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Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for Superior Court and District Court Judges

Uh... Why didn't you endorse for the Long seat in 15B? There will be 2 names on the ballot but voters need to know that only Sherri Murrell is actively seeking the seat and eligible to serve the full term. She deserved your endorsement.

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Posted by jcbarr on 10/19/2016 at 8:28 AM

Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for Orange County Schools and Affordable Housing Bonds

The Indy has some history of reactionary endorsements without the full picture, and here you go again. Orange County has a list of criteria that it will use to judge proposals from partners committed to affordable housing. There isn't a "plan" because they haven't solicited the proposals yet -- who would submit a proposal before there's funding available? The criteria is excellent -- focuses on ensuring access to transit and broad coverage of needs (including often-overlooked adults with disabilities), for example. A vote against means nothing will be done. How could that possibly be a better plan?

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Posted by jcbarr on 10/19/2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Support group Straight Talk helps families of prisoners

My boyfriend was picked up when we were down attending a friends wedding in North Carolina. He is currently in currituck county jail, supposedly to be transferred for an oct 20th court date in rockingham county for absconding probation from 2011. I know nothing about North Carolina jails and have never Been in trouble myself. Having a difficult time with all this. The saving grace is phone calls, but at an extremely high rate!!!! Thru paytel...

Posted by Caroljoy29 on 10/18/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Federal Judge Protects Red Wolves, Blasts U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

i wonder if the judge is aware of coyote/red wolf hybrids? perhaps the biggest problem with red wolf reintroduction wasn't even mentioned in this article.

Posted by Waylon Biddle on 10/18/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

Judge Michael Denning is a corrupt Judge. As a reply to the post made by Rights for Dads, I agree Judge Denning is totally unfit. He probably made the judgement he made in your case because he had some personal connection to the other party or the other party's attorney. That is how corrupt Judge Michael Denning works-he doesn't base decisions on facts, he just bases them on his personal connections and he does favors for friends. He is the definition of the meaning of a corrupt Judge. He abuses his authority to help out his friends in the hopes that they will help him out with something in the future. He is a true coward, as only a coward would misuse their authority knowing how expensive legal fees are and knowing that a child or children are involved in the case. He is a disgrace and should never be a Superior Court Judge. He should not be a Judge at all because of his corruption and because he made a discriminatory comment during a court hearing. From reading your post, I am very sorry for what you have gone through, but most of all I am sorry for your child and I am sorry that you and your child had to be subjected to corrupt Judge Michael Denning. He is the worst, he feels he is above the law and he does not care about children at all. He only cares about helping his political career and who he can use to help his career. Did you hear he recently got fined for Prohibited Campaign Forfeiture? The man is a joke and has the audacity to run for Superior Court Judge! I think it is really good that you wrote about what happened to you. Cowards like Judge Denning feed off of people remaining silent in the face of his corruption and trust me, he is a corrupt Judge.

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Posted by Corrupt Judge Michael Denning of the Wake County Courts on 10/18/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Loathe Hillary? Fine. Vote for Her, Anyway. Democracy Depends on It.

The author states that we have an imperfect system. Indeed. And his rationale of voting for the lesser of two evils is what maintains this system. Vote for the candidate that most aligns with your vision for your country and don't worry about anybody else.

Posted by datdood on 10/18/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Evil Clown Reports Have Migrated from South Carolina to, Oh God, North Carolina

CLOWN spotted!

Posted by corn3lius on 10/18/2016 at 5:23 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Hillsborough

re: vandalism - sigh. this is not the way. what idiots thought this was a good idea?

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Posted by terryboo on 10/17/2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice: We Endorse Michael R. Morgan

@HelloLaurie, for that matter I'm pretty sure they never retracted their endorsement of Mike Nifong, even after he was exposed as a fraud and a criminal. In fact, they hired the reporter who could have stopped the whole fiasco early on, but instead she hid the facts that would have exposed Mangum as a liar from the start.

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Posted by Dan Magoo on 10/16/2016 at 7:13 PM

Re: “For Thirty Years, Cult Hero Syd Straw Has Stood Strong on the Cusp of Fame

I saw her in Kansas City, years ago, her voice, stage presence, the show was mystical. Surprise should be reissued, along with a intimate tour.

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Posted by David Cote on 10/16/2016 at 4:32 AM

Re: “Don’t Call Them Deplorable: I Went to the Franklin Graham Rally and Was Called a ‘F**king Sodomite’ and a ‘Jew-boy’

The truck you show in the photo is commonly referred to as "the Hate Truck" in and around Lincolnton NC which is where it calls home. Most of the locals cringe when they see it rolling around town.

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Posted by LizzieM on 10/15/2016 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Don’t Call Them Deplorable: I Went to the Franklin Graham Rally and Was Called a ‘F**king Sodomite’ and a ‘Jew-boy’

To evangelicals trying to make excuses about the behavior seen by this reporter I just have one thing to say - What these people said is simply a less polite way of saying what Franklin Graham has been advocating for years with his ministry.

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Posted by Randy A. Riddle on 10/15/2016 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Soup for You: Welcome to DISH, the INDY’s Tri-Annual Food Special

Matzo Ball Soup at Lucky's Deli! I never go that there aren't people around me eating it. And, I have heard it sparks lots of discussion and comparisons.. "Do your Matzo balls float or sink?...They're right in the middle!"
Being a Southerner, I have yet to try it, but have heard it cures all ills. It's on my bucket list.

Posted by DonnaL2 on 10/14/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Don’t Call Them Deplorable: I Went to the Franklin Graham Rally and Was Called a ‘F**king Sodomite’ and a ‘Jew-boy’

First, I must say that one must keep in mind that INDY Week is a self-described "progressive" news source. While the encounters related may be true, the point of this story was to make evangelical Christians look bad. If the writer was at this rally, and wanted to offer an unbiased report, he would have gone to all areas of the rally and spoke to different types of people in attendance. I can guarantee the people he referenced were in the minority of the full group. That's the problem with stories like call them "news," but there is no balance. You told the story only from the viewpoint you wanted it to be heard...that's called bias. Even if every word you wrote is true, it's unbalanced and therefore untrustworthy. That's not journalism in my book, Mr. Fine.

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Posted by Kathy Ivester Leverett on 10/14/2016 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Don’t Call Them Deplorable: I Went to the Franklin Graham Rally and Was Called a ‘F**king Sodomite’ and a ‘Jew-boy’

I am saddened and a little angry by the comments you quoted. I attended the rally and didn't see/hear anything of the kind. It is as though we attended two different events. I guarantee you that if I had heard any such talk, I would have spoken up to condemn it. I apologize for any bigoted, hateful things you might have heard. That certainly was not the sentiment of most, I hope, that were there. And it is certainly not honoring of the God whom we profess to serve.

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Posted by esc on 10/14/2016 at 5:49 PM
Posted by mjb784533 on 10/14/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Don’t Call Them Deplorable: I Went to the Franklin Graham Rally and Was Called a ‘F**king Sodomite’ and a ‘Jew-boy’

There ARE nice parts of north carolina, here and there... You just have to hold your nose as you drive through the shit kickin' countryside. Winston-Salem is a super friendly city, filled with all kinds of interesting and diverse people. You should check out the arts district sometime, if only to renew your soul and hide from the rest of the state and its various redneck horrors. I have purple hair, and people in my small town look at me like I have wavy stink lines coming off my alien body. This reaction comes from people who are legally able to marry their first cousins (unless they're gay cousins, that is)

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Posted by Sarah Bee on 10/14/2016 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Has Raleigh’s Bus System Been Left to Languish Because Many of Its Riders Are Poor and Black?

Another one sided argument from the Indy. There are multiple bus stops in North Hills and north Raleigh, that contain no bench, shelter, and also no sidewalk. I should take pictures and compare this to that and throw the race card in there. "No one has to wait in the rain and the cold" WHAT? please show me where one of these bus stops has a heating element.

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Posted by MX46 on 10/14/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Federal Judge Protects Red Wolves, Blasts U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This is a heroic judge and justice was done - I hope this will stand for a long time to protect these beautiful and essential creatures s

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Posted by Bernae Rogers on 10/14/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

Totally unfit, allowed a parent to move out of state and away from their father with no real reason other than he believed the schools were better suited for a child with disabilities. They played the military card and so much untruth when it all boiled down to her having a boyfriend in that state. No concrete reason for this decision. This is a reply from a consultation from a psychologist with a PHD: This does not seem complicated to me. These cases are based on the best interest of the child. XXXXXX is a special needs child. There is no research anywhere that says any child, let alone a special needs one, is better off with access and care by just one parent. Unless the other parent is a drug addict or child abuser. I cannot imagine any judge just arbitrarily removing one caring, eager parent from XXXXXX's day to day life. Even if MMMM would be happier and less stressed in SSSSSS, well, this is about the child and not the mother. Parents sacrifice for their children. By far the strongest bias the courts have is for joint custody unless there is a compelling reason not to award that. And there would not be a compelling reason in this case. In the cases I am familiar with, if there is joint custody then the other parent has to agree to let the child move away, otherwise the child stays in the area. The Doctor of psychologist was shocked at his award to allow them to move multiple states away. You can not explain to a child with disabilities that you can't pick them up anymore when they ask you almost daily.

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Posted by Rights for Dads on 10/14/2016 at 11:16 AM

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