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Sunday, March 02, 2008


Georg from MondoMundo suggest a Dur'm corollary to Godwin's law.

Works for me.



  • Because a discussion of Mike Nifong's behavior has absolutely no bearing on a discussion about candidates for the office of DA in Durham and whether that new DA will be the "business as usual" candidate.

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 3:56 PM  

  • You lose!

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 7:22 PM  

  • Nope. When Tracy Cline is elected and then gets nailed for lying about her role in the NTO - you lose.

    Two crooked DAs in two elections. That's got to be a record.

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 8:15 PM  

  • You can see into the future too?


    Got any stock picks for me?

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 8:38 PM  

  • I have a few stock picks -- oil and cigarettes. I'm long MO and XOM in my taxable portfolio.

    Keep an eye on Durm's bond rating as the lawsuit works its way through the courts (or not).

    By Blogger dcrollins, at 6:18 AM  

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    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 6:48 AM  

  • Tracy Cline will be elected because helping to railroad the innocent goes a long way in Durham.
    Barry, WTH are you thinking? As a good Marxist, you know you don't believe in private ownership of property and the stock market.

    As penance I sentence you to three Hail Karl's

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 6:51 AM  

  • Let me guess.


    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 8:01 AM  

  • Barry you're doing something wrong.

    Deborah Correll called me a "rabid leftist" in today's Herald-Sun, because I called her a "conservative writer."

    Ha ha ha.

    By Blogger Tony, at 10:55 PM  

  • Well, it's a thin line between ignorance and sarcasm.

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 6:03 AM  

  • Just in case you missed today's editorial in the H-S

    Candidates can't avoid Nifong case
    Mar 5, 2008

    We understand why the assistant DAs running for district attorney don't want to talk about the lacrosse case.

    It is, after all, one of the more distressing, depressing and potentially costly cases in recent Durham history. It's a nationally infamous example of a government official gone badly off the rails, who abused his power and made such huge errors of judgment that the entire community suffered, and continues to do so.

    There are those who say, with good reason, that it should be referred to as the Nifong case, after former District Attorney Mike Nifong, who resigned in disgrace and was disbarred.

    So it's no wonder that Mitch Garrell, an assistant DA, and Tracey Cline, chief assistant district attorney, want to distance themselves from Nifong and the case. The two are running for Nifong's old job in the May 6 primary, as are former assistant prosecutor Freda Black and private attorney Keith Bishop.

    In a press conference on Monday, Garrell said he wouldn't rehash the case. "I played absolutely no role in the prosecution of the case for which we have become infamous," he said. On Feb. 12, Cline said the case should have nothing to do with this year's election.

    We understand Garrell and Cline's reticence. But we can't accept it.

    Nifong's handling of the case will be, and should be, a major issue in this election. Garrell and Cline may not have had much or anything to do with it. But that doesn't mean they can ignore it.

    Nifong was an assistant DA for 27 years, but when he ascended to the top job, he couldn't handle it. We have a right to ask the candidates why they would be ready when a major case falls into their laps. We have a right to ask what they think went wrong, and what they would have done differently. We have a right to ask how they will avoid anything like that happening again.

    We think any DA candidate who doesn't get that, and who refuses to discuss one of the biggest cases in Durham history, doesn't deserve the job.

    By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at 5:04 PM  

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