Monday, August 20, 2012

#GOP2012 Monday August 20

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is surrounded by high fences:

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Red, white, and blue disco balls have been set up in the Convention Center:

Red, white, and blue disco balls

The lighting is being adjusted outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum:

Adjusting the lighting of the Tampa Bay Times Forum

There is a billboard outside the Times Forum with some interesting ads. Some are friendly:

Welcome to Tampa Bay for the RNC

But there is also a Chevy Volt ad:

Chevy Volt advertisement.

And ads quoting Republicans talking about how they believe in global warming. Such as former President George W. Bush:

George Bush talking about greenhouse gas emissions.

And Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkoski:

Murkowski talking about rising sea levels

This is a popular spot for people to have their picture taken:


Inside the Convention Center, rooms of phones have been installed. A lone TV is tuned to CNN, and of course no one is watching:

Room of phones inside the Convention Center

This flyer was the only evidence of any protest activity I have seen so far:

"Food Not Bombs" flyer

There's also a lot of work being done late into the night. Here are men working outside a bank:

Night work near a bank

I've heard the banks will be closed and the ATMs have been removed to protect them from protesters.

1 comment:

  1. Hurricane or not, I expect a full report on the modern decadence of the GOP Convention.