NEW MEDIAN AT WALMART CAUSING HEARTBURN
A new median on Hill Farm Road (thanks BHatch!) is upsetting drivers who want to leave Walmart to get onto U.S. 70.
My take: I really can’t understand why it’s there; why not just install a traffic light there instead? One thing it does is assure me that I will always exit Walmart on the U.S. 70 side — or go the 200 to 250 yards up Hull Road and exit behind Walmart.
Regardless, I loved this comment from “truesource” on the story: “The fact is no matter what you do, no matter how good the reason, people are going to complain, gripe, moan, or go and kick sand. If the good Lord himself took a two week vacation in Kinston, some people would complain that there was to much eternal light, to many angels flying around, or that the harp music was too loud.”
Awesome. And he/she is right!
FLORIDA CHURCH TO BURN QURANS ON 9/11
A Florida minister is planning to go forward with burning about 200 Qurans – the Muslim holy book — on Saturday, Sept. 11, despite pleas from U.S. government officials and threats from Islamic leaders.
My take: Wow, a gutsy — and stupid — decision.
While I respect this minister’s Constitutional right to protest however he chooses, I’d guess he’s probably got a target on his chest now. And that .40-caliber pistol he’s wearing isn’t going to protect him too well when a bunch of Islamic idiots attack him (or his family).
And that leads to the bigger point here — because idiots in other countries do similar things (burning the American flag, etc.), that means we should do them, too? I don’t think he realizes that the images sent to Muslim countries of him burning the Quran are going to put our soldiers and Marines in greater danger — and that’s what makes this decision that much more stupid.
K-TRIBE BEGINS 2010 PLAYOFF RUN
The Kinston Indians begin their chase of a 2010 Carolina League championship tonight in Winston-Salem against the Dash. Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-5 series are in Winston-Salem tonight, with Games 3 and 4 (if needed) are in Kinston on Friday and Saturday.
My take: And this is the season the K-Tribe are probably going to win it all. They essentially did nothing for the first 80 percent of the season, went on a 9-game winning streak to lock up a playoff spot and cruise into the playoffs having won 11 of 14. They’ll have to beat a Dash squad (isn’t that a weird name for a team?) that dominated the Tribe most of the season.
And I’ll be in Winston tonight if any of you bloggees are going to be there. Go K-Tribe!
The iPod shuffle
Bring Em Out — T.I.
Whipping Post — The Allman Brothers Band
Shoot To Thrill — AC/DC
Come Out And Play — The Offspring
I’m Your Boogie Man — K.C. & The Sunshine Band
P.S.: There are still a few HBFL owners who haven’t joined the leagues yet — remember, we only have one day until the season begins (woo-hoo!). If you haven’t received an e-mail invite yet (and I don’t know how, ’cause I’ve sent about a half-dozen invites to our live draft league and three or four to our online league), send me an e-mail ASAP to email@example.com. Also, check your junk/spam mail filter; I’ve already had one person tell me that their invite was stuck there.
As of 11:45 a.m., these people haven’t joined the HBFL Online: Darren Becton, Seth Jones, J. Taplie Coile, Michael Moon, Jon Dawson and Brent Pelletier; those who haven’t yet joined the HBFL Live are Lee Wetherington and Charlie Casey. Get in there, guys!
P.P.S.S.: Get your picks in for the blog survivor pool; as I wrote yesterday, it’s not due until Sunday at noon, but if you want to pick the Saints-Vikings game tomorrow night, you’ll need to make that pick before 7 p.m. tomorrow.