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Re: “Charleston voters back Tinkler, incumbents, and half-cent tax referendum

It has been a distinct honor to be the Working Families and Democratic Nominee for South Carolina State House of Representatives District 114.

I am very proud of the 7,487 votes I received, which is the highest number of votes for a candidate not running as a Republican in the 114th district in over 20 years. I consider each one of those votes as an obligation for me to continue to speak out for millions of hard-working people that are not being listened to by the establishment in Columbia. My campaign for SC House 114 is over, but my fight for working families will never end

I offer heartfelt thanks to everyone that has given me support in this campaign, any success I had would have been impossible without you.

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Posted by Bob Aubin on November 19, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Oh, please! Worry about the future, not the past. If the "Thugs" would quit attacking each other AND each other, the Police wouldn't go to work everyday worried that they won't come home. Of course, they develop a "Do it to them before they b do it to you." I would also not that very often it is Black Cops shooting Blacks. How is that racism?

On Root, the boy is as a insane as any Nazi nut job. After almost 80 years the Germans haven't been able to stamp out that philosophy. You see, it is about power sized by those who think they have none. Racism is just the excuse.

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Posted by FraserGlen on November 19, 2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

There is nothing wrong for being guy as we all know, the problem is that if a man is guy and wants to interfere with women life (abortion issue), he better shut up since he knows nothing of the pain and stresses a lady will take to make her body decision!!

Posted by neutral.pundit on November 19, 2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Hallelujah!! Thank you all and the author for your honesty to speak the TRUTH that is long-overdue in our 'genteel' city, built by enslaved black people, while whites historically [still] reap all the benefits and profit today accordingly with the cultural status quo. Don't kid yourself folks! Freedom, justice, nor socio-economic parity have never been granted where rightfully earned and need I say well-deserved in the "Land of Plenty." For whom?? Forgiveness is a personal act, not a blanket freely given where one-size-fits-all, nor can speak for all.

The 'system' of white privilege is designed to keep our fellow black brothers and sisters oppressed. It's the New Jim Crow playing out before our eyes, and that of our children, as well as theirs. What benevolence are we [still] showing the nation and the world? That we are blind to the pain and suffering of OUR black citizens while we whites continue to economically benefit through our oppressive, out-dated marketing practices and politico "apathy" and "confusion."

Speaking as a Charlestonian, if one is interested in learning the TRUTH about the Holy City according to the Holy Bible--best place to start, I heartily recommend taking "the best inclusive tour in Charleston" by the only Native Charleston Gullah Historian and Anthropologist in the world, Godfrey Khill. He operates Gullah Gullah Tours daily from the Charleston Visitors Center. A real eye-opener, Godfrey is the only black qualified tour guide in Charleston. He knew his information inside out and then some. Godfrey was so informative about REAL Gullah history with an incredibly beautiful twist to it all. It was a spiritual journey. What a pleasant surprise!!!!!

You can go on one of the 'white' poshy elite tours with a white guide/staffer who has their white perspective narrative on Gullah and slavery or you can go on a truthful one. "Like a skilled builder I laid a foundation...Each builder must choose with care how to build on it." (Corinthians 3:10 KJV)

I think the biggest component that really resonated with me is the idea that we as a community really need to come together to create change for ourselves for what we want. Until we can live together in Unity and work together we're not going to make any progress. We should not sit in a corner but engage the society we are in to make an impact based on our divine agenda--PEACE.

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Posted by Denise Heaven on November 19, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Could Romney spoil Haley's chances?; Roof hearing remains closed; Clyburn will run for leadership post

Jim Clyburn ought to retire now that both he and the Democrat Party have been discredited.

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Posted by Gunnar on November 19, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

The author seems to think that we should scream at each other over the sins of our fathers. Actually, not our fathers, but our father's father's father's fathers. For many years African Americans chose not to think about the past (slavery) as they worked to achieve the American dream. Today there is a higher awareness and pride in the accomplishments of their enslaved forebearers. At the same time, there are others who feel that white southerners should feel that same shame that many African Americans used to feel because of the role of their ancestors in a society with slaves. There are few if any people living today who knew or met anyone alive during the era of slavery. Unlike many cultures that look backward and hate because of atrocities committed centuries before, (see the current Middle East mess), Americans have always moved on and looked forward. Charlestonians have had generations to work out the scab that was slavery. The end result is that today, the descendants of that very culture have created a beautiful city that is the envy of the world. The Charlestonian ethic of civility and kind consideration of others is the glue that makes us one people black and white. Perhaps the author should ask herself why it is that she chose Charleston as her home, and celebrate the city as it is today.

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Posted by bigalsc on November 19, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Man who published "Hoist it High and Proud" on Confederate flag after Emanuel shooting will be top Trump adviser

Check out this insane footage of the anti Milo Yiannopoulos protest @ DePaul University. MUST WATCH! https://youtu.be/vn-l3C8kn94?list=PLoQTg3myRNTeBbH_wcuw6VEX77ZiFst8H

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Posted by Daniel Duerst on November 19, 2016 at 6:14 AM

Re: “2016 CPMA Showcase

Thank you to all the performers, the City Paper, and Kelly Rae for an incredible night

Posted by Gerald Mindel on November 19, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Could Romney spoil Haley's chances?; Roof hearing remains closed; Clyburn will run for leadership post

Where is the evidence that Roof is guilty of anything?

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Posted by Sam Smith on November 18, 2016 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Xiao Bao Biscuit owners' new restaurant will not serve Asian food

Nice Dodgeball reference.

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Posted by Marc Robinson on November 18, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Thank you. When I encourage friends to visit Charleston, or when people ask about which tours to go on, I say "here are the ones that tell the truth" and top of the list is McLeod Plantation, part of the county parks. The interpreters there use primary documents and tell the history of all, sharing information about enslaved Africans and descendants after Emancipation. I was on a tour there recently. The whole group of visitors were white, and a white man in the group asked the tour guide if she would have told a different story if there were Black folks there "because some of us are about to cry." She paused and said "no, we tell the same story to everyone. This is the history of all of us."
Folks interested in learning about how Charleston literally whitewashed the past for tourists, and dedicated to doing this, not accidentally, but as a concerted strategy, should read A Golden Haze of Memory.

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Posted by Kat Morgan on November 18, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Putin's inauguration wishlist

we have so much more to be concerned about the country that OBUMMER just gave $170billon to than any alliances which may be made with Russia to defeat our common enemy fundamental radical islam . remember we were allies in ww2? without that we may have lost the war to the Nazis. wake up,grow up, see the real world,it's call pragmatism. choose !

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Posted by John Byram on November 18, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Re: “TBonz Gill & Grill

Management has it together. Greats you at the door, checks on you, listens. Really a great experience here. I was so surprised to see the level of attention the management and servers have here. Food was very good and good prices. Highly recommend.

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Posted by calm assertive on November 18, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Stegelin: Putin's inauguration wishlist

The New York Times (of all places) reported on an FBI investigation of Trump and any Putin / Russian connections prior to the election.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us/polit…
NO connections were found.. which means not only is your cartoon not funny (typical) its also based on no truth whatsoever...which only serves to further divide us.

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Posted by artrogue on November 18, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Mr. Bussey,

It's amazing that I can even read your post; your words are so very white.

The goal of any plantation is to make money, and white business in this case most certainly dictates that white visitors are not to be made to feel guilt at any point for the heinous crimes of our forbears. They should be agog, not aghast. Little kid wonder, you know? This is about money, you see - it always has been.

That (always) being the case, I do hope the POC in the employ of all tourist-attraction soft history lessons in the area are receiving top wage and benefits, for working under such a soul-crushing weight as the past and present (and future?) violence meted unto them should be considered just as insidious and horrifying as it was - in the grand scheme of time - so "many" years ago.

In this and so many other ways will any of her wagers be far more founded than your "fact".

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Posted by Gabriel Gotaway on November 18, 2016 at 2:01 AM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

You people act as if slavery is an act of Charleston. Historically slavery was predominant among poor Irish, black, and still is worldwide "Although slavery is no longer legal anywhere in the world,[5] human trafficking remains an international problem and an estimated 25-40 million people are living in illegal slavery today" STOP living in the past and please use your resources to help the future and present situations. Just saying

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Posted by K Kennedy DeOgburn on November 17, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Megan Cronin: Seattle transplant

Hi. My wife and I just moved here from Seattle too!!

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Posted by Michael Johnson 1 on November 17, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Of course the police have shot unarmed people like Zach Hammond in Seneca too, but no attention is paid because he doesn't fit into your narrative.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on November 17, 2016 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Putin's inauguration wishlist

Congrats, a cartoon without cussing. I'm proud of you.

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Posted by Jshicke on November 17, 2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Till We Meet Again

A travel adventure drama that builds more and more for each minute!

Posted by John22 on November 17, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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