BlueNC Women's Conference with Rep. Brad Miller

Mo Southern Love at the Jugtown Cafe has just graduated to the BlueNC Women's Conference. I am very thrilled to announce that we have confirmation of our keynote speaker, Congressman Brad Miller. For those of you who missed yesterday's announcement, please follow this link.

Frequent readers here know that many of us consider him our favorite congressman and it's for very good reason. The congressman has graced our site many times. He has treated BlueNC with respect from its inception, lending us a measure of credibility long before we had earned it.

He is the most accessible representative our state has in Washington. He returns our emails, he returns our calls and he's attended every blogger's event I've attended in the past few months. He believes in online political activism and he supports our efforts.

Read more below the fold....

This is the first piece of our schedule that we can put down as solid. Lunch will be from 12:00 until 2:00 or so and that is when Congressman Miller will be with us to chat about science, foreign affairs, life in the majority, blogging and whatever else we can get to in our alloted time.

Please put this on your calendars. It's going to be a wonderful day. More surprises are on the way as well as a better idea of all the whats, whens and wheres.

Thank you, Congressman Miller.

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Woo Hoo! I'm so excited!

Thank you Congressman Brad Miller! I was doing the happy dance when I found out. Glad nobody was around. It was embarrassing.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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ALLLLright! This is wonderful news!

Yay Congressman Miller! (Yay SD and Love too!)

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

This is a special surprise for you, Mo

We were trying to be sneaky, but I think you had it figured out from what I hear.

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Can't wait for you to

explain your name to me and how to pronounce it. I think I will stick with Mo anyway. I kinda like that.

Lovex7

Last night Love said she had a surprise that she couldn't

disclose till this morning....I was dancing in my jammies!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Durn

My mother isn't going to be able to attend. She has an event that day from 11 - 1:30. It's campaign season for her, so it'll be hard to get her out of district from now until November. Oh well.

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I was looking forward to meeting her.

N/T

Lovex7

That is bad news...

I really hoped that she would attend with you. :(

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

well...it's a bit of a relief for me

Mom doesn't hesitate to spill all my deep dark secrets. :) She thinks all skeletons should be out in the open, not left gathering dust in closets. Oy!

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You have secrets?

hmmmm.....

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Not very many

Not with this mouth

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Aww but you use yours for good not evil

unlike me...I have learned that I have what is becoming known as the "Biden" syndrome......

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Woo Hoo!

I know

It was a big woo hoo for me too!

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that's great news.

Congressman Miller really understands the importance of communicating with folks. [He has to have the support to run and replace the Empty Wig in the Senate. Her office cannot even write a decent hard copy response to a constituent letter.]

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Pam Spaulding
Durham, NC USA

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Gawd

What a pathetic letter. She didn't even pretend like she cared about whatever you were writing about.

Now THAT is what I call

an important issue!

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Are you sure she wrote that?

It sounds exactly like the letter I received from Robin Hayes when I asked him what he was hearing from his district about the war. He sent that kind of response. A couple of weeks later he sent me a response about Medicare which had nothing to do with my question.

ps Are you coming on 2/17?

Lovex7

checking on some potential conflicts

Otherwise, Kate and I will be there.

Pam's House Blend
www.pamshouseblend.com

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Pam Spaulding
Durham, NC USA

Pam's House Blend
www.pamshouseblend.com

I hope you and Kate can make it.

It will be fun to get a chance to chat outside of a conference setting. Lunch at the Jugtown Cafe isn't exactly a "conference"......

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Can't wait to meet you and Kate

and to see how you will be wearing your hair. :-)

Lovex7

This is just wonderful.

I wonder if you should send an email to the two new female blog mavens over at the Edwards campaign? Two more great bloggers in NC that could enjoy the fellowship, and the presidential campaign won't last forever, maybe you could turn them into permanent NC bloggers.

Where are the candidates?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

That would be cool

I don't know when Amanda's coming out here (her post said "in the next couple weeks"... do you know any different?). And from Shakes' post, it didn't sound like she would be coming here. I could be wrong, though.

Keynote speaker?

Lovex7 said I would eat lunch and hang out with y'all.

Maybe you could hang out

here?

:)

Every little bit helps.

That's really all it is

An informal chat with Brad Miller.......I was just trying to inflate your title since we all know that "Congressman" simply doesn't carry much weight. :)

Of course, it carries a lot more weight since November 7, 2006.

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I can think of something to say.

As long as I get to eat lunch.

Of course, you get to eat

We might even spring for dessert!

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I don't think you can!

Where are the candidates?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Not a lobbyist

and don't think the Jugtown Cafe has $50 lunches.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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How about me?

Can't I buy his lunch & dessert?

Lovex7

Only if he buys you...

a new bathroom remodel.

Where are the candidates?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Jugtown Cafe

Has the most incredible blackberry & peach cobbler. No lunch would be tough but a "No dessert" rule would truly be criminal. We can't do that the good Congressman.

Oh, yeah...

w00000 hoooooo! :-)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Awesome job, snaring Brad, SD

This is gonna be so much fun. I wonder if Brad will notice my camera this time!
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

I wish I could take credit

I have a relatively secret agent working on these things. :)

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So if Brad is invited

does that mean all men are? I've been too many many women only events and never been to one where any man was invited to speak. Yet, as you may know, Democratic women's and men's organizations don't exclude either sex at their meetings. And men are often invited to speak to the women.

So what's the intent of meeting as women? I know in psychological help groups women do better in women-only groups and men do better in mixed groups. I personally enjoy the women-only events. But if my male friends are excluded, I like to have the reason clear. And since at least one man is invited, the reason isn't too clear to me.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

Congressman Miller is coming to speak at lunch

This is how we planned it. This isn't a Democratic Party gathering. This is a gathering of women who have become friends over this past summer and fall. We chose to open up the invitation to broaden our circle of friends. If I had known it would cause controversy we would have kept the gathering intimate.

Our purpose is to meet new friends and hopefully strengthen our relationships with other women we chat/comment/diary/volunteer with online.



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DQ, these are the hoops you have to jump through

to get Anglico to stay at home!

Bwahahaha........really laughed out loud



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This is awesome!

Count me in. Thanks to Drama Queen for passing on this info and to everyone who is working on setting it up.