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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

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

My governor's breath smells like cat food.

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Posted by Sogno on 07/22/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

Interesting comparison "Ralph Wiggum is a recurring character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Nancy Cartwright.[1] The son of Police Chief Wiggum and a classmate of Lisa Simpson, Ralph is best known as the show's resident oddball, and is noted for his non sequiturs and erratic behavior. His lines range from nonsensical, or bizarre interpretations of a current event, to surprisingly profound statements that go over people's heads; and his behavior varies between blissfully unaware, to dim-witted, to awkwardly spontaneous, even occasionally straightforward". -Wikipedia

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Posted by Kristin Lione on 07/22/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Lost It

Is that a typo in the 2nd to last paragraph where NC's Governor is named as "Ralph Wiggum"?

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Posted by ScottV on 07/22/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Charlotte Is Losing the All-Star Game

Still no explanation on how HB2 protects male children from male pedophiles, so one can only conclude it is really about oppressing trans* people. Also, no word on how stripping non-discrimination protections from LGBT people protects women and children in restrooms. It is almost as if the "protection" excuse was thought up after the fact....

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Posted by Nathaniel 1 on 07/22/2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

One of the most interesting parts of Dickey's book is the information (in Chapter 3) about breeds and genetics and the difficulty of identifying what breeds are present in a dog. Genetically, I was surprised to learn, 'pit bull' pretty much isn't a definable breed at all.

For example, the Mars Veterinary company, which administers a popular DNA test for finding out what breeds are in your dog, does not have a DNA profile for the American Pit Bull Terrier, saying that the genetic diversity of dogs labeled 'pit bulls' is too great to support creation of a meaningful profile.

Basically, a 'pit bull' is a dog someone thinks looks like a pit bull. And Dickey goes on to cite data showing that even dog experts do extremely poorly at correctly identifying breeds present in a dog visually.

This article reports on a study showing similar findings with regard particularly to pit bulls:…

What does it mean? A few things:

1. Media reports of attacks by 'pit bulls' are very unreliable with regard to identification of the dog breed involved. Therefore:

2. Anti-pit web sites that aggregate media reports in order to paint a picture of 'pit bulls' as uniquely dangerous are not using reliable evidence.

3. Breed-specific legislation is not based on reliable data or evidence about dog attacks.

Of course, none of this will change the minds of zealots, who aren't even going to look at anything that contradicts their prior conceptions.

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Posted by lxxxvc on 07/22/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Two Brothers Funnel Their Nostalgia for Eighties-Era Durham Summers Into New Netflix Series Stranger Things

So Awesome and great Job Duffy Brothers. Series had me captivated and so sad now that it is over cause it was so great. The characters were well developed and everyone of the actors did an amazing job. Please keep it up cause you won me over as a new fan. I was born and Raised in The Bull city and us Durhmites never say die like the Goonies. That mentality bleed through the characters and now that I know Durham had an effect into the mind frame of the writers as they created this show. As a fellow Durhmite artist, it makes me proud to see other Durhmites and their Art flourishing, and doing a great job at it.

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Posted by Watts Mangum II on 07/22/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Charlotte Is Losing the All-Star Game

You don't really hear much from Dan Forest, I assume he sits on his hands in that weird phallic house around the corner waiting for McCrory senpai to notice him. You forget how stupid the man actually is.

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Posted by raleighispcool on 07/22/2016 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Carolyn Lathrop - You are such a bigoted Moron that you aren't even worth responding to though I find I must. What a piece of chicken crap you are. It'd actually be laughable if it weren't so biased and untrue. Geez, what a pitiful piece of work you come off as.

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Posted by Roslin on 07/22/2016 at 5:39 AM

Re: “What Will It Take for Durham to Clean Up the Area around N.C. Central?

@Eric Tullis - I think that's a great idea, I wonder what that incentive could look like. Right now the city has the second mortgage program for the Southside Development ( but I'm not sure how many people are taking advantage of that program.

What do you think that incentive would have to look like?

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Posted by Gladdek on 07/21/2016 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

I see that as usual a few of the 'regulars' from the anti-pit bull camp are posting here and in their usual obnoxious, accusatory and hateful manner. One of the things that I have Ms. Dickey to thank for, besides her very thoroughly researched well executed book, is how she helped me see that engaging these people, the anti-pit bull campaigners , in any effort to impart factual inforation to them is an exercise in futility.

These people have no interest in anything that doesn't support their beliefs and there's nothing any of us can do about it. However the energy that we might waste on engaging them in a war of words no one wins can much better be spent in more productive ways.

First all we who have dogs that might even remotely be taken for being a pit bull type dog must at all costs and put every effort into helping our dogs be ambassadors for all pit bull type dogs everywhere AND then get out into the public so as many people as possible can see what wonderful, safe and well behaved dogs we have BECAUSE we choose to be responsible dog owners. Secondly we most promote responsible dog ownership to all dog owners that have all kinds of dogs; and if nothing else lead by example. Third we need to lobby our local city councils and animal control agencies to create and enforce comprehensive non-breed specific dangerous dog ordinances that hold dog owners responsible for their dogs behavior. Fourth we should encourage and support our local animal welfare related agencies to educate the public on the importance of responsible dog ownership to include easily affordable or free programs to spay/neuter and training/behavioral assistance in order foster a safer community in relation to dog related injuries. Fifth but not last by any means begin or support public service programs in schools helping children learn how to interact with dogs in a way that is safe for humans and humane for dogs.

In the end it must be up to those of us who are more interested in fixing the problem of dog aggression and the result of it than we are in blaming a certain kind of dog for the behavior it is allowed by humans to engage in to remedy this issue. It is NOT an impossible task and daylight is burning while we waste our energy on people who are purposefully ignorant of the real reason why dogs harm other living things.

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Posted by Cheryl Huerta on 07/21/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Inspiring: This Man Became a U.S. Senator Without Reading the Constitution

See how Democrat sheep just spout the line they're told, as if it's Gospel!
Were they to actually read up on the subject they would know the Senate is under no obligation to even hear the list of nominees, much less approve of them. Dems did this many times in the last months of a Repub President; no nominees were even considered.

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Posted by SoakupSun on 07/21/2016 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Charlotte Is Losing the All-Star Game

Pretty sure that's not actually Pat McCrory in the lead picture.

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Posted by barry on 07/21/2016 at 8:41 PM

Re: “The KKK Comes to Raleigh. Thanks, Trump!

This is appalling. That's really all I can say about it.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 07/21/2016 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

As a veteran of the restaurant business, I don't see anything here that strikes me as inaccurate.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 07/21/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

I have never met a pit bull who didn't think he or she was a lap dog. All that licking immediately puts me in a better mood.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 07/21/2016 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Charlotte Is Losing the All-Star Game

This is infuriating. Millions in lost revenue just so our ass backwards legislature can discriminate against people. Throw the bums out.

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Posted by aburtch on 07/21/2016 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

I was attacked by a pit-bull rottweiler mix, and got it to HALT
just before it got to
me on a run;

The command "HRAUS" is the German command to release the Dogs of War,
from which comes the term "HARASS"
so when a cop sicced a dog on me with the command "HRAUS"
when I walked home past his house,
that was true harassment, in its most primitive form.
Fortunately, I've known attack dog trainers, and when I said "HALT"
with the German pronunciation, the dog halted and sat down.
The dog was better trained than its owner,
whose wife (also a cop) referred to
a couple of elderly women sitting on their porceh as "Porch Monkeys".

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 07/21/2016 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Mike Krzyzewski Weighs in on HB 2

Jamie Javier, check out a swimmer at Harvard named Schuyler Bailar. First openly trans college athlete that was openly welcomed after transitioning.

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Posted by hockeygalnc on 07/21/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “What Will It Take for Durham to Clean Up the Area around N.C. Central?

bullcitygirl and Gladdek

more to your points, there should be an initiative or more of a city-wide effort to get more black middle class families to invest in this area by renovating and moving into these properties. Of course, these families would require sort of incentive, but the city could provide that too.

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Posted by Eric Tullis on 07/21/2016 at 1:49 PM

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