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Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

I plan on making some kind of perpetual-motion device, to harness the power of Tennessee Williams spinning in his grave from the misuse of the Glass Menagerie metaphor. As they say, there's a certain kind of stupid where dumb people talk the way they think smart people talk.

Ms Barna, d/t your words here possibly being sincere, you've been taken off consideration for negotiating with Boko Haram for the return of those schoolgirls. I mean, you don't tug on Superman's cape, spit into the wind, or believe that a Ravenal changes his spots, especially with alkaloids in the room.
Kathryn's gonna get paid, whether or not that long-faced popped-collar bro-Magnon stays in the picture or gets caught with the maid next month.
Also, I hear she did Lumberg.

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Posted by StephenC on May 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

It appears Ms. Barna has been stricken with the Stockholm syndrome where those held captive, after a period of time, begin to feel sympathy, empathy (whatever) to their captors. The storyline progresses according to a script, that is, fiction, and if you drag enough local scenery into it, it begins to assume the appearance of "Reality," - NOT ! Still trying to figure reconciling the comments on the issue of "Overcoming outmoded mores of social propriety," with that of "concern for character." In a culture, you cannot just go around cherry-picking which particular social more you determine to be annoying or outdated. Following the rules is the very bedrock of character. I must say the comments to the article are very revealing.

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Posted by Ben Moise on May 11, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Robert Putka finds the funny in pain and small penises

Should have titled it "Is It In?"

Posted by TROLLSLAYER on May 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

It seemed to me like a whole lot of acting, especially the last episode with the crying and her reaction to his blow-off, totally not believable...a girl like her would probably flip out. I feel like it was very much scripted.

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Posted by Lisa Moy Henderson on May 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “NYC subway vandals pan Southern Charm

Jewish and Catholic are religions not races

Posted by FF on May 9, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

Never thought I'd ever vote for a Rav but after watching this program, T-Rav has my vote. I loved this show and all the characters in it - Especially Whitney's mom. Also enjoyed this recap article. Southern Charm was pure entertainment.

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Posted by Lee Haskell on May 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

White trash with dinner jackets and credit cards. You can put them in political office, in a suit, in a Rolls, still SC white trash getting more undeserved recognition.

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Posted by Ziggy on May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

Jersey Shore was popular too. But it sure didn't have anything to do with real life in NJ.

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Posted by JRZGRL1 on May 8, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

OMG, who can read this?? Are there any compelling social issues that interest you rather than wasting energy and inches on this? Thank God this is not on paper (I hope) ....

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Posted by Sybil Fix on May 8, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

Hard to believe Ms. Barna would cleave to this already dubious position in light of the reunion show, wherein T-Rav looked less than comfortable with his own exploits, as well as his Baby Mama. He thought he was getting a lithe little vixen, but dude, you're getting Adele. We'll see if he "does the right thing" by her now...

No one, and I mean no one, came off worse on this un-reality show than Ms. Dennis, whom I literally thought was dain-bramaged for most of the proceedings, and that was not based solely on her fashion and/or mating choices. Collateral damage of the highest order; I hope the poor thing got a talent fee of some type for the losses she sustained. I audibly guffawed when T-Rav would wax poetic about her "poise", and "wisdom", and "bravery", abusing those words as much as he did those of Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams. The fact that I don't think she really even comprehends what happened to her on this show makes her borderline sympathetic, but the avalanche of bad personal choices mitigates this response, for me, anyway.

This was a lightweight show about lightweight narcissists socially masturbating in and about our city, and was passable in that regard as mental-floss entertainment. It had many contrivances to create "drama", but also lucked into the best, most Maury kind of drama there is. Beyond that, there were no "winners", only lessening degrees of losers by association. I don't see how anyone could put T-Rav anywhere but near the top of the "loser" list, unless, of course, you're on the payroll, Mr. Folks.

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Posted by lawdog on May 8, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

P&C recaps>>>>>CP recaps

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Posted by jimbeauxisland on May 8, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Hub City calls for writers across the nation to fight back against the S.C. legislature

To sell the idea that the US must return to an imaginary 1950s, it's necessary to erase huge amounts of historic experience. The censorship and fabrication can't stop. Only someone who knows nothing about history would seriously entertain the idea that sex can be efficiently regulated. Heck a simple reading of the Bible would make it perfectly clear that isn't going to work. You can certainly try to mandate heterosexual contact, only after marriage exclusively for the purpose of procreation. They just need to understand that Augustus Caesar couldn't do it. Neither could 100 Popes. The Puritans didn't pull it off. I can promise you that if you read the private letters and court documents at the historic society here in Charleston you'll find the the Holy City has never been a place where the effort found much success either. Just read a few hundred letters written by wives to their mothers and sisters about the behavior of their husbands on the plantation. Give me a week down there and I'll put a play together for you that makes Fun Home sound like Captian Kangaroo.

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on May 7, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

It amazes me how quickly people will believe what they think they see on TV.

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Posted by Dan Smith on May 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

Pics or it didn't happen.

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Posted by Tim J. Conheady on May 7, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

I crapped myself.

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Posted by Candy Koon on May 7, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

My opinion of Thomas has changed with the airing of more episodes. Of course, anyone's actual personality can be manipulated in the editing room. However, Thomas is coming off with such a boyish vulnerability that midway through the season, I wanted to sit him down and say "Dude, I know you want to be loved...but you are so being used." I could not resist feeling protective over this man-child desperately seeking to be loved. He appears so easily persuaded and manipulated...not good traits for a politician.

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Posted by Espana on May 7, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Re: “T. Rav and Kathryn C. Dennis Welcome Baby Girl

You people are way too judgemental. When you get to the Pearly Gates, who will defend your life's decisions? Do you think they will want the job of taking up for you? They didn't agree to be on the show to impress you. Just thought you might want to know that.

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Posted by amyfromtx on May 4, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Sculptor Joe Walters digs deep into his past for his latest show

Whew, close one there Lese!!

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Posted by FairGayme on April 30, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Sculptor Joe Walters digs deep into his past for his latest show

Thanks, Lese! Corrected.

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Posted by Sam Spence on April 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Sculptor Joe Walters digs deep into his past for his latest show

Photo Credit goes to Kathleen Saunders who shot the work of Joe Walters.

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Posted by Lese Corrigan on April 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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