Ruffles are played on drums, and flourishes are played on bugles. The President of the United States receives four ruffles and flourishes before the playing of "Hail to the Chief." Four ruffles and flourishes is the highest honor.
During the President's visit to Mt. Holly Wednesday they skipped the RF and went straight to a recorded Hail to the Chief. A women swooned and within a hour Barrack Obama was gone. Cost to taxpayers around 3 million.
Hail to The Donald - The Point Lake and Golf Club goes stupid over Donald Trump, although Cedar Posts has to admit his 757's is pretty impressive.
Limbaugh's Flourish Continues - to ruffle critics and advertisers continue to flee. Mark Pellin checks in with WBT and station program director Carl East and tallys up the EIB score, noting that 29 Rush advertisers have pulled out of the show.
Local talk radio station WBT has landed smack in the middle of a national controversy swirling around Rush Limbaugh, the polemical midday talker who has come under fire for calling Georgetown law student and free contraception-on demand advocate Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
But despite receiving hundreds of emails and calls from people threatening to boycott advertisers and demanding that the station drop Limbaugh’s show, which airs weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. on WBT 1110-AM, the station has no plans to alter its programming.
“I know it’s a cliché, but if you don’t like what you’re hearing, change stations,” said WBT Program Director Carl East. “Turn it off, if it makes you feel better. I don’t have a problem with that.”
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Flourish of Observer's Reporters Could Ruffle Chief Monroe's Well Feathered Nest - Cedar Posts when out on a limb last week offering that The Charlotte Observer staff was working hard and fast on a in depth piece on CMPD's Rodney Monroe. Well looks like I got that wrong as the week came and went and The Observer remained silent.
Sunshine Week - The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors launched Sunshine Sunday in 2002 in response to efforts by some Florida legislators to create scores of new exemptions to the state's public records law. Since then Sunshine Sunday has grown into an entire week March 11-17, 2012 and the number of states adopting "Sunshine Laws" including North Carolina has grown.
Maybe the Observer will embrace the concept of Sunshine and call out Chief Monroe for darkening the halls of Charlotte's Law Enforcement Center.