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. Roll Tide!
as a Fascist - I own corporations - true - and am profoundly evil - true - bigoted, deranged - true and true - but am not a member of the Tea Party - I am brutal dictator of The Imperial Island of Grand Thidwick - well actually Secretary of War - but our President died 2-13-2007 and the VP ceded and relinquished control to me, now everyone does what I want anyhow - that's really not much of a change - but to allow Obama and an oligarchy led by a very ignorant group of incompetent poorly educated low intelligence dunces to have you folks worried and concerned - come on folks give me a break - these folks are of the Harvard mentality that self proclaimed themselves be so smart in the late 1600's and has carried that falsehood since then as a banner for all to worship and bow down to - ha what a joke? - what a petty way to rule a people -
Bronco Bama is not my President - it is with extreme comfort and I take great pride as the Secretary of War of The Imperial Island of Grand Thidwick to note and to know that according to the news media the most powerful man on the planet is deemed to be Barrack Hussein Obama or as we Thidwickians now refer to as Bronco Bama - sure makes my job easier - The ideal committee has no members.
DaveyNC has it right - let it burn - History will judge this period of demise as self evident in its composition - cultural madness by fiat for the sake of vainglorious, stupid, policy games of insane statesmen and spooks so stunted by inbred, insider, mono-cultural privilege that they are incapable of combating a revolution of uncontrollably diverse and informed people who will soon have had enough and will take matters into their own hands with the powder and the finger and the thought that pulls the trigger.
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Makes for good reading if you are a subscriber but it seems like such a waste of energy. If I was one of those people that had a beef about how when they got here things were nice and 5 years later blah blah blah, I would go and buy a real piece of dirt and grow myself a garden and not tell anyone where my blueberries were, instead of some acre or two plat they spent way too much for to build an overpriced fiefdom for themselves from which they can’t even go out and take a good whiz in the morning off their own front porch. But then again I don’t have the culture and breeding and expensive education to make those kinds of decisions. So I guess I will just spend the winter to decide whether to plant 14 rows of butter beans or 13 and use the top lot for chives next year. I don’t really like chives so much but Aunt Gertie likes to put them in her tater salad. Oh well.
My Stinking Opinion
When they built Pine Grove Village down the short path to the bailing woods on Starland Farm, the mud ran into the creek and down to the reservoir. It was just plain ugly. All summer long even through the drought that copper looking mud kept oozing down the creek. Then they built a parking lot on tractor hill and a tennis court and called it a recreation area. I used to think how tragic, but as I got older I realized that we have a beautiful area and growth is inevitable, but it all boils down to who is doing the developing, what their experience is with maintaining the look and feel of the area without disturbing its natural beauty and why do they intend to break ground other than the capitalism condition the world revolves around. In the end, Pine Grove Village turned into a nice but necessary development and a good model for the area because we have to create these little parcels to offer residency to those that think somebody would actually want something they have and might steal it. That logic embraces the insatiable selfishness, narcissism and quest for material possessions which seems to be the embodiment of your basic run of the mill Yankee, which is only exceeded by their relative ignorance as it pertains to any form of cultural enrichment of our heritage and the audacious arrogance portrayed by the way they live their daily lives.
Let Johnny come lately explain to you why it is good to have things in the name of progress. It’s better our way, we know how things should be, they say. According to whom I often wonder. Why can’t they just be happy and live like the rest of us without coming here and trying to impose their ways on us when they were trying to get away from all that stuff in the first place or else they would not have come here? But what amuses me is when they try to enforce their wills and ideas of how things were where they come from to the powers that be. It tickles me to see just what comes poking out of the woodwork to grab the microphone to create the ruckus about how we should run our communities that our forefathers have been doing a pretty fair job of since before they were born. What is the most fun is when we tell one of them they might have something there and we encourage them to get elected to a public office. All of a sudden Mr. Going South to retire becomes everything he tried to forget and let go of in the name of progress for a cause he had no real control over to start with. Then he invariably steps on some toes he shouldn’t have in being Dudley Do Right to all the party line supporters that ultimately drop away when their feet get too close to the fire like ticks off a ground hog in November.
alladat1 - asshat here - left you a steaming pile
People who need a ""smack upside the head" affect the lives of many. There is still no known cure for someone who deserves a "smack upside the head", except a "smack upside the head", but we can raise awareness!!!
The concerns raised by njc17 are based on the presumption that infrastructure and other resources will be constrained by modest growth that owners, developers and elected officials cannot properly manage.The further assumption is that underutilized retail space will force solvency issues for current tenants. Neither is a defensible position. Growth is growth. It is also inevitable.
As far as the notion that all this unfilled retail space overhang and so forth and so on is a concern, look businesses come to regions where discretionary income is rising. The fixed incomers have to know that when the model becomes less marginal profit and stagnant revenue per square foot then that inventory and focus becomes less attractive. Downtown Southern Pines is not going away. Ever. It is unique, I agree with you on that. Yet, it was built on the back of places like Sandhills Drugstore, an Popes and Mr. Clayton and Bobby Hill giving haircuts and so forth. Today it is transformed to be more in tuned with the times. When you say people say they are leaving because expansion continues unabated I say people leave because tired old cranky people who do nothing but complain are gumming up the works.
In terms of water and blah blah blah, do you know where the underground aquifers are that feed the water table are? Perhaps others are more in tune that you are.
But you also have some real loonies in there like diverting Highway 211 down Roseland Road. So with that I will slide back in to the woodwork.
I'll leave you with this poetic justice from The Tobacco Road Trilogy which is titled My Stinking Opinion. Perhaps you can gain a greater appreciation of an opinion other than yours.
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