Three men were arrested near Denver early Sunday for allegedly plotting to assasinate Barack Obama. Police found rifles, a bulletproof vest, walkie-talkies, ammunition and various disguises.
The three had uttered racist threats against Obama.
The authorities are downplaying the threat the three men posed to the candidate. They're spinning their utterances as the rantings of drug addicts. The men were high on methamphetamine when they were apprehended, according to media reports.
What do you have to do to be considered a credible alleged would-be white supremacist assassin these days?
Getting pulled over with a telescopic rifle in a vehicle rented in someone else's name and threatening the candidate apparently isn't enough.
A scene from the floor of the convention. I got a half-hour floor pass last night. I have to admit, it was a much more intense experience than I was expecting.
The woman in the picture is a convention-goer, probably a delegate. Obama's mention, Jerry Kellman is just about to take the stage.
I've arrived in Denver to cover the DNC for firedoglake's Campaign Silo.
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This is one of the two airport gargoyles overlooking the baggage claim in the Denver airport. Gargoyles have traditionally been installed to ward off evil spirits. In this case, the gargoyles are meant to ward off the evil spirits that cause lost luggage.