Realtors At It Again?

My wife and I have owned a small condo at Emerald Isle for ten years, which means we're on every mailing list of every Realtor on the coast. They're always writing to tell us they have this or that buyer (which they never have). And sometimes they write to try to enlist us in their causes.

Today I got this email from a guy at Emerald Isle. He doesn't know yet that I'd never consider doing business with him, but I do want to share his message:

The NC Division of Water Quality has proposed more stringent stormwater runoff rules (see attachment) to improve coastal water quality. While there are extremists on both sides of the issue, a reasonable person would conclude the following:

What Would Al Gore Do?

Figure 8 houseWhen Al Gore spends time at the North Carolina coast he stays at Figure Eight Island in a 7,000 square foot house voted most likely to fall into the ocean.  A thin stretch of beach separates the house from the rising sea along with a temporary line of sand bags 25 feet away, due for removal May 2008 in compliance with coastal regulations.  Sand bags on the beach are double edged swords, protecting the land side while accelerating erosion on the ocean side.  Owner Parker Overton filed a spirited variance request with the Coastal Resources Commission in February for a March hearing. 

Part of the variance request referred to the passing of SB 599 (what I refer to as the Terminal Groin Injury Act) in 2007 due to be heard in the House 2008 which would allow a terminal groin pilot project, presumed to be destined for a location close to the house.  Among political contributors on Figure Eight Island Parker Overton and his wife are the most generous.  As recently as December 2007 they each contributed $4,000 to the campaign of Marc Basnight. 

Dear Average Hard Working American,

You've cut back on groceries, you don't go to movies or out to eat any more, you don't drive on weekends if you can help it anymore, your expendable income is nil, you KNOW you're getting screwed six ways from Sunday because Big Oil is raking in record breaking windfall profits year after year, quarter after quarter, and laughing all the way to the bank -- and how do Senate Republicans feel about that?

Well, they obviously feel that all is finally right with the world!!!

Frontpaged by James


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