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

Use Brownback to describe a filthy sex move? Great idea, how about we call two men having sex "brownbacking?"

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Posted by Screen name: on 07/26/2016 at 12:06 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: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Carolyn,
Liquid shampoo was invented in 1927. Shampoo was invented in 1898 as a water-soluble powder. And anyway if there was a shampoo ad between 1927 and 1930, then that is within range.

But your comment about shampoo was just plain silly, unlike your other assertions about pit bulls, which are uninformed, unhelpful and downright harmful.

Posted by Constance Keptic on 07/26/2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “In Durham, Rich Neighborhoods Have Plenty of Trees. Poor Neighborhoods, Not So Much

The children and tennants of Franklin Village are destroying their own trees. I witnessed a group of children literally rip down a small tree that had recently been planted and another tree that had been hit was stuck under a car parked in Franklin Village. A total of 5 trees out there have been lost since planting just 2 years ago or less. My Latino neighbors who rent, cook outdoors very often and routinely cut down branches and entire trees to fuel their fires. After 2 years, they are now driving elsewhere to cut their wood. Who knows where, but im sure its in Durham!I agree that there should be more planting in these areas mentioned, but Im betting some portion of the population in those areas could care less. The people that appear to care have gardens and potted plants in these neighborhoods, but wont plant a tree on their own?

Posted by heartattack82 on 07/26/2016 at 4:33 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: “The Democratic National Convention, Day One: “If We Don’t Get It, Shut It Down!”

The faster these people return to their usual protest via abstention the better. At first I thought it was good they were involved in this new thing called democracy -- invented only for this election, but now i don't think they have the depth.

P.S. Bernie people, i don't really believe this, I'm just annoyed

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Posted by raleighispcool on 07/25/2016 at 4:03 PM

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

The short answer is money, obviously.

The author asks the wrong question. It should read "where will the money come from to clean up the properties around nccu?"

This is a much more interesting question. It's either going to come from the outside (investment) or from the inside (consumer spending).

If it's going to come from the outside, the first question is how we can justify additional spending on this particular geography. Many will have problems with government programs that are little more than a transfer of tax money to private owners/real estate investors/landlords. Any why here? And not East Durham? Or rural communities?

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 07/25/2016 at 11:59 AM

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

It's amazing who will stick around for $2.15 an hour. Plus tips.... can't forget those tips.

I would throw acid in the rich owner's face and hop a plane to mexico.

Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 07/24/2016 at 1:44 PM

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

Distributing KKK flyers in the information age isn't just blatantly racist, it's stump stoopid. You have to be a butt chugging idiot to think there isn't a camera around to catch your license plate, these days.

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Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 07/24/2016 at 1:39 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: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

It's Sunday! Time to head out for brunch and create some misery!

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 07/24/2016 at 9:53 AM

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