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Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C. (sand Obama!)
Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2012

Posted on 09/01/2012 1:58:22 PM PDT by SMGFan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention. Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade. Democrats' choice of Charlotte has drawn criticism from unions who don't like North Carolina's labor laws, and the state seems to be tilting away from Democrats politically.

Read more: Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C. - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/sep/1/rains-wash-away-mount-obama/#ixzz25FnnkkT5

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; obamasculpture; obamastatue; shiftingsands
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Uh-OH
1 posted on 09/01/2012 1:58:25 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Mount Obama sounds like fag work to me


2 posted on 09/01/2012 2:00:18 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: SMGFan

3 posted on 09/01/2012 2:01:09 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SMGFan

OH NO how terrible..just like Obama the sand has no spine


5 posted on 09/01/2012 2:01:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SMGFan

Didn’t they have sense enough to look at the 7-day forecast to see whether any rain was likely?


6 posted on 09/01/2012 2:01:23 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Tzar

Obviously it was built by Obama’s Govt, thats why it collapsed so quickly


7 posted on 09/01/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TomGuy

They probably did but figured the guy who could lower the seas could part the clouds too.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 2:02:35 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SMGFan

Racist rain


9 posted on 09/01/2012 2:02:52 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: SMGFan

Oh the humanity!


10 posted on 09/01/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SMGFan

11 posted on 09/01/2012 2:04:00 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Romney, why do you have to be on the ticket?!)
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To: SMGFan

All he is is dust in the wind, man.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 2:04:32 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SMGFan

God at work? ;-)


13 posted on 09/01/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: SMGFan

Feet of Sand: The Barack Obama Story


15 posted on 09/01/2012 2:05:28 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SMGFan

Yep. Ruh-Roh is right. A bad omen; and STOOPID! What we supposed to do, ADORE and REVERE it? - In which case, they better shake a leg.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 2:05:37 PM PDT by Twinkie (Obamanation - where everything is free; except US!)
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To: SMGFan

Your stimulus dollars at work.


17 posted on 09/01/2012 2:05:48 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: SMGFan

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away”.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 2:06:08 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: TomGuy
Didn’t they have sense enough to look at the 7-day forecast to see whether any rain was likely?

That was a rhetorical question, right ?


20 posted on 09/01/2012 2:07:18 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SMGFan

God sends rain on the just and the unjust.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 2:07:20 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: SMGFan
ROTFLMAO!!! I showed my wife a pic of this earlier, and remarked "have they even looked at the five-day forecast for Charlotte?"

Guess not.

22 posted on 09/01/2012 2:07:30 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SMGFan

Why anyone with a brain would plan anything this big (convention) outdoors in September in North Carolina are really stoopid.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 2:08:46 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: ClearCase_guy

Obamandius.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 2:09:10 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: SMGFan

24 “Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; 25 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; 27 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.” 28 And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, (RSV, MAT 7:24-28)


25 posted on 09/01/2012 2:09:13 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: republicangel

Sure hoping that holds true Thursday night.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SMGFan

It is sort of like Obama’s sand castle economy.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Twinkie
I know, they can put it in little bottles and sell it to the suckers convention attendees? Own your very own piece of The Won. Yea, okay, include a picture of the partially completed sculpture as proof of authenticity. Yea.
28 posted on 09/01/2012 2:09:49 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: SMGFan
Rains wash away Mount Obama...

Portends of November '12 when his whole regime will be washed away like the Egyptians in the Red Sea!!!

29 posted on 09/01/2012 2:10:06 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: SMGFan

Washington Times
30 posted on 09/01/2012 2:11:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SMGFan

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Matthew 7:26-27


31 posted on 09/01/2012 2:11:47 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: SMGFan

Isaac’s revenge.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 2:12:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: tomkat

As a matter of fact; there is a ‘flash flood warning’ out for the Charlotte area right now...what’s that word? Schaden...schaden...


33 posted on 09/01/2012 2:12:24 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SMGFan
Even castles made of sand fall into the sea, eventually.

---Jimi Hendrix

(golden calves, too, apparently)

34 posted on 09/01/2012 2:12:57 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Quick sand!


35 posted on 09/01/2012 2:13:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SMGFan
"Sand Obama"?

My first inclination is to make a belt sander comment, but instead I'll simply post:


36 posted on 09/01/2012 2:13:13 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why does it have a Myrtle Beach button on?


37 posted on 09/01/2012 2:13:50 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Seen the before picture?
I wonder how twitter @SandObama is doing.

And we want these people for four more years?


38 posted on 09/01/2012 2:14:31 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: GnL

That’s where the sand came from.


39 posted on 09/01/2012 2:14:37 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: GnL

The entire thing is weird.


40 posted on 09/01/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Bertha Fanation

Was trying to recall that very verse when I saw thins post. Thanks


41 posted on 09/01/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: who knows what evil?

0bama and the DNC are pi$$ing themselves under pressure. Here’s PROOF.


42 posted on 09/01/2012 2:15:37 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: who knows what evil?
schadenfreude
43 posted on 09/01/2012 2:15:57 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Bertha Fanation

How appropriate!


44 posted on 09/01/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by Em and Brets Mum ("Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel." - Proverbs 20:15)
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To: GoldenPup

Oh no, it's here on my deck.

45 posted on 09/01/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: who knows what evil?
+ freude

:-) lol

46 posted on 09/01/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SMGFan
Obama cannot fill 15,000 seats for his acceptance speech. Free tickets to the public so he can pack them in like sardines and watch them faint.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. In the calm before Charlotte’s political whirlwind hits, thousands of area residents filed by huge-screen images of Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty at the Time Warner Cable Arena and marveled at what lies ahead.

Organizers billed Friday’s public tour of the convention hall as the first of three free public events to thank Charlotteans for their support.

Monday brings CarolinaFest 2012, a street festival in uptown Charlotte featuring musical performers, children’s activities and vendors.

On Thursday, thousands of campaign volunteers and members of the public will attend Obama’s acceptance speech at Bank of America Stadium.

Elsie Davis of Charlotte, 55, waited in line for seven hours last weekend to get tickets for the president’s speech and came to the arena preview tour.

“It’s amazing that we can just come in here,” she said. “It’s like we’re a part of it.”

Charlotte resident Sheila Cummings agreed. “To know I can look at the TV and say I was there ... it’s amazing,” she said.

Organizers budgeted $7 million to prepare the arena, which will seat 15,000.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/31/3492889/arenas-dnc-makeover-unveiled.html#storylink=cpy

47 posted on 09/01/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Have heard this song since a child.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDhaAWHjVRM


48 posted on 09/01/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: kingattax; tomkat

That’s the one...thank you both!


49 posted on 09/01/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SMGFan

A fitting bit of imagery to follow that provided by a certain movie icon a couple of days ago.


50 posted on 09/01/2012 2:20:21 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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