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    And Now for Some Fun

    From Asheville newspapers: This one’s funny, and this one’s precocious.
    Leslee Kulba, December 8, 2007
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    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liberty

    Asheville has a new think tank. Writer extraordinaire Cecil Bothwell announced its formation with the following: A few of us have noticed that North Carolina’s John Locke Foundation puts out a steady flow of conservative policy suggestions which end up as content in newspapers like Mountain Xpress and…
    Leslee Kulba, December 8, 2007
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    Now That I Have Your Attention . . .

    Politics, it has been said, is the art of compromise. That would be nice. Politics today is usually seen as a circus-like obstacle to good governance. It was therefore refreshing to read the latest Mumpower E-Express in which he states that the rationales for positions on illegal immigration are excuses…
    Leslee Kulba, December 7, 2007
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    Poetry – er, America – Slam

    While victims of homicide are dropping like flies, the political activists in Asheville are caught up in passionate interpretations of poetry. It all started when conservative Bill Fishburne convinced city council he had a strong enough background in art appreciation to win an appointment to the Public Art Board. This…
    Leslee Kulba, December 7, 2007
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    Priorities

    In an unfortunate synchronicity, Asheville city government was, prompted by citizen inquiry, compiling a report on traffic safety as the same week the city experienced its sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth homicides of the year. Hundreds of persons were caught driving with their licenses revoked, while hundreds more were…
    Leslee Kulba, December 4, 2007
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    Why Save Lives When One May Gentrify?

    Another man was gunned down to his death in Asheville yesterday. According to the local daily, it was the third homicide in a week, and the eighth this year. Asheville only was home to three homicides in 2005 and in 2006. Not to worry, Asheville’s got greater problems.
    Leslee Kulba, December 3, 2007
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    FEED ME

    It has now been effectively drilled into my head that this democracy elects omnipotent leaders to force their visions and priorities on the citizens. The main principle underlying government’s vision is taxing the middleclass into the underclass to support the vices that drag the shiftless into poverty. Government’s secondary duty…
    Leslee Kulba, December 1, 2007
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    Canadian Muslims don’t like free speech

    They’re suing Macleans’s magazine for running an excerpt of Mark Steyn’s America Alone (buy it here, it’s great), calling it “flagrantly Islamophobic.” This is an old ploy, used often by Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and other dealers from the deck of race cards. Classify criticism as racism and…
    Locker Room contributor, December 1, 2007