Sunday, August 31, 2008
First up, Jack Benny! A two-parter: "The Fright-Wig Murder Case" (25 January 1942); and part two (2 February 1942).
The juxtapo: At the pro-troops rally at Pioneer Monument last Sunday, it was hard not to notice this guy:
Didn't realize it at the time, but that's Mike Jones, destroyer of Pastor Ted Haggard and an occasional subject of D-blog "humor." Never mentioned him in the context of the DNC, though. When worlds collide.
And a Vic and Sade. A little tinny, but an absolute classic: "Honorary Titles" (4 January 1943). Great wartime PSA at the end, too.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
is former CU ethnic studies instructor Benjie Whitmer of the filthy Try-Works blog. It probably is. He just grew hair. Almost as big a poser as Wart, "ain't" he? On the other hand, gotta dig the go-to-hell fedora with Indian band the fake Indian is wearing.
Larry Hales, a leader of the Recreate 68 Alliance and of the youth group FIST (Fight Imperialism Stand Together), noted that any violence that has occurred was initiated by the Denver police. Recreate 68 demands all police be removed from the park. Hales stated that since Recreate 68 has a permit to hold its activity in the Civic Center Park, the police have no business there.
Protester One (halfway back in the protest line): "What's happening up there?"
Protester Two (coming from the head of the line): "We lost."Pithy.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Update: Got pictures of junk like this? Let me post them.
About an hour and 45 minutes from queueing to getting through the security tent.
Poor kids: This scuzzbo probably had her picture taken 50,000 times yesterday.
Notice the psychotic look in his eyes and his hand on the little red phone.
The security tent. As part of the greenest convention ever, it had a handgun-recycling bin near the entrance.
From our vantage point high in the northeast stands.
Years ago he was known as "Little" Stevie Wonder.
Didn't get any pics of Sheryl Crowe, speaking of talentless hacks.
The teleprompter spun as "ordinary" Dems told their tales of woe.
David Brooks: "We were thrilled by his speech in front of the Greek columns, which were conscientiously recycled from the concert, 'Yanni, Live at the Acropolis.'"
Update: Zombie was taking pics, too. Looks like he/she got there later than we did, so her/his crowd pics are even more crowded than ours. It was definitely a mob scene.
John --Aw, shucks. Just glad to help. Back where I come from, we call it being neighborly.
This night could not have happened 40 years ago -- or even 4 years ago.
And it could not have happened without you.
You believed, against the odds, that change was possible [I did, didn't I? I'm kind of noble that way]. I felt your passion here tonight [oh, that was you, you nasty man], and I know it was shared by millions of Americans who are building this movement all across the country.
Tonight is your night. But tonight is just the beginning.
I need your support more than ever.Anything, dreamboat.
Make a donation of $25 or more right now.(D-blog runs away)
Thank you for everything you've done,More tomorrow, you lucky losers.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Everything For Everyone.
Somehow I spotted Glenn Spagnuolo (center):
The Iraq Vets Against the War were a larger presence in this march than in any before:
I have no problem with vets protesting the war. (Big of me, ain't it?) But consider this man:
Didn't catch his name if he said it, but he claimed that he and his squad sent Iraqi soldiers out on patrol after disabling their AK-47s. Guess who he blamed for this criminal act. That's right: Chimpleron X-7 from the planet Halliburton. And this evil punk had the balls to feel sorry for himself: "No amount of therapy will change the fact that I may have killed men I don't even know."
Nobody seemed to know where the march was headed, except that it wasn't to the Freedom Cage.
Ready for a baton-twirling exhibition.
This little barbarian spent the time standing in line (there was a lot of that as the alleged army vets made bullhorn speeches that very few could hear) taunting the cops:
He had a sticker that said "Thank You," and kept asking cops to take it while calling them "nice little fascists" and such.
The cops, by the way, continue to be polite as all get out. Much less smiley, though.
Old family name.
A few chants:
Bush and Cheney go to hell.
No fascist USA.
5,6,7,8, organize to smash the state.
These two ladies held an impromptu die-in.
But the vets did get a meeting with Obama aides to discuss their three-point plan, which I think is immediate withdrawal, reparations to Iraqis, and care for vets.
As the protest ended, Ron Kovic took center stage again:
There was hugging and tears.
And people dispersed.
Update II: El Marko was up in Golden checking out Arab TV network Al Jazeera's presence and the locals' reaction (not very friendly).
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek
The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.
Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama apear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.
(via Tim Blair)
A 22-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested Monday after police saw him carrying a bottle filled with feces, according to a police report.A bottle of feces probably qualifies.
Zachary Patrick Grey, a University of Massachusetts student from Marion, Mass., was arrested at 1:40 p.m. Monday after a foot chase, according to a Denver County Court complaint. . . .
A police officer was in the process of arresting someone in the 1600 block of Champa Street on Monday afternoon when a police lieutenant spotted Grey holding a bottle of feces, the police report says.
Grey was "getting ready to throw the bottle at officers," the report says.
The lieutenant tried to grab the suspect, who ran away, the report said. While he was running, Grey dropped the bottle, police said.
Grey was charged with interference, disturbing the peace and possession of "irritants" in public.
An irritant is something that "smells bad," said Saunier.
According to CBS 3 of Springfield, Mass., Grey belongs to a group called Pioneer Valley Food Not Bombs.Pigs!
The TV station quoted him as saying that he and others were peacefully demonstrating with signs against a two-party system.
He told the station he was surrounded and violently arrested by 20 bike cops who stretched his shirt.
"I did not deserve to be arrested because I'm here to organize community and take part in beautiful new world," he was quoted as saying.A beautiful new feces-filled world.
Saunier said police believe they saw people throwing bottles of urine and feces from a garage during Monday night's confrontation at Civic Center. None were arrested.None was arrested. Even in stories about feces throwers it pays to mind your grammar.
Bullet train. (Picture by "Mr. B.")
Recreate the Fairness Doctrine!
Time for your prostate exam! (Mr. B.)
Codepinkers, oddly, marched with the R68ers' puppets. (Mr. B.)
I don't get it.
It's "Boobs," you illiterate, not "Books." (Mr. B.)
Then there were the Phelpsian homo-haters:
This guy [Update 9/9/08: Carlo Garcia] did something near them and the cops pounced:
"Are you getting this?"
The horse had no comment.
Horse's ass: Amazingly (since the crowd was chanting "let him go!") the cops took the guy away.
Please don't break my crown: Next it was a CodePinker's turn to get herself arrested. Don't know why, don't care. [Update 9/9/08: lots of other people did, didn't they? Funny, I still don't.]
A cop poked his baton at Larry Hales (above, without touching him, just for the record) a couple of seconds before I took this shot. Hales had walked into the street after they'd told everyone to stay back while they made the arrests.
Of course, there was the usual infantile chanting. Whose streets? Our streets!
A little later came the Iraq Vets Against the War:
A few more miscellaneous (I spelled that right first go) shots:
Compulsive Shoppers Against the War. (Mr. B.)
Mom, daughter and evil little doll that comes to life and stabs you in the ankles until you go down so it can get at your eyes.
And finally, fresh from his attempted mob-incitement against Michelle Malkin, Alex Jones and His Troofers!
Actually he wasn't fresh at all.
Gotta admit, though, the Troofers are a good-lookin' bunch: