This really was amazing. Thank you, Arianna!

election:

“Congratulations on the success of the Oasis!” is something someone says to Arianna Huffington as she trots through The Huffington Post Oasis. At the Oasis there are soft white cushions to sit on and there are candles whose smell is so hefty that, after a moment, you feel like you are encased within a peach. There are yoga classes, there are masseuses on hand, there are people who give you facials, there are people that do your makeup. There is food. There is Greek yogurt that is provided by, if rumors are to be believed, the sister of Arianna Huffington. There is bottled water that claims to be both “non-flavored” and to contain “Australian flower essences.” There is a full service cafe. There are teeny wax paper bags of mixed nuts, ready to be picked at by newly-relaxed fingers. All of these things are free. You just take them, you just ask for them, you just show up. You find yourself eating yogurt because, well, this yogurt isn’t gonna eat itself. These things are free if you have a press pass. And lucky you, you do. You did something right, it turns out, and now they’re just hurling priceless wonders at you. Being at the Oasis does not come without a modicum of social guilt. That guilt is readily allayed by a refill of cucumber water. Of course the Oasis is a success. There are literally no obstacles to its success. Its model is giving away free luxuries in an idealized environment. There are methods of screwing this up, I am sure, and Arianna Huffington did not pursue any of these methods. The Oasis is magnificent, splendiferous, a success. —Tag

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election:

Collars of the DNC

- Tag & Jason

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Click on the video (it’s almost hidden in the corner) and watch me do nothing but smile and nod as Zoe speaks about CarolinaFest.

The Hotness of a President

election:

During a Wednesday night watch party in downtown Charlotte, we couldn’t help but notice a young woman in the crowd who was powerfully intoxicated with the former president and who squirmed excitedly through all 48 minutes of his speech. We sat down with her to find out just what it is about Big Bill that drives women wild. 

Excited Fan (mid-20s; mildly inebriated): I love Bill Clinton. He is the sexiest politician in the world.

Tumblr: And you don’t care about Democrats at all.

EF: No.

T: You have never felt attracted to any other Democrat or Republican?

EF: No

T: Ever?

EF: Ever.

T: Or any politican?

EF: No.

T: Who else are you attracted to, besides Bill Clinton?

EF: Politician-wise?

T: No, period.

EF: Uh, like, George Clooney?

T: Okay, that’s a good answer. That’s completely fair.

EF: I think Bill Clinton and George Clooney are on the same page: Sexy.

T: Can you put a finer point on that sexiness?

EF: Um, the way they speak?

T: Which is?

EF: Sexy.

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Fun fact from CNN:

Bill Clinton has spoke at every DNC since 1980.  

With S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen

With S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen

In front of the MSNBC set. Clearly I was in journalism heaven.

In front of the MSNBC set. Clearly I was in journalism heaven.

Sunday brought an organized march that included many different groups.  From Occupiers to pro-porn, from pro-choice to immigration reform, every protester was determined to raise their voice above the wall of officers who kept anyone from going in and anyone from coming out.  

The protest was fairly peaceful with only two arrests made. 

This officer’s post is directly across the street from a Bank of America building. I also ate dinner there Tuesday night. Fabulous food.  And it was quite interesting knowing that right above our table was an officer watching the BofA building. 

This officer’s post is directly across the street from a Bank of America building. I also ate dinner there Tuesday night. Fabulous food.  And it was quite interesting knowing that right above our table was an officer watching the BofA building.