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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Haire of the Dog

Re: “Wanna truly save Shem Creek? Here's what you do.

Who wants or needs the park? I'd rather see an effort made to make it affordable for real shrimp boats to return to the creek instead of building a Disney replica of one.

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Posted by Nikki Hardin on February 10, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Re: “The freaks and geeks at the Statehouse go ga-ga over Sharia law

"Sharia law includes a demand to enforce CRIMINAL punishments in a separate system from our judicial system."

Then please explain why the current legislation before the SC legislature is about the use of Sharia in our courtrooms?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on February 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “The freaks and geeks at the Statehouse go ga-ga over Sharia law

Sharia law includes a demand to enforce CRIMINAL punishments in a separate system from our judicial system. This is different than protecting religious conscience or beliefs- which usually entail people being allowed to refrain from being forced to do things against conscience; sharia wants the ability to have a separate enforcement of laws- especially for what they deem criminal. It is not xenophobic to take a stand against sharia law. All types of peoples are welcome, and all should be ready to participate in a common judicial system. You yourself mention sharia condoning beheading- how is it grandstanding to stand against such a system?

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Posted by chaslady on February 5, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “The freaks and geeks at the Statehouse go ga-ga over Sharia law

Why not a bill banning all religion based laws?

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on February 2, 2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Mayor Summey opposes proposal to move Confederate Relic Room to Hunley site

Tone deaf and incredibly shitty. I wish these assholes would stop trying to ram our sordid and shameful confederate past down everyone else's throats.

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Posted by leemajors on January 25, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Mayor Summey opposes proposal to move Confederate Relic Room to Hunley site

Exactly what are NY values? NY values are what you see
on the news, what you read in the paper, what you read
on every damn blog and news feed on every hot damn
server, every galdam day. NY values are what get
proselytized, professed and propagated in every
galdamn state assembly, city council, schoolboard
meeting, governor's mansion, senate, house of
representatives and outhouse, local state and national,
every galdamn day of every galdamn week in the YSSA.

You think that little stateroom drama broadcast on
C-SPAN over a freakin' flag nobody has even looked
at for fifty years was held by the people, for the
people of South Carolina? Every word, every gesture
and posture was written, rehearsed and acted out to
appease the liberal editorial boards of ABC, NBC,
Cnn, CBS, C-SPAN, the New Yank Times, the
Bosstongue Globe, the Destroyit Freak Press and
their subsidiaries, affiliates and franchises on the air,
in print and online. Each and every one a member in
good standing of one news syndicate or another, all
of them run, directed and produced out of NY City.

The flag wasn't an issue in Charleston, the flag was
an issue in NY City, and you bet your galdamn
bottom dollar if a flag is an issue in hotdamn NY
City; ABC, NBC, Cnn, CBS, C-SPAN et al, ad infinitum
were going to make damn sure it was an issue in
Charleston. Every single activist, from Charleston to
New Orleans was trained, paid for and got their
instructions from NY City, to make damn sure
every city council, legislature and statehouse in
the galdamn country promulgates and adheres to
NY City values.

You think your local news decisions are made
locally? They're made in a teleconference between
the editorial board of a national news syndicate
in NY City and your local news people; who are
told what to say, when to say it and how to say it.
Every law in Watchington is vetted in Wall Street
board rooms, before it is even presented to congress.
Questions of mine safety ain't decided in the mines
of Tennessee and West Virginia. The decision of
who gets to cut down what forest, and how to use
what land for which purpose, are all made on train
rides into NY by the editorial and governing boards
of Wall Street and NY news syndicates, and carried
out by their local, state and federal lackeys.

The wars between Uhmericuh and the rest of the
world are just wars between NY City, and the rest of
the world. The reason Uhmercuh sucks is because
Uhmericuh doesn't run Uhmercuh, NY City does.

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Posted by Jaddy Baddy on January 20, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Mayor Summey opposes proposal to move Confederate Relic Room to Hunley site

The Hunley is at the Warren H. Lasch conservation lab. Its permanent home has not been decided. Chip Limehouse is an idiot of the first water.

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Posted by ImFromHere on January 20, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Who said it, Donald Trump or Adolf Hitler?

Trump will be the next HITLER, if idiots like you get to vote!

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Posted by MYSTERY on January 19, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

'EVERY ADULT needs to pay something! Even if only a nominal and symbolic amount of $200/yr or something. Get some skin in the game, people.'

No--an impoverished person's 'skin in the game' is struggling to stay alive on meager wages.

A symbolic 200$ that may be the difference between getting medical care or food and starving/dying makes zero difference in the grand scheme of anything, except to make sadistic assholes like you feel better about paying your fair share.

Posted by leemajors on January 18, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Wanna email Gov. Haley directly? Well, now you can: nrh@gov.sc.gov

Dear Gov.Nikkie Hale . my name is Daniel Hayes SR. Around 2010 I lost my driver licence for tags My son didn't turn in but the cars were in my name I gave them the cars but the but when the insurance laps on the cars they were surpose to to them in but they so I lost my license all I'm asking if you can help me get them back I need a job when I lost my my got sick I had to stay home and take care of her you know I feel like I'm in prison I need them back if you can reduce it maybe half I owe $552.00 help me if you can Nikkie I need to work that's why I turn to you I voted for you but I thought I wouldn't need you but help I promise god will bless you when you are used to driving and getting out of the house I stay home miss work my was with home Heath care I love working with people I love helping people.don't work to hard god bless.thanks Daniel Hayes SR.
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Posted by daniel hayes on January 18, 2016 at 12:30 AM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

Considering that the top 1% own 35% of the nation’s wealth, with the top 20% bringing in 90% of the total wealth (Washington Post), then the > 50% number sounds about right. But factoring in the breaks for capital gains and investment income, and the various shelters only available to top tier earners, then those at the labor end of the scale are still paying a higher actual effective rate.

It’s not about the volume – it’s about the percentage.

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Posted by John Paul Jah on January 17, 2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

"So, how much is enough? "
Since you asked, in my opinion the tax rates were just right before the Bush tax cuts.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on January 16, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

"But you do realize that the top 5% of income earners pay >50% of total US federal income taxes, right?"

By focusing on just US federal income taxes, you ignore the more regressive aspects of the federal tax system, such as payroll and excise taxes. And by including only the federal tax system, you ignore the more regressive state and local taxes. An honest assessment of "fairness" requires us to consider the bigger picture. Everyone has skin in the game.

Posted by Fish Pimp on January 16, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

But you do realize that the top 5% of income earners pay >50% of total US federal income taxes, right? And the bottom 50% pays

So, how much is enough? Should the top 5% pay 75%? 95%? Should the bottom 50% just go ahead and pay 0, thus making income taxes a total hypothetical and someone else's problem to millions of voters?

EVERY ADULT needs to pay something! Even if only a nominal and symbolic amount of $200/yr or something. Get some skin in the game, people.

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Posted by Cid95 on January 16, 2016 at 2:26 AM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

'To quote Margaret Thatcher, socialism works great until you run out of other people's money." You can't lift some up by tearing others down.'

You're painfully obtuse, but i'll explain it as simply as I can.

The rates for the top tax bracket are the lowest they've been since pre-WWII and the plutocrats STILL BITCH ABOUT TAXES. Meanwhile, they've snowed you (and all the other conservative dipshits in this country) into thinking that they are being taxed into poverty.

Bernie wants them to pay their fair-fucking-share, and stop sheltering their money offshore. If we taxed the top earners at the pre-Reagan rates (>70%), maybe we wouldn't have such a revenue shortfall in this country. Hell, top brackets were more than 50% for 7 of Deregulation Reagan's 8 years.

But whatever, keep blaming the poorest among us for having the audacity to use social services, and not the rich that have bribed their way into the most powerfully favorable economic policies in the history of mankind.

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Posted by leemajors on January 15, 2016 at 9:13 PM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

"To quote Margaret Thatcher"

^ Always a point in Life where I stop reading or listening.

Posted by Pronghorn on January 15, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

"Except Sanders has actual political chops and is actually interested in helping better the lives of the American people."

There are only some lives he wants to better, most of the others he wants to make worse by taking what they have earned to give to people who do not earn. To quote Margaret Thatcher, socialism works great until you run out of other people's money." You can't lift some up by tearing others down.

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Posted by nofaith on January 15, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

Except Sanders has actual political chops and is actually interested in helping better the lives of the American people.

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Posted by leemajors on January 15, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

Trump and Sanders are results of the disgust with the Republicrat machines (which are really more alike than different) which have dominated US politics for decades.

The Simpsons nailed it with Kang and Kodos in 1996.

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Posted by Cid95 on January 14, 2016 at 11:29 PM

Re: “A wiser Nikki Haley is finally ready to take the national stage

The "establishment" are the rich people. These are the greedy Chamber of Commerce people who only care about money. They like illegal immigration because it dilutes the labor pool and allows their companies to keeps the cost of labor low. They are also big proponents of free trade, which allows them further reduce labor costs by moving their factories overseas. The only color these people see is green and they are often social moderates.

The "base" are the white people without a 4 year college degree. These people are competing directly with minorities and immigrants for jobs and educational opportunities and they resent any shift toward pluralism that comes at their expense. Their place in society is no longer as secure as it was for their ancestors and they are fearful and angry about change. These people are big believers of the status quo and have been screaming for economic relief from illegal immigrants for decades to no avail.

As the farm communities of the mid-west collapsed in the 1980's and the manufacturing sector innovated or moved offshore due to free trade agreements in the 1990's, the base voted with the establishment, and against their economic interests, in the belief that the establishment would, at least, pursue their social agenda of ending illegal immigration, stopping abortion, and preventing gay marriage. But they still hoped they would become rich and join the establishment themselves, one day.

What we're seeing now is the populist anger that inevitably results when the base realizes that the establishment is completely full of shit. They have not passed a single item on the Republican social agenda, while also offering no opportunities for economic advancement. Haley fits this mold perfectly. She looked good while giving a vapid speech. That's what they wanted. Nobody in the establishment cares that her record as governor remains unblemished with legislative accomplishment. Truthfully, she would make an awful Vice President and I'll believe she's "transformed" when she expands medicaid coverage in South Carolina.

Trump, on the other hand, is an absolutely brilliant politician. He's offered a simple solution that everyone in the country can understand. He's going to build the wall. The base immediately sees a politician who is willing to do something tangible and concrete for them for the first time in 35 years. And while he might be mean and crass, they know Trump is telling them the truth and, call them crazy, they would rather have the truth than to continue to get pissed on by the establishment and told that it's raining.

Personally, I'm hoping for a Bernie-Trump matchup that gives the American people a true choice about the direction of the country.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on January 14, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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