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Waynesville church: the letters to the editor

Did you guys see the Waynesville church story on ABC’s World News Tonight last night? Jake Tapper did the story as part of an ongoing “politics and the pulpit” series. It was the regular fare, just more slickly produced. I was hoping they would interview the pastor, Chan Chandler, but that didn’t happen. Meantime, the local newspaper is filling up[Read More…]

by May 10, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Trying on some new looks

Don’t freak out on me, people. I’m just trying out some new looks. Things may be changing for a few days. Let me know what you think.

by May 10, 2005 4 comments Asheville News

Bog bits: The Rolling Stones and the Beer Guy

Rolling Stones rolling our way? Everyone knows the Rolling Stones are planning to tour again this year. The Rolling Stones are the kings of rock’n’roll, and they just keep going.  And everyone knows there’s a press conference tomorrow to announce more of their schedule. This fan site notes that the Stones will make a stop in Charlotte this fall. Be on[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 1 comment Asheville News

Waynesville pastor story breaks big

I just saw the story about East Waynesville Baptist Church kicking out Democrats on CNN‘s afternoon political show. They called it “Pulpit Politics.” The story is popping up all over the place. Some of the church members who say they were kicked out made an appearance on “Good Morning America” this morning. And word is that ABC’s World News Tonight will[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Still can’t get enough of the Waynesville church controversy?

If you still can’t get enough of the story about East Waynesville Baptist Church, our local TV station, an ABC affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, says to check out Good Morning America Monday morning. Two members of the church who say they were kicked out for being Democrats will be on the show. World News Tonight will pick up the[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Blog bits: Viking kittens and Iggy Pop’s ocelots

Bizzaro links Here is a bizzaro site you’ve got to check out. If you like simple animation and singing animals, this one is for you. Viking kitties: Zepplin never sounded so trippy. When biscuits go wrong: Or the mango tango. The wrong bananas: Chimps gone wild. The source: www.rathergood.com. Iggy Pop’s ocelots: just plain weird. In the Blogosphere Check out[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ted’s Excellent Adventure: Prelude

Ted’s Excellent Adventure: Prelude

Ted’s excellent adventure has begun. Ted retired after 20-some odd years with a telephone systems manufacturing company. The company is tanking, so it’s a good thing he got out now. Ted shaved his head the day after he retired. Then he moved to Mexico. He moved to Chapala, to be exact. He doesn’t know anyone there, although there is one[Read More…]

by May 9, 2005 2 comments Asheville News

Waynesville pastor changing his tune?

The Citizen-Times has the latest news update on the East Waynesville Baptist Church controversy – you know, the church that kicked out the Democrats. Sounds like the pastor is trying to give himself a little wiggle room. He’s saying nobody was kicked out for political reasons. Maybe he has some other reason up his sleeve. Who knows. Everybody and their[Read More…]

by May 8, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day. Here’s my boo’s tree peony. First time it’s bloomed in about four years.

by May 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Herbs galore

Herbs galore

The annual herb fest at the WNC Farmer’s Market in west Ashvegas was a total mob scene Saturday. Good thing we got there early. We bought some SC strawberries for $8 a gallon and spent I don’t know how much on everything from scented geraniums to a black raspberry cane. It was great fun, beautiful weather. I’m always amazed at[Read More…]

by May 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Blog bits: Faithful in furor, dumb hippies and more

Blog bits: Faithful in furor, dumb hippies and more

‘I’m goin’ to the chapel, and I’m gonna get…’ political? Wonder what’s going on at East Waynesville Baptist Church this morning? Will the faithful be in a furor? What will the preacher say today? I thought about driving out there, but I’ve got some Mother’s Day duties to attend to. Still, if I get a report, I’ll let you know.[Read More…]

by May 8, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Franklin Graham weighs in on church kicking out Dems

Franklin Graham weighs in on church kicking out Dems

Franklin Graham took a break from his appearance at a college graduation here in Western North Carolina today to talk about his reaction to East Waynesville Baptist Church’s pastor kicking Democrats out of the church. The local TV station had the story on at 11 p.m. Graham basically said that issues such as abortion are neither Republican nor Democrat issues,[Read More…]

by May 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Democracks and Republicants

The outrage and reaction to the Democrats getting kicked out of East Waynesville Baptist Church keep rolling in. Here’s another taste (click on link at bottom of post, or scroll down, for more): From some weirdo calling himslef Gaymdman1: Democrats are LIBERAL, right? They support abortion and homosexuality. The BIBLE clearly states that it is wrong. If you are a[Read More…]

by May 7, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
The Ax Man Cometh

The Ax Man Cometh

All hail His Airness. That would be the winner of the Ashvegas regional of the Air Guitar World Championships. That would be the dude (shown here) who dubbed himself the All-American Breeder and proceeded to rock the Westville Pub in West Ashvegas last night. He won himself a free trip to LA and a chance to compete for a spot[Read More…]

by May 7, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
God is a Republican (or is she?)

God is a Republican (or is she?)

As the story unfolds about the Democrats kicked out of the Waynesville church, it’s interesting to just tap into the venom unleashed from both sides. First, here’s the latest story. Now, check out some of these comments on a Waynesville message board. For more, go to the board. This is typical of firebrands blasting Waynesville (they always sound so self-righteous):[Read More…]

by May 7, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Cherub Charu: great with child?

Cherub Charu: great with child?

Rumors are flying around Ashvegas that Charu could be pregnant. Charu is a friendly on-air personality at WLOS. She is a little cherub. Her fairly even-handed reports are a staple of the 11 pm show. Engaged, she’s sporting a rock that would put J-Lo to shame. What a sparkler! It’s absolutely huge! So far, whether or not she’s got a[Read More…]

by May 7, 2005 6 comments Asheville News

The latest on the Democrats kicked out of Waynesville church

Here’s the latest from the local newspaper on the Democrats kicked out of East Waynesville Baptist Church.

by May 6, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Democrats scream: Love thy neighbor

They’re starting to pile on the Haywood County pastor who kicked Democrats out of his Waynesville church: North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek: One of the Bible’s most repeated commands is to ‘Love your neighbor.’ If these reports are true, this minister is not only acting extremely inappropriately by injecting partisan politics into a house of worship, but he[Read More…]

by May 6, 2005 3 comments Asheville News

Repent or resign

Air America’s Ed Schultz   is all over the East Waynesville Baptist Church story about it’s pastor kicking out Democrats.  This afternoon, he interviewed a 73-year-old member of the church, Selma Morris, who laid out what happened.  Morris said she lives in the Ninevah section of Waynesville (the name was lost on Schultz). She said the pastor, Chan Chandler, started[Read More…]

by May 6, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Excommunicated Democrats in church on Sunday?

East Waynesville Baptist Church should be an interesting place to be on Sunday. People writing in the blogosphere say they’ll be showing up, sporting big Ds on their shirts, ready to sit in the pews. The TV story last night had an interesting little kicker. The reporter said he was unable to reach the pastor, but the reporter played audio[Read More…]

by May 6, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

More on excommunicating heathen Democrats

The story about East Waynesville Baptist Church excommunicating Democrats is blowing up in the blogosphere, as I knew it would when I wrote my post last night after seeing the TV story (see previous post). The Daily Kos has picked it up. Check out the first thread here. There’s another thread here, with links to video of the TV story,[Read More…]

by May 6, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Haywood County craziness

The local TV news station, fronted by Scott Wickersham and company,  have had a couple of high-larious stories recently. I just couldn’t resist:Mary of the Wood The first was about a couple of good ‘ol boy Maggie Valley woodcarvers who claim they’ve seen Mary in a chunk of wood they were carving. It wasn’t nearly as convincing as the Mary[Read More…]

by May 5, 2005 3 comments Asheville News

Widespread panic over Widespread Panic

Spreadheads have been smoking too much weed lately. They’re paranoid as hell about the propect of a police crackdown at this weekend’s Ashvegas concert of their beloved Widespread Panic. Here’s the e-mail that I received: You may or may not want to post this on your list but I thought I would share:  “Folks, just got the word that the[Read More…]

by May 5, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Backyard birding

Backyard birding

There’s nothing better than a sunshiny Saturday morning with a crisp newspaper, a bowl of cereal and a backyard full of birds chowing down with you. Spring is alive in my backyard with sparrows and chickadees and blue jays and doves. They trill and sing and flit and call. It’s wonderful. So to see the story of a bird once[Read More…]

by May 4, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
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