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Re: “In U.S. House District 4, the INDY Endorses David Price

Why no mention of Richard L. Watkins? He's a live wire, very accomplished and attractive, and advocates everything we want, even an environment. Am I missing something? I do see him more as a Senator than a Rep. though. (Oh, and I'm white.)

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Posted by thrasher on 04/19/2018 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Muddy message, bland candidate: Why the Democrats lost

Funny, but the reason I hear from Democratic voters is that most ballots allow only three candidates, one Right, one Righter, and one Middle. They don't vote because that leaves no one to vote for.

Which party is responsible for that? Well, it was the Democrat, not Republican, leadership who kicked Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader out of the 2008 presidential race for being too popular. Kucinich is the only debater in any year since the debates were real to receive standing ovations--each of the few times he was briefly allowed to speak. With support and escaping assassination, he could have been president today.

The only reason Democrats get any votes is that people ignore Ralph Nader and vote for "the lesser of two evils." Eighty percent of the 99 Percent want what he and Kucinich espouse because that's what's in their best interest. Republicans just defame such ideas. Democrats try to pass off Big-Capital-friendly versions. We simply must roll up our sleeves and get more parties--Progressive, Green, Socialist--on the left side of the ballot, especially in North Carolina.

Posted by thrasher on 11/21/2014 at 2:16 PM

Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

You go, Christina! For such a folksy company, Blue Bell's website is sure secretive. The links for who they are don't mention any people, and the history link is disabled! I finally dredged up a customer comment form, where I made our complaint and got no reply. Later I resent it as a letter (there's no edress), which still hasn't been answered. Just who are these people?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by thrasher on 07/10/2012 at 4:01 PM

Re: “A Texas export, Blue Bell Ice Cream arrives in the Triangle

Yes, Blue Bell is just as good as cracked up, but hasn't anyone noticed that--at Walmart, at least--it is loaded with h***f***c***s*** (high fructose corn syrup)? This stuff is a GM product and seriously bad for adults and children, causing early-onset diabetes and a sort of addiction in kids. (Now that all agribis corn is GM, so is regular corn syrup, also in Blue Bell--ubiquitous, in fact.)
Sorry, I'm not always a party-pooper.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by thrasher on 05/03/2012 at 1:35 PM

Re: “In wake of Japan disaster, Duke Energy and critics spar on nuclear cost

I can't pull up or ncwarn. org , either. Anybody else having that problem?

Posted by thrasher on 03/20/2011 at 6:53 PM

Re: “We've seen this movie before: 1994 revisited

I should definitely read the article before I post a comment, but my reading was backed up and my glimpse at the article caused a knee-jerk comment.

Posted by thrasher on 11/11/2010 at 1:05 PM

Re: “We've seen this movie before: 1994 revisited

Where did Hal hear that David Price lost? Both NCBOE and the N&O show final results with Price almost 40,000 votes over Larson. What could have happened in 20 minutes? Hope Hal is wrong.

Posted by thrasher on 11/10/2010 at 5:36 PM

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