This Thursday, the premiere annual Progressive convention, Netroots Nation begins. I’m pleased to say that I will be attending, representin’ PlanetPOV and our community.

All the top Progressive sites, organizations and blogs will be there, many seminars, panels and events, culminating in the closing night keynote speech by Sen. Al Franken.

EDIT – FYI, here is a partial list of speakers attending:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Al Franken, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Elizabeth Warren, Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Ed Schultz, Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Ben Cardin, Sen. Tom Udall, Rep. Alan Grayson, Van Jones and more.

Also, I’m fortunate to have been selected to be a panelist at one event and will do my best not to use phrases like “refudiate”.

I plan on blogging updates at The Planet while I’m attending, there’s so much going on there, I hope to find moments here and there to do so. Here’s a link to the Netroots Nation site, check it out and you’ll see what I mean: Netroots Nation

We’ve created some buttons to hand out for the occasion and to promote PlanetPOV:

Connected to this, any contributions folks here might be able to donate to help defer some of the expenses for The Planet attending Netroots Nation would be greatly appreciated. As a small token of appreciation, anyone who donates at least $10 will receive the button pictured above.

To make a contribution, all you need to do is click on the “Donate” button in the Paypal widget in the sidebar at the right of the page and it will take you to The Planet’s donation page at PayPal.

Attending Netroots Nation should be very productive for The Planet, its community, its networking with other groups and sites and moving forward with others on the principles and agendas that we share.

Looking forward to it and sharing it all with my fellow Planeteers!

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LiseLives
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LiseLives

AdLib – hopefully you’ll see this –
I want to buy 2 of the buttons, and also donate to the Planet today, but don’t have PayPal & don’t want to join –
Is there a way I can just use my CC directly via : here ?
Maybe you could email me (KQuark has my e) & let me know ? 😉

bito
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OK, AdLib, where’s your posting? Matt Yglesias has already posted and he is just in the plane to NetRoots. 😆

Are the stories of the RNC missing $7 million cool ones and you leaving town tied together in any way?

VegasBabe
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AdLib:
Would LOVE to c’ya during your stay but I’m in Chicago right now. I was able to meet up with ladynaga, Dutchman, RegLib2, NWRick, CarrieAntigua, Freethinkergirl, and several others here in Chicago and that was a blast so I am especially disappointed that I won’t be there to finally meet the creator of PlanetPOV. LiseLives is right, maybe next year some of us can plan beforehand and attend this event, check things out. Now, if your a gambling man….stay away from the strip. The action is where the locals gamble, RedRock, BoulderStation, there’s a couple of neat one’s in Henderson. Good Luck!! 😉

Khirad
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Apart from the casinos, Henderson reminded me a lot of suburban Tucson, it was uncanny at times, though the mountains are a little different.

I’m also curious what some of them are like in person. But, ah well. And how did you work out how you would know each other?

VegasBabe
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ladynaga set it up Khirad. There was at least 15 of us HP folks who met in Chicago. We had breakfast at the Omni House, a nice hotel, and it was the weekend as well of the Taste of Chicago so many attended that, shopped, went to clubs, Blues Bars. they want to do it again next year and this time, during the Mardi Gras in NO. Since I’ve never been to the Mardi Gras, I hope I’m able to attend. YOU are more than welcome to come also and I will keep you informed if it’s something you think you’d like to do. All are progressives/liberals like yourself and I daresay, friends of yours already! 🙂

KQµårk 死神
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Adlib I’m looking forward to the updates it should be an interesting experience for you.

bito
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Oh, this must be for AdLib,It starts out with if your going to NetRoots nation. Already a name dropper. ;-).

I spoke to Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico this morning about his drive for reform of the Senate rules. If you

Questinia
Member

You’re fadlibulous!

So, how much of our donations will be going toward the roulette wheel?

AND,

Can you get me Alan Grayson’s autograph?

PatsyT
Member

I can’t wait to wear buttons while riding my pony!

Kalima
Admin

I couldn’t let you go off on your interesting journey without saying good luck and I hope you have a great time with all of those interesting people. I’m sure that you will do a perfect job of promoting The Planet.

Almost didn’t make it because of a late morning adventure yesterday. Crawling into a small space behind the wall of our house to retrieve cat plates that had fallen into a gap, this fool got her arm caught up to the elbow in the gap between two walls. It was already very hot outside, and with my rump stuck up in the air lying across a knee high trash bin, I felt too embarrassed to call to the street for help. I had visions of dying there in that spot, hubby not finding me in the dark until the next morning. Thinking that it was a silly place and even sillier position to die in, I held my breath and gave one more tug, and got my arm free.

I managed to get back into the cool house, shaking like a leaf for 20 minutes. Have just come back from the hospital because the arm had swollen to twice it’s size, but nothing was broken. Today I plan to pamper myself.

So what did YOU do yesterday? 😆

KQµårk 死神
Member

Oh my lord I’m starting to think you have nine lives like your furry footed friends. I know you get in as much trouble as them. 😉

kesmarn
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AdLib, I’m so impressed with that list of speakers! But the REALLY interesting part is the variety of social events you can chose from…

I’d love for you to check out the karaoke evening sponsored by the SEIU. Make sure you brush up on all the words to La Marseillaise, and “Which Side Are You On, Boy, Which Side Are You On?”

bito
Member

“You can’t scare me, I’m in the Union……”

kesmarn
Admin

Like this?

bito
Member

Learned that on my Daddy’s knee, thank you k’es.

bito
Member

AdLib, there appear to be about a gazillion panels, which one are you going to be on? That’s cool, man.

dildenusa
Member

Las Vegas is a 2 hour car ride from the front door of my house. I thought that I could day trip to Las Vegas which I do often but then I saw that a day pass to the conference is, gasp, $140. Oh, well, no mon, no fun. What can I expect if I, uh, crash the party as a friendly? I won’t be treated like a tea bag, I hope.

bito
Member

Wow!! $140 for a day pass? That’s more than the bus ride from Tucson. Guess they don’t want the riff-raff. 😆

VegasBabe
Member

Heh. guess that leaves me out 😉

bito
Member

You’re not riff-raff, Babe!

escribacat
Member

This sounds extremely cool. What an agenda! Did they let you register under the name Adlib?

LiseLives
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LiseLives

AdLib ! How glad I am that, of all days, I happened to log in today, before you leave.
Gives me a chance to tell you I think you’re so fortunate to be able to attend, but also so very qualified !!
Not only are you going to meet & interact with some amazingly interesting people, but ….they’ll get to meet & get to know you !
I mean that – I think this was meant to be – you’re meant to go to the next level in knowing the movers & shakers in the Progressive movement & hopefully join them in affecting some changes –

I have a feeling you’ll come back with some gems to share, but also quite probably with some new, noteworthy compatriots who’ll have been made aware of the Planet –
Bonne aventure, AdLib ! 😉

whatsthatsound
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Fantastic, AdLib! Go out there and make us all famous!
Just don’t come back all uppity and name droppy!

As in: “Great comment, c-lady! Reminds me of what AL FRANKEN said when we were talking…..”
“Your comment, kesmarn, sounds like something my good friend NANCY PELOSI said while we lounged by the pool….”

That kind of thing.

bito
Member

WTS, I think he really is going for the bowling and karaoke parties. 🙂

whatsthatsound
Member

And the guacomole!