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Democrats to open Lawrence headquarters on Saturday

August 14, 2008


Election 2008

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U.S. Reps. Dennis Moore and Nancy Boyda, both D-Kan., and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Slattery will help kick off the opening of the Douglas County Democratic headquarters Saturday.

The three politicians will speak at the event, which lasts from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the headquarters, 925 Iowa. It is located beneath Crimson & Brews.

The headquarters will remain open through the general election, where people can register to vote, get advance voting ballots and learn about local candidates.


d_prowess 9 years, 9 months ago

Having never been to Crimson and Brews, but have driven by, I am shocked that there is a "beneath" to that place!

George_Braziller 9 years, 9 months ago

I've never even heard of "Crimson and Brews." If the Democratic headquarters are located below, is that where Fifi's Restaurant was? I can't picture the location.

yankeelady 9 years, 9 months ago

I think it is where Fifi's was. Restaurants come and go pretty fast in Lawrence.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 9 months ago

Prune, you can cure that with a nice baseball bat! Play thump the chump in your driveway1---LOL! or, *electrify your bumper!

Scott Drummond 9 years, 9 months ago

When you don't have millions and millions of bribes flowing in from the telecom and oil industries (like a certain McCandidate,) I guess you forgo the more expensive digs.

Sigmund 9 years, 9 months ago

beobachter (Anonymous) says: "bet the right wingers are going nuts over this."Why?

bearded_gnome 9 years, 9 months ago

barry h. obama is indeed shrinking in the polls. and hilary rolled him on the convention. if he can't negotiate with hilary, how's he gonna deal with putin? on georgia, first words: obama "both sides should show restraint;" McCain "invasion!" so, according to obama's first reaction, if you're in your house and a burglar breaks in, you should "show restraint!" and, don't forget your tire gage Bea! after three days, obama, the most inexperienced candidate ever to be nominated by a major party, "refined" his views towards McCain's. no Bea, no tears here, more like laughs and jabs. it is an odd place for party hq. and, please don't give boyda good news, she'll storm out on ya'! keep clinging to obama. you call cindy McCain elitist. yet it was your beloved candidate who said we in mid-amerika cling to our god and our guns because we are bitter! he said this to a roomful of wealthy san francisco elitists! and I repeat, I think you, Bea, are actually jealous of Cindy McCain.

beatrice 9 years, 9 months ago

I heard that McCain's headquarters are going to be at Brandon Woods on Inverness.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 9 months ago

BTW, not sure what's up with username, ie, Nancy vs. Tom:.seems to have flip-flopped today, I feel like a Democrat; like"sometimes I feel like a nut! sometimes I don't!"***instead of Barry who-sane Obama's tire-gage energy plan, let's outlaw all makeup from here on! imagine all the petrolium that would save. plus, female drivers would drive better, have fewer accidents. I say: stop makeup now! save amerika!

beatrice 9 years, 9 months ago

A whining Republican on here whining about, of all things, Democrats supposedly whining. Funny and sad in one fell swoop. Boo hoo, the Democrats have a headquarters in town. Boo hoo go the usual crocodile tears from the Right. I suspect I'll see more of them crocodile tears in St. Paul about how "unpopular" McCain is while Obama is "popular." (Or is he just the better choice?) Even those in the military find Obama more "popular." Oh how the tears will flow in St. Paul.

George_Braziller 9 years, 9 months ago

cato - I was inquiring about where the office was located. I wasn't asking for an editorial.

more_cowbell 9 years, 9 months ago

So, where are the Republicans, then? Probably not on Mass. Street...

bearded_gnome 9 years, 9 months ago

swine-diver:It's fitting for a community that has no real character, no class, no political culture, and a third-rate public university that values the hype of college---hey, if its that bad, why are you here? you're obviously adding to the congestion, constipation, and consternation. typical vapid empty SD post. but, useful. we're on saturday, the day the dems open their den; and comments on this thread, its near the top! good. maybe more of them will see this and get educated. remember, be careful not to communicate good news: boyda will storm out!

cato_the_elder 9 years, 9 months ago

The building is owned by a committed liberal and the space doesn't appear to have been rented since Audio/Video Services left, so the owner may be giving it to them rent-free. It's certainly not a visible location, but since Moore and Boyda apparently believe they can't lose, big-time lobbyist Slattery is clearly not electable, and Obama can't win in Kansas, it may not be that important to them.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 9 months ago

I see scott5150 has his usual foilhat on, remember that's Shiney Side Out! ***good Lord, Fifi's been gone for a very long time people! and, just how wheelchair accessible is that "under the bar" joint? The three politicians will speak at the event, which lasts from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the headquarters, 925 Iowa. It is located beneath Crimson & Brews.they gonna pass out NODOZE? Moore is the worst speaker in congress, if you get mad Maxine Waters, at least you know she's alive and animated! will Nancy Boyda storm out if somebody starts communicating good news?

cato_the_elder 9 years, 9 months ago

And, George, I wasn't responding to your question. Sorry to disappoint you.

Godot 9 years, 9 months ago

Considering the huge sums of money the financial services, hedge funds and banks contribute to the Obama campaign, you'd think they would have found a more prestigious location. I saw the sign for the "waves" contributions thrown outside today - you know, all those contributions that were solicited by the libs for the tsunami, which went into the pockets of corrupt government leaders rather than for the relief of the victims of the tsunami.Oh, well, if it feels good, do it.....By the way, considering that the investment banks, GSE's and hedge funds would be sucking air now if they were not on the receiving end of the unlimited, taxpayer funded check that Congress gave to the Treasury to bail out Wallstreet, it could be argued that Obama is, indeed, receiving government funding for his campaign. Otherwise, those checks written for campaign contributions by the financial high rollers in the Hamptons would be worth zero, nada, zilch.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 9 months ago

here's an idea:charge all of them demorats a dime for each time they whine! heck, you'd fund the T, solve the city's financial shortage! one speaker on tuesday night said we're living in a police state here in lawrence! bet he's a demorat.

BigPrune 9 years, 9 months ago

Oh goody, more irritating bumper stickers. At least Republicans don't rip or tear off Democrat campaign stickers.I wish I could support MY candidate with a bumper sticker. Freedom of speech doesn't apply to Republicans if you're a demonrat.

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