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Re: “Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes

@willyg "I support affordable housing but you can't abandon the rest of the city to do it" I think you mean to say that you can't abandon rich white folks who care more about bike lanes than homeless veterans. Which results in a city council that will spend $50 million on turning dix into a park, or will spend millions on "urbanized" bike lanes than they will spend on mental health. These people in our city council would move the central prison if it meant putting condos there. Because they are white supremacists who do not care for the majority of people who live in raleigh. Your comment sounds very familiar to what is posted on brietbart in regards to how you will defend modern day slave owners. That is what is truly sad. And I was at Francis's meetings. Just like I was at the moore square meeting in '13 where racist developers who are just as bad as Trump said "we need more of our people here" I was there in '11 when the "progressive" MacFarlane revoked the space occupy raleigh was using down town because she was afraid if she gave them a space then another group who is "not as polite" would ask for the same rights. I was there eariler this year when developers talked about shutting down Rachel's tarot store near maywood because it does not "fit the character" of what they want Maywood to be. In other words it was not white enough for them. I have seen this racism be supported by MacFarlane and bonner gaylord. And I think it's disgusting. I hope that forbes rank helps these people who ignore what is right in front of them sleep at night. Because inequality will only go up. And it's become obvious that Indy Week does not care for objective journalism that serves all of raleigh. That is what is sad.

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Posted by lamer99 on 10/12/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Former Gov. Jim Hunt Endorses Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane for Re-election

I have to admit I changed my mind about Mr. Francis after learning more about him in other media outlets. I voted for him on Tuesday, and I would vote again for him were he to decide to call for a run-off with Mayor McFarlane.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Martha C. Brock on 10/12/2017 at 5:35 PM
Posted by Brian Fitzsimmons on 10/12/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “David Cox Outpolls John Odom in Fight For District B seat on Raleigh City Council

John Odom had a very insightful quote in the N&O just prior to the election speaking about Cox's win in 2015.

"He won by getting all the neighbors riled up, Odom said of Coxs 2015 victory. But this time theyve had two years to get to know how David Cox works and what he thinks.

Odom was right, although for different reasons. People did get to know David over 2 years and learn what he thinks. They liked what they learned and the neighbors got riled up again, this time in 17 of 18 precincts.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by FONCitizen on 10/11/2017 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes

@snake00 - Promoting white supremacy? Racist gentrification? Holy cow you are stretching way out there aren't you? Brietbart is garbage by the way and honestly I never read it. I never defended how expensive it is in Raleigh, it just is what it is and that means I support white supremacy? How many of Charles's meetings did you go where he was spreading this type of lie? Poverty and homelessness has been a problem long before she was mayor. I support more affordable housing, but you can't abandon the rest of the city to get it. What a joke. Since when did they use mandolin in jazz? Your post is truly, truly sad.

11 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Willy G on 10/11/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Cole-McFadden Survives Durham Council Primary, Moffitt Does Not

Write-in votes for primary losers next month will count. Municipal elections are exempt from the "sore loser" clause. Per NCGS 163-123(g).

(It's for this reason I don't think we should have municipal primaries at all. They don't actually eliminate anyone from the set of possible winners. All they determine is who gets advertised on the general ballot.)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ray Ubinger on 10/11/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes

Also Indy Week needs to mention how the writer of this piece is in a Jazz Band with the Mayor's husband. Which is a clear conflict of interest in biased coverage.
http://burningcoal.org/rodehardtheband/

7 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by snake00 on 10/11/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes

@WillyG Indy Week readers sounding more and more like people who read Brietbart. Sounds like your defending the racist gentrification that has increased poverty and homelessness under Nancy's leadership. And a defense of Raleigh not being affordable is in reality, a defense of white supremacy. Her tone deafness on the real issues impacting Raleigh says a lot about why she did not have a clear victory.

4 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by snake00 on 10/11/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Endless Summer: Since Fall Started, Raleigh’s Seen Temperatures At Least Six Degrees Above Average Eleven Times

@Matt, you do know that the mean average temperature in the world has risen?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/0…

There is no argument about this (there is some debate as to the causes of this). Moreover, the increase in the mean average temperature has tremendous consequences for extreme conditions (both extreme heat or cold). Thus, the increasing cold temps are--in fact--also related to the rise in global temperatures. The potential consequences to human life in terms of increased storms, rising sea levels, loss of hospitable lands are certainly more dangerous than whatever you are implying about the "murder of humans."

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Posted by Justin Scranton on 10/11/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes

@snake00 - Charles's negative and inflammatory campaign rhetoric is way more divisive. He did more to divide people than to bring people together. Unfortunately, Raleigh isn't going to get any cheaper. I personally don't like that, but look at where we live. Maybe Charles and his family could lower the rent on all the properties they own. That would be a start right?

12 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Willy G on 10/11/2017 at 10:39 AM
Posted by John Trololo on 10/11/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes

What's divisive is how Nancy paid more than $50 Million on turning Dix into a park but could not do anything for mental health and to help the people who can no longer afford to live in Raleigh due to her lack of leadership on stopping real estate bros from "Making Raleigh great again" She might as well just be a Republican. Were we supposed to forget how it took her more than a month to say something about HB2?

9 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by snake00 on 10/11/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Endless Summer: Since Fall Started, Raleigh’s Seen Temperatures At Least Six Degrees Above Average Eleven Times

So where was the Indy when there were more than six days of below average temperatures. I think you are pushing a non-existent agenda in order to justify the murder of humans.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Matt Price on 10/11/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “How Much Is a Confederate Monument Worth?

The crumpled hulk should be sent to the Smithstonian or the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham. Eventually, it will be seen as a valued marker of a historical moment.

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by William Turnier on 10/11/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Linzie, a quick correction. In your first sentence you mispelled "love" as "hate" and "racist" as "realist."

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Posted by vidvis on 10/11/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Correction: I mistakenly attributed to Paul Blest the statement made by Linzie Washington about the defacement of Ms. Baloch's sign.
My apologies to Paul.
The questions in that post now go to Linzie Washington.

Posted by ThomasG on 10/11/2017 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Mr. Blest,
Do you have reliable data that backs up your claim that "the majority of these types of cases usually end up to be self inflicted to further an agenda"?
Are you aware of any such incident in the Triangle?
I'm aware that there have been such cases, but it's extremely irresponsible to make such a claim unless you have verifiable proof. The reason the fake hate crimes get wide publicity is that they are rare.
Tommy Goldsmith

Posted by ThomasG on 10/10/2017 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Somehow, I don't think that jumping to the conclusion that a Muslim woman made up a hate crime out of thin air is being a "realist."

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Posted by Paul Blest on 10/10/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Muslim Raleigh City Council Candidate Zainab Baloch Says Defacement of Her Sign Won't Stop Her Campaign

Hate to be a realist, but this will probably end up being a political stunt that was done by her own campaign. The majority of these types of cases usually end up to be self inflicted to further an agenda.

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Posted by Linzie Washington on 10/10/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Vote, Dammit! The INDY’s 2017 Endorsements for the Raleigh, Durham, and Cary Municipal Elections

The link to the questionnaire seems to be broken. Anyone know where it is?

Posted by Chris Sites on 10/10/2017 at 10:00 AM

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