Senate Republicans Entice Donors with Horse (and John Elway)

We were forwarded this invitation to a fundraiser benefitting the state Senate Republicans, and we felt compelled to share it with our readers.

The headliner of the event is former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, who has long been a staunch Republican supporter. Elway’s name appears at the top of the invitation, just before the name Climax Molybdenum, which sounds like some sort of new-age porn star but is in fact a Colorado mining company.

But our favorite part of the invitation is the big mention at the bottom left: A special appearance by Thunder, the Broncos mascot. For a minimum contribution of $500, you can get up close and personal with a horse.


17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Duke Cox says:

    Sure, I'll say it.

    There will be several horses asses present, but only one horse. Usually at such affairs there is not even one horse…just the asses.

  2. davebarnes says:

    How much money will Darryl get from this?

  3. OrangeFree says:

    You'd think following the Rocky fracas last cycle that Elway would know better than to let Thunder be used as a political prop. Considering they took care to note that he's the official mascot, some intrepid reporter should give the Broncos PR folks a ring and ask if this constitutes an official endorsement by the team.

    • DaftPunk says:

      I looked in to this, and the horses that have played Thunder are all owned by the same woman, and their services provided by an LLC. Gives the donkeys plausible deniability at least.

  4. Zappatero says:

    The hero worship of these Multi-Millionaire/1%-ers and the ignorance of where their intentions truly lie should tell us all something about the sports industry.

    Elway probably thinks he did it all on his own and doesn't new no stinking government assistance for anything.

    For my part I say "fuck you, too, John!"

    • BlueCat says:

      Never stepped foot in any car dealerships or restaurants bearing his name or Shanahan's.

      He'd be in on this if he still lived here. I don't know if he still owns his old "house" but we did work for clients who were near neighbors of his so drove past it every day for a while. Shanahan's was the most gawdawful ostentatious would be palace I've  ever seen around here. The guy gives new meaning to the word "pretentious". And I've seen interior pics too.  Full of gilded ornate over-sized everything. He must think he's Louis the friggin' XIV. I wouldn't be surprised if he had servants in powdered wigs instructed to turn their faces to the wall if they encountered their betters in a hall way.

      Elway's a great football star and Shanahan was a great coach as long as he had Elway (thanks for the Super Bowls) but they're both let them eat cake Republicans and first class a-holes.

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        A pampered multi-millionaire who won't hand out decent candy bars to adoring kid fans on Halloween can never, ever be rehabilitated . . .

        . . . we knew what he was back in '88 — just another Drumpf, albeit with a better arm. 

  5. Rockhound655 says:

    Seriously?  How do you self-proclaimed Coloradans not know what the Climax mine is? 

    • Zappatero says:

      I know the Oxbow mine and its illustrious owner, one William Koch. My brother actually worked there long enough to become sick of the whole deal lie, despite the good money paid for back breaking work. Maybe a molybdenum climax is just that.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Of course Coloradans know.  Climax — that's s the place atop Fremont Pass where a few intrepid folks still sporadically dig for molybdenum ore . . . 

      . . . whenever the mines aren't closed. 

    • Duke Cox says:

      I have lived here in Colorado for 43 years. Is there a problem with me proclaiming my status as a Coloradan? For a few years, I lived a handful of miles down the road from the Climax molybdenum mine.

      Would you care to tell us what makes you a real Coloradan as opposed to us self-proclaimed types?

    • BlueCat says:

      Where do you get the idea we don't?

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