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Slight Anachronism

Who should control Asheville’s water resources has become politicized along partisan lines. A demonstration has been organized for Saturday, when lots of Republicans in higher offices will be attending former Congressman Charles Taylor’s Christmas Dinner at the Grove Park Inn. The protest is scheduled to start at 5:30, which is half an hour after all the really high-ranking Republicans will be tucked safely inside at a reception.

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Mmmmmm Fries!

NIMBY’s don’t say they’re selfish. They rationalize with community causes, like too much traffic making it unsafe for children to play. This time, activists got creative and said they feared a fast-food restaurant because of its smells. Oddly, it is clean and green when those smells come out of biodiesel vehicles.

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Or the Highway

Alternative energy is great, as long as things like big solar panels are in somebody else’s back yard. Even then, it might not be green enough for some masters of all they survey.

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