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    Edumacation 101

    Last November, the Macon County Board of Education approved a $5000 campaign to educate voters into voting yes on a bond referendum. With the persuasiveness of a doctoral dissertation, the board spent tax dollars on signs that said, “Vote yes for children.” The bond would have given the school district…
    Leslee Kulba, January 7, 2008
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    And the Truth Shall Make You Free

    Sometimes following your conscience pays off. Last November, the Asheville Merchants Association asked the City of Asheville to take over sponsorship of the December Holiday Parade. During deliberations, Councilman Jan Davis raised concerns about partial nudity and profanity in a recent parade. He confirmed that the City of Asheville is…
    Leslee Kulba, January 5, 2008
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    The Balm O’ Weasel Words

    Imagine what it’s like to be crazy. (The thought police can put me in one of those beds with a long waiting list for using such a politically incorrect word if they wish.) Perhaps you will chose to pretend you’re afflicted with a substance abuse problem. You’ve drained all your…
    Leslee Kulba, January 4, 2008
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    Roman Candles Made of C-Notes

    So, we’ve buried our own children over their eyeballs in debt to foreign creditors. Now we sit in our comfortable homes as millions are burned to grow the national deficit. And, of course, we wear it as a crown of honor to barbecue some pork in our own backyards.
    Leslee Kulba, January 3, 2008
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    Government Saving Dumb People from Evil Developers

    The North Carolina General Assembly has before it an opportunity to help government do what it does best – protect the innocents and punish the perpetrators of evil. In April of last year, Representative Ray Rapp introduced the Safe Artificial Slope Construction Bill. It would provide for the creation…
    Leslee Kulba, January 3, 2008
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    A Likeable Guy Leaving the House

    Representative Charles Thomas (R-Buncombe) indicated he will not be seeking re-election. During his first term in office, Thomas was a politician in the best sense of the word. He was willing to listen to grievances and capable of responding intelligently. This won him support from both the Republican camp,…
    Leslee Kulba, January 1, 2008
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    Deficit Spending on Mathemagic, Parallel Universes, and Mind-Bending Synergy

    Pardon my lack of comprehension skills, but it appears the Blue Ridge Parkway will be receiving a $1.9 million increase in federal funding, bringing its budget to $16 million, including or excluding, in whole or in part, $30 million in federal transportation funds. The highway funds will go toward…
    Leslee Kulba, December 31, 2007
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    While Visions of a Government-Stimulated Economy Dance in My Wee Little Head

    Marion might make a good inland port. According to experts, converting the city to a port could stimulate the local economy, stimulate it only at the expense of surrounding communities, or flop altogether. To find out, a government team is undertaking a $250,000 study. Since Marion is out in…
    Leslee Kulba, December 29, 2007