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    Weddington since 2004, San Diego from 1986, greater-Philadelphia from 1969
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  1. Nope. I haven't been to Asia or South America either. I suspect that there are some gorgeous women in all those places (and others). My biggest attraction is to fit women and there are a lot in Charlotte (but probably a lot more outside the US). I asked my wife, an attractive blonde from San Diego, and she agreed that there are more fit and attractive people here than there (at least in our experience) and that's a place known for attractive women.
  2. I agree. I personally think there are more attractive women in the South than anywhere else.
  3. I can think of several reasons to demolish that building as quickly as possible, including this one: County Commissioner (and Rev.) Bob Walton The Scandal: Walton was a respected politician who did much to plug Charlotte's African-American community into local government — a trailblazer and a mover and shaker from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. He also had a thing for young men, and that got him in trouble. In 1987, he was found guilty and served time for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old high school student. Walton had picked up the young man on The Plaza and drove to his office at St. Paul Presbyterian, where Walton was pastor. In graphic testimony, the young man described how Walton took his briefcase out of the trunk of his car and opened it in his office, revealing a towel, a jar of Vaseline and a camera. Later that year, the incident inspired a local rock band to change its name — for one gig only — to Bob Walton's Briefcase. The commissioner/preacher served 30 days in jail, refused to resign as commissioner, and kept on getting re-elected. Today, one of the county's largest office buildings is named Bob Walton Plaza. He died in 1994. http://clclt.com/charlotte/charlottes-all-time-greatest-sex-scandals/Content?oid=2934605
  4. Right! And before he was a mostly awful Governor, he was a mostly good Mayor.
  5. I was simply surprised that so many people would find that interesting. I think it's great and I hope they add some more amenities (picnic tables, seating, maybe a restroom) if they relocate it. I honestly thought we would be the only people there...
  6. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article144591074.html Great news...what is Crescent waiting for?!?
  7. Took the family to the Overlook for the first time (what can I say, Hornets season is over and we had nothing to do). It was a beautiful night and the place was packed (surprisingly). Great views of CLT and Uptown. I wouldn't rush to do it again but if you're looking for a cheap date, bring a cooler of snacks and enjoy watching the planes take off and land. I do think it's cool that this is apparently a thing in Charlotte...kind of small town charming with views of the big and growing city.
  8. This is actually an excellent and thought-provoking article, regardless of where you stand on the issue of private businesses being compelled to provide service to everyone. If, like me, you were inclined to ignore it, maybe you shouldn't.
  9. You are one of my favorite members and you make a ton of positive contributions to the community so...I respect your opinion. I also agree that few minds will be changed (though I know my opinion on LGBT rights and issues has changed significantly in the last 2 years based on things I've read on the internet, including right here). I also agree that the conversation is tiresome and mostly unproductive. All of that said, it's in the coffee house and that's what it's for. If folks want to continue the conversation (I don't), have at it. Just my opinion.
  10. That's what it's called...thanks! Actually the only part I don't like but I appear to be the only one.
  11. I'm neither offended nor outraged but you're definitely a dick.
  12. Gerrymandering is truly one of the biggest evils in our political system. Career politicians are the other. To an extent, but because of the way districts are drawn many people are essentially disenfranchised. Regarding your second point, I am disgusted with Christians who discarded long-espoused principles to ENTHUSIASTICALLY support a candidate like Trump. However, I really dislike it when people denigrate sincerely held beliefs as you did ("Jebus"). You can be a nonbeliever and not be a dick.
  13. Like it...except for that cupola or whatever you call it on the top. Take that off and it's pretty sweet. I'll take it though...
  14. Both parties are beyond pathetic and I really have little patience for anyone defending either of them. It is true, however, that NC Republicans lately have distinguished themselves for their stupidity.
  15. ^^ This is actually a pretty great project, IMO (though I would never pay the asking prices). I love the look of these things and the roof decks, proximity to uptown and the light rail, etc, make these pretty desirable. For the price, I'd look elsewhere but if they can sell 'em, good for them.