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Vanity: CPAC pumping money into Prince George's Co., Maryland...
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Posted on 03/09/2014 11:58:44 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

Personal Observation: For the second consecutive year, CPAC has held its annual conference at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 5-7 miles away from the U.S. Capitol. Oxon Hill is in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is heavily Democrat and majority black in residents.

CPAC attendees, legislators, staff, radio & TV personalities & their staff have been at National Harbor spending their money there for the past few days at restaurants, bars, pharmacies, gift shops, etc.

Is the mainstream media going to report on how "mean, racist, bigot & homophobe Republicans and conservatives" are spending money in P.G. County and pumping money into the county's and the state's coffers?

**Sound of Crickets**


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News
KEYWORDS: conservatives; cpac; cpacvenue; maryland; pgcounty; racism; republicans; vanity

1 posted on 03/09/2014 11:58:44 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: kburi; sofaman; BufordP; SE Mom; armymarinemom; HokieMom; MarineMom613; Tennessee Nana; ...

Of interest to my DC-VA-MD WMAL Ping List...

Hello to All!


2 posted on 03/09/2014 12:00:20 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

There’d be headlines if someone said, “Ca-ca” or “macaca”!


3 posted on 03/09/2014 12:04:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Ha Ha! Good Point! :-)


4 posted on 03/09/2014 12:13:06 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Perhaps they should relocate it to the La Plata Convention Center.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 12:17:22 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’ve got a better idea: Move it out of the D.C. area completely.


6 posted on 03/09/2014 12:19:54 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: carriage_hill

My Puerto Rican grandmother used to call us “macacos” every time we misbehaved. No big deal. We got used to it — it was funny!


7 posted on 03/09/2014 12:20:42 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

There will be silence from the media about allegedly racist conservatives going to a majority minority place for this meeting.

If anybody had said macaca, that would have been the big news.

I’m still frustrated about macaca. Not only did the media have their outrage, but the Washington Post at the time ran a series of articles, to define macaca for us. They had to inform us all as to why macaca was a slur, then smear Allen for using that word.

Robert Byrd said “white ni**ers” on an interview around the year 2000, as I recall, and nothing was said about it because Byrd was a good Democrat.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 12:20:42 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: markomalley

Wait... La Plata (Maryland) *has* a convention center??


9 posted on 03/09/2014 12:21:34 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Haha!
See post #7...


10 posted on 03/09/2014 12:22:32 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I never understand how the liberals and the media keep pushing this narrative of racist bigoted conservatives. There are numerous racial/ethnic minorities in the GOP.

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina
Senator Tim Scott of SC
Governor Jindal of Louisiana
Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico
Govornor Brian Sandoval of Nevada
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
Former Congressman Allan West of Florida.

I’m sure there are others, this is just off the top of my head. Yet in spite of the obvious diversity in the Republican party, the narrative persists that good minorities need to be Democrats because of bigotry, etc.

We need to send a loud and clear message that conservative principles are not racist or bigoted.

rqcist


11 posted on 03/09/2014 12:26:02 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

It was a joke.

(I suppose that they could use the conference center at the Southern Maryland College)


12 posted on 03/09/2014 12:30:02 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

LOL!

It’s not big enough.

Blue Crabs Stadium is the biggest venue in these parts, but that’s an open-air stadium with very uncomfortable seating.... ;-)


13 posted on 03/09/2014 12:40:17 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My Puerto Rican high school friend who lives in VA and is very involved with the Fairfax Co. Republican Committee (or some such group) said that there was a minority forum at CPAC, which was well attended, but no media or reporters covering it other than their own.

You won’t see NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and teh rest of the vermin covering this story...


14 posted on 03/09/2014 12:42:49 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
It’s not big enough.

And that's the point. A place like National Harbor or the DC Convention Center or the Inner Harbor Convention Center is really the only place big enough to handle such an event.

15 posted on 03/09/2014 1:12:46 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’d like to attend CPAC one year. I hope they hold it at the Reston Town Center sometime.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 1:14:26 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

In fairness, National Harbor is a safely isolated little Big Bucks haven that happens only by geographical happenstance to be in PG. It’s not as if they’re meeting in District Heights or any of PG’s other hamlets that enjoy high crime rates comparable to any inner city.

And how are you, Silvie???


17 posted on 03/09/2014 1:38:39 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Oh just lovely, thanks for asking, E.

Hope you & the family are doing well too — can’t wait for good & sunny weather to rear its head back to this area!

Best!


18 posted on 03/09/2014 1:57:20 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


19 posted on 03/09/2014 3:10:24 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

It is also known as the Roy Rogers restaurant.


20 posted on 03/09/2014 4:00:51 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Good one, GreyFriar! You beat me to the punch while I was searching for the right exemplar!

Thanks for the ping, TSR!



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21 posted on 03/09/2014 4:23:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: EDINVA

Exactly. I can see it from Wilson Bridge, FGS. Essentially, it really is D.C.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 4:33:46 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

and since there is now a Roy Rogers in Waldorf, I don’t have to drive to either LaPlata or Ft. Belvoir to get a Double R Bar burger or Roy’s fried chicken! Although every few months work takes me to Ft. Belvoir and I try to schedule it so that I can have lunch at Roy Rogers.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 4:35:49 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; EDINVA
Essentially, it really is D.C.

It is. But all the tax income and money spent there is going to PG County and "Merryland" and God knows what corrupt govt. program that money will end up in...

24 posted on 03/09/2014 4:38:49 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: GreyFriar

I love the margaritas and the food at “La Tolteca” in Waldorf, right next to that Roy Rogers (which used to be an Arby’s)....


25 posted on 03/09/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Alberta's Child

Yes! Why the hell have it in D.C.?? Smh...


26 posted on 03/09/2014 6:56:57 PM PDT by IChing
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I pontificate at length about the venue in this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3131400/posts?page=8


27 posted on 03/09/2014 6:58:57 PM PDT by IChing
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

CPAC used to meet @ Crystal City in Arlington VA. Arlington is really not much better than PG as far as lib govt programs go. Just not the same crime stats and demographics as PG beyond Natl Harbor.

And now look at our Gov. Huckster. Give him a little time, he’s working to catch up with O’Malley. Fortunately, in VA a governor can’t run for a 2nd term.


28 posted on 03/09/2014 7:21:36 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Dilbert San Diego
>> the Washington Post at the time ran a series of articles <<

That's actually an understatement. The articles were a lot more than merely a "series." In fact, after the original macaca incident came to light, the WaPo had a front-page Allen-bashing article just about EVERY DAY during that campaign.

Moreover, the wily propaganda experts at the Post used their on-going, daily macaca discussions as a hook to provide extraneous details about Allen's Jewish ancestry -- something that probably helped erode his support not only among many voters of rural Virginia, but also among the numerous Muslim voters of Northern Virginia.

29 posted on 03/10/2014 6:32:03 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: EDINVA

>> It’s not as if they’re meeting in District Heights <<

Not so sure about that. Was at National Harbor on a Saturday afternoon last year, and it looked to me as if at least 75% of the customers in the restaurants and shops were African or African-American.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 6:36:32 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

But were any of them gangbangers? Or just working/middle class folks?

A problem with PG is that with DC gentrification, ever more gangbangers are moving out there, as if PG didn’t have enough of them, and enough other problems to begin with.

Admittedly, tho, even if the 70-75% of National Harbor’s customers who are African or African-American are middle- or upper-middle class, over time it, too, will become known as a “black” area which alone will deter a lot of whites from going there. More’s the pity.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 1:53:23 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

>> even if the 70-75% of National Harbor’s customers who are African or African-American are middle- or upper-middle class, over time it, too, will become known as a “black” area which alone will deter a lot of whites from going there <<

For good or bad, I think that’s already the reality of the situation — at least as far as the “local” patrons are concerned.

On the other hand, when the Gaylord Hotel books a large convention, the hotel’s guests won’t necessarily fit any particular ethnic pattern.


32 posted on 03/10/2014 6:51:50 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I think they should spend their money in a conservative city, if there is such a thing. This continues to be our problem. Keep feeding the beast in hopes that it will like us.


33 posted on 03/10/2014 6:55:30 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

ahahahaha, on tonite’s news they talked about the Natl Harbor owner donating $XXXXXX to PG schools, to be spread over (IIRC) 4 years.


34 posted on 03/10/2014 7:21:01 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: markomalley

La Plata has a convention center??!!


35 posted on 03/10/2014 7:31:48 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: EDINVA

HA!

Not surprising, though....


36 posted on 03/10/2014 8:06:25 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I frankly don’t hold out much hope but if anything could improve PG schools it’d be great. Methinks the best thing they could do is teach the young girls to cross their legs.


37 posted on 03/11/2014 10:13:27 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Agreed.

PG Co. public schools’ problems are trickling into Chuck County somewhat, including gangs, weapons, drugs and girls who are pregnant at a very young age (some of them are 16 or 17 years old with not only one child, but two kids!)

It’s hard for me to explain this to my 7th grade son — so I just leave those details and that ‘talk’ to my husband, who is far more direct with these topics and is the male role model....

Best!


38 posted on 03/11/2014 11:01:03 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
There are numerous racial/ethnic minorities in the GOP.

Oh, but they're not 'acceptable' minorities, because they're not liberal minorities.

39 posted on 03/11/2014 4:30:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Hiya Silvie! How Ya been?


40 posted on 03/12/2014 6:14:20 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Maybe fudgePAC should move to somewhere less lefty?


41 posted on 03/12/2014 6:17:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Cheapskate

Good, FRiend! Time flies — my son is almost 14 y/o!

How about yourself?


42 posted on 03/12/2014 6:33:32 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
I lost part of a leg back in Dec. from diabetes.

I'm still playing drums though.

43 posted on 03/15/2014 1:48:23 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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