You are all racist for not supporting this candidate!
No hoax Curtis. Here's a link to the article is case you still haven't seen it.
Once again an uprising by all liberal thinkers and their disregard for traditional values and morals. If it looks like a conservative state, acts like a conservative state, has the morals and values of a conservative state, guess what folks it must be a conservative state....duh!!!!
Hahahaha. I just can not help myself here I go...... They had better cancel vice president Joe Biden from giving the USC Commencement Address too. He has a openly gay daughter that he loves and supports and he believes in same sex marriage. DANGER DANGER MIKE FAIR!!! GAY AGENDA APPROACHING!!!
What are people so scared of? Let art be art.
Sanford just keeps on creeping along. Hey, did he finish paying us taxpayers back for the money he stole from us for his "Personal Problem" in South America? I know his attorney arranged that deal. This is a man who, faced with 37 ethics charges related to his personal travel and use of campaign funds, paid $74,000 to settle those charges in order to avoid a hearing. As governor, he spent more than $468,000 on state-funded travel, including $44,000 on business- and first-class tickets. He had a state plane take him from Myrtle Beach to Columbia so he could get a haircut. The haircut was at a discount salon, but the plane trip cost $1,265 in public money to avoid a three-hour drive. In total, Sanford used state planes more than twice as much as the two previous governors combined. Oh, and his affair and his abuse of travel expenses also collided: Sanford ultimately repaid the state for what had been a state-funded trip to Argentina during which he spent time with Maria Belen Shapur. Yes Sir, a real class act and a world traveler to boot. Lets quote ole Marky "The reality of our lives is if we live long enough, we’re going to fail at something. I absolutely failed in my personal life and my marriage. The one place I didn’t ever fail was with the taxpayers. If you look at my 20 years in politics, what you would see is a fairly remarkable consistency in trying to watch out for the taxpayer." Ooowwww, our butts are still sore from that "watching out" he gave us. The problem that I and many others with Sanford is that he has a fundamental problem with honesty, and he used the fact that he was ultimately forced to confess his adultery to try to distract from the fact that he was being completely dishonest about his use of public money. In other words, his personal life aside, he cheated and lied to the taxpayers too.
Who keeps putting the stupid in charge?
Once again, SC shows its ignorance and intolerance. Such a beautiful state with such an ugly reputation.
Sanford got re-elected AFTER his troubles, fool, and he played us all for suckers. Bill Clinton graduated and is doing the world some good. No comparison in my book, Raven.
Mark Sanford , the enemy. Billy Boy Clinton , heroic. ?? Im so sick of hearing about Sanfords PERSONAL problems! Even more sickening is the hypocritical vendetta!
There's another huge aspect to this issue that no one has even touched on. In Jackie Robinson's day baseball was king. Where was the NFL 50 years ago? There wasn't even a superbowl yet. The NBA, which started in 1946, was still irrelevant. There was no soccer in American to speak of. A child's sports choices were much much more limited. Baseball was the great American pasttime then, and nothing else was really even close. As a baseball fan I hate to admit this, but now football is knig. Look at what's on TV today, football gets crammed down our throats in huge doses, NFL and college. The NBA seems more popular with todays black youth than does baseball. We also have xgames type sports now and more fringe sports like lacrosse. So I guess my point is, to accurately decide if there is some sort of racial problem with a disproportionate number of blacks in pro sports, you need to look at pro sports as a whole. Looking only at baseball won't tell you much, except that baseball is a much smaller peice of the overall sports pie today. If black youths have more choices today (and they do) and they aren't choosing baseball, who cares. That's not a problem, its a trend, or a cultural shift. They happen. Move on.
Indeed a sad commentary, Will. But then their presence might offend a number of their base constituents.
Bad choice...looks like something my first grader created, but with less personality.
@Ned - "The atmosphere has been warming since the little ice age, but so what."
So you agree that the atmosphere is warming? Do you recognize that this warming, whatever the cause, is melting the polar ice caps? Do you recognize that the melting of the ice caps is causing the oceans to rise at an increasing rate? And finally, do you understand why coastal communities need to be concerned with rising sea levels? There's not much to deny there. You never answered my question, why can't both the Earth be warming and the environmental movement be attempting to use this fact as a way to gain control of the economy? What does it matter to the ice caps if global warming is man made or naturally occurring?
CIA is correct. You should try to focus on the topic at hand and give less rein to your crazy conspiracy theories. You've got more thread than a spider. When you focus, as you did here, I agree with most of what you say.
@Ned - "The problem is the left, in coordination with the media, is lying about global warming and manipulating public opinion. Global warming is being pitched as this man made crisis, an ecological disaster about to destroy man and life on earth. It's total bullshit. Even if there was man made global warming there is very very little we can do about it. China & India are not going to change what they are doing and they are the biggest polluters. Radical green initiatives & policies here in America severely harm the economy, kill jobs, create inflation, and disproportionately hurt poor and lower class people."
You are 100% correct that carbon and gas taxes will fall disproportionately on the poor and lower classes. We should be sure the financial burdens of adaptation initiatives are carried equally by the classes. I wish you were more consistent on this concern.
There is zero proof that global warming is man made. ZERO! Many many reputable scientists think it's garbage. The CO2 evidence is purely anecdotal, but even it is now false given no rise in temps the past 4 or 5 years despite CO2 levels being up nearly 40%.
The left is in panic mode over recent climate events and the fact that every model has been not only wrong, but not even remotely right. The left is panicking because the next 4 to 7 years will determine who is right and the evidence points to the left being wrong. Why over the next 4 to 7 years? Because one of two things will happen: global temps and sea levels will jump or Dr. Bill Gray's predictions will play out as he anticipates in the same pattern as the 1950s. If Dr. Gray proves to be correct it will prove man made global warming is total bullshit. Another 4 to 7 years like the past 4 or 5 will also prove it's bullshit and that the left has been clueless.
Some observations on the unveiling ceremony:
The ceremony, in the garden at the Hollings Judicial Center, drew a number of Democratic dignitaries, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressman James Clyburn, Mayor Joe Riley. Former Senator Ernest F. Hollings was scheduled to attend, but was not able to make it. What is interesting is that not one Republican -- not S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, not Governor Nikki Haley, not Congressman Mark Sanford, who represents this district, not Charleston native and U.S. Senator Tim Scott, an African American who would surely not be in where he is today with the Brown v. Board decision -- not one single GOPer had the guts to come out and be seen celebrating the life of this great man on this beautiful day. Just sayin'.
Ironically, the new Waring statue stands just a few yards away from the statue of James F. Byrnes, the legendary South Carolinian who capped a long and improbable political career of more than 40 years, with a term as governor (1949-1953). The primary focus of his term in Columbia was to use his office and his considerable personal influence in Washington, to protect the southern institution of "separate but equal" schools from Judge Waring, the Supreme Court and other federal powers. Let us be grateful that he failed. But how much damage did he do, how much of this state's limited resources did he waste in the process?
Many thanks for the opportunity to write a column for City Paper. It was one of the greatest experiences of my writing life. Good luck with your retirement, but I "retired" from City Paper nearly two years ago and still can't get away. Hope to hear good things from you, where ever you are.
The real question is are those who consider man made global warming to be a hoax a bunch of whackos?
I think that question has been sufficiently answered here.
As Bill Cosby once said, "Noah, how long can you tread water?"
CIA - Really? Really? You don't get the common thread holding it all together? Also, my initial post was on target. Subsequent posts were in reference to the bigger picture and responding to critics.
Let me help you. Why do the left say these things are happening? What is the real culprit? You mentioned symptoms and ignored the real issue - the cause according to those on the left --- Man made global warming. And, of course, the myth of it perpetuated from the left for political purposes. Even worse, trying to make it this life or death immediate crisis while getting push back not only from the right, but well respected supporters of man made global warming on the left.
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