Friday Open Thread


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  1. tatuaje says:

    Looks like the Dems might not lose the majority on the Buncombe Board of Commissioners after all.

    Final tally should be public around 9 this evening.

  2. Tom Sullivan says:

    When Congress Busted Milton Friedman (and Libertarianism Was Created By Big Business Lobbyists)

    “I do not believe in democracy. I think it stinks. I don’t think anybody except direct taxpayers should be allowed to vote. I don’t believe women should be allowed to vote at all. Ever since they started, our public affairs have been in a worse mess than ever.” — Herbert Nelson, chief lobbyist and executive vice president for the National Association of Real Estate Boards, 1949

    Royalists still think they’re the real patriots, don’t they?

  3. Tom Sullivan says:

    Drew Reisinger ?@drewreisinger

    With all the votes tallied, Ellen Frost wins a spot on the Buncombe County Commission! #avlelect #avlnews

    BOE shows Frost edging out Christina Merrill by 13 votes.

  4. I found an old project today while looking through image files….

    I was trying to put the facial hair of the “The Rent Is Too Damn High” guy on Tim Peck’s face.

    And I have no idea why.

  5. Doug Gibson says:

    Ellen Frost’s victory is official, but it isn’t final until we know whether or not there’s going to be a recount. Given that it’s this close, I think Merrill would be remiss not to seek one. So it could be a couple of weeks before we know for sure who won.

    The Xpress article mentions that Merrill’s lawyer has already challenged some of the ballots from Warren Wilson. On what basis, I wonder?

  6. tatuaje says:

    I think Barry sums up the funny of all this very well:

    “Ha ha ha. They tried to pull Warren Wilson, and all 1000 eligible voters, into District 1 (otherwise known as the ‘liberal ghetto’), so they reached out a prong & gerrymandered “the most liberal college in America” into Asheville. But they failed to realize that a lot of them actually live across the street from their mailing address.

    So when it became clear what had happened, a whole bunch more of them went to the polls, and that’s all it took to keep the County Commission Democratic.

    Ha ha ha! Is this a great town or what? ha ha ha ha…”

  7. Doug Gibson says:

    Hey, the GOP has been in charge of the state for 2 years now. If you don’t like the way things are, you should blame them.

  8. Daniel Hopkins says:

    Being Green.

    “The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting assistance with an investigation involving the suspected illegal take of a fourth radio-collared red wolf that was recently found dead.

    The wolf was found with a suspected gunshot wound on November 14, 2012, north of Fairfield, in Hyde County, N.C. It’s the fourth radio-collared red wolf taken since September. ”

  9. TJ says:

    What do they expect when it is announced that there is a $50 reward for wolves killed b/c they are a risk to someone’s food source.

    Greed and need knows no bounds.