Charleston is unaccustomed to and hates black people who defy stereotypes and know their rights as human beings. Charleston government, retailers, and grocery store managers use law enforcement to regulate segregation not enforce law. If black people in Charleston were to dine out, play tennis, surf at the beaches, go to the theaters and art gallerieses, shop at upscale organic grocers, and own and operate local events and newspapers such CCP, then Charleston would find a way to (and already does find ways to) segregate black people from those so called "white Charleston activities". Black people in Charleston weave sweet grass baskets because that is what Charleston segregates them to do. Charleston mandates that black people stay in their place as a silent beholden underclass. A commenter on this thread wrote "I grew up in West Ashley where blacks and whites lived side by side and went to school together. I remember as a child I didn't have enough money to buy something and a white man paid the difference. I've met many kind,caring and friendly white people". Well, segregation in schools is in fact illegal, a person can be racist and still give spare change to a needy black child, and it is humane, not remarkable, for human beings no matter what color they are to be kind and friendly people.
Alex Sanders holds the record for claimed birthplaces. Just ask him.
Will he continue to serve, or be replaced with another GOP member?
Of course I condemn violent criminal behavior like this, any normal person would. It's not a left / right thing.
"But only one political party consistently makes an effort to be hypocritical in telling other people how to live their lives while engaging in the behaviors they publicly claim to abhor."
I'm not as hung up on this party thing as you are. I see low-quality people of all political persuasions doing what you described. We've got plenty around.
As John Tecklenburg begins his second year as Mayor, Dwayne Green's question, "Where do we go from here?," is a timely and fair one. In racial relations, the Mayor has the opportunity to make progress that's often been promised -- well before Tecklenburg took office -- but not delivered. The Illumination Project for better police-community relations was inaugurated under former mayor Riley's administration, but Tecklenburg can be instrumental in making this undertaking an action program that delivers results. As one part of IP, Police Chief Mullen is leading the way in the Charleston Police Department building a first-class, interactive website that really engages the community. We need much more data and other information about crime and prevention, and the website should be the place for the local citizenry to find everthing and use it to help develop solutions that make police and community true partners. If Tecklenburg can make the Illumination Project an action program that delivers results, he'll have gone a long way to answering Dwayne Green's New Year question.
What!!!! How very shocking. A Confederate Flag Defender AND a Wife Beater. Who would of thought this? Lock his sorry ass up.
Way to really condemn this asshole, Cid. Domestic violence is not partisan. But only one political party consistently makes an effort to be hypocritical in telling other people how to live their lives while engaging in the behaviors they publicly claim to abhor.
It's not left or right, it's just the criminal justice system doing what it's supposed to do. If he's convicted then I hope he's punished severely.
Whenever you expose the obvious hypocrisy of a rethuglican, they start screaming "leftist rag". So I guess any "rags" that report FACTS are "leftist". So facts are "leftist" and "fake" is "right"? NOW it all makes sense!
He just seems to want to return to a time when America was great.
Jeeze Mr. Hammond, are you saying that you agree that Mr. Corley's behavior? That punching a woman in the face, pointing a gun at her and threatening her to kill her, plus allegedly cheating, is acceptable and people that don't agree are leftist? What reason do you have to try to disparage this paper? I hope you would not punch a women in the face or threaten to kill someone with that gun in your picture. Mr. Corley does not sound like a good person to me.
"As an animal lover, I don't think horses should be used as a nostalgic practice to schlep tourists around our city for money."
Oh really? Then I guess you prefer the alternative of caring for, housing, feeding, and healing expensive horses.....the glue factory.
Here's a hint, genius. Park in places where it's legal and you won't get a ticket.
Works for the rest of us when we're downtown.
Domestic abuse against women is the second most popular sport in the state after college football. It's really no surprise that the yokels in Aiken County are shuffling their feet on this. Just like Charleston has a brand to protect, so does Deliverance country.
Another reason to worry:
When the police stop texting and driving, maybe they'll start thinking about enforcing the law
Kudos to trump for his win! Now he needs a diverse cabinet:
Postscript in reply to Amadeus:
For those readers who are not familiar with how Birch Society members and supporters behave:
1. The comments by Amadeus are fairly typical of how Birchers present their viewpoints. Very rarely does any Bircher enter a discussion in an amicable and friendly manner.
2. Typically, Birchers assume the worst about their perceived opponents or critics. Instead of starting a friendly conversation by asking questions or presenting their best case for whatever viewpoint they subscribe to, you will discover that they immediately malign the integrity and character (and often the patriotism) of their critics -- as Amadeus did with me.
3. As I mentioned in my previous message, most Birchers (like Amadeus) merely parrot whatever the Birch Society tells them to believe. It is extremely rare for any Bircher to perform independent research (i.e. using NON-Birch Society sources).
What also needs to be considered is that the Birch Society does NOT allow outside independent researchers to have access to its archives for historical research.
4. Consequently, no matter what JBS-related subject is being disputed, the ONLY possible way to resolve whatever is in dispute is for someone to have the time, resources, ability, and inclination to discover what are often very obscure and/or costly sources of factual data.
For example: no ordinary layman could possibly debate Amadeus about The Politician's history or present a factual summary regarding how the Birch Society used the original "private letter" manuscript in 1959 and 1960 to recruit and/or educate new JBS members unless that layman had access to (1) JBS archives or (2) JBS National Council member personal papers which are archived at various colleges and universities around our country and (3) FBI files--many of which are now no longer available or very difficult and expensive to obtain.
5. Furthermore, keep in mind that the above information refers to only ONE subject in dispute. Amadeus and his allies have a bottomless pit of grievances and criticisms which they are prepared to unload onto any person who dares to dispute their beliefs.
6. Lastly, it should be kept in mind that people like Amadeus are not genuinely interested in facts or truth.
Instead, their objective is indoctrination. They believe that they are in possession of an Ultimate Final Truth (UFT) and it is their purpose in life to share their UFT with everyone they can reach.
If the target of their propaganda disagrees or expresses skepticism or criticism then Amadeus and other Birchers will immediately engage in libelous attacks upon their perceived opponent. Usually, Birchers describe all criticism of the JBS as "smear attacks" -- regardless of whatever evidence is produced.
In short -- Amadeus and his fellow Birchers believe that the JBS is infallible and they will NEVER acknowledge that the Birch Society has made grave errors in its analyses or conclusions. In addition, these Birchers will circulate totally false information because it expresses their accumulated anger, grievance, and sense of impotence about our modern history.
From the comments left alone we can tell the Charleston paper is nothing but a leftist propaganda rag.
Mr Greene should also note that under Riley and his "successful" pro tourism and affordable housing policies the amount of African Americans living downtown has gone from around 28,000 to less than 8,000. How is your so called most "liveable city" working for them? Is that how the racial divide is "narrowed"?
How is Riley's massive expansion and annexation without any significant infrastructure or cycling path planning helping those spending hours in traffic on Folly Road, Savannah Highway, and River Road? Does Mr Green ever drive in this city?
How is putting a cruise terminal for a polluting cruise line in deep downtown going to help liveablity downtown? How successful was the Riley administration in running a safe and modern fire department? as far as waterfront access why is it that the City Marina is now a private Marina without access to the general public?
I think Mr Green should try to be honest about Riley's if he wants to be considered objective when he criticizes the new mayor, but yet I have never seen Mr Green write a single word that was not agenda driven.
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