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Re: “N.C. Congressman Explains Sit-Ins to Civil Rights Legend Who Has Been Beaten for Organizing Sit-Ins

Courage in the face of ignorance, then as now.

50 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Andy Church on 06/22/2016 at 11:42 PM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Explains Sit-Ins to Civil Rights Legend Who Has Been Beaten for Organizing Sit-Ins

Mark Walker is a moron and a complete embarrassment to the state of NC. John Lewis is a bona fide American hero. Walker isn't qualified to carry Mr. Lewis' briefcase.

94 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ed Purdy on 06/22/2016 at 9:43 PM
Posted by Jesse R. Gephart on 06/22/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

I have to agree with nematome above. I am very disappointed to see Hadley's fail, but there were major problems that alienated the regular Borough crowd from day one. First, if it is not broken then don't fix it. The conversion to Hadley's was too much of a change - all beer taps taken out, no hot side dishes, no basic light beer option even in a can or bottle, sandwiches were more expensive than the Borough, etc. Second, Hadley's announced that they would be retaining some of the Borough staff, but us regulars knew that many of them interviewed to work there but none of the wait staff was hired. These people had become close friends to the regulars, and this put many of us off from day one. Still, most of the regular crowd gave it a chance. When they changed concept again to a martini bar, that was even less attractive. Without food, there is nothing to differentiate them from the bar next door. It always felt like they were trying concepts that appealed to themselves without taking into account any feedback from the Borough regulars. I talked to the owners each of the times I went to Hadley's. They were friendly and nice. It is not that we hated them or their establishment, but their changes were too drastic and drove the regular crowd away. At the end of the day, the Borough never had the best food, but it was always a place where I could go where I would see friends. It was, for many of us, our local "Cheers" experience. Hadley's drastic changes drove that regular crowd away. We miss our regular watering hole, and hope that the next owner can take input from the old Borough regulars. You will have a gold mine on your hands if you take it back to something that is closer to the Borough concept.

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Al Parker on 06/22/2016 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

They can't even own the problem. Blame it on the customer: “The fact that Kevin and I bought The Borough and shut it down made a lot of people mad,” Hadley’s co-owner Drew Schenck says. “People loved The Borough. They loved Liz. And they hated us.”

How about, "We just didn't provide an atmosphere that they were looking for."

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Posted by nematome on 06/22/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Morgan Street Meltdown: Hadley's Is for Sale After Less Than Four Months in Business

Just clicked the Craigslist ad out of curiosity. Interesting headline:
"Want to open a Bottle Shop? Sandwich - $120000"

A sales pitch for a takeover in Raleigh doesn't get much more attractive than that. So who is going to pony up and open what would be bottle shop #8 (i think) within a 2 mile radius of downtown? Sandwich.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Roy B. on 06/22/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Senate Deadlock on Guns Continues, Perhaps for Eternity

Why aren't the KommieKrats worried about radical Islamist terrorists,eh.Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Posted by eagle275 on 06/21/2016 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Got Free Ticketmaster Vouchers? Here's the Shows Where You Can Use Them

Same here. Can't get anything for the Snoop show (that I don't even know if I'd even attend for free).

Posted by Nordy on 06/21/2016 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Got Free Ticketmaster Vouchers? Here's the Shows Where You Can Use Them

Sounds awesome, except that every code I try for the Weezer show doesn't work. I selected "general admission" (lawn) and I have a bunch of voucher codes, but each one comes back with an error. Thanks, Ticketmaster.

Posted by peznin on 06/21/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Bull City Records Celebrates Eleven Years with an August Blowout

This looks awesome. Can't wait to go.

Posted by aburtch on 06/21/2016 at 3:33 PM

Re: “20 awful North Carolina politicians, reimagined with Google Deep Dream

Is that ALL you got???????????????????????????

Posted by Patricia Killian Deaton on 06/21/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “New Southern Baptist Convention Policy Not Racist Enough for North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans

Mr. Klein, the three-fifths compromise on counting population implicitly recognized the legality of slavery; in Dred Scott v. Sanford the U.S. Supreme Court explicitly recognized the legality of slavery.

Posted by Michael Bradley on 06/21/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “N.C. Republican Delegates Would Pay a Price, Literally, to Dump Trump

"ol' Fuckface Von Clownstick." Appropriately crude, but delightfully accurate.

Posted by Randy Jones on 06/20/2016 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Civil Rights Icon Ann Atwater, July 1, 1935 - June 20, 2016

I met the amazing Ann Atwater,= and her friend Mr CP Ellis, when they gave a lecture at NCCU. They recounted their days working on opposite sides of the issue of school integration. Mr Ellis lost all his friends and his standing in the community for abandoning the Klan and siding with Ms Atwater during the fight for Civil Rights. Her amazing spirit, willingness, and ability to reach over the racial divide in such a dangerous era are a testament to the human spirit. Mr Ellis could not deny this and it changed him profoundly. We should all strive to reach out to people whose behavior and beliefs pain us. To those whose ideals injure and demean us. When we silence those who we disagree with, or even despise, we encourage the cancer of hate to secretly spread and go untreated. Free speech is difficult because it allows almost all discourse. As people who value freedom we must accept the pain and difficulty of respectfully listening to those who abhor us, or whose beliefs we abhor. Then we must respond with truth, where ever it is found, and with compassion. Ms Atwater knew this and practiced it to a degree that was almost superhuman. It was an honor and a privilege just to hear her speak. I will never forget it. This is a time for us to remember her struggle and to follow in her footsteps. May she rest in peace.

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Posted by Shannon Talton on 06/20/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “N.C. Republican Delegates Would Pay a Price, Literally, to Dump Trump

What's $10k to do your part in saving the country from that absurd orange temper tantrum?

Nut up, delegates!

Posted by BullCityBrian on 06/20/2016 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Republican Crybabies Are Mad at WRAL's Laura Leslie

Hey, dLgs, get a clue and try following the news?

Evidence (including the words of his wife) suggests that the Orlando shooter was himself gay, and frequented the Pulse venue quite regularly. Looks much more like he, as a Muslim (and not unlike many Christians), had personal issues rectifying his sexuality and his faith. Other newer evidence also suggests that he was acting on his own, without ISIS or radical Islam direction.

And no one is blaming Christians for that shooting; certainly not Leslie. It is only in your muddled mind that Christians are being blamed for the Orlando massacre. Intolerance, self-hate, likely mental issues, and easy, unobstructed access to semi-automatic weapons and ammunition share the blame for that tragedy.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Voiland on 06/20/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Republican Crybabies Are Mad at WRAL's Laura Leslie

A MUSLIM man shoots 100 people, states to more than 5 different individuals as well as the club people that he hurt and killed that he is doing it for ISIS and yet Christians are at fault? When people say that men who rape boys are gay or most pedophiles are gay the LGBT are up in arms And those conclusions are much closer than blaming Christians for Muslims actions. It is asinine to blame Christians when nations with Muslim majority outlaw and kill homosexuals while Christian majority nations do not.

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by dLgs on 06/20/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “New Southern Baptist Convention Policy Not Racist Enough for North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans

"...it is better to take down the Confederate Flag than have one soul refuse salvation."

If you really believe those are the stakes (I do not, personally, but having grown up Baptist I know that plenty of them do)...isn't it?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by BullCityBrian on 06/19/2016 at 7:04 PM
Posted by BullCityBrian on 06/19/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “New Southern Baptist Convention Policy Not Racist Enough for North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sadly, it is very obvious the author of the article attempting to rebut Mr. Stone is abjectly ignorant of history and simply penned a bigoted opinion based on his ignorance.
As for the comment posted by Mr. Klein, the question is not relevant to the conversation. The CSA was not fighting to preserve the right of one human being to own another human being. His apparent display of ignorance of the history of the time period in question leads me to believe he is one of those ill informed people who think slavery was isolated to the Southern States. He may want to do a little research. He will easily find that it was the New England States that sent the slave ships to Africa to trade rum and other goods to the Africans for the people they had enslaved. Those slaves were sold wherever there was a market, including northern and Southern States. After the first American Revolution, those New England owned slave ships sailed under the American flag.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill N Jackie Starnes on 06/19/2016 at 1:44 PM

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