August 16, 2006

Strange News From The Democrats

By Julian Dunraven

Every once in a while, actually quite often, something will happen in life that makes practically no sense whatsoever. At such times, people will generally express a great deal of consternation, which runs the gamut from a puzzled frown to running naked and screaming into the night while ripping out great handfuls of hair. The former people generally rush off to the posh offices of therapists and spend hours trying to make sense of the nonsensical. The later are forcibly clothed in fetching, wrap-around, white jackets and taken to rather less posh offices of other therapists who forgo making sense out of nonsense and merely opt for drug induced serenity. After all, if life is not going to make any sense anyway, one should at least have the courtecy to be calm about it. As for me, I have found it saves a great deal of time and money to simply accept the oddities off life and carry on with it. Thus, whenever I see a goblin leap out and gnash its teeth at me as I pass in the street, I simply tip my hat and offer a chipper, “Good day to you.” More often then not, the goblin with puff out its chest and grumble, “And a very fine day, indeed, to you good Sir,” and I will think no more of it. Life is just easier that way.

Thus, rather than puzzle over why the Colorado Young Democrats have chosen to send me a press release for their get out the vote campaign, I have decided to simply pass it along. Let it never be said I refused bi-partisan courtesy. Who knows? Perhaps they really do want to get out youth votes—even if those youths might be Libertarian or Republican. And perhaps, in soliciting this site, they are looking for that rarest of all creatures, the practically mythical Conservative Democrat. Well, I wish them luck in finding one. If any of you readers fit the bill and plan on attending, I recommend you remain incognito at first. After seeing what happened to poor Mr. Lieberman, I shudder to think what might become of a true Conservative Democrat—and there are too few of you left to risk. As I said though, thinking such things will only bring a headache. Thus, here is the information. “Good day to you!”

Julian Dunraven, J.D., M.P.A.


What: The Colorado Young Democrats Kick-Off:
When: Friday August 18 – 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Where: 137 Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80220

The Colorado Young Democrats introduce their non-partisan"Step Up or Shut Up" campaign at the 2006 CYD Kick-Off Event.

The Colorado Young Democrats (CYD) will host the 2006 CYD Kick-Off Event Friday August 18, featuring honored guest, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, Mr. Andrew Romanoff.

For years, turnout among young voters has been declining, to the point that our voices are often not heard. The goal of this event and CYD more generally, is to unify the voices of young Democrats across Colorado so that we can take our rightful seat at the table of government.
As part of the kick-off events, CYD will unveil plans for the "Step Up or Shut Up" campaign, a non-partisan effort to get young voters to the polls. Through a three-pronged approach CYD will work to inform, impassion, and get out the vote among 18-34 year-olds in a revolutionary way.

House Speaker Romanoff will conclude the evening, talking about issues effecting young voters and the influence we can have shaping the future of Colorado politics.

Please note the suggested donation for this event is $20.00.

Contact:Paul Drey - CYD Press Director
Phone: (303) 919-8133

Joseph Thomas - CYD Media Director
Phone: (303) 709-6887


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figure with Romanoff supporting things like this: that your crowd would love him, like Lieberman...

Sat Aug 19, 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Julian Dunraven said...

Dear Anonymous,

I do not thank you for sharing that web site with me. As a lawyer specializing in international law, I can tell you the entire site is absolute rubbish. While I welcome disagreement and debate over any of my postings, I prefer you present real arguments, backed by legitimate sources, and not mere propaganda. This goes for everyone--Liberal or Conservative. The web site you referred to me displays an appalling ignorance of both U.S. and international law, and backs its claims with highly questionable sources. In its legally improper use of inflammatory terms such as 'mass murder,' 'occupied Palestine,' or 'war crimes' it demonstrates rather clearly that its true purpose is not to protest Israel's handling of the current conflict with Hezbollah, but to condemn Israel entirely. While there are legitimate arguments to be made against Israel's conduct in this conflict, the web site you offer is not one of them. It is not interested in this particular conflict; it is merely annoyed that Israel exists at all. That is an entirely different argument. Incidentally, denying a current state's right to exist--and acting on that contention--is one of the few instances that is absolutely and inarguably against all international law.

As for Messrs. Romanoff and Lieberman, I consider them both to be honorable gentlemen attempting to serve their states and country to the best of their ability. While I may disagree with many of their actions and ideas, they are still part of the loyal opposition and should be treated honorably whether you are offering criticism or praise. What you have offered though, is a wretched and dishonorable demonization, far beneath contempt, and totally unworthy of polite society.

Julian Dunraven, J.D., M.P.A.

Wed Aug 23, 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous The Outlander said...

I don't know why, but I am on numerous Democratic spam lists, from Howard Dean to Ken Salazar. Read through them and you can easily find their talking points.

Absolutely hysterical, given they claim NOT to be of one mind and mind set.

I am gald to have found your blog, by the way.

Thu Aug 24, 08:49:00 AM  

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