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

Tupper29406 - While there are home grown extremists, the number of murders by these groups remain miniscule compared to the 3000 plus killed by Islamic extremists prior to September 10, 2001. Your link to the NY Times piece conveniently left that out, reference only post 9/11.

And since, according to you, we have out hands full with domestic terrorists, why are you so eager to take the risk of letting in foreign born ones and compounding the problem?

Oh and Obama didn't "agreed" to letting the Little Sisters of the Poor off the hook for the abortion funding, SCOTUS shut him along with his federal pack of prosecutors down and he was forced to.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 19, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Has Trump kickstarted a new wave of feminist activism?

Speaking of feminism/ feminists:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOzQrOPrjw…

Posted by tupper29406 on January 19, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “How Charleston Music Hall combats online ticket scalping

Why don't venues allow the customers to return tickets once a certain % of seats are sold? I would think it would eliminate the need for stubhub and craigslist.

Posted by Amanda Carlsten on January 19, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Prepare for religious-based registrations under Trump

Your trying to make a corrolation between the resent rise in violence and Trump voters. Its a false narrative. NYC is not a hot bed of right of center thought, having lived there, I can say rather clearly that it is mostly multicultural lefties fighting over their urban turf for their own personal interests for a multitude of reasons.

Trump's pre-election rhetoric was less than stellar, but it was largely non-violent. The violence we're seeing now is vastly coming from liberal and anarchist groups that oppose him taking office.

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 19, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “How Charleston Music Hall combats online ticket scalping

good idea

Posted by Randall Floyd on January 19, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Local chainsaw artist and Bikers for Trump founder promises ‘wall of meat’ at Trump inauguration

Death threats started on the campaign trail by trump supporters are only being returned because it has been normalized, and the response for many has been "you must fight fire with fire" to survive in this new "world order". Unverified news was started by the GOP and if unverified news is what is now normal, then this news can be used against the right, just as it was used against the left. The honesty, integrity, consideration and general moral standards of a previously mature nation have digressed into petulant madness and no one can say anything anymore without being snide and introducing bullying to denigrate other's opinions.

What I will say is, the bikers think that they are going to DC to protect their new leader and that is fine. I would just add, that everyone needs to behave. But the worst behavior has been brought out of the people by trump's utter lack of respect for seemingly, everyone as he has encouraged bullying (on twitter, multiple times daily and nightly) as normal. My life (and millions of others) has been tormented by bullies and there is no way I can respect anyone that supports that as a means of getting what they want while debasing or harming others. It would be against my tenets of honor and dignity to embrace anyone like that. The only thing I can do is encourage respect among differing opinions and hope that real facts and knowledge will help everyone to come together.

Petulance will destroy this nation, without a doubt, and we're just steps away from utter divisiveness and I implore the new President to show maturity and respect and the nation WILL follow and we will be "one people" again.

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 19, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Local chainsaw artist and Bikers for Trump founder promises ‘wall of meat’ at Trump inauguration

"Now, now...I am all for protesting. But,"

You're not for protesting if you have to add a qualifier regarding your terms for protests.

"And spare me this popular vote garbage. Hillary won the popular vote by CA only. Take CA out "

If we ignore the will of the state with the most people, the numbers would be different. I am so looking forward to the next four to eight years of this type of derangement and pretzel-twisted logic.

"I can't wait for this new administration to start and clean house."

Cleaning house of course means picking the same retreads for cabinet positions and administrative/advisory roles that have been involved in politics and lobbying for decades.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 18, 2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “How Charleston Music Hall combats online ticket scalping

One way to combat this is to open your local ticket office 90 minutes before online sales are available. Still limit to 4 or 6 tickets but if you do this you allow locals who really want to attend and who are willing to go onsite to get tickets.

Then whatever else is available is a free for all after the first 90 minutes. This will stop a lot of the problems.

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Posted by Jeff Berryhill on January 18, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Local chainsaw artist and Bikers for Trump founder promises ‘wall of meat’ at Trump inauguration

My goodness....this is an Inauguration, for goodness sake. We would not be having this conversation, if we had not had the the threats by the likes of Michael Moore and his left wing lunatics who actually have said ( maybe not Michael) but other left wing loons, that there hv been death threats. Bottom line, these protesters have called for violence. Now, now...I am all for protesting. But, how about doing it the next day, like , from what I hear, a bunch of dames are doing...however, I did hear at first, some Pro-Life women were going to attend also, but then they were told, they could not. That is inclusion for ya by the Left wing. And shame on John Lewis. First he lied, because he did this when George W was elected. He did not attend the Inauguration. He said this was the first time he did was doing this. It really is a disgrace what the democrats are doing. Babies. And the rest of performers bowing out because they ar getting death threats...what nerve from people. Even Steve Harvey, he got death threats, just by talking to Trump....what is going on with YOU People????

And spare me this popular vote garbage. Hillary won the popular vote by CA only. Take CA out and Trump won the popular vote by 52%/48% over Hillary. Google it. Thus proves we need the electoral college vote. And all I heard by CNN and MSNBC , and trust me I watched them both was "the road to the WH by the electoral college, and Hillary was walking in with 242 electoral college votes.." That was all I heard. and how hard, or nearly impossible it was for Trump to get to 270. Never, ever, did the popular vote enter into the equation, and all you liberals out there know it. As a woman, did I cringe, with some of what Trump said? Yes. But living in NYC my whole life, never ever was there any scandal of Trump molesting women...and trust me, the NY Daily News and the NY Post would hv gotten wind of it immediately. And that stupid tape that we heard with Billy Bush? Give me a break...how many of you guys have spoken about women like that? And I can tell you the conversations my girlfriends and I hv said about men. And I voted for that pig Elliot Spitzer as Governor of NYS and look what he turned out to be! Caught with hookers!!!! And then gets a show on CNN? Are you kidding me? Goes on Bill Maher and I hv to listen to him putting Trump down. He get a pass because he is a liberal? It always seems that the democrats gets a pass when it comes to any scandal. The double standard boggles my mind. I was a democrat most of my life, but I left the party and became an Independent because I read comments like this that are so biased. So one sided. I can't wait for this new administration to start and clean house. And just as all these protesters have a right to go to DC and try and make trouble for Trump? because they have already said they are out to make trouble, Chris Cox has every right to do what he is going to do.

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Posted by lynnar on January 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “The real heroes aren't in comic books

Its a perfect question for the 8 years weve been through. Our current president presented himself as a superhero.

Were we a country that looked to a man in an empty suit to save us?

"We are the change that we seek", "this is the moment the oceans receded", "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"

Yeah, that was the Obama presidency in a nutshell

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 18, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Women’s March on Washington plans sister march in Charleston

Brenda, Thank you for the information.

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on January 18, 2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Local chainsaw artist and Bikers for Trump founder promises ‘wall of meat’ at Trump inauguration

Disrespect and the lack of consideration is what is wrong with this world - everyone's an asshole (admittedly, myself included)! All of us were taught that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar and to play nice, even if you have a differing opinion, no matter the reason for that differing opinion. No one wants to get along anymore. I recant my clever "Wall of meat 4" high" comment since it was disrespectful. If going to Washington and providing citizen protection is what they want to do, then by all means, travel. Be careful and please keep (the) calm. And don't forget to help control the pet population and have your pet spayed or neutered.

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 18, 2017 at 6:58 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Women’s March on Washington plans sister march in Charleston

ATTENTION: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN UPDATED!!!
Due to the incredible response and support for our Charleston Sister March, we are now MARCHING from 9 designated garages all over the city and will RALLY at BRITTLEBANK PARK!

SATURDAY 1/21 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

11am
DEPARTURE from Designated Parking Garages (see list below**) & MARCH to Brittlebank Park

12pm
RALLY at Brittlebank Park (on Lockwood Drive)

**If you are unable to march, you can park at Brittlebank and only attend the rally. For those who DO want to march, there are 9 parking garages designated as meeting places for an 11am march departure to Brittlebank (each march will be led by 2 marshals):

Garage 1 - 1 Cumberland Street (2.3 miles to Brittlebank)

Garage 2 - 24 Calhoun Street (2.1 miles)

Garage 3 - 12 St. Philip Street (1.7 miles)

Garage 4 - Hampton park (1.6 miles)

Garage 5 - 89 St. Philip Street (1.5 miles)

Garage 6 - 399 King Street (1.5 miles)

Garage 7 - 158 Ashley Avenue (1.4 miles)

Garage 8 - 81 Mary Street (1.3 miles)

Garage 9 - 122 Bee Street (0.4 miles)


OFFICIAL T-SHIRT INFORMATION:
Only shirts ordered by 12pm on 1/16 will be available for pickup on SATURDAY MORNING at BRITTLEBANK PARK from 9:30-10:30. Shirts will also be available for pickup at the rally at Brittlebank Park starting at 12. Thank you for your support! We can't wait for this incredibly positive day of empowerment! #womensmarchCHS #charlestonstrong

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This positive Sister March is all about inclusivity, activism and community. Bring your signs for peace, equality, solidarity, love and support, as well as your friends, family, enthusiasm and determination for a brighter tomorrow. RSVP for this event AND HERE! https://actionnetwork.org/events/wmow-char…

MISSION: We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

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Posted by Brenda Jennifer Peart on January 17, 2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Fake news and the miseducation of Dylann Roof

Answer my question Tupper

Posted by Randall Floyd on January 17, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Local chainsaw artist and Bikers for Trump founder promises ‘wall of meat’ at Trump inauguration

Gosh, Ron is so smart. If we would all just listen to him, he has all the answers. Kind of makes you think his actually life is in disarray because all he does is nah say everything and has stupid "solutions" to everyone's problems. He must have plenty of free time to comment on everybody's articles.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on January 17, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Local chainsaw artist and Bikers for Trump founder promises ‘wall of meat’ at Trump inauguration

"Wall of meat" really had me thinking of a nice BBQ spread for some reason, but he's going for a human shield concept to backup the police doing crowd control. I'm sure the coordinated Metro PD are really looking forward to it. Fortunately Trump canned the General in charge of the event security effective during the ceremony, so they'll have other distractions to handle.

This is a really strange time we've come to. Good luck, neighbor, enjoy being weird in a group.

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Posted by factoryconnection on January 17, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Has Trump kickstarted a new wave of feminist activism?

just more divisiveness

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Posted by Randall Floyd on January 17, 2017 at 10:02 AM

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

So much anger and disrespect in these comments and is a direct result of the obvious anger and disrespect we've been seeing out of our pres-elect for the last 24 months. I agree that if you don't believe in abortion as a tenet, then you should not be forced to fund something that goes against that. And the SCOTUS agreed and shut down the fines associated with failure to comply. Obama agreed and those that are insured through employment in these "religious" organizations can now find funding thru the feds when their own insurance does not cover the procedure. So there is no need to get terse or act of children here.
http://thelittlesistersofthepoor.com/#supr…

We surely need to come together, but shutting down an institution which is the very foundation of the USA's existence (immigration - Natives were the only inhabitants when our fore-fathers came to these shores) based on one's religious beliefs is not the way to do it. Isolationism will ultimately spell doom for this country and put us in much greater peril because we are no longer able to gather intelligence effectively so that we can protect ourselves. Isolationism is re-treating, like waving the white flag or cowering in the corner, locking doors (building walls) and hiding behind them. You can't see what's happening on the other side, so we are not able to prepare to defend ourselves. We must engage in the interests of national security.

We've got to find a way to coexist and respect one another because otherwise, this will devolve into mass chaos. I already feel unsafe now because of the rising bigotry, and that is not in line with the "Pursuit of Happiness" that the "Declaration of Independence" granted.

I would hope that our newly elected President, would seek to block DANGEROUS people regardless of their origins or beliefs, because the non-extreme of each faith far outnumbers the extreme so we need to vet everyone (as we do now) to separate the extremists and deal with them accordingly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/25/us/tall…

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 17, 2017 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Local chainsaw artist and Bikers for Trump founder promises ‘wall of meat’ at Trump inauguration

Wall of meat 4" high, maybe.

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 17, 2017 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Local chainsaw artist and Bikers for Trump founder promises ‘wall of meat’ at Trump inauguration

Since when do bikers come in on buses. 200,000 my ass. Stick with your outlaw chainsaw 1%s club.

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Posted by Jay Roti on January 16, 2017 at 10:48 PM
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