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Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

So you're attacking Richard Petty for stating the truth? Richard and Kyle Petty did not trash Danica; they merely stated what is obvious to everyone. You must realize that you're going to get a lot of negative feedback for this ridiculous piece of "journalism" you've presented. Danica is out of her element. I would love to see women on the track kicking the guys' butts, but Danica is not the person to do it; she simply does not have the talent. Other drivers lost their rides in lower levels while Danica was given a top-notch Cup ride, and she's basically done NOTHING with it for years. She has received more patience than most male drivers ever would receive, so please come down off of your high horse and at least try to understand racing before you post this garbage!

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Posted by KenB on 05/25/2016 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

Danica came into NASCAR and was immediately given some of the best equipment around. That, and her pension for selling her body (not in truth), for her sponsors, made her both a target and someone who was expected to perform. If the same equipment was given to half the drivers in NASCAR's three series ... they might have won by now; but if anything, they would probably have a higher finish record.
In her first race at Bristol (Nationwide Series), Morgan Shepard, who runs on borrowed parts a lot of times, slid up into her in a turn. Neither wrecked. Her response on the radio? "Was that legal? Shouldn't he get a penalty?" That's not verbatim, just what I remember. It was received as a princess crying because someone touched her. She would not have ever made it in the era when Guthrie raced. She raced with no sponsors, the cars were hard to handle ... and didn't have power steering!!! Imagine such a thing! Grammar corrections are welcome.

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Posted by HereAndThere on 05/25/2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

Love the references/comparisons to other drivers who either haven't won or endured long winless streaks, despite the fact that Danica has been in championship caliber equipment for her entire career. Let's cherry pick another stat, the one that shows that not only has she never won, but is still yet to record a single top 5 in Cup. That alone is damning to her ability behind the wheel, and there's not enough sugar in the world to coat over that stat.

Long story short, she has absolutely no clue as to how to setup a car or relay needed adjustments to her crew chief, and has shown no desire to learn to do so. As usual, she'll inevitably blame him for more mediocre results, just as she did for Eury/Gibson/Knost and countless Indycar engineers).

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Posted by danica on 05/25/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Danica Patrick hasn't received the same patience afforded to other NASCAR drivers entering the sport

Have you ever actually watched a race, Dean? Those of us who regularly do watch have seen ZERO progress from Danica Patrick, ESPECIALLY compared with her male competition. FACT: Danica has never come close to winning a race and only manages the rare top ten when attrition takes out her competition. FACT: Several of the males who have won the last Rookie of The Year competitions are already out of rides due to sub-standard performance. Danica continues on with similar non-performance. FACT: Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney have accomplished more in far less time than Patrick, even though Danica has had the benefit of driving for one of the powerhouse teams in the sport.

If you have a problem with discrimination against females, you could not possibly have picked a worse exemplar than Ms. Patrick.

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Posted by Sophie Kopsar on 05/25/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “One of Charlotte's most historical music venues is in need of help

I got some orange juice @ the house--whole jugs of it.

Posted by Walle, A. on 05/20/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “A discussion on immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers with those on the front lines

Anytime the immigration debate comes up, the main narrative is always centered around humanizing some little boy with a dream, or some victim fleeing a burning village. This sort of feel good story line always attempts to personify immigration into the US as a virtue, but no one has the courage to attempt to talk about this complex issue from the bigger picture. We have allowed millions of immigrants from the south to come here mostly illegally. It's nice to play the race card, the moral sympathy card, and find one off touching stories to try to hide the ugly fact that we don't have the infrastructure to annex our neighbors from the south as new States. I don't think anyone will ever say: "All the poor little children fleeing burning villages with the raping and drugs, meh... let em starve." Of course everyone will come out and support immigrants when the narrative is personified like that. Couple a tear jerking story, with some claim that: "Immigrants only one to move back home, or they only want to work low paying jobs on a farm." Why, this seems reasonable, there is no real harm... But the sad truth is the vast majority of all immigration into the US is economic immigration and is near permanent, and the primary segment of the economy being hit by these new immigrants seeking jobs is the service industry and the construction industry. We simply can't annex Mexico and strip all of our jobs from our working poor and high school and college kids and give it to people from a 3rd word country. If you step back and view the immigration problem for what it is, you will see an exponential growth of economic immigrants with no clear end in sight. We now live in a global economy, we have open boarders and let this happen. For those doing it... Good for them, if I were in their shoes I would do the same thing. But at some point I would just love for someone to look at this issue from the bigger picture and admit that it is not sustainable, and if the trends continue we will be a second word country. I would love to hear opinions about what we as a country could do to try to curtail and eventually end economic immigration and still humanly deal with the millions of illegals already here.

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Posted by Some Guy on 05/20/2016 at 12:06 AM

Re: “One of Charlotte's most historical music venues is in need of help

One correction. When Bill Flowers let REM sleep over he didn't mention he locked them in!!! He didn't show up until the afternoon to let them out. Pete Buck still talks about this in interviews. I've played the Milestone since 1980. Bill is nice but very eccentric. He warrants an article just about him

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Posted by Tom Montefusco on 05/13/2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “One of Charlotte's most historical music venues is in need of help

I am the bar knitter, the milestone is a treasure and one of my favorite places to be

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Posted by LostSheepAndWhereToFindThem on 05/11/2016 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Chris Frye's got a workout for you — if you're up to it

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Posted by see on 05/10/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Charlotte, the Mecca of disc golf

There are many regions of the country gaining a critical mass of quality disc golf courses. That's great that the mecca/destination phenomenon of disc golf lifestyle and tourism as beginning to be documented to convince cities, counties, p&r's and other land managers that collaborative efforts between disc golf groups and agencies can really bolster the economy and valuable rec opportunities of regions! Check out this interesting interview about disc golf course design and development:

Posted by Michael Plansky on 05/08/2016 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Chris Frye's got a workout for you — if you're up to it

Chris rented a property from my husband. To make a long story short, he moved in, he kept saying the deposit was in the mail, when the first months rent was due he never paid it and he stopped payment on the deposit. Then he said his dog got sick from the "backyard" (our dog lived there for two years and never got sick) and then left without notice. Clearly this has nothing to do with personal training abilities but it does have to do with his morals and his professionalism.

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Posted by lizzylo5478 on 05/04/2016 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Is online dating to blame for Nikki McPhatter's death?

I just seen this on Fatal Attraction and I'm so sorry for her loss. It's sad she had to lose her life in such a heartless way but I've stopped dating online now and are more a tentative to the men I deal with.

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Posted by Monique Blackston on 05/02/2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “New transgender support group wants folks to know they're not alone

As a native Charlottean, I find it unfathomable that ANYONE would want a man in a woman's bathroom, whether they claim to be transsexual or not. Consider the following true stories.

Cross-dressing man arrested for filming Alabama woman in public bathroom -

NY Daily News: Seattle man undresses in women's locker room to test new transgender bathroom rule -

Life Site News: Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be ‘transgender’ to assault women in shelter - DA: Cross-Dressing Man Secretly Taped Women at Macy’s -

Western Morning News: Cross-dresser branded 'high risk' to women -

NBC Connecticut: Teen Coerced Into Food Court Bathroom for Sex: Cops - POLICE: CALIF. LOCKER ROOM SUSPECT USED DISGUISE -

Purdue University: Purdue police investigate report of man taking photographs in women's restroom -

The Mercury News: Sex offender wearing fake breasts, wig arrested for loitering in womens' restroom -

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Greensburg man who photographed cheerleaders to be tried - Cross-dresser arrested in bath house -

St. Petersburg Times: Cross-dressing man sentenced for battery -

As you can readily see from the aforementioned cases, allowing transsexual men in women's restrooms can have grave consequences.

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Posted by lovetofish on 04/29/2016 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Uber, Lyft and Yellow Cab ­— how do they compare?

If you are not making any money why do you continue being Uber driver?

Posted by R Newton on 04/27/2016 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Muslims in Charlotte: Islam is here, and it would like to be your neighbor.

Every religion has it's requirements to be a part of that religion no Faith is immune from this shoe me one

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Posted by shakirlatif41 on 04/21/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “A New Beginning for NORML Charlotte

mingusitis - Charlotte NORML meets on the 3rd Saturday every month. Check out the FB page for updates on meetings:

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Posted by Ann Twitty Caughran on 04/21/2016 at 7:42 AM

Re: “A New Beginning for NORML Charlotte

How do I get involved?

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Posted by mingusitis on 04/20/2016 at 10:09 PM

Re: “A New Beginning for NORML Charlotte

"... now when I go out I have to go and drive around to smoke and that really bothers me."

This is the kind of comment that HURTS the movement. We should be against any impaired driving, whether the impairment is from cannabis or alcohol.

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Posted by Chuck Rivers on 04/20/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “A New Beginning for NORML Charlotte

Happy 420 - congratulations, Walker! Thanks Creative Loafing - we would love to see more articles on cannabis/marijuana/hemp... it's not just for 420 anymore.

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Posted by Ann Twitty Caughran on 04/20/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Muslims in Charlotte: Islam is here, and it would like to be your neighbor.

And if you dare so read the bible (or really any religions) you would also see the same rhetoric and harsh savagery from that time period as well. Please be able to comprehend that. That doesn't mean today's person whose faith is in Islam takes it as it was written in the Quran and applies it today. Yes, extremists do and shame on them, but every religion has extremists and misguided peoples that do horrible things in the name of their god(s)/deities. Understand that all (major) three religions are one in the same. Can I get an amen?

As far as the list above me from Love to Fish: Crikey! Several of our very own presidents owned slaves, but you don't see me taking a shit on Andrew Jackson's grave at the Hermitage now do ya?

I wonder how many people take the time to understand that everything is pretty much the same with altering views of stories but the characters are all the same just with different names and blah, blah, blah... Sheese. I cannot believe within this day and age that people are so gullible to fall for the fear-based rationale and not that of love.
Peace out. I'll be in my bunker. Holla when all this is over.

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Posted by bangsheadonwall on 04/13/2016 at 12:20 PM

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