Is there a law that would allow us to revoke Thomas Ravenel's right to call himself a South Carolinian?
Thank you, Pronghorn, for the English lesson. For some reason, I have managed to get by for 65 years with the language skills I have, and have done quite well. If you are a college professor, which I have had about 100 of in my many years of going to college, then you probably fit in to the "boring" and "self-loving" class. Oh, and add "always correct" to that list. I have had a number of good ones, but a whole lot of those who could not do, so they taught.
"...widen the gap between the poor and a middle class."
I. Don't. Even.
The "quaint charm" of Confederate flags and overtly racist pro-gun bumper stickers defaces the area's natural beauty. The stupidity behind them helps keep SC at the very bottom of the failing US educational system and helps widen the gap between the poor and a middle class.
I know the city of Charleston has reason to be dubious of Mr. Ravene's motives but forever holding a coke bust over his head is a bit unforgiving. The whole of politics is like this just with the caveat of do not get caught! That is all he is guilty of (yes, I know womanizing, etc). Yet his ideas are sound. Our privacy has been destroyed and our drug laws are ridiculous. Drugs will remain illegal as long as our intelligence agencies need to pay for black projects. You can say a lot of negative things about good ole Thomas but hypocrisy is not one of them.
"Ambiguously gay?" isn't that an oxymoron..
As to the lessons in grammar and punctuation, do you have to be a professional editor to express your opinion? I think not. Any clerk can do that. After all, this is not the New York Times.
Hyphen between "ultra" and "liberal".
No quotation marks around "tenure"; the same goes for "so called" (which should have a hyphen between the two words). In your context for "smarties", quotation marks are needed.
No comma after "very".
College of Knowledge
The BEST qualification for Glenn Mc. is that he is not tainted by years and years of academia. By listening to the stupid questions submitted by those ultra liberal professors, I am glad the man is not burdened by the idiotic rules of "tenure" and nausea that permeates the "so called" smarties that teach at the College of Charleston. What we need is someone who knows everybody, is known by everybody, and can raise funds and promote the C of C. Glenn can do this very, well, thank you.
Could one suppose that Rep. Garry Smith has really never read the "Bible"; as it certainly contains more incest, murder, mayhem, adultery, and sex maxima than the books he found offense with. Or did his political grandstanding and the notoriety he gained from taking this action have more to do with it? You be the judge.
Higher Education, Tech and Cultural Subcommittee
FY 14-15 Appropriation Bill
Well worth your while to watch if you want to know how this censorship went down in committee.
scroll down on right to:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 2:15 pm
House Ways and Means Committee -- Ways and Means Committee part 3
start at 10 minutes:
10:15 Limehouse, Chair Subcommittee
13:20 Skelton, White advises that have to adopt lines before amend
14:30 Cobb-Hunter and Limehouse, White brief explanation
16:50 vote - adopted with one dissent Cobb-Hunter
then to 1 hour 28 minutes until the end of meeting
Skelton Amendment number 64.
10-13 motion failed.
Ms Cobb-Hunter refers to the following quote:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) “was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.”
“The quotation stems from Niemöller's lectures during the early postwar period. Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings. Much controversy surrounds the content of the poem as it has been printed in varying forms, referring to diverse groups such as Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Trade Unionists, or Communists depending upon the version.”
I don't get this D-minus paper.
Why didn't you just write, "YAY! I'm ideological tea bagger! It's cool!" And save us from having to read this tortuous, rhetorically retarded dreck?
How fun that the core tenet of Tea Bag beliefs is that you have to REALLY HATE most other Americans in order to believe in anything, and nothing is better than failed governance?
What other figures in time pushed the philosophy that only the purest of angry ideological beliefs has merit, those who compromise are weak?
My advice, stay extreme and keep screeching. Shorten your nonsense to just bumper sticker slogan-length.
This is a special little piece of hate-mail dedicated to the dimwit with the handle "Jim Makeever," who demonstrates a special disinclination towards thinking. Let's discount all the racism talk (that means ignore it for present purposes) and just focus on the what-barely-passes-for-a discussion on politics in education: You'd rather have the current clown-college that's being run in Columbia involved in Higher Education to that extent?
I'm assuming it's because you choose to fall back on worn-out old rails like "damn liberal professors" and some rambling that probably involves the word "faggot," but it cuts the other way, and the fact that you choose to ignore it really shows what a toothless hick you are. If the legislature wanted to ban religion classes, or cut funding for a school until it did, well hey, we can always vote out the politicians? Any mention of Reagan in a Poli-Sci class? "Mr. President, tear down this Syllabus!" Hey, that sounds pretty good, let's move it into all education! Any mention of abstinence in sex-ed? Not on these tax dollars. Hell, I'm not even that comfortable teaching our kids about Roman history, because it's just too Jesus-y, so let's just cut that out too while we're at it.
I'm well aware that this diatribe is a fool's errand because you're too stupid to appreciate an issue without injecting your own biases, but the fact is that the schools need a higher level of independence than they are afforded in this state, precisely because their purpose is to educate young people and show them how to find and create knowledge, not to subject them to our own petty agendas. I'm sure that's what they taught you at college, right Jim?
Note: this rant is the product of putting up with people like ol' Jimbo, who are in fact the reason that we can't have nice things
Fast Fred said it best Harriet Grady. The man made no friends in life...just enemies. Do you think that his family is not aware of how people felt about him? Do you think that they will expect everyone to have kind words? I highly doubt it.
I know someone that worked for him for many years. He was a very unbalanced person. But...Judgement Day has arrived for him. Sadly....After moving from the North to ST some years ago and living there for nine years, I found out very quickly that he was FAR from the only person there that thinks and feels as he did. He was just very vocal about it where others are not. But the way he felt is not unusual in SC....at all. It's revolting and reprehensible. I'm sure they will bury him with one of the Confederate flags that he cherished so much. Not sure they will have them where he is going.
Being an academic doesn't necessarily fit the skill set needed to be a college president. The most transformational president the College has had was Ted Stern and he did not come from academia. McConnell is a master at dealing with politicians and knows his way around Columbia very well, a key relationship as long as it remains a public institution.
Assuming that he is racist because he is a history buff is just as bad as homophobes prejudging a gay person.
McConnell would be perfect to head CofC, for all the wrong reasons. We need our universities to lead us into a complex future, and McConnell represents an oversimplified past when planters had absolute control over the lives of everybody else. While both of these schools have diversified their faculties and student bodies, they also have real problems coping with this diversity, and McConnell is no more fit to solve these kinds of problems than any lawmaker who thinks forbidding life drawing or censoring books will lead us forward.
The sales tax credits that Bass Pro shop is gonna get is straight up Fascism.
Sounds like these local businesses need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and stop looking for government handouts. Life's not fair commies. Deal with it.
Thank you Chris Haire. You're a real sweetheart of a Yankee.
Whaaa? So I guess Thomas Ravenel did buy the City Paper.
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