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Re: “A few thoughts on the Sgt. Jasper PUD parking spin

Suddenly, bicycle riding is NOT a viable means of transportation? Huh. Cause I thought all the support for bicycle lanes and "sharing the road" and closing down the bridge was about making it easier for poor people to get to work. I guess the support must be coming from douchebags in spandex who want the rest of society to fund their hobby. Who knew?

Isn't that right Mr. Seekings? Your choice appears to be hypocrite or pariah.

Posted by Fish Pimp on February 26, 2015 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

Impoverished families living in cold climates are much more likely to spend money on cold weather gear than those living where the average temperature in the dead of winter is 60 degrees . It's sad that you need that explained to you.

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Posted by Jaxx on February 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Re: “A few thoughts on the Sgt. Jasper PUD parking spin

the flaw to Mr. Parker's argument is that the housing costs will likely be too high for the average employee at MUSC or CofC. If anything, the low rents they just eliminated in the old Sgt. Jasper now forced people who perhaps lived there and worked downtown to move off the peninsula and drive to work.

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Posted by John Anthony Liberatos on February 26, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “A few thoughts on the Sgt. Jasper PUD parking spin

Great column today by Mr. Wooten. Although he did seem to drink the Beach Co. Kool-Aid; he did make a great point by mocking what could be built there with the current Limited Business Zoning. The neighborhood has a problem with 450 ppl living there, but what if, as Mr. Wooten states, a mini golf or strip mall were built there. You know, things legally allowed in the LB Zoning.

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Posted by Curtis Brown on February 26, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

"Jaxx just gave all y'all the COLD hard facts on school closings here and why."

Haha ya those were some great facts.

Let's start with "children from less fortunate families without proper foul weather gear aren't left standing outside all morning waiting on a bus"

I guess there are no northern less fortunate families, all the poor have only huddled together here in the lowcountry! All those damn yankees have thick luxurious fur coats made from them animals they trapped!

We wouldnt want to fix the piss-poor road system and infrastructure, let's just close shit up when it is freezing rain outside!

"packing up all of your belongings, leaving behind all of your family and friends, and moving 800 miles south to escape the cold?"
WHat is the issue with that? Ever heard of moving for job re-location? Military retirement? Retirement? Nothing AlexM or I stated said anything about loving our previous locations any more than we love here. We just find it ridiculous that people cant drive when it rains outside or is slippery, majority of the rest of the country can why can't we here?

"You tough yankees sure know how to handle cold weather"
Grew up in it, worked in Alaska, and Norway while in the military, and hate everything about the cold. Hence why I am here. I am acclimated to the warmth and probably hate this weather as much as a born and bred local!

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Posted by Bosox2010 on February 26, 2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “A few thoughts on the Sgt. Jasper PUD parking spin

There's more to the mix of residents in the "affected" areas than just the well-to-do, but certainly more well-to-do than not. Many have lived in the area for decades before million dollar homes were the norm. These are their life-long communities. That being said, your take on parking is correct. Those supposed new bikers won't find any bike lines to ride on. No access is going to be created for all of these biking folks. Where would you put bike lines when the streets are strewn with cars already and two cars cannot pass between them? Put in the same amount of apartment as existed before. Toss in a couple dozen expensive townhomes for profit and be done with it.

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Posted by Kimberly Hogan Hambric on February 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “A few thoughts on the Sgt. Jasper PUD parking spin

All of the people currently being priced out of the Sgt. Jasper and other similar locations on the peninsula are going to be moving in droves to places like Park Circle, pricing out the people currently living there without a hint of irony. The priced-out Park Circle people will move to Awendaw, pricing out those hillbillies (who will move into the dark recesses of Francis Marion Forest, living off bobcats and bootstraps). And then all of the people who moved to Awendaw will complain there is not enough infrastructure to support the influx of people, thus clamoring for more development, all the while complaining about all of these new people moving into Awendaw (people who are trying to escape the Beach Company's urban sprawl themselves) and the cycle will begin anew.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 26, 2015 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

Wow.. i never been one to say go back home if ya don't like it ..
but you guys sure make it tough not to..

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Posted by artrogue on February 24, 2015 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

You should just keep drinkin ..
Both Charleston county and Berkeley County contain huge swathes
of land. The school districts have to look out for students that are very far from the metro area. simple.

Besides your placing a lot of trust in the weather service, one or two degrees lower and we are talking about a major disaster.

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Posted by artrogue on February 24, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

Pronghorn has just basically spoken for all of us Downtown and done a fine job of summing up our feelings on this weather (especially the straight into the harbor) and Jaxx just gave all y'all the COLD hard facts on school closings here and why.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on February 24, 2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

My feet are cold; I think all the bridges are going to freeze and everyone's going straight into the Harbor.

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Posted by Pronghorn on February 24, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

Free engine block heaters for a decrepit bus fleet. By god, I think you've solved the problem!

It's funny how worked up you Notherners get over a couple of school closings a year due to threat of ice/snow.

"If you like the north-east so much why don't you move back"
=
"this isn't cold, you don't know anything about cold down here"

What's more extreme, erring on the side of caution a few days a year so that children from less fortunate families without proper foul weather gear aren't left standing outside all morning waiting on a bus...
or packing up all of your belongings, leaving behind all of your family and friends, and moving 800 miles south to escape the cold?

You tough yankees sure know how to handle cold weather.

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Posted by Jaxx on February 24, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

Bosox, it's funny because it's true. If only I wasn't too cheap to pay the early lease termination fee.

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Posted by AlexM on February 24, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

AlexM, I agree 100%, now brace yourself for the plethora of " If you like the north-east so much why don't you move back" comments!

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Posted by Bosox2010 on February 24, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Today's 'freezing rain' closings explained

Having grown up in the north-east, these closures completely boggle my mind. I get that warm-weather cities don't have nearly the infrastructure set up to handle inclement weather as cities in snowy climes, but there is still so much incompetence in the way any temperature bellow 40 degrees is handled that it all seems surreal and insane to me.

Take for instance the closures-in-advance notification rules. The north-east has a much higher rate of two-income households than the south does, yet unless there was a massive blizzard system on the way in, we would never hear of school closures until the morning of. In fact, I still have fond memories of waking up extra-early on snow days to watch the school closings crawl on the morning news and hoping to see my school there. Why is this not implementable here in Charleston when it seems to work perfectly everywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line?

Or the school bus issue - this is a constant problem that gets brought up every winter. Every single one. Why has it not been addressed yet? I don't even mean updating the bus fleet - god forbid we have to pay money for services or even *pearl clutch* raise taxes slightly. Engine block heaters for buses are so cheap as to be practically free, require no specialized training to use, and can be deployed on an as-needed basis.

The whole thing is just ridiculous, and more than a little bit sad.

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Posted by AlexM on February 24, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Ben Tillman's shameful legacy is now Clemson's

Yep, let's invent a class about Tillman. Have a lab, so the students who pass it, (which will be 100% probably) can get another 4 hours credit towards their liberal arts degree (Woman's Studies, Black Studies, Useless Crap), and not have to take "real" classes. Clemson is a nationally recognized school. Keep those sorts of classes for SC State.

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Posted by localhutch on February 15, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Ben Tillman's shameful legacy is now Clemson's

I see ur bosses let u write again after ur colossal fuck up w Academic Magnet Miss Haire. Too bad

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Posted by truth1 on February 14, 2015 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Ben Tillman's shameful legacy is now Clemson's

Tillman would want his name removed from a school that admitted n#ggers

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Posted by Billy Sottile on February 14, 2015 at 3:33 AM

Re: “Ben Tillman's shameful legacy is now Clemson's

If anyone's interested, Clemson's library has a great digital archive with a lot of information about the naming of Tillman Hall. Here:

http://library.clemson.edu/depts/specialco…

Also, this is a chilling recollection of the red shirts in action:
http://contentdm2.clemson.edu/cdm/search/s…

Chilling because the author was so proud of the atrocities they committed.

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Posted by Native Ink on February 13, 2015 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Ben Tillman's shameful legacy is now Clemson's

Yeah they took it down alright ... and put it in an even more prominent location. It's time to face the truth. After 400 years of "living" under the thumb of so-called white people, I think we can safely conclude that,

1. They are incapable of righteousness

2. They are are inherently wicked

3. They are a race of devils!

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Posted by Ban Nabaya on February 13, 2015 at 12:32 PM
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