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Re: “The Agenda: Slager lawyers want charges dismissed; Council votes to fund I-526; Graham will lead Russian hacking inquiry

These lawyers for Slager must think we are stupid, when they call a retrial after hung jury, double jeopardy. I am not even a lawyer and I know well it would be double jeopardy only if Slager had been acquitted. These lawyers know that perfectly well, they are just lying through their teeth.

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Posted by Tom Martin on February 4, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Beachheads and the War on Facts

Just to return to reality, the Clintons started manipulating scientific fact when they refused to fund any research that produced results they disagreed with, like smoking. If you don't play the game, you don't get paid.
30 years later, those who know that the scientific process was corrupted by the political goals of the liberals are now called "deniers". Well, the facts don't change because they don't fit reality.
Let's return to REALLY un-biased research and throw out the politically directed pseudo - science of the last 30 years.
Calling a cow a pig won't produce pork!

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Posted by FraserGlen on February 4, 2017 at 4:56 AM

Re: “The Charleston Pipe Band makes bagpipes cool again

It's piping, not bagpiping!

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Posted by FraserGlen on February 4, 2017 at 4:38 AM

Re: “Beachheads and the War on Facts

This week in Fascism. http://www.kennethinthe212.com/2017/02/thi…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 3, 2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “FM Station The City hits the airwaves

I am in my late 50's and saw your billboard on 526 3 days ago. I put it right on and was thrilled at what I heard. Like a teenage boy in high school, I was compelled to contact you guys. The only L'il's I want to hear are L'il Eva L'il Stevie Wonder and L'il Anthony. Hearing the Isley Bros. and all the other hits from that era is just wild. THANX I am your new #1 fan and will do whatever I can to pass it around. Keep it up guys, you are awesome!!!!!!!!! thanx again, Paul Le Clair

Posted by Paul LeClair on February 3, 2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Recounting the pepper spray, sting ball grenades, and righteous anger at Trump’s inauguration

My bad. I was reading an archive related to how Neil Gorsuch anwered a question regarding free speech at Columbia University, which IS a private school so that is where that argument originated.
http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2017/…

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 3, 2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Beachheads and the War on Facts

"Personal attacks reveals a lack of a fact-based argument"

Perhaps you should review you own comments, your rants against Trump and pretty much anyone right of center have not been trying to play nice nor always fact based.

That being said, you're are welcome to berate Trump, as I am to berate the CCP, a privately own paper, which wouldn't know how to find an opinion writer that didn't brown nose their views if they actually tried. Oh yeah, they do throw in the occasional non-leftest writer but they usually are some uber-rightist born again (for the third time) nut job that's recently out of jail after beating up his on-parole brother in-law, and can barely put a sentence together, let alone an intelligent point of view.

So as far as the CCP is concerned, I'll continue to mock them, and their opinion writers, personally if necessary, until they at least provide an alternate voice (and not their idea of alternate) to their in-the-bubble "hipster" mindset.

If I, in the heat of passion, personally disparaged you, I apology and will monitor my remarks in responding to your comments in the future.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 3, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Recounting the pepper spray, sting ball grenades, and righteous anger at Trump’s inauguration

First off get your facts straight, UC Berkeley is a public school. What do you think the UC stands for...University of California, Berkeley. It also gets massive federal funding, so it falls within federal jurisdiction. Besides, the university approved the event and agreed to provide security, which they clearly did not provide.

Second, it's not about whether your support the message of Yiannopoulos, it's about the right to speak under the 1st amendment. He has the right to speak, they have the right to protest.

But when protesters turn into rioters, they deserve to be arrested and prosecuted.

Finally, your personal definition of this guy being "dangerous" Really? Last I checked this speaker didn't force me to buy under threat of law, healthcare, lie about not taking away and then actually taking away the doctor I could see, and then, through legislation he promoted, triple my healthcare costs. This is just one example of the many dangerous things that Obama forced upon us, again under threat of law for the last eight years, with his unconstitutional "pen and phone", I could go on and on.

Obama had far more of an impact than this guy on us, yet we, who opposed him, weren't having riots in the streets nightly, even though he was very dangerous and directly impacted our lives.

Berkeley has already come out and condemned the protesters turned rioters and advocated that Yianns has the right to speak freely at the university. Don't defend lawlessness, it make you sound stupid and irrational, which I don't believe you are.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 3, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Recounting the pepper spray, sting ball grenades, and righteous anger at Trump’s inauguration

A. Violence should not be condoned on either side which has occurred on both sides, so no one is "innocent".
B. Free speech guarantee ONLY extends to federal prosecution and does not guarantee there will be no PRIVATE consequences.
C. UC Berkeley is NOT a public institution, therefore they can squelch speech if it is in the best interests of safety and decorum - or for any reason for that matter.
D. Protest IS a form of FREE SPEECH.
E. If you support the speech and message that Yiannopoulos presents, you ARE a white supremacist. Yiannopoulos represents one of the biggest oxymoron's of the aeon - a self-described faggot and white supremacist. He just launched a "Whites-only" scholarship program. I know this is from "fake news" giant, CNN but it's Yiannopoulos' words and actions so it's not fake this time:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/02/politics/mil…

Historically, white supremacists detest off-color folks (non-caucasian) , interracial relationships and most of all, despise faggots so I can only presume Yiannopoulos is suffering from a severe form of psychosis which makes him DANGEROUS. His message is definitely dangerous.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 3, 2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Beachheads and the War on Facts

Personal attacks reveals a lack of a fact-based argument, and I must say, you have a way with words, but must you be disrespectful in every single comment you make. Try playing nice and maybe readers will take you seriously, but that seems to be the issue with a lot of people these days - personal attacks without the facts. Opinions differ and you don't have to berate and bully someone just to prop yourself up as superior somehow. Our new president has that sewn up so let us be more cordial and show him we are not the cads that he is. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 3, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

I find it hilarious you are quoting Thomas Jefferson who said those remarks in a completely different context and a completely different time period. The man died almost a half century before the Civil War even started. But sure, the Federalist Papers make for some great political debates and college courses, but they are not the law of the land. And nothing in them changes the fact that the South decided to initiate a war against the United States of America based on their perceived rights to own other people.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 2, 2017 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes filming downtown in Wagener Terrace

This is Wagener Terrace, not North Central - corner of Ashley and Sans Souci

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Posted by palmettogal on February 2, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Best of Charleston 2017 nominations are now open!

Noticed Best Green Business section, couple of taxi services, a rickshaw and a hostel?... how about the GREENEST Landscape company around town, Earthfriendly Landscapes, "cutting grass with NO gas since 2010!" That's right ZERO pollution, 100% organic, sustainable practices, all this reducing Charlestons carbon footprint exponentially! the REAL green entrepreneur, all others are just Eco-posers! Earthfriendlysc.com CHECK IT

Posted by Justin Gough on February 2, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

Ron Liberte, it is because we understand the difference between the historical and and current political situation. You claim the flag represents a treasonous act while ignoring the fact that secession was not an act of treason at the time. It was accepted by many that a state COULD secede from the Union, even in the writings of Thomas Jefferson and the Federalist papers. Jefferson said, If any state in the Union will declare that it prefers separation to a continuance in the union . I have no hesitation in saying, Let us separate.' On the eve of the American Civil War, unionist politicians saw secession as a right of states. Maryland Rep. Jacob M. Kunkel said, Any attempt to preserve the Union between the States of this Confederacy by force would be impractical, and destructive of republican liberty. The northern Democratic and Republican parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace.

So, right or wrong, the decision to secede, was, at that time, considered a right of the states, and leaving the Union was not 'Treason' until the issue of secession was resolved after the wars end. From the Federalist papers: The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The South seceded because of Washingtons encroachment on that vision.

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Posted by Jshicke on February 2, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

"Yeah, she's a Republican, but so is your idiot neighbor with the fireworks addiction."

I'm pretty sure the goal is to destroy the educational system so much that our country is comprised of nothing but those idiot neighbors. It's voter security for the GOP. Besides, no one will need a fancy education once Trump brings back all of those coal and manufacturing jobs, right?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 2, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

This whole DeVos nomination really sticks out for me. Senator Sessions is completely qualified to be AG, even if his political positions on several issues disgust me. Politics. General Mattis is qualified to be SECDEF, although there was that matter of federal law in the way. Waivered. Rex Tillerson seems to be competent, although his confirmation hearing and foreign entanglements are troubling. Politics.

But DeVos flunked her hearing so hard I don't see how anyone would say she's qualified for a local school board, much less a Cabinet post. She demonstrated profound ignorance on bedrock subjects like student assessment, access to education under Federal law, college loan administration. And her stonewalling in response: does Senator Scott want to get that grin-f*cking non-response when he's grilling a Cabinet member for suspected malfeasance in the future?

Yeah, she's a Republican, but so is your idiot neighbor with the fireworks addiction. That doesn't mean either is qualified, just one of them paid you. Find someone with a suitable background to nominate and support.

Also: how did Dr. Carson get the nomination for HUD instead of Surgeon General? He actually is a world-renown surgeon!

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 2, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “South Carolina bill to prohibit citywide plastic bag bans advances

Disappointing and yet completely unsurprising. I was shocked to see the bans put in place to begin with, given this state's general lack of regard for the environment and fairly extreme fondness for littering. The House committee defended this bill with a slippery slope argument: "If we let them ban plastic bags, what's next? Guns?"

Notable in the text of H.3529 (read it here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2…) is the lack of protection for gun rights nor anything but the subject containers. A logical fallacy backed up by shameless pandering? Oh, State Assembly you do know how to work the system.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 2, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Recounting the pepper spray, sting ball grenades, and righteous anger at Trump’s inauguration

I don't think we'll have long to wait for leftist violence to come to Charleston, it's already happening at Berkeley. The College of Charleston will be next, if they invite anyone who is not far left wing to exercise their free speech rights.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Protest…

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 2, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Beachheads and the War on Facts

Scruff beard, out-of-date square framed glasses and a funky free-bowl-of-soup hat, nobody takes serious the street corner leftist rantings of a walking hipster cliche. Your guys at the CCP so desperate to further lower the reputation of your rag that you're now hiring writers who are typically found drunk in back alleys off King.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on February 2, 2017 at 11:14 AM

Re: “New bill aims to ban Confederate flags on public property statewide

It's a part of history and u can't ban history we learn about it everyday in school and is still being taught. It is the past and they will still learn about it in the future so why ban it ?

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Posted by Casey Nelson on February 2, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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