|Thursday, March 18, 2004|
Hoggard: "If the Guilford County Republican Party fails to call for Yow's censure and resignation, I will change my affiliation. What a jerk."
6:36:29 PM comment 
A friend involved in politcal consulting emails re my possible run for Congress that I should purge my blog archives:
They will come after you...Howard Coble won't, but the National Republican Congressional Committee will not play nice.
First thing they will do is assign some hack kid to go over your blog with a fine tooth comb. I might suggest that if you think you are going to run, to pull your archives off any general access and drop your links other bloggers...
Because you write and express your opinions everyday, about everything. And since it is one the web, they can pull to their hearts delight.
Big thing is your opinions are out there for the world to see. Politicians don't have opinions -- they issues. And the fewer the better. Give me a day or so and I can see what might be thrown up at you. First thing is you have had two links or pictures where the finger is given. So you put bad stuff on your site.
Don't laugh. All they have to do is put it out there. That it is ridiculous does not matter...[An NC congressman] voted against some sort of censorship on porn and they tied it to saying he advocated bestiality. This was done by the GOP without his opponents consent. [He] lost, by the way.
I would not purge my archives, and I think Google caching makes that point moot, anyway. I will not clear my blogroll. I have opinions. I guess I would be a different type of candidate.
9:57:28 AM comment 
Guilford County commissioner Billy Yow is selling a t-shirt that depicts a person holding a Confederate battle flag and pissing on the letters "NAACP." He tells the N&R the shirt isn't racist, which would be slightly more believable if not for that Rebel flag, and says he's still mad about a previous confrontation with the group: "God forgives; Billy Yow don't."
The worst part: Chairman Bob Landreth says, "I think this will certainly serve Billy Yow in his district."
It's hard to address issues of race without getting called a racist, as I wrote in a recent newspaper column. Yow isn't making it any easier for the rest of us.
9:39:02 AM comment 
My favorite line from the Forbes article on the Cones linked below: "What endures is not the wealth that the family kept, but what it gave away."
9:22:26 AM comment 
RIP, Cone Mills and Burlington Industries. Two of the companies that defined 20th-century Greensboro have been folded into a new company called International Textile Group.
Wilbur Ross, the guy who bought and merged the remains of the two firms, says the new company will stay in G'boro if local government comes across with incentives. Cone kickstarted the growth of Greensboro as a modern city; now we have to pay to keep it?
9:19:10 AM comment