DNC: Who Cares?

So, I’m watching the tele the other night and suddenly, my show is interrupted by some old windbag talking about how Kerry is the best thing since sliced bread. “Only in Boston,” I say to myself. “Alrighty then, let’s give ‘Ol Blowhard a chance to say his piece.” For the next 30 minutes, I’m subjected to more liberal rhetoric than even Mr. Dean spouted during the primaries. *sigh* I’ve got nothing against liberals per se, but I get sick of hearing the same old crap: “Bush is making us unsafe” etc. etc.
Since this blog is about Boston (and who am I to get off track?) I must talk about how the DNC has affected me….not one bit. Being on the North Shore gives me a welcome respite from the toil and turmoil of downtown. However, I did make one quick trip down the road and, amazingly enough, no traffic. I guess people took the “Get the Hell outta Dodge!” mandate pretty well. Downtown is ghost-like with emptiness all around. I really pity the North Enders whose businesses are facing a tight crunch (and I love the fact that Menino is giving discounts to the restaurants). When all is said and done, will the DNC in Boston actually be measurable in terms of success or fiscal failure? Time will only tell!
Ta for now. –Dave

3 Comments so far

  1. Cassford (unregistered) on July 29th, 2004 @ 8:55 am

    Wow, Dave, that was about half-way down the troll lane. ;-) That’s anauspicious first post. Have you ever seen a political convention before? What the heck did you expect to get from the DNC — a nuanced view of Kerry’s pros and cons? Wait until September when the Republican conventioneers wrap themselves up in the flag and 9-11 like wrinkled sausages in a pancake breakfast. If you think you’ll hear a lot of open discussions about his failures among the GOP party faithful, you are mistaken, I’m afraid.
    By the way…Bush has made us less safe.

  2. Dave Graham (unregistered) on July 29th, 2004 @ 10:31 am

    You think it was polarizing? I know it was. Wasn’t trying to bust people’s chops but, having attended other political conventions before (to answer one of your questions), I was just in shock and awe that people would take this DNC thing so far. Was I suprised that Teddy “I had nothing to do with Chappaquiddick” Kennedy was stumping for Kerry? Heck no! As I’ve seen it, this blog deserves a fair share of moderate to right leaning writing too! *grin* In any case, Boston was wicked good fun this week with no one around…

  3. Cassford (unregistered) on July 30th, 2004 @ 3:44 am

    Dave, I’d hate to seem unwelcoming to a new member of our menagerie, but I think you there is a world of difference between conservative or even Republican-leaning writing and bombastic or mean-spirited prose. The blog does *not* need stuff like ‘Teddy “I had nothing to do with Chappaquiddick” Kennedy’. You could easily show your disdain for Kennedy without dropping to that level. Some suggestions: Teddy “Expelled from Harvard” Kennedy, Teddy “Chronically Obese” Kennedy, Teddy “Big Liberal” Kennedy. These are all demonstrably true of him. He has never, however, claimed to have “nothing to do with” the car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne. He was the driver. He had everything to do with it.

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