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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:47 PM

Romney plans a celebration to himself in Boston Harbor in the middle of the state that rejected him

Mitt Romney had planned to celebrate his election as the nation’s 45th president with an eight-minute fireworks display over Boston Harbor.

The same company that does some of the illuminations for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was poised to ignite fireworks within view of Romney’s party at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to celebrate a win over President Obama.

A permit filed with the City of Boston said the detonation could occur any time between 7 p.m. Tuesday, just after the first polls closed, and 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, which ended up being just before Romney conceded the race.

Instead, Atlas Professional Fireworks Displays unloaded the pyrotechnics from mortars set up on a barge near the Bank of America Pavilion and carted them back to its headquarters in Jaffrey, N.H.

“It was not an intense, grand finale-type of display for eight minutes, but it certainly was a fast-paced show to cap off the evening, if it were necessary,” company CEO Steve Pelkey told the Globe today.

Atlas does over 75 percent of the fireworks shows in New England, and was the 2012 world champion at the Montreal International Fireworks Competition. The Romney show had a patriotic theme, heavy on red, white, and blue colors, and featured crowd-pleasing large chrysanthemum bursts.

Such a display usually costs around $25,000, half for the fireworks and half for the permitting, barge, and other costs.

Full story here: http://laborspains.blogspot.com/2012/11/mitt-romney-planned-boston-harbor_8.html

originally posted here: http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/11/08/mitt-romney-planned-boston-harbor-fireworks-show-that-was-scotched-election-loss/qmgtVKPq4zNnDyb9FbLWeJ/story.html









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Reply Romney plans a celebration to himself in Boston Harbor in the middle of the state that rejected him (Original post)
geefloyd46 Nov 2012 OP
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #1
defacto7 Nov 2012 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #7
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #10
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #11
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #3
jsr Nov 2012 #4
geefloyd46 Nov 2012 #5
jsr Nov 2012 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #9
ashling Nov 2012 #8

Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:02 PM

1. out of touch ENTIRELY about the election -- handlers and MORE handlers


can't imagine all the handling that would have been done if he had reached the White House

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:41 PM

2. great way to put it.

Handlers, handling...

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:29 PM

7. .....yeah,...a real circle jerk all right....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:51 PM

10. no doubt

lots of stained magic underwear out there

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:05 AM

11. Both sides.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:53 PM

3. I'm embarrassed for the poor guy. Geesh.

talk about eating crow, but then that's how he set it up, in advance.

So he may as well just have at it, and celebrate his $25,000 FAIL.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:27 PM

4. Who is Romney?

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Response to jsr (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:35 PM

5. Hey my wife and I had to get in South Boston on election day for a family emergency

We couldn't get anywhere near it because the traffic was all tied up because Romney and the important people were landing in private jets and the police were blocking traffic because of Mitt's victory celebration at the Boston hotel. I don't why he couldn't have had his victory celebration in one of his other five homes.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:56 PM

6. He should have jumped in the river and baptized some tea

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Response to jsr (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:35 PM

9. A rich guy in a bubble.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:33 PM

8. Almost as if his handlers

held him down and gave him a haircut

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