Haven't heard much from you lately. Thought you might be on vacation. I enjoyed your latest vitriol, but was a bit confused on one of the last points...
"... The lesson here is the Indy doesn't want those who disagree with them to have a voice or exert their rights to petition their government as citizens... "
Seems to me that you - and your many posts - are irrefutable proof that the Indy isn't really bothered by the "voice" of those who might disagree with them.
You, on the other hand, almost always seem to allow no room for anyone to possibly consider a point of view that varies from your own.
What's up with that?
Since you're new to the area, you might want to use the INDY's search function for "ghost bike" and "bike death/accident/etc". The Indy has given a good deal of ongoing coverage to this issue, and other issues concerning bicyclists, over the years (Search: "bike"). Welcome to Durham.
I think this article is spot on.
I really like the last paragraph...
"Reasonable people have started a petition at change.org asking the city to amend its policy to prevent one grumpy cat from spoiling the whole litter of kittens."
And I especially like that the INDY has the balls to stand up to this guy... and to the city... and the state... and to Queen Patty and King Arthur (Pope)... and etc, etc, etc...
I can't help but think that Ike Murray's "Durham Brazing & Welding Works" represents a wealth and richness of Durham which no big-time, big-money condo deal will ever be able to match.
Alex Boerner has some amazing photos of Ike Murray's shop, included in the accompanying slideshow of this article. Check it out.
Alex, I'd like to see more photos of the Welding Works, if you got some, or might be going back there in the future.
Brilliant, indeed. I believe this one has to be a nominee for the V.C. Rogers "best of" collection. Thanks, Cullum.
It's not hard to imagine why the Durham Central Park board took no objection to the sale - they're hoping to get another crane to climb.
It's me, Virgil Cane, from Chatham county, or as you would say, just another voice from the "hate America crowd", according to your infallible overly self-assured estimation.
I wanted you to have a nice weekend, so I thought I would assure you that I'm not "stalking" you. And while it could be a blow to your self-esteem, I'm pretty sure nobody else is either. But I'll let you know if I hear anything.
However, given the seemingly (dreadfully?) endless fount of wisdom you share with us, I am reminded of that good old country song "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?" Which I'm thinking is pretty much the opposite of stalking.
Seriously Dude, what's up with this "hate America crowd" crap. Is that any way to start your weekend? Lighten up, and enjoy life a little. Look, Dude, you've insulted everyone else to the point that they don't want to have anything to do with you. Who loves you enough to tell you to take a chill pill, maybe even a whole box of them? Virgil Cane of Chatham county, that's who!!!
Do try to get out and enjoy the sunshine this weekend. There's no future staying inside and pretending like you have all the answers, and the grand purpose of correcting a perfectly imperfect world. It's been tried before, and guaranteed to fail, every time.
And if it gets to be too much, sit down, take a deep breath, grab a cold beer, and a fresh box of chill pills, and listen to this...
Best to you and yours,
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