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Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

Hey! I'm a white female Virginia transplant, and hell yes, I'll have a beer with you. Not much scares me except for mindless hatred, and the only way to counter that is to reach out to each other. Thank you for doing that!

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Posted by Michele L. on February 8, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Trump kneels to evangelicals

Er, not you pal if that is where you are coming from.

"where demagogues have the power to dictate our laws, education, economics, and what people can do with their own bodies and in their own personal lives (and think, too) - IS SHARIA LAW!

When one speaks the truth in matters of faith, one gets censured, even at CCP. Let's see if this one gets thru - STET or DEL?

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 8, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

A Correction:

I missed where you state you are 'first generation American'.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 8, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

I agree, we should let all immigrants and refugees continue to come here. Perhaps then one WILL bomb a bunch of liberals and , FINALLY, they will get the point. It is not about hating immigrants or refugees, but hating the enemies and criminals who created the refugee situation, or force the immigrants out of their country and into ours, while hiding among these unfortunate people to come kill Americans, or hide from justice in their own country. It is not about what has happened from terrorists in this country, but what COULD happen again, in this country. You do not lock the doors AFTER the fox kills the chickens.

If you immigrate here legally, welcome to America. If you are truly coming here to flee the terror in your own country, did no harm to American forces or her allies, and sincerely wish to follow our ideals for freedom and a better life, then welcome to America. However, Your plight does not mean we should take additional risk to hurry the process along. This is how two bomb makers got into Bowling Green, Kentucky. No, they did not create a massacre but who really knows their intentions for sneaking in here among a group of Iraqi refugees.

Finally, I ask the author, why are you still Iranian? Why are you not American? You seem sincere in sharing our ideals, why not acknowledge it and become a citizen, instead of ' a refugee from Iran'? It is not the refugee we fear, but the enemies who would hide among you. Can I justify weeping families and children being held for hours in handcuffs in airports because they are Middle Eastern? Yes, because it makes them and those already here safer. Those seven countries were not selected arbitrarily. They are in conflict with people who wish to kill Americans, and our allies. How welcome would I be in Iran? I would love to visit actually, the history of that region is wonderful. however, people want to kill my kind (american) there, and are willing to die to get over here and do it.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 8, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Trump kneels to evangelicals

Hey pal, living in a theocratic society where demagogues have the power to dictate our laws, education, economics, and what people can do with their own bodies and in their own personal lives is a small price to pay to avoid Sharia Law.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 8, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Plans for Bi-Lo site; McMaster asks Trump for $5 billion; Pope will run for Mulvaney seat

For 15 or 20 years our state has not funded its roads like N.C. and Ga. have. As a result our roads are the worst in the U.S. Now our governor wants federal funds to bail out the legislature. Unbelievable!

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Posted by Chris Olson on February 8, 2017 at 8:13 AM

Re: “South Carolina filmmakers are on the hunt for Motown legend James Jamerson's stolen bass

The History Detectives on PBS found his Ampeg Amp in L.A..

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Posted by Thom Teresi on February 7, 2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Singer-Songwriter of the Year: Hunter Park (She Returns from War)

This is one talented gal....can't wait to hear what she comes up with next. Thanks for introducing me, #JackPrine #RamboMNLV

Posted by Fiona Whelan Prine on February 7, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Here are the designs for the project that could replace Sgt. Jasper

Fits right in with the other architecture in the neighborhood. It would probably fit better on Broad St. by the Peoples Building, a very similar eyesore.
Vito, stick to the industrial real estate you're familiar with, you're clueless when it comes to historical values.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 7, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

Yep, the article was changed after a couple of comments, so I guess that says. "low-budget smartass"
I wonder how long it would have taken without the "G" hint...
And as far as a Supercompressor survey, that makes it almost as scientifically accurate as Yelp or Mashable

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 7, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Plans for Bi-Lo site; McMaster asks Trump for $5 billion; Pope will run for Mulvaney seat

400 apartments at the old BiLo site and none of them affordable housing because affordable housing is a major priority, just not in my neighborhood, dammit

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 7, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “After Columbia, is it time for Charleston to consider a new city flag?

Everyone in the country overwhelmingly loves our state flag, because it looks like a Jimmy Buffett song.

Thanks to Brian Hicks,The Post and Courier

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 7, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “The Charleston BBQ Index: A comparison of pulled pork pricing by the pound

I don't judge my BBQ by the price

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Posted by Ima Oldman on February 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Beachheads and the War on Facts

Putin, trump's accomplice, IS a killer: http://abcnews.go.com/International/putin-…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 7, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Beachheads and the War on Facts

No mas pantalones: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/t…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 7, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Here are the designs for the project that could replace Sgt. Jasper

Too big a development with no infrastructure in place. Typical of the Beach Company pushing their desires, with their threatening tones, on to the citizens of the City. I don't support it!

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Posted by Ellen Hoffman on February 7, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

Dear Tim Scott,
As a voter in your district, I urged you to vote against Betsy DeVos but you did not heed my plea. I know she has many years of caring for education but she is clearly ill-equipped and, by your own admission, has no experience that would qualify her for such an important position. Her education level is a BA in Business and Political Science, with nothing to support her abilities as an educational administrator of, not a local school district, but the entire nation of school districts.

Our local school Superintendent, Dr. Gerrita Postlewait, is woefully more qualified to serve in this post since she has a Doctorate in Education and years of experience in the educational field. Additionally, our previous Superintendent, also was a Doctor, Doctor Nancy McGinley. It is odd that our local school district requirements for Superintendent are so much higher than that of the Education Secretary.

And did you think that vouchers will hurt the poor educationally. The students that will use the vouchers are the ones whose families can afford (usually white you should be ashamed) to transport their children to schools without the benefit of public bussing. The students whose parents cannot afford to take off work and transport their child to the school of their choice will remain in the failing and shrinking schools. We need to FIX the schools, not run from the failing ones cure the disease, not treat the symptom.

So the education opportunities will continue to be limited by how much one can afford. Patently unfair. But you and your family has yours and youre covered so the poor can just pull themselves up by their bootstraps, right?

I used to support the GOP, but it was the GOP of yesteryear. Todays GOP is shameful.

Regards,
Cosmo

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Spoleto's Nigel Redden reflects on immigrants and the arts in op-ed

HOW MANY "ACTS" do you get from YEMEN ? maybe they can have beheadings and worling dervaishes to set a festive mood!?!

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Posted by John Byram on February 7, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “The Charleston BBQ Index: A comparison of pulled pork pricing by the pound

Thanks Melissa. We'll add that to the list.

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on February 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Here are the designs for the project that could replace Sgt. Jasper

Looks great. Love the concept. Will be a terrific improvement to the city.

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Posted by Vito Boscaino on February 7, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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