Thanksgiving Colors: Open Thread

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm off to the woods of Pennsyltucky tomorrow morning, so I wanted to wish everyone a happy turkey day and also leave you with a little color. This is a picture of Sharpies on paper that I took with my Blackberry.
Why? Well, the fact that they are mounted on a slide should give you a hint, more after the break.

Mountain Top Removal and North Carolina

I live in the most beautiful place in the world. As far as I am concerned the mountains of North Carolina are in a class all to themselves. I am often caught off guard by the sheer beauty and power of the place I am fortunate enough to call home.
Most people love the mountains of NC for their peaceful beauty, I love them because they are not filled with coal. Our mountains had the remarkable good fortune to escape certain geologic conditions that leave the mountains in surrounding states, chock full of the dirtiest fuel source on the planet.

Outlying Landing Field (OLF)

You may not know it, here in northeastern NC we are STILL battling to save our future and way of life. The Navy is seeking to place an Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Camden County that will remove up to 53,000 acres of valuable, productive farmland from the county’s tax rolls.

Please keep in mind that the OLF will not create any jobs for our community and will not be of economic benefit to our area. We have discovered that the current OLF at Fentress Field in Chesapeake, Virginia, employs only 38 military personnel (Section of the 2003 FEIS) and has attracted virtually no economic development.

Egads! Where's my BlueNC?

We're getting there. We're also cleaning up some messes along the way. BlueNC won't look like this forever, but we can still use BlueNC as we always have. Let's talk about some changes that will stick around even after BlueNC looks like BlueNC.

1. First, let's take a look at how we write our blog posts. When you open the page to write a blog you should see one big square. We no longer need a separate teaser. We will use the radio button above the square that reads, "Split summary at cursor." As soon as you finish writing your teaser just click on that button.

Sister Blog Site Calling it a Day - Raising Kaine to End its Run this Year

I'm sad to announce that the leader in state blogs and a personal blogfather of mine is calling it quits. Raising Kaine will be shutting its doors on December 31, 2008. Lowell Feld, a man who is so much more than an accomplished blogger, has decided to return to his work involving international energy issues.

Please head on over and let them know they'll be missed. Whether you read them or not, they've touched your experience here as they set a strong example for other state blogs.

"We're No Longer A Southern State"

I went to the drugstore today. Better living through chemistry, and all.

For the second time since I voted, I saw the man who helped me with my touch machine at election time. A big bear of a man, a white senior citizen, oozing friendliness and goodwill.

This time, in the drugstore, I decided to say hello. "Did you work at the polls?" I asked. "Yes," he said, "for early voting." "I thought you looked familiar," I said.

"Did you see me in the newspaper?"
"No, I saw you at the polls."
"You don't read the newspaper?"
"No. My husband does."


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