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Big Rally!!

Believe it or not, there are people in Alaska who don’t like Sarah Palin. Appears there was a big anti-Palin rally in Anchorage, Alaska, in another part of town the day (9/13/08) Sarah was greeted by about one thousand people at the Dena’ina Convention Center. This anti-Palin rally was held in the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. The video below was taken by an Alaskan blogger named Mudflats who has a great write up of this event on his blog and dozens of other pictures of this huge rally. He estimates about 1400 anti-Palin people with maybe 90 or so counter demonstrators.
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Below are three of the 82 photos Mudflats took during this rally. All of the signs were handmade in a very short time.


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Caucus Day in Maine

OK, we’ll be going at 1:30pm to the Town Library where the Democratic Caucus for the Town of Denmark is being held today. I’ll be handling one of the tables signing in people after the Town Clerk verifies people on the voting list. The second snowstorm of the day is supposed to start this afternoon so I hope we can get the caucus in before the next round of snow overtakes us. I’ll be bringing wife Cynthia, daughter Kate (of SleepyLa fame), and her SO Don. I have a feeling we might split our votes between Hillary and Barack.

But speaking of caucuses (caucii?), I just found another type caucus on the blog of Danielle Vyas. It’s the Hip Hop Caucus, well worth taking a look. Here’s a video of the big rally they had in Washington, DC, on November 17, 2007 with a preamble about the purpose and need for this rally.
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UPDATE: We held the Democratic Caucus amidst another snowstorm in the Town of Denmark. About 50 people showed up which is pretty good for a little rural place like Denmark, Maine, in a snowstorm. The voting went 30 for Obama, 23 for Clinton, 2 for Edwards. This counts the seven absentees who went 5 for Obama, 2 for Edwards. So, of the people present, it was 25 for Obama, 23 for Clinton. In terms of delegates, Obama and Clinton each get one, with one alternate each. I worked with another person who read off the VAN numbers from an updated voter list, and I entered the VAN number into a Form 1 which then the voter filled out, giving name, address, and whether they would like to help the Democratic party in the future in various ways, multiple choice. (This goes back to the Democratic party headquarters for their voting list database.)

It was fun and exciting. Oh, I went for Obama; Cynthia, Kate, and Don went for Clinton. Incidentally, at the Republican Caucus in town a couple weeks ago 26 showed up, about half the number of Democrats that showed up today, and this is a Republican town.

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