Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Agencies scramble to devise plan to house homeless during DNC
WCNC ^ | 8/14/12 | CLAIRE McNEILL, DAVID PERLMUTT

Posted on 09/01/2012 8:15:00 AM PDT by Libloather

Agencies scramble to devise plan to house homeless during DNC
by CLAIRE McNEILL & DAVID PERLMUTT
WCNC.com
Posted on August 14, 2012 at 6:41 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A last-minute plan to house the homeless who might be displaced during the Democratic National Convention has many in the faith community scrambling for volunteers.

**SNIP**

Hanneman wrote that at least 150 beds – a “best guesstimate” – could be needed each night from Aug. 24 through Sept. 7, the day after the DNC ends.

“These … include people who are homeless and sleeping in center city Charlotte, and families living in motels who are being displaced before and during the DNC,” Hanneman wrote in his email.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcnc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charlotte; convention; dnc; homeless
This is from a few weeks ago. Things are much better now.

Democratic National Convention to leave hundreds homeless
“I work all day for $60,” Eric Jones, who predicts that each night in his motel room could end up costing his full daily income, told the Los Angeles Times. “Why am I going to pay $60 for a room? Then I won’t have enough to spend on food or anything.”

1 posted on 09/01/2012 8:15:06 AM PDT by Libloather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Is this the new spin for a one-way bus ticket to anywhere but here routine...


2 posted on 09/01/2012 8:17:46 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
“Why am I going to pay $60 for a room? Then I won’t have enough to spend on food or anything.”

He should be speaking at the convention. Come to think of it; how is a homeless person going to be displaced by the convention?

3 posted on 09/01/2012 8:17:48 AM PDT by Baynative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

How about sending the homeless to Pelosi and Reid’s houses? They’re so concerned abut the poor. Aren’t they? Just like Barry worries about his brother in the hut.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 8:17:53 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Wait? I thought homelessness only occurred when a Republican was president?


5 posted on 09/01/2012 8:19:11 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Yup,that's what happened when the Rat Convention was held in Boston.Mayor “Mumbles” Menino cleared out all the homeless.Of course,if it was the *Republican* Convention being held there Mumbles would have shipped in homeless from the entire Eastern time zone.
6 posted on 09/01/2012 8:19:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

If you are penniless, have no home and worry about the cost maybe you shouldnt go to the convention


7 posted on 09/01/2012 8:19:59 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

This is SOP for Democrats, who are the biggest hypocrites around when it comes to “compassion”. Rush ridiculed the Dems for sweeping the streets of the homeless when the DNC was in NYC years ago. “Snerdly” held some hilarious Man on the Street interviews on the subject, and “Frog Man Henry” provided the theme song “Lookin’ for a Home.”


8 posted on 09/01/2012 8:20:04 AM PDT by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Baynative

Terms not seen in the MSM since Jan 09:

“homeless problem”

“McJobs”

“recovery for Wall $treet but not Main Street”


9 posted on 09/01/2012 8:20:41 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Venturer
maybe you shouldnt go to the convention

The Dems are worried about filling up the stadium on Baraq's coronation night.

I'm thinking they'll offer double EBT for 6 months and a section 8 housing voucher in the city of your choice as incentives, LOL.

10 posted on 09/01/2012 8:22:46 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Their concern is motivated only because they know the WSJ and Fox News will be watching.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 8:24:15 AM PDT by Spok
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

Yep, imagine how embarrassing it would be, if Obama didn’t have a full stadium that night?

What will they do if it rains?

Are they going to have Greek columns again???


12 posted on 09/01/2012 8:24:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Spok
and they don't want any empty chairs.
13 posted on 09/01/2012 8:26:27 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation

Issue the homeless delegate badges and let them stay in the convention center. They would fit right in at the DNC freak show, and they can vote to renominate the Kenyan Marxist who helped make them vagrants.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 8:26:41 AM PDT by twister881
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: twister881

Isn’t the DNC delegate body required by rule to be 50% men and 50% women?

A sudden influx of male bums would mess up the ratio.

Maybe they could declare them all transsexuals and put them in whatever category needs shoring up.


15 posted on 09/01/2012 8:35:26 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

Uh. (I always start with “uh”.) I think the homeless in the city are not Democrat convention attendees. They live there - on the streets - all the time. - Just like everything else, the Democrats are only concerned with getting them “out of sight” during the convention (that’d look bad for Barack, you see), then after the Democrat lovefest is over, it’s back to business as usual.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 8:35:38 AM PDT by Twinkie (Obamanation - where everything is free; except US!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee
Homeless are only important to Democrats once every 2 or 4 years. Other times they are just tools to use whenever they can embarrass a Mayor, City Councilman, County Manager, or a Republican President.

To Democrats, even these people are too stupid and too lazy to trot down to a welfare office and get their SSI, TANF, SNAP, Section 8, etc. in a one-stop shopping experience. To have these dredges clutter up their self-love fest for Obama is unthinkable.

17 posted on 09/01/2012 8:37:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

18 posted on 09/01/2012 9:01:34 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Notice that their plan to house the homeless also includes putting them back out on the street a day after their convention ends.
19 posted on 09/01/2012 9:58:10 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
What was that about Don't Rain on My Parade?

Weather Underground is predicting rain and thunder storms every day next week in Charlotte with a 50% chance of rain Thursday night. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of scumbags.

20 posted on 09/01/2012 10:20:21 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Slapping a bandaid on it and spraying perfume around isn’t going to change anything.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 10:23:18 AM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Agencies scramble to devise plan to house homeless during DNC

Agencies scramble to devise plan to house hide homeless during DNC

22 posted on 09/01/2012 10:27:35 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

In the good old days homeless were arrested on vagrancy charges and sent to jail. The cities were clean back then.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 10:51:55 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

It was probably much safer for them too. I’d imagine life on the streets opens one up to a lot of violence and physical harm.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 10:53:33 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

I thought they solved that with the OWS camps.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 11:17:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson