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Re: “Hampton Park was once home to bison, otter, and even a lion

In the late 50s and early 60s, I spent lots of Sundays lounging at Hampton Park. My friends and I would take our Sunday dinner and eat it at the park. I remember the monkeys, lion, deer, peacocks, bird house and bison. We would swing on the vines in the arbor area, mostly getting run off by guards when caught. Good memories, indeed.

Posted by terrierwin on April 14, 2015 at 9:36 AM

Re: “The only guide to Folly, IOP, and Sullivan’s that you will ever need

But Luke n- Ollies doesn't allow pets on their porch. UNCOOL

Posted by Lee Kaycee on April 13, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Re: “You can literally bounce off the walls at Sky Zone

Thanks for this!! We're going to the Pineville, NC location tomorrow.

Posted by Regina Perry Jumah on April 10, 2015 at 12:04 AM

Re: “A is for Ally: Susan Cohen

A is not for Ally... A is for asexual...

Posted by asexual on March 17, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Palmetto State Armory is arming South Carolina with its own take on the AR-15

Wow, "wiser." Wow.
Perplexing post. Either you represent the pulsing, mainline hatred and anger boiling within rank and file tea baggers that violently loathe all Americans who don't share your exact perspectives (we'll call them "the lower classes") and you don't write well, or, you're a clever troll parodying said tea baggers.

Then I read your other posts, and yeah, your hatred is real.
So, there are 2 Americas.
Either one is a panhandler/whore/non gun owner (all things you've somehow conflated into a single strawman villainous opponent). Or, one does own gun, and are therefore a healthy, happy, complete Capitalist. I like how you include the meme that the best charity is to buy guns. Because, of course...

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Posted by landsnark on March 13, 2015 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Palmetto State Armory is arming South Carolina with its own take on the AR-15

Most of these comments are about what I figured I'd see. To hell with capitalism, starting a business and hiring veterans - it's all about quitting your job to stand on the corner with a sign, looking for free money.

Why buy a firearm when you can be compassionate and purchase a crack rock for the less privileged? Or, help support these lower classes by throwing them $10 for a BJ in your car. Who knows, with enough BJs, these people may be able to one day own their own cars. Point is, guns are the devil and as long as there's an army of people looking for handouts, no one needs to be spending their hard earned money on any of their own hobbies.

That's what I've learned from The City Paper.

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Posted by wiser on March 13, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Palmetto State Armory is arming South Carolina with its own take on the AR-15

As a matter of fact I know plenty of people who hunt with an ar-15, and they're mostly women. Fact is it has a low recoil so it doesn't "kick" like a traditional. 308 or .270 and such. And before you say you don't need 30 rounds to take down an animal, you're only gonna get 1 possibly 2 shots before it runs off. While I chose to use a more traditional hunting rifle, my wife choses her ar, her own personal preference, which has been outfitted with a long range scope making it only practical for 1 shot at a time. In closing, as long as you're hunting from a safe elevation you're always pointing down, making the .223 as safe as any other high powered rifle. Btw, they still only fire 1 shot at a time. I think most people's bias on these machines comes from the misconception that they are fully automatic, when in reality unless someone has modified it, it's still 1 round per pull of the trigger.

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Posted by Jan A Johnson Jr. on March 13, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Hampton Park was once home to bison, otter, and even a lion

When I was growing up my family visited Hampton Park every Easter for the required pictures in front of the Azaleas. Of course the highlight was the zoo where we would stare at the lion, hoping that it would wake up. When we would tire of that we would head to the bridges to feed the ducks and then finish up the day with a visit to the concession stand. May I miss those days...

Posted by cflowers on February 27, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

Looks like an animal that died from some disease, going into a pot w/vegetables.
Soup Kitchen food. Just eat it Poor-People, don't ask what stew is made from.

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Posted by Marilyn Leybra on February 18, 2015 at 8:39 PM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

This picture is beyond horrible. Have you no shame?
Who ever approved this picture for publication is an awful person. AWFUL. This isn't funny nor appetizing.

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Posted by Jan Lee on February 18, 2015 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Palmetto State Armory is arming South Carolina with its own take on the AR-15

I own guns so I have to say I believe in the right to possess them. I have a Colt Grand African Win Magum Rifle and a Colt Single Action Army Hartley & Graham as well as a few other more contemporary rifles and guns. All require real marksmanship and skill to use and are the real porsches of the gun world. However, that said I see no need for AR-15s or any other gun in that class except for military use. Its certainly overkill for self defense, it will NOT save you from the zombie invasion and I would hope no nitwits are hunting with it. (Yes, some idjits do right here in SC - disgusting). I am all for a total and complete ban on these type of weapons as there really is no need for them except for pleasure, zombie defense and mass murder. A lot of the guys I know that own guns feel the same way. The real facts are more than Half of Mass Shooters used Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines in all the mass shootings in the US. I would like for Mr. McCallum to succeed selling real guns, not these things - or sell them only to the Police and Military.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on February 15, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Palmetto State Armory is arming South Carolina with its own take on the AR-15

You guys do not know anything about brain injures. Just cause you have an injury it doesnt make you violent or crazy. Sane people kill other people everyday.

Some of you are right you do not need an AR-15 but its purchase as a recreational thing much like a 4 wheeler or a boat. I own my Ar-15 and enjoy shooting it at the range.

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Posted by wilo_1979 on February 14, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

Precisely. And why this paper stooped to attempting to capitalize, by using a repulsive photo, on drawing attention to an otherwise irrelevant article. By an unworthy news writer, they for some reason, entertain to write irrelevant articles.

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Posted by Marilyn Leybra on February 13, 2015 at 7:34 PM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

I doubt many people in this city are interested in eating raccoon. The photo of a small raccoon is disgraceful and shows no class. The article is about an Era that had to eat such animals but those days are long gone and should stay that way.

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Posted by Bert Sparks on February 13, 2015 at 7:14 PM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

Nothing's 'free.' Ink costs money. Look to the dollar.

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Posted by Marilyn Leybra on February 13, 2015 at 2:22 PM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

You people are a wonder. "Horrific?" No one batted an eyelash at the eating of bugs.

Just admit it--you are horrified because raccoons are furry and somewhat cute. Fish, chickens and others do not count.

There are some pretty horrific things in this world. This picture is not one of them.

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Posted by leemajors on February 13, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

How do you cancel a subscription to a free paper?

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Posted by Jaxx on February 13, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

The article itself was of interest to a small minority of persons interested in recipes for road kill stew, but the paper used it to post an abrasively distasteful picture in order to get 'attention' from their general readership. If they haven't gotten the message by now about what their general readership thinks, or care to do an editorial response in defense of using such a slimy tactic, cancelled subscriptions would be the only commensurate way to get THEIR 'attention.' Look to the dollar.

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Posted by Marilyn Leybra on February 13, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

do you eat turkey , Ham, chicken, roast, lamb, crabs, fish, duck, ?

Have you ever watched how they make a Veggie Burger ?

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Posted by Clarkie on February 13, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Re: “The One-Pot wonder that is Raccoon Stew

This is one of the most horrific pictures I have seen in a while. I can only imagine how children will feel when they see it. This is not how our beautiful city should be portrayed to the 40,000 people that are coming this weekend to attend SEWE. I am embarrassed for all of us who are Low Country natives. One would think that with all the violence going on here and around the country, the City Paper would have promoted something positive and more family friendly to the huge numbers of visitors that will be here this weekend. This was far from appropriate let alone classy. This only reinforces the negative connotations of how some already view the South when it comes to culture and the ongoing backwoods mentality. We are above this type of degradation. As a society, there are times that I feel we are regressing. I understand the right to free speech, however do we really want to exploit this side of what most would see as offensive and primitive? If the shock factor is what your were aiming for, you succeeded. Again, I am ashamed for anybody to think that the residents of Charleston are this barbaric.

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Posted by Early Wilson Mitchum on February 13, 2015 at 11:57 AM
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