I've known this good man for more than 35 years. He'd be a great governor! He's smart enough to know when arrogant and uncompromising is appropriate. In this political climate we need someone who is willing to tell the truth.
As the article suggests, I'd be thrilled to see a great progressive candidate join the fray and lead our party forward.
Pat McCrory spent ten years running for governor. We need someone to step forward now to challenge him at every turn. Got any suggestions?
The problem is that Protzman can come across as a complete jerk. I share almost all of his political views, but it would require some serious nose-holding to vote for him in the primaries. (The stench from the GOP would be such that in the general that wouldn't be much of an issue.) Interacting him through BlueNC and other online fora, my initial reaction is that while he's done some good work statewide, I'd be worried if he were the flag for NC progressives, because he'll make us all look uncompromising and arrogant.
I should qualify this by saying I've never met him in person, and Lord knows it's easy for one to get the wrong impression online, but while I'm not as active in the NC progressive online chatterboxes as I used to be, I was never really left with a good impression of the man.
Thank you for this essay, Lisa. You do an excellent job of showing both sides of the "luxury" of such choices, and the economic structures that must sustain them. There are many who might choose the new domesticity who simply cannot afford it; and others who can barely afford it, but sacrifice to do so. I will definitely find the book and read it!
this is what happens when believers override the will of the not so stupid. However that being said these incredibly ignorant backward fools were VOTED into office. Shame on anyone voting for anyone associating themselves with the religious right. Next time ask what would Jesus do? He would do the exact opposite of the actions of the NC Legislature. This is the textbook example of why separation of church and state is such a fantastically good idea. don't vote for religious nuts...they are insane and destructive.
Fair point, although it depends on one's expectations. Those drawn by the words "Anne Frank" in the title might be expecting the narrative made familiar by umpteen iterations on stage and screen. They will be in for a surprise (a good and exciting one!).
From Byron Woods' INDY Week review:
"In this devised performance, sections from those texts are placed in an unlikely matrix of other sources. In one section, science writer Mary Roach (Tamara Kissane) holds forth on flatus; elsewhere, Ron Vawter (Tony Perucci), another Wooster Group co-founder, recalls an experience from his military service that was theatrical, religious, profane—and undeniably funny. These cards are shuffled in a deck including the strange affirmations of L. Ron Hubbard and 1920s calisthenics and football guru Walter Camp, along with remembrances by cast and crew members of their own adolescence. In between these scenes are deliberately awkward transitions including movement sequences, vintage cartoon footage and the unique vocal stylings of live shape-note singing, and songs by Peter Sellers and Screaming Jay Hawkins."
Thank you, Lisa! I didn't want people to read this and get a wrong impression.
Its a choice and as long as both parties agree I see nothing wrong with it!
I actually totally understood your meaning from the article. I think your true meaning came through. Don't worry.
Summer, I think it's clear that was what you meant. I understood that when you said and I when I reviewed the recording.
What is happening to this wonderful state I love so much? We are being overrun by small-minded theocrats and legislators that care more about their special interest patrons and less about the people they are supposed to be serving. We need to put the brakes on this.
Hi. Summer Kinard here. I just want to clarify that this heavily edited version of the conversation does not represent well what I actually said about childcare and minorities. Or am I the only person completely appalled at the line, "those people would be impoverished and minorities"? What I actually was talking about was that the childcare I could afford would force [probably] minority women into low, non-living wage jobs, which I did not want to do as a matter of social justice. I was not fretting about having minorities around my children. Lord, have mercy! Talk about opposite meaning.
If you've ever read any of the permit applications for charter schools, you'll begin to understand where SB 337 came from. One would think that people who want to make a living educating would at least have a basic grasp of written English. It was at once eye-opening and horrifying.
Heading to Durham on Friday for Solas. If you're not Irish, these guys will make you wish you were.
Correction- the LGP show has a LOT to do with Anne Frank, nearly everything in fact. Come on Indy!
Ideology that favors dense urban development is no longer the primary issue. This is plain power politics. Forces who own and develop ITB property stand to profit mightily if that's where the newcomers go. Forces who own and develop OTB property don't want to see the City focus exclusively on downtown. Growth OTB hasn't subsided; many and perhaps most of those 12K newcomers are still landing OTB, to the consternation of ITB advocates. Sprawl isn't really the issue for Raleigh any longer because the City has very little left to annex. So, density will necessarily increase as Raleigh grows. The question is whether it's ITB density or OTB density that will increase.
This will only benefit Chapel Hill. I am glad they got with the times. The food scene in Chapel Hill is so tired. You have run down crappy pub fare for the college kids. Or uninspired bougie food for all the old money in town. But Durham still has Fullsteam which means its worth the drive for the beer + food trucks, unless Chapel Hill gets a brewery in the future.
great review - thank you for such a heart felt insight into a great performance!
Maybe they could just stay off the ripple...
Thank you so much for the thoroughness of this glowing review... I so wanted to be there, but since I couldn't, it's nice that your review tells so much about the story and Clay's presentation. And the pix help so much to bring it alive for me!
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