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Elizabeth Warren Straight Up Kills It At The California State Democratic Convention

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Well hello there! Were you hoping for something nice and uplifting for your open thread today? Were you worried that you were going to have to look at Steve Bannon's faccia brutto all afternoon? Well, you are in luck. Because we've got video of Elizabeth Warren's kick-ass speech at the California State Democratic convention, and it is a goddamn thing of beauty.

I mean... she walked out to 9 to 5. She brought Dolly and she brought her A-game, and I am swooning.

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Am I a stan? I am totally a stan. And also, just as I predicted (never forget, I am prematurely correct about everything always), Warren is surging in the polls as more people hear her talk. She's good. Also her mere existence in the field has done more to repair my own relationships with friends who held grudges against me for having voted for Bernie in the 2016 primary than pretty much anything else in the last three years. She's someone we can both agree on! Hooray!

The best part of this speech, for me, is the fact that Warren comes right out and says that settling for bits and pieces and being nice and waiting patiently for Republicans and rich people to feel comfortable and come around does not work and is not ever going to work. Which, you may have noticed, is a thing I have been saying for years.

Anyway! Go and enjoy this speech and also enjoy your open thread!

Oh, and if you live in NYC, I will be there next week to see Bikini Kill and am staying through the weekend, so I will be having some kind of WONKETTE DRINKY THING on Saturday afternoon, after I am done here, so you all can come and hang out with me. If you are lucky, I may even grace you with a song. I shall let you know where it is as soon as Rebecca picks a place out!

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It's Father's Day, which means it's time for Yr Dok Zoom and his son to go to brunch and check out the downtown Boise Father's Day Car Show so we can ooh and ah over the very same Corvettes 'n' Mustangs 'n' lovingly-restored classic cars that are there every year, and I will probably once again point at the '68 Beetle converted to run on electricity and say, "Oh look, a Voltswagen!" Traditions matter. (Kid Zoom is 22, so I may also/instead meet him for cocktails later like grown up human people.)

Don't worry about any deep thoughts on the Meaning of Fatherhood here -- we're just going to enjoy the goofy side of dadding, which as far as I'm concerned is the best thing I've done with my time. Especially since my role model for parenting was the unnamed Dad from "Calvin and Hobbes."

As any fool knows, ice rises to the top of liquids because it's cold, and just wants to be closer to the sun so it can warm up. It's all in the book you get when you become a father.

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