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Re: “Charleston native Shepard Fairey has yet another warrant out for his arrest

I couldn't get the TMZ link to load, so I didn't use it. But, yes, one of the rare times a TMZ airport attack goon has produced something interesting.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 26, 2015 at 7:48 AM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

So, I was with this gentleman up until that last paragraph. As I understand it, he thinks it is more than likely that the Confederate Flag and most all other things that represent the South should be removed or hidden. But when it comes to anything African-American, he stops short to say that these things are necessary and should not be removed or hidden because that part of history needs to be told and shared. Hum, double standard, much?

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Posted by Joy Beaver on June 26, 2015 at 6:10 AM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

Thank you for this interview and article. Probably the most objective article I've read through this whole mess. What concerns me, as well as Mr. Allen, is the sanitizing of our past. I think that is a backwards move that dismisses or outright discards the sacrifices made on both sides.
We're where we are as a nation precisely because of our past. There's no need to vilify the people of the past to make ourselves feel superior to them.

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Posted by Chico Valdez on June 26, 2015 at 4:33 AM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

I don't know Allen, but I wish I did. Some of the most insightful comments out of this whole debacle.

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Posted by swampfox on June 26, 2015 at 3:49 AM

Re: “Craft beer is booming in Charleston — but how big can it get?

@brewengineer

Had the gose (well, it was actually evil twin gose by westbrook) in a local (boston) hipster gatropub. The sourness was fine, but the salt flavor made for some tough going. Couldn't finish the pour, but it was certainly an interesting beer, so I'm glad I tried it.
The fruit juice tip sounds like a nice idea. Next time I'm in c'ton ill give it a shot.

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Posted by liamBees on June 26, 2015 at 1:59 AM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

H.2261 (I think I have the bill correct), which authorized flying the flag on top of the State House, had a sunset provision of sorts. The authorization lasted for one year, but there was no provision in the bill for what should happen to the flag when that authorization ended. That's why in 1997 or 1998, SC Attorney General Travis Medlock, when asked for an AG opinion by the Legislature, told them that the flag was flying without authorization and should come down for that reason.

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Posted by Elliot Echlov on June 26, 2015 at 1:30 AM

Re: “MUSC housekeeping crew volunteered to clean up at Emanuel AME

To GOD be the glory.Thank you and your crew and thanks for being family.That'd what we do.

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Posted by Biner Lawyergreen on June 25, 2015 at 11:46 PM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

We are so privileged to have Michael Allen among us. He has a unique gift for laying out history which may be uncomfortable for some, but doing it with calm and dignity and clarity. He has made a tremendous difference in Charleston and the region, and most people don't even know who he is.

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Posted by follitics on June 25, 2015 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof's true legacy will be that he brought black and white together

Tears came to my eyes upon the news from Charleston. Too close to home for a white man who himself has been welcomed with open arms and open hearts into black churches. I knew the warm reception that young man got on that night, because I myself have experienced the unconditional love black congregations pour upon a visitor. The hatred in his heart is unimaginable, but the love displayed in the wake of violence is proof that God's spirit is more powerful than the devil's hate. May the spirit of the Charleston 9 live on in the hearts of all Americans forever.

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Posted by Dennis Milligan on June 25, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

Great article/interview. What an extraordinarily knowledgeable and interesting man Mr. Allen is.

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Posted by Pronghorn on June 25, 2015 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Charleston native Shepard Fairey has yet another warrant out for his arrest

^ A source quoting TMZ™?

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Posted by Pronghorn on June 25, 2015 at 10:15 PM
Posted by mat catastrophe on June 25, 2015 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Charleston native Shepard Fairey has yet another warrant out for his arrest

oh hes such a lawbreaker..
He has a net worth of $15 million....hes hardly a street artist anymore.
Actually he is part of the 1% he rails against. If he is such a true believer of progressive causes, why not throw in a couple million and really help Detroit...

... better yet, why not throw a million or so at the problems in his hometown.

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Posted by artrogue on June 25, 2015 at 8:20 PM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

Where is a link to the SC archives that state the flag went up to oppose Civil Rights? I remember hearing this in 2000. It was 1961. In SC. Certainly no one in power was worried about speaking about being against Civil Rights. Should be easy to find. The Ranger seems to suggest due to no sunset clause that was the reason. If it stayed up in defiance, prove it.

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Posted by VaSteve on June 25, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

The US Army has a large transport ship named after Robert V. Smalls. After its commission it made a port visit to Charleston. There was a celebration, which I attended. That was a good thing and the first I heard of Robert Smalls. I think the celebration should have been a larger event.

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Posted by mbunting on June 25, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

I do not think that it is necessary to remove anything but the Battle Flag of the south, it was used in the field so others could see where the southern troops were. When it was made by some southern women at Lees request because many of the troops wore uniforms that were very close in color. But that flag came about after the civil war started. Many hate groups did deface that flag for their own use. and today the evil ones will use it also. but that was not what Killed those People this past week, it was a deranged young man of 21 , and he didn't use the flag, he used a legal gun. according to Police.

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Posted by Clarkie on June 25, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof's true legacy will be that he brought black and white together

Beautiful article KJ! Hopefully there will be streets named after the Emanuel victims. They are true heroes.

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Posted by andrea.serrano.3705 on June 25, 2015 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Savannah folk artist paints portraits of the Emanuel Nine

Gorgeous! <3

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Posted by Reagen Dandridge Desilets on June 25, 2015 at 7:14 PM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

Actually there are a lot of people who know about the enslavement of native Americans and a number of people have written about it. But like a lot of our unpleasant and horrifying history, people don't want to talk about it...It is also true of course that some native Americans (and a few African Americans) owned slaves...Which just makes everything worse...

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Posted by Thorne Compton on June 25, 2015 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Savannah folk artist paints portraits of the Emanuel Nine

Beautiful portraits of beautiful people. Thanks for sharing these with us!

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Posted by JRZGRL1 on June 25, 2015 at 6:46 PM
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