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Re: “Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard stormed off stage last night at Volvo Car Stadium

I was there in the second row and did not see anyone throwing things at him. My husband noticed that Ben was having guitar issues during the song prior to this one. He was also completely drenched in sweat and had asked the crowd how we are able to deal with the weather in Charleston. So in my opinion he was upset about the tuning of his guitar and the humidity and threw more of a temper tantrum than I've ever witnessed from my one year old.

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Posted by Jessica Elisabeth Ferro on June 16, 2016 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard stormed off stage last night at Volvo Car Stadium

First off.. this was the last song BEFORE the encore. He came back out with the band and played a few more songs after this. Also, I was in the front row. I can confirm that no one was throwing things at him. My friend has a cell phone video from our POV. He had complained earlier in the night about how hot it was.

Also, the song right before this, his guitar went out for half a second. I think there was either a loose cable somewhere or he was getting some nasty feedback in his earpiece. He just looked frustrated with his crew/equipment.

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Posted by Taylor Milana on June 16, 2016 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Bill Murray to receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

Please correct the spelling of Carol Burnett's last name.

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Posted by Celie Walker Dailey on June 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard stormed off stage last night at Volvo Car Stadium

Billy Joel did it better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqY6mXULzp…

Also, Charleston is notorious for something? Huh. I thought unruly assholes were everywhere.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard stormed off stage last night at Volvo Car Stadium

Where the hell was security?! This kind of behavior is unfortunately what Charleston has become notorious for, and among the reasons so many acts don't return...

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Posted by Elise Ladew on June 16, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Garden & Gun's Made in the South Awards now accepting entries

There should be an award for "Best Marketing of a Regional Identity".

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 16, 2016 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Stegelin: A year later, have we learned nothing?

Patrick Brady, 1 gun by good guy in Orlando= less innocent deaths, period

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Posted by Bosox2010 on June 16, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Re: “The bulgogi and banchan are worth the trip to 843 Korean BBQ & Sushi House

I agree with most points of your review. I found the spicy pork and bulgolgi tasty but the grill tables to me are a waste of time. They are not of the traditional style, no flame really touching the meat, its more of a stainless steel pan boiling your meat. I would stick to ordering traditional items from a regular table. The kimchi was excellent as well as the rest of the banchan.

Posted by Bosox2010 on June 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Did the Mother Emanuel tragedy change anything?

"But I bet you can't name one"

Jesse Helms. Who somehow made your list of those who didn't switch.

Seriously, delete your account.

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Posted by Jaxx on June 16, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Did the Mother Emanuel tragedy change anything?

Do you get paid by the word or what?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 16, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “New coffee shop and a late night pizza joint coming soon to Upper King

Where do you go out Josh? Places we've never even heard of I bet. Plus Adams Morgan has Mama Ayesha's. That alone makes it better than Upper King.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 16, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Stegelin: A year later, have we learned nothing?

Lots of words, but what a load of crap. More guns = more death, period.

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Posted by Patrick Brady on June 16, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Re: “New coffee shop and a late night pizza joint coming soon to Upper King

Upper King is now DC's Adams Morgan. Adams Morgan is the worst.

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Posted by joshl725 on June 16, 2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “A look at Tuesday’s primary election results

"The incumbent House member will go up against Democratic party challenger and activist Dimitri Cherny in November." Challenger, sure. I'm sure Representative Sanford will feel really challenged by Mr. Cherny, maybe even learning his name or that he exists before cruising to a 15-25% win on name recognition and appropriate letter. I hope Mr. Cherny doesn't put himself in debt in this endeavor.

@AA: In a state in which every single state-wide office is held by the same party, the primary is the only time to make any difference by voting. This is not only true in red states, but anywhere that the minority party is in shambles. For a nation so ostensibly obsessed with our rights and the constitution, we don't seem to demonstrate it.

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 16, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Did the Mother Emanuel tragedy change anything?

Mr. Mat Catastrophe,

If you consider yourself a "tolerant liberal" then you should have the patience and academic maturity to argue my points based on merit and facts. What did I say that is factually untrue?

Yes. Strom Thurmond was a racist and switched from the Democrat party to the Republican party. We can argue why he switched and whether it was actually because he thought his racist beliefs would be better accepted by the political party of Civil Rights (Republicans) but I won't pick that argument with you now.

So far commentators have named Strom Thurmond as a switcher.

Here's a list of racist Democrats who for some reason remained racist Democrats during this magical time period during which you believe all racists switched to the Republican Party thereby magically cleansing the 150 years of Democrat Party racism up to that point:

Robert Byrd - He was a racist Democrat politician up until 2010 when he finally croaked. Why did Democrats keep electing this former KKK member?

Al Gore Sr. - The Global Warming hoaxer's father. Too bad Al Gore didn't campaign on this! He could have campaigned: "My daddy was a racist Democrat!"

Lester Maddox
George Wallace
Orval Fabus
Benjamin T. Laney
John Stennis
james Eastland
ALlen Ellender
Russell B. Long
John J. Sparkman
John McClellan
Richard B Russell
Herman E Talmadge
John Rarick
Harry F. Byrd
A Williss Robertson
Allen Ellender
Sam Ervin
Everett Jordan
Jesse Helms
Thomas Pryor Gore
J. Lister Hill
Spessard Holland
George Smathers
Olin D. Johnston
Herbert Walters
Fielding Wright
Frank M. Dixon
William H. Murray
Mills E. Godwin Jr.

Why didn't all these racist Democrat politicians switch to the Republican party during your make believe Dixiecrat switcheroo? Did they not receive the memo that all Racists were ordered to leave the Democrat Party and switch to the Republican Party? I can prove these racist Democrats I listed supported segregation and racism by their own political track records.

Well, at least you have Strom Thurmond for your silly argument. LOL. I'll throw you a bone. There were more racist democrats who switched to the Republican party than just Strom Thurmond. But I bet you can't name one without a google search because you've never actually made the effort to ever research it. You always just bought the "conventional wisdom" that Republicans are "wacisssst" hook line and sinker because your overpaid communist professor told you so.

Don't tell me to delete my account because you want to censor facts and because you're against free speech. Challenge me like a true scholar. Where are the liberal democrat neo-marxist Academics? All you smart college educated Democrats. I challenge you.

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Posted by Liberal_Neo_Marxist on June 16, 2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Racism still lives here

"Boy I wish I could get discriminated against, that would be so refreshing! Also, let's not forget that minorities are the REAL racists."

Deep thoughts from our new handle on an old account, Liberal_Neo_Marxist.

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 16, 2016 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Results of West Ashley bike lane study released

As population rises in WA, JI, John's Island, and surrounding areas, and the daily influx of people to downtown rises, one has to ask "where is the extra parking going to materialize?" My guess is that it won't... the peninsula is becoming more urbanized, not less, and parking is getting as squeezed as affordable housing. Offering alternatives like safe bike transit is a good start, but only if people use it. In our national mindset: carpooling, public transportation, biking all these things, like others have quipped, are dreadfully socialistic, communistic, and for word salad's sake let's just throw in fascist and terrorist as well.

Bitching about parking and traffic, though? What could be more American, honestly?

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 16, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Racism still lives here

Dear ReeDJPat,

I actually WISH salespersons would leave me alone. Must be nice! So you're brown and your husband is white. That sounds so UNracist. Show me your liberal democrat progressive neo-marxist paradise in the world where there is absolutely no racism whatsoever? Where does this magical fruity cake liberal paradise exist? In Central or South America? Ha yeah.....NO. I and my friends of many skin colors openly talk about these things, and we all agree that Charleston is the least racist place any of us have ever lived. I suggest you grow a backbone and stop worrying about how people look at you or what other people think. Give them a disapproving look back and stop being so wimpy. Wishing your own daughter's skin to be light sounds like you're the one with a racial complex. Liberals are always in their feelings.

"I know she'll have an easier time living in the South if she looks Caucasian."

I disagree. Maybe you should move to Liberal Democrat New Hampshire where 94% of the population is white. I'm sure you won't get any bad looks from good obedient white liberal democrats who love people of other colors so much that they don't live amongst anyone of other colors. Funny how that works!

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Posted by Liberal_Neo_Marxist on June 16, 2016 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Results of West Ashley bike lane study released

If this is going to happen, there needs to be a safe way to access the bridge from 61 – which has bike lanes, to 17 – which has the Greenway as a parallel route. As it is now, it is virtually impossible to safely make it to the bridge from 99% of West Ashley. This absolutely needs to be addressed in combination with this project – not later after someone is killed trying to cross Folly Road or Savannah Highway.

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Posted by John Paul Jah on June 16, 2016 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Racism still lives here

Great article.

I moved to Charleston 2 years ago. I'm neither white or black. I'm brown. Racism does exist in Charleston. Discrimination does exist in Charleston. Folks are just more "polite" about being racist or discriminating. I've experienced it at the grocery store, in the parking lot at Lowes and most often when I try to purchase things in shops run by locals. Now I tend to shop at big box and online stores just so I don't have to feel unwelcome by store associates. On those rare occasions when I do purchase from a local shop, I make my white husband come with me so I'm not completely ignored by the salesperson. Also, as a mixed-race couple, we get strange/disapproving looks from older folks whenever we go out. I recently had a daughter and it makes me sad that I'm so relieved that her skin is so light because I know she'll have an easier time living in the South if she looks Caucasian.

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Posted by ReeDJPat on June 16, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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