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Wednesday, October 29, 2008.  8pm.  Tom McClintock addresses a group of potential voters at the McBean Park Pavilion in Lincoln, CA

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Over four hundred people stood in line outside at a fundraiser put on by the Lincoln Police Auxiliary and Lions Club, to donate canned goods to enter this Halloween Haunted House, also at the Lincoln McBean Park Pavilion last night, Oct 29, 2008, adjacent to the building McClintock was in.
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"Vell- come to my House of Economic Horrors" .  That's McClintock campaign spokesperson Bill George guarding the door making sure the Democrats and other Subversives, like Independents and other people with notepads, don't get in.  It worked, George.  There were 18 people.  At least 5 of them were campaign staff.  
Note the Igor force field effect.  He's not in the viewfinder but within a few yards so the picture blurred again.
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Another view of the Secret Republican Political Meet Tom McClintock in Lincoln event. Peering thru the camelia bushes outside the building
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This is Team McClintock's sentry standing in front of the local Lincoln Massage Parlor 2.5 hours before the Lincoln McClintock event that evening. It is across the street from the McBean Pavilion.  He whipped out that cell phone when I pulled into the parking lot.  I think it's time to mention that the former Lincoln Planning and Zoning commissioner during the time Lincoln was approving every single proposed commercial development (during the early 2000's, when Kevin Ring, Doolittle's ex legislative aide,  was a lobbyist for the city )  was eventually  busted on prostitution charges and owned another massage parlor in town.   While we're at it,  McClintock voted against regulating massage parlors while in the State Senate.  

It just writes itself, sometimes.   I can't make this stuff up.   More pics to come.
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Roseville,  Maidu Community Center, 6:30 pm, Wednesday Oct 29 2008.  McClintock addressing potential Republican voters at his first event that evening. View from outside the room, looking  through the window.  McClintock is to the far left, light grey hair, suit, standing facing audience.  Doesn't look too crowded in there, does it ?  Note door sentries.
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Roseville, Maidu Community Center, Wednesday Oct 29, 2008.  It is 7:10 pm.  They just had about 35 people total dribble out of the room, including the staff and others working as Republicans. The yoga class next door had more people.   McClintock is supposed to be in downtown Lincoln at 7:30 pm.   Is this going to happen ?  Not unless he teleports.  
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This is the fun part.  Meanwhile, back in Lincoln, at the main road into town from the south, there's some serious Brown support going on !   A demonstration with at least 50 to 60 people is showing their public support for the local candidate.

McClintock is going to have to drive past this to get to his next event in Lincoln.  ( I was there very early and as it ended, but left to see what was going on in Roseville, so these are not my pictures )  

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Charlie Brown supporters waiting along the highway, Lincoln, evening of Oct 29,2008, during commuting hours, ready to give Travelin' Tom McClintock that Big Lincoln Hospitality Welcome he deserves !
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This is one of the first people that was out there that evening. Veterans for Brown.  
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Young people for Brown.  
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Older people ("seasoned and sage" )  for Brown.
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Working people for Brown  
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Ladies and Gentlemen of Lincoln for Brown
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Jumpin' for Joy for Brown !
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And once McClintock and his crew got past that, they still had to go thru this .
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The families waiting in line to donate food to the Lions Club, and visit the Haunted Castle House in Lincoln, next to the McBean Pavilion building, Oct 29, 2008.  
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Happy Halloween from Lincoln, CA.  The Great Pumpkin has Arrived, Charlie Brown.  
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McClintock's bloggers are making bizarre claims about having 3 thousand donors making over $300,000 in donations over the last 10 days-  this is bloviating nonsense, his campaign is still in debt, but  getting big money from outside the district via independent expenditures.  And you should see where some of the dough is coming from, you'd be shocked.  Well, maybe not, after all, it's McClintock, running the Doolittle playbook.  Remember one of those Indian tribes involved in the Abramoff scandal ?  Remember some companies that Doolittle did earmarks for, then they contributed to his legal defense fund?   Remember how McClintock makes this stupid dig all the time, about how we can't send somebody to Congress who would implement the same policies as Herbert Hoover ? So what does he do?  He takes a big donation off of a old Reaganite who works for the Herbert Hoover Institute.  

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For just one example, on the latest McClintock F6 filing,
http://query.nictusa.com/...    there is a 10/27/2008 donation to McClintock of $2000 from the HERGER PAC, which is Congressperson Wally Herger's (R, CA- 02) slush fund.  A look at the latest filing of the HERGER PAC show that they just received money from the Credit Suisse Securities PAC,  a  Swiss Investment Bank. From Opensecrets:    http://www.opensecrets.org/...
Here's a list of the individual large donors for Credit Suisse Securities. Note all the New York addresses.  http://www.opensecrets.org/...

and from Wellpoint WELLPAC in Indiana.  (Wellpoint was based in THOUSAND OAKS CA, which McClintock uses as his current legal residence for collecting per diems from the state of CA-  what a coincidence )
This is an HMO health insurance PAC. From Opensecrets:   http://www.opensecrets.org/...
Now they're in Indiana. Same business. http://www.opensecrets.org/...
Check the donors to this PAC, they're the executives of this HMO administrator.
http://www.opensecrets.org/...

Foreign investment banks based in NYC and HMO's are giving money to McClintock via Bush enabling Republican Wally Herger.  You'll never hear McClintock bragging on this while he's busy playing the "family values" card. He attempts to go to DC not to change anything but to preserve the Republican status quo of NO regulations and more tax cuts.   And this is one of the more pedestrian donations.   Don't forget Jeff Morris is running against Herger in CA- 02.  

So much for all of McClintock's alleged "local support."    Here's the pictures.   Here's the FEC filings.  Undeniable.  The polls are the 3rd key.  Charlie Brown has the support of the voters.  McClintock just has a PR consultant.

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Now let's not let all the outside the district forces like ex- Congressman Richard Pombo, sworn enemy of the Endangered Species Act,  and his PAC/West Communications, a lobbyist group dedicated to the Drill Baby Drill mantra in the Artic National Refuge, buy out our congressional district.   Let's keep Charlie Brown on the airwaves for the last 5 days.

Charlie Brown for Congress  site  http://www.charliebrownforcongress.org

Actblue donation link
http://www.actblue.com/...

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edited to add more pictures from myself or from N.P.
If you're the AP, bite us.
edited to add links to FEC filings and opensecrets
cross posted at calitics

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2nd addition: Tomorrow, Friday, Oct 31 Charlie Brown will make his last donation to the Veterans Charity Challenge to Hospitality House of Grass Valley, at 11 am at the Gathering Inn in old Downtown Roseville, 201 Berkeley St.  Contact the campaign for more details.  

Originally posted to AmericanRiverCanyon on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:00 AM PDT.

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  •  McClintock endorsed by (7+ / 0-)

    Saint Barbara, the patron saint of artillery.
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    (-8.00,-7.85) 'My God! It's full of falme!'

    by bubbanomics on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:05:56 AM PDT

    •  You just made me spit coffee (8+ / 0-)

      ...  I have to get the Roseville pic up.   That was a major accomplishment getting past all the lookouts they had out.  

      There's been all this smack - talk about how much "support" he has.  Well, it's Roseville on a wednesday night and 35 people come out of the room and at least 5 to 10 of them are campaign staff--  I saw some of those Move America Forward swiftboat  flunkies too--   do the math.

      The yoga class next door had more people.

      "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

      by AmericanRiverCanyon on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:13:11 AM PDT

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    •  New news, Friday Oct 31 Charity Challenge Award (1+ / 0-)
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      From the Charlie Brown Campaign

      Charlie Brown will be donating his final Promises Kept Veterans Charity Challenge of the 2008
      election tomorrow in Roseville, and we would love to have you join us.
      Details are listed below:

      11am Friday, October 31st 2008
      Charlie Brown for Congress
      201 Berkeley Ave Roseville CA 95678 at the Gathering Inn

      We will be joined by Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-01), and representatives
      from all of the previous recipients of Charlie's Promises Kept Challenges:
      Sacramento County Stand Down, Sierra College Veterans Club, The Gathering
      Inn, Nevada County Stand Down, Francis House of Sacramento, Soldier's
      Angels, Cottage Housing, The Greater Oroville Homeless Coalition, Rebuild
      Hope, and now Hospitality House of Grass Valley.

      The Charity Challenge is when Brown takes 5% of his campaign donations and donates them to real charities.
      I've written about what McClintock "donates" to using his state 2010 account (himself)  in a diary called "Dear Treasurer (McClintock's)
      The Gathering Inn is a few blocks west of the Brown HQ in old downtown Roseville .

      Call the campaign for more details

      http://www.charliebrownforcongress.org

      "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

      by AmericanRiverCanyon on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 10:24:39 PM PDT

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  •  Kind of reminds me of a piece from Jimmy Carter's (3+ / 0-)

    book "Turning Point" where a local politician loses his audience to a 'new' invention (the bread slicer).

    Love that "power of the purse!" It looks so nice up there on the mantle (and not the table) next to the "subpoena power."

    by Sacramento Dem on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:08:28 AM PDT

  •  You can help, the Haunted House at Lincoln McBean (4+ / 0-)

    ... will be open tonight and tomorrow as well.  Price of admission 1 canned food item,  and there is a concession stand open with food as well.  Sponsored by the Lincoln Police Auxiliary and the Lincoln Lions Club.

    They had let thru 239 people already when I took the first pic and had at least 150 more standing in line, plus about 50 kids and parents running around laughing or playing or getting treats at the concession stand.

    There was also a big CHARLIE BROWN demonstration out on the highway with over 50 people,  so McClintock's entourage had to come by that on the way into town --  N.  has pictures of this.  I was in Roseville trying to snag a shot of that other McClintock event earlier-  had about 30 people.  

    Did I mention McClintock was ghastly late for the Lincoln event because he thought he could get to Lincoln fr Roseville in 15 minutes ?

    Trick or Treat !

    "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

    by AmericanRiverCanyon on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:08:47 AM PDT

  •  LOL (5+ / 0-)

    Did I mention McClintock was ghastly late for the Lincoln event because he thought he could get to Lincoln fr Roseville in 15 minutes ?

    He really is out-of-touch.

    Love that "power of the purse!" It looks so nice up there on the mantle (and not the table) next to the "subpoena power."

    by Sacramento Dem on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:10:39 AM PDT

    •  There is only so much one can do with a police (3+ / 0-)
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      ... escort when using ground vehicles.    I took the back roads to be sure to not get in a traffic mess, stopped to talk to the Brown supporters on the highway, and I still got there in time to see the advance McClintock team hanging around outside the empty building with the cell phones waiting for him to show up.

      "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

      by AmericanRiverCanyon on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:16:09 AM PDT

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    •  What do you expect from someone (2+ / 0-)
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      who doesn't really live in the area?  :O

      My Karma just ran over your Dogma

      by FoundingFatherDAR on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:29:18 AM PDT

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      •  Exactly (2+ / 0-)
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        and since traffic is definitely one of the top concerns in CA-04 McClintock's ignorance could cost him votes. Here is what one commuter said about her Sacramento - Roseville commute (which is about 20 miles):

        In the afternoon, on the stupid freeway, it could take and HAS TAKEN me more than 4 hours on a day with traffic. I was going to list the really horrific days, but when thinking about them and which to put down, I started laughing, well because, its everyday. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

        Kind of like going to Michigan and admitting you didn't realize the auto-industry was hurting.

        Love that "power of the purse!" It looks so nice up there on the mantle (and not the table) next to the "subpoena power."

        by Sacramento Dem on Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 09:40:21 AM PDT

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  •  I thought you meant (2+ / 0-)
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    which is a pretty boring movie.

  •  Charlie Brown Has Six Newspaper Endorsements (2+ / 0-)
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    AmericanRiverCanyon, fnpople2008

    Thinking this story and picture or two will show up in my local newspaper. As of today, SIX local area newspapers have endorsed Charlie Brown. Details posted on my dairy (not including the Tahoe paper that endorsed today). You posted this stuff in the local papers like Roseville and such?

    Keep up the good work. We should get together for coffee or a beer when this election is over.

  •  Meanwhile... (1+ / 0-)
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    On the other side of Lincoln, over 80 volunteer supporters stood on the corner of Highway 65 and Ferrari Ranch Road in Lincoln to support Charlie and give a big Placer County welcome to Travelin' Tom.

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    Thank you to everyone who made it out to show support for Charlie. The positive reaction of honks, waves and "thumbs up" was really encouraging.

    -Neil
    Charlie Brown for Congress

  •  Thinking about Tom McClintock in CA-04 (1+ / 0-)
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    now THAT's a horror film.  Thanks for the great diary and pics.

  •  This is Grate! (1+ / 0-)
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    It looks like the local Brown supporters are putting Trav'lin' Tom through a grater.  I really enjoy the cheerful hopelessness reflected in your post.  

    I love reading good news about Charlie!  Please keep it up.

    Candidates: BushCo did war crimes, corruption; & turned Agencies into arms of the Repub Party. Will you prosecute for RICO or ignore the offenses & let

    by NBachers on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 11:43:37 PM PDT

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