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Re: “A tale of three statues

Thanks, Will, for another good column. I am certainly with you on 2 of the 3 monuments you mention. Judge was indeed a courageous and forward-looking man, who totally deserves enduring recognition. Tillman was a vile bastard whose statue needs to come down or at least be placed out of sight. Denmark Vesey may be a bit more problematic. He and his associates may well have been framed with support and collusion from Charleston's mean and ideological mayor. There still seem to be question marks surrounding the case, including his mental state. But my reading on the case is no doubt dated; I will brush up on newer info and may well come to share your point of view. And I'll be in town next month and will visit both new monuments.

BTW, my cousin John Lofton wrote only book (c. 1980) on the Vesey affair that I have actually read, and so I may really need some new info. Cousin John was courageous and pugnacious little guy who lived, wrote and married all over the country and is buried in the old St. James church yard. He came from an ultra conservative, plantation-oriented family. Rumor had it that he tried hard to conceal his civil rights beliefs and activities secret from his mother. SC families are indeed strange, rambling structures!

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Posted by pugnax on April 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Longtime Riverdogs PA announcer Ken Carrington won't call games at The Joe this season

This is very sad news. Ken is a wonderful announcer and one of the things we liked most about attending Riverdog games. He definitely made the games a lot more entertaining. With all the player turnover, he was one constant at the games, and we will definitely miss him

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Posted by Alan White on April 9, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Southern Charm: Imparting wisdom from inside the glass menagerie

Best Part - when Thomas claims to of been "over served" at JD's party, using that as a excuse for his boorish behavior towards Whitney the week before. I am stealing over served and will be using it from now as an excuse when I become drunk and obnoxious. A great way to remove all responsibility for ones own actions and place it squarely on some poor bartender. As in "Did I leave without paying the bill, smash up your car and vomit on your shoes? Forgive me, I was "Over Served".

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “A photographic tour of Charleston's swankiest offices

That looks like some of local furniture maker Michael James Moran's beautiful work at Fuzzco.

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Posted by mle on April 9, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A photographic tour of Charleston's swankiest offices

Very cool. Makes me wish I'd gone into tech, afterall!

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Posted by Greta Creech on April 9, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Southern Charm: Imparting wisdom from inside the glass menagerie

Short retirement...

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Posted by Jaxx on April 9, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Fun Home foe Garry Smith takes on the 'far-left militant homosexual community'

So now in addition to being despicable, vile, sick, pedophilic, maniacal, gross, abnormal, unhuman, bottom-feeding and satanic, we have now been labeled as trash. His gay family members must be so proud of his bigoted and hateful ways. The book is to educate we exist and to respect each other no matter who we are, but this neanderthal is bent on making us feel marginalized and mentally ill.

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Posted by tupper29406 on April 9, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Fun Home foe Garry Smith takes on the 'far-left militant homosexual community'

Garry Smith doesn't use the word hero often, but he's here to tell you that Garry Smith is a hero. From all directions he's been "threatened" by literally dozens of people on the comments section of blogs accurately pointing out he doesn't like homosexuals. What's next, people? Mean comments on tweeter? Strongly worded letters to the editor? The horror. The horror.

But he takes solace in the fact that True Americans (copyright) are rallying to his side and they, the majority, don't like the anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-traditional values (copyright) agenda of the radical left. Sure the polls show more people support the right of gays to marry than don't, but everyone knows the pollsters are in the pocket of the homosexuals. So do your part, True Americans, send Garry some of your hard earned cash. He's going to need every penny to save America from these post-Enlightenment lunatics. If you don't stand your ground now, they'll be teaching classes on antiquing and how to make artisanal cheeses in your children's colleges.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on April 9, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Don't try to mix and match the tacos at Sol Southwest

I really enjoy Sol. No review of the Green Chile Bison Burger? It's the bombs.

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Posted by joshl725 on April 9, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Longtime Riverdogs PA announcer Ken Carrington won't call games at The Joe this season

This is SAD SAD news for my family!

Ken is a wonderful announcer fun and full of life. He makes the games come to life and keeps the excitement going. He is the main reason my family enjoys going to the games so much.

We will not be renewing our season passes.

We would like to keep up with Ken and follow him in his career. Please let us know where Ken goes next.

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Posted by lajincsc on April 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Re: “A photographic tour of Charleston's swankiest offices

Thank you for featuring us - We're on a list with some amazing offices & people!

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Posted by Chad Engle on April 9, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Longtime Riverdogs PA announcer Ken Carrington won't call games at The Joe this season

He was a little over-the-top, but can't knock the dude's passion and energy.

Next up for ken? http://youtu.be/6GznhT__PXs

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Posted by ChesterCopperPot on April 9, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Southern Charm: Imparting wisdom from inside the glass menagerie

Thank you for mentioning the "spider eyes". It's all I can think of when I see her! And why are we not mentioning Cameron's use of the word "supposed-bly"? Since when does the word supposedly have a "b" in it? And why does Jenna always wear driving gloves? I have a car, and off-road Jeep, and a motorcycle and I have never had to use actual driving gloves to drive any of them.....I am always left slightly confused after viewing this show. Yet it always sucks me in.....

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Posted by Rebecca Schultz Burger on April 9, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Sesame Burgers & Beer

Great food, my favorite burger in town. And the beer dinners are fun and a great meal for cheap.

Ditto on jaxx's comment on front-of-house service, unfortunately. I'm a regular here and just deal with it and try to make it easy on them because the food is worth the hassle. Probably pretty hard to hold on to people in this location.

Bartenders are not great and there seems to be a revolving door at this position (not super uncommon in Chas). Once a female bartender actually left a full bar to come around and sit with her "bestie" who surprised her from out of town. She announced to the whole bar that she was sorry and explained the situation as if any of the thirsty customers really gave a shit. Yup, we missed our movie that night and almost didnt come back. I hope she revolves to another bar real soon.

The consistently great burgers and good beer selection outweigh the bad experiences I've had here so service won't deter me from going...I just learned not to go unless I had plenty of time and patience to enjoy.

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Posted by ChesterCopperPot on April 9, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Longtime Riverdogs PA announcer Ken Carrington won't call games at The Joe this season

I'm sure they fired him. Why? I don't know. The Recognition Night for Ken will never happen, just a damage control statement.

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Posted by Racer X on April 9, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Don't try to mix and match the tacos at Sol Southwest

Went here for the first time a few weeks ago, 4 stars out of 5, Mt. Pleasant needed a place like this.

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Posted by LindaCHS on April 9, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Small Business Chamber head urges city officials to prepare for rising sea levels

This is exactly why you do NOT join the Small Business Chamber. Period.

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Posted by Racer X on April 9, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Re: “CP founding editor Stephanie Barna announces her retirement

Will her drunk tweets be retiring as well?

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Posted by jimbeauxisland on April 9, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Southern Charm: Imparting wisdom from inside the glass menagerie

"Even dear JD, his best friend and the type of man Thomas aspires to be" "I've idealized him, I know. He's probably a total douche in real life." LOL, a quick search on www.charlestoncounty.org under Circuit Court Search shows the real JD Madison with forclosures and lawsuits from A to Z. Do you really think Thomas Ravenel aspires to be just like JD, a deadbeat and flat broke? Really???

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Posted by LindaCHS on April 9, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Re: “CP founding editor Stephanie Barna announces her retirement

I've faxed you my goodbye meal offer.

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Posted by Pronghorn on April 9, 2014 at 5:48 AM
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