lol. ruthrus - my comment was prompted not by intolerance of opinions, it was Vito's blanket dismissal of science and foghorns second comment which was simply stupid
Ted Talks do a great job of preaching to the choir about how we need social revolution. What good have any of them actually done? This is another mostly white middle-to-upper class circle jerk where so-called progressives get to feel good about themselves and pat themselves on the back despite not actually doing anything to make the world better. "At $65 a pop" the cost of admission doesn't really speak to the inclusiveness that these people pretend they care about.
Great perspective, Connelly! Thank you for your words.
Ima, typical! Do and think as I do or shut up and go away. So open minded and tolerant of other opinions. So inclusive.
One reason Hillary won the urban votes is because so many people who live in urban areas are on "public assistance" . . . otherwise known as welfare. The urban Hillary supporters need to be careful about who they attack. Hillary supporters may have all the welfare checks . . . but the Trump supporters out in the country have most of the food and ammunition.
everyone's a Democrat until ya get a little money
Interesting how areas surrounding some of the whites schools in CCSD voted Trump. Seems like the areas known to have more wealth were voting to get that Trump tax break.
Vito and Foghorn, I notice you're only other comments are about bars, so I suggest you find a good one, crawl in and leave the heavy thinking to those capable.
people are predicting how a Trump Presidency will act - at this point that is ridiculous. The most important predictor we have is this: He completely changed his rhetoric in the last 10 years. His campaign contradicted every policy he espoused in the past. Over the course of the campaign he told every single crowd what he thought they wanted to hear, often contradicting a previous campaign stop. His campaign's only, ONLY purpose was to con enough people to get himself elected. Most of his hot-button promises are things that a President is not able to do and I'm sure he knows that. The man is a pathological liar so at this point who knows what he's going to do?
In nearly every state, Hillary won the urban vote, while Trump won everywhere else.
The weather predictors for Hurricane Matthew couldn't even get it right a day before it came to Charleston but we're suppose to destroy our economy and throw people out of carbon creating jobs while ruining their lives because corrupt, politically motivated "scientists" and their flawed models says so?
Sorry, I don't believe it, neither do I believe in Santa and the Easter bunny.
Thank you so much for writing this. I'm terribly worried about what will happen now with the selfish will of Donald Trump at the helm. I pray the rest of the world can continue to fight climate change without us as i'm quite certain we won't be participating. It's a very sad day for those who love and want to preserve the earth for generations to come. To Trump supporters, If we don't save this beautiful world, your coal mining job won't really matter.
The founders got it right. ALL states deserve consideration when electing the president. Were we to move to using the popular vote only, a candidate could campaign in the ten largest metro areas of the country ONLY with no regard whatsoever for the entirety of the rest of America and win.
Which Trump supporter was not born to a woman, married a woman, has a daughter or a sense of justice regarding sexual assault. By no means a HRC supporter but as a man cannot understand looking the other way regarding a crime against a woman.
Thankfully ~ Junk science agenda items we won't have to listen to or deal with any longer:
1. Global Warming
2. Carbon Tax
3. Wind Farms
4. Reasons not to drill for oil
5. Reasons not to support fracking
6. Reasons not to support coal mining
No matter who the president was to be; Hillary or Trump, the issue with East Bay and other Charleston streets, is a municipal issue, not a national one. Whenever you live in a city that is essentially below sea level, flooding will be a problem. The street level is actually much higher now than it was when the city was founded. Take a tour of the Exchange bldg (Where George Washington once spent the night) and get to the warehouse level that used to be open for deliveries, and note that it is now below street level.
So you live "on a street carved out of a coastal forest in the early 1970s" and you still get the print edition of the daily paper. Please do not lecture me.
The $10 is a fundraiser for a non profit group - something Connelly completely forgot to mention-oops. They should've mentioned this and told y'all a little bit about this fantastic group, whose own Jamee Haley won the 2016 South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development. This group is really trying to do something for our small business owners. Instead of lamenting the loss of all our small Mom and Pop businesses we should all be turning out in droves for this event. Do your Holiday shopping early, get it done this weekend. Also of utmost importance to me....will The Cake Farmer be there? Just look at that cake.... a work of art and those pies.....
Off topic but......At least we know that a hair more than 50% of the American voting population is not deplorable - HRC carried the popular vote with the electoral college thingy snatching the Presidency away. This is a sad commentary when bigotry and divisiveness wins out over love, inclusiveness, dignity and sanity. Get ready all non-bigots for they are coming after us. Welcome to the Divided States of America!
I have trouble calling Dylan Roof a Christian. Someone willing to walk into a house of God and kill 9 people is obviously not Christian. I would bet that most White Christians would be right up there with you in saying he deserved the death penalty for his crime, should the court give him that sentence.
No legit benefit to killing this person? I have yet to see a convicted murderer who has been executed go out and kill another person afterward. It may not be a deterrent, but it stops the behavior.
It is too costly? The cost is due to the legal wrangling that goes on the entire time the criminal is on death row. The actual cost of the execution is not much at all. However, consider that many who have had their death sentence drop, still serve their lives behind bars. A persons best chance of exoneration is while they are on death row, not while sitting in jail for life. Once off death row, their case is generally forgotten (hence the lower cost).
We get it wrong too often? The rate of wrongful conviction is something like .027% While 1 wrongful execution is terrible, it does not nullify the punishment being appropriate for those who deserve it. Estimates of wrongful execution range from .027% to 4.1% Looking at the highest value, this amounts to about 75 wrongful executions since 1973 or 1.6 per year. The assumption that the executed was ENTIRELY innocent, is untrue, as many supposedly 'innocent' people have been in and out of prison their entire lives. Further, many 'experts' have reviewed execution cases and deemed them innocent without benefit of an actual official review of the case in the hopes of supporting their view of executions being wrong (essentially a jury of 1), and usually despite the convicted having several times being convicted of the same crime prior to the actual execution being carrier out by a jury of 12.
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