Live Tweeting the DNC on Thursday Night

Sent home from work, have a bit of a fever again. Oh, well at least I can live-tweet the DNC.  Is that a term? If not, can I coin it? about 5 hours ago from web

@richhumofair Aw, I’ll live tweet for the both of us. I put yesterday’s on my blog & am slightly embarrassed with how much I say “oh snap. about 4 hours ago from web in reply to richhumofair

Once again, it seems like Democrats are dancing in the aisles. about 4 hours ago from web

Rep. Lewis is speaking on the subject of King and his “I Have a Dream Speech.” Absolutely wonderful tie in: “We still have a dream.” about 4 hours ago from web

Lewis is hyping up the crowd with an almost religious fervor. Playing video of the march on Washington. about 4 hours ago from web

“We have witnessed in part what has become of his dream– the acceptance of Barack Obama as the Democratic Party’s nominee.” – Bernice King about 4 hours ago from web

Is great speaking talent a genetic trait in the Kings? Is there like one camera shy cousin out there somewhere? about 4 hours ago from web

@amandachapel Actually, we’ve already had an article in which Gore Vidal said he’s no Kennedy– he’s better. http://tinyurl.com/67pa2m about 4 hours ago from web in reply to amandachapel

Will.i.am and John Legend performing the infamous “Yes We Can” speech. Is it sad that I can almost quote the entire thing? about 4 hours ago from web

Wolf Blitzer seems way too excited that Sheryl Crow is there. He’s the only one. about 4 hours ago from web

Gov. Tim Kaine speaking, quoting the book of Matthew. A reminder that Republicans haven’t cornered the market on Christianity. about 3 hours ago from web

Ok, Kaine took the “faith that can move mountains” concept a bit too far. Great religious imagery but fail on the dismount. about 3 hours ago from web

Just saw the classy McCain ad: http://tinyurl.com/6zveho about 3 hours ago from web

Signed, Sealed, Delivered being performed for the Obamas. Did I need to see a close up of Fez? I get it, there are celebrities everywhere. about 3 hours ago from web

Wolf Blitzer continues to enjoy himself way too much and Pat Buchanan is trying too hard to look human with those sunglasses. about 3 hours ago from web

Al Gore is a large man, but in a good way. He seems grand as he takes the stage. I still can’t hear his voice w/o thinking of Clinton. about 3 hours ago from web

Gore calls McCain’s policies the same as Bush’s. “I believe in recycling but this is ridiculous.” about 3 hours ago from web

Gore is reaffirming the reasons why he should be the ‘energy czar’ in the new administration. about 3 hours ago from web

Excellent parallels drawn by Gore comparing Obama to Lincoln. Both only have state leg. and one term in Congress before the presidency. about 2 hours ago from web

I miss Gore. He’s such a great speaker and a giant personality. I hope he has a place in the admin. if Obama is elected. about 2 hours ago from web

@richhumofair Really? How sweet. Yeah, go ahead, use whatever you want. Doing a post on Gore right now. Keep wanting to call him dreamy about 2 hours ago from web in reply to richhumofair

I kinda want Obama to be lowered to the podium via helicopter. Put away all those claims of elitism. about 1 hour ago from web

Recalling sitting my brother down in 2004 after Obama first opened his mouth to watch his DNC address. Reminding him to watch tonight. about 1 hour ago from web

Any time a speech has become boring tonight, speakers seem to go back to “Yes We Can,” to get the crowd going again. Hey, it works. about 1 hour ago from web

David Straitharn as narrator is a good choice but I can’t help wondering if Morgan Freeman just wasn’t available. about 1 hour ago from web

The man of the hour. Crowd just went insane. about 1 hour ago from web

Obama can keep saying, “thank you” all he wants, that crowd isn’t going to calm down. about 1 hour ago from web

“With profound gratitude & great humility, I accept the nomination for Presidency of the United States.” Excellent opening to the acceptance about 1 hour ago from web

On failing economy: Failure to respond is a direct result of a broken policies and failures of GW Bush. First attack. about 1 hour ago from web

Wow, just look at Times Square. about 1 hour ago from web

Crowd just started chanting “enough.” “I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take a 10% chance on change.”

Everyone loves the ‘eight is enough line.’

Bringing up McCain thinking middle class is anyone who makes under 5 million a year. Using terms like “trickle down.” Good move, Senator. about 1 hour ago from web

@Fayza That reminds me of Aaron Sorkin’s the American President. “It’s not that he doesn’t get it, it’s that he can’t sell it.” about 1 hour ago from web in reply to Fayza

He just dedicated his run for the presidency to his family. Endearing. about 1 hour ago from web

“Change means a tax code that doesn’t reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the Americans who deserve it.” about 1 hour ago from web

“In ten years we will end our dependence on oil in the Middle East.” He said it! Everyone just went nuts. about 1 hour ago from web

Oh, God, this speech is exactly what everyone was hoping for. So strange watching something historic as it happens. about 1 hour ago from web

Going down the list now, which is expected but still great. Mentioning his sick mother and insurance was wonderfully horrible. 42 minutes ago from web

Bringing up fatherhood and family values. Oh, and finally challenging McCain to a debate. Was that a value debate? 40 minutes ago from web

Oh SNAP. “McCain says he’ll follow Bin Laden to the gates of hell, but he won’t even follow him to the cave where he lives.” 38 minutes ago from web

Finally. We are the party of Roosevelt, the party of Kennedy. He’s roaring now. 36 minutes ago from web

“Let us agree that patriotism has no party.” Obama just agreed not to question McCain’s patriotism. Crowd is in an uproar. 33 minutes ago from web

Barack just found a happy medium. Red states, meet Blue state. 31 minutes ago from web

I imagine McCain shaking in his loafers right about now. 27 minutes ago from web

“Hold firmly without waver with the hope that we confess.” He ended with scripture. That was wonderful. 24 minutes ago from web

Joe Biden keeps shooting the finger gun at people. Someone please tell him to stop. 21 minutes ago from web

Olbermann is also comparing Obama’s speech to Sorkin. C. Matthews is getting that chill up his leg again. 18 minutes ago from web

Matthews isn’t even trying to be non-partisan right now, which is actually fine by me. 16 minutes ago from web

Switching to the Daily Show, “Every time Obama speaks an angel has an orgasm.” 4 minutes ago from web

Brian Williams also bringing up Sorkin. Yay, I feel validated. Maybe Sorkin did a speech wash? Doubtful, but wouldn’t that be cool?  less than a minute ago from web

Some great tweets from other people on Twitter during the DNC:

huffpost He is, I think, the first nominee to talk about gays and lesbians and ending discrimination in his acceptance speech. I think I love him … about 2 hours ago from twitterrific

Slate Ending dependence on oil from the Middle East in 10 years = the 21st century version of putting a man on the moon about 3 hours ago from web

Slate The unsafe toy lobby just winced. about 3 hours ago from web

Slate Why are all the Obamas wearing fuchsia? An unsubtle attempt to curry favor with the purple states of America? about 3 hours ago from web

huffpost I am in a gay bar in DC and the entire place is silent awaiting Obama’s speech. Gay bars don’t fat silent, so that is amazing. -tlanehudson about 3 hours ago from twitterrific

huffpost If Bill Richardson ends his speech with the words “HEY ABBOTT!” I will write him in in November. -billbarol about 5 hours ago from web

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~ by atypicalsnowman on August 28, 2008.

One Response to “Live Tweeting the DNC on Thursday Night”

  1. outstanding work you did here the past few days. I applaud your dedication and persistence. Live-tweeting the debates and election is going to be OFF THE CHARTS!

    looking forward to keeping up with you through it all.

    peace
    mm66

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