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Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Do you all hear that? No? That's the sound of the world's smallest violin, playing "My heart bleeds for you".

"On Monday, McCrory told The News & Observer that he's been considered for part-time teaching positions, but university leaders are worried about student protests. 'That's not the way our American system should operate,' he said."

Um, that's EXACTLY how "our American system" operates. Organizations and companies make decisions, and the public either supports them in the mythical free market, or protests them. Is Pat suggesting that protesting isn't American? Or is it that protesting things that Republicans support isn't American?

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Posted by Mark Neill on 03/15/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “In an Open Letter, 2,943 Fellow Duke Alumni Ask Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller How He Became Such a Horrible Person

"...Average American's are not nearly as stupid as you think we are..."

Based on the recent election as a national sample, and the continuing makeup of the NCGA as a local one...

Yes. Yes they are.

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Posted by Mark Neill on 02/20/2017 at 9:15 AM
Posted by Mark Neill on 01/30/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “No, WTVD, restaurants aren't closing because of changing Raleigh ordinances

Cat, why would a "statist rag" admit to "governmental regulation" closing businesses when not a single one of those business owners themselves will say such a thing?

Did you even read any of the paragraphs above, or the several stories over the past couple of weeks about these restaurants?

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Posted by Mark Neill on 01/15/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Does it matter that Raleigh’s City Council will (probably) soon have no Republicans?

"If not [Woodhouse being elected], the new Council becomes a membership with little thought diversity, little debate and little ideas."

Or, one could also say, the growing and modernizing city of Raleigh almost unanimously agrees, in the voting booth, that there's no place for someone whose policies and opinions are so backwards.

And in a week, we'll know if we can strike the "almost" from that sentence.

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Posted by Mark Neill on 10/29/2015 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Greg Fishel was once a Limbaugh-loving climate skeptic. Now he’s fighting global warming.

I love all the people who claim to be "well-versed" in science, who pick and choose which parts of some email threads prove that this is all a giant hoax, who point to one or two things as proof that 20 or 30 other things aren't really happening.

I'm gonna go out on a limb, and suggest that one of the most esteemed meteorologists in the country, who used to believe that climate change was a hoax and now realizes that's an opinion not based on the science, that's been a practicing meteorologist for 30+ years...probably understands the science better than all of you "well-versed" people.

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Posted by Mark Neill on 10/23/2015 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Charlotte discovers one weird trick to solve homelessness. (Give them some place to live.)


So how does that address issues like Tamir Rice, who was shot 2 seconds after police arrived on the scene? Or officers in AZ that turned off their body cameras before beating a prone and surrendered suspect? Why does a history of committing crimes in the past excuse police manhandling a suspect so violently this time that they all but SEVERED HIS SPINE?

When did cops get a permanent green light to use deadly force for any perceived infraction of surrender? A nonviolent suspect running away does not present a threat of imminent harm. A suspect sitting on a table in the park does not present immediate harm. A history of selling drugs does not present immediate harm.

It seems that some portion of law enforcement has forgotten that their job is not to pass judgement and carry out sentence - it's to apprehend suspects (suspects that at the time they're being apprehended, usually have not yet been found GUILTY of anything) to get them into the justice system.

Here's another weird trick to keep from getting shot by cops: Start trying cops that kill suspects at the drop of a hat as murderers, and the rate of police violence against suspects will drop.

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Posted by Mark Neill on 05/06/2015 at 11:58 AM

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