Jump to content
Excuse me if I don't applaud. So what's new? Another cookie cutter development that looks like everything else in, say, Cary, etc. More restaurants, another luxury gated apartment complex, as if we didn't have enough of both already, lots of new residents projected to make this place more clogged, crowed, and traffic nightmared than ever, and tons of new retail space for all the well-heeled to use their money when we already have lots of vacant retail space already built.
What bothers me the most about this kind of "development," is that it's sadly unimaginative. Why not a beautiful park for the public with bike paths, green ways, gardens, a small lake, you know a thing of beauty not just another "commercial" entity. Isn't there already enough of that same ol, same ol kind of thing just about everywhere.
Sure, make Pinehurst beautiful, make golf tournaments, largely a playground for the rich, beautiful, make retirement for the well heeled beautiful and businesses to serve them beautiful.
And let's ignore the rest of the "people" who have nothing to do with this, very little interest in it, and resent seeing millions of dollars squandered while people in Moore county don't have enough to eat and we're filling backpacks with food for school children.
The latest version of "Let em, the unwashed, poor, and struggling eat cake."
The elite in our country and in "our" towns have very little use for anyone unlike them. Also the game is rigged for everything around here to serve their interests while the rest of us are "sequestered."
To suggest that workers find solace in the Republican party, the party of the rich, the party of corporate welfare, they don't pay anything like their fair share of taxes and reap large profits, care nothing about the American worker, they're multinational corporations who don't give a rap about the United States or anything else but profit. So Democrat or Republican, we're caught up in the giant maw of industrial and corporate Capitalism the grinds people into dust for the advantage of the "bosses" and the stockholders. And wasn't it just Scott Walker and his ilk trying to destroy public unions recently so let's not talk about who's responsible for decimating the union movement in this country. As far as the price of a shirt, who but the well-heeled would ever in their right minds pay $50 for a shirt. People out there are struggling to feed their families, victims of the right or left crooks who stole millions and were bailed out by the govt. They only needed govt. and taxpayers money after they took immoral risks with other peoples money and then got paid for it. Let's face it, the American worker is screwed and whoever right and left caused it, it was the implacable engines of Capitalism, not Socialism, that achieved it.
Everybody is freaking out because we'll have less war making capacity. How absurd to have an economy that relies on the biggest, most expensive army in the world to keep its economy going. How painfully misguided is this?
I'm always amused when these "contractors" bemoan the loss of business from less war. Then you want to think about the trillions of dollars that are squandered making these folks rich. Somethings really wrong with a society that needs to make money off it's unapologetic make war on just about anyone you feel like demeanor and then it's "contractors" complaining.
Maybe they should find something else to do, something that doesn't rely on war to make money.
No offense young man. But why not try another career.
So what board is responsible for the general welfare other than the welfare of commercial interests around here? Look around what's so great about all the commercial stuff other than creating more unnecessary retail space, more luxury, yes what we need around here is more luxury, housing. That's just what the average citizen around here needs. What about building more affordable housing?
And its not the Town Council either, just another rubber stamp for commerce around here.
Yes and you wouldn't want to live here either. For whom is all this being built? Visions of sugarplums and big bucks for the landowners and developers. I'm an average citizen. I don't need all this, I don't need all this, I don't want all this...so who is it that does? Money, Money, Money, that's who while the quality of life around here will continue to deteriorate, the infrastructure will be pushed to the point of breaking so that we can more congested roads, continual road construction, bumper to bumper traffic for who's benefit?
Once again business and commercial development rule over the public and simple common sense. And town councils like the one in Southern Pines, and The Pilot, that loves "business" more than Its journalistic obligation as a free press to take businesses to task when they overshadow the needs and interests of the citizen, public community. So Business rules here as well as in most of this county and commercial overdevelopment creates ugly, empty, blighted shopping centers that are overstocked and and overwhelming in their lack of necessity.
We don't need anymore stinking commercial overdevelopment. It's generally ugly, just how many restaurants do we need around here anyway. Are we feeding the whole South? Do we need thousands and thousands of additional sq. ft. of retail space for the Morganton Road corridor when we already have thousands and thousands of empty, ugly space lying in waste.
Waste is the name of the game with no thought of public welfare. And the politicians around here are generally in the pocket of the business lobby. So welcome to more traffic, more overbuilding, more stress on infrastructure and more reduction of quality of life around here so we can soon look like Myrtle Beach.
Licit and illicit drugs are rampant throughout this society with no end in sight and we can't and don't test everybody so let's call it selective testing and it always seems to me when we're talking about social welfare monies of all kinds someone always wants to make sure that those pesky, unreliable, likely criminal pesky poor should get the closest scrutiny because, God forbid that they receive public money without being stereotyped.
Anniversary Announcement | Birthdays Over 80 | Birthdays Under 12 | Engagement Announcement | Site Feedback | Letter to the Editor | User Submitted Photo | Subscription Request | Vacation Start Stops | Wedding Announcement Subscribe | Advertising | Media Kit | About Us | Contact Us | Archives | Search
Physical Address: 145 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC Mailing Address: P.O. Box 58, Southern Pines, NC 28388 910-692-7271 Fax: 910-692-9382