Kevin is beyond talented as an artist.
I met Frank in Virginia in the mid 80's.Read three of his books and all are well written and have the rare quality of not being a chore to read.Great guy and an inspiration.I am so proud he turned his life around(he deserved it)and so thankful he shares his walk so that others might know you can come back from tragedy and mistakes.God be with you Frank.
Where do people typically listen to jazz in charleston? are there any good bars that have jazz nights?
Awesome story. Thank you for sharing your gifts, Rodney and Stacy, and many blessings on those students who were open to receiving them.
I'd like to quickly clarify that I was not the founder of Theatre Charleston. While I was the organization's first employee, it was founded by 5 Charleston area theatre organizations. -Emily Wilhoit
Stacy McKinley, you are an amazing teacher, an inspiring colleague, and a go-get-'em DonorsChoose.org super star!
This is a WONDERFUL article, about fantastic people. We were so blessed to have Rodney in our film!
Ms. McKinley rules!
I've read the first issue. Excellent stuff by any standard. I recommend. SC has two great science-fiction writers now (the other being William Gibson).
Bill Maher has spent his entire career publicly fellating himself and pretending to be the smartest guy in the room. Just because he and I both happen to be atheists that agree on some political issues, I'm not going to pretend he is worthy of calling himself a comedian or an intellectual.
I am an atheist. At one time, I did not care about how many people believed in god.
But I've started caring.
The reason? This country is becoming more and more "Radical" Christian. Listen to the GOP debates. Everyone of them had something to say about their beliefs in god. What do their personal beliefs have to do with the government job they were interviewing for? Would someone please remind these people that we have a separation of church and state. The Rads are not going to be happy until "Freedom of Religion" becomes "You MUST be Christian".
Our country will start resembling the Islamic countries the GOP is so frightened of.
As for Bill, at his base, he is a comedienne. As Mel Brooks explains in "History of the World Part 2", Bill is a stand up philosopher who coalesces the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension. In other words, a bullshit artist.
Why do we look upon our comediennes as Poly-Sci majors? All they do is look around at the world, see some of the stupidity of it and write a joke. Add to that, the more they upset people with their jokes, the more press they get.
Stop looking at Maher, Colbert, Madigan and others as having anymore smarts in the political arena than we do.
"If you got offended by his material, then you obviously must think your god is so weak he would be offended by such trivial jokes."
If you believe in 'god' as the bible is written, he's a petty, jealous child.
"but the liberal hatred for anything christian is hilarious."
No, we just prefer for Christians not to be given preferential economic treatment for their fairy tale beliefs.
Gotta love the radio commercial for this show:
Thats not blood your coughing up, Billie
thats John Stewart's Nut.
lol - it appears that "churches should pay taxes" is becoming one of the liberal band wagon issues. I say go ahead, have them pay, but let them deduct every charitable thing that they do. I am not religious at all, in fact I am anything but, but the liberal hatred for anything christian is hilarious. The left wants tolerance but only for things they believe in, not for things that other people believe in.
This man speaks for many libs. I'm in accordance with him on most issues especially when he thinks churches should pay taxes. Since when are churches not for profit?
Somebody call the Ghostbusters! Vigo the Carpathian has arrived in Charleston!!!
"You are like the buzzing of flies to Vigo!"
Agree completely chrishaire. Bill Maher's show has devolved into a let's take an extreme position or opposition against everything. He used to be funny, now he just seems bitter and pissed off at life in general and filled with personal hate towards anyone who dares to disagree with him. Except, bizarrely enough, Ann Coulter, never would have guessed that one.
John Oliver, on the other hand, takes controversial stories, delves into them, draws some reasonable conclusions and solutions to the problem that nearly all sensible people can agree on and is funny as shit doing it. And the whole bit with him drinking Bud Light Lime was one of the funniest things on TV. Ever.
Believe you me, I wanted to. I'd just gotten to Islam when he had to jump to the next interview.
When Maher was on his anti-vax kick a few months back, I couldn't watch the show anymore. I get that he's approaching it from a 4th amendment sort of place, but at the same time, I think he's also approaching it from a paranoid pothead perspective.
That said, all of these news-oriented comedians need to look to John Oliver. That guy is the new gold standard. His main stories each week are so strong.
Too bad this didn't go into Bill's anti-science nonsense.
"and was sick to my stomach."
Bill Maher is an atheist. What did you expect? Is there a more dramatic group in this country than Christians? Jesus Christ. If you got offended by his material, then you obviously must think your god is so weak he would be offended by such trivial jokes. You're like the people who complain god is being taken out of schools. I thought he was everywhere and all powerful - how can be be forced out? Seems like a pushover to me. And if that's the case, why even believe in him?
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