Rock Out with Your Caucus Out

March 31, 2016 By: Primo Encarnación Category: Uncategorized

Of all the online salons and barber shops I’ve visited, none – NOT ONE – has had the high level of political participation that I’ve seen here. I mean, not only do you guys “get it,” you also go out and “Get It Done!”  Many of us have worked on campaigns, some of us have run for office (and even won), and more than a couple of us have at some time or another been delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

Democratic-National-Convention-Philadelphia-2016And I know a few of you also, this year, will be trekking to Philadelphia to help change the course of our country’s history during the hot, hot summer, much as our Founders did in 1776 and again in 1789. I think it’s important –  Nay! – I think it is CRITICAL to the future of this nation that the voices of the World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon be joined in comity and unity during these tumultuous days.

Therefore, with the blessing of the management, Ms J.J. Herownself, I am pleased to announce the formation of the WMDBS Caucus. The first meeting will be held in or around Philadelphia, during the last week of July, at a bar, coffeehouse, tavern, restaurant, pub, lounge, or other venue suitable to such an august gathering.

If you are planning on attending the Convention, or if you live within traveling distance and would like to attend a meet-up, indicate your interest and availability in the comments and we will be in touch. Also, anyone can suggest agenda items.  The first agenda item will be: “Should there be a second meeting, or should we just stay at this bar until Church next Sunday?”

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17 Comments to “Rock Out with Your Caucus Out”

  1. BarbinDC says:

    I could jump on the Amtrak and be in Philly in a couple of hours. Please give me a reason to do that!

  2. I am so tempted. Would first need to win a lottery so I could nix my job!

  3. Just me of course but I would have thought that the WMDBS Caucus would be holding its meetings in Cleveland from July 18th through the 21st. The hand that cradles the rock and all that…

  4. Primo Encarnación says:

    Micr – yeah, but who wants to get shot by angry Trump supporters, or angry Cruz supporters, or Cleveland “Bang Bang Bang – FREEZE!” Police?

  5. Are delegates the only people who can attend the convention itself?

  6. Fenway Fran says:

    Maryelle, I went to Charlotte in 2012 (and met up with Juanita Jean Herownself and Bubba). Some of my fellow 2012 delegates are VOLUNTEERING this time, so others can have the experience of being delegates. Check with your local or State party for where to sign up to help.

  7. Ooh, I live in a Washington DC suburb, so Philadelphia is easy for me. Depending on when, I want to be there.

  8. @Primo

    So true. 🙂

  9. Lorraine in Spring says:

    Yo, if youse guys’r comin’ t’my hometown, I wanna be dare wit yas if possible.

    Ask me anything about Philly, I’ll be glad to helps youse out.

    As far as Phillyspeak, we talk fast so listen carefully. And NEVER EVER mention if you’re a Cowboys fan. I cannot guarantee your safety at that point.

    One requirement: It’s “a cheesesteak wit” (fried onions) or an Italian pork wit broccoli rabe & fresh shaved provolone at Tony Lukes (avoid Pats & Genos) and a Franks Black Cherry Wishniak. You’re welcome.

  10. And the NFL team is the Iggles.

    When I left the Philly area, the tallest thing in Center City was Billy Penn’s hat brim, but I still cheer on the Iggles. And it’s a hoagie, not a sub. I miss that Black Cherry Wishniak, but at least we can buy Tastycakes in Maryland now.

    Cowboys fan? Ya got no brains or whut?

  11. Marge Wood says:

    I can’t come. Shall I ship yall a crate of popcorn?

  12. Ohhhhh. What fun!! I can’t be there. Who is actually going to be on the convention floor? We have to know and you have to wear something identifying so we know. How about a hat that says “No snacilbupeR here!”

    Okay? Please?

  13. I’m in! An easy drive up from Baltimore. Yay!

  14. Lorraine in Spring says:

    Hey Rhea,

    I still remember the diving horse at Steel Pier. And Reading Terminal when it was still a modern train station. Wanamakers, Gimbels, Strawbridges, and my personal favorite, Horn & Hardart automat!

    We should also tell the WMDBS Caucus that we drink wooder and gravy goes on spaghetti.

    And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with street pretzels or hot dogs. They build up your anti-bodies. That’s why our kids and little old Italian ladies are so tough.

    I’d like to be there but we may be out of the country at that time.

    Rhea, have you noticed Tastykakes taste weird now? I think they changed their recipes & baking location. Way too sugary for me. Yuck.

  15. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Debbo, Jane is hoping to be on the convention floor. She became a delegate at the first cause, but NV caucuses to caucus. So, she has a couple more steps before the final NV delegation is set. She and her doctor will be taking a vote, too, as she will be very pregnant by July. Whether we drive, fly or stay home will be determined by Jane. KJ will be disappointed, if we don’t go. He’s all excited about a big boy week with his nanny, Uncle Freddie.

  16. Zyxomma says:

    My sister lives in Philadelphia, so let me know when & where. Perhaps I can attend the meet-up. I’m vegan, so no cheesesteak for me.

  17. Aghast Independent says:


    Just FYI – you can get vegan cheesesteaks at Blackbird Pizzaria in Philadelphia. And me and the Missus would DEFINITELY attend a gathering of JJ’s folks….COUNT US IN!!

    Aghast Independent and “The Boss.”