The “Mile High City” Gets the Dems

Denver?! The DNC will hold their 2008 Presidential convention in Denver?! You have got to be kidding me! Of four cities on the short list (Denver, Minneapolis, New Orleans and New York), Denver would have been the worst pick.

The GOP was stupid to announce their city of choice (Minneapolis/St Paul) before the election. Their arrogance dictated that DFL’ers in Minnesota wouldn’t show up to vote and the opposite was true. So, they’re now stuck with their convention deep in the heart of “Blue Territory”. Aside from that, it took the Twin Cities out of the equation for the DNC. That left two cities that have been patently ignored by Bush Co and the GOP…and then there’s Denver.

Of any metropolitan city in the United States, it is New Orleans that has suffered the most. I know there are New Yorkers out there who would disagree with me, and their right to their opinion. But, there are no New Yorkers who can say that their city has been completely dessimated, ignored and are still living in FEMA trailers a year and a half later!Denver

But Denver?!

Colorado is a marquee states for Democrats, who have, in the past two years, gobbled up the governor’s mansion, control of the state legislature, and two congressional seats.

And Colorado also re-elected Marilyn Musgrave, one of the most ferocious homophobes in the US House of Representatives. It was just last September where Musgrave said that “Gay Marriage” was the most important issue facing America today.

New York WTCThe DNC would have benefited much better by going to New York, where the Bush Administration cut funds because they had no “monuments worth protecting”. To ignore New York’s political potential is nothing short of stupid. Granted that New York a “Blue State”, that New York would be difficult for the Dems to get around from venue to venue, I wholeheartedly agree! But Denver?!

New Orleans would have been the best pick, in my humbleClaiborne Street opinion. New Orleans could have benefited from the boost. And seeing Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and the entire face of the Democratic Party step and point out that they haven’t forgotten those Americans would have been spectacular.

And so they’re going to Denver?!

New Orleans doesn’t need to be ignored anymore than they have already. And New York would have been a better pick than Denver.

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Minn Cupcake Votes “No” Correction

Yesterday, I posted that Michele Bachmann was the only Republican to vote down the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. I was wrong…I forgot about John Kline. Maybe these two “good Christian” people go to the same Church where their God hates low-income families equaly.

Oh well, screw ’em. They lost anyway.

Minn Cupcake Votes “No” On Minimum Wage

Why am I not suprised by this? Rep Michele BachmannBachmann Hitler (R-MN) decided that raising the minimum wage for low-income working folks just wasn’t necessary. How odd, that Jim Ramstad (R-MN) from our 3rd Congressional District even joined the rest of the Minnesota team and voted for the minimum wage increase.

So, with a total of 8 Congressional Districts in Minnesota, only two are represented by Republicans, and only one of those two voted against the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007: Minnesota’s very own “Katherine Harris, Version 2.0” Michele Bachmann.

Why do I get the sneaky suspicion that Bachmann is going to ride her four two years in office making Minnesota an embarrassment. The rest of us who aren’t in Bachmann’s 5th District should set up toll-booths and tarriff’s for entering and leaving the district, just to pay off the shame.

If she spent all of that time talking to God before she was elected, then is it safe to say that God hates poor people?!?

The other day, somebody in the local news was noting all of the uniqueness from Minnesota’s election last November. Camera is spot on and the voice over said: “Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s first female elected to the US Senate!” and then the camera is on Keith Ellision and he’s smiling and the voice-over said; “Mr. Ellision is Minnesota’s first African-American elected to Congress and is the first Muslim elected to Congress!”. Then the camera was on Michele Bachman and there’s no voice-over because she speaks into the microphone and says; “Well, it’s not talked about much, but I’m the first female Republican elected to Congress!”

The Fruit FlyI wish I could find that piece. She going to be such an embarrassment to her District and her God for the next four years. I can’t wait for her husband Marcus to come flying out of the Closet like an old argyle sweater…. You just know that’s the next shoe to drop.

Updated:  Someone came along and left a comment and pointed out the “error of my ways”.  Bachman’s up for reelection in two years – and there’s already a great gaggle of DFL’ers ready to shoo her out the door.