Aww, someone's feelings are hurt since I told him I didn't give a rip about his nonsense.
I get the feeling that not many of those of you who have commented are from SC, let alone Mt. Pleasant. So, allow me to educate you.
Mt. Pleasant WAS a quaint town, who's economic center was a bustling and hearty shrimping fleet, not a chain restaurant-filled mall. Red's Ice House, where those "Mich Ultra" sunsets are so awesome USED to be a proper ice facility that supplied the shrimp fleet. The stretch of Highway 17 from Town Center to the IOP Connector USED to be woodland. There was next to no development past Snee Farm. It USED to be a community where parents did not have to worry about their kids getting to school unsupervised and where people did not have to lock their doors. How do I know? That's what it was like for me growing up there.
Now, I know that development and "sprawl" have become rampant in my old stomping grounds, but I do not necessarily think it is a horrible, evil thing. As long as someone (like on of those folks we line up to vote for every once in a while) is actually looking out for the community as a whole.
Mt. Pleasant is no Brooklyn. It is no Phoenix. And it is certainly no Cleveland. And guess what? It never will be. If your bored here, if there are not enough sights, sounds, and smells assaulting your senses, if you can't see all there is to do right in front of you, then by all means enjoy what time you have here and leave. No one is forcing you to take up space in our town.
Oh, and also Mr. Haire, have you never heard of Sullivan's Island or Isle of Palms? Have you never gone for a stroll down to the old Pitt Street Bridge? The new Mt. Pleasant Pier under the Ravenel Bridge? I'm not a coastal geologist or anything--oh, that's right, I am--, but I am sure if you checked the dictionary you realize that the definition of coastal is: on or by the sea. And, bless your heart, but that is factually where Mt. Pleasant is.
Even if you don't believe in scientists, facts and evidence, does it HURT to be conservative with our natural resources? Does it not make sense to err on the side of caution? Does it make sense to rape the land and sea just because you can? Is there not a balance between development, progress, and being environmentally conscience? Only a fool would pour raw sewage, oil, etc into a creek, why would we want to do it incrementally if there were other options?
Cape Cod isn't a town? Ha. Next you're going to tell me Delaware is a state.
The change has been made.
Also advertising $$$ spent with City Paper was the #1 deciding factor.
Cape Cod is not a coastal town.
"size" and "growth" are relative. Sure, people who know nothing else but Mt. Pleasant and the greater city of Charleston with it's arguable lean towards everything old will want to keep things as they are. But for us, transplants from Phoenix, AZ, The Boulevard will be a tiny edit to a tiny town, that isn't going to make it Hollywood anytime soon. Calm down, people.
10 lbs of shit into a 5 lb bag - gets a little crowded. Build it and they will come, developers have been doing this for years. It's how they get rich. Citizens have a right to stand up for how they want to see their town grow. It doesn't mean the people in power will listen, especially when they have so much to gain personally from cramming more people into the same amount of space.
It's clear the Food and Beverage sector, owners, management and staff is going to have to organize on a fairly large scale to deal with this. I'm sure that is hard.
Bars are a pain. Tourists are a pain. It would be nice if it would just rain money, but it doesn't. People have to earn a living.
Believing in the liberal and progressive agenda, one must know something about their world vision and values.
Take a look at this claptrap and think if you want to support such insanity:
.Prince Philip -- Duke of Edinburgh and patron of the World Wildlife Fund -- said,:
“If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
The late Jacques Cousteau told The UNESCO Courier:
“One America burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.
It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.”
Why the 1970s struggle to ban DDT?
Alexander King, founder of the Malthusian Club of Rome, wrote in a 1990 biographical essay:
"My own doubts came when DDT was introduced for civilian use. In Guyana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria, but at the same time the birth rate had doubled.
So my chief quarrel with DDT, in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem."
Dr. Charles Wurster, former chief scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, was once asked whether he thought a ban on DDT would result in the use of more dangerous chemicals and more malaria cases in Sri Lanka.
He replied: "Probably. So what? People are the cause of all the problems.
We have too many of them. We need to get rid of some of them, and (malaria) is as good a way as any."
According to "Earthbound," a collection of essays on environmental ethics, William Aiken said: "Massive human diebacks would be good. It is our duty to cause them. It is our species' duty, relative to the whole, to eliminate 90 percent of our numbers."
Former National Park Service research biologist David Graber opined, "Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, are not as important as a wild and healthy planet. ... We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth. ... Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.”
This made me giggle as I am a Brooklynite recently transplanted here and am bored out of my mind. I am looking forward to growth here. Not knocking Mt. Pleasant but I am not used to lack of choices. I am just happy we are ten minutes from IOP or Sullivan's Island. ;)
Meh. Mount Pleasant is what it is. Shem Creek and Old Village are somewhat interesting, but that's about it. The rest is overcrowded, overpriced, and just a little too Stepford Wives for my tastes. Still, it's an alright place to live if you make too much money and don't like having your car broken into.
Probably the best thing going for Mount P is that we're not drowning in PBR guzzling hipsters that love the smell of their own farts...
This group is the bravest CP employees of all time. None who came before and none who will come after will measure up to the bar set in this article. I tried a plate of fried grasshoppers on a drunken dare in Thailand, got them all down and then hurled immediately on two of my friends. That put a stop to their MeKhong drunkass laughter real quick - yes, they did video the entire event and still replay it at gatherings. Its just real hard as a westerner to get use to and I just cannot do it. I know, I know, protein and all that but I will leave all of the sauteed grasshoppers to the people in Bangkok and Paul Bowers.
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." H L Mencken (1880-1956)
- Gordon Taylor, in his 1970 book, "The Doomsday Book," said that Americans were using 50 percent of the world's resources and that "by 2000 (Americans) will, if permitted, be using all of them."
- In 1975, the Environment Fund took out full-page ads warning, "The World as we know it will likely be ruined by the year 2000."
- Harvard University Nobel laureate biologist George Wald in 1970 warned, "Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind."
- Former Sen. Gaylord Nelson, quoting Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, warned, in Look magazine (1970), that by 1995, "somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct."
- In 1974, the U.S. Geological Survey said the U.S. had only a 10-year supply of natural gas. The fact of the matter, according to the American Gas Association, is that there's more than a 110-year supply.
"the sky is falling... the sky is falling"
Mat Chickenshit Little (2014)
Pretty funny Haire.....for once.
Yes trollslayer. The sea-level rise (per NOAA) in Charleston is a whopping 0.124016 inches per year , which is equivalent to a change of 1.03 feet in 100 years. Nice try though.
Cid95. Mono—D'oh! A prime example of piss poor planning allowed to be built anyway and shrugged off by the City. The Beach group was pretty smart. Build it, sell it for 66.5 million schmackers and laugh all the way to the bank - regular Lyle Lanleys. Jokes on you Mt. P for not seeing that one coming.
I've been to MP - it's neither
There aren't any parking problems here. There are however an abundance of I'm too fat and lazy and entitled to walk a few blocks problems.
This is "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel. Here are some programs that didn't make the cut!
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