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Re: “The Morning Roundup: The Criminal Justice Edition

You can bet the NC Sheriffs' Association will endorse Newton. There are few to the right of them and the groups leader, Sam Page, is a textbook example of a brown shirt.

Posted by ScottB on 07/11/2016 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Chatham County has a plan to stop frackers. Can it possibly work?

@Goaglen, Just ignore Tony D. He's The Indy's resident left-wing troll. Every time he comments he drops swear words and hate towards conservatives and Republicans and fails to put forth any rational ideas. All he does is sputter. If you read his comment history you'll see he previously fantasized about someone being raped. He's a sick man.

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Posted by Dude on 07/10/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Chatham County has a plan to stop frackers. Can it possibly work?

As to the issue of fracturing for gas and oil deposits, this rag and the opposition to the practice deny science and fifty years of experience in other parts of the country. They spread fear and lies for the most part, and emphasize a few incidents related to bad management, poor regulations, and non drilling accidents.
The party which claims to be for everybody does not want senior citizens warm in the winter paying less for heating and cooking fuel, or the lowest environmental impact of any fossil fuel available.
I was raised in an area where pressure fracturing was used and I remember none of these horror stories told to you by liars and thieves.

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Posted by Goaglen on 07/10/2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Chatham County has a plan to stop frackers. Can it possibly work?

Tony D, How about a mutually beneficial deal? You get rid of the (what did you call our governor?) as***g in the White House and we'll consider our governor next fall. Our request is immediate, not next January. That includes a gag order on O************ ( I refuse to spell out any of my names for him)
That's called Tit-for-Tat.
As to your prejudice, you express a view demonstrating an allegiance so blind that even patient Job would refute your claim to righteousness. For every one discredit you find for Republicans, I will find at least two for Democrats. That is just in the boundaries of North Carolina mind you.
You could learn some manners online. But, then again, you are a Democrat. Se we should lower our expectations.

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Posted by Goaglen on 07/10/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Five Terrible Things the Legislature Did During the Short Session

The continued attack on urban areas, generally not controlled by the governing party, would seem to be something that you might have mentioned. Derailing DOLRT, redistricting Wake county commissioners and school boards, taking the airport away from Charlotte, attempting to redistrict Asheville, and the effort to undermine business improvement districts -- which exist and thrive in every major city in the state.

Posted by chuckde424 on 07/10/2016 at 12:17 PM

Re: “The Durham-Orange County Light Rail Line Is on the Ropes Again. That Might Be a Good Thing.

Bonnie, this ridiculous position of the legislature to undue the rigorous decade of work that had been done by the NCDOT, GoTriangle, and the USDOT, experts in this field, has only been confirmed for week or so. Our elected officials are seeking ways to come up with the difference. My bet is that they do find the money but the question is whether we loose our place in line with the federal government and that the project gets delayed -- likely to result in greater cost. While the half cents sales tax was designed to generate the 25% local match, I understand that its actually generating more like 30-35% of the needed funding. So the gap created by this action by the State legislature may be less than $100 million -- Think about it this away, assuming my math is correct, we may be just a mile away from being able to accomplish this project. In these early days, the answer is not clear but clearly its also not over.

The funding limitation actually will impact any technology that we use and will impact Wake county as well as Durham-Orange. So this is not an LRT issue or an attack on Durham. Its an attack on urban living in NC. The legislature does not want to fund the needed infrastructure in Urban areas even where the development and growth of urban areas is the economic engine of the state. Over 40% of the tax base of the state is in the Triangle. Yet they have no problem spending $600 million for the Bonner Bridge to the outer banks that will be crowded two days week for three months per year. Uban infrastructure is so important to this state. My faith is in our local elected officials.

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Posted by chuckde424 on 07/10/2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Half of Chatham County Has No Zoning Restrictions. That Could Soon Change.

The people in that part of the county have the right to deny zoning. They do not want it. That was evident at the public hearings held there.
The statement that the referendum was held symbolically in the last general election has nothing to do with the will of the people on this issue. The reason that Chatham is the only divided county in North Carolina is that the people decided to do it that way in the real referendum ca 1980 when zoning was first introduced.
The job of the commissioners is to listen to the people who live here, were raised here, work here, and obey their wishes. Their job is not to foist off on those residents their own personal agendas, the way they want to rule the unclean masses, the ignorant ones.
Further, The use of Hillary's logo superimposed over the flag of the state of North Carolina is not only optimistic, it fortells how that administration will rule over NC.

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Posted by Goaglen on 07/10/2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Five Terrible Things the Legislature Did During the Short Session

Good overview article. Top 5 can't begin to cover the damage of the NCGA . Also in the last weeks of work for the legislature was bill to allow concealed carry withOUT a permit, blocking funding for schools and roads for 1-2 years for Sanctuary Cities at the sole discretion of the State Atty Gen (I can only assume they believe that will become a R after Nov).

And that it was not the people's voices heard with regards to HB2 but the NBA's speaks loud and clear- now we must rely on sports, music and entertainment to protect our rights and if that isn't a failure of the State, I don't know what is.

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Posted by Cristel Gutschenritter Orrand on 07/10/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “To save his marriage, a domestic abuser gives PEACE a chance

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Posted by Cathey Isidra on 07/10/2016 at 12:10 AM

Re: “The Quiet Battle for the N.C. Supreme Court Matters More Than You Think

To Mr. Mortimer: Yes, a retention election is probably less a function of partisan politics than regular election contests, but before they can be held in North Carolina, it seems to me that North Carolina's Constitution should be amended. The poor thing is battered enough by rogue judicial injuries against it, as it is.

I have seen injury piled on injury against NC's Constitution. Some of these appellate judges ought to conspire among themselves to uphold it for a change.

Posted by Joel Bond Gunch on 07/09/2016 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Coalition to Unchain Dogs

What can be done about someone leaving their dog out in the heat day and night. It is in fenced yard, but seldom gets any attention. Gets food and water, but very little contact with owner. It seems terrified. I personally think it is to hot for a dog to be outside. The person also ties her little Maltese outside all day long in this heat.

Any suggestion would be appreciated. I have spoken with her, but to no avail.

Thank you, Donna Hoggard.

Posted by Donna Hoggard on 07/09/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Don’t Worry, Guys, Donald Trump Has a Big Ol’ Penis

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Posted by Dereck Naveed on 07/09/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Mipso covers Drake, refuses to admit doing so was fun

Drake most underrated rapper ever. Hold On We're Going Home one of the best songs i ever heard in my life...

Posted by EliotG on 07/09/2016 at 12:24 PM

Re: “William Barber: "This Is Violence and Death Gone Wild"

Thanks to Rev Barber,
Well said!

Non -Violent protest is the appropriate answer, the only answer to discrimination.

Dude; In Ferguson the Police department targeted minorities for traffic fines, often contrived, to fund the department and the city. Years of such blatant racist harassment and racial profiling led to a pent up anger now released. The same equation holds true throughout the country.
Ironically Dallas had been addressing the issue, with training and community- sensitivity in mind, and complaints in Dallas of police misconduct had dropped, from 147 complaints in 2009, to only 13 so far this year. The Dallas program needs to be adopted throughout the country.

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Posted by Zion999 on 07/09/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “U.S. Congress, Second District: We Endorse John McNeil in the Democratic Primary

Unfortunately, This candidate is a sellout. Starting out as a staunch Bernie supporter, he has since flipped his position and is now supporting Hillary, even calling her crimes 'OK". On his facebook, he deletes negative posts and blocks anyone who disagrees with him. And, he thinks he can just go "do politics" without the aid and consultation of experts in the field.

This is NOT who we supported when he was seeking momentum. He is an absolute fraud, and I fear what his performance will be like. To quote one of his many egotistical posts "This is the McNeil house - it's gonna be MY way". He sounds like Trump. We, the majority of his supporters, are disgusted by him.

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Posted by Mark Anomia on 07/08/2016 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Vigil to Be Held in Raleigh Tonight for Victims of Police Violence; UPDATE: Durham Holding One, Too

Let's hope the Black Lives Matter crowd doesn't show up and start shooting up the place. #PrayforPeace #LoveWins #NoH8

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Posted by Dude on 07/08/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “William Barber: "This Is Violence and Death Gone Wild"

It's time the government designate the Black Lives Matter movement a terrorist organization. They've rioted and destroyed Ferguson, and now they've shot dead five cops. Barber is complicit with his rhetoric.

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Posted by Dude on 07/08/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Things Are Bad


They won't update because the people who write for The Indy are glad there are four dead cops now in Dallas.

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Posted by Dude on 07/08/2016 at 3:38 PM

Re: “There’s Going to Be an Anti-HB 2 Party Inside the Governor’s House

Denise, you sound mentally ill. How does it make you less safe? Because it makes sure only women can use the women's restroom? In other words, what we've always been doing?

You also don't seem to understand the law. The Charlotte ordiance which inspired HB2 was set up to FORCE churches and religious schools to allow transexuals into the bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms belonging to members of the opposite sex. What HB2 did was preserve the rights and religious freedom of these institutions to say no, and mandated that the government allow for single sex bathrooms based on birth certificates, meaning the mentally ill women who think they are men and the mentally ill men who think they are women CAN go into the bathrooms of members of the opposite sex in government buildings so long they get their birth certificate changed. Private business and places like churches and religious schools can decide their own policy and every non-government institution is free to determine whether or not it wants to let men into women's bathrooms and vice versa.

In other words, HB2 increases freedom and protect people's rights. But that's not the message people are getting because libtards like the Indy keep misrepresenting the truth and low IQ types like you don't seem to be able to understand reality.

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Posted by Dude on 07/08/2016 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Wake County Judge Michael Denning: 'China Wouldn't Be So Bad If It Weren't for All the Chinese'

Judge Michael Denning stayed on a case where he personally knew the Plaintiff and the Plaintiff's family and friends!!

He based his decisions on what his friends wanted! Judge Denning does not follow the Judicial Code of Conduct, he feels that the rules don't apply to him. As Americans, we have throughout our history we stood up against corruption, we have made positive changes to our country because we have not remained silent in the face of corruption. As a proud American, I stand up against the comment made by Judge Michael Denning during a court hearing, which he stated "China wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for all the Chinese." To the cowardly response posted by panthriot above which tries to defend Judge Michael Denning's discrimination, my response is you're just as ignorant as him. There is no excuse for discrimination.

Judge Robert Rader, Chief District Court Judge has done nothing to address Judge Michael Denning making this comment in the court. He has ignored the issue and even tried to pretend he didn't know he made the comment. What kind of a Chief District Court Judge tolerates behavior like this??? The discriminatory comment was presented to Judge Rader and he removed Judge Michael Denning off of the case but never addressed his discriminatory comment. No wonder Judge Michael Denning feels he can do whatever he wants.

The Superior Court election is in November. Judge Denning should have already been removed by the appropriate officials as a District Court Judge, yet he has the arrogance to run for Superior Court Judge. Could you imagine how terrible it would be if he becomes a Superior Court Judge? If you're not his personal friend, then the case will be lost. Judge Denning should learn that all discrimination is wrong!! There is no excuse for his discriminatory remark and no excuse for him intentionally staying on a case where there was a clear conflict of interest. Judge Robert Rader should also stop letting his personal friendships with the Judges affect his decisions. He is there to serve the public and not cover up completely inappropriate behavior of the Judges. Judge Robert Rader gets a huge salary and instead of acting in the best interest of the litigants in the court, he instead lets his personal friendships with the Judges affect his decisions. Judge Robert Rader, try standing up for what is Right for once. Judge Robert Rader, think about stepping down as the District Court Judge because you have a Judge, Judge Michael Denning whom made a discriminatory comment during a court hearing. You are completely aware of the comment yet do nothing about it. Shame on you Judge Michael Denning and Judge Robert Rader. The court system focuses on serving the public and not both of you making huge salaries and abusing the litigants of the court.

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Posted by No Discrimination in the Courts on 07/08/2016 at 2:45 PM

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