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Poll results: Pep Rally or Heart felt memorial service?

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  • Political Pep Rally

    5 35.71%
  • Heart felt memorial service?

    0 0%
  • Both

    5 35.71%
  • Can't vote - missed it.

    4 28.57%
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Thread: Political Rally or heart felt memorial service?

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    Member Glomer's avatar
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    Political Rally or heart felt memorial service?

    Well, what did you think of last nights memorial service to Paul Wellstone??

    For me, it only brought out how cynical and ridicuous the democratic party can be. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind if the democrats campaign........but don't use a so called memorial service as a pep rally......and more importantly don't rip on Coleman and the republicans for not being sincere.

    Then again, maybe you know nothing about what is going on in little unimportant minnesota.

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    I caught a bit of it this on this morning's news recap. As it was only the recap, take this with a grain, but it seemed to me to be quite a bit of both. However, I will admit to getting teary when Wellstone's son was talking about his mom. One thing... there sure do seem to be a lot of eyes on Minnesota.

    (moderator hat - added some options. *asks pardon from Glomer*)

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    Here's CNN's take:

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) -- Fierce passion, cheers and praise for lives lost filled the basketball arena where thousands came Tuesday night to remember Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minnesota, and those who died with him in a plane crash last week.

    At times the memorial sounded like a campaign rally, with friends and family urging voters to continue the legacy of an outspoken liberal who died in the last days of a difficult re-election fight. Wellstone's trademark resolve and love for his state shone through in the eulogies given by his friends and family.

    "No one ever wore the title of 'senator' better and used it less," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, one of Wellstone's closest Senate friends, who delivered the last remarks of the night.

    People had begun lining up for the memorial hours before it began, filling Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota to capacity once doors were opened and forcing more than 1,000 people to stand outside and watch the speakers on large video screens.

    Organizers even had to turn people away from an "overflow area" that had room for 6,000 and quickly became filled.

    In all, more than 20,000 people came to remember Wellstone, 58, who died with his wife and daughter and three campaign staffers in an icy crash in northern Minnesota last week. Two pilots also died.

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    Re: Here's CNN's take:

    Originally posted by KMateja
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) -- People had begun lining up for the memorial hours before it began, filling Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota to capacity once doors were opened and forcing more than 1,000 people to stand outside and watch the speakers on large video screens.
    They actually thought there was a hockey game that night.
    "Dear Prudence...won't you open up your eyes? "

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    Krystalnacht?

    Concerning the Wellstone brownshirt rally last night - I'm surprised that the crowd didn't take to the streets afterwards and smash the shop windows of Republican owned businesses. I hope the Republicans are not foolish enough ever again to honor a truce to allow the Democrats to burry their dead. The media was also a co-conspirator. Under current law the Republicans should get equal time. But that will never happen.

    However, it was a smart maneuver by the Democrats and a well played move.





    (Democrats call Republicans Nazi's all the time. It is so nice to be able to use the analogy myself for a change. )

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    Shameless, really. But no surprise. Hypocrites always. Start hammering the out of touch, ancient, irrelevant Walter Fritz Mondale immediately.

    If I recall, he raised the age issue with President Reagan back in 84. I believe he is that age today.

    Oh, and his was the worst showing of any democratic candidate in election history, i think--He won Minnesota and the District of Columbia.

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    It's been said by others, but it's true.

    When former professional wrestlers find something unseemly, you've probably crossed the line.
    "The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist." -- Mark Steyn

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    I'm actually glad that they had the guts to tell Cheyney to stay home. Could you imagine the mess that would have been had he been there?

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    Mike:

    what kind of mess?

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