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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: sf4dubya
Great video!

TheHopeAndTheChange

201 posted on 09/01/2012 10:09:37 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Minutemen

This one too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljZew68XUNM


202 posted on 09/01/2012 10:16:52 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: KansasGirl

He looks like he is on steroids. And what’s with the missing front teeth?

Obama should be glad that the storm damaged this “sculpture”. Makes him look like a happy drunk. (Then being married to the “First Yeti” would make anyone stay perpetually drunk). “HARCORD!”


203 posted on 09/01/2012 11:00:04 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: KansasGirl

LOL!


204 posted on 09/01/2012 11:17:56 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: KansasGirl

Go pound sand Libtards!


205 posted on 09/02/2012 12:26:29 AM PDT by golas1964 (Obama must be defeated in 2012)
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To: DNME

Good one. Thanks for the laugh.


206 posted on 09/02/2012 4:54:08 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I am absolutely shocked at the level of delusion and accompanying mental illness that would lead to a “statue” like this.


207 posted on 09/02/2012 5:05:11 AM PDT by Belle22
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To: Irish Eyes

Yes ma’am. Right here in Charlotte.


208 posted on 09/02/2012 6:33:58 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: struggle

Well, you have a point; the first 8 lines are in sonnet form, tho’ the last six don’t fit that form. But it’s well done, anyway.


209 posted on 09/02/2012 6:37:34 AM PDT by expat2
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To: omega4179

A “facade” for sure. The facade has nothing behind it, only a front or window dressing, something akin to an empty chair.

Who does this guy think he is.......Oh, never mind.


210 posted on 09/02/2012 6:41:14 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: omega4179

A “facade” for sure. The facade has nothing behind it, only a front or window dressing, something akin to an empty chair.

Who does this guy think he is.......Oh, never mind.


211 posted on 09/02/2012 6:41:14 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: KansasGirl
Mount Flush-more
212 posted on 09/02/2012 6:58:31 AM PDT by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: KansasGirl

Rainman


213 posted on 09/02/2012 7:12:59 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: bigbob

“....looks more like Bill Cosby”

I will admit I have not had my morning coffee, bigbob, but I see Trayvon in that sand sculpture. And yes all, they chose sand so the shovel ready job it entails keeps, at least, the artists busy and working for another week keeping it fresh.

Obama Biden Fresh?

Right!


214 posted on 09/02/2012 7:16:45 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

they’re frigging idiots.

Statues, for crying out loud.

Hope the convention is a massive wash out .

I’m just happy that therats are not in my city with all their homosexual perverts


215 posted on 09/02/2012 8:00:42 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: smoothsailing

That is weird looking. Firstly, it doesn’t even look like him, second - he looks like he’s wearing a guard in his mouth so he doesn’t grind his teeth. Either that or he’s going to play some hockey.

They should be embarrassed about this.


216 posted on 09/02/2012 8:01:14 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Was it the rains from Isaac really?

oh I hope so.... How appropriate if it was. Isaac (children of Israel)/Ismael (children of Allah)


217 posted on 09/02/2012 8:07:27 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: DrewsMum

A trough ahead of a front did pull moisture up to this area from the Gulf region unexpectedly early, so it’s accurate to say that it was remnants of Isaac. We’ll be experiencing it for the best part of the week, although an anticipated low forming off the Carolina coast has failed to materialize. We’d have gotten a good, lengthy soaking rain rather than unstable conditions of sun and cloud with occasional heavy downpours.

Mid-late August through early October can tend to get rains coming through like that. Peak hurricane season, and just generally rainier. My grandfather called it “the equinox,” farmers depend upon it after a hot, baking summer. It turns a tobacco crop around before harvest, which can occur right up to first frost. I’ve seen people out working at night pulling tobacco to get it in before a frost, even done it myself as a teen.


218 posted on 09/02/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: FlyingEagle

They can do one in black sand when they get to Hawaii in about five months.


219 posted on 09/02/2012 8:52:35 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: omega4179

It’s OK, the Army Corps of Engineers spent $60 million replacing the missing sand. They should send the bill to the DNC.


220 posted on 09/02/2012 8:57:10 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Eaker

Much better! LOL.


221 posted on 09/02/2012 9:01:22 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: smoothsailing

"Mr. Sandman, Send me a dream ......"

222 posted on 09/02/2012 9:07:27 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: KansasGirl
Obama...pounding...sand...
223 posted on 09/02/2012 9:08:01 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: DrewsMum

Omigosh, I hadn’t thought of it that way! Good for you for pointing it out! Looks like the Obama worshippers don’t know about/observe the First Commandment.


224 posted on 09/02/2012 9:20:22 AM PDT by GoldwaterChick
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To: reg45; KansasGirl

Look at the lyric bubbles over the singers’ mouths! Too bad the RNC was first, as this would have brought down the house!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNuX7bs2qAM&feature=related


225 posted on 09/02/2012 9:40:48 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: GeronL

“And so Castles made of sand...Fall in the sea....Eventually...”
-Hendrix

“Messiah made of sand” - excellent analogy, brother.


226 posted on 09/02/2012 9:45:37 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

thanks


227 posted on 09/02/2012 10:21:04 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: greeneyes

That song was the first thing that came to my mind when I read this story:

“The wise man built his house upon the rock (3x)
and the rain came tumbling down.

“The rain came down and the flood came up (3x)
and the house on the sand stood firm

“The foolish man built his house upon the sand (3x)
and the rain came tumbling down.

“The rain came down and the flood came up (3x)
and the house on the sand went ‘whoosh’”


228 posted on 09/02/2012 10:25:18 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Hattie

I liked your response, Hattie. Thanks for the laugh.


229 posted on 09/02/2012 10:28:28 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Iron Munro

230 posted on 09/02/2012 11:11:10 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: omega4179; smoothsailing

is it even LEGAL to remove 1.5 tons of sand from Myrtle beach? what about beach erosion and protection?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

There is an exemption from the ecological rules if the sand is used for religious purposes./S


231 posted on 09/02/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: omega4179; Bob

God is funny sometimes!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

We have seen nothing YET! Wait until 112 white doves land on this Obama icon and leave a mass of guano on it!


232 posted on 09/02/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Churchillspirit

It’s kind of funny, I have posted that pic several other places and no one even noticed that I supersized the ears.

Maybe because I just made them the correct size!


233 posted on 09/02/2012 12:03:08 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: GeronL

Maybe....just maybe...it’s a portent of things to come.

Let’s hope so. I think we’ve had enough of the Imperial Presidency of this jerk and his freeloading wife.


234 posted on 09/02/2012 1:13:25 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

They have rebuilt the monstrosity


235 posted on 09/02/2012 1:20:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KansasGirl

They repaired it!

Giant Obama sand sculpture stands near convention (they repaired it after the rain)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925765/posts


236 posted on 09/02/2012 1:24:42 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Candor7

They probably are going to take it back. At least I hope so with ongoing millions spent for replenishment efforts.


237 posted on 09/02/2012 1:51:15 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Presenting Obama as a mound of sand was a stroke of symbolic brilliance by the 'RATS!!! I love it!"

Now all that's missing is a steady diet of s**t sandwiches during the DNC.

238 posted on 09/02/2012 2:33:25 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: illinifan
Seeing these fools build an image to this clown is downright creepy ... and perhaps prophetic in several ways. Their delusion is strong and they have chosen to believe the lie(s) of a man who made himself out to be messiah-like. Revelation 13 cannot be far away.


239 posted on 09/02/2012 3:13:59 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: jakerobins

Reminds me of Acts 12

22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.


240 posted on 09/02/2012 3:31:21 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: meyer

BWajahahahahahahhaa!!!!

“Did they really mae a sand teleprompter too?”

......You really don’t know how funny people on this blog are....Oh my... I have tears in my eyes..... hahahahahaaaa


241 posted on 09/02/2012 4:37:11 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: KansasGirl

Karma is my guess. LMAO!

I understand it is being rebuilt but I also understand that there is a 30-45% chance of rain every day this week....LOL!


242 posted on 09/02/2012 4:40:45 PM PDT by cranked
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To: KansasGirl

243 posted on 09/02/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: lucky american

Bratek Obama, that’s pretty funny. ‘Cept the POTUS is a coward, not a warrior.


244 posted on 09/02/2012 6:10:14 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: jakerobins
Keep building your false idols Dems and you aren’t going to like what GOD does next!

I totally agree. In fact I wish that God would strike every person with terminal leprosy who voted for 0dumb0 in the last election or planning on voting for the RAT bastard communist pig in the upcoming election. And throw in all the gays (homo & lezzies) and muzzies for good measure!

245 posted on 09/02/2012 8:40:08 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“....the foolish man built his house (0dumb0 statue) on the sand, and the house (0dumb0 statue) on the sand went SMASH when the rains came down!!!”


246 posted on 09/02/2012 8:44:20 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Vaquero

What book & chapter, please?


247 posted on 09/02/2012 8:47:28 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: AFPhys; greeneyes; KansasGirl; rcrngroup
The song.... back from when most people in America used to faithfully attend Sunday School AND church on Sunday morning, and evening services on Sunday night along with midweek Bible study & prayer meeting. Now it is pretty much just King James only, fundamental, conservative, Bible-believing, preaching, Baptist churches that still conduct services this way.

The mega churches have long ago turned the idea of "church" into just a giant entertainment center & social gathering. And the liberal, unsaved churches are just dying out due to dull, meaningless, empty minded homilies on Bible stories that they openly mock & disbelieve.

Anyway... here is a great youtube version of the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDhaAWHjVRM

248 posted on 09/02/2012 9:28:46 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup

Thanks - used to sing it all the time when I was a kid. Just couldn’t remember all of it.


249 posted on 09/02/2012 9:32:23 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: SparkyBass

This sculpture looks like the late Al Jolsen in blackface.

God I’m old to remember this from his movie.


250 posted on 09/02/2012 10:26:20 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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