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Re: “Abortion bill unacceptable; Support the solar bill

Typical leftist nonsense. Abortion is exactly what it is. MURDER..destruction of the body of an unborn baby..that is exactly what it is..Lynne Walter, instead using the old addage...pretending to be doctors,,perhaps you better stop pretending to be concerned about education of children..won't be any children left if you had your way....Why don't you mention medical facts about what abortion does to the woman? Mental stress AFTER the killing? What about the ''Silent Scream'' you foolish marxist...yes marxist... decryed? You talk expansion of medical help and public you folks really care about it far more than any other human..your problem want MONEY..every question you ask is about though money will solve all these problems...look at's destroys lives..but those who find it disgusting are pretenders?? What the hell are YOU???????

Posted by Jacoby on 05/05/2015 at 10:48 PM

Re: “The state GOP supports sweepstakes industry and empowers sleaze

When I hear , in most cases, atheist whining about the morals of others, it's disturbing. The abortion of innocence, preachingto the poor with liberal rhetoric in order to hide the facts about the aborted Black childs demise through abortion, using terms like disease..ex:alcoholism when it's a sin to indulge in anything without expecting consequences, to preach about one man doing something you don't like and use the word sleaze..when DEMOCRATS sneaked the lottery into about the poor..only a fool would listen to your article and not see the immaturity and nonsense of a so-called liberal progressive ...which you are not're a marxist. At least a real liberal would have some ability to see the obvious...I say some...progressives are perverted in logic and reason..I make no apology....just sorrow for those who dare not think and follow these vipers into the pits of nothingness. They have no ideas..unless YOU PAY FOR IT..because they sure don't..Progressive give less than any group to charity.....but they give lip YOUR EXPENSE.and the unborn child..they will cry for the murderer to be spared..think about

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Posted by Jacoby on 05/05/2015 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Charlotte discovers one weird trick to solve homelessness. (Give them some place to live.)

People discover one weird trick to keep from getting shot by cops (don't commit crimes).

Bonus tip: don't resist arrest and obey the lawful orders of the police.

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Posted by Dude on 05/05/2015 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Rush Radio: Truth is false and logic lost

Me thinks'' liberals'' love the word far more than the practice. Me thinks they use the word intelligent because it stimilates their ego.. saying makes them feel as though they're composed of the good heart and smart!.God bless you little leftist bodenes of the Catskills...need an interpretation?

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Posted by Jacoby on 05/05/2015 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Durham Police: protests, body cameras and troubling crime reports

In this intellectually bereft time, I expect the mob to be screaming racism and demanding that we close the gun death achievement gap.

Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 05/05/2015 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Durham Police mangle traffic stop

Look, the cops aren't perfect, they screw up now and then plus they are human and have all the usual human weaknesses. I am not a knee-jerk cheerleader who worships the police but we need them to maintain domestic tranquility, which is a pillar of the civil society.

Nowadays, sadly, it is fashionable now to single out local law enforcement for bashing and thrashing. I lay most of the blame on Obama and his fellow community organizers for egging on this way-over-the-top hysteria.

If there are local police problems and there are-- identify them specifically, document them clearly, then solve them. Riots and ACLU lawsuits don't help at all. Obama hasn't helped at all either. We need adult leadership, not a loser.

In the meantime, there has been a dramatic rise in crime in Durham recently. The Durham renaissance we have all enjoyed the last 10 years or so will come to an end if crime goes back to what it was. It is headed that way now. The police did not cause this.

Ask yourself, where is the bigger problem: with the Durham police or with the Durham criminals?

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 05/05/2015 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Durham Police mangle traffic stop

Better to let one guilty one get away than trash the constitution and arrest 10 innocent ones.

Posted by Tony Edward Dockery on 05/05/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “What does Gov. Pat McCrory have to hide in his travel records?

McCory is a crooked assBag.....Last election we in NC traded crooked politicians for more crooked politicians.....Only this time the politicians are twice as crooked.

Posted by Tony Edward Dockery on 05/05/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Durham Historic Preservation Commission to discuss possible Watts-Hillandale tear-down

The Jordans knew they were purchasing a property in a historic district and to propose demolition of a well-maintained contributing structure is incredibly disheartening; what they are proposing to construct lacks the charm of the original structure and looks like a home that could be seen in any suburban neighborhood. It is my hope that the Durham Historic Preservation Commission does not approve demolition and tells the owners to go back to the drawing board.

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Posted by Sarah M. 1 on 05/05/2015 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Durham Historic Preservation Commission to discuss possible Watts-Hillandale tear-down

I don't get it either...

Legality aside, what's the point of spending an obscene amount of money to live in a neighborhood you profess to love, just to be deplored by that very neighborhood?

I'm also calling BS on their initial plan to split the lot. They were either extremely incompetent in their buying/surveying process, or are fabricating that plan as an excuse to tear down the original house. When spending $375K plus the cost to construct a new house, one would be advised to do their homework.

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Posted by Carnot on 05/05/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “What does Gov. Pat McCrory have to hide in his travel records?

Virg, I check the site about once a week, but go back b/c I get email updates when some liberal loon pontificates about one of my comments.

Let's apply your logic though. According to you, I should never check The Indy again b/c I disagree with it's left-wing activist journalism and seek to counter it using facts and reason. Well then, I think you, and the Indy writers, should leave North Carolina since you don't agree with the democratically elected government here or the majority of people who make up this great state, who you often attempt to denigrate. Go to Boston or NYC and speak to the choir there. We don't need you.

The Indy is good for some things . . . music and culture events, and food happenings (the reason why I started reading it in the first place), but I find it's biased "reporting," its hypocrisy, and its constant attacks on Republicans and those on the right to be something worth challenging.

What's your problem? You don't like dialogue? You don't think the other side should be heard? Shame on you for that.

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Posted by Dude on 05/05/2015 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Durham Historic Preservation Commission to discuss possible Watts-Hillandale tear-down

Why not just buy/build a new home elsewhere that meets their needs and sell this one? I don't get it.

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Posted by ohsabrina on 05/05/2015 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Live: In Raleigh, The Who take their own endurance test

Strangely, I agree with everyone here, partially at least, including Grayson. Admittedly the reviewer falls just a little bit into the old-rock-musician-should-just-give-up-and-go-away critical trap: people have been calling out supposedly over-the-hill rock geezers since the Beatles wiped the slate clean in 1964, but at the same time those same people continue to genuflect before old blues and jazz guys and give them a free pass all the way to the cemetery. (If you don't believe John Lee Hooker was going through the motions on his final tours and recordings, I have a Justin Bieber vial of sweat I'll sell ya.)

But much of what Grayson says rings true, even if there's a veiled attempt to compare - unfairly, methinks - the Pete-Rog-Zak-Pino (+ sidemen) lineup to the classic Pete-Rog-Keith-Ox lineup. (For the record: I first saw the Who in '71 on the Who's Next tour so I feel I do have a bit of perspective here.) There WERE a few wobbly moments at the Raleigh show, like when Daltrey blew the lyrics in Won't Get Fooled Again, or during A Quick One which, despite my being thrilled to finally see it done live, did make for some restlessness. For a band that's always represented the primacy of youth, rebellion and standing up for what one believes in despite the odds, there's a bit of dissonance that occurs when pondering their current 50th anniversary celebration and their unwillingness to work even a lone new song into the setlist.

Meanwhile, though, I will ultimately have to side with the commenters, if taking sides here is what is demanded. The Who did indeed blow the stage apart - I witnessed and experienced a band-audience electricity transfer in Raleigh that was palpable. It even caught my 14 year old son offguard - he was knocked out. The audience was as energized as I've seen a crowd lately, too, certainly as energized and into the spirit of the moment as any arena show I've seen in the past few years, which includes Springsteen, McCartney and Petty. More important, perhaps, is that the band was clearly having fun up there (Zak Starkey inherited Keith Moon's DNA, btw, not Ringo's), their playing loose-limbed while incredibly primal - the kind of stuff that you can't fake, in other words. Townshend was a monster on his guitar, as anyone who watched the closeups on the hi-def screen will testify. And trust me, we do know when our artists are faking it or going through the motions.

Ultimately, that's what we should expect from older rockers anyway: to not go through the motions in order to pick up an easy paycheck, and to make a concert a true celebration of those songs that have stood the test of time. With that, the rest becomes pure and easy for the folks in the crowd.

---Fred Blurt, aka a rocking geezer in Raleigh

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Posted by Fred Blurt on 05/05/2015 at 10:55 AM

Re: “What does Gov. Pat McCrory have to hide in his travel records?


Regarding your recent comments on the Indy being taken "seriously":

The suspiciously consistent belligerence of your targeted attacks, the amount of time and effort you put into making them, as well as the fact that you can't seem to resist coming back over and over again to a website that you clearly don't like, would all amount to very solid argument suggesting that there is really no one on this website who is more desperate to be "taken seriously" than you.

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Posted by VirgilCane on 05/05/2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “What does Gov. Pat McCrory have to hide in his travel records?

"The state GOP asked "What is Roy Cooper hiding?" We asked the same thing of McCrory—and after 480 days, we're still wondering. Republicans, you have only 441 more to go."

In other words, The Indy is an arm of the Democratic party and political left. So much for independence and unbiased journalism. Who do you guys take your orders from? Is it Barber, Kay Hagan, or Perdue?

With the exception of food reviews and upcoming events, no one should take you guys seriously.

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Posted by Dude on 05/05/2015 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Your lunchtime reading: Gov. McCrory’s travel records

Purdue and Easley aren't running for reelection. But thanks for reminding us that your handle (like your comments) isn't to be taken seriously, little buddy.

Posted by BullCityBrian on 05/05/2015 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Durham Police: protests, body cameras and troubling crime reports


If the boy doesn't pull a Trayvon Martin and physically assault an armed man with a gun who is put in fear for his life, then his chances of a premature death will decrease dramatically.

If the boy doesn't pull a Mike Brown and assault an officer and try to take his gun, then his chances of a premature death will decrease dramatically.

If the boy doesn't pull a Eric Garner and choose to put his body under severe stress while resisting arrest while being obese, having a heart condition, diabetes, and asthma, (note to the ignorant, the cops didn't suffocate Garner, break any of his bones, or crush his windpipe . . . the man's body gave out from the stress he created for himself by fighting with the cops), then his chances of a premature death will decrease dramatically.

If the boy doesn't pull a Derek Walker and point a gun at a police officer, then his chances of a premature death will decrease dramatically.

if the boy doesn't pull a Jose Ocampo and take a out a knife and disobey a lawful order to drop it and then behaves in a threatening manner towards the cop with a gun on him, then his chances of a premature death will decrease dramatically.

If the boy doesn't pull a Freddie Gray try to create an injury, (likely to claim police brutality . . . he's seen the race hustling scams with Trayvon, Garner, Brown, etc.), by throwing himself around the back of a metal police van, then his chances of a premature death will decrease dramatically.

If the boy doesn't pull a Jesus Huerta and shoot himself with a gun he kept hidden from cops, then his chances of a premature death will decrease dramatically.

To summarize: if the boy doesn't engage in criminal behavior and if he doesn't display threatening behavior towards the police or assault them (or other civilians), and if when given lawful orders by the police he obeys them (simple ones too, like put your hands behind your back or drop the weapon), then his chances of getting killed either by a civilian or police officer will decrease dramatically.

Sorgie, I'm surprised you don't know this stuff. It's pretty basic.

If you're so worried about him dying, it shouldn't be in a police article. He's most likely to be killed by another black person. Your concerns would be more relevant in a different article, one that examines a culture and specific set of behaviors that lead to death by cop.

Or in other words, the sort of article your politics would prevent you from ever writing.

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Posted by Dude on 05/04/2015 at 3:54 PM

Re: “2015 INDY Poetry Contest: Meet the winners and read their poems

I'd like to take part in the contest next time. How do I go about it?

Posted by Wray Muiruri on 05/04/2015 at 1:08 PM

Re: “No FLOTUS for Hootie: Peter Holsapple on playing one of David Letterman's final shows with Hootie & the Blowfish

It's a shame that you guys didn't get more time, or at least the chance to shake hands with the First Lady. However, it's always great to see you play, especially since that was the first time I've heard "Hold My Hand" played live in that arrangement. It was definitely worth staying up for. I can't wait to see you all in August!

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Posted by Rob Brown on 05/04/2015 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Live: In Raleigh, The Who take their own endurance test

So, how was is it?

Posted by Bulgarea Candin Stefan on 05/03/2015 at 2:42 PM

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