This is a right-wing meme captured in the MemeTank.
Wish this article had been started months ago.. The Boston Herald has an almost daily headline hammering this meme to Bostonians.
The DNC is:
Bad for Kids
Out Of The Pool - DNC Security Sinks Kids' Swimming Holes (Boston Herald, Dave Wedge, 16 July 2004):
While Democratic convention bigwigs hobnob in the air-conditioned FleetCenter and swank function rooms, city kids will find gates to some neighborhood swimming pools padlocked...
Bad for Locals
Toilet crunch to make Dems do `business' elsewhere (Boston Herald, Elisabeth J. Beardsley, 15 July 2004):
"The people who live around here, they're going to have people urinating in their back yards or against their walls or behind their businesses," City Councilor Maura A. Hennigan said. "Very unpleasant."
Bad for Business
Hub salons wigging out about DNC (Boston Herald, Jill Radsken, 15 July 2004):
Don't tell Nino DeAngelis how much of a boon the Democratic National Convention will be to the local economy. DeAngelis owns..a Newbury Street hair salon that he says he'll have to close during DNC week...expects to lose between $20,000 and $30,000 in business the week of July 25. "This (the DNC) was supposed to benefit the city of Boston."... of the dozen Boston salons and spas contacted by the Herald. Almost half said they will close or cut staff during the DNC.
Bad for Locals and Business
DNC ban bad news for publishers (Boston Herald, Greg Gatlin, 13 July 2004):
The Democratic National Convention is going to make it harder to pick up your favorite newspaper...
Even Bad for Delegates!
Plunderin' pigeons present planning pickle (Boston Herald, David R. Guarino, 12 July 2004):
Democratic convention planners have designed a $50 million security system, plotted hour-by-hour road closures and devised an intricate plan for the big balloon drop. But no one has found a solution to the pigeon problem...a small but annoying raid of uncredentialed, dive-bombing and defecating birds at the DNC... They'd better get on it soon, warned FleetCenter spokesman Jim Delaney... DNC spokeswoman Peggy Wilhide said she was too busy to "worry about" issues like the pigeons and didn't return calls to answer specific questions.
Poll sees support strong for convention... (Boston Globe, Rick Klein, 7 April 2004):
- A strong majority of Greater Boston residents believe that hosting the Democratic National Convention will be worth the hassles, a sentiment fueled by expectations that the convention will boost Boston's image around the country and trigger increased economic activity...