The people who are usually the most adamant against more growth are those that just moved here. It is almost comical how often I hear people say "well I moved here 3-5 years ago and just wish the growth would stop". Well trust me when I tell you, the people that lived here before you felt the same way....
Sanford did not beat Colbert-Busch.
He beat Nancy Pelosi and the entire DNC machine. He beat them despite being outspent. He beat them despite being cut off from the support of his own party. And he beat them all thoroughly. It wasn't even close.
A million dollar smear campaign made him toxic to even his own party, yet, a plurality of voters preferred the shame of being represented by the luv guv over the thought of empowering the Democrat party with control of the House.
Democrats wanted this campaign to be a referendum on Mark Sanford's personal shortcomings. Sanford made the campaign a referendum on the national Democrat party and its leadership.
Note to Democrats: This speaks volumes about your popularity.
Dear nofaith: The question remains: "What is their end game?"
This is horrible. More development and population growth in Charleston are the worst things that could happen to the area, which is already overpopulated and environmentally threatened by out of control growth. Sure, the economic needs of its people are something we need to worry about, but not at the expense of everything that makes the city a place worth living. And that's exactly the price we're paying, and are likely to pay if things keep up the way they're going.
dangyankee,,you are a perfect poster child for why people should have to take an intelligence test before they vote!
An insane idea. "the South Carolina coast as a whole, from Hilton Head to Charleston to Myrtle Beach, should be marketed to baby boomer retirees in direct competition with Florida" As Florida's experience conclusively demonstrates this idea works well in the beginning when retirees flush with cash have and spend a lot of money, while demanding little in terms of social support, transit, educational services for children or healthcare. A healthy 70 year old is great for a state's bottom line, however 10 years later at 80 their savings are often exhausted, their income has sagged, their no longer generating sales taxes, they need healthcare, transportation and assistance from law enforcement. One person with Alzhiembers wandering off into the woods can burn up ten thousand dollars in police overtime and does so regularly in Florida. Their families live far away, where there are real jobs and better schools for their now great grandchildren, so local government has to keep these people alive. In the end, some government agency has to get a search warrant, break into their home and clean up after their lonely and sometimes very messy deaths, finding people who may have been dead for days or weeks. Many people of this generation have no surviving family at this age to come care for them. Be careful what you wish for here. Beaufort already has this, and it isn't working down there.
The SCOTUS is not a legislative body (although both sides could make a reasonable argument against that in many cases) and the Senate has a Democratic majority. Because of the slim majority it may make it harder for them to do things but that means that instead of blocking everything they need to compromise. Even with that, though, they still have the majority and control all of the committees, the reason that pretty nothing gets done up there. All they want to do is nothing and blame their ineptitude on Republicans instead of actually sitting down and compromising on the 90% that most folks agree on and driving forward.
And how long do you think it would take for them to move their executive offices to DE if it meant more sales?
This blowhard woman doesn't want any math or facts to get in the way of her brilliant ideas. If she keeps this up, she'll be a Fox News contributor in no time.
A growing trend, that is a friendly approach to empowering youth. So "talked at", for so many years, children were afraid of "healthy" and "good for you. Our garden and nutrition programming, has attracted more and more youth than ever before, interesting in growing and becoming "Peer Educators". I love any form of it. You may not have the top bucks to do this however, something as simple as a window box, can empower!
nofaith: You believe they don't have the Supreme Court after Bush v. Gore? and what about that 60 vote majority thingy in the Senate - wtf is that about?
Actually Ron while you do not get charged sales tax you are responsible for paying use tax on any item shipped to you from out of state at a rate roughly equivalent to the sales tax rate. So, if you are ordering from Amazon and not paying taxes to the seller you are required by law to pay the use tax. If you are not you are cheating on your taxes.
@dangyankee - federally they have the House and that is all. The rest of your comment is a perfect example of scare tactics that are used to keep the low information voters casting their ballots for Democrat candidates even though it is the policies of the left that are hurting the little guys.
I can't help wonder what the GOP's end game is. In SC they are in control of all the branches of government, yet what do they have to show for it? Federally the have two of the three branches, yet what do they have to show for it?
What is their end game? Bringing back the 7 day work week? Ending child labor laws? No taxes for those making over $30,000 a year? NRA membership for new borns? Bringing back Pauper's Prisons? Shoving lesbian and gay citizens back into the closet? Not allowing women to have credit cards or the right to vote? African Americans being counted as 3/5's human? Then end of science as a study in schools? The end of public schooling? When they obtain total and complete control of our government what will they do? What is their end game? What will feed their beast?
Physical location, not state incorporated in. Amazon is one of those companies incorporated in Delaware, but located in Seattle WA.
Duffy, which charges are u disputing? who's analysis r u disputing? Instead of demanding more research from others (a tired old ploy) u may want to actually specifically mention wtf u r talking about. You used a lot of words to express very little. Are u pathetically attempting to attack the article or a commenter? Anyone who opposes big government is correct in their assumptions. Your quote is a blatant indictment of big government, silly. "became extensions of the corps they were supposed to be overseeing", thats the inefficient federal govts fault!, get it?
What are the bases for these charges? References or citations to any research would be helpful to substantiate very dubious analysis. Anyone who opposes big government, does so in great part because of the incestuous relationship with big business.
"During the Reagan years, Washington cut funding to many regulatory agencies, and as a result they were unable to perform their legal duties adequately. Under George W. Bush it got worse. Many regulatory agencies simply became extensions of the corporations they were supposed to be overseeing."
Fun stuff, bro! Hicks helped write the accountability review report. I guess that exhaustive inter-agency report with, sadly non-Fox agents reporting, is not a thorough examination of what happened.
you're looking for someone to say, "Obama wanted to win the next election?" Is that what you're looking for? Or, "They have weapons of mass destruction?" What is it you're looking for? And please be EXPLICIT.
Nicely written and insightful w/o being sappy or pandering. Should make your mother very proud.
Good thoughts, Will. Thanks.
Ogre...Muslim Communist states? Aren't most Muslims pretty anti-communist?
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