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Re: “Hip new conservative cuss word: 'brown shirt'

Wow, reading this I see that you are not biased at all. "because they have a differing opinion. Or, perhaps they're "different" people (meaning non-Caucasian, liberal or because they speak with an accent) " Did not take you long to twist conservatives calling people Nazi with racism. Strange, in your section of this piece where you point out what a Nazi is, you failed to even recognize that the Nazi is German for National Socialist workers party. (I know, I know, including this would be an embarrassment especially when the Democratic Party damn near ran an admitted socialist as their candidate as president). You gleaned over that as you tried to paint them only as monsters (which the German high command was) instead of painting them as they really were: People that had dealt with many years of economic collapse and turmoil and fell for the rhetoric spoken by a charismatic young politician that brought new ideas and energy. Rhetoric that Government would solve all of the problems with social programs for housing, social programs to provide every German with a new Car (research the history of Volkswagen), schooling and jobs. Promises that Government would solve all of your problems. Sound like anyone? And this Government control by the National Socialist party led to where far reaching Government control always leads, to the slaughter of innocents.

Posted by Jeremy Dial on 02/01/2018 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Blogger Will Folks on alleged Haley affair: 'Nikki climbed on top of me, rubbing her crotch back and forth'

Nikki Haley is currently banging Donald Trump...lol

Guess she likes fat ugly men... lmao

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Posted by User on 02/01/2018 at 12:51 AM

Re: “Blogger Will Folks on alleged Haley affair: 'Nikki climbed on top of me, rubbing her crotch back and forth'

He's ugly and fat, and she's stupid and looks like @#$

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Posted by User on 02/01/2018 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Pissed Off Panthers Fans Want to Fly Mike Shula Out of Town

Well, was that airplane banner "Fire Mike Shula" ever flown?

Posted by Michael Kelly on 01/19/2018 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Why do people hate Dave Matthews?

I don't "hate" DMB, but I almost do. They make me a bad person (I'll explain shortly). I had a friend who introduced me to them, telling me how deep and amazing they are. We sat in his truck and listened to a few tracks. It did absolutely nothing for me. I found it pretentious and sterile. Now, understand, I don't doubt that (1) these guys are great musicians, and (2) that they sound great live, or (3) they have some sort of meaningful self-imposed loyalty to some artistic standard that is attractive to people. We could all just part ways by agreeing that this music is just not to my taste, and I don't have to offend anyone by saying they suck, and peace is maintained. We ALMOST could.

But here is why I ALMOST hate DMB. They aren't bad, and they don't even seem like a bad group of guys, but in my trying to find the magic in this band, I've grown to dislike them. And there is really no need for me to dislike them. If I meet 100 people in a day, there might be 1 that I just don't like. But, out of 10,000 people, sometimes I find a person I dislike FOR NO REASON other than their face or their voice or some other not-good reason to dislike someone. Dave Matthews Band is like that. I hear their music, and it sounds like people saying "I can play Jazz! Listen to me mix Jazz with Latin music and be amazed!" Except I'm NOT amazed. I see the bumper stickers and the T-Shirts and love people who swear this is the greatest band in the world, yet all I can picture in my mind when I hear this music is suburban hippies jumping around in the forest to music with as many multi-ethnic instruments and styles they can cram into one song.

Now these aren't people I HATE. But, they are people I don't LIKE, and it makes me feel like a bad person for not having the ability to NOT be irritated by this music and the middle class happy hippies doodling around in the green, federally protected habitat spouting vacuous poetry and being too impressed with technical proficiency on the umba umba (an african flute-fiddle which has traditional uses among the noble natives or "people of the waterfall" or some other crap I made up, since I made all that up). It's all up it's own ass.

But really, I shouldn't feel that way. I have granola eating hippie friends, and they're all right. They aren't being malicious towards me. But when they put that music on...it brings a rumble to the surface, and I just want to yell at them: THIS MUSIC IS CRAP MAN! THIS GUY IS NO HENDRIX! TEAR THAT BUMPER STICKER OFF YOUR FUEL EFFICIENT COMPACT CAR YOU SELF-IMPORTANT EMASCULATED BEARD WEARING PANSY! And I don't like to feel that way. SO, I blame the band for all that. Their music is the only thing that really brings this out...because my friends think I'm intelligent, so surely I will be amazed by this deep music. But, alas, the only complexity I can find here is that DMB manages to make music that is popular both as college music and the adult contemporary genre.

To make matters worse, my mother likes them. College boys with well-groomed beards, my mom, and pretentious commie hippies seem to love this stuff. I watch them when they listen, and they are hearing something I am not. It's like when I tried to get my wife to understand why GZA is one of the greatest rappers of all time. But at least she had some foul language to be offended over. Me....well, I just don't like these guys. I'm sorry, but I don't think they're deep and I don't hear any real soul in their music. Give me Muddy Waters, or Hendrix, or Zepplin, or even the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Keep your Dave. Keep Dave right up your ass.

So, when I'm hanging with my mom, if DMB comes up, I try as hard as I can to get us to some Bruce Hornsby, CSNY or James Taylor if I can. Because I just can't do the dancing flute guy in the forrest with every bit of lyrical depth you'd expect from an extremely Caucasian middle class coffee house guitarist. I'll beg her for the Bee Gees just to keep our relationship healthy and not feel this nagging irritation over the bumper stickers and all the crap about diverse influences. The music freaking sucks! But mostly because of the consequences of the music...the music itself is just...eh. It tries to hard to be everything and ends up sounding like nothing to me.

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Posted by ODT on 01/15/2018 at 1:39 AM

Re: “Interested in Bitcoin?

I wonder if anyone got in on Bitcoin because of this article. I told dozens of people about it, but I feel like no one listened. Now, everyone is listening. Record high this week at over $11K.

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Posted by EV on 12/03/2017 at 3:33 AM

Re: “Question the Queen City: What became of the old Charlotte airport?

I can tell you I was in the basement of the old terminal this week and it is haunted, lights turning on and off by themselves and cold spots down there, made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, one maintenance employee told me they would have to fire him before he would go down there again.

Posted by Jdbac02 on 11/30/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Question the Queen City: The quirky royalty of Charlotte's past

Remember Kays Gary? I loved being part of his Fancy Pants Platoon in the Carousel Parade!

Posted by Donna Allen on 11/20/2017 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Why do people hate Dave Matthews?

I wouldn't say I hate him, but didn't he originally want to name his band "The Lazy Eights", but then found out it was taken by a band way better than his

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Posted by George Matthew on 11/18/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Young, Progressive Wave Rolls Over Charlotte City Council Elections

I really hope Charlotte is going to become Detroit.

Posted by Naked Jedi on 11/12/2017 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Bojangles' to Roll Out Trial Delivery Period in Charlotte

LOVE THE ARTICLE, TATE!!

Posted by Melissa Rustemov on 11/06/2017 at 7:58 PM

Re: “CMPD Releases Footage of Officers Fatally Shooting Ruben Galindo

He put his hands up, they gave him a command, he replied, the police were the one's that start hollering. they where spoke by there own selfish as reason another life taking only for them walk free. damn shame. one day it will change

Posted by Catherine on 10/09/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “CMPD Releases Footage of Officers Fatally Shooting Ruben Galindo

His name is spelled RUBEN Galindo. Every news outlet keeps misspelling it.

Posted by Jennifer Rodriguez on 10/06/2017 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Why do people hate Dave Matthews?

I hate it when any band tries to rekindle the peace and love era.REM is another band i loathe mostly because of their horrific song about shiny people.oh brother,give it up already.they missed the psychedelic bus!Its long gone but thank goodness we still have so many real great music.its most likely great because it truly came from their souls...even if drug induced ,the songs were created magnificently.

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Posted by Jane Ferraz on 09/22/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Why do people hate Dave Matthews?

Their music is played at work over and over again and its so poisonous to my ears.i find myself constantly talking to myself about how any given one of their songs annoys me so much.For example: that stupid song thats most likely meant to be deep.is anything but that to me.They cant fool my good taste in music.its the dumb song about "fathers be good to your daufhters"...all i say to it is, what a ridiculous shallow attempt at trying to be deep by singing about the daughters becoming "lovers" ....Thanks Dave for reminding all the fathers that their daughters are having sex...then becoming mother's....all the great music has been done.very hard to beat.this band in my opinion just doesnt cut it with any of their songs.but they arent the only ones.>(

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Posted by Jane Ferraz on 09/22/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Why do people hate Dave Matthews?

I just think their music stinks..and is so boring.i agree with the person on here that wrote something about the band trying to make songs similar to the hippy era...and they just dont have what it takes.i dont loathe the band members. I just loathe their very shitty music.

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Posted by Jane Ferraz on 09/22/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Question the Queen City: The Tryon House

I worked in maintainance at the Tryon House in the mid 90's. I have been all througout this building, and yes i heard many many stories of ghost. I myself have never seen any evidance of ghost, but have spoken to residents who truely believe the saw ghost. The Lawing family, who own the building were always kind and honest to me, hey are great people.
I have been all through the basement of this building, and have viewed the burnt brickwork from that historic fire. I recently revisited the building (which i haven't seen in 20 years), and seeing her still standing brought a smile to my face. She has stood the test of time, and is a major part of Charlotte's history.
P.S.
To The lawing family, Tommy jr, Sr, Bobby, and Annete, I want to say, Thank you for making my life better.

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Posted by TODD Carey on 08/05/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Question the Queen City: What became of the old Charlotte airport?

Hey everyone I'm at the old terminal now! Everything is pretty much the same it is now a second building of training offices for American Airlines

Posted by demmygirl on 07/28/2017 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Five Names For Your Irish Pub That Aren't Milestone

Jayzus, such a fuss over a pub name. Now I hope he keeps it just to piss everyone off. That's about the punkest thing you can possibly do.

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Posted by VC on 05/01/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Question the Queen City: Pinewood Cemetery

George W. Miller was very likely the half brother of R.M. Miller Jr., and a son of R.M. Miller. Census records list him as "mulatto", and he came to Charlotte with the Miller family in 1866. He was president of the Neptune Volunteer Fire Company, which was housed in quarters owned and operated by R.M. Miller SR. He was known by some as NEPTUNE GEORGE. As R.M. Miller JR was associated with D.A. Tompkins, I can only imagine his unfortunate reluctance to acknowledge their kinship.

Posted by tlink3 on 04/30/2017 at 9:59 PM

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