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Re: “Suicide apparent in shooting death of son of pro-gun rights N.C. Rep.

Sounds like only one person is trying to politicize this tragic event.

16 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Francis E Craig on 04/16/2015 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Suicide apparent in shooting death of son of pro-gun rights N.C. Rep.

This article capitalizing on a NC representitives sons death for political purposes is disgusting and shows how slimey and lowdown the reporter and this publication is. Usually leftist gutter snipes like yourselves appeal to only the lowest of human beings.

Ric Starnes

34 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by ncknightncknight05@yahoo.com on 04/16/2015 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Because of a vague federal law, Raleigh man faces deportation back to his native Congo over a $50 hat

If he hadn't robbed someone, he wouldn't be in this predicament. He brought it on himself.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MJKopechne on 04/16/2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “What it's like to be a grown man whose favorite band is three women

The icing on this bit of autofellatio is the "SHOW ME YOUR RIFFS" t-shirt, because ironic sexism is really best juxtaposed with naïvety.

24 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by indy. on 04/16/2015 at 2:44 PM

Re: “What it's like to be a grown man whose favorite band is three women

Is this a delayed April fools article? The web title reads like an Onion headline. Men enjoying music made by women wasn't worthy of self-congratulation in 1995, let alone 2015.

41 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by brenbren on 04/16/2015 at 12:21 PM

Re: “What it's like to be a grown man whose favorite band is three women

Paging Indy Weekly: 1974 is calling: it wants this article back.

34 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Crys T on 04/16/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “North Carolina doesn't need a religious freedom bill to be anti-LGBT

And another thing-- the notion that you can use the law to ban discrimination based on sexuality or some other fluid, potentially changing, not readily identifiable characteristic is just so absurd I wonder what the hell is wrong with anyone who thinks this is a good idea. At least with gender and race, you can usually tell who is who, making this at least somewhat practical, though still a very poor idea (see other post above or below).

Do you lefties realize that are you are starting to criminalize thought? Maybe that is what you want to do, if so, congratulations!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/16/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “North Carolina doesn't need a religious freedom bill to be anti-LGBT

I am always wondering when/if someone -- anyone -- will ever say that discrimination is an essential element of free association. Seems to me that we should support the individual's right to freely associate with others as they see fit but this automatically implies the right to not associate with those we don't want to deal with. I see no way to have one without the other but maybe someone is more enlightened than me here, though I doubt it.

I support free association (and free non-association = discrimination) by anyone for any reason whatsoever at all times and without reservation.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/16/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Democracy North Carolina finds more than 2,000 voters cast ballots that did not count

So, were any lawfully cast ballots not counted? I didn't think so...

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/16/2015 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Raising the (green) roof

Green roofs are really good for environment and we can bring a better change. But it’s not easy to maintain EPDM Rubber makes roof cleans and safe and eco friendly too.

Posted by Joan Keeley on 04/16/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Because of a vague federal law, Raleigh man faces deportation back to his native Congo over a $50 hat

I have nothing significant to add that Dude has not already said. But to emphasize, this has nothing to do with a hat per se. This is about his behavior.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 04/16/2015 at 10:12 AM

Re: “After a slow start, Blackbeard’s Lost Weekender rallies for garage-rock ruckus

Really fun weekend! Thanks to Josh for pulling it all together.

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 04/16/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “A quintet of collaborations that never panned out for North Carolina's piano man

so much wit...... you should pat yourself on the back. really really hard.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by eldergawd on 04/16/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Because of a vague federal law, Raleigh man faces deportation back to his native Congo over a $50 hat

This article was very pleasing to read. A criminal non-citizen is apparently going to be removed from this country, thereby making it safer for law-abiding citizens and non-citizens.

Me like.

The headline is certainly typical of The Indy. Did Sorgie write it?

Let's be honest folks, a Raleigh man isn't facing deportation b/c of a vague federal law. Rather, he is facing deportation because he committed a felony and victimized another human being, then lied about it, thereby wasting the time & money of police and the court system, (and by extension the taxpayers who fund them), and only admitted the truth once his co-conspirators flipped.

Now he's trying to claim he's the real victim here and say he wasn't properly informed by his attorney of the implications for his residency. Of course, we already have Mr. Nakiam on record as a liar. And he does have past history of criminal behavior and associating with criminals, not to mention an incentive to lie again so he doesn't get deported. The icing on the cake is that the court records show in his plea deal he verbally acknowledged three times: "I could be deported." This is an open and shut case. Buh-bye!

I get that he doesn't want to go back to the Congo. Despite the anti-Americanism of you're typical left-wing Indy writer, this is still one of the best places in the world for immigrants, many of whom risk death to come here.

But are we to seriously believe he doesn't remember the language he grew up with and which he likely speaks at home after coming here a teen? And why should we believe he'll be executed on arrival as the article implies? Again, he's lied before, and the easiest way to avoid deportation for your predatory behavior is to say you'll be a victim of violence if you return to your home country. Ironic that he's worried about being a victim of the same sort of predatory behavior he engages in while in America.

I'm glad he's got a 99% chance of deportation, and tonight I'll pick up a six-pack at Sam's drink a toast to to the criminal justice system.

I only wish we could deport more criminals like him.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dude on 04/16/2015 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Internet sweepstakes cafes likely to sidestep the ban

it is relaxing no one tells you gamble your bill money that's on you . you have to be 18 make the right decision.

Posted by Brenda Mcrae on 04/16/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “What it's like to be a grown man whose favorite band is three women

I get it. I love a few bands that have all dudes. It's about the music, not about the gender. Their stories don't necessarily speak to me, they aren't my typical role models, but their music, the rock n roll, it calls to me. I don't have to defend it to other fans, but the rest of my female peers don't get it. It's certainly a conundrum. Poor guy.

32 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Grown Woman Who Feels Your Pain on 04/16/2015 at 4:52 AM

Re: “Loud on every level: An interview with Lee Bains III

Thank you, Jonathan, for alerting us to the typo and for the reminder that "biscuit head" is something people say. Cheers.

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 04/15/2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Kay Crowder has impressed in her six months on the Raleigh City Council. But is her presence there a good idea?

The Crowders are a family full of inspiring people. Great work, Kay!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Emily Galvin on 04/15/2015 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Loud on every level: An interview with Lee Bains III

Y'all biscuit heads got the name of the album wrong. It's "Dereconstructed," not "Deconstructed."

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jonathan Pattishall on 04/15/2015 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Lori Horvitz

Lori Horvitz, who has been compared to David Sedaris, is a creative writing professor and director of women's studies (women, gender, and sexuality) at UNC Asheville. Her book, The Girls of Usually, is a collection of creative nonfiction essays, called "deeply intimate and wickedly funny."

About the book: ​Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the "happy blonde families," she becomes a "hippie chick" who travels the world in search of … something. The Girls of Usually chronicles each trip, each romance, each experiment in reinventing herself that draws her closer to discovering the secret door through which she can escape from deep-rooted patterns and accept her own cultural, ethnic, and sexual identity.

Quote from the book jacket: "In the back of my underwear drawer, I left notes for myself: By the time you read this, you'll be happier and have bigger breasts! But for now, I practiced magic routines in front of my pocket poodle, Sunshine, the only family member I could hold and hug."
- Lori Horvitz, The Girls of Usually (Just released in February, 2015)

Posted by Katherine Franklin-Kent on 04/15/2015 at 1:19 PM

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