August 16, 2008

Democratic National Convention Countdown, No. 9

Democratic National Convention Daily Digest and Open Thread
Saturday August 16, 2008--No. 9

•Last year, Rockies World Series tickets fiasco. This year, Obama at Invesco Field:
"It just makes me angry," said Katherine Thayer, of Denver. "If they're going to go out and say it's first-come, first-served and then turn around and reward people who volunteer or gave money, then they ought to be up front about it."
Update--"no ticket." None for me either. Guess we're not alone.

•Drunkablog has an extensive roundup with a little protest-wear and mixed messages from the protesters themselves, new "official" DNC posters, and an update on "Gitmo on the Platte"; another D-blog roundup with more on Rage Against the Machine's planned appearance and the final meetings of Recreate '68; protesters protest "Gitmo on the Platte"; "Gitmo" goes viral; Protester holding building used to store voting machines?

Colorado Greens vs. Cynthia McKinney--she will speak for Recreate '68

•Live from Golden, CO--"Death to America!" Al-Jazeera to broadcast from Golden:
But 120 million households in 80 countries will get a selective snapshot of the West when al-Jazeera English pays a visit to Golden for two days during the Democratic National Convention.

"Our objective is to present a slice of mainstream America," said Julian Ingle, political program editor for al-Jazeera's Washington, D.C., bureau.

The international news organization will broadcast Aug. 27 from the Buffalo Rose saloon, where, since 1858, more beer has been spilled than most bars have sold.
Beheadings at 11!

DNC security measures become more visible as convention draws near

Wanna know where all the cool kids (and the cash) will be at parties at both the DNC and RNC? (pdf at the link)

"Green Frontier Fest" eco-carnival will set up shop during DNC (details)

Pedicabs expect record business during DNC

Praying for the prostitutes during the convention

All previous Daily Digests can be found here.

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