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Pejman’s asking, This Is A Joke, Right?
For good reason: Obama Speech Stage Resembles Ancient Greek Temple.
John McCormack has a photo:
Or, as the trekkers would ask, Who Mourns for Adonis?
Yes. A Greek temple for the Messiah! Come to think of it, how appropriate a send-off for a candidate whose proposed economic policies will send us to prehistoric times.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.
The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos’ National Football League team plays.
Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington’s Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party’s nomination for president.
He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor.
Let me guess:
Zeus The Annointed one will rise as the full orchestra plays Thus Spake Zaratustra!
2008: A Spaced Oddity.
The show should provide a striking image for the millions of Americans watching on television as Obama delivers a speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.
This will give everyone present the opportunity to chant “Obama, Obama”, just like the Germans. Of course, beams of light will radiate from his brow, Zeus-like:
Once Obama speaks, confetti will rain down on him and fireworks will be fired off from locations around the stadium wall.
Bill’s going to miss out on all the fun. Big as Invesco Field may be, it can’t fit TWO egos that size.
But, will Gerard Baker be there?
Continuing on a theme of antiquity, pocket change:
Both are like ancient coins whose identifying marks have been all but effaced by being handed around promiscuously for so long.
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Ed goes the full Star Trek length:
combined with the so-called “sign of progress”, Barack Obama may be better suited to run for the presidency of the United Federation of Planets than the USA.
TigerHawk invites “your own suggestions for additional Original Trek imagery that ought to be incorporated into the Obama campaign.”
Continuing on the entertainment/architectural theme: Illinois Obama and the Temple of Gloom
By the way, Commenters have mentioned that the Ivesco temple is supposed to be reminiscent of the Lincoln Memorial, and of Martin Luther King’s speech in Washington, the anniversary of which is the day of Obama’s speech. May I point out two things:
1. Lincoln was a Republican.
2. Martin Luther King was a Republican.
And now for the video: Via Breibart TV,
Judging from the video, the temple looks like the Roman monument that Vittorio Emanuele built as a memorial … to himself:
Hmmm Gateway Pundit says Russia’s Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg. I say Vittorio.