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Re: “'CL' Music Issue 2017

We're super happy to have you back, Mindy. And check out our archives from January, when we began our local-only coverage of music, arts and more. We've covered a lot of ground already but have much more ground to cover. And we're looking forward to every minute of it.

Posted by Mark Kemp (CL editor) on 07/25/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “'CL' Music Issue 2017

Today I randomly picked up a Creative Loafing and read Mark Kemp's Editor's Note in this week's issue. I just want to say a big THANK YOU for your musical coverage turn around. I stopped reading Creative Loafing several years ago specifically because the local coverage had dropped off dramatically. The music scene is truly vibrant here in Charlotte and I am ridiculously excited to hear about the plans you and the Creative Loafing staff have for your future music scene coverage. I used to be a dedicated Creative Loafing reader and I'm looking forward to becoming one again.

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Posted by Mindy Barker on 07/21/2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Greg Olsen's Contract Demands Bring Up a Disturbing Comparison

"Fan reaction fell heavily on the side of the Panthers."
"Among Panthers fans, Olsen's comments inspired indifference."

Without sourcing these two statements, they're nothing but stupid talk out of your ass.

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Posted by Garth Vader on 07/18/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Cultural Continuity is Essential

You've got your multi-million-dollar transit boondoggles mixed up. South End had the trolley, not the streetcar.

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Posted by Garth Vader on 07/13/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Eight Reasons To Hate My Home State

Shouldn't someone who writes for a paycheck know the difference between LESS/LEAST (amount) and FEWER/FEWEST (quantity)? Ms. Jionde makes the mistake at least twice. Here, let me provide the proofreading:

"FEWER" hospitals in rural areas.

"the schools with the FEWEST resources and opportunities."

Also, "bussed" means "kissed". The word you're looking for is "bused".

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Posted by Garth Vader on 07/12/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Eight Reasons To Hate My Home State

I look forward to more lessons on oppression bullshit from this new ...contributor. Lets see, complain about obesity and lack of healthy food, yet turn around and praise 5$ junk food. I expect nothing less from someone who can't distinguish a left turn from a u-turn. And of course blame Trump because, Trump. CL hope you can find contributors who have something to offer, other than the usual angry,"victims" who need to tell everyone how racist they and pretty much everything in the world is towards black people.

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Posted by cl reader on 07/12/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Eight Reasons To Hate My Home State

Charlotte is a fantastic and vibrant City I'm just not sure that someone that's 23 years old and can't pass a driver's test is really ready to live in the city of Charlotte maybe you should move somewhere where you don't have to drive. And that's my only comment about your column everything else you said was useless banter .

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Posted by Jim Freeman on 07/08/2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Eight Reasons To Hate My Home State

Where to even start with this garbage? I'm not going to comment on you doing a U-Turn if it wasn't allowed. You're 23 years old, no excuse! Not to mention TWO of your reasons are ONLY because of something alcohol related? Wow. First world problems my dear.

1. There is already a bill in the works to change this law. It wasn't "Just ruled". The case was in 1979! I don't condone rape, but maybe women should be more careful with who they "consent" with before they have to "change their mind". If you have to change your mind during sex, maybe you need to be more careful judging who you pull your panties down for. If the man starts to hurt the woman during sex, and she says no, they CAN be found guilty of other crimes such as assault, etc. So they're not going to get away scot free if the woman has proof and doesn't wait 30 years to say something.

2. Rural is called "rural" exactly for that reason. There's less of everything. If people don't like that, move to the city! Accessibility is what makes the city grow! On the opposite side of the coin, you have people complaining about how "urban sprawl" is taking over. You can't have it both ways.

3. Maybe those without ID shouldn't be voting huh? You hear all about voter fraud these days. It's not hard to get a state issued ID, even if you don't drive. It's not rocket science and not expensive. Provided you're here LEGALLY of course. Ohhh wait, you want illegals voting?
I bet those who claim they "can't afford it", are the same ones who are on food stamps but blow money on beer and cigarettes anyway.

4 -5. I don't have children and I graduated long ago so I don't know much about the schools here. However, I can say, Have you seen the behavior of 99% of these so called "economically disadvantaged" children? Maybe those "brownest" of the kids are also the ones who cause the most trouble? Ohh wait I guess that's racist to say such a thing? Throwing money at them isn't going to help that's for sure, regardless of color. Education is as much of a parent responsibility as it is the schools themselves. Again, look at the how these families are that have the kids failing. 99% of them don't take responsibility as parents. The school can only do much, and as I said earlier, throwing money at isn't going to help.

6. Obama only won 49% of the popular vote in 2008 and only 48% in 2012 in NC. Your point is?

7-8 If you bought your liquor on Saturday, having it on Sunday wouldn't be a problem. That simple! Or even better. A fascist state?? All because of alcohol? REALLY? Maybe you want to look up your definition of "Fascism".

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Posted by Moth Monster Man on 07/05/2017 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Eight Reasons To Hate My Home State

Good luck with the DMV. After 20 years in Florida, NC feels like I died and went to heaven.

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Posted by Bob Evans on 07/05/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “If the Panthers Knew What They Were Doing, They'd Give Colin Kaepernick a Chance

Besides his political stances, I believe it is worth mentioning Kaep would not work out in the panther franchise because he not only went through the panthers to get to the super bowl, but blatantly mocked cam newtons touchdown celebration in the process right here in charlotte. I think it would be a struggle for cam and kaep to work closely together for that reason, and that is worth being mentioned

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Posted by Jacob summers on 06/29/2017 at 9:03 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: “Taking Control of A Reputation

Without craft beer, food trucks, bacon, and whining about student loans, what life is there for you millennials?

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Posted by Owen Butler on 06/26/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “A Charlotte Fashion Maven Turns to Music

Thank you for writing, Wow Bow!!! This is the editor's note to the issue from that particular April 5 issue of Creative Loafing. There is an embed of Kevin's EP in the actual story (see "related stores" at the bottom of the column). There's also a link to Kevin's video in the "related stories" section at the bottom. But I hear your concern and I've added links to his video and music in the text now.

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Posted by Mark Kemp (CL editor) on 06/04/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The root of the cause

For me, Roots, the original was both an experience and an ordeal. It was like watching the life of my own ancestors played out on television night after night, and once was enough; although, I must say that I was also inspired. I felt no shame, I felt no sorrow or pity. It helped me to better appreciate and internalize their ordeal, but I'm not stuck there. I saw it as more than a slave narrative; it was inspiring; it gave me hope and courage, but for some it was an invitation to a continuing pity-party, and that's unfortunate. Such thinking does no justice to Alex Haley or his story. The remake is about economics---money, which is what slavery was all about in the first place, so why would we want to do that again.

Posted by Thomas Cooper on 06/01/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “A Look Back at the Never-Ending Battle and its Heroes

Ryan, thanks for emphasizing CL's writers in your story; I'm particularly happy to see Lynn Farris, Jerry Klein and Vance Cariaga mentioned, as they were dedicated stalwarts of the publication, which wouldn't have been as good without their ongoing contributions. Keep up the good work - you've kind of learned your profession "on the job," as I pretty much did. It's not easy, but it may be the best way to learn how to be good at it. Don't get discouraged about the repeated presence of assholes in our midst; you're right, it is ever thus - but so is the voice to the side giving them shit and pointing out the problem.

Posted by John Grooms on 04/26/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Obtuse NCGA Continues to Ignore Potential Pot Revenue

We appreciate the 420 issue - perhaps if CL offered coverage of marijuana/cannabis law reform more than once a year, law-makers might pay more attention.

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Posted by Ann Twitty Caughran on 04/19/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “A Charlotte Fashion Maven Turns to Music

Why is there no l8nk to his music....unless Im the dumb one and just dont see it...

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Posted by Wow Bow!!!! on 04/10/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Get Your Scorn Out of My Abortion Decision

I kept my unplanned baby I found myself pregnant with at 17. But now I'm one of those volunteer escorts, because any one of those women could be one of my three daughters. And they don't deserve that treatment from anti-abortion terrorists.

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Posted by Pro-choice Mom on 03/22/2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Get Your Scorn Out of My Abortion Decision

I empathize with so much of what you shared with me in this article. Thank you, THANK YOU for writing it.

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Posted by Compassionate Stranger on 03/22/2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Get Your Scorn Out of My Abortion Decision

They only care that they are doing what they believe g*d commands them to do. They're not really concerned about evidenced based outcomes, only proclaiming the gospel at full volume.

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Posted by Mark Herman on 03/22/2017 at 5:44 PM

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