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Re: “Vote! The INDY’s endorsements for races in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro

You are shocked that newcomer Jessica Anderson was endorsed over Lee Storrow. But you don't seem to be shocked that newcomer Michael Parker also was endorsed over Lee Storrow. Why's that?

I'm shocked that you would say such an insensitive thing about Anderson.

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Posted by Chinrat on 10/21/2015 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Vote! The INDY’s endorsements for races in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Didn't smear anybody, Will -- just stated the facts. And the facts are something you cannot dispute, anonymously or whatever.

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Posted by Chinrat on 10/21/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Vote! The INDY’s endorsements for races in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Indy really dropped the ball by endorsing Michael Parker. When you mention that he "understands Chapel Hill's greatest challenges," you fail to add that affordable housing and growth planning were not even on his radar until he saw that the CHALT candidates were getting tremendous traction from those issues.

His membership on the Planning Commission didn't prevent him from endorsing the Ephesus-Fordham redevelopment scheme despite its short-changing residents on stormwater and affordable housing. Nor from supporting Obey Creek, which he now questions after the fact of its approval.

I guess Indy also didn't bother to check out Parker's election ads, which name sponsors and contributors who had or will have business before the Town Council in the next term. That is just way too unseemly to warrant an endorsement from any honest voter.

And Parker's notion of hard work at a council meeting is to check baseball scores on his iPhone.

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Posted by Chinrat on 10/21/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Sierra Club endorses the incumbents in Chapel Hill, plus Michael Parker

You seem to be the point man in a concerted effort to defame Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town. Your ignorance, disinformation and mischaracterization are all over the local Internet. Not only are you wrong factually and off-target in your diatribes, but you are also very tiring. I suspect your efforts, whether they are your own or just the puppetry manipulated by the Chamber of Commerce, are testimony to just how fearful the powers-that-be are of this fresh new wind of change that CHALT brings.

Shouldn't you be packing? You should find something more useful to do with your free time, such as preparing for your move to Greensboro.

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Posted by Chinrat on 10/20/2015 at 10:00 AM

Re: “With the rise of CHALT, Chapel Hill’s never seen an election quite like this

If the apartments at The Park are so decrepit, why hasn't the town inspections department stepped in? Nancy Oates has been posting for years about the department's poor record, which puts the community at risk by not doing its job.

And how can you have an article about CHALT without a quote from its founders? There are more quotes from Kleinschmidt and that buffoon Aaron Nelson in this text than from any CHALT leaders. No self-respecting reporter would put his name to something this sloppy.

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Posted by Chinrat on 10/14/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Early polling shows Mark Kleinschmidt with a sizable lead in Chapel Hill mayoral race

If I were Mark Kleinschmidt, I'd be worried -- only slightly more than one-third of those polled support him.

The other 63 percent represents a huge lack of confidence in him.

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Posted by Chinrat on 09/24/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Chapel Hill Councilman Lee Storrow pledges to stay in this fall's race for re-election, despite DWI arrest last month.

This was Lee's third speeding ticket. In 2010 he was stopped for driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone; he pleaded guilty to driving 54 mph in a 45 mph zone and was fined.

The second charge was in 2012 when he was accused of driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone. He pleaded guilty to a lesser offense of having an improperly working speedometer and also paid a fine.

In the latest charge, he was clocked doing 68 in a 35-mph zone. Charge was dropped when he agreed to plead guilty to DWI.

Lee is certainly getting his share of second chances. Wouldn't blame anyone for being dubious about his sudden conversion to responsible motorist and citizen.

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Posted by Chinrat on 09/11/2015 at 9:55 AM

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