The sixteen foot tall sand edifice, shown at the article and sculpted in honor of The One for proud display at the Democrat Narcissism Celebration (DNC), brings to mind this poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, titled Ozymandias

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


Sadly, the awe inspiring Obama Edifice was washed away by torrential rains.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.

Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade.

Democrats’ choice of Charlotte has drawn criticism from unions who don’t like North Carolina’s labor laws, and the state seems to be tilting away from Democrats politically.

The large Rushmore-style sculpture drew comparisons to Mr. Obama’s 2008 convention in Denver, when he accepted his party’s nomination on a stage that looked like a Greek temple.

Can’t they do something? Pretty Please? With Arugula on top?  I had so looked forward to watching the convention with the edifice as a backdrop to President Obama’s Nobel Prize Presidential Nomination acceptance speech.

Further update, September 2nd

The Ozymandias Obama edifice has been restored and now stands in its full glory awaiting only the blessing of The Anointed One.

Myrtle Beach officials say the sculpture is an excellent way to get people to think about coming for a vacation.

Those who can afford vacations, perhaps. I wonder how many will kneel and prey pray.

Dozens of people stopped by, with many getting their photos taken. One of them was Nevada delegate Loretta Harper.

“I was speechless. That’s President Obama — so cool. I tweeted it out right away,” she said.

Harper said she sees lots of sand around her home in Las Vegas, “but nothing like that good looking president.”

Perhaps her reference to her speechlessness was less hyperbolic than her reference to our cool, good looking President.

Letting Freedom Ring


Is there no limit to this man’s vanity and arrogance?  Forget the giant Greek columns – this year’s Democratic National Convention will feature a giant 16-foot sand sculpture, made from 15+ tons of sand, in honor of our narcissistic man-child President.  I thought the self-serving picture of him staring at the moon when Neil Armstrong passed away was about as low as one could go, but I was wrong.  Contrast the humility of Mitt Romney to the arrogance of Barack Obama and you will get a taste of the differences between the two parties.  The liberals flaunt, the conservatives do!

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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  2. Boeke says:

    Now if Clint eastwood had done it, it would have been classy.

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