Archive: Sat Jul 2007

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    AP un-American, and it’s not about war coverage

    The Associated Press story on the Minnesota Twins’ great doubleheader win yesterday was “Twins Score 32 Points in Doubleheader.” John of Power Line thinks this is unconscionable: This isn’t Reuters or the AFP, this is the Associated Press. And, while we would never question anyone’s patriotism, I’m not…
    Locker Room contributor, July 7, 2007
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    The global-warming mob

    The headlong rush by so many to jump on the global-warming bandwagon reminds me of the torch-bearing villagers chasing Frankenstein’s monster. Ignorance and passion are a volatile combination, even in the modern world. Common sense is enough to destroy the Armageddonist predictions of the climate loonies, but they have none.
    Locker Room contributor, July 7, 2007
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    Politico de Cline

    Drew Cline — former editor for Carolina Journal, infrequent contributor to the Locker Room, and current editorial page editor for the New Hampshire Union Leader — just started a weekly series of reports on the presidential primaries from his state for The Politico.
    Locker Room contributor, July 7, 2007
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    John Edwards’ America

    One has to wonder why ANY North Carolinians would be proud to support Edwards.  On the heels of his $400+ haircut, he goes on to a $1200+ haircut.  Hero to the poor?  It’s hard to preach about two Americas from the precipice of a 28,000 square foot home that…
    Locker Room contributor, July 7, 2007
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    Charlotte: "Strong libertarian, anti-tax sentiment"

    Really? So says Mecklenburg County Commission Chair Jennifer Roberts in explaining why CMS' $616 million school bond has not been automatically embraced by local residents. And here I thought it was all Meck Deck's doing. Seriously, I do not know if Charlotte is any more or less libertarian in outlook than other similarly sized, growing cities. They all tend to have lots of young families concerned about the cost-of-living, generally suspicious of large institutions, and not wedded to any particular party politics machine. What has struck me about Charlotte since moving back here in 2003 is the steadfast unwillingness of leaders like Roberts to level with local residents and treat them like adults. Instead everything is spun. Official Charlotte is one big marketing campaign. Look at the spin in Roberts' threat to pull the school bond from the November ballot if the political debate over the bond is too "bitter." What is that really about?
    Jeff Taylor, July 7, 2007