The N&O continues to publish letters by climate-change deniers who make questionable claims with no citations. The latest (“Contradicting climate reports,” May 3) stated “According to scientific data from NOAA virtually all extreme weather events (tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts and wildfires) are becoming less frequent and severe.” Show me the citation.
Regarding the May 2 column “The GOP’s lost generation of millennial voters”: Catherine Rampell warned the GOP not to follow Speaker Paul Ryan’s advice to young conservatives to “ignore the political personality and look instead at the ideas. Look at the platform that is being advanced. We win idea contests.”
Let’s agree the academic/athletic scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill is not the NCAA’s problem but UNC’s. Let’s further agree that it does not represent the qualities we want our flagship university to represent.
Regarding the April 28 news article “Anti-abortion group seeks office next to Raleigh abortion clinic”: The zoning case for A Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center is not about code designation. It is about the social incompatibility of locating an anti-abortion group next to A Preferred Women’s Health Center.
Take a break from the bathroom nonsense and discuss something important – like folks helping others. My hubby and I are senior citizens. I’ve had numerous surgeries so I often use a cane, and I really need my handicapped parking sticker. We recently had a busy day around our home, so it was early evening before we headed to Kroger to make our weekly grocery purchases.
In her April 29 column “Time to end ‘forever war,’ ” Jennifer Daskal reminded us that the 2001 authorization to use force against those responsible for the 9/11 attacks now is being used to justify endless military actions, even against groups and nations that had nothing to do with those attacks. But even if Congress were to exercise its constitutional responsibilities, we would still be involved in “forever wars.”
Regarding the May 3 Under the Dome article “McCrory touts top business ranking”: “North Carolina and Texas have tied for first place in a national ranking of business competitiveness by Conway Data, a business management and consulting company based in Georgia.”
Regarding the April 28 news article “Anti-abortion group seeks office next to Raleigh abortion clinic”: The rezoning of a residence to a business by A Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center is a horrible idea.
As a lifelong unaffiliated voter who has voted in every election in North Carolina since 1978, I have always striven to understand the issues of the day and how the people I choose to vote for might respond, given what I can find out about them.
Regarding the April 28 news article “Voter referendum on House Bill 2 possible”: If the General Assembly were really serious about a ballot referendum, maybe North Carolina voters should make the decision about a nonpartisan board to un-gerrymander our congressional, state and local districts. Bet that would pass with a large majority.
Regarding the April 20 letter “Non-LGBT have rights also”: Sorry, but the letter-writer’s eyes don’t get to determine who people are, and, no, she doesn’t have a right to discriminate. Her safety was not compromised before House Bill 2.
Regarding the April 23 Business article “Downtown Raleigh’s Sir Walter Apartments up for sale”: This is Raleigh’s opportunity to restore the hotel as a grand historic hotel, which is an essential element of a respectable city!
I find it amazing that the North Carolina Republican Party religious right is focused on transgender persons being a threat to their children for which there is no evidence. Guess what: 90 percent of child molesters are family members or close acquaintances.
It didn't ring the doorbell or pose as a Candy-Gram, but this alligator made a pretty strong run at getting into this Moncks Corner, SC, house on May 2, 2016. Resident Gary Rogers recorded the sight on a neighbor's porch in this short-but-sweet video as he was walking his dog in Foxbank Plantation. A Facebook post about the video had been shared more than 1,300 times by the following afternoon.
Courtesy: Gary Rogers
Alligator at the door!
Watch cop guide stray dog to safety on Texas highway
McCrory speaks about U.S. Justice Department finding on HB2