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Re: “Plate Expectations

If the headline had been: "Is Scott Crawford Better Off Without Standard Food"? The answer would have been a resounding "YES!" I dined often at Standard when Crawford was there because the food was the best in Raleigh and the service and staff were spot on! I've dined once at Standard since it reopened sans Crawford. Once was enough. The food was good but not memorable. However, what was memorable was the bar service. It was deplorable. Last night, I dined for the 4th time at Crawford and Son. As usual, the food was excellent and, as usual, the service was spot on.

Posted by Sue Mixson on 02/15/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “How the Religious Right Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Libertine Adulterer Donald Trump

. . .Countless churches should lose their tax-exempt status and / or be prohibited from federal programs because their church pastors and leaders (intentionally or not) refuse to provide economic opportunities to some of the very people who are being used as commodity for federal dollars. Also, (via BOGUS NONPROFITS) too many church leaders and pastors are involved in: deceptive trade practices / undisclosed identity-of-interest relationships, transactions, and collusion / federal contract procurement non-compliance / illegal nepotism / catching the poor (Psalms 10:9) / and unlawfully refusing to extend jobs to people in need instead of creating careers for their families and friends. Hocus-Pocus Religion, Politicized Churches and Federally-Funded Oppression @


. . . federal programs and grants awarded to churches for addressing social poverty, and other maladies are not intended for accomplishing sealed and rigged bidding, and non-competitive businesses and careers for pastors families. Reiteratively, federal programs and funding are not to be transformed into private, family-owned church companies. Federal procurement statutes require government funding recipients to take affirmative steps to give economic opportunities to individual and small businesses.
*ENTIRE article at:

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Posted by Barbara Ann Jackson on 02/09/2017 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Plate Expectations

Emma Laperruque and your response to this situation have been very unprofessional. Seeing the way both your organization and she has handled this has made me lose all trust in anything Indy-week publishes about a restaurant. She is unqualified and your display of Facebook comments clearly show why she was put in that position, YOU are unqualified too. This looks like a bunch of teenagers trying to cyberbully one of the popular kids. Grow up. Be professional. This isn't a college newspaper.

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Posted by TayWoo on 02/02/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Smug Revisionism

Please, Mr. Keen, inform us on what kind of person Hilary Clinton is. But please leave out the innuendo, unsupported and false information. I would certainly appreciate becoming more informed and less ignorant (as you put it), especially from a person who claims to know so much about Clinton that we are all apparently missing.

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Posted by GorSun on 12/05/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “White Rabbit Books—a personal reminiscence

Thank you for doing this when it wasn't easy! I hope you will eventually talk to me at some point again before it's over.

Posted by Raymond Saint-Pierre on 11/25/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Derek Walker remembered

Wow I didn't know this young man, but my heart is so heavy for his family, I know he was a wonderful man, I can tell by all the wonderful comments and his smile is to die for. May god bless and keep his son and family. He died on my son's 43rd birthday.

Posted by Shelly Jones on 11/15/2016 at 2:06 AM

Re: “Listen to Our Hotline to Hell

She was saved in 1974. So was I, but it didn't stick.

In 1976-1977, Michael Jordan was in my homeroom at Trask Middle School. He had a sense of humor back then. I presume he still does. Hidden away, perhaps, but still there.

Your caller may have a sharper pivot, though. It's close.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 11/03/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Loathe Hillary? Fine. Vote for Her, Anyway. Democracy Depends on It.

The author states that we have an imperfect system. Indeed. And his rationale of voting for the lesser of two evils is what maintains this system. Vote for the candidate that most aligns with your vision for your country and don't worry about anybody else.

Posted by datdood on 10/18/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Loathe Hillary? Fine. Vote for Her, Anyway. Democracy Depends on It.

Hillary is like prune juice. You don't really care for it and it is hard to swallow. But if you don't you'll be full of s__t for years to come.

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Posted by DR B on 10/12/2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Loathe Hillary? Fine. Vote for Her, Anyway. Democracy Depends on It.

If they cared about democracy they wouldn't have made a mockery of it during the primary.

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Posted by musicfounds on 10/10/2016 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Loathe Hillary? Fine. Vote for Her, Anyway. Democracy Depends on It.

Understandable take on the presidential race, but glosses over the benefits a third-party could gain from hitting the 5 percent threshold in the election.

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Posted by Ryan Gray on 10/10/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Loathe Hillary? Fine. Vote for Her, Anyway. Democracy Depends on It.

Yes, I would be thrilled to vote for a criminal who has sold her country out for cash.

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Posted by Dennis Smith on 10/04/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Loathe Hillary? Fine. Vote for Her, Anyway. Democracy Depends on It.

This was a great essay that precisely mirrors my own experience. I too opted not to vote in 2000, in my case because Nader wasn't on the ballot in NC. As a 20 year-old I should have known better, but I can't fully condemn young voters for clinging to Stein or Johnson since I made the same mistake myself. As for the 30 and 40 and 50 year-olds out there though, there's no excuse. If you don't vote for Hillary then you are unequivocally demonstrating that you are OK with a Trump presidency. If that's how you feel then fine, I think you're wrong but at least you're not playing yourself. As you so succinctly put it though, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are not going to be president, and when you do anything besides vote for Clinton, you are saying I'm doing nothing tangible to keep President Trump from happening.

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Posted by Van Buren Boy on 09/28/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Loathe Hillary? Fine. Vote for Her, Anyway. Democracy Depends on It.

Worst. Advice. Ever.

The whole "vote for her because we hate Trump more" rhetoric is exactly why we have this pair of dullards running for office, and why millions of Americans that aren't enamored with either of them will still cast their vote for their respective shrunk-wrapped brands of democracy.

Neither of the major parties has even come close to earning my vote, which is why I will proudly vote for a third party. At least I'll be able to look people in the eyes and tell them that I voted my conscience, instead of trying to pick the lesser of the evils -- a more daunting task in this election than any prior election I've been old enough to vote in.

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Posted by mike_in_nc on 09/28/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “It's time to rise up against voter suppression by Republicans

Your unnecessarily lengthy spiel in defense of Republicans suppressing votes, doesn't seem to be needed, as like you said, even after the Democrats passed legislations to make voting easier, Republicans won across the state. So, what are you so afraid of?

Posted by Kathy Fugate on 09/10/2016 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Richard Burr Wraps Himself in the Flag, Forgets What It Stands For

Burr if anyone has noticed is nothing but an asshole and a corporate lackey...He works for corporate and not for the citizens of this state he has supported everything bad that has happened here in our beautiful state and left to republicans our state will be nothing but poisoned water and land and long as his rich buddies make enourmous profits at our expense....All of us who work for a living will suffer the theological and corporate bull shit these assholes have pulled on us.....They havent saved us a dime on fact we pay more now than ever and get nothing in return...They are LIARS and CROOKS period.

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Posted by Tony D on 08/17/2016 at 1:19 PM

Re: “In North Carolina, the Rich Get Richer, While the Middle Class Disappears

McCory=AsshOle......2016 is our time to kick these crooked scum suckers out of office.

Posted by Tony D on 08/17/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Is Pat McCrory’s DHHS Willing to Jeopardize Lives to Appease the Boss’s Former Employer?

The McCrory cabal lies on spec.

Posted by ScottB on 08/17/2016 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Richard Burr Wraps Himself in the Flag, Forgets What It Stands For

If you've seen Richard Burr outside of a major GOP "give me your bucks bazaar"--raise your hand! Oh, my!! Not many regular North Carolinians get to see or hear from Burr about jobs, affordable housing or bringing home the bacon. What's more-- the "invisible" senator was nowhere to be found Tuesday when his party's presidential nominee spoke in Wilmington. Huh? Guess Burr doesn't want North Carolinians to know he supports Trump because the party told him who to back and how to vote.

Maybe Richard Burr can explain why an American flag lapel pin makes him more patriotic than anyone else. Patriotism is about loyalty to America not allegiance to a political party over all else. Patriotism is about protecting the rights of all, including the incendiary and threatening comments of "Donny Dangerous."

BTW, gov. Pat McCrory didn't shy away from saying he supports Trump. McCrory delivered a cutesy stump speech for his flagging gubernatorial campaign.

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Posted by cityfox on 08/11/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Necessary evil: The business of nonprofits

Non-profits are just innocuous little entities existing in their own isolated corner of the economy. They do not hurt the economy, but they certainly do not carry it, either. Non-profits serve one distinct purpose – bettering the world while zeroing out their books. Non-profit organizations are a steady source of employment. Just because non-profits are not allowed to carry forward does not mean their operation does not require specialized jobs to be filled. In fact, in terms of day-to-day operations, non-profits run very similarly to for-profit corporations. Non-profits, like for-profits, rely on computer programmers, accountants, graphic designers and other specialized workers to ensure smooth operation. AGC founder Alan Gavornik personally commits his 32 years of entrepreneurship and business development excellence to facilitating the causes of the philanthropic community. AGC is committed to the prudent application of the successful business models and principals of the private sector to those of the philanthropic and public sector markets. His consulting, coaching and training services to the non-profit community are delivered on both a discounted basis as well as through a host of pro bono engagements. AGC has a mission to boost the performance of non profit clients by using decades of private sector experience tailored to the following areas;

• Development Sales Training
• Program Marketing
• Effective Team Leadership Skills

Posted by Anna Weber on 08/11/2016 at 12:22 AM

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