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Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Trump is purely for the Christians. All others need not apply:
https://t.co/0IafaNOp9I

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 29, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Forget the e-mails, the FBI needs to investigate Hillary for committing a murder on live TV.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 28, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

The New York Times is a biased rag. And who you calling lowest common denominator beeyotch.
Hitler was a madman who thought exterminating an entire race was sound thinking.
Trump is a visionary and a catalyst for change we need a position of strength in America .
Obama goes to China and they dont even roll out a set of steps for Air Force One? he has to take the rear emergency exit? The president of the Philippines call him a" son of a whore"/?
That is how we get respected internationally?
He may not be a polished politician but bet your ass they will be respectful .
" Speak softly and carry a big stick" Teddy Roosevelt
"The tree of liberty must sometimes be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants"
Thomas Jefferson
"Make America great again" Donald Trump
These are all bold statements flush with controversy.
There are a lot of things i wish were different about Trump as a former soldier i believe hes the best choice.
Please people not Hillary anything but Hillary.

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Posted by bigideal0904 on September 28, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Sound familiar?

http://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F…

The New York Times today published a review of a new biography on Adolf Hitler and the twitterverse is snickering over its many thinly-veiled allusions to Donald Trump. Here’s an excerpt:

Hitler was an effective orator and actor, Mr. Ullrich reminds readers, adept at assuming various masks and feeding off the energy of his audiences. Although he concealed his anti-Semitism beneath a “mask of moderation” when trying to win the support of the socially liberal middle classes, he specialized in big, theatrical rallies staged with spectacular elements borrowed from the circus. Here, “Hitler adapted the content of his speeches to suit the tastes of his lower-middle-class, nationalist-conservative, ethnic-chauvinist and anti-Semitic listeners,” Mr. Ullrich writes. He peppered his speeches with coarse phrases and put-downs of hecklers. Even as he fomented chaos by playing to crowds’ fears and resentments, he offered himself as the visionary leader who could restore law and order.

Hitler increasingly presented himself in messianic terms, promising “to lead Germany to a new era of national greatness,” though he was typically vague about his actual plans. He often harked back to a golden age for the country, Mr. Ullrich says, the better “to paint the present day in hues that were all the darker. Everywhere you looked now, there was only decline and decay.”

Hitler’s repertoire of topics, Mr. Ullrich notes, was limited, and reading his speeches in retrospect, “it seems amazing that he attracted larger and larger audiences” with “repeated mantralike phrases” consisting largely of “accusations, vows of revenge and promises for the future.” But Hitler virtually wrote the modern playbook on demagoguery, arguing in “Mein Kampf” that propaganda must appeal to the emotions — not the reasoning powers — of the crowd. Its “purely intellectual level,” Hitler said, “will have to be that of the lowest mental common denominator among the public it is desired to reach.” Because the understanding of the masses “is feeble,” he went on, effective propaganda needed to be boiled down to a few slogans that should be “persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea that has been put forward.”

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 28, 2016 at 12:37 PM
Posted by tupper29406 on September 28, 2016 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

SOCIAL MEDIA. The best memes that resulted from the Presidential debate.

http://www.socialitelife.com/the-best-of-t…

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 28, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

In other news:
If you are a woman and support trump, you know your place.
If you are an immigrant and support trump, you know your place.
If you are a Mexican and support trump, you know your place.
If you are a Latina and support trump, you know your place.
If you are a Muslim and support trump, you know your place.
If you are LGBTQ and support trump, you know your place.
If you are obese and support trump, you know your place.
If you are disabled and support trump, you know your place.
If you are Asian and support trump, you know your place.
If you are not Christian and support trump, you know your place.
If you have been a POW and support trump, you know your place. (McCain)
If your wife was debased by trump and you support him, you know your place. (Cruz)
If you are African-American and support trump, you know your place.

If you are a bigot or White Supremacist and support trump? Well, that's fully expected!

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 28, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

who exactly is "they" "

There, there. They don't want you to know their identity. You know how those people are.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 28, 2016 at 2:50 AM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

ok, I'll give you that. Apparently "1 of" may mean 1 of 1000. My "their" was just referring to wording in the column. My point was: who exactly is
"they", I feel that is relevant. If "They" refers to a Yahoo columnist, that holds a lot different weight than the League of Women Voters, for example.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 27, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Doesn't everything depend on what "their" definition is of whatever word you want to parse?

Not that it matters, but they did say "one of," which, in the company of the other things you mentioned, would indeed make it "one of" those things.

Anyway, I think I heard it from some NBC host, but my attention was flipping between the TV and Infowars on my laptop, so there was probably some hyperbole somewhere. (Depending on your definition.)

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Posted by Sam Spence on September 27, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council calls for further study of West Ashley bike lane

I have a solution i will place flying pigs at either side of the bridge equipped with golden harnesses and bike riders can attach themselves to those pigs and be flown across the bridge. I just need council approval for a corn cob per trip payment for the pigs.
Im sure this will be approved as quickly as the bike lane.
#when pigs fly

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Posted by bigideal0904 on September 27, 2016 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first 2016 presidential debate

Who exactly is calling it " one of the biggest political events of modern political history"? And what is "their" definition of "modern history" - since 2008? I would consider a Black man elected President much bigger, or a presidential election being decided by a State Elections Committee's definition of a properly punched punch-card ballot, or half a dozen other events to be much bigger political events over the last, say, two dozen years. But then again, I forgot nothing important happened before Millenials.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 27, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Another CofC fraternity closed; Port deepening muddied; Half-cent referendum lines drawn

to bad for the KAS they have been perfecting self entitled preppy party boy standards for decades. Such sound leadership in drinking and debauchery will be missed.

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Posted by bigideal0904 on September 27, 2016 at 12:59 PM
Posted by tupper29406 on September 26, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “International African-American Museum to go before architectural review board next week

that area can really use the shade for all of the people walking the dock/ aquarium area. bet they'll stop in as long as they are there. i like it.

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Posted by ncspartan on September 25, 2016 at 5:49 PM

Re: “International African-American Museum to go before architectural review board next week

I'm not a fan of the design at all. This place deserves something grander than a warehouse on stilts. Charleston is overflowing with beautiful buildings, can we not have the same for this soon to be world class museum?

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Posted by cofcalum08 on September 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Trump up in S.C., Clinton overall; No charges for Spring Valley officer; Who's running for gov?

Obama Slams Trump’s Comments On Race: Even 8-Year-Olds Know Slavery Wasn’t Good For Black People - https://youtu.be/d61nRy1h930
September 23, 2016 2016 Election, Politics, Racism

ABC News reports:

President Barack Obama said the nation’s police have “a really tough job” for which they should be honored and supported, but he said the perception of discrimination in the justice system should be “a source of concern for all Americans.”

Speaking in an exclusive interview with “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture ahead of its opening this weekend, the president responded when asked about the recent unrest in cities across America following controversial police shootings.

Pointing to remarks Trump has recently made in which he has said African-Americans have never been worse off than they are today and that they should vote for him because they have nothing to lose, the president said: “You know, I think even most 8-year-olds’ll tell you that whole slavery thing wasn’t very good for black people. Jim Crow wasn’t very good for black people.”

He added that it was important that white Americans understand the legacy of “lawful segregation in this country just a decade ago,” adding: “It’s unrealistic to think that somehow that all just completely went away, because the Civil Rights Act was passed or because Oprah’s making a lot of money or because I was elected president. You know, that’s not how society works. And if you have hundreds of years of racial discrimination it’s likely that the vestiges of that discrimination linger on. And we should acknowledge that and own that.”

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Trump up in S.C., Clinton overall; No charges for Spring Valley officer; Who's running for gov?

White Supremacist Richard Spencer Tells BBC: Donald Trump’s Arrow Is Pointing In Our Direction [VIDEO] https://youtu.be/1TIodunutPQ
September 22, 2016 2016 Election, Extremists, Racism

Mediaite reports:

In a BBC report that aired Thursday, a white nationalist leader named Richard Spencer explained that Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of what the white nationalist movement has been doing for years. “Donald Trump came along and I feel like my movement and ideology, we can be a kind of vanguard for a presidential candidate,” Spencer said. “His arrow is pointing in our direction.” Spencer is the president of the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist think tank founded in 2005 and based in Virginia, and “a radical white separatist whose goal is the establishment of a white ethno-state in North America,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He resides in Whitefish, Montana, where the interview took place.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 23, 2016 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Charleston County Council calls for further study of West Ashley bike lane

further proof nothing happens in government. study paid for. consensus taken and decided on in councils and social media. and...nothing. let's talk in circles for a few more nothing.

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Posted by ncspartan on September 22, 2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Charleston County Council calls for further study of West Ashley bike lane

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheBatt…

The reason there was no real bottleneck effect where the lane was removed is because actual drivers “appeared to be less aggressive when congestion occurred in the merge area” compared to their computer counterparts. So people were getting in the right lane way ahead of the lane removal and therefore sitting in a ridiculously long line to get to and across the bridge.

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Posted by SEC on September 22, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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