So I am embarrassed to admit that before the festivities at home begin, here I am on OP writing a little something on Thanksgiving. We have a thread about things we should tax. Today I propose a thread about things we like, things we think are just fine the way they are, things not deserving of a special tax, and people do something nice. So I'll start the ball rolling....
I'm thankful for OP and Ruby, for this site doesn't run itself.
I'm thankful for the many misguided souls who don't agree with me on this site. You're fun.
I'm thankful for Fred Black because he challenged people with grace. I miss Fred. I wish he would post again.
I'm thankful that I live in Chapel Hill and it's next door to Carrboro.
I'm thankful for town officials and employees.
I'm thankful for the deer that graze with abandon in my yard.
Happy Thanksgiving, you guys.
Local governments need money. Meanwhile items are sold locally that are a burden on the public and cost citizens money. Likewise for bad practices. One solution to balance these things out is to tax the undesirable activities and products, both to discourage them and to provide funds to help offset their costs to the community.
I have some great pictures of halloween. A man dressed as Jesus and he was beautiful, a man dressed as a peacock, Vampire pics, MIchael Jackson, Nerds, etc. if anyone wants copys I can email them to you. Thank you Chapel Hill I had a great time at your party on Franklin Street - best ever.
Since this area plays such a strong role in the democratic politics/ideals in this state, & since one of our own might join the race, I think this will be an interesting topic for discussion.
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall vs Durham Lawyer Kenneth Lewis vs Captain in the United States Army Reserve & former State Senator Cal Cunningham vs Mayor Kevin Foy
vs vs vs
Here is some more background on the candidates:
Here is a commentary I contributed to WCHL last week (it ran last Friday, but I can't find links to their recordings anymore). It was a little too long so the bit in gray was not on the air.
Much has been said about the abrupt departure of Bill Strom from
the Chapel Hill Town Council. Whatever frustrations we may have had
with him, at least we can take comfort in the fact that Strom will no longer have
any influence on Orange County politics.
As they have done with
all other mid-term vacancies in recent history, the Town Council will
appoint a replacement to finish Strom's term. The Town Council also has
a long-standing tradition of using the appointment process to ensure
that there is at least one African-American sitting at the table.
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