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.
COLORADO YOUNG DEMOCRATS KICK-OFF EVENT
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