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firefox_fan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 11:21 AM
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15. Why are they having the Convention in Denver anyway?
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  -City wants homeless inside for [Democratic National] convention Freddie Stubbs  May-15-07 08:58 AM   #0 
  - If they can do it for a week in August, why can't they do it all the time  RubyDuby in GA   May-15-07 09:00 AM   #1 
  - Potempkin democracy, Potempkin security...  HereSince1628   May-15-07 09:04 AM   #2 
  - Many of the chronically homeless do not want to be in shelters  Freddie Stubbs   May-15-07 09:42 AM   #5 
     - Also pets.  sfexpat2000   May-15-07 11:07 AM   #11 
        - And saftey issues  Lone_Star_Dem   May-15-07 11:11 AM   #14 
        - That's right. It's hard to live on someone else's schedule  sfexpat2000   May-15-07 11:34 AM   #18 
        - And male children over the age of 16  silverojo   May-16-07 09:09 PM   #45 
  - I've always said that cure for homlessless is  rocknation   May-15-07 09:17 AM   #3 
  - It is a lot more complex than that  Freddie Stubbs   May-15-07 11:11 AM   #13 
  - If it were only that easy.  AngryOldDem   May-15-07 01:21 PM   #24 
  - Some cities are doing just that---giving homes without preconditions and  rodeodance   May-16-07 03:16 AM   #40 
  - you guys crack me up  ccpup   May-15-07 09:27 AM   #4 
  - I took the criticism here to be toward the City of Denver, not the Dems.  jwirr   May-15-07 11:00 AM   #10 
  - Denver gets an "F" from me on homelessness already and  sfexpat2000   May-15-07 11:35 AM   #19 
     - What specific facts lead you to believe that the "stagers of the convention" gave the city a nudge?  Freddie Stubbs   May-15-07 11:58 AM   #20 
        - It's common sense, Freddie. If I bring a lot of business to your town  sfexpat2000   May-15-07 01:03 PM   #21 
           - It may very well just be the city wanting to project a positive image for  Freddie Stubbs   May-15-07 01:13 PM   #22 
              - Btw, I do production and it is simply part of the job to make sure  sfexpat2000   May-15-07 01:25 PM   #25 
  - Homelessness of city streets began with RAYGUN  YEBBA   May-15-07 09:46 AM   #6 
  - The question is, will they be FORCED into these places?  Prisoner_Number_Six   May-15-07 09:49 AM   #7 
  - Yeah, I had the same thought. Security concerns, my remote.  sfexpat2000   May-15-07 11:09 AM   #12 
  - The "homeless" will suddenly find themselves a new bunch of friends  zbdent   May-15-07 10:02 AM   #8 
  - We should suggest that, since it's so wonferful and safe, the GOP hold  zbdent   May-15-07 10:02 AM   #9 
  - Why are they having the Convention in Denver anyway?  firefox_fan   May-15-07 11:21 AM   #15 
  - Several cities submitted bids; the DNC chose Denver  Freddie Stubbs   May-15-07 11:29 AM   #16 
  - Shame on you Denver.  WindRavenX   May-15-07 11:33 AM   #17 
  - This is so sad - out of sight, out of mind. nt  Vinca   May-15-07 01:16 PM   #23 
  - It's creepy as hell. Eat the poor. n/t  sfexpat2000   May-15-07 01:26 PM   #26 
  - They don't need to hide the homeless. They need to take a good long  acmavm   May-15-07 06:08 PM   #27 
  - Amen to that!  silverojo   May-16-07 09:12 PM   #46 
  - "an army of outreach workers "  cigsandcoffee   May-16-07 12:49 AM   #28 
  - Homeless Will Be Cleared In During '08 Convention  El Supremo   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #29 
  - Screw them  Jed Dilligan   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #30 
  - Lets hide out problems instead of fixing them  Monkeyman   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #31 
  - I wonder -- just how many cities have written legislation to force the  Donnachaidh   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #32 
     - I wonder that myself  Monkeyman   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #35 
        - I know they enacted some similar laws in Atlanta  Donnachaidh   May-16-07 06:18 PM   #43 
  - well, since the cameras will all be downtown  paulk   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #33 
  - Maybe they will see how China does the 08 Olympics  ohio2007   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #34 
  - or they could dress the homeless up in nice clothes  DBoon   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #38 
  - Blackwater will be hired to clear the streets, probably. nt  valerief   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #36 
  - Are they registered to vote?  GoddessOfGuinness   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #37 
  - Perhaps the Dems should say something  magellan   May-16-07 02:59 AM   #39 
     - Tell it to Howard Dean:  Freddie Stubbs   May-16-07 08:34 AM   #42 
        - I wish I could K&R your post  silverojo   May-16-07 09:14 PM   #47 
  - ah yes, hide the truth from the masses...  lakeguy   May-16-07 06:14 AM   #41 
  - Gee I haven't heard what St. Paul is planning to do with the homeless  dflprincess   May-16-07 08:30 PM   #44 

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