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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Obama in Bristol

Update, 11:08

Good coverage by including text of speech and audio interview from local reporters with Obama.

Update, 10:00 p.m.

Video of wacky protesters with crazy information. has most coverage it seems.

Update, 9:05 p.m.

Here are more goodies from Obama's trip to Bristol:

A run down of his speech and Q&A is here.

Here are some pics of demonstrations at

Pics 1-4 are the zany Madhatters.

Pics 5-7 is of the rally I attended. Notice the cool sign on #7 by DemocracyNow Tricities

"Healthcare is a Right, Not a Privilege"

Pics 8-15 are Obama at Kroger.


I returned a little bit ago from a press conference in Bristol Virginia, just a few blocks down from where President Obama is speaking at a Kroger store. The press conference was for the
Service Employees International Union. They are part of the Change That Works campaign. They are advocating among many things, health care reform.

It was good to get out in the streets. It will be interesting to watch the news coverage tonight.