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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