mikeg - Good idea! MAKE the businesses stay open that have decided that there's not enough profit to be made late in the evening....Moron.... ten years ago I had a shop on the Juanita Greenberg block that catered to college-age girls so we tried staying open Friday and Saturday nights till 10 for 2 months. Know what I got? A bunch of drunks trashing my store and 4 shoplifting arrests.
Son, leave the heavy lifting and heavy thinking to those that are trained and capable.
nofaith, whe it comes to giving retail advice, same goes for you.
And, of course, the financially Conservative administration in Columbia will throw more money at a legal battle that has been already defeated. Thank God they don't waste money on useless causes like those damned Liberals!
Streetlaw, thanks for illustrating my point about Republican constituency.
btw, I am mystified as to what musical impairment has to do with any of this?
No, he doesn't need their votes. Statistically, they are an anomaly. But he does need the votes of their bleeding heart liberal supporters and the bully press, many of whom are gay in one form or another. LGBT's represent a market segment the press and many businesses cannot afford to ignore. It's all about the almighty $$. Only time will time if Sheheen can win without them. After all, Haley did.
There was a referendum. The people voted to change the form of government from strong mayor to weak mayor.
How are they going to define "bar?" Any establishment that wants to apply for a liquor license?
Just out of curiosity... How many people who took the time to leave a comment actually listened to the audio clip or heard the exchange live during the call?
The 'good' people of Latta were probably intimidated by the bully press to take the action they did. How could they change the form of government without a referendum? How about a little background on the council members.
What is a barshave?
"Unfortunately the little guys don't understand that were it not for the big guys making the decision to take the risk to grow, expand and innovate that they wouldn't have the opportunity to work to keep the company profitable"
This isn't a chicken or the egg situation. Both are needed to make a successful company and both require mutual respect.
Even if he wanted to hedge on it "personally," he could have taken a cue from the State AG of North Carolina that has seen the writing on the federal circuit wall that the legal fight to preserve the state bans on gay marriage is pretty much a lost cause.
speaking of morons..... Sheheen has a slim chance of winning since Democrats are in the minority in SC. If he were to make a commitment to the GLBT sector, that would eliminate any chance of attracting a huge portion of the Republican vote he needs to swing. He's being pragmatic, he's being smart. Stop being so self-centered and short-sighted. By far the most important issue for his supporters right now is to simply get him elected.
I've always thought the reason Republicans have such a choke-hold on SC is because their leadership believes most of their constituency is either too stupid or too intellectually lazy to believe anything other than the party line, and mostly I've thought those constituents proven me right. Unfortunately if Sheheen loses the support of pro-GLBT voters because of this issue, it's not just the Republican base that is stupid.
Sheheen is a self-serving duplicitous charlatan. Write in Gilda Cobb-Hunter! She was with us LONG before most others.
Sheheen is a pandering moron just like the pandering moron that is in office right now. I wouldn't expect any significant changes no matter who wins the Gov's office, Hugh Leatherman runs the state now anyway.
I honestly didn't think I could be more disappointed by Sheheen as a candidate. This week has proven I was wrong.
Amen wjhamilton. I also remember those days. It appears mayor Riley has forgotten the dream he had 20 some years ago.
I don't think the desired mix of retail can be maintained in an economy where I and everyone else spends a lot of our money on Amazon. Everyone in Charleston lives for the past but the King Street of 30 years ago featured a lot of empty storefronts. Side streets like John were deserted. There were plenty of empty storefronts on East Bay and Market at the time as well. The city would do better promoting other uses like the Woolfe Street Playhouse and Pure Theater using the hospitality taxes the bars generate. I grew up shopping at Condons and Kerrisons and having lunch at the Woolworth's Lunch counter, but that world is gone. Like cotton, rice and slavery, it isn't coming back. Our need to earn a living, pay rent and pay taxes is as valid as that of the people buried up in Magnolia Cemetary and we're not obligated to accomplish that the way our parents did, particularly when we can't. Charleston needs to sell the past, not live in it. Unlike the Plantation owners of 160 years ago, we have to work to make our money and like them, it's dangerious to ignore reality when the economy is changing. Cities sell experiences and ideas now. Websites sell socks and cameras.
tpm843 - how dare you have all of the information!
Obligatory nonsensical argument about marrying turtles.
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