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    A Lovely Respite

    Asheville is not as bad as we appear. The perception is warped because as a community we do a better job of assisting the power-mongering egos, who would just as soon shoot liberty as look at it, on their glory-trip up the political ladder. Nowhere have I seen a lust for centralized control centered…
    Leslee Kulba, August 16, 2007
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    Whack-A-Mole Property Rights

    Last night’s Asheville City Council meeting illustrated yet another example of visionaries trying to impose their desires on others’ property. Recently, Asheville solicited input from all over, asking what people wanted to do with the property of business owners on Merrimon Avenue. The affront to property rights was so absurd, the Libertarian Party of Buncombe County responded with its own survey of leading questions. (Please check out the…
    Leslee Kulba, August 15, 2007
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    Tired of Global Warming? Chain a Bank

    One way to fight global warming is to shut a bank down for a couple hours. At least that is what protesters in Asheville suppose. The event was part of a week-long camp hosted by the Southeast Convergence for Climate Action. Among other scheduled activities, participants were to receive…
    Leslee Kulba, August 14, 2007
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    Punishing Initiative

    The front page of the local paper spotlighted some old news. June 12, the tyranny of the progressive majority on Asheville City Council voted to blow the caps off business privilege license fees. The soak the rich scheme can be taken as a stance against the Evil WalMarts of…
    Leslee Kulba, August 13, 2007
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    Decisions, decisions, . . .

    You’ve heard the rumors about our Progressive city council bent on emulating Thailand’s devotion to the Kyoto Protocol. Now, the Mountain XPress introduces the challengers. Scroll to the bottom of this article for candidate profiles.
    Leslee Kulba, August 9, 2007
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    Government Knows Best – Chapter 3214 – Mud Gush

    August 21, Asheville City Council will be considering new stormwater and erosion control ordinances. City staff has been struggling with the issues for some time, and they will hold three public forums before the scheduled date of adoption. The problem is, when it rains in Asheville, the water mixes…
    Leslee Kulba, August 9, 2007
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    The Joys of Zoning

    The Buncombe County Commissioners met for a protracted meeting last night. The lengthy meeting is likely a sign of things to come. Commission Chair Nathan Ramsey thrice expressed his regrets about the length of the meeting, stating that if he had had his way, everybody could have been on their merry ways. You see, Ramsey voted against the new countywide zoning ordinance in…
    Leslee Kulba, August 8, 2007
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    Corruption, Corruption, and Anything but Governance

    Chad Adams called my attention to an article in the local press. It seems North Carolina legislators representing western counties are complaining because the formula for redistributing lottery proceeds to schools is biased toward eastern and central school districts. According to the existing formula, 40% of proceeds would go…
    Leslee Kulba, August 6, 2007