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Re: “Dirty Billy's Hats opens on Church Street this Saturday

Glad to see a quality store coming to Charleston instead of more tacky and tourist orientated junk stores and over priced coffee shops.

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Posted by Mat Lock on March 29, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council gives final approval to new carriage horse heat standards

The paaaage of this cynical, cruel ordinance gives Charleston the dubious honor of enacting the HARSHEST temperature ordinance in the nation. The temperature gauge is located FOUR stories atop a hotel. Not where the horses work. No other City in the US requires FOUR readings.
As for the cost of the Ad, part of the Animal Society's mission is to speak out for animals when they see abuse. Surely the Counciman understands that. And while we are at it, ask the Councilman how much the City pays the Animal Society to accept stray animals off the streets of Charleston? Maybe there needs to be a course for Councilmen on City obligations met and unmet before remarks are hurled at public meetings.

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Posted by horselove1231 on March 29, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council gives final approval to new carriage horse heat standards

To the "all those people hollering" guy: No one can address every animal situation in the world. It takes money, time and volunteers. I am a volunteer for animals at Charleston Animal Society. You can help, too, by volunteering. And you can, as an individual, make a formal complaint when you see animal neglect or abuse. It will definitely be addressed. "Saving one animal won't change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal." Do what you can to make a difference.

Posted by Eileen Joy on March 29, 2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council gives final approval to new carriage horse heat standards

All these people hollering about what's best for the carriage horses just cracks me up! Why don't they holler about the fancy-pants show horses out at the big horse show on Seabrook Island every summer? Those horses come from all over & spend their days sweating bullets while they jump over huge fences at breakneck paces.
Let's not forget the cute little ponies being shown off by their cute little riders. The ponies are also sweating up a storm, as are the kids.
Now THERE'S a bunch of critters we should be looking into!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on March 29, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Dirty Billy's Hats opens on Church Street this Saturday

As a frequent customer to the Gettysburg store when I am in town, I can't think of a better addition to downtown Charleston. Hats are practical, hats are personal and hats are fun. I am looking forward to getting something from the new store.

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Posted by David Culgan on March 29, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

There has never been a valid figure for non believers and there never will be for valid reasons. (like decapitation or flaying for heretics and apostates) A goal for humanists is to find fellow men and women of like mind.

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Posted by Ardeth Patterson Norman on March 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Why the best year in South Carolina's filmmaking history might be its last good year

Excellent work, Ms. Spitz, in shedding light on this charged subject in your debut story for CCP. Your writing is refreshing, insightful, and appears to be carefully researched. I have followed your work from your previous engagement with Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon. Great to have young writers with substance, style, and class. Brava!

Congrats to Michael Campina for his outstanding photography -

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Posted by Louis Spencer-smith on March 29, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Here are the 30 soft-shell crabs a Charleston man ate in two weeks

Left off the best place of all. I will now begrudgingly share it with y'all because I already got all of mine, cleaned them and froze them, all 60 of them. Livingston's Bulls Bay Seafood in McClellanville. Pay the same price that the restaurants do, 4 bucks a crab, don't matter if y'all the big time famous chef or the small time crab eater. I do this every year. I love the Livingston family. Simple Carolina Softshells: Get em alive, bring a cooler, home they go, cut off their mean little mugs, clean em good, blot dry. Wrap in wax paper, them aluminum foil, pop in freezer. When ready, defrost, egg wash, light flour, saut, on to soft white bread and a little of the classic, elegant, condiment found in every good Southern chef's fridge - Dukes, no need for any extra bullshit on these babies. Why ruin a good thing. I'll be eating these in June with the first tomatoes and straight through the summer.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on March 29, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Charleston Planning Commission set to discuss new hotel restrictions

Oh reeeeaaalllyy? Too little, too late. The Charleston Planning Commission is waaaay late to the party.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on March 29, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Ode to the Carmike James Island 8 movie theater

But it WAS Johnny Depp, K-$.

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Posted by Leslie Burns on March 29, 2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Blotter: The writing on the wall

so why do city cops shill for Uber instead of a cab company?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on March 29, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Why the best year in South Carolina's filmmaking history might be its last good year

I sure hope they smarten up and get us on par with Georgia and No. Carolina and do it quickly. There are a lot of us here whose lives depend on it. I too am in the industry and would love to see more work here for everyone. This is a non brainer. Great incentives, more jobs more revenue it really is that simple.
It brings more goodness than not.

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Posted by Barbara Holler on March 29, 2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

"I'm agnostic. I'm one of those wishy-washy irreligious folks who doesn't quite want to claim the title of "atheist.""

Okay, so if you aren't an atheist, which god do you believe in? Because agnosticism doesn't address the issue of faith - it's about knowledge, and EVERYONE is agnostic, whether they adopt the label or not, because it's impossible to know everything about anything.

You either believe in a god, or you don't. There is no wishy-washy middle ground.

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Posted by Ian Brett Cooper on March 29, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Ode to the Carmike James Island 8 movie theater

I think this was the last theater in town that you could go to for under $10. What a shame to lose this hidden gem.

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Posted by dgt5 on March 28, 2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “8 taco places we found on our North Charleston taco crawl

Don't know how you got seven people in Las lupitas. Did you sit in the kitchen?

Posted by Showmoor on March 28, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The Agenda: The Gamecocks did it; Conservatives get behind medical marijuana; More N. Chs. police settlements

Legalize recreational use. Far less dangerous than alcohol, which IS the deadliest drug known to mankind and IS the "gateway" drug to more dangerous chemical (man-made, not natural) based drugs and prescription drugs, all of which can lead to overdoses, including alcohol. Marijuana, by comparison, has no overdose threshold, leaves the user cognizant, if not a little over-elated, but in control of their faculties. TV really is not representative of it's true affects as they just want to satisfy a viewing audience. It is a vaso-diolater reducing blood pressure while lessening work for the heart. It is a happy substance and the only anger and violence that is a result of marijuana is the "so-called" drug war - the illegality of it. Marijuana was made illegal and into a schedule 1 drug back in the 60s so the "prudes" could control, through legal intimidation; the "liberal hippies" and the "brothers and sisters", and had nothing whatsoever to do with danger of its use. Instead the use was a danger to controlling the masses, which is how our political system works - all about power and control and not about what is BEST for our citizens.

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Posted by tupper29406 on March 28, 2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Ode to the Carmike James Island 8 movie theater

Developer's Greed will kill Charleston sooner than the rising waters from climate change.

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Posted by LuvtheNewslessCourier on March 27, 2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Suspect arrested in connection with racially charged vandalism in West Ashley

He is a genius...

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on March 27, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “MENU: DB's Cheesesteaks makes its triumphant return Saturday

We've tried now to go on 2 different Sundays around 7 (after church at Blessed Sacrament next door). One Sunday the sign on the door said they were out of food and would reopen the next day. Yesterday (3/26) they were closed again with a sign on the door saying they would reopen Monday. Not in any hurry to try going back :(

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Posted by KG 1 on March 27, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Bipartisan 'disturbing schools' legislation passes an important procedural hurdle

Sadly the schools we attended and the behavior of the kids in the schools has greatly deteriorated since we were there Mr. Green.

Today, school administrators stand to be sued if they don't take action if one student bullies another. Of course, this isn't an issue with parents who actually parent their children and not make excuses for their kid's actions.

Trial lawyers have made a fortune by suing school districts for either enforcing the rules or not enforcing the rules.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on March 27, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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