Archive: Fri Nov 2012

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    Riddle

    The more I fall, the more I stay the same. Who am I? (Hints: My initials are UR, and I am mentioned regularly in WNC headlines.)…
    Leslee Kulba, November 23, 2012
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    How Are All These Economic Summits Workin’ for Ya?

    GroWNC is asking Haywood County, “Where are you going, for I am your leader?” Actually, it’s a ruse, because visioning sessions always conclude the same things. Facilitators have ways of rewording, diluting, and then eliminating extraneous input. Once GroWNC informs the inputting public about the foregone conclusions, some great economic…
    Leslee Kulba, November 23, 2012
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    Sticks and Stones . . . but Flags Wave in the Breeze

    Haywood County is banning the display of Confederate flags at the Confederate memorial on the courthouse lawn. A wiser course of action would be to ban school curricula that caricaturize the Old South as existing purely to abuse people of color.
    Leslee Kulba, November 23, 2012
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    6 am, Everybody, Time for Your Calisthenics

    Saith the Sylva Herald: How Jackson County residents in the future will play, exercise, and enjoy open spaces is being decided now as the recreation and parks department crafts a 10-year master plan.
    Leslee Kulba, November 23, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Critics contended that the Republican-led General Assembly slashed North Carolina’s education budget, paving the way for thousands of teachers to lose their jobs. Terry Stoops contrasts the facts with the left-leaning rhetoric during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. State Revenue Secretary David Hoyle discusses his department’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2012
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    Religious Bigotry Disguised As Intellectualism

    This is what passes for enlightened intellectualism at Dartmouth. Warning: insulting, anti-religious bigotry below. I am posting it to illustrate that the late Christopher Hitchens’ religious bigotry lives on. An atheist group at Dartmouth College is planning an event aimed at skewering the reputation of the late Mother Teresa.
    donnamartinez, November 23, 2012