Sunday, September 25, 2005

Tarheel Tavern #31

Welcome to the 31st week of the Tar Heel Tavern, blogging from or about the Triangle area. Let's get right down to it.

At Ogre's Views, a post about gas taxes in North Carolina and gas station profits.

Guarino blogs on Changes in Disaster Response due to Katrina: "The national discussion regarding the response to Hurricane Katrina will likely lead to some significant changes in the manner in which hurricanes are handled..."

Bora at Science and Politics sends "Have you not learned yet: Never Underestimate John Edwards: "... you KNOW that response to Katrina and the exposure of the folly of conservatism will be at the forefront of the campaign. War on poverty will be the main theme. Now, you may say that Edwards is out because he's not on TV much right now. Well, he is not in DC. While the others are preening to the cameras, he is busy working..."

iddybud agrees with Bora about John Edwards: "Democrats need a liberal populist with solid and innovative ideas; who is not afraid to be himself (or herself); an eloquent-yet-straight-shooting communicator; someone who will stick by his (or her) own convictions without hesitation or equivocation. If you ask me, that leader is John Edwards."

Ron at 2sides2ron offers Family Funeral: "Observations about tradition, funerals and personal feelings that may or may not have ever been real."

Erin Monahan at Poetic Acceptance sends a poem called Fall is a Beautiful Liar:
The cicada song grows wearisome and
he sings despite his wings
being seared away by August...
Billy The Blogging Poet sent (past deadline!) a request for AOL CD Boxes! Man, I used to get one of those every week and I, too, thought they were awfully magnificent to be slung into the trash. Billy says: "I've got an idea for a recycled art project that will require thousands of those AOL Cds and I want you to mail your discs to me so I can complete the project I have in mind..."

Then I plucked a couple more entries from

At ah-has: in looking for help networking, Strangers Will Amaze You, Friends Will Disappoint

Kenju at Just Ask Judy is a very supportive blogfriend. In Golden Oldies #6, Good Memories and a Rant! she writes: "in my home town there was a wonderful store - The Fife Street Shoe Shop - where in addition to repairing shoes, purses and luggage, they steamed and blocked hats that had gotten stretched or had sustained water damage. I loved the smells in that store: leather, polish, steam, wet felt..."

Rick Cecil is working on Developing social interaction skills and one of his many good points is: "Be interested. Take responsibility for being interested in what the other person is saying. If you’re not interested in them, it’s your fault. Ask yourself: what can I do to make this conversation more interesting?"

Before you leave, maybe you'd like to see my review of the movie Junebug, which takes place in North Carolina and was written by two Winston-Salem natives.

That's it for this week! Come back soon!

ps oops, one more. The proprietess of Captivated by Mandie just skidded in to suggest you visit her shot of Alyssa...

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At 7:15 AM, Blogger Billy Jones said...

Thank you so much for doing a great Tavern and for going the extra mile.

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Ogre said...

Nice job, indeed, thank you for hosting this week!

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Laurie said...

Great job, Melinama, we appreciate you!

At 8:31 AM, Blogger Screwy Hoolie said...

I could have sworn I sent an entry...

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Erin said...

Congratulations on a Tavern well done!

At 1:17 PM, Blogger coturnix said...

Thank you!!!!

At 9:11 PM, Blogger Graham said...


With all due respect, JE was the the worst VP candidate in my memory. He made absolutely no contribution to the campaign and gave an awful performance in the debate. Edwards gives a great stump speech, but the job in question is to be Commander in Chief and you have to factor that into your assessment of what the Democratic Party should be looking for. John Edwards, from my perspective, would be a complete disaster. I don't think he will do that well this time around.

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Jude Nagurney Camwell said...

Obviously, I disagree with Graham. I'm a believer. Sen Edwards is a candidate with genuine conviction. I don't think it's fair to say he's at any disadvantage in matters of national foreign policy or national security. Look at the level of experience G.W. Bush had when he came in to office - and look at what Clinton and Gore had. Edwards recently went to London and met with Blair and is currently serving as chair of a Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force to review current U.S. policy toward Russia, making recommendations for future policy.

Jane- Great job!

At 8:32 PM, Blogger anonyMoses said...

Formidable and fun! Sorry I missed it, but alas, I am not in the Triangle area so I don't feel so bad.

Regarding John Edwards...I think he will make a great president, and will help win back love and respect for America...once we start focusing on uplifting people instead of lowering them into hellish graves. May he continue to eschew arrogance and selfishness.



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