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Re: “Cult comedian Dylan Moran's stream of consciousness

Lazy stereotypes abound

Posted by Paul Hartnett on 08/14/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Everything must go

Plenty of lipstick for THE PIG.

Posted by Cheryl Hill on 08/14/2014 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Paperhand's latest enchants on familiar grounds

If we had the answers we'd certainly give them. All we have are questions and the desire to inspire. Art is a mirror.

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Donovan Zimmerman on 08/13/2014 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Honeygirl Meadery set to arrive right on time

Thanks for this article on a great new Durham biz. And thanks, Diane Currier, for bringing Honeygirl to life! It's places like Honeygirl that make our city the "tastiest town in the South."

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LF on 08/13/2014 at 8:51 PM

Re: “The 18-month legacy of the state's deputy budget director

Hyperventilation about the usual-- Republicans. What could be worse?

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 08/13/2014 at 7:54 PM

Re: “The 18-month legacy of the state's deputy budget director

When will folks wise-up? Art Pope is a greedy little man who micro-managed McCrory and Raleigh lawmakers. He has turned NC into a partitioned state--one for his rich buddies and another for the working class. He profits from the poor. Pope uses his earnings to hurt the customers who buy his cheap junk.

Pope may have left office, but you can bet he will continue to fund his GOP/tea partiers, upending the rights of the good and industrious citizens of North Carolina.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by cityfox on 08/13/2014 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Greta Garbo's extreme close-up, some fond farewells and an erased mural

Emily Weinstein actually does have a legal leg to stand on, as the federal VARA legislation has been called upon by numerous mural artists whose work has been destroyed under similar circumstances. And I don't particularly blame her for not wanting to participate in a meeting called by the group that destroyed her work without bothering to get in touch with her. She told me that she would rather spend her time making new work than spend time helping Caktus heal their public image. She's hurt -- her life's work is gone. And Caktus has shown alacrity by... putting a post on their blog. Time is ticking off and other than that they've done zilch, which makes me wonder how sincere the remorse and shame really is. I don't really understand why a public meeting would take time to put together, and I wonder if they're waiting until enough time passes that they feel safe enough to not call a meeting at all. I hope they get their act together very soon. And in my opinion, this is a cultural disaster for Durham. I've spent a lot of time with the mural with my kids over the years. Our family shed tears when we saw Caktus' gray wall, and I know plenty of others who can say the same. It might not be a disaster for everyone, of course. Different parts of a city become different parts of our lives. For instance, if the Durham Bulls moved away I wouldn't care at all -- the team isn't important to me. But I know friends next door who would mourn that for the rest of their lives. And I care about my friends and neighbors, so I would sympathize. I hope that you, badpoetry, could find a way to sympathize too.

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Posted by Chris Vitiello on 08/13/2014 at 5:59 PM

Re: “NC health insurance subsidies could go away

there is NOTHING affordable about this pile of excrement..it has on average raised peoples rates 150-200% fo me someone who works 35-40 hours a week i went from about 75 a month to 200...and explain why I am being forced on a plan that include pre and post natal care to include c-section and abortion and BIRTH of a child...when I am a SINGLE MALE

Posted by Steve Powder on 08/13/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “NC health insurance subsidies could go away

The bridge may get a little wobbly in NC when the next series of elections start in 2016...I think many Republicans may be in trouble..Because we have lots of swing voters..The GOP got in power because a lot of democrats voted for them..But they didn't campaign on the issues they are implementing so we ended up just swapping crooks...so which crooks better serve us in the end. eh

Posted by Tony Edward Dockery on 08/13/2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Greta Garbo's extreme close-up, some fond farewells and an erased mural

It is truly sad when the Indy does not present the whole story and presents only biased news coverage based on an artist's feelings. One cannot passively stand by and expect any community to protect what you see as your identity - if it's that important you should actively be protecting it and restoring it and educating others as to what it is about. Additionally, the artist actualy has no legal leg to stand on, if researched further this would become evident to the author. And Caktus has shown considerable alacrity in addressing this by offering to have a public forum (that once again the artist passively bows out of) and expressing remorse and shame which is something most companies would not do. And finally, NO, this is not "a disaster." Tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, homeless people needing food those are all disasters. This is a spun biased piece of news, which isn't news at all.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by badpoetry on 08/13/2014 at 4:19 PM

Re: “The 18-month legacy of the state's deputy budget director

Now Bob Geary, if you can only find it in your heart and soul to support the North Carolina Democratic Party with no rancor. We need a viable and growing party infrastructure for the long term come back. Or have you just deserted Democrats?

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by wafranklin on 08/13/2014 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Bombadil's Tarpits and Canyonlands reissue

Dolph Ramseur, you are so kind. Your comments made me want to cry. Well, yes, cry. Thank you for believing in BOMBADIL.

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Posted by Paula Michalak on 08/13/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Art Pope's annual salary was $1. That was 99 cents too much.

The great conservative experiment in NC is doomed to fail....everything is about profits ...so we know quality will suffer....McCory is what I have always said ..a paid strawman for the energy industry....his future is secure ....along with his retirement...But we get the bill for his mistakes....Sure the democrats were also crooked but they didn't just up and sell us out to big oil companies(fracking)...SO NOW WE MUST ASK OURSELVES ...which crooks served us better....lessor of 2 evils.

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Posted by Tony Edward Dockery on 08/13/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Saving the Colonial Inn in Hillsborough

Kudos to the Hillsborough Historic Commission for standing its ground! Henry should be forced to sell the Colonial Inn for $1 to someone who will restore it. I would be willing to contribute to its restoration, as I have fond memories of special dinners there with both my parents, who have now passed on. I know he has been offered a fair price price by people with solid restoration experience, but seems to hols onto the delusion that his years of neglect have added to the Inn's value. It is heartbreaking to pass it by and see its decline. I am so glad (for once!) that the Hillsborough Historic Commission refused his request.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dot McGee on 08/13/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Spider Bags' Frozen Letter and Flesh Wounds' self-titled

Chemtrails are REAL and not a joke! The Government along with private industry have been testing newer and better ways to control the weather and mask radar signals for many years! Many people feel that they are also using chemtrails to create or treat illness or to actually lower the population of the planet! Different types of chemicals have been found after chemtrail spraying and they include a cocktail of different kinds of heavy metals and some biological agents. Many people experience eye and skin irritation and flu like symptoms after chemtrail spraying. The best way to prevent exposure to chemtrails is to keep a quality USA Made HEPA air purifier like the TRACS HEPA air purifier in the bedroom and family room because these chemical agents find their way indoors as well and many people find it beneficial to do a heavy metal detox with the natural mineral called Zeolite that has been proven to safely remove both heavy metals and radioactive isotopes from the human body! For more information on this detox mineral do a search for the single word Zeolite.

Posted by Barry Cohen on 08/13/2014 at 10:42 AM

Re: “August 13 crossword

Please fix this page so I can download to a larger PDF.

Posted by cbdean on 08/13/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Zack Schilawski of Carolina RailHawks to enter law school, possibly ending his pro soccer playing career

I think I speak for Zack's family, we've not missed a game (middle/high schools,Wake Forest U, a game in
New England and EVERY RailHawks' game) . He's a Grandson every family would love to have.

Z. loves what he's doing, is very bright and asses every play in practice and on the field. We understand and share his dilema. We also know that he'll do well, whatever his decision. GO Zack! Gramma Jean

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Posted by L Jean Schilawski on 08/12/2014 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Acts 29 founder removed from Acts 29

Who would have thought that the guy who published a 500-page book entitled "What Christians Should Believe" would turn out to be such a self-aggrandizing jackass?

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Posted by BullCityBrian on 08/12/2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Hofmann Sale Imminent?

Thanks Indyweek for your continuing coverage of this scandal!

To learn more about Hofmann Forest, check out our cool interactive map:
http://wn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=80da886a8e7e4eb899a4d3e9c11c66bd

To take action to stop the sale, sign this petition (over 8500 signatures so far!):
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-hofmann-forest-from?source=c.fwd&r_by=10925835

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Posted by Ron Sutherland on 08/12/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

it is so heartbreaking to hear what these animals endured. I feel for all the pets & owners regardless of how they were exposed to the toxins. any amount of toxin is too much. period. it doesn't, in my opinion , make the homeowner an irresponsible pet owner because her neighbors choose to poison their yard. obviously the 6" fence wasn't effective, but neither would a 6' tall fence be. this stuff,especially powders, is airborne. It travels away from it's designated spot w/liquid as well, lets say rain, washing it to the neighbors grass and absorbing into the ground.less concentrated obviously, still a toxin. how many of you still smoke regardless of the surgeon generals warning & known carcinogen effects? go for it. it is your body, but we are finally taking stands to protect those of us who don't want to be exposed to cancer promotion, hence smoking bans in public places. it would be ideal if there were regulations on how close to others property you can use harmful products. probably never thought of a utility pole as dangerous to you right? ever heard of people using old utility pole soaked in arsenic to start their fires? I have. look up creosole, penta pcp, and arsenics. think that stays just in their chimney? planes that drop pesticides are known to have their toxic product spread miles airborne further than where intended. so neighbors who use pesticides don't bitch when something comes your way via air or groundwater that you have no control of. as a nurse I had to flush thousands of patients pills. yes it is toxic & no longer done where i work. the safety & quality to humans & water critters was proven affected and altering the norm. I am saddened by reading the choice to drug your animals with chemicals, benedryl ect animals are like our children correct? Do they get drugged as well for your convenience because there really are many safer alternatives to chemicals if one takes the time to seek them out in the best interest of the pet, for their comfort. just because you don't see it doesn't mean there aren't side effects even in small doses and everyones (pets or people) tolerance is individual. sadly our pets & children can be poisoned, unintentionally in our own yards because of our neighbors choices, or our own. compassion spreads too & can be toxic. :) instead of insults & blame, focus on the wellbeing & prevention. it doesn't sound so ugly. and no I am not an organic tree hugger yet. just a health oriented person w/common sense.
I hope your pets are all recovered.

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Posted by Vicki Waterhouse on 08/11/2014 at 6:47 PM

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