Those of us lucky enough to live in Moore County know we’ve got it good. Some even call it paradise. As any Eagles fan knows, “they call it paradise, I don’t know why, you call someplace paradise, kiss it goodbye.”
I think the following excerpt from a Fayetteville Observer article "Economy is a worry even in paradise" exemplifies how our little slice of paradise is threatened.
Mary Jakucyk can be charming.
She has crystal-clear blue eyes, soft and smooth skin. And a disdain for Obama.
She’s not keen on McCain, either.
But as for Obama, ask and this retired science teacher from Northbrook, Ill., will tell you just what she thinks. Including a myth disputed even by the candidate she grudgingly supports.
“Mr. Obama is a Muslim,” she says. “Period. He’s trying to tell he’s a Christian. I’m a Christian.”
And, she says, a Republican.
“I’m tired of raising other people’s children,” she says, alluding to what she sees as welfare-happy Democrats.
Jakucyk and her husband have lived here eight years, and she’ll admit the economy is a concern.
“We live on what we’ve got in the stock market,” she says.
This is the kind of crap we have to deal with from many people who retired and moved here. It just keeps getting worse. I suppose it is the price we must pay to live in a desirable area, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. I don't know where I'll go once they totally ruin this place.