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    TV Watching in the Red States

    The New York Times tries to figure out today why “Many Who Voted for ‘Values’ Still Like Their Television Sin.” The Times find it remarkable that shows like “Desperate Housewives” and the “CSI” variants are among the most-watched in both blues state cities like New York and Los Angeles,…
    Locker Room contributor, November 22, 2004
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    Chapel Hill Conservatives, Here’s Your Opportunity

    Officials in the The Town of Chapel realize the town’s potential property tax rate increase of 11.5 cents in fiscal year 2005-2006 is a whopper not likely to go over well, even in a town dominated by the nanny state mentality. So, the town is hiring a consultant to try…
    Locker Room contributor, November 22, 2004
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    Disconnect Between Head and Heart

    A letter to the editors of The News & Observer today, in response to a Rick Martinez column a couple of weeks ago, helps explain why “disheartened Democrats” don’t understand the motives and makeup of evangelical Christian voters. Rick wrote: To hear some Democrats explain it, these (Christian)…
    Locker Room contributor, November 22, 2004
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    Now there are Antz in Ayn Rand?s stretchy pants. . .

    More on The Incredibles over at the Charlotte Capitalist.
    Locker Room contributor, November 22, 2004
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    On municipal mediocrity

    Over at JLF-Charlotte, Jeff Taylor reports the results of a new survey of city economies and describes how the Queen City can make its local economic scene a more dynamic and entrepreneurial one.
    Locker Room contributor, November 22, 2004
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    A good reason not to complain about one?s life

    The Elizabeth City Daily Advance has a sweet story today about the disfigured victim of a horrible crime. She was the daughter of a stepfather who decided to set his own house on fire some years ago to rid himself of dependents and collect insurance money. She was burned…
    Locker Room contributor, November 22, 2004
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    Ayn Rand and stretchy red super-suits

    The Hood boys saw The Incredibles last night. Incredibly great entertainment, as Jeff and Paul previously observed. Later last night, I was catching up on my Christian Science Monitors and ran across a piece about the political interpretation of new animated films that helped to explain my…
    Locker Room contributor, November 22, 2004
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    The problem of non-partisanship

    Paul, you’re on the money as far as the unintended (I’ll be charitable) result of the non-partisan judicial races. It’s plain from the response to the election generally that one party believes that 52% of the electorate are idiots, and therefore unsafe to manage their own affairs. The opinion is…
    Locker Room contributor, November 22, 2004