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    Fair is Foul and Foul Fair

    This is what I learned from reading the paper today. Henderson County authorized $30 million worth of capital improvements for the school system. Now that they’ve conveniently gotten themselves in this pickle, a land transfer tax is the next course of action to prevent property taxes from going up.
    Leslee Kulba, October 25, 2007
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    Newspapers in the News for Politicking

    Sometimes newspapers get in the news because something written to fill up a block of space is a little strange. Today’s top story in the Citizen-Times rued the lack of diversity in voter turnout for Asheville’s municipal primary. Only 577 of the city’s 6773 registered African-American voters, only 23…
    Leslee Kulba, October 24, 2007
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    Mommy!

    It was a typical Asheville City Council meeting. It opened with a long public hearing with members of city council trying to get a developer to commit to LEED certifying his building and rent controlling certain units. Councilman Bryan Freeborn was interested in requiring a fence and a retaining wall…
    Leslee Kulba, October 23, 2007
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    Letter 327,519,887,619,645,011,829

    Dear Wormwood: As you know, conservative patriots are not very happy that we have convinced those in power to bestow abundantly those entitlements that increase dependency. They are recalcitrant to accept Marx’ theory of the haves and have-nots, when in fact that will be the foundation of our next strategy.
    Leslee Kulba, October 22, 2007
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    Buying Beer

    This is not social engineering, nor is it social programming. Instead, it is a “re-engineering” of the “program.” (Their words, not mine.) It seems the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness needs some tweaking. Service providers indicate that the homeless population is increasing in Asheville, now that new apartments with…
    Leslee Kulba, October 20, 2007
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    A Chalice for the Wolves?

    The gray wolves’ drinking bowl leaks! The wolves need toys! Their habitat needs additional upgrades! Fortunately, Earl M. Wilson and Helen K. Jones have donated $6500 to the City of Asheville through the Friends of the Nature Center to help.
    Leslee Kulba, October 20, 2007
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    The Steamroller of Socialized Medicine – Part II

     As the peaceful destruction of America continues according to schedule . . .    If all people were persuaded by the articulation of logic applied to fact, nobody would support socialized medicine. Experts in the field of interpersonal communication explain the phenomenon, stating that only a teeny tiny portion of communication…
    Leslee Kulba, October 19, 2007
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    The Steamroller of Socialized Medicine – Part I

    “The path of wisdom avoids extremes,” but “you have to go a little crazy to keep from going totally insane.” So today we’ll entertain an excursion to the fringes. An editorial in the Asheville Citizen-Times states what many in Asheville believe. Evil capitalists in the free-market health care system…
    Leslee Kulba, October 19, 2007