Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Charlotte Observer Says Storm Clouds on the Horizon
Protesters at UC Davis shield their faces from Pepper Spray.
The Charlotte Observer editorial staff has finally recognized that epic storm clouds are forming on the horizon and Charlotte is ill prepared.
On Thursday The Observer Editorial Board posted:
Major protests are coming; Charlotte needs a plan
The modest clan of protesters that comprise Occupy Charlotte pose little more than a horticultural threat to our city at this point. There’s just a dozen or two of them now, exercising free speech while tromping on the grass at the Old City Hall and annoying local Republican leaders.
But in less than a year, that handful of overnight campers is sure to become a larger spectacle – and probably in spots beyond uptown. The Democratic National Convention will bring an onslaught of protest next September – not just local Occupiers, but groups from around the country and across the ideological spectrum. Charlotte and Mecklenburg County need a plan for their land.
The rest of the post is here:
The long and short of it is Charlotte doesn't have a plan. In an effort to appease the crazy left Charlotte and Mecklenburg County leaders have looked the other way and the Occupy Charlotte group remains unchallenged. At the same time every other city in the nation has moved against the OWS supporters in one form or another.
DNC 2012 is less than 12 months away and the swarms of nuts cases will descend on Charlotte like hungry locusts. The time for action is now, giving the courts time to work through any legal challenges that might be mounted.
Waiting to see what happens and expecting that throwing money at any problem that arises is not a plan for anything but disaster.
The bottom line is, and I've been saying this since the DNC burdened Charlotte with this gift of a convention:
Chief Monroe doesn't have the skill set to deal with the logistics of a major convention and a subversive insurrection at the same time and his yes men Medlock and Zinkann are nothing more than JV Cheerleaders.
"This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it." - USN Admiral Josh Painter