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  • Radio Show LIVE NOW: Does it matter how Presidential campaigns treat the American Flag?

    09/08/2008 5:14:16 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies · 290+ views
  • American Flags Trashed At Invesco

    09/06/2008 9:56:44 AM PDT · by bocopar · 17 replies · 265+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 9/6/08 | Bob Parks
    This will not sit well with many. Here’s a rundown of my night at convention: 2:55 p.m. — After a long walk, I reach the huge white tents where we have to go through the scanning and search routine. There are dumpsters filling up with stuff people can’t take into the stadium. I notice umbrellas and even American flags thrown in the trash cans. (Ironically, everyone inside was handed an American flag.) This story is now breaking.
  • Democrats Trash 12,000 Flags, Republicans Recycle

    09/06/2008 9:10:45 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 111 replies · 486+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 9-6-2008 | David Harsanyi
    This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story. “What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate...
  • Sarah Palin speech matches Obama's record in viewership

    09/04/2008 1:13:14 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 31 replies · 92+ views
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night nearly matched the record-setting numbers of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Palin pulled in 37.2 million viewers across broadcast and cable networks, according to Nielsen Media Research.
  • Puff, The Magic Obama! (Chuck Norris On The American Sophist's Nomination Performance Alert)

    08/31/2008 10:11:40 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 24,506+ views ^ | 9/1/2008 | Chuck Norris
    Last Thursday evening at the Democratic National Convention, presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to score a political touchdown on the 50 yard line of Denver's Invesco Field stadium. Instead, he won the all-time governmental convention award for the best over-the-top political spectacle of sight, sound, speech and pyrotechnics – complete with superstar performances, Braveheart-like epic music endings and an Olympic-sized fireworks show. For a week prior to the event, newscasters, commentators and pundits were trying to guess what exactly that Greco-Roman, column-structure was that served as a stage backdrop, and what it was supposed to be representing and stating on...
  • GOP's Greek-Column Ridicule Of Obama -- Racist?

    When the Republicans mocked Barack Obama's decision to speak in an outdoor stadium with Greek columns as an opportunity for Obama to descend to speak to "mere mortals," Washington Post essayist and apparent psychic Philip Kennicott didn't see mockery of hubris. His mind-reading exposed white Republican racists resenting a black man appropriating Greek culture, with its "white temples, white statues, white marble."
  • The Mess-I-ah Speech (Rush: It Was All About HIM, Folks Alert)

    08/29/2008 3:16:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 220+ views
    Rush ^ | 8/29/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    USH: Now, this bite from the Obama speech last night. It's a montage of The Messiah talking about himself. This runs a minute 17 seconds. None of these I's -- I, I, I -- is repeated. OBAMA: I accept your nomination. I thank you. I am grateful... I love you. I am so proud... I stood before... That's why I stand here......... Tonight I say... I don't know about you... I'm not ready... I quote... Americans I know... I don't believe... I just think... I am standing here... I see... I think... I listen... I remember... I stood... I hear......
  • In Speech, Bringing Lofty Words Down To Earth (Gray Lady Headlines MSM Cheerleading Alert)

    08/29/2008 2:39:52 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 137+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/29/2008 | Patrick Healy
    Good, great or something else, Senator Barack Obama’s acceptance speech Thursday night unquestionably confronted two of his greatest challenges. One was to help voters, in emotion-laden language, to connect his promise of “change” to more earthly policy proposals, the other to show he could take the fight to Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama’s own image and the best way forward for the nation. Mr. Obama showed real fire, and directed memorable fire at his opponent, even on Mr. McCain’s signature issue, national security. “If John McCain wants to have a debate about who has the temperament and judgment to...
  • Ivesco Arena Coronation Of The Holy Saint Obama (May TV Cameras Be Upon Him!)-LIVE THREAD!

    08/28/2008 3:11:29 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 91+ views
    TCRLAF | 8-27-08 | TCRLAF
    Join with us to discuss the ascension of "HIM" to the Altar of Mass Media!
  • Barry's Delusions Of Grandeur (Don't You Know Who I Am? I'm The Messiah, Damnit, Alert)

    08/28/2008 3:16:42 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 350+ views
    Rush ^ | 8/28/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This show tonight at Invesco Field at Mile High, and everybody's been trying to figure out what the set is that they've built. It's either a Greek temple or they're trying to replicate the surroundings of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Whatever it is, I read something at the American Thinker website today. After reading it, I happened to see the best shot of this set that I have seen yet. Apparently, The Messiah, after leaving the convention last night, went over to Invesco Field to do sort of a walk-through and familiarize himself with the...
  • Cool Nobama Bumper Sticker For Your TV Tonight! (Caption This El Rushbo Goodie!)

    08/28/2008 3:03:33 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 200+ views
    Rush ^ | 8/28/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    Cool Nobama TV Bumper Sticker!
  • Obama and His Temple

    08/28/2008 9:20:11 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 33 replies · 431+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 28, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why and how did McCain catch up? The greatest consideration is Obama’s Hellenic hubris, which is different than simple arrogance. Hubris is a sort of fit, a haughtiness steeped in delusions of grandeur and divinity that takes over a weak individual, and soon encourages recklessness and overreaching (atê), all culminating in ruin and divine retribution (nemesis). So he transfers his speech to an outdoor forum, where tens of thousands of raving fans can watch him apotheosize in front of a faux Doric temple and accept nomination...
  • Tui in aeternum sunt Gloria et Honor, Obama Omnipotens*

    08/28/2008 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Quaker · 9 replies · 127+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 28, 2008 | Quaker
    Barack Obama is slated to begin his glorious campaign tour from a greek columned facade aptly named the Baracropolis at Invesco Field At Mile High Stadium in Denver. Obama’s 75,000 to 85,000 disciples are required to be seated at least four hours prior to his final blessing before his forty day tour of the 57 states he plans to represent and govern. Gates open at 1pm local time. Obama isn’t supposed to speak until 8 pm local time. Expect Bob Herbert to come out raging that the columns are racist phallic symbols if the speech does not go well for...
  • Behind the Scenes Look at the Temple of Obama at Invesco Field - Video

    08/28/2008 6:23:23 AM PDT · by · 25 replies · 230+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | August 28, 2008 | brianinmo
    Here is video of "SeeSwan" giving us a behind the scenes look at Invesco Field and the "Temple of Obama," where tonight Barack Obama will make his acceptance speech on an elaborate stage (See Swan uses the word "regal") constructed to meet the import of the moment and the needs of His Worthiness. . . . (see video at link)
  • Dems nervous over Invesco risks (Second thoughts!)

    08/28/2008 4:24:09 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 43 replies · 257+ views
    Politico, via Drudge ^ | 8-28-08 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Senior Democratic officials are expressing serious concerns about the political risks posed by Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium Thursday evening. From the elaborate stagecraft to the teeming crowd of 80,000 cheering partisans, the vagaries of the weather to the unpredictable audience reaction, the optics surrounding the stadium event have heightened worries that the Obama campaign is engaging in a high-risk endeavor in an uncontrollable environment. A common concern: that the stadium appearance plays against Obama’s convention goal of lowering his star wattage and connecting with average Americans and that it gives Republicans a chance...
  • An Ego for the Ages in a Classical Setting (pic Obama in a Toga)

    08/27/2008 9:53:19 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 27 replies · 203+ views
    Political Inquirer ^ | August 27, 2008 | Mike O
    So Barack is going to give his acceptance speech from a minature version of an ancient Greek temple. And what were those temples normally used for? Worshiping the Gods, naturally. Such an exceptional ego requires portrayel by the exceptional talent of Tennyson Hayes, who comes through again with an appropriate offering. An Ego for the Ages in a Classical Setting Posted on August 27, 2008 by Mike O So Barack is going to give his acceptance speech from a minature version of an ancient Greek temple.  And what were those temples normally used for?  Worshiping the Gods, naturally.(UPDATE: ‘Who mourns for Adonis’?  Absolutely...
  • Greek Tragedy? [Good News Alert]

    08/28/2008 1:11:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies · 159+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 28, 2008 | Rick Klein
    So all the buzz today was supposed to be about two big Wednesday speeches -- Bill Clinton’s and Joe Biden. Why, then, is everyone in Denver talking about stagecraft? It’s simple: Reporters got their first glimpse of the stage where Barack Obama will deliver his speech tomorrow night at Invesco Field. Reuters described the set as similar to a "Greek temple." Thus a legend -- not the good kind -- was born. Said one Democrat: "This is a disaster of mythical proportions." Said another: "It's not enough that he wants to be president -- he wants to be Zeus." Said...
  • Obama: Acceptance Speech or Coronation?

    08/27/2008 7:06:19 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 11 replies · 1,145+ views ^ | August 27, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Recently, there has been a great deal of chatter concerning whether some are assigning god-like qualities to the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. Fuel will be thrown upon the cult of personality fire surrounding Barack Obama, after his acceptance speech on Thursday night. Obama will be separated from the common people, who will be back at the Pepsi Center--where most of the Democratic Party's Convention has taken place this week. Obama and Party officials have decided to move what may seem like a coronation to many out of the convention hall ...
  • ABC News: Greek Tragedy(Dem:"Obama temple", a disaster of mythical proportions...)

    08/27/2008 5:31:21 PM PDT · by maccaca · 77 replies · 207+ views
    1:50 pm MT: From ABC News' Rick Klein, author of The Note: So all the buzz today was supposed to be about two big Wednesday speeches -- Bill Clinton’s and Joe Biden. Why, then, is everyone in Denver talking about stagecraft? It’s simple: Reporters got their first glimpse of the stage where Barack Obama will deliver his speech tomorrow night at Invesco Field. Reuters described the set as similar to a "Greek temple." Thus a legend -- not the good kind -- was born. Said one Democrat: "This is a disaster of mythical proportions." Said another: "It's not enough that...
  • Proper Attire For The Temple Of Obama (“The Barackopolis”)

    08/27/2008 5:16:29 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 61 replies · 2,198+ views ^ | August 27, 2007 | Brian Rogers, Deputy Communications Director
    Today, workers at Invesco Field are putting the final touches on the newest wonder of the modern political world -- The Temple of Obama (“The Barackopolis”). It is upon this pulpit that Barack Obama will tomorrow night address thousands of screaming, adoring fans. There may be some confusion among the press about the venue and appropriate dress code for Barack Obama's big speech. To help out, we wanted to provide the following tips on appropriate attire. The toga may have gone out of style centuries ago, but after Obama's temple speech tomorrow night, they’re sure to be flying off the...
  • Picture of Stage at DNC Invesco

    08/27/2008 7:39:50 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 81 replies · 225+ views
    Edzo | 8/27/08 | Edzo
  • Bruce Springsteen off the bill at Barack Obama speech

    08/27/2008 11:18:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 48 replies · 200+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 27, 2008 | Alex Spillius
    Bruce Springsteen will not be performing at Barack Obama's closing speech, his campaign said, as the Democratic candidate seeks to avoid association with celebrities. In a break with recent tradition, the Democratic National Convention will be free of major performing artists after Republicans have successfully turned Mr Obama's surging popularity against him. The 2004 convention featured cameos from Patti LaBelle, Willie Nelson, the Black Eyed Peas and Carole King, while in 2000 Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross played in the main convention hall. Earlier in the week Obama aides said Springsteen was to perform a short acoustic set at the...
  • Video: Obama's Temple, Ctd.

    08/27/2008 12:34:13 PM PDT · by flyfree · 47 replies · 200+ views ^ | Michael Goldfarb
    Obama's Temple Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple. At the appointed hour on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, the faithful will gather at the knee of the One to hear him accept the nomination. And that will be the moment that our children and their children will remember as the moment the seas began to fall, and the planet began to heal itself. Let it be written, let it be done. According to Fox, the Obama campaign is...
  • NEW helicopter view of Obama's Greek Amphitheatre...for his Greek Tragedy Play

    08/27/2008 11:08:42 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 57 replies · 573+ views
  • O SHOW A GREEK DRAMA....Title...."Barack Obama and the Temple of DUMB"

    08/27/2008 12:26:47 PM PDT · by milwguy · 49 replies · 586+ views
    nypost ^ | 8/27/2008 | STEVE HOLLAND
  • Pictured: The miniature 'Greek temple' from which Barack Obama will launch his final push

    08/27/2008 11:04:26 AM PDT · by pissant · 193 replies · 588+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 8/27/08 | staff
    Barack Obama's big speech on tomorrow night will be delivered from an elaborate columned platform resembling a miniature Greek temple, it has been revealed. The stage is similar to structures used for rock concerts and has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' American football team plays. Up to 80,000 supporters will see Mr Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president. He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from...
  • Expertinent: Why Obama Could Use a Big Convention 'Bump'

    08/20/2008 11:18:40 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 31 replies · 141+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 20, 2008 | Andrew Romano
    Right now, much of the political world is obsessing over a series of new polls indicating that the gap between Barack Obama and John McCain is shrinking.A just-released Quinnipiac survey, for example, shows McCain cutting Obama’s lead from nine points (50%-41%) to five (47%-42%), while the latest LA Times/Bloomberg sounding pegs Obama’s edge at a mere two points (45%-43%)--down from 12 points (49% to 37%) last month. The new numbers from Reuters/Zogby even have McCain ahead by five (46%-41%). But according to Tom Holbrook, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of "Do Campaigns Matter?", these...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama campaign caught lying about free tickets to convention speech.

    08/20/2008 10:46:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 50+ views ^ | August 20, 2008 | Erick Erickson
    Channel 4 News in Denver, CO is reporting that the Obama campaign has been lying about tickets to the Obama speech at Invesco Field in Denver, CO. Reporters discovered a hidden link on the Obama website targeted to known high dollar donors. The Obama campaign solicited those donors for $1000.00 in exchange for tickets to the event. This is directly contrary to what Obama's campaign claimed.
  • Dem supporters asked to buy Obama speech tickets

    08/20/2008 9:01:21 AM PDT · by Pondo · 15 replies · 61+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 20, 2008 | Molly Hughes
    Two known Democratic supporters are outraged at their own party after being solicited to buy tickets to Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field next Thursday, CBS4 reports. The seats were distributed for free to the general public. One source directed CBS4 to an unpublicized part of the Obama campaign's Web site where Democratic supporters, reportedly with deep pockets, could buy tickets for $1,000 each. The source told CBS4 he was solicited three times to buy the tickets through the Web site. One source said it was unethical and being kept secret from the public. CBS4 was able to find...
  • Speech at Invesco helps DNC fundraisers meet goal

    08/20/2008 6:55:53 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 3 replies · 57+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 20, 2008 | Kevin Vaughan and Daniel J. Chacon
    The money's in the bank. Finally. After months of grueling work, the committee hosting the Democratic National Convention has raised the $40.6 million it promised it would - thanks, in some part at least, to the plan to have Barack Obama accept the nomination at Invesco Field at Mile High. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, in a briefing to City Council members Tuesday, said moving the final night of the convention gave the host committee another selling point with potential donors: luxury boxes. Some of them will be doled out to bigwigs for Obama's acceptance speech, which he is expected to...
  • Viewers Question Credential Design (Upside-Down American Flag on Obama Denver Tickets)

    08/18/2008 9:24:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 62 replies · 251+ views
    KUSA | Monday, August 18, 2008
    Gannett article. Headline and link only:Link
  • Some suspect preferential treatment for Obama tickets

    08/15/2008 8:45:14 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 16 replies · 110+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 15, 2008 | Kevin Vaughan
    As the Barack Obama campaign begins doling out tickets Saturday to his historic Invesco Field speech, some of those who missed out are questioning whether the system really was first-come, first-served. And several of them said they were upset not because it appeared the ticket give-away wasn't as advertised but because the campaign perpetuated the idea that the vast majority of passes would go to regular people of all backgrounds and even political beliefs. Instead, several of those who missed out said they suspect the bulk of the tickets were passed out to people who worked for — or gave...
  • I-25 in Denver to close during Obama’s speech

    08/15/2008 4:26:24 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 40 replies · 132+ views
    Interstate 25 will be closed through downtown Denver while presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks at Invesco Field at Mile High on Aug. 28, officials said Friday. A five-mile stretch of the freeway between U.S. 6 and Interstate 70 will close at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, the office of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. I-25 will remain closed through the evening as Obama accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination as its presidential candidate on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The freeway will reopen after the program at Invesco Field concludes. “Thursday morning rush hour will not be...
  • Seats for Obama's speech snapped up in a day

    08/08/2008 6:37:10 AM PDT · by dubie · 16 replies · 87+ views
    Denver ^ | 8-8-08 | Chuck Plunkett
    Colorado's tickets to see Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High were more than spoken for within about 24 hours, officials said, and the application process closed Thursday for all but those willing to be put on a waiting list. Obama's campaign set aside for Colorado half of the more than 60,000 seats available to the public for the final night of the Democratic National Convention. It turns out the battleground state could have filled the stadium, as the campaign ended applications after collecting more than 60,000 Thursday afternoon. "This incredible response and excitement shows that there...
  • Obama critic prays for rain during big speech

    08/05/2008 11:08:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies · 233+ views
    Denver Post ^ | August 5, 2008 | Stephen Keating
    Stuart Shepard of Focus on the Family Action is praying for “torrential” rain at Invesco Field at Mile High on Aug. 28, the night Barack Obama is to accept the Democratic nomination for president. “Why would I pray for that?” he asks in an online video. “Well, I’m still pro-life. And I’m still in favor of marriage being only between one man and one woman. And I'd like the next president, who'll select justices for the U.S. Supreme Court, to agree." Shepard, a former meteoroligist, says he's "looking for lots of people who feel like I do to pray for...
  • Denver Releases Designated Parade Route to Invesco Field at Mile High for Thursday Aug. 28th

    08/01/2008 7:48:22 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies · 238+ views
    City and County of Denver ^ | July 30, 2008 | City and County of Denver
    (DENVER) The City and County of Denver announced Monday details of the Designated Parade Route to be available on the final day of the Democratic National Convention – Thursday, August 28, 2008 - for groups seeking to march toward Invesco Field at Mile High.  Details of additional transportation impacts for Thursday, August 28th are still being finalized and will be announced in the coming weeks, but City officials underscore that downtown will be accessible and inconveniences to local residents, employees and businesses will be minimized. “This Designated Parade Route to Invesco Field at Mile High recognizes the value our community...
  • The Price to Pay for Obama Stadium Tickets

    07/24/2008 7:37:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies · 81+ views
    nyt ^ | July 24, 2008 | Michael Falcone
    Updated Want to score one of the tickets to Senator Barack Obama’s speech next month accepting the Democratic nomination in Denver? You won’t have to pay, but you may have to work for it, according to the Obama campaign. In an interview with The Denver Post, the deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand indicated that the price of admission to the speech would be a pledge to volunteer and recruit new voters on behalf of Mr. Obama.“We’re going to ask those 80,000 people in that stadium to march out of there and go with very specific instructions and goals to register...
  • Memo from Leni Riefenstahl

    07/09/2008 5:00:52 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 26 replies · 212+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/9/08 | clarice feldman
    Rally Memo From: Leni Riefenstahl To: Barack Hussein (dare I say it?) Obama Subject: Ideas for the rally Dear Mr. Obama: I've been reading of your plans for the Invesco Field mass rally in Denver. I've had some experience documenting such things and am delighted to offer my suggestions. You are the one I've been waiting for.
  • Obama to Accept Nomination in Front of 75,000

    07/07/2008 9:42:11 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 57 replies · 121+ views
    DNC Website ^ | 7/07/08 | Matt Ortega
    Senator Barack Obama will accept the nomination of the Democratic Party on August 28 at INVESCO Field in front of 75,000 people. Tickets will be free and the event open to the public. Ten supporters who donate $5 or more will be flown to Denver with a friend to meet Senator Obama backstage and watch history unfold.
  • Denver Volunteers Form Giant Valentine For Troops (with slideshow and video)

    02/14/2007 3:14:17 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 924+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | Wednesday February 14th, 2007 | Michelle Griego
    An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Wednesday as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. An estimated 1,000 volunteers formed a human Valentine heart at Invesco Field at Mile High on Feb. 14 as part of a local radio station's plan to show support for American troops serving overseas. Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper were on hand for the event just after noon. The volunteers formed a large heart on the field in the stadium that then took on...
  • Hurricane Refugees To Denver?

    09/02/2005 2:28:08 AM PDT · by · 17 replies · 721+ views
    The Astrodome isn't big enough for the entire state of Louisiana. Does anybody know if refugees will be sent to Denver??