Has Charlotte become The San Francisco of The East?
AgentPierce really wanted to do this one. But I am The Alpha Dog at SaidWhatMedia. I get to do it. Sorry AP.
A city / metro area does not merit “icon” status comparison simply by “wanting to be”. It must prove it deserves it. It needs “icon cred”.
For decades Charlotte city fathers and city mothers planted peach trees in their backyards and created confusing street names that even native sons and daughters could not figure out.
They hoped, prayed and hoped some more to wake up one fine day and see a headline in some fru fru “metro lifestyle magazine” heralding Charlotte – The New Atlanta.
Is there such a thing as a NOT-fru fru metro lifestyle magazine?
ANYTHING mentioning Charlotte and Atlanta in the same paragraph sent the civic boosters bunch into euphoric hysterics.
Charlotte and Atlanta both have lots of streets with confusing names that go nowhere. … OR
Charlotte and Atlanta both have lots of grisly crimes and ever-growing racial unrest.
…and both have more than their fair shares of very corrupt politicians.
Charlotte’s power suits and pantsuits didn’t care so long as Charlotte merited comparison to that mythical Oz just a few hours down I-85. The city that Margaret Mitchell made famous writing about it being burned down by the Yankees.
FORGET ATLANTA. Charlotte has now set it’s envy sites at a more cosmopolitan target.
NOTE: Does Charlotte billionaire Bruton Smith have a clue, or give a crap, what “cosmopolitan” means? He might ask Bill Diehl
A recent headlines in Charlotte’s version of a failing McClatchy newspaper indicates Charlotte is now vying to be …
The San Francisco of The East… WHOA!
What sealed the deal was a YEE HAA headline earlier this week…
IF… that headline had simply been:
“… says Trump supporters should not be allowed to…”
That woulda been ho-hum for these troubling times.
IF… it had been:
Charlotte city council member says “Trump supporters should not be allowed to…”
THAT would have ratcheted up the “huumm” factor a tad.
That headline was:
A Charlotte city council member named DIMPLE says “Trump supporters should not be allowed to…”
A city council member named “Dimple” should headline the Look Out San Francisco, here comes Charlotte campaign.
Charlotte has gained repute for its ever-increasing number of not-so-upscale Gentlemen’s Clubs a.k.a “tacky strip clubs”. Do any of them have “a Dimple”?
“Dimple’s” full name is Dimple Ajmera. To be fair to the ever-dwindling % of not-certifiably insane adults in Charlotte, “Dimple” was appointed to fill a vacated term of a guy named “John”.
City councilmen named “John” do NOT score San Francisco points. “Dimple” intends to run for re-election at the first opportunity. Oh goody!
NOTE: I had lost the “Dimple” story so I went to Google. All I typed in was “Dimple said…” and BOOM it was the top story. In the very wide Google Universe this was the only “Dimple said”. That is slightly comforting.
NOTE: This link is from The Washington Times not the failing Charlotte Observer. I refuse to pay the $1.50/year or whatever it costs to have on-line access to any McClatchy failing newspaper.
Credit Charlotte in its “we wanna be known for being as full-blown screaming NUTZ as San Francisco”. A loony City Councilette named “Dimple” makes international headlines.
Jennifer “She ain’t that smart” Roberts’ obituary will surely contain the three letters H – B -2. OK, two letters and a number.
NOTE: When Mayor J-Rob made her own international headlines with HB2, I contacted several Charlotte acquaintances of the Lib/Dem persuasion. All three knew about Jennifer. Two of the three used the phrase “She ain’t that smart” which I had already assumed.
Charlotte has had its share of convicted Mayors. Any San Francisco Wannabee needs a few “convicted high level officials”. Mayors are preferable.
I can’t confirm this, but keep hearing from Charlotte insiders that…
As LEOs were perp walking Patrick Cannon out of the Federal Courthouse headed to an extended stay at the Graybar Hilton, Cannon turned to an adoring media and (‘they say”) said…
“Hey, I’m a black mayor of a major American city. Of course, I’m a crook. Surely you people knew that when you elected me… geezz”.
I’m going out on a limb… “Dimple” enthusiastically supports both Jennifer and Patrick.
I wonder if George Shinn ever invited “Dimple” out to his Tega Cay manse. I hear it had “a grotto.