I agree totally with the previous post. The housing providers and officials in Orange County have a strong track record of effectively utilizing available funds to provide affordable housing. The missing ingredient for greater success is funding. You can't expect limited resources to be spent on developing shovel-ready plans before the funding is even made available. I'm a builder. I can build you a house. But I'm not creating house plans for you until I know I'm going to build the house. It's disappointing that this desperately needed and modest amount of funding did not get your endorsement.
Wait a second. You're asking North Carolinians to not screw this up, and you endorsed Greg Doucette in Senate 22? Because you think he'll be an "exception" as a Republican?
Just what do you consider "fixing" the broken H-1B? If "fix" means actually fix what exists, i.e. turn it into a tool for filling actual gaps in our skills vs. being for the cheap labor it's notoriously used for, then great. If, instead, you mean "fix' in its usual code word sense meaning to expand it and make it easier to ignore and replace more American workers, count me out.
Thanks for pointing that out, HValli. The pdf link has been corrected.
Thanks for getting the voting guide out in time for early voting! Unfortunately, the link to the pdf is 404-ing.
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.
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?
@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.
"No one should be scared to come before a court of law in our county or our country to prosecute an assault, to report a theft, to provide the best for his children." - WOW! She says she sits in on domestic violence cases but can't even recognize when financial and emotional abuse is sitting right in her face and even when evidence of it can be proven. It comes as NO surprise that of all the family court judges, she scored the lowest in every category, particularly fairness, competence, clerical/administrative abilities and experience. Vote this woman off the bench. She's ruined more children's lives than she has enhanced them. Just shameful!!!!
This is one of the few times in my life I will NOT vote for a Democrat. This woman is one of the most incompetent people to ever be elected to such an important position. I have witnessed her firsthand destroy families, make egregious clerical and administrative mistakes but refuse to own up to them when they are pointed out to her and she clearly has never taken a math course in her life as she doesn't seem to understand gross and net pay are significantly different. I watched her render a woman homeless because she could not afford child support payments and even though the woman was literally living out of her car, she did nothing to correct her poor judgment so this woman could maintain a healthy relationship with her children, all because this woman was poor, could not afford an attorney and had to represent herself. Time for her to go.
Unfortunately, This candidate is a sellout. Starting out as a staunch Bernie supporter, he has since flipped his position and is now supporting Hillary, even calling her crimes 'OK". On his facebook, he deletes negative posts and blocks anyone who disagrees with him. And, he thinks he can just go "do politics" without the aid and consultation of experts in the field.
This is NOT who we supported when he was seeking momentum. He is an absolute fraud, and I fear what his performance will be like. To quote one of his many egotistical posts "This is the McNeil house - it's gonna be MY way". He sounds like Trump. We, the majority of his supporters, are disgusted by him.
You should be worry having a crooked candidate running for president who have the majority of her donors a list of Muslim Countries. Countries who want America to fall.
Posing with a riffle does not mean she will go into public and start shoot to people.
Great examples are the terrorist attacks against American citizens by Muslim terrorists.
Finally, the gun she is posing is a hunting rifle.
You can be anti violence and pro 2nd amendment. Legal gun owners use their firearms for defense.
Vote for Hardin, and send the Republicans the crooked cop loony they deserve.
I am concerned that a candidate who has many Chinese donors may have affiliations in China that could be considered a conflict of interest for running for US Congress. Also, why would the candidate pose with an assault rifle that has the ability to hurt a large amount of people quickly?
Dig a little deeper and you'll find the difference between the lower courts and the Supreme Court where analysis, broad experience in the law, and cooperative work with colleagues on the 3-justice panels are most important. No one meets those requirements or has more relevant experience than Sabra Jean Faires.
Good lord, these comments are what makes Bernie supporters look bad. Thomas Moses, what's with the quotation marks? You know Hillary is an actual woman even if you don't personally like her, right? HelloLaurie, you can type her name, its safe.
The candidate with the most relevant experience for the Supreme Court would be Sabra Faires, who's done decades of the kind of legal analysis that court calls for. Unlike the lower courts, the Supreme Court is a academic position requiring careful research, collaboration on a panel of fellow jurists, and writing decisions that will last for years. Sabra best meets the true qualifications.
Yeah, they endorse Googe for her anti-war stance, but also endorsed that "woman" who hasn't met a war (or humanitarian violator) she didn't like. It's astounding!
Shorter Indy Endorsement: "Nice work on the lawsuit that made this all possible, little lady. But now is the time to step aside and let the menfolk get down to the hard work of judging."
I am voting for Faires. If she was smart enough to see this was a winnable suit that would open the primary, she is clearly smarter than any other candidate running, or any current NC SC justices.
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