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Comment Archives: Stories: Blogs & Columns: Boomer with Attitude

Re: “Sue Myrick and the Muslims

Here we are in 2019. Its obvious Sue Myrick is correct to think Radical Islam is trying its hardest to take over America. Obama was the biggest mistake in American history. Well played by the Devil. Thankfully, many of us are waking up to the truth. Muslims will never accept our culture. Their goal is to out grow us in population and get rid of us, who are not them. Being kind and accepting, tolerance is a HUGE MISTAKE. Now, Charlotte has a Muslim in its Government advocating anyone who voted for Trump should be barred from being on City Council. What next kill them for voting Trump, too? Dangerous woman. I could go on, but you get the point. Bottom line is theres no such thing as a moderate Muslim.

Posted by Sea on 03/02/2019 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Remembering a past springtime concert at UNCC

The opening act was a local rock band Sugar Creek.

Posted by Michael Murphy on 03/22/2018 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Too late to be bad: Jeremy Mayfield and NASCAR history

That's the problem with NASCAR today. Its all corporate drivin and not racing driven. I quit watching nascar. You want to see some real racing, stop by your local dirt track. Its still alive there. And ironically thats where a lot of your retired drivers are now. Kenny Wallace and ken shredder frequent my local track on a regular basis.

Posted by Richard Krieb on 06/28/2017 at 5:15 AM

Re: “How Obamacare saved my life

Here we are four years later, and I attach an article that points to what any sane person should have seen as inevitable, the collapse of the exchanges:

"Last fall, UnitedHealth Group Inc. disclosed major losses on policies it had offered through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges. Nor was the country’s largest health insurer alone; competitors including Aetna Inc., Humana Inc. and Cigna Corp. have described the difficulties they face in attempting to make exchange-based offerings profitable.

So it is no surprise that UnitedHealth announced that it would reduce its exchange offerings for 2017. What did surprise at least some observers was the scale of the decision. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company will reduce its offerings from 34 states this year to “only a handful” going forward. In the same conference call, UnitedHealth steepened its projected losses on exchange plans for 2016 to $650 million. In contrast, the company’s overall earnings for the first quarter were better than expected.

Let’s break it down. UnitedHealth is making money in its employer-sponsored health insurance business. It is making money in its government-paid, nonexchange health insurance business. It is making money from individual health insurance policies sold outside the Affordable Care Act exchanges. But it is losing money hand over hypodermic on policies sold through the Obamacare exchange network. How come?

Simply because customers on the exchanges tend to buy insurance when they are sick and drop it if they get getter. They do so knowing that under Obamacare rules, insurers must sell them insurance again during the next open enrollment period, or even sooner if they qualify for a special exemption. You could not design a better system for making medical insurance a money-losing proposition if you tried."

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Posted by Longrifle on 04/26/2016 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Neighborhood heroin patrol

You my good Sir are a retard. You do realize the people selling the heroin are real deal Mexican cartel and will not hesitate to blow ur brains out. Honestly their more likely to cut you up with a machete and should you tell the police and your name be on the any sort of paper work they will literally kill your family. Stay your Gomer pile ass in your house before you get killed you bitch ass police. You don't kno w anything about that life and need to keep it that way before you get hurt. Mind your own f*cking business

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Posted by Jonathan Hahayeahright on 03/23/2016 at 1:33 AM

Re: “Remembering a past springtime concert at UNCC

Thank you for posting this memory. For the longest time I had been trying to remember who opened the concert. I had a "progressive country" radio show with my buddy Charlie at the time on the 5-watt WDAV. We were at the concert with some other guys from Davidson-I remember the dogs. I also remember Jerry Jeff came out and watched Tom Wait's set and my impression was that JJ was thinking this Waits guy is even more screwed up than I am.

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Posted by Tex on 12/10/2015 at 3:11 PM

Re: “No honors for Jesse Helms

I would love to salute Mr. Helms' grave with a bottle of Jack Daniels...after it's been strained thru my kidneys...

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Posted by Scooter Livingston on 04/01/2015 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Remembering a past springtime concert at UNCC

I just saw this post after I was looking for info on the 74 concert (Jam Up) featuring Argent and Jim Croce. Great memory. Brings Charlotte right back to me. Thanks!

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Posted by Tommy Thomson on 12/23/2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Adventures in retail

Dear John Grooms:

Your leftist nonsense isn't garnering much attention. Only one like on facebook.

You would have better luck at Moral Monday rallies. They are full of attention-seeking leftist goons.

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Posted by CommonSenseDude on 03/30/2014 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Adventures in retail

Thanks for your question, bb. I personally don't pay anyone anything, as I'm not the editor. Note, though, that the column was specifically about retail employees, not freelancers. Nonetheless, I'm all for freelancers being paid as well as bankers, believe me.

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Posted by John Grooms on 01/30/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Adventures in retail

How much do you pay?
The pay scale for freelance work varies widely, but we generally start off at 10 cents a word in print.

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Posted by bb on 01/29/2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Charlotte's Catholic liberals are wary of Bishop Peter Jugis

DLP :

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion,
(meaning neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church),
or impeding the free exercise of religion.
( the First Amendment would not protect the practice of human sacrifice - abortion, even if some religion required it. In other words, while the freedom to believe is absolute, the freedom to act on those beliefs is not).
So its not OK for the church to say "YOU may not do it", but it is OK for the government to say to the church "YOU will do it".

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Posted by mon mar on 10/25/2013 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Syria: Down another rabbit hole

Going into Syria isn't going down a rabbit hole, it's sticking your leg into a bear trap. As Obama has already done that in Libya and Egypt, he has run out of legs. Maybe we will get lucky and he will stick his head into it.

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Posted by Simon on 09/19/2013 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Syria: Down another rabbit hole

Mr Grooms, you elected this guy. This is partly your fault.

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Posted by Lenin on 09/15/2013 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Syria: Down another rabbit hole

Isn't anyone going to post a comment accusing Mr. Grooms of being a Liberal who blindly supports President Obama and spewing Liberal propaganda?

It would help if the media would stop calling our president "the leader of the free world". That statement really annoys the rest of the free world.

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Posted by DLP on 09/13/2013 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Syria: Down another rabbit hole

>> Good luck these days trying to find an iota of sanity in the halls of government

Rand Paul on line one.

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Posted by Garth Vader on 09/12/2013 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Killing faster Internet service: Time Warner has Raleigh do its dirty work

Great article! Thank you.

I'm excited to see all this bully culture, subversive Orwellian entrapments put to rest. So that all may experience the fruits of our "labor", instead of just an ever shrinking "elite" group of incredibly insecure sociopaths. Next to an ever growing mass of impoverished have nots.

I know this might be a large jump for the average person, but I believe We shouldn't have to "pay" to live on our planet we were born on. That Internet is the new library. More than this, the new highway. A basic human right, like quality housing/ food/ healthcare. Dropping all the complicated and unnecessary newspeak http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspeak

Posted by Andrew Jules Julian Cauthen on 08/21/2013 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Advice for some Charlotte higher-ups

I agree with you, Garth. And I used to work at NSA. But that was long before the USAPatriot Act.

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Posted by DLP on 08/13/2013 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Advice for some Charlotte higher-ups

Kudos to Mr. Grooms for the last sentence of this article.

BTW 1/3 of peak downstream internet traffic is Netflix, so when the BSA - ummm - NSA says that it "touches only 1.6% of internet traffic" they are obviously giving out a cooked number.

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Posted by Garth Vader on 08/12/2013 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Left and right join to stop NSA

Oops, just checked back in on this thread, only to find that Garth doesn't like the word bipartisanism. It isn't the word I would have used if I'd written that sub-headline, but it IS a legitimate word. In fact, it's in at least three different dictionaries, including a reference from Webster, and it means the exact same thing as bipartisanship. Mr. Vader, it's always a good idea to actually know what you're talking about before you try to mock someone else publicly. Just sayin'.

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Posted by John Grooms on 08/08/2013 at 11:18 AM

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