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Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

First for the writer to start with being a DEM. The city of Charleston Government like the Mayor and Council are DEM'S! REPUBLICANS would not vote to have a limit on hours to do business and your comment about your politics in the beginning of this article was not needed except to say conservatives are doing this when that is not the case.

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Posted by Carlton Walker on July 29, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “The Agenda: State will defend gay marriage ban; 'Nuisance flooding' way up; 21% of state on Social Security

A, "Barshave' Is when you get drunk, and slide down the bar, ripping the skin from the side of your face. As in, "Nice barshave, did you land face up ?"

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Posted by Dan Blake on July 29, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Re: “The Agenda: State will defend gay marriage ban; 'Nuisance flooding' way up; 21% of state on Social Security

What an odd writing style, Kind'a like a bunch of one liners No story line, segway, or cohesion. "And now....the REST of the story" ,Paul Harvey is saying in his grave !

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Posted by Dan Blake on July 29, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

#ImissFairGayme

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Posted by Trish Staire on July 29, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Vincent Sheheen campaign manager: Candidate non-committal about gay marriage ruling

Chris,

I'm not defending the Sheheen campaign's (non)statement, but it's worth noting that the swing voters who will decide the outcome of the 2014 gubernatorial race in South Carolina are not young voters. The swing voters are the only ones the campaign is concerned with.

The Sheheen campaign's strategy -- whether it's a good one or a bad one -- is to go after the handful of reliable voters in this election who are persuadable. Those voters are moderate, educated, mostly white, middle-aged voters who sometimes (or even oftentimes) vote Republican.

Yes, the Sheheen campaign risks demoralizing its liberal base by refusing to engage on issues that are important to the base, but their calculus is consistent with their strategy. Don't engage for fear of alienating moderates + assume that the base will hold their nose and vote for you anyway. (Because they most likely will. They are, after all, the most engaged and active voters.)

Profiles in courage? Nah. But is it idiotic? I don't think so.

There's been very little polling specific to South Carolina on marriage equality, but the last poll I saw was a PPP poll from December 2012. At that time, only 25% of South Carolina voters thought marriage equality should be legal. I'm sure there's been an upward tick since then, but I doubt the needle has moved too much.

A campaign with fairly limited resources has to map its path to victory with the people that voting records show are already going to vote in the election. A responsible campaign would never pin its path to victory on voters it isn't sure is going to show up, and that includes young voters. Getting would-be-first-time voters to the polls to vote is extremely costly, and aside from a once in a generation campaign like Obama's with limitless resources, it's very hard to do.

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Posted by Laurin Manning on July 29, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Vincent Sheheen campaign manager: Candidate non-committal about gay marriage ruling

A politician in SC being non-committal? Really? Back pedaling on issues? No comment? Monitoring the situation? How very unusual. Wishy washy balancing on the fence acts are the norm these days. We either have Warning Warning Gay Agenda approaching politicians or no commitment. For Christ sake, why can't we have one semi normal politician with a half a brain in the entire State of SC. At least the Warning Warning ones have let us know where they actually stand and we can make jokes about them (like the rest of the Country does except for Mississippi) when we travel out of the fine state of SC. I can not even enjoy a good laugh at the expense of a fence sitter.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 29, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Vincent Sheheen campaign manager: Candidate non-committal about gay marriage ruling

why are my posts being deleted? Is this paper profiling me because I don't agree with them on some issues? Are you being hypocrites once again?

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Posted by Mike Wood on July 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

So, this means the tech firms are going to move onto Upper King now?

Would love to find out how real all that was.


More "third place" options on upper King would be nice. Places aside
from restaurants or bars. Jenis and Callies are new and welcome
alternatives.

Having more late night non alcoholic options like a coffeehouse/coworking
space would be ideal.


The rental rates seem to be only manageable to bars and party places though.

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Posted by Driftaway on July 29, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

Jo, I'm pretty sure Chris made that point completely clear.

Ima, at least people are considering options vs being a dick.

Putting a stop to development is insane. There has been no increase in crime in the overpay, errrr overlay district, so I still don't see WHY.

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Posted by stephmcdonald on July 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Tom Ervin does what Sheheen, Haley won't — welcomes gay marriage ruling

This is the perfect conservative (not Republican) response and reaction to this ruling. A leader like this would get the young voters that you alluded to in the Sheheen article.

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Posted by nofaith on July 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Vincent Sheheen campaign manager: Candidate non-committal about gay marriage ruling

Bryan,

I don't ask for politicians to be real. I only ask that they be politically smart. And in Sheheen's case, the smart thing to do is back the LGBT community and gay marriage.

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Posted by chrishaire on July 29, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: “The Agenda: No Stone in S.C.; No 'Southern Charm' before election; No rest on Gaillard construction

Hey Haire, he's got a point! How hard could it be to create fair poll, unbiased in content and then find a fair truly representative sample that's actually willing to give you honest answers?
Nothin' to it.
And I'll bet if you need help Streetlaw has all the necessary questions AND answers.

Posted by Ima Oldman on July 29, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

Jo,

I didn't mean to imply that my being a Democrat had anything to do with this issue. Just that being a Democrat, I've gotten used to losing — see governor's race, lt. gov's race, U.Sh. House race, etc.

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Posted by chrishaire on July 29, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Vincent Sheheen campaign manager: Candidate non-committal about gay marriage ruling

again, don't let your anger make a bad decision. My point is simple: we need Sheheen instead of Haley. Sheheen campaigns as he is doing now and there's a chance, he publicly embraces everything you and many more demand and there is no doubt that we'll get 4 more years of Haley. Sometimes being pragmatic makes more sense in the short term. But if you insist on "me, me, me" I would prefer you go to an opera.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 29, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Vincent Sheheen campaign manager: Candidate non-committal about gay marriage ruling

So, in order for him to be elected, you are saying he should lie and tell you what you want to hear instead of what he believes? Ok. That makes sense. Regardless of your stance on this issue at hand, it sounds to me like you'd rather him be fake than real.

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Posted by Bryan Crabtree on July 29, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

It is hard to back track on the few that have been serving for many, many years. I am a Democrat but what does that have to do Mr. Haire with staying open late or not? Are you saying Democrats want to party all night and Republicans don't? I think that depends on if you have property in the area and if you live in the area and you want to stay up with the noise and clean up after everyone.

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Posted by jo cannon on July 29, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

actually they are trying to look out for the entire city, not your little ego-centric priorities.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 29, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Vincent Sheheen campaign manager: Candidate non-committal about gay marriage ruling

FC, nice idea, but remember ,in general, NC is a whole lot more liberal and lenient than SC

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Posted by Ima Oldman on July 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

I just don't get their plan, the former midnight shutdown or this 3 yr ban. They are only looking out for the interests of the 'charmed ones' & not the entire area & city. It just seems to me that there are so many more things to be focused on.

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Posted by jtred98 on July 29, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “City to propose 3-year ban on bars

I think the whole concept is asinine. I think these men are getting too old for their jobs it's time to replace them with some fresh blood.

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Posted by Chucktown26 on July 29, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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