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‘Best weather of the entire week’: Local meteorologist puzzled by Obama speech move
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/5/12 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 09/05/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT by KansasGirl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The chief meteorologist at a Charlotte television station is questioning the decision by Democrats to move President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention to a smaller venue because of the weather.

“Thursday night will likely be the best weather of the entire week,” Brad Panovich of WCNC-NBC TV wrote on Twitter in reference to when Obama’s speech was planned to take place at the outside Bank of America stadium, which can accommodate 70,000 people.

The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday announced that the weather is forcing them to relocate Obama’s speech to the Time Warner Cable Arena, which is inside and holds a far fewer 22,000 people.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning after the news broke, Panovich said there’s only a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain or storms and argued that “if you are going to move inside for this small risk you could have done that days ago.”

Said Panovich: “My main point is if you were going to move inside for the small [weather] threat Thursday [,you] could have made that decision a week ago.”

Republicans reacted to the news asking whether the change is really because the Democrats are worried about filling enough seats in the outdoor venue for the video cameras.

“Problems filling the seats?” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told reporters in a Wednesday email.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncconvention; charlotte; democrats; elections; emptychair; imagepresidency; nobama2012; obama; smokeandmirrors; talktoclint; youdidntfillthat
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1 posted on 09/05/2012 8:34:17 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

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


2 posted on 09/05/2012 8:36:06 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: KansasGirl

They will be lucky if they can fill the seats inside.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 8:38:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: KansasGirl

Bwahaha...do they really think we believe the weather story??????


4 posted on 09/05/2012 8:38:43 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: KansasGirl

Brad Panovich of WCNC-NBC TV should prepare for his upcoming tax related rectal exam for questioning the one.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 8:40:14 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: KansasGirl

Satan. Can’t stand sunlight.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 8:42:06 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: KansasGirl

They moved to Time Warner because of the weather. They may consider a move to Denny’s because of the great coffee and pie.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 8:42:13 AM PDT by marron
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To: KansasGirl

Really? The meteorologist is puzzled? And here I thought meteorologists were smart. The reason Obamugabe is moving the speech is oh so obvious.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 8:42:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: KansasGirl

“It’s not our fault!”


9 posted on 09/05/2012 8:43:12 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: V_TWIN

Prepare for your exam. You failed to capitlize “One.” Just joking - maybe.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 8:44:05 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: KansasGirl

Brad is clearly a racist.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 8:44:30 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: KansasGirl

Best question to ask Barry now:

“What are your plans for the disappointed tens of thousands of people who will be milling around in the rain?”


12 posted on 09/05/2012 8:45:17 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: KansasGirl

The forecast called for a 20% chance of rain, but a 100% chance of empty seats.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 8:45:19 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: ColdOne

I hope that Thursday evening is a beautiful summer evening in Charlotte. Then they will really look odd to have moved it indoors.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 8:45:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 7thson

Correct, Failed to CAP on purpose. Let ‘em catch me if they can! LOL


16 posted on 09/05/2012 8:46:45 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: KansasGirl

People don’t like voting for losers. ;)


17 posted on 09/05/2012 8:49:03 AM PDT by PghBaldy (The DNC asks that instead of applause, people wave their legs in the air.)
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To: V_TWIN
This is Bob - Bob is a Racist (Youtube; funny, true, 4:36)

Bob's yer uncle. (wink wink, nudge nudge)


18 posted on 09/05/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: KansasGirl

Smiling. This is Due to Eastwood. Emperor Zero can’t bear the “empty chairs!”


19 posted on 09/05/2012 8:51:33 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: KansasGirl

They can use my unfinished attic!


20 posted on 09/05/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT by albie
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To: ColdOne

Katie Couric will soon tell Americans to believe it, AND THEY WILL believe it.


21 posted on 09/05/2012 8:53:29 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Yaelle

As time goes by, Eastwood’s schtick seems more brilliant.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 8:54:06 AM PDT by PghBaldy (The DNC asks that instead of applause, people wave their legs in the air.)
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To: marron

“They may consider a move to Denny’s because of the great coffee and pie.”

Best post of the day! ROFL


23 posted on 09/05/2012 8:54:06 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: KansasGirl

ping


24 posted on 09/05/2012 8:54:28 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: KansasGirl
* * *  N A T I O N A L   W H E A T H E R   S E R V I C E  * * *

09/05/2012 09:00 Charolette



The National Wheather Service is issuing this important Wheather Advisery.  Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

- - - - -

Gail force hot air has formed a topical depression over Charolette, North Carolina.  At this point in time, forcast models are predicting pockets of escaping stagnant back room air broken up by swirling masses of bitter angst.

By Thursday evening local time, Charolette can expect a considerable amount of moisture on the foreheads of officials at the Democrat National Convention.  Expected appearances by Leftist players throughout the region have vaporized.  Attendence at Bank of America Stadium could be deep under water by Thursday evening.

The National Wheather Service is now issuing an Inclement Wheather Warning.  Plans for one outdoor event should be canceled immediately.  Failing to do so could result in a flood of embarrassment.

Any busing plans to or from BofA Stadium should be re-evaluated.

Most Democrats should remain in their homes and wait for further alerts, unless directed to do otherwise.

President Obama has declared BofA Stadium a disaster area, and has made funds available to compensate owners who were monetarily damaged.

The Presidential Press Secretary has made public this press release:  In excess of 55 hours before Tropical Depression Obama was to strike Bank of America Stadium in Charolette, we have activated our national disaster plan.  Plans for Bank of America Stadium have been cancelled.  Democrats who had tickets, and are thus victimized, are being urged to go to Warner Cable Arena, for temporary housing. A limited number of empty chairs are still available.  Those who can't make it to the stadium, should remain in their homes, and think about how they can bail water for the best president our nation has ever had.

More information will be released as this administraton's needs warrant.

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25 posted on 09/05/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: KansasGirl

Obama’s ego thought he could fill the outdoor venue, so now he can blame Mother nature, for the lack of support.
This is another blame game episode for Obama the Clown.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 8:54:58 AM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: TonyInOhio

27 posted on 09/05/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: 7thson
"capitalize" j/k :-)
28 posted on 09/05/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: KansasGirl

It’s not as if they Republicans filled every seat at their convention. I did actually see one empty seat.


29 posted on 09/05/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: KansasGirl
“Problems filling the seats?”

Yep. They even tried busing them in from all over, but still couldn't get enough.

Last night, my daughter commented on all the empty seats at the convention, and she wasn't even paying attention. She just happened to look up at the TV for a second.

30 posted on 09/05/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: KansasGirl

They can`t fill the stadium?...30 % chance of rain coincides with his chance of winning.


31 posted on 09/05/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: KansasGirl

and there you have it. The Obama admin and the DNC even lie about weather forecasts from a gov. agency.


32 posted on 09/05/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I hope that Thursday evening is a beautiful summer evening in Charlotte.

I hope so, too. I'll all for unremitting downpours on the Democrats, but our grass is getting so deep I'm worried it's going to grow in the windows and strangle us in our beds.

33 posted on 09/05/2012 8:56:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: ColdOne

I hope it is a bright and sunny day and a clear sky with the moon shinning bright. And, I hope the media outlets all have the nerve to point it out and show it.


34 posted on 09/05/2012 9:00:25 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: DoughtyOne
At this point in time, forcast models are predicting pockets of escaping stagnant back room air broken up by swirling masses of bitter angst.

You forgot the methane. Lots of gasbags in there.

35 posted on 09/05/2012 9:00:46 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: theDentist
“It’s not our fault!”

Somehow, it's got to be Bush's fault.
Maybe the TEA party will be held responsible.
Maybe it's just racism.
Maybe they just didn't spend enough of everyone elses money.
It's a war on women in the audience. They canceled their abortions for this!
Nature is homophobic, and needs to be defeated in November.

36 posted on 09/05/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Tax-chick

Wonder how the contract reads, think it could be booked on short notice, lol?


37 posted on 09/05/2012 9:03:10 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: KansasGirl

Thank you, thank you, Brad Panovich. We’ll help you find another gig without any NBC affiliate ties, ‘cause you’re dead to them.


38 posted on 09/05/2012 9:03:34 AM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will fix this mess.)
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To: KansasGirl

But, but, but.....ABC Radio Newwsssss just told me that the weather was predicted to be SEVERE in Charlotte!

LOL!


39 posted on 09/05/2012 9:03:41 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: KansasGirl
And don't forget - their first choice for the event was Charlotte Motor Speedway and they downsized to BankAmerica stadium. lol These idiots really thought they could fill CMS which seats 200K.
40 posted on 09/05/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: KansasGirl

Orwelian government propoganda - or more plainly, untruthful excuses. They couldn’t fill the stadium for Der Fuerher, so rather than embarass him on national TV, they’r going to a smaller venue and blaming it on the weather. Of course they can get away with it; who belives the TV weatherman anyway.


41 posted on 09/05/2012 9:06:26 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: KansasGirl

Sarah Palin should offer to use the stadium. She’d have it filled to overflowing.


42 posted on 09/05/2012 9:06:30 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Carry_Okie

LOL, okay, you caught me. I did miss a big opportunity there.


43 posted on 09/05/2012 9:06:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Admin Moderator

I see you’re busy protecting the Dems from humiliation.


44 posted on 09/05/2012 9:06:41 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: ColdOne

It’s as believable as John Burton’s root canal appointment that had him departing Charlotte early.


45 posted on 09/05/2012 9:07:00 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: KansasGirl

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


46 posted on 09/05/2012 9:07:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: KansasGirl

Gotta have valid picture ID to get in. Naturally they can’t find 50,000 democrats.


47 posted on 09/05/2012 9:07:14 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: SoFloFreeper

He has to express his “puzzlement”, or simply ignore the discrepancy, or else the Ministry of Truth will come down hard on him.


48 posted on 09/05/2012 9:07:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: KansasGirl

Maybe Fauxcahontas can do a rain dance to make heap big downpour on Thursday evening.


49 posted on 09/05/2012 9:09:11 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: KansasGirl

It ain’t the “weather”, but the “whether”, as in “whether they can fill enough seats as to not embarrass themselves”.


50 posted on 09/05/2012 9:09:55 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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