Daily Archives: November 23, 2012


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.)

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 thing is supposed to happen.Continue Reading

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.

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.

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 transition to a new computer system, andContinue Reading

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. The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) clubContinue Reading