The best way to censor something is with your wallet. If you don't like it, don't watch it or pay to watch it. Rent was a slickly produced play about a bunch of people who didn't pay their bills, if that is what you like, who cares. If you don't like it, don't pay to see it.
Lets make 'em feel like they won-then they'll shut up
Why am I not shocked that Mayor Riley's retooling of the ordinance resulted in more government constraints on small businesses that serve alcohol. To further help local businesses that don't serve alcohol, Mayor Riley should make online purchases illegal within the city. Maybe some rent controls would also help.
I have no intention of being drawn up into this debate, i just wanted to make a point. It has been my experience that most laws here in charleston and in America as a whole seem to be pliable based on the circumstances. This guy Curnell had a gun, yes i give you that. And he acted strangely when approached by police. That i don't really see as being strange. You may not understand it but most young black men do not trust law enforcement. Guilty or not. I have never been arrested, thank god, but i have been subject to many stops over the years. even being told flat out that i was stopped because my car "looked" stolen. I have been subject to police intimidation and illegal searchs more here than anywhere else i've lived. Now this to you may sound justified, because my neighborhood is not so nice. But a man walking down the street with his seven year old hardly strikes me as suspicious behaviour. If police profiled all suspicious behaviour than i would be happy. their doing their jobs. keeping us safe. but they don't. and wearing a hoodie at night isn't suspicious just because you wouldnt do it. i've been stopped right after it rained before because i fit the general description of every black guy in charleston. This is a terrible thing that keeps happening in this country and white americans turn a blind eye because cnn tells you it's practices like these that keep you safe. But in the other hands guns laws here only seem to apply to the few. where were the cops for those idiots who walked into restaurants open carrying, just to prove they should be able to. Theirs the difference. They say gun laws are supposed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals but what about all these shooting all over the country by people with no prior records. Who protected you from them. Its easy to condemn people you don't understand. i see it everyday but nothing in this country is ever as simple as you would love it to be. Black and white almost never exists, except in your own heads. Police brutality is very real and it undermines the efforts of the men and women in blue who are trying to make a real difference. as long as you turn a blind eye it will never change. and before you get on the black on black crime. Let us fix our issues and in the mean time open your eyes to your own. Get the truth. I am a three time college grad with no police record working as a lab technician in the holy city, not a criminal. I should expect the same treatment you recieve from law enforcement. And i shouldn't have to drop on the ground when they drive by just so you can feel safe. I dont deserve it and neither does my son.
I admit, I've not made closing time downtown in years. So, I've got no dog in this fight (though I used to walk out of bars on Sat morning when the sun was up, before there was a closing time!).
So, as an observer, this is fascinating to watch. The general, theoretical goal seems good - of course a mix of different types of business is desired.
The realities in terms of business economics and the city's methodologies seem all dicked up, though!
Our friends should understand our party's platform without candidates in problematic areas being forced to energize the most virulent voter bases of their opponents.
Certainly they should understand exactly what the platform of the only other possible winner will be.
Steeeeee-rike Twoooooooo Mayor Joe.
Is waiting 3 years really a plan? You know you can give out liquor licenses every year you just don't have to give out 20.
Wow, when I went to a Rainbows game circa 1987 I had NO IDEA how gay they were! Closeted baseball.
The most reliable Democratic voters are African Americans. If they mobilize, Sheheen has a chance.
And guess what? The Democrats least likely to accept homosexuality are African Americans. It's a terrible dilemma. As a Democrat this sort of thing discourages me from engaging in the process. I'd love to see some adults and high-paid party politicians step up and talk about this disconnect.
Anyone that has read the Old Testament knows that marriage predated the birth of Christ. If you'd educate yourself, you'd be less prone to making ignorant comments.
He's appealing to a Republican base, while ignoring his own. No confidence in being a Democrat? Then, why pretend?
Seriously, what's the difference between the re-zoning thing and this moratorium??? Why was the F&B crowd against the initial attempt but is ok with this? It's just re-wording the initial plan-except now F&B is ok with it??? WTF
How the fuck would you put a Segway in text?
This is not public planning. This is disaster relief.
Also, Brad Hutto.
This almost makes up for the Disco Demolition II thing.
Cumberlands is gone because the owner of the building went to Europe and decided not to come back...
It would so sweet if there were this much strong opinion on and opposition to the dopes running/ruining our state.
Myskyns, Acme, Treehouse, Level 2, City Bar, Fannigans, Jukebox, Light, Cafe 99, Purple Tree, Cumberlands, Tango...etc, etc. Downtown bars nightclubs.. all gone. Coincidence... ???.
I am liking Tom for his common sense approach. He is a born again Christian who does not let his personal religious beliefs overshadow the constitutional rights of others. At last, a SC politician living in the 20th century. I will also be voting for him because he will finally rid us of the moronic common core standards.
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