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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:38 PM

Romney & Ryan will be at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this week. You know who built that?

FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps!

From today's Denver Post:

Red Rocks represents exactly the kind of public investment Romney and Ryan oppose. In February, Romney railed against the stimulus at a factory in Colorado Springs that took stimulus money. Next Tuesday, he’ll be speaking a national landmark built by stimulus money.

Constructed courtesy of FDR’s New Deal, or what we would now call “stimulus,” Red Rocks is to this day a public park owned by the city and county of Denver. It is the jewel of the New Deal’s investment in Colorado, as public projects built our nation’s infrastructure and helped lift us out of the Great Depression.

On a panel at the Red Rocks Visitors’ Center it says:

Red Rocks Amphitheatre was the Civilian Conservation Corps’ largest and most ambitious project. A crew of about 300 young men at any one time lived in barracks near Morrison and worked on the theatre from 1936 to 1941, with help from the National Parks Service and Works Progress Administration. They laid 10 boxcar loads of cement and put down 90,000 square feet of flagstone quarried at Lyons, Colorado. The physical structure of the facility, as well as all the finished terracing and stonework, was built by hand, without the help of any machines.

Eat that, Republicans!

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Reply Romney & Ryan will be at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this week. You know who built that? (Original post)
intheflow Oct 2012 OP
meadowlark5 Oct 2012 #1
intheflow Oct 2012 #3
meadowlark5 Oct 2012 #4
Panasonic Oct 2012 #11
CrispyQ Oct 2012 #2
Panasonic Oct 2012 #12
DollarBillHines Oct 2012 #13
madamesilverspurs Oct 2012 #5
intheflow Oct 2012 #14
EC Oct 2012 #6
Change has come Oct 2012 #7
ThoughtCriminal Oct 2012 #8
formercia Oct 2012 #9
Panasonic Oct 2012 #10
intheflow Oct 2012 #15
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2012 #16
kaiden Oct 2012 #17
Panasonic Oct 2012 #18

Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:39 PM

1. Red Rocks is too pretty to be tainted with their filth

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:45 PM

3. 'Tis true!

I'm thinking they're going to have to bus people in from the more conservative Western Slope to and moneyed ski towns to fill the 2000 seats.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:57 PM

4. Actually the area around Red Rocks is relatively conservative

Plenty of rich folk live up and around Evergreen/Genesee area, Golden is a cowboy town, ranching still exists, albeit to a smaller degree, all around that foothills area. And then there is Highlands Ranch which isn't all that far to to the south with it's suburban sprawl and mega churches. So 2000 seats shouldn't be too hard to fill. The only deterrent is if those two pukes are worth the hassle of parking and walking to see them. It's not the easiest venue for getting to and in and out of.

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:04 PM

11. Also the idea of R&R going up west of Denver tying up traffic is not going to please Coloradans any.

 

Especially if they take 6th or I-70.

No special treatments for both of these schmucks.

They have to deal with the traffic. Bumper to bumper traffic.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:40 PM

2. It is a stunning venue!

Thank you for this! I did not know it's history & I live just down the road!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:05 PM

12. Best acoustics in the world, I'm told.

 

and I have never been to Red Rocks theatre before.

I've seen Red Rocks, and it's always beautiful.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:31 PM

13. I have played Red Rocks several times.

Even the on-stage acoustics simply blow you away.

The first time I played there I just kept blowing it. I play slide and 'steel and I was totally distracted. I had to go to muscle memory.

Plus, the joint is just effing beautiful.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:08 PM

5. Ooo, can't wait to share that with a couple of folks!

Thanks for posting this, double thanks if you post it for sharing on FB...


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:08 AM

14. Facebook is where I found it!

And shared, of course!

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:12 PM

6. Last night the history channel had a thing on THE MEN THAT BUILT AMERICA

I'm guessing it's part of the right's We Built This meme. Every single thing these guys "built" was with government help somewhere along the way, which of course was never mentioned. Oh, Yeah, we are to believe that Rockefeller bought all the land his pipeline was on? Or Vanderbuilt the land for the train tracks?

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:13 PM

7. Beautiful place.

I had no idea it was built by the CCC's.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 03:42 PM

8. Geology Built That

Or at least, the foundation.


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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:01 PM

9. Built by American Hands with American Cement, using Taxpayer Dollars n/t

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 05:02 PM

10. Probably all of 36 of his staff members and maybe 25 media people, and the rest is an additonal 50

 

people to show up for R&R.

That's to be expected.

Less than 200.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:15 AM

15. Part of me wants to go just to see if I can find evidence of groups

bussed in from out of state. But I don't actually want to be anywhere near that creepshow desecrating such a beautiful place.

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:18 AM

16. In all fairness to Mitt, he's going there to promise to sell the mining rights to those red rocks. n

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Response to intheflow (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:51 AM

17. His supporters won't be able to climb the stairs! EMT should be on hand.

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Response to kaiden (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:48 PM

18. Yes!

 

At a cost of one thousand dollars a minute.

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