The reason the anti-war movement has stalled is because people like you and other moderate liberals are not committed to ending it.
Bob Geary is absolutely right, there is no bad day to protest against this unjust war. Flag draped coffins will be what the 10 troops that were killed in Iraq on Memorial Day will be coming back IN. There is no better way to honor these 10 DEAD SOLDIERS and the troops that are still there than to have a funeral procession.
I actually supported giving the Bush Admin authority to go into Iraq in the beginning. One the biggest mistakes in my life, but at least I'm committed to ending it ASAP. You need to re-examine your commitment.
In 3 months, you will realize that a mistake was made by moderates who did not take a more radical approach to ending this war. The blood of at least another 500 American soldiers is on YOUR hands.
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How much did you pay in taxes last year to support the mentally ill? Sorry about the ad hominin shot. My point is that somebody has to pay. Basically, we have an income tax and a sales tax to generate rev for NC. Landing Google will expand receipt of both. The decision that the mentally ill are better off in community based facilities has been made. If you're really a supporter of the mentally ill you would want the State to sell the land to the HIGHEST bidder. Regardless if it is the city of Raleigh or private development.
I'm all for 306 acres, so my plan raise money levying a tax on bicyclists and pedestrians who utilize our greenways. They're going to be the ones who use the park the most anyway, right?
Now that was a good article. A little long, but you're much better when you write about something you know about. It's interesting that you take cheap shots at dead white guys. J. Daniels, Brahms, G. Ford, etc. What's up with that? Even your crack about white frat boys is a bit disturbing. Are you a racist?
Like everybody, Daniel's was a product of his time. He was born in eastern NC in 1862. Both political parties advocated white supremacy at the time. He later regretted his earlier position on that ONE issue. Daniels was an FDR New Dealer. A traitor to his social class. He was a progressive for his day and deserves a statue in a public square more so than Andy Jackson, Zeb Vance, Andrew Johnson, etc. at the Capitol. Did you know that newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst offered Daniels one million dollars for the News & Observer. Daniels refused the offer. He continued to use the paper as an instrument for political influence battling the trusts, American expansion in the Philippines, Southern railroad companies who governed politics in the South, and others. One railroad company funded a competing paper in hopes of putting Daniels and the News & Observer out of business.
Maybe you should shed some of your self-righteousness and save your criticisms for the people that really deserve your special talent for being critical and support the obvious progressives in our society that we know are not perfect, but haven't 'given up' and at least want to make the world a better place for your child. Now lets all sing a chorus of, "We love the world".
Pretty good column this week, but I don't think the city of Raleigh has a policy of discouraging street musicians. I've seen them around for years on Hillsborough St. RPD may be to quickly to ask a street musician to leave at the request of private property owner, it just depends on the situation. I might ask a bad sax playing street musician to stop playing in front of my house.
You certainly have a point about leaf blowers, I would add any motorcycle or automobile that creates an inordinate amount of noise to this list as well.
Now my criticism. Why do you feel compelled to have to take cheap shots at PROGRESSIVES for shopping at Whole Foods, attaching liberal bumper stickers, putting up anti-war signs, etc. At least were trying. We understand we're in this together. None of us are perfect, especially those among us with past or present substance abuse problems that are living on public assistance. Progressives are on the side of empathy and responsibility. Which side are you on?
Lastly, I'm certaily glad to hear that was your idea to not remove the Daniels statue and add one of Chavis to Nash Square. Your last column suggested your were in favor of removing the Daniels statue, which would have been a quite a slight to one of our state's greatest PROGRESSIVE leaders.
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