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Re: “Where Do We Go from Here?

What ever Trump has plans for is not looking good for those of us who work for a living...Trump already said he thinks we are paid to much and work to little...This coming from a man who has never known hard work...He surrounds himself with idiots and industry zealots ...And they all have some real screwed up conservative agendas..

Now if your rich these agendas wont concern you in fact it will be your utopia... you will sing the GOP praise whistling zippidy do da and dancing a jig.....BUT...If you are just your average light middle to lower income worker paying rent and all that entails plus kids woooweee...And that's millions and millions of people..Then his policies are going to be your drudge and misery...

Things the GOP and Trump hate...minimum wage..UN-employment insurance..workmen comp...OHSA...SSN..Medicare..Medicaid...Social Services..employer health care.....Or to be able to sue your boss for any thing...Republicans want you to totally be on your own with no help, no hope, no prospects, their only resolve is to tell you to get a job. They don't care if jobs are scarce that's no excuse..In fact they don't even want you to vote because they know you wouldn't vote for them because your misery will taint your vote ...Only an idiot who works for a living would vote republican.

...The republicans expect you to pull yourself up by them bootstraps and get on with it republicans expect you to sacrifice and suck it up...They want you to do something that they themselves have never had to do and if they did they would have to call daddy to bail them out...They lay awake at night thinking about some poor kid eating a good slice of beef and a coke and candy bar on their dime...But think nothing of corporate criminals stealing billions of dollars and not seeing a day in jail and then get big tax breaks and subsidies on tax payer dime or to spend millions of dollars in tax payer money trying to find something which to burn a democrat candidate who is running for president, when the very one they support is one of the biggest con men to ever sell a car...and a crook of all crooks....In fact all republican lawmakers are just your basic garden variety crooks and cons who don't represent you.

Now y'all can praise him all you want, so be it....But in doing so, I can call you out as being stupid beyond belief.....In four years, if life has been good to you, I am sure you will give him another four years I doubt it......

.When you get disabled at no fault to you and no ssn what will you do?....or no unemployment insurance or medicare for when your old and cant work and don't have ssn....Bleak picture for millions in the next few years and maybe beyond....SPOILER ALERT....Thats why these programs exist, they are for you, not corporations or opinionated stupid, dumber, n dogshit republican, politicians....These are working mans perks, just like the rich mans perks, only ours are much smaller...Why do they get perks and then they call ours as being moochers or entitlements....Well I know who the real moochers are..Thats every republican politician who gets a government check..He and or her is one big old mooching assbag..

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Posted by Tony Dockery on 11/25/2016 at 7:14 PM

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

Based on some of the comments here, I'm to understand that Mr. Mozingo is a worthless piece of trash because he's white. because he supported Trump, and because he has a criminal record. Check. There are even inferences made about his level of education and whether or not he's ever been in a library.

Out of curiosity ... would people be saying this if he had darker skin? Or are we simply at a point where it's OK to trash Caucasians, but to do the same to an African American man in similar circumstances would evoke cries of "BIGOT!" and "RACIST!"?

By the way, I don't condone either. Yes, it appears that Mr. Mozingo has made some bad choices in life, as many people do. Yes, he has political opinions that many of us don't share. But if we're truly going to act like the enlightened people we fancy ourselves to be, then wouldn't it make sense to offer a little more compassion and respect than the vitriol being spewed here?

Oh, and if there was only a way to ensure that convicted felons and the like aren't participating in elections. If there was only a way to make sure that at the person showing up at the polls is who he/she claims to be. If only there was a way ...

(Caveat: I was born and raised in a Commonwealth country that has long been known as a torch-bearer of fair democracy. For as long as I've been alive people have been required there to show ID when voting. In fact, I never knew that there were first world countries that didn't require voter ID until I lawfully immigrated to the United States where, as a citizen and active voter, I still instinctively produce my ID when I go to vote.)

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Posted by mike_in_nc on 11/25/2016 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Organize or Die: The Left Needs Its Own Tea Party

Back in the 20th century we used to have wonderful strong democrats who would never allow any bullies, either extreme religious right wing gun nuts who wish to destroy women's rights or slash public education, affordable housing, decent working conditions and necessary government regulations for the good of all people to kick them around! FDR, LBJ, Harry Truman, Hubert Humphrey and Adlai Stevenson, just to name a few! Those real democrats really represented ALL working class and middle income people in this country! They all tried to create real democratic LIBERTY and Fair And equal justice for all!

But ever since REAGAN, unions that protected the working class Americans and regulations that prevented American manufacturing jobs from being shipped to third world countries, especially in ASIA were destroyed and the Anerican workers who used to have the manufacturing jobs were kicked to the curb, into slums and HOMELESSNESS!

The democrats under REAGAN caved in to most of his demands. He was the first republican to change the party from a reasonable centrist right wing party to a CRUEL FASCIST PARTY

Bush 41 made things worse and the democrats once again FAILED to fight back until the economy crashed and big companies (especially insurance companies) who used to value all of their older experienced employees and treat them well and encourage them to stay with the company up to retirement age were now TRASHING their older workers and kicking them to the curb at ages 40-60, an age when they are TOO YOUNG to get Social Security or job pensions and at the same time too OLD to easily find new jobs! A VICIOUS HORRIBLE THING TO Do to Older Working Class Americans!

Finally in 1992 Clinton got elected because if the way REAGAN and BUSH destroyed the economy and the economy got better

But the republicans still PREVENTED the democrats from bringing manufacturing jobs back because the big companies did not have to pay American taxes if the plants and jobs were in China or India and they could pay the third world people cheaper wages than they paid the American workers, and they were DETERMINED to keep their gravy train that REAGAN and BUSH 41 gave them!

The democrats once again failed to FIGHT BACK and rally the people against corporate greed that destroyed American jobs.

Clinton was ruined also be the Lewinsky scandal because ever since REAGAN
The playing field between Democrats and Republicans is not fair and equal.
Republicans can get away with all kinds of scandals and horrible crimes. But all it takes to cause a democrat to be ruined is an extra-marital affair!

Again the democrats failed to fight back which they should have done, exposing republican corruption and holding REAGAN accountable for giving arms to IRAN in exchange for the hostages and DESTROYING the lives of millions of Anerican workers by allowing CEO's to ship Anerican jobs overseas and lay off older workers at an age where they are TOO OLD to find new jobs and TOO YOUNG for retirement benefits!

Then BUSH 43 stole the election by refusing to allow a re-count of Florida's bored!

GOTEvabd the whole democrat party turned COWARDLY instead of fighting for the right to get a fair recount!

Then the 9-11 attacks occurred and the Whole GOP EXPLOITED the tragedy leading us into an unjust and costly war with IRAQ! The congressional democrats CAVED IN!

In 2004 the democrat candidate JOHN KERRYbwas ruined by the fear mongering propaganda SWIFTBOAT attacks!

The whole democrat party TURNED COWARDLY instead of fighting back! The bastard BUSH 43 got a Second term

Those who don't fight back NEVER win. You cannot pick up a rattle snake and expect to tame it and make it a pet!

When Obama got elected he thought he could get the republican (now fill blown FASCIST) party to settle down and work with him! He was unfortunately WRONG!

In August of 2009 the damn GOP unleashed a vicious army of hateful RASCIST TEA PARTY foot soldiers to run wild all over America, MALICIOUSLY SMASHING UP AND MALICIOUSLY DESTROYING every single town hall meeting that President Obama set up all over the land to explain his healthcare reform program to the public.

When that happened I sent emails to Organizing for America and The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. BEGGING them to FIGHT BACK against the vicious attacking Tea Partiers! I told them that failure to fight back against GOP attacks would DESTROY all of our efforts to TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK from the corporate Greedy Republicans who did so much damage with REAGAN and BOTH BUSHES!

All I ever got from them was a stupid INSULTING Email telling me that the TEA PARTY was nothing more than a nasty little bunch of crackpots who would surely go away if we good democrats just IGNIRED THEM! WRONG!

Bullies only get more vicious when their victims do not fight back

And just as I feared President Obama LOST his democrat majorities in BOTH houses of congress and most state governor seats because progressive voters HATE COWARDS who let republican bullies kick them around! The refusal of the progressive Cortes to turn out in good numbers on Election Day is all the damn Reiubkucan FASCISTS need to win!

And thanks to the COWARDLY "Democrats" who lost the congress, MITCH MC CONNELL who is just as horrible as Donald Trump has DESTROYED President Obama's constitutional right to have his nominated Man, a DECENT FAIR Minded judge named MERRICK Garland given a fair hearing and nomination to the Supreme Court! TRUMP will add to the court a horrible religious fanatic just like SCALIA who WILL send women back to the days of COAT HANGER BACK ALLEY ABORTIONS!

Because the democrats have turned COWARDLY, instead if fighting back, just like the Weimar Republic democrats of 1833 Gernany!

Evil flourishes when good people do NOTHING instead of fighting back!

That is why TRUMP and all the other republicans WILL turn America into the same nightmare that Germany was in 1933-1945

Posted by Mr.Peabody on 11/25/2016 at 7:42 AM

Re: “A Desperate Pat McCrory Makes His Last Stand

Promoting and supporting poor policy, like voter suppression, HB2, and extremely poor coal ash regulation, is despicable but human. Attempting to change the results of an election you have obviously lost is possibly criminal and most definitely puerile. Cooper's lead grows with every inane, baseless, and desperate challenge. Grow a pair McCrory. Show a little class on your way out the door.

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Posted by DR B on 11/23/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “How Did Mike Morgan Win?

Really though, this bolding thing is annoying.

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Posted by kevan on 11/23/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “A Desperate Pat McCrory Makes His Last Stand

Have you always done this bolding thing? Can you stop?

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Posted by Alex Dunham on 11/23/2016 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Uber Really, Really Doesn’t Pay Very Well, According to a Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina

Uber was great pay when it started in the Raleigh area but it has gotten much less lucrative as time has gone on. Uber has and continues to be using some extremely deceptive practices and does all it can to hide them. Ubers interests and the drivers interests are not well aligned making them bad partners. Uber has slashed rates dramatically claiming it would increase income. That has not come to pass. Instead Uber raised their Booking Fee from $1.00 to $1.80, increasing their revenue per ride by 80 cents and not sharing any of that with the driver. So lower rates by roughly $1.00 a trip, then raise the fee by 80 cents means that Uber is getting .60 more per trip AND drivers make .80 less per trip. This adds up over time. Uber also has started quoting prices as a flat rate which is an estimate that's a little higher than the time and mileage fee that used to be charged but they still reimburse the driver by time and mileage. In most cases this means they pocket a little extra change on each ride. On the few rides where a passenger would remember what rate they paid, Uber was making an extra $1.00 that they were not splitting with the driver per their agreement. Uber wants to get massive volume, to the point of taking passengers away from the bus while the drivers need better rates to make a decent living.
People who leased cars to do Uber when it paid better are stuck now as the floor drops out from under them between lower rates and increased competition. I also don't need to mention how Uber has mislead the public into believing that a tip is included in the rate when in fact that's not the case.

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Posted by Marty Dulberg on 11/22/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

There's a huge difference between the food stuffs you see at Kroger/HT/Publix and the real deal you can get when you are supporting local farmers--from a nutritional standpoint. The people that eat cheaply will pay for it later in medical cost. The equation always balances. So follow the flavor. From Dan Barber to Vivian Howard to AC--the proof is in the burger. The reason so many chefs cook with so much salt/technique/obfuscation these days is that the proteins most suppliers sell are becoming more and more bland as they have had to use products raised with a focus on yield--as opposed to raising breeds/varietals chosen for flavor. There's an argument to be made that the modern American palate has become dulled as it has been further removed from the practice of food production at the home of any kind. Hence the rise of (gotta admit it's delicious) the pork belly culture--eating only the tasty small parts of the animal, while having no idea or willingness to tolerate off cuts or offal. This loss is at the expense of the appreciation of flavor; the joy of "fishy fish", "grass fed beef", and "heritage breed vegetables." Oh, and pimento cheese sucks.

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Posted by whatdoiknow on 11/22/2016 at 10:18 AM

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

Uneducated and low informed, probably never been to a library in their life. Also all on some sort of government assistance. Yea I can't wait for their medicare to be screwed with!

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Posted by Donna DiCorcia Davis on 11/21/2016 at 6:05 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

@Rward: Just fixed that, thanks for the heads up.

Posted by pblest on 11/21/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

Melania is staying in New York, so Trump will hire a body double to play the role of first lady. Rumor has it the job will go to Caitlyn Jenner.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 11/21/2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

link 1 to N&O actually goes to bismark tribune

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Posted by Rward on 11/21/2016 at 10:09 AM

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

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