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Re: “Durham Is Getting a New Dog Park

...I don't think 'gook' is the word you want to use there.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by vtcaconc on 08/30/2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Remembering Quail Ridge Books Founder Nancy Olson, a Reader's Best Friend

Hi Zack,

I'm reading this again after seeing it almost 5 months ago. Our new Quail Ridge Books is open at North Hills. It is large, eclectic, and colorful. The children's section is magical and there is an upstairs that includes books, magazines, a reading nook, and a great view of the first floor. I never would have imagined 5 years ago that I would own a bookshop, especially one that was opened and lovingly kept by a rockstar like Nancy. Now I have put my stamp on it, under hers.

There are nuances of the former store there: the fireplace and comfy chairs, book club meetings, the "paperback boat," special sections that include Southern writers and NC writers, and the framed author photos in the bathrooms. Of course we have a beautiful picture of Nancy prominently placed, as she should be.

It's a different store with a different vibe. But the booksellers are the same genuinely kind people you always knew. The same great literature is shelved. We continue to present wonderful authors, poets, and town hall guests.

If you haven't already, I hope you will come in to see us. Bring your coffee in and have a seat, for as long as you like.


Lisa Poole

Posted by Lisa Robie Poole on 08/28/2016 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Fast-track trade for the TPP: David Price says — No. (With an *) Plus, an afternoon update …

Trying to make some sense of the TPP. All you need to know it´s that while we are busy with Trump, Hillary and the election; they are moving forward with this Pacific Trade Treaty that is going to move more jobs to Southeast Asia. And I do not have anything against those countries, but everybody understands what more unemployment would mean for the US. Plus, it would make US laws powerless against big corporations... Yep, the fine print of TPP is not fun.

Posted by jsanchez on 08/28/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

DJ17 McCory has never been right on anything....He has his head so far up duke powers ass and he cant see for all the BS...Every time he opens his mouth he tells another lie.......2016 will be good riddance to that useless taint.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tony D on 08/27/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

McCory=One term asshole.....see ya bye bye....

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tony D on 08/27/2016 at 11:14 AM
Posted by Tony D on 08/27/2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

I'm no staunch conservative and have no strong opinion of the judge but I don't think that statement means what the author is implying it means.

Was it the best way to put that sentinent? I'd say probably not. But I think it makes much more sense that the nuances of an unfamiliar culture can be difficult to adapt to make more sense when talking about parenting and custody than a blatantly racist or culturally insensitive statement.

What I do know from someone who has worked in his office is that he is fair, fastidious (some might say takes a long time to make decisions but they're well thought out when he does), and can smell crazy. The things I think you want in a Family Court judge.

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Posted by Frankie 1 on 08/26/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “'Transgenderism' Is a 'Feeling,' Explains Dan Forest, Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina

Just another case of a religious idiot who thinks his Bible trumps science.

Vote them ALL out this November!

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Posted by Tori Browning on 08/26/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

No scientific proof that transgenders are trapped in the wrong body.., climate change, no ransom paid, no confidential email on the servers, didn't know it was not approved, Does anyone notice a common theme to those statements from the leadership in D.C. ? Lies / half truths. All to keep the Democrats in power. America, wake up. Take back your country. Vote Trump 2016. Any other vote is just a continuation of the present crash course.

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Posted by Martin Weigand on 08/26/2016 at 12:38 AM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

DJ17 - Your referenced professor is also an unabashed conservative who is on the BOD of a right wing think tank (and I know "right wing think tank" is an oxymoron)

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Posted by Allan Schlick on 08/26/2016 at 12:06 AM

Re: “'Transgenderism' Is a 'Feeling,' Explains Dan Forest, Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina

i am embarrassed to live in the same country as this moron and his ilk.

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Posted by Jeff Brown on 08/25/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Ha! Of course McCrory tries to say that Monmouth is a terrible pollster despite the fact that they're one of six pollsters out of several hundred to earn an A+ rating from 538, who are arguably more knowledgeable about quality of pollsters than anybody else.

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Posted by Marc Sloop on 08/25/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

I suppose then that Lincoln was pushing the Black agenda--Kennedy too. God knows they shouldn't have been allowed thier freedoms--and finally desegregated a century later. Martin Luther King just threw that black agenda in our faces! And I'm certain you could find some idiot "scientist" out there who published a "study" saying that African Americans are somehow genetically inferior to thier Caucasian counterparts. The study is only as good as its science, it's scientists and the statisticians. By the looks of things DJ17, you are none of the above. It was the topic of the times. It needed attention. The LGBT people are the ones in the spotlight now. Their agenda needs attention. These people have been living in the background for far too long, all of whom have suffered at the hands of bigoted lawmakers like McCrory. No matter that the higher courts have deemed his voter registration laws and HB2 unconstitutional, right? And who cares that he's spent over $500K of the state's disaster relief fund to defend himself despite those rulings. I'll be happy to see McCrory go and I suspect there will be parties when he does.

28 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MHM1978 on 08/25/2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Hey DJ17, I'm going to quote one of your favorite Conservatives... "I'm not going by any study or poll, I'm going by the way people feel" - Newt Gingrich.

In case you missed it he said this while being questioned about crime. He says people feel scared, while denouncing an FBI report that crime is down. Fearmongering is your boys cup of tea. Facts hold no weight with your party.

Quit pretending like you know anything except the BS you hear on Fox News. Rinse and repeat.

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Posted by Joseph C. Luthman II on 08/25/2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Sweepstakes gambling on the way out in NC?

If you or someone you know was forced out of the poker/sweepstakes business or lost their job, because this dirty government thinks it's ok for gambeling as long as you play their lottery or travel to Harrah casino and spend your money, please contact the constitution for games @ 704-776-8873 , we are taking our rights and our business back to our jobs and we aren't asking. If you are willing to stand up with the constitution call us. We will have the rights to our jobs back!!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Constitution for games on 08/24/2016 at 11:45 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

How is serving as Governor of a top 10 state for one term "utter humiliation" versus, for example, working for a free tabloid?

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Posted by towerman on 08/24/2016 at 11:10 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

DJ17 - There's no scientific evidence of God, but people believe it. Your argument is not valid for a majority of the population. Only God knows if the LGBT folks are born that way, so you should not speak of what you don't know.

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Posted by bndurham on 08/24/2016 at 8:40 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Even if that were somehow true, what would it matter? What business is it of anyone else when two consenting adults love each other, or if they want to marry? When transgender kids are dying inside and killing themselves because society denounces them, who with a heart cares about some people's petty objections to their personhood or very existence? The answer is that these peoples lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness is much more important and trumps your petty "close examination."

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Posted by Paige Barnes on 08/24/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

Thank you, Chip Diller.

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Posted by David Via on 08/24/2016 at 7:22 PM

Re: “New Poll: Pat McCrory Is Screwed

It turns out that McCrory was right. In case you haven't heard, we now have a close examination of scientific research by two scientists from Johns Hopkins university (one is also affiliated with Arizona State). It shows that the LGBT agenda that has been pushed onto us by Obama, the NBA, and others is based on a LIE. There is no scientific proof that gays and transgenders are born that way and no scientific proof that transgenders are trapped in the wrong body.

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Posted by DJ17 on 08/24/2016 at 6:45 PM

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