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Nov. 5 Bless Your Heart


Monday, November 5, 2018

So ECU athletics has a $5.2 million deficit and the BOT is taxing the students with an additional $1.1 million in athletic fees. They students are cast as the "The Hero of Haarlem" but where will the other fingers come from to plug the many other holes in the athletic budget? A bake sale?

I feel the student athletic fee is like a regressive tax as it targets those who can least afford to pay. It lets the high rollers in the Pirate Club off the hook and targets the poor students and their parents. But that I guess is college athletics.

BYH to ECU. If the athletic program is losing money, why not require them to make cuts to balance their budget instead of penalizing the entire student body for the program's failures? The stadium expansion, buyout of the athletic director's ill-fated contract and coaching changes that have failed to produce results lie squarely on administration. Don't punish the students!

Does the Greenville Police Department's participation in "no shave" November include the female employees?

BYH to fake politics. Geez, let's just research the facts and then vote, okay?

Once again, Election Day is upon us. So remember what our beloved Mark Twain said, “Politicians are like diapers. They need changing for the same reason.” So do your political duty. Vote!

Greenville listed as the number 10 place in the country for business and careers by Forbes Magazine. Wow, thank you to the mayor and new city council for making this possible and I hope we use this to market our city.

A no BYH to those family members who do not understand menopause and what that means for a person when it gets warm in winter months. Plain and simple, they need the a/c on, not the heat!

Bless my heart, it's already November and I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet. I plan to buy the whole family waders for the impending stormwater event.

BYH, I propose that at age 18 there should be two years of mandatory service, choosing between any armed service or one of many non-armed service-related alternatives. This would qualify that citizen for Medicare for life. Deal?

BYH to the BYH editor, get on Facebook, some of submissions are memes straight from Facebook like the smart water one and the Refrigerator is making me fat one in Friday’s BYH.

BYH to the woman who found my wallet at Sam’s last week and turned it in at the front desk. I lost it in the rain while putting my groceries in the car. It had my credit & bank cards in it. It’s good to know honest people are still around. Thank you!

BYH to the person quoting the "great philosopher" Yoda in a recent bless your heart. May the force be with you!

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