The US Supreme Court ruled in US Term Limits v Thornton in 1995 that states cannot add to the qualifications to be in Congress, and since the US Constitution only has age and citizenship and residency requirements for congressional candidates, states can't keep people off the ballot just because of a felony conviction in the past. Other courts have ruled the same way, going all the way back to 1918.
Very thorough look at a growing problem. It's a shame that there aren't more options to allow a more diverse population living downtown.
Children whose parents are not legal citizens are the very definition of "second class." Whether or not that is as it should be is the debate. The Tennessee analogy is faulty because your parents were legal citizens of Tennessee.
There needs to be more regulation on what people can charge for rentals downtown. As it is right now unless you live in dorms, willing to have a ton of people in a house, or be really rich then you can't. It's a shame I liked living downtown, and I won't move to the less safe ends of downtown. So I guess it might be time to find something in west Ashley near a bus rout.
They are a bunch of racist POS's & quite vocal of their hatred towards Jews, Catholics, etc.
I P Y....where exactly did Mat say the government should be the one controlling the news/media? I believe he was just discussing a plan by the FCC to study the privately-held media outlets, not take over control. Perhaps having an "independent third party" conduct such a study would be better in your opinion, but until private money is raised for this kind of thing, I think having the government take a look wouldn't be such a bad idea. And while the internet does offer the availability of more interesting/factual news stories, it is short-sighted to think that everyone takes the time seek them out - and thats assuming people even have the internet. Far more people have tvs than internet, and the local news is free over the airwaves. Plus you need to realize that most people would rather plop their ass on a couch and be "fed" media content rather than actively work to find valuable content.
Overall Mat raises some very valid points. The local news has very little content of actual benefit to the community, while items that people should be concerned about (such as a new development projects, corrupt politicians or even positive community events) are rarely discussed. Although it may be too easy to simply say it's the rich and powerful who want to keep the masses uninformed, living in fear and focused on the mundane...it's hard not to come to such a conclusion from personal observation. (Now if only someone would conduct a study to provide factual information to backup such beliefs...)
Very cool restaurant with awesome food and affordable!!!
The public has every right to be suspicious of Ringling's use of a bullhook on their baby and adult elephants. Ringling's own CEO testified under oath that his employees hook his elephants and the pictures that Sammy Haddock took of Ringling’s General Manager and other employees hooking, jabbing and hitting baby elephants to make them learn tricks the pictures speaks for themselves.
Ringling’s Circus Barkers are everywhere. Step right up, buy a ticket to get into our show and then you get to see how well off our animal performers are, just ignore the few who are limping from constant confinement and performing unnatural tricks to entertain you.
B. Dalton, you are a good parent who makes good choices and you are teaching your children to do the same. Bravo!
During happy hour.
$1 beef tacos at Cha Cha's.
Want more than that?
Youre an idiot for watching this trash.
Ned...you are correct that the hospitality industry is a huge sector of the downtown job market, and it is only going to grow as more and more hotels are being built. I won't give you so much credit to say they are "low education/low skill" however they are certainly low wage... and that is an even greater incentive to create safe means of transportation via walking/biking.
In case you haven't done so already, read the new CP article about the impending demolition of the Sargent Jasper apartments, and the loss of affordable rents going away with it. The rental rates downtown are so high that much of the actual workforce has to live off the peninsula. And do you know where many of these people are moving to...West Ashley and James Island. With several new high density developments planned in these areas (especially the one near Maybank & Folly, and at Albemarle & Folly), many of the low-wage employees working downtown will need to commute to work. With parking such a problem as-is (and only getting worse...and more expensive) the need for safe alternatives is essential. Rather than wait on improved public transportation, providing area residents with easy and safe access across the Ashley River using their own two feet is the best way to improve our City. There is no need for people who live 2-3 miles from downtown to add to the daily vehicular traffic...but until there is a safe option, I don't blame people for driving.
Those nutty right-wing extremists, TeaBaggers and their "fiscal responsibility" and crazy notion of "individual responsibility" and following the constitution. I sure hope Graham wins the election so we don't have to be burdened with those awful things.
I think and I could be wrong, that the only way Ravenel can advance his 'new' political career is to represent SC in Washington as he is precluded from running regionally by SC state law, ie. his felony conviction.
The thought of this man attempting to fill Lindsey Graham's shoes is truly ludicrous for so many reasons, not the least of which was his announcement in 2011 that he was renouncing his US citizenship because his conviction precluded his owning or carrying a weapon.
His attempt however to launch his 'brand' to TV viewers as the star he truly believes himself to be has only served to shoot himself in the foot, proving to a wider audience that his ego knows no bounds and his scruples are bound to that ego.
I agree, he could get the signatures, but the votes?
Hahahaha. Y'all can't blame me as I am still in LA and not back in NYC until the 15th. You know that I would of used color sharpies for a splash of vibrant color among all that washed out white.
People have been getting priced out of the peninsula for decades. Now that it's middle-class whites being affected, I guess it's an issue.
Chico Feo - 3 Fish Tacos and a PBR for 10 bucks - how awesome is that. I catch them on the way back from surfing. Seems to me that the best Tacos are the ones at the cheap end.
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