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    Opportunity for Downsizing Governmnet Knocks

    Since the appointment of a new city manager a couple years ago, leadership in Asheville city departments has undergone a gradual turnover. Some of these positions (e.g., civic center director, planning and development director, and head of traffic engineering) remain unfilled. Though unofficial sources like City Manager Gary Jackson have…
    Leslee Kulba, December 28, 2007
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    Tax Dollars to Aid & Abet Democrat Causes

    What do you think would happen if you wanted to use a community center to show a film on all the good things American soldiers are doing in Iraq, or to advocate for the deportation of undocumented persons committing felonies on American soil? So, it should be no surprise…
    Leslee Kulba, December 27, 2007
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    Apolitical People Also Vote

    The same people that wanted to bring Asheville partisan municipal elections are interested in introducing Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). To make a point, Mayor Terry Bellamy read the page or so of instructions out loud through three requests from Councilwoman Robin Cape to hush for already making her point. Exit…
    Leslee Kulba, December 27, 2007
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    Classical Social Programming

    It has been said that if government declared a war on pregnancy, men would start having babies. Swain County continues to fight its high teen pregnancy rate with programming. Last year, thirty-eight Swain teens gave birth. This was not the first pregnancy for eleven of these girls. To eliminate…
    Leslee Kulba, December 26, 2007
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    Twisted

    Government is looking for agencies to accept grants for programs to increase parent-child interaction. Anyone wanna form a 501(c)(3) dedicated toward eliminating the casual awarding of welfare checks for the offspring of stud muffins who don’t want the responsibility of fatherhood?…
    Leslee Kulba, December 25, 2007
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    Emu Carriers Hurt by Special Interest Lobbyists

    One of my favorite books is The Boy Who Invented Television, a biography of Philo T. Farnsworth written by Paul Schatzkin. At about the sixth-grade level, Schatzkin tells the story of just about everything that can stand in the way of an inventor and the fruits of his labors. One…
    Leslee Kulba, December 25, 2007
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    Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

    A quick fix to all the concerns about erroneous electronic voting machines that transcend the traditional dictum of GIGO would be to program them to score a vote for a Democrat every time somebody votes for a Republican. Grant Millin, interviewed in this article, has significant ties to the…
    Leslee Kulba, December 22, 2007
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    The Latest MLP*

    The City of Asheville, more properly, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, is exploring a new way to synergize our vibrancy. Many opinion leaders from Asheville and Buncombe County learned about it on their InterCity visit to Pittsburgh. InterCity visits are billed as excursions for learning more about cities that…
    Leslee Kulba, December 22, 2007