Monthly Archives: October 2008

Unintended consequences?

I really do understand the temptation for McCain to name his rival the “Redistributor” in his stump speeches between now and the election.  Citing recent Obama conversations with plumbers named Joe and an excerpted NPR interview from 2001 to bolster the label, the McCain camp is hoping they’ve been handed enough of a “pinko” association [...]

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Another ConvergeSouth retiree

No surprise from this quarter to hear Sue is retiring from organizing ConvergeSouth after four years.  She deserves retirement at full pension plus a gold watch.  It is a hell of a bunch of unpaid work to make such an event come off like clockwork. Jinni and I had a similar conversation two Saturday’s ago [...]

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Making trouble

Everyone needs a little time off to recharge their batteries.  Ben Holder took a sabitical, and I’d say his batteries are now fully charged.

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Will someone bail me out… please

The old saying is that “nothing is certain but death and taxes…“, but that list is not complete in modern times.  Insurance premiums are just as certain and they are killing me. As I read this morning that the next great bail out might be for insurance companies, I can assure that industry that I, [...]

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Well now…

$150,000 is just a whole lot of money to pay out to Nieman Marcus et al in order to present Gov. Palin and her family in the best possible fashion light. No mention of lipstick purchases, however.

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And we didn’t run out beer

A good time last night for our fourth annual hosting of ConvergeSouth revelers.  It was good to see all of the familiar faces and a pleasure to have many new ones on the porch around the fire and the dining room table. Although the rain kept the numbers well below the registered 180 Convergers, what [...]

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ConvergeSouth prep while you slept

The Boston butts hit the cooker around 6:00 this morning and are already emitting a heavenly aroma around the neighborhood.  It started to rain about the time I closed the lid.  No matter. I’ve rented some tents just in case the weather doesn’t break.  As for The Radials gig on the deck, a large tarp [...]

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This is good stuff… “In a partnership between the Greensboro City Council, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and Guilford County Schools, a nonprofit unveiled plans late Wednesday for a $60 million complex in southeast Greensboro…” “…Based on the current plan, we do not anticipate that this project would cost taxpayers anything going forward,” said [...]

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Converging on Cypress Street

The banana pudding is ordered from the usual source.  The Boston butts are reserved at Cosco.  Must be about time for ConvergeSouth. I’m watching the weather forecast for Friday and right now they are calling for rain.  That will either change or it won’t, but either way, we are expecting 150 or so folks to [...]

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The Market and meddling

I’m happy to have the Farmer’s Curb Market dust up settled, for now.  Yesterday, the P&R Commission voted unanimously to adopt guidelines that will keep the Market on Yanceyville Street on a “local” coarse. One speaker at the meeting, rising in opposition, declared that the guidelines would “destroy the Market”.  I doubt it.  Seriously doubt [...]

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