night-three-at-dnc.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint For those who are worried about my sanity after the first two days of the convention, fear not. I eliminated the talking heads yesterday by watching the convention on C-Span... I enjoyed the unfiltered evening without screaming at the television, and I got a good night sleep... and oh yeah, our nation made history by nominating the first African-American as a Presidential Candidate. ...

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menendez.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint While Hillary put on a public display of unity last night, behind the scenes, her minions were still picking at the wound. Case in point, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez; a staunch Clinton supporter during the primaries, Menendez was offered an olive branch by the Obama campaign but he declined the invitation to speak at the Convention....and I foolishly thought he was paid to represent me. ...

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clinton-obama.jpg Last night the Democratic party kicked off its four day convention to nominate Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden to lead the party in this falls election and become the next president and vice president of our nation. The delegates were treated to a speech by Caroline Kennedy; a Ken Burns tribute film to the Lion of the Senate, Ted Kennedy; a speech by the 76 year old senator, who recently suffered from a malignant brain tumor but made the journey to Denver to endorse Barack Obama; what I thought was a great speech by Michelle Obama; and capped off by Michelle and Barack's adorable girls teleconferencing with their daddy from Kansas City..... but I couldn't help notice that there was a subtext to the proceedings... espec ...

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obama-convention_b.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint The 2008 Democratic National Convention starts today. Obama has already proven that he and his campaign have great stage craft and there should be a big bounce from the four day show.... but then again, this is the democratic party... factor in the protesters, demonstrators and team Clinton, and all bets are off. Piggybacking off of Stephen Gardner's Sketch of the Day postings of multiple versions of the same drawing I'm posting these doodles this morning. These are done very quickly (about a minute or two) so I don't mean to compare them with Stephen's studied drawings. Spontaneity often takes precedence over accuracy with these quick doodles. They are filled with mistakes, ...

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its-so_2.jpg Ball point pen on my email update It's official, Obama selected Joe Biden as his running mate. I've stated here that Senator Biden wouldn't be my first choice... Time will tell if Joe can be a disciplined candidate and stay on message. its-so_1.jpg I got my first notice on my Blackberry, via email, at 9:56 am. I signed up for the text message, but the texting didn't work as advertised and the media had the story well before me. ...

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stephanie-tubbs-jones.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint  Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones served the 11th district of Ohio since 1998. She was Ohio's first Black congresswoman, the first black woman to serve on the powerful Ways and Mean Committee. She chaired the House Ethics Committee and was  a strong opponent of the War in Iraq. She suffered an aneurysm on Monday and passed away yesterday from complications of the brain hemorrhage . She was 58. ...

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musharraf.jpg Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Pakistani President Musharraf announced his resignation yesterday. His party having lost an election, his popularity plummeting after declaring a state of emergency to eliminate his enemies and the prospect of loosing long time allies Bush and Cheney left him with no political options but to step down. ...

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