Warning: rant ahead.
I am growing increasingly irritated at the self-centeredness of people in Carrboro.
Over at OrangePolitics, where I don't want to start a war, there was a huge discussion about "OMG, Weaver Street Market wants to expand! Fuck them, then, I won't shop at their shitty place!! I'll go to Whole Foods!!!"
It pisses me the fuck off, but Dan Amoni at least admits his view of community is extremely short-sighted. (Props to Robert P for being cool.)
For a town that prides itself on being Holy Shit The Progressive Center of North Carolina and the Second Coming of Berkeley, it strikes me as extremely resistant to any progress or change.
But I can't post this as a comment over there, because I'd probably get banned for saying bad things about CH/C. Fuck that. (OK, the potty mouth doesn't help.)
I'm sick of driving to Chapel Hill (the Teeter, 15 mins) or Carrboro (WSM, 25 mins) to buy groceries. Hillsborough does not have any grocery stores (OK, Food Lion, but I wouldn't eat their produce if you paid me), and very little on the community front. I'm sick of the selfish crap coming from people who don't want ANY change in their pweshus wittle town EVAR.
Daniel Amoni can buy produce from Carrboro... grown on all ZERO farms there. Oh wait, he has to consider other towns in the vicinity "local" in order to buy "local" produce at the farmers' market. I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.
Mr. Amoni can also kiss my ass.