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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Will Moredock

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

I have a friend who has a good heart, but he's very right wing. He announced that he was supporting Trump, and I said "Great!" He said "you're just saying that because you're a Democrat," and I said "Right!" He just looked puzzled.

Trump's 35% is not even 35% of Republicans. It's 35% of "likely" voters, mostly likely primary voters. He will get the nomination, and drag other Republicans on the ticket with him into the abyss. The difference between the snarling dogfights which are the Republican debates, and the thoughtful, friendly Democratic debates is striking. America is not what the Republicans portray.

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Posted by follitics on January 2, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

Maybe we can make this country a REAL democracy by erasing the two party system, and also the winner take all voting system in order to have representational voting in place of it like in other countries. If a newer party wins 10 percent of votes it should get ten percent of the seats. Instead in our system, they get zero percent of the seats despite getting a percentage of votes. This is a CRIME, and true marginalization of people and their pluralistic views that exist in this country. Both of these parties candidates SUCK and represent the same corporate interest. NOT THE PEOPLE.

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Posted by zee on December 31, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

OMG! I thought South Carolina was our last bastion for conservatism, so I bought an acre of land on John's Island to build my retirement home. And now this? Yes, Trump is a loon and he has twice the poll numbers of the real candidates, but at 35%, this means that 65% are against him. Let the chips keep falling. Once the hopelessly unrealistic candidates start to drop out, you will see the numbers coalesce around more reasonable candidates. And as Trump starts to cry like a baby, even his followers will leave him.

People gravitate toward a winner. Trumps early lead made people think he is a winner, but things change and people move. God help us if Clinton wins.

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Posted by Tim Johansen on December 31, 2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

Oh yes, this tipping point has been coming for quite a while. The US will be able to borrow and print money to run the country on debt and credit for many more years before the inevitable mathematical result happens. So, enjoy the ride. I can't see the R party winning a presidential election for a long time and the R party may indeed morph into something better (hint: quit talking about social issues).

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/05/26/…

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Posted by Cid95 on December 31, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

I don't typically agree with Will - but I do in this case. The Republican Party is done - and it's about time. Shame on the party of Lincoln for embracing the tactic of coddling racists and pandering to the wacko religious right. They deserve everything that's coming. If they are smart they'll go to the convention and strip out all the right-wing social craziness from the platform - focus on the economic principles many moderates agree with and broker a candidate that won't embarrass us anymore than America has already been embarrassed.

We're number 1!!! In what? Oh - gun deaths.

And it's amazing to me how the right wing (I'm talking to you USDefender) lashes out at the media for being liberal. This is GOP speak for "I don't like to read much and need my news in monosyllabic platitudes."

As Stephen Colbert points out - facts do lean to the left.

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Posted by theuncomfortabletruth on December 30, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

"This country was not built by fearful men and women,"

Moredock, I love you and your writing, but this line bugs me. Pretending the nation's founders had no flaws is insane and is borderline "things were better in the past" Tea Party reasoning.

The builders of our country had just has many fears and insecurities and ridiculous urges as present day politicos do, they just didn't have Facebook and Fox News and Twitter and the City Paper to vocalize them.

Our country was built on on fear, resulting in genocide, enslavement, greed and economic sabotage. Every generation since then has had its fair share of fearful shit-heads, and we put a lot of them up on pedestals and in positions of power. Maybe we should start asking why.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 30, 2015 at 10:38 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

This article only verifies what Trump says about dishonesty in the press and media. Will Moredock is a sick man to write stuff like this.

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Posted by USDefender on December 30, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “The coming year will mark a watershed moment in American politics

A watershed moment sounds good to me. It's been mostly water closet moments so far this campaign season.

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Posted by driver eight on December 30, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

Ha ha. The East Coast is actually sinking but not due to overbuilding. Our tectonic plate is subducting gradually but inexorably. But of course this is all sciency so all the climate deniers will ignore it.

Posted by Native Ink on December 22, 2015 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

Charleston isn't sinking. There are 117 sites alone in the USA where sea level has been monitored. There are a few thousand sites around the world. It is not possible that all continents in the world are sinking. That's not how plate tectonics work. http://www.noaa.gov/features/climate/image…

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Posted by brewengineer on December 7, 2015 at 6:37 AM

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"and with all the extra weight and the area that has been built on will at some point sink that land . I don't think that the water is rising all that much as the land is sinking from all the weight and the destruction of the Natural run-off from rains ."

Mr. Clarkie, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. ... I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul...

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Posted by brewengineer on December 7, 2015 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

Has anyone noticed how much Building has been done in the past 70 or 100 years just on the east coast ? How about in the state of Florida ? That state is at sea level anyway. and with all the extra weight and the area that has been built on will at some point sink that land . I don't think that the water is rising all that much as the land is sinking from all the weight and the destruction of the Natural run-off from rains . Heavy rains back up today more so than they did decades ago because of mans drainage systems that are not big enough to do the job, and flooding comes from it, doesn't the water at some point run back into the rivers and sea after a few days ? if the sea was rising that much it would stay flooded all the time . That isn't happening yet .

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Posted by Clarkie on December 6, 2015 at 8:25 AM

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when you keep building and adding more drainage within those New Homes and Sub-divisions that can not handle the amount of rain in an area, it backs up, however Charleston has had the flooding problem as long as I have been here 1959 with no change. O'Reilly couldn't do anything with that issue, and also by building more Homes and by doing that you destroy the natural runoff areas within a community, thus . "FLOODING", and it will get much worse as time goes on if you keep on Building more Homes and Sub-Divisions in the area. wise up. and stop using climate change as your excuse to justify the mistake we are making that really causes all this. Charleston and the area around it are over populated. I have to laugh when I see the powers to be putting drain pipes in the ground for run off due to rain that are far to small to carry the water back to the rivers, and the continued removing of the wet lands by over building. when are we going to stop all this ?

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Posted by Clarkie on December 6, 2015 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

My foot got really wet the other day.

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Posted by warwit on December 4, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

I blame Charlestons sinking on CI-Ci's super pizza buffet! That shit is too good!
I am pretty sure that it is also correlated to the rise of Radical Islam as well somehow even though the media covers it up. I mean that is why our economy sank right? Some people correlate our lagging economy to the SORBANES-OXLEY law being implemented on lying corporations, but they are fools as 110% of american business transactions happened in those towers!
All glory to the all powerfull Santa! Praise him! May his all power full gaze help us drink the blood of our enemies children! Praise Santa! Praise him!! HO HO HO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gMsiAm3q2…

Santa brings death from above! But we love chucky, and nothing is better than a few toys like a happy meal right? The only thing Ci-Ci's lacks.... No toys on the 6 dollar pizza buffet is why I only gave it three stars on YELP!

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Posted by zee on December 4, 2015 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

"Where are the people who used to say cigarettes don't cause lung cancer? Did they all die off, or are they now the ones saying scientists don't know squat about the climate?"
I don't know where they went, but their lobbyists now work for the fossil fuel companies, and use the same tactics that they did with tobacco to instill doubt in the weak minded.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on December 4, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

lucy, I am not usually one to respond to mindless trolls, but are you really serious? I assume you don't believe in AGW, as you called it "your" climate change. Science and facts are all I care about, and they all show that this is happening. Right now. As a scientist, your insinuation that most of the the global climatologists are lying and fudging data for money is insulting to me. Sorry, that is bullsh*t.

"Follow the money"
Take your own advice. Personally, I have worked in the world of petroleum fuels. It is doubtful any other industry has more lobbying power than oil and gas. The fact that you ask what we are doing to reverse climate change tells me about all I need to know about you scientific literacy.

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Posted by brewengineer on December 4, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

How much money did Mrs. Clinton say she would send to all those countries that "we" made suffer because of rising seas? 100 billion. Yearly. Wow! Glad she's got plenty of money. What?

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Posted by VaSteve on December 3, 2015 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

Watch Cowspiracy, All politicians are in it to line their pockets. What are you doing to reverse your so called "Climate Change"? Why did you not mention the amount of political contributions made on behalf of special interest groups. Politicing is more powerful than facts or science. Follow the money

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Posted by lucy392 on December 3, 2015 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Sea level rise is already changing our lives

"Sorry naysayers but they just don't all make this stuff up. Its not a scientific conspiracy."

When one's entire worldview can be repeatedly disproved by this thing we call reality, everything is a conspiracy.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 3, 2015 at 3:27 PM
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