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Re: “The Republican National Convention, Day Three: “National Security, Not National Benevolence”

The Colonel has a better understanding of national security than the president does. Best to honor his opinion, rather than try to belittle it.

Posted by Goaglen on 07/20/2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “The Republican National Convention, Day Three: “National Security, Not National Benevolence”

Yoohoo, Barry, check the stats. I know it's work, and they would reveal the truth, but look at one month in this table anyway. Just for the lark of it. For no other reason than to debunk that claim.
http://ncfire.info/crimearchives.htm

Posted by Goaglen on 07/20/2016 at 4:06 PM

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

It's called urban blight. Durham may be maturing. "Gentrify it?" If the homicide rate were manageable, businesses respected and honored, taxes lower, maybe. But it's still Durham. The liberal's dream.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Goaglen on 07/20/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Destination Dix is Poised to Give Raleigh the Urban Park It Finally Deserves

Certainly not the mental health care it needs

Posted by Goaglen on 07/20/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Inspiring: This Man Became a U.S. Senator Without Reading the Constitution

This is what the "grassroots" tea party wanted and they're getting it in spades. How do you weaken the only entity on the planet that can prevent you polluting with impunity, paying your workers nothing (hey Drumpf things wages are already too high), and getting the lower and middle class to subsidize our tax breaks (while moving billions off-shore legally)? While that's easy, dump your excess billions into an anonymous campaign finance system that allows you to buy up enough media access to convince an ignorant 21% of voters (in midterm elections which only turn out 40% of eligible voters) that facts and reason are the enemy and your ineffectual puppet is the solution.

Thom Tillis (R-Art Pope's Sphincter) is just another example of a billionaire tool who just happened to get a promotion from weakening NC to trying to ruin the federal government to the benefit of billionaire barons like the Kochs.

Before some mouthbreathing gun-humpin' jesus freak says I'm a libtard ask yourself this: Why has your state income tax gone up since the flat tax has been enacted? Guess what Cochise?! You just helped pay for the tens of thousand dollar tax cut your wealthy neighbor (or Senator) got on his income tax bill. Not only that, you also helped the state reduce funding to education, food stamps, hurricane relief (though McCrory helped with using some of that money to fund his pointless icky people in the bathrooms law), etc that is moving NC just one step closer to fiscal positions of states like Louisiana and Kansas.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Faux_newsisntreal on 07/20/2016 at 2:59 PM

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

I'm sure all of the people in fast food service fighting to get paid a living wage feel super-sad that you're not able to make "bags of cash" on late Sunday mornings too.

12 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Van Buren Boy on 07/20/2016 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Axis of Cinema

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Posted by Vargas Cynthia on 07/20/2016 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Ms. Lathrop, your much ballyhooed comment reading seemed to miss the part where you claimed shampoo wasn't invented until 1927 and then were refuted by a fellow commenter. So perhaps you'll catch this one. LIQUID shampoo was invented in 1927, shampoo itself has been around for hundreds of years.

Here is a link for you from Time Magazine on the history: http://time.com/3998228/history-of-shampoo…

Here is another link that shows examples of shampoo ads from pre 1930: http://tinyurl.com/guslzcm

See, not so fun when people comment at you with a snarky tone, is it? Weird how people don't like that and are somehow unconvinced by it.

But by all means, please lecture us all on disliking facts.

20 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Feetsboro on 07/20/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

@Ms. Lathrop--A quick Google search of your name + "pit bulls" indicates that you are an extraordinarily prolific and ubiquitous internet commentor on this subject. If you feel so strongly about this and are willing to devote so much time to it, why not write your own book, and lay off the (frankly creepy) fixation you seem to have on Ms. Dickey?

34 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by BullCityBrian on 07/20/2016 at 2:00 PM

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

@pblest - Despite the AP story, I'm not convinced of a material resurgence of the KKK. Such groups remain on the fringe of society. "Klan members still gather by the dozens under starry Southern skies …". If they begin gathering by the hundreds, we ought to worry. I am a Jew and history teaches me not to offhandedly dismiss the presence of such people. For the same reason, while I am wholly in favor of reporting incidents of racist intimidation, I am loath to provide white supremicists with gratuitous publicity.

With respect to Trump, the only arrow in his quiver is demagoguery but he's proven to be adept nonetheless. He knows that "The Wall" cannot be built, that 11+ million people cannot be rounded up and deported and that "Make America Great Again" is a catchphrase reminiscent of "In your heart you know he's right" (Goldwater 1964). Instead of wringing your hands over the oversimplified notion of "Trump's brand of white nationalism", perhaps you ought to examine the true reasons for Trump finding his footing.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Bernard Baruch on 07/20/2016 at 1:59 PM

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

Anyone who says Trump is not stoking the fire of hatred is in need of psychological help or a thesaurus. The GOPs nominee has renewed the 35 year old "Southern Strategy," promoted by Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and others. No need to worry about ISIS. The Republican Party has adopted a racist credo. The GOP is destroying America, the greatest country, through terrorist tactics and fear-mongering.
We are better than this. We must reject the fabrications, the lies, the animus.

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by cityfox on 07/20/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Carolyn Lathrop did you even read the book? If not then please stop.

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by h0tdamn on 07/20/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Carolyn Lathrop having 5 of the first 7 comments on this article demonstrates Bronwen's point pretty well...

25 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bullcity on 07/20/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Hey, folks. Unlike Ms Dickey, I DO read the comments, because I want to hear opposing points of view. But if you really can't answer my questions or dispute my facts (and so far,nobody has tried) it really isn't that persuasive to just hit "dislike." We all KNOW you dislike having the facts about the pit bull crisis shared. That is actually a huge part of the problem.

4 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Carolyn Lathrop on 07/20/2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

The word shampoo dates to 1762. It is of Hindi origin.

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David Klein on 07/20/2016 at 1:04 PM

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

Wow, its rare to find someone who is not afraid to speak their mind like this honestly. If I am dining out, the most important quality for my waiter to is honesty, not a phony attitude. Spicy remoulaude my opinion most people will see this article in a cynical way, but I find this persons courage to tell the truth extremely refreshing. Thank you, sir, a working class hero is something to be. If only the rest of us had the same commitment to being honest with one another, just maybe this world would be a better place for everyone.

15 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Nathaniel on 07/20/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

And nobody who is against the breed specific legislation necessary to stop irresponsible pit bull breeders (that would be mandatory spay / neuter of all pit bulls and pit bull mixes, including American bulldogs, except for akc and ukc-pr registered show dogs ) can claim to be an "advocate" for pit bulls. They offer NO solution to the horrific carnage caused by the irresponsible overbreeding of pit bulls, by the pit bull community. 80% of dogs dying in shelters are pit bulls. That is a million dead pit bulls per year that these self-identified "advocates" couldn't care less about. They love to brag about how they "rescued" one or two (carefully chosen, we hope) pit bulls but they hate it when anybody asks them about the hundreds of others that fill shelter freezers and landfills.

4 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by Carolyn Lathrop on 07/20/2016 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

Cheryl Huerta,

I am trying to imagine a belgian malinois advocate or a border collie advocate or, indeed, a true advocate of any breed of dog denying the huge influence of genetics and saying (as you do) that "dogs are dogs" and it is all in how you raise them. No dog advocate says that. Only pit pushers.

But no pit pusher has ever won a sheepdog trial with a pit bull. Why is that, if dogs are dogs? And why does every dog fighter in this country breed pit bulls, not labradors?

7 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by Carolyn Lathrop on 07/20/2016 at 12:40 PM

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

I'm so glad that you write stories like this! People have no clue how annoying they really are when you are the waiter or waitress! It's not the fact that you hate the job or even the people. It's all about circumstance! Love it!

18 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Taran1284 on 07/20/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Pit Bulls May or May Not Be Dangerous. But Bronwen Dickey Can Attest That Writing About Them Definitely Is.

So Ms. Dickey thinks it is a virtue to not read the comments? Why? It does make it easier to not respond to questions to which she offers no answers, and to pretend that there is no pit bull crisis. This is very popular with pit pushers, who desperately want to allow pit bull breeders to continue to profit off the irresponsible breeding of pit bulls.

Let's see: Two people dead from pit bull attacks this week. And a thousand dead pit bulls a day in shelters alone.

Pit pushers? Anybody care to tell us your solutions to the crisis?

4 likes, 36 dislikes
Posted by Carolyn Lathrop on 07/20/2016 at 12:32 PM

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