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Down-market motels jack up rates during DNC, forcing homeless families into the streets...
NY Daily News ^ | 9-5-2012 | Rich Schapiro

Posted on 09/05/2012 2:38:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing

September 5, 2012

Down-market motels in Charlotte jack up rates during DNC, forcing homeless families into the streets and emergency shelters

Rich Shapiro

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James Keivom/New York Daily News

Steven Cherry at a loading dock where he and his wife Belinda Cherry slept when they were homeless.

Eking out an existence is precisely what Belinda Cherry, 41, says she and her husband were doing — until the Dems came to town.

With his salary as a part-time dishwasher, they had been able to afford a room at the Arlington Suites on South Tryon St., the same motel where Ramsey was bunking down.

But after the hotel ratcheted up its rates, Cherry and her husband were left sleeping atop a cement loading dock outside an abandoned brick building.

“I’m really pissed off,” said Cherry. “We were just now getting on our feet.”

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James Keivom/New York Daily News

Arlington Suites, where Belinda and Steven Cherry were staying before they had to leave.

Her husband, Steven, voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again, but still he wondered when help would arrive for people like him......

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
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FORWARD!!! (to the loading dock)

1 posted on 09/05/2012 2:38:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

“Her husband, Steven, voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again”

Always refreshing, to Obama, to know that there are idiots like this man Steven.

Good job, Steven.

Useful idiots are necessary, it appears.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 2:44:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: smoothsailing
Her husband, Steven, voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again

Another one of "Holder's people" who deserves what he gets.

3 posted on 09/05/2012 2:46:07 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: smoothsailing
Steven, voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again,

You just can't fix stupid.

4 posted on 09/05/2012 2:49:23 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

Say mister, are you better off than you were 4 days ago?


5 posted on 09/05/2012 2:49:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: smoothsailing

So the owner of that fleabag actually thought he’d attract some of the convention attendees and jacked up his rates in anticipation? Anyone that stupid just has to be a Democrat.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 2:51:52 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: jazusamo
Steven, voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again,

You just can't fix stupid.


True, but you can give stupid Steven an "Obama 2012" t-shirt ... and bumper sticker - for his cardboard box on the loading dock.
7 posted on 09/05/2012 2:53:14 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: smoothsailing

Dear Belinda and Steven...

Put your pride aside for a little while and take the dang food stamps and section 8 for a while.... and a free Obama 2012 cell phone.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 2:53:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: smoothsailing
Her husband, Steven, voted for Obama in 2008 and plans to do so again, but still he wondered when help would arrive for people like him

irony...

9 posted on 09/05/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: silverleaf
Say mister, are you better off than you were 4 days ago?

Exactly!

10 posted on 09/05/2012 2:58:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: F15Eagle

Yep, am surprised he wasn’t wearing the “Obama 2012” t-shirt for the pic.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 2:58:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

Forward Steven. Take one for the team.


12 posted on 09/05/2012 3:03:23 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Twas Ever Thus)
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To: jazusamo

Well, Jaz, Steven did vote for change!

...and darned if he didn’t get it!!!


13 posted on 09/05/2012 3:07:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
He sure did get his change and he still has hope, he's now hoping another change will come for the better.
14 posted on 09/05/2012 3:14:32 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing
Looks like he's eating well.

I hear if you can look into the dumpsters behind where the Obamas are staying you can find wagyu beef trimmings, organic baby vegetable stir fry, macadamia millionaire's cake and partially consumed bottles of limited edition White house Honey ale.

15 posted on 09/05/2012 3:29:33 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

... and Michelle’s foi gras pate’ with black truffle is to die for if you can separate it from the cook’s cat’s Fancy Feast.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 3:32:26 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: jazusamo

They should be better off, they are saving motel money by sleeping on the dock.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: F15Eagle

The stupid is just too strong in some people.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 5:37:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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