Friday Morning

[img_assist|nid=1525|title=Keynote Crowd Friday|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=300|height=200]Since I really needed to get a little sleep, I ended up late for Wesley Clark's keynote speech this morning - I saw about 1/2 of it, and it was a very good speech, mostly around the issue of not letting the Bush administration continue to say that people who object to the war need to reframe the issue. It's not that we're doubting the generals, it's that we're doubting Bush's policies.

It has been an inspiring couple of days. I've met lots of interesting people - bloggers, Democratic Party folks, candidates, and many more. I'm kicking around a lot of ideas at the moment, mostly revolving around tech infrastructure for progressives, but also a lot of other things. Also - I am probably going to start up a Drinking Liberally group in the Eau Claire/Dunn County area, so look for news on that later.

There was somewhat of a flap last night when there was an announcement that Hillary will be giving her speech tomorrow afternoon, but won't be here for her breakout session. YearlyKOS's office says it's a scheduling problem, and I'm inclined to believe that, despite the arguing going on at DailyKOS last night and today.

[img_assist|nid=1526|title=Blog Panel - Evolution of Blogosphere|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=300|height=200]Today I was also in a sesion on the Evolution and Integration of the Blogosphere, and on Progressive Infrastructure, both of which were interesting and put me in touch with some great people. Followed by a labor lunch - the first actual meal we've had here - so the Union made friends.

I'm at the moment sitting in on a panel on Rural Isssues. I'm not sure so far that the people on the panel quite get what it's like to live in a rural area, but they're making some interesting points.

It'll be a short day today - there are a lot of film screenings, etc. tonight that I'd like to go to but I think it's time to relax a little and perhaps have an actual dinner tonight. --- Ah Chicago, so many places to go, so few meals.

Other than that, I'm getting a lot of exercise running back and forth across McCormick Place. And collecting a lot of T-shirts - I got a really nice Working Class Blogger shirt from the Teamsters.

Photos from the


Later today - Local Bloggers, and Technology and Politics - The Next Generation. And meeting the Netroots Candidates.


August 3, 2007 - 1:22pm