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Giant Obama sand sculpture stands near convention (they repaired it after the rain)
Auburn Publications ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | AP

Posted on 09/02/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT by Innovative

Sand sculptor Larry Hudson said it took a team of five people about 3 days to finish the sculpture, which shows the president with his arms crossed and smiling broadly. Hudson said the sculptors finished Saturday just before a large thunderstorm struck, requiring touch-ups.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: baal; elections; idolworship; kimjongil; obama; obamasculpture; obamastatue; pissmagnet; tyranny
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1 posted on 09/02/2012 12:40:10 PM PDT by Innovative
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2 posted on 09/02/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

I didn’t think 0 would let anything happen to that.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 12:42:32 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Innovative

Would love to see this overrun by stray cats doing their business.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 12:42:42 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Innovative

That is one ugly sand sculture. I don’t care for Obama, but I think he is a bit better looking than that.

It is a hoot that it’s so ugly. When the rains come tomorrow, it’ll be full of rivulets.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 12:44:02 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Innovative

6 posted on 09/02/2012 12:44:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: Innovative

Why is Charlotte advertising Myrtle Beach? Just asking.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 12:44:48 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: Innovative
Let's see here.....Wizard of Oz......melting, melting...oohhh!

A well placed bucket of water will do it.

8 posted on 09/02/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Innovative

Longer article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fifteen-foot-obama-sand-sculpture-draws-onlookers-near-convention-hall-in-charlotte/2012/09/02/abbf9df6-f52c-11e1-863c-fe85c95ce4ed_story.html

“A 25-foot sand sculpture of President Barack Obama brings some of the beach to the Democratic National Convention’s host city. But landlocked Charlotte is nearly 200 miles from the ocean - and the sand is actually from a mine in South Carolina.”


9 posted on 09/02/2012 12:45:25 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

It cost $30,000. Hmmmm, how many homeless could they have fed with that money?


10 posted on 09/02/2012 12:45:30 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: duckman

I know now, that I will never visit Myrtle Beach.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 12:46:09 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Innovative
Ha...that's how we think of Obama...

Background, Image, Program, Economy, Jobs, Debt, Credit Rating all built on sand...

Meanwhile Obambi thinks he is some sort of dictator

and will be swept into the dustbin of history by the coming Tsunami

12 posted on 09/02/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: duckman

All of the sand used to create this 16 ton turd was taken from Myrtle Beach.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 12:46:29 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: Gumdrop

It’s all in the eye of the beholder:

“Harper said she sees lots of sand around her home in Las Vegas, “but nothing like that good looking president.””


14 posted on 09/02/2012 12:47:35 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Why is Charlotte advertising Myrtle Beach? Just asking.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 12:47:46 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: Gumdrop


"My name is Obama, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
(Apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley)




Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 09/02/2012 12:48:09 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Innovative

17 posted on 09/02/2012 12:48:43 PM PDT by tomkat (:-)
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To: barmag25

Be a great place for the OWS crowd to go...


18 posted on 09/02/2012 12:48:43 PM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: spokeshave

We should tune in to the Romney and Ryan show. The myth of a democratic socialist society funded by capitalism is finished.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925756/posts

“What is being challenged is nothing less than the most basic premise of the politics of the centre ground: that you can have free market economics and a democratic socialist welfare system at the same time. The magic formula in which the wealth produced by the market economy is redistributed by the state - from those who produce it to those whom the government believes deserve it - has gone bust.

It (the message) was just a reassertion of the basic values of American political culture: self-determination, individual aspiration and genuine community, as opposed to belief in the state as the fount of all social virtue. Romney caught this rather nicely in his acceptance speech, with the comment that the US was built on the idea of “a system that is dedicated to creating tomorrow’s prosperity rather than trying to redistribute today’s.” Or as Marco Rubio put it in his speech, Obama is “trying ideas that people came to America to get away from”.”


19 posted on 09/02/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Is it just me or does this look like the black cop in Diehard?

Not a very good advert for the artist,


20 posted on 09/02/2012 12:54:29 PM PDT by No_BlahBlah (No_BlahBlah)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Now that is fluckin’ funny!


21 posted on 09/02/2012 12:54:33 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Innovative

During the RNC, the Dems kept saying speeches like Christie’s were a “failure” because they didn’t talk enough about Romney. I thought, of course. The Dems are all fixated on worship of authority figures. I loved Christie’s speech.

It’s like Rush said, we need to venerate the principle, not the person. But Dems are all into the cult of the personality, like foreign countries deify their tyrants.

At conservative meetings, people chant “USA! USA”. But Dems chant, “4 more years”

There’s something so totally wrong in their upbringing and education.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 12:55:13 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Pilfered
23 posted on 09/02/2012 12:56:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

LOL!!!!!!


24 posted on 09/02/2012 12:56:42 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: duckman
Why is Charlotte advertising Myrtle Beach? Just asking.

Good question, NC beaches are top shelf, too..

25 posted on 09/02/2012 12:56:48 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: ConorMacNessa
Untitled

Obama, Chia King!

26 posted on 09/02/2012 12:57:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Innovative
I would like to THANK Larry Hudson and his team. They did an excellent job of repairing the sculpture, and managed to make Obama look like a grinning child molester while completely getting away with it.

I hope they don't get stiffed on the bill.

WAY TO GO , LARRY !

27 posted on 09/02/2012 12:58:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Innovative

Ha...they don’t allow comments in the original article....I wonder why....../sarcasm.


28 posted on 09/02/2012 12:59:37 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Snake charmer ... heh, heh, heh ...


29 posted on 09/02/2012 1:00:37 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: smoothsailing
I love it!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 09/02/2012 1:02:05 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Innovative

Uncle Ben!


31 posted on 09/02/2012 1:02:57 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Just Perfect!!!


32 posted on 09/02/2012 1:03:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ColdOne

bwahahahahha

captured Obama perfectly

he he he he

...made my day...


33 posted on 09/02/2012 1:03:46 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That is amazing!


34 posted on 09/02/2012 1:04:00 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Innovative; duckman

SO... The sand isn’t from Myrtle Beach (implied by the ‘button’) , nor Charlotte, but is from a mine in SC ?

Very clever, this Larry Hudson.

Next thing we will find out is that the sand is tainted with chemicals caused by fracking.


35 posted on 09/02/2012 1:04:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Innovative

If they were going for the gay, pervert look, they nailed it.


36 posted on 09/02/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Innovative

Creepy


37 posted on 09/02/2012 1:05:43 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: PJBankard
All of the sand used to create this 16 ton turd was taken from Myrtle Beach.

Apparently (according to an earlier post) even THAT PART of the obama sculpture is A LIE.

38 posted on 09/02/2012 1:06:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Innovative
Try this short video compiled of Clint's speech at the convention, and his GMC Sperbowl advert ....gripping.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/09/we-own-this-country-clint-eastwood-reloaded/

39 posted on 09/02/2012 1:07:25 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Innovative

Looks like it should drop to one knee and start belting out “Mammy.”


40 posted on 09/02/2012 1:07:25 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Innovative
Isn't that look on the face racist? If I posted a Buckwheat
lookalike pic, the mods would probably yank it.
41 posted on 09/02/2012 1:07:29 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; kingattax

hey king...

Brilliant graphic on post #6!
Check it out!


42 posted on 09/02/2012 1:07:57 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: PJBankard

MORE ACCURATELY, it appears the whole ‘sponsor’ of this statue is MYRTLEBEACH.COM, and one could safely assume that the SCULPTOR runs/owns that website.

It’s must a sand sculpture and , like the promises of Obama, won’t last very long.


43 posted on 09/02/2012 1:09:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: PJBankard

(geez, my bad)

It’s JUST a sand sculpture......


44 posted on 09/02/2012 1:10:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: duckman

Why is Charlotte advertising Myrtle Beach? Just asking
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When is the last time the libs did ANYTHING that just out and out made sense?


45 posted on 09/02/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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I’m 40 miles SE of Charlotte and we have a major rain storm heading toward the Queen city. Here’s hoping....


46 posted on 09/02/2012 1:12:08 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Innovative

About 2,790,000,000 results (0.26 seconds)


47 posted on 09/02/2012 1:13:24 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: UCANSEE2; PJBankard

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fifteen-foot-obama-sand-sculpture-draws-onlookers-near-convention-hall-in-charlotte/2012/09/02/abbf9df6-f52c-11e1-863c-fe85c95ce4ed_story.html

“A 25-foot sand sculpture of President Barack Obama brings some of the beach to the Democratic National Convention’s host city. But landlocked Charlotte is nearly 200 miles from the ocean - and the sand is actually from a mine in South Carolina.”


48 posted on 09/02/2012 1:14:31 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty
captured Obama perfectly

(think about this)

By building it out of sand, the sculpture will 'decay' at about the same rate as Obama during the convention.

The creator of this sculpture is a genius.

49 posted on 09/02/2012 1:14:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Obama at Myrtle Beach earlier ...

50 posted on 09/02/2012 1:14:40 PM PDT by mikrofon (After High Tide)
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