The Rhino Times First Schmoozefest of Summer is Thursday, June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kickback Jack’s at 1600 Battleground Ave. Those who sign in and wear a name tag are welcome to enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine (while supplies last).
First Tee of the Triad is holding a big golf equipment sale on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gillespie Golf Course at 306 E. Florida St. The sale includes gently used new clubs, bags, tees and balls at great prices.
During the budget season, the various agreements between Greensboro and Guilford County usually become a matter of debate on both sides of Governmental Plaza. The City Council found out this week that Greensboro has 36 different contracts with Guilford County covering everything from animal control to libraries. One often ignored factor that Mayor Vaughan kept bringing up is that when Greensboro and Guilford County both participate in a project, the people of Greensboro pay twice – once with their Greensboro taxes and once with Guilford County taxes.
I’m in 100 percent agreement with Mayor Nancy Vaughan about remaining in the Paris Accord global warming agreement with one caveat: In keeping with the theory that global warming is the biggest threat to the country, the city of Greensboro should not participate in burning fossil fuels to produce energy. The city would only operate electric vehicles charged with renewable energy and only use electricity made with renewable energy in its facilities. This would mean that on windless days the City Council would have to adjourn meetings at dusk, and on windless, cloudy days it couldn’t meet at all. It will be tough on the Greensboro Coliseum since it could only hold events during the day or on really windy nights, but we all have to do our part to keep global warming at bay.
The New York Times offered a buyout to its editors last week. How many editors they were trying to shed has not been announced, but they might be better off getting rid of some people in marketing.
I was a long time subscriber and stopped my subscription when The New York Times became more interested in printing liberal propaganda than the news, something they admitted – but not in those exact words – after the election.
I receive constant emails giving me limited time offers to re-subscribe. I either get a limited-time-offer for 50 percent off or a limited-time-offer for 75 percent off. The time limit runs out and the next week I get another limited-time-offer.
If I have turned down the 75 percent-off offer, why would I take the 50 percent-off offer when I know if I wait a few days the 75 percent-off offer will be back?
It’s like a store that has a going-out-of-business sale every couple of months; after a few years people start doubting its veracity.