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3rd Shift- Trump Gets the Nod or How I Quit Worrying About the 2016 Election

By Chad Nance “This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.” – Will Rogers “Democracy is the theory that the common […]

by · May 4, 2016 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
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3rd Shift… Open Letter to President Obama… HB2 Ain’t the Will of the People

By Chad Nance “Well maybe I’m the faggot America. I’m not a part of a redneck agenda. Now everybody do the propaganda. And sing along to the age of paranoia.” – American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong “Go home, tell your friends and family who had to work today what this […]

by · April 26, 2016 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns
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3rd Shift- Perverts in Raleigh Are Why We Can’t Have Nice Things… Winston-Salem Says No to HB2… The Current State of Shame… The Next Episode…

By Chad Nance Photos by Edie Joines “Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.” ― Michael Crichton “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” ― Lord Byron “Some men […]

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Third Shift… Goodbye Senator Parmon

By Chad Nance “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner Legacy is a concept that we never truly get a handle on until the clock really begins to tick loudly. It is that moment when we notice that each second seems to pulse by faster and […]

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3rd Shift… Journalism, Desperation, & Dividing Our City… Selling Out the City Again

By Chad Nance “They’re selling postcards of the hanging They’re painting the passports brown The beauty parlor is filled with sailors The circus is in town Here comes the blind commissioner They’ve got him in a trance One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker The other is in his […]

by · December 17, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns
3rd Shift… Steps Toward Peace- A Living Vigil… #Prayers4Paris

3rd Shift… Steps Toward Peace- A Living Vigil… #Prayers4Paris

By Chad Nance “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance […]


3rd Shift… The Pigs are Marching… A Racist Grifter Comes After Camel City… Fear & Loathing in the Local Newsroom

By Chad Nance “I want a little bit I want a piece of it I think he’s losing it I want to watch it come down don’t like the look of it don’t like the taste of it don’t like the smell of it I want to watch it come […]

by · November 12, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Downtown
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3rd Shift… Killing Generation X… Alienation’s for the Rich… American Music Rides Again

By Chad Nance “Do you have the time to listen to me whine About nothing and everything all at once I am one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the bone No doubt about it Sometimes I give myself the creeps Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me It all […]

by · November 4, 2015 · 0 comments · 3rd Shift, Columns, Community, Health

3rd Shift… Behind the Curtain Part 2… Breaking the Rules Because You Can

  By Chad Nance “The more you can escape from how horrible things really are, the less it’s going to bother you…and then, the worse things get.” ― Frank Zappa “He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ― George Bernard Shaw […]

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3rd Shift… Behind the Curtain Part 1… Woodhouse, Raleigh’s Schoolyard Bully

By Chad Nance We think that democracy can change a lot of things, but we’re being fooled, because democracy is not the election. We’ve been taught that democracy is having elections. And it isn’t. Elections are the most horrendous aspect of democracy. It’s the most mundane, trivial, disappointing, dirty aspect. […]