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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “Here are the designs for the project that could replace Sgt. Jasper

Too big a development with no infrastructure in place. Typical of the Beach Company pushing their desires, with their threatening tones, on to the citizens of the City. I don't support it!

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Posted by Ellen Hoffman on February 7, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

Dear Tim Scott,
As a voter in your district, I urged you to vote against Betsy DeVos but you did not heed my plea. I know she has many years of caring for education but she is clearly ill-equipped and, by your own admission, has no experience that would qualify her for such an important position. Her education level is a BA in Business and Political Science, with nothing to support her abilities as an educational administrator of, not a local school district, but the entire nation of school districts.

Our local school Superintendent, Dr. Gerrita Postlewait, is woefully more qualified to serve in this post since she has a Doctorate in Education and years of experience in the educational field. Additionally, our previous Superintendent, also was a Doctor, Doctor Nancy McGinley. It is odd that our local school district requirements for Superintendent are so much higher than that of the Education Secretary.

And did you think that vouchers will hurt the poor educationally. The students that will use the vouchers are the ones whose families can afford (usually white you should be ashamed) to transport their children to schools without the benefit of public bussing. The students whose parents cannot afford to take off work and transport their child to the school of their choice will remain in the failing and shrinking schools. We need to FIX the schools, not run from the failing ones cure the disease, not treat the symptom.

So the education opportunities will continue to be limited by how much one can afford. Patently unfair. But you and your family has yours and youre covered so the poor can just pull themselves up by their bootstraps, right?

I used to support the GOP, but it was the GOP of yesteryear. Todays GOP is shameful.

Regards,
Cosmo

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Here are the designs for the project that could replace Sgt. Jasper

Looks great. Love the concept. Will be a terrific improvement to the city.

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Posted by Vito Boscaino on February 7, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

The article was changed. Earlier, in place of that, it said "crescent moon."

All Moultrie, the creator of the flag, described it as was a "crescent."

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Posted by Cid95 2 on February 7, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

He mentions the gorget in this piece. Don't y'all even read something before you start criticizing?

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Posted by LurkingVariable on February 7, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

And for those of you baffled by Cid, the answer starts with "G"
btw, Cid, stopped in at Palmetto Moon at Citadel Mall when they first opened their corporate hq in the Mall and asked the significance of their name, I was told in a very condescending tone by the person in charge that, of course, it was all about the state flag.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 6, 2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Here are the designs for the project that could replace Sgt. Jasper

Terrific, Cincinnati office park cica 1988

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Posted by LuvtheNewslessCourier on February 6, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

City seals (which is all this flag is) are pretty obscure and hard to get fired up about.

You should at least know, though, that we don't have a moon on our state flag.

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Posted by Cid95 2 on February 6, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

I once said about Chris Haire: "Smartass isn't cute, smartass isn't clever, smartass is just smartass. But at least Haire knew the facts he was spoofing and could give a coherent explanation. Dustin, do you have any knowledge what the symbols on the flag historically represent, or are you just a low-budget smartass?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 6, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

Who came up with the brunch / 1920's Soviet worker party flag? All it's missing is a hammer and a sickle, lol

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 6, 2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Slager lawyers want charges dismissed; Council votes to fund I-526; Graham will lead Russian hacking inquiry

These lawyers for Slager must think we are stupid, when they call a retrial after hung jury, double jeopardy. I am not even a lawyer and I know well it would be double jeopardy only if Slager had been acquitted. These lawyers know that perfectly well, they are just lying through their teeth.

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Posted by Tom Martin on February 4, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

I find it hilarious you are quoting Thomas Jefferson who said those remarks in a completely different context and a completely different time period. The man died almost a half century before the Civil War even started. But sure, the Federalist Papers make for some great political debates and college courses, but they are not the law of the land. And nothing in them changes the fact that the South decided to initiate a war against the United States of America based on their perceived rights to own other people.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 2, 2017 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

Noticed Best Green Business section, couple of taxi services, a rickshaw and a hostel?... how about the GREENEST Landscape company around town, Earthfriendly Landscapes, "cutting grass with NO gas since 2010!" That's right ZERO pollution, 100% organic, sustainable practices, all this reducing Charlestons carbon footprint exponentially! the REAL green entrepreneur, all others are just Eco-posers! Earthfriendlysc.com CHECK IT

Posted by Justin Gough on February 2, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

Ron Liberte, it is because we understand the difference between the historical and and current political situation. You claim the flag represents a treasonous act while ignoring the fact that secession was not an act of treason at the time. It was accepted by many that a state COULD secede from the Union, even in the writings of Thomas Jefferson and the Federalist papers. Jefferson said, If any state in the Union will declare that it prefers separation to a continuance in the union . I have no hesitation in saying, Let us separate.' On the eve of the American Civil War, unionist politicians saw secession as a right of states. Maryland Rep. Jacob M. Kunkel said, Any attempt to preserve the Union between the States of this Confederacy by force would be impractical, and destructive of republican liberty. The northern Democratic and Republican parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace.

So, right or wrong, the decision to secede, was, at that time, considered a right of the states, and leaving the Union was not 'Treason' until the issue of secession was resolved after the wars end. From the Federalist papers: The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The South seceded because of Washingtons encroachment on that vision.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 2, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

"Yeah, she's a Republican, but so is your idiot neighbor with the fireworks addiction."

I'm pretty sure the goal is to destroy the educational system so much that our country is comprised of nothing but those idiot neighbors. It's voter security for the GOP. Besides, no one will need a fancy education once Trump brings back all of those coal and manufacturing jobs, right?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 2, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

This whole DeVos nomination really sticks out for me. Senator Sessions is completely qualified to be AG, even if his political positions on several issues disgust me. Politics. General Mattis is qualified to be SECDEF, although there was that matter of federal law in the way. Waivered. Rex Tillerson seems to be competent, although his confirmation hearing and foreign entanglements are troubling. Politics.

But DeVos flunked her hearing so hard I don't see how anyone would say she's qualified for a local school board, much less a Cabinet post. She demonstrated profound ignorance on bedrock subjects like student assessment, access to education under Federal law, college loan administration. And her stonewalling in response: does Senator Scott want to get that grin-f*cking non-response when he's grilling a Cabinet member for suspected malfeasance in the future?

Yeah, she's a Republican, but so is your idiot neighbor with the fireworks addiction. That doesn't mean either is qualified, just one of them paid you. Find someone with a suitable background to nominate and support.

Also: how did Dr. Carson get the nomination for HUD instead of Surgeon General? He actually is a world-renown surgeon!

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 2, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “South Carolina bill to prohibit citywide plastic bag bans advances

Disappointing and yet completely unsurprising. I was shocked to see the bans put in place to begin with, given this state's general lack of regard for the environment and fairly extreme fondness for littering. The House committee defended this bill with a slippery slope argument: "If we let them ban plastic bags, what's next? Guns?"

Notable in the text of H.3529 (read it here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2…) is the lack of protection for gun rights nor anything but the subject containers. A logical fallacy backed up by shameless pandering? Oh, State Assembly you do know how to work the system.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 2, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

It's a part of history and u can't ban history we learn about it everyday in school and is still being taught. It is the past and they will still learn about it in the future so why ban it ?

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Posted by Casey Nelson on February 2, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Scott will support DeVos; SC and federal Supreme Court picks; Boeing's visual aids

Meanwhile the dictator levees threats. Such a dignified, adult and all around good guy is really who he is. You cannot trust his tweets because that would cast himself as a bad guy, right:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/us/uc-b…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

Everybody who's complaining, PLEASE vote in 2 years. The only hope we have to mitigate some of the damage is if people get off their asses and vote in the mid-term...

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Posted by East Bay True Value on February 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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