Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Podium By Any Other Name

One of the weirder and naturally hateful anti-Obama and Dem memes, if it's meant seriously, is that the planned speech in the Denver Stadium is fascistic or worse, Nazi-like. Yet I encourage you to check out the planned podium set-up for the Republican convention, above. I think it appears they are being a bit defensive, like the burly guy with a lisp who hates gays gets defensive, ya know. I look at this and the first thing I think of is Nuremburg. And not the happy-feel good Nuremberg of the war crimes trials. This sucker looks like a lost page from Speer's sketchbook. Jeebus, but it gives me the creeps.

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Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

That's some scarey stage set up shit going on there.

gomonkeygo said...

Indeed. I expect a large iron coffin to rise from the center and the Vampire King to announce his candidacy from therein.

Memphis said...

I like it.Lotsa pointy pointy things.Can't wait till they bring the talking monkey onstage with Chuck Hestons giant image on the screen.Don't know what that will all mean but holy cool.

krid said...

Hey, in case you forgot, it's all about freedom. I know it's difficult, and you might have to go a few hours without a toke, but if you actually listen to the messages instead of free associating about what the stage reminds you of, how good the candidate looks, how his dulcet tones mesmerize you and make you feel all warm inside... there's not a whole lotta daylight between fascism and what the Dems are peddling these days.

gomonkeygo said...

I have to ask why right-leaning comment-leavers like to make drug references? Very odd. Not the first time it's happened here. Seems they assume any person with an opinion different from their own is on drugs. Personally, I work in a white-collar environment very unfriendly to drug use, that requires FBI background checks and can even involve regular, mandated drug-testing. Very conservative, really. The most potent drug regularly in my system is caffeine. Followed by Advil. With the occasional sweet, sweet ale and even sweeter single-malt. Hmm, all I need is a pipe, a smoking jacket and an illegal Mexican housekeeper and I'm a Republican!

Maybe a monocle, too. In fact, two - one for each eye.