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Re: “Orange County School Board Balks on Confederate Flag Ban

"where's the beef's" comment on "banning things" is inane. I doubt that's even what the NYT article he is quoting SAYS. If there were a group of students in NY who started wearing SWASTIKAS in school because they really believed that Nazis were RIGHT, does he SERIOUSLY think THAT would be condoned?? That has basically ALREADY BEEN banned (regardless of whether there is explicit specific language about it), yet you don't hear him whining. "Cementing positions" DOES NOT perpetuate injustice. Cementing positions HEIGHTENS conflict and leads to the eventual RESOLUTION of said conflict. By which I mean simply that WE BEAT YOUR ASS in 1865, and it looks like you are ready FOR SOME MORE. BRING IT ON.

Posted by George Greene on 07/07/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Orange County School Board Balks on Confederate Flag Ban

As a member of both communities (even though I don't live in Orange county, I am gay and black), I can assert with confidence that it is fully within Stacey Sewall's power to prevent Coffey's move from creating any kind of rift between the communities. All Sewall has to do is endorse adding the protections that Coffey is asking for, and make it clear that her community supports safe schools for everybody.

Posted by George Greene on 07/07/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Do the Legislature’s Republicans Really Have a Stronger Mandate Than Roy Cooper?

Senate district 16 is shaded wrong on the map. It is shaded medium red; it should be shaded medium blue.
And the fact that races are uncontested really does make it almost impossible for a map like this (or a count of overall votes in a chamber) to be helpful. What gerrymandering ACTUALLY looks like is drawing districts of 1 party with really huge majorities and districts of the other with smaller majorities that are still insurmountable. Because the map is by area, it give the misleading impression that there is more extreme red than extreme blue. The opposite is the case; that is the foundation of the disproportionality.

Posted by George Greene on 12/29/2016 at 8:52 AM

Re: “The INDY’s Endorsements for Superior Court and District Court Judges

Re Marty Miler over incumbent Anna Worley (whom I continue to support): If Marty Miller gave 2 cents about "ending the school to prison pipeline" then he WOULD NOT BE a Republican! I honestly think the Indy's biggest problem in this season is its NAME. That'said what forces other to defy all logic to find SOME Republican SOMEwhere that it can endorse. The objections to Judge Worley's alleged "temperament" are subjective, not substantiated.

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Posted by George Greene on 10/20/2016 at 11:23 AM

Re: “The Quiet Battle for the N.C. Supreme Court Matters More Than You Think

There a lot of ignorance going on here.
Walter's claim that min-division if counties helps black voting strength isn't merely false -- it's the polar opposite of the truth. All the majority-black counties are concentrated in the east and nodtheasr of the state. Any multi-county district in my other part of the could NOT POSSIBLY be majority-black because it would be summing majority-white counties +- the Voting Rights Act ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED splitting counties, especially after Bob Orr pled a single-membwr district requirement out of his butt. Even before then, it was necessary often enough that we had treated the non-splitting provision as a dead letter.

Bin Geary is lying-as-usual in claiming that the Supreme Court never drew a bright line -- they did so too draw it I Strickland V. Bartlett, which has somehow been overlooked in recent arguments about North Carolina and Virginia congressional districts (perhaps because that case was about state legislative districts, but obviously the relevant ethical and federal constitutional principles have to be the same).

Posted by George Greene on 06/06/2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Tips for the state Democratic Party on how to become relevant

I never cease to marvel that Bob Geary mistakes himself for an authority.
Where does that level of hubris even come from??

And ProudlyUnaffiliated is just ignorant about SEANC and Dana Cope. Dana Cope is a NOTORIOUS Republican == how on earth do you think he managed to get Ballantine to beat Vinroot in the Republican gubernatorial primary in 2004 and then get SEANC & SEIU to donate $500,000 to the REPUBLICAN gubernatorial candidate in a general election?? If you didn't KNOW that already then you just plain didn't know enough to be entitled to comment.

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Posted by George Greene on 02/11/2015 at 11:19 PM

Re: “The Wake County Commissioners race will decide the future of the region

@Proudly_unaffiliated Higher taxes ON WHOM??
When the Republican state legislature allegedly cut taxes, they cut them a lot more at the top end than the bottom. That legislature has not (yet) seen fit to grant county commissioners the statutory authority to make property taxes progressive but even at flat rates, they take more from the wealthy than they take from average people (the wealthy by definition own a lot more of the property). In other words, -- quit WHINING -- YOU don't make NEARLY enough money to be significantly impacted by Democratic tax increases.

Posted by George Greene on 07/15/2014 at 7:25 PM

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