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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “The Agenda: Latta chief reinstated; Heavy caseload for DSS; More traffic, more accidents on I-26

Notice no mention is made of the names of the Town Council members.

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Posted by Streetlaw on July 1, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “NAACP on Denzel Curnell investigation: ‘Silence is not golden’

Not a code: quite literally it refers to the fact of Dot Scott being black/African American.

Can someone please point to a single objectionable statement Dot Scott made in this article? My point is that the negative reaction to her is way out of proportion to her actual comments. White supremacists are bothered by almost everything black people say, unless black people like Tim Scott are disciplining black people (i.e. telling white supremacists what they desire to hear). So, white supremacists work to marginalize black voices like Dot Scott's. They pretend that she's profiting financially or they attempt to divert attention to irrelevant issues.

These efforts to silence black voices suggest that some white residents of the Lowcountry are locked in a sort of perpetual adolescence in which they cannot process information rationally as adults. I understand white fear. I get the discomfort that many feel as white supremacy comes under attack. I am not unsympathetic. But I am not sorry to see it go.

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Posted by Mario Delgado on July 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Carolina Day tmw; Sheheen-Haley close in poll; Sanford relieves himself

Sanford has embarrassed our state enough already, but to relieve himself in front of a writer for the New York Times and have that included in the article shows Mark Sanford as he really is.

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Posted by Anne Wiggins Smith on July 1, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “NAACP on Denzel Curnell investigation: ‘Silence is not golden’

There may be no concrete accusation, but there's PLENTY of innuendo.

BTW, what is "blackness" code for?

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Posted by Jaxx on July 1, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Re: “NAACP on Denzel Curnell investigation: ‘Silence is not golden’

The questions that Dot Scott raises are perfectly reasonable ones. She has made no concrete accusation against an individual. She states the obvious--that the Charleston police have a credibility problem and their mishandling of this situation has not helped. Who would disagree? The NAACP does a service when it holds public institutions accountable--not just to black people but to everyone in the Lowcountry.

But for many white people in South Carolina Dot Scott's blackness de-legitimizes her statements. She is stripped of authority and of leadership by white people who are desperately clinging to power in an increasingly complex and multiracial world. Best of luck with that my besieged white brothers and sisters! But I'm not sorry for your loss.

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Posted by Mario Delgado on July 1, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Latta mayor hires new police chief after town votes to override him

Christians invented prohibitions on murder, adultery, et cetera. They certainly weren't encoded by Hammurabi, for instance, and the ancient Chinese never figured them out until Christian missionaries arrived. Without Christ, none of these laws ever existed anywhere.

By the way: the Code of Hammurabi is like a smorgasbord of capital punishment. Yikes.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 1, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Latta mayor hires new police chief after town votes to override him

"Do they throw out the Ten Commandments? Do they tolerate bestiality? Sex with children? Murder? Lying? Adultery? I mean do they have a moral code of any kind and where is it written? The question here is, if not, why should anyone trust them in a position of authority?"

How does bigotry feel?

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Posted by brewengineer on July 1, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Carolina Day tmw; Sheheen-Haley close in poll; Sanford relieves himself

Thanks, Ima, for demonstrating your seemingly amazing powers of perception combined with literary mastery and global business knowledge in one simple comment! I'm in awe.

You've shown you know all about port operations in Shanghai and Singapore, as well as societal views towards labor in both nations, and me personally and, lastly, The Citadel.

Or maybe you just have no fucking clue about any of the above. No, it must be the former, that's much more likely right? :)

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Posted by Cid95 on July 1, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Re: “Latta mayor hires new police chief after town votes to override him

You sure it's the gays ignoring the Christian Faith? For the record, Jesus threw out the Ten Commandments long before the gays had a chance to ignore them...

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. -John 13:34

It's why it's called the NEW Testament, it's the new promise, the new covenant, the REPLACEMENT of the old. It's the whole point of Jesus' role as a character, whether you're reading it as allegory, fable, or literal truth.

I know reading comprehension isn't a highly valued skill for you thumpers, but seriously - the old testament y'all get so worked up over is only really in the Christian Bible in the first place to provide CONTEXT for how different and revolutionary Jesus was supposed to have been. Basing all this anti-gay bigotry and hate on Leviticus and the Old Testament is exactly the kind of Sanhedrin thinking Jesus preached AGAINST.

Try washing some feet instead of stoning the outcasts.

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Posted by HappyPessimist on July 1, 2014 at 2:04 AM

Re: “Five years ago today, Mark Sanford returned from the "Appalachian Trail"

Its worth noting that Sanford back during the Lewinsky investigation said Clinton should resign not because he lied under oath, but because Clinton broke his vows of marriage. Sanford reveled himself as a hypocrite when he was caught breaking his vows of marriage and then failing to resign as Governor.

He also joined the National Guard to demonstrate to his sons what commitment was, but when his unit got deployed to Iraq, he quit, because he was " too important" to be deployed.

He will be remembered as a self serving hypocrite who went AWOL on the state and abused taxpayer funds to stroke his own ego.

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Posted by Anthony Placebo on June 30, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Latta mayor hires new police chief after town votes to override him

Wow! Well said. I realize most religions are just highly ritualized superstitions. I was just curious as to where gays draw the line when it comes to ignoring the Christian Faith. Do they throw out the Ten Commandments? Do they tolerate bestiality? Sex with children? Murder? Lying? Adultery? I mean do they have a moral code of any kind and where is it written? The question here is, if not, why should anyone trust them in a position of authority? Well the good people of Latta for sure. Their minds are made up.

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Posted by Streetlaw on June 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Latta chief reinstated; Heavy caseload for DSS; More traffic, more accidents on I-26

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Posted by coljan on June 30, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Latta mayor hires new police chief after town votes to override him

If you want perspective, Streetlaw, imagine if your persecuted Christian fantasy were actually a reality and that might get you close to what it's like to be gay in this state and country. Sure, Peter can deny his faith to the Romans and avoid difficulty, but I don't think the moral of that story is that he SHOULD have denied a fundamental aspect of himself just to make it easier on his persecutors.

Posted by HappyPessimist on June 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Latta chief reinstated; Heavy caseload for DSS; More traffic, more accidents on I-26

Reworked that (long) sentence... Thanks, Ima Olman.

Posted by Sam Spence on June 30, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Carolina Day tmw; Sheheen-Haley close in poll; Sanford relieves himself

Cid, of course unions are legal in both of those ports, but maybe they don't like the idea of being caned or jailed if they strike.
Again, Cid you are a prime example of the arrogant, egotistical stuffed shirts turned out by the Citadel.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Latta chief reinstated; Heavy caseload for DSS; More traffic, more accidents on I-26

Damn, if that Charlie Condon reference came from The State as printed their Editor is as clueless as Haire.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Latta mayor hires new police chief after town votes to override him

Streetlaw, just stop. Just stop now. There is no recovering from your first post here.

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Posted by brewengineer on June 30, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Latta mayor hires new police chief after town votes to override him

The whole thing is if being gay is no big deal, why be open about it? Is it to gain notoriety? Because they suffer from heterophobia? To show the world they are not concerned with what God says about morality? Or is it something they hide behind or exploit in a society that thrives on perversion? Wish someone would explain why anyone would feel compelled to disclose publicly what they do in private. Is it because deep down inside, they are not at all sure about the propriety of their behavior? Let's hear it from all the gays and lesbians out there. Is it any or all of the above?

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Posted by Streetlaw on June 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Clemson architecture building approved; T-Rav gathering signatures; 25k jobs coming to Charleston

one of the most important considerations in designing a building is to be aware of it's surroundings, this building reminds me of the bank across from the hospital's on Calhoun, i'll bet it seemed real cool when they built it. a perfect example of insensitivity to the surrounding architecture

Posted by Bob Studebaker on June 30, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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