Ima, what part of the quote is not true?
Lets see, does Susan personally have vast business experience, running and positioning her family's (large, successful and multi generational) company for sale in the market? Check. Has she been in deeply entrenched in the Charleston, South Carolina's unique business arena/climate long enough? Check. I'm certain there are many other compelling qualifications that she holds, but from the outside, it sure does seem she's qualified for the job....C'mon ~ time to move forward, Charleston!
High-speed rail is the answer here.
Mat, what part of "Once middle class whites moved out property values plummeted allowing the poor to move in bringing their social problems, including drugs & crime." is not racist?
lol, calling a spade a spade is not racist, homophobic, bigoted, mean, or hateful, it's pointing out the obvious. The left is crippled by political correctness.
"I don't hate anyone. I'm not like you idiots"
mat, as usual, you have no clue.
Who made you god? Who says you decide who is and is not a member of any party?
I am a Libertarian and a libertarian. Do I walk lock step with every libertarian belief? No. But no thinking person holds every position exactly as their party platform dictates. Anyone that does that is not a free thinker, but a lemming.
I don't hate poor people, I don't hate anyone. I'm not like you idiots on the left that are full of hate for anyone that doesn't drink the kool aid. What I hate is laziness, stupidity, lies, deceit, and people trying to destroy America. I hate people pushing an agenda based on lies and deceit in the name of helping people, in the name of fairness and equality, when all they are really doing is buying and enslaving those people for generations.
Progressives are modern day slave masters.
The real idiots, the real lemmings and followers, are people on the left that never hold the left accountable for anything and parrot every liberal talking point.
The right is far from perfect and has their share of hypocrites, but they have more free thinkers, and they do a far better job of creating credibility and holding their own accountable. And Fox holds people on the right accountable, unlike MSNBC, which actually has Obama's campaign slogan as a banner over every program.
mat, you are not an intellectual, a free thinker, you are a deluded poser drinking the kool aid. A lemming. A dupe. At least I hope so, otherwise, you are a willing participant in enslaving 10s of millions of people to buy their vote in a power grab by the progressives.
As the curtain slowly falls on the Riley era of unprecedented taxpayer enabled sprawl, the rush is on to cash in on Johns Island. Last week, City Council proved what many suspected - that the Urban Growth Boundary is no more than a Trojan Horse - hardly even a speed bump. And perhaps The Beach Company is justified in their panic driven need to socialize their risk exposure on the backs of school children- at least according to the numbers:
Beach knows that at the current rate of sea level rise, they could never allow for the free market to run its course. There's simply not enough time. In fact, it's entirely possible that the rate of sea water incursion is already outpacing the 30 year mortgage threshold on many properties. County taxpayers would be better off investing in a golf course up in Asheville.
Naw, Ima. Ned hates poor people of all colors. He's a fake-libertarian-classist, not a racist.
Whew, Ned, nice hood you got there...
What a crock. My dad grew up on Elmwood a stones throw from Johnson Haygood stadium. That area was pretty much all white in the 40s, 50s, 60s, but as happened all over the country, once I-26 opened white people moved to the burbs en masse for bigger yards and lower taxes. Back then Summerville was no bigger than St. George, but starting in the 60s Summerville's population exploded as people fled the higher taxes in Charleston County.
The single greatest destroyer of American cities was the interstate highway system. Once middle class whites moved out property values plummeted allowing the poor to move in bringing their social problems, including drugs & crime. Gentrification simply pushes out those that didn't build it or belong there. The real problem with gentrification in many cities, including Charleston, is the property values skyrocket so high even the middle class can't afford to live there.
Great job by the crew at CAS! These people have worked tirelessly, as do all the volunteers involved there, to make this No-Kill shelter a reality. My hats off to all involved.
Spaying and neutering should be a legal requirement. Unless someone is a legitimate breeder (and if you've ever thought "oh I have an x purebred, and so does my neighbor, it might be fun to have puppies!" you're not) there's no excuse for not spaying and neutering.
The worst are the guys who don't want to neuter their dogs for some kind of macho reasons. "no way man, I'm not cutting off his balls!"
If you go through the trouble to collect ferral animals from city streets and don't destroy them it's a waste of time. Taking an animal life is no big deal, it's discretion that separates us from the beasts. If you want to take away man's right to kill animals, you have a very low opinion of man.
All I would ask from animal shelters is to hold tagged pets for at least 5 days, maybe longer for small animals that are cheaper to house. The best thing to do is promote animal shelter adoptions over pet sales, not to PETA-out on the town.
What's SCARY is being almost run over by a school bus driver on a cell phone. This...who cares? On the peninsula, the kids should be walking anyways. Off the peninsula, you're just in typical SC so you should be glad to get anything for free. But for christsake, just don't drive the brats to school and create a traffic disaster.
akk akkk ak akkk!
These sorryass drivers aught to work for a zoo. My monkeys have no problem with their cage and the cage NEVER gets a flat, or has motor problems. Never have had problem with the two way radio either. I don't use one. Ha. No one cares if the little monkeys don't like the way they are fed. Fact is they get fed. I also warshout they cages with a hose. Better care than a lot of students get at home. My best advice? Quit the driving job and go work for a zoo. Better work environment, less stress and you can tell the cute little buggers how cute they is without getting throwed in the jail house for saying somtin anyone with half a brain knows aint lewd at all. Yah. Go work for a ZOO.... mayb you think you already work for a zoo, eh? Mebe you is rite. ha. Chastain county skool diskrit is a politikal ZOO sho nuff. So is Dawchesta wit dat Pie guy in the sky. Yah. ha. SkyPie. EXPENSIVE sky pie.
It really doesn't matter whether ECB "wants" the bus drivers to join the teamsters, they already have. I am loving the idea of the kids taking pictures. Launch a social media campaign!
"When he was born in 1949, it was racially mixed, but during the '50s and '60s it became almost all black as residents were displaced from farther down the peninsula in a first wave of gentrification." So wait, what happened to the whiteys? They got pushed out? Where's all the boo hoo hoo?
No one gets pushed out. People have the right to buy and sell property, and set rents for properties they own. Neighborhoods change, cities change. People make decisions.
My mom grew up downtown in what would now be called a "traditionally black neighborhood" (except, that's obviously not true). It's all fair play. There were normal income working families (black and white) living on Sullivan's Island when I grew up there in the 70's / early 80's.
I only lived in Charleston for a year but one thing that was obvious was the pressure that the lack of student housing put on the market. Rents that are comparable to NYC in some cases. Can't blame the students for moving into less expensive areas, since they're just trying to survive. But it pushes the cost of housing out of reach of those with limited resources.
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