Wild West Import (page 8)

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    Powerless to Save

    Some days, one is left wondering if one ought to return to school to learn how to be offended by buildings. Learning the rights and wrongs of politically-correct architecture can lead to community consent in the War on Universal Ugly. Some high school kid just got shot in Deaverview. Shouldn’t…
    Leslee Kulba, February 20, 2016
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    More Just

    One of two big issues from earlier this week has been resolved somewhat. The gerrymandering issue has not been settled, but at least the General Assembly decided the congressional primary will be postponed until June 7. I must admit, given the horrible situation, that was the right thing to do,…
    Leslee Kulba, February 20, 2016
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    Don’t Worry That It’s Not Good Enough, For Anyone Else to Hear, Just Sing, Sing a Song

    While I was gallivanting out of town, in our own back yard, Salman Rushdie was speaking at UNC-Asheville about creeping censorship. I am happy to see the school supporting his right to do so. It reminds me of last night in South Carolina, when Michelle Malkin instructed the audience,…
    Leslee Kulba, February 19, 2016
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    What Was Dufus Up To?

    I will try to stay within the limits of BCRA here. But I was in South Carolina yesterday, attending presidential candidate stuff. The night ended with the Conservative Review’s Convention. There was rhetoric, yes; but there were about three speakers with a lot of punch. They spoke well about…
    Leslee Kulba, February 19, 2016
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    Public Service Announcement

    It’s Friday, and it’s the last day to register to vote. In North Carolina, R’s, D’s, and L’s may only vote in their respective primaries, and Unaffiliated voters may vote in the primary of their choice. Therefore, you may wish to consider changing your registration to make sure you vote…
    Leslee Kulba, February 19, 2016
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    More Praise for Honesty

    Becky Johnson at the Smoky Mountain News summed up a candidates’ discussion on economic development honestly: Candidates for Haywood County commissioner all agreed economic development is one of the top issues facing the county during an election forum last week, but they offered few concrete ideas for how to…
    Leslee Kulba, February 18, 2016
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    More Evidence PC-ers Agree Some Right Is Right Again

    In a strange turn of events, a homeowner who found a man in his house and $4000 of his property in the back of the interloper’s pickup – and then had his cell phone wrested from him and a gun pulled – is being treated as if he was…
    Leslee Kulba, February 18, 2016
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    Turning a Corner?

    Last night, the Buncombe County Commissioners heard from forty-eight organizations (I only counted forty-seven.) requesting a total of $7 million for various projects. For awhile, I felt I was drowning. Percentages like 25 to 50 were cited for the poor, afflicted, and sexually-abused. The new normal looked like everybody,…
    Leslee Kulba, February 17, 2016