Daily Archives: July 19, 2007

A parasite ? not cellphones ? is killing the bees

Reuters: A parasite common in Asian bees has spread to Europe and the Americas and is behind the mass disappearance of honeybees in many countries, says a Spanish scientist who has been studying the phenomenon for years. The culprit is a microscopic parasite called nosema ceranae said Mariano Higes, who leads a team of researchersContinue Reading

Leadership In Asheville

Asheville’s charter allows them to change their council elections from non-partisan to partisan.  This move is being done now that unaffiliated voters outnumber Republicans.  A group of four more left leaning partisans have done this.  From the Western Blog (Speaking With One Voice Against Diversity) by Lesless Kulba:  (City Councilman) Brownie Newman argued that peopleContinue Reading

What does this say about nutroot power?

JetBlue, after 24 hours of righty blog commentary and some coverage by Bill O’Reilly, has backed away from its YearlyKos connection. It has asked that it’s name be removed from a list of sponsors. It gave 10 travel vouchers to the annual gathering of lefty wacko bloggers, probably not knowing what the heck the conventionContinue Reading

In no-brainer, Nike cancels Michael Vick shoe

I don’t think it took the powers that be at Nike very long to make this decision: Nike is suspending the release of a new shoe tied to troubled Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who was indicted in relation to a dog-fighting ring earlier this week. The Nike Air Zoom Vick V football shoe wasContinue Reading

Not all scandals are created equal

In today’s SPINCycle, Tom Campbell writes of continuing interest in the David Almond resignation and then drops a hint about another potential scandal involving a Republican lawmaker: This one can?t hold his liquor and has, on more than one occasion, been ?overly affectionate? with females.  This, as Republicans are screaming for the revelation of theContinue Reading

Charlotte Political Earthquake Tomorrow?

Who is the sitting county office holder seriously considering filing against another sitting county office holder tomorrow? If all goes according to plan, Official Charlotte will be gobsmacked by events down at the Election Board tomorrow at 9am. Turned upside down. Flipped. Stay tuned.

Word is getting ’round

Wonkette and her merry band of commentators have already picked up on Coy Privette’s (alleged) hard fall into sin.

State and local governments can’t afford health care

According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), state and local governments across the country are doomed to huge fiscal deficits under current law. They will “either have to raise taxes by 17 percent or cut spending by 14 percent if they want their operating budgets to remain in balance over the next decade,” Governing.comContinue Reading