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Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C
Washington Times ^ | 9/1/2012 | Stephan Dinan

Posted on 09/01/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT by KansasGirl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.

Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade.

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To: M1911A1
Somebody needs to build a giant empty chair made of sand outside the Dem convention, pronto.

If they get more rain that empty chair may be there after all.
101 posted on 09/01/2012 4:03:20 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: bigbob

Bill Cosby isn’t much of a smiler. It looks like Obama, only he looks psychotic. “Get this man the hell away from the black box” is what this sculpture tells me.


102 posted on 09/01/2012 4:03:41 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: smoothsailing

The need to mix in some dung on the face to attract the flies like in real life.


103 posted on 09/01/2012 4:03:49 PM PDT by TBall
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To: KansasGirl

Man proposes, God disposes.


104 posted on 09/01/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KansasGirl

Amen!Thank you Lord!


105 posted on 09/01/2012 4:07:04 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: upchuck
There's always Plan B...


106 posted on 09/01/2012 4:12:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: KansasGirl

Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C

Rains wash away Mount EGO in Charlotte, N.C


107 posted on 09/01/2012 4:13:17 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: Mrs. Don-o

false idol, calling Moses...


108 posted on 09/01/2012 4:14:36 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: smoothsailing

false idol, paging Moses...


109 posted on 09/01/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: smoothsailing

Geesh! That sand sculpture looks like some no-necked moai sculpture stolen from Easter Island. Kinda like when Zero was flinching in the picture as the judo guy got tossed.

Here’s “hope”ing that some serious wind and rain swing through and “change” that sculpture into food for the sandbags. It would be an improvement.


110 posted on 09/01/2012 4:19:46 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( 0bama's real campaign slogan should be 'Fearward' since he has nothing else to offer )))))
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To: garbanzo

S*** you beat me to it!


111 posted on 09/01/2012 4:24:22 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: RegulatorCountry

The Big Chair, Thomasville, North Carolina

This is the location where Obama should have his convention


112 posted on 09/01/2012 4:24:46 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: KansasGirl

The Obamanation of DUmmie elation is all washed up...


113 posted on 09/01/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: GeronL

I haven’t laughed this hard in weeks!!!!
“ He that sitteth in the heavens is laughing”!


114 posted on 09/01/2012 4:29:32 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: KansasGirl
Remember when Obambi had a "King Canute" moment and said he would

stop the rising waters and heal the planet...

Ha....

....and no match for the Rovian rain machine.

115 posted on 09/01/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Iron Munro

It really is quite large. For a scale reference, those marble benches on the ground in front of it are normal bench height. The pedestal alone is close to twenty feet tall.


116 posted on 09/01/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: KansasGirl

I’m just astounded that a colossal sculpture of 0bama was contrived in the first place. What goes through the mind of these people is utterly frightening.


117 posted on 09/01/2012 4:34:40 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: smoothsailing

The real thing will get washed away in November.


118 posted on 09/01/2012 4:36:03 PM PDT by ully2
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To: KansasGirl

I met a traveller from a southern land
Who said: "I came here to here a man drone
They built a stupid sculpture from some sand,
Half sunk, after thunderstorms broke it down
His wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, welfare he still demands,
While the hands that work are the ones that fed.
And on his pedestal these words appear:
`My name, Obama, of the Man's Country:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the display
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The Myrtle Beach sand was stretched far away".

Apologies to Shelley.
119 posted on 09/01/2012 4:36:13 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Here’s “hope”ing that some serious wind and rain swing through and “change” that sculpture into...

Well, Golly! :)

120 posted on 09/01/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: KansasGirl

Matthew 7:[26]
And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand, [27] And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.


121 posted on 09/01/2012 4:42:28 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: KansasGirl

Other related threads:

Other related threads:

DNC Erecting Creepy Giant Obama Sculpture

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925427/posts

Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2925495/posts


122 posted on 09/01/2012 4:43:45 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks KansasGirl.
...an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention...
Nobody's got a gun to their head, and Zero thinks conventions are unnecessary. And elections, for that matter.


123 posted on 09/01/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: smoothsailing

It’s official. I now believe that no politicians should ever have their likeness done in sand. LOL


124 posted on 09/01/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( 0bama's real campaign slogan should be 'Fearward' since he has nothing else to offer )))))
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To: DNME

I’ll be watching for a message from the sky when the Dems gather in S.C.
_________________________________________________________

Please, the DNC convention is in Charlotte, NC. We don’t want that down here in the other Carolina. :)


125 posted on 09/01/2012 4:52:00 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: KansasGirl

How very fitting......... a tribute to “the won”, built out of beach sand. Just perfect! :D


126 posted on 09/01/2012 4:59:36 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: KansasGirl; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Current view of said statue.
127 posted on 09/01/2012 5:03:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: sneakers
His ears aren’t big enough.


How about now?

128 posted on 09/01/2012 5:03:56 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: KansasGirl

How symbolic! It’s a sign, I tell ya! a sign!


129 posted on 09/01/2012 5:04:34 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Here is our fix it lady....


130 posted on 09/01/2012 5:06:44 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: smoothsailing

Come November 6th, the whole thing washes away...


131 posted on 09/01/2012 5:08:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: smoothsailing

Did everyone see the teleprompter but me?

LOL, just noticed it. That’s a hoot. A dig maybe?


132 posted on 09/01/2012 5:08:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Okay, who added that in? Hey... ;^.


133 posted on 09/01/2012 5:09:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: lucky american
Looks like Master Bratek in Stargate SG1 in a business suit


134 posted on 09/01/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: sneakers
His ears aren't big enough.

My thoughts too.

135 posted on 09/01/2012 5:15:17 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: KansasGirl

This is too funny....ROFL!


136 posted on 09/01/2012 5:15:55 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The dems really are in the dark. Roman columns.... roll back the rising seas..... nobama in sand!!!

Can not wait to see the outlandish things that will come out of their convention. May need several sips of a nice peaty tasting adult beverage to be able to watch much of the venom and hate.


137 posted on 09/01/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: KansasGirl

Mount Obama.

Don’t say that around Reggie Love. He might do it.


138 posted on 09/01/2012 5:23:09 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Did everyone see the teleprompter but me?”

Never noticed it before you pointed it out. Now THAT’S funny! lol!


139 posted on 09/01/2012 5:26:48 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“Mount Obama.”

The narcissist’s dream is to be added to Mt. Rushmore....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/19/cornel-west-obama-obsesse_n_1529979.html


140 posted on 09/01/2012 5:31:06 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some prettyI good ideas.)
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To: omega4179
is it even LEGAL to remove 1.5 tons of sand from Myrtle beach?

I think it takes about 15 tons of paper applications to the EPA and a bunch of other agencies to ask for approval. The review process should take about 5 years.

They went ahead without permission? Life in prison for whoever took the sand.

141 posted on 09/01/2012 5:36:17 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Greece took a few years to collapse after Dick Obama had his Greek columns. God was merciful.

This time around, God gave the American(?) “Idle” about a day to live before vengeance was His.


142 posted on 09/01/2012 5:39:18 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Churchillspirit

See Post# 128.


143 posted on 09/01/2012 5:44:05 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I see the resemblance.


144 posted on 09/01/2012 5:45:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: struggle

Very nice ode.


145 posted on 09/01/2012 5:46:40 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Raebie
And we have more severe storms building to the west. Chance of severe weather every day this week...50%.

Are you from NC?

146 posted on 09/01/2012 5:46:40 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: DAC21; KansasGirl
“And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually”
Props....anytime you can seamlessly work a Hendrix lyric into a thread is a good day.

Yes! A very good day. And not a very good sign for the Dems. You can be sure that lyric is playing in the back of many a progressive mind tonight.

147 posted on 09/01/2012 5:47:29 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: KansasGirl

Haha castles made of sand!


148 posted on 09/01/2012 5:49:53 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: expat2

It’s a sonnet!


149 posted on 09/01/2012 5:52:18 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: jakerobins

Hey Hey hey it’s Fat Albert.


150 posted on 09/01/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT by funfan
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