Donnybrook Does the Democratic Convention! Monday!
*PHOTOS BY PHILLIP WOOLLEY*
With political ties and Jackie O Sunglasses, Donnybrook will serve as your guide this week during the Democratic National Convention in Denver, with representatives spanning from the cop-laden streets to the front row seats of Barack’s speech on Thursday. Oh, and with jaunts to Shag Lounge for Discobama in between.
Right now we’ll be serving you with updates from our own Street Correspondent, Timmy T.
Timmy T. is actually a staunch Republican, but we don’t hold that against him. In fact, we admire his nerve. Timmy here, in a moment of capitalist genius, decided to make Obama buttons and sell them for a buck cheaper than they were going at the convention. So he’s out there, on the streets, making bank off buttons that say “Barack to the Future” and “Barack Me Amadeus.”
Timmy T. already made it onto Hardball today. If anyone can find clips of this, we’d be much obliged.
Monday, 12:20 p.m.: Street Correspondent Timmy T. has apparently made friends with Terry McAuliffe. Maybe they can ride bikes together sometime, or talk about chairman-ing the DNC over iced tea.
3:25 p.m.: Timmy T. is pounding on the door of Donnybrook Manor. He is covered in a fine dripping of sweat and is the color of a ripened tomato. He has biked uphill from the convention and is in need of refueling. His report is roughly as follows.
Tons of people are protesting. Everyone has a cause, says Timmy. Timmy joined a Hillary protest just for fun. Then he joined a class in front of the capitol on civil disobedience – on how to get shocked and go to jail correctly. Off the top of his head, there’s people protesting abortion, the war, people in support of Hillary, people in support of McCain. Across the street from the McCain protest, there are Obama protesters protesting the protesters.
Timmy was drawn to the chanting of “FREE WEED,” only to find that instead of an offer it was a plea written cryptically in graffiti to “Free Our Weed.”
I know why the legalization cause is losing steam, says Timmy T.: After becoming part of their protest, it turns out they’re all fucking losers – the whole lot of them. Not like Timmy takes issue with their cause. If you know what I mean. heh. heh.
And with that, I’ll leave you with a picture of Timmy with an elephant on a segway. Why? Because we can! You can catch Donnybrook and its correspondents tonight at Shag Lounge, then at Hi-Dive to see Laura Gibson!