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Re: “Muhiyidin d'Baha sits down with Quintin Washington two days after arrest during Confederate flag protest

Technically not only did he commit a crime, but he also promotes a view of an honored Southern symbol that gives power to white supremacists - the very people he claims to be fighting against.
http://southernfriedcommonsense.blogspot.c…

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Posted by Chesterboy on February 26, 2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Protesters clash outside of Bree Newsome lecture

The guy carrying that flag should have been charged with a hate crime. Anyone not ashamed of carrying that flag in this day and age is a racist dick!

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Posted by Nancy Baker on February 26, 2017 at 3:21 AM

Re: “Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes filming downtown in Wagener Terrace

When I read that Anton Yelchin had signed on for the title role, I bought the book with the intent of finishing it before the show aired. On June 19th, 2016, I threw the book in the trash.

While I wish the cast and crew well in this project, I won't be watching it.

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Posted by Tim Addams on February 25, 2017 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Chef Nico Romo announces concept for new restaurant NICO

Take a picture of the money...Won't see it again..

Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on February 25, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Chef Michael Toscano serves near-perfect food at Le Farfalle

Not the cleanest joint in town!..wow...

Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on February 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Chubby Fish restaurant will open in Coming Street storefront

Why would they want to go through all the trouble just to lose their investment?

Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on February 25, 2017 at 6:28 PM

Re: “U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Mark Sanford will hold their own local town hall meetings this weekend

Senator Tim Scott and Representative Mark Sanford,
I have called and left messages and I wanted to follow up with this communication.

I have been watching and absorbing the events as they have unfolded over the course of the last month or so and have been very concerned about the direction our nation has been taking and the international community's view as a "not-so-great nation". It's was bad enough for him to question judges decisions, even based on their ethnicity, but he clearly has something to hide because, then the unthinkable happens! President Trump unilaterally declares the media the "enemy" of the people and takes the final step of shutting out the media that refuses to allow Trump to dictate his communication without any vetting of what he says. We are in a dangerous time now and I fear, not only for the nation, but for personal safety. We can no longer be informed about what is really taking place in Washington except through our representation. We are beginning to get into a desperate situation and the subversion of the US Constitution cannot be allowed to continue.

Please take action at once to reel in this Oligarch! Now, before it is too late!

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Fighting for acceptance as an Iranian/Latino American

Thank you Mr. Akhyari for your wonderful article. I will pray for hearts to be warmed and minds enlightened with the truth and the courage it takes to stand up for one another.

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Posted by Billie Thomas on February 25, 2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

Fair and balanced article for the most part. Respect for the second amendment has to be the foundation for any discussion regarding keeping guns out of the wrong hands. There can be uncompromising support for a constitutional right with room for situational adjustments. Justice Scalia expressed that below in his Supreme Court decision that supported the 2nd amendment but allowed room for such adjustments.


Scalia quote from DC vs Heller, majority opinion

III

Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. See, e.g., Sheldon, in 5 Blume 346; Rawle 123; Pomeroy 152153; Abbott333. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues. See, e.g., State v. Chandler, 5 La. Ann., at 489490; Nunn v. State, 1 Ga., at 251; see generally 2 Kent *340, n. 2; The American Students Blackstone 84, n. 11 (G. Chase ed. 1884). Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of theSecond Amendment , nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.26

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Posted by Peter Zalka on February 25, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

I agree with Jshicke, this was unusually well balanced, something you don't seem to get from news media today. My opinion is that rights are not privileges, the only qualification needed for a federally enumerated right is citizenship in these United States of America just as the only qualification for a state enumerated right is citizenship in that state. Once you've said you must be this age or this sex or have this license or training it's no longer a right, it's a privilege. If the people of this nation want to remove the federally granted right to bear arms there is a process laid out in the constitution allowing them to do so, repeal the second amendment, which will allow the states to decide individually if they want to create a right or privilege to bear arms or outlaw them entirely. If we allow the second amendment to be turned into a privilege outside of that process then every other right we have is subject to the same denigration and we'll soon have no rights at all.

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Posted by SweetJane Parx on February 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Broadway hit 'Hamilton' will stop at Greenville's Peace Center

Alexander Hamilton was, ahem, "intimate friends" with Charlestonian John Laurens.

http://outhistory.org/exhibits/show/hamilt…

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Posted by Letstakeawalk on February 24, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

I saw the headline and thought, 'This outta be hilarious. A liberal rag talking about gun control. Always good for a laugh.' However, I at least feel they gave equal time to BOTH sides of the issue. I was pleasantly surprised. Gun owners were not slanted to be red neck idiots with a fourth grade education. Because of this fairness, I actually read the entire article. I disagreed with many aspects, but read them with a seriousness due to this issue.

Thank You for a nice surprise and, frankly, a fair article that allows ME to make the opinion instead of trying to force feed it to me.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Rappahannock Oyster Bar eyes mid-March opening

Chef Kevin is going to kill it folks go see him and the crew often for your oyster and other seafood fix. He's the real deal and knows his stuff. Looking forward to the opening Chef!!

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Posted by Brent Pethick on February 24, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “It'll be OK, everyone. Southern Charm is back in April

Can't wait to read your write ups!

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Posted by Robin Hillyer Miles on February 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “REVIEW: Charleston Stage's 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is cheeky, cheerful, and utterly charming

Nice review, but author should be advised both males and females have X chromosomes.

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Posted by woozlewuzzle on February 23, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Strom Thurmond and Ben Tillman's legacies surfaced as Elizabeth Warren read Coretta Scott King's words in the Senate

Foghorn, this comes from sound bites they get from the biased media because they are too lazy to do research. Plus, if MSNBC says it, it has to be true

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Posted by Showmoor on February 22, 2017 at 9:53 PM
Posted by Charlotte Edwards on February 22, 2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Support local businesses that support local businesses

Well said Chef.. I am really looking forward to the Monday Gras dinner coming up on the 27th!

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Posted by Neil Bailey on February 22, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Fighting for acceptance as an Iranian/Latino American

Thank you for the post. I too am a product of love between and Iranian and Latina. My folks met in the early 70's. she thought he was Mexican (boy was she wrong). They've been married for over 45 years. My first name is Steve and last name is rooted in Arabic. Growing up in TX, everyone assumed I was Mexican. Which was partially true. As a kid, I got called "Wet Back", "Beaner" and even got called "Camel Jockey". Ignorance abound. I had a very strong Latin influence as a kid (living in TX). Less so from the Persian side, other than the food. :) It wasn't until I went to a Catholic College and had an opportunity to go to attend Friday Prayers (which was enlightening to learn about) and I also took a class on the History of Modern Iran which was eye-opening. So, education is so important. But, perhaps more important I feel... Is the question you ask. "Where are you really from"? I recently had my DNA done and found that I was quite the mix. 30% European (Spanish/Italian/Greek/ Portuguese, but snippets of European Jew, and other Eastern European countries). I'm over 33% Caucus, 14% native american, less than 5% African. Those were the main genetic roots. I think the more that we truly learn about our roots, the easier it will be to share our similarities...

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Posted by ssobhi on February 22, 2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Newest DHEC regulations could mean the butcher block for some of the region's most acclaimed charcuterie

I think I see a burgeoning business opportunity for Mike Kulick.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 21, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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