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Re: “What do chefs, coffee, and Coolio have in common?

OMG!!!! NINE NEW RESTAURANTS!!! How many closed in that same period of time?

Posted by Ima Oldman on July 27, 2015 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Our Man in Charleston paints a portrait of a sneaky Civil War diplomat and the slave society he navigated

"we have to study history by the contemporary standards of the day."

So what you're saying is that phrases like "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." should be re-examined in the light of progress and societal context, right?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 27, 2015 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

The only spittle flecked rage and rants ,i see on these posts, emanate from you.
Chill, your gonna have a stroke.

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Posted by artrogue on July 27, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Our Man in Charleston paints a portrait of a sneaky Civil War diplomat and the slave society he navigated

Cid, Brett's comment above yours kind of hints that "sickeningly morally bankrupt" isn't far off.
At least Brett oozes humility and a balanced sense of proportion.

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Posted by landsnark on July 27, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

Let me see here... right wingers HATE Mexicans because they are all criminals, right? Hate them. The anger and venom that buoys Trump comes from roughly 25% to 45% of all Americans, they hate these criminals pouring over our borders and taking our jobs and some other mumbo jumbo. Raping and drugs and so on and so forth. They are criminals.
Yet, they come to work. They work because they're hired by companies who want cheap labor. It's a crime to employ an illegal. Ronnie Raygun signed that into law when he amnestied several million illegals in the mid-80s.
So... conservatives, where is your spittle-flecked anger at the good conservatives who hire this cheap labor? They are criminals. They are THE CAUSE of these refugees to come here to find work. I'll wait patiently while you throw yourselves into jail.
Screeching about illegals is just trolling to get the low-information, jingoists animated and furious.
Know what Trump's half-baked solution is? Keep 'em here. "They're already working and productive." So. fucking. funny.
You right wingers are hilarious.
You won't send to jail the criminals who pay the illegals. You want a GIANT government project to build a wall to keep them out, and a GIANTER project to round 'em up and send 'em back. Ha... you'd NEED to institute FEMA camps and provide soldiers extra-martial powers to unilaterally abduct and detain citizens and non-citizens alike to sort out later. You WANT this. DEMAND it. You're all so funny. It's hilarious.
Know what you could do to keep them in Mexico, like that is for some reason the most important thing in the world? Help to improve Mexico. Live in a large, interconnected, complex world. Nah... you won't do that.
Endlessly amusing, you guys.

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Posted by landsnark on July 27, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

It isn't 'nutso' to view illegal immigrants as refugees instead of denouncing them as outright criminals.

Perhaps if we had a reasonable path to citizenship it wouldn't be such a 'problem.'

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Posted by leemajors on July 27, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Re: “When it's OK to kill in S.C.

Kid Rock's early stuff was good. The stuff before he decided that carrying a Battle Flag and hanging out with Hank Jr and Gretchen Wilson made him a Southerner.

Posted by Wolf Desikan on July 27, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Re: “What do chefs, coffee, and Coolio have in common?

Congratulations on reproducing, Kinsey Gidick. I cannot wait to read your future writings from the super unique perspective of being a mom. Although you may get involved in a copyright battle with Alison Piepmeier. I hope you are saving some money for your legal costs. Remember: **Sink on your cellphone. Although I'm not sure he does copyright law. But I'm sure he could give you a great referral.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 27, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Re: “What do chefs, coffee, and Coolio have in common?

Coolio...coming to the Alley...to pitch a cookbook and sell a jalepeño dog...amazing.

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Posted by Ted Fienning on July 27, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

"The fact that you are hung up on categorizing them as criminals because they are crossing an imaginary line out of desperation shows how little regard the GOP has for them. Or anyone really."

That is logic?

Well hell.. why should those close to the "imaginary line" get entry over all the other people on the planet? Every country on the planet has desperate people and poor people.

Why keep any out at all? Why even have a border?

Wow, your showing a complete disregard for all the other desperate people on every continent that want to come here.

How can you be so callous?

Come one.. come all..
Everyone is welcome No questions asked !!

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Posted by artrogue on July 27, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “The Agenda: 30 days to review 40,000 pages; Riley backs look at carriage horse incident; Senators asking about rally permits

Stupid decision to let the two rallies meet on the same day. Should have been "first come, first served". Too much tension, destruction of private property without sufficient security coverage, and too much potential for a major riot.

Horses sometimes fall, or trip, or lose their footings on slippery pavements. The fact that these incidents happen so infrequently shows they are normally event free. The horse could not get it's footing, so it needed human help. That was done pretty fast for being "down town" and shows the carriage owners are prepared. This is a real treat for visitors, and accidents will happen....even on the farm. So give the operators a break and realize their horses are their best asset.

I cannot imagine what is contained in the ACE's report that has not been hashed out over the past few years. If you need a reminder, get a copy and read to your heart's content....and then realize it is here to stay, so get over it.

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Posted by localhutch on July 27, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

They're only "technically" criminals. That's classic, I didn't know Leemajors could get any more nutso but he did! AWESOME.

Since they will probably vote for Political Machine B (Democrats), though, laws don't really matter and we need to make them citizens IMMEDIATELY, right?

Control our borders and make a functioning temporary worker program, like other normal countries do.

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Posted by Cid95 on July 27, 2015 at 1:31 PM
Posted by TROLLSLAYER on July 27, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Our Man in Charleston paints a portrait of a sneaky Civil War diplomat and the slave society he navigated

"It is literally no more to kill a slave than to shoot a dog."

The core of this matter lies in the above statement - we have to study history by the contemporary standards of the day. Slavery today is repugnant to all civilized society. So is shooting a dog. However, the latter was, to Bunch, a matter of apparently no consequence. Why is the author not horrified?

Similarly, slavery in the 19th century was not abnormal.

"...Great Britain, which ardently opposed slavery and had made it a mission to end the practice..."

Great Britain had only outlawed slavery throughout their Empire in the early 1840's. They were admirably at the leading edge of the change in the Western view towards slavery.

The author of this piece seems unaware of historical context.

Saying that Southerners were "sickeningly morally bankrupt" for supporting the slave-based agrarian economic system then in use is like saying that all Americans were also sickeningly morally bankrupt prior to 1920 since no women could vote then. However, that was not abnormal for the time. The US was neither the first nor the last place where women could vote. The American South / CSA was neither the first not the last place where slavery was legal.

I would like to read Dickey's book based on this review, but the author should be more aware of the bigger in order to avoid these mistakes.

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Posted by Cid95 on July 27, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Charleston Pride hosts its first ever same-sex wedding expo

The extreme "faith based" community is NEVER going to ever stop trying to debase and shame us. It is their primary mission in life. Not to help people in need, but to try and shame us back into the closet because they view us as vile, sick, disgusting abominations that must be eradicated from the earth. I am so done with anyone who portends to be religious but continues to cast out the judgment that these so-called christians hand out. It is truly God vs. Gay to them - it is us or them with zero ability to coexist - period. With that attitude, there will never be any peace on earth because gay is the worst sin of all. Not homicide. Not rape. Not pedophilia. Not incest. And surely not judgment because it never ends with them. I don't know what the resolution is going to be, but I hope the bloodshed of our gay youth would be something the christians would be trying to stop - not incite!

Posted by tupper29406 on July 27, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Watch Lindsey Graham destroy his flip phone with a samurai sword

well well well...

Anyone still wonder why we come to impasses in Washington DC?

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Posted by artrogue on July 27, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The branding of public buildings and the tragedy of Ira Glass

What a bizarre and narrow-minded take from a corner of the media that's been kept on life-support for more than a decade by drinking, smoking and classified ads for "massage therapists," not to mention the slimy "sponsored links" at the bottom of your column. Ira Glass is a creative professional who came up with one of the most recognizable radio/media brands of the past two decades. He deserves to profit from his creativity, just as you would from your column if it were ever to be syndicated. Public radio gets almost twice as much funding from individuals as it does from corporations. Part of capitalism is paying for content. Individual contributions are essentially a subscription model rather than an ad-revenue model. The subscription model is twice as lucrative for public radio as corporate sponsorship, which is still a far cry from cable news and print media. That's non-corporate capitalism. You may not like it but it's not what your article claims.

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Posted by Shandon Fowler on July 27, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

"Let's have a real investigation of the rumors about South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who … has been rumored to be gay for years," Signorile says.
I was under the impression that one is born gay? So, why "gay for years", rather than, "gay at birth"? Not a choice, right?
The real hypocrisy is of the radical left, using its various, marginalizing (to great political effect) rhetoric, to keep the Democrat party, despite its moral and intellectual bankruptcy, as somehow relevant. Sheesh.

Posted by Rousseau Welch on July 27, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Re: “The Beach Co.'s Sgt. Jasper appeal is a long shot

"The recurring problem I have with the way the BAR made its decision is the prevailing sentiment that pressure during the public input portion of the hearing somehow affected the eventual outcome."

Why bother having public input if it wouldn't have any effect on an outcome? Isn't that the point?

That said, there were plenty of younger people at these meetings as well. I was one of them.

Posted by Deedsic on July 27, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Re: “There isn't enough interaction between the different communities in Charleston

I loved every moment of reading this article. My hat goes off to you and your continuous determination on standing firm in uniting the community and promoting positivity. Right now that is one of the much needed and main ingredient to whip up this growing movement. My hat goes off to you, as you have my full support my friend. I'll be in contact with you soon aI loved every moment of reading this article. My hat goes off to you and your continuous determination on standing firm in uniting the community and promoting positivity. Right now that is one of the much needed and main ingredient to whip up this growing movement. My hat goes off to you, as you have my full support my friend. I'll be in contact with you as I begin to manifest my projects over here in the UK. Also, I'm going to need a few of those Charleston Sticks Together T-shirts as well. Hopefully a international shipment isn't an issue... #CharlestonSticksTogether
#WeAllStickTogethers

Posted by Acacia Williams on July 27, 2015 at 4:17 AM
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