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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

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

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

Can you say "Talking out both sides of your mouth" WHAT????????????

It may not be an environmental problem in the Upstate and the Midlands, says Cronin, but here on the coast, pollution from plastics is something we have to worry about.

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Posted by Tracey Sullivan on February 2, 2017 at 8:34 AM

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

Nimrata Randhawa, aka Nikki Haley, violated the terms of the compromise that brought the flag off the Capitol dome. She also, in doing so, removed the flag from the soldiers memorial, which serves not only as a tribute to American soldiers, but as a memorial for those who lau in unmarked and mass graves. You politicians vying for futu political position should take note that Nimrata is now in an out-of-the-way, dead-end job from which no one has ever advanced, and a conservative governor has replaced her. Perhaps it would benefit you to honor South Carolina's sons in gray, instead of dishonoring them.

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Posted by Preston Furlow on February 2, 2017 at 7:57 AM

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

He's a good man and a good leader. Try out his job for a week and see how well you naysayers fare.

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Posted by Catherine Keith Donaldson on February 2, 2017 at 12:01 AM

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

this is rank discrimination and an extension of the removal of the flag from the State grounds which was in turn a compromise in 2000-then Nikki Haley,because of Dylann Roof,a mental defective who assassinated 9 churchgoing black folks,abrogated THAT deal! an outrage to anyone who cares about their history!

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Posted by Michael Hutson on February 1, 2017 at 11:27 PM

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

you tell 'em Jenna!

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Posted by Michael Hutson on February 1, 2017 at 11:23 PM

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

Scott I sure hope the 50,000 was worth our childrens future and their futures. You say you struggled in North Charleston schools,so why would you want to make it that much harder for them. You want someone to take funding away from the schools where we as parents already bring all the necessary supplies and cut teachers wages. Maybe bank the 50k, your gonna need that to get interest because you sir will be voted out!

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Posted by Brandi McAhon Dunn on February 1, 2017 at 9:23 PM

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

I am a veteran and a retired public school-based therapist. #scottwasbought

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Posted by Donna Jones on February 1, 2017 at 8:32 PM

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

Nikki Hardin, yes I tried to call his office, had to leave voicemail. No assistant to field calls. Tried an email on his website. There was a box to check if I wanted a response -- I checked it. There was also a box to check if I wanted to receive his email newsletter -- I checked it. I got no response, but I did get his email newsletter.

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Posted by Kimberly Hogan Hambric on February 1, 2017 at 6:19 PM

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

No worries for Scott when he's lining his pockets with money from Betsy DeVos and then selling his vote. Oh and no worries when he makes it so difficult for constituents to get through to his offices to complain about this blatant conflict of interest.

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Posted by Nikki Hardin on February 1, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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