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Re: “Todd Brown and Mike Grimm, Tin Roof

I've also recorded with Todd Brown back in the mid-00s and love the recordings to this day. He's good people... his whole family were terrific to us.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 20, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “State and federal gun laws make it easy to give and receive firearms as gifts

I fully support a person's Constitutional right to be scared of everything around them and use the threat of violence to deal with their own insecurities. It's just a shame so many children and other innocent people have to die to prove a point. But what can ya do?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 19, 2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Statewide 'porno filter'?; Mulvaney for OMB; McMaster's grows real estate holdings

Porno filter? I don't even have to look to know this bill was introduced by small government Republicans who think the free market should not be regulated.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 19, 2016 at 12:40 PM
Posted by Randall Floyd on December 19, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “What the Slager mistrial says about our criminal justice system

Thanks Badpenny61! I appreciate it... The Struggle is LONG from Over.

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Posted by Dr Wright on December 18, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “An Orangeburg family spawns a loosely connected barbecue empire across S.C.

Interesting reading, definitely. My only slight recommendation is that people refer to the different Dukes restaurants simply as "Pepsi Cola Dukes" or "fire station/Chestnut Dukes."

"Hey, wanna get some Q?"
"Sure. Pepsi plant?"
"Yeah, meet you there."

Posted by Richard Walker on December 18, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Review: PURE Theatre's 'Underneath the Lintel' is just the kind of magical play we need right now

We saw this play yesterday and I came away with a profound appreciation for the message so adroitly set forth by the reviewer, the playwright and most especially by the actors' actor, Rodney Lee Rogers. Now IS the time to take action for our democratic ideals and to protect the underprivileged and unlucky or risk losing our souls. Thank you, Rodney and Sharon. Power to the PURE!!!

Posted by badpenny61 on December 18, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “What the Slager mistrial says about our criminal justice system

Hmmm...isn't it interesting how only white males are apologists for Slager's cowardly actions? Could it be a tribal thing? And such vitriol on top of it - wow! Dr. Wright, you are my new hero. I would recommend several books for the undereducated in race matters. The "Underground Railroad", "The Known World" and "The Invisible Man". Also, anything by Toni Morrison. Peace...

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Posted by badpenny61 on December 18, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Rep. Jim Merrill indicted on ethics violations and misconduct

At least he has hired fellow a fellow legislator to represent him keeping it all in the club.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on December 16, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Donald Trump wants to throw flag-burners in jail, but technically South Carolina has an old law that would do just that

Just like HRC had a different public and private stance on some issues, trump has a different public and privates stance on every issue. He is blatant about how he "played up" the voters before the election and just casually says, "I don't care anymore. I've won the election." Everybody's going to get fucked now. The link showing this on video cannot possibly be refuted. Oh yeah, trumpsters will somehow find a way.
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/i9tog6/the-d…

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 16, 2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Prosecutors paint a troubling picture of accused church shooter

He was found guilty? What a shock
/sarcasm off

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Posted by Jshicke on December 16, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “The Agenda: More corruption indictments coming?; CARTA getting money for shelters, buses; I-526 still alive

"Why does no one on the face of the earth remember that the tax-payers APPROVED the extension and funds way-back?"

Probably because it didn't happen. Perhaps you are referring to the 2004 sales tax hike - here is the actual ordinance: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/Ordinances… .

Posted by johnpauljah on December 16, 2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Rep. Jim Merrill indicted on ethics violations and misconduct

I'm not a betting man, but this is how I see this playing out:
1. He pleads not guilty, his lawyer does a lot of hand-waving and makes some ridiculous and wildly distracting claims about how unfair the ethics statutes are.
2. Rep. Merrill works among his fellow Good Ol' Boys in the state to hand-pick his replacement, grease a few wheels for his companies legislatively and perhaps calling in a few favors on the ethics committee and prosecutor's office.
3. Once his follow-on career and political legacy are secured, he pleads to a minor infraction, pays a minor penalty, and resigns "for the good of the state and my constituents in Daniel Island."
4. His company is thrown a regular series of state-contracting bones from the GOB network in upcoming years to make amends for all the hubbub about ethics.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 16, 2016 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Rep. Jim Merrill indicted on ethics violations and misconduct

Why prosecute Merrill given that our pres-elect intends to do the same thing? It is now ok to be corrupt and profit from public office. Just ask any trumpster, because that is what they want, apparently - unbridled corruption. Fake news convinced the nation that HRC was corrupt, but you haven't seen anything yet. They must want trump to be friends with rogue countries that will make him richer and he will shun "ally" countries that shun him, personally. That's what happens when you install a 12 year old spoiled brat to run things. Vengence is mine, sayeth trump.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 16, 2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “The Agenda: More corruption indictments coming?; CARTA getting money for shelters, buses; I-526 still alive

The vocal minority has had a huge impact on 526 extension, not to mention poor memory. I remember when I lived in Charleston County I voted for, as well as a vast majority of Charleston County residents, the approval of the extension and added a sales tax increase to set aside the funds. Why does no one on the face of the earth remember that the tax-payers APPROVED the extension and funds way-back?

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 16, 2016 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Brooks Wilson, Pour House

Cheers to this staple of Charleston music. We are spoiled rotten with this man behind the mixing board!

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Posted by Neil Bailey on December 15, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar has found a fur-ever home on Meeting Street

I don't have high hopes for this cafe. They're not open because they didn't get the proper licenses but they continue to solicit donations via their newsletter and promote their Christmas party (that they can't host). It would have been nice to be notified they weren't actually open before making a several hours trip to Charleston to check them out.

Posted by Jane Deaux on December 15, 2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Being non-racist is not good enough

I remember Freddie Grey. I remember the black officers who participated in that event. I remember the pure BS of "hands up don't shoot", the "white hispanic" George Zimmerman, the "fake news" surrounding BOs beer summit, etc., etc. One person hung this jury. One. Not every white person in the south as you infer. And while I held my nose and voted for Trump, I did so because I abhor abortion on demand, the excessive taxes I pay, the lack of jobs across the country, the pathetic foreign policy decisions made by BO and HRC, etc., etc. So based on your comments within the article aimed at a group of people you don't know, I can easily make the case you're a racist bigot.

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Posted by Billy Burnett on December 15, 2016 at 5:42 PM

Re: “What the Slager mistrial says about our criminal justice system

Two letters: O. J. The OJ trial was the first time I had heard the term, "jury nullification." The black community had no problem with the concept or outcome of such an act then. While I personally thought Slager was guilty from the video, everyone should learn a lesson of being careful what you ask for.

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Posted by Billy Burnett on December 15, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Re: “The Agenda: More corruption indictments coming?; CARTA getting money for shelters, buses; I-526 still alive

The SIB needs to pay for the increasing cost overruns, they are responsible for delaying the release of the money for 526.

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Posted by Paul Luman on December 15, 2016 at 3:30 PM

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