James Protzman's blog

Hole foods?

This hurts me. I have good friends at Whole Foods. But now I have another reason not to shop there. If you are a progressive and you are shopping at Whole Foods, you are feeding a high-priced machine that violates many of your personal principles. Please join me in shopping elsewhere. And just so you know what soapbox your hard-earned dollars are funding, consider this from Whole Foods CEO John Mackey in the Wall Street Journal.
The last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment. ::

May 2nd Blogger Bash

Hello everyone.

This is an update on the May 2 BlueNC Blogger Bash. It's shaping up to be a neat event. Based on RSVPs received so far, we expect somewhere between 30 and 300 people. :)

Seriously, we're planning to feed 40 to 50, but can change that number up to the day before. There's no need to bring food, but please bring your friends and family. The Bash is 100% kid friendly, with a lake for boating and swimming, and lots of room to run around.

As you may know, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will take place later that evening in Durham. The JJ reception starts at 5:30. If you're planning to attend, feel free to come by the Bash and make it a whole day of politicking. It's always fun to meet people behind the screen names in the North Carolina blogosphere.

Last year's Bash was an extravaganza of candidates, and some will be on hand again this year. But mostly this is a chance for North Carolina's blogging and new media communities to come together and get to know one another.

Jesus Swept @ the Internationlist

The hard work of holiday gift-buying now comes with the chance to do some local good! My new novel, Jesus Swept is available at the Internationalist Book Store in downtown Chapel Hill! One hundred percent of the price of each book sold is being donated to the store.

If you like the idea of fun with religion, Jesus Swept is just the work of fiction you need. It takes place right here in Chapel Hill, with a hefty dose of the North Carolina beachiness thrown in for cosmic communion.

 And every dollar you spend will go to support my favorite bookstore. 

Walking while black

This letter was written by a friend of mine. He posted it on our neighborhood message board yesterday. It is a sad commentary about the illusion of community present in one of Chapel Hill's older neighborhoods. Sad, sad indeed.


Since the start-up of BlueNC, I haven't paid a lot of attention to local politics. So imagine my surprise to find that the Chapel Hill Town Council voted on Monday to give its members health insurance for life. I can't find the story covered here, so I apologize if this is old news to everyone besides me.

But old news or not, I have to say, I'm stunned.



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