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I'm going to respond point by point:"I'm having a ...

2008-06-26T19:45:00.000-04:00

I'm going to respond point by point:"I'm having a hard time understanding the connection with the statistics you quoted from MADD. If you actually think about it alcohol sales in Asheboro will affect an incredible decrease in the number of drunk driving incidents and arrests in the area." I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time. Actually, I have thought about it. A great deal. I went to the public hearing on the alcohol referendum - where I listened to Schmidly and his daughter quote statistics that Asheboro had comparatively more DUI arrests than other towns in the area. But a law enforcement officer at the hearing (who spoke afterwards but did not get the newsprint love Schmidly did) put a crimp in your argument when he spoke of officers & deputies being able to focus on specific roads/areas where they KNEW drunk drivers would be - because they don’t have to police every nook and cranny of the town. It actually is a credit to our local law enforcement that we do have the arrests/success in that area that we do. "If someone can go two minutes to buy alcohol don't you think that they would be more likely to wait until they get home to crack it open than if they had to travel twenty or so minutes to Randleman?"I don’t know where you live, but it’s less than ten minutes to Randleman. All of the people I know who do drink in Asheboro do wait to “crack it open” until they get home. And if they don’t, our police department usually nails their tails. As I said in the post, I’m no teetotaler. My “Yas” and I have discussions before we get on the road about who is driving and who is partaking. That extra few minutes means extra effort and extra thought for those who are responsible”. It makes an arrest for drunk driving in Asheboro all the more appropriate. People have time to think about what they’re doing. If they chose to be stupid, well, they have a harder time being stupid in Asheboro. And they don't really have an excuse. "Besides are you so naive to think that there isn't alcohol in Asheboro already? Take a trip down North Elm Street. There are at least three bootleggers on that street that I know of, and there are many more in other parts of town. The fact is that alcohol sales are a moved toward the future." I'm on Elm Street fairly frequently. The decline and crime in that area is heartbreaking to me. I wish the anti-alcohol crowd would STOP with the “you’re so naïve” crap - implying that those of us who oppose alcohol are simpletons - or are stupid. Personally I am SICK of the “its already here” argument. If a sex offender was “already” in your neighborhood, would you parade women and children right under his nose? That’s essentially what you’re advocating for the alcoholics who live in Asheboro. I’ve made the argument that we are our brother’s keeper. I think it’s a good argument. Bootlegging is illegal and those people deserve to be in jail."There are several businesses that will not come to Asheboro unless they are able to sale alcohol." Please NAME the businesses that will not come here just because we don’t have alcohol. I’d like to know who they are so I can stop patronizing them (if they’re doing business somewhere else)."More businesses means more jobs and that is something we definately need. From restaraunts to hotels."The jobs you are talking about are NOT the professional jobs that Asheboro’s leaders say we need to pursue/culitvate. They are low-paying service jobs that put money in a corporation or franchise’s pocket. "People have to have the dicipline to decide whats good for themselves and act accordingly. Simply making someone travel farther for alcohol is not ensuring they don't drink. each person has to decide for themselves that they are not going to have a problem with alcohol. You can not deprive people of the right to choose for themselves. That is the same sort of conservative baloney that has driven this entire country into the dirt." I’ve been practicing Pediatrics for fourteen years - in pretty much every [...]



I'm having a hard time understanding the connectio...

2008-06-26T17:23:00.000-04:00

I'm having a hard time understanding the connection with the statistics you quoted from MADD. If you actually think about it alcohol sales in Asheboro will affect an incredible decrease in the number of drunk driving incidents and arrests in the area. If someone can go two minutes to buy alcohol don't you think that they would be more likely to wait until they get home to crack it open than if they had to travel twenty or so minutes to Randleman? Besides are you so naive to think that there isn't alcohol in Asheboro already? Take a trip down North Elm Street. There are at least three bootleggers on that street that I know of, and there are many more in other parts of town. The fact is that alcohol sales are a moved toward the future. There are several businesses that will not come to Asheboro unless they are able to sale alcohol. More businesses means more jobs and that is something we definately need. From restaraunts to hotels. People have to have the dicipline to decide whats good for themselves and act accordingly. Simply making someone travel farther for alcohol is not ensuring they don't drink. each person has to decide for themselves that they are not going to have a problem with alcohol. You can not deprive people of the right to choose for themselves. That is the same sort of conservative baloney that has driven this entire country into the dirt. I have news for you though. Don't be so sure that you have the majority on your side. This area is changing greatly and theres nothing you can do about it. There is an increasing amount of young people staying in Asheboro who are likely to vote the other way. I bet you never thought you'd see the state of North Carolina vote for a black man in the democratic primaries. Granted it was the primaries and NC tends to swing red, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the margin much smaller this time around that is if the state doesn't swing blue as it is in the upcoming election. Now I don't know specifically what these people did to you and I don't in any way want to deminish it, but it seems like your entire argument was based on hatred and spite for those who hurt you as well as well as unfound statistics and assumptions. My advice is that you don't take this push for alcohol sales as a personal attack by those individuals on you. I have news for you, there are a lot more people in favor of this movement than them. People who have just been waiting for a few years now for someone with the means and ability to bring this issue to the common public. Just because people are not originally from Asheboro does not mean that a ten year resident of the area doesn't have the right to voice their opinion on the future of the town.



Hi P. Yeah, my neighbors are finding out what it'...

2008-05-04T14:31:00.000-04:00

Hi P. Yeah, my neighbors are finding out what it's like to be me. It's too bad, but it was really just a matter of time.

No one ever says "NO!" to these people . . . and if one does, well, just look at me.

What's that line about when the bad guys come calling for your neighbors . . . if you do nothing, sooner or later you're standing alone when they come for you?

I think the mill-town kings have over-played their hand, and I sincerely hope someone (or a group of someones) knocks the imaginary crowns off their big heads.

"It's time".



Two things stood out: Lawyers and Economic Develop...

2008-05-03T18:23:00.000-04:00

Two things stood out: Lawyers and Economic Development Commission.
Anytime you see the two in the same sentence or paragraph know that you are royally screwed, not kissed, and not taken to dinner.
Having dealt with both, I am well acquainted with the way they operate and it ain't nice nor in the light of day.