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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

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

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

He will never get this bill passed.

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Posted by Chesterboy on February 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM

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

So I guess he doesn't have to worry about South Carolina schools for a while. How's school choice going to go when a local charter school has had 8 principals in a many years? Does anyone feel confident about that? Hey kids in downtown Charleston that can't afford private schools, you want vouchers to schools far from your home that won't have buses? How far can you walk? Remember everyone: education is for the rich.

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Posted by Kimberly Hogan Hambric on February 1, 2017 at 5:27 PM

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

My letter today to the Clerk of Courts - David Hamilton in York, South Carolina.
WHAT IS YOUR LETTER GOING TO SAY?
clerk.court@yorkcountygov.com

Hello Sir,
I am concerned with the rumors that our circulating in social media claiming you are NOT going to uphold your word we discussed?

You see kind sir as I said to you and your wife inside that newly refurbished courtroom...
I represent thousands upon thousands of good citizens across America.

See you can look at me as an unofficial spokes person for many southern heritage advocate groups across our great land.

I would like to save you the embarassment of thousands descending on your unsuspecting town of York.

This of course will be our only plan of action if the agreement is not met to do the morally and ethically correct decision.
I speak on behalf of the United States Citizens that are unhappy with the purging of our American history.

In closing, I hope this message finds you well and hope you do what is the best interest of this nation divided by standing behind your states history.

Very truly yours,

Jenna & Shorty

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Posted by Jenna Stoney on February 1, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

Just as an aside and in case anyone CARES about facts......Prior to 9/11, the Saudis never committed terrorist attacks on American soil and the majority of those perpetrated were by American citizens.

Yet the fact that Bush wasn't proactive against Islamic terrorists indirectly led to 2,977 deaths.

I'm sure you would be very understanding and supportive of this administration if a citizen from one of the seven nations committed an act of terror on our soil if the temporary ban wasn't enacted.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 1, 2017 at 10:56 AM

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

Providing vapid trolling remarks as usual.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 1, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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