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Revision as of 18:24, 16 November 2008

The Democratic National Convention is a series of presidential nominating conventions that has been held every four years since 1832 for the Democratic Party presidential candidate. They establish a party platform for that year.


2008

The 2008 convention was held at Invesco Field in Denver Colorado. Denver officials had constructed a secret jail to house those that would misbehave in the Mile High City when the Democrats attend their convention. The makeshift holding center, dubbed "Gitmo on the Platte" by activists, contains barbed wire fencing and signs warning of stun gun use. The Steele Street warehouse was designed to process 60 arrestees per hour. [1]

Protest

DNC protest sign.jpg

American Right to Life Action, an anti-abortion group, claims to have displayed the largest ever protest sign in history, 530 feet tall and 666 feet wide. The sign says "Destroys uNborn Children" [sic], with the words appearing one atop each other to also form the acronym "DNC." [2] According to a release from the group, "thousands of DNC delegates and journalists can look out their hotel windows to the west to see the sign." "The tiniest boys and girls should be loved and protected, but as nominating Barack Obama emphasizes, the DNC even supports killing kids in the womb old enough to know their mother's voice, sleep and dream, suck their thumbs, and play with their toes." Guinness Book of World Records assigned American Right To Life an official world record attempt number: 228132.

Stats

An unusual phenomenon had recently appeared on Craigslist's Denver Web site. Sex-wanted ads spiked 80% the week which happens to coincide with the Democratic National Convention. Tens of thousands of people had arrived for the convention. Those convention days showed the week-over-week jump in sex ads. Monday increased 77 percent over the average of earlier in the month; Tuesday increased 69 percent; Wednesday's increase was 74 percent. [3]


References

  1. City defends 'secret jail' built for DNC 9News.com
  2. Right to Life group claims its DNC sign is Guinness record The Raw Story, August 26, 2008
  3. Sex ads on Denver Craigslist spike with Democrats' arrival CNET News, August 28, 2008