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NO STADIUM'WEATHER THREAT'
Drudge Report ^ | September 5, 2012 | Drudge

Posted on 09/05/2012 7:04:05 AM PDT by Hojczyk

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OF THE MEDIA, BY THE MEDIA, FOR THE MEDIA



There are 5,000 delegates and 15,000 MEDIA people.

MSM who are enjoying
massage rooms
free lunches
Lobbyist parties.
AROMATHERAPY SESSIONS!!


The msm and the delegates are all given equal access and the MSM are the primary consumers of the delegate perks.

51 posted on 09/05/2012 7:29:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Hojczyk

I pray Thursday in Charlotte is a beautiful sunny day , and a perfect evening to be sitting outside!

heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh


52 posted on 09/05/2012 7:31:15 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: topher
Democrat party drops 'God' from platform...

Outdoor stadium event cancelled because of threat of lightnig.

Is there a connection?

The Klu Klux Klan threatened some nuns in Beaumont, Texas since they were building a school for African Americans. I am unsure of the time frame -- but 1950's or before.

The nuns of the order PRAYED for protection (all of the nuns, including the head Mother Katherine Drexel in Philadelphia).

The next thing you know, the national headquarters of the Klu Klux Klan was burned to the ground because it was hit by a bolt of lightning.

Coincidence in lightning threat and dropping 'God' from the platform? 'God' would know the answer. Just ask Him...

53 posted on 09/05/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: HollyB

How did you know?

Yup. Weather.com now showing thunder as its logo for tomorrow night over Charlotte.


54 posted on 09/05/2012 7:32:55 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Hojczyk

Our local weather dude (who really knows his stuff) is flummoxed by this decision.

His latest tweet: “It’s a simple question...if you have a Panthers gmae, concert or soccer match with a 20% chance of storms would you cancel 24 hours prior?”


55 posted on 09/05/2012 7:34:04 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Hojczyk

http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/Charlotte+NC+USNC0121:1:US?pagenum=2&nextbeginIndex=6 40% chance of “scattered thunderstorms”. Being unable to fill this stadium and moving to a much smaller indoor venue is quite a contrast from their claimed attendance of 84,000 four years ago.


56 posted on 09/05/2012 7:35:19 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Clint wins again.

The commies are now terrified of those empty chairs/seats.

Psych warfare at its finest.

Moving to a different venue won’t help - now all the seats in Bank of America Stadium will be empty during Obama’s speech . . .

57 posted on 09/05/2012 7:36:30 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Raebie

You should reply: “If you have a stadium less than half full of Godless Communists and have just removed God and pro-Israel remarks from your speeches; would you want to sit outdoors under an open sky and on metal seating next to these people?”


58 posted on 09/05/2012 7:39:18 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Hojczyk

Brad Blakeman, a Bush guy, says on FoxNews that his Dem friends (who want to remain anonymous) are admitting they could NOT fill the stadium, even with free tickets and transportation. Thus, rather than have a media disaster with a half-empty stadium, they are biting the bullet and moving to the smaller venue.

lol

Alan Colmes invokes Pat Robertson, says the rain is G_D’s fault. LOLOLOLOLOL


59 posted on 09/05/2012 7:39:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tips up
yes and they filled it then

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60 posted on 09/05/2012 7:39:47 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Pollster1

September 4, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With Obama set to address supporters in Charlotte’s open-air football stadium on Thursday, party officials insist the speech will go on even if it rains. After all, they said the stadium’s main tenant, the Carolina Panthers NFL team, plays no matter the weather.

“We have an advisory team that’s closely watching the weather, working with our team, and if any changes need to be made, we’ll make them,” said Jennifer Psaki, Obama’s traveling press secretary.

The National Weather Service says the forecast for Thursday night is improving, with just a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms by the time Obama is scheduled to speak around 10:30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium. There is a 40 percent chance of storms in the afternoon.

Plans will only change if the weather turns severe, said Democratic National Convention Committee spokeswoman Joanne Peters.

“Safety is the top priority, and if we have to activate a contingency plan due to severe weather, we will make a determination with enough time for arrangements to be made,” she said.

Organizers refused Tuesday to release any details about those contingency plans, including whether the president would speak somewhere else, what would be done with the more than 60,000 ticketholders for the event and how much time it would take to execute those plans.

Democrats have also worried for months about filling the stadium so crowd shots look good on television during the speech. They are bringing in busloads of church members and college students from North Carolina and South Carolina, but the threat of bad weather could keep people at home.

Obama’s staffers dismissed that possibility Tuesday.

“We’re absolutely confident we’re going to have an energetic crowd, a full crowd, in the stadium Thursday evening,” Psaki said.

But there are negatives from a rain-soaked crowd too, said Leonard Steinhorn, professor of public communication at the American University in Washington, D.C.

It wouldn’t look good to TV viewers if they see a less-than-capacity crowd looking miserable in raincoats. Also, it is harder to collect personal information from the crowd that can be used later to recruit campaign volunteers if clipboards and attendees are waterlogged, Steinhorn said.

If strong storms roll over the stadium, it could become one of the defining moments of the convention. “The weather could be the Democrats’ Clint Eastwood,” Steinhorn said, referring to the actor’s unscripted and rambling appearance at last week’s Republican convention.

“That’s a roll of the dice that you take when you create a circumstance that they cannot fully control,” he said.


61 posted on 09/05/2012 7:40:55 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Hojczyk

A convenient untruth


62 posted on 09/05/2012 7:42:34 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: snarkytart
But now...

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63 posted on 09/05/2012 7:43:36 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
RE: Post #45

Empty seats on empty heads.

-Mrs. Hodar

64 posted on 09/05/2012 7:43:36 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: TornadoAlley3

When was the last time someone was struck by lighting in a professional stadium...they have lighting protection just like water parks


65 posted on 09/05/2012 7:43:48 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I think after the Rats took God out, Obama figured, why take the chance.


66 posted on 09/05/2012 7:44:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Hojczyk
September in NC there is always a chance for thunderstorms.

We don't stop the presses over it.

67 posted on 09/05/2012 7:46:09 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Hodar

Heh! That’s why I posted it.....because of the chairs. Oh, and the fact that they are holding metal chairs during a thunderstorm. LOL!


68 posted on 09/05/2012 7:46:16 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Pollster1

Would they cancel a football game over the same weather report?

Never.

Wouldn’t even consider it an issue. It wouldn’t rise to the level of discussion.


69 posted on 09/05/2012 7:47:22 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ponygirl

Ha! nice one.


70 posted on 09/05/2012 7:47:38 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
The best and the brightest!

LOL -Mrs. Hodar

71 posted on 09/05/2012 7:48:07 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
The best and the brightest!

LOL -Mrs. Hodar

72 posted on 09/05/2012 7:48:07 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Hojczyk

Well, if it rains, will the new obammy sand sculpture hold up since they sprayed it with some sort of waterproof substance?

THAT’S what inquiring minds really want to know—LOL!


73 posted on 09/05/2012 7:48:07 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Hojczyk

Boy, do the Dems FEAR THE EMPTY CHAIR or what?!!! Look what that empty chair ghost has caused them to do! Just wow!


74 posted on 09/05/2012 7:48:35 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Qwackertoo
Not enough buses?

Not enough who wanted to go who are able to present Photo IDs and pass all the other security checks. Besides, once they heard Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz were going to dress up as Panthers cheerleaders, they'd have to get their Maalox through security too.

75 posted on 09/05/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: dfwgator

Whatever happened to the Viking kittens — I haven’t seen them for ages....


76 posted on 09/05/2012 7:50:33 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Hojczyk
Bank of America Stadium, capacity: 73,778
Time Warner Cable Arena, capacity: 20,200
77 posted on 09/05/2012 7:50:41 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: tapatio

[September in NC there is always a chance for thunderstorms.
We don’t stop the presses over it.]

EXACTLY! Obama’s people just figured that out? Don’t think so.


78 posted on 09/05/2012 7:52:11 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Hojczyk

I admit to being something of a cynic but were I a “D” supporter on ANY level, I would be kind of worried that the entire hierarchy of the “D”/”LIB” echelon will be ensconced in one building and HILLARY is ‘half a world’ away from the fallout.
As a bonus she even has her nemesis ‘willyj’ in the building and if her personal asst is traveling with her and same asst’s favorite weiner is there also, we have the makings for a ‘Perfect Storm’..

2012 is swiftly running out and we all know the ‘threat’ of worlds end as we know it today.

Just a thought, like ‘THEY’ say, “Never let a situation pass”.

As previously thought by some, “HILLARY just may save the world”......


79 posted on 09/05/2012 7:52:58 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Hojczyk

What would be delicious would be for Romney/Ryan to schedule a speech in Bank of America Stadium and have it sell out.


80 posted on 09/05/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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81 posted on 09/05/2012 7:53:11 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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and I thought it was because Moochelle didn’t want to get her wig wet


82 posted on 09/05/2012 8:00:38 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: mc5cents

Who cares if it’s inside or outside!?! It will be all LIES!!!!! I’m not watching this DNC (DO NOT CARE).


83 posted on 09/05/2012 8:02:06 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Raebie

well, for a Panthers game, concert or soccer match, the organizers wouldn’t be also paying for/cancelling hundreds of charter buses with free meals/drinks. I imagine the bus companies would demand payment for cancellation in under 24 hours


84 posted on 09/05/2012 8:03:01 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Qwackertoo

Apparently the DNC put Nagan in charge of buses.


85 posted on 09/05/2012 8:05:13 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: dfwgator
10 cent beer night ... ahhhh the memories. Does Charlotte have a river somebody can set alight?

Which reminds me, holding the DNC in Cleveland, Detroit, Newark, or Jersey City would at least be a homecoming for them. And don't they care about helping out the people, places, and trade unions who are so forever loyal?

86 posted on 09/05/2012 8:05:28 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Hojczyk

Here’s what local weatherman has to say.

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/wxbrad

“there will be scattered storms during the afternoon but with the speech not until 10pm not an issue IMO”

“Thursday night will likely be the best weather of the entire week. Don’t blame them but could have called it earlier”

“My main point is if you were going to move inside for the small wx threat Thursday. You could have made that decision a week ago. IMO”


87 posted on 09/05/2012 8:07:24 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: katana

The Ballad of Ten-Cent Beer Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dh2g0TUKgc


88 posted on 09/05/2012 8:07:38 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: palmer
Time Warner Cable Arena, capacity: 20,200

Hmmmmm.

Per some other posts, there are some 5,000 delegates/families and 15,000 media types at the Convention.

That totals about 20,000.
89 posted on 09/05/2012 8:08:19 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Hojczyk

Princess Elizabeth Warren was reportedly seen dancing in front of stadium. This was made possible when she declined to talk with reporters about her hairitage (not misspelled).


90 posted on 09/05/2012 8:08:45 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: TomGuy
The second largest crowd to ever attend an event at Giants Stadium was 82,948, as Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass during a rainstorm on October 5, 1995.
91 posted on 09/05/2012 8:11:56 AM PDT by profit_guy
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To: KansasGirl

More from local weatherman.

Severe threat is almost zero Thursday night & chance of rain is 20%. #cltwx
56 minutes ago

@joneesuz yes, but the risk is the same for any outdoor event nothing major here. Should never had said rain or shine then move it.
56 minutes ago

@golphur the situation has been improving day by day, so I could see making this decision earlier but today? Just odd.
1 hour ago


92 posted on 09/05/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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93 posted on 09/05/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: ponygirl

Thank you for reminding us, ponygirl, Who is in control ...

Psalm 29
King James Version

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.

4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.


94 posted on 09/05/2012 8:16:49 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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95 posted on 09/05/2012 8:17:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: snarkytart

In retrospect, those American flags are really out of place.


96 posted on 09/05/2012 8:19:28 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!)
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To: KansasGirl

And when they can’t fill the Time Warner Center, they’ll move it to the bathroom.


97 posted on 09/05/2012 8:19:54 AM PDT by profit_guy
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To: snarkytart

Imagine, that much malignant stupidity in one place !


98 posted on 09/05/2012 8:22:34 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Hojczyk
And to think, the Panthers moved their practice to Florida this week. Obama could have used the bodies. Wouldn't have had to rent as many buses.I wonder where the buses are coming from? Hmmm.
99 posted on 09/05/2012 8:24:48 AM PDT by papageo
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To: HollyB
Weather.com shows only small percent of isolated storms. I’m sure that will be updated very soon to show tornado watches in effect for the Charlotte area tonite. It wouldn’t surprise me at this point.

Me neither. Since Isaac is now gone, every time they give the "weather report", they somehow mention the DNC convention. TOO funny!!
100 posted on 09/05/2012 8:25:55 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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