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Re: “North Carolina Voter ID Law Is Discriminatory, Federal Appeals Court Rules, Striking It Down

But what about all those cases of voter fraud? Crickets!

It is heartening that the judges weighed the obvious intent of the odious ID law and struck it down. It's a great day in Carolina.

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Posted by Steve Bocckino on 07/29/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

The owners of all the other vacant homes (there are currently 5 on this/our block), are possibly waiting for a big pay off that isn't going to come. They all want way more than the home are are worth in their current conditions. We tried to buy 215 as a rental property. For a variety of reasons it didn't work out and fell through over a year ago. However, there wasn't much effort put into at least renting it out either before or after we had a contract.

Posted by Adopter on 07/27/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

Jim Anthony, who owns the property through an LLC, says above “I figured [the Durham GOP] would take responsibility for whatever permitting or zoning issues they needed to take care of. If they haven’t, then, yes, they’ve got a problem on their hands.”

Jim may soon discover that as the OWNER of the property , HE also has a problem on HIS hands, not just the Durham GOP. Section 15.1.3 Part A of the Durham UDO states "The definition of violator ...means that both tenant and landlord, where applicable, may be in violation and subject to penalties.

And by the way, why has Anthony let the house sit vacant for three years? That can't be very good for the neighborhood either.

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Posted by obie84 on 07/27/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Rejoice, Raleigh: Harris Teeter to Open in Seaboard Station

Good news for the surrounding neighborhoods. Wondering what the site plans are going to look like. Seems like they'll need to significantly change some things (like tearing down some buildings) to fit this into Seaboard.

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 07/27/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

Hapless? As in unlucky? I live on this block, so I think I know what the neighborhood wants.

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Posted by Adopter on 07/26/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Someone at the DNC Called Our Coward Governor a "Moronic Little Bigot," Get the Tissues

@vidvis - We're in agreement that this was part of it, I covered that aspect for our HB 2 issue a few weeks back; maybe "solely" wasn't the right word to use here. But I think it is telling that they (half-assedly) restored the state cause of action at the end of the session, but didn't touch any of the anti-LGBT parts of this bill.

This is the HB 2 breakdown I wrote, for reference. http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/heres-wha…

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Posted by pblest on 07/26/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

Adopter,

You ignore that the house has been vacant for three years. And nothing in the article indicates what the neighbors think.

Both your post and the article are hapless.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 07/26/2016 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Someone at the DNC Called Our Coward Governor a "Moronic Little Bigot," Get the Tissues

A slight disagreement; I believe HB-2 was primarily meant to curtail worker's rights. The moronic bigotry was a pretext to justify the bill and to distract and appease the moronic bigots that make up our moronic (and bigoted) Governor's voting base. I don't know that this moronic bigot hates the LGBT community, just that he's willing to use prejudice against them to further other goals. He's a bigot of convenience. The effect is, of course, the same.

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Posted by vidvis on 07/26/2016 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

The neighborhood wants a family to live there, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a house and is not meant to be an office. The neighborhood doesn't want dangerous parking or the irritation of being hounded for the office hours. It would be the same if it was an office for the best non-profit in the world. It does not fit in a residential neighborhood.

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Posted by Adopter on 07/26/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

What I would like to know truthfully is if the GOP HQ was a Democratic HQ if this would have even been in the INDY? I doubt it. Most times when the right does something it is seen with scrutiny and fear however when stuff happens in my fair Durham and the GOP does not show up they are seen as absentee. Durham leftist cannot have it both ways. The GOP is visible and vibrant in Durham maybe not to the extent as it should be but there are people here in Durham with conservative values that believe in limited government and freedom. Stop the persecution, start the inclusion.

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Posted by USAVISIONARY on 07/26/2016 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

Perhaps you "skipped a few steps" in writing this article—like finding an issue that matters.

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Posted by frenetic4 on 07/26/2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

This is news?? It would be more interesting if it delved into the GOP plans and how the neighborhood reacts that the house is no longer vacant. The paperwork allegation asound pretty trivial.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 07/26/2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

meh, inconsequential

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Posted by terryboo on 07/25/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

more like Pat McCray-Cray, amirite! ;D

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Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 07/24/2016 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Worst Governor in America Says North Carolina Must Rally Behind McCrory

Sam Brownback is a conservative scumbag whom we NEED to name a filthy sex move after. Santorum was a great idea, but just imagine The Brownback..... the untapped potential for filth there.

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Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 07/24/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

This is purely and simply the most straightforward summation of the wide chasm between truth and McCrory. This is not a chicken and egg enigma. HB2 cane first. THEN came the outrage McCrory blames for his problem.

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Posted by PinkDrinks on 07/24/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Charlotte Is Losing the All-Star Game

Forest says "We will never value a dollar over a woman's or child's safety and security." Based on that statement alone, HB2 should be repealed in an immediate emergency session. We have reached agreement.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has already asked for the repeal of HB2 because it is hurtful to children. Also, HB2 puts some Tennessee native women in danger. Tennessee will not change a birth certificate even after gender reassignment surgery, so some women are legally forced to share a bathroom with the likes of McCrory, Berger, Forest and, oh yeah, that ol' ballooner Speaker Moore. This isn't a bathroom horror hypothetical. This is Tennesseeans in the wrong bathroom against their will, in an atmosphere of suddenly intense potty time in NC, also due to HB2 -- the letter of the law and the misleading rhetoric supporting the law.

Forest doesn't get to define womanhood or childhood. And he shouldn't continue to fail to acknowledge that all women, regardless of their medical history, have human rights. It keeps leaving him in strange contradictions.

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Posted by Michael Thomas on 07/22/2016 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

I'd vote for ralph wiggum before I vote for McCory. In fact, I'd take any character in Springfield over the idiot hate monger we have. And that includes senile Grandpa Simpson, evil businessman Monty Burns or Hans Moleman.

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Posted by David 2 on 07/22/2016 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Dan Forest Says We "Misunderstand" HB 2

Bless his heart.

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Posted by Lex Alexander on 07/22/2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

I've always thought of Pat as more of a Smithers to Art Pope's Mr. Burns.

Though he looks like Milhouse.

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Posted by BullCityBrian on 07/22/2016 at 3:33 PM

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