The pre-election meetings of the Buncombe County Commissioners keep getting boring-er and boring-er. This is well and good unless one is a correspondent for the meetings. One is in the difficult position of serving the cross purposes of sharing the useless rhetoric and trying to help their publisher sell newspapers. If people really wanted to listen to the sweet nothings, they would arrange their schedules to attend the meetings. Consistent with the established fact that every silver lining has its cloud (Ask Elton John about his wardrobe.), following the primary election, the commissioners will discuss the county budget and a new sustainability plan.