Archive for August, 2008

August 29, 2008

The apotheosis of Obama

The Speech, joined in progress …

11:30 p.m.Michelle Malkin and Jim Hoft were also liveblogging here at PJHQ, and there’s photographic proof.

10:55 p.m. — “In the words of scripture” — theocracy!

10:53 p.m. — “Around the bend” — yeah.

10:51 p.m. — “It’s not about me, it’s about you” — the freak show that is the Democratic Party.
10:50 p.m. — “It’s best to stop hoping” — he finally said something I agree with.

10:48 p.m. — “Our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters” — hey, don’t talk about my brother, OK? He’ll kick your ass.

10:47 p.m. — He’s going on too long.

10:43 p.m. — “Tough talk and bad strategy” … “Don’t tell me” this and that.

10:41 p.m. — The delegates are cheering DKos-friendly applause lines on foreign policy.

10:38 p.m. — Nobody should have to choose between their job and their family. Equal pay. Yadda, yadda, yadda. He will pay for it all!

10:36 p.m. — Obama will recruit an army of new teachers union members.

10:34 p.m. — Obama will personally “invest” in new technologies. Your money. His investment.
10:24 p.m. — Class warfare. Oh, joy!

10:23 p.m. — “A nation of whiners …” boo hoo hoo.

10:22 p.m. — “The record’s clear, John McCain has voted with George Bush 90% of the time”

August 28, 2008

Jason Mattera is evil

Petitioning to provide MSNBC, CineMax and Netflix for Gitmo internees:

(Via Hot Air.) “They got any Jay-Zee?” Jason has the greatest deadpan. Ever.

August 28, 2008

‘Black man running . . .’

T-shirt for sale, Champa Street, Denver:

August 28, 2008

Hillary’s recycled rhetoric

My report at Pajamas Media:

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s big speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention had a familiar ring to those who covered the former First Lady during the primaries.
Once she had name-checked Barack Obama, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and Bill Gwatney, Hillary said, “I ran for President to renew the promise of America,” and then went into a laundry list of promises recycled from the latter phase of her campaign. . . .

Read the whole thing.

August 28, 2008

Denver street scenes

A few more photos from Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention.

You might be a redneck if . . .

Stephen Green of PJTV interviews a vendor of Hillary Clinton novelties.

Street theatre: A performance by the “Missile Dick Chicks.”

Stephen Green of PJTV interviews the chicks.

“So . . . come here often?” Andrew Marcus of Founding Bloggers talks to one of the Missile Dick Chicks.

From the radio gallery inside the Pepsi Center, looking down at the stage.

The “unassigned press” filing area at the Pepsi Center.

The press lounge at one of the media tents surrounding the Pepsi Center.

A Clinton delegate from Texas. Her T-shirt identifies her as “one of 18 million standing with Hillary.”

A very cheerful Code Pinko.

August 28, 2008

Video: Media swarms anti-war vets

Not a riot, but there was a serious risk of being blinded by all the camera flashes.

Posing for their media moment.

August 27, 2008

Video: Anti-war march in Denver

They mustered about 4,000 marchers — 8% of the promised 50,000.

Radical obscenity.

Notice the astonishing whiteness of the marchers with the “no more racism” sign. The only person of color in the photo is a press photographer (left).

August 27, 2008

The Diner in Denver

Stephen Green of Vodka Pundit has lunch with “Diner” blogger James Lileks at the world-famous Sam’s No. 3 diner on 15th Street in Denver.

August 27, 2008

Denver: Vets say the surge worked

Vets for Freedom “hijacked” the anti-war “Bush Legacy” bus today in Denver, and Founding Bloggers was there.

BTW, yesterday, I saw the “Iraq Veterans Against the War” doing some sort of demonstration on 14th Street. Generally, they looked like a bunch of boot camp washouts, REMF file clerks, and dishonorable discharged losers.

August 27, 2008

Hillary: ‘Thanks . . . send money’

E-mail from Hillary Clinton:

Dear Robert,
Standing on that stage tonight in front of 20,000 Democrats unified behind Senator Obama, I saw a bright future for America. I saw millions of people across the country working as one to elect the next Democratic President. I saw a new President and a new Congress giving a voice to the voiceless. I saw America, the land of endless potential, regaining its role as a leader in the world.
I couldn’t be prouder of our party, of our nominee, and of all the work you and I have done together over the course of this campaign on behalf of the American people.
I knew that as I stood in front of that podium, I wasn’t alone. I had you, and everyone who has supported me, standing right up there with me. And that means the world to me.
Thank you again for everything you’ve done. Now let’s get to work helping elect Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and all of our great Democratic candidates!

And then a link to contribute to retire her campaign debt. Heh.