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Re: “A Desperate Pat McCrory Makes His Last Stand

Promoting and supporting poor policy, like voter suppression, HB2, and extremely poor coal ash regulation, is despicable but human. Attempting to change the results of an election you have obviously lost is possibly criminal and most definitely puerile. Cooper's lead grows with every inane, baseless, and desperate challenge. Grow a pair McCrory. Show a little class on your way out the door.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DR B on 11/23/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “How Did Mike Morgan Win?

Really though, this bolding thing is annoying.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by kevan on 11/23/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “A Desperate Pat McCrory Makes His Last Stand

Have you always done this bolding thing? Can you stop?

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Alex Dunham on 11/23/2016 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Uber Really, Really Doesn’t Pay Very Well, According to a Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina

Uber was great pay when it started in the Raleigh area but it has gotten much less lucrative as time has gone on. Uber has and continues to be using some extremely deceptive practices and does all it can to hide them. Ubers interests and the drivers interests are not well aligned making them bad partners. Uber has slashed rates dramatically claiming it would increase income. That has not come to pass. Instead Uber raised their Booking Fee from $1.00 to $1.80, increasing their revenue per ride by 80 cents and not sharing any of that with the driver. So lower rates by roughly $1.00 a trip, then raise the fee by 80 cents means that Uber is getting .60 more per trip AND drivers make .80 less per trip. This adds up over time. Uber also has started quoting prices as a flat rate which is an estimate that's a little higher than the time and mileage fee that used to be charged but they still reimburse the driver by time and mileage. In most cases this means they pocket a little extra change on each ride. On the few rides where a passenger would remember what rate they paid, Uber was making an extra $1.00 that they were not splitting with the driver per their agreement. Uber wants to get massive volume, to the point of taking passengers away from the bus while the drivers need better rates to make a decent living.
People who leased cars to do Uber when it paid better are stuck now as the floor drops out from under them between lower rates and increased competition. I also don't need to mention how Uber has mislead the public into believing that a tip is included in the rate when in fact that's not the case.

Posted by Marty Dulberg on 11/22/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Mind the Food Gap: Who Does Farm-to-Table Serve?

There's a huge difference between the food stuffs you see at Kroger/HT/Publix and the real deal you can get when you are supporting local farmers--from a nutritional standpoint. The people that eat cheaply will pay for it later in medical cost. The equation always balances. So follow the flavor. From Dan Barber to Vivian Howard to AC--the proof is in the burger. The reason so many chefs cook with so much salt/technique/obfuscation these days is that the proteins most suppliers sell are becoming more and more bland as they have had to use products raised with a focus on yield--as opposed to raising breeds/varietals chosen for flavor. There's an argument to be made that the modern American palate has become dulled as it has been further removed from the practice of food production at the home of any kind. Hence the rise of (gotta admit it's delicious) the pork belly culture--eating only the tasty small parts of the animal, while having no idea or willingness to tolerate off cuts or offal. This loss is at the expense of the appreciation of flavor; the joy of "fishy fish", "grass fed beef", and "heritage breed vegetables." Oh, and pimento cheese sucks.

Posted by whatdoiknow on 11/22/2016 at 10:18 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Uneducated and low informed, probably never been to a library in their life. Also all on some sort of government assistance. Yea I can't wait for their medicare to be screwed with!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Donna DiCorcia Davis on 11/21/2016 at 6:05 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

@Rward: Just fixed that, thanks for the heads up.

Posted by pblest on 11/21/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

Melania is staying in New York, so Trump will hire a body double to play the role of first lady. Rumor has it the job will go to Caitlyn Jenner.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by MichaelEdits on 11/21/2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Go Home, Pat

link 1 to N&O actually goes to bismark tribune

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rward on 11/21/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “From Nixon to Trump: The Parallels between 1968 and 2016

I am so naive to have believed since the late sixties racism was lessening in America. I am a child of that era, alive for the assassinations of John Kennedy,Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy . Since the 2016 primaries watching the hateful language, acceptance of sexism,racism, religious freedoms being taken away, rate of violence increasing within our youth, and civil liberties taken away. What I feel is that the anti semitism, racism, loss of freedom for some Americans never really changed . The monsters are loose.

Posted by ccrovetti on 11/20/2016 at 4:31 PM

Re: “No Silver Lining: The Dems’ Apparent Defeat of Pat McCrory Is Cold Comfort

HB2 was idiotic legislation that was never going to survive court challenges but cost the state thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars. A perfect example of a Pyrrhic Victory.

THAT is the reason.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by MichyMitch on 11/20/2016 at 9:29 AM

Re: “To the Women Who Raised Us: You Abandoned Hillary Clinton When She Needed You Most

It is sad to think that in the next four years young women will probably have fewer reproductive rights than their mothers and grandmothers had in their day, they will face more employment discrimination, and be more at risk to sexual assault and abuse and that their mothers and grandmothers are directly responsible for that.

Posted by MichyMitch on 11/20/2016 at 9:25 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

This is a real guy. A drunk and a criminal.

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Posted by Dr. Harvey on 11/19/2016 at 11:09 PM

The Justice Theater Project staff hopes that Mr. Davis will reach out to us privately. We hope to have him become a part of our shows by volunteering, joining a committee, auditioning for a show, any way he would like to participate. We admire his courage in speaking up, and think he would be a perfect addition to our outreach and advocacy efforts. We are always available for coffee and conversation. Melissa Zeph, Managing Director

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by MJZ on 11/19/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

More of the same from the left.
Creating a totally bogus narrative to fit their increasingly radical hate agenda.

I've seen this story 100 times on CNN or read it in the Washington Post.

Here is how it goes down. Little Johnny goes off to local University. Gets indoctrinated by the left. Gets his journalism degree. Thinks he is smarter than everyone else. Arrogantly writes hate filled hit pieces. Has wine and cheese with his leftist friends. Feels holier than thou. Loses an election. More apoplectic hit pieces. Vicious cycle.

The left is going to continue to hate those not like them. We are all ignorant hicks in their eyes. Can't change them.

Drain the swamp.

6 likes, 36 dislikes
Posted by UNCconservative on 11/19/2016 at 8:29 AM

AJBruno, your comment was deleted because it did not pertain to this story (see the rule stated below). You are welcome to post your comment about our election special issue on any stories in the election special issue, but it did not belong here.

Posted by Brian Howe, INDY managing editor for arts & culture on 11/18/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Perhaps Mr. Mozingo would feel differently if he did not blame others for his own short comings. He had a job,stole from his company was subsequently fired. Whose fault was that,really. Or when he was indicted and sent to prison. Violated his probation, caught for multiple DUIs last one back in jail for DWI while liscense were revoked and fleeing the scene. Guess he has to blame someone. He can't get a job because he is a repeat offender. He shouldn't have even been allowed to vote, if he infaCT vote.

30 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by call it straight on 11/18/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Christine Walczyk

Corruption in the Wake County Courts by Judge Christine Walczyk. Judge Christine Walczyk of the Wake County Courts thinks she is above the law. I am not the Plaintiff or Defendant in the case but I witnessed Judge Walczyk state at a court hearing that she was angry at one of the litigants for putting in Requests for Reassignments against her and that Judge Robert Rader did not approve the Requests for Reassignments. Judge Walczyk laughed about it. Judge Walczyk is laughing because Judge Rader's wife, Megg Potter Rader, contributed money to Judge Walczyk's campaign, so this is the Wake County Family Court, where Judge Robert Rader's wife maintains a friendship with Judge Christine Walczyk and Judge Walczyk makes fun of a litigant in the court for filing Requests for Reassignments against her. Judge Christine Walczyk is a corrupt Judge whom thinks that Judge Robert Rader will just go ahead and cover up her corruption. Also, in the Wake County Family Court is Judge Michael Denning whom stated the discriminatory comment of "China wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for all the Chinese." Horrible, pathetic job you are doing Judge Robert Rader allowing the Family Court Judges of Judge Michael Denning and Judge Christine Walczyk to violate Rules of Civil Procedure and constitutional rights of the litigants. But apparently all that matters is whom Judge Rader's wife supports in a campaign. Judge Robert Rader should have recused himself from hearing Requests for Reassignments concerning Judge Christine Walczyk as his wife contributed a large sum of money for a fundraiser for Judge Walczyk, but instead of doing that Judge Walczyk just makes fun of the litigant whom put in Reassignments against her and laughs and states that Judge Rader denies the Reassignments. This is complete corruption. Walczyk is so corrupt and apparently stupid as all of the court hearings are recorded from the Court and Walczyk can be heard on the audio recordings making completely inappropriate statements, laughing at and making fun of a litigant where Walczyk even states that she (Walczyk) finds it funny that the litigant filed for reassignments against her and gave them to Rader. Walczyk follows the letter of the law in the meaning of capital C for Corruption, that is all Walczyk follows.

5 likes, 0 dislikes

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

Voting for Trump thinking you will get is on you....Trump is just like all the other republicans....They represent rich America not working Americans....All you rich fks will do ok he will cut your taxes blah blah blah.....But all the things that ordinary people need will be gone....So feel high and mighty because you voted for sit back and enjoy the ride because change your going to get.....I dont think you will like it in the end......Remember the last 8 years of republican rule arggg....Change in NC has not been good under McCory the country will suffer the same under Trump and their followers are some really dumb shits.

28 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tony D on 11/18/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

If you work a regular hourly job and you have family members who are retired and getting SSN and medicare or you are going to need UN-employment insurance or workman's comp at some point in your life ...WELL I can safely say you are fools and idiots voting for Trump so unless you are rich and wont ever need these programs...Then you are stupid beyond belief letting the republicans control everything....Paul Ryan and all the other assbag republicans want to permanently destroy these programs or privatize...Privatize means corporations can extract fees from these funds in the name of saving tax dollars(its not possible)...Seems all the racists in NC would sell their selves into poverty voting for these republicans on account of racial barriers or religious ones....well you played into the hands of the dumbest bunch of assholes ever assembled to run this state AND COUNTRY. The republican party is not a christian organization not a one of them can ever be called a christian ..are they racist yes if it gets votes....The bottom line is they dont love you....they will sell you out for corporate money thats all they represent.....So now with these assholes running things and time will get hard and you will find yourself needing these agencies and they will be gone.....Bo Ho for you..

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tony D on 11/18/2016 at 12:56 PM

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