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Re: “The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down

I've dug and dug and can't figure it out. What's the real reason?

Posted by David Klein on 06/10/2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down

If you still believe the Civil War was over slavery then you're a fool and maybe you should dig a little deeper into our history to see what the real reason actually happened and only then we will move forward in our peace in this country but if we continue to believe the lies we're told through government funded history we will only stagnate .. Not good

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Ruckus Dean on 06/10/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Blu Seafood & Bar

Food was good. Service was extremely poor last night. Server had to be reminded too many times to bring a straw, more water and rolls. Often she failed to comply. Dinners were served to our party of six but brought only five correctly. The sixth was served after all of the party had finished their entrees. Another server said he would speak to the manager and make it right. Bill came with no adjustments. I spoke to the manager and he said they would do nothing. When I explained I was served after everyone else was finished he complied and took off a measly $5. Terrible service and management! 20 % tip placed on bill for such awful service is ridiculous!

Posted by robbo on 06/10/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle Final Voting

I have been to the Asheville has beautiful Botanical Gardens due to Mtns..but Duke Gardens I would say is even better. I have lived in NY/LI, Asheville and Raleigh NC. Duke is most beautiful. We bring visitors from NY every season change. Great Job, Keep up the good work We Love and appreciate it. Charles and Elizabeth Mandracchia

Posted by Charles Mandracchia on 06/10/2017 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Luna Rotisserie is owned by two white cisgender dudebros who have culturally appropriated and used money from their their rich daddies to steal a cuisine and concept from Latinos and indigenous folk in order to line their own pockets.

I'm very disappointed, but not surprised, that the Indy's liberal reader base chose them, but what really bothers is me is the accompanying commentary implying they're "immigrant-owned" when the Luna Rotisserie actually takes advantage of actual immigrants.

I would like to see what Luna has done for Latinos after appropriating Latino culture. Have they donated to El Centro or any other groups seeking to help make the lives of immigrants and Latinos better?


Instead, they steal our cuisine and cash in on it.

Shame on Luna Rotisserie and shame on the Indy. If you're really an ally of Latino people, you would skip a visit to Luna and visit an actual Latin American restaurant owned and operated by actual Latinos as opposed to these white dudebros.

11 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Jesus Vasquez on 06/10/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Local Color

The views of the Indy in many of these commentaries suggest a real disdain for the opinion of the readers. Don't ask us to vote in your annual "Best of" and then with snark belittle and deride our choices. I find the commentary so offensive throughout all the categories that I won't vote next year.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Belongsinazoo on 06/09/2017 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

I would love to see an Indy "Best of" without the backhanded, mean girl compliminsults like the "Latin American" category. I thought this was a reader poll, not a snarky commentary on the state of Durham gentrification and development. Although I don't claim to know anything about the owners ethnic background, I do think there is something to be said for letting small business owners have a moment to celebrate the respect shown by their customers for a favorably viewed product.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by KallieD on 06/09/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “The Best of the Triangle 2017: Your Comprehensive Guide to Everything Awesome

I'm confused about some missing categories for Orange/Chatham Counties: namely, best neighborhood and best pizza. Where'd they go?

Posted by Janna C on 06/09/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Johnson's Family BBQ in Durham is the best real slow cooked pork I've found here.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Blue Oceans on 06/09/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

As someone who has to eat gluten-free, I would greatly appreciate a category of "Gluten-Free Friendly" food trucks and restaurants. Also, to second the comment above, cocktails would be a good category.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by kwix on 06/09/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “N-a-a-a-a-maste: Goat Yoga Clip-Clops From Oregon to the Triangle

I liked it, keep it up..

Posted by russellportarico on 06/09/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

It is time to separate out Chatham County. We have many of our own treasures that can't compete with the volumes of votes from Orange County and thus lose out on recognition.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JennyP on 06/08/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

As a hunter who hunts deer with dogs there are some non-truths in this article. The hounds are fit and trim just like any athlete. The hounds could not perform their best, if they are not well cared for. Most deer hounds I know of are kept in kennels. There are some that have so much desire to pursue game that it is difficult to to keep in kennels. These hounds may have to be tethered for their own safety. I will also say keeping up with the hounds and working to keep them off property that is not ours is a long way from being a lazy hunter. It is a quite active form of hunting. Every property I hunt and most other people who hunt with dogs lease/own large acreage usually in the 1000's of contiguous acreage.

GPS and other tools available to us now are used to reduce conflict with adjoining land owners.

The number of deer harvested is also skewed in this article, as dog hunting is only allowed in half the counties in the state. The majority of these counties are located in the Coastal Plain and a few in the Piedmont. Malone and Adams wanted to make it a criminal offense for just one account of a hound pursuing a deer across property lines, while the hound was pursuing a state resource which was being legally hunted. This is where the GPS systems really help. I allows the houndsman to better stop this from happening but it is not fool proof. Houdsmen actually wanted a permit system to help with the bad apples, that exist in all aspects in life. They wanted a board of houdsmen to over see the permit system and let us police ourselves. I would have worked because we don't want rogues representing us. This was shot down because the State's Attorney stated that a independent board could not revoke a permit issued by the state.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DRS on 06/08/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “How Do You Solve a Problem of Two Like-Minded Shows in the Same Building on the Same Night?

there actually is a back door that cuts the transit between the two venues in half. someone might be willing to leave it propped open for the night... IJS

Posted by Daniel Stark on 06/08/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Best place to ponder cultural appropriation

There at plenty of places to buy this stuff in the area from people who aren't appropriating anything.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Isaac Sensi Demattos on 06/08/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

Ms. Helen Davis: I applaud your courage to speak out and by the number of dislikes, it is apparent that many dog hunters do not hesitate to voice their opinion likewise. Unfortunately, the experience that many land owners in NC and VA experience is a shocking disrespect for their "land rights" and/or land owners themselves under the guise of tradition or heritage. Both of these arguments are meant to somehow supersede your rights which you have earned when you paid for your land,,, and they have not.

These "tradition and heritage" arguments lend themselves well to the southern ear, but sadly it is without merit or weight in light of the many similar arguments for slavery, Jim Crow laws, or blue laws. Just because it has been our past practice does not grant them rights to this in the future.

Once the discussion moves from a demand by virtue of past usage, to one of who has the superseding legal authority, the dog hunters know that their arguments are without merit. Their only recourse is to now shout and thump their collective chests while trying to intimidate the legislatures with their loud voices but minuscule voting numbers. IF they truly want the right to have their dogs to cross anyone else's land ... let them negotiate those contracts with full compensation. My bet is that they want it for free and at your expense.

I encourage all persons with an interest in this discussion to take a higher road of approach. Use civility and try to understand both sides. Once the courts get involved, all bets are off and its highly likely that both sides will be unhappy with the results.

The time to work together may be past, but the opportunity exists until the gavel comes down. Good luck North Carolina, Virginia is not far behind you.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Roger Hinde on 06/08/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Raleigh Mayor Backs Down from Plan for Top-Down Citizen Engagement

In addition to a packed house at the council chambers, room 305 upstairs was packed as well as many people in the foyer watching the council meeting. All eyes will be on the mayor to see if she follows through and IMPROVES the current CAC system. It's an election year and there will be a choice of who we vote for!

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Apache101 on 06/07/2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Critics Say Duke Energy Is Trying to Roll Back Regulations and Corner the Market on Solar Development

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Posted by Bella Andrews on 06/07/2017 at 10:52 PM

Re: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

It is time to stop the dogs from crossing small pieces of property. If hunters have hundreds of continuous acres, then by all means use that land and stay off smaller acreage. We take care of our small amount of land. We have paid to have paths cuts through it to keep it dried out and the timber growing. We like to still hunt, but when everyone's dogs are running through the woods stirring up the game, we are the ones being punished. I say just totally stop hunting with dogs. These hunters are simply too lazy to hunt like a real hunter. They like getting together and BSing it better than they like the actual hunting. I will guarantee you that 80% of the now dog hunters will no longer be hunters if they have to hunt without a dog or dogs. I'm telling you, they are lazy and are much more interested in the party!

6 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Helen Davis on 06/07/2017 at 9:55 PM

Re: “A divisive street-improvement plan raises questions about Raleigh’s citizen-petition process

A revised project-cost estimate has just been released.

I have to wonder how Raleigh residents feel about $2,000,000.00 being spent to install a sidewalk on this minor road in West Raleigh, where the speed limit is 25mph, where there is little traffic and even less pedestrian traffic, and where a fair number of residents don't even want it!

Is the fact that Kay Crowder wants this justification enough? Is this really the best use of our money? Has a Cost/Benefit Analysis been conducted?…

Posted by David Simonton on 06/07/2017 at 8:21 PM

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