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  • Olympia Snowe, on compromise, Citizens United and former colleague Kay Hagan

    04/14/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/14/14 | Mary Curtis
    Olympia Snowe made her case for a return to governing from the “sensible center,” and she did it with conviction. But while the audience was both loud and supportive at a women’s summit in Charlotte, no one – and that includes the former Republican U.S. senator from Maine — thought it would be easy. Snowe was considered moderate in her approach and her politics when she decided not to run for a fourth term in the Senate in 2012. How bad had it gotten? Republicans and Democrats honored her at separate celebrations, a departure from the past. “It’s not even...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • 4 Democratic lawmakers either arrested or raided by the FBI in quick succession

    03/27/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Three Democratic lawmakers were either arrested or had their office raided Wednesday by the FBI. Two of the Democrats, including Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Patrick Cannon, were charged in connection with FBI stings that caught them allegedly taking bribes from undercover agents. Coupled with an FBI raid that led to the resignation of a prominent Democratic lawmaker in Rhode Island this past weekend, four Democrats have recently come under the FBI’s radar. Here are the four: New York state assemblyman The FBI raided Democratic New York Assemblyman William Scarborough’s Albany office Wednesday morning and also took papers from his office in...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Dozens of TVs reported missing from uptown arena after DNC

    04/06/2014 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    WBTV ^ | 4/02/14 | Pamela Escobar
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Democratic National Convention has been over for 18 months, but it's still fresh in the mind of one company who filed a police report saying it can't find $75,000 worth of equipment. LG Electronics spoke with WBTV and explained why it decided to tell police now. The DNC ended in September 2012. LG electronics based in New Jersey had hundreds and hundreds of displays for delegates and convention participants. "A number of the products were sold on site and after the event. But the majority were returned to our warehouse they came back safe and...
  • Charlotte Catholic High School students attack Catholic Sister faithful to Magisterium

    04/04/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 4, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    There can be little doubt how far the Church in the United States has fallen. As this article explains, "A North Carolina Roman Catholic school is holding a meeting today to address the concerns of parents and students who say they are outraged about remarks a visiting nun made criticizing homosexuality, divorce, and sex outside of marriage during a recent speech. Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, who often speaks to high school and college-age students on matters of sexuality, gave an hour-long presentation to students at Charlotte Catholic High School on March 21 called “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift.”...
  • Charlotte diocesan, school officials apologize for controversial presentation on homosexuality

    04/04/2014 2:37:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    CWN ^ | 4/3/2014
    Two weeks after a Nashville Dominican nun spoke to students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools and delivered a presentation critical of homosexuality, diocesan and school officials offered apologies at a meeting attended by an estimated 900 parents. “Many said that” the first part of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel’s presentation at Charlotte Catholic High School “was excellent and fully in line with the Catholic faith,” said Father Roger Arnsparger, the Diocese of Charlotte’s vicar of education, as quoted on the diocesan newspaper’s website. “There was unfortunately a misunderstanding about the content of the last part of the presentation,”...
  • Nearly 1,000 attend Charlotte Catholic meeting on nun’s speech

    04/03/2014 6:13:38 PM PDT · by jobim · 26 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/3/2014 | Tim Funk
    Nearly 1,000 parents gathered at Charlotte Catholic High School on Wednesday night to air complaints about a recent speech to students by a nun who made what many considered inflammatory comments about gays and lesbians, divorce and single parenthood. So many parents lined up to speak that the meeting with high school officials, the school’s chaplain and the Diocese of Charlotte’s vicar of education lasted more than an hour longer than scheduled. Though the gathering was closed to the media, texts and tweets from parents inside the school gym cast the meeting as often heated, with emotions running high on...
  • Why Patrick Cannon sting took so long (RAT mayor of Charlotte bribed before election)

    03/30/2014 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/27/14 | Michael Gordon
    As the corruption investigation of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon went back underground Thursday, a nagging question hung over his embarrassed city: Couldn’t this have been known before he was elected mayor in November? According to an affidavit released this week, the FBI became aware of possible illegal activity of then-City Council member Cannon as early as August 2010. By the time Cannon was sworn in as the city’s top elected leader, undercover agents posing as real estate developers had flown him and his wife to Las Vegas and paid him almost $30,000 in bribes, prosecutors say.
  • Anger at Charlotte Catholic school after speaker criticizes homosexuality

    03/28/2014 5:13:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    CWN ^ | 3-28-2014
    Some parents and students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools are outraged after a Nashville Dominican nun who holds a doctorate in theology criticized homosexuality in a presentation to students, according to the Charlotte Observer. “We the students of Charlotte Catholic High School would like to issue a formal complaint regarding Sr. Jane Dominic [Laurel]’s speech,” according to an online petition. “We believe that same sex couples have the ability to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children … We believe that homosexual couples are capable of monogamy. As rational people, we know that most homosexual people lead healthy,...
  • [North Carolina] Students, parents upset about nun's message about homosexuals

    03/27/2014 11:28:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 67 replies
    WDAM ^ | 03/26/2014 | Brody O'Connell
    Charlotte Catholic High School is getting backlash from students and parents after a school assembly last week. Students said that a guest speaker discussed offensive material about divorce and homosexuality. Sister Jane Dominic, with Aquinas College in Nashville, has a doctorate in sacred theology. But her message about the influence divorce has on gender identification and homosexuality didn't go over so well.... In an online petition, which now has close to 1,800 signatures, one student wrote "we found some of (the) ideas expressed to be both offensive and unnecessarily derogatory. We are incensed that you knew the content of this...
  • Cannon resigns as mayor, faces federal corruption and bribery charges [NC]

    03/27/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | 3/27/2014 | unknown
    A major political scandal unraveled in Charlotte Wednesday as Patrick Cannon resigned as Charlotte’s mayor after federal investigators arrested him on bribery and corruption charges. Documents outline how agents said the mayor abused his power for years.
  • Charlotte mayor arrested just SIX MONTHS into job for allegedly taking $50,000 in bribes

    03/27/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 27, 2014 | Associated Press
    Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested Wednesday and accused of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city. Mayor Patrick Cannon, a 47-year-old Democrat who rose from the city's public housing projects to become a successful businessman and politician, faces federal theft and bribery charges. Cannon accepted more than $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and the use of a luxury apartment as bribes and solicited more than $1 million more, according to a criminal complaint....
  • Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges (North Carolina)

    03/26/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | 3/26/2014 | Not Specified
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charged Cannon, 47, with theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right. [snip] The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that Cannon accepted the bribes from the undercover FBI agents on five separate occasions. On the last occasion, on Feb. 21 Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in...
  • Charlotte mayor arrested on federal public corruption charges

    03/26/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT · by Robe · 43 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/26/14 | Mark Washburn, Jim Morrill and Mike Gordon /
    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/26/4795861/charlotte-mayor-patrick-cannon.html#.UzMT-F4owY4#storylink=cpy
  • America’s Largest Gun Shop Dropped By Visa Subsidiary For Selling Guns

    09/30/2013 10:26:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-30-2013 | John Hawkins
    Liberals may not be able to pass a law through Congress that takes away our Second Amendment rights, but that just means they’re going to approach gun control from a different direction. A subsidiary of Visa, a key Obama campaign donor, that specializes in credit card transactions has abruptly stopped servicing the nation’s largest gun store after four years because the store sells guns, a fact the owners never hid. Hyatt Gun Shop of Charlotte, N.C., told Secrets that the subsidiary, Authorize.net/CyberSource, simply sent an email to owner Larry Hyatt to announce that it was suddenly breaking off the business...
  • Shooting breaks out – at anti-violence vigil

    09/06/2013 10:30:54 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 25 replies
    Mothers of Murdered Offspring sponsored the vigil, calling attention to last Thursday’s death of Javon Booker, who police say was fatally shot when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store on Tom Hunter Road in north Charlotte. The service took place in the 2500 block of Pinckney Avenue, a block south of Matheson Avenue.
  • Black NC pastor requests ‘only white people’ at front door of church

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In an e-mail, an African American pastor at a Charlotte church asked that “only white people” stand at the church’s front door to greet the congregation, according to WBTV. (snipped) WBTV reports Pennycooke went on to say that “first impressions matter” and that “the church wants the best of the best on the front doors.” “We are continuing to work to bring our racial demographic pendulum back to mid-line,” she wrote, according to WBTV. “So we would like to ask that only white people be on the front doors.” (snipped)
  • NC:Robbery suspect shot by clerk in north Charlotte

    09/03/2013 8:33:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | 30 August, 2013 | Steve Lyttle
    A 21-year-old man killed by a north Charlotte convenience store employee Thursday night is the second alleged robber shot to death at the store in the past six years. Javon Sanchez Booker of Charlotte died after being shot about 9 p.m. at the Fast Mart store on Tom Hunter Road near Reagan Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. That is a short distance from Interstate 85. Booker entered the store and tried to rob the clerk, according to police. Police have not said whether the suspect struck the clerk. Investigators say the clerk pulled a gun and fired at the man.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • CMS task force recommends K-12 school for African-American males

    08/08/2013 2:21:22 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 44 replies
    WBTV ^ | August 6, 2013 | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools may look at a new option in its effort to help African-American males succeed in the education system. District superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison created 22 task forces to tackle a variety of issues the school district had to deal with. One of those task force was tasked with ongoing issues dealing with African-American males in CMS. The task force made several recommendations, including beginning a planning phase to open a K-12 African-American male school during the 2015-2016 school year. One black male student thinks that would be a great idea. "The African American male wouldn't...
  • (No Honor Among Thieves) 2012 DNC: Nearly $500,000 of Equipment Was Lost or Stolen in Charlotte

    06/20/2013 7:10:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 | Steve Harrison
    DNC: Nearly $500,000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte To stage last year’s Democratic National Convention, the local host committee raised millions of dollars, much of it for computers, phones and other communication devices. Now it appears a sizable amount of that equipment was lost, stolen – or perhaps kept by the staffers it had been assigned to. The Democratic National Convention Committee said it recently sent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department a spreadsheet detailing $496,000 worth of missing equipment. CMPD created an incident report in May. Among the missing items: MacBook Pro laptops, iPads, iPod Nanos, computer printers,...
  • Democratic Convention Organizers Claim $500K of Lost Electronics

    06/16/2013 5:00:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Garrett Bruno
    The Democratic National Convention may be long over, but its organizers have not forgotten the almost half a million dollars worth of electronics they seem to have lost. Organizers of the Charlotte, N.C., convention have filed a police report for lost and stolen electronics, some of which they appear to have valued at as much as 62 times the listed market prices. A reportedly stolen 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop? $75,537. The price listed on the Apple website is $1,199. A lost iPhone? $30,503. A lost Blackberry? $54,250. The DNC did not respond to a request for comment. Calls to the...
  • North Carolina abortion clinic shut down by state as ‘imminent danger’ to public health

    05/15/2013 7:32:01 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5-14-2013 | by Kirsten Andersen
    CHARLOTTE, NC, May 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – A Charlotte, North Carolina abortion clinic has been shut down following an investigation that revealed abortionists were incorrectly administering abortion drugs to their clients. Workers at the “A Preferred Women’s Health Center” were found to have given injectable methotrexate orally to abortion-seeking women, in violation of FDA and manufacturer guidelines.
  • Girl 16 found dead on train tracks next to best friend 18-in dark place after break-up w/ girlfriend

    03/20/2013 10:10:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    FULL TITLE: Girl, 16, found dead on train tracks next to her best friend, 18, was 'in a dark place' after break-up with her girlfriend Two teenagers have been found dead side-by-side on train tracks after one of the girls was 'in a dark place' following a recent break up with her long-time girlfriend. Arielle Troutman, 16, and Hannah Rigley, 18, were found dead beneath a train on the edge of the McAlpine Creek Greenway in Charlotte, North Carolina early on Sunday morning. The train driver had seen them apparently sleeping on the track, sounded his bell and pulled his...
  • Duke Energy won't be repaid $10 million from DNC

    03/01/2013 4:40:53 AM PST · by Free America52 · 19 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/01/2013 | Bruce Henderson
    Duke Energy won’t be repaid the $10 million line of credit it guaranteed for Charlotte to host last year’s Democratic National Convention, the company confirmed Thursday. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/01/3885178/duke-energy-wont-be-repaid-from.html#storylink=cpy
  • When Vunnables Attack!

    02/27/2013 8:09:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Video at link.
  • Jawdropper: Black mob meets 'gay' beauty pageant

    02/27/2013 10:50:24 PM PST · by Anila · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/27/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Black mob violence comes in all shapes and sizes: Big. Small. Lethal. And now, comical. That is the overwhelming reaction from in and out of Charlotte, N.C., to what local media are calling a “brawl” at the Carolina Awards Ball. But what radio personality Al Walsh said was really a “Chair War at a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Party!!!” Chair wars took place early Monday morning in a large storage shed where 150 black people were celebrating the results of a ballroom pageant, where prizes in almost a dozen categories were awarded to black men who dressed like women. One...
  • NC realtor smacks down Stop Rush bullies

    12/01/2012 3:22:37 PM PST · by CTGOPPER · 32 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12/1/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Leigh Brown is a Charlotte, N.C., area RE/MAX franchisee who calls herself the “no BS realtor,” and she more than lives up to that tagline on Twitter. This week, Brown was targeted by the Stop Rush bully brigade after her business was entered into their database of Rush Limbaugh sponsors. Behold the Twitter thuggery:
  • Copper thieves delay early voting in Anson Co.

    11/04/2012 1:52:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WCNC ^ | 11/03/12 | DIANA RUGG
    Copper thieves delay early voting in Anson Co.by DIANA RUGG / NBC Charlotte WCNC.com Posted on November 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM WADESBORO, N.C. – Voters in Anson County had to wait an hour longer to cast their ballots Saturday morning, after copper thieves cut internet lines at the county’s only early voting site. Thieves stripped 16 air conditioning units of copper at the Anson County Schools administration office in Wadesboro, doing $180,000 - $200,000 worth of damage, according to interim Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer. “Totally taken apart -- compressors gone, pieces of copper wiring gone, just really taken...
  • Colorado Company Says ‘Deadbeat Democrats’ Still Owe Thousands For Work At DNC

    10/23/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    CBS4 ^ | October 22, 2012 | Brian Maass
    A major Denver event planning company says the Alabama Democratic delegation still owes it about $60,000 for work performed in September at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. ... Invoices show the agreed upon cost was about $100,000. The Alabama Democrats paid about $40,000 up front, agreeing to pay the balance at the conclusion of the convention. Wright says Bradley Davidson, the executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party, shook his hand and promised the money would be paid in Charlotte. “And I shook (Davidson’s) hand and he said, “100 percent you’re getting the money,” and he guaranteed it,” Wright...
  • One Expensive Sunny Day(DNC falls shot of goal in Charlotte)

    10/19/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Last month’s Democratic National Convention ended up costing the DNC host committee a pretty penny. According to an Associated Press report, the DNC fell nearly $13 million short of its goal of raising $36.7 million for the Charlotte, N.C., event. ... The news of the overall shortfall comes on the heels of a Politico report, which notes that the committee also forked over an $896,000 rental fee to reserve Bank of America Stadium for President Barack Obama’s official nomination acceptance speech—a rental the committee ultimately abandoned due to an alleged threat of inclement weather on the night of the speech.
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Saturday Night - 10/13/12 - 7pm ET on ABC

    10/11/2012 9:50:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 10/11/12
    The Chase is over for most drivers, it's all for pride and a win if they can snag one.. and for Junior, it's a couple weeks off to let a concussion heal. Join us for Race#5 this Saturday Night, who knows who might show up?
  • Student Spiked Teacher's Coffee With Butt Pills

    10/07/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 5, 2012
    Police are investigating a North Carolina high school student who allegedly spiked his teacher’s coffee with “GluteBoost,” a supplement that purports to “enhance your butt size.”
  • Hispanics upset about DNC contract (RATS were "hoodwinked”)

    09/16/2012 4:44:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/13/12 | Franco Ordoñez
    Hispanics upset about DNC contractLocal Latino groups say a Hispanic state GOP leader shouldn’t have been vendor By Franco Ordoñez Modified: Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Some Hispanic Democrats are angry that one of the few major contracts for minority businesses at the Democratic National Convention went to a Hispanic leader of North Carolina’s Republican Party. Convention organizers made a big effort to contract with minority-run businesses. But some Hispanics see contracting with the chairman of North Carolina’s Republican National Hispanic Assembly as anathema to the mission of the Democrats, especially considering the partisan differences on major issues such...
  • Corporate cash ($5 million) paid DNC’s arena fee

    09/16/2012 4:19:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/13/12 | Tim Funk
    Corporate cash paid DNC’s arena feeBy Tim Funk The Charlotte Observer **SNIP** Though President Barack Obama had instructed convention organizers to not use business money for the actual convention, Dan Murrey – head of the city’s host committee – said Thursday that contracts signed in early 2011 allowed for his group to pay the arena license fee from either of two funds. **SNIP** But its contract with the Democratic National Convention Committee also called for the host committee to raise $36.65 million to pay for the actual convention. Making that job harder: the restrictions imposed by Obama. **SNIP** “We’ll delineate...
  • The Problem With Obama's Polls

    09/13/2012 3:25:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Nuts. The Democratic National Convention is over. Watching Bill Clinton, Jean-François Kerry, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and all the other preposterosities -- not least being the widely under-depreciated Sandra Fluck -- I fell under a spell. I thought the convention would go on forever. There would be no need for horror movies, action movies, X-Treme sports, cockfights, or soap operas. I could enjoy them all in the comfort of my own home. All provided by the Democratic National Committee, safely watched over by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and probably select units of the North Carolina National Guard. Yet...
  • Democrats Fail to 'Pay Their Fair Share' in Charlotte

    09/09/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT · by morethanright · 19 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-09 10:01:24 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Democrats left their gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina, not having paid "their fair share." According to Bloomberg News, the party of the "little guy" left Charlotte "with more than $5 million in immediate obligations and may require a direct cash infusion from the Obama campaign to pay vendors," said Bloomberg.These vendors were located inside the Charlotte Convention Center and the Time Warner Cable Arena. Vendors located outside were equally short changed.Legacy Village was the vendor's area situated under a tent outside the convention hall, where delegates voted to expel God and Jerusalem from the party's consciousness before its...
  • Obama Sings the Deep Blues in Charlotte

    09/09/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-07 13:24:58 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Gone were the Greek columns of 2008 and with them, Denver's enthralled masses that totaled 84,000. Thursday, rain fell on Charlotte, North Carolina, and the hall seated no more than 22,000 desperate and crestfallen listeners. The backdrop to this occasion was a deep blue that reflected the mood in the hall and the country at large. Gone, too, were the magical incantations from an illusionist whose power failed to conjure up government-generated prosperity and well-being for the nation's more than 300 million souls.Left with nothing but a litany of failure to present his listeners, President Obama was forced...
  • Tampa vs. Charlotte

    09/09/2012 5:55:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Tampa, Fla., was like the Republican National Convention delegation -- older, more experienced, less excitable. Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl; the city had lots of space and nothing to prove. There was a been there/done that feel to the entire affair. Tampa Bay is used to welcoming visitors and has plenty of nice hotels to host them. You say a hurricane is coming? No worries. They laid out some sandbags, closed up for a night and started up a day later. No need to rush a convention. People don't come to Florida to be in a hurry. Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Protesters peacefully leave Marshall Park (Freeloaders gotta go - city removes port-a-jons)

    09/07/2012 6:07:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/07/12 | April Bethea, Joe Marusak, Karen Sullivan
    Protesters peacefully leave Marshall ParkBy April Bethea, Joe Marusak and Karen Sullivan The Charlotte Observer Posted: Friday, Sep. 07, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. Protesters peacefully exited Marshall Park on Friday shortly after the noon deadline came for them to leave. **SNIP** Evan Kelley of Jacksonville, Fla., said he was one of the last people to use a port-a-jon at the park. He said he tried to wake people to warn them the toilets were being taken away. “The city was handling things very well until this incident,” he said. “To leave everyone without a place to go the bathroom, there’s no...
  • Charlotte man charged with threatening president on Twitter (Hussein voter?)

    09/07/2012 5:38:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/07/12 | Caleb Troop
    Charlotte man charged with threatening president on TwitterBy Caleb Troop The Charlotte Observer Posted: Friday, Sep. 07, 2012 **SNIP** Donte Jamar Sims, 21, appeared in court Thursday after officials said he posted threats to kill the president on his Twitter account Monday. Sims posted several statements through his @DestroyLeague_D account, and a Secret Service agent was made aware of the tweets Tuesday, police said. “Well Ima Assassinate president Obama this evening !...Gotta get this monkey off my chest while he’s in town - -,” the tweet read at 6:06 a.m. Monday. Two hours later, Sims allegedly posted, “Ima hit president...
  • Barack Obama's "Great Speeches" Don't Make Americans Better Off, Says Paul Ryan

    09/07/2012 3:00:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | September 7,2012 | The Telegraph
    Hours before Barack Obama was to deliver the culminating speech at the Democratic National Convention, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, Paul Ryan delivered a pre-emptive salvo at a campaign stop in Colorado.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-07-12 (DUmmies watch "DNCing With The Charlottans")

    09/07/2012 12:50:28 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 45 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 7, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    What a week, what a week! The freak show of charlatans assembled at Charlotte. They were all there: Barney Frank, checking in with a leather belt around his neck (I'm series). Convention chair Tony Villaraigosa, miraculously struck with deafness in order to let "God" in the house. Sandra Fluke and the Dancing Vaginas. The Democrats' Warren Woman, the Faux Sqauw, with her Cherokee Cheekbones. A tribute to Ted Kennedy and a speech by Bill Clinton, both of whom waged their own personal War on Women. The Human Gaffe Machine, Slo-Jo Biden. And, of course, the stars of the show,...
  • Jennifer Granholm DNC Speech Highlights

    09/07/2012 6:58:37 AM PDT · by Darteaus94025 · 24 replies
    Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm addresses DNC.
  • Charlotte company illustrates U.S. stimulus ups and downs

    09/06/2012 9:25:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/6/12 | Susan Cornwell and Marcus Stern - Reuters
    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Few companies in the U.S. South have gotten as much nurturing by President Barack Obama's administration as Charlotte-based Celgard LLC. Obama and two of his Cabinet secretaries visited the plant and praised its successes after it was awarded $48.7 million in stimulus grants. But as Obama prepared to deliver his speech at the Democratic National Convention just 14 miles away on Thursday night, Celgard stands as an example of how the jobs, industrial development and green energy policies the president has implemented since taking office in January 2009 are no guarantee of success. It hasn't...
  • Hundreds stranded outside Democratic National Convention ("embarrassing")

    09/06/2012 7:45:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 9/06/12 | David Siders
    Hundreds stranded outside Democratic National ConventionPosted by David Siders September 6, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hundreds of ticketholders were stranded outside the Democratic National Convention ahead of President Barack Obama's acceptance speech here tonight, after officials said the arena reached capacity and closed the doors. **SNIP** An official told a crowd outside the arena gate that the local fire marshal apologized and called the situation "embarrassing." The official said the gate would not re-open and that no ticketholders - even delegates and special guests - would be admitted.
  • I Hate the Democratic National Convention, This Is Terrible

    09/06/2012 6:29:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
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    Link only - I Hate the Democratic National Convention, This Is Terrible
  • The DNC Fiscal Irresponsibility Parade Comes to Charlotte

    09/06/2012 4:57:35 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 5, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Democrats know how to hold a party convention. They can give speeches, fire up the base, energize their key demographics, and hoodwink the willing news media. What they can’t do is manage the government. The 2012 Democratic National Convention presented the Democratic Party’s best face to the world, declaring support for American values while attacking them, championing the middle class while punishing it, pledging allegiance to “opportunities for the poor” while stripping those opportunities from the very fabric of American life. THE SPEAKERS Who are the Democrats’ faces in 2012? Lily Ledbetter, a tire factory worker who sued her...
  • It's A Beautiful Night In Charlotte

    09/06/2012 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Free America52 · 40 replies
    Vanity | 09/06/2012 | FreeAmerica52
    It is a beautiful evening in Charlotte, 83 degrees and clear skies. What a wonderful night for some outdoor festivities.