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Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNCís canceled stadium event
Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/07/12 | Mark Price

Posted on 09/07/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT by Libloather

Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNC’s canceled stadium event
Moving president’s stadium speech meant tons of leftover food for needy
By Mark Price
The Charlotte Observer
Posted: Friday, Sep. 07, 2012

**SNIP**

On the menu: thousands of pounds of pecan-fried chicken, baked orzo, fresh crudités, three-bean bake, fresh-cut fruit and something called short rib cobbler.

And that’s only a partial list.

**SNIP**

Sixty-five thousand people holding stadium credentials were told they could no longer attend and the Panthers were left with nearly 8,000 pounds of unneeded food.

Panthers spokesman Riley Fields said the more traditional vendor food (chips, hot dogs, burgers) will keep in freezers for upcoming games, but catered items for VIP suites had to be given away.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charities; dnc; dncconvention; dncconventionfood; food; freeloaders; moochelle
The Panthers?
1 posted on 09/07/2012 6:33:16 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

All Highly perishable food.
In other words, most of the food was wasted.
Nice spin though.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 6:36:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Libloather

What about all of those Rimshot Joe bobbleheads?


3 posted on 09/07/2012 6:36:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: Libloather

I thought they did away with “already” prepared food to the shelters?

Or is that a state wide thing.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 6:44:03 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: mylife
All Highly perishable food. In other words, most of the food was wasted. Nice spin though.

Beat me to it. It would have to be shipped out in refrigerated trucks for the cold stuff and heated racks for the hot stuff and kept at specific temperatures the entire time until it was finally served. No way could they have pulled that off. Most likely the majority ended up in dumpsters and that's where the homeless feasted.

5 posted on 09/07/2012 6:46:39 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Libloather

Did it ever rain?


6 posted on 09/07/2012 6:49:49 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: Libloather

Baked orzo. Really????


7 posted on 09/07/2012 6:59:16 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Libloather
They could have staged a food fight on the football field between the God-fearing and the atheist Democrats, televised it on pay-per-view and used the proceeds to pay for cosmetic surgery for many of the female speakers.
8 posted on 09/07/2012 6:59:31 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: yawningotter

Not a drop.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 7:01:05 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Libloather

It looked to me as if those delegates had long been on high caloric diets. I am surprised there was any food left over.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 7:03:51 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Libloather
These incompetent donkeys can't even properly plan and run a three day convention for 25,000 people.

Is there any question as to why their attempts to run the entire country have almost destroyed us?

Starting with Obama, they are so stupid they don't realize they're stupid. And to top it off, they are arrogant about it. Did you ever meet a hard core liberal who wasn't certain that liberals are all above average in intelligence and ability?

Charles Darwin noted, “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”

Why liberals are the way they are:

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why The Incompetent Don’t Know They’re Incompetent


11 posted on 09/07/2012 7:05:28 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: bgill
No way could they have pulled that off. <<

Don't fool yourself!...

donated to the right government entity for a small tax deduction....it would only cost “the government” 6 million dollars and 300 new government workers to complete the task!....

12 posted on 09/07/2012 7:12:44 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Libloather

“Sixty-five thousand people holding stadium credentials ....”

Perhaps it’s true, but I don’t believe it. I think the dems moved because they didn’t believe they could get that many people to show up.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 7:14:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Libloather

Paid for with stimulus money?


14 posted on 09/07/2012 7:18:55 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Libloather

All the bussed in lefty volunteers denied their speech should have gotten first dibs! /sarc


15 posted on 09/07/2012 7:22:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Libloather

They’re trying to decide whether to blab this, as an indication of how charitable they are, or whether it would show that so few showed up.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 7:50:04 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Libloather

Good call cancelling the stadium - the hurricane that swept through Charlotte was a bad... /s


17 posted on 09/07/2012 7:53:21 PM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: Libloather
...the Panthers were left with nearly 8,000 pounds of unneeded food.
Panthers spokesman Riley Fields said the more traditional vendor food (chips, hot dogs, burgers) will keep in freezers for upcoming games, but catered items for VIP suites had to be given away.

Sounds like the team got stuck with the food, but who actually paid for it?

18 posted on 09/07/2012 7:54:24 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Libloather

But no lobster or Wagyu beef?


19 posted on 09/07/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ZOOKER

The people who cooked it paid for it. It certainly wasn’t Democrats or Obama. They still owe $15 million for that freak show called a convention.


20 posted on 09/07/2012 8:08:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Libloather

I hope some homeless guy gets sick on the leftovers and sues the DNC for food poisoning.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 8:18:49 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Libloather

First of all, it was entirely unclear if the DNC paid for the donated food or if they stuck it to the vendors. Second, they didn’t say if they paid for the stadium or a cancellation fee. Third, I noticed that all of the MSM networks dropped all weather reports for the southeast Wednesday through Friday. Couldn’t find a single MSM news program that delineated the severe thunder storms, tornadoes or hurricanes that were to strike Charlotte.


22 posted on 09/07/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: Libloather

It looks like every vendor involved with the Democratic National Convention lost money. Also, I bet those vendors don’t vote for Obama now. If they run a convention that poorly, it’s no wonder they can’t run the country.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 8:31:28 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Libloather

Pecan fried chicken?

Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm!!!!!

When’s dinner?


24 posted on 09/07/2012 8:34:40 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: mylife

In most places that I am aware of, it is against the law to give away the leftover food once it has been out.

Restaurants will get fined up the whazoo for giving away leftovers. And I don’t mean stuff left of people’s plates.

If they had that sort of food and did indeed give it away, they violated multiple laws, I’d be willing to bet.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 8:38:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Libloather

I hope the Stadium got paid cash up front. Some venues haven’t yet been paid for events held in 2008.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 9:11:19 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Libloather

Betcha they stiff the vendors on the bill too. Watch and see.


27 posted on 09/07/2012 10:09:08 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Gator113

Every one around here (Rock Hill SC, just south of Charlotte) knew it was going to be a bust when the DNC cancelled hundreds of room reservations here in the last 10 days


28 posted on 09/07/2012 10:21:19 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: mylife

My question is did the vendors get paid or were they stiffed?


29 posted on 09/07/2012 11:30:40 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Robe

“Every one around here (Rock Hill SC, just south of Charlotte) knew it was going to be a bust when the DNC cancelled hundreds of room reservations here in the last 10 days”

That is a good sign; sounds like a lot of Dems that will be “down the ticket” from The Sultan don’t want to be associated with him.


30 posted on 09/08/2012 12:31:15 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Now that is funny stuff.


31 posted on 09/08/2012 5:19:57 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Libloather

I wouldn’t want to be the caterer waiting for the check. Lol


32 posted on 09/08/2012 8:00:38 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: kearnyirish2
Staying just south of Charlotte, and the conversation turned to the DNC hotel bookings with the hotel manager.

Seemed that one hotel (Hampton Inn at the airport?) was asking $1000 per night during the convention. When no one booked any rooms at that rate, they dropped the rate to “only $649” and actually sold a couple of rooms.

Looks like the convention crowd stayed in Charlotte or in SC. Most of the folks in Statesville just laughed at the whole insane mess. Not that they ever venture up into Charlotte much ...

33 posted on 09/12/2012 5:38:36 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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