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Re: “Snap judgments about last week's cold snap

"We learned, for instance, that when 100,000 McMansion owners all turn their heat up to 80 F at the same time, the power grid collapses."
NO. We learned that if 5 power plants fail at the same time during a period of high load rolling blackouts will be needed to keep the whole system from collapsing.
If you didn't know that already.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on January 16, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Snap judgments about last week's cold snap

Economics will sort this out. Those who deny facts always lose in the end. The winners will be those who recognize reality and find ways to profit from climate change and rising seas.

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Posted by obviousdusty on January 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Snap judgments about last week's cold snap

His show is on FM, but unfortunately I was wrong. It should be 94.3 FM
i'm no journalist. Just another opinion poster.

You guys r the communication "pros".

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Posted by artrogue on January 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Snap judgments about last week's cold snap

Clean your shoes off before you enter your park circle home...
Your the king of parody and satire on here, but you have been duped by the real king.

Both parts that you and i posted are true. As usual on his show, Rush laid a trap for the liberal media and
.... you stepped in it.

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Posted by artrogue on January 15, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Snap judgments about last week's cold snap

Actually Arty, this is what Rush said on Jan. 6:

"So, ladies and gentlemen, we are having a record-breaking cold snap in many parts of the country. And right on schedule the media have to come up with a way to make it sound like it's completely unprecedented. Because they've got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda, and they have. It's called the "polar vortex." The dreaded polar vortex.

Do you know what the polar vortex is? Have you ever heard of it? Well, they just created it for this week....

They were just exploring the Antarctic, the news said. No; what they were doing was going down to prove the ice was melting, and they got stuck in it because they ran into ice where they didn't expect to find any. So no matter how they go at this, they're losing. They're in the middle of a hoax, they're perpetrating a hoax, but they're relying on their total dominance of the media to lie to you each and every day about climate change and global warming. So they created the polar vortex, and the polar vortex, something's happened, and that cold air which normally stays is in the North Pole, something's happening, something deeply mysterious and perhaps tragic is happening."

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/01/…

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Posted by chrishaire on January 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Snap judgments about last week's cold snap

Did you happen to do any research on what Rush actually said. Seems like a cornerstone of your column.
I listen to his show quite often. I didn't remember him saying anything close to what you attribute to him. So i looked up the transcript.

umm talk about just derpin along..stickin to your agenda.

" I have here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers a website. It’s Business Insider, of all things, that explains the polar vortex.

Now, I want to read this to you. “As tundra-like temperatures and wind chills as cold as 70 below zero fan out across the country, everyone is blaming the ‘polar vortex.’ Polar vortexes, though, are nothing new. They occur seasonally at the North Pole, and their formation resembles that of hurricanes in more tropical regions: fast-moving winds build up around a calm center.

“Unlike a hurricane, these are frigid polar winds, circling the Arctic at more than 100 miles per hour. The spinning winds typically trap this cold air in the Arctic. But the problem comes when the polar vortex weakens or splits apart, essentially flinging these cold wind patterns out of the Arctic and into our backyards"

You might try first basing your column on some truth and than going from there.

First, probably apologize to Rush..hahahha but i know its going to be a cold day in
the super heated future before that happens.

Also..btw.. Rush is on FM radio locally. 93.4 FM to be exact.
Sure AM has a lot of opinionated talk show hosts. Your certainly lumping a lot of different people and view points together.

Also Rush has never questioned the President's birth place.

Try again next week!!

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Posted by artrogue on January 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

Bryan Braddock, the bill currently before the Senate would balance commissioners appointed by the governor with an equal number appointed by the General Assembly. This balance is a reasonable protection for public officials, and would provide much more reliable protection for the public interest than the current system.

Posted by Lynn Teague on January 9, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

Nitrat, our present laws don't even require money to be reported if it goes directly to a public official, as long as the source is private.

Posted by Lynn Teague on January 9, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

Streetlaw, if you trust SLED, I don't know what state you've been living in.

Bryan Braddock, you are right.

Posted by nitrat on January 9, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

Virginia's Bob McDonnell scandal rests on the fact that people can give unlimited amounts to a governor/politician & it's OK as long as he reports it + people can give unlimited amounts of gifts to the family members of a governor/politician and they don't have to report it at all.
Do our ethics laws require money going to immediate family members be reported?

Posted by nitrat on January 9, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

Is anyone concerned about the manner in which the members of the Ethics Commission is elected? Or what their qualifications are? We have too many panels already on which are placed individuals with no background in the area of focus, who are placed there primarily as a political favor, and who merely do the will of whomever puts them in power. Frankly, the worst thing that could happen to this State would be for a Governor to be able to create a Star Chamber with which (s)he could control the actions of the legislative branch through the threat of ethics investigations anytime they step out of line [regardless of who is in the Governor's seat].

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Posted by Bryan W. Braddock on January 9, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

Ethnic inefficiency? Someone was listening to the lecture in yesterday's class. Could I get a definition for that?

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Posted by Carlos Danger on January 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

People that steal your money and freedoms everyday of the year can be counted on to be ethical.

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Posted by Huckleberry on January 9, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

I agree. Great article. The GOP is supporting ethics reform and it's time for the Dems to get on board. I know several people who normally vote Democratic who are planning to vote for the Reps because the Dems won't support ethics reform.

The Dems claim to want a stronger bill, but since a stronger bill is really not a possibility, the Dems are opposing ethics reform. Shame.

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Posted by Garfield22 on January 8, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

If political bribery carried the death penalty there wouldn't be a living politician at the state or national level as the situation currently stands. That's the system, money buys access, and access buys votes. No money and whatever you have to say to a politician just goes in one ear and out the other.

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Posted by John Clary on January 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “South Carolina's ethics laws are a mess

Great article. So timely. Wish the media would keep grinding on this. Unethical politicians lead to a corrupt bureaucracy, which when coupled with the institutionalization of ethnic inefficiency, eats up tax dollars and taxpayers time at a frenetic pace. Take a look at online information relative to financial disclosure and deadlines for submitting documentation and you will find more violations than an army of investigators can follow up on, and the last I looked, the Ethics Commission only has one investigator for the whole state. Turn ethics violations over to SLED for prosecution as the crimes they are. I'm just saying..

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Posted by Streetlaw on January 8, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Education isn't a competition

Life is indeed competition, and one need not be in charge of M&A activity at Dow Chemical to understand that. If you're a worker in a Samsung plant in Korea or a Haier plant in China you're in the game and you know you're doing well.

Mat, have you ever traveled to Asia? Have you ever seen the fervor of many people there to advance materially? If not for that desire to compete, to excel, to win how did China, Singapore, South Korea and Japan advance to where they are today?

But, tell yourself there's no point in competition. Tell yourself that all successful people everywhere on the planet we're born into money. If that helps you sleep well, then cool and no problem.

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Posted by Cid95 on December 13, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Education isn't a competition

Your particular slant on things is, perhaps, best summed up in your appraisal of libertarianism and/or Darwin. While competition and cooperation may well elevate a species, the continued push to educate to the least common denominator is what is failing American children. Since the efforts of trying to educate children to a test standard have largely failed, our centrally controlled solution is, now, via "Common Core" to make the teachers robots. http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/current-events/teachers-complain-common-core-makes-them-robots-machines. It seems to me that with failures like "no child left behind", the responsible push would be away from anything central/national toward the local. Forget the test, yes, but forget the federal machine and the state board of education. Celebrate the individual teacher and the individual student.

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Posted by SGm on December 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Education isn't a competition

"Education isn't a competition"

Tell that to School of the Arts -

I can promise you that it very much is, an biased at best!

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Posted by Salty Pussy on December 11, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Education isn't a competition

We should always demand competition, whether it's in the market or in the political arena. Competition promotes the interests of the ordinary person.

The social-engineering way of thinking: In this way of thinking, there is no economic problem, properly understood; there is only an engineering problem for society.
The various competing desires, goals, plans, and expectations of millions of individuals are assumed to be reducible to a grand and stable social-preference ordering.
Society is thought of more or less as if it is a sentient creature – a super-large individual. Alternatively in this vision, society is thought of as an organization with a specific function and purpose – like a gigantic firm – ...

...rather than as a spontaneous order that maximizes the prospects for multitudes of individuals each to pursue their own individual goals with as much success as possible.

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Posted by artrogue on December 11, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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