Wild West Import (page 5)

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    Hey, Little Kids, Want Some Candy?

    Erwin High School in Buncombe County recently hosted a FAFSA Night. The acronym stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The only reasons I see for this are to increase the national debt and get more people indebted to government. Back in the day, Mommy and Daddy told…
    Leslee Kulba, March 2, 2016
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    Rule of Lawsuit

    Have you been following the Duke plant news? Duke just received approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission to replace Asheville’s coal-fired plant with two natural gas generators. Plans for a third generator were rejected, and another proposal for a solar system will be submitted within a few years.
    Leslee Kulba, March 2, 2016
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    Good or Evil? Check the Clock

    Last night at the regularly-scheduled meeting of the Buncombe County Commissioners, Republicans forced a vote on going ahead with a reval. It was expected the reval would increase property values in posh neighborhoods while lowering them in barrios and in the sticks. Compassionate Tax Director Gary Roberts explained the…
    Leslee Kulba, March 2, 2016
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    Will the Input Help?

    The City of Asheville has announced two meetings to collect input on proposed greenways. Saith the press release: Greenways are beneficial to community members because they provide safe and fun ways for everyone to get around town. Such an apparently false underlying assumption is bound to lead to a…
    Leslee Kulba, March 1, 2016
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    Happy Super Tuesday

    If you are reading this and you are registered to vote in a Super Tuesday state, please honor your privilege and duty to vote for the candidates and issues that will best put the federal government back in its Constitutional cage. If the above conditional does not apply, you have…
    Leslee Kulba, March 1, 2016
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    Getting Serious . . . Gasperson Acts Responsibly

    The Polk County Commissioners agreed to enter into a contract valued at $283,282 for “a schematic design and design development” for a new detention center and sheriffs offices. The total for design services is estimated at $797,950. Ray Gasperson cast the lone dissenting vote. He first moved to table…
    Leslee Kulba, February 29, 2016
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    Suspenseful

    Tryon Town Commissioner Crys Armbrust brought up a discussion amongst his peers about making meetings more transparent. Council came to a consensus to look into both archiving recordings of the meetings and videotaping meetings. No, they’re not being indecisive. They were merely buying time for staff to come…
    Leslee Kulba, February 29, 2016
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    Not Quite Getting It

    “Perception is reality,” they say. But now, what is not perceived is supposed to be reality, as in gender. To me, gender is a physical reality, but I trust I am in the minority. The recent Charlotte bathroom law, and Asheville’s embrace thereof, has me self-identifying as a ham sandwich…
    Leslee Kulba, February 29, 2016