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Through a series of pictures, Getty Images notes GOP convention location as "Stripper Capitol"

Posted on 08/24/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT by dead

They're not saying... they're just saying.

Links only, since it's Getty:

http://www.daylife.com/photo/0c69evCer04wL?__site=daylife&q=World

http://www.daylife.com/photo/08j4dFX7PQ949?__site=daylife&q=World

http://www.daylife.com/photo/0gxK6TPc4a1eP?__site=daylife&q=World


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; dnctalkingpoints; fakebutaccurate; gettybias; gettyimages; godgap; goebbelswouldbeproud; itsjustsex; meme; phonycapitol; phonystrippercapitol; photography; pornification; pravdamedia; smearcampaign; tartitup; vanity
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1 posted on 08/24/2012 10:46:53 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead

Yup. There are a lot strip clubs in and near Tampa. It’s like a varsity sport there.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 10:50:10 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: dead

Tampa proper is not strip-club heavy, but go up to Pasco county and the number of strip clubs boggles the mind.

I’ll never forget a buddy of mine in college driving to my home in Pinellas from Tallahassee one summer to hang out for a week. He’s from Kansas and called me from north Pasco/New Port Richey, “Dude, what’s with all the strip clubs? It’s like where strippers go to retire or something.”

He’s not far from the truth.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 10:51:38 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: dead

I guess that I’m just slow . . . I don’t get it! So Tampa has strip clubs so do most major cities like my hometown Atlanta, GA. On the other hand FL doesn’t have brothels like Dingy Harry’s home state nor is Tampa the shooting capital like Odumbo’s Chicago. So what’s the big deal Getty?


4 posted on 08/24/2012 10:54:47 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: dead

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2012/jan/13/ellyn-bogdanoff/tampa-strip-club-capital-world/

Is Tampa the ‘strip club capital of the world’?

We then turned to the business world for an answer, finding Clearwater-based E.D. Publications, a national magazine for the adult entertainment industry. (The “E.D.” stands for Exotic Dancer.) The group publishes nationwide guides to night clubs, directories of industry vendors and rosters of touring entertainers.

Associate publisher Dave Manack didn’t hesitate when asked if Tampa is the strip club capital of the world.

“No,” he said. “Not even close. Tampa might not even make the Top 20. For anyone in the industry who knows, it’s really not a top market for strip clubs.” Cities like New York, Las Vegas or Miami would have much more of a claim on the title, he said.

According to the magazine’s count, Tampa has 20 night clubs, and the entire Tampa Bay area has 30.

Meanwhile, Miami has 30 in the city and 50 in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale corridor. (City of Miami officials did not return calls.) New York City has 45, not including Long Island or New Jersey. Las Vegas has 40 clubs. (We actually tallied 34 licensed nude and topless clubs in the Las Vegas region from local officials there, so counting clubs is not an exact science.)

Manack ticked off several strikes against Tampa’s claim to the title: Tampa doesn’t have as many clubs as larger cities, and high-end national chains like Rick’s Cabaret and the Spearmint Rhino have taken a pass on Tampa. The city’s clubs are spread out, and because it has no tight-knit cluster to form a party circuit, it has trouble marketing itself as a destination for bachelor parties and conventioneers.

Pinellas County shares some of the blame, too, he said. Local rules make it difficult to open high-end clubs near the beaches where dancers can significantly disrobe. “Literally, you could see more at the beach. It does hurt the clubs there,” he said.

A spokeswoman with another industry group, the Association of Club Executives, also discounted Tampa’s place in the strip club world.

“Manhattan has many more clubs than the Tampa area,” said spokeswoman Angelina Spencer. “And if you’re going to talk about the true strip club capital of the world, it would be Las Vegas.” Her association, a political and legal advocacy group for club owners based in Washington, keeps a census that includes 3,829 clubs nationwide, but it will not release numbers by locality.

If Tampa isn’t the strip club capital of the world, we wondered if perhaps it might be No. 1 on a per capita basis. That metric would account for Tampa being a smaller city than New York or Miami. But a 2006 economic development study from the Tampa Bay Partnership found the city was merely No. 3 for strip clubs on a per capita basis, ranking behind Las Vegas, and — even more deflating — Cincinnati.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 10:59:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: dead; wagglebee

Tampa strip club king Joe Redner told us the title was actually bestowed on the city by opponents of strip clubs who were trying to stop clubs from opening. “It’s a misnomer,” he said. “That’s what people said when they wanted to get rid of the strip clubs. That’s what they labeled us.”


6 posted on 08/24/2012 11:00:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: RexBeach
Yeah, I went to the Beef O'Brady bowl down there (Win! - Rutgers over Central Florida) a couple of years ago.

I heard rumors of the many strip clubs...

7 posted on 08/24/2012 11:02:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Getty won't let the facts stand in their way.

They think it's clever to point out that the conservatives in the GOP are going to the strip club capital of all time and space.

They can snicker about their gotcha! moment at the gay bath house.

8 posted on 08/24/2012 11:05:26 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

A view of the building in NYC where Daylife has their offices, where they may have held a party recently honoring a 40-something Dem Congressman who was busted last week for performing oral sex on a 17 year old in a public bathroom. Despite only having a few employees, Daylife has earned the regard of one of the DNC's top slime caption writers, licking the rear end of the Democrats whenever they can. The 2012 Democratic National Convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, from Tuesday, September 4th to Thursday, September 6th.

9 posted on 08/24/2012 11:07:43 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: dead

The Onion ran a piece this week (also prohibited on FR) that I saw because of an associate’s facebook post.

They are circulating a meme that Filapino tranny hookers are looking forward to the rough trade business from Republicans visiting Tampa.

About as funny as Sandra Bernhard’s rape joke aimed at Sarah Palin in 2008.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 11:07:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: rhubarbk
Right! Go down Cheshire Bridge. All there are, are strip clubs, massage joints, adult novelty stores, and smoke shops.

Not, uh, that I'd know about that stuff.

Y'see.

11 posted on 08/24/2012 11:09:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: dead

I think this should be reexamined. While many Republicans have moral objections to public strip clubs, they are generally legal in the US.

So who do you think goes to strip clubs?

1) White wine sipping, Democrat supporting liberals, along with scummy anarchist Occupiers?, or,

2) Hard working blue collar men, many of whom are veterans, ride motorcycles, and regularly vote for conservatives and Republicans?

In other words, while conservative Republicans and their supporters have some scruples about strip clubs, because they see some downsides to them, they are neither so prudish nor so poor as to not go to them.

Yet the MSM makes a big deal out of it, because *in their minds*, Republicans who have fun are hypocrites, because again, in the mind of the MSM, Republicans are prudes who go around damning other peoples’ fun.

In truth, Republicans generally do condemn what the MSM *thinks* is ‘fun’, because what the MSM thinks is ‘fun’ often seriously hurts people, steals from them, and is both illegal and immoral.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 11:14:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: rhubarbk

I’d love to see a news photo on a Nevada brothel which then concludes “Nevada is the state that elects Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)”.

or a news photo of a dead black child from Chicago gang violence with the caption “Chicago is also the home base for President Barack Obama (D-IL)”.


13 posted on 08/24/2012 11:20:33 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Good ideas.... but we will never seem ‘em.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 11:29:00 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: dead
Based on the number of obviously fishy filings,
Tampa appears to lead the nation in the prevalence of tax-refund fraud.

Dispiriting findings in federal tax-fraud probe

http://www2.tbo.com/news/opinion/2012/aug/10/naopino1-dispiriting-findings-in-federal-tax-fraud-ar-459581/
15 posted on 08/24/2012 11:37:08 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: RexBeach
What goes on in Tampa stays in the Front Page of Local Newspapers.

This ain't Vegas - and even Vegas has been known to turn on a Republican.

The liberal media wants to catch a Republican doing anything. Their big deal is 'are you a hypocrite'? Or course they assign to Republicans the strawman stance of someone who walks on water and must be held to the highest standards humanly possible. The 'standards' for Democrats are non-existent so it's a way to trash conservatives. Local papers have already done stories about the possibility of young (underage) hookers coming into the area. Turns out it's NOT happening. Same number of hookers as always.

Anyone going to the convention needs to be very careful... The press has a good working relationship with strip club owners like Redner... a man they've given good press to before...

16 posted on 08/24/2012 2:23:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: RexBeach
What goes on in Tampa stays in the Front Page of Local Newspapers.

This ain't Vegas - and even Vegas has been known to turn on a Republican.

The liberal media wants to catch a Republican doing anything. Their big deal is 'are you a hypocrite'? Or course they assign to Republicans the strawman stance of someone who walks on water and must be held to the highest standards humanly possible. The 'standards' for Democrats are non-existent so it's a way to trash conservatives. Local papers have already done stories about the possibility of young (underage) hookers coming into the area. Turns out it's NOT happening. Same number of hookers as always.

Anyone going to the convention needs to be very careful... The press has a good working relationship with strip club owners like Redner... a man they've given good press to before...

17 posted on 08/24/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: OrangeHoof; abb; sickoflibs; Liz
I’d love to see a news photo on a Nevada brothel which then concludes “Nevada is the state that elects Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)”. or a news photo of a dead black child from Chicago gang violence with the caption “Chicago is also the home base for President Barack Obama (D-IL)”.

It's odd how the press misses those connections... year after year after year after year...

18 posted on 08/24/2012 2:27:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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