I couldn't agree more, Lisa.
Maybe Moffitt would be willing to entertain a friendly amendment :)
You're correct, Curtis — Matt Hoagland was Tim Moffitt's campaign manager. And he did a great job too, I might add, considering Representative Moffitt's huge margin of victory last fall.
Anyhoo, it's not the first time RavenRavinoff (an embittered local gadfly who desperately struggles to be relevant by hiding behind various anonymous internet accounts) has gotten it all wrong. I'm sure you now the type.
It's all about the context, after all ;)
This is a remarkably sexist cartoon. That, and it completely ignores the fact that it was the Asheville City Council themselves who asked for the legislature to do something about their big boob problem. Please read this nice letter they all signed:
An Open Letter to Citizens and Visitors of Asheville,
As many of you are aware, an event known as “GoTopless” is scheduled to occur in downtown Asheville this Sunday. If it is similar to last year’s event, a number of female attendees may be topless, exposing their breasts to public view.
As citizens of Asheville and individual members of Asheville City Council, we do not endorse this conduct. We believe that it does nothing to help our community, and we recognize that it disappoints and embarrasses many of our citizens and visitors. We wish it were not happening.
Despite our hopes over the past few months that this could be addressed by city ordinance, legal research indicates that this is a matter of State law, and that our city’s options are very limited. As soon as possible, we fully intend to seek legislation in Raleigh that will clarify the law and enable Asheville and other communities in North Carolina to respond more effectively. Please join us in urging our legislators in that direction.
As for the event that is set to occur this Sunday, we urge citizens and visitors to avoid the event. Please do enjoy our vibrant downtown this Sunday in other ways, including your support for the Goombay Festival, other events, and our great downtown businesses.
Terry M. Bellamy, Mayor
Esther Manheimer, Vice-Mayor
Cecil Bothwell, Councilman
Jan Davis, Councilman
Marc Hunt, Councilman
Chris Pelly, Councilman
Gordon Smith, Councilman
And by the way, most of the boobs like nothing like the ones in your depiction. Imagine a few dozen angry old hippy bitches with sagging, hairy tits. And a few hundred leering hillbillies and dirty old men who act like they've never seen a pair of boobs before. And it's Asheville, so everyone is fucked up and stinks like beer. And patchouli.
Trust me, Representatives Brown and Moffitt did us all a big favor. No one needs to see all that.
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