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Downtime and no beer with which to pass it

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By Dan

Apparently the good stuff starts around 5 p.m. local time. Right now we've been treated to one of those slick videos, this time praising the work of Howard Dean, who introduces himself as the chairman of the party, "and I know exactly how many houses I own." Zing!

The other recent speakers have been kinda boring. Colo. Gov. Ritter sounded quite hoarse. Then...

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Celebrities here and there at convention

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Sean Johnson for the Pledge and Jennifer Hudson for the National Anthem. She rocked it out! Much better than her performance in Sex and the City.

While an Obama video plays on the large screen, everyone in my section is preoccupied with Forrest Whittaker in the skybox immediately behind us.

I didn't quite catch the current speaker but I will say that they're keeping the program moving...

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More Dan, more Denver

By Dan

Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky comes on the stage and announces the end of the Bush administration in 145 days. She reminds the crowd how close we came in 2000 to preventing the Bush disaster. (Al Gore is scheduled to speak later. I wonder if he'll touch on that.)

She followed Ray Rivera who implored people to go to the phone banks located around the stadium and asks people to make...

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Dan's LIVE from Invesco

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Invesco Field in Denver. Dan's there; we're here. (AP)

By Dan

After waiting on a long line along side the wife of former Transportation Secretary Frederico Pena (who's also one of Obama's national co-chairs) proving the powerful had to wait in line along with the peons, with free water compliments of Dasani, I finally got inside Invesco in time to see Yonder Mountain String...

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McCain to Obama: "Well done"

This is slated to air before, during and after Obama's speech tonight. Hmmm.

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This blog does condone drinking

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But if you are watching the big speech tonight, Drinking Liberally recommends the following drinking game:

Take a Sip when

He Says:

- hope

- change

- community organizer

- Bush

- Hillary Clinton

or when:

- he says how much he loves America

- he tells a joke that actually makes you laugh

- he implicitly/explicitly compares himself...

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Old school Obama family photos

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As you await tonight's historic Barack Obama acceptence speech at Investco field in Denver, check out these photos of his parents, baby Obama, teen rebel Obama, and Obama and Michelle on their wedding day from his family album....

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Partying with Obama girl at the DNC

While we're trapped in the office, fellow online co-conspirator Mark LaMonica is hard at work at the Democratic convention in Denver.

I think he'll get to expense this bar tab.

* Click to see photos of 30 more celebrities partying at the Democratic convention--Spike Lee, Sean Penn, Ashley Judd, Chevy Chase, Kal Penn, Angela Bassett, Richard Dreyfuss, Moby, Daughtry, and more...

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Not yet over the Hil

By Lynne

In anticipation of another boring evening watching the Democratic National Convention, I went to see “Death Race” (hard to go wrong with Jason Statham and adrenaline-filled race scenes, especially at $5 Tuesdays at the Sunnyside Theater in Queens).

I thought perhaps Hillary Clinton’s speech might be a metaphorical car crash; but instead she was able to successfully...

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Ab-cell-utely predictable

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John McCain should pick Condoleezza Rice as his running mate, Lynne writes. But he won't, so good thing there's another strong choice in Cynthia McKinney.

By Lynne

The Democratic National Convention Committee understands the need to appeal to female voters, with keynote speeches by Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.

But McCain can take a giant whack at their efforts by...

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