Archive: Aug 2007 (page 7)

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    John Edwards’ cheek

    I’ll give up my SUV when John Edwards moves into a double-wide.
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    Carolina Journal Finances Parton Theatre

    Well, not exactly, but if you read the story in today’s Roanoke Herald, you’ll find the following text Benton, who was city manager when the project started, pointed to opposition to the unique state law which allowed the financing of the theater by the Carolina Journal, a…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    A college writing program that works

    In the past, the Pope Center has criticized college writing programs that don’t teach students how to write well, but instead indulge in a variety of “progressive” education fads. There is, however, at least one school where writing hasn’t been turned over to the supposed experts, but is still taught…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    David Romero: On the Issues

    Continuing with our survey of Republican at-large candidates for Charlotte city council: 1. What is the greatest challenge facing Charlotte today? Romero: Crime, Illegal Immigration, and Fiscal Accountability – Admitting that we have a problem is half the battle. As we continue to grow it is paramount…
    Jeff Taylor, August 29, 2007
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    U.S. will take rites of initiation into the Holy Warming Church

    And a hearty “Hallelujah!” is heard among the self-impoverishing fellow believers in Europe. Per Bloomberg: The U.S., the biggest emitter of gases blamed for global warming, said it will contribute to the next round of emissions cuts, a first step to setting limits since rejecting the Kyoto…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    Contrast in contrition

    As Jeff Taylor emphasized yesterday, Michael Decker is deep in repentant mode in telling Carolina Journal‘s Don Carrington, “God was chasing me.” But for Cabarrus County Commissioner Coy Privette, he thinks the divine pursuit is over.
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    I heart the Herald-Sun

    A read of the Herald-Sun, especially its op/ed pages, is like a trip to an alternative universe. If I can stifle my disbelief-turning-to-distaste, I am amused in unexpected ways. So I bring you the paper’s August 29 editorial: “City next target in lacrosse case.” C’mon. When the city of…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    Proof of the subjectivity of value

    Here is a review of the book One Red Paperclip. It tells the fantastic but apparently true story of how one young man managed to go from owning a red paperclip to owning a house through repeated exchanges. Laissez-faire capitalism (and some amazing luck) made it possible. Trade is…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007