Submitted by teddyrooseveltp... on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 5:09pm
The Register of Deeds will "accepting and hold same-sex marriage applications and push the question of equal marriage rights to the state's legal advisor, Attorney General Roy Cooper". (Announcement at Official Buncombe County Register of Deeds site)
“I will let each couple know that it is my hope to grant them a license, but I need to seek the North Carolina Attorney General’s approval," Reisinger said. "I have concerns about whether we are violating people's civil rights based on this summer's Supreme Court decision.
At a field off the parkway near the inn Saturday, a group of about 30 people held a rally to protest the closing of national park facilities. Jane Bilello, chair of the Asheville Tea Party, blamed “the tyranny of this federal government.”
“They are inflicting pain,” she said. “Veterans cannot even visit their memorials. They cannot go into their cemeteries. People are saying enough is enough.”
But Bilello said she doesn’t want the Republican-controlled House to agree to end the government shutdown without conditions such as defunding the new health care law.
I'm surprised her head doesn't just explode from the contradictory synapses (mis)firing up there. Then again, if your delusions stretch this far, a simple contradiction won't even register on an EEG:
They way Republicans in the General Assembly are interfering in local governments, it's hard to understand why every elected official in every city and town in North Carolina isn't participating in civil disobedience on Moral Mondays. This kind of ridiculousness is simply beyond the pale.
You'll recall that Moffitt and Ramsey stole Asheville's water system, and the City of Asheville sued.
Well it now turns out that Moffitt and Ramsey are telling the officials in Asheville that they sure would appreciate it if the City would drop that lawsuit (nothing surprising or inappropriate about that).
Big Government Republicans in Raleigh are on a roll, having succeeded in passing legislation that would illegally seize Asheville's municipal water system. Now the city is in the sad position of counting on Pat "Duke Energy" McCrory as their last line of defense. Anybody want to bet on what hizzoner will do when the bill lands on his desk?
Submitted by Martha Brock on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 8:17pm
If you’re a city, why bother?
Why bother building airports or water systems or tennis courts or roads or, well, anything?
"It’s a legitimate question, now that the Republican representatives Tim Moffitt, Nathan Ramsey and Chuck McGrady — may I call them “The Three Spigoteers?” — have filed the bill that would turn over Asheville’s water system to the Metropolitan Sewerage District.
That’s with no compensation for land the city bought and owns for reservoirs, or the system itself — water treatment plant, pipes, infrastructure, you name it..."
Submitted by Martha Brock on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 1:20pm
The measures are the latest example of the rocky relationship between officials in the mostly Democratic city and Moffitt, who is backed by a GOP majority in both chambers of the legislature.
The water revenue bill would threaten the city’s ability to go ahead with a $4.2 million project to run a waterline to the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex on Azalea Road and build a new bridge and make other traffic improvements to ease access to the busy area.
Submitted by Tom Sullivan on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 7:11am
A dozen North Carolina cities and towns within the last few weeks have passed, considered or scheduled votes to approve the nonpartisan NC League of Municipalities resolution against "forced taking" of municipal infrastructure by the state.
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