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Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Maybe the former governor can apply for unemployment while he trudges through his job search. But oh wait, according to the changes made in 2013, he would only get $350 a week. Maybe that would cause a little humility in the man.

"In 2013, McCrory signed a law reducing the maximum unemployment benefit from $535 to $350 per week. ... according to the Charlotte Observer.

www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/ar…

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Posted by john mccorsley on 03/15/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Can't find a job, ex-Gov? I wonder how many of the 400+ folks who would have found work at the new PayPal office feel about that. I wonder how the folks who work part-time to make ends meet at sporting arenas who missed opportunities to work because the bill you signed caused the NCAA and others to move events from NC feel?

Nah - I think I know how they feel... I am not a believer in Karma, but I do believe that if one is a nasty, bigoted SOB one must accept the consequences of being a nasty, bigoted SOB.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 03/15/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

I really wish people on the left and the right would stop using belittling terms like "snowflake." That being said, Mr. McCrory, you reap what you sow.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 03/15/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Do you all hear that? No? That's the sound of the world's smallest violin, playing "My heart bleeds for you".

"On Monday, McCrory told The News & Observer that he's been considered for part-time teaching positions, but university leaders are worried about student protests. 'That's not the way our American system should operate,' he said."

Um, that's EXACTLY how "our American system" operates. Organizations and companies make decisions, and the public either supports them in the mythical free market, or protests them. Is Pat suggesting that protesting isn't American? Or is it that protesting things that Republicans support isn't American?

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Posted by Mark Neill on 03/15/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Free parking is expensive

Somebody has blocked a car in front of your driveway. You dont know what to do then call Xtreme Towing Company NYC for fast and reliable removal. It is your legal and social right and nobody can surpass your freedom and personal choice.
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Posted by noel on 03/15/2017 at 8:42 AM
Posted by Sheissobad on 03/14/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “For six decades, folklorist Bill Ferris has broken some of the country's biggest racial barriers. Now, he's sharing the South's story with the world

I met Bill Ferris when I was an undergrad at Ole Miss.(Univ. of Mississippi, Oxford.) I had met James Son Thomas at the school because Mr. Ferris had made arrangements to get him there and he was staying in the professor's house just off campus..Dr. Ferris was himself traveling in Africa at the time. I did a quick interview with "Son" for the campus TV (WCBH) That night at the Hoka, Son Thomas was single handedly shaking the walls with his rocking style of guitar an vocal.. he had everyone in the place singing and clapping and stomping their feet. Well, I pulled out my harmonica ( The real reason this New York boy was in Mississippi..) i've been trying to learn the Delta blues style since I was 11 by listening to old Sunny Terry, Brownie McGee records. Son looked up from his guitar pointed a finger at me and then pointed his finger at the edge of the stage where he was sitting and I went up there and sat right where he said and the rest was magic ... Well, I still hadn't met Bill Ferris yet.. after the show I asked Mr. Thomas if I could carry his guitar for him. While we sat outside soaked in sweat from the house party I felt like I was baptized in the blues... This young lady pulled up in an old pick up truck I believe her name was Christina, Son said something to her and she asked me if I wanted to come with. I stayed on a couch at Mr. Ferris's house for the rest of the weekend .. the rest is history. Fast forward four years,, I got to play a couple 3 tunes with Taj Majal on stage at the Paul Green theater in Chapel Hill, NC.. oh and I played my harpoon with the band Pipe for a tune at the Cats Cradle.. who's front man Ron Liberti posted this article and shout out to the Amazing Bill Ferris who I did eventually meet when I was just a pup in Mississippi.. hoddy toddy ya'll.. -Chip Jupitor Crell

Posted by Jupitor on 03/12/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The Loyal White Knights of the KKK Plan a Cross-Burning in Asheboro. Sorry, People of Color, You’re Not Invited.

Well, we know a place to find a group of unarmed bigots...

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Posted by mrdave on 03/12/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “STAND UP: Debbie Liske/Ronnie Reed

Debbie Liske and Ronnie Reed perform original acoustic music while supporting and learning about Together We Will NC - whose mission is to advance the full spectrum of policies to secure the safety, security, well-being, opportunity, rights and dignity of all people, as well as the conservation and protection of the environment. Doors open at 6:30!

www.debbieliske.com
http://togetherwewillnc.org/

Posted by Sarah Watson on 03/12/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Racially Charged Incident Videotaped in Wake School

I love how the black student's name wasn't protected but the anti black anti Jewish anti Hispanic people who were white were protected most likely because they are just kids ( sarcasm) while the black person got suspended. So everyone should in theory just do what they want. The minority will always lose... so fight back if nothing is ever going to happen and when you do you're going to get reprimanded anyway. This system is so terrible.

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Posted by I just watch on 03/12/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Legislature’s New Sales-Tax Plan Is Going to Cost Durham Big

Among NC's wealthiest counties, ranked by per capita income, Orange is the richest, Wake is #2, and Durham is #8. Framing this article as "The General Assembly Once Again Takes Aim At Urban Areas," downplays the relative wealth of our area. Even though money will flowing from blue counties to red ones and the motives of the Republican legislators are self-serving, isn't the result something progressives should celebrate?

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Posted by McCleary on 03/11/2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

The newest projector tech can fill that original sized screen, so it pretty much makes the argument moot. And the 1:9 screen is a hybrid of a traditional movie screen and a traditional IMAX screen, which makes sense seeing how moviegoers are accustomed to a wide format, not a tall one.

Posted by Ian Hunter on 03/11/2017 at 1:57 AM

Re: “Nominate your favorites

Dante's Italiano for the BEST Italian food in The Railegh, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest area.

Posted by AJKNC93 on 03/09/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Former Rolesville SRO Won't Face Criminal Charges

It always amazes me to see how those in power to make change will allow abuse to happen to someone Else's child before they are willing to do something about it. But let it be a child of theirs' and the hammer will come down on the perpetrator. Someone please explain this lack of empathy to me.

Posted by Right Side Of History on 03/09/2017 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Nominate your favorites

CWDJ Entertianment has the best DJ's and Photobooth's so that's who I recommend! It's owned by Pulse FM morning show host Frankie! They are amazing and great to work with

Posted by LiveLoveRaleigh on 03/09/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Sankofa Farms Plants Seeds of Empowerment for Black Youth in Durham

Thank you Mr. Bell, this program is a much needed blessing. You have given these children a little more hope for the future. You are giving the children work ethic, agriculture, and the knowledge to continue the fight against hunger. This program will change the lives of a lot of people for the better. All of you worked so hard over the summer, and I can honestly say you have made a tremendous impact on my son. We thank you. Keep up the great work.

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Posted by Diana Carter on 03/09/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “The Legislature’s New Sales-Tax Plan Is Going to Cost Durham Big

Punishment for Durham's votes and support of lgbtq citizens?

Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 03/08/2017 at 8:31 PM

Re: “5 Things We Learned At Saturday’s March 4 Trump Rally

Melinda Earp: "We need to quit being, you know, divided..."

Melinda Earp: "I believe in christian people" and "those muslim people are not here to help us"

"We need to quit being divided, but THOSE DARN MUSLIMS WHO AREN'T LIKE ME MUST GO!!!"

Thank you, Melinda, for being such a fine, fine example of the mental disjunction required to vote for and believe in Trump and the GOP.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 03/08/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Breaking: Representative G.K. Butterfield Calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Recusal from Trump-Russia Investigation “At Minimum”

GK Butterfield should be the one stepping down. He is a do nothing member of Congress who represents one of the poorest areas of Eastern NC. In all these years of being in office what has changed? Whatever happened to the NCCAR facility built as a research facility to entice GM, Ford, Toyota and others to use to the tune of 14million dollars under the guise it would bring jobs to the area? It currently has no tenants and one employee and is being rented out for motorcycle racing to ( hobbyists) not from the area. So who is this benefiting? Why isn't there an investigation into misappropriation of funds regarding this boondoggle.
Some answers are needed regarding this issue.

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Posted by Fj Rice on 03/08/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Sankofa Farms Plants Seeds of Empowerment for Black Youth in Durham

Mr. Bell, Thanks for being that Servant Leader that the NC Public Education System so desperately needs. For those of you that want an opportunity to be apart of The Van for Hope Kickstarter Campaign,
here is the link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2143665877/sankofa-farms-agricultural-academy-a-van-for-hope

Good Luck!!!

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Posted by Hawkins O'Neal on 03/08/2017 at 9:39 AM

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