Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Update and Correction

Reader Supernatural Rabbit Scribe e-mails to tell me that Mapquest, like the Supreme Court, may be on crack.

I don't know where he got this map, but according to the e-mail, it shows Southern Pines approximately 29 miles south-southeast of Robbins. Looks like they might be two different places, after all.


Other interesting facts:
Robbins has a population of 1,173
Southern Pines has a population of 9,634

According to this site, the Southern Pines Pilot has a circulation of less than 15,000.
I have found no indication that anyone in Robbins, NC publishes a newspaper.
Also interesting, from The Pilot's opinion page, is this tidbit:

"The Pilot hasn’t 'taken to calling him' anything. In fact, the vice president’s obscure reference sent us scrambling to our library. And sure enough, we did publish an editorial 15 months ago, on June 25, 2003, headlined, 'Edwards Should Do His Day Job.' In it, we noted that Sen. Jesse Helms used to be called 'Senator No.' And we added: 'Four and a half years into his first term, John Edwards is becoming known as Senator Gone.' ... But we also wrote: 'Members of the senator’s staff point out that Edwards’ attendance record this year has been better than the three other Democratic senators who are campaigning for president — Joe Lieberman, Richard Gephardt and Bob Graham. And the aides also say none of the votes Edwards missed was close, so his presence on the floor would not have changed the outcome.'"

Interestingly enough, while the paper sounds less criticial of Edwards than Cheney might have led us to believe (to be clear, it was one article on the opinion page, which doesn't necessarily reflect the editors' opinions), they do not dispute that they are John Edwards' hometown paper. The facts I've shown above suggest that there is a good reason for this: Robbins probably considers the Southern Pines Pilot to be its hometown newspaper.