MORE WAR  9:52 pm August 27, 2008

These People Do Not Like War, In Denver

by Jim Newell

On our 17-mile march from downtown Denver to “The Perimeter,” which is a police blockade at least another 17 miles from the actual Pepsi Center, we ran into these friends. Thousands of riot cops, thousands of hippies, thousands of blocked crossways and pedestrian routes to The Perimeter. They are protesting Barack Obama’s War in Iraq, as well as the fact that anyone is dying anywhere in the world. Let’s immanentize their eschaton, after the jump.

Riot cops guard Denver’s most valuable institution: a filthy, exhaust-reeking parking garage overridden by jungle hobos fighting over raw steaks.

They had billy clubs, but also guns. They gave guns to the lady cops in honor of Hillary Clinton, the first woman to ever hold a job.


Swear to god, it’s not a green screen! It’s just Howard Wolfson in police gear, on a bike, staring daggers at the pinks.

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SayItWithWookies August 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm

“Oh you with the sniper rifle? You can go through. We’re just keeping an eye on these here dangerous hippies.”

Keram2 August 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Every time I feel sympathy for the poor idealistic protesters getting sprayed with mace and tear gas, Code Pink comes along and makes me want to work out my clubbing arm.

AnnieGetYourFun August 27, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Ha. You said ‘pinks’. Doesn’t that mean something dirty?

Wow, I wish the speeches could be as interesting as Bill’s. These other guys are so lame.

Rickish August 27, 2008 at 9:59 pm

An idea anyone can run with: “No Blood for Mohel”, a romantic comedy about a vampire rabbi.

Delicious August 27, 2008 at 10:00 pm

I was at one of the convention a few years back when these ‘tards arrived. I kind admired the spirit…till I got stuck in a room with about 100 of them. The BO made me hallucinate.

Stoopid smelly hippies.

Oscar Folsom Cleveland August 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm

So many homeless, jobless, meth phreaks in Mile High City. Sad.
When Juan is prez, we will have a final solution at last.

Can somebody point out the 5’11″ dude who wants to come bunk with me in Englewood? I wanna find out if he’s cool with a group scene.

Keram2 August 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm

[re=72629]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Bill fucking killed. Kerry — despite PBS’ crazy claims — gave a sorta-kinda “meh” speech. Exactly the quality I want in a Secretary of State.

tsunami August 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm


ah yes…the search for pinker pastures.

yeah…bill’s still got it, doesn’t he? let’s hope the man from
hope works hard for hopey.

itgetter August 27, 2008 at 10:04 pm

“You guys are so in the tank we should be in a submarine!” says some Republican strategist (Mike Whatshisname?) being interviewed on MSNBC as the crowd tries to kill him with the power of their disapproving screams. What did he expect to find at the DEMOCRATIC national convention if not people in the tank for Obama?

AnnieGetYourFun August 27, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Oooh, Duckworth! I like her.

Monsieur Grumpe August 27, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Judging by the amount of padding on those pink bike seats I have a feeling that there has been a serious hemorrhoid outbreak among the Code Pink crowd.

AngryBlakGuy August 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm

…I see the Denver police really rolled out the welcome mat!!! And by welcome mat I mean excessive force!!!

AnnieGetYourFun August 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm

[re=72643]itgetter[/re]: Oooh! Maybe Griff can wade up to the stage and ask what people stand for.

tsunami August 27, 2008 at 10:08 pm


Republican strategist?

didn’t you mean republican asshole?…i think that’s the
correct scientific term.

Scooter August 27, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Aren’t the people who started the war actually in St. Paul next week?

AnnieGetYourFun August 27, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Jesus, that Tammy carries more weight in her words than most of these bozos.

SayItWithWookies August 27, 2008 at 10:13 pm

[re=72656]Scooter[/re]: What are they all flying in from Baghdad? Hahahahaha, oh I amuse myself.

SayItWithWookies August 27, 2008 at 10:17 pm

What? Biden’s gotta give a speech? Why two minutes ago, he had no idea he’d be nominated as the vp candidate — give him a few minutes to prepare, at least!

itgetter August 27, 2008 at 10:18 pm

[re=72654]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: DON’T YOU BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH?!!
[re=72655]tsunami[/re]: Oh fiddlesticks. I am SO embarrassed. Thank you for your correction!

Delicious August 27, 2008 at 10:20 pm

My fave story about these ‘tards is when they got lucked up at the convention I was at, a lawyer told me they had to stay true to their collective beliefs. They would chant from their jail cells, but they had to agree on the chant, and at one point they had a 30-minute argument about what to chant next.

Fucking Mumia anarchist WTO fucktards.

nestor August 27, 2008 at 10:53 pm


gliberal August 27, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Ahh, democracy in action! Or as Bush would tell you, liberdy. Freedumb. Our citizens choosing their elected representatives, never more than 5 feet away from jack-booted heavily armed mercenaries ready to crush their skulls just for fun. This makes Tiennamen Square look like Disney World. Lets export this kind of liberdy to the mid east where they don’t have personal freedumbz. Like us do.

lightninglouie August 28, 2008 at 12:37 am

Look out, Haskell, that’s real!

Jingo August 28, 2008 at 3:50 am

What’s with the guy in the neon green biker shorts. I guess with the pink shirt, pink hat and pink ladies bike with the pink fuzzy seat, he felt compelled to wear something that expressed his sexuality. I bet granny guitar can’t wait to get home to tell her canasta club how she touched a real live gay person.

Borat August 28, 2008 at 4:47 am

Those cops really look like they want to use those clubs, I mean batons. I mean batons to club people with

GazelleRocks August 28, 2008 at 7:47 am

Wow, did Wonkette just make an Eric Voegelin reference? “Immanentize the eschaton?”

Botswana Meat Commission FC August 28, 2008 at 8:53 am

I’m seriously rooting for the cops to just mow these people down and ship them to a gulag outside Durango. Do they have any idea who started this war or who’s to blame for it?

hatlesshead August 28, 2008 at 9:19 am

Isn’t that Joe Biden with a rinse?

Lazy Media August 28, 2008 at 9:41 am

[re=72920]gliberal[/re]: Really? So, they’re actually running over people with tanks and hauling them out and shooting them out of hand by the dozens in Denver? ‘Cause that’s what happened in Tiananmen Square.

cal August 28, 2008 at 9:42 am

Has anyone spotted Hagbard Celine?

Botswana Meat Commission FC August 28, 2008 at 10:07 am

This has to be the stupidest thing I’ve ever read on Wonkette. And I was here for the great Paultard Invasion of 2007, so I’ve seen some really stupid shit.

Poindextrous August 28, 2008 at 10:55 am

I was in New York four years ago at the Rep. convention, and I must say the police sticks were nowhere near this large or prominently displayed…hott.

Anon124816 August 28, 2008 at 11:05 am

Why don’t they like war? Don’t they know it’s good for business?

Miller August 28, 2008 at 1:25 pm

I was for peace, but only in some nebulous, far off, future. After seeing that sign, I want peace….NOW! Also I’m preferring bikes to bombs, but I could be swayed back if the CEO of Lockheed were to don sassy neon bicycle shorts.

chascates August 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Seen any Blackwater operatives working with Denver’s finest? Or is that a GOP-only gig?

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