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

"Have any of you actually really interacted with a raccoon?"

Yes I have, they're bad tempered, nasty little creatures that will destroy your cabin or attic if given a chance. If someone want's to trap, kill and eat them, go at it. They have more of a sporting chance than chickens, turkeys, cows and hogs.

I also find it most humorous that there's so much anger over the "display" of a obviously stuff varment, when these same people sitting on their leather sofas, wearing their leather shoes, jackets and belts, chowing down on their steaks, fried chicken or shimp (and grits) have never actually been to anything more than a supermarket or burger stand to see where meat or apparel comes from, or how the useful byproducts of these animals are processed and used. The phony, selective outrage is over the top and more than amusing.

Raccoons are not dogs, cats or horses, and while they may be mildly intelligent, a pig is much smarter. But damn, we love bacon....

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Posted by Charleston Weather Vane on February 12, 2015 at 2:23 PM

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

Symptoms of traumatic brain injury:

Confusion, lack of coordination, lack of concentration, blurred vision, mood swings, combative behavior. Still sound like someone who should be in charge of a shit-ton of weapons?

When we see this guy on the news in a few years, don't worry, I won't be snarky about it.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 12, 2015 at 1:51 PM

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

This is nasty! When you have a raccoon as a pet then maybe you will understand.This is 2015 not 1815

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Posted by Leilani Ellis on February 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM

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

OOOOOeeeee. Lookout Kinsey, the floodgates of H8 are open. All y'all bitching about the fact that Moise ate some nasty tree rats are judgemental assholes who have never been poor or hungry. Moise was broke ass. My grandaddy and his crew ate them because in the Depression era here in South Cack they were what is now referred to in the culinary world as "foragers." They ate anything that moved or that they could take out of the rivers and ocean to prevent their families from starving. I would not eat any deer, racoon, possom or squirrels as they all fall in the possible rabies category for me and I do think they are cute little guys. However, I have traveled enough throughout the world and right here in the US to know what the face of poverty looks like. You feel badly for the little raccoon you say? Well there are still plenty of hungry people, take a ride upstate in SC. Do you feel sorry for the little kids too or screw the kids...just the racoon is cute? Dig into your little american apparel pockets and send money to the organizations that try to feed the starving right here in SC so they will not have to hunt small game like coon and squirrels. Oh, and NEVER ever leave the safety of MERICA and venture across the ocean. In Madrid and other parts of Spain they dress piglets up in clothing and stick them in the Butcher Shop Window. Yep, little pink brides and grooms. Guess what? Same in France, same in Germany, same in Italy. etc etc etc. Do not venture to Paris where The Marché Aligre will freak you right out. So stay home....please.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on February 12, 2015 at 10:26 AM

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

do you not know raccoon is a rabies vector animal , you are not suposed to eat them ! also I do live in the south and I do support not killing human babies before they are born. that is not a full grown raccoon it is a juvie. i cant imagine a group of raccoons killing a 74 year old woman and if they did how many people are there in the world killed by dogs every year ? or other people ?? i venture to say way more than raccoons. Call me Ellie May or back woods but i love all wild animals and as a rehabber i am committed.

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Posted by Tammy Hand on February 12, 2015 at 9:13 AM

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Wow this really brought out the "animal rights" liberals...More than likely, the same people that see nothing wrong with killing babies in the womb!

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Posted by luvindisgig on February 12, 2015 at 7:52 AM

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

Lighten up people ...good lord , a dead raccoon offends you?!? You are all a bunch of pansies .

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Posted by chief nugget on February 12, 2015 at 7:21 AM

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

Unbelievable, such poor taste.. Really is disgusting. This paper should be absolutely ashamed of themselves and whoever approved this is a Moron and needs to be fired.

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Posted by Stephanie Johnson Branscum on February 12, 2015 at 7:13 AM

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

I am can not believe you did this photo, very bad taste, very bad. Fine you want to print a recipe for this, I can deal with that, but the photo was in very bad taste. We have hunters in my family, they hunt deer, squirrel and raccoon, and yes I have eaten all of those before. BUT the photo is just uncalled for and obviously not thought through when it was decided to be use. I am very disappointed in The Charleston City Paper and all those that agreed to print this. Shame on all involved.

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Posted by Wendy Ward on February 12, 2015 at 3:11 AM

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

I've not been there yet, but it's about time! We've not had a proper gun store in Mt Pleasure since Billy Jack's closed many years back (they were located in the shopping center where Whole Foods is now). I look forward to shopping at PSA.

Facts matter, and I need to correct a mistake above: "Hammers and baseball bats kill more then guns."

The then/than error notwithstanding, this is correct in the US only when "guns" is replaced with "rifles". It's not correct when compared to pistols. Of course, people kill people and guns, baseball bats, knives, fists, explosives, cars, fire, or whatever are just tools they use.

Lastly, one doesn't need a high end car like a Porsche to commit mass murder. This guy did it with a cheap Japanese subcompact: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_attack_o…

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Posted by Cid95 on February 12, 2015 at 2:58 AM

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

Alert! Alert! The precious-meter is going to explode!

FFS get over yourselves. The world is full of carnivores and has been for millions and millions of years.

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Posted by Cid95 on February 12, 2015 at 2:20 AM

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WTF is the MATTER with you people in the South!!! Have you no morals or judgment???

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Posted by Joanne Hudson on February 12, 2015 at 12:28 AM

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

Bottom line is that showing a pic of a rigor mortis corpse of an animal about to be added to a stew pot is so totally asinine & obviously designed for shameless sensationalism attention, this newspaper is on level w/ nothing more than the National Enquirer. Take it for what it is.

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Posted by Marilyn Leybra on February 11, 2015 at 11:00 PM

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

What a jerk!

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Posted by ValerieMillett on February 11, 2015 at 10:43 PM

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

Really people????? Whoever approved this photo needs to be FIRED. Poor taste and disgusting.

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Posted by Karen Hicks on February 11, 2015 at 9:57 PM

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Come on this has got to stop. And people wonder why we have no respect for life and each other. And shame on the person who approved this photo for this.

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Posted by Lisa Novak on February 11, 2015 at 9:39 PM

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

"Americans eat a lot of things you might not approve of."

Got to agree with artrogue on this one, but would amend it to say a lot of cultures eat things others may not approve of. If you're any type of meat eater, you pretty much shouldn't judge someone else for eating another type of meat (cannibalism probably excepted).

That said, it really took a dead raccoon photo for people to get outraged at this gal's "journalism?" Always good to know there the line is, I guess.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 11, 2015 at 9:25 PM

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

the image is questionable, but what isn't being mentioned is how all animals are slaughtered to feed us. Where does the meat in the grocery stores come from? From a slaughtered animal. Just because someone likes raccoons, or even squirrels, doesn't mean that someone using them to feed themselves or even family is wrong. I don't think the image was a good idea, but what someone does for food is of no concern to anyone but that person. As someone else said, freedom of choice.

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Posted by JB Raccoon on February 11, 2015 at 9:22 PM

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

http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/bizarre…

It is hardly just a South Carolina dish. Americans eat a lot of things you might not approve of. Freedom of choice

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Posted by artrogue on February 11, 2015 at 9:00 PM

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

Did you ever think that those "back wooders" eat raccoon because they're hungry? Would you rather they panhandle at the crosstown to buy a 12 pack of processed mcnuggets? Who the fuck are you to judge?

And how dare you suggest SC is 100 years behind the times. 20 years tops.

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Posted by Jaxx on February 11, 2015 at 8:16 PM
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