02 PM

10. Awesome guys!

 

You all are getting real creative with your pics, I love it!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:28 PM

38. Your sig line is unfair to communists.

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:07 PM

11. What a great recap! So, Jill Stein came in with Fox News!

Figures!

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Response to LisaM (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:44 PM

23. That jumped out at me too

Was that for real? I don't recall Fox Noise trying to get her into the RNC in Cleveland........

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:10 PM

12. Rec & Kick. Love it!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:13 PM

13. Very cool!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:17 PM

14. Wow!! It's almost like being there!!

Thanks so much for the excellent (& sometimes funny) photos and the accompanying captions!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:19 PM

15. Great pics. Stay away from DLC transportation.

They only make right-hand turns and never get you where you want to go.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:22 PM

16. Fun and funny pictures! Glad to see John Lewis...

would oblige a photo.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:25 PM

17. Fabulous!

And very funny!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:26 PM

18. Fantastic pics and storytelling!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:32 PM

19. we are a hospitable bunch

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:38 PM

20. "holding an apple pie in front of an American flag in the center of Philadelphia"

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:39 PM

21. Great Pictures, even better captions

I wish I could be there to hang out with you two. It sounds like a great time.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:39 PM

22. Admit it. You followed the instructions on that guy's shirt and "burned one for Bernie", didn'tja

how else, to explain this.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:50 PM

24. Lol. Wonderful. You are also cordially invited

to (re)join your party here asap. Love your reports.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:50 PM

25. Great pics!

You guys are having way too much fun! Cut it out!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:52 PM

26. you guys in presidential portraits - LOL!

save those for your grandchildren!
Thanks for the pics and commentary.
Franken must know about DU - next time yell that out and see if it changes things. Bet it will.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:52 PM

27. Love em all.. keep them coming..

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:55 PM

28. K&R

 

I never understood the need for flags everywhere all the time. It is like a fetish.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:15 PM

32. Heh. Nothing "like" about it. It is a fetish. Rather like complaints that....

...liberals are taking away Christmas. Conservatives are obsessed with the object representing the thing rather than the thing (Christmas rather than helping the poor at Christmas, flag-pins rather than helping out wounded veterans, etc.) Its an easy propaganda sell: "If they don't have the thing, they don't believe in it. If they have it in excess, they do."

And it allows conservative Americans to be lazy. All they have to do to prove patriotism is wave/wear flags--they don't have to actually *do* anything to show that they're patriotic.

Still, we all know that DNC could be tented in the flag and everyone on stage could be wearing a flag cape, pins, hats and underwear, and they'd still be accused of too few flags.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #32)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:20 PM

34. That's sound right...

 

If I owned a suit, I would not be putting holes in it just to wear a pin.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:57 PM

29. Lol, love the addition to Nadar!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:07 PM

30. Why the fuck is Jill Stein at the Dem convention?!

I see she is letting herself be used by Fox News. She is nothing but a tool of the right wing at this point.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:12 PM

31. Great photos and captions. Apple pie and the flag! Eagle perching on

Skinner's arm! Clinton logo on the cellphone/ballot! Hard to choose a favorite.

Thanks for taking the time for us.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:16 PM

33. Impressive!!

Great job, guys!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:24 PM

35. Great work!

And a nice job if you can get it!

Thanks for the updates!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:32 PM

36. missed opportunity!

Omg... You both are my heroes (member since 2001) and I am part of the AZ delegation AND was at Ladder15 last night and had no idea you both were there... Come hang with us at the Arizona Penns Landing afterparty tonight!

Enjoy and Take care!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 05:41 PM

37. Elijah Cummings!

A wonderful man!

Thanks for the photos. They were great!
I really liked that wall where people posted notes of what they'd do if they were president. My favorite: end poverty.



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 07:37 PM

39. Cool pics.

glad you're having a good experience.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 07:43 PM

40. Love all the pics and comments!

Thanks so much ... these reports are probably the most informative and fun of all!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 08:09 PM

41. Thank You..Thank You ...Thank You

Last edited Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:57 AM - Edit history (1)

Fabulous

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 09:57 PM

42. Still loving this!

I love the behind the scenes action. Hope you weren't too hungover!

Keep posting pics please!

Peace!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 10:58 PM

43. K&R! Love the photos, guys! Thanks so much!

Looks like you're having an amazing time! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! We're having fun right along with you!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 12:29 AM

44. K&R nt

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 03:40 AM

45. K&R

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 08:45 AM

46. Party on, AZ!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 10:00 AM

47. K&R!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 01:02 PM

48. Fantastic

Feel like I'm there with you. Keep on having fun

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 05:31 PM

49. I missed this one....I gotta say, EarlG, these updates really were wonderful.

Thanks for taking the time to drag us along, virtually speaking.

It looked like a great time!

It didn't look too shabby from right in front of my TV, either--what a memorable convention!

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