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Re: “We Broke the Machine: The 2016 Election and the Flailing American Experiment

You can thank yourselves, INDY, for endorsing Clinton.

Absolute cowards!

Democrats have been afraid to own their actual positions for 40 years on a national stage. You had a rare opportunity this year. It's a rare occasion that an articulate, well-spoken, competent, and competitive progressive candidate emerges and you swatted him down for a big fat check. Maybe you should've stopped and thought for a moment before endorsing the single most disliked democratic nominee in the history of the party for the past 100 years? When the ties between the war machine and the financial machine and the democratic candidate are too obvious, the base doesn't turn out. Young people don't turn out. And many people who voted for Trump to stop Clinton would've abstained from voting, or would've voted for Sanders, had a populist alternative that wasn't a race-baiting narcissist been available on the democratic ticket.

Good job Indy, now we're all screwed.

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Posted by BEES on 11/14/2016 at 1:27 AM

Re: “We Broke the Machine: The 2016 Election and the Flailing American Experiment

Indy Week - do you still feel as smug now about your Hillary endorsement? I blame you and the legions like you for this. You not only condoned corruption in the Democratic Party, but you laughed it off. It had real consequences.

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Posted by Whatswrongwithyou on 11/10/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “We Broke the Machine: The 2016 Election and the Flailing American Experiment

Respectfully, I don't see what the point of this article is. It neatly summarizes this year while putting five dollar words behind everything everyone already knows without providing any deeper insight. You ponder potential change and solutions to our problems, but the ideas are once again obvious, brief, and weak at best. You even conclude that none of them will happen. I'm just left thinking, "Yes, and...?"

What are you trying to do for the reader that they can't already conclude for themselves from a few Google searches? I honestly would like to know because clearly I'm missing something, but want to remain an interested reader.

Otherwise, keep up the good work.

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Posted by gwalters on 11/09/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “We Broke the Machine: The 2016 Election and the Flailing American Experiment

A reasonable person would find much to agree in what you wrote but one passage stood out for me

"A major political party, overtaken by uncompromising zealots, has made unbridled, unprecedented obstructionism its central organizing principle and fealty to the gun lobby and unfettered corporate greed its number one focus. "


One could honestly say that you provide no differentiation between the Democrats and the Republicans based on the one small part alone. I do not mean to cherry pick here but merely to point out that you can't really point out the Perils of Trumpism without also indicting the naked ambition of the Clinton Crime family and their retinue of enablers and conspirators.

It was no secret that the Republican National Committee did not want Donald Trump and was actively colluding against him. The Democrats, however , made a sham of the process of pretending to countenance the challenge of Senator Sanders while secretly colluding with the Clinton campaign the entire time. That broke a trust that I think many Sanders supporters could not abide.

But, in the interest of moving forward, I would like to make a gesture of concession to you. If we can agree that we think that both candidates are a$$holes then I think we can build on that. :)

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Posted by Mike Moore on 11/09/2016 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Why Wake County Judge Abe Jones lost

I MEANT THAT THE SO CALLED LEGAL AID FAIR HOUSING ATTORNEY MOTIONED TO WITHDRAW AFTER THE CROSS EXAMINATION, NOT ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2016, BUT IN THE YEAR OF 2015! LORD HAVE MERCY ON THESE PEOPLE!!!!

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Posted by fitzpitz on 04/26/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Why Wake County Judge Abe Jones lost

Abe Jones has no right talking about Donald Stephens, perhaps he paid in advance in the way he settled my case against my will and he had his Paralegal and Notary Public to send me an e-mail on February 2, 2016 that he was my Guardian Ad Litem, but then sent me an email on Feb. 25, 2016 that he ceased being my Guardian Ad Litem on December 8, 2015! I have a document that it is stated that on December 2, 2015 that I under oath was in the presence with Jones and agreed with rules of a settlement! I have NEVER been in the presence of Abe Jones and a Notary Public. I was later sent an e-mail from his Paralegal that I was not in the presence of Jones on December 2, 2015! Further in reading my article on the website of INDY WEEK Newspaper(MARCH 16, 2016), you will find the story titled, "WHY WAS A WOMAN'S LAWSUIT SETTLED AGAINST HER WILL" You will read that the Legal Aid so called Attorney withdrew from the case of proven discrimination, in August of 2015, but this is incorrect. This dishonest Attorney did not withdraw until AFTER THE CROSS EXAMINATION ON SEPTEMEBR 29, 2016! WHICH SHOWED MORE PROOFS OF THE ILLEGAL ACTIONS OF WAKE COUNTY. WCHS' MOTION FOR DISMISSAL OF THE LAWSUIT WAS DENIED AND I WAS GRANTED MY MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INNUNCTION PENDING TRIAL AND A DATE FOR HEARING WAS SCHEDULED. PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE TO FIND OUT WHY THE HEARING NEVER CAME TO BE! IT IS BECAUSE OF ABE JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by fitzpitz on 04/26/2016 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Why Wake County Judge Abe Jones lost

No, I do not like Abe Jones at all. Please read my article on the website of INDY WEEK newspaper as to why. The online article is titled, "WHY WAS A WOMAN'S LAWSUIT SETTLED AGAINST HER WILL?" You can also do a Google search, Who is Denise Fitzpatrick in Raleigh, NC? This will also lead you to the online story of FHAA of 1988 violations by WCHS. The newspaper article in the March, 16, 2016 publication of the INDY WEEK Newspaper is entitled, "WHEN DENISE FITZPATRICK REFUSED TO SETTLE HER LAWSUIT AGAINST WAKE COUNTY, A COURT APPOINTED WAKE COUNTY GUARDIAN SETTLED IT FOR HER. THAT PERSON CAME TO BE ABRAHAM JONES. I have never been adjudicated as incompetent or incapacitated. I am neither. I am
a Christian woman who is totally and fully sound in mine. But who is really incompetent?

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Posted by fitzpitz on 04/04/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Why Wake County Judge Abe Jones lost

Well I could sat so much on this subject, but since Judge Stephens reported me to the State bar for allegedly unauthorized practice of law without a complete investigation only on hearsay of a few attorney's who were against my program, which this is not the first time he suspended the program. The first time he did this I approached him and tried to explain what my position was and he talked to me like I was a piece of trash. I filed a motion against his motion and after he agreeing to set down and talk to me he reenstated the program. Now here we are again only on hearsay he's done this again, but took it a lil further with reporting to the State Bar.
Karma, maybe here and all things will work for its good. There are so many bullies within the judicial system. It's painful to see such behavior and unprofessional behavior. I been yelled at, lied on, eyes rolled at me, hang ups in my face. Only because of trying to be a voice for those who are not allowed to speak or request a visit or a phone call from their attorney. Oh I can go on and on I just got a call from a mother who says her son has been locked up for 2yrs. And his attorney still have not come to see him. He heard about the Justice Served NC, Inc. program from another Inmate and asked his mother to call me. I had to explain to her that the program has been suspended. She was very upset and yes she was a white woman.

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Posted by Diana Haywood on 03/25/2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Why Wake County Judge Abe Jones lost

Judge Donald Stephens treated me as though he had some kind of personal vindictive against me in an appeals to a higher court when I lost in a lower court, the Legal Guardianship of my son which was initiated in a motion filed by a Nurse Practitioner. This was filed because I exercised the rights given me under the NC Guardianship statute, Chapter 35 in asking the N.P. to wean my off of dangerous psychotropic drugs. The N.P said "o.k. in a phone conversation but in a couple of days, handed me a motion to remove the Guardianship. This person in the motion had written that my son and I was once homeless. I explained that the side effects of psy. drugs is what lead to the homelessness. I showed a housing lease in the court where I lost the Guardianship but since my son was excluded from housing based on his disability by another division of WCHS(My alleged complaint of discrimination/violations of the FHAA) I had to say that I had no housing in which to take my beloved son. I finally appealed to a higher court where JUDGE DONALD STEPHENS presided. HE TREATED ME THE WORST THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN TREATED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE OF 60 YEARS. HE YELLED AT ME, MAKING ME FEEL AS THOUGH I WAS BEING RAN THROUGH A MEAT CHEWING MACHINE. I AM A 60 YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN WOMAN WITH MORALS WHO WAS REARED BY TWO OF THE BEST TO TREAT OTHERS IN THE GOOD WAY THAT I WANT TO BE TREATED. IN MY FEEL, THIS JUDGE STEPHENS VIOLATED CANON 3 OF THE JUDICIAL CODE OF CONDUCT. IT WAS HORRIBLE. MY DAD TAUGHT THAT WHAT A MAN SOWETH, THISHE SHALL ALSO REAP".

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Posted by fitzpitz on 08/12/2015 at 12:45 PM

Re: “How judicial elections fell prey to big money

I was volunteering as a poll greeter for the Democrats at the Wake County Board of Elections during the last judges race. There was a young black man handing out flyers for the Republican candidate for judge. I asked him about the candidate and he said he didn't know but that he and his mother were being paid to hand out flyers. Republican dollars at work!!

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Posted by Meredith de la Vergne on 10/08/2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

anyone know where this guy is advertising? Is it simply on the internet? Does he have signs anywhere? What counties is he targeting?

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Posted by Dorakin Warhammer on 09/25/2014 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

I will happily support any candidate (Green, Justice Party, or Libertarian) who will fight against the drug war, work to preserve civil liberties, and most importantly (to me) actively oppose all elective foreign interventions. Even if he can't win, I hope Sean is able to get into future debates and force Tillis (who is awful) and Hagan (slightly less awful) take stances on these issues, ideally pulling Hagan to the left.

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Posted by McCleary on 09/25/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

I believe that Sean told me that he's for pro-rep (proportional representation).
That's enough to get my support.
I like him.
Though I'm a Green, Sean is better than the D or R.

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Posted by Korky N. Day on 09/24/2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

So, of course the first question that anyone who reads this article would ask, regardless of their political opinions, is "what happens if neither Hagan nor Tillis gets a majority of the vote ?" Run-off ? Person with most votes wins ? But of course, the journalistic powerhouse which is Indyweek neglects to address the issue.

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Posted by JE on 09/24/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

One quibble -- anyone who has watched any of Sean's videos knows that his name is pronounced "Haw," like the river.

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Posted by rossgrady on 09/24/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Libertarian Sean Haugh could swing the Hagan/Tillis election

Haugh is right in one sense-- people do not like Hagan or Tillis. And to add to that, most people are sick of the partisanship. But these are not the real issues in this US Senate race. It is much simpler than mere like or dislike of a person or the bickering*.

Hagan has been a full supporter and enabler of the Obama agenda. This is a fact.

So, if you are a supporter of the Obama agenda and track record, then vote for her.

If not, then vote for the challenger, Tillis.

Voting for Haugh is like voting present and taking a neutral stance on Obama. A protest vote it is not, no one will notice. No one will care.

I remain,
Proudly Unaffiliated
*- for the record, I am a supporter of more bickering and partisanship, there has not been enough!

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 09/24/2014 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Super PAC drops $47,000 in Durham elections

I wonder what the Realtors' pac wants for their $48 K? Only Pam and Omar know, and they're not talking.

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Posted by Steve Bocckino on 11/05/2013 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Voter Integrity Project boot camp teaches how to challenge voters

Denise Stetter suggests to Jane Porter, the writer of this piece, that "hard-core leftists have twisted your young mind." Is it possible that Ms. Stetter might view Ms. Porter as simply a good journalist whose "young mind" is immune to the flagrant lies and corruption of so-called "voter fraud" activists? Nah. That assessment would be too honest. Stetter adds that she wishes Porter "all the best regardless." Sure she does.

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Posted by Mark Kemp on 11/05/2013 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Guns central issue in Morrisville mayoral election

@Sarah: "If they can't be respectful with words, how are they with a gun?"

Unfortunately, this simply comes with running for office. And no, your analogy does not hold: publicly criticizing (or mocking, even) a public official does not mean one is intending to exact (or even advocating for) violence.

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Posted by GrandAdmiralKingofEverything on 10/29/2013 at 4:31 PM

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