Well Ned, I just don't know for sure about God and neither does anyone else. They may suppose, reason, believe,... but no one really knows.
Regular posters here, seem to have NO issue with Allah.
I guess hes the real God.
Hopefully your dirty bomb is a 3-D Neutron dirty bomb.
One that doesn't destroy the website, but erases all unfunny posts by horned mammals.
This place closed it's doors over a year ago...but it was a great Venue to hear great musicians.......
Her cartoon of Obama dressed in SM gear eating fried chicken is not exactly high -minded political criticism. Also saying that she had no idea it might be considered racist is a bit hard to swallow. I mean I kind of understand her point about Obama trying appeal to gays, but the fired chicken?? If she lost her gig because of it I can understand why. Would love to see the cartoon though. Is she a good artist?
@Pepper - You're missing Tony's point. The guy is NOT a white supremacist and what you talked about is basic prejudices every ethnic group has! Prejudice & racism are as natural as the birds and the bees. Blacks in Africa ran the slave trade. Blacks in America owned black slaves. Some right here in Charleston. Slavery had nothing to do with racism.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is one of the most extreme, prejudiced, and hate based organizations out there. As are Media Matters, the SEIU, the NAACP, and pretty much every group funded by George Soros.
For the $8-$10 million the subsidy for a network drama like Reckless will run, SC could spend that same amount (if not less) for much more effective and targeted marketing. A show about a sultry law firm in Charleston on CBS isn't going to get anywhere close to 10 million viewers each week. Getting even half of that will be a challenge.
Army Wives collected $13.7 million for its final three seasons and its most viewed episode had less than 4.5 million viewers (many in SC, I suspect).
Further, Reckless happens to take place in SC, but it's not a requirement. Most projects filmed in the incentive states are not set in them. (Dear Jon shot in SC but is set in NC; Nailed takes place in DC etc). Moreover, neither Hawaii or Miami saw the boosts you mention because of those shows. That said, some shows and films have caused film tourism. Cheers for Boston and The Office for Scranton are notable examples.....and both filmed in Hollywood, not those locations. Hence, film tourism does not require the project to shoot in the location, but more that it's set there.
The big picture is more complicated that your "it's great PR" reaction.
Banjo players aren't allowed to use Botox™.
@IPY - You know mat and the other libtards are always in favor of any and all subsidies that redistribute wealth by taking it from the haves who through hard work earned it, then giving it to the lazy folks they want to enslave and whose votes they wish to buy. All in the name of pandering and labeling them "victims".
Yet god forbid some greedy corporation or family business get a subsidy that is repaid to the community several times over as an economic stimulus.
They fail to recognize that the subsidies given to Boeing & BMW are repaid many fold via income, property, and sales taxes. Not to mention creating jobs and boosting the image of state & community. Additionally, those subsidies get repaid by all the ancillary and support jobs created by all the contract workers and supply companies moving to be near BMW & Boeing and the jobs they create, which are not based on subsidies and often out number the jobs created by Boeing or BMW.
It's called Botox
When he was already 68.
Adrian H. McDonald,
I have a "big picture" question for you:
How much would it cost the state of South Carolina to film (in HD) some of Charleston's most picturesque locations and then have those "video postcards" aired during prime time viewing hours on network television? How much would it cost the state to show a nationwide television audience of potentially ten million viewers 8 to 10 minutes worth of Charleston scenery on a weekly basis?
I'm guessing more than whatever the state will pay out in subsidies.
Yes, the state is paying taxpayers money (via subsidy) directly to the production, but we taxpayers are getting something very valuable in return - the sort of long term exposure that we could never achieve via traditional tourism marketing strategies.
Location themed television shows generally have a positive impact with regard to tourism revenues for the locations depicted. Hawaii and Miami both saw significant boosts in tourism revenues due to the increased exposure provided by the episodic television shows Hawaii Five-O and Miami Vice.
Reckless has the potential to provide a big boost to tourism in Charleston, if you look at the big picture. I'm glad someone in Columbia figured that out.
Steve Martin stopped aging in August, 1981.
Tony, there are many white supremacists who consider the Brahmin, or highest, caste members in India to be white. However else could the Indian people have had such a flourishing culture after all. They believe the same for the Egyptians, Persians and Chinese. Also, many "pure" Spaniards living in or formerly from Central and South America and the Carribbean do not identify themselves the same way as most of their neighbors. Look at the "haves" in those countries and they are overwhelmingly European and they look upon the indigenous and mestizo people as lesser and have spent centuries oppressing them. It is the same attitude and they would fit right in to most white supremacist organizations, at least the ones who recognize Mediterranean Europeans as white, which some do not. I know a few Cuban people of purely Spanish descent who have nothing but disdain for "Latino" people and culture and do not consider themselves to be in same category.
Is he related to famous Jazz great Kenny G?
I'm confused, Ned Hill. Could you please elucidate your positions for me?
Honestly, I think that Haley had no idea about Roan Garcia-Quintana's background. He was a regular guest on The Morning Buzz and I'm sure that Richard Todd had no idea Roan was a member of the CofCC. I didn't, and I try to keep up with these things.
Chris, if Nikki will publicly "get in bed" with a guy like this, doesn't it make Will Folks more credible?
When it comes down to it, aren't all South Carolina Republicans essentially members of a "White Power" organization?
Ok, Chris. So a hispanic male, who is working for an Indian female, is a white supremacist. Also, the Southern Poverty Law Center, who puts Shawn Hannity and Laura Ingraham on an enemies list is being held up as a trustworthy source? LOL. This is pathetic.
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