Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:42 pm


Apparently there is no situation so bad that Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds cannot make it worse.

Once upon a time, one could argue that Reynolds was at least an interesting and iconoclastic thinker from time to time, but he passed his sell-by date a long time ago.


Friday, February 19, 2010 11:26 pm

Another one for my homies

Filed under: Sad — Lex @ 11:26 pm
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If you’re in or from Charlotte, I hope this will interest you. The old Dilworth fire station (Station No. 2) is currently under contract to someone who intends to demolish it. There’s a movement afoot both on Facebook and in real life to try to either buy the station from the current owner for preservation or get the city to buy it. This is an awful time for an effort like this, and both the law and the city’s political/economic culture are not favorable, but so much of my home town’s history has fallen to the bulldozers that I really hate to see any more of it go down.

Related: I’m not wild about getting into a pissing contest with someone still in a position to buy ink by the barrel when I no longer am, but, Charlotte Observer Associate Editor Mary Newsom, could you be any more condescending? Moreover, did you ever stop to consider the fact that at least a small part of the reason that the law and the culture are the way they are in Charlotte is that the Observer has never, in the 45 years I’ve been reading it, really put any institutional weight behind systemic change to preserve the city’s heritage? The odd Dan Morrill guest column, while welcome, doesn’t count.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 8:23 pm

Newcomers’ guide to Charlotte

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:23 pm

The Charlotte O’s Mark Washburn schools the newbies. And as a native, I can confirm he got it right.

(h/t: Vanessa)

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