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Posted on 09/04/2012 2:43:20 AM PDT by Libloather
Rain washes out DNC opening festivities
By Cecelia Hanley
Updated: Sep 03, 2012 11:02 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, NC (RNN) Mother Nature likes messing with the political process.
The Republicans had Hurricane Isaac that postponed their festivities in Tampa, and late afternoon summer thunderstorm cut short CarolinaFest2012 for the Democrats.
As native North Carolinian James Taylor sang "You've Got a Friend," the skies opened up and people ran for cover under awnings, hotel drive ups, parking garages and covered restaurant patios.
Many lingered to see if the concert would continue after a rain delay, but organizers canceled the event.
Earlier in the afternoon, a burst of thunderstorms shortened Jeff Bridges' performance, but the mostly hometown crowd was back in force after a couple hours to watch Taylor perform.
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Its an Omen!!!
James Taylor is still alive?
Depends on your definition of 'alive'.
Have yourself a chuckle or two, Ll.
God rains out Jeff Bridges’ DNC concert
When it comes to the will of God, the Dude abides, whether he likes it or not.
According to a report by Wayne Slater of The Dallas Morning News, Bridges (who is also a musician) was giving a free concert in downtown Charlotte for Democratic delegates and other heathen attending the convention. After Bridges greeted the crowd by saying “Hello Democrats,” he sang several songs when the sky opened and the rains fell. The musicians trembled in fear of the Lord, as well as fear of electrocution, and left the stage.
Jeff was then joined by his brother, actor Beau Bridges, and the two gentiles started an anti-rain dance to appease their Hollywood gods. This seemed to only annoy the Lord, who sent down even more rain. After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, Beau proclaimed “That didn’t work” and Jeff ended the concert.
The cancellation forced the heathen to retreat back to their hotels and await the start of the convention Tuesday, where their Messiah, President Barack Obama, is expected to proclaim his commandments later this week.
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Finally - a RAT convention theme.
James Taylor is not a native Carolinian. He was born in Boston.
I howled. The whole article is funny.
Heh heh heh.
The Democrats have been mocking for a long time. Some things are not anthropogenic.
But now you bet they will want to be taking control of the weather patterns. Is the hurricane steering machine still set up in the basement of the White House?
Or don’t they know how to run it yet?
Romney should bring in his campaign bus decorated as an Arch. It is going to rain through Thursday. ;-)
Oh my, not Jeff Bridges. I just didn’t know he was a lib, been watching some of his older movies. That sucks.
Oh well, I heard today that Nicky Minaj (black female rapper) is going to vote Romney. What’s the world coming to?
Rats wished a deluge on the Republicans but the rain washed away the sandy freak of a statue built to their god and now it rained on their parade.
Yes, the same Hurricane Isaac that the DemonRats wanted to screw up the Republican convention.
The weather forecast for the next four days indicates thunderstorms and temperatures that range in the upper 80s and up to 93 degrees and 90% plus humidity.
Deodorant sales in Charlotte ought to be setting new records for the next few days with all those sweating FAT CAT Democrats hanging around town and the BANK OF AMERICA stadium.
Hey, that’s PANTHERS Stadium for this week only.
Jeff Bridges, son of the late Lloyd Bridges of Sea Hunt fame.
All that water came raining down from Dad. Lloyd was a Republican.
It would seem to be a message to James Taylor from on high “James, you can’t sing, and you never could, so shut up.”
There’s a bridge named after JT near Raleigh, NC. Maybe that’s where his heroin connection was?
Sometimes, you just have to smile and be reminded of that wonderful hymn: “How Great Thou Art!”
He attended Elon University. My sons alma mater. The song “going to Carolina” is based on him going to Carolina which is a woman’s dorm at the school.
If you think most of these people use “deodorant,” you may want to reevaluate this by just getting out amongst them sometime...:))
Yes born at Mass General but Wiki. says:
“In 1951, when James was three years old, the family moved to what was then the countryside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina”
He would later summer at Martha’s Vineyard then attend
Milton Academy in Mass. He spent 9 months at McLean Hospital in MA and was treated with Thorazine. “As the Vietnam War built up, Taylor received a psychological rejection from Selective Service System when he appeared before them with two white-suited McLean assistants and was uncommunicative”
Anyone remember the Sat. Night Live skit where someone played Carole King (composer of You’ve Got A Friend) writing/playing the song inside a house while a friend of hers (played by Steve Martin I think) was getting mugged outside? He kept pleading with Carole to help but she was engrossed in the song, which ironically kept saying “You’ve got a friend.”
“Deodorant sales in Charlotte ought to be setting new records ...sweating FAT CAT Democrats hanging around ...”
Very funny!! Don’t forget also that the hairy underarm feminist women democrat types refuse to wear deodorant. Eeewww!!
“.. campaign bus decorated as an Arch.” Do you mean Ark? This would be funny!
Now I have to write off the entire Bridges family...
Glad I don’t have any of their DVDs.