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Asheville Citizen-Times

Tunnel Road bank robbed; no weapon shown

Hmm...let's see...somebody tries to rob a bank without a weapon...in my mind, here's how it should have played out... *Thief walks up the counter, no weapon* "Give me the money" *Teller, upon noticing the thief is unarmed* "No".  (Nov 4, 2008 | post #5)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Sarah Palin will make Asheville appearance

Did you contribute money to the campaign? If not, then shut up about it, because it wasn't your money, and it's none of your business.  (Oct 23, 2008 | post #82)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Obama, McCain spar over insurance mandates

I suppose this issue boils down to basic political philosophy: do you think you are capable of making your own health care decisions; or do you think the government has to make decisions for you? Personally, I'm more than capable of making my own decisions without big brother having to take care of me.  (Oct 8, 2008 | post #4)

Asheville Citizen-Times

County spends $1.8M for farms

You've GOT to be kidding me! We are facing the biggest economic downturn since the great depression, and local government is wasting almost two million dollars on a tree-hugging project like this?? This will not do a single thing to improve the economic health of Buncombe County...surely, in today's tumultuous economy, that two million dollars could be put to more effective use, or in lieu of that, simply saved for hard times.  (Oct 7, 2008 | post #1)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Public urges DOT to go smaller on planned Interstate 26 C...

I find nothing obnoxious about my statement that architects design buildings and the DOT builds roads. I also struggle to understand why you find my post to be ignorant. It was properly written and cohesive. The fact that you disagree is no an indication that my opinion is ignorant. For your information, the American Heritage Dictionary, Fourth Edition, defines Architect as: "One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures". My off-the-cuff assessment as to their job description seems pretty accurate. No, I'm not a trained architect, but I am also not an idiot. Engineers design roads, not architects. The DOT employs plenty of Engineers, all of whom are most likely significantly more qualified to design and build roads than the architects associated with the Asheville Design Center. I also struggle to understand your statement about my avoiding public forums. I assure you, I could debate circles around you in any forum, public or otherwise. Debate is something I'm exceptionally good at. However, my point was, people who understand the need for this project are too busy earning a living to attend public forums. And of course, many Western North Carolinians who are of the same background and heritage as me, realize that at any public forum, they'll simply be steamrolled by the liberal nutjobs who seem to make a profession of attending public forums to spout their left-wing kum-ba-ya rhetoric. We rarely show up because we realize that showing up to give our opinion is pointless. You pointed out that I'm not an architect. I'm also not an engineer, and therefore, I really have no business spouting out about how or where I think an interstate highway should be built. I have plenty of experience overseeing public projects in the transportation sector, and I learned early on that it's best to leave the professional work such as engineering, to the engineers. If you get in the way, you'll only waste money, and it is blatantly obvious that entirely too much precious taxpayer money has already been wasted "planning " this project. Ever heard the term "death by committee"? I believe that is the intention of some people...study it to death, ad infinitum, and hope it just goes away. We know the liberals and enviro-nazis are opposed to this project. However, the fact that they are opposed to it makes it no less necessary. Build the road.  (Sep 17, 2008 | post #31)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Public urges DOT to go smaller on planned Interstate 26 C...

Mostly because the people who express the opinions here have real jobs and real lives, and speaking only for myself, have better things to do than attend a public comment session to hear spoiled implants whine about how they don't want a road that should have been built twenty years ago. Sorry some of you liberals have trouble grasping reality, but traffic is here, and pretending it will go away if we do not build more roads is short-sighted. The enviro-nazis need to go home and quit whining. They've had their say...we all know what they think of the project...and anybody who drives in rush hour Asheville traffic cannot in good faith deny that we need a fix to the problem. Traffic is not nearly as bad in cities that are significantly larger specifically because those cities address their road-building needs instead of whining about how people should ride the bus. Architects design buildings. The DOT builds roads. Get a clue.  (Sep 17, 2008 | post #19)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Graffiti is an art form and its practitioners are artists

If you want to paint it, then but it, or in the absence of ability to buy it, at least ask for permission. Otherwise, while you may be an artist, you are also a criminal. The fact that you may believe certain buildings or bridges "need color" is no indication that the rest of us do.  (Sep 9, 2008 | post #16)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Citizen-Times

I've listened to it, as well as researched it. There's NO denying, it IS left-winged. And, since I don't care for the left-wing agenda, it is, to me, "left-wing garbage". Don't confuse "local" radio for this low-power pretend radio. There are PLENTY of full-power radio station owners who serve their communities with local programming every single day. I could cite a dozen examples just in Western North Carolina alone.  (Sep 5, 2008 | post #22)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Citizen-Times

You have no idea who I am or in what capacity I serve in the radio business, therefore your attacks are baseless. I believe strongly in local radio, thank you very much. Perhaps you should first seek the facts before jumping to an attack.  (Sep 4, 2008 | post #17)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Citizen-Times

"The station, which recently lost operations manager Jason Holland, operates on $750,000 budget." Being in the "real" radio business myself, I can't imagine how on earth they have a budget this high. It makes me wonder where the money comes from. I sincerely hope my tax dollars are not being used to fund this left-wing garbage.  (Sep 3, 2008 | post #8)

Asheville Citizen-Times

WNC delegates shocked by VP choice

This is the most one-sided garbage news story I've ever read!  (Aug 29, 2008 | post #33)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Singer, songwriter Isaac Hayes dies at age 65

I had the chance to meet him about six weeks ago...he was the keynote speaker at an awards banquet I attended. His story was fascinating, and he will be sorely missed.  (Aug 10, 2008 | post #4)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Developer gives timeline for removing tree

It's a TREE! These people don't want development on mountainsides, and yet, they don't seem to want development downtown either. Where DO they think development should go, if anywhere? Enviro-nazis.  (Aug 7, 2008 | post #7)

Asheville Citizen-Times

Learning 'what' and 'why' of eating leads to 45 pounds lost

Losing that much weight is an amazing accomplishment, and while some ignorant people here want to laugh and make jokes, you can bet most of those people probably do not have what it takes to lose as much weight. It hit me like a rock about a year and a half ago when one of my best friends, who also happens to be a med school student, said "Look, if you don't get into better shape, you are going to die". 60 pounds later, I'm a new man, with a new look and a new lease on life, and I no longer have to take blood pressure medication. It's easy to sit on the couch and stuff your fat face with twinkies while making jokes at the expense of somebody who has worked so hard to improve her life and health. Get a life, people...go walk, swim, exercise...somethi ng, other than show your ignorance. Way to go Catie!  (Aug 5, 2008 | post #71)

Asheville Citizen-Times

No criminal charges to be filed against Bouche dentist

Personally, as a business owner myself, I completely understand why she would require a partial payment up front for something like a crown. No doubt she will incur a cost in having the crown made, and if the patient were to change his/her mind, the doctor would be stuck with a crown that was useless and still have to pay for it. Deciding to not follow through works both ways...either the doctor or the patient could decide to simply not complete the procedure. However, do I think it's unreasonable to require 100% payment before the treatment is done? Yes.  (Aug 4, 2008 | post #13)

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