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Re: “The Agenda: Scott will support DeVos; SC and federal Supreme Court picks; Boeing's visual aids

"Don't confuse political theater with virtue or deliberate legal review."

Now there's a clinical case of projection if I've ever seen one.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 1, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

More waste of time political show boating and racebaiting on the agenda I see and we can thank our former governor and other political cowards for reopening this can of worms.

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Posted by Mat Lock on February 1, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

Just as an aside and in case anyone CARES about facts......Since 9/11, terrorist attacks on American soil have all be perpetrated by American citizens. No illegal immigrants, Visa holders nor Green Card holders were involved. It appears that a false sense of fear is being propagated to garner support from those leaning against the "establishment". That's how you control, is by sewing seeds of fear that don't really exist. The current vetting process (more comprehensive and longer due to 9/11 when Saudi Arabia supplied the terrorists) has been 100% effective given the statistics and takes 18 to 24 or more months to complete. Fake fear is how totalitarians control the masses......at least the masses that are vulnerable to the fear-mongering rhetoric that is used to take advantage.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 1, 2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

In South Carolina, we have State highways which resemble the lunar surface, indigent teenage people reproducing at incredible rates along with high schools being used to warehouse idiotic thugs who ruin the scholastic endeavors of good students. With all this to be truly concerned about, Representative John King (D) opts for banning a U.S.A. Presidential candidate and historically important South Carolina flags from South Carolina. Words fail to describe the depth of my contempt for the people who've elected this particular racial hustler.

By the way, one fact is inescapable. That is for every "official" flag associated with the Confederate States of America that politicians manage to remove; hundreds of those flags rise in dissent!

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Posted by Benjamin Tugendrajch on February 1, 2017 at 5:32 AM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

I met this representative at the York County Courthouse...
Shook his hand, asked him nicely-
"Why can't we all get along and respect our American Veterans and history?"
This is yet another example of an individual trying to fill a personal agenda without the concern of his constituent base.
I spoke with the fine folks in York, SC and my opinion is NO ONE wants our history purged or erased.
Folks wake up before it is too late because this is the continuous unethical behavior rampant in government.
Make the neccessary calls in opposition to Save our History.
Make America Great Again!

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Posted by Jenna Stoney on February 1, 2017 at 2:10 AM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

Quite the race pimp, eh John King?
Your bill would also effectively eliminate the South Carolina State Flag as well, since it is also a Confederate Flag.
The time for race hustlers such as you, AL Sharpton, Barack Obama,and Jesse Jackson is over. You are a relic of a racist past, and you and your ilk need to be consigned to a museum.

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Posted by Billy Bearden on February 1, 2017 at 1:14 AM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

I have steamer not sure to use it on noseeum
Has anyone else tried it?

Posted by Carla Walker 1 on February 1, 2017 at 1:10 AM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

Steamer?

Posted by Carla Walker 1 on February 1, 2017 at 1:09 AM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

This is decrimating against southern heritage that doesn't desrve to be discriminated against. Southern Americans have done anything to deserve the disrespect of our ancestors. While you continue to discriminate against the heritage they were charged to defend. Black white cherokee and otherwise!

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Posted by Eric Brown 1 on January 31, 2017 at 11:00 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Scott will support DeVos; SC and federal Supreme Court picks; Boeing's visual aids

I agree with you that AGs should not blindly follow a president. I take exception in the way in which she chose to act upon that disagreement.

This AG, temporarily appointed by Obama, called an immediate press conference to announce her public opposition to an EO that she had just received. This was a purely a case of grandstanding as she neither had the time to consultant with federal judges on the question of the EO's constitutionality nor followed the standard procedure that AGs engage in in disagreeing with their boss in the executive branch. i.e. a private consultation prior to any public announcement. The AG serves at the discretion of the president, he can fire her whether she agrees with him or not regardless of the subject.

But she scored the points she wanted and now she can expect to be rewarded with a job from Democrat donors, which she was going to need anyway in the next week.

Don't confuse political theater with virtue or deliberate legal review.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 31, 2017 at 9:28 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Scott will support DeVos; SC and federal Supreme Court picks; Boeing's visual aids

Foghorn Leghorn
The AG is supposed to question- that's part of the job. The AG should not blindly follow the president nor should anyone else.

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Posted by Lucy Lu on January 31, 2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

"fits your worldview"

More deflection and all his from some who feels free to calls anyone who disagree with him on national security priorities a coward, stupid, crazy, or a fascist.

Rant on alone in your mom's basement.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on January 31, 2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

Google "Trump and Intelligence Community." Clearly any source I post is part of a liberal conspiracy, so maybe you can find one in Google that fits your worldview. Oh wait, Google is against the ban too. So any search results they generate are suspect, right?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 31, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Scott will support DeVos; SC and federal Supreme Court picks; Boeing's visual aids

The fired AG was an temporary appointed Obama apparatchik due to leave when Sessions got confirmed. A temporary AG is not the arbitrator of what is constitutional or not, that's what a federal judge determines.

If you refuse as a government official to care out the law you get dismissed. You don't get to pick and choose which laws you want to enforce. I don't remember you whining about Obama firing Bush appointees when he took office and nor your support of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis when she was violating her oath of office by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gays.

Hypocrisy, meet thyself.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 31, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

Having grown up in Clearwater, PolitiFac, operated by the left leaning Tampa Bay Times is far from a legitimate nonpartisan source. A quick google of their records of twisting facts might open your eyes.

"The news is full of legitimate sources citing the chaos inside the administration."

More like newspapers looking to sell more newspapers. And what exactly does this have to do with my request for you to back up your claim that that the administration is currently ignoring governmental intel on making this current decision on the temporary ban?

I asked for a source, you failed, but I see you've already gone back to deflection and name calling. Your going to have a long four years, at least you can rant here.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on January 31, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

"You clearly wouldn't support anything Trump would do".

I support this:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/poli…

Politifact is nonpartisan, and I've given you several facts that aren't merely my opinion. The news is full of legitimate sources citing the chaos inside the administration. But it doesn't matter. We have alternative facts now and you are free to remain in denial.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 31, 2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

Conceivable they can be added. Obviously those countries have been the source of terrorists in the past (15 years ago). Six of those listed now reflect where Al Qaeda and ISIS are strongest in 2016, many were they hold territory and have access to passport manufacturing capabilities. - I'm leaving out Iran as it has separate security issues. - I've been told by friends in the immigration department that since the whole governmental structure has broken down in Syria, Somalia and Libya that it's difficult to know what know what is or what is not authentic documents.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 31, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

Why is Saudi Arabia and Egypt not included in the ban if the goal is to protect Americans from terrorist?

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Posted by SEC on January 31, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

Your personal opinion about what Intel is being currently listened to and used to determine why the ban (a temporary 90 day ban at that) was put in place is just that and nothing more. What is your source for all this insider information?....Rachel Maddow? Chris Matthews? Cite a non-partisan source that this administration is not using current Intel to make these decisions.

You clearly wouldn't support anything Trump would do as you cavalierly throw around leftist ad hominem attack points...."dictator", "fascism", "Cowards, all of you who support this", "Not being able to come to terms with reality" i.e. crazy and the old, your not a patriot because argument - "You cannot possibly claim to love this country and what it stands for and support these dangerous men".

Spare us your "irrational" hysterics,and back up your points with facts for once.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on January 31, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Nikki Haley's first press conference as Trump administration U.N. ambassador: "We're taking names"

"the rest of us will support the people who have the intel"

That is one of the points - the Trump administration is not listening to the people with the intel! Look at the unprecedented shakeup with putting Bannon on the NSC and removing the Director of Intellgience and the Joint Chiefs Chair. He is ignoring his own intelligence community. How can you be so obtuse?

Not being able to come to terms with reality doesn't make every argument against you a straw man.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 31, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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