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Re: “Obama visits Queen City with women in mind

Actually, it is a Republican war on the middle class and poor people, including women. If you don't believe it is true, you haven't been paying attention.

Ask a few of the hard core Republicans who cheered as the new "tax cut for everyone" was passed by their Republican heroes who have just computed their own taxes under that new law.

The statistics for White House staff members reflect the fact that women fill more lower-level positions than men. But women and men in the same positions at the White House are paid the same, and that many of the women hold senior positions.

Posted by DLP on 04/19/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “First Drip (4/8/15): South Carolina police officer charged with murder, more

Yea, Cubbybear. You hear all the time about the police pulling over a car driven by a person of color for no reason and shooting them dead as they sit in their car with their hands on the wheel...

Perhaps if people chose to resist with the legal system instead of picking a fight with a guy with a gun, there would be fewer police shootings. Have you noticed that the same outcome occurs when two young men of color get in fights with each other and one or both are armed?

Posted by DLP on 04/19/2015 at 8:41 AM

Re: “First Drip (4/17/15): Kerrick to enter plea, two school janitors finalists for big award, more

Yet another example of why religion must be kept separate from government.

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Posted by DLP on 04/17/2015 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Obama visits Queen City with women in mind

Obama and the Democrats seemed to have settled on the "Republican War on Women" as their theme in next year's elections.

Yet he still pays his female staff less than his male staff.


Typical.

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Posted by The Ugly Truth on 04/17/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “First Drip (4/17/15): Kerrick to enter plea, two school janitors finalists for big award, more

Ms. Lawson,

I'm curious as to your opinion of the law firms that are refusing to represent opponents to gay marriage in various Supreme Court cases.

In case you need background here is a relevant New York Times article that tells the story, and also recounts some famous attorneys who gladly represented "un-progressive" causes. For example, the 1924 Democratic nominee for President was the losing lawyer in Brown vs. Board of Education:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/us/the-c…

So if you believe "customers can pick businesses, but businesses can't pick customers", are you going to side with GLBTQ in Indiana, but the lawyers who refuse to take on Obergefell v. Hodges?

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Posted by Garth Vader on 04/17/2015 at 10:38 AM

Re: “First Drip (4/8/15): South Carolina police officer charged with murder, more

the story goes like this: a scared guy gets pulled over by a murderer...

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Posted by Cubbiebear on 04/16/2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “First Drip (4/8/15): South Carolina police officer charged with murder, more

The story begins like this:

A stupid guy gets pulled over by an idiot cop...

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Posted by The Thoughtful Traveler on 04/12/2015 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Question the Queen City: How did a train end up in Freedom Park?

The beautiful old Seaboard steam locomotive from the 1920's that is sitting in Freedom Park should be given to the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer,NC. There it can "FINALLY" be carefully restored and cared for like it deserves to be. It is rusting away and deteriorating rapidly. Nothing has been done to care for it in years. At the Transportation Museum it would be placed in a sheltered roundhouse with other saved steam and diesel locomotives.It would be cleaned up,new metal plates to replace the rotted ones that are corroded and repainted. It may never ever run again because the controls had been stripped from it and the money involved would be too high. not to mention the difficulty in finding enough skilled and trained labor. But it would not be wasting away in the elements anymore. And people could see it in it's proper setting. I know .Everyone will "scream and cry" about their childhood being taken away. That it was "always there" and to "let it alone". Well I say if they TRULY had any love,care and respect for it, they would allow it to be saved before it is too late for anything to be done at all. It would have a chance to survive and live on for generations to come to see and love. Charlotte as you know, is infamous for destroying almost all it's historic past. They would just as soon let it collapse in a heap of twisted metal before they spend one dime on it.The park doesn't have the funds to do it . The city barely gives them enough to do the bare minimum it does now. Speaking of.when has the pond ever been drained to clean it? It's gross. It smells. Let the Transportation Museum pay to move it. Then Charlotte can't complain it would cost too much. This is something that should have been done years ago.

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Posted by Jeffrey Sealey on 04/11/2015 at 10:02 AM

Re: “First Drip (3/31/15): Toll lanes on Independence?, McCrory calls out GOP bills, more

"Toll lanes are like Herpes.

They never go away.."

...and like the contagious Herpes they spread easily.

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Posted by Ferris on 04/03/2015 at 8:26 AM

Re: “First Drip (3/31/15): Toll lanes on Independence?, McCrory calls out GOP bills, more

Toll lanes are like Herpes.

They never go away.

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Posted by Last Man Standing on 04/02/2015 at 10:28 AM

Re: “First Drip (3/31/15): Toll lanes on Independence?, McCrory calls out GOP bills, more

I don't know why they waste time and money on these hearings. Everyone knows that their mind is made up and nothing anyone says at one of these hearings will matter a bit.

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Posted by DLP on 04/01/2015 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Why do people hate Dave Matthews?

Dave is a genius. He also I think can be quite mad at times. Dave is about as human as human gets....except he's a whole lot smarter than the majority...if you hate DMB, you just have not taken the time. Quit being so stuck up. You suck.

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Posted by Misty on 03/27/2015 at 11:05 PM

Re: “White supremacists show up to Queens University talk on diversity

Race is a xenophobic construct. Dividing people by the color of their skin is idiotic regardless of the color of the divider. People whose skin is very dark are that way because many generations of their ancestors lived near the equator. It is a protection from the sun. Perhaps you have noticed that when YOU spend a lot of time in the sun YOUR skin gets darker to protect you from burning.

People who "advocate" for a particular group of people are insinuating that that group is superior to others and needs its purity protected. As such, that person is a racist supremacist.

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Posted by DLP on 03/27/2015 at 5:41 PM

Re: “His name was Blake

Could've done without the lame shot at the political pragmatists that dared to suggest the historical step of making sexual orientation AND gender identity protected classes might actually be worth something.

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Posted by Cesar Clark on 03/27/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “White supremacists show up to Queens University talk on diversity

I understand that your Marxist worldview opposes that which is godly and true, but despite all this, you ought to refrain from slander and bearing false witness. You calling people who are advocates of their own race "supremacists" is slander; especially when considering you would never call those who are truly supremacists, by that name. If white advocates are supremacists then so are any other group that advocates for their people. At least be consistent. But then again, your Marxist worldview allows for lies, slander, and false witness.

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Posted by Swiss Kinist on 03/27/2015 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Theater review: Fiddler on the Roof

Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

Andrew Garfield is Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of his parents are).

Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, Ryan Potter.

Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman.

Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised.

Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism -Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Posted by Wendy Moss on 03/27/2015 at 12:12 PM

Re: “His name was Blake

I have witnessed a lot of fear-based, ignorant, and hate filled comments on social media in light of Blake (and countless others). We should love ALL...straight, gay, trans, black, white, rich, poor, religious, non-religious, awkward, those with disabilities, and what have you. Embrace everyone's authenticity, even if you don't understand it or fear it. If you fear it, try to ask yourself why. Love your children, family members and strangers; you never know what they are struggling with and rejection and bullying have profoundly chilling effects. How sad that we have lost a bright and shining person, activist, and role model. Thank you Joanne, for this wonderful article.

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Posted by sharondowell on 03/26/2015 at 11:06 AM

Re: “First Drip (3/25/15): Sales tax revenue bill takes money out of Charlotte's pocket, more

What do the fools proposing the sales tax theft plan to do about the local 1/2% taxes that voters approved locally, like the transit money in Mecklenburg? Are we supposed to share that around the state, too? Why do people keep voting for these people?

Posted by DLP on 03/26/2015 at 8:26 AM

Re: “First Drip (3/18/15): Budget shortfall for Charlotte, UNCC's new bathroom policy, more

Monopoly is the perfect metaphor. That is the game that ends when one player has all the money and everyone else is broke.

I love people who scream constantly about the "entitlement mentality" of the people who are living hand to mouth and barely scraping by while supporting millions of dollars in government gifts to highly profitable companies if they will build something in our community and close something in someone else's community.

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Posted by DLP on 03/21/2015 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Theater reviews: Kinky Boots, Peter Pan, more

The song list in Kinky Boots is exactly the same as the NYC production

Posted by Paul K. Ebert on 03/21/2015 at 2:43 PM

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