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Re: “In Wake County, the Libertarians Are Coming—and They’re Not Just Old Whites Dudes Looking to Skip Out on Taxes

Libertarianism is a faith-based system. Not based on math or history. Hopefully one day a reporter will ask them to name a time or place in which minimal taxes and minimal regulations made a good life for working families. The answer? Nowhere and never. Its a fantasy.
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Posted by Frank Hyman on 03/10/2018 at 1:45 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Mark-Anthony Middleton for Durham City Council Ward 2

Anyone who has read my op-eds that have run in newspaper across the country, would know I do not support Trump. Check it out here: http://www.bluecollarcomeback.com. And for those who thought Rooks represented Ward 2, the facts are that he not only lost citywide (good guy tho he is), but he also lost more than 2-1 in the primary and in the general in the Ward 2 precincts. In the primary in his home precinct 80% of voters chose someone else. Doesn't speak well to the notion that having solitary wards would have put Rooks on the Council. He has much less support in Ward 2 then his supporters claim.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 11/09/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Cole-McFadden Survives Durham Council Primary, Moffitt Does Not

Cora landed the endorsements of the Durham Committee (DC) and the Friends (FD) for 10,400 votes.
Huggins with the DC endorsement and Moffitt with the FD combined for 11,400.
Ali also had both DC and FD but came up about 3-4000 votes short at 7400 votes.
And Freelon scored 4000 votes. Possible that many of his votes were peeled from the DC turnout at Ali's expense. IOW if Freelon hadn't run Ali's total might have been comparable to Cora's and Huggins/Moffitt's combined total of about 11,000-ish.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 10/15/2017 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Durham's Next Mayor Will Be Steve Schewel or Farad Ali

Cora landed the endorsements of the Durham Committee (DC) and the Friends (FD) for 10,400 votes.
Huggins with the DC endorsement and Moffitt with the FD combined for 11,400.
Ali also had both DC and FD but came up about 3-4000 votes short at 7400 votes.
And Freelon scored 4000 votes. Possible that many of his votes were peeled from the DC turnout at Ali's expense. IOW if Freelon hadn't run Ali's total might have been comparable to Cora's and Huggins/Moffitt's combined total of about 11,000-ish.

Posted by Frank Hyman on 10/15/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “The INDY Endorses Mark-Anthony Middleton for Durham City Council Ward 2

In Rooks' PA questionnaire he refuses to share which president, governor or US senate candidates he supported in 2012, 2014 or 2016. Other candidates had no trouble with this question. Further he says he wouldn't vote to raise taxes to pay for park improvements, doesn't think rail is important now for Durham and doesn't take sides on recent rezoning cases when asked to do so. Those do not qualify as progressive stances.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/20/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

Wow, Hughes4durham sounds a lot like.....Donald Hughes, aka Jackie Wagstaff's son. Here's what the Indy said about Donald Hughes (and his mom) when they endorsed Sendolo Diaminah over DH for school board: "Donald Hughes has run several times for various Durham offices, including school board in 2010 and city council in 2009 and 2011. His mother, Jackie Wagstaff, is a former (and controversial) school board member and chairwoman of the Durham committee; Hughes received the committee's endorsement." As you might guess, the PA also endorsed SD over DH, partly because DH is one of the most hostile and antagonistic people I've ever, ever met in politics. Which is saying a lot. And in H4D/DH's screed he strangely blames progressives for the condition of people of color as if the right-wing Reaganism, etc. had nothing to do with it. You read it here Indy readers. From the son of the woman who orchestrated a packed meeting to get an endorsement for John Rooks that most active PA members opposed. The pieces are starting to come together. Wow Donald. You are amazing.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/11/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Is It Time for Durham to Rethink Its Unusual Method of Electing Some City Council Members?

@ktwebb2, your comment indicates you don't understand what that term means. Sharing Rooks' answers on a questionnaire and sharing why PA didn't endorse Wagstaff are merely facts.

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Posted by Frank Hyman on 09/11/2017 at 6:28 PM

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