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Re: “Mayor Bill Bell Has Overseen a Bull City Renaissance. So Why Has Durham’s Poverty Rate Gone Up on His Watch?

"We're not building grocery stores and pharmacies and banks in east Durham, and that's what we need to be building."

Who is councilwoman Johnson referring to when she says "we"? Does she think some mythical creature in the sky plops down millions in investment for commercial infrastructure? Or does she expect the taxpayer to make these investments? Who is this "we"??

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 06/16/2017 at 6:20 PM

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

This is all very important right now considering the political climate. Restaurant reviews are the bedrock of democracy. And I suspect the only reason was because you're a woman.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 01/27/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Durham Artists Movement Is a Safe Space and a Strong Voice for Artists Who Need It Most

The quotes from the artists read like the vapid gobblygook newspeak of a freshly graduated business consultant. One who, without real world experience, waxes poetic about "...synergizing to maximize strategic metric actualization..."

So, in plainspeak, what does DAM *actually* do? I still don't know.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 12/16/2016 at 8:00 PM

Re: “The Party Barn: Are Rustic Weddings Destroying a Way of Life in Rural Orange County?

So let me get this straight - neighbors expect the new owners to abide not by the law, but by whatever unwritten rules they feel will protect their cherished way of life. And expect the government and the public to have sympathy for them because of their history and pedigree?

The term "landed gentry" comes to mind. Not too surprising. Welcome to the south yall.

On the plus side it sounds like most of these dinosaur neighbors will be dead in a few years. And they say entitlement and privilege is limited to millennial narcissists.

Bless their hearts.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 09/18/2016 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Evil Clown Reports Have Migrated from South Carolina to, Oh God, North Carolina

Stop calling Juggalos "evil clowns", it's triggering.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 09/05/2016 at 9:22 PM

Re: “The Durham Hotel Ejects an Asian Man from Its Rooftop Bar, Is Accused of Racism, Blames “Mistaken Identity”

Lets recap the last 24 hours...

An entitled millennial who holds a position of socioeconomic privilege (Duke tuition+room+board: $65K/yr) equates being kicked out of a bougie bar with what black people went through in the 1960s. This special snowflake literally feels that not being able to order his Rob Roy from a rooftop is equivalent to your ancestors being stolen from their homeland, enslaved for 200 years, and then systematically oppressed for another 150. Oh, and his "embarrassment" is apparently now a pressing concern for a City of Durham council member. Drop everything and call Al Sharpton!

There are no words.

And now the predictable cohort of social justice white knight hashtag activists have joined the froth. From as far away as San Francisco! Can you believe it? Durham is on the map people! Kudos to the complaintant for their social media game. Kids these days and their smartphones and snaptagrams. Ya know?

Oh but we're not finished... Local Alt-Paper Weekly decides to play the race card with a click-bait buzzfeed headline including carefully placed "scare quotes". Because Ad Revenue. Or journalism? Or something...

Do better Durham. Like, seriously. Do better. Please.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 08/30/2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Metered Parking Is (Probably) Coming to Downtown Durham This Fall

"Durham to end taxpayer subsidized parking"

You buried the lede. I'm for privilege as much as the next gal, but if people parking are not paying for it, *somebody* is, and math tells us it's the rest of the county, city, and those in lower income areas.

Would you rather have free parking to save a dollar or better schools?

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 08/24/2016 at 9:37 AM

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