Monthly Archives: September 2005

The missing dead…

NOLA.com reports (link via Cristspeak) that rumors of death and anarchy at New Orleans’ Super Dome and Convention Center in the aftermath of Katrina were wildly exagerrated. When asked about reported atrocities that circulated in the confusing days following the hurricaine, here’s what some of the authorities on the scene had to say… ” ‘I [...]

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No Child Left Unrecruited

Jim Capo reminds us of one of the lesser know provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act and how it affects all Guilford County students (source)… Military recruiters must be allowed access to students in the same ways that postsecondary institutions and prospective employers are allowed access. In addition, schools must provide basic student contact [...]

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Candidate Forum Tonight… ya’ll come

Update: In the comments below, Roch Smith Jr. gives a ‘sneak peak’ at the format tonight’s forum will follow and Hardy explains things further at his place.  My descriptive term of ‘irreverent’ might have been a bit off in describing how things might go – perhaps ‘rollicking’ would have been the better term. ****************** Don’t [...]

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That time of year…

Page/Grimsley week is upon us.  Think of this long-held high school football rivalry as our local version of the Hatfield and McCoy saga.  But in this week-long testosterone fueled feud, eggs and toilet paper are – thankfully – the weapons of choice for the combatants.  Even though it is only Monday, the reports of junoiric [...]

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Finally… a label that fits

Now that I have been identified by Christspeak as 1 of “2 of the South’s 13 known liberal Republicans“, I have to wonder…  On the political continuum, doesn’t the label “liberal Republican” equate to the equally dreaded “conservative Democrat”?  If so, guilty as charged… I have finally been pegged and pigeon-holed to my immense satisfaction..

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Keeping Jim Crow alive

Regarding Rep. Earl Jones’ efforts to get the N&R in hot water over a threatening comment made on the N&R’s letters blog back in June… I believe he is right to pursue the threat, but the rest of it is a bunch of misplaced bluster in my opinion.  First, here is the now-removed, and possibly criminal, comment made by [...]

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Thinnng the herd of candidates

What were some of these people thinking?  Do those who decide to run for public office not know that their lives become an open book the minute they file as a candidate?  I’m not sure which is the worse lapse of judgement; is it their now-widely-publicized transgessions? …or the fact that they decided to throw their hat [...]

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The N&R returns $400,000 to taxpayers

The N&R’s investigative look into the world of state-provided economic incentives is an eye popping view at what even the most ardent supporters of the practice term “a necessary evil”.  Come to find out, some of these incentives may not be necessary at all, but the evil part still stands. From my read of reporter [...]

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Sign of distress or disrespect?

Notice anything strange about District 2 City Council candidate Wm. Lewis Byers’ campaign flyer?

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Double standard?

Why is it that commenters rightly feel the need to jump all over certain local bloggers who consistently submit posts containing mispellings and grammatical errors, but not others?

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