No real surprise that Yes!Weekly endorses Greensboro City Council member Robbie Perkins over former council member Tom Phillips and incumbent Bill Knight for mayor in next week’s primary.
I have to admit, however, I’m confused about the liberal alt-weekly’s definition of ‘pure principle’:
..Knight has basically been incommunicado with our paper since he took office two years ago; he ditched our candidate interview request as well as the News & Record’s news and editorial board interview invitations, and has been conspicuously absent thus far in forums and debates. Let’s be real: There is no way this guy would get our endorsement on pure principle, regardless of his votes and views, many of which we also disagree with.
I give them credit for at least being honest, which is less than you can say for, oh I don’t know—-99 percent—- of liberal media. (For some reason that figure popped into my head.)
Meanwhile, the Rhino endorses Knight, in spite of the fact that he’s like “watching a person play tennis who learned to play in their 50s. They can practice all they want but they are never going to move with the grace and purpose of someone who was out on the court when the racket looked bigger than they were.”
I’ve had my issues with Knight; but the Rhino reminds us that a City Council under the leadership of Perkins or Phillips would be business as usual. John Hammer is also careful to remind us of Phillips’ support for former City Manager Mitchell Johnson, who locked then Police Chief David Wray out of his office on the basis of a questionable consultants’ report alleging racism.Read full article » No Comments »
The SBI is investigating Asheboro-based Regional Consolidated Services, the recipient of $13 million in federal stimulus funding for “weatherization initiatives.”
Regional Consolidated’s executive director claims she reported “irregularities” on the part of former employees who “were not properly managing the weatherization program.” She also makes the point that the company was not handed $13 million “that is sitting around somewhere.” Rather, the company has been reimbursed $6 million to weatherize 978 house.
I’m not in the weatherization business, but that sounds excessive to me. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong.Read full article » 4 Comments »
I rode around town yesterday laughing out listening to Rush Limbaugh crack on the incoherence of the Occupy Wall Street gang. Then I get home, hit a couple of blogs and what do you know—- Greensboro is about to be occupied.
This morning the N&R (unposted) runs above the fold:
John Wright, 29, joined Occupy Greensboro to fight for economic and social justice, which he said is a common —-not sole—-theme among protesters. Others in the local group are interested in getting reparations for certain minority groups, said Wright, adding he is not speaking on behalf of Occupy Greensboro.
Wright adds he “hopes onlookers become educated about the ways the nation could create balance between the haves and the have-nots.”
I’m ahead of the curve on that one —-I’ve been learning from “Lotion Man.”Read full article » 2 Comments »