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    Jacques’s a Crock

    A New York Times article shows that French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac lives in a fantasy land, as usual: “To a certain extent Saddam Hussein’s departure was a positive thing,” Mr. Chirac said in an interview broadcast on the BBC Newsnight television program. “But it also provoked reactions, such…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Want More Tech Development in North Carolina?

    Then what we need is some more Jesus around here!…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Self-parody as an art form

    I simply don?t know how to improve on the actual text of this story in today?s Herald Sun about the whole Pope Foundation/Western Studies/academic freedom furor at UNC-Chapel Hill: Reid Barbour, an English professor who chaired the committee that created the Western cultures proposal, called some of the Pope…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Please, please tax us some more!

    Continuing on today?s transit theme, there?s an interesting quote in a Greensboro News & Record story today that speaks to an issue we are likely to see play out in the General Assembly in 2005: a push for new taxing authority at the local level to pay for roads…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Transit plans derailed by rising costs & uncertainty

    There?s trouble in regional-transit paradise down in Charlotte. Isn?t that a shocking development? Jeff Taylor has the skinny over at JLF-Charlotte.
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    More news for light rail promoters

    For the truly committed supporter of light rail projects, here’s a system built entirely with private funding and with no continuing subsidies from the taxpayers. This is a success story with a slight twist. However, one of the oldest U.S. suppliers of lightweight rail equipment has filed for Chapter…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Re: Really Incredible

    Have to agree with Jeff, big time. Best Pixar picture, in my opinion.
    Locker Room contributor, November 17, 2004
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    Really Incredible

    Wanted to give a quick shout out for The Incredibles, a rare example of fun for the whole family. (Although the PG is deserved as there are references to suicide and murder, and basically a comic-book torture scene.) Not quite sure how reviewers missed the rumination on merit and…
    Locker Room contributor, November 17, 2004