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Re: “5 Things We Learned At Saturday’s March 4 Trump Rally

Hearing firsthand the things these rally-goers had to say really puts into perspective the hard work that will be necessary to reach any kind of common ground. For some of them, the ground has already cracked and swallowed them whole. A few of the nuggets of wisdom gleaned:

A "cabal of leftists"

"They're burning books!"

Wants to see America "purged"

"I don't even know what Russia said or did or whatever..."

"I believe in Christian people and that's what we want in America..."

And my personal favorite: "We don't want no Satan people here!"

Satan people. Because in this life you get to choose--either you're a Christian, or you're Satan people. Choose wisely, friends. ;)

Posted by Anita Hensley on 03/19/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “The Party Barn: Are Rustic Weddings Destroying a Way of Life in Rural Orange County?

Whatever happened to "Love thy neighbor?" As mother of the bride, we have spent a lot of time and money (no, we are not rich) into our daughter's wedding. We came out to The Barn and found it and the community to be a lovely place for a wedding. This was prior to the unattractive signs that are now on display in your yards. We have no intention of disrupting your lives. We simply wanted to have a nice wedding in a beautiful setting. You do not know or care how deeply you have affected the bride and their families. It could have been much worse. The Brewers could have put in a trailer park, or even better, a dirt race track like my brother's neighbor did. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Just wondering....what are you going to say when you pass on and you are asked the question, Did you love your neighbor?

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Posted by motherofthebride on 03/18/2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Can Republican-Sponsored Redistricting Reform Save North Carolina’s Democracy?

One sentence from this article -- "Democrats tend to cluster in urban areas" -- if examined by a journalist or political scientist, would make clear why Republicans will come out ahead in elections where all legislators are chosen from single-member districts.

Posted by Lee Mortimer on 03/17/2017 at 12:14 AM

Re: “The cost of treating charity-care & bad-debt patients

The basic necessity of an individuals life is proper food, cloth and shelter. But still a major portion of our society is living below the poverty line and they need to face a hard situation to gather all these things. Thanks to welfare societies that offers wide range of service for betterment of poor people. is among the one that liaison up with hospitals and provide financial aid to patients stay easy and ensure fast recovery.

Posted by carsonmojica on 03/16/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Hey come on to Georgia Pat, you lowlife piece of scumbag dogshit.I had to leave my Wife and Daughter and get a job here because your stupid ass backwoods way of thinking ran the film industry out of NC.I paid your salary and housing for the four years you wasted in Raleigh. You didn't do a damn thing for me or my family. I think you'll get exactly what you deserve. NOTHING. Why don't you pack up and get the hell out of NC. You have really stunk the place up. You ARE a bigot and a racist.

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Posted by former citizen on 03/15/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Orange County Board of Adjustment: No Parties at the Party Barn

Orange County Board of Adjustment - 3
Party Barn (aka Barn of Chapel Hill) - 0
I guess I should feel kinda sorry for the 17 brides who are scrambling to find a new venue, but anyone who in good conscious drove past all the protest signs and still decided it was a good idea to do business with these modern day carpetbaggers, got exactly what they deserved! In reality, it is in their best interest, unless driving through hordes of protesters on their special day is something they wanted.....

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Posted by Ron Royster on 03/15/2017 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

It's called natural consequences Pat - something we all have to live with everyday. Sorry this is your first experience with it.

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Posted by Granted on 03/15/2017 at 7:40 PM
Posted by Abraham Powell on 03/15/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Maybe the former governor can apply for unemployment while he trudges through his job search. But oh wait, according to the changes made in 2013, he would only get $350 a week. Maybe that would cause a little humility in the man.

"In 2013, McCrory signed a law reducing the maximum unemployment benefit from $535 to $350 per week. ... according to the Charlotte Observer.…

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Posted by john mccorsley on 03/15/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Can't find a job, ex-Gov? I wonder how many of the 400+ folks who would have found work at the new PayPal office feel about that. I wonder how the folks who work part-time to make ends meet at sporting arenas who missed opportunities to work because the bill you signed caused the NCAA and others to move events from NC feel?

Nah - I think I know how they feel... I am not a believer in Karma, but I do believe that if one is a nasty, bigoted SOB one must accept the consequences of being a nasty, bigoted SOB.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 03/15/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

I really wish people on the left and the right would stop using belittling terms like "snowflake." That being said, Mr. McCrory, you reap what you sow.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 03/15/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Do you all hear that? No? That's the sound of the world's smallest violin, playing "My heart bleeds for you".

"On Monday, McCrory told The News & Observer that he's been considered for part-time teaching positions, but university leaders are worried about student protests. 'That's not the way our American system should operate,' he said."

Um, that's EXACTLY how "our American system" operates. Organizations and companies make decisions, and the public either supports them in the mythical free market, or protests them. Is Pat suggesting that protesting isn't American? Or is it that protesting things that Republicans support isn't American?

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Posted by Mark Neill on 03/15/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Free parking is expensive

Somebody has blocked a car in front of your driveway. You dont know what to do then call Xtreme Towing Company NYC for fast and reliable removal. It is your legal and social right and nobody can surpass your freedom and personal choice.

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Posted by noel on 03/15/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “The Legislature’s New Sales-Tax Plan Is Going to Cost Durham Big

Among NC's wealthiest counties, ranked by per capita income, Orange is the richest, Wake is #2, and Durham is #8. Framing this article as "The General Assembly Once Again Takes Aim At Urban Areas," downplays the relative wealth of our area. Even though money will flowing from blue counties to red ones and the motives of the Republican legislators are self-serving, isn't the result something progressives should celebrate?

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Posted by McCleary on 03/11/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “The Legislature’s New Sales-Tax Plan Is Going to Cost Durham Big

Punishment for Durham's votes and support of lgbtq citizens?

Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 03/08/2017 at 8:31 PM

Re: “5 Things We Learned At Saturday’s March 4 Trump Rally

Melinda Earp: "We need to quit being, you know, divided..."

Melinda Earp: "I believe in christian people" and "those muslim people are not here to help us"

"We need to quit being divided, but THOSE DARN MUSLIMS WHO AREN'T LIKE ME MUST GO!!!"

Thank you, Melinda, for being such a fine, fine example of the mental disjunction required to vote for and believe in Trump and the GOP.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 03/08/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina

My mom lost her house in the Matthew storm. She has been staying with me, I feel really bad because it was on my land. She loves making buetiful quilts, I just don't have the space she is used to. She is 78,I am disabled myself, and support my daughter and 12 year old granddaughter. I have been looking for her a used mobile home, but my budget is small. Plus it does cost a lot just to move and set up. So please contact me if you all out there have a home for my

Posted by Mary Morris on 03/07/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Durham’s New Parking Meters Are Confusing. We’re Here to Help.

When I hear the echo chamber justification for exchanging free parking for metered spaces, "something virtually every fast-growing city eventually decides to do", I am reminded of the old sayings I heard over and over again as a child. "If someone else jumps off of a cliff are you going to follow them?" "Two wrongs don't make a right." Just to name a couple.

As you might can tell I am adamantly opposed to the metered parking. They say that "the stated goal hasn't been to raise money but rather to increase turnover of in-demand on-street parking spaces downtown." What a bad joke. If that is the objective, put time limits on parking spaces and issue citations. You can use the same personnel that will be used to monitor the metered spots. And you can price the citations to make up for the money you "weren't trying to make." If you want to grub for money, don't lie about it. That makes it even more pathetic and dishonest to boot.

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Posted by DR B on 03/03/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Born in the Shadow of N.C. State, Steeped in Parties and Punk Rock, Raleigh’s Historic Maiden Lane Will Soon Perish in the Name of Progress

SJW, don't you know we "need" density? We "need" to be forced out of our cars and into a CAT bus or Meeker's shiny new light rail. Don't get in the way of "prigress."

Former 13 Maiden Ln occupant.

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Posted by Blainej on 03/03/2017 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Born in the Shadow of N.C. State, Steeped in Parties and Punk Rock, Raleigh’s Historic Maiden Lane Will Soon Perish in the Name of Progress

Proud former resident of #8, 1978-80. We had a few memorable parties there back in the day. Loved the location - we could walk back to the room during set breaks by th Cigaretz down at the Free Advice. Why? "It's fat puppy time!"

Like ERO above, the memories of those days will endure. There was a Remember Park Avenue Mayday bumper sticker; we need a May Maiden Lane live forever! one.

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Posted by DWC on 03/03/2017 at 6:52 AM

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