Monthly Archives: February 2006

The sporting news

If you thought the Hoggards were a one sport clan, you would be wrong.  My children’s sporting life did not end with Grimsley’s football team playing in the state championship back in December. I think it was the day after that disappointing loss when Jackson and the Grimsley lacrosse team began ‘informal’ training for the [...]

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Its a GEM

Billy has found my dream car right here in Greensboro (make that High Point).  I first saw GEM’s during my trip to Florida this summer and fell in love with their quirkiness and practicality.  I’m gonna get me one of them as soon as my ship comes in.

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Here we go…

It is time to lawyer up, Greensboro. “N&R: …Expenses for the police scandal will most likely be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.” What a wonderful time to be an attorney for a Wraygate related client in the Gate City.

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Hammer lied?

Councilwoman Goldie Wells denies having called Rhino Times editor John Hammer and his parents (and by extension, me and mine) racists according to the N&R’s Inside Scoop. Meanwhile, here is the letter (p1, p2) that the Rhino published from not-yet-elected-to-council Wells.  This was sent to members of our City Council just days after their April 19th 6-3 vote to oppose the Truth & [...]

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The latest on War Memorial Stadium

Offered below are the three options that the War Memorial Stadium Task Force is currently considering.  Although they will likely undergo a bunch of refinements to determine details and costs of each option, these are the three structural configurations that will likely go before our City Council when all is said and done.  The Council will have [...]

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Declining exuberance?

I won’t have much to add to what Cone and Roch have have already said about today’s N&R article entitled  “Bloggers’ Exuberance Declines Considerably” except to say I agree with both of them and disagree with Marta Hummel’s depiction of the local blogosphere.  Marta didn’t use much of the material she got from me either except for [...]

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Are you a racist?

Here is the April 21st letter (.tif file) that Dr. Goldie Wells sent to all members of the City Council just days after the  6-3 vote to oppose the Truth & Reconciliation “process”.  John Hammer cited this previously unpublished letter in his weekly column (online tomorrow) that has sparked so much conversation hereabouts. Dr. Wells was not [...]

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Are you a racist?

Cobb might have the answer to your question.  Take his survey.  Michael also has some thoughts on my post concerning Councilwoman Wells, John Hammer, and those fashionable Undoing Racism seminars.  While some might play fast and loose with what constitutes a racists, Cobb believes “…What matters is their intent. Free your mind and your ass will follow.  [...]

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Back to 2004

I was looking through my archives for something or another and stumbled upon this 2004 post about how I am a real Republican.  I like it.

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I’m a racist, just like John Hammer

In today’s print edition of the Rhino Times, editor John Hammer takes my councilwoman, Dr. Goldie Wells, to task because she (ed: allegedly) called him a racist.  Hammer reports that Wells, “ … said that I was a racist because I’m white and my parents are white, and my parents taught me to judge people by the [...]

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