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Re: “Evolving Southern culture beyond the Stars and Bars

While it's easy to compare the Confederate flag to the Nazi flag, due to its use by wealthy Southern planters (who were the ones who promoted slavery, controlled slavery and owned all the slaves), to it's appropriation by more modern racist organizations, let's not forget that the vast majority of farmers throughout the South, most dirt poor, never owning slaves and significantly hurt economically by slavery, serving in the war and rallied around it for other, less vile reasons.

Having been born and raised in the South, and who have ancestors who not only never served in the Confederacy, but served in officer positions in Southern Union forces (Tennessee, Louisiana and Kentucky), let's not forget that the Cherokees, Creeks, Shawnee, Creoles, Seminole, 1840 Texicans and 1782 British loyalists could make a similar strong, cogent argument against our current American flag.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 15, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Evolving Southern culture beyond the Stars and Bars

Great article, very well written.

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Posted by Phil Turner on March 15, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Charleston City Council approves lower heat limits for carriage horses

"I dont know if yall remember last summer and you can blame it on whatever you want but I believe the climate is changing on this planet and its getting hotter, said Mayor John Tecklenburg. We need to be sensitive to the temperature to the horses and their working conditions."
OK, the climate is getting hotter. So the horses are losing heat tolerance because the temperatures are rising? I'll bet 98 degrees this Summer effects the horses exactly the same as it has for the last 20 years.
Apparently the Mayor thinks that horses handle the same temperatures differently from before if the average temperature rises. Mayor, whether the industry needs stricter regulations or not may need consideration, but your comment in relation to the argument is just plain stupid

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 15, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster rejects idea of gas tax bump; Graham asking for Trump wiretap proof; A fix for FollyGras?

Folly Gras was a drunken disaster, but primarily due to poor planning. No proper age-to-drink wristband rules, over serving of alcohol by bartenders, huge lack of porta potties, not enough police and, as usual, lack of adequate parking or means to direct the traffic flow due to the massive number of cars.

Interesting how North Charleston just had a similar event Saturday afternoon for St. Patrick's Day, one exclusively dedicated to drinking, and had a fraction of the problems. Perhaps Mayor Goodwin should call Mayor Summey to get an understanding of how these things should be done.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Former GM of The Ordinary opening Monarch Wine Merchants in North Central

I cannot wait!!!!! I am from NYC and waiting for something like this.....have eaten at Balthazar numerous times, because I lived downtown and at The Mark. Living in NYC I had the opportunity to go to many wine tastings and there are some great wine stores to go to where the staff is extremely knowledgeable and when they get to know you, it makes it easier the next time you come in, because a new wine may come in that they will know you will like. It is much more personable than going to a place like Total Wine. I lived in the Wall street area and there was a great local Wine shop I used to go and got friendly with the owner who really knew his wines. I would go in and when he got in something he knew I would like, he would open up a bottle and let me taste it. I sometimes would be with a friend and the owner said not to worry. The wine would be drunk. I got some great wines from this guy. I also kept a wine journal. There is also a great wine store up in Westchester that delvers in the local areas . I am not sure where else they may ship. I needed to get a present for someone and I could not get from Total Wine to ship from here.. This place is very well known. If any of you are into wine, you should be aware of this store. It is called ZACHY'S. You can go on line. They hv an incredible selection and terrific prices. They are in Scarsdale, NY.

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Posted by lynnar on March 14, 2017 at 10:51 AM

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

I went round the house with a steam cleaner everyday, every nook and cranny. It seemed to help. Good luck everyone!

Posted by Steve English on March 14, 2017 at 3:46 AM

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

Steve English, steeming what? I use Dawn dish soap and water in a spray bottle. It works a little, but really pisses them off and puts them in attack mode.

Posted by Sequoia Fonseca on March 14, 2017 at 2:29 AM

Re: “Cynthia Hurd Library among targets of vandalism containing racial slurs

Sounds like we've got someone who pretty much hates everybody.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on March 13, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “THURSDAY: Rodney Scott's BBQ opens at 11:30 a.m. for real

Ok I was excited to try Scotts, I waited 2 weeks for the lines to calm down and then finally made it in. Well gotta say it was disappointing, first of all the bbq ribs I ordered were ok but I expected better, glad I didn't wait in the 45 minute lines. The corn bread was the driest and worse I ever had. The Mac and Cheese was ok. On a 1 to 10 I give it a 5. Will I go again? Probably, but only in a pinch.

Posted by harry2803 on March 13, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster rejects idea of gas tax bump; Graham asking for Trump wiretap proof; A fix for FollyGras?

Even if a little of the gas tax goes to mass transit, I would say it is a good deal. It is not paid only by SC taxpayers, like income tax, but it is paid also by tourists and other visitors to SC, whoever drives to SC.

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Posted by Tom Martin on March 11, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Le Farfalle to host celebration of life for sous chef Drew Tursi who died Saturday night

Brad - so very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to your family
John Alexander

Posted by John Alexander on March 10, 2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Le Farfalle to host celebration of life for sous chef Drew Tursi who died Saturday night

How awful! So young. I am so sorry for your loss. I have eaten at your restaurant several times. May he rest in peace.

Posted by lynnar on March 10, 2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The betrayal of Trans America

To Jshicke.. you're showing your relative ignorance of human sexuality. I recommend you watch the recent Katie Couric series on Netflix all the way through and you will come away with current, true information on the subject. I now know what an "intersexual" human is and I hadn't even heard the term before seeing the series.. so much to learn and so little time.

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Posted by badpenny61 on March 10, 2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “What to do when the director of the EPA doesn't believe in climate change?

Thank you, Jeremy, for your eloquent column. My heart sank when the current EPA head was selected by the the worst, most corrupt polluters and their minions, id est, the Congress, Trump and Bannon. Only the least educated would fail to see the value of laws protecting our planet and they are the hateful ones when you're trying to discuss outcomes of pollution in a rational way. I recall being unable to breathe in France, Italy, Hong Kong, India and Los Angeles in the bad old days from air pollution. The EPA and other countries' equivalent agencies have had a great effect on this issue and even China is beginning to take it seriously. In addition, my recent trip to a reef offshore the Florida keys yielded a brown, dead environment when it was so colorful and alive with fish just 20 years ago. What the hell are we doing to ourselves by going backward - it's madness!!!

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Posted by badpenny61 on March 10, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Making America filthy again with John Waters

Perhaps some of you might join us in response to those who were waving Confederate flags in Marion Square last weekend. https://www.facebook.com/events/1803620646…

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Posted by Donna Jones on March 10, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Suspected ice cream thief linked to rash of vandalism downtown

Drunk, stupid and stealing ice cream is no way to go through life....

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 10, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster rejects idea of gas tax bump; Graham asking for Trump wiretap proof; A fix for FollyGras?

I'm not 100% opposed to increase of gas tax (2% would cost the average driver less than 80 cent per tank or about 40 bucks a year) but if McMaster is correct, not all of the current tax goes to bridges and highways and I would revisit that to make sure that that money is being put to proper and beneficial use before the minuscule increase proposed is approved.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 10, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Stegelin: The bill that launched a thousand investigations

Really! Statistics show a steady decline in sex-related crimes even though the availability of "it" has increased exponentially. Lawmakers should be focusing on real issues like roads in such disrepair they are destroying our cars and causing accidents, sometimes with terrible results.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 10, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Getting a grip on real world feminism

Three cheers for illuminating these tough issues. Equal pay, mutual respect, affordable and high quality child care, elder care, health insurance, education and control of reproductive freedoms are things I will continue to fight for in solidarity with women here in the US and around the world. I am a proud patriot and also dedicated to continuing to make our democratic system work for all of us. Great piece.

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Posted by alys on March 9, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “What to do when the director of the EPA doesn't believe in climate change?

I saw "The Lorax" on TV as a cartoon when I was a child. I remember being sad but also thinking later that The Once-ler was a stupid capitalist for not sustaining and renewing his raw material (trees.) No more truffula trees = no more profit = no more corporation! I'm disappointed that it took 35--40 more years for the word "sustainable" to enter the public vocabulary!

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Posted by Patbb Brendan Patman on March 9, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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