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Colorado Dems want millions for 2008 convention security ($50 million)
The Hill ^ | March 15, 2007 | Mike Soraghan

Posted on 03/15/2007 3:05:56 PM PDT by Mo1

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) is asking appropriators for $50 million to cover security costs at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. That amount is twice as much as New York and Boston got from the federal government for the conventions they hosted in 2004. DeGette spokeswoman Brandon MacGillis said she is asking for more to ensure that the host cities have everything they need.

“The hope is they won’t use all this money,” MacGillis said.

New York wound up spending about $50 million on security, and Boston spent $35 million, according to figures provided by DeGette’s office.

DeGette was joined in the request by Colorado Democratic Reps. Ed Perlmutter, John Salazar and Mark Udall.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008convention; booze; democrat; demovsraiderfan; dncconvention; hookers

1 posted on 03/15/2007 3:06:31 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Mo1

DeGette is a real socialist.


2 posted on 03/15/2007 3:07:52 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Mo1

As long as I'm not one of the appropriators, I don't care.


3 posted on 03/15/2007 3:08:11 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

You are an appropriatee (taxpayer) and should care. Most of that money will be spent defending the RATs from their own base. Disgusting.


4 posted on 03/15/2007 3:10:21 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: Mo1
They should take the funds out of the National Party. If security proves too expensive for them, they can all do this "virtually" by holding a net conference instead.

There's no justification for Federal Government to pay this through taxes especially since this is a "political" event.

5 posted on 03/15/2007 3:10:23 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: Mo1

“The hope is they won’t use all this money,” MacGillis said"

Is this the funny part? Do I laugh now?


6 posted on 03/15/2007 3:11:07 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: MinorityRepublican

They will need spanish translators!!


7 posted on 03/15/2007 3:11:26 PM PDT by mmyers
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To: Mo1

Oh please why I get the feeling that 2008 Demo convention is going make 1968 Demo convention look like tea party LMAO

Mo1 what i understand same week of Convention going be same week Broncos are going play Raiders can you imagine Demos going against Raider fan in parking lot


8 posted on 03/15/2007 3:12:05 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: I still care

my thought exactly..50 mil..whatever is left over will be spent on dinners, limos, high priced call girls etc..but it will all be spent..guaranteed


9 posted on 03/15/2007 3:12:50 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Never argue with an idiot..they'll bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience..)
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To: NonValueAdded
Most of that money will be spent defending the RATs from their own base.

That's exactly what I was thinking.
10 posted on 03/15/2007 3:13:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Just asking. Interesting way to cover where the money comes from. I say we cancel them both this time. If we can't afford a fence we can afford to be partying.


11 posted on 03/15/2007 3:15:31 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Mo1

Dems shoulda chose New Orleans.


12 posted on 03/15/2007 3:16:16 PM PDT by Ellesu
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To: MinorityRepublican

There's no justification for what the federal government does for 90% of its activities.


13 posted on 03/15/2007 3:17:26 PM PDT by College_Libertarian
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To: Mo1

Al-Qaeda is an ally of the DemonRatic party. What do they need security for? Heck I remember bin laden stating that if you were a blue state voter you will not be harmed.


14 posted on 03/15/2007 3:19:06 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: Ellesu

Mary Landru would vote for it ... and then keep the money


15 posted on 03/15/2007 3:27:28 PM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Mo1
The Dems are afraid that all of their treason and lies will come to their convention to haunt them?

They are right to be afraid. And they can spend 100 million, and it still won't make these treasonous buggers feel any safer. They have PO'd millions of Americans with their treasonous and seditious drivel.

Cowards! Have your convention is some "safe" country, like France.

16 posted on 03/15/2007 3:39:24 PM PDT by Candor7
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To: CindyDawg
As long as I'm not one of the appropriators, I don't care.

You might considering it's your stuff being appropriated.

17 posted on 03/15/2007 3:53:31 PM PDT by Dahoser (Never question Mr. Nibbles!)
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To: Mo1

I don't understand. Why don't they just grab the paper mache Ghandi off Pelosi's lawn and use that?


18 posted on 03/15/2007 3:55:56 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: SevenofNine
can you imagine Demos going against Raider fan in parking lot

Raider fan is much more likely to be a rat than not.

19 posted on 03/15/2007 3:56:32 PM PDT by Hell to pay
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To: Mo1
It's ridiculous. Just a sinkhole for free federal money.

Give 'em $20 million and bill the party for the rest.

Better yet, let the parties pay for their own security completely.
20 posted on 03/15/2007 4:02:17 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: NonValueAdded

The unions will be in for their piece too.


21 posted on 03/15/2007 4:14:37 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Mo1

I don't want any of the DemocRAT scum here in my home State. I WILL have a good old time parading around with big signs displaying the criminal behavior of the pack of Rat traitors and their disgusting agendas. Bring it on, Rats, you can't shut me down without having a lawsuit hit you if you pull your dirty tricks in Denver, this is NOT Philadelphia and thuggery won't work. We have cell phones with nice little pictures to send out if your thugs try anything. Salazar and Udall are disgraces and DeGette is a moron and a Stalinist, what a mess.


22 posted on 03/15/2007 4:17:15 PM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: Hell to pay

You know what I don't know because Raider fans is typical person who support US miltary in Oakland CA you got remember the US base there in Oakland bay


23 posted on 03/15/2007 4:30:24 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Hell to pay

You know what I don't know because Raider fans is typical person who support US miltary in Oakland CA you got remember the US base there in Oakland bay


24 posted on 03/15/2007 4:30:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Mo1

They must be VERY afraid. Wonder why.


25 posted on 03/15/2007 4:32:49 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Mo1
Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) is asking appropriators for $50 million to cover security costs at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Money to defend yourself from your supporters.

A concept that only a liberal politician could take seriously.

26 posted on 03/15/2007 4:38:44 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Hell to pay; SevenofNine
Raider fan is much more likely to be a rat than not.

If THAT were the case, the name "Raiders" would have been removed and replaced by a more "get along, please all" name loooong ago!

Perhaps "The retreats" would be an acceptable name then.

27 posted on 03/15/2007 4:44:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Dahoser
I said I'm considering:') I just wanted to know what an appropriator was. I vote no. No one is gonna bother them.
28 posted on 03/15/2007 5:02:26 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Dahoser
I said I'm considering:') I just wanted to know what an appropriator was. I vote no. No one is gonna bother them.
29 posted on 03/15/2007 5:02:36 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: I still care
“The hope is they won’t use all this money,” MacGillis said"

Is this the funny part? Do I laugh now?

Indeed. What universe is this moron living in? 

30 posted on 03/15/2007 6:12:24 PM PDT by zeugma (MS Vista has detected your mouse has moved, Cancel or Allow?)
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To: Mo1
“The hope is they won’t use all this money,” MacGillis said.

I'm sorry, but this person has to be a guy...because it takes reall ball$ to say this with a straight face....

31 posted on 03/15/2007 9:40:46 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (Enjoy life. You can make more money...you can't make more time.)
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To: SevenofNine

Perhaps a strange suggestion...but since they aren't using Cheyene Moutain anymore....why not just set it up as the site for the convention? You wouldn't need security past the parking lot and it'd be safest place on earth for them to operate from.


32 posted on 03/16/2007 12:20:47 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Mo1

"dems want millions for security."

they want people to get used to the fact that the whole ball of wax belongs to them anyway. it's just a matter of time and the preponderance of liberal voters until they confiscate everything through their "tax policy".

(totalitarian socialist scu%bags)


33 posted on 03/16/2007 12:44:51 PM PDT by ripley
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