-December 2, 2013-
3:00 -- Is it unethical for Rep. Tim Moffitt to publish a newspaper outling all the great things his Republican Party passed in the NC Legislature?
4:00 -- Americans don't trust each other any more. Why? Plus Art Pope and William Barber exchange words.
5:00 -- Kevin King joins us to talk about his grassroots organizing work on college campuses. Plus, Milton Friedman debates Frances Fox Piven.
-December 3, 2013
3:00 -- Pete offers NC Democratic candidate recruiters the opportunity to come on the show. They chicken out.
4:00 -- The rise of the administrative state and why budget battles will be the focal point now.
5:00 -- The Hobby Lobby lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, plus should chimpanzees get legal "personhood" status.
-December 4, 2013
3:00 -- A coup on the Mecklenburg County Commission might make it easier for South Asheville to de-annex from the city. Plus, a Hindu guy is mad at a local brewer for naming a beer Shiva.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from Mountain Xpress joins us to talk about the latest edition on news stands. Plus, Buncombe County Commissioners say they want to reduce the carbon footprint by 80%.
5:00 -- Kurth Schlichter, columnist at Townhall, says liberals have to lie. Plus, human cheese.
-December 5, 2013
3:00 -- Fast food workers protest for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
4:00 -- Ford O'Connell, GOP strategist and former McCain-Palin adviser, talks about what the Republican Party needs to do to win the Presidential race in 2016 - including "getting over the fact that Reagan is dead."
5:00 -- It turns out President Obama did know his illegal alien uncle living in Boston. Plus, the Democrats are desperate to get everyone to focus on income inequality.
-December 6, 2013
3:00 -- Why the Affordable Care Act is costing Democrats support among women.
4:00 -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) dismantles a liberal professor's defense of presidential overreach. Plus, Rev. William Barber's comments after getting convicted on 2 of 3 counts for his Moral Monday protests.
5:00 -- More from Rev. Barber. Plus, the Olympic torch lights a man on fire in Siberia and the NC lottery is now offering subscriptions!
When President Barack Obama made his appearance yesterday in Asheville, he mentioned that he's been considering a move to the area after his term is over in 2015.
"I love coming to Asheville," he told the crowd of supporters. "Michelle and I always talk about how ... after this whole presidency thing, we're looking for a little spot. Come on down? Play a little golf. Do a little hiking, fishing eat barbeque. "
Like previous trips, the President had lunch from 12 Bones, and expressed his love of the grub.
So, it got me thinking - what would life be like with a President living in the area? Would we bump into him at the Grove Arcade doing some weekend window shopping? Would Secret Service be running advance teams into the Orange Peel ahead of some particular show the Obamas were interested in seeing?
As for the actual house - would it be in a gated community? He couldn't build one, after all, because Asheville banned them.
Also, I must assume he'd have a large estate. And I've heard that whenever you get a big place like "an estate" you get to name it.
So, what would a Presidential house in Asheville be called?
Some of ideas off the top of my head:
"Point Break" - he's an ex-president, after all.
"The Primary-Residential Complex" - a nod to the powerful special interests
"Special Interest" - a nod to the powers that be
"The Hope House" or "The Change Estate" - draws from the inspirational 2008 campaign
"Obamaland" - honors the hard work of all those campaign staffers who helped him win election (even though it's still named after Obama, iteself)
"Presidebt" - reflects the state of the nation's finances
"Made in China" - in honor of our special relationship with the communist nation
"The US Cellular Center" - I assume once the golf course and basketball court goes in, the Civic Center might not be the most attractive naming rights deal in town
What names have you thought up?