Wild West Import (page 3)

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    Emergency – Low-Geometry Town Has No Center

    The delusion and hysteria are getting to me. Maggie Valley needs a downtown center. Little people can’t afford to pay medical bills, and they can’t afford insurance. One-fifth of the country can’t afford groceries with free and reduced school lunches. But Maggie Valley needs a center. The need is…
    Leslee Kulba, March 10, 2016
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    The Other Peeps on the Ballot

    I confirmed this morning with none other than Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute that a complete and utter repeal of Obamacare is going to take an act of Congress. A repealer could pass with a 2/3 majority in both houses or by a simple majority and no presidential veto.
    Leslee Kulba, March 10, 2016
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    Eek! It’s a Man!

    The local daily summarizes what Asheville City Council said at their meeting last night about gender-agnostic restrooms. [Mayor Esther] Manheimer said city legal staff told a council subcommittee a decades-old nondiscrimination ordinance in Charlotte intentionally left out bathrooms. “What that meant for Charlotte is that they had an ordinance…
    Leslee Kulba, March 9, 2016
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    Announcement

    The esteemed Becki Gray, vice president for outreach at the John Locke Foundation, will be making a stop at the Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville to address the Blue Ridge Republican Women’s Club Thursday, March 10, at 6:00 p.m. I’m not sure what the subject matter will be, but she…
    Leslee Kulba, March 8, 2016
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    Here’s a Stupid Question

    What boots it for all these talking heads and candidates to draw fallacious conclusions of poll data? It wastes my time and reflects poorly.
    Leslee Kulba, March 8, 2016
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    The Cloud & The Collective

    I had to go out of town on short notice. I therefore missed the Asheville City Council meeting tonight. Before I left, I was riveted by the following statement about council considering what to do with the view of a cathedral downtown, which to me is a symbol of…
    Leslee Kulba, March 8, 2016
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    What Are You Saying?

    One of Forbes’ top stories today is “Black Woman Engineer Launches ‘Blind’ Job Match App to Take Bias out of Tech Hiring.” She obviously didn’t take the bias out of reporting.
    Leslee Kulba, March 7, 2016
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    One, Therefore The, Solution

    I was reading this morning about Wiliams Electric Co. in Shelby laying off 168 following termination of a contract with Duke Energy. Williams is in the business of installing and repairing power and phone lines in Western North Carolina and northwestern South Carolina. In its WARN notice, Williams blamed…
    Leslee Kulba, March 7, 2016