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N&O has a surprise twist in a “Ya ain’t from around here ya?” letter:
Out with ‘outsiders’
Rarely do I agree with Gov. Pat McCrory, but his recent statement blaming “outsiders” for disrupting North Carolina progress is spot on.
Thom Tillis from Jacksonville, Fla., Phil Berger from New Rochelle, N.Y., and McCrory from Columbus, Ohio, have done all they can to eliminate the progress North Carolina made with the help of natives Sam Ervin (Morganton), Terry Sanford (Laurinburg) and Hugh Shelton (Tarboro).
Let’s do what we can to rid ourselves of these disruptive outsiders.
Lynnie Sullivan, Holly Springs
Scrutiny Hooligans is nine years in the blogosphere. Thanks to everyone who writes and reads it. As we enter our tenth year, know that this continues to be a place with no editorial controls over its writers, a group blog that is totally independent. It’s been through different seasons, focused on different things, and there’s no telling where it’ll go from here. I’m grateful to be a part of it because it offers up a space for information, education, and advocacy. I gave up hardcore snark when I was elected to City Council, but that’s where the rest of you come in. Keeping us intelligently entertained and mischievously engaged – that’s the heart and soul of the place. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Do with it what you will. It’s Walt Whitman’s birthday today. Had he failed to die, he’d be 194 years old.
Full of Life, Now
Full of life, now, compact, visible,
I, forty years old the Eighty-third Year of The States,
To one a century hence, or any number of centuries hence,
To you, yet unborn, these, seeking you.
When you read these, I, that was visible, am become invisible;
Now it is you, compact, visible, realizing my poems, seeking me;
Fancying how happy you were, if I could be with you, and become your
Be it as if I were with you. (Be not too certain but I am now with
Because Barry looks like he needs one. Have at it. The General Assembly is getting after it, and the big Tax Shift is about to be unveiled in the House Finance Committee.
Hope you got your tickets for Just Economics of Western North Carolina’s JUST BREW IT Homebrew Festival this Saturday.
JUST BREW IT —NO MEMBERSHIPS SOLD AFTER 11:59 5/24/2013
May 25th, 2-5pm Outside of the Wedge Brewery in the River Arts District, Asheville
I got blisters on my fingers!
Americans for Prosperity NC accuses NAACP of planning riot at NCGA. (Courtesy of MsSpentyouth.)
Here’s a bucket for your tasty nuggets.