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One Last Look at the Republican Convention: the Balloon Drop!

I was listening to McCain's nomination acceptance speech on the radio on the way to the airport yesterday and it sounded so different than it did in the arena. I actually got to hear the fiery end to the speech, the part where he said:

Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. Nothing is inevitable here. We're Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.

In the arena that night, the whole last minute was drowned out by cheers — and then when the soaring music swelled, the confetti rained down as the harbinger of balloons and the hopeful first family took the stage, forget about it — it was a perfect end to a convention that last Monday, no one even knew if it would happen. But it did, and I'm so glad to have been there.

To see the balloon drop,

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I have more RNC coverage to come — parties and panels coming soon!

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milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
Yeah that pic scare me too. Ick I hate clowns. Oh and I too enjoyed reading Auntie's rants...very entertaining to say the least. :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Penny wise
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
It's OK. Normally I like your images. (And after seeing some of Organic's turtles on that other thread, your clown seems tame.) I have never been all that afraid of clowns, but that one is scary. My friend Scott is deathly afraid of clowns and he always says that in It (the book), It is only described as the most terrifying thin you could imagine and then when they made It in to a movie, they asked King what It should be and he said a clown. Anyway, I'm rambling. :innocent:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Sorry my dear. I don't like clowns either. I've been a little image happy lately. I'll cool it. :) Mine started with It CG and then of course continued with poltergeist.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I loved the clown from Stephen King's "It". I had nightmares for weeks. Good stuff :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
my clown fear started with Poltergeist.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
Laine, I would never presume to speak for everyone and I did say "for the most part". Obviously there are some people who loves them some arguing.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
HF, I am going to have nightmares involving that clown!
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I remember Killer Klowns from Outer Space. It was an incredibly bad movie, and I loved it!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I sit corrected!
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
BTW, I still find Auntie Coosa's profile. http://teamsugar.com/user/Auntie+Coosa Her last post was on 8/22. #45, here: http://www.citizensugar.com/1788752
liliblu liliblu 8 years
HF that picture reminds me of Killer Clowns from Outer Space. Does anyone remember that movie?
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
"...people for the most part get along pretty well on this site." Rac, that's a great sentiment, but I'm sure you're not speaking for everyone.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Its over. You can't save her. You can only pay tribute.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
She was deleted???? No!!! She was such a great commenter! Teamsugar, take me!!! TAKE ME!!!!
myladybloom myladybloom 8 years
Ok rac :) If you meant well, that's ok. It was just a misunderstanding then. (And in case you were wondering, I feel much better now.) No hard feelings?
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
We've got plenty of more crazies now, they just aren't as fun as she was. Not nearly as poetic.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Let's have a moment of silence for Auntie :(
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Well, it appears she's been deleted. I don't know how we'll go on.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
God, how I loved her comments. She was a bag of crazy wrapped in common sense with a rich, racist topping.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Well RAC kept setting bear traps for her. Maybe she stepped in one of them.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I've been wondering where Coosa is too! Maybe all her craziness got her deleted... thats too bad because it def. made for an interesting read if you could piece it all together.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
I was trying to be understanding. I guess I didn't do a very good job. Although HarmonyFrance sort of distracted me with the evil clown. In any case, I was trying to be nice.
myladybloom myladybloom 8 years
Sorry, rac. Like I said, I'm very emotionally sensitive (it has to do with the way I perceive things), and if you don't understand, that's fine. I don't really expect you to. It's just something that sets me apart from the rest of society. But I do tend to forget that not everyone see things the way I do.
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