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Re: “Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son

Let us hope the restaurant isn't as poorly conceived as this ill-fated "review". The reviewer here is more melodramatic than a kitchen full of Anthony Bourdains on drugs, but with far less eloquence.

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Posted by Andrew McGuffin on 01/28/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

IndyWeekly, what an utter disappointment. Regarding your Hillary Clinton endorsement, "they brush past her mostly impressive tenure as secretary of state, including her push for the sanctions that led to the Iran nuclear deal. (Libya, where Clinton pushed for an intervention that did not go especially well, is probably the biggest blemish.)" Are you kidding me?!?!? HRC is a drone warrior who shows no remorse for the thousands of civilian noncombatants killed by drone strikes. She hailed the collective punishment of the Iranian people with sanctions, their only crime being Iranian and thusly viewed by Democrats as less than pawns in a global rhetorical game in which they posed no real threat to Americans. She pushed for the surge in Afghanistan. She pushed for American war against Libya. She supported Israel's crimes in Gaza.

I have served in combat: It's a total bust. Hillary is a hawk, and you can bet your bottom Yankee dollar she'll try to out-hawk any Republican. For God's sake, I hope ANYONE who backs her has the misfortune of worrying for the physical or psychic loss of a son or daughter sacrificed on her pyre of American military interventionism.

And Roy Cooper. Are you out of your minds? Why not enable Kafkaesque pols who drip the blood of the accused onto state-run crime "laboratory" microscope slides for political gain? Identify one instance in which Cooper showed the moral conviction to stand up for the rights of either the criminally accused or those convicted of crimes (who, despite their convictions, are entitled to the state's protection while in custody). No, Roy Cooper, much like Florida's Bob Graham, is a tough-on-crime gangster who supports the death penalty, and who allowed the crime lab to make it up as they went along so they could get convictions no matter what.

I'D stay home before I went to the polls and pulled the lever for these candidates. Makes me think Rupert Murdock went and purchased the Indy for God's sake.

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Posted by Andrew McGuffin on 03/10/2016 at 11:15 PM

Re: “A local AIDS nonprofit has payment problems with a former employee. How far do the problems go?

So they can afford to pay silk stocking corporate defender lawyers from Parker Poe - whose inexperienced associates make $125k/yr fresh out of law school - but they cannot afford to pay $10k in wages they admit are past due? Not good.

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Posted by Andrew McGuffin on 11/19/2015 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Wayne Maiorano not running for Raleigh City Council reelection

I am way liberal. I could disagree with Wayne about ten million things. However, Wayne has done a great job on city council, and I don't know that anyone could be better at constituents' services. He responds to emails within hours, and he always goes beyond canned answers. He gets answers whenever I contact him. I was disappointed to learn he was not running for reelection.

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Posted by Andrew McGuffin on 07/16/2015 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Raleigh bad boy no more

Well-written story ... although I cannot help but wonder how a man born in 1958 could have been "a Vietnam Vet". The draft was over by the time he was 18 in 1972, the few remaining US troops withdrew in 1973, and the last US presence flew out of the Embassy at Siagon in 1975. The last US draftees were conscripted in 1972 at the age of 30. They did not report for duty until mid-1973. What year was Bobby Hocutt in Vietnam?

Posted by Andrew McGuffin on 06/08/2013 at 3:18 PM

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