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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Features

Re: “Was ousted School District Superintendent Nancy McGinley a saint, a despot, or a victim?

First, I have never been a fan of Nancy McGinley's, but in fairness to her two things must be considered: 1- Of all of the Supers that have worked for CCSD in the last 15 years only one has left on their own the rest have been fired primarily for not kowtowing to the petty politics of the School Board. Quite a pattern. 2- Before you compare McGinley's performance to projections, be sure that those projections were actually hers. From personal experience in being involved with setting performance plans for three different schools in a 10 year period I can tell you that a large part of the goals are set as minimum acceptable levels by higher-ups. To be absolutely fair, you must know if the projections were actually McGinley's or if they were forced upon her by the School Board or the State.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Was ousted School District Superintendent Nancy McGinley a saint, a despot, or a victim?

She was a version of the third option ("victim"): she was a scapegoat.

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Posted by Pronghorn on December 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Downtown skatepark enters design phase

It's upsetting that people view skateboarding as bad for kids. It takes hours, days, weeks, and sometimes even months of practice to learn new tricks on a skateboard. Skateboarding teaches kids that working hard and practicing is important if they want to improve. That's a lesson I have carried throughout my adult life.

Posted by Joel Bauer on December 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Wesley Donehue raised money for Todd Akin and led the Stone Bill charge — now he's moving to the Holy City

"F3 — a.k.a. Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith, a national men's fitness craze"

I guess technically sex counts as fitness.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Charleston Cart Club races the streets of the Holy City

I know math skills aren't usually required for a writing profession, but check those time calculations you did. If a cart averages 19-20mph, it will take about 3 minutes to complete a one mile loop.

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Posted by Golden Ratio on December 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Charleston Cart Club races the streets of the Holy City

Not my cup of tea, but they're following the law and not hurting anyone and paying for it themselves. Have at it, fellas.

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Posted by Cid95 on December 10, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Wesley Donehue raised money for Todd Akin and led the Stone Bill charge — now he's moving to the Holy City

Seems like an interesting guy. At least he's open about what he's doing.

Our problems are systemic, he's just playing the game as it exists for both the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum parties.

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Posted by Cid95 on December 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Wesley Donehue raised money for Todd Akin and led the Stone Bill charge — now he's moving to the Holy City

Wait--he's receiving praise for buying elections and participating in the corrupt system of government?

Did he really just decry government transparency because backroom deals are no longer used to 'get shit done?'

Why is this asshole being given a hero's welcome?

Also: "Crossfit and Promise Keepers?" So he's a bigot that can't do a real pullup?

No, please. Stay in Columbia. We don't want you here.

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Posted by leemajors on December 10, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Wesley Donehue raised money for Todd Akin and led the Stone Bill charge — now he's moving to the Holy City

Hahaha Mat, they lost me at "Mark Sanford spokesman" a couple paragraphs up.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on December 10, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Charleston Cart Club races the streets of the Holy City

These losers make American Girl doll clubs look meaningful. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by ImFromHere on December 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Mayor Riley leads push to reinstate McGinley at CCSD

Her contract was up at the end of the 2016 school year anyhow. I am taking a wild guess that she will be taking this opportunity to retire early.

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Posted by nofaith on December 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Wesley Donehue raised money for Todd Akin and led the Stone Bill charge — now he's moving to the Holy City

"...most of his internet chatter these days is about F3 — a.k.a. Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith, a national men's fitness craze that's a sort of mash-up of Crossfit and Promise Keepers."

Surprisingly, I got this far into this piece before realizing I didn't really need to.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on December 10, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Mayor Riley leads push to reinstate McGinley at CCSD

1. That woman would be a fool to get back into the circus that the district school board calls a "board". She is good for another 12 mos of full pay,and then a great severance package. She should be able to find a good job by then. And, Rev. Williams, the reason there are so few blacks in the ACHS is that there are an incredible few out there that can qualify for entrance. It is not that they are black, or green or hispanic. It is the fact that those kids are historically behind in school and don't take the advanced courses in the schools they attend in order to improve their knowledge. Why? Ask them. Everything these days is racist when it appears the blacks are being picked on or left out.

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Posted by localhutch on December 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Meet Brother Speed, his one-of-a-kind bike, and the owners of the Holy City's raddest rides

Hello Speed from the Millet people.

Posted by John van Someren on December 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Clyde Burris lands a sweetheart deal after 46 years in the liquor business

Wow... He has literally moved on up, to the East side... Of Meeting Street, but still it works. Cheers to you, savvy dealer of my preferred drug!

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 27, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Clyde Burris lands a sweetheart deal after 46 years in the liquor business

Indeed he does deserve it. Well played and good negotiation!

Ron - Welcome to planet Earth. There are a lot of inconsistencies here, many of them codified into law. Burris intelligently chose to operate on the correct side of the line.

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Posted by Cid95 on November 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Clyde Burris lands a sweetheart deal after 46 years in the liquor business

Interesting how we as a society praise some drug dealers and condemn others.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 26, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Clyde Burris lands a sweetheart deal after 46 years in the liquor business

Mr. Burris deserves every bit of of his success, he has worked hard for it. He managed to keep a business afloat at a time when it was not easy to do so here and still be a really nice man. I hope he rides that elevator up and down for years to come!

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on November 26, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Understanding the not-so-long march to same-sex marriage equality

Not so long? Depends on who you ask, I suppose. Feels like a million years to me because I have been fighting for it TO happen. Likely, it feels like a minute to those who have been fighting against it - it happened way too fast. Glad it is finally here, thanks to Judge Gergel, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the SCOTUS. NO thanks goes to the politico who keeps fighting.

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Posted by tupper29406 on November 26, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Re: “With marriage equality on the horizon, a pastor plans to marry same-sex couples

Actually Buttburn, we own large investment shares in 27 restaurants or culinary related shops currently in NYC, LA, Madrid, Barcelona and one in Paris (for a family member who imagines themselves a Frenchman). Our family is also the largest shareholder in a well known international cookware company. We invest in what we know or people we like and believe in, like David Chang. I did cook at one time Buttburn, I find no embarrassment in that at all, nor do I look down on those who do. I did time on a line under Tony Bourdain in NY and had, perhaps, the best time of my life doing so. Those "greasy spoons" like the Supper Club and Le Veau d'Or, allowed me to enjoy a great deal of financial and personal success along with making good friends for life. PS: Spelling, spelling, spelling. "She did you". She always does me Buttburn!

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on November 23, 2014 at 3:35 PM
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