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Re: “Thom Tillis: Trump Has Shown "More Respect for Our Troops in Nine Months" Than Obama Ever Did.

Thom - you are as delusional as DJT...

Posted by bernise on 10/19/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Who is this clown that wrote this? LEAVE the South if you do not like it snowflake!

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Posted by Dannie Jackson on 10/19/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “What’s That, You Say? You Just Voted? Another Election Starts Thursday.

It is incredibly disappointing that Independent Weekly has "opted not to endorse in Morrisville, Apex, and other Wake County municipalities holding their elections November 7." You have always provided endorsements for these town races in the past and really helped to increase awareness. In particular, your voice would have been really helpful in Apex where we are trying to prevent NC's version of Sean Spicer, Graham Wilson - Press Secretary for Pat McCrory and the state spokesperson for HB2, from winning a seat on our Town Council.

Posted by ApexDem on 10/19/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Raleigh Mayoral Rivals Nancy McFarlane, Charles Francis to Tape Debate That Will Air Friday and Sunday

I am glad to hear this news. it is good to have debates.
I am a fan of both candidates and I would like to hear some concrete ideas going forward.

I am hoping that Spectrum will post the debate on their website, as many people I know do not have cable 9including myself).
I look forward to this.

Posted by 2Lionsrock on 10/19/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Meh - while I think the whole Rebel Flag thing, "heritage not hate" stuff IS a bunch of crap, but I think you are really reaching to be offended here. There's plenty of REAL stuff our idiot President and his minions say and do daily. I don't care about the politics of members of my sports teams, or bands I enjoy. If you let political ideology get in the way of enjoyment of art, then you are missing out. Having said that, this concert is not on my list of things to attend, but that's because I'm tired of "Southern Rock"

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Posted by Donovan Verrill on 10/19/2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Charlie Daniels is a conservative not an extreme right winger and the name Southern Uprising is no different than the message in "The Souths Gonna Do it Again" He's not trying to start a war he's just proud of his southern heritage, what's wrong with that? Quit trying to politicize this concert, if you don't like it don't go, simple as that!

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Posted by James Milligan on 10/19/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Theater Review: The South Is Hard to Hear in the Opera Version of Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain

...as did I, Ms. Margolis -- in a very small handful of moments over a two and a half hour production.

That's why I wrote that the composer's intent was "largely erased" among the vocalists, not "erased entirely."

Posted by Byron Woods, INDY Theater and Dance Critic on 10/19/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

WHo's the one injecting politics into it? Hmmm Allison?

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Posted by Gregg Vulinec on 10/19/2017 at 6:33 AM

Re: “In the Runoff, the INDY Endorses Nancy McFarlane for Raleigh Mayor

I am actually shocked.

Dix is not the only area of Raleigh in need of development, and other than that I have not seen Mcfarlane do much of anything in the way of balanced development and stopping developers from pushing low income people out of housing they badly need- which actually has happened under the Mayors watch!
the Wake County Democrats have decided to support Francis- and I hate that the Indy seems to be towing the line of "it is not the right time"!!!
Did any of you go to the Rally where US Senator Cory Booker, and US Representative Butterfield attended supporting Francis?
Francis talked about his experience growing up in Raleigh, about how he personally has had experienced how challenged the Public transportation system is?
we need someone who understands the communities affected most by rabid development and who need good public transportation the most- and it will benefit all income levels if done well!
I feel like Mcfarlane has not done much of anything besides Dix, and I understand only came to North Carolina as she commenced her professional career.
Charles Francis has been an Attorney for the city and in Private practice, he has ideas for Public transit, and ideas for looking to develop many areas of Raleigh simultaneously- and not just Dorothea Dix- he named the areas (I am new so cannot recall offhand, but a nice list)
Moreover, Charles Francis has requested a debate with Mayor McFarlane and she declined.
Perhaps there should first be a debate before the Indy endorses without more full information?
DEBATE can only help identify what both intend to do.

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Posted by 2Lionsrock on 10/19/2017 at 5:41 AM

Re: “How to Sabotage North Carolina’s Insurance Marketplace in Five Easy Steps

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Posted by ememmactello on 10/18/2017 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Wake County Approves a Twenty-Year Affordable Housing Plan, But Funding Questions Linger

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Posted by ememmactello on 10/18/2017 at 10:16 PM

Re: “In the Runoff, the INDY Endorses Nancy McFarlane for Raleigh Mayor

INDY you have been talking about affordable housing and other issues of inequality for years. And you endorse McFarlane right off the jump? I do not get it.

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Posted by Jeffreeeeee on 10/18/2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “In the Runoff, the INDY Endorses Nancy McFarlane for Raleigh Mayor

It was my hope that either candidate would have brought up issues that citizens with disabilities have to deal with in Raleigh. However, I have not heard nor seen anything. Over the years I have attempted to contact the City to no avail. I also sent an email to Mr. Francis but did not receive a reply. Please remember that people with disabilities represent 20% of the population.

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Posted by Gcat1960 on 10/18/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Not a Lot of Nazi Statues in Berlin

When you pull tongue-in-cheek comments out of context of the original thread, it'd be nice if you had the courtesy to contact the original author of the quotes for further comment. Just pulling random, out-of-context quotes off facebook is pretty weak "journalism."

Posted by Heath Satow on 10/18/2017 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Not a Lot of Nazi Statues in Berlin

Thanks for pulling my quote out without noting that the comment was made tongue-in-cheek. A bit creepy when you pull quotes from facebook without interviewing the sources.

Posted by Heath Satow on 10/18/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Charlie Daniels's extreme right-wing views are not news to most people. Nor is his persistent dismissal of self-examination of those views. Even so, how did you miss his comparing legal abortion to Auschwitz?! https://www.google.com/search?q=charlie+da… Or

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Posted by Delia Delion on 10/18/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Ed Harrison, Hongbin Gu, Rachel Schaevitz, and Karen Stegman for Chapel Hill Town Council

This endorsement article is more succinct than in previous years, but that doesn't mean it's lazy or rushed. Perhaps there is not that much that needs to be said. Chapel Hill is fortunate this year to have five strong candidates, including four newcomers, vying for four seats. The INDY endorsed four of them and sort of endorsed the fifth too. Those of us who live in Chapel Hill are lucky to have so many qualified, civic-minded individuals willing to undertake the important, difficult work of local governance.

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Posted by David 1 on 10/18/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Live: Bill Callahan Sees How Low He Can Go

"One Fine Morning" was the first time I got choked up, but not the last. Great opening set, too.

Posted by Bill Floyd on 10/18/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Ed Harrison, Hongbin Gu, Rachel Schaevitz, and Karen Stegman for Chapel Hill Town Council

This is a very lazy endorsement evident by the words "we believe to be too deferential to the town's staff". First of all, since when is the town staff an enemy of the Town's interests?

Second, it shows the INDY editorial board's gross misunderstanding of the development review process and what it is that staff actually does. Having been on Town staff, I can say that the staff takes its position of neutrality VERY seriously. There are elements of many developments--both those that come to fruition and those that never even make it to concept plan--that staff members find disagreeable. Nevertheless, the staff has legal obligations and if a development meets all of the legal requirements, then it may not be in a position to recommend denial.

Moreover, I can say from firsthand experience that the Council only ever sees a miniscule fraction of all of the developments that ever get proposed in Chapel Hill. Many developments are so bad or logistically impossible that the Town staff has to work diligently to sort through those issues before the Council/advisory boards get involved. So if the Town staff ever seems agreeable to the majority of developers, it's only because the public only ever sees the ones where it is possible for a developer to attain regulatory compliance. In reality, most developments end up on the cutting room floor.

The point here being that any deference that Maria shows toward the Town staff is not a deference to an over-accommodation of developers but rather to the months or even years of careful regulatory review of Town staff members on any given project. I suspect other new Councilmembers will soon find that wanting to say yes/no and being able to say yes/no within a quasi judicial framework is easier said than done

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Posted by Eric Feld on 10/18/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “In the Runoff, the INDY Endorses Nancy McFarlane for Raleigh Mayor

All I see are luxury apartments and luxury homes being built. I chose to stay in Raleigh after my divorce to raise my daughter in a city that had a lot to offer... now.. I am going to have to move out of wake county. I know longer can afford the rent.. nevermind trying to own my first home in this area... smdh... Raleigh/wake county is showing they only care for people with money... all the rest of us they don't give a second thought...

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Posted by Debbie Henninger Harris on 10/18/2017 at 3:54 PM

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