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Re: “Party Barn Hearing Ends Without Resolution, Continued to Later This Month

Young farmers? Really? I don't know any young farmers with 3/4 of a million to throw at a barn. It's ridiculous.

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Posted by Elaine Walker on 10/13/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Soup for You: Welcome to DISH, the INDY’s Tri-Annual Food Special

Y'all totally missed the mark by not including Short Winter Soups in this spread. They've been around for 5-6 years, quietly serving up soups alongside Chicken Bridge Bakery bread to folks around the triangle through their (very hard to get into) soup subscriptions. Check 'em out.

Posted by suzybell8 on 10/13/2016 at 11:57 AM
Posted by whatdoiknow on 10/13/2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “How North Carolina Does Brunswick Stew Right

Some of us Brits appreciate it. I even wrote a whole column on Brunswick Stew! Thanks for this piece, really enjoyed it.

Posted by Nic M on 10/13/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War Is Like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a Marvel Smirk Instead of a DC Frown

Dude you got me the interest to read more, thanks to your content. Great thanks for that. There are some pretty good superman t shirt collection available at amazon

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Posted by mjoshuagarcia on 10/13/2016 at 7:34 AM

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: “How Are N.C. Republicans Responding to Donald Trump’s Lewd Comments?

We need a new word. Hypocrite provides insufficient breadth and depth for the fact that the political party that purports higher moral standards and is known as the "Moral Majority" (what a joke!) has taken this long to feign abandoning ship. I say feign because even though this latest blatant evidence that Trump is a despicable demagogue incapable of empathy/integrity/humility will cause Republicans to publicly state that they don't support him I have no doubt that when afforded the privacy of the voting booth they will, like spoiled rotten brats, derive a perverse sense of smug pleasure by voting for Trump. Repugnant, repulsive, and nauseating are the first words that come to mind when I contemplate the reprobate himself and the miscreant peons who will shamelessly vote for him. They KNOW it is wrong but they will do it anyway. Which will make them all liars. They are Pro-Life, yet support the death penalty. They whine about the deficit but are too ignorant to recognize/remember that the soaring deficit can be directly linked to Bush's tax cuts/foreign wars. Bush started his Presidency with a surplus and ended it with a recession fueled record deficit. They go to church on Sunday and call themselves Christians and support an outspoken xenophobic, misogynistic, racist, fascist narcissist. They complain that nothing gets done in Washington yet they blindly oppose ANYTHING that isn't their idea; which ironically is EVERYTHING because they have no ideas. '

Like I said, we need a new word.

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Posted by DR B on 10/12/2016 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Excerpts from McCrory's Campaign Event with Tony Perkins: The Gov Says He’s Not a Bigot, HB 2 Is Like Anchorman, and His Wife Is Being Ostracized

Values Bus Tour...Now thats comedy on wheels.....hehehehahahahah lol..They took the dog and pony show on the road.

Posted by Tony Dockery on 10/12/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Richard Burr Doesn't Pull Support From Trump, Hurricane Matthew Aftermath Continues

This is Burrs way of saying hey y'all of ya pull my finger eh come on give er a tug.

Posted by Tony Dockery on 10/12/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Durham Commissioners Back $15 Minimum Wage and Paid Parental Leave

Business likes to scream about paying $15 hr.....But if they cant afford to pay their employees decent wages then they dont belong in business.....Most just hate having to pay anything...

Posted by Tony Dockery on 10/12/2016 at 4:50 PM

Re: “How Are N.C. Republicans Responding to Donald Trump’s Lewd Comments?

Burrs response.....Because he is a shit fer brains.. IS complete and total nonsense it has no bearing on the question asked BUT....Like all republican puppets of the regime.. when you dont know what to say always repeat the rhetoric...whoop out them handbook zingers of infinite wisdom and GOP knowledge.......All from their book of factless fiction.

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Posted by Tony Dockery on 10/12/2016 at 4:39 PM
Posted by Tony Dockery on 10/12/2016 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Has Raleigh’s Bus System Been Left to Languish Because Many of Its Riders Are Poor and Black?

funkilla - please see the plan discussed by Mr. Blest in his articles. That's what we plan to build.

You can check it out at

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Posted by JohnNC on 10/12/2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Has Raleigh’s Bus System Been Left to Languish Because Many of Its Riders Are Poor and Black?

Interesting that the article includes a photo of the Moore Square Station. No mention about the $7 million upgrade from the city that is expected to be completed next month.

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Posted by Dana Walker on 10/12/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Has Raleigh’s Bus System Been Left to Languish Because Many of Its Riders Are Poor and Black?

Raleigh is going to have to do something about public transportation to make getting around possible with the growth that we have and expecting in the future. That means having routes that comes out into the suburbs like Knightdale, Garner, Cary, Wake Forest. That means providing incentives for people to use public transportation for commuting, like a preloaded benefit on a SmarTrip card like DC. That means the routes not taking for-ev-er to get around (shorter routes? more buses?). That includes more express routes. That includes bus-only lanes.

As a transplant from DC, Raleigh really needs to step up its game. People will take public transportation if it's worth it to. People take public transportation in DC (and not just the "poor black" people, but nearly everyone) because it's convenient. I'd rather sit on a metro or a bus for 25 minutes than to sit in traffic for 30. I'd rather pay bus fare than parking meter. I'd rather not have to worry about parking. But public transportation is just too inconvenient for me. There's one bus that comes out to where I live, it's just an express bus too, so it doesn't really connect to other routes, so I'd have take the express to the transfer station and back-track to get to where I need to go.

Traffic is only going to get worse, and we need a revitalized public transportation system that works for its residents.

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Posted by funkilla on 10/12/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Here Are Seven INDY Public Records Requests That the Governor’s Office Has Ignored

And to think, McCrory recently complained about the 1984-esque atmosphere in NC...

Posted by Jon Howell on 10/12/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: McCrory vs. Cooper, Round Two

Dear copy and paster in Chief,

Is this supposed to be somewhat informative?


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Posted by AntonioVivaldi on 10/12/2016 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Wake County’s Mass Transit System Is a Mess. Can a $2.3 Billion Referendum Save It?

Bus service is a social service necessity. Not just for low income citizens, but senior citizens that legally should not be driving - but still do to avoid becoming prisoners in their homes, people will medical conditions from epilepsy to a variety of eye problems to those with broken legs, etc. And DWI offenders who simply should not be given an exception to drive to and from work.

Bus service is a necessity for the transit dependent. There is no "No buses, everybody drive" option.

Car drivers get a massive $100 billion a year subsidy - so let's not talk about the inequity of subsidizing transit. Fuel taxes, tolls and license tags pay for less than half the cost of building and maintaining roads and highways when they should pay 120% (the extra 20% to schools for lost property taxes - railroads pay property taxes on their roads).

Better bus and rail service can attract riders that have a choice. And this is fairer to those that cannot drive (they get no benefit from that $100 billion/year subsidy for raids).

The French have discovered that total lifecycle costs for trams (light rail) is cheaper than buses for busy routes. That is why almost every town of 100,000 in France has recently built two tram lines.

Posted by AlanfromBigEasy on 10/11/2016 at 9:01 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

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