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Re: “The cash being raised in the mayor's race is insane

Hopefully we'll actually hear the candidates start to differentiate themselves when the election gets closer. Right now, they all seem to have the same positions. Of course, I may just base my vote on who received the least $$$ from real estate developers.

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Posted by Native Ink on May 4, 2015 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Charleston fights an uphill battle against short-term rental listings

Ima, so long as AirBnB is allowed to have a lobby at city hall that rewards them for NOT innovating...then all would be fair.

You seem like a free market man. Certainly you don't think businesses should be rewarded for embracing outdated business models that limit consumer choice? Because that's the issue here. Hotels are causing a big stink over this - which is causing the city to address it in a reactionary way. It's not an issue with licensing in and of itself.

Whose problem is it that the hotel can't compete with the prices and the intimate level of service? It's not the city's.

You and many like you are arguing backwards. It's the hotel lobby - anti-competitive as it ever was - vs. the Air BnB proprietors here. The city is obviously caught in the middle, but you seem to have subscribed to the bureaucratic imperatives that only exists because of one industry's unwillingness to improve their product and level of service.

Posted by warwit on May 4, 2015 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Johns Island gets first-of-its-kind commercial kitchen

Ima Oldman, the flamboyantly liberal readers of the City Paper won't have any such talk of cost-benefit ratios and questions about "who pays the damn bill"? No one is refuting you but 5 people have downvoted your second response without providing any sort of rebuttal whatseover. As you can see, the feasibility of implementing things like this doesn't matter so long as it makes people feel good (or like they are better than others, at least).

Like passive-aggressive bumper stickers, libtards know that avoiding confrontation is their best bet for winning a debate. They really showed you who was boss in this debate (judging by downvotes only and not actual discourse) So, I hope that your thumb-up to thumb-down ratio has taught you a lesson and that you'll be more encouraged to participate in the echo chamber in the future.

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Posted by warwit on May 4, 2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Southern Charm Recap S2 E6: Keeping up appearances

^ Bitch-slapped.

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Posted by Pronghorn on May 4, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Johns Island gets first-of-its-kind commercial kitchen

Shiny kitchen.

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Posted by Pronghorn on May 4, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Southern Charm Recap S2 E6: Keeping up appearances

"I really enjoy the show the only one I can not stand is Cameran so fake and full of herself."

As opposed to everyone else on the show who is extremely authentic and not a mutant creation of advertising and showbiz executives designed to help the masses forget they are prisoners trapped in their own mundane existence.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on May 4, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Southern Charm Recap S2 E6: Keeping up appearances

I really enjoy the show the only one I can not stand is Cameran so fake and full of herself. She thinks she perfect "NOT". Also she is so jealous of Kathryn for being younger smarter and strong. She had a baby when Cameran is 30 and married and is still too selfish to commit to a child. Absolutely love Kathryn the girl has spunk and is real. Old Cameran needs to be schooled from Kathryn on how to be true to yourself and how to stop being so two face and phony.

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Posted by Matti1 on May 4, 2015 at 1:56 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Hootie on Letterman; Senate puts off roads bill; GOP '16 candidates coming to S.C.

So people who can't afford to own a home are getting a tax hike but homeowners aren't? And before anyone tries to point out that this is a tax on landlords, show me just one that won't pass the tax on as a rent increase.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on May 2, 2015 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Spero may be the best under-the-radar restaurant in town

Great staff and delicious food! Never know what to expect, on next visit. Always a delight!

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Posted by Homesick for Chas. on May 2, 2015 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Johns Island gets first-of-its-kind commercial kitchen

Okay, Dan, I followed the links, I read all of the information, and I'm more skeptical than I was before. It really is a feel-good story but reality bites. Of the 100+ schools in CCSD, how many have kitchens equipped to process enough raw food to feed their students now? A vast minority. Who pays the taxes that will fund the upgrades? If I can buy bagged frozen corn that will give 300 students a proper serving, do we have a local farmer that will provide 15 dozen ears at the same price? No, then who makes up the difference. If it takes two people to open, cook and serve that frozen corn to the student body, how many will it take to husk, cook and serve 15 dozen ears in a morning. Or carrots. Open a bag of frozen carrots or wash peel, cut and cook 75 pounds? And how far in advance should cafeteria managers plan their lunch menus? By the month as many do know or should they wait until they see what Farmer Brown has on his truck this morning? While I agree that it's a really nice idea, the more you look into the logistics the less feasible it seems.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on May 2, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Re: “MarchFourth

THIS SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED, YA'LL!!!! There is nothing like it!! MarchFourth is a 15-piece jazz-funk-rock-NOLA-flavored sonic explosion with stilt walkers and hoopers and acrobats and Betty-Boop-on-acid dancers! It's like ecstasy without the holes in your brain! Brilliant music! The coolest performers on Earth! You will never forget this show as long as you live. I promise! (Word on the street: You gotta see it to believe it! Here's a video link: (Yeah, that's what it feels like! For real.)

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Posted by Stevie Jay on May 2, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Re: “How to give $1 million to a mayoral candidate

Is it any wonder we have such a jaundiced, cynical view of politicians and the people who love them?

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Posted by Nikki Hardin on May 2, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Theater review: The Explorer's Club is a period comedy treat

Thanks, Nat. Apologies to Bronson.

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Posted by TheRev on May 2, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Re: “The Nat Fuller feast opens a new chapter in Charleston's forgotten culinary history

Well done Mr. Moss.

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Posted by suuuper on May 2, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Theater review: The Explorer's Club is a period comedy treat

Thak you, Kristin Barner, for the wonderful review! Just one little thing: the actor playing Beebe (the monk) is Bronson Taylor.

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Posted by natj on May 2, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “The cash being raised in the mayor's race is insane

I am not paying to vote . I have never given money to any person running for public office .

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Posted by Clarkie on May 2, 2015 at 8:24 AM

Re: “S.C. to end segregation of HIV-positive prisoners

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Posted by Dickson Stella on May 2, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Re: “A map of Charleston's gay history

In 1961 my family moved from Mt. Pleasant into downtown because Mt. P was to far in the country. What a treat to be able to walk or bike to a friends house and not depend on a ride from my frazzled parents. One of the best perks was being able to go to the movies on a somewhat regular basis.
While I no longer remember the movie I vividly remember the first time I was allowed to walk with a friend from our home on Church St. to the Riviera Theater at the corner of Beaufain and King. Before leaving the house my father pulled me aside and in a grave tone warned me that as I passed the bar on the southwest corner across from the theater to be careful as the women I might see were not really women.
The effect this had on me was profound. Already at age 9 I knew I was different and did not belong in my male body. Wow! There were others like me who enjoyed being female despite their assigned birth gender. For the next several weeks I would stand on the opposite corner looking across, hoping to catch sight of these mythical wonders.
Alas, it was not to be. All I ever saw was the occasional male enter and leave. At my young age I did not realize that, by necessity in 1960s Charleston, we were creatures of the night. My dreams of seeing someone like me were stymied by the rays of the early afternoon sun.

Posted by Lee Anne on May 2, 2015 at 3:57 AM

Re: “FEATURE ‌ The Revolution Will Be Blogged

If the bloggers were lying, they would have been sued and a judgement rendered, like the lawyer who was slandered. The public court can be a harmful one, but also can force the truth out. Someone who does not defend their reputation or try and fail, is obviously doing something wrong. This Vet tries to scare the woman with a cease and desist order, but does not sue her ? He has a problem.

Posted by Morgan Mangini on May 1, 2015 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Johns Island gets first-of-its-kind commercial kitchen

Ima Oldman, your questions are valid, but you don't have to look to far for answers. The Charleston Area Children's Garden Project ( has been building school gardens and integrating fresh, locally grown produce into school cafeterias around this area for at least five years. That organization has been active orchestrating school gardens at Title 1 schools around Charleston for over 12 years.

Olivia Thompson's Farm to Schools initiative is being rolled out statewide this year, meaning that select schools across the state will be experiencing the benefits of this model. In addition, that initiative has partnered with Trident Technical College to begin training public school cafeteria staff in the best use of locally grown produce.

You can also check out what's happening with the Green Heart project downtown ( This privately backed initiative is helping to supply the cafeteria at Mitchell Elmentary School with fresh, locally grown produce and the opportunity for the school's students to work and learn in the garden. That's been going on since 2009.

You mention waste. There really is no waste when you apply a closed-loop model. Instead, there's compost. Most of the schools with gardens are actively composting the food waste. Green Heart does that, the CACGP schools do this, and so do the schools involved in the Farm to School initiative.

As for the feasibility of these programs for farmers, I can't speak to that. But I'm sure if you check out some of these projects in person, the folks involved will happily answer your questions.

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Posted by Dan Dickison on May 1, 2015 at 5:28 PM
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