Is Charlotte …San Francisco of The East?

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BobLee
July20/ 2017

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.

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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 Ajmera

“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.

What “Dimple” said …. LINK.

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.

Add “Dimple” to Mayor Jennifer “She ain’t that smart” Roberts the most Jennifer Robertsfavorite mayor of the “We’re not sure what we are; but most of us probably aren’t pedophiles” crowd.

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.

Have you met my pal AgentPierce… He’s a Hoot!

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BobLee

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Charlotte doesn’t even know what Charlotte is. But kudos for such big dreams. Lol!

MaHa
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I thought several years ago Asheville claimed it wanted to be the San. Fran. Of the east. MAHA.

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We “escaped” Charlotte for Ft Mill not too long ago. Taxes are about 1/2 on the house, and the schools are wonderful. I forget who (maybe Jeff Taylor), used to call it Detroit on the Catawba. That’s spot on. Very, very self-conscious trying to be world-class, whatever that means. To some I guess it means needle-exchange programs, a really expensive sinkhole of a light rail line, and unisex bathrooms. Oh, and some pro sports teams they sometimes care for, but only when they are in the playoffs. Charlotte went over the demographic cliff. There will never be another R mayor,… Read more »

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Charloot has it’s fair share of characters: Mayor JIm Roberts’s and his Adam Apple, who follows the lead of convicted child molesters, to write city policy. Dr. Vilma Leake- famously known for her flower hats, and thinking she’s the savior of all blacks. Mr Al Austin, Council man who is now drawing a state paycheck, who uttered the excuse for the riots as “PTSS” Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Vi Lyles- crooked city council member who sold her soul on the Toll Road vote, which effectively keeps blacks off the toll roads due to the high tools. New skool super from… Read more »

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Dimples ain’t near as purty as Leslie Price…even old George Shinn….like WJC, has certain “standards”. Don’t think Dimples will need a Uber to George’s place…or home again. Briton don’t care about the idiots in CHT or the county. He has them under control…..and gets his way….more easily than WJC did with Monica. Charlotte was one of Morganna’s major gigs….she had what Carol Doda wanted….so CHT was ahead of SFO. I do think that someone as worldly as you are does not need my Navajo code talker to understand these things. At a BnB on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton,… Read more »

Da old Judge in Charlotte
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Da old Judge in Charlotte

Those of us who are Republican and conservative in Charlotte are feeling awfully outnumbered these days. Kinda like Custer at Little Big Horn when he said, “Where’d all these injuns come from?” Fortunately, there are places to which we can escape like Matthews, Mint Hill and Ft. Mill, SC. We have a credible GOP candidate running for Mayor against Jennifer “Rainbow” Roberts, but he will have an uphill fight against the hordes of liberals, silk stocking RINOs and straight ticket yellow dog Dimmycrats who now predominate in the Charlotte electorate.

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Blanco Grande

I’m a native son and don’t really like large cities, but I love San Francisco. I wish Charlotte could be like SFO. 65 degrees in July. Short drive to the Dry Creek Valley or Anderson Valley. Tons of scenery, great food and wine & beer. Awesome, unscripted experience photographing old hipsters surfing underneath the Golden Gate. I’ve found that the left libs, although greater in number in SFO, are easier to coexist with than the left libs in NC. Now if only Colin could do something with his hair…. 🙂

Charlotte Wuffie
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Charlotte Wuffie

The politicos in Charlotte are as clueless as most everywhere, though it does seem someone gave us an extra dose. I read the Dimple story a couple of days ago and have never heard of her before. It will be interesting to see how the next elections play out. I’m not expecting sanity to prevail, so fodder should be plentiful.

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BobH

I leave this with you, since you mentioned the place, BL.

That placed named Tega Cay is universally (mis)pronounced in the Charlotte area as ‘teegah kay’ when the correct pronunciation would be ‘taygah key’ demonstrating once again that the Queen City has no erudition. Soooooo . . . maybe becoming the SFotE is more appropriate because Atlanta does have a little.

Doug
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Doug

I wonder if The Great State of Mecklenburg planning to secede from NC? Or is it the other way around? I forget.

Frank.Linstreet
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Frank.Linstreet

I’m calling NOT FAIR! Handing you a loony named “Dimple” is like throwing Aaron Judge an 80 mph not-fast ball belt-high with the wind blowing out.