Monthly Archives: September 2003

A little mud slinging

Some poster named “Jim” is throwing around some pretty awful accusations regarding me in the comments section over at Ed Cone’s weblog.  I have invited him to air his accusations here instead of there. Ed opened the discussion by quoting Tara Sue Grubb’s tirade against the Rhino Times.  I was commenting on her efforts to be [...]

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Nail in the Coffin?

The very entertaining and informed Mr. Sun gives our Mayor Pro-Tempore Yvonne Johnson some well deserved praise over at his site.  Yvonne was going to run for Mayor if Keith Holliday had decided to call it quits but, true to her word, she vowed to not oppose Keith.  This is extraordinary in that in a [...]

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Nail in the Coffin?

As predicted last week, the Simkins PAC (aka Underground Railroad) has come out against the stadium prohibition ordinance according to the News & Record.  Although they are a registered PAC, they have not filed the necessary paperwork to become a Referendum PAC from my information.  They are clearly advocating a position on the referendum which [...]

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Remember last January?

Welcome new readers! I have had 115 people read my blog so far today, usually I average between 130 and 150 but apparently word is spreading.  At this rate I might get 250 readers today. It could be becasue my website was mentioned in this morning’s News & Record article that covered 4 of us [...]

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Remember last January?

At the behest of some of my crew, I am working on addressing an issue that we don’t think about until times of crisis. With last winter’s ice storms and Isabel’s recent visit, my home and many others in Greensboro were without power for many days (9 total in my case).  After such a long interval [...]

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Incommunicado

It was a cable-free weekend.  Time Warner finally decided to come out this morning and fix my links to the outside world. Being incommunicado from both the web and TV afforded me and my brood some “roughin’ it” time much like last winter’s ice storms when we were without power and cable for 6 days.  [...]

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Information or Advocacy?

There is a lot of buzz about a piece of mail that was apparently sent to every property owner (or perhaps voter) in the city by the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB) this week.  This organization is fully funded by local tax dollars. The brochure is entitiled “The Downtown Stadium Prohibition Ordinance: Questions & [...]

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On the Air

It is my understanding that a candidate for Greensboro City Council is getting ready to come out for pay raises for Council Members (currently $9,500) and Mayor (currently $12,500) in an upcoming news article. Here is a recent article I ran across on how the question was addressed in Austin, TX.  Also I posted some other info on [...]

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On the Air

I will be on the Dusty Dunn show Friday morning (9/26) for an hour or so starting at 9 a.m. with Dusty and John Hammer, editor of the Rhino Times.  You can hear the show by traditional means or over your computer by going to WGOS AM 1070.  You may have to download a radio player [...]

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Underground Railroad Is Pro Stadium

My lovely and talented wife Jinni and others attended a meeting of the Greensboro Chapter of the NAACP last night to hear a presentation on the baseball debate.  Since baseball is decidedly not a Black concern (3% of the fan base) I was wondering why the NAACP would take up meeting time to air the [...]

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