Photos from RNC St. Paul

Wow! Here are some of the pictures I took during the RNC, where I was one of Colorado's alternate delegates. [photopress:RNC_all_103.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Convention hall at the XCel Center in St. Paul

[photopress:RNC_all_117.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Kathleen LeCrone on the floor of the RNC. Notice the "red phone" of power!

[photopress:RNC_all_133.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Sarah Palin from a ar! She was dynamic! Words cannot express how she wowed us!

[photopress:RNC_all_073.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Cindy McCain and family.

[photopress:RNC_all_052.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Kathleen LeCrone - speaking into the Colorado microphone.

Dressed for the War Room

If you haven't visited the GOP War Room, McCain's rapid response media facility at 2810 Speer Boulevard, it's worth a look today or tomorrow as the DNC approaches its climax (orgasmic pun intended) with Obama's big stadium speech. I stopped by there on Tuesday to gather news, not make it, but Myung Kim of the Rocky was intrigued by my pro-Bush tee shirt and posted this short item about it. She also snapped a photo, but since that didn't appear, here's one of my own:


The War Room is an impressive operation and was buzzing with activity when I was there. Mitt Romney was in front of a bunch of TV cameras in the inside studio, and Rudy Giuliani was in front of a bunch more outside, sweltering in his NYC dark suit. The place is a bit tricky to find: go north on Speer from I-25, past Zuni, then right on Firth, which curves into a sort of alley from which you enter the 2810 building on the rear, away from Speer.

As for my "10 of 10 Terrorists" shirt, the last time I wore it for anything but yard work was at the 2007 Bolder Boulder, where I figured it would stir conversation among fellow runners -- and perhaps incentivize me to run faster, lest the Bush-haters beset me. And it must have worked; I almost ran my age, 64 minutes for the 10K. Here's hoping it brings my side good luck in the much bigger race of these next ten weeks.

DNC Snapshots 8/25 & 8/26

Took these as I wandered around the Pepsi Center, Civic Center, and the 16th Street Mall on Monday and Tuesday. Our 710 KNUS media pass was put to good use! [photopress:from_camera_08262008_090.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Civic Center Park Poster

[photopress:from_camera_08262008_095.jpg,thumb,pp_image] The CNN Grill - the former Brooklyns -

[photopress:from_camera_08262008_102.jpg,thumb,pp_image] There is no EPOH

[photopress:from_camera_08262008_098.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Inside the Pepsi Center

[photopress:16_street_mall_DNC_005.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Mosque on the Mall

[photopress:16_street_mall_DNC_008.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Nothin' better else to do...

[photopress:16_street_mall_DNC_011.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Code Pink - Yes that is a man...

Say no to Peres' appeasement

Shimon Peres’ remark in a Wall Street Journal interview last weekend that Israel must “get rid of” the territories it has occupied for 40 years tells us a couple of things: (1) He has bought into the Arab deception that their issue is a territorial dispute and not a basic desire to destroy Israel outright. (2) He is willing to betray the memory of those who have given their lives and blood in the 6 Day War. Israel, like America, has grown prosperous and complacent. Their Left wing vision for the future, as in America, is only to go about one’s life and live comfortably. If appeasing our vicious enemies will buy enough time to assure the apocalypse doesn’t happen during MY lifetime, that’s all that’s necessary. Since Mr. Peres is 83 years old, it may be a good strategy for him. But the Radical Islamic Apocalyptic visions won’t wait for the rest of us!

Every concession, rather than bringing peace, only feeds the radical perception that the end times are NOW! It energizes them to move to the next step towards the fulfillment. The final destruction of Israel and the West, the establishment of the world wide Caliphate! It’s almost all within their grasp!

No Mr. Peres: “getting rid” of the Sacred Eretz will only hasten the destruction of us all. Rather than bringing peace, the Radicals will trumpet “another triumph for Arab arms!” Hizbollah bunkers, rockets and Syrian artillery will be moved to the Golan, and all the Galilee will become uninhabitable. It will pave the way for the American Intifada.