I’ve recently taken some flack for being a single issue blogger – namely most of my posts are dedicated to taking potshots at Barack Obama.  This flack is not entirely correct.  I used to take potshots at Hillary Clinton.

Never the less, I’ve decided to broaden my horizons a bit and write about something else. 

There is a part of this nation which those who have lived there refer to as God’s Country.  Yes, it is a bit arrogant, but if you’ve ever experienced Colorado, you’ll understand why those who call that state home are so biased. [Full Disclosure – I did live in Colorado many years ago]

This summer, the Democratic National Convention will take place in the Mile High City. It is there the delegates, super-delegates, and assembled media throngs will coronate Obama as their official Presidential nominee.  I have to hand it to Howlin’ Mad Howie Dean & Company – they did pick a great site for their convention.

See! See! I did say something positive about the Democrats. And Howard Dean even!

Denver is a great town. There is plenty to see and do. The scenery is fantastic, the air is a bit thin, and the food is second to none.

Oh, wait…about the food. Would you like a basket of fish and chips?  Forget about it. No fried food at the convention site – or any DNC sponsored activity.  You will get a colorful meal, though. Each prepared meal will include three of these colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple, and white. 70% of what’s on your plate will have been grown, raised, and prepared locally. So much for your Fiji bottled water.  Bottled water barely made it past the green patrol.  Have a hankerin’ for an evening at a good Churrasco?  Fuggetaboutit.

And on the other end of your meal you’ll find the fifteen different containers into which your compost-able, bio-degradable, and recyclable leftovers.  Accidentally put the eco-friendly cardboard fork in the plastics bin?  No worries.

To police the four-day event Aug. 25-28, she’s assembling (via paperless online signup) a trash brigade. Decked out in green shirts, 900 volunteers will hover at waste-disposal stations to make sure delegates put each scrap of trash in the proper bin. Lest a fork slip into the wrong container unnoticed, volunteers will paw through every bag before it is hauled away.

No.  I am not making this up. Somehow I’m supposed to believe 900 “volunteers” will spend four days pawing through garbage to make sure its environmentally friendly.  I’m willing to entertain bets as to how long the trash brigade lasts before tossing in the union-made, organic cotton towel.

Want a cold beer at the end of a long day of floor fights over platform planks? Don’t look for Colorado’s only local brewery to give you a cold Coors Light.  Evidently Coors is good enough to provide the bio-fuels for the flex-fueled DNC vehicle fleet, but not good enough to quench the thirst of convention attendees.

So, your guess is as good as mine as to what the delegates will be drinking along side their color coded pretzel platters.


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  • kristen

    You know, if they were really eco-friendly, they’d require everyone to bring his own silverware, plate, and cup in a grocery bag made out of hemp.

    I think they’ll drink water; but not bottled water of course.

    • RedstateEddio

      “made out of hemp”

      I dunno…might start to look and feel like Woodstock all over again with all that hemp floating around.

      Everyone’s tuning in, feelin’ groovy, dropping some A (applause) for the Great Guru.

  • Whodat in Texas

    If Colorado is “God’s Country”, what is Denver? I’ve visited Denver often and “breathed” the air which is neither heavenly nor healthy.

    Let us pray for the mother of all air inversions to keep the speeches shorter and the crowds gasping!

    Will that whacked out U.of Colorado old hippie-prof be a keynote speaker? Now there is bad air…

    Whodat breathin easy down in Texas

    • Cordeiro

      I’m sure the air in Texas is fine, its the water (or what passes for water down there) that I’m worried about.

      • Whodat in Texas

        Actually, I mispoke…

        Anyone who lives near Houston can’t throw hydrocarbon particles at anybody…

        Water? Will Rogers observed: The only thing Texas lacks to be heaven is water… Which is what hell lacks as well.

  • East-of-Eden

    You didn’t mention pie, what about the pie. How will that be dished up? Will they be measuring the portions so that a super delegates piece is the same size as a regular delegates?

    • ShawnN

      Pie crust usually contains transfats (that’s what makes it light and flakey) – so no pie. Unless you use lard in the crust, but that makes animal rights activists angry, plus it is a saturated fat – very unhealthy – so again – no pie.

      • East-of-Eden

        But Michelle keeps talking about Barry’s Pie Plan….now, I’m sad, no pie. I guess this want’s the hope or change I was looking forward to.

        • Cordeiro

          No Pie For You!!

          • Gary Russell

            PIE NAZI ! !

            • RedstateEddio

              Let’s be vogue – “Pie Liberal Fascist!”

              Apologies to Jonah Goldberg… :-)

  • RedstateEddio

    The clean up crews will be all of the unemployed college students who can’t find work because of the new hike in minimum wage laws.

    Maybe you can sell them your new logo and call it a “Che-Shirt” – “Will that be iron-on or embroidered?”

    Did I read right that the Dems are riding around in cars powered by Coors? What a waste of Coors…

    If they drove over the speed limit, would the be charged with a DUI?

    • Cordeiro

      I dunno about the shirt. It would have to be organic cotton with a bio-degradable embroidery. The shirt would either cost $400 or it would be so flimsy it would degrade while being worn.

  • Brian H

    The air is a bit thin…..Obama will fit in just fine.

  • Gary Russell

    Boy, if I had to live my life like the libs want me to, I’d REALLY be as bitter as BHO thinks I am!