This is one hell of a show.
I had to be dragged kicking and screaming to this play. As much as I admire the Freedom Riders—a musical about the civil rights struggle? I anticipated an afternoon of watching paint dry, with the added benefit of shouted political speeches.
But the play moves fast, the shape-shifting actors are at turns passionate, funny, and heart-wrenching. And they can SING! The band alone is worth the price of admission.
This play will be on Broadway faster than you can say Stokely Carmichael.
I wonder what the Realtors' pac wants for their $48 K? Only Pam and Omar know, and they're not talking.
I agree with Jon. Simple donuts are impossible to find here, except at DD, where it tastes like they change the oil once a year.
I joined the long line on opening day at Rise—I'd been waiting for months for a neighborhood donuteria—but I was disappointed. For me, their donuts were way too sweet, then glazed to make them even sweeter.
So Durham sells Jordan Lake water to Chatham County, who sells it to Aqua, who sell it to 751$, who pollute the water and send it back to Jordan Lake. This must be that "cycle of life" we hear so much about.
SB 382 is cronyism of the highest order. Cal Cunningham begged his college buddy Rep Tim Moore (R, Another Planet) for a favor and SB 382 was hatched.
It would force all NC cities (70% of Carolinians live within city limits) to provide water and sewer to any development within an urban growth area. No thought whatsoever given to all of the other costs associated with development: schools, roads, transportation, fire, police, emergency services.
The developers are the same crew that moved Jordan Lake, went around a valid protest petition with a "gift" to NCDOT, and tried to buy the recent election.
Eugene Brown is far too kind when he calls the developers' process the dumbest he's seen in years. "Slimiest" is the word he was looking for.
Rickey the Badge,
Everyone else's reports have been up for days. You must have read my comment and moved fast!
The 751 developers stand to make a lot of money on 751 South and that's why they are throwing money at this election. Their motivation is easy to understand.
What's murkier are the motives of the candidates they are endorsing. Brenda Howerton and Joe Bowser have taken huge campaign donations from the developers in the past. This time, miraculously, none! Page, Bowser, and Howerton have campaign signs popping up like mushrooms all over the county, yet didn't tell us where the money came from to buy those signs in their campaign finance reports. The other 751 candidate, Rickey Padgett, is afraid to even file his campaign finance report. I'm sure we'll eventually see it—after the primary.
If you want to see where the Peoples Alliance gets its money, look at the NC BOE filing for this quarter. Page after page of small donations from people in Durham who care about their community. PA endorsements are done in the open, This year close to one hundred PA members participated, debating the merits of the candidates for four long hours.
As for the 751 project itself, the City of Durham did an exhaustive financial analysis, and found that the project would be a bad deal for Durham taxpayers. That's why they refused to annex the site.
Follow the money!
I wonder who gave Smudski the 751-SuperPAC fliers.
Seems like Teiji is being a little keiji. Five hundred bucks to Brenda seems like a big dog to me.
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