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Shed a tear: Mount Obama is no more...a metaphor for the Obama presidency.
am htinker ^ | 9/2/12 | r moran

Posted on 09/02/2012 4:39:40 PM PDT by bestintxas

The sand sculpture of President Obama that looked a little like an addition to Mount Rushmore has been washed away in a rainstorm, thus depriving Democrats of a place to worship their leader.

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 of the waist-up rendering of the chief executive.

The sand sculpture was protected from above, and Mr. Obama's face didn't see too much damage. But the storm was so strong that its heavy winds blew the rain sideways, pelting the president's right side and leaving the sand pockmarked and completely erasing his right elbow.

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.

The large Rushmore-style sculpture drew comparisons to Mr. Obama's 2008 convention in Denver, when he accepted his party's

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1 posted on 09/02/2012 4:39:47 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
heavy winds blew the rain sideways, pelting the president's right side

Racist.

2 posted on 09/02/2012 4:41:21 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: bestintxas

A metaphor? Hardly, its called KARMA!


3 posted on 09/02/2012 4:41:39 PM PDT by cranked
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To: bestintxas
Now is it or isn't it washed away?

Yesterday there were reports and pictures of it being damaged by the rain. Today there were new pics showing it repaired. Has it been destroyed a second time, or what?

It seems this is a wishy-washy symbol...much like the person it represents whose head is in the sand about the needs of our nation.

5 posted on 09/02/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: GBT1945

Please... that’s a huge insult to Buddha and his followers.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 4:44:18 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Libloather

A good omen. Dissolved from the right.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 4:45:03 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: bestintxas

That was not Rushmore- that was a sand sculpture of Uncle Ben


8 posted on 09/02/2012 4:45:03 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Ronin
like sand through the hourglass ....
9 posted on 09/02/2012 4:45:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: bestintxas

I am not sure this is accurate.

Per other threads on the sand model, just a portion of the base had rain damage. It was restored and the sand model is still there.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 4:45:47 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: bestintxas

Just like Obama, the sand has no spine
LOL is that supposed to be Obama, I swear it looks like Mr. Roper from Three’s Company


11 posted on 09/02/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Libloather

Well it could have been worse-what if it had been SNOW?;)


12 posted on 09/02/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: bestintxas

did they call the secret service?


13 posted on 09/02/2012 4:47:15 PM PDT by brivette
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To: bestintxas

Build the idols.

God was telling us what He thinks of them.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 4:47:23 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: GBT1945

That is what I told my husband.. That looks like “Budha”


15 posted on 09/02/2012 4:47:31 PM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: TomGuy

That’s what I heard too!


16 posted on 09/02/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: bestintxas
Good story if it were true.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. So it appears the rumors of the demise of a sand sculpture in the likeness of President Barack Obama have been a bit exaggerated.

Charlotte Observer

17 posted on 09/02/2012 4:49:04 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: bestintxas

Well, there ought to be enough sand there for each Democrat to pack up his or her donkey.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 4:49:51 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Frank_2001

Obama in whiteface? Now THAT would be racist!!


19 posted on 09/02/2012 4:50:38 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: South40

yeh- i heard it was rebuilt...


20 posted on 09/02/2012 4:51:01 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: bestintxas

Like tears in the rain...

(Of course, I dare not quote the following line...)

21 posted on 09/02/2012 4:51:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: God luvs America

Repaired


22 posted on 09/02/2012 4:51:30 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: TomGuy
Per other threads on the sand model, just a portion of the base had rain damage

I thought it was only the undecideds that have been damaged. It would surely be bad news if the damage extends into his base now.

23 posted on 09/02/2012 4:51:58 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: bestintxas

Thanks to the rain, the sand _ _ _ _ _ _ got a bath.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 4:53:28 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Frank_2001
Well it could have been worse-what if it had been SNOW?

Well then it could have been somewhat useful. They could have put it on the streets for traction.

25 posted on 09/02/2012 4:53:53 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: GBT1945
Any one notice this thing looked like a “Budha”

Whereas a sand sculpture of Bill Clinton looked like a Bubba.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 5:01:36 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: bestintxas

Actually they fixed the statue and it’s still standing.

Giant Obama sand sculpture stands near convention (they repaired it after the rain)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925765/posts


27 posted on 09/02/2012 5:13:43 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: bestintxas

From an earlier posted article it’s my understanding the pagan sculpture was repaired by the Great One’s worshipers, and now awaits his heinous’s grandiose arrival.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 5:16:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: TomGuy
Odd that the idol was damaged due to rain coming against it from the right.

Oh, and they left out the "b"....

"the base had brain damage"

29 posted on 09/02/2012 5:24:19 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: bestintxas

30 posted on 09/02/2012 5:31:09 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: SparkyBass

can’t be obama, ears too small


31 posted on 09/02/2012 5:43:21 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SparkyBass

The ego is astounding. He thinks this will ATTRACT independents?


32 posted on 09/02/2012 5:43:30 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: rockinqsranch

The Messiah’s sand sculpture immediately reminded me of the Twilight Zone episode, “The Little People.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99BqM5ifN9c

Fast forward to the 7:00 minute mark and watch. . . .then at the 7:35 mark. . .well, you just have to see.

The watch the next segment at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neNfsK5UYsI&feature=relmfu

Seriously, this is The Messiah.

We can only hope the “little people” do to The Messiah’s sculpture what the little people did.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 5:43:50 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: SparkyBass

You know who that goofy, toothy look on Obama’s face resembles?

“Bob,” the guy on the late night commercials for “male enhancement” pills.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 5:43:58 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (If people don't have to show an ID to vote, why do they have to show one to purchase a firearm?.)
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To: silverleaf
They could always replace it with a big, huge, empty CHAIR.

I swear, this Obama-idolotry business ever since those Roman Columns in Colorado, has just gone on too much now. Sick of it.

35 posted on 09/02/2012 5:45:36 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: SparkyBass

Looks like a hotel doorman.


36 posted on 09/02/2012 5:51:09 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: bestintxas

No mention of the fact that there were multiple sand sculptures on the beaches in Tampa Bay for the RNC. Not surprisingly, all got washed away by Isaac.

Yet, the news focuses upon a rain event threatening an image of the POTUS as if it was an act of ‘lese majesty’ (an act against the dignity of the king). Gee, you’d think that it was an image of a Kennedy?!?!


37 posted on 09/02/2012 5:52:44 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: SparkyBass

“Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!”

Is that writing actually on the sculpture?


38 posted on 09/02/2012 5:57:42 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: bestintxas

In the words of the adolescent youth in “Animal House”,

“Thank You, Gawd!”


39 posted on 09/02/2012 6:00:02 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: bestintxas

In microcosm, this brilliantly demonstrates what’s wrong with this mis-administration. I’d like to know just who it was that gave the final OK...Valerie the Iranian, MOO-chow, Ker-Plouffle, or...? Who thought that O’Buddha in sand, and outdoors, of all things, would be a great symbol of this _residency? And why were there no sane people to raise the obvious objections to this stupid idea? In short, there seem to be NO sane people in the coterie surrounding the Commander-in-Ears...and that’s a HUGE problem.


40 posted on 09/02/2012 6:03:35 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: SparkyBass

That is so...North Korea.


41 posted on 09/02/2012 6:04:09 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: bestintxas

Why don’t people just pee on it?


42 posted on 09/02/2012 6:05:25 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: foundedonpurpose

Note the rim “OZYMANDIAS”... that text is from the poem. Read the entire poem, very fitting to the presidency and the sand-sculpture :)


43 posted on 09/02/2012 6:08:44 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: hoagy62

44 posted on 09/02/2012 6:11:52 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: gotribe

I think you have just given the Tyranny Reponse Team an excellent idea. All under the cover of darkness of course, and after plenty of Pabst Blue Ribbon.


45 posted on 09/02/2012 6:13:41 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: bestintxas
I needed to be told this image was to be in the likeness of Obama. This sand image is way to fat, and the wrong color of sand.
46 posted on 09/02/2012 6:20:59 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: bestintxas

How come they ain got no boolack folks woikin on that there stature? Juss them wyatt boys. Raysis.


47 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:10 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

That is Obama a new God that all of his followers can bow down to and pray to. Allah might not like the competition.


48 posted on 09/02/2012 6:28:24 PM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: SparkyBass

The graphic is great! The echo of Ozymandias occurred to me, when I first saw a picture of the sculpture. I thought I might be the only one, as that poem had enough of an impact on me that I still remember it from high-school, lo these many decades ago.

The fact that it’s a sand sculpture is fitting for this sped-up age — even the decline into ruin and decay is faster.


49 posted on 09/02/2012 6:38:59 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: GBT1945
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains.

The arrogant Obama sculpture looked more like Ozymandias to me.

50 posted on 09/02/2012 6:40:20 PM PDT by GOPJ ("If you want to know who controls you, find out who you are not allowed to insult."TravisMcGee)
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