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Posted by Showmoor on March 26, 2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Caitlyn’s abuser receives maximum sentence for animal cruelty; advocates call for harsher punishments

Would be nice if we took violence against women as seriously as we do violence against dogs.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on March 26, 2017 at 4:39 AM

Re: “Caitlyn’s abuser receives maximum sentence for animal cruelty; advocates call for harsher punishments

Why is it to run concurrently with his weapons & drug charges? Essentially, he received no sentence for animal abuse. I assume the judge could have had the abuse charge be served consecutively? If so, total BS!

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Posted by Neill M on March 25, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley says she "can't imagine" running for president

I can't comment on any factory connection, so please stop asking even though it's on the list of prepared questions I gave you.

Posted by Showmoor on March 25, 2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg calls for unified Dept. of Public Safety led by Police Chief Greg Mullen

just as Nancy replied I am dazzled that any one can get paid $5487 in a few weeks on the internet
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Posted by Barbara Barbara on March 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Sweet 16 for USC; Graham dangles threat over Gorsuch filibuster; Sanford and Duncan hold out

just as Nancy replied I am dazzled that any one can get paid $5487 in a few weeks on the internet
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Posted by Barbara Barbara on March 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Ask Ta-Nehisi Coates questions via social media in advance of his sold-out lecture tonight

Is there video or audio of this talk somewhere on line?

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Posted by Heidi Mehltretter on March 24, 2017 at 8:13 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Upstate pols prepping for societal collapse; Columbia firm appears in ethics inquiry; Graham and committee questioning Gorsuch

Harry Truman once said "you can't make money in politics unless you're a crook" or, maybe it was "an honest public servant can't become rich in politics"

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Posted by Guy Leonard on March 23, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “S.C. lawmaker takes a stand against online ticket scalpers

Great step in the right direction, but a $100 fine for tickets people are making literally thousands on scalping for single events isn't enough. Should be mandatory 30 days in jail. Once again, glad someone is taking a step in the right direction in helping preserve an amazing music scene. Thank you Senator Matthews.

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Posted by Lucas Bunch on March 22, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Cynthia Hurd Library among targets of vandalism containing racial slurs

Sounds like racism against whites.

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Posted by jadenova on March 22, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Upstate pols prepping for societal collapse; Columbia firm appears in ethics inquiry; Graham and committee questioning Gorsuch

Survivalist communities? Ok, whatever your god told you must do, jump on it, as long as you don't involve tax-payer funds.

Jim Deminted, more like. Fomenting anger and mistrust in our NON-partisan Justice and Intelligence communities is anti-American and unpatriotic. Perhaps he, too, is complicit in collusion or at least complicit in supporting collusion.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 22, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Re: “As Charleston celebrates official Day of Puppetry, take a look back at ventriloquists past

New twin hype album

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i_8mhre5wxQ

Posted by Pudge Goldberg on March 18, 2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “As Charleston celebrates official Day of Puppetry, take a look back at ventriloquists past

Fascinating! It's almost like a wizard from the1800's reached through, in infinite jest, to articulate whimsically through Dustin. Huzzah!

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Posted by feralcreative on March 18, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “As Charleston celebrates official Day of Puppetry, take a look back at ventriloquists past

Fascinating! It's almost like someone was reaching through from the 1800's in infinite jest and manipulating articulate whimsy.

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Posted by feralcreative on March 18, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “As Charleston celebrates official Day of Puppetry, take a look back at ventriloquists past

There will be no ventriloquists at the Charleston Day of Puppetry.

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Posted by Geoffrey Cormier on March 17, 2017 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council approves lower heat limits for carriage horses

Meanwhile City employees are required to work outside no matter the temperature. It is in the best interest of the Carriage Operators to take care of their animals. If they have horses dropping from the heat, they are not making a profit. Having an elected official who knows nothing of animal metabolism making these kinds of decisions based on the emotional testimony of an 'animal rights activist' is silly. In the early to mid 1800's, horses walked on Charleston streets all day and pulled wagons loaded much heavier than a carriage full of tourists. Same rules applied. If a business owner must constantly replace horses or pay vet bills to keep them working, they will not make money. The horses are cared for.

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Posted by Jshicke on March 16, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Attorneys for Michael Slager attempt to limit testimony in federal trial

I feel a monster amount of anger towards Michael Slager and his defense and hope they burn in hell for eternity ! The scumbags defending murderer (Michael Slager) have zero respect for Walter Scotts family. The 1st trial was rigged and wouldn't shock me if this one is too.

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Posted by Jari Ronka on March 15, 2017 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council approves lower heat limits for carriage horses

I am so glad to hear about the change. I am from NYC and they take the horses off the street from Central Park when it hits 90 degrees. When I moved down here 9 years ago, I freaked out that the horses were driven in this heat. I did take some carriage rides when friends visited and got to talk with the drivers and went back to where the horses are kept. I am a big animal lover and give to animal and dog rescues and am an owner of a dog. I cannot deal with any animal cruelty. I will say the horses are very well taken care of and are given shifts and have fans in the stables and sprayed continuously with cool water. Yet, I still felt in the back of my mind that the heat here still takes a toll on the horses.

I am all for small business and capitalism. And for the gov't to stay out of our lives as much as they can. More times than most, they screw up things. As far as climate change or global warming, call it what you want. It gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Today it is very cold here, and will drop to 29 degrees tonite. My friends were calling me from NY last night in a blizzard and it's March. During the 30's, the entire Mid West had the biggest drought since they kept record, and the hottest summers. CA back in the 60's had one of the worst droughts. I remember, because i was a kid and my mom took me on a 3 week vacation there and it was all they could talk about. You had to ask for a glass of water. Now they had another one for 5 years, and then the heavens opened. Their reservoirs are now all filled to capacity. I was talking to a guy at the dog run the other day and he is from central CA and his parents own a walnut farm and he filled me in. Straight from the horses mouth. No pun intended.

As far as I am concerned, the horses should have been pulled off years ago. To me it's all about common sense. And this has to do with living beings. Politics should not enter into it, nor climate change or global warming.....

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Posted by lynnar on March 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council approves lower heat limits for carriage horses

"I dont know if yall remember last summer and you can blame it on whatever you want but I believe the climate is changing on this planet and its getting hotter, said Mayor John Tecklenburg. We need to be sensitive to the temperature to the horses and their working conditions."
OK, the climate is getting hotter. So the horses are losing heat tolerance because the temperatures are rising? I'll bet 98 degrees this Summer effects the horses exactly the same as it has for the last 20 years.
Apparently the Mayor thinks that horses handle the same temperatures differently from before if the average temperature rises. Mayor, whether the industry needs stricter regulations or not may need consideration, but your comment in relation to the argument is just plain stupid

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 15, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster rejects idea of gas tax bump; Graham asking for Trump wiretap proof; A fix for FollyGras?

Folly Gras was a drunken disaster, but primarily due to poor planning. No proper age-to-drink wristband rules, over serving of alcohol by bartenders, huge lack of porta potties, not enough police and, as usual, lack of adequate parking or means to direct the traffic flow due to the massive number of cars.

Interesting how North Charleston just had a similar event Saturday afternoon for St. Patrick's Day, one exclusively dedicated to drinking, and had a fraction of the problems. Perhaps Mayor Goodwin should call Mayor Summey to get an understanding of how these things should be done.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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