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Re: “From Nixon to Trump: The Parallels between 1968 and 2016

I am so naive to have believed since the late sixties racism was lessening in America. I am a child of that era, alive for the assassinations of John Kennedy,Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy . Since the 2016 primaries watching the hateful language, acceptance of sexism,racism, religious freedoms being taken away, rate of violence increasing within our youth, and civil liberties taken away. What I feel is that the anti semitism, racism, loss of freedom for some Americans never really changed . The monsters are loose.

Posted by ccrovetti on 11/20/2016 at 4:31 PM

Re: “No Silver Lining: The Dems’ Apparent Defeat of Pat McCrory Is Cold Comfort

HB2 was idiotic legislation that was never going to survive court challenges but cost the state thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars. A perfect example of a Pyrrhic Victory.

THAT is the reason.

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Posted by MichyMitch on 11/20/2016 at 9:29 AM

Re: “To the Women Who Raised Us: You Abandoned Hillary Clinton When She Needed You Most

It is sad to think that in the next four years young women will probably have fewer reproductive rights than their mothers and grandmothers had in their day, they will face more employment discrimination, and be more at risk to sexual assault and abuse and that their mothers and grandmothers are directly responsible for that.

Posted by MichyMitch on 11/20/2016 at 9:25 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

This is a real guy. A drunk and a criminal.

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Posted by Dr. Harvey on 11/19/2016 at 11:09 PM

The Justice Theater Project staff hopes that Mr. Davis will reach out to us privately. We hope to have him become a part of our shows by volunteering, joining a committee, auditioning for a show, any way he would like to participate. We admire his courage in speaking up, and think he would be a perfect addition to our outreach and advocacy efforts. We are always available for coffee and conversation. Melissa Zeph, Managing Director

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Posted by MJZ on 11/19/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

More of the same from the left.
Creating a totally bogus narrative to fit their increasingly radical hate agenda.

I've seen this story 100 times on CNN or read it in the Washington Post.

Here is how it goes down. Little Johnny goes off to local University. Gets indoctrinated by the left. Gets his journalism degree. Thinks he is smarter than everyone else. Arrogantly writes hate filled hit pieces. Has wine and cheese with his leftist friends. Feels holier than thou. Loses an election. More apoplectic hit pieces. Vicious cycle.

The left is going to continue to hate those not like them. We are all ignorant hicks in their eyes. Can't change them.

Drain the swamp.

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Posted by UNCconservative on 11/19/2016 at 8:29 AM

AJBruno, your comment was deleted because it did not pertain to this story (see the rule stated below). You are welcome to post your comment about our election special issue on any stories in the election special issue, but it did not belong here.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY managing editor for arts & culture on 11/18/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Perhaps Mr. Mozingo would feel differently if he did not blame others for his own short comings. He had a job,stole from his company was subsequently fired. Whose fault was that,really. Or when he was indicted and sent to prison. Violated his probation, caught for multiple DUIs last one back in jail for DWI while liscense were revoked and fleeing the scene. Guess he has to blame someone. He can't get a job because he is a repeat offender. He shouldn't have even been allowed to vote, if he infaCT vote.

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Posted by call it straight on 11/18/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Christine Walczyk

Corruption in the Wake County Courts by Judge Christine Walczyk. Judge Christine Walczyk of the Wake County Courts thinks she is above the law. I am not the Plaintiff or Defendant in the case but I witnessed Judge Walczyk state at a court hearing that she was angry at one of the litigants for putting in Requests for Reassignments against her and that Judge Robert Rader did not approve the Requests for Reassignments. Judge Walczyk laughed about it. Judge Walczyk is laughing because Judge Rader's wife, Megg Potter Rader, contributed money to Judge Walczyk's campaign, so this is the Wake County Family Court, where Judge Robert Rader's wife maintains a friendship with Judge Christine Walczyk and Judge Walczyk makes fun of a litigant in the court for filing Requests for Reassignments against her. Judge Christine Walczyk is a corrupt Judge whom thinks that Judge Robert Rader will just go ahead and cover up her corruption. Also, in the Wake County Family Court is Judge Michael Denning whom stated the discriminatory comment of "China wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for all the Chinese." Horrible, pathetic job you are doing Judge Robert Rader allowing the Family Court Judges of Judge Michael Denning and Judge Christine Walczyk to violate Rules of Civil Procedure and constitutional rights of the litigants. But apparently all that matters is whom Judge Rader's wife supports in a campaign. Judge Robert Rader should have recused himself from hearing Requests for Reassignments concerning Judge Christine Walczyk as his wife contributed a large sum of money for a fundraiser for Judge Walczyk, but instead of doing that Judge Walczyk just makes fun of the litigant whom put in Reassignments against her and laughs and states that Judge Rader denies the Reassignments. This is complete corruption. Walczyk is so corrupt and apparently stupid as all of the court hearings are recorded from the Court and Walczyk can be heard on the audio recordings making completely inappropriate statements, laughing at and making fun of a litigant where Walczyk even states that she (Walczyk) finds it funny that the litigant filed for reassignments against her and gave them to Rader. Walczyk follows the letter of the law in the meaning of capital C for Corruption, that is all Walczyk follows.

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Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Voting for Trump thinking you will get is on you....Trump is just like all the other republicans....They represent rich America not working Americans....All you rich fks will do ok he will cut your taxes blah blah blah.....But all the things that ordinary people need will be gone....So feel high and mighty because you voted for sit back and enjoy the ride because change your going to get.....I dont think you will like it in the end......Remember the last 8 years of republican rule arggg....Change in NC has not been good under McCory the country will suffer the same under Trump and their followers are some really dumb shits.

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Posted by Tony D on 11/18/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

If you work a regular hourly job and you have family members who are retired and getting SSN and medicare or you are going to need UN-employment insurance or workman's comp at some point in your life ...WELL I can safely say you are fools and idiots voting for Trump so unless you are rich and wont ever need these programs...Then you are stupid beyond belief letting the republicans control everything....Paul Ryan and all the other assbag republicans want to permanently destroy these programs or privatize...Privatize means corporations can extract fees from these funds in the name of saving tax dollars(its not possible)...Seems all the racists in NC would sell their selves into poverty voting for these republicans on account of racial barriers or religious ones....well you played into the hands of the dumbest bunch of assholes ever assembled to run this state AND COUNTRY. The republican party is not a christian organization not a one of them can ever be called a christian ..are they racist yes if it gets votes....The bottom line is they dont love you....they will sell you out for corporate money thats all they represent.....So now with these assholes running things and time will get hard and you will find yourself needing these agencies and they will be gone.....Bo Ho for you..

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Posted by Tony D on 11/18/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Trump’s Making Stuff Up Again, Must Be a Day That Ends in Y

crazy is as crazy does. To expect a government without controversy is like having a ball of string with no tangles. If my pet cat gets involved with the string, it will never get untangled.

Posted by Glenn Maughan on 11/18/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

On the other hand, there are some positive reactions to this crisis. Citizens in Greenville have met to discuss ways to show support for each other.

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Posted by Bryant Henderson on 11/18/2016 at 8:24 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

If the man still thinks Obama is not here legally then he is definitely ignorant. Obviously he doesn't understand that when vetting Obama for the Presidential office that if the GOP had of found out he wasn't a born citizen he would never have become President...they would have made sure of that. Just goes to show how ignorance and stupidity has come to reign in this country.

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Posted by Kat Munro on 11/17/2016 at 7:32 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

To everyone in Wayne county: What can we do to uplift ourselves from poverty, anger and fear?

We must abandon the mindset of us and them. As members of the human race we recognize that in some ways we are different, yet in many ways we are the same. We all want respect, love, and acceptance, equality and peace. We all want to feel safe and secure.

To make our communities, towns and cities better places we must first make ourselves better people. Let us not be found guilty of prejudice, or hate. Within each of us we hold the power to create or destroy; let us build each other up, not tear each other down.

No matter our legal status, our color, our religion/ non religion, or our sexual orientation, we are all flesh and blood, we are all related.

Sometimes, it only when we step down from our podiums that we see that none of us our above another. Let us look into each others eyes and see a reflection of ourselves, let us feel each others pain and promise each other . . . that we will no longer be the cause of each others suffering.

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Posted by Tammy Thornton on 11/17/2016 at 5:51 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Out of curiosity ... have any of the "love and tolerance" types spilling vitriol at every opportunity in this comments section ever thought to meaningfully engage with people like Mr. Mozingo, to better understand how they came to feel the way they do? Or does the lofty education of these so-called progressives "trump" meaningful engagement?

Treating people like Mr. Mozingo as the enemy is only going to result in more of the bitter divide that currently plagues the country. Like it or not, people that we disagree with have a right to vote too, and "progressives" that make these people feel marginalized are just a culpable for Trump's rise.

There's a lot I don't share in common with Mr. Mozingo; I'm university educated, I live in a large city, I support gay right and a woman's right to choose an abortion, and I didn't vote for Trump. But there's also things I do share in common with him: I was raised in a rural community, I support limited government, I'm in favor of gun rights, etc.

Perhaps, instead of participating in the same mud-slinging that xenophobic right-wingers are often accused of, the "progressive" folks here could do a little soul-searching, and find it in themselves to build bridges with people like Mr. Mozingo, instead of just demonizing them? I, for one, would like for our next presidential election to show a bit more maturity than is being shown here.

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Posted by mike_in_nc on 11/17/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

It's all about racism, white privilege, anti-intellectualism, fear of change (as well as of outsiders who support change and hold different ideas), and resentment of others who are educated and choose to use and apply that education to better themselves.

One truly has to wonder if Mr. Mozingo's belief that making America great again by going back to "the beginning" means going back to America's origin sin of white-over-black as the natural order of things, including treating blacks as inanimate chattel and being less than human.

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Posted by Mike Voiland on 11/17/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Show Up: A White Person’s Guide to Responsible Activism

Thank you, heyhey. The correction has been made.

Posted by Victoria Bouloubasis on 11/17/2016 at 1:16 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

I grew up in the rural south (NC), and I can say that I've known MANY people just like this, or probably even worse. These are the kinds of people you don't want to run into if you are the slightest bit "different". They will attack your character in anyway they can formulate with their short-sighted perspectives, and attempt to discredit any confidence you show them. I moved out of the rural south because of people just like this. They are all brainwashed by the media, and the media knows it.. Time Warner, Fox, who own all of the syndicated media outlets are responsible for this brainwashing of the rural south. One of the worst "programs" is the 700 club with Pat Robertson. They have brainwashed thousands of people over the years, who willingly donate money (when they can't even afford it), and adhere to every word he speaks as "the gospel", including everything out of Trumps mouth.

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Posted by mx1010 on 11/17/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “You Thought We Were Nasty Before? You Better Buckle Up.

Thank you for writing this and for continuing to fight for what is right. Reading this gives me hope that all is not yet lost.

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Posted by seajay on 11/17/2016 at 11:42 AM

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