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Archive for May, 2007

Ann Coulter: A Green Card in Every Pot

Posted by Stephen on May 31, 2007

OpEd by Ann Coulter

Americans — at least really stupid Americans like George Bush — believe the natural state of the world is to have individual self-determination, human rights, the rule of law and a robust democratic economy. On this view, most of the existing world and almost all of world history is a freakish aberration.

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Posted in A. U.S. Politics, I. Society, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »

Daily Press writer addresses payday lending: “Payday lenders’ nemesis”

Posted by Stephen on May 30, 2007

Column by: CHRIS FLORES

As payday lenders have flourished throughout Virginia, they’ve had to fend off opponents from nonprofit groups that advocate for the poor at the General Assembly.

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Posted in C. State Politics, F. Business and Economy, I. Society | 1 Comment »

Happy Memorial Day…from the beach!

Posted by Stephen on May 25, 2007

While CV heads to the beach for the holiday weekend, we wish everyone a sense of peace and happiness.

Please take time this long weekend to think about our troops currently in harm’s way and the millions of military men and women who have placed their lives on the line to allow us to enjoy freedoms that no other country in the world enjoys.

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Posted in A. Presidential Politics, A. U.S. Politics, B. Foreign Affairs, C. State Politics, D. Local Politics, D. Waynesboro, F. Business and Economy, G. Education, H. Arts and Culture, I. Society, J. Environment, K. Aunt Libby's Corner, Op-Eds, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Payday Lending: A practice whose end has come…

Posted by Stephen on May 25, 2007

I can assure you that at the time that Benjamin Franklin wrote “at the working man’s house hunger looks in, but dares not enter,” he had never heard of the predatory practices of Payday Lending….However, he could have been describing them when he stated that “men who live by sharping and robbing…are often very lousy.”

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Posted in C. State Politics, F. Business and Economy, I. Society, Op-Eds | 3 Comments »

When is 700K really 1.2 million dollars? When it’s going to the Wayne Theatre

Posted by Stephen on May 24, 2007

There has been a correction made to this column. It has been pointed out by Chris Graham of the New Dominion  that I make references to “sources close to the wayne project,” when the truth is there is one source. According to Graham, I should point out that the source close to the project that I refer to is a member of City Council. While Graham feels that this source shouldn’t be considered close to the project, it is my contention that anyone on city council should be considered closer to this project than any of us in the general public. If they aren’t then I do not feel they should be on city council.

The majority on Waynesboro’s City Council has been pushing funding of the Wayne Theatre for more than a year despite promises that tax payers wouldn’t have to shoulder the project. Despite tremendous feedback from citizens asking that council reconsider their new position, the majority did not relent.

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Posted in D. Local Politics, D. Waynesboro, F. Business and Economy, H. Arts and Culture, I. Society, Op-Eds | 2 Comments »

Coulter: Importing a Slave Class

Posted by Stephen on May 23, 2007

OpEd by Ann Coulter

Apparently, my position on immigration is that we must deport all 12 million illegal aliens immediately, inasmuch as this is billed as the only alternative to immediate amnesty. The jejune fact that we “can’t deport them all” is supposed to lead ineluctably to the conclusion that we must grant amnesty to illegal aliens — and fast!

I’m astounded that debate has sunk so low that I need to type the following words, but: No law is ever enforced 100%.

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Payday loans: The trap escalates

Posted by Stephen on May 22, 2007

Editorial published by: Roanoke Times

The good news is fewer Virginians borrowed from payday lenders in 2006. The bad news is they ran into even more trouble with more loans.

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Posted in C. State Politics, F. Business and Economy, Op-Eds | 7 Comments »

Romeny and McCain not best of friends

Posted by Stephen on May 22, 2007

It started well before the campaigns were in full swing. It is showing no signs of changing its tone. “It” is the relationship between two of the front runners for the 08 GOP presidential nomination.

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Aunt Libby on the Wayne, city needs and conflicts of interest in Waynesboro

Posted by Stephen on May 21, 2007

I was shocked to read the editorial on the opinion page of the Staunton Paper titled “A theater is not a priority”. Gosh, even they understand the need for improving the real problems with Waynesboro issues prior to a Wayne Theatre.

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Buchanan: The New World Order GOP

Posted by Stephen on May 19, 2007

OpEd by Patrick J. Buchanan

A federal program, Ronald Reagan used to say, is the closest thing to eternal life here on earth. Even the Gipper conceded he failed to get control of the federal behemoth.

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