My response to Gov Cooper on his hate bill 2 victory proclamation:
Are you serious? You call bigotry and discrimination against groups of human beings "welcoming" behavior? ....
You penned your name - in ink - to condoned bigotry, discrimination, and intolerance. You put your name on what would otherwise be republican intolerance, bigotry, and hatred.
Remember the minority and LGBTQ vote that brought you the governor's seat? You badly miscalculated. You just lost your bid for reelection. You turned your back on all except white bigots and bible thumping hate mongers ... we turn our backs on you. You would not survive a military war deployment. Yellow bellies seldom return in one piece. You, governor, are a coward and just signed on to bigotry and hatred.
"Today, our laws are catching up with our [welcoming] people," Cooper said at a press conference after signing a revised version of House Bill 142, the repeal measure."
- which people? Tim moore ? Phil berger? Bible thumping republicans?
Hard-core conservatives were never going to compromise. They represent districts where Amendment One passed by over 70% (in some districts, by as much as 85%). There are enough hard-core conservatives in the General Assembly to block anything more progressive than what Cooper negotiated, and they don't care how many jobs in the Triangle are lost or how many sports tournaments go elsewhere. A deplorable situation? Yes, but it's the political reality today.
You don't get to vote in the districts where the hard-core conservatives come from. To get a more progressive policy in the General Assembly, you must change the hearts and minds of voters in those districts. It's tough work. You won't achieve your goal by expecting Cooper to wave a magic wand and do the hard work for you.
Hillary Bill and Podesta had more shenanigans going on with the Russians than Trump ever had , such wonderful fake journalism lol
Get out of bed and get a job then you will not have to worry about getting kicked out of an apartment
Caitlin, you and your loved ones are in my prayers.
The reason that the liberal base is losing every bit of democratically elected power is because libs are too radical, too arrogant in thinking that your way is the only way. Unless you learn to compromise, look forward to the next century being dominated by conservatives.
They should spend more money on mental health facilities instead of pandering to sick peoples' delusions.
Let me get this straight .. you all WANT me to be able to simply declare I'm a lady and then walk in and piss on the toilet seat? Unless it is properly left up, that is what I'm gonna do, I sure ain't touching it to lift it.
hope this does not get repealed.NORTH CAROLINA needs to tell the NCAA to get f$$ked this whole transgender BS it about pushing the envelope and the agenda.
Funny how Eller Capital misplaced their corporate staff page on their website. Oh, wait - here it is - https://web.archive.org/web/20170211072347…
Hope that helps.
We needed to let Republicans squirm longer until they were ready to swallow their theology and do the right thing. The Democrats are bailing them out.
Thank you, Cora Cole-McFadden, for bringing attention to the need for pedestrian / biking accessibility (and general traffic calming) along N. Roxboro St. The North and East of the downtown core in general could use more attention on this front. Seemingly all the focus to date has been in the South and West parts of Durham (i.e. American Tobacco Trail, Bike corridor projects).
Jeff, while I'm certainly not popping any champagne corks over this bill, I can't rise to your level of outrage, either. The proposed bill is a good example of what we call "politics," which is what we elect politicians to do. Cooper faces a legislature that is absolutely controlled by intransigent Republicans. Your article is notable for failing to suggest how he might have gotten more out of those ideologues at this time, and for good reason: because he doesn't have the votes behind him to do more at this time. So he has accepted a compromise that rights one wrong while leaving another standing...for the moment.
Coop can't just wave a magic wand and make Moore and Berger and their cynical fanaticism magically go away. But we (the electorate) can. And that's what this deal...and others like it to come, no doubt, are counting on: that morally indignant but traditionally low-voting young progressives will, oh I don't know, maybe actually show up at the polls in significant numbers in the next election (2017? 2018?) and hand Cooper the tools he needs in order to accomplish what they want him to do. If we do that, and he still keeps buying into less-than-perfect compromises, then I'll be with you all the way in calling bullshit.
The 2020 date is deliberately picked to make this a presidential year election issue and get the republican base out to vote.
I agree that private parking lots are indeed private, but there should be enough signs to adequately warn patrons of nearby businesses not to park there. I think a prominent sign at each entrance should be required and maybe one more for every 5-6 spaces.
Simple solution to the mess - officers STOP patrolling this neighborhood.
Thank you for this article, Mr. Fine. If I am not mistaken, my full statement on Zebulon was that they had not seen the influx of residents that other towns in Wake had, but they will soon. This is a countywide issue.
Paint looks great over the patchwork of potholes. Good luck to riders who dodge bad road surfaces.
How can I go about trying to get a 3 or 4 bedroom double or triple wide mobile home. Me & my kids have been going from house to house for 3 years now and its very exhausting. I want my kids to have a home and not have to keep house hopping. Please let me know what steps I need to take to get a mobile home.
Thanks in advance!
Someone growing up in NC would almost have to make a specific to avoid a second-generation immigrant. I grew up here in the '50s and '60s and even then knew plenty of immigrants and immigrants children. Maybe your friend had on blinders, Margarets.
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