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Re: “City Paper endorsements for November 2014 election

While I applaud the Post and Courier for endorsing my American Party colleague, Jill Bossi, I am extremely disappointed in their failure to even mention the fact that there is an American Party candidate for State Superintendent of Education (Ed Murray). I believe I represent the best option for education in South Carolina because I am still a working educator and I have seen the impact of federal and state policy decisions first hand. Neither of my opponents have been in a school on a daily basis since before "No Child Left Behind" was passed; and, they are woefully out of touch with the realities of the modern classroom. Whatever the results are on Tuesday, I will continue to work as an advocate for students, parents, and teachers to ensure that our public education system is on the right track.

Ed Murray
American Party Candidate for
State Superintendent of Education

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Posted by Edward Murray on October 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “City Paper endorsements for November 2014 election

David Mack has been in office for 18 years. On his weekly radio show that I have been listening to for 7 months, he states that he wants to unionize the state and makes the excuse for Obama's failed administration and numerous scandals on the basis that people don't like him and what he does just because he's black. These are ludicrous, divisive statements. It is time for David Mack to go. Please vote for me for House District 109. Thank you, Rodney Travis

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Posted by Rodney Travis on October 29, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “After 42 years, Jack's Cafe owner Jack Sewell is retiring

The grill dates to my times as a student at C of C and then to my days as a sales associate at Jack Krawcheck for Women. I loved this place. They had one of the best burgers in town. Alas, I've not eaten there in many, many years. Hopefully, Jack will have a great retirement. His feet must hurt after all these years.

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Posted by Connection Maven on October 29, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Southern Culture on the Skids' Rick Miller talks about a new album, an exhibition, and a reach-around

At the end of the day this really is a damn tight band....if you've ever seen them play live you will know what I'm talking about.....

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Posted by Feldon Starns on October 29, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

"never forget it was the federal government, run by a Republican, that ended slavery.you seem to have forgotten that part of history."

Republicans of those days are the democrats of today. http://www.livescience.com/34241-democrati…
If you support the government structure and social viewpoints of the Republican party during that era, you can officially consider yourself a modern democrat.

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Posted by brewengineer on October 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “City Paper endorsements for November 2014 election

You must be joking with these a lot of these endorsements. Try doing some real evaulations - some of your reasoning is HIGHLY flawed! Secret slush fund Charlie for RMC!? LOL! Ervin himself knew Sheheen was the best option. No endorsment in 114 despite qualified and top notch candidate Mary Tinkler?!?! Joyce Dickerson is clearly the best Senate Candidate in the unexpired term race - there was no need for this bogus party that your favored candidate hails from anyway. Eric Mack is a great candiate for School Board, he has the best interests of the students at heart. Tom Thompson is clearly the most qualifed and best equipped to stear the state out of the disaster created by Zias.

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Posted by Bob Aubin on October 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

The thing that these people fail to mention is that the $1.92 for every $1 includes things like military bases, federal pensions and medical benefits and a lot more than just contributions for welfare services. But, that would require liberals to be honest and look at facts. The only people I see trying to suppress minorities are the ones that continually try and enact policies that have clearly not helped minorities.

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Posted by nofaith on October 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “An open letter to Academic Magnet students

I agree that racism does exist. But I'm a little confused when you use the word racism by itself. Are you speaking of white racism or black racism? If you don't know about black racism perhaps you should ask some of the acquaintance' s you know that are a different color than you. Ask them perhaps about the brown paper bag test that blacks have used for decades.Ask why some of them are against whites for no reason at all.For until we all come to the fact that racism comes from blacks and whites we will always have a racism problem. I faced black racism 30 years ago.I was employed by a mostly black company that discriminated against whites.I realize this is hard for you to believe but there are blacks that are racist against whites and even against other blacks. So in the future I'd appreciate it if you would let us know whether you're talking about black racism or white racism. Thank you very much

Posted by Showmoor on October 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Stegelin: 2014 Halloween costume ideas

why not have the two faces of Obama as a mask also? one where he knows everything, the other one where he knows nothing.

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Posted by Showmoor on October 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

never forget it was the federal government, run by a Republican, that ended slavery.you seem to have forgotten that part of history.

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Posted by Showmoor on October 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

"a secret agenda of reestablishing white supremacy..." - I know, I know...and the Democrats have a secret agenda to .

"In short, secession was a bad idea in 1861..." - but it was a good idea in 1776. One out of two aint bad?

"South Carolina, to give an excellent example, received $1.92 for every $1 it paid in federal taxes..." - I have no doubt we have lots of undeserving people on Section 8, Welfare, Food Stamps and every other dole program available. So, let's cut them off and get out of the red? Can we start tomorrow, please?

SC does not need to and will not secede again in any near term foreseeable future. Having said that, neither will this article be taken seriously in that same time frame.

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Posted by Cid95 on October 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

I know you avoided the subject, but I firmly believe the recent same-sex marriage rulings of federal courts are the impetus behind the push for secession. As you stated, this would be yet another way for bigots to suppress the minorities and trample human rights. Secession would make the state sovereign so that state leaders can have even more control over the poor. And their answer to existing citizens who don't like it? Leave it. This is the start of tyranny and a government run more like a dictatorship rather than a government of, for and by the people. Really sucks to be a minority in this state unless you are of female of Indian descent. What a kick in the b*lls that is.....a minority governor wanting to suppress other minorities, which kind of resembles hypocrisy.

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Posted by tupper29406 on October 29, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The Agenda: S.C.'s Facebook breakups; Uber clears regulatory hurdle; Tinkler favored in House race

Uber is now at the "wasting the fuck out of the state's time and money" part of its "disruption" activities.

Seriously, they're like the kid in school who doesn't want to be there and they just keep making life difficult for everyone until they get thrown out - which is what they wanted in the first place.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on October 28, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Re: “NCPD: Arrest made in Hassell Street shooting

Yes, there's a TV show named Law and Order. There's also one called Silicon Valley and NCIS. It's crazy that something can actually exist in TV fiction and in the real world, isn't it? Also, there's actually a bar in Boston called Cheers - I know, your mind is blown, it's crazy right? But, push away from the TV for a moment and pay attention.

Law and order is a primary responsibility of government and a responsible use of tax funds. No, reasonable people don't think our local government (judicial system, in particular) is doing a good job with that. Do you? That's not very anarcho-communist-collectivist of you. I'll just make up political positions for you, since you did it for me and I'm polite like that.

Arrests are not trials, arrests are not convictions, arrests are not prison sentences. I'm glad we agree that we need no new gun laws, since we are clearly failing to properly enforce the ones we have. Dismissing charges and sentencing probation multiple times instead of years in jail is getting people killed. We need to better use the thousands and thousands that you and I (I'm assuming you're in the same boat with me, right?) pay each year in local property, sales and SC income taxes.

Posted by Cid95 on October 28, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Democratic and American Party candidates challenge Sen. Tim Scott

Cornell Davis · Top Commenter · Wando High School
Thomas Ravenel is nothing but a clown. How can you take a convicted felon serious? Democrats needed to find better candidates then the ones running against Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott. Hopefully, the next time there will. Graham and (THIS UNCLE TOM) Scott both need to be replaced

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Posted by chip2009 on October 28, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Dinner with Charleston's newest 'supper cult'

I'm pretty sure she's not going to be happy you told him that.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on October 28, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Theater Review: South of Broadway’s Fences features some powerful performances

Thanks for your honest critique! We are all seek to be better performers and honest feedback is key! Thanks for coming out.
Very sincerely,
Jay DeVon Johnson
"Jim Bono"

Posted by jayjohnsonvoice on October 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Re: “CCSD board in executive session discussing personnel matter

She is in a tough spot, the folks from AMHS and race baiters at the NAACP both want her fired for the opposite reasons stemming from the same situation.

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Posted by nofaith on October 28, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Dinner with Charleston's newest 'supper cult'

Pronghorn, you need to wake up and smell the Scene. Erin Perkins hasn't written it in well over a year. She's with Eater now. Try to keep up with the other antelopes.
You wouldn't want to be the laggard who gets left behind and eaten.

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Posted by man_of_the_house on October 28, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “CCSD board in executive session discussing personnel matter

If she gets fired for this it will be just as much as an overreaction as the firing of Walpole. She reacted honestly and in the best interests of the school district. I agree that she acted hastily, however I also remember what happened at Stahl with the police dogs a few years back. Race relations are undoubtedly the toughest part of this job. Do we really want to spend time and money on the search for a new superintendent? This entire thing is giant misunderstanding that resulted from poor communication. Let's just move on.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on October 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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