awop

awop
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Asheville, North Carolina,
Bio
This is an aggregate blog of our best material at A World of Progress, an online Magazine for the Progressive Human. AWOP covers politics, the environment, GLBTQ issues, living, historical context of the days news plus international coverage. http://www.aworldofprogress.com

MY RECENT POSTS

MARCH 8, 2010 12:01AM

Gettin’ married in the mornin’

Looks like queers in the District of Columbia are gonna get to marry, thanks, this time, to none other than the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court himself, John Roberts.

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall..Does It Matter Who’s The Prettiest of Us All? International Women’s day is March 8. A day to celebrate the power, strength and achievements of women all around the world.… Read full post »

MARCH 7, 2010 7:58AM

Sunday Morning Music

Sunday Morning Music originally appeared on A World of Progress TeamZine on March 7, 2010.

MARCH 7, 2010 6:30AM

A Reading From the Book of Irony

So the latest news out of the Vatican concerns a gay prostitution ring organized by one of the pope’s elite group of ceremonial ushers. According to Reuters, “among four people arrested last/… Read full post »

MARCH 7, 2010 12:01AM

In Memory of Brother Tim

Last week, I was saddened to learn that Brother Tim passed away. His “Blog of Revelation” was a collection of religious and political writings that always looked to help our world progress and grow.Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2010 6:30AM

A Trip to Homoburbia to Meet Maria

I came roaring into town, Heteroburbiaville a bland, but now distant memory.  I slammed on my brakes with all my might as the blinding bright colors before me shimmered in reflection off my windshield… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2010 12:25AM

Forty on fifty or fight

In 1844 Democratic presidential candidate James K. Polk ran on a platform of taking control over the entire Oregon Territory using the famous campaign slogan, “Fifty-four Forty or Fight!” (The northern boundary of the… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2010 12:01AM

Physically Pfffft

At the completion of my senior year in high school, I was 5’3†and weighed a whopping 88 lbs. (with clothes on). Breasts? Is that what those little pimply-looking things on my chest were… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2010 4:12PM

Seems Like…

Seems Like… originally appeared on A World of Progress TeamZine on March 5, 2010.

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MARCH 5, 2010 11:16AM

Asheville City Council Agenda 3.9.10

After the jump you’ll find a rundown of what’s on tap for Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Click here to go to the City’s website and see the agenda with supporting documentation.

Pledge of Allegiance
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MARCH 5, 2010 9:38AM

Spay/Neuter in the Upstate

Anxiousdog Spaying and neutering cats and dogs is proven to be the best way to reduce animal over-population, which continues to be a serious problem in the Upstate. For an excellent overview of some/… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2010 12:01AM

Love Needs No Cure

A friend invited me to a protest meeting on Friday outside Ballynahinch’s Baptist Church. It was organised by SCOTT (Stop Conversion Therapy Taskforce) in response to an international conference that claims that homosexual behaviour/… Read full post »

My adopted home town of Vancouver, BC is returning to normal this week. The party’s over, the Olympic banners are coming down, and the world is catching its planes for home. But the Canadian… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2010 3:36PM

Have Faith

Cross-posted from Jon Elliston’s report today in the Mountain XPress:
At a press conference this morning, an interfaith group of more than two dozen local religious leaders issued a “statement of appreciation†backing Asheville/… Read full post »

“Hi, Tom. When did you get back in town? Your regular table is available. Can I get you a Guinness?”
It’s a creaky little pub at the edge of downtown Charlotte where, well, everybody/… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2010 12:17AM

All Ears #8

It’s Thursday, Asheville, and that means it’s time for a fresh installment of All Ears. In an effort to create ease of access to government, I’m opening this thread for all of your Asheville… Read full post »

Going by FOX News and their cadre of extremist Judeo-Christian ideologues that pose as “journalists†(Bill Kristol, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, et. al.), one might believe certain myths are true:

MARCH 4, 2010 12:01AM

The perfect game

Editor’s note: Jim Bunning finally relented Tuesday night and allowed a vote on the short-term extension of unemployment benefits. But dcap’s profile of the other senator from Kentucky is well worth a look anywayRead full post »

The new conservative ‘Mount Vernon Statement’ unveiled last week claims that right-wingers are upholding what the Generation of 1776 held dear. But those right-wingers, history shows, are conveniently overlooking what the Founders truly feared.… Read full post »

MARCH 3, 2010 2:48PM

Martian Glaciers

Mars is a lot like Earth in many ways. The signs of water are obvious in the deep valleys. Many have speculated about once vast oceans often centered over the northern part… Read full post »

MARCH 3, 2010 11:14AM

244%

From ThinkProgress:
A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center has unearthed shocking data about the rise of militias, antigovernment groups, and other right-wing extremist groups. The report, titled “Rage on the Right,â€/… Read full post »

The melting of glaciers is well documented, but when looking at the rate at which they have been retreating, a team of international researchers steps back and says not so fast.
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MARCH 3, 2010 12:57AM

Let’s Change The World

Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. We plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across… Read full post »

MARCH 3, 2010 12:01AM

Gettin’ married in the mornin’

Looks like queers in the District of Columbia are gonna get to marry, thanks, this time, to none other than the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court himself, John Roberts.

And please… Read full post »