Won’t you please come to Denver?

Hey Goldy and all, be careful later this month when you go to Denver. (Props to this Daily Kos diarist.)

CBS4 News has learned if mass arrests happen at the Democratic Convention, those taken into custody will be jailed in a warehouse owned by the City of Denver. Investigator Rick Sallinger discovered the location and managed to get inside for a look.

The newly created lockup is on the northeast side of Denver. Protesters have already given this place a name: “Gitmo on the Platte.”

Inside are dozens are metal cages. They are made out of chain link fence material and topped by rolls of barbed wire.


Each of the fenced areas is about 5 yards by 5 yards and there is a lock on the door. A sign on the wall reads “Warning! Electric stun devices used in this facility.”

I love those “free speech zones” like they had under a bridge in Boston in 2004, those were awesome.

But four days after he evaded security officials in his hometown, slipped into Beijing at dawn and submitted his application, Gao, a farmer from Heilongjiang Province, has yet receive permission to display his hand-scrawled poster, which accuses local Communist Party officials and the police of conspiring to steal public money.

If the silence at the protest zones is any indication, Gao’s prospects are not very good.

Five days since the Olympics began, not a single demonstration had taken place at the three city parks approved for protests. In fact, at least four people have been detained for seeking to demonstrate, according to human rights groups and relatives of those who have been seized.

Oops, that appears to be an article about the Olympics in China, my bad. But since it’s basically the same thing, you get the idea.

I’m sure the good delegates of the Washington State Democrats will not stand for this.


  1. 1

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    So if Conservative come en masse to Denver to protest O-blah-blah’s candidacy, you are concerned that they will be mistreated??
    I doubt it.

  2. 2


    @1. That’s not even clever by the low, low standards of the cesspool. Of course we’re against people being mistreated, whatever their political views. Duh.

  3. 3

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Just checkin’ Jon.
    I will sleep well tonight knowing you and your ilk are working 24-7 to protect me!
    But I will keep me Glock handy…just in case you guys fumble my protection.

  4. 4

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    What a lovely way to stifle free speech. Why not just shoot those dirty hippy protesters.
    Oh yeah, I hope lee remembers that we have a little wager going that there will be more left on left protesters at denver than right on right protesters at minnesota.
    Anyone want to bet that protesters from the left will cause more damage than those on the right.

  5. 5

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Hey, read this article about that loser Democrat John Edwards:


    Oh what a tangled web John has woven!
    This will not go away.
    Good time for O-blah-blah to vacation in Hawaii, huh?

    After all, Edwards was a staunch supporter of O-blah-blah, fund-raiser.
    You know the “Guilt-by-association” drill KLOWNS. You KLOWNS invented it!!

  6. 6

    Steve spews:

    @5 The affair has finished Edwards political career. Well, unless he switches affiliation to the Republican party. Which is another way to say, too bad McCain’s affairs haven’t ended his.

  7. 7

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    This sounds like the kind of treatment you reserve for traitors so it’s perfect for the right wingers. And you republicans (oops I should have said “GOP” members) will appreciate the fact that there might be a bit of thuggery involved since you support that activity when it’s in play for proven liar Dino Rossi.

    I’d pay money to see a bunch of right wing chickenhawks tased. I’d pay LOTS of money in fact. And if I could get a chance to use the taser myself I might even fork over my life savings. It would be worth it.

  8. 10

    W. Klingon Skousen spews:

    Taking the government of the people, by the people, and for the people and shrinking it to a size small enough to drown in the bathtub are the words of a traitor.

    Who will enforce your contracts for you then? Blackwater? Don’t bet your life on it. That’s the thing with private armies. They turn on their masters when the time is right.

    Even Mr. Cynical and his ‘Fife-Modified’ Glock won’t stop them then.

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    When it happens in China, it’s an international human rights issue. When it happens in the USA, it’s preserving freedom. People detained in a warehouse with no access to legal representation, food or water? Journalists assaulted in the streets? I can’t think of any mass demonstration in Seattle where that has happened. Or any of the presidential party conventions in the last 10 years.

    Oh, no foam please. And make that with non-fat.

  10. 13

    mark spews:

    @4 Usually those lib protesters are white guys
    with dreadlocks. Kind of how I picture byegop.
    White guys, no jobs, want to be black. Sucking
    off the public tit. Genius.

  11. 14

    mark spews:

    @7 A metro bus pass does not qualify as life
    savings. You might want to turn in your spray
    cans before you hurt yourself.

  12. 16


    Please come to Denver with the snowfall.
    We’ll move up into the mountains so far that we can’t be found.
    And throw “I love you” echoes down the canyon.
    And then lie awake at night ’till they come back around.
    Please come to Denver.
    She said no, boy, would you come home to me?

  13. 17

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Funny Mark my picture of you starts with an idea that you’re in a welfare line somewhere (hiding your Rossi for Governor button under your lapel) while YOU suck on the very government tit you pretend to hate. Then, you drag your Confederate Flag-wavin’ ass to the parole office where you check in at the sex-offender unit on your way to the minimum wage job you have cleaning toilets. Genius!

  14. 18

    Tommy Tompson spews:

    @1 since when is the conservative concerned with a person rebelling with the use of free speech, usually they call that a hippie who deserved what he got. opps, I forgot, when it comes to their own kind there are different rules. Righteous bastards that they are. Pigs. OINK OINK OINK.

  15. 19

    proud leftist spews:

    Cynical @ 5
    I do so hope that folks of your ilk keep the Edwards story alive into the fall. After all, how could that hurt Obama? Let me see, John Edwards is not an elected official and seeks no office. On the other hand, John McCain is an elected official and seeks the highest office in the land. Remarkably, because of the media’s rightwing slant, Edwards gets coverage and McCain gets a pass.

  16. 20

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    Yep even on Faux News last night Alan Colmes for maybe the first time in his career-quit running for coffee for Handjob Hannity and gave it back to him asking why the actual Presidential candidate who had an affair isn’t news. Of course the hypocrite wants it both ways but until this Edwards thing, I hadn’t seen any national news coverage of FlipFlop McCain’s affair when he left his disfigured wife. Now if we could only get the goods on the affair he had with the energy lobbyist, this would all be over.

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    dutch spews:

    well, who do you guys think will protest and demonstrate in Denver ? The Conservatives ? I don’t think so. Most likely ilk of WTO fame, etc. So the left will protest the not so left. I can’t wait to see it.
    But the “Obama” will talk to them, make them see their wicked ways and bring them all together in piece and harmony….Dude.

  18. 23

    Marvin Stamn spews:

    Not a lot of posts in this thread… after all, how pissed off can you be at the reps when it’s the dems that are once again rounding people up and throwing them in cages/internment camps.

    21. dutch spews:
    But the “Obama” will talk to them, make them see their wicked ways and bring them all together in piece and harmony….Dude.

    Most likely he will agree with them and tell them he only had to act like a moderate and pretend to track towards the middle.

  19. 24

    What'sittoya spews:

    from channel 9 news in Denver: “DNC facing limousine shortage”

    Horrors! They can’t walk or take the bus, like they tell everyone else?? Green convention, huh????

  20. 25

    Steve in Seattle spews:

    I expect the security will be tighter than at a Rossi event.

    I like Rossi’s solutions. Four years ago Dino Rossi was caught on camera taking different – and contradictory- positions on issues depending on where and what group he spoke to. This year his campaign has a solution they are gong to STOP THE CAMERAS!

    Rossi, you know when he is lying – his lips are moving.

  21. 26

    W. Klingon Skousen spews:

    I heard somewhere that John McCain fathered a black child with a prostitute. Mind enlightening us all,Marvin, where that rumor got started?

  22. 27

    W. Klingon Skousen spews:

    The real disgrace, Marvin, is that McCain did nothing to stick up for his family. You think he’ll stick up for you when the chips are down?

  23. 28

    W. Klingon Skousen spews:

    re 24: That kind of Republican ‘Haw…Haw…Haw!’ bullshit isn’t flying this political season.

    Don’t forget to inflate your tires! You’ll save more fuel than you’ll get from offshore drilling! ‘Haw…Haw…Haw!’

  24. 29

    W. Klingon Skousen spews:

    re 24:Google the term “the information highway”. Who coined that term?

    Hint: The initials are not GWB

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    Marvin Stamn spews:

    26. W. Klingon Skousen spews:
    I heard somewhere that John McCain fathered a black child with a prostitute. Mind enlightening us all,Marvin, where that rumor got started?

    If it’s a rumor, why are you posting it?