Now that early voting is upon us, we wanted to share this handy resource for Buncombe County voters who care about employment equality for LGBT people.
Will Buncombe County adopt equal employment policies for LGBT employees? The answer depends largely on the outcome of our County Commission races. Below you’ll find information about how County Commission candidates responded to questions about equal employment policies.
|Candidates (District)||Question #1
Do you support extending same-sex domestic partner benefits to Buncombe County employees?
|David Gantt (chair)||Yes||Yes|
|J.B. Howard (chair)||No response||No response|
|Don Guge (1)||No response||No response|
|Holly Jones (1)||Yes||Yes|
|Brownie Newman (1)||Yes||Yes|
|Ellen Frost (2)||Yes||Yes|
|Mike Fryar (2)||No response||No response|
|Christina Kelley G. Merrill (2)||No response||No response|
|Carol Peterson (2)||No response||No response|
|Terry Van Duyn (3)||Yes||Yes|
|Joe Belcher (3)||No response||No response|
|David King (3)||No response||No response|
|Michelle Pace Wood (3)||No response||No response|
Paid for by Equality NC Action Fund
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After a night of celebrating our country’s independence by blowing up small portions of it and avoiding being detected by the circling airplane (or was it a black helicopter?), it’s time to get yr goth on!!! with Siouxsie and the Banshees!
The notoriously press-wary Disgraced Former Congressman Charles Taylor was interviewed (by phone – why leave your mansion on the hill when you don’t have to?) by WCQS‘ Steve Plever, where he sounds as if the last eight and a half years never happened and quotes Ronald Reagan as if the last thirty years never happened. You can normally listen to WCQS’ local stories here, but until they fix the typo in the M3U file, click below to listen.
Interesting timing on Taylor’s part, granting an interview where he states that he hasn’t “thought about the election as a candidate” shortly after Congressman Heath Shuler emphatically denied that he was running for Senate. If this does indicate a political comeback on his part, at least bitching about Nancy Pelosi and Shuler’s voting “for the unis… to, uh… have, um, dictoral elections without… the right… the right of, a, a… ballot…” is a safe and non-controversial way to do it.
Tonight, on a very special episode of radio arratik, no one hugs and no one learns anything. Plus, an exclusive world premiere of a new mashup remix, some new stuff by Venetian Snares and Prefuse 73, self-oscillating delay pedals, weird spoken word records and some other stuff. Tune in and join the fun! 🙂
Monday nights @ 9:00 pm est
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“24”, from Down Colorful Hill:
Hooligans: if you have a decent-enough internet connection that can handle a 128kbps 44.1MHz audio stream (in other words, if youâ€™re not a MAIN subscriber), be sure to tune in Monday night at 9:00 PM to the premiere of my weekly webcast, aptly named â€œradio arratikâ€.
Part radio show, part DJ set, part live performance, part audio torture chamber, I can guarantee that youâ€™ll hear things that you wonâ€™t hear on the radio in Asheville, let alone most of the world. You might even hear things that you probably shouldnâ€™t hear, period. There will even be an IRC channel available if you want to air your grievances in real time. Be sure to join the fun!
This week, in honor of the big Day in the Life of Asheville event, I’m going to be playing some of the photos that I took on Friday, among other things. Yes, you read that right.
Mondays at 9:00 PM EST
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