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UPDATE: Help The Kiss Float!

by: Mom

Mon Oct 16, 2006 at 10:52:50 AM EDT

(A noble cause! - promoted by BranfordBoy)

The Kiss Float is on the road again! We would like to keep it mobile from now until election day but, we have come to the painful realization that, in fact, we are not made of money.

Please consider helping the cause by making a small donation to help defray the cost of gas and the constant need for minor repairs and touch-ups to keep Joe and George looking their very best.

Also, stay vigilant and keep us posted of events where you feel the float may be needed. It has alot of ground to cover from now until November 7th.

UPDATED 10/17/06, BY MOM: Wow, people really respond quickly! Thanks everyone for your help. We're not going to take any more donations -- this will keep the float floating. Just keep your fingers crossed that it makes it through the next day of rain unscathed.

Thanks again for your kind support. Go Ned!

Mom :: UPDATE: Help The Kiss Float!
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I would like to stress (0.00 / 0)
that if you give to the float make sure you've also given to the campaign. 

come blog with me at Net Roots Movement

Damn I Missed This (0.00 / 0)
Right in my backyard:

Event Joe will visit businesses in downtown Stratford

Date 10/16/2006

Time 3:15 PM

Details Join Joe after the debate in downtown Stratford as he visits small businesses and talks with voters.

Deli on the Green
3530 Main Street
Stratford, CT

The only thing I see on any schedule this week is tomorrow in Milford - and its supposed to be raining - We really need help with ferretting out events.

activate the calender (0.00 / 0)
MLN people - why dont you guys put up the upcoming events blox so we can get the debat schedule up there and other events and stuff.

come blog with me at Net Roots Movement

ANYONE can put up an event (0.00 / 0)
This is people-powered politics, remember?

It simply blows my mind that the various campaigns -- at ALL levels -- aren't taking advantage of this FREE advertising medium.

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no, (0.00 / 0)
I mean can you actually post the upcoming events blox (go to admin and manage layout and scroll down to the "upcoming events" blox in the soapblox admin panel) so we can post events ourselves and the upcoming events will appear on the front page (so i dont need to dig through archives to get the debate schedule)

come blog with me at Net Roots Movement

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Done! (0.00 / 0)
I didn't even know that existed! Cool.

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authentication? (0.00 / 0)
Can any of the known posters here confirm that "Mom" is one of the operators of the float?  I'm not trying to cast aspersions, I just don't follow this blog closely and I'm trying to practice, er, due diligence.  I'll be happy to send a small donation if there's confirmation.  Also, maybe FDL could give it some coverage.

Mom is Closely Related to Dad (0.00 / 0)
She is authentic!

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And also related to ATalbot (0.00 / 0)
who was a Junior Lamont Digital techie (or something) over the summer for the campaign.

see comments in this thread

I haven't met them personally but I've seen their work - now that's a family with artistic purpose!

"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning." - Warren Buffet

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i can (0.00 / 0)
It was at the behest of ATalbot that The Kiss float was built. Mom is ATalbot's, Mom and my wife. I have known her for 20 years. She's alright.

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And I was sitting across the table when ATalbot (0.00 / 0)
suggested a "Kiss" float for the Boombox parade and dad began sketching it out. So I can vouch for dad's voucher of ATalbot's mom. :-)

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My daughter... (0.00 / 0)
...was around during the conception of the Float, and helped with its construction (and you can see her riding on it in the Boom Box Parade videos). Y'all would be interested to hear what she told me tonight: Her best friend from our days in Florida has a friend who's something of a political junkie. When my daughter mentioned her involvement with the Kiss Float, this person had not only heard of the float, but was extremely impressed. The Kiss is nationwide, baby!  ;^)

PS: I'm gonna hit PayPal as soon as I post this.

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You are (0.00 / 0)
entirely right about that. She doesn't get nearly enough credit because she doesn't blog on here. But she did as much if not more paper macheing than I did.

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It would not, could not have happened without her (4.00 / 1)
MD is an amazing young woman. Extremely bright, creative and kind. She worked hard and has received very little recognition (other than riding on the the float) for her hardwork and for her friendship. She lives her life with vigor.

She is one of a group of teens that I am aquainted with through my son both through his schools and through the campaign. There are many amazingly talented and committed young adults who are working hard for their and our, future.

See and you will find them.

Thank you, MD

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Thanks... (0.00 / 0)
...for the kind words about my daughter; I could say much the same for your son. The two of them basically shamed me into becoming politically active! Not only in this campaign, but in the courage they showed standing up to a roomful of cranky adults in support of the town budget, they have been incredibly inspiring.

Kids like our two, and their friends, give me hope for the future of this country! And they're who we're fighting for in this campaign.

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i can (0.00 / 0)
It was at the behest of ATalbot that The Kiss float was built. Mom is ATalbot's, Mom and my wife. I have known her for 20 years. She's alright.

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sorry (0.00 / 0)
for the double click.

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alt pmt to Kiss Float? (0.00 / 0)
Is there another way to contribute to Kiss Float expenses?, I don't use paypal.  Thanks.

Hi, guys . . . (0.00 / 0)
I don't blame Clyde for wanting verification of my involvement. I haven't posted on this blog nearly as consistently as alot of you.

Dad and I decided to give people the option of helping for this final push of the campaign for a couple of reasons.

Since the primary, alot of people have wanted the float out, and have offered to help with the cost of doing so. We thought if anyone really wanted to contribute, they would, and if people couldn't or wouldn't, they wouldn't.

We put forth more than we ever intended since this summer getting the float made, on the road and repaired when needed.  Jon K., Keith and Edward have also contributed significantly since July getting the float around CT. (Jon's truck has been used mercilessly and has the scars to prove it. And, Keith has already invested a fortune in Kiss Buttons!) It has been requested that the float be out to every event possible -- with some specific events requested as well. We'd like to make sure that the people physically helping to get it out, aren't the only ones financially making it happen as well.

Bottom line, only help if you can.

Note to Elsie:  Since we're exceptionally new at this, it took me half the day to figure out how to activate PayPal -- right now, I don't know any other way to donate.

I believe that time wounds all heels. -John Lennon

I disagree (0.00 / 0)
Help if you can't too.

THis one piece of street theater is the most hated thing Joe Lieberman has every had to follow him around. He loaths it. IT takes him off message. No matter who sees it the message is clear.

The only thing I would add to it...

Keith, do you have a bear costume you can use to "sleep in" when the float is parked?

18 years and Joe has become the sleeping bear... ;-)

Beyond that.

The float is king. Give til it hurts, then give some more.

The question is not what you are, we already determined that, we are now negotiating price.
electrealdemocrats.com Online since 3/07 -- TimetogoJoe.com Online s

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To everyone (0.00 / 0)

Believe Me - It's Our Pleasure to Contribute... (0.00 / 0)
to the glorious thing you have done.

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Kiss Float Sighting! (0.00 / 0)
I was SOOO excited to see the Kiss float on the road today.  It was on Rt. 110 in Monroe and it was so wierd at first there was a black truck with a big tan mass on it then i saw the float - in all its glory.  I couldn't help but beap - i hope i didn't scare Dad - they must have gotten up really early to get down to Monroe by 8ish.

That Was Me (0.00 / 0)
On the road to haunt Joe in Danbury

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Tip of the Hat to Jon! (4.00 / 1)
You've done a great job this week getting the float around!

I believe that time wounds all heels. -John Lennon

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