Carolina out of their minds

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The lull between the truly spectacular GOP Convention in Tampa and the DNC in Charlotte begs to be filled with something other than boggling at how many outright lies you can fit into a half-hour speech and the parlous state of elder performance art, so led by the noses by Drudge, the Borg are yukking it up right now.

The story doing the rounds began as “ZOMG THE NARCISSIST-IN-CHIEF’S GOT SERFS POUNDING SAND BULDING MOUNT RUSHMORE IN MINIATURE OUTSIDE THE CONVENTION!!!!”

This rare outburst of artistic taste, punctuated with words like “tacky” and many others you can probably imagine, was barely muted when it emerged that the sand sculpture being crafted wasn’t the work—or even the idea—of the Democrats or Obama himself. Who built that?—The canny (if slightly meteorologically challenged) Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau:

Myrtle Beach, S.C., has brought the beach to Charlotte this week for Democratic National Convention events and activities in the form of a 15.5-ton sand sculpture of President Barack Obama. The sculpture, made completely of South Carolina sand, took five sculptors of Sarasota, Fla.-based ‘Team Sandtastic’ three days to complete.

Charlotte is located just 175 miles from Myrtle Beach, S.C., which is widely considered to be the Carolinas’ favorite and most popular beach destination. In 2011 alone, more than 1.3 million visitors from North Carolina’s ‘Queen City’ flocked to the Myrtle Beach area, and officials say the sculpture is a great way to put the destination on display while thousands more are in town for the DNC.

“The Charlotte market is very important to us in Myrtle Beach. We know that if we can get to Charlotte this easily, folks from Charlotte can get to our shores in just as little time. It’s only a short drive across state lines,” said Brad Dean, President of the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We’re excited to maintain a Myrtle Beach presence in the beautiful city of Charlotte in the coming week and hope everyone in town gets a chance to come see this fantastic sand sculpture

Why do Republicans hate free enterprise and the drive to put food on families so?

Anyway, now it’s all morphed into Ozymandias-style auguries of DOOM!!!! led by the Washington Times:

Rains wash away ‘Mount Obama’ in Charlotte, N.C.

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 of the waist-up rendering of the chief executive.

Similar sculptures have been erected without furor at numerous previous Republican and Democrat conventions and gatherings, of course, but it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that the shellshocked Borg, faced with an autumn of fluffing Mittens’ underwear and fapping furiously to the dulcet tones of Hottie McStudMunster, have got nothing else at the moment.

I can quite understand their eagerness to jabber about anything other than the Tampa Travesty. Everybody’s been desperately scanning the few polls that have come out since, trying to sight the traditional post-convention bump, and if it’s coming at all, it looks like it’s going to be pretty minuscule.

Of course, this carries some pitfalls for the Democrats. Primed by the newfound zeal for factchecking, the merest slip or misspeak from the stage or environs in the coming week will no doubt be seized on by the heroically transformed media and trumpeted as ample evidence that both sides do it. And given the catalog of disasters over the past week, it’s quite likely that any mishaps or organizing glitches will be seized on and amplified in tit for tat.

Anything else catching your eye on this holiday weekend?

Posted by YAFB on 09/02/12 at 08:47 AM • Permalink

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Wow, some people - independent of the Obama campaign or the democratic party apparatus - decided to do something to hype their hometown and get some media attention for the local tourism business, and the FAB* media decided it was an example (in their minds) of the dusky Kenyan’s Jupiter-sized ego**? 

I guess being self-starting, enterprenuarial, and pro-local-business is only OK if your a rethug; who knew? 


*FAB = Fair And Balanced

** Ego is something Dubya displayed to the point of wearing out my Freudian Detection System; Obama, not so much.

It all seems to hinge on some idea that nobody could possibly have voted for Obama.

Anyway, now it’s all morphed into Ozymandias-style auguries of DOOM!!!! led by the Washington Times:

I think Ozymandumbass is more the style of the “Washington Times”.  Funny, I just posted a eulogy of their founder.

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