Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Clinton to Visit UCSB Tomorrow

I don't have a lot of information on this but Hilary Clinton is coming to Santa Barbara and visiting UCSB tomorrow - Jan 17th at 6:45pm at the Campus Recreation Center. Please post more information if you have it!

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Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noreiga said...

Pray tell, who of the local politicians will be clinging to her skirts?

1/16/2008 9:54 PM  
Anonymous SB for HILLARY said...

Here is the official announcement from "Santa Barbarans for Hillary"

Please join Santa Barbarans for Hillary in welcoming our next President, Senator Hillary Clinton to Santa Barbara tomorrow, January 17th at 6:45 at the UCSB Recreation Center!!! For more details read the alert below. You may also visit the local Santa Barbarans for Hillary website by clicking here


Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

UCSB Recreation Center
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Come join Senator Hillary Clinton at a rally as she discusses issues important to California. With the California primary election only weeks away, it's time to make history and ensure California remains Clinton Country! This event is free! Parking is available at the corner of Mesa Rd. and Ocean Rd. ***Please do not bring bags or signs to the rally!!!1***

1/16/2008 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Visit for details

1/16/2008 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Am I still in SB Dorothy? said...

Wow. I wondered how long it would take for a nasty sexist comment to appear--looks like exactly 41 minutes from the time you posted, Sara.
"clinging to her skirts"?? YUK.

1/17/2008 5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting - according to the Daily Nexus, they will limit attendance to 900. Wonder if they fear being compared to Obama's 6000-8000 crowd at SBCC last fall?

1/17/2008 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:13: Most likely it has to do with the capacity of the Rec. Center which is NOT the mid-day open grassy space at SBCC!

1/17/2008 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noreiga said...

Dearest Dorthy from OZ: 5:38AM

Have "Clinging to skirts" and "riding on the coat-tails" been banned from the politically correct lexicon?

I'm old fashioned and sticking to "Manhole covers" above the sewers.

1/17/2008 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Off-Leash Public Affairs said...

To prepare for the Hillary mini-rally, voters can prepare either before or after the event by watching the Obama rally at SBCC from 4 months ago.

For today, Thursday, see this TV replay schedule for cable channel 17, per this reverse-sequence listing:

Thursday, 17 January,
2100 hrs. (9 pm)

Thursday, 17 January,
1400 hrs. (2 pm)

Video also can be viewed whenever at the website, link as the OLPA name of the commenter here.

1/17/2008 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A notorious Democrat is coming to town (someone who once tried to nationalize health care), and there are no comments here berating her as a socialist threat?
But ... but ... every other comment on any Blogbarbara thread involving the News-Press brays about the 'socialists' who want to run the newsroom and re-inject their 'bias.' One would assume that this blog is mostly read by Rush's dittoheads.
Note to Capello & associates: you might want to spread the boilerplate rhetoric over a few other Blogabara topics for appearance's sake. Word to the wise.

1/17/2008 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a joke, no, rerunning coverage of a 4-month old political rally? I

hope the off-leash will give as much publicity to other presidential candidates visiting SB, notably Clinton tonight - and if McCain or Romney should visit, they also.

1/17/2008 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sara--- Off Leash Public Affairs' [aka Pritchett] comment above strikes me as unnecessarily this candidate advocacy that OLPA and Channels TV is promoting?

By the way---the UCSB Fire Marshall sets the ceiling.

1/17/2008 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there any Santa Barbarans for Hillary?

1/17/2008 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh give me a break. The silly crowd estimate for Obama was 5000 which did not appear to be even close the day of the event. Some chick from the campaign made that statement with no other verification. Maybe they had 5000 website enquires, but no way were there 5000 people in attendance at the actual rally.

And now we have this even sillier claim the crowd was now 8000-9000 people? Stay tuned, because this scam info is what you can expect to get for 4 more long years if you elect Barack Obama.

Nope, the guy was a flash in the pan novelty and seeing him that day, where I saw the crowd and the fake estimate of the numbers, left me convinced he is a one-trick pony with no second act.

The Independent was irresponsible endorsing him.

1/17/2008 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This event was very poorly organized, there were tons of people waiting in line and those letting people in kept saying there would be room for everyone which was absolute bull. What a waste of my time, you would think they would have had some kind of overflow plan. It was a big disappointment. IMO

1/17/2008 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got back from the Clinton rally. One estimate had the line to get in as being 4000 people. The building held 900 but they got a bunch of other people into an overflow room with an A/V hookup and big monitor.

Was at the Obama rally and would say the interest in the Hillary event was comparable. Except of course that Obama did his event on a weekend when more people have free time and had tons of press coverage because of the Oprah fundraiser...

One big difference was that Hillary took questions for over an hour. She proved tonight that if you are ready for change than she is ready to lead!

1/17/2008 10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KEYT reported over 3000 people were turned away tonight. I guess that means she had close to 4,000 people tonight, if not more!

1/17/2008 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Santa Barbara Daily Sound, September 10, 2007, page 10, said that Santa Barbara Chief of Police Cam Sanchez estimated the crowd at "more than 5,000."

Note that neither the Daily Sound nor Chief Sanchez have declared a favorite, and therefore can reasonably be described as objective.

Can you say the same, 2:38 pm?

1/17/2008 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Off-Leash Public Affairs said...

For all the fans of our video show (and even ones who imagine nastiness by merely citing a schedule), here is the latest replay schedule on cable TV-17 for the video of Obama at SBCC:

Sun. Jan. 20-08 @ 10:00pm
Thu. Jan. 24-08 @ 2:00pm
Sat. Jan. 26-08 @ 5:00pm

Off-Leash Public Affairs indeed covered the Hillary event-rally-townhall Thursday night with more than 2 hours of raw video recorded, including lots of interviews with a few of the thousands of folks waiting outside, some there for 8 hours since 10:00 in the morning.

If McCain indeed visits Santa Barbara for a free event, we will try to cover that as video too.
Romney... not so much.

1/18/2008 2:17 AM  
Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noreiga said...

Mr Pritchett:

I suggest you do less off-leash and more on-leash in your video work. A lot more editing is what you need.

The "Raw" footage needs shoes or else boredom sets in.

A documentary is not just "whatever"

Try watching Andy Warhol's movie of a guy sleeping for 8 hours. Then you'll get it!

1/18/2008 6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did Obama's crowd estimate of 5000 get morphed into the poster here who claimed it as 8000?

That is 1984 Big Brother Speak and that is scary if this is how his fans see him: Larger than life and floating on lies.

1/18/2008 8:00 AM  
Anonymous editrix said...

In Hillary's supposed 35 years of Fighting, she managed to invest in the scam of Whitewater, serve as First Lady of one of the most pathetic states where the education quality actually declined from 49th to 50th. She presided over the Travelgate scandal, she didn't get the tragedy of Vince Foster, was the wide subject of ridicule in how she handled the medical plan, there was the selling of the Lincoln Bedroom to top fundraisers, and irresponsible pardons of their friends...and she even snapped about baking cookies and standing by her man. Well, running for president was the payoff she got for enduring such public humiliation. Bill's words just don't ring true when he talks about how great Hill is--when his disloyalty to her was played out in such smarmy detail. He didn't even go after the best and the brightest, just the most available. What good judgement has she shown??? She even voted for Bush's war and didn't even read the report about it...And she got elected Senator because she was opposed by such a lightweight (Fazio) after Giuliani dropped out when he got cancer. And her increasing brittle and nasty campaign is too revealing. I used to like the Clintons, but they exhausted the entire country. It's now time for them to make way for another Democrat to govern without all the drama--Edwards, Obama, even Kucinich before Hillary.

1/18/2008 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MyDD's Jonathan Singer caught this harsh passage in an interview with Russ Feingold:

"The one that is the most problematic is [John] Edwards, who voted for the Patriot Act, campaigns against it. Voted for No Child Left Behind, campaigns against it. Voted for the China trade deal, campaigns against it. Voted for the Iraq war … He uses my voting record exactly as his platform, even though he had the opposite voting record.

When you had the opportunity to vote a certain way in the Senate and you didn't, and obviously there are times when you make a mistake, the notion that you sort of vote one way when you're playing the game in Washington and another way when you're running for president, there's some of that going on."

His response to a question about endorsing was also interesting:

"I'm having a hard time deciding between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, as are many people. Those are the two I take the most seriously.

I go back and forth, to be honest with you. I'm torn on this whole issue of who's more likely to be progressive and really seek change vs. who's ready to do the job today. It really is a true dilemma in my mind."

1/18/2008 9:19 AM  
Anonymous the real story on Obama said...

Obama was raised part of his childhood by two Muslim fathers. Obama attended somewhat radical Islamic classes in Indonesia during some of his youth.

In 1991 Obama joined the Trinity United church of christ in Chicago.
This Afrocentric Church preaches Black Socialism and Black Nativism!

At the core of Obama's belief is something called the Black Value System which is a code of non-biblical ethics written by blacks for blacks!

it encourages blacks to group together and separate from the larger american society by pooling their money, patronizing black only businesses and backing black leaders. This is racial separatism and therefore Obama is not a uniter who reaches across races!
This code that Obama believes in warns blacks to avoid the white "entrapment of black middle-classness" suggesting that settling for that kind of ' competitive" success will rob blacks of their african identity and keeping them "captive" to white culture.

Obama believes in black nationalism!
Obama's preacher and personals spiritual advisor, Rev Jeremiah Wright who married him and his wife, is militantly Afrocentric. Rev Wright recently said and I quote: "We are an african people and remain true to our native land, the mother continent."

Obama's personal spiritual advisor, Rev Wright traveled to Libya with black supremist Louis Farrakhan,( who regularly calls whites " blue eyed devils"), and met with terrorist leader Muammar Qaddafi.

Obama's personal spiritual leader Wright says that israel is a 'racist' occupier of palestine and he describes the 9;11 attacks as, quote: a "wake up call to white America for ignoring the concerns of people of color".

Obama chose Rev Wright to babtize his daughters and obama has chosen Rev Wright to act as his ' sounding board' during his presidential run and later if he is elected president.

Obama has close personal ties to kenya where the ' Senator Obama School is named after him. the bloody conflict in kenya has already claimed over 700 lives and Obama has sided with the opposition leader Raila Odinga, head of the tribe that Obama's late Muslim father belonged to. Odinga is a marxist who has made a pact with a hard line radical islamic group in kenya to establish "Shariah' courts throughout Kenya, and to establish muslim dress codes for women.

Obama's older brother, Abongo "Roy" Obama still lives there, is a Luo activist and a militant muslim and preaches that ( quote): "the black man must liberate himself from the poisoning influences of european culture". He urges his brother Obaama to embrace his african heritage, which Obama seems to be doing.

These ties of Obama's have huge foreign policy implications. al -Qaida is strenghtening it's beachheads in Africa. The last thing we need is for pro west Kenya to fall into the hands of Obama's friends the Muslim extremists!

Obama would put african tribal and family interests ahead of U.S. interests.

Obama has said, and I quote: " I believe in the power of the African-american religious tradition to spur social change".

Obama has said, and I quote; " I question the idolatry of the free market".

Obama's foreign and domestic policy will be based on his afrocentric doctrine that he has pledged to uphold. All americans, especially middle class blacks, will pay a hefty "price" if Obama is elected. president.

1/18/2008 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Reading Comprehension said...

Don Jose above often knows what he writes about, but his swipe above at the people who volunteer their time and money to make videos widely available about local political and public affairs is way off the point and rather ignorant.

The public affairs comment noted "more than two hours of raw video recorded." That means that is what they recorded on tape, not what is in any final video product they edit to make as a final product for the public to view.

As everyone should know, good photos or video are edited down from many more times the volume of original raw recordings.

This seems like the video guy Pritchett was just saying he recorded a lot of stuff that should have enough gems within all that raw content for a well refined final product.

Another really interesting observation in these comments is how some people (or the same one repeatedly) have plenty of vague stuff to criticize Obama, even when the original subject here is about Hillary. Don't the Hillary supporters have anything to write about the rally at UCSB and something on point and positive to say about their candidate?

1/18/2008 10:27 AM  
Anonymous you decide said...

Hilary has class and character. Hilary is competent and mainstream.

Obama is lacking in class and character. Obama is radical left wing, and even though not a muslim, is pro Muslim and supports Palestine over Israel.

Obama will cut off all military and economic aid to Israel. and that will be the beginning of the end for Israel, and that is a good thing. ( the only good thing about him)

1/18/2008 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noriega said...

Friends: I am not "taking a swipe" at people who work hard to bring us videos. More power to them.

My point is "raw" footage is not the best thing to release. Take this as constructive criticism.

This comment especially comes from seeing Pritchett's raw footage of the USS Reagan...I went, I saw, and was soooooooooo bored finding no reason to watch beyond the first ten seconds.

There is a reason why good editing is a must.

1/18/2008 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton sure made a mess of the organization for her visit last week though.

1000's of folks left outside without direction started chanting `Obama'.

People with tickets got stampeded and were unable to get in.

What a mess.

I like Hillary, but if she can't organize a simple campaign rally, that is a bad sign.

1/19/2008 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:33pm anon,

Brilliant analogy - kind of like blaming the band at a rock concert when the bouncers screw up. Sounds like more sour grapes from the dwindling ranks of Obama supporters.

An even bigger loss for Obama and Edwards today in Nevada. Hillary won by six percent this time but of course the Obama people can't take a defeat without making excuses.

What's really funny is Obama's campaign doesn't understand the caucus system! They explained away the loss by claiming they actually won Nevada because they got one more delegate.

Turns out that isn't true - the Democratic Party in Nevada announced that delegates aren't awarded until April. OOPS!!!

Back to 5:33pm anon's analogy about not being able to run the country if she can't organize a rally...if Obama can't understand a caucus how can he run the country, or will he "have people" to do that for him too?

1/19/2008 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Bill O'Reilly, is that you?????? Please don't drink and blog... It's a little embarrassing....

Hillary is still standing after years of being smeared by people like you.

Feel free to vote for O BAMBI or the HAIRCUT so that we can go through another election year with a candidate who isn't tough enough.

1/19/2008 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I just thought it was nice that with the primary moving forward we were having candidates come to town and speak so we can get a chance to measure them up in person.

Dosent matter if its Obama or Hilary either way the Dems win against republicans this year, its not like Kerry again with either one.

1/20/2008 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dems may well not win against Rommney if the economy continues to tank. Obama is worthless on this issue. Clinton far better to go head to head with a Republican over this matter. "It's the economy, stupid" again needs to be the Demo mantra.

And Obama just does not have the Right Stuff ...not against a silver haired, silver tongued Republican.

Dems need to remember they need to win the election, not just the nomination.

Who can best go against a Republican in hard economic times and most likely a renewed terrorist attack or threat here at home.

You know deep down this is exactly what is going to happen, just like the 11th hour release of the Osama bin-Laden tapes in the last Presidential election. Stay tuned.

1/20/2008 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a former FT resident of SB (more than 15 years) presently on a long term visit to assist friend in need. Started looking into spending some of my "free time" as a volunteer for pre-super Tuesday Democratic issues/candidates. Contacted DNC and SoCal Clinton Offices and both told me to "contact Susan Rose, former supervisor" and when I asked how to best contact her I was told by both.."oh, if your are in SB, you should know her number because she is a former County..." well, I guess I forgot to get her number? Called SB Dem's phone book # TWO weeks ago and as of tonight 1/12 have not had a call back.
Now I know why I left this clique pompous burg..........

1/20/2008 10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 10:43pm: wow 15 years in SB and obviously some web-conscious ability, and you didn't look up the SB Dem Central Committee or SB Women's political committee online????

some people need their hands held through "volunteering" ; others just do.

1/21/2008 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the last debate on t.v.

Clinton told how Obama voted NO on a bill to limit interest rates on credit cards to 30%.

What an idiot.

Did any of you hear his lame excuse for voting no. It was obvious from his response that he is truly an idiot!! He said he voted no so that interest wouldn't be over 30% . HUH?

How did ne even graduate high school with an intellect like that? And here I thought Bush was stupid, but Obama takes the cake!

What a dingbat!

1/23/2008 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yes, you are right, Obama is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

1/25/2008 11:04 AM  

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