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Re: “South Carolina bill to prohibit citywide plastic bag bans advances

Disappointing and yet completely unsurprising. I was shocked to see the bans put in place to begin with, given this state's general lack of regard for the environment and fairly extreme fondness for littering. The House committee defended this bill with a slippery slope argument: "If we let them ban plastic bags, what's next? Guns?"

Notable in the text of H.3529 (read it here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2…) is the lack of protection for gun rights nor anything but the subject containers. A logical fallacy backed up by shameless pandering? Oh, State Assembly you do know how to work the system.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 2, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Recounting the pepper spray, sting ball grenades, and righteous anger at Trump’s inauguration

I don't think we'll have long to wait for leftist violence to come to Charleston, it's already happening at Berkeley. The College of Charleston will be next, if they invite anyone who is not far left wing to exercise their free speech rights.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Protest…

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 2, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Beachheads and the War on Facts

Scruff beard, out-of-date square framed glasses and a funky free-bowl-of-soup hat, nobody takes serious the street corner leftist rantings of a walking hipster cliche. Your guys at the CCP so desperate to further lower the reputation of your rag that you're now hiring writers who are typically found drunk in back alleys off King.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 2, 2017 at 11:14 AM

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

It's a part of history and u can't ban history we learn about it everyday in school and is still being taught. It is the past and they will still learn about it in the future so why ban it ?

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Posted by Casey Nelson on February 2, 2017 at 11:13 AM

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

Meanwhile the dictator levees threats. Such a dignified, adult and all around good guy is really who he is. You cannot trust his tweets because that would cast himself as a bad guy, right:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/us/uc-b…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

Everybody who's complaining, PLEASE vote in 2 years. The only hope we have to mitigate some of the damage is if people get off their asses and vote in the mid-term...

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Posted by East Bay True Value on February 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “South Carolina bill to prohibit citywide plastic bag bans advances

Can you say "Talking out both sides of your mouth" WHAT????????????

It may not be an environmental problem in the Upstate and the Midlands, says Cronin, but here on the coast, pollution from plastics is something we have to worry about.

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Posted by Tracey Sullivan on February 2, 2017 at 8:34 AM

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

Nimrata Randhawa, aka Nikki Haley, violated the terms of the compromise that brought the flag off the Capitol dome. She also, in doing so, removed the flag from the soldiers memorial, which serves not only as a tribute to American soldiers, but as a memorial for those who lau in unmarked and mass graves. You politicians vying for futu political position should take note that Nimrata is now in an out-of-the-way, dead-end job from which no one has ever advanced, and a conservative governor has replaced her. Perhaps it would benefit you to honor South Carolina's sons in gray, instead of dishonoring them.

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Posted by Preston Furlow on February 2, 2017 at 7:57 AM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

He's a good man and a good leader. Try out his job for a week and see how well you naysayers fare.

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Posted by Catherine Keith Donaldson on February 2, 2017 at 12:01 AM

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

this is rank discrimination and an extension of the removal of the flag from the State grounds which was in turn a compromise in 2000-then Nikki Haley,because of Dylann Roof,a mental defective who assassinated 9 churchgoing black folks,abrogated THAT deal! an outrage to anyone who cares about their history!

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Posted by Michael Hutson on February 1, 2017 at 11:27 PM

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

you tell 'em Jenna!

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Posted by Michael Hutson on February 1, 2017 at 11:23 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

Scott I sure hope the 50,000 was worth our childrens future and their futures. You say you struggled in North Charleston schools,so why would you want to make it that much harder for them. You want someone to take funding away from the schools where we as parents already bring all the necessary supplies and cut teachers wages. Maybe bank the 50k, your gonna need that to get interest because you sir will be voted out!

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Posted by Brandi McAhon Dunn on February 1, 2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

I am a veteran and a retired public school-based therapist. #scottwasbought

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Posted by Donna Jones on February 1, 2017 at 8:32 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

Nikki Hardin, yes I tried to call his office, had to leave voicemail. No assistant to field calls. Tried an email on his website. There was a box to check if I wanted a response -- I checked it. There was also a box to check if I wanted to receive his email newsletter -- I checked it. I got no response, but I did get his email newsletter.

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Posted by Kimberly Hogan Hambric on February 1, 2017 at 6:19 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

No worries for Scott when he's lining his pockets with money from Betsy DeVos and then selling his vote. Oh and no worries when he makes it so difficult for constituents to get through to his offices to complain about this blatant conflict of interest.

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Posted by Nikki Hardin on February 1, 2017 at 5:53 PM

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

He will never get this bill passed.

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Posted by Chesterboy on February 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

So I guess he doesn't have to worry about South Carolina schools for a while. How's school choice going to go when a local charter school has had 8 principals in a many years? Does anyone feel confident about that? Hey kids in downtown Charleston that can't afford private schools, you want vouchers to schools far from your home that won't have buses? How far can you walk? Remember everyone: education is for the rich.

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Posted by Kimberly Hogan Hambric on February 1, 2017 at 5:27 PM

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

My letter today to the Clerk of Courts - David Hamilton in York, South Carolina.
WHAT IS YOUR LETTER GOING TO SAY?
clerk.court@yorkcountygov.com

Hello Sir,
I am concerned with the rumors that our circulating in social media claiming you are NOT going to uphold your word we discussed?

You see kind sir as I said to you and your wife inside that newly refurbished courtroom...
I represent thousands upon thousands of good citizens across America.

See you can look at me as an unofficial spokes person for many southern heritage advocate groups across our great land.

I would like to save you the embarassment of thousands descending on your unsuspecting town of York.

This of course will be our only plan of action if the agreement is not met to do the morally and ethically correct decision.
I speak on behalf of the United States Citizens that are unhappy with the purging of our American history.

In closing, I hope this message finds you well and hope you do what is the best interest of this nation divided by standing behind your states history.

Very truly yours,

Jenna & Shorty

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Posted by Jenna Stoney on February 1, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Let the Yorktown remind us of the fight for religious freedom

Happily support adding Saudi Arabia to the list.

If I gave you a bag of 50,000 jelly beans and told you 100 are poisonous, how many would you willing to eat?

Then why would we accept 50,000 individuals from terrorist supporting states, which have non-existent background checks, if some of them are bad?

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 1, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Moving forward together after the Women's March

I was honored to have been asked to speak at the Charleston March. I chose to speak of the culture of rape that is growing in our society. This is not just a white problem. It is not just a black problem, It is not just a marginalized peoples problem. It is not just a transgender problem. It is our problem, one we need to face head on and demand our representatives address. And the same is true of almost every issue we face today. Think a woman's of colors issues are not yours. Think again. We are the people and we need to stand united and demand respect and dignity for all. Someone once said "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Whether you believe or not these are words to live by.

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Posted by Lee Anne on February 1, 2017 at 2:01 PM
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