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Re: “North Carolina Republicans Are Running Away from Former Register of Deeds Laura Riddick

Unfortunately this isn't new. Over a period of 10 years, eight Democrat office-holders and party operatives in NC (Mike Easley, Jim Black, Meg Scott Phipps, Frank Ballance, Kevin Geddings, Thomas Wright, Ruffin Poole, and Peter Reichard) pled guilty to or were convicted of a felony arising from politics. (Geddings was later exonerated.)

Whether you're a Democrat (I am) or a Republican or an independent voter, we need a more ethical and law-abiding set of politicians.

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Posted by ct on 12/20/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Newly Reelected Mayor Nancy McFarlane Grapples with the Fact That Large Swaths of Raleigh Feel Left Behind

Just remember, the principal driving force behind Raleigh Union Station as we now know it has been NCDOT, not the City. NCDOT quietly rescued the project from an overly ambitious scope originally given by Mitchell Silver; the original scope was DOA. NCDOT also drove the change in site. Yes, the City put money into the project (as did NCDOT), but it's rewriting history to suggest that the City gets top billing in the credits.

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Posted by ct on 11/15/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Is Self-Service Beer the Trendy New Normal?

Gasoline stations ("fillin' stations" in the South) used to have people pumping gas. They don't now, except in Oregon and maybe a few other places. Some of those fillin' station employees were a lot of fun. You got to know them, and they got to know you.

But in the end, dispensing gas was not a value-added proposition and those jobs were eliminated in favor of lower prices. Many fast-food restaurants have gone to self-serve soft drinks for the same reason. I doubt that the bartending profession will go away anytime soon, but I'm not surprised to see some experimentation.

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Posted by ct on 11/10/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “John Burns Is Right: The President Is a White Supremacist.

Burns for Governor in 2024.

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Posted by ct on 10/04/2017 at 7:16 PM

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

I don't disagree that McFarlane and the City could have handled Dix better, but expecting a dollar-free transfer of Dix to the City was unrealistic. I don't accept the analogy of NCSU and Centennial Campus. NCSU is fundamentally part of the State. The City of Raleigh is not. Furthermore, NCSU has all kinds of friends on Jones Street. Raleigh has no friends there beyond the people that Raleigh voters send to Jones Street. Apples and oranges.

Meanwhile the Francis campaign seems to have stalled out, so this point is irrelevant anyway.

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Posted by ct on 09/29/2017 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Bonner Gaylord Campaign to Hold City Council Fundraiser at Home of Julia and Frank Daniels Jr.

What's the point? Fundraisers like this happen all the time.

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Posted by ct on 09/08/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Wake County Says $2.3 Million Went Missing from the Register of Deeds Office Between 2008 and 2017

By your same logic, the county finance officer should be able to audit the office of the DA, the offices of District Court and Superior Court judges, etc. Good luck with that.

Posted by ct on 08/31/2017 at 3:24 PM

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