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Re: “The gentrification of Geechee

You got a forum here, man. Make better use of it than complaining that Charleston doesn't embrace hip-hop enough or that someone complimented your grammar.

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Posted by Jaxx on March 19, 2015 at 8:55 PM

Re: “The latest plan to outlaw gay-marriage is asinine

Please don't lump all conservatives together..I sure don't think all liberals should be mentioned when "AtLarryaccomplish Peacegreenjobscongress" posts his insane rants.

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Posted by artrogue on March 19, 2015 at 7:52 PM

Re: “The gentrification of Geechee

Geechee sounds lovely.

Since doing a 3-year work/study with the Geechee community, I've gotten better at picking out the words. I've even added some of my own phrases such as "it be hawt" and "tumpature doon dropped down heeya". I feel like it's done a lot to help bridge race relations in Charleston.

Despite my own positive experiences with the Geechee language, this is still America. English should have been established as the official language a long time ago, as that legal technicality is brought up every time someone even so much as hints at not wanting to learn another language.

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Posted by warwit on March 19, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Hillary's attempt to hide her emails highlights importance of sunshine laws

Take a look at Gov Haley's email....wait, you can't....because she keeps them deleted, doesn't retain them and shreds the hard copy.

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Posted by goodkarmasc on March 19, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Re: “The latest plan to outlaw gay-marriage is asinine

Larry Groom's shtick is performance art. If it isn't, Clemson should ask for his degree back.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on March 19, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Re: “The latest plan to outlaw gay-marriage is asinine

Gee, if Chip Limehouse weren't proposing banning sharia law in South Carolina, these bozos wouldn't have to worry about a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Sharia law would take care of it for them.

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Posted by mcrg00 on March 19, 2015 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Tent city cleared out behind homeless shelter

John Garrett you have struck a nerve with the liberal whack jobs. They claim to care about the homeless and poor who are panhandling but their true colors have shown themselves. It is easier for them to bitch about you trying to do something and blame others than it is for them to actually get up and do something about it, straight out of the liberal playbook. Don't expect any of them to get off their ass and try and do anything positive or to change what they have been told they believe, that is not the way they operate.

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Posted by nofaith on March 19, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Tent city cleared out behind homeless shelter

"What would you have done?"

First I would have taken the proper dose of my Thorazine and then I would've sat down and thought about what happened in my life to make me want to carry a gun around looking to create conflicts with people who have nothing to lose.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on March 19, 2015 at 10:57 AM

Re: “The gentrification of Geechee

How do you think I feel as an educated white man? There is constantly all of this pressure to be well-spoken. And if, in a fit of drunkenness or exhaustion I use a double negative or improperly conjugate a verb, I feel the harsh judgment of my peers and the degrading feeling that just because of my upbringing, I must conform to some ridiculously high grammatical standard all the time. It's hell, man. You wouldn't understand.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on March 19, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The gentrification of Geechee

I was born & raised in Charleston & my grandfathers nickname for me was Geechee, I assume because of my drawl, does that make me ignorant, I'll spoken or not well read? I chose to think not. I never found offense with this & was/am very proud to be called Geechee. I don't believe that "well spoken" should be offensive because I have heard & referred to people of all races being "well spoken". Never assume you understand what someone means by a statement. I believe this is a common mistake we all make from time to time. Be proud of your culture, history & all that goes along with it!! If someone means to be offensive to you by their labeling of you then let that be their ugly cross to bear not yours. Best wishes & "Geechee" on 😃

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Posted by Marie Hawkins on March 19, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The gentrification of Geechee

The decline of Gullah / Geechee speech, like the demise of the Charleston Brogue, is primarily caused by television and mass media saturation - not gentrification. All over the USA, accents are being homogenized out of existence. Whether Smith Island, VA, the Outer Banks of NC, McClellanville, Charleston, even New Yawk - it's the same everywhere.

This phenomenon is by no means limited to Charleston!

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Posted by CharlestonNative on March 19, 2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “The gentrification of Geechee

I can actually give you multiple scenarios in which I've been called "well-spoken" and/or "articulate." While I agree with a large portion of what you're saying, making assumptions about what other races encounter and/or experience is not a good way to be taken seriously. Congratulations on your guest column, nonetheless.

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Posted by Martin Grooms on March 19, 2015 at 6:37 AM

Re: “The latest plan to outlaw gay-marriage is asinine

I can never understand why conservatives are so threatened by gay marriage. As self-proclaimed flag-bearers of freedom and personal liberty, you'd think they'd celebrate someone's right to marry whomever they wish.

They don't get upset when people refer to a 'marriage of ideas,' or any other use of the word.

I shouldn't complain though. At this point, conservative hypocrisy pretty much keeps my world in orbit. If it magically disappeared one day I'd probably stop breathing out of pure ecstasy.

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Posted by leemajors on March 18, 2015 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Panhandlers meet angry resistance in West Ashley

Yet again, none of your fucking business.

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Posted by leemajors on March 18, 2015 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Panhandlers meet angry resistance in West Ashley

leemajors,

They aren't all poor. Open your eyes. Some of them make more than $700 a week. Tax free $2800 per month is a pretty nice "take".

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Posted by John.Garrett on March 18, 2015 at 9:39 PM

Re: “The latest plan to outlaw gay-marriage is asinine

One over-arching theme that pulsates beneath the surface of all these defenses of traditional marriage, besides the victimization complex, is that a sham hetero marriage is better than any gay marriage. If gays being granted mainstream acceptance and the right to marry is seen as a threat to our species' survival, then it must be because those gays would otherwise be in sham marriages, making babies with their ignorant spouses because that's what your're supposed to do despite the fact that you don't want to be there. This most sacred sacrament is better based on a lie to facilitate PinV than based on love of two same-sex people.

That seems pretty disgusting to me, but then what do I know? I've only been married happily for over a decade and haven't had one gay couple ruin it for me in the least. The Book of Revelation was a fever dream, not day three of the five-day outlook, people.

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Posted by factoryconnection on March 18, 2015 at 8:57 PM

Re: “The gentrification of Geechee

It is a loaded phrase, and it should be avoided when referring to black people. Sorry, but moronic forbears of we white people ruined it. It probably isn't your fault, fellow readers, but it was ruined and that's just the way it is.

Try complimenting the speech, and try to look unsurprised when you do it.

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Posted by factoryconnection on March 18, 2015 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Tent city cleared out behind homeless shelter

For the record your so-called 'methods' would find safer harbor in a totalitarian regime than mine.

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Posted by leemajors on March 18, 2015 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Tent city cleared out behind homeless shelter

Verbally assaulting and harassing poor people. Class move.

You can disagree and despise them all you want to--from the cab of your truck, unarmed.

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Posted by leemajors on March 18, 2015 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Panhandlers meet angry resistance in West Ashley

I do care for my community. I pick up trash in my neighborhood and at the beach. And I somehow do it without harassing vulnerable poor people.

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Posted by leemajors on March 18, 2015 at 8:42 PM
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