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TEMPLE OF DEM ON MT. O-LYMPUS
New York Post ^ | August 28, 2008 | Jeremy Olshan and Geoff Earle

Posted on 08/28/2008 6:18:58 AM PDT by Zakeet

Democrats will kneel before the "Temple of Obama" tonight.

As if a Rocky Mountain coronation were not lofty enough, Barack Obama will aim for Mount Olympus when he accepts his party's nomination atop an enormous, Greek-columned stage - built by the same cheesy set team that put together Britney Spears' last tour.

John McCain's campaign mocked the massive neoclassical set created for Obama's speech at 75,000-seat Invesco Field. Some Republicans have dubbed it the "Barackopolis," while others suggested the delegates should wear togas to fit in among the same Doric columns the ancient Greeks believed would stroke the egos of Zeus and Athena.

"It's only appropriate that Barack Obama would descend down from the heavens and spend a little time with us mere mortals when accepting the Democratic nomination," said Republican National Committee spokesman Danny Diaz.

The McCain campaign quickly dispatched a memo calling the stage the "Temple of Obama."

"We would have expected to read something like this in The Onion. Fortunately for us, it's true. Unfortunately for Obama, it's true," a McCain adviser told The Post.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; 2008election; convention; democrat; obama
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Set designers say this is supposed to look like the White House, not the house of Zeus and Hera.

1 posted on 08/28/2008 6:18:58 AM PDT by Zakeet
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2 posted on 08/28/2008 6:20:53 AM PDT by McGruff ("the presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training." - Joe Biden)
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To: Zakeet

The set designers are wrong.
It looks like a temple with a raised alter.
I wonder who Obama will be sacrificing tonight.


3 posted on 08/28/2008 6:21:35 AM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain - For the LOVE of Country)
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To: Zakeet
Set designers say this is supposed to look like the White House, not the house of Zeus and Hera.

It appears the set designers have failed their mission.

4 posted on 08/28/2008 6:21:36 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Zakeet

“Set designers say this is supposed to look like the White House”

Let’s hope that’s a close as he gets to the real thing.........


5 posted on 08/28/2008 6:21:41 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (Mutiny at the Convention: The Last, Best Hope for Conservatives in '08)
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To: Zakeet

The DNC is practicing their parts for tonight's worship service............

6 posted on 08/28/2008 6:23:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: Zakeet

OBAMAM AHKBAR! OBAMA AHKBAR!


7 posted on 08/28/2008 6:23:46 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Beware Of False Prophets/ME-ssiahs Selling Hopium....)
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To: savedbygrace; Zakeet

I see where they got their inspiration..............

8 posted on 08/28/2008 6:24:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: counterpunch
I wonder who Obama will be sacrificing tonight.

Can't be a virgin. They wouldn't be able to find one.

9 posted on 08/28/2008 6:24:48 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: Zakeet

“built by the same cheesy set team that put together Britney Spears’ last tour.”

you can’t make this stuff up......


10 posted on 08/28/2008 6:25:04 AM PDT by labowski ("The Dude Abideth")
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To: Zakeet
The Faux House....the Faux Presidential Seal....the Faux Presidential Speech in Berlin.....Faux Force One....

This guy sure likes to play dress-up....it almost reaches the level of fetishism.

11 posted on 08/28/2008 6:26:24 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: Imagine a clown car.........with guns.)
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To: counterpunch

Obama will be sacrificing most of the American people tonight.
Sacrificed to the God of Socialism.


12 posted on 08/28/2008 6:27:40 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: labowski

Why didn’t they just rent Red Rocks ?


13 posted on 08/28/2008 6:29:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Zakeet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2069646/posts


14 posted on 08/28/2008 6:30:30 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Red Badger

15 posted on 08/28/2008 6:31:04 AM PDT by igoramus08
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To: Zakeet

16 posted on 08/28/2008 6:33:04 AM PDT by End_Clintonism_Now (Hitler: "Into The Truck!"..... Obama: "Under The Bus!")
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To: Zakeet

I’m thinkin Temple of Doom


17 posted on 08/28/2008 6:33:14 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Zakeet

h/t Hotair

18 posted on 08/28/2008 6:33:31 AM PDT by downwdims
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Why didn’t they just rent Red Rocks ?”

Obviously someone dropped the ball on that one, that would have been even better.


19 posted on 08/28/2008 6:34:52 AM PDT by labowski ("The Dude Abideth")
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To: Zakeet

One of the commentators on Fox & Friends this morning made a great comment about this setup. He said that he actually found the stage to be very appropriate for Obama. It looks really pretty on the front, but there’s nothing behind it, it’s an empty facade, just like Obama. He casts a really good ‘look’, but he’s a completely empty suit.


20 posted on 08/28/2008 6:36:13 AM PDT by LoneStarGI
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To: Zakeet

Actually I think it’s supposed to look like the Lincoln Memorial. Martin Luther King gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech there 25 years ago today.


21 posted on 08/28/2008 6:36:30 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
Actually I think it’s supposed to look like the Lincoln Memorial. Martin Luther King gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech there 25 years ago today.

Zeus, Lincoln, Moses? Whatever.

22 posted on 08/28/2008 6:38:34 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (Obama (Marxist), Manchuria)
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To: Zakeet

Freepers Beware!

Today is the 45th anniversatorry of Martin Luther King’s historic speech - ‘I have a dream’.

The ‘greek temple’ is actually a recreation of the Lincoln Memorial, where the March On Washington ended and MLK’s speech was made.

This will make the Dems WEEP!

The ‘rat media will EAT THIS UP!

Be prepared!


23 posted on 08/28/2008 6:38:53 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (O-Bomb-a / Ayers 2008)
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To: Zakeet

Have you seen these tickets for the event tonight with Obama wrapped in the American flag. Ayers wrapped himself in an American flag. Monkey see. monkey do. Oh, can I say that without being racist?

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=97788&catid=188

Obama apparently doesn’t know how to show respect to the flag. Or he doesn’t care.


24 posted on 08/28/2008 6:39:02 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Osama and Obama both have friends that have bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: LoneStarGI

Obama is simply like a chocolate Easter rabbit. He is dark and smooth on the outside. Sweet also....but completely hollow on the inside.


25 posted on 08/28/2008 6:39:38 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Correct - McCain and the GOP are being played bigtime.

They better burst the MLK bubble well before the speech today, and let people know that Obama wants to invoke the past, is 45 years too late, etc. etc. etc.

The Dems will say this is the next step of the dream started 45 years ago, blah, blah, blah.

Freepers Wake Up!


26 posted on 08/28/2008 6:41:43 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (O-Bomb-a / Ayers 2008)
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To: labowski

Then bring in Steve Martin to do his King Tut routine.


27 posted on 08/28/2008 6:42:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: counterpunch

Look in the mirror, bud. It’s YOU and ME that are on the altar, sacrificed to the gods of socialism.


28 posted on 08/28/2008 6:42:14 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Enduring Freedom
Well since it is MLK's "I have a dream" speech, I expect the audience will be treated to The Sam Cooke song "A Change Gonna Come".

Tears will flow..

sw

29 posted on 08/28/2008 6:42:34 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Is He the one?)
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To: Zakeet

Wow, good copy of the Reichstag.


30 posted on 08/28/2008 6:42:48 AM PDT by mnehring (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26012226159&ref=mf)
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To: Non-Sequitur
I think it’s supposed to look like the Lincoln Memorial

Thats what team Barama is saying.

Also note all the pained press about Barama tediously writing tonights speech out in longhand till the wee hours of the morning(by candle light /s)

Barama will emancipate the world tonight!

31 posted on 08/28/2008 6:43:41 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Enduring Freedom
Correct - McCain and the GOP are being played bigtime.

Could be. He gives his speech, invokes King, and then it's "Boy, those Republicans are so dumb they didn't know what day this was the anniversary of" all over the media.

32 posted on 08/28/2008 6:46:32 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
King Tut
33 posted on 08/28/2008 6:46:35 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Zakeet

As someone stated a few days ago, it bears more than a passing resemblance to the Oracle at Delphi. Seems to fit the Dem view of Obama quite well.

I can’t believe that his campaign is so clueless. They’re the gift that keeps on giving for the McCain campaign.


34 posted on 08/28/2008 6:47:48 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: Enduring Freedom
The ‘greek temple’ is actually a recreation of the Lincoln Memorial

Pretty poor re-creation since it looks nothing like the Lincoln Memorial.

35 posted on 08/28/2008 6:48:51 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (Obama (Marxist), Manchuria)
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To: Zakeet

36 posted on 08/28/2008 6:50:07 AM PDT by End_Clintonism_Now (Hitler: "Into The Truck!"..... Obama: "Under The Bus!")
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To: Zakeet
If this is supposed to be the White House they missed by a mile.
37 posted on 08/28/2008 6:55:25 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Non-Sequitur; Enduring Freedom
... it’s supposed to look like the Lincoln Memorial...

When did they install all those windows at the Lincoln Memeorial?
38 posted on 08/28/2008 6:56:06 AM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: mylife
"Buried with a donkey, he's my favorite honkey! King Tut"

LOL!!

39 posted on 08/28/2008 6:56:43 AM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: Enduring Freedom

Well then why not make the Speech in DC at the Lincoln Memorial?

Seriously


40 posted on 08/28/2008 7:00:02 AM PDT by downwdims
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To: Non-Sequitur


I don't see it.
41 posted on 08/28/2008 7:00:40 AM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: mc5cents

;)


42 posted on 08/28/2008 7:01:21 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Drumbo
If it's supposed to look like the Lincoln Memorial someone did a pretty poor job.


43 posted on 08/28/2008 7:01:45 AM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: mc5cents

I think the green and pink things on either side are dry ice machines. I saw Pink Floyd use them.


44 posted on 08/28/2008 7:03:27 AM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: shankbear
Obama is simply like a chocolate Easter rabbit. He is dark and smooth on the outside. Sweet also....but completely hollow on the inside.

...And has the ears to with it..

45 posted on 08/28/2008 7:04:01 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: Red Badger

The guy in the red shirt is not long for the world.

One of our Photoshop wizards needs to put BHO’s face on Apollo. It would be just so fitting.</s>


46 posted on 08/28/2008 7:06:40 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: NCC-1701

Yes, the guy in red is always toast........I wish I had time to do Photoshop!................


47 posted on 08/28/2008 7:08:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (All that carbon in all that oil and coal was once in the atmosphere. We're just putting it back.....)
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To: sweetiepiezer
Obama wrapped in the American flag

Fauxbama wrapped in an upside-down American flag.

48 posted on 08/28/2008 7:09:00 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Not Your Ordinary Crustacean.)
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To: All

As an aside...

WBAP’s Mark Davis reports from the “greenest convention” ever,
That the jumbotrons behind the podium from last nights speech’s are still on! Though there is no one there!

He also reports that they have recycle bins through out the convention. “recyclable”,”compostable” and “landfill”.

Mark reports that when they are full...you guessed it...
A guy comes by with a dumpster on wheels and they all get dumped in the same dumpster!

L0L L0L


49 posted on 08/28/2008 7:09:36 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Enduring Freedom
Today is the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic speech - ‘I have a dream’.

Ah yes, MLK that well known REPUBLICAN.

I hope the McCain camp plays off that if Obama tries to come off as the Second Coming of MLK.

50 posted on 08/28/2008 7:14:52 AM PDT by Wil H
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