How can anyone guarantee consistent quality with a per-service arrangement? What about the perdiem costs for those who come from other towns?
Unless you have a substantial "core" - preferably 32 to 35 (6,6,4,4,2 + winds and brass) you're just a band a freelancers. The results would be highly inconsistent and the quality suspect from concert to concert. An orchestra is a team - not a pick-up ensemble! And you cannot fool the audience forever. A well run orchestra and a supportive board can make it happen the right way -- as long as not every concert has some bombastic romantic program that will require 60 to 70 or more musicians every time. That's a recepie for disaster. Where is Haydn? Handel? And just one little Beethoven work? I understand you have six xnadidates and they feel they must prove themselves. A late Haydn Symphony is no less challenging than Sibelius or Thaikovsky - and if you don't agree, you missed the classical period training periods.
And the so called chamber orchestra series has too many non-chamber works that will baloon the size of the ensemble well beyond the "chamber" genre and brake the bank. St. Luke's, Orpheus, English Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul, etc. can do that. Not the Charleston Symphony. After next season you'll again have severy financial issues. You need a more realistic, pragmatic mix. A sense of proportion and less ego. You need 'quality' more than "quantity" -- bigger is not always better. Certainly not six times in a row with a severly curtailed theatre capacity and an expensive, heavy chamber series loaded with romantic works again, performed only once and in a smaller hall yet! Has anyone hear of trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, septets and octets, for instance? The Mendelssohn violin concerto is not chamber and neither is the Fingal's Cave Overture. Who's doing all this overly ambitious programming for an orchestra that not so long ago was in a coma? Never mind. I know the answer and you're all in trouble!
I'm not sure I have a problem with the existing regs, except that violence seems to be fairly unregulated.
Then again, I'm just a Big Government Commie or something.
ohhh that hurt whats a matter need thicker glasses? can't read lowercase? maybe all caps would be better? your definition of True and mine r prob different.
seen one liberal democrat seen em all.
OK, then, nofaith - why don't you tell us who is qualified to be the acting Chair of the FCC or what those qualifications even are? Perhaps you could enlighten us on why Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist, is qualified. Perhaps it is the money he donated to the President's re-election? Or perhaps he has long been a lobbyist for the very industry he may end up regulating?
Conservatives are only concerned about qualifications for government when they aren't calling the shots. You certainly didn't complain when George W. Bush filled up key government positions with wildly unqualified goons - except when those goons then went on to fail miserably at the jobs they were in, at which point you pointed and cried, "Government is ineffective."
It's a brilliant game, but it's utter crap.
The media does not care about the hundreds of other groups scrutinized by the IRS. Only the 75 conservative groups count, since those are the ones they can raise the specter of scandal over.
It isn't my fault you don't know the difference between Big Letter Words and their lower case companions.
I take my dog to a local, open to the public, beach and she can run off-leash everyday, all day within a 3000 foot stretch of beach. Guess where.
As someone who was on the board of a non-profit on the other side of the argument from the tea party I can vouch that what they got was almost identical to the way our group was treated. All 501c3 groups go through the same thing to verify that they aren't being used to funnel money to candidates and issues under the table, illegally.
The head of the PSC and ran a newspaper with a circulation around 10k tops for fourteen years has so much experience that she should be put into a key position with the FCC and on a fast track to run the Commission. Real smart. And I am not so sure how she got rich, her family ran a small newspaper that targeted a small market and then she worked in government. Not usually a path to wealth without corruption.
As for her race or gender, it is liberals that worry about those things, not conservatives. Liberals are so trained to believe that is they way they should make all decisions that they fail to worry about things like experience, talent and ability to actually do the job. Liberals are the hate mongers that they accuse their opponents of being. Facts just do not bear out the "I know you are but what am I" bullshit liberals like to pull when the are confronted about their blind hatred and intolerance.
My issue is whether or not she is qualified, which based on experience she most likely isn't, and I doubt seriously she is the best qualified person out there for the job. But, qualification and ability doesn't matter, especially in this administration.
I'd like to see studies that show how Charleston bar traffic has or has not reached or crossed some sort of percentage threshold where an uptick in violent/vandalism activities will begin to be more common and more egregious. Then I'd like to see how much it would cost us all to hire the equivalent level of professional policing.
I get the Libertarians view this is the literal end of the world. A city council enacting a law. "SlipperySlope!SlipperySlope!SlipperySlope!BigBrother!SlipperySlope!SlipperySlope!SlipperySlope!"
I get how business owners don't want to pay a new employee.
I don't get the rest of you. You have no skin in this game, and the purpose of it is to preserve relative peace and tranquility in Charleston. Preserve Charleston's brand as a gleaming, harmless tourist Mecca. Preserve a happy, clean, healthy Charleston for natives to enjoy. Preserve businesses' security to continue to grow and prosper unabated. It's a proactive move to preserve what we enjoy.
Folly Beach wishes they'd thought of it.
What's wrong with boobs? They're beautiful and awesome. We should embrace them, not hide them or be ashamed of them....
blahaahahahhahahahah... true democrats hate it. omg tell me some more..
best joke i heard all day. hahahaa snort.
As systems become larger, they become unmanageable.
True libertarians would know that.
True republicans count on it.
True democrats hate it.
Wow, that's not delusional.
What's wrong with a black head of the FCC? What's wrong with there being a black Attorney General, a black Inspector General (Head of the General Accounting Office); a black TV Czar? What's wrong with blacks filling more and more key positions in government, the IRS, the court system, and the military? What's wrong with the Obama administration demanding that the Associated Press reveal its sources? It really shouldn't be of any concern. But it may be a good reason to remember that June is HAM Month (Hug a Minority.) Just in case any of those people bear a grudge against Colonial America, WASP, and right wingers. More needs to be done to let blacks know they are appreciated in this country. After all, they are running most of it. And their influence will be around for a long, long, time.
She's sat on the board for nearly four years. She was a member of the Public Service Commission for 11 years. She ran a newspaper before that.
What, exactly, makes you think she is not qualified to be the acting Chair of the FCC - aside from the fact that she isn't white or male?
She's still rich - and that's what really matters.
We have a useless photo ID law that was created to intimidate minority voters and fully gerrymandered legislative and congressional districts to insure the power of the Republican party. We even have Mark Sanfraud as one of our Congressmen.
Does SC really need to prove to America once again that we are the stupidest state in the country?
Every one forgets that it was the paper ballots in Florida that caused the nation to have to wait for months to know who was President. They never were able to count them all. This is a ridicuous idea. Do you have any idea what two million ballots look like all stacked up in warehouses or how easy it is to make a few of those stack disappear? Stop being afraid of technology
Hamilton is a turd. Professes his love of these idyllic cities of the Northeast, while laying around his computer and bitching about what we have here. Touts his admiration of urban transit and biking, when it's apparent to anyone looking at his pic that he couldn't bike to Krispy Kreme if they were giving donuts away. Writes diatribes in the Moultrie News about withholding Halloween candy from the neighborhood kids unless they bow down and profess their love of communist figures, thinly veiled as a Jeopardy style quiz show. And endorses (as well as sends his money and brainwashed children to) "a college" that once invited a Black Panther and convicted cop killer to give the commencement speech. You're a real winner, hammy. You should really look into taking your "talents" (whatever they may be) to Venezuela or Iran, where they'd be more appreciated. You, William J. Hamilton, are useless and a cancer on our area. The quicker you'd pack up and move to one of your Avatar-inspired wannabe socialist villages, the happier the rest of us will all be. Ignore everything this moron has (past and present) and will write. He has no credibility and is simply an idiotic sham.
This is a good way to insure election fraud. If there are issues with the electronic machines figure them out and fix them. Just like letting people vote without an ID this is supported by people who do not care about vote fraud.
Must be nice to have your father get you your job and then be elevated to one of the best jobs in DC with virtually no experience whatsoever in what you are doing.
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