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Re: “Charleston City Council gives final approval to new carriage horse heat standards

Well, when I first moved here from Manhattan, I kind of freaked when I saw those poor horses in this heat. In Manhattan, the horses by Central Park are ordered to be taken off the streets when in hits 90! And the sun is not as strong up there as it is down here. I did take a few rides here and spoke with the carriage riders and asked about how they treated the horses because I was very concerned about them. They were kind enough to explain how they rotated them and brought me to the stables and showed me how they cooled them off on a continuous basis. They get sprayed with cool water after each trip. The horses are worked for only 3 weeks at a time and then sent back up to a farm and hv 3 weeks off. However, I am glad they decided to do this new practice. Everyone had told me I would get used to the heat here. Sorry, I hv been here 9 years, and I still cannot deal with the heat here. I stay inside during the summer. It is the humidity that is the killer.

Posted by lynnar on March 30, 2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Peeking behind the curtain with Charleston's illusionists

Caleb Alexander does not show up for a prepaid performance! We hired him for a birthday/family reunion and he disappointed everyone by not showing up. I don't know what he was thinking. He had no excuses and still has not returned my prepayment. Don't be disappointed, don't hire this guy!!

Posted by Richard Taylor on March 30, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “James Island residents call for moratorium on new apartments

Kathleen Wilson said she wasn't ready to take a position on whether a development moratorium was the right move.

Recall her or vote her out !

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Posted by Paul Luman on March 30, 2017 at 7:57 AM

Re: “NIH cuts make me sick

They have theirs and are not worried about anyone else. They have the money to travel wherever they need and see whatever specialists they need to treat themselves, but to hell with those that depend on others for the same treatment. I am utterly disgusted with trump's lack of caring, among other things, of course. What these 'greedy old people' don't get is that this research may cure them one day by some, otherwise untested and un-researched, treatment for their conditions - morbid or otherwise. Their own lives are in the balance but they don't think beyond the end of their noses or bank accounts.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 30, 2017 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Dirty Billy's Hats opens on Church Street this Saturday

Glad to see a quality store coming to Charleston instead of more tacky and tourist orientated junk stores and over priced coffee shops.

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Posted by Mat Lock on March 29, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council gives final approval to new carriage horse heat standards

The paaaage of this cynical, cruel ordinance gives Charleston the dubious honor of enacting the HARSHEST temperature ordinance in the nation. The temperature gauge is located FOUR stories atop a hotel. Not where the horses work. No other City in the US requires FOUR readings.
As for the cost of the Ad, part of the Animal Society's mission is to speak out for animals when they see abuse. Surely the Counciman understands that. And while we are at it, ask the Councilman how much the City pays the Animal Society to accept stray animals off the streets of Charleston? Maybe there needs to be a course for Councilmen on City obligations met and unmet before remarks are hurled at public meetings.

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Posted by horselove1231 on March 29, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council gives final approval to new carriage horse heat standards

To the "all those people hollering" guy: No one can address every animal situation in the world. It takes money, time and volunteers. I am a volunteer for animals at Charleston Animal Society. You can help, too, by volunteering. And you can, as an individual, make a formal complaint when you see animal neglect or abuse. It will definitely be addressed. "Saving one animal won't change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal." Do what you can to make a difference.

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Posted by Eileen Joy on March 29, 2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council gives final approval to new carriage horse heat standards

All these people hollering about what's best for the carriage horses just cracks me up! Why don't they holler about the fancy-pants show horses out at the big horse show on Seabrook Island every summer? Those horses come from all over & spend their days sweating bullets while they jump over huge fences at breakneck paces.
Let's not forget the cute little ponies being shown off by their cute little riders. The ponies are also sweating up a storm, as are the kids.
Now THERE'S a bunch of critters we should be looking into!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on March 29, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Dirty Billy's Hats opens on Church Street this Saturday

As a frequent customer to the Gettysburg store when I am in town, I can't think of a better addition to downtown Charleston. Hats are practical, hats are personal and hats are fun. I am looking forward to getting something from the new store.

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Posted by David Culgan on March 29, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

There has never been a valid figure for non believers and there never will be for valid reasons. (like decapitation or flaying for heretics and apostates) A goal for humanists is to find fellow men and women of like mind.

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Posted by Ardeth Patterson Norman on March 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Why the best year in South Carolina's filmmaking history might be its last good year

Excellent work, Ms. Spitz, in shedding light on this charged subject in your debut story for CCP. Your writing is refreshing, insightful, and appears to be carefully researched. I have followed your work from your previous engagement with Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon. Great to have young writers with substance, style, and class. Brava!

Congrats to Michael Campina for his outstanding photography -

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Posted by Louis Spencer-smith on March 29, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Here are the 30 soft-shell crabs a Charleston man ate in two weeks

Left off the best place of all. I will now begrudgingly share it with y'all because I already got all of mine, cleaned them and froze them, all 60 of them. Livingston's Bulls Bay Seafood in McClellanville. Pay the same price that the restaurants do, 4 bucks a crab, don't matter if y'all the big time famous chef or the small time crab eater. I do this every year. I love the Livingston family. Simple Carolina Softshells: Get em alive, bring a cooler, home they go, cut off their mean little mugs, clean em good, blot dry. Wrap in wax paper, them aluminum foil, pop in freezer. When ready, defrost, egg wash, light flour, saut, on to soft white bread and a little of the classic, elegant, condiment found in every good Southern chef's fridge - Dukes, no need for any extra bullshit on these babies. Why ruin a good thing. I'll be eating these in June with the first tomatoes and straight through the summer.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on March 29, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Charleston Planning Commission set to discuss new hotel restrictions

Oh reeeeaaalllyy? Too little, too late. The Charleston Planning Commission is waaaay late to the party.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on March 29, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Ode to the Carmike James Island 8 movie theater

But it WAS Johnny Depp, K-$.

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Posted by Leslie Burns on March 29, 2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Blotter: The writing on the wall

so why do city cops shill for Uber instead of a cab company?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 29, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Why the best year in South Carolina's filmmaking history might be its last good year

I sure hope they smarten up and get us on par with Georgia and No. Carolina and do it quickly. There are a lot of us here whose lives depend on it. I too am in the industry and would love to see more work here for everyone. This is a non brainer. Great incentives, more jobs more revenue it really is that simple.
It brings more goodness than not.

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Posted by Barbara Holler on March 29, 2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

"I'm agnostic. I'm one of those wishy-washy irreligious folks who doesn't quite want to claim the title of "atheist.""

Okay, so if you aren't an atheist, which god do you believe in? Because agnosticism doesn't address the issue of faith - it's about knowledge, and EVERYONE is agnostic, whether they adopt the label or not, because it's impossible to know everything about anything.

You either believe in a god, or you don't. There is no wishy-washy middle ground.

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Posted by Ian Brett Cooper on March 29, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Ode to the Carmike James Island 8 movie theater

I think this was the last theater in town that you could go to for under $10. What a shame to lose this hidden gem.

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Posted by dgt5 on March 28, 2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “8 taco places we found on our North Charleston taco crawl

Don't know how you got seven people in Las lupitas. Did you sit in the kitchen?

Posted by Showmoor on March 28, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The Agenda: The Gamecocks did it; Conservatives get behind medical marijuana; More N. Chs. police settlements

Legalize recreational use. Far less dangerous than alcohol, which IS the deadliest drug known to mankind and IS the "gateway" drug to more dangerous chemical (man-made, not natural) based drugs and prescription drugs, all of which can lead to overdoses, including alcohol. Marijuana, by comparison, has no overdose threshold, leaves the user cognizant, if not a little over-elated, but in control of their faculties. TV really is not representative of it's true affects as they just want to satisfy a viewing audience. It is a vaso-diolater reducing blood pressure while lessening work for the heart. It is a happy substance and the only anger and violence that is a result of marijuana is the "so-called" drug war - the illegality of it. Marijuana was made illegal and into a schedule 1 drug back in the 60s so the "prudes" could control, through legal intimidation; the "liberal hippies" and the "brothers and sisters", and had nothing whatsoever to do with danger of its use. Instead the use was a danger to controlling the masses, which is how our political system works - all about power and control and not about what is BEST for our citizens.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 28, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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