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Re: “Le Farfalle to host celebration of life for sous chef Drew Tursi who died Saturday night

How awful! So young. I am so sorry for your loss. I have eaten at your restaurant several times. May he rest in peace.

Posted by lynnar on March 10, 2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “The betrayal of Trans America

To Jshicke.. you're showing your relative ignorance of human sexuality. I recommend you watch the recent Katie Couric series on Netflix all the way through and you will come away with current, true information on the subject. I now know what an "intersexual" human is and I hadn't even heard the term before seeing the series.. so much to learn and so little time.

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Posted by badpenny61 on March 10, 2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “What to do when the director of the EPA doesn't believe in climate change?

Thank you, Jeremy, for your eloquent column. My heart sank when the current EPA head was selected by the the worst, most corrupt polluters and their minions, id est, the Congress, Trump and Bannon. Only the least educated would fail to see the value of laws protecting our planet and they are the hateful ones when you're trying to discuss outcomes of pollution in a rational way. I recall being unable to breathe in France, Italy, Hong Kong, India and Los Angeles in the bad old days from air pollution. The EPA and other countries' equivalent agencies have had a great effect on this issue and even China is beginning to take it seriously. In addition, my recent trip to a reef offshore the Florida keys yielded a brown, dead environment when it was so colorful and alive with fish just 20 years ago. What the hell are we doing to ourselves by going backward - it's madness!!!

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Posted by badpenny61 on March 10, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Making America filthy again with John Waters

Perhaps some of you might join us in response to those who were waving Confederate flags in Marion Square last weekend. https://www.facebook.com/events/1803620646…

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Posted by Donna Jones on March 10, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Suspected ice cream thief linked to rash of vandalism downtown

Drunk, stupid and stealing ice cream is no way to go through life....

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 10, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “The Agenda: McMaster rejects idea of gas tax bump; Graham asking for Trump wiretap proof; A fix for FollyGras?

I'm not 100% opposed to increase of gas tax (2% would cost the average driver less than 80 cent per tank or about 40 bucks a year) but if McMaster is correct, not all of the current tax goes to bridges and highways and I would revisit that to make sure that that money is being put to proper and beneficial use before the minuscule increase proposed is approved.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 10, 2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Stegelin: The bill that launched a thousand investigations

Really! Statistics show a steady decline in sex-related crimes even though the availability of "it" has increased exponentially. Lawmakers should be focusing on real issues like roads in such disrepair they are destroying our cars and causing accidents, sometimes with terrible results.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 10, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Getting a grip on real world feminism

Three cheers for illuminating these tough issues. Equal pay, mutual respect, affordable and high quality child care, elder care, health insurance, education and control of reproductive freedoms are things I will continue to fight for in solidarity with women here in the US and around the world. I am a proud patriot and also dedicated to continuing to make our democratic system work for all of us. Great piece.

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Posted by alys on March 9, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “What to do when the director of the EPA doesn't believe in climate change?

I saw "The Lorax" on TV as a cartoon when I was a child. I remember being sad but also thinking later that The Once-ler was a stupid capitalist for not sustaining and renewing his raw material (trees.) No more truffula trees = no more profit = no more corporation! I'm disappointed that it took 35--40 more years for the word "sustainable" to enter the public vocabulary!

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Posted by Patbb Brendan Patman on March 9, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Re: “What to do when the director of the EPA doesn't believe in climate change?

Think about this- there will be no alternative air and water supply from which climate deniers can choose. Do take a look at the science for your sake and that of your family or future family.

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Posted by hattlyn on March 9, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “W+F's SFA Dockside Supper gave a long overdue hat tip to Workmen’s Cafe

OMG! You are so kind with your words. Thank you so much. This was truly a surprise.

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Posted by Angie Bellinger on March 9, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “The betrayal of Trans America

"It's going to be hard for the administration to go after lesbian, gay, and bi people because they have numbers, they have resources, they have money. We don't necessarily have that," Williams said. "You're going after transgender people ... We're only .6 percent of the population."

Don't worry, Ma'am... the LGBs will be feeling the poison once again, soon enough, and solidarity of shafted will return to LGBT people. Sure, Trump is friends with Peter Thiel, but one asshole billionaire doesn't a coherent gay outreach make. Upside: while society will stop its march towards recognition of your true self, you will pay lower taxes. That is no doubt a massive consolation.

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Posted by factoryconnection on March 9, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Re: “The betrayal of Trans America

Lynnar, how does a 5 year old boy come to look like a girl? The only way I know of is if the child was born as a hermaphrodite, with sex organs of both genders to begin with. That is the ONE case where I would support a 'Male' being allowed into a 'FEMALE' bathroom. The only other way a 5 year old became a girl is if the parents abuse the child and had the male organ severed in their wish to have had a 'little girl'. In which case I would seriously support the doctor who did the surgery being prosecuted. A 5 year old does not have a clue about what they want for their future.

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Posted by Jshicke on March 9, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

"a law requiring that guns be locked in a gun safe doesn't mean the parents will actually do that."

California has such a law I believe and list several safes that are 'recommended' by the state of California. All of them take about 20 seconds to break into after watching a YouTube video. Several of these videos even tell young people how to get into one without leaving a trace that you did it.

That is how well a safe keeps young teens away from a firearm if they are determined to get to one. Because people forget pass codes, or lose keys, nearly all are designed with a 'back door' so the owner can still get in and retrieve their property. These back doors are documented and placed on your tube where a simple piece of wire is all that is required to gain entry.

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Posted by Jshicke on March 9, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Le Farfalle to host celebration of life for sous chef Drew Tursi who died Saturday night

Love and prayers to you and your family John. My heart goes out to you.

Psalm 34:18
"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

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Posted by Grace Morris on March 9, 2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

"Shootings occur almost every weekend in parking lots outside bars"
But name one of those shootings that were committed by a CCW holder. Almost every time that occurs it's someone who already has been stripped of his right to bear arms due to a previous crime.

"The recent shootings or guns discovered in the hands of school children is another serious accident waiting to happen."
They were breaking the law already, and a law requiring that guns be locked in a gun safe doesn't mean the parents will actually do that. The best such a law can do is result in the parents being incarcerated, probably leaving other children with parents in jail.

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Posted by SweetJane Parx on March 8, 2017 at 11:51 PM

Re: “The conversation we should all be having about gun violence and firearm safety

I liked the article, and realize there are two sides to every story! When the open carry regulations were passed a few I fought against them. To have a law that states that you can carry a gun into a bar, but you can't drink, is the dumbest thing I ever heard. I was not wrong. Shootings occur almost every weekend in parking lots outside bars in the Charleston area. The recent shootings or guns discovered in the hands of school children is another serious accident waiting to happen. The problem lies with parents who do nothing to keep guns in a locked, secure place. There are many yhings that our Legislature can do to reduce crime in this state, but depend on the NRA to keep their offices in Columbia. Pretty sad.

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Posted by Love to sail on March 8, 2017 at 11:41 PM

Re: “A look at South Carolina's very own Monkey Island

I have seen Morgan Island and the 'Monkey Island down in the Florida Keys. The vegetation on the key was completely denuded and you could see monkey turds floating in the water long before you got near. You could smell it very strongly also- fun trip to see them, but was one nasty place!

Posted by Alec Blalock on March 8, 2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Steampunk-themed restaurant Krazy Owls slated to open next month

Great idea combining the two!

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Posted by calm assertive on March 8, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “What to do when the director of the EPA doesn't believe in climate change?

The EPA is an out of control agency that hasn't answered to anyone in government since Nixon created it in 1972. It's a bloat, agenda-drive bureaucracy that is destroying the American economy and actually hurting real people by creating regulatory work far beyond it authority, for the purpose of creating more work for itself and with the goal to expand in perpetuity.

As usually, Mr. Rutledge's Chicken Little editorials are empty of facts and heavy on the hysteria, quoting that well known global warming scientist Dr. Seuss. No, the water and air isn't going to turn all Green Eggs and Ham under this administration if they simply want to make the EPA more accountable to the American people and more responsible for the way their actions effect those same people.

Your act is getting predictable and boring Jeremy, I'd suggest next time you include the old chestnut "what about the children?" It won't make you editorial more factual, but it is an empty emotional point you haven't used yet.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 8, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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