Monthly Archives: June 2005

Front porch politics

Seymour Floyd has a smart post up about political office incumbancy and weblogs.  His jumping on point is a recent exchange between Councilman Tom Phillips and a Greensboro newcomer. Sure, I, and many of you, know what Phillips is all about, but the only thing this new Greensboro resident knows is what Tom wrote about his plans [...]

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Life section – red headed stepchild?

OK, News & Record… explain it to me. The Life section of the paper is one of my ‘must reads’.  It is there that I find out things and people in our community that I don’t get elsewhere.  It is also where one of my favorite writers, Maria C. Johnson plies her trade in the [...]

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Dunleath site plan

I posted earlier this week about plans for a development on a large tract of land in the Aycock Historic District.  On Tuesday, architect Jerry Leimenstoll provided copies of the preliminary sketch plan to the neighborhood’s Board of Directors to get it circulated within the neighborhood for comment in advance of our monthly meeting next week. Jerry was [...]

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Students unite… or don’t

I just added Our World, Our View to my list of blogs.  I am reading it a lot.  Calvin Williams put up a post encouraging students to dust off their ‘Vote or Die’ t-shirts and pay close attention to the upcoming City Council elections.  …guess what, this City Election is more important to your day-to-day life than [...]

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Possibilities for council candidates

N&R Update: Fire destroys apartment complex in downtown Greensboro I know that Bill Agapion’s (who? here and here) notorious Cedar Street flop house is probably home to some good people, but this morning’s spectacular fire takes care of getting rid of one of Greensboro’s most nagging problems. I’m glad no one got hurt and hope that [...]

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Possibilities for council candidates

Today’s N&R carries an in-house (un-posted, grrrrr) editorial giving their take on the surprise announcements regarding the upcoming re-shuffling of our City Council.  They are not impressed with any prospects for real change: “Of course, this is more of a rearrangement than an upheaval…” The editorial goes on to list three things that,”…the City Council race still sorely [...]

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Two cameras, one conclusion

Our two local blogging TV photojounalists see a lot of bad stuff that happens in our community and admittedly become somewhat inured to much of it out of self preservation. However, a recent story they covered for their respective stations stunned both of them.  Lenslinger voices the hope that the couple who recently and brutally attacked convenience store clerk Marion [...]

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Legal bookmark

Probably in an attempt at keeping me out of legal troubles on this here blog of mine, an attorney friend and neighbor sent me a link to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Legal Guide for Bloggers.  This plain English guide should be bookmarked by everyone who blogs as a handy reference.  Itmay have been posted around here [...]

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Feeling persecuted?

From Srutiny Hooligans hailing from Asheville, NC: Pimp My Ride – Iraqi Insurgent Edition.

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Feeling persecuted?

So, you think American Christians are ’persecuted’ because of religious beliefs?  This guy thinks you don’t know the meaning of the word. (via Lex).  Lex goes on to assign a finer and very familiar point to the Slactivist post, which he found, and I copped.

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