"Mandela was a terrorist, a murderer, and a racist. H*ll has a new resident tonight."
"Mandela was a devout communist from the start. He was the head of the ANC, a Black Supremacist Group that commanded the death of all whites. He was a murderer that has been promoted as the face against Apartheid."
"What the hell is with all the Nelson Mandela posts glorifying him.
STOP THE POLITICAL NICETIES! THE MAN DESERVED TO DIE A LONG TIME AGO! STOP PRAISING HIM AS SOMETHING HE WASNT."
"OK, so showing respect to Hitler, Mussolini, Mason, and Dahmer you would lose all creditability with me and it you are in office you should be removed. THAT IS THE SAME WITH THIS MURDER."
"I like you Governor, but anyone who could brag on that Commie Terrorist would endorse Graham and McCain. Sometimes it's just better not to say anything about dead radicals!"
"A 95 year old commy dies and everyone's supprised , and expects me to morn with them? Nope."
"It's sad that you are such a sellout Governor. He was a communist and a terrorist I'm sure you think you'll get some black votes but you won't and now you lost some respect."
"Shame on you Nikki — you know better. It would have been far better — and infinitely more honest - to have just remained silent than to spread this kind of total PC nonsense about a murderous leader who personally brought death and destruction to so many. You know? You could have just said "There are no words to describe the impact Nelson Mandela had not just on his country but on the world" and left it "undescribed". Would have been MUCH more honest. Indeed, there are no words to describe the evil...."
"Governor Nikki, You are a beautiful lady and seem to be a genuinely sweet and caring person, which makes me happy that I voted for you and would again. I have to take exception to your praise for Mandela, though. He spent 30 years in prison for cutting up little babies in voodoo rituals. When he gets out of prison and arises to power, he openly allows white farmers to be robbed and their farms / homes to be taken over. What is the lesson here? If you are a criminal, you don't go to jail, you go to congress?!? This man is no hero but sadly, he is the closest thing to a hero that some liberals and other deviates of society have got."
Santa Claus. The Easter Bunny. George Lucas. There was a time when I believed in all of them. But I've never, ever believed in Clemsoning.Perhaps, you've heard of the term. Basically, Clemsoning occurs when a heavily hyped football team not only loses the big game, but they blow it harder than a fluffer trying to raise the spirits of a porn star suffering from a case of cocaine cock.
"It's not to say they're not recruiting anyone who's not Christian, but people who are initially interested in Clemson are people whose faith and religion do matter to them," says Cullen Harper, a former quarterback here.
Ebenezer (Ebo) Ogundeko, a freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y., picked the Tigers over Alabama, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, and other programs. One of his reasons: "I felt like coming to Clemson would bring me closer to Jesus," he told The Chronicle. "Most dudes on the team, they take their religion very seriously, and their relationship with Jesus Christ. They've encouraged me to move closer and closer to God."
Rolitha Oglesby, the mother of Shaq Lawson, a freshman defensive end, has seen her son grow spiritually since he enrolled, in January. Growing up, he went to church with the family, but lately he has shown more and more interest in his faith.
Soon after arriving, he let his mother know he needed a Bible for his room. In May, he posted a photo on Facebook revealing a striking new tattoo, with the words "Jesus Christ is my Savior" spread across his chest.
Dozens of other players also display signs of faith. Many wear orange and purple wristbands inscribed with Bible verses, which one player's parents bought for the whole team. Others have biblical references on their Twitter bios. "Don't follow me, follow Jesus," says the page of one Clemson recruit.
Game days are awash in religious ritual. Players mark their faces with crosses, write inspirational messages on their wrist tape ("Blessed"), and kneel together in groups to pray.
Last season, Dabo Swinney, the head football coach at Clemson University, gathered his team on the practice field one day for an important announcement. "Someone is about to turn their life over to Christ," he said.
DeAndre Hopkins, a star wide receiver, stepped forward. A livestock trough had been placed near the 50-yard line and filled with water. Mr. Hopkins, still wearing his uniform and pads, climbed in. As several dozen teammates and coaches looked on, he was baptized.
At Clemson, God is everywhere. The team's chaplain leads a Bible study for coaches every Monday and Thursday. Another three times a week, the staff gathers for devotionals. Nearly every player shows up at a voluntary chapel service the night before each game.
The players all know the coach's favorite Bible verse, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25: "Run your race to win, don't just run the race."
"I'm a Christian," Coach Swinney tells Clemson recruits. "If you have a problem with that, you don't have to be here."
[T]oo many Republicans have dismissed the idea that racism is actually a problem. When I was Rand Paul’s social-media director, I noticed that whenever my boss would make a statement about racial injustice in our legal system, some conservatives bristled at the suggestion that our government was somehow mistreating African-Americans. The same conservatives who say they believe government treats everyone badly were not willing to see how that was true for black Americans. They either don’t see it or don’t want to see it.
I used not to see it. For that, I am very sorry. If Republicans are going to make inroads with minority voters, they had better open their eyes too.
As the meeting progressed, the focus turned from the police department to elected officials. They’re the ones who control the purse strings to build another pool in safer area, several observed. None of them was present.
“I thought somebody from the city would be here,” Jody Huddleston of James Island said. “That’s the problem, not the police department. We’re afraid for our children, and we want help. It’s the city that should have been here. We need help from the city.”
One parent pointed out that the city just agreed to spend $5 million for drainage on a soccer field near the aquarium, and that money could have gone toward a new pool instead.
The Republican Party infighting continued tonight as Sen. Tim Scott followed in the right-wing footsteps of his mentor, Tea Party Gov. Nikki Haley, and refused to endorse South Carolina’s senior Sen. Lindsey Graham for re-election.
Haley and Scott have consistently taken sides against common sense and pragmatism to follow the extreme political agenda. Now they both have also refused to support one of the few federal elected officials in South Carolina who actually works to try to get things done to help our state’s families and businesses instead of forcing a government shutdown.
Nikki Haley and Tim Scott keep moving further and further right of South Carolina’s voters in order to toe the extremist Tea Party line. We’ve seen how that’s worked out for other Republicans around the country in recent elections … and as they keep it up, they’re on course to see the same results as the other extremists next Election Day: a loss.