Was free speech on mute during the conventions?
September 9th, 2012
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Was free speech on mute during the conventions?

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Shane Brown squeezed through a gap between sections of a steel security fence 9 feet high, picked his way across a vacant lot infested with fire ants and climbed atop a rickety wooden platform. He stepped up and spoke into the microphone:

"God is a good, good God."

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Strippers look to GOP to 'make it rain'
Club owner Joe Redner gets a back massage from Lorry Kasner at Mons Venus. Photo by John Nowak/CNN
August 23rd, 2012
11:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Strippers look to GOP to 'make it rain'

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Go-Go and Ezili are dancing cheek to cheek on a Friday night. That is to say they're spinning, glute to glute, on a polished chrome pole at a strip club.

A thunderstorm leaves puddles in the parking lot under a sign that boasts "OMG! These girls are hot!" The strippers try to "make it rain" inside, too: When patrons approve of their gyrations by slipping credit cards into machines that look like ATMs, the sound of recorded thunder rolls across the stage. Sure enough, $1 bills flutter from the ceiling onto the twirling twosome.

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