Archive: Wed Jan 2009

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    Slush Fund Can’t Clear Slush

    The NCDOT does not have funds to clear snow from roads. Excesses from annual allocations in light-snow years are re-allocated, but the state will not transfer funds to accommodate heavy-snow years.
    Leslee Kulba, January 21, 2009
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    Only the Pitch Sounds Good

    Planners say changes they have proposed for Black Mountain’s land use code would give citizens more choice. It turns out that “greater choice” translates to four instead of two zoning districts. The addition of several new ordinances indicates Black Mountain is not going against the grain of growing government.
    Leslee Kulba, January 21, 2009
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    Earth to ABC: Kids are stupid

    ABC goes all ga-ga over some kids’ advice to Obama: One young boy sputtered, “Stop the wars. And- because more people die. And it’s just- they don’t want to die. They just die. But they don’t want to die.” Another child, who couldn’t have been older than seven, bizarrely…
    Locker Room contributor, January 21, 2009
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    Will Raleigh Ban Smoking in Parks?

    It’s been nearly a year since the subject of banning smoking in parks came up. But nanny-staters can feel secure that kindred spirits on the Raleigh City Council are ready to take another crack at it. From the News & Observer: The possibility of banning smoking in Raleigh parks…
    donnamartinez, January 21, 2009
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    "This one time, at band camp…"

    A high school band director I met kept sending me pictures of his junk, until I called the cops on his creepy ass. This kind of thing used to bother me. Now I think cell phones and related devices are helping humanity to clean up the gene pool a…
    Jeff Taylor, January 21, 2009
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    Environmentalism in a recession

    Green endeavors lose some of their luster when the economy is in a tailspin. Or at least, they should. Perhaps to counteract that truth, President Obama promises to “create millions of new jobs” via his green agenda. I can’t wait to see him pull that off. Meanwhile, the hard…
    Locker Room contributor, January 21, 2009
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    To #44, From #43

    The Hill reports that President Obama spent 10 minutes alone in the Oval Office this morning reading the traditional note left for him by the departing commander in chief. My gut tells me the new president read the note, leaned back in his chair, gulped at the reality…
    donnamartinez, January 21, 2009
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    More federally funded “Well DUH” research

    I have a lurid fascination with being forced to fund research to prove the obvious, such as that men want hot women. Today’s news offers another example: Report: Rising sea levels would threaten NC coastRALEIGH, N.C. ? A new federal report says cities on North…
    Locker Room contributor, January 21, 2009