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Re: “Graph: How sure is Lindsey Graham that he’ll run for president?

Also: America's first closeted president?

Posted by Pronghorn on May 22, 2015 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Southern Charm S2 E10: The Tragedy of T-Rav

"he was involved in a documentary about Halston - wo he did not know anything about before hand - that got some good reviews"

Dexter Pie,

Here's the best source of all things Whitney Cuntler-Jones (both article and comments). It'll show you that you're incorrect about his (Mommy-funded) "documentary":

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/HolyCin…

Posted by Pronghorn on May 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Re: “A year after her firing, Police Chief Crystal Moore takes the LGBT fight to the Statehouse

She ought to and I hope she succeeds.

Seriously. It's fucked up that people not only shun others because of sexual orientation, but feel as if they have the duty to do so.

I suppose I miss the point when people say "I don't believe in gay marriage", or "I don't agree with gay marriage." I don't know why people who have the gall to shout that so proudly think anyone cares. It sounds like the train of thought that should be reserved for a 60 year old, borderline-senile, passive-aggressive mother-in-law who cheated on her husband 7 times in her 30s and 40s.

And of course, no one who spouts off such religious speak ever really understands that they're missing the point. Explaining that "you can be a Christian, but everyone doesn't have to be" and "you are hereby revoked of your right to Christianity" are two totally different things usually gets lost in the mix when a baloon or some shiny object catches their eye.

After all, if Leviticus says it's a sin, then it must be a sin (except when it's not or except when it's something we like). https://www.gci.org/law/sct01

We live in a society where people have access to literally whatever information they want through the Internet. And people STILL look at you funny when you say "just because the Old Testament said it doesn't mean it should be a law". Fuck us.

Posted by warwit on May 22, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Fish Pimp, are you really calling this whole thread out when you're the one who started its devolution into to a stupid shit-throwing contest?

Remember this?

"And what have Asian-Americans ever given to American culture? Love that Asian-American music. Asian-American authors and poets abound. Show me one Asian-American dance move. The box office is full of Asian-American movies."

You made that comment and proceeded to lambast someone for using actual metrics to verify the respective populations' contributions. The relative meaninglessness of pop culture contributions when weighed against that which you were ranting against makes the whole thing even more chuckle-worthy.

And when you got called on it, you downplayed the more compelling data (more compelling than I, Robot and "All The Single Ladies", anyway) and were even more dismissive and passive-aggressive than you were at first.

If you're not yet aware of how rich your last comment was, read through this whole thread again. It's clear who's fighting the losing battle.

You managed to make one of the most superficial and least thought-out comments I've ever seen on the CCP...and you ridiculed those who have articulated themselves far better than you....all the while using the word "anti-intellectual". And you did it in the same thread. Bravo. That kind of ignorant extends far beyond any political paradigm.

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Posted by warwit on May 22, 2015 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

I just love how all these white liberals know exactly what's right for their poor down-trodden black brothers, when none of them have ever experienced any thing of which they speak. But yet you say the other side are the ones that know nothing about the black experience. All of this by a majority white paper with mostly all white readers. Am I the only one that sees the irony in this. And then sit there and say there was never any discrimination against Asians or any other foreigners that came to the US?? I hate to break it to you but history goes back further than just 65 years. Leemajors, you have put forth no valid arguments here. You make it appear that all whites are prosperous and doing great. Go to Appalachian mtns and see the other side. Jim Crow had nothing to do with the unwed mothers and unstable homes that have happened since the white man stuck his nose in their business in 1965. White liberals created the situation we have today and don't want to admit it. They just want to keep doing the same thing which changes nothing.

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Posted by Showmoor on May 22, 2015 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The I'm-Not-Racists are right — black people are the cause of racism

They are held responsible, Showmoor.

In fact, it's a miracle when one of those criminals isn't murdered outright at the point of apprehension. And when they aren't murdered, they are sentenced more harshly than whites that are convicted of the same crime.

Posted by leemajors on May 22, 2015 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Blaming income inequality on unstable homes, broken financial support systems, generational poverty--all of which were DIRECTLY exacerbated by Jim Crow and generations of slavery and institutional discrimination--is not a controversial viewpoint anywhere but in the conservative mindset.

I'd even argue that it is generally accepted as fact that african americans are still disadvantaged due to centuries of discrimination, but debating facts with the right is an exercise in futility.

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Posted by leemajors on May 22, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Why was Under Armour's Iwo Jima parody so offensive?

I don't expect anyone that hasn't served in the Marine Corps to understand, but as a former Marine, I find the image offensive. To make light of a battle where many brave warriors shed blood, is unwarranted. I can respect the opinion of those that disagree with me, so I expect the same in return.

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Posted by Fred Lupher on May 22, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

In the middle of a discussion about disproportionate numbers of unarmed black men getting killed by police, you morons want to both deny racial discrimination against black people and at the same time invent a history of racial discrimination against Asians. You are pathetic.

And without any irony, you tell others to learn history and get their heads out of their asses. lol This is the fantasy world of the modern anti-intellectual conservative.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on May 22, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Graze brings fresh local flavors to Summerville's strip-mall thoroughfare

"Also, what are you talking about when you state "Summerville's strip-mall thoroughfare?"" I thought you honestly were clueless when you asked this and perhaps had never been to the amazing strip mall fast food mecca of Summerville. I am aware of some great places to eat in Summerville, a few friends own some well known ones there. Guess what, even they have made some pretty funny jokes about the 4 block run of everything you could possibly want after smoking a blunt. It is what it is. Lets just leave it at convenient to travelers and stoners alike.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on May 22, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Oh my such an assortment of wonderful art and interesting artists, go see what the piccolo buzz is all about. Check out tent number 27 OMG what beautiful pastels!

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Posted by ByronA on May 22, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Why was Under Armour's Iwo Jima parody so offensive?

I can see how people, especially Marines would be defensive of the Mt. Suribachi flag raising image. However, I was really expecting something distasteful or demeaning based on all the hubbub after reading about the protest. So... really? A silhouette of several guys putting up a hoop is too much for some peoples' sensibilities?

I want to understand, Devil Dogs, I really do. But I really don't.

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Posted by factoryconnection on May 22, 2015 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Why was Under Armour's Iwo Jima parody so offensive?

"People need to stop being "offended" by irrelevant things."

You're offended by people being offended by this; that's why you made a comment.

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Posted by Pronghorn on May 22, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Leemajors, I don't normally deviate from eloquent debate to question folks' character. But you seem to genuinely have your head stuck up your ass.

You are aware that posting links proving that black people are poor doesn't prove or refute anything, right? We've already established that. The adults are trying to talk about causes, symptoms and solutions.

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Posted by warwit on May 22, 2015 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Leemajors, your links basically state that if you are married, have a two-income household and work you will make more money that those that don't. I guess you have proven points made by those with common sense.

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Posted by Showmoor on May 22, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Look up Moynihan's analysis in 1965 about the deterioration of the black family and you can see it's not just generational bs. Asians were competing with fisher men in La jus in the last three decades and you say there's never been a part of society threatened by them. Then you go on to state how there are few asian movies, music or dances? Perhaps this may be called prejudice. Also, asians were the ones who built our railroads and many other shitty jobs in the 1800s but they've had it made according to you. Learn history. Not just what is fed to you on the nightly news and this rag. Chris Haire is the editor of this rag. That should tell you something right there. He would never make it as an editor anywhere else. His opinions are just that, opinions.

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Posted by Showmoor on May 22, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The I'm-Not-Racists are right — black people are the cause of racism

Your paper seems to keep stirring the racial pot, but I don't remember seeing much written about the late night ramblings of the black teens in downtown Charleston, the shooting of Will Rogers or the fact that the 15 year old that shot the woman on Mother's Day. You know, the 15 year old that had an ankle bracelet on due to being out on bond. The one that was out shooting at 1:45 in the morning. What is your take on him? Shouldn't his parents be held responsible, also? Or are all blacks not held responsible due to the 400 years of oppression? Or is it that they just can't take care of themselves and need the whitey's help? If your hero Obama can do it why can't others? Or did Obama get put in the presidency as a puppet by whitey?? Just wondering.

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Posted by Showmoor on May 22, 2015 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Nope, no evidence to support my opinion whatsoever.

http://iasp.brandeis.edu/pdfs/Author/shapi…

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/…

http://law.uoregon.edu/org/olrold/archives…

Basically, generational poverty, lack of financial support, a deeper reliance on student loans and lower rate/shorter term of asset ownership all restrict upward mobility for hispanics and african-americans.

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Posted by leemajors on May 22, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Graze brings fresh local flavors to Summerville's strip-mall thoroughfare

Ohhhh ok culinarykid.. Thanks for your unnecessary comment, captain obvious! I'm assuming by your "know-it-all" attitude and username that you know all about the restaurants in Summerville (besides the fast food chains "repped".. Which are right off the interstate for convenience to travelers).

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Posted by bsblant on May 22, 2015 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Duke prof posts racially inflammatory comment on NY Times story

Obeying laws, getting educated, having a job, paying taxes - you think we need less of this in the US? If you think these QUANTIFIABLE factors which Asian-Americans are at the top of and African Americans are at the bottom of are bad then we really have nothing to discuss. You don't want the same USA that myself and other normal Americans want. If you also advocate more diabetes, obesity, and heroin use then...at least you are consistent? So, gold star for that.

No African-American alive today had to overcome anything you listed. There are, of course, Cambodian-Americans (for example) who actually did have to overcome genocide. Themselves. Not their great-great-great grandparents. They, like many other immigrants who have survived similar horrors, just took the opportunities available to all Americans and got on with it and succeeded.

But, of course, African Americans are different. And it can't be measured or quantified. And I can never understand.

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Posted by Cid95 on May 22, 2015 at 5:10 AM
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