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Highway 61

Highway 61, sometimes called the "Blues Highway," stretched from New Orleans through Memphis and from Iowa through Duluth to the Canadian border. It was regularly featured in blues songs, notably Mississippi Fred McDowell's "61 Highway" and James "Son" Thomas's "Highway 61." Bessie Smith met her death in an automobile accident on that roadway; Robert Johnson was said to have sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49 (itself the subject of a Howlin' Wolf song); Elvis Presley grew up in the housing projects built along it; and Martin Luther King, Jr. would later be murdered at a motel just off Highway 61.

"A lot of great basic American culture came right up that highway and up that river", Robert Shelton told a BBC interviewer. "And as a teenager Dylan had travelled that way on radio. ... Highway 61 became, I think, to him a symbol of freedom, a symbol of movement, a symbol of independence and a chance to get away from a life he didn't want in Hibbing."

While "Like a Rolling Stone" was completed in mid-June of 1965, the rest of the album was recorded with a different producer, Bob Johnston, in four days of sessions shortly after Dylan's legendary appearance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival; the sessions also produced Dylan's next single, "Positively 4th Street", not included on the LP.





Highway 61 Revisited

Oh God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe says, "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
God say, "No." Abe say, "What?"
God say, "You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin' you better run"
Well Abe says, "Where do you want this killin' done?"
God says, "Out on Highway 61."

Well Georgia Sam he had a bloody nose
Welfare Department they wouldn't give him no clothes
He asked poor Howard where can I go
Howard said there's only one place I know
Sam said tell me quick man I got to run
Ol' Howard just pointed with his gun
And said that way down on Highway 61.

Well Mack the Finger said to Louie the King
I got forty red white and blue shoe strings
And a thousand telephones that don't ring
Do you know where I can get rid of these things
And Louie the King said let me think for a minute son
And he said yes I think it can be easily done
Just take everything down to Highway 61.

Now the fifth daughter on the twelfth night
Told the first father that things weren't right
My complexion she said is much too white
He said come here and step into the light he says hmm you're right
Let me tell the second mother this has been done
But the second mother was with the seventh son
And they were both out on Highway 61.

Now the rovin' gambler he was very bored
He was tryin' to create a next world war
He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
He said I never engaged in this kind of thing before
But yes I think it can be very easily done
We'll just put some bleachers out in the sun
And have it on Highway 61.



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Dear Barack Obama: 


It has to be McCaskill to win!


1.  Claire McCaskill needs to be the Vice Presidential Candidate to capture the female vote in November.

 2.  As Missouri goes so goes the nation.  JOHN MCCAIN 50%BARACK OBAMA 44%  John McCain leads Barack Obama in Missouri, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey. When "leaners" are included in the survey, McCain leads Obama 50% to 44%. When just solid supporters are tabulated, the results changes slightly: McCain 48%, Obama 41%.  Clearly Claire McCaskill as a dynamic campaigner can turn that around and help win Missouri and other states with her down home talking. 


3.  To run a real campaign based on “Change” having two candidates who are outside the beltway and that have not only the feel but the real pulse of the people. 


Mr. Obama Please consider Senator McCaskill this week as you make your decision. 


 Thank you and enjoy your vacation time. Sincerely, Jeff Kenkel                                                                         ###






Obama advisor: VP choice not made yet

By Maureen Groppe / Star Washington Bureau
Posted: August 13, 2008
If you like the way Obama's is doing so far, take a good look at one of the major females in his inner circle... The next time that she is presented on TV, notice her delivery and how she stays on message.


Obama/McCaskil '08
Justin Parker (Sent Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:35 AM)From:  http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/08/05/1248541.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage

CLAIRE MCCASKILL is on the main list---see the story!

Guessing game: Who will be the next Democratic vice presidential candidate?

By Stephanie Davis
McClatchy Interactive

Posted on Tue, Aug. 05, 2008http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/politics/story/379873.html


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McCaskill would add to ticket

August 5, 2008


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From:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/12181.html

 DCIndependent: Jul. 31, 2008 - 3:45 PM EST IT'S VICE PRESIDENT CLAIRE McCASKILL --- Beneath the radar of predicable political punditry and media speculation about Barack Obama's potential vice presidential choice is Senator Claire McCaskill. Obama wasn't in Missouri recently just for another town hall meeting on the economy. If her record setting accomplishments as a Missouri gubernatorial contender and U.S. senator aren't enough, there's the laser-like down-to-earth Midwestern clarity she brings to domestic and global policy issues


Missourinet: "The Architect" sees McCaskill as attractive VP choice





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Today at 11:32 am the Statement of Organization “DRAFT MCCASKILL VP USA was express mailed and will arrive at the Federal Election Commission Monday July 28 by 3:00 pm.


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Steven Reed  stevenlloydreed@hotmail.com




Paperwork, including EIN Missouri Fictitious Name and a checking account have been set up.  A Statement of Organization Form 1 (Statement of Organization [PDF]) used to register parties and PACs will be sent express mail on Saturday morning June 26, 2008.  The group wants to make sure everything stays legal.


“Claire McCaskill has life experiences that have uniquely placed her in a position to understand issues that face people of all walks of life.  She can quickly recognize issues and make suggestions for solutions.  Clearly, she inspires people, just as Barack Obama does,” says Reed.

 “Our goal is to spread the word and start such a large wave that McCaskill is selected the  Vice President candidate.  She sure will not be ‘a sit around and watch’ Vice President,” says Jeff Kenkel Kenkel is co-chair of the National Go Claire VP Movement. The organizers ask people to do anything they want to and can to spread the work.  Some suggestions are at http://www.goclairevp.4t.com/   Reed, who lives in Springfield, and Kenkel, who lives in Branson, were happy to see a news bit at:  http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/dc-download/dc-download/2008/07/a-claire-for-vp-movement-in-springfield/  


Yes! Claire McCaskill is a wanted person! Well for Vice President that is!

GO CHANGE --- Outsiders --- New Ways ---  Real Change --- Win Missouri and Nation --- GO CLAIRE



(Missouri)  The Honorable Jeffrey Kenkel has been named the co-chair of the National Go Claire VP Movement as of July 12, 2008.  We are proud to have Jeff onboard.  Jeff had about the same position in the 2003 Draft Claire for Governor.  “Jeff is a hard working and caring person who has always helped others” Steven Reed.


Some recent stories include:



US elections: Hunt is on for a female Veep

After Hillary Clinton's ground-breaking primary battle, the way is open for women to join the candidates as vice-presidential running mates and crucial vote-winners. The race for the right partner is already under way......

Paul Harris in New York The Observer, Sunday July 13, 2008



McCaskill won't say if she's on Obama's VP list

by Steve Grant, KY3 News 

McCaskill won't say if she's on Obama's VP list
 Story Published: Jul 11, 2008 at 11:38 AM CDT
Guessing game: Who will be the next Democratic vice presidential ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - 3 hours ago
Claire McCaskill: A former prosecutor and state lawmaker, McCaskill is the freshman senator from Missouri. As a prosecutor, she was charged with trying ...By Stephanie DavisMcClatchy Interactive JULY 10, 2008

The McCain/Fiorina ticket did about as well against an Obama/McCaskill ticket, losing that race 46 percent to 36 percent. JULY 9, 2008......



 AP:  McCaskill emerging as key Obama supporter


Politico.com:  McCaskill:  Obama's 'Wonder Woman'?


Ambinder:  Veepstakes list:  McCaskill wants to be considered, would be great in debates


P-D Political Fix:  On veep race, McCaskill's smile says it all


Jonathan and Senator Claire McCaskell



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Yes People are Ready for Change and the fact that Obama and McCaskill are new on the scene is something a major portion of the People will like when they think about it!  Like Bob says it is the Destiny thing!


            I started a Draft Claire for Governor in which we had over 75 team captains statewide in 2003.  She instead became a US Senator two years later.  Claire McCaskill was a prosecutor in Kansas City, a single mom while serving as state representative for 3 terms and then a State Auditor.  Her knowledge of local, state, and Federal levels of governments and how they work is extremely important.  There has likely never been a vice presidential candidate which such a record of service.


            She has become known as a center of the road legislator fighting for anti ear mark legislation and an accountability office for expenditures on the war.  What she is most noticed for is that she has a pulse of the people that comes naturally and speaks out for the people when something is not in their best interest concerning government or important issues.  Yes two inspiring candidates who bring out the best in people on the ticket sound real good.


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