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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “Best reader suggestions for what we should call peninsula’s upper east side

I want to change my vote from NoMo to Upper Edge

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Posted by Guy Leonard on August 22, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Best reader suggestions for what we should call peninsula’s upper east side

Ima, Aside from there being no other viable alternatives until now, I'd go out on a limb and say that part of the reason why NoMo has stuck around like it has is that 1) it's pretty silly and fun to say and 2) because there was so much outrage about it. NoMo obviously wouldn't be the name of an area of town that extends well beyond the short Morrison Drive corridor (and even smaller North Morrison Drive area), which is why the city created the survey. There'll be a lot more going on in this area of town in the coming years and I suspect a name will come about organically as it continues to grow. We don't have a dog in the fight besides not wanting a crummy name. But feel free to conspire away.

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Posted by Sam Spence on August 22, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Best reader suggestions for what we should call peninsula’s upper east side

As I commented on the original column last week, " I always felt it an interesting piece of arrogance that CP staff felt they had the right to name a neighborhood."
So I guess, technically, they've changed course asking their readers to name it, although CP is still pulling the strings.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 22, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Re: “New effort aims to name upper peninsula’s east side

Well this sucks. Sounds like they'll be trying to move the strip clubs, prostitutes, drug dealers and pimps out of the area. This is evil white gentrification! I say we import some of those bus loads of illegal aliens that Obama strategically buses around to districts to artificially build a Democrat majority (the new gerrymander). Or we can bring in some Syrian refugees to rape women, throw rocks at gays, and then invite their 12 year old Muslim brides over later since marrying little underage girls is widespread and common in this beautiful diverse Islamic culture (I'm like soooo tolerant and diverse and stuff *smug smug*) when we aren't mutilating women's genitals as is custom in Muslim culture and accepted by smug, tolerant liberal democrats because we at least pretend to care about women even though Democrats opposed the 19th amendment and tried to prevent women from having the right to vote to begin with (darn those Republicans!).

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on August 21, 2016 at 6:12 AM

Re: “Charleston councilman argues alleged voting violation should kill West Ashley bike lane vote

Charleston likes to spend millions of dollars debating bridges and roads instead of actually building them. See 526. I vote no to all this. I've rode a bike across the West Ashley bridge as it is. It's manageable. My commute to work is tolerable. I didn't choose to live too far out in the boonies. And unless Councilman Rodney Williams is physically disabled, he should actually take his @$$ to the council meetings and be there physically. The rest of us don't get to phone into our jobs. Show up! I know Barack Hussein Obama gets to phone into his job from the 9th hole at the golf course at Martha Vineyards while people are drowning in Louisiana or getting their heads cut off by ISIS thugs he and Hillary armed, but Charlestonians expect more from our politicians.

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on August 20, 2016 at 6:52 AM

Re: “CofC to begin allowing students to list gender identity on applications

If you don't want gender to be a consideration in the application process, nor race, then stop asking for such information. The government tries to collect this information to use against us. Opt out. It's collected by race hustlers like Barack Obama. Gender isn't a choice. Nor is your race. 99.9% of people are born either male or female and their reproductive organ is the indication. Only mentally ill liberals believe that your gender is an emotional choice. The reality is that it is determined by your anatomy. Very, very few people are born with both organs or with hormone imbalances so severe that they are not clearly one nor the other. It seems that the Democrats are the ones who do not believe in science and reality.

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on August 20, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Re: “If you can't make it to Alison Piepmeier's service today, you can watch it here

Thanks for letting people know, Kinsey. Many people were able to watch online.

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Posted by Brian McGee on August 19, 2016 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Boone Hall Fright Nights canceled for 2016

Yes, the pumpkin patch will remain open in October as normal.

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Posted by Sam Spence on August 19, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Boone Hall Fright Nights canceled for 2016

Will the pumpkin patch and festival still be on?

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Posted by Charity Rupp on August 19, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Re: “The Agenda: A look at 'Raven Saunders Day'; County defers bike lane talk; Lowcountry in Inc. 5000

WOO HOO!!! SC claims 1.1% of the fastest growing businesses in the US... no wait.... SC is 2% of the states..... nevermind

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 19, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “New effort aims to name upper peninsula’s east side

"NoMo no more"?
NoMo never was except in the City Paper. I always felt it an interesting piece of arrogance that CP staff felt they had the right to name a neighborhood.
My suggestion would be Hipsterhaven

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 19, 2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “New effort aims to name upper peninsula’s east side

West Cooper

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Posted by Mark Fesche on August 19, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “New effort aims to name upper peninsula’s east side

I always thought as Upper Morrison, or Cool Blow. Guess UPMO be out!

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Posted by Finley Scott on August 18, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Re: “New effort aims to name upper peninsula’s east side

Instead of Upper Edge, I just like North Edge. A lot easier and rolls off the tongue. The Drum is also way better than NoMo. I wish as a city we steered away from recycled terminology that's slightly adapted to fit us: "Silicon Harbor", "NoMo"... it's a poor attempt and completely unoriginal. Let it die here and now.

Others to throw on the pile:

- Union Village - plays on the North/South and the decidedly different vibe up there as opposed to historical Charleston (more tech, culinary influence of North and West Coast, architecture, and commerce). Also, this area is a lot more of a melting pot between races, cultures, and especially ages in comparison to King St Corridor and south.

- Bridgeport - It's just by the Ravenel, the Naval port is part of this area (not as inspired but no one can argue with the applicable nature of the name)

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Posted by Patrick Gallagher on August 18, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Charleston councilman argues alleged voting violation should kill West Ashley bike lane vote

Millions of dollars for a "temporary bike lane" !

Build a new bridge without obstructing traffic flow and connect bike lanes form South Windermere and Highway 61.

"It’s on a state road in the city and would be paid for with money from the county’s half-cent sales tax."

NO I-526, a NO vote on the sales tas referendum, NO bike lane

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Posted by Paul Luman on August 17, 2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Charleston councilman argues alleged voting violation should kill West Ashley bike lane vote

That's a stretch. I'm not for the bike lane at all, however...

The quoted section on the rules of order refer specifically to attendees of the meeting, in person, in the room. They do not in any way imply that the meeting cannot be attended via telephone. If they deem that the phone was an issue, then it's not Williams' vote that is at issue, it is the rest of the voters for violating the rules or order.

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Posted by J D E on August 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Human fetuses discovered in wastewater at Charleston plant

Awful awful awful. So tragic. And yet this post has 100 likes?

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on August 16, 2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Online campaign raises money to buy Quintin Washington new equipment

Great time to go out and buy a computer or really good Ipad, as with the schools being started this week, all the electronics stores, and the Staples, etc... are having some great sales. He could easily find a good lap top for under $500.00 I hope to see more of his stuff in the coming years.

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Posted by localhutch on August 14, 2016 at 3:15 AM

Re: “Alison Piepmeier, CofC professor and writer, dies after long battle with brain cancer

We lit a candle http://www.fieldofcandles.com/Candle/Profile/54468 for Alison. LightACandle in her memory, too, or at least share this one.

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Posted by Field Candles on August 12, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Alison Piepmeier, CofC professor and writer, dies after long battle with brain cancer

Rest in power, Alison. Such a loss.

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Posted by Suzanne Bergeron on August 12, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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