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Re: “In Wayne County, N.C., Trump’s America Is Angry

It's all about racism, white privilege, anti-intellectualism, fear of change (as well as of outsiders who support change and hold different ideas), and resentment of others who are educated and choose to use and apply that education to better themselves.

One truly has to wonder if Mr. Mozingo's belief that making America great again by going back to "the beginning" means going back to America's origin sin of white-over-black as the natural order of things, including treating blacks as inanimate chattel and being less than human.

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Posted by Mike Voiland on 11/17/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Republican Crybabies Are Mad at WRAL's Laura Leslie

Hey, dLgs, get a clue and try following the news?

Evidence (including the words of his wife) suggests that the Orlando shooter was himself gay, and frequented the Pulse venue quite regularly. Looks much more like he, as a Muslim (and not unlike many Christians), had personal issues rectifying his sexuality and his faith. Other newer evidence also suggests that he was acting on his own, without ISIS or radical Islam direction.

And no one is blaming Christians for that shooting; certainly not Leslie. It is only in your muddled mind that Christians are being blamed for the Orlando massacre. Intolerance, self-hate, likely mental issues, and easy, unobstructed access to semi-automatic weapons and ammunition share the blame for that tragedy.

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Posted by Mike Voiland on 06/20/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Republican Crybabies Are Mad at WRAL's Laura Leslie

So, go ahead "DUDE." Stop watching WRAL and all main stream media if you feel they are biased. Conduct your personal boycotts on the overwhelming legions of artists, stores, and media companies --those "content creators" -- who you feel are unfair and to the left of your politics.

Yes, recede into your little narcissistic bubble that is apart from all those who you detest, your sanctuary where you can feel giddy, vindicated, righteous about all the little tricks, strategies and schemes you play to get your "creative content" free or paying as little as possible for it.

Don't let us stop you.

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Posted by Mike Voiland on 06/18/2016 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Lake, Woebegone

Instead of implementing planning and storm water quality remediation measures (that most every expert in the water resource and ecosystem fields says are imperative to fixing the Jordan Lakes' growing pollution problem), budget a few million ("Hey, it the taxpayers' money, not ours!") to deploy mechanical devices that have no proven, science-based track record on redressing eutrophication/algae bloom issues on a lake of Jordan's size.
Then, obtain said devices ("Solarbees") from a company that is run by someone friendly to the NCGA appropriators' political party.
Then, deploy those gizmos.
Then, after a trial period, web-post the results of that deployment which show no positive remedial effect.
Then, inexplicably (except to say it was mistakenly posted), pull the report from the web.
Then, by that retraction, miss the legal deadline for the report's submission.
Then, claim your agency was given a reporting deadline extension, an extension which all state government sources say they have no knowledge of ever being granted.
Then, after the chair of the EMC's water quality committee expresses some frustration about how the reporting requirement is being handled and asks the agency to make sure that wording/data differences between the retracted and final report are made known when the final report is issued, a process to remove that chair from his position is initiated.

Is this any way to legislate state water quality protection law concerning a water body that 300,000 Triangle people use as a drinking water source? Is this any way to run a state agency of environmental quality??

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Posted by Mike Voiland on 04/27/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “DEQ lets Duke Energy off the hook for coal ash

Tony---I meant to write "I just am NOT so sure there are enough of 'them'......"

Posted by Mike Voiland on 01/11/2016 at 8:58 AM

Re: “DEQ lets Duke Energy off the hook for coal ash

Tony - I just am so sure that there are enough of "them" who feel as you and I do about McCrory---and will actually go to the polls. Plus, remember that many voters who (as Dems or independents) one would no expect to vote Republican, will have a tougher time than ever to successfully cast a ballot.

Posted by Mike Voiland on 01/11/2016 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Prediction: Gov. McCrory is toast

Have to disagree with you, Bob. Not so much on the fact that McCrory has been a weak-kneed, scandal-prone, and ineffective governor; he certainly has been all those things. But, rather, on your forecast that McCrory will not win a second term. My thinking and my sixth sense tell me that he will pull out a win.

Why? At least 4 reasons:

Despite the 5 scandals you list, they have been out there in public for a while and, as you note, McCrory still holds a lead in polling verses Cooper.

Despite McCrory projecting as and in fact being a somewhat bumbling, somewhat dumb, and somewhat inconsequential governor, Cooper has done little so far to present himself as the assertive, charismatic, bright, and much more progressive candidate. IMO, he is not showing voters, especially the huge number of them in the center, that he would be a real difference and real difference-maker.

Weren't many saying that Tillis was toast right up to election day 2014? But we saw what happened and what turned that election, i.e., tons of conservative group "dark money" donations, most from outside NC, and political ads that were egregious lies against Hagan and for Tillis. McCrory will benefit greatly from those same reinforcements.

The 2013 NCGOP-pushed voting act, as well as rash purging of voter rolls by the board of elections and failure of state agencies (McCrory's executive agencies) to thoroughly carry out registration efforts as urged by the federal motor voter act, will exclude many votes --- mostly those made by those who do not customarily vote Republican.

Sadly, I say McCrory wins re-election, by at least a 51:49 count.

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Posted by Mike Voiland on 12/30/2015 at 10:53 AM

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