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

Again another straw man, seems to be all you can ever come up with.

It not "irrational" nor "authoritarianism" to secure our borders and implement a proactive defense particularly when dealing with failed terrorist harboring states which these seven are. Experiment with your own life and safety, the rest of us will support the people who have the intel to determine what the risk factors are and are willing to act accordingly.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on January 31, 2017 at 8:24 AM

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

If you're not Native American, you need to go back where your ancestors came from because immigrants tyrannically invaded and took over their lands.

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 31, 2017 at 6:40 AM

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

I suppose it's also anecdotal that no one from any of the countries under the ban has killed American citizens, but the vast majority of terrorist attacks in this country since 9/11 have been by American citizens. It's also anecdotal you are more likely to be killed by a car than killed by a terrorist.

You are defending authoritarianism, plain and simple, because you're irrationally frightened. This is not going to make any of us safer, and it's tragic you think it will.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 31, 2017 at 5:51 AM

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

Throwing around anecdotal evidence of those who are legitimate refugees (children) to support your straw man argument glaringly overlooks that terrorists have already infiltrated the west blending in with refugees. The attacks in Paris proved that. A 90 day temporarily ban to reassess the current vetting system seem reasonable.

Name calling those who are legitimately concerned about the safety of all Americans cowards, is not only pathetic but indicates you'd happily sacrifice American lives on the altar of political correctness.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on January 31, 2017 at 12:29 AM

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

Land of the free, home of the brave.

This is what Trump is protecting us from:

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/01/30/m…

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/syrian…

Cowards, all of you who support this.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 30, 2017 at 10:16 PM

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

Not that facts matter to Trump or his supporters: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/st…

Obama went through the proper legal channels as well and consulted with the State Department and DHS on carrying out the order, which, if you take five minutes to research it, is not the same as Trump's decree at all.

To Trump supporters, I ask this: Even if you agree with the ban, how can you support the way it is being carried out? We just heard for eight years how executive orders are the sign of a dictator. Or does that only apply when black presidents who are Democrats sign them?

This ban is the brainchild of a self-proclaimed white nationalist (Bannon) who went on record saying the wanted to destroy the state by sewing chaos. It was not vetted by Trump's legal team, DHS, or the State Department. No one on the administration is on the same page, and now Trump and Bannon are working to silence the dissenters. That is not democracy. That is fascism. You cannot possibly claim to love this country and what it stands for and support these dangerous men.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 30, 2017 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Dozens rally in Marion Square to oppose immigration ban

They protested at the Charleston Holocaust Memorial, dedicated to Jews who died in the Holocaust, in support of a temporary ban, to protect all Americans, on the influx of "immigrants / refugees" from seven failed state / terrorist supporting nations who regularly exterminate Jews, plan and execute the destruction of Israel and will not ever acknowledge the exist of the Jewish state.

The hypocrisy is thick but I doubt if any of them could even understand that.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 30, 2017 at 5:21 PM

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

There was no travel ban in place before Saturday. Those seven countries were not on the visa waiver list (the setup that allows me to travel to, say, France with only a passport but no visa, and vice-versa) but there was no ban. The level of vetting is high, raised by President Obama in response to a specific incident in which militant bomb makers had evaded the screen. If you're talking refugees, the process is incredibly long and the refugees themselves cannot determine the country they go to.

Perhaps if our President Trump would be specific about what portion of the vetting is insufficient, and what reason already-legal-resident Green-Card holders should be banned from the country, and why the entire refugee program for anyplace in the world is suspended, people might not have an issue with it. But our President isn't, so we do.

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Posted by factoryconnection on January 30, 2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “How Charleston Music Hall combats online ticket scalping

If venues would enforce for buyers to actually use their tickets...like by photo ID, the second hand market could never exist to begin with. The idea that consumers create this market because they buy tickets from them is ridiculous. The second hand market only exists because venues allow it to.

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Posted by Deedsic on January 30, 2017 at 3:02 PM

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

The countries listed in the ban were already under restrictive measures and subject to a travel ban by the Obama administration. The biggest gripe about Bush was he didn't keep us safe on 9/11. This country is now at war with Islamic terrorists with a post 9/11 mentality. Finally we have a president taking action to protect all Americans from potential terrorism from failed states and/or those that promote terrorism, and you're have an issue with this?

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 30, 2017 at 9:50 AM

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

Trump is going to keep us safe by keeping the evil Muslims out of the country, except for the ones where trump has business ties, of course. Trump is using personal interests to guide his diplomatic policy. So it is OK for a Muslim from Egypt, Saudi Arabia (9/11 terrorist source), Turkey, Jordan or Oman because that travel WILL affect Trump's business. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/29/politics/how…

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 30, 2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “College of Charleston professors discuss preserving academic freedom following Trump’s election

hmmm, sounds like you're talking about the President

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Posted by Ima Oldman on January 28, 2017 at 4:01 PM

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

Great, hopefully she will do exactly for the UN what she did for the fabulous roads here in SC. Especially the upstate and 26. Take those names Tricky.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on January 28, 2017 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Kevin Bryant is South Carolina's fifth lieutenant governor in five years

Somehow that picture looks like it should be on a Frat-house wall in Animal House

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Posted by Ima Oldman on January 27, 2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Kevin Bryant is South Carolina's fifth lieutenant governor in five years

I'm kind of a political news junkie but I have to admit: I had no idea that Yancey McGill was ever our LtGov. I guess I got caught up in all the flap over Glenn McConnell coming to CofC. So I learned something already today and it isn't even 10am.

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Posted by factoryconnection on January 27, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Charlestonians participate in D.C. Women's March

Agree Kevin, most could not articulate why they were there, fighting for rights women already have...fueling the very divisiveness and lack of tolerance that they claim to be protesting against. The March had nothing to do with Woman's rights, black rights, gay rights, immigration, or any rights. Call it like it is...it was an anti-Trump rally...and certainly did not represent 'All Women.' There have been well-researched reports (NY Times) that it was funded and orchestrated by Soros and more than 50 partner organizations (like Planned Parenthood) so nothing 'grass roots' about it. I'm an educated woman, who voted for Trump and lived through and personally experienced times when things weren't as great for women as they are now (and no, I'm not a racist, bigot, or xenophobe). I don't dislike Obama--not a fan of some of his policies-- but really did not like Hillary as my view (based on facts and research) is that she is extremely corrupt, dishonest, and self-serving. I have been called all sorts of things and even classified as a sexist simply because I didn't vote for the candidate democrats wanted. Given the choices (which were not optimal for democrats or republicans), I voted for the candidate that aligns with my stance on policies and direction the govt needs to take. Although not the most polished person by far, I feel Trump honestly wants to improve our economy, national security, repeal healthcare policies which were doomed to fail by design, clean up govt overspending, and wasteful policies that have been layered on for years, and return the focus of the govt back to the people it serves instead of being self-serving and bloated. These changes are needed and long overdo. When did our country start resorting to name calling and mudslinging when they didn't win an election or agree on policies...Really?!? Time to raise our thinking up a few notches. Regina Hopkins (and as a faithful reader of this publication I am disappointed by City Paper's single lens view that I have seen so far in this paper).

Link to Article regarding Soros sponsorship of march
http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld…

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Posted by Regina Hopkins on January 27, 2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Kevin Bryant is South Carolina's fifth lieutenant governor in five years

When does the ethics report come in on this one?

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Posted by Charlotte Edwards on January 26, 2017 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Charlestonians participate in D.C. Women's March

Peaceful? For the most part. A place to bring your 13yo daughter? Not the DC march unless you want her to hear all the cursing and angry rhetoric spewed by the invited speakers. Oh, and let's not forget the women walking around in giant vagina costumes. Not exactly a "family" event. My eyes are still burning from the image.

Let's face it folks, this was your "sore loser march". I'm a conservative and we had our sore loser march too after Barack Hussein Obama was elected. Our big event was the Restoring Honor rally on Aug 28, 2010, and those of us who attended felt like we had a crowd of 400-500 thousand. Did our march amount to anything? Probably not. Will your march amount to anything? Doubtful. But yes, I bet it made you feel good to be surrounded by like minded individuals, so at least you have that memory. Congratulations and glad you enjoyed it.

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Posted by Kevin Smith 1 on January 26, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham calls out Onion 'scoop'; Clyburn says Trump voter fraud talk is about voter restrictions

I can't shake my suspicion that our President Trump isn't setting up Ambassador Haley for failure. She was a standard-bearer for #nevertrump and landed one of the most devastating "bless your heart" drops in history upon him. Her resume would be suitable for a cabinet or under-secretary position like the IRS or Commerce, but this is her first-ever job outside the 803 (there wasn't even an 864 area code back when she was at Clemson). It hardly makes sense for one of the most powerful Ambassador seats on the planet, the UN Security Council, to go to someone with neither education nor experience relevant to international politics. She has great political ambitions, and this might actually backfire for her... then the President announces plans, that she must parrot, that the US wants to withdraw significantly from influence at the UN. Yikes.

Meanwhile, Governor McMaster jumped on the DJT Express long ago and now he's out of the pit of despair that is the LTGov office and into the big chair. Well la-dee-da for him!

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Posted by factoryconnection on January 26, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Graham calls out Onion 'scoop'; Clyburn says Trump voter fraud talk is about voter restrictions

"Nearly 900 people have signed an online petition to demand that Gov. Henry McMaster resign his membership at Forest Lake Club in Columbia, which apparently has no black members. Source: P&C, Change.org"

Forest Lake should make Tim Scott an honorary member. His experience in tokenism may be just the thing McMaster and the country club need to quell this PR disaster.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 26, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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