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Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

Because I'm a detail freak...I see that anything between the symbols > and < (reversed) gets omitted in the comments for some reason and I want to correct it from my post.

"a secret agenda of reestablishing white supremacy..." - I know, I know...and the Democrats have a secret agenda to [insert nutjob conspiracy with no proof here] .

Posted by Cid95 on October 30, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Democratic and American Party candidates challenge Sen. Tim Scott

Tim Scott is the kind of politician who thinks it is alright to use his position to force his superstitions on others.
Or are we supposed to forget the "ten commandments" debacle?

Posted by TROLLSLAYER on October 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Democratic and American Party candidates challenge Sen. Tim Scott

But you remain unable to name a single legislative accomplishment of Sen Scott. We could hire a parrot to fill Scott's seat and vote no to every proposal. What has he ever done for South Carolina in Washington?

Posted by Fish Pimp on October 29, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

It's coming, artrogue. The Tea Party should have broken away but the anti-bailout, anti-bank message was quickly co-opted by the Republicans and then squashed and replaced with an anti-Obamacare message during the town hall meetings in the summer of 2009. Nothing was ever heard about the banks again unless it was to slam any effort at financial reform of those banks. It's really astounding to realize how quickly and easily the grass-roots movement was stolen.

The current odds favor a Republican fracture over foreign relations, however. Did you see Rand Paul's recent speech? It was pretty good. I think it will be important in the debate for the future of the Republican Party. We'll see how much it pulls the Republicans to the left. It will be interesting to see if Paul can get the left of Hillary on war.

Posted by Fish Pimp on October 29, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Lookup your South Carolina voting information here

SCVotes is better than VIP. VIP doesn't have consolidated and constituent school boards and local questions.

Posted by jenion on October 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Democratic and American Party candidates challenge Sen. Tim Scott

After watching the debate, I can happily say Tim Scott is the best candidate in this race.

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Posted by artrogue on October 29, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Democratic and American Party candidates challenge Sen. Tim Scott

well Chip we just learned all we need to know about who you are.

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Posted by artrogue on October 29, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

hahah republicans fracture? you wish.
Have you checked out the early poll results around the nation, it seems conservatives will keep the House and get a slim margin in the Senate. We are going to be back in charge of congress :)
Happy Halloween !

As far as Secession, I guess Petigru was wrong. We are not to big to be an insane asylum.

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Posted by artrogue on October 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Re: “City Paper endorsements for November 2014 election

Ed, your website is terrible. I see only bullet points with broad platitudes. Do you have any specific ideas about how to improve the schools? What exactly does "choice at every level" mean? What is your vision for education in the 21st century? You can't expect people to watch boring speeches and radio interviews to try to figure it out. Put the details on your website. That goes for all politicians but especially those from strange new political parties. It's ironic that your party platform calls for greater transparency, yet you offer few written details about your specific agenda. Your blog has only two entries and they are both from early May. Based only on your website, it doesn't appear that you are a serious candidate.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on October 29, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

I think the first step for the secessionist movement should be secession from the Republican Party. Until they have the guts to throw off the yolk their Republican overlords and form their own party, they will be given no respect and seen merely as a fringe element of the far-right. Ron Paul didn't have the guts (or money) to go the full Perot. The Republicans are going to fracture somewhere. The question is who will get there first.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on October 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Coach Walpole reinstated by Superintendent Nancy McGinley

Whatever...I'm still offended. But if this is the results then so be it! I hope everyone learned a lesson.

Posted by jtred98 on October 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: “City Paper endorsements for November 2014 election

While I applaud the Post and Courier for endorsing my American Party colleague, Jill Bossi, I am extremely disappointed in their failure to even mention the fact that there is an American Party candidate for State Superintendent of Education (Ed Murray). I believe I represent the best option for education in South Carolina because I am still a working educator and I have seen the impact of federal and state policy decisions first hand. Neither of my opponents have been in a school on a daily basis since before "No Child Left Behind" was passed; and, they are woefully out of touch with the realities of the modern classroom. Whatever the results are on Tuesday, I will continue to work as an advocate for students, parents, and teachers to ensure that our public education system is on the right track.

Ed Murray
American Party Candidate for
State Superintendent of Education

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Posted by Edward Murray on October 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “City Paper endorsements for November 2014 election

David Mack has been in office for 18 years. On his weekly radio show that I have been listening to for 7 months, he states that he wants to unionize the state and makes the excuse for Obama's failed administration and numerous scandals on the basis that people don't like him and what he does just because he's black. These are ludicrous, divisive statements. It is time for David Mack to go. Please vote for me for House District 109. Thank you, Rodney Travis

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Posted by Rodney Travis on October 29, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

"never forget it was the federal government, run by a Republican, that ended slavery.you seem to have forgotten that part of history."

Republicans of those days are the democrats of today. http://www.livescience.com/34241-democrati…
If you support the government structure and social viewpoints of the Republican party during that era, you can officially consider yourself a modern democrat.

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Posted by brewengineer on October 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “City Paper endorsements for November 2014 election

You must be joking with these a lot of these endorsements. Try doing some real evaulations - some of your reasoning is HIGHLY flawed! Secret slush fund Charlie for RMC!? LOL! Ervin himself knew Sheheen was the best option. No endorsment in 114 despite qualified and top notch candidate Mary Tinkler?!?! Joyce Dickerson is clearly the best Senate Candidate in the unexpired term race - there was no need for this bogus party that your favored candidate hails from anyway. Eric Mack is a great candiate for School Board, he has the best interests of the students at heart. Tom Thompson is clearly the most qualifed and best equipped to stear the state out of the disaster created by Zias.

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Posted by Bob Aubin on October 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

The thing that these people fail to mention is that the $1.92 for every $1 includes things like military bases, federal pensions and medical benefits and a lot more than just contributions for welfare services. But, that would require liberals to be honest and look at facts. The only people I see trying to suppress minorities are the ones that continually try and enact policies that have clearly not helped minorities.

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Posted by nofaith on October 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “An open letter to Academic Magnet students

I agree that racism does exist. But I'm a little confused when you use the word racism by itself. Are you speaking of white racism or black racism? If you don't know about black racism perhaps you should ask some of the acquaintance' s you know that are a different color than you. Ask them perhaps about the brown paper bag test that blacks have used for decades.Ask why some of them are against whites for no reason at all.For until we all come to the fact that racism comes from blacks and whites we will always have a racism problem. I faced black racism 30 years ago.I was employed by a mostly black company that discriminated against whites.I realize this is hard for you to believe but there are blacks that are racist against whites and even against other blacks. So in the future I'd appreciate it if you would let us know whether you're talking about black racism or white racism. Thank you very much

Posted by Showmoor on October 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Stegelin: 2014 Halloween costume ideas

why not have the two faces of Obama as a mask also? one where he knows everything, the other one where he knows nothing.

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Posted by Showmoor on October 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

never forget it was the federal government, run by a Republican, that ended slavery.you seem to have forgotten that part of history.

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Posted by Showmoor on October 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

"a secret agenda of reestablishing white supremacy..." - I know, I know...and the Democrats have a secret agenda to .

"In short, secession was a bad idea in 1861..." - but it was a good idea in 1776. One out of two aint bad?

"South Carolina, to give an excellent example, received $1.92 for every $1 it paid in federal taxes..." - I have no doubt we have lots of undeserving people on Section 8, Welfare, Food Stamps and every other dole program available. So, let's cut them off and get out of the red? Can we start tomorrow, please?

SC does not need to and will not secede again in any near term foreseeable future. Having said that, neither will this article be taken seriously in that same time frame.

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Posted by Cid95 on October 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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