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Sorry about lack of blogging. I’m traveling to Providence today to go to Netroots Nation. I’ll be on two panels.

And then the one I submitted:

Last year, there was a lot of drama because the annual evidence that right wingers are that childish and immature, which is a conference called Right Online conservatives always try to schedule nearby, happened to be in the same hotel where most of the Netroots-goers were. That’s how I managed my brief and strange meeting with Andrew Breitbart in the street, and that’s how one belligerent wingnut got arrested for trying to pick a fight with Netroots attendees. One of the advantages of having it in Providence is that Providence apparently isn’t big enough for two conferences, so the “me too” wingnut conference is going to be far away in Las Vegas. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be interesting stuff to blog, I’m sure. It is, after all, an election year. I’ll also be tweeting, so if you’re interested, follow me there. 

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