Catching Up On My ReadingBy
Paul Rosenberg at Open Left compares a biblical basis for oppressing homosexuals to the biblical basis for asserting the earth is flat. Â I expect Chad Netherbits will seize the moment to do battle with the spherical earthers’ radical liberal agenda.
“The Internet is perhaps the greatest source for reestablishing an open communications environment in which the conversation of democracy can flourish”, Jose Vargas at the Washington Post channels Al Gore to argue that Obama’s Internet savvy is indicative of a wave of political interactivity.
Tim Peck is flying that libertarian flag over in the AC-T LTE section: Â “the inevitable consequences of government interference in the marketplace”.
Tell your unemployed, underemployed, and unhappily employed friends all about it:
The third annual Homecoming Job Fair will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville. The job fair will showcase regional employment opportunities in advanced manufacturing, health services, hospitality and other growth industries.
Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, the legendary WNC moonshiner, has had his sentencing postponed again. Â It’s no easy task putting away a folk hero, and there are a lot of us who hope Popcorn never sees the inside of a cell. Â FYI -Â “Popcorn,” a name he acquired following an altercation with a popcorn machine that gave him neither popcorn nor his money back.”
On January 15th we’ll get our next look at the Downtown Master Plan. Â There’ll be public input, then a ‘final’ draft will be completed by March. Â City Council will then have the task of modifying and trying to pass this plan which will have far-reaching consequences. Â
Mountain Xpress has an interesting roundup of their most popular pieces of 2008.
Asheville’s Chapter of Drinking Liberally sent an email:
Thanks to everyone who showed up for the movie night … Milk was fantastic and we all enjoyed the viewing.Naomi asked me to thank everyone who contributed to the sickle anemia fund she started … she collected over $200 from us!ÂOn December 24thÂ several DL members did volunteer sorting and packing work at Manna Food bank … we had a blast and during the 2+ hours we worked, we packed boxes for 4500 meals … nice work and we will plan on doing this event again.ÂSince we will not have a regular gathering on Thursday due to the holiday, I am planning another movie night on Tuesday to seeÂ Slumdog MillionaireÂ at the 7:20 showing.Â We will meet at Barley’s at 6:45.ÂEldridge and friends will be hosting aÂ New Years eve partyÂ on their place on Wednesday … starting around 7:30 … bring light snacks and something to drink…
Shoot me an emait at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more info on the DL New Year’s Eve.
What have you been reading?